My wife and I had the opportunity to take that first vacation in 25 years of marriage with out any children and we had no second thoughts about our choice of destination. We booked a one bed room condo with Elliott Beach Rentals. The Chateau Manor 104 was the choice and when we were able to get into it we found it to be a nice place to stay.
The biggest problem we had was at the check -in time 1500 or 3:00pm to some. I was given a number and told to call this number in a half hour to see if it was clean. I was not happy to see that it was not ready but, felt I could comply as I had no choice. When I called the first time I was told that it was not ready and to call back in forty-five minutes. When I called the second time I was told to call again as the room was not ready and that maybe we should just park our car there and walk the beach. This was great news it was 104 outside and we had things to unpack but, we could walk the beach.
Now with each contact the staff was less than friendly telling me about my rental contract that stated it could be up to 1900 or 7:00 PM before we could get into the room. When I question this the response was less than friendly. So we waited a little longer and then we just happened to run into the cleaning ladies and I asked if they were there to clean room 104. To my great surprise they told my wife and I that the room had been cleaned earlier in the day and that they had in fact turned in the book for the property. I called to see if the room was clean and was told again that it was not ready. So I made the mistake of stating the fact as I knew them and so much for friendly.
You know I took the time before this trip to write to the editor of the Sun and News about the meaning of this trip to me and my wife. We had spent my good times at North Myrtle beach and in 2005 it would be the last time we would spend with our oldest daughter Amanda. One year later she was hit head on in front of our home and because her dad just happened to be a nurse I would be put to the test to try and save her life. I could not do that so in fact this was a time for me and my wife to remember all the good things about our time in Myrtle Beach.
Now for the most of our time we found the local people just the way we remembered. There seem to be some very rude people there but, they for the most part seemed to be for out of town sometimes the public can be that way. The helicopter ride was a blast and the gator park was fun but, I still had the memory of just how rude the people I rented from where. To have wanted so much for my wife and to see her cry at the start of this vacation, well I would not rent from them again nor would recommend them. Sometimes it is the little things that become very big when you have a lack of commutation. I do not know if I will ever return to North Myrtle beach again knowing all the memories it held in promise and to have the promise destroyed by rudeness.
Jerry R Lucas RN
Rented 07/23/2011 to 07/30/2011