Myrtle Beach Dog-Friendly Beach Condo
Dog-Friendly Beach Vacations
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored review. However, I will always offer my readers an unbiased and honest account of my experiences. Your trust is very appreciated, and never taken for granted. ~Tonya, Dexter and Nutter
For me, there isn’t anything better than a dog-friendly vacation with my sidekick, Dexter The Dog, unless it’s a BEACH vacation with Dexter!
Dexter and I were joined on this trip with our friends Chris and Levi The Dog. When deciding what dog-friendly vacation rental to choose, Chris was adamant about staying right on Myrtle Beach. Staying beach-side would be a new adventure for us, and Dexter was in with all four feet.
We looked on www.vrbo.com, and found a great-looking end unit called Beauty and the Beach: one bedroom, queen sofa sleeper, and bath. This unit wasn’t just on the beach—it had a direct oceanfront view with a balcony on the 10th floor. The condo was inside Ocean Park Resort, and the rental included Ocean Park’s amenities such as their fitness center, underground parking, heated indoor pool, outdoor pool and indoor/outdoor hot tub. Just FYI, these amenities are not dog-friendly. After emailing with the condo owners, I knew this would be the place for us to call home for a week.
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After booking our stay, Chris and I were on pins and needles waiting for our travel day. 🙂 When the time finally came and we arrived at our condo, we were so happy and thrilled with our choice. The first thing we all did, including the dogs was to open the balcony slider and look at the spectacular ocean view. Ah, we had made a great choice!
This dog-friendly oceanfront condo vacation home rental on Myrtle Beach was lovely! The unit was very spacious with large windows in the bedroom and living room, both of which had ocean views. The rental home also included a washer and dryer, two-person shower, brand new furniture, two TVs, DVD player, and new kitchen appliances. The kitchen was also fully stocked with utensils, cookware, plates, etc. Linens and housekeeping may or may not be included, depending on your package choice. There was a bit of confusion on this for us, and we received our linens late.
During our stay, the beach was dog-friendly before 10 am and after 5 pm. You better believe that we spent those hours walking up and down the beach, frolicking in the water. The water was a perfect temperature for getting our toes wet. Yes, I’m a scaredy-cat when it comes to sharks, which were actually five miles down the beach INSHORE when we were vacationing.
Our nights were great. The hotel resort was very quiet and we didn’t hear other guests. One night, we even saw dolphins from our balcony. That was such a great experience.
We had a bit of a hiccup when checking out of our condo, due to some confusion about what services we paid for. Elliot Rental sent a checkout email stating we were to clean the unit (toilets, shower, dusting, etc.), so we obliged. It ended up that we actually had paid a departure cleaning fee. I have been assured that this fee will be refunded via check (I paid with a check, not credit card). I received our security deposit refund 15 days after our stay ended.
Even with the glitch, I would do it all over again. The four of us had a great week at our Myrtle Beach oceanfront vacation rental. This condo is truly a gem, and the views from our private balcony were breathtaking. We had a wonderful week with a lot of fun dog-friendly adventures during the day, and coming home to this condo was a blessing. I love how relaxed I felt hanging out on the balcony watching the tides come in.
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