Immaculate, updated 2 bedroom raised beach-house w/ pool -- steps to the Beach
About Bob Thomas
We're Bob and Melissa and we've been married over 25 years. After years of beach vacations, we decided to finally buy a home at the beach and we love it. We bring a combined 50+ years of experience in the hospitality industry. Our goal is to bring the absolute best of what we've learned over the years and make your stay amazing!
Bob Thomas purchased this House in 2018
Why Bob Thomas chose Surfside Beach
We love the family atmosphere of Surfside beach! It's a fantastic white sand beach without all the high-rise "condo-tels" (and crowds) of the commercial sections just a few miles north. We purchased Island House because of all the properties we looked at, Island House just had a unique feel and vibe that we didn't find anywhere else in Surfside.
What makes this House unique
Just a 60 second walk to one of the widest sections of beach in the Grand strand. Many of the public access points have restrooms (major bonus), and none of the crowds you have to fight at other beaches!
Pool / Spa
Minimum age of primary renter:25
excessive mess after checkout may be subject to a MINIMUM $50 additional cleaning fee
No party policy strictly enforced. We are a condo with shared walls. Please be respectful of your neighbors.
No smoking, No vaping anywhere inside or on the front deck. Smoking is permitted in the carport or on back deck only.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
I had spoke to the owner about a late check out because we were arriving later on. He said it was fine just to make sure not to shut the door until we left because of the code, we were met at 10 am sharp with two people that were the “cleaning crew” and when I went out to tell them we were getting everything together and trying to make sure things were cleaned when we left that we had only been there since 11 pm the night before. The man said “it’s not their job to clean” but I got charged a cleaning fee from the beginning. The really frustrating part was going back upstairs to finish getting things together and listening to them trash talk us because of our tattoos with the neighbor. Guess the prior conversation I had with the owner didn’t matter because I have tattoos. What I can say is the place is nice, the people I dealt with, not sure exactly who they were, most likely the owners were rude and pushy, and unprofessional. We left everything the way we found it, we have yet to get our deposit back so it seems they might be the type to look for any reason to keep the deposit. Fair warning
Actually you NEVER asked for a late checkout, you asked me if you could book an extra day and I told you "no, I have family checking in that afternoon". Simple logic from that statement should have been a clue late checkout was also not an option. Had you actually asked for a late check out I most definitely would have had to say no because of the back to back check in. The fact you checked in late has no relation to the fact my cleaning crew needs 3 to 4 hours to get the condo turned around for the next guest. Furthermore, I doubt my cleaner has any problems with tattoos, he's vietnam era veteran and rides a Harley soooo no, tattoos don't bother him in the least. When he said "it's not their job to clean" he meant it's not YOUR job to clean (because you gave him a story about needing more time to "clean" before you left). If there was any "trash talk" (which I doubt) it was because you were nearly an hour late checking out and they know the work that needs to be done before the next people arrive in just a few hours. My cleaners are absolute salt of the earth people and 100% of our guests that interact with them absolutely LOVE them.
As for the deposit, VRBO returns it after 14 days, I never even see it in my account and have nothing to do with the process.
Beautiful spotless well maintained property fully equipped with anything you could possibly need . About a 2 minute walk to a gorgeous beach and the golf cart was fun to cruise around on this property is as advertised plus some. Pool was clean and refreshing owner was a pleasure to deal with
Melissa and Bob thought of everything. Loved the condo. It was clean, welcoming and very well equipped to make our stay comfortable. The location couldn't have been better we were steps away from the beach. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wished we could have stayed long. Will be back again.
Lovely place....we would rent this home again!
Perfect Vacation Spot
The property was awesome! They allowed dogs and it was a quick golf ride to the beach!😁
Great place to stay by beach!
This was a great place to stay & was a quick walk to the beach! Location was great, the townhouse/condo was very comfortable, & the pool in the back was a nice plus! Would definitely recommend to others! Thanks for a great visit to Surfside Beach!