Ocean Breeze Cottages, North Myrtle Beach, SC
By Melissa Newson
"One of Grande Dunes' most impressive landmarks is a private, 65-foot high fixed span bridge that serves as a majestic entry into the community's unique world of golf and golf course living."
Ocean Breeze Cottages offer the opportunity to own a luxurious vacation home or second home within walking distance of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounded by an array of recreational opportunities.
Ocean Breeze's ideal location, in North Myrtle Beach on South Carolina's world-famous Grand Strand, is one of its great drawing cards. The area has long been known for its beautiful family beaches, variety of restaurants, ubiquitous golf courses, deep sea fishing and multitude of entertainment venues. This combination lures more than 14 million visitors a year, making it America's number two tourist destination.
Visitors come from near and far to taste all the Grand Strand has to offer. They can reach Myrtle Beach by car in a day or less from Charlotte and Raleigh in North Carolina and from Columbia and Greenville in South Carolina, and they also arrive in droves from the Northeast and the Midwest.
Those who choose to make the Myrtle Beach area their home for at least part of the year have the golden opportunity to do so at Ocean Breeze, which offers a rare combination of style and versatility.
With plenty of storage, a full bath and a huge bedroom with a wet bar, your possibilities on the ground level are bounded only by your imagination. Sliding glass doors lead to a covered patio and private, refreshing swimming pool, providing an incredible venue for entertaining. The ground level also could be transformed into a game room or a roomy suite with a sitting area.
Up one flight of stairs is the cottage's stylish living level. The master suite, with Jacuzzi tub and private balcony, is at one end of the long duplex, while a living room and dining area open to a pool-view balcony at the opposite end. Granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and rich cherry cabinetry adorn the hostess-friendly kitchen, which also features a convenient breakfast bar. Large windows bathe each room in sunlight.
The top floor features two covered decks, a game room with wet bar and mini-refrigerator and three large bedrooms, each with a private bath. Boasting five spacious bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths in all, these properties are designed so more than 20 people may be comfortably accommodated when the bedrooms are furnished with two queen beds.
Priced from $659,000 to $799,000, depending on how close they are to the Atlantic, many Ocean Breeze cottages boast ocean views, and all are within walking distance of South Carolina's family-friendly beaches.
Published from a previous issue of Carolina Homes & Interiors Magazine