Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
About Chris Alford
We're from the small community of Pilot, NC. We both went to Bunn High School, I went to Wake Forest University on a partial baseball scholarship and my wife went to East Carolina University. As a young boy that was part of a rural farm family, my first baseball was a corn cob and my bat was a tobacco stick. I started in center-field for Campbell JC and Wake Forest with borrowed cleats and glove and was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1950. I was in the US Army at Fort Jackson, SC during the Korean War and I played some professional baseball in Nova Scotia, Canada and Edenton, NC. We are both retired public school teachers. I was a US history teacher, a baseball and basketball coach and a principal for most of my career. My wife taught 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade and taught 3rd most of her career. We both taught Sunday school at our local church for 30+ years. I've been a Deacon, choir member and church moderator for around 63 years. I retired in 1985 and then sold real estate for 18 years. My wife retired in 1991; she took off 7 years while our children were young. I've been a member of Lions Club International since 1967 and a charter member and 3 time president of our local club. I won the International Melvin Jones Fellow Award for Humanitarian Services in 1991. I also served on the local school board for 8 years after retiring. We support our local public school and attend many sporting events there. Our son Chris has handled our rentals and much of the upkeep since we purchased the condo.
Chris Alford purchased this Condo in 2004
Why Chris Alford chose Crescent Beach
We've always loved the Crescent Shores location and we used to talk about that location when the old Rock'n K Motel was there. We first visited the Grand Strand in 1947 and honeymooned there in 1954. We sometimes rented from Vanna White's mom and dad when they had a real estate company next to where the Crescent Shores parking deck is now. We've visited and stayed in 100+ Grand Strand condos, houses and motels over the years and we still visit new ones today to see what they offer. We migrated mostly to North Myrtle Beach in the early 1970's. When we chose Crescent Shores, we did it after an extensive search and we are happy with our choice. Our condo represents the sale of a family farm and a like-kind tax exchange; it does not represent public school teacher retirement!
What makes this Condo unique
We love the balcony view and sitting on it to watch nature and the lovely Atlantic. The sound of the ocean waves are quite tranquil. I'm a avid golfer and my wife enjoys riding the carts and looking at the courses. What better place to do it than the Golf Capital of the World? We've played them all so far and some many times; we're just waiting for the next one to open. It was a great place to visit as a young family in the 60's and it's a great place for granddad and grandmother visit today; especially when the grandchildren visit with us. Crescent Shores works very well for us and our condo has all the comforts and features of home and more. We personally take care of it to suit us and our renters.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Damage to the condo is the responsibility of the person who rents. Damage Insurance for vacation properties is on you to purchase if needed.
Your guests are your responsibility. If cancelled trip is re-rented, you get 100% refund or same % of rental, if cancelled less than 60 days out.
You can insure your trip with Vacation and Trip Cancellation Insurance. Look into it if you think it is needed. Call or email the owner for help.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great place to stay
No problem communicating with the owner. I will use ODVR directly the next time.
Thanks for visiting Judy; come back again!
Review of our Stay
Thanks for sharing your amazing condo with us. We loved the layout, decorations, spacious balcony, and convenient location. We will be back!
Thanks for the review and thanks for coming to 1608! We'd be glad to have you back anytime. It is a nice location, complex and condo! I remember enjoying the area before there was a North Myrtle Beach....that section was Crescent Beach for many of my first beach going years. Thanks again Don and Diana!
Nice place, clean, spacious, and great location.
The condo met our expectations. We had plenty of room, it was clean, the beds were comfy, and the view was great. We would stay there again! The check in process was simple and the owners are accommodating.
Thank you for the review Erika! I hope you got to do a lot of enjoyable things in NMB and the Grand Strand during your stay. We'd be glad to have you stay again!
Four of us older ladies rented this unit for a 3 night stay. The unit was just as advertised. We especially appreciated having the linens provided. The only complaint we had was that the coffee maker was not cleaned out, and the first morning's coffee had unwanted grounds. I don't know if that was the fault of the cleaning crew or the last renters. We made sure to clean it out for the next renters. Otherwise, we had a wonderful time and we would rent it again.
I'm glad you ladies were able to enjoy your stay and the hurricane stayed far enough offshore and left in time for you. Trip Cancellation Insurance could be advisable for some during the very best times to visit southeastern beaches; Sept. and Oct. are also the toughest part of hurricane season too. I've never bought any but at that time of year....$50-100 of insurance might be worth it? I doubt the ladies check the coffee maker really well......they clean the exterior of the appliances on the countertop but can probably miss the inside? I know every now or then, you'll see a cleaned knife, fork, glass, pan, etc. that needs a better clean. The dishwasher normally does well but sometimes things need cleaning a little before the dishwasher is used. We do have an older 2nd coffee maker too. I don't drink coffee or know much about making it....I do know there are normally a bunch of filters left for others to use. Thanks for coming, we'd be glad to have you ladies back any time!
Nice Room but noisy neighbors
The apartment was very clean and comfortable, nicely located to attractions and events.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stat at Crescent Shores. Condo clean, amenities galore, right on beach. One problem, building lost water, but it was remedied within an hour. Stayed there once before, will stay again
We're located in the Crescent Section of North Myrtle Beach, a city formed by 4 different beaches in 1968; sister city to Myrtle Beach, 4-5 miles to the south. Most people visit the Grand Strand and don't know there are 2 different cities. NMB is family friendly and home of Barefoot Landing, Alabama Theater and House of the Blues and much more. The section between the 2 cities is mostly referred to as Restaurant Row and inc. Myrtle Beach Mall and Bass Pro Shops (.5 mi. south of NMB) and Tanger Outlets (1 mile south of NMB). NMB is home to the Shag (dance), great beach music and hometown of Wheel of Fortune's Vanna White.