Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes
257 rentals: $125 - $500 per night
40 resales: $995 - $25,000
points/credits from $2.963/ea
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Upon your arrival at Marriotts OceanWatch Villas, it will seem as if the majestic oaks have lined up to greet you and gently guide you down their timeless canopied walkway. Welcome to the dunes of the Grand Strand! The blue of the Atlantic quietly beckons, and it's miles of beautiful sand beaches are soon at your feet and between your toes. Like the oceans tide, youll find yourself drawn back to our shores, again and again, bringing new expectations and welcoming new memories for a lifetime - a promise that sets the world of Marriott Vacation Ownership apart.
Marriotts OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes located in the exclusive Grande Dunes master-planned community, promises the finest vacation you and your family will ever experience. Set amid stately southern homes, this extraordinary oceanfront resort will bestow the perfect blend of luxurious accommodations. Enjoy all the activities that water and land have to offer at a beautiful resort which marries the style of a southern mansion and a Mediterranean-style villa. Even if you've been to Myrtle Beach before - you've never been to this Myrtle Beach.
There are gorgeous outdoor pools and an indoor heated pool. You will also find many children activities at this fabulous resort.
The resort is 18.5 miles from the Family Kingdom amusement park, and 6 miles from the Pavilion. Nearest Airport is Myrtle Beach (MYR) 12 miles/19 km.Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes
8500 Costa Verde Drive
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572
- Babysitting Referral
- Children's Pool
- Game Room
- Grocery Store
- Handicap Accessible Units
- Health Club
- Indoor Pool
- Internet Access
- Kid Friendly
- Laundry Room
- Outdoor Pool
- Playground Area
- Snack Bar
- Spa Services
- Whirlpool/Hot Tub
- Drug Store
- Horseback Riding
- Live Entertainment
- Scuba Diving
- Shopping Area
- Theme Park (6 miles)
- Wind Surfing
- User: colleenc83
- Posted: Jul 27, 2011
- Updated: Jul 13, 2013
We just recently stayed at the Marriott OceanWatch Villas and it is a totally beautiful resort. You never need to leave. The rooms are beautiful. Granite counter tops, the kitchen was very cute and had everything you needed. The bedrooms were beautiful. The place was spotless. The pool area was really nice . Unless you start saving pool chairs at 5 am forget about sitting at the pool. A lot of people put down towels and disappear for the day. Would be nice if there was some monitoring of this practice. The rental chairs at the beach were very reasonably priced. I highly recommend this resort. Its one of the best places I have ever stayed...and I have done extensive traveling. Absolutely beautiful!!!
- User: tomf166
- Posted: Apr 5, 2013
Been an owner for many years and our family always looks forward to going back to Oceanwatch every year. The amenities are wonderful and the service offered by the Marriott employees is outstanding. They really make you feel welcomed. Myrtle Beach is a wonderful place to take family and friends for a wonderful vacation. There lots of things to do on the property as well as many nice shops, golf courses within 5 to 15 minutes away and great restaurants. Marriott offers wonderful concerige services to help you book what you may want to there on vacation. Many discounts are available for Marriott OceanWatch guests. All of the equipment, pools, hot tubs, grills, playgrounds, etc are maintained daily and cleaned. You will be impressed with how this resort is maintained. We are very proud of this resort and our friends loved to invited to come and stay with us. Once you have been one time, you will want to come back again and again. Sounds like a sales pitch but you will see what I mean after coming one time to enjoy Myrtle Beach and OceanWatch.
- User: donnah229
- Posted: Feb 17, 2013
Absolutely wonderful vacation. Only complaint is check in on Saturdays. The past 3 times we've gone to the OceanWatch Villas, it is hours before you can check in. Last year we went in July and they didn't have a villa for us until 6:30pm. They need to be ready for guests at check in time. Hire more housekeepers!!
- User: davidn361
- Posted: Aug 30, 2012
We've been owners at OceanWatch for over 5 years now and go back eagerly every year. There is always so much to do and always something new. We most recently stayed there earlier this month and they had added the final pool in the Woodsy area and a full-service spa on the top floor of the main building.
For those folks interested in amenities, OceanWatch has three front buildings (Conch, Starfish & Scallop) and two rear (garden-area) buildings (Pine & Maple). All offer OceanView villas at a certain height and all are beautifully appointed. In the main, front area, there are an upper and lower pool and hot tubs. The upper pool is right next to the Sand Bar pool bar (food and drinks) and the lower pool offers a powerful and huge waterfall shooting out of the wall. Nice massage action right there if you can stand it. It's a short walk from the lower pool to the awesome beach and you'll pass storage cubbies erected to store your sand toys, boogie boards, etc. If you can get a cubby, it's yours for the week.
The rear buildings are considered the "Woodsy" area. There is a complex of pools including a zero entry pool with water fun features and water slide for the kids. There is a huge playground with fort next door, along with hot tubs, a fish pond and more. This is also where the resort's fitness center, basketball court, bocce ball court and shuffleboard are located. Lots of trees and shade over there, so it's a nice respite for those in need of a break from the sun. There's also the Sand Dollar bar (food and drinks) located by the pool (closed during the off season).
The resort has an awesome staff, clean, updated rooms and everything you could ask for in a vacation resort. Every villa has a full kitchen with refrigerator, stove, over, dishwasher, disposal, coffer pot, microwave and blender. There's also an up/down washer and dryer. Marriott even provides an initial set of dish detergent, sponge, laundry detergent and soap. You'll find bath and pool/beach towels (8) in the rooms as well. Flat screen HD TVs are in the 2 bedrooms and living room, with HDMI inputs if you wish to hook up your laptop or other device. There is a DVD player in the living room.
I've got to mention the pull-out sofabed this year. They were recently updated and the new sofabeds are Awesome. I've never seen anything like them. This isn't your typical pull-out with a metal frame and thin mattress. This thing was like memory foam. Thick, stable, no lumps - awesome. Our 14-yr old never had it so good. It's probably more comfortable than his bed at home. Anyway, I just had to mention it.
Myrtle Beach is a fun place for families. There are attractions like Broadway at the Beach, The Boardwalk with Eye Ferris Wheel, Barefoot Landing, Tanger Outlets and as many restaurants as you can imagine. There are coupon books everywhere you look. OceanWatch is situated between North Myrtle and Myrtle proper, which means you're not in the crowded "hotel strip" or some other overdeveloped area. It's easy to get to, and an absolutely wonderful property. There are grocery stores near by as well as a Wal-Mart and Lowes a short distance away if you can think of anything you forgot. One thing you should Not forget is Sunscreen.
Sorry for the rambling review but I wanted to write something that would answer the questions I always have when visiting a new property. Enjoy!
- User: maryk532
- Posted: Jan 21, 2012
- Updated: Apr 21, 2012
Own here, love it, a fabulous resort for kids and adults of all ages.
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