With the Ocean Forest Villas, the only thing that matters is WHO YOU ARE RENTING FROM.
These are privately owned condos. The grounds are well kept and clean. In recent years, the entire complex got an exterior facelift. New balconies, siding, roofs.
The location is excellent, the beach is far less crowded than in the high-rise areas, the location is perfect: right in the middle of north or south attractions. While the Ocean Forest area doesn't have numerical roads, if it did, this property would be situated on Ocean Blvd around N57th St.
Ocean Forest Villas comprise 5 buildings, each 3 stories tall. Each bldg has 4 oceanfront rooms on each floor. Oceanfront is somewhat literal, as Ocean Blvd is between the complex and the beach, but the view is nonetheless excellent, with no obstructions. The remaining units have an ocean view. There are 2 outdoor pools, 2 outdoor hot tubs. If you don't rent an OF unit, try to select an OV unit with pool view instead of parking lot OV. Who wants to look over cars to see the ocean?
The best place to book the units are from VRBO.com, and make sure you are renting directly from the owners themselves. They have the greatest stake in keeping their units clean and up to date if they want to keep them rented.
We've stayed at OFV many times, most good, one or twice awful, and that was the result of WHO we rented from. Look closely at all the photos. If the unit is rented by a Rental Agent, take the reviews with a grain of salt. One unit we rented last year from Booe Rentals only had one old review. After our stay, we wrote an honest review and submitted it, but it was never posted on their website. I suspect they edited less than glowing reviews. Not only that, but the Agency rental fees and extra charges pump up the costs sometimes by hundreds of dollars.
There are many beautiful, clean units at OFV, you just need to be meticulous in seeking them. Don't rent from the hotel or their website, those are the average or worse units. If you can find an updated, spotless unit here, you will likely return. Put it this way, there are enough great units here, and because of the Homeowners Association maintaining the grounds so well, I'd consider buying a unit here and living full time. They are all 2br/2ba, with full size kitchen and living room.
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- Also Known As:
- Ocean Forest Villa Hotel Myrtle Beach
- Ocean Forest Hotel
- Ocean Forest Villas