This was a four night stay for my sister and me. I used my Wyndham points (we own at another Myrtle Beach Wyndham resort) plus had to buy a few points to be able to get the nice 2BR for our visit. From check in to departure, everything went very well. The resort is beautiful and situated away from the beach traffic and rat race! Even going to the grocery store was a breeze, out of the main traffic flow.The unit was well appointed, plenty of space and furnishings. There was a common area balcony off the living room as well as another off the master bedroom. The view from our 5th floor of the North Tower was of the pool area and ocean shoreline. Simply lovely!There were a lot of on-site activities, but we didn't partake in any of them. There were multiple swimming pools, hot tubs and two lazy rivers. The were never crowded . . . but the location of the lazy rivers (under the buildings of the North and South Towers) was less than appealing.I cannot express how pleased we were with this resort and their staff. We did have a couple of minor maintenance issues, including a garbage disposal that apparently ruptured and spewed water under the cabinet and out onto the floor. They were there that night within 15 minutes to do the repair.The next time my DH and I want to go to the beach, this resort will be my first choice!
Our first visit to SeaWatch in maybe fifteen years. We had stayed in the South Tower and in Villa I, never in the North Tower.We were late arriving (1:15 AM) -- check-in was simple and efficient (thanks, Carey!). Our two bedroom, two bath deluxe is a bit on the small side, but certainly adequate for the two of us. The master BR has a king, dresser with Samsung TV on top, tiny closet, and attached bath. The master bath has a single sink in a large counter, commode, and shower. Both the master BR and the living area have triangular balconies with a small table and two chairs. Both have an oblique view of the beach and ocean -- not direct oceanfront but better than ocean view.The living area has the ubiquitous sleeper-sofa, two chairs, one floor lamp, one table and table lamp, TV console with a wide aspect Samsung flat panel TV. The living/dining area and kitchen have wood or wood-look flooring. Two tasteful pieces of artwork on the walls. The dining table is oval with six side chairs. The table is probably too small for six people. The kitchen has GE major appliances (fridge, range, microwave, and dishwasher), Cuisinart small appliances (toaster, blender, coffeemaker), single sink, adequate counter space, two tall chairs on the other side of the counter. The usual starter pack, pots and pans, cooking and eating utensils, dishes and glassware are all there.The second bedroom has a double bed, dresser and TV, tiny closet, and the smallest bathroom I've ever seen in a timeshare resort. The sink is in a counter about 2-1/2 feet wide. No space for personal items. Commode and tub.The level of cleanliness is pretty good with an exception. The coffeemaker has a lot of mildew -- a replacement has been promised, not yet provided.We'll get around the resort in good time. North Tower has an indoor pool, fitness center, and a little sundries store with a Starbuck's sign. Current temperature is 35 degrees so I don't think ocean, or outdoor pools or hot tubs are in the cards.
Everything was upto date and really nice in the room. Front desk staff said every room had a view of the ocean,and the view from or room conferred this, some where just better than the others. There was a small restaurant that served breakfast and lunch, and there was a pizza place but we never saw it open. The weather was terrible while we were there so did not do to much outdoors, so it was a good thing the room was nice. On the down side getting a parking pass is a hassle really try to put the pressure on you to attend an update.
We arrived at 2 AM. The reservation was not found but they found a room for the three days. There was lots of room for two. One hundred yards to the ocean. The update should have been avoided; but one of us decided that there was a way to paid the maintenance fees. - not really. We will not do that again.
Very nicely kept and situated resort on the beach close to all the action in North Myrtle Beach, SCUnit was roomy for 4 ladies looking to spend a week relaxing in the heated pools and walking the beach.Early May is a little cool in the ocean unless you are Canadian.Only warning - sales staff is aggressive. If you try to politely decline the presentation, they will keep hounding you all week.We finally just left the phone off the hook after telling them at least 5 times we wer not interested in wasting 90 minutes for a free breakfast and some restaurant coupons.We stayed in the Villas. I recommend one of the two towers on the ocean if you can get them.
We had reserved two 1-bedroom units.....and specifically asked that my fathers room be very nearby as he has some health issues. We were pleasantly surprised that we had side by side units. We were in a Villa that had only one Elevator and it did break down midway through our week. (for the majority of the day!!) We were on the 7th floor, and had one guest who walks with a cane, due to a Stroke and another who walks with a cane, due to age and who is a frequent fall risk. I went to the front office and asked to speak to the manager saying this WAS NOT WORKING FOR US....with no use of an Elevator. Within the Hour.....we were moved to a different Villa with two functioning elevators and practically all office staff helped us move our luggage and safely get our two guests down the stairs SAFELY. This new room was a 2-bedroom Unit and we also received an extra nights stay all compliments of the Manager. Very, very nice Resort. Beautiful Oceanfront rooms! This was My Parents Timeshare and their favorite Resort to stay at. Sadly this trip was bittersweet as it was the first time my Father had been to the Resort after my Moms' Passing. Concerning the Dreaded, Sales Pitch.....We stated that due to my Fathers Health and my mothers passing, we were already contemplating SELLING the timeshare so we were set up with a very nice gentleman that in no way was pushy and did not try to enforce that we pass the Timeshare down to family members. We had a very nice conversation with him over breakfast and ended it on a good note. Highly Recommend Wyndham Seawatch Plantation! They went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable.
We just returned from spending Labor Day weekend at Wyndham Seawatch Plantation on Myrtle Beach. DH and I are not huge Myrtle Beach fans- (Hilton Head is our favorite beach destination-we’re not fans of high rises), but Myrtle Beach is a shorter drive for us and Wyndham doesn’t have anything on HH, so we decided to use some points to give Seawatch a try. We both liked Seawatch a lot more than Ocean Boulevard, where we stayed on our previous trip to Myrtle Beach. It’s a little smaller, the pools are nicer, and it has some pretty landscaping and green space. Not quite as much concrete! We arrived a little after 4 and our unit was ready. The receptionist was very nice and the parking pass arm-twisters were not too pushy. (We declined the presentation and were on our way pretty quickly) We were assigned a unit on the 5th floor in Villa 3 (a 1 bedroom deluxe). The unit was one of the smaller one bedrooms we’ve stayed in, but it was fine for 2 people. (I think it’s too small for 4). The kitchen/dining/living room were all 1 big room and a bit narrow. The living room had a couch and 2 chairs, the dining area had a round table with 4 chairs, and the kitchen had granite countertops and was small but nicely equipped. There was a stackable washer/dryer in a closet by the front door. Wi-Fi was in the unit, free, and worked very well. There was a balcony that overlooked one of the pools and we also had a nice ocean view in the distance. The bedroom had a king bed and adjoining bath that had an extra vanity/sink area outside of the main bathroom which was a nice plus. Parking was available under the villa or at a parking structure next door. (We only had to use the parking structure once, every other time we went out we were able to park under the villa). We had one maintenance issue (a slow draining tub) that was taken care of promptly with no fuss.Beach access is great here, and the beach is nice and wide which made for nice walks. The pools area is great-there are numerous pools so no overcrowding. Even though it was Labor Day weekend, the pool closest to our unit was never crowded and we thoroughly enjoyed it. There are also 2 lazy rivers and around 9 hot tubs on site. We love seafood and found some great seafood restaurants close by. Bimini’s was wonderful (be prepared to wait!) and so was The Flying Fish. Check -out was a breeze (put the trash outside the door, leave the key cards in the unit and go!) and we had no additional fees. We both enjoyed this resort a lot more than Ocean Blvd and plan on coming back…..when we don’t have time to drive to Hilton Head, that is!Deb from NC
Deb from NC
We needed an extra night upfront so was able to reserve a 3BR PR. It was very nice and spacious. Furnishings were lovely, large deck length of unit. 2 bedrooms were up stairs, master on main. Had large dining area and sitting area. Would be great for large group.5 nights we stayed in a1609, a 2BR delux. Check in was smooth. In fact they let us stay in the PR unit until our 2BR was ready. Then they helped moved our suite cases etc. this unit was very nice as well. Everything looked new, not worn out. Master BR was large, no whirl tub and only 1 sink in bathroom. The second BR was small. Hardly enough room to open closet door next to a bed. The bathroom had no counter space at all. The kitchen cabinets were in better condition than the cabinets in the PR ( they were rather beat up/ worn. )Resort itself was great. Right on beach. It was rather annoying to not be able to place an umbrella in front of chairs/umbrellas the beach life guards had put up. But since it was a quiet time we were able to find a spot in their row. It must be very jammed in the high season with chairs on top of each other. The beach is very wide but when it is high tide not much room for many rows of chairs.We loved the show ONE at the Alabama Theatre. Also enjoyed kayaking with the Great Escapes company out of Little River. Went to the Crab Festival in Little River. It was a bust for us. Cost $5 to walk around in wet streets and look at commercial merchandise. Enjoyed a winery in Little River too. You'll find it on TripAdvisor. Great little spot for music certain days of week. Wine itself not so great.
This was an exchange into a two bedroom deluxe (North Tower room 1701) on the seventeenth floor. It had a good view of the pools, lagoon and ocean (from the main room and master bedroom) and had two relatively small balconies off these rooms. The second bedroom had two queen beds, a second bathroom and an ocean view in the opposite direction. The unit was clean and large with comfortable and ample furniture. The unit was nicely furnished with a full kitchen, washer & dryer and three flat screen TVs. There were a couple of stools for eating at the counter in the kitchen and also a full size dining room table. The only nitpick with the rooms was that the closet in the master bedroom was tiny and at an awkward angle; making it difficult to close the door when clothes are hung in it. We had a couple minor maintenance issues which were corrected promptly and courteously. After both issues we received a follow up call to confirm that the issue was corrected. The unit had free Wi-Fi which was reliable and worked well. We had two adults and two children on the trip and we were very pleased with the accommodations. The room was ready at check-in time and there was no wait or delay. Plenty of information on resort activities was provided. As with all Wyndham resorts, check-in involves an extra step to at another counter to pick up a parking pass. They also ask about your interest in attending a Wyndham update (for timeshare owners), but there was no pressure to accept like many other Wyndham resorts. All personnel at the resort were friendly and helpful. There were no fees upon check-out. The resort is large and oceanfront in a mostly residential area north of Myrtle Beach. The resort consist of two mostly oceanfront towers and separate villas towards the back of the property. The resort consists of both Wyndham and individually owned rooms. The grounds were well maintained and kept secure with security personnel visibly roaming about and monitoring access from the beach. On site there is are several pools, hot tubs and two lazy rivers (float pools) for the family. Parking was ample and some of it is in a covered garage. There are some restaurant/ food options on site with varying hours. There are many resort activities for the family offered on a daily basis. There is a good combination of free and pay options, but you do need to reserve early as some are very popular and fill up. We found the location to be very convenient. There are plenty of restaurants, a grocery store, Walmart and a tremendous variety of entertainment activities nearby. This was our second visit in two years and we still were very happy with the resort and would recommend it to any family looking for a beach vacation close to every activity imaginable.
First time here but I hope it won't be the last. Land wise this is not a spacious resort but whoever developed it knew how to get the most out of the small plot of land. Two large towers, three villas, five pools, two lazy rivers, nine hot tubes and beach access! Lest I forget there is plenty of parking under the units and multi-level parking garages near each tower. When I came back with the car I never lacked a space under the villa we stayed in or somewhere close by. We had a one bedroom unit in Villa 1. It certainly appears that all units have at least an ocean view. The unit had a comfortable king bed, double sized sleeper sofa, dining table for four, full kitchen and a washer dryer. The unit A/C worked well! In the North Tower there is a restaurant, breakfast and lunch, but we did not use it. There is also an ice cream shop which we did take advantage of. The South tower has a small convenience store should you need snacks, soda, milk, asprin, etc. Access to Highway 17 and all North Myrtle Beach has to offer is up the road a few blocks. This resort is dual purpose. About 60% of the units are privately owned while the remaining are timeshare units. We stayed in a Wyndham timeshare unit so I cannot comment on any of the privately owned units.
This was our very first Wyndham vacation as owners. We stayed in Villa 1 on the 3rd floor. We were very happy with the resort. The room was spacious and the furniture was great. My wife walked in and stated she wanted it in our house. The kitchen had everything we needed and the four teenage kids had enough space. There were three TVs with cable so everyone could watch what they wanted.The bathroom in the master bath didn't have a door so we had to keep the bedroom door closed when someone took a shower. I didn't use the main bathroom but it looked fine.We did have a few issues which were all quickly fixed with a phone call. The sheets for the pull out couch didn't fit. They brought us new sheets that did work although they had two top sheets and no fitted sheet. They offered to bring another set but the teenage boys didn't care so they worked perfectly fine.The balcony was small but offered a distant view of the ocean. Directly outside the balcony was a pond with a fountain and a view of several pools. It was relaxing although too windy for us to spend much time out there.Parking was under the Villa. It was tight (typical for Myrtle Beach) but it was nice that it was covered.All the pools were heated including the two lazy rivers and you needed a wrist band to use them. The outside pools felt great but the high winds made it interesting getting to the pools. You had to walk outside to get to any of the pools including the two indoor pools. We found one indoor hot tub where the jets were not working but there were plenty of other outdoor hot tubs and another indoor hot tub so it wasn't a problem. We called to report it and it was working the next day. The pools were busy but not over crowded since the beach wasn't particularly pleasant.We saw the shuffleboard court and corn hole court but didn't take advantage of them.They were doing a lot of maintenance while we were there. Painting, cleaning, repairing pools, etc. There were enough alternate paths that the blocked paths and closed pools didn't cause any problems (I think they claim over 20 pools).All of the staff were friendly and helpful. Checkin was fast and painless. No complaints about anyone.We initially decline the owner update but later decided we could give up a morning to get breakfast, passes to WonderWorks and free DVD rentals. It took us about 2 hours to get out. It helped that this was our very first Wyndham visit because they quickly realized they wouldn't be able to sell us anything.Overall it was a fantastic spring break (despite the windy, cool weather) and I highly recommend the resort.
UnitWe exchanged into a two bedroom deluxe (North Tower room 4th floor room 02). The unit was located on the fourth floor with two balconies and a good view of the pools, lagoon and ocean. The unit was large with comfortable and ample furniture. As part of Wyndham, everything appeared a step above the typical RCI exchange décor and furnishings. The unit was completely furnished with full kitchen, washer & dryer and three flat screen TVs. This was one RCI exchange where we didn’t need to contact the office to get something working properly. There were three adults and one child on the trip and we were very happy with the rooms. ResortThe room was ready at check-in time and there was no wait or delay. You do have to take the extra step to go over to another counter to pick up a parking pass and decline (or accept) an owner visit and or update. All personnel at the resort were friendly and helpful.The resort is large and oceanfront in a great area north of the main section of Myrtle Beach. The resort consist of two mostly oceanfront towers and villas towards the back of the property. Some of the villas face the pools and ocean in the distance. The resort location is away from most of the high density Myrtle Beach area and therefore has a relatively uncrowded beach and easy access to parking and the buildings. The best features are the abundance of pools and lazy river float pools for the family. The grounds were well maintained and kept secure with visible security personnel roaming about. There were many resort activities offered, but we were too busy doing other things to take part in any of them. Local Area We found the location to be very convenient. There are plenty of restaurants, a grocery store, Walmart and various entertainment activities nearby. We went to Brookgreen Gardens and the Alligator Adventure along with attending the Illusions of Magic show at the Palace Theater. We thought all of them were very good and worth seeing. In conclusion, we would recommend this resort to any family looking for a beach vacation close to every activity imaginable. We plan on returning.
We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit in Villa III.The units are spacious, with the kitchen open to the living and dining area, and fully equipped. There is a flat screen television in the living room above the fireplace, as well as in each bedroom (although the feed is standard def. There is also a standard def DVD player in the living room. The unit had a washer and dryer inside a nice sized closet that was great for storing the beach stuff, The balcony was on the small side, with a table and chairs.The resort staff is was very friendly and helpful, and there were a lot of family activites. The pools were clean and nice, and got more use than the beach. The beach area has a lot of small rocks I nthe surf, so I would definitely recommend water shoes.There is a Super Wal-Mart about 5 minutes away for groceries, an Outlet mall across from it, and numerous restaurants nearby. Try to avoid coming in to the resort that way though, as the traffic is terrible.The parking pass was easy to get, but sales called twice despite being told we were not interested in an “update”.
We had a great time at the resort with our 3 year old daughter. The resort was smaller compared to Wyndham's Ocean Boulevard and we enjoyed the quieter/peaceful feel of the resort. We stayed in Villa 3 in a nice ocean view unit. Even though the villas are not ocean front like the North and South Towers it was a short walk. We walk through the South Tower on our way to the beach and enjoy the indoor pool, two outdoor pools, a lazy river, and several hot tubs at the South Tower.Staff at the resort are very friendly. We checked in early and our room was ready upon arrival. The room was well decorated and comfortable. The kitchen had granite counter tops and sufficient cookware for us as we eat in quite a bit with our daughter. The view from our unit was nice... we overlooked the pretty-shaped pools and the ocean at the same time. The balcony of the room was tiny compared to some other resorts we have stayed at though. We also love the location of the resort! You do need a vehicle to get to places, however, everywhere you may want to go is within a few miles of the resort. And having direct access to a freeway takes you south to 501, cutting a lot of drive time to South Myrtle. We definitely look forward to going back.
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With all the pools, hot-tubs and easy boardwalk access to the beach, this is a great resort for families. The lazy river was off limits at South Tower due to broken glass, but the one at North Tower was operating (but nobody used it 'cause it was cold and windy, for May). Check-in and parking are easy and it seemed there was always a luggage cart to use. Units are well-maintained but furnishings are a bit dated and lack pizazz. My balcony in unit 1514 in South Tower was huge and had a nice side view of the ocean. It also was nice for enjoying the warming morning sunshine. Master BR window and LR sofa also afforded views of the sea. Beach there is clean and there are umbrellas and chairs to rent daily. Stuck by the resort as it was Biker Week and traffic was heavy and slow. I did go to the nearby Tanger outlet to browze, and enjoyed the nearby Steak and Shake but did not like the buffet at New China at all (ingredients are not fresh). I recommend King's Famous Pizza and Pasta on Hwy 17 in North Myrtle Beach, but I do not know if they deliver. Very fresh ingredients in the vegetarian pizza we had...yum.
Check in was quick, easy and the staff very helpful. We chose not to participate in the orientation or events at the resort. There was more than enough to do in the Myrtle Beach area. Our visit occurred between March 21 - 28, 2010, early season for a beach vacation. On the other hand, we had mostly good weather to walk the beach and it was easy to get into the many good restaurants and activities. We recommend a visit to BrookGreen Gardens, which is huge and full of blooming flowers/ trees and varied sculptures. Our unit was 1906 in the North Tower. It was a large two bedroom with a beautiful view of the ocean and beach. The balcony was very large and we enjoyed sitting outside in the warm afternoon sun. Everything worked in the unit and we were supplied with enough soap, paper towels, etc. for the week. We cooked several meals and found everything we needed to do so. Overall the unit was in good condition, as was the building. Others sections of the resort (South Tower) were being repainted on the outside and repaired (south pool). We had good meals at Rossini's, Chestnut Hill, and a found a great salad bar at Ruby Tuesday's. We would recommend that Greg Norman's Australian Grill be skipped. Check out was fast and easy.
We stayed at Wyndham Seawatch Plantation in Myrtle Beach from March 20-April 3, 2009. We were in Villa I. The unit was quite nice, and the location was excellent. We could see the beach from our balcony. The master bedroom had a king-size bed with two night tables. There was storage space for clothing in a chest of drawers that the TV sat on. There was a HUGE shower; the sink had plenty of counter space with drawers and cabinets underneath. The only drawback was the size of the closet. It was tiny and had a safe on the floor which took up more than half the floor space. My coat closet at home is bigger than that closet was.The second bedroom had two double beds and a nice-size closet. The second bathroom was across the hall from this bedroom and convenient for use by anyone in the unit.The kitchen was well stocked. I was impressed with the pantry; I don’t think I’ve ever been in a time share that you didn’t have to look for places to store your food.The LR and each of the BRs had flat screen TVs. Wireless internet was available at no cost.Even though it wasn’t warm enough for use them, the outside pools and two lazy rivers looked very nice. We didn’t take advantage of any of the activities available. Beach towels were provided. The beach was very nice for walking and shelling.Check-in went smoothly. We went to a timeshare presentation and got three $25 gift cards to use at local restaurants. Check-out was a drive through and took 1 minute. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Because we were off-season, the little store in the South Tower was not open and the restaurant was only open for breakfast.
We enjoyed our stay at Seawatch. We stayed in the Villas I section which were refurbished in the winter. It was very nice inside with plenty of room for us. The rooms were very clean. The location was great as the ocean was warm and the pool was warm (very important for us). It is down the street from the Tanger outlets (no signs on the road to find the resort – the entrance road is directly across Arcadian Golf Club). They had a small restaurant onsite with reasonable lunch prices. Dinner seemed a bit pricey but it is comparable to other M.B. restaurants. You need a car as you need to drive to everything. Wireless internet available for $10/day or $20 for the week.
My wife and I just purchased our time-share in Hawaii in October of 2006. It's the new one in Honolulu. Anyway, we wanted to see other places in the U.S. and my wife has always wanted to go to Myrtle Beach. We used our Points and acquired a two bedroom unit at the Fairfield SeaWatch Plantation. We flew into Myrtle Beach airport, which I highly recommend if you visit any of the resorts. It's easy to access the Grand Strand from the airport. The resort was easy to find off of Highway 17 with plenty of grocery stores very close including a Kroger and a Super WalMart that had groceries. Restaurant Row was right down the street with an unbelieveable amount of affordable restaurants. This resort is in North Myrtle Beach, so you have to drive south on the 17 to get to the main attraction area in South Myrtle Beach, but it's only about 10 minutes away.We were given unit 1501 in the North Tower of the the resort.WOW! There are only two time-share units in the north tower. It was on the 15th floor but a very nice two bedroom unit. The way the resort is laid out, all units have a very nice view of the beach, you can't lose. This unit had two balcony's, one for the main bedroom and one off the living room. We went with another couple and we never used our balcony because the four of us used the living room balcony. Our bedroom had a King bed and plenty of drawer and closet space. We had a private bathroom and it was very roomy. The second bedroom had two twin beds and access to the second bath from their room. There is also access to the second bath from the interior of the unit. Both baths had full cabinets and plenty of counter space and storage. The dining room was roomy as was the living room. The unit was clean and well kept. The maid stopped by on Wednesday to straighten up but that is the only day a maid comes by in the timeshare units. You don't get daily service. The restaurant downstairs was just okay, nothing to write home about but the food was just okay (why eat there when there are so many restaurants so close?)The full kitchen was a dream to have. We cooked a couple of meals and had plenty of room in the frige for our drinks and food. We made sandwich's for the beach which was right THERE! No need for a long walk, the beach is right at the resort (of course). For alcohol, don't buy at the ABC store in the Kroger parking lot, they are very over-priced. I don't remember the name of the liquor store just south of there but look around, there are better prices elsewhere.Over-all, I HIGHLY recommend this location, it was easy to find and very nice. Everyone was friendly and the unit was awesome!
This review is from my daughter on spring break with 5 other girls. Graduating from College.They had a great time and thought the unit was very nice. I pressed for the below criticisms. The pools that they said were supposed to be heated, were very cold. (yes it is March) My daughter stated that the unit was very clean, but thought the shower tiles could use replacing.They actually cooked meals there a few days and said the kitchen was complete with everything they needed.They were all thrilled to have this place to stay and all had a wonderful time and would definitely go back again.
Myrtle Beach is not our normal spot we go to for vacation, but we made this exchange as my husband had business in the area so we decided to bundle it into a vacation. We stayed Sunday through Friday, missing the weekend crowds after “Bike Week” (always the weekend after Mother’s Day and before “Black Bike Week” (Memorial Day weekend). Check-in was quick, the staff was friendly and we had our keys and were on our way to our villa in 10 minutes. We were asked to attend the Fairfield presentation which was 45 minutes and you could receive a $25 gift certificate, but did not attend. There was ample parking close to the elevator and there were several luggage carts available for unloading. The only real problem we encountered was that the elevator was broken when we arrived and was not in and out of service for the first 3 days of our stay. The staff was very accommodating and offered to help us carry our things to the 6th floor!!! By a stroke of luck, the elevator worked when we carried the bulk of our luggage, however on 2 other occasions we had to ask for assistance carrying our double stroller and 10 month old twins up six flights of stairs. They offered to move us to another villa, however we decided to stay in ours and the elevator worked properly for the rest of our visit.The resort itself is showing some age, however it is still well maintained. The unit (Villas II, #611) was clean, a few scuff marks on the wall, but in very good condition. We had a fabulous view of the lagoon, pools and the beach and particularly loved the very large balcony which opened from the living area and the master bedroom. We found the living area rather small – it was fine for our family (2 adults, 5 small children), but could get a little crowded if it were a group of adults. Wireless internet access was available in the unit for $5 per day or $25 for week, but in the Registration Building, wireless access was free. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed for cooking (since all of our children are under the age of 5, we don’t eat out too much when we vacation). The only thing I missed was a 9x13 dish. The kitchen had an electric can opener, blender, hand mixer, and we especially enjoyed waking up to fresh coffee with the programmable coffee maker! While one of the previous reviewers noted limited counter space, I did not find this the case. The dining area was roomy and had a table with six chairs and placemats which were a nice touch. The table could have easily seated eight if you wanted to add two more chairs. We also found that there was plenty of closet and storage space for our “stuff” (With 5 small children, we don’t exactly travel lightly!). We especially appreciated the extra space in the laundry closet where we could stash all the beach paraphernalia (kites, buckets, boogie boards, etc.)The master bedroom had a king bed with a very comfortable mattress and plenty of extra pillows. We did have to call the front desk to have them deliver sheets for the pull out couch bed (which was surprisingly comfortable!!!) and after 30 minutes of no sheets we finally just went to get them ourselves. While the master bath did not have a large Jacuzzi tub, we were surprised to find a large double shower! We were disappointed that there was no countertop in the master bath, just a pedestal sink. There was a small medicine cabinet to put toiletries, but we basically had to live out of our toiletry bags since there was just no place to put anything. At check in, we received an activity schedule for the week which included some free activities for the kids and adults as well as some activities with small fees ranging from $3-$10. We were unable to attend the Welcome Orientation and Morning Mixer because it was for adults only. Free coffee, juice, doughnuts muffins served! The kids loved the pools and the two lazy rivers. One small pool and hot tub was just below our villa so we found that very convenient for quick swimming outings with the kids. Inner tubes are provided for free for the lazy rivers or you can use your own flotation device. The beach was great and while we brought our own umbrellas and chairs, you could rent two chairs and an umbrella for $30 a day. There is one restaurant on site and while the food was mediocre, the staff was extremely friendly and accommodating to the needs of our large family. We would definitely come back to the Fairfield Seawatch Plantation again as a family. Our kids had a great time. This would not be my top choice for a getaway with my spouse, but it’s a great family vacation with plenty to keep the kids entertained. We give it a 7.5, but would have rated it an 8 were it not for the three days of elevator problems.
I've been to Fairfield Seawatch six times. Obviously, I like it here or I wouldn't keep coming back. I stayed in the North Tower, Unit 1602. As usual, I enjoyed my stay here. My unit was on the far side of the North Tower, but I still had a great view of the beach and the ocean. The unit I stayed in was well maintained and may have recently been refurbished because the paint and wallpaper looked new. Besides its oceanfront location, this resort has 5 outdoor pools, 2 lazy rivers and two indoor swimming pools. Also, Barefoot Landing and Broadway on the Beach are nearby. Despite being so close to everything, Fairfield Seawatch Plantation is located in a relatively quiet, unincorporated section of the Grand Strand in between North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach. Early May generally has warm weather but the beaches are uncrowded at this time of year. Each year the Myrtle Beach area hosts "biker week" starting on the second Saturday of May. I managed to book my vacation the week before "biker week." I love the location of this resort. Its oceanfront location is outstanding. There is plenty to do in the M.B. area as well as at the resort. I have the option of being as energetic or as lazy as I please and I still have a good time either way. Two activities that I went to and enjoyed were the Brookgreen Gardens (about 20 miles south of MB) and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans minor league baseball team. Brookgreen Gardens are a series of statue and flower gardens carved out of the Huntington Plantation. It is a huge place and all the gardens are beautiful and the tickets are about $12/person. The MB Pelicans are good, clean fun on the cheap. Tickets are cheap and the stadium is right next to Broadway on the Beach which is a large tourist center and shopping mall. Overall, I had a great time. I got to run on the beach everyday and have a week of fun and relaxation at a luxurious resort. Life is good! I give this resort a 9.5. I definitely plan to return again next year.
My family and in-laws (5 adults, 1 child) stayed in the Penthouse suite (South Tower, Unit 1605) from 13-20 November 2004. We've been an owner at SeaWatch since 2001 and have stayed at the resort frequently, but this is the first chance we've had to stay in the Penthouse.The unit has a total of four bedrooms split between two floors...1 Master suite with King bed and full bath; a second bedroom on the first floor with King bed with access to a separate bathroom; and two bedrooms on the second floor, both having 2 Queen beds per room. There is another full bathroom on the second floor. So, in short, there's no shortage of sleeping accommodations in this unit.Since bedroom space took up so much of the unit, the kitchen was extremely small, and the dining area/living room spaces were a bit cramped, even with only a total of 6 folks in the area at the same time. The kitchen contained an adequate supply of cooking utensils, but countertop space was very minimal. There was a glass top dining table with 6 chairs, but as I said, it's a pretty tight fit. There's a semi-circular sofa in the living room that can fit three comfortably, and four at max. The living room has a 37" TV, a VCR, a DVD, and a stereo system that's wired throughout the entire suite.Each bedroom has a 15" TV, and there's even a 13" TV in the master bathroom.There's more than enough closet space throughout the unit, but the dresser in the master bedroom has only about a foot of clearance between it and the bed, so it's a bit tight there as well.The unit is beginning to show a bit of age, but the furniture, appliances, TVs, etc were all in above average condition. There were quite a few dings and scuffs in the drywall and floor boards, but nothing out of the norm. The balcony was absolutely awesome as it covered the area of the entire first floor (probably about 25 feet long). It had four very comfortable chairs and one lounge chair, and since the unit is 16 floors up, you can see the ocean horizon for miles and miles. It made the 6:30AM wake up for sunrises a pleasant experience each morning.The staff was its normal friendly group and check in/out was quick and pleasant. We took the "sales pitch" on the third afternoon of our visit. It was pretty low key, but as soon as you mention that you purchased Fairfield points via resale, their demeanor instantly changes. For our 60 minutes of timeshare talk, we were given discounted tickets to the Alabama theater for their Xmas show, called "One". Tix are normally $39 for adults, but we got 2 for 1 tix for $26, and then each additional adult was $25 per person. The show was outstanding, so I'd highly recommend it if you're in the area during the holiday season.The resort pools, hot tubs, and lazy rivers were undergoing the normal seasonal work. Both lazy rivers were shut down for the entire week. Pools between the North and South towers were being drained and cleaned, so for the first part of the week we used the North tower pools, then alternated during the second half of the week. At least one pool at both towers was heated, and once the end of hurricane season hits (defined as end of November by SC code), they enclose one pool and spa under each tower with glass. During the week we were there, temperatures were a bit below average during the first half and back at normal by the end of the week. Mid 50s during the day, mid 30s at night, which gradually warmed to upper 60s/mid 40s at the end. So, needless to say, there was a lot of running between pools, hot tubs, and elevators!I'd give the unit and resort a rating of 9.0 out of 10. As I mentioned the resort is gradually beginning to show its age, but that's expected for anything that's direct oceanfront. The location is ideally situated, more or less in the midway point between Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach. Everything you need is less than a mile away at the WalMart Supercenter that's open 24 hours a day. Restaurants of all kinds are also along the entire Route 17 strip. Sea Watch and Myrtle Beach continue to be one of my favorite places to visit, and it continues to deserve the Gold Crown rating from RCI.
We purchased Fairfield in April without ever staying at a Fairfield property. We had thoroughly researched their system and liked the flexibility that their points system offered. We are used to staying oceanfront in Virginia Beach and staying onsite Disney in Orlando at Disney's Old Key West resort.Since we were too late to book a summer 2004 week ourselves, we booked this August week by trading points with another Fairfield member who couldn't use the reservation. I was a bit worried because we were booked in Villa II unit 609, the farthest back villa. When I spoke with the resort they said it was an ocean front unit, but when we looked at the resort map, we saw that there were several pools and a lagoon in front of it. Well, I didn't need to worry. As soon as we opened the door to our unit we were able to see the ocean perfectly. We also had a wonderful view of the two pools in front of Villa II.The unit was beautiful. I have seen bigger two bedroom units, but again, this is ocean front. Also, even though it was smaller than other two bedroom units we have seen, there was still plenty of space for our group of six. Our unit was a sleep eight. I don't know if I would put 8 adults in it. We had 3 adults and 3 children.The kitchen area was small, but had adequate counter space. There was a full size refrigerator with ice maker, microwave, full stove/oven, and dishwasher. We cooked in all week except for one dinner we had out. The first bathroom had plenty of room and lots of counter space. It had a full tub and shower. The dining room was a bit tight and was situated between the kitchen area and living room area. The first bedroom had two full size beds with a small television. There was plenty of walking room in there.The master bedroom had a king size bed. The walking area in the room was a bit tight, although the balcony and ocean front view made it easy to deal with it. The master bathroom had no tub. Instead it had a huge shower stall with two shower heads on both sides. There was no counter or storage space in the master bathroom. There was only one shelf over the pedestal sink and one small medicine cabinet on the side wall. The commode was in a separate small room inside the master bath for separate privacy, but my closet at home is bigger than this room.The balcony was very roomy and extended across the living room and master bath area. It had 4 chairs and as I have said before it had a wonderful view.We were here for the beach, so we didn't utilize the activities much. The list had plenty of them though. A definite MUST is the Murder Mystery night for those over 21. It was only $10 per person and included very heavy appetizers which you were easily able to make a meal out of. The activity staff was very friendly.The beach was very narrow. At high tide there was very little beach showing. Since we hate trudging through lots of sand, this was perfect for us. The lifeguards rent 2 chairs with 1 umbrella for $25.00 per day. They also give weekly discounts. We already had our chairs from previous beach visits and my mom picked hers up from Wal-Mart for $10.00. There was a Super Wal-Mart very close to the resort. We checked in on a Sunday and got to Wal-Mart around 7:00 PM. Of course, it was very crowded. We also found that it was sold out of some basic items and supplies were very low on others. You could tell that the store had been raided by tons of vacationers.While here we also got a chance to see a 4 bedroom penthouse unit in the South Tower. I wasn't impressed because it was rather on the small size, but it had a great ocean front view. We didn't do the Fairfield tour, but drove to Ocean Blvd and Westwinds on our own. We were able to see 2 bedroom units at both places. The units in both places were larger than our unit at Seawatch.. Westwinds major negative to me was the very small outdoor pool. The major positive was that all units are oceanfront and you walk out of the resort and you are on the beach.Ocean Blvd's units were the largest. The pool area was beautiful. Biggest negative here is that it is across the street from the beach. Also, depending on where your unit is located you might have a walk to the elevator. The views of the beach were great though, even with it being across the street. If the units in the new tower are as nice as these, then I think it will be very hard to get a unit here. We also saw a 3 bedroom which was very roomy.I do not think you can go wrong with any of these resorts though and I look forward to many years of vacations at all three of them. I would rate Seawatch a 9 on a scale of 1 to 10, only because the units were the smallest of the 3 resorts.
We just returned from one week at Seawatch and enjoyed our visit. The location of this resort was perfect---away from the crowds, but close to everything.We were very happy with the Myrtle Beach area and there were several activities for everyone in the group.On the positive side:This resort had a great deal of activities. All the pools and lazy rivers were clean and lots of fun. The Fairfield SeaWatch staff was one of the nicest, friendliest group that I have ever worked with. They were very committed to making sure you had a great vacation. On the negative side--Shirley with the SeaWatch activities group was very rude and only replied to my husband in I in one word answers. It was amazing----We are from New Jersey---and I think someone forgot to tell her the war was over.On the negative side:Our 2 bedroom unit was starting to show it's age. It was very clean, but could use a makeover. The elevators in the towers were always busy and sometimes dirty. It seems that there are two resorts within this one resort. Fairfield Seawatch (where we stayed) includes the villas and some sections of the towers. Most of the units in the tower were simply SeaWatch Resort. Where this became a bit confusing is that some of the facilities you could not charge things to your villa (i.e, tiki bar, restaurant) if you were at Fairfield Seawatch. Also, the exercise room was for Seawatch resort----so if you were associated with Fairfield Seawatch---you had to pay a fee to use the room. Dogs were allowed in SeaWatch but not Fairfield SeaWatch.All in all this is a great resort. I would rate it an 8.00.During our visit, we toured the new Marriott OceanWatch resort. WOW ! I would rate that resort an 11.00. Next time, we will definitely stay there.
We stayed in the Villas at Fairfield Seawatch Plantation. We used Fairfield points to get our reservation, but we don't own at Seawatch. We own at Fairfield Harbour.We stayed in a two-bedroom, two-bath condo that was well furnished and well maintained. The bedroom had a king bed, two nightstands, a big dresser with mirror, and a private bath. We requested a sleeps-8 room, so the second bedroom had two double beds. Some condos have only one queen in the second bedroom. The living room had a sofabed, a loveseat, and two chairs. There was a small balcony with plastic furniture. We had a view of pools, gardens, and the beach. There was a TV in the master and the livingroom. Phones were in every room. There was a message service available.The kitchen had the necessities. We were fine. I did take our big nonstick pan. It was a good thing, because there wasn't one there. Fairfield always seems to have a good startup supply of coffee and the fixins, so we were good in that respect. We did our shopping in the nearby WalMart Superstore. The resort had several swimming pools, two indoor, and I think three outdoor. It also had two lazy rivers. The resort also had a nice workout room, a restaurant, a giftshop, and a grocery shop.Every maintenance item about the unit and the grounds was ideal. No problems -- Well, there was a problem with one of the pools, but maintenance was draining the pool and fixing it -- so who could complain??The resort offered a lot of day excursions and on-site activities. I went on the winery tour (excellent)and participated in the murder mystery dinner theater onsite and the beauty makeover onsite. Everything was outstanding! The fees were very reasonable. The murder mystery was $10 for great entertainment and heavy hors d'oeuvres. The winery tour was $12, including lunch (which was a box lunch from a Honey Baked Ham shop). We bought our tickets for the Alabama theater show "One" through the Fairfield desk. We had great seats, and the price was lower than it would have been with our AAA discount. Free Internet access was provided in the activities room. I don't see how we could have been any more convenient to the beach, outlet shopping, dining in a variety of restaurants, golf, and entertainment. This resort was ideally located!!We attended the welcome brunch where the staff discussed the week's activities and available tours. It was excellent. Good snacks and the briefings were interesting and to the point.I think the resort is appropriate for couples, families, or singles. We were never disturbed by noise, yet the facilties lend themselves to a variety of festivities.A couple of things to keep in mind: There is no midweek towel exchange. I sent one of our teens to the desk with our towels to get replacements, and he was refused. So, we washed them in our washer and dryer. The dryer worked, but it was one of the world's loudest dryers. We couldn't have it on and watch TV in the evenings. I shouldn't mention it, I suppose, since we didn't complain to the management and ask for attention.I'd give the resort a 9 because the staff were wonderful, the resort amenities were outstanding, and the condo was well-equipped and in good order. I'll take away a point because there was no towel exchange and because the condo was a bit small in square footage. I don't know the measurements, but the living room was quite small, yet it had enormous furniture.
Date of Visit: 11/02We went to Fairfield Seawatch in Myrtle Beach in NOvember, 2002. Easy to find from the airport and in a nice location. The resort is huge and has lots of parking and pools around. We stayed in the NOrth Tower up on the 16th floor (a little high for me) but a nice oceanview with 2 balconies. The check in was very easy and quick. Upon arrival, the unit was very clean, done in yellows and blues and roomy. Nice kitchen area, dining room, 2BR and 2 baths, washer, dryer, dishwasher, all the conveniences of home. Everything was there. No hairdryers as told tho. The grounds are lovely, the beach is right there, pools, jacuzzis , a river pool and plenty of room to sit out and enjoy. THe restaurant on grounds offers a spaghetti supper one night which is reasonable and tasty. The resort is about 1 mile from Barefoot Landing and the Walmart for groceries is even closer. One of the reps came at the end of the week for a quick survey and gave a gift of glasses to take home. We had no problem with anything in the unit but hope to stay on a lower floor on a future trip. Very comfy and amenities galore ! I would rate this resort a 9 or 10 because the beach is at your doorstep. In MYrtle Beach it seems difficult to find such a nice location and nice resort to exchange into.
This is my home resort, I have been coming here for 6 yrs & been a Tug member for a while. Seawatch is probably the best resort that I have visited. Have been to many good resorts including Orange Lake (FL) HGVC (FL) Manhatten Club (NY) & some International resorts. Most of the resorts are first class. SEAWATCH IS UNIQUE because it offers all of the amenites of these places ++ at one location. It's placement at the ocean & the views afforded is my favorite aspect. Will not go into the day to day issues or the unit descriptions as they have been well covered in the previous reviews. I tend to be a somewhat demanding guest & I like to know that I am getting my money's worth. Have no time for items that are not checked out prior to a guests arrival. I want to call "guest relations" for information only. I rarely believe in perfection, so I will rate this resort 9.9. If you do not enjoy your stay @ Seawatch I do not know where you could find satisfaction.
Just returned from a week long stay at Sea Watch. Stayed in a 3BR ocean front. There were 3 adult couples & we had a great time. We had plenty of room, never felt crowded at all. Every day, we'd sit on the balcony & watch the dolphins traveling up & down the coast. We've been to Myrtle before & this is the first we'd seen dolphins. Also say a shark in the surf too (didn't both anyone, just added to the excitement). This was a great time of year to visit down there. It was not crowded anywhere. We had no problem getting into restaurants, getting chairs by the pool, etc. Every day we'd go shell hunting, found some great conch shells (figure the recent hurricane caused tons of shells to be swept up on the beach). WE didn't do any of the resort activities but tried every pool & hot tub. Made a game of trying a different pool every night, seems like there were that many of them.Kitchen was fully equipped & one of our couples enjoyed making big breakfasts for everyone every day. Weather was mid-80's & sunny every day, had only one morning of showers.Will gladly go again, preferably in September.
Date of Visit: 7/02We own over 400,00 points to use at this resort. We have generally used a two bedroom unit in the Villas which provide an Ocean/Pool view. We will be staying in the towers this summer which sits directly on the ocean. This is a well maintained resort, but most of the units are for actual rentals in the towers while the Villas are exclusively timeshare units. The units we have stayed in have shown some wear, but still highly acceptable. If one's desire is to be on the ocean, then this resort is ideal. The pool areas become very busy with the sun worshippers staking out their chairs by placing beach towels on them early in the morning. There are signs that "saving" chairs is prohibited, but it is highly unenforced. With the towers each of about 19 floors, their are a lot of people packed into a small area and by mid morning during the summer season you will only find pool chairs around the pools that are more shaded by the buildings. The two bedroom units that we have stayed in sleep 8, but 6 would be a more comfortable number. They include two full bathrooms with the masterbath shower large enough for a family shower. A stacked washer and dryer are provided as well as a fully equipped kitchen. All considered I have to give the resort a 9.
We rented an oceanfront 2 bedroom, 2 bath in the south tower from the TUG classifieds. Everything about the week was great; the view, the room, the beach, and the nightly fireworks (put on by every Joe staying at SeaWatch including us!).The towel police at the pool seemed to disappear at 8am and everyone was waiting to claim their chairs. We claimed our spot on the beach around 9am but never had a problem finding a spot later in the day either.Everyone told us it was crowded because it was July 4th week-I thought it was just right-We never had a problem driving around nor had to wait to eat at a restaurant.We had a wonderful time and would definitely go back. Resort rating: 9.75
Spent a week in January at this resort. We have stayed at many Fairfield resorts and this was up to their Gold Crown Standard. Had a 2 bedroom in Villa III. There was adequate space and 2 bathrooms. The staff is very helpful and organized some golf for us. This was our first visit to Myrtle Beach and we would like to return. January is a quiet month...perfect for hot tubbing and golfing. Much more suited to couples at this time of year...but lots of activities for families and children during warmer months. I can imagine that it is very much child oriented during July and August. We made use of the 8 outdoor hot tubs during the week. The beach is right there ...and we spent many hours walking on the beach. I would rate this resort as an 8.5.
Came down for long weekend. Resort is very nice and has great view of ocean. Check in was fine. Getting pool towels and pool tags involved getting a lesson regarding the need to return the items. A bit more than was needed for the situation. Had three bedroom unit. Well laid out except that smoke alarm kept going off when we used oven. Disappointed that HOA had lazy rivers turned off for heat during winter season. This was especially a disappointment since we had called a week before we arrived. They were working but freezing. Got idea the situation is one that HOA and Fairfield differ on. Outside hot tubs were great! Overall, nice relaxing weekend. Would return. Rating 8.5
Date of Visit: 7/00My family and I have gotten hooked on this resort. As a matter of fact, I can't seem to get them to try any other places since going to Seawatch, and since I love it too, I don't push. I have never been to a resort that tries so hard to please. The units are fully furnished, beautiful, and appealing. On the off chance that you would have a problem, the staff always seems ready to help. The children's activities are too numerous to go into. But believe me, there's plenty to do. Another nice thing is that you are off the main drag in Myrtle, but still very close to everything. There's a Wal-Mart with groceries and gas right down the road, we found that to be very convenient. Seawatch has several outside pools, and one of them is right by your unit, no matter which one you're assigned to. If family is down at the pool you can go out on your balcony and see them. My kids absolutely love the lazy rivers. There's two of them, with plenty of tubes for everyone. I would definetly consider this a family resort, with lot's going on. If you're the type that doesn't like crowds and lot's of fun things going on, you probably would enjoy Fairfield Westwinds better, which is right down the road, but a bit more laid back. I would give this resort a 9.75. Hey, no one or nothing is perfect, except God Almighty!
I'm writing this review on December 31, 2000. So a Happy New Year to all of you. We visited the Fairfield Seawatch Reasort on Dec. 8-15th and enjoyed our visit very much. The resort is beautiful and the condos are very well kept and immaculate. We had an ocean front condo on the 15th floor in the South Tower. The South Tower just opened up in March of 2000 so that everything was new and well appointed. The resort had planned activities for guests. The South Tower had its own pool and hot tub inside but there were several hot tubs and pools outside.This year was the final year for the New York Rockettes show in Myrtle Beach so we made sure to see it. We also enjoyed shopping and entertainment at Broadway At the Beach which houses 19 restaurants, 100 specialty shops, 10 nightspots on 350 acres. Shopping was spectacular. There is a Ripley's Aquarium at the Broadway which was very well done and fun. Of couse, if you are into golfing, you are in the golf capital. We would certainly look into going back there.
This was my first visit to Myrtle beach and to the resort that I am deeded at,I believe it is about 2-3 years old. This resort is absolutely gorgeous. There are 2 lazy river rides, 6 outdoor pools, spas, and indoor pools. Great accomodations, and very well appointed units. We stayed in a 2 bedroom, lr, dr, kit,w/d, huge balcony,the unit was very clean and well maintained and had everything that you could possibly need while on vacation. There are activities on the resort for children and adults as well as a restaurant.This resort is right on the ocean at the north end of Myrtle Beach. very easy access to all of the shows etc. The staff was very friendly and we were welcomed in our room by one of the staff with a welcome basket of goodies. This was a very memorable first visit and I look forward to many more stays at this resort. I would rate this a ten for sure!!!!!!
We just returned from a week at Seawatch Plantation and although the temperature was chilly, we enjoyed our visit to the beach. We are Fairfield VIP and upgraded from a 2 bedroom to a 3 bedroom for the first 5 days (we accepted moving mid-week because we had four generations of family and wanted the extra bedroom for at least the 5 days. We stayed in unit 1205 in the South Tower- a nice three bedroom with balcony overlooking the ocean. The unit is nice, but the kitchen is very small and has NO storage to speak of. Other than the lack of cabinets, the facilities are good. Washer/dryer in unit with soap included. Plenty of towels, including beach towels. The staff was very helpful and front desk folks did all they could to keep us in the 3 bdrm for the entire week. They even offered to move our stuff so that we could "go and do" during the day. They gave us the keys for the "new" unit a day early so we could start moving some stuff over the evening before we were due to move.We moved into the villas, 2 bdrm unit for the last 2 days and it was really nice. Plenty of room in this kitchen - wish we could have had that all along. The 2 bdrm unit had a king in the master with dual head shower in the bath. (no whirlpool) The second bedroom had two full/double beds and plenty of room. Living/dining room was roomy enough to seat all 5 of us with elbow room.The 3 bdrm unit had kings in two of the bedrooms and a queen in the third (two bathrooms). Space in the master was limited, but sufficient. Plenty of dressers and storage (except in the kitchen).Both units had TVs in all bedrooms and living room. There are plenty of swimming pools both indoor and outdoor. There are two lazy rivers for floating around and of course the beach is just over the dunes. The north and south towers are right on the beach and the villas are set back just a little, but overlook a pond with bridges and swimming pools and gardens. Actually a beautiful view with the ocean beyond it.There are planned activities every day, some are free, and others are a nominal charge. They also do some golf and show outings that are discounted.We were able to see two shows while there and enjoyed some shopping - there are enough outlet malls, quaint little (?) shopping areas (Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing to name two) to satisfy even the most dedicated shopper. There is enough golf available to keep you on the greens for about 6 months if you played a different course every day. So there is no shortage of stuff to do no matter what the season. I can only imagine what a madhouse it must be in summer. :)The resort would be a great place to be for any type of family or couple. If you are into night life, there is plenty available just a short drive away. You will want to have a vehicle available since almost everything is a drive (sometimes a few minutes, maybe more).I would return to this resort at any time of year - anytime I could.
I should qualify this review by stating I did not stay as an owner or a RCI trade, I rented a three-bedroom suite in the north tower. I cannot comment on the Planned Activities, or the Fairfield staff, but the facility is the same.The resort consists of several buildings the largest being two towers on the beach. Smaller units sit back from the beach with limited views. The north tower opened this year and was experiencing a few kinks. Elevators were frequently out of order and the saunas occasionally required attention. Other than that, the place ran well. Check-in was fast and easy - nice folks. They offer plenty of convenient parkingThe 3BR unit was spacious - three baths and a full kitchen. The living room, dining area and one bedroom have balconies. The unit was nicely decorated; the furniture was comfortable and sufficient for the seven of us. Immediately to the north of the building is a huge RV park. They have live music in a pavilion a couple nights per week and it's LOUD. However, it was over by 11pm.There's a lot of construction going on at the south tower. This pushed folks over into the pool area of the north tower which got very crowded. Get to the pool early if you want a chair. Despite clearly marked signs forbidding the practice (and the best efforts of three courageous young employees) many people would send a scout with several towels to stake out chairs for the day. There's a river ride plus another pool and a large sauna inside.A short wooden walkway leads over the dunes to the beach. The Lifeguards are few and far between. Worse, they were not particularly attentive. In addition to watching the beach they were responsible set up a long row of umbrellas and chairs which they rent. These stretch the entire width of the resort and tending them requires a couple hours each day. While the lifeguards are renting the chairs, nobody's watching the surf. Now the strange part. Apparently Myrtle Beach has a law forbidding anyone from setting up his own umbrella nearer the surf than the rentals. You may place your towel or chair near the surf but that's all.All things considered it was a clean, well appointed and well managed resort. Once the construction is over, I've no doubt most of the minor problems will right themselves.
My husband and daughter and I just returned from Seawatch Plantation in Myrtle Beach. We stayed in the newly completed North Tower room 1907. It is 19 floors plus a 20th floor that is penthouse units. We had a one bedroom lockout. It is our understanding that the 18th and 19th floors are lockouts. Our unit heard a lot of noise from the 2 bedroom that was next door. I would suggest getting a room that was not part of a lockout. I don't know if the people in the 2 bedroom could hear us as much as we could hear them. Their living room was at the lockout door, and our bedroom door was near our lockout door, so if they were up at night while we were trying to sleep it was not a good situation. The unit was nice, but small. We saw another 1 bedroom on a different section, and it was nicer...a bit bigger. The resort itself is still building, the south tower pool was closed, so everyone came to our pool, however there were 2 other pools that were less crowded..they were not as large as the main pool. They have two indoor pools, and 4-5 whirlpools, and 2 lazy rivers. The resort is very nice, our room however was not one of the nicer ones. We will ask for something on the end of the building for next year.
Date of Visit: 7/99We visited this resort during the 4th of July week of 1999. We really enjoyed Myrtle Beach and all the shows, beaches, restaurants, shopping, golf etc. We felt that in their high season prices were very reasonable, and waiting time and availability were no problem. There were fireworks all week long and sitting on the beach at night was fun as individuals put on their own fireworks displays. Seawatch Plantation was a beautiful, first rate resort. The staff was excellent. The only drawback at this time is that you do need to be willing put up with construction, however the facilities were fine. They followed up with phone calls to insure that if we had problems they would be reported. The only negative that we found was that the South tower one bedroom unit had one of the bathrooms that opened up into the bedroom only and had no door. If we were going with another couple (which is pretty common)our one bedroom 4/2 at South tower would not have been appropriate. Great place in general.
Date of Visit: 8/98We rented a 1 bedroom for 4 at Sea Watch Plantation through VCI, Fairfield's rental agency. Owners have Fairfield rent their weeks out if they cannot use them. We could not get an exchange unit through RCI that was suitable so we decided to rent. I believe that Fairfield resorts are first class and felt comfortable renting a unit through them. We paid $800 for a 1 bedroom unit at the Sea Watch Towers building in August 1998. This was a new building and everything was spectacular!We had a fantastic time as a family. I have rated this resort as a 9 and not a 10 because of several reasons: Unit was small for 2 adults and 2 children. There was not enough drawer space for our clothes. My husband is an avid golfer and he got up every morning for the first tee times and there was no door to shut off the bathroom from the master bedroom. So much for sleeping in! Also, I got tired of paying $2+ fees for my daughters and myself for every craft item that we did. If the 3 of us did crafts 2X a day, that was an extra minimum of $12 a day. I thought it was a little petty to charge prices for those activities at such a *nice* resort.The resort was first rate! When we were there, there were 3 pools plus a lazy river. The resort was meticulously landscaped. Our girls had a wonderful time. The resort was definitely geared for families. Construction will be going on for awhile because there are plans for 2 more buildings.The units were clean and beautifully decorated. When you walked in the door, you walked through the kitchen with the laundry room to the left. We used the laundry room to store our luggage. The kitchen was nice with all standard items. We cooked several meals in the unit as this was our second week on vacation and wanted some "home" cooking. There was nothing lacking in the kitchen. Past the kitchen, was the dining room table and then the living room with a small couch and 2 chairs. To the left of the living room was the master bedroom with a king-sized bed and small bath. There was no tub, just a shower. Our girls were old enough for a shower, but this may cause problems for some.Myrtle Beach has lots to do for a family with an Aquarium, small amusement park, lots of restaurants (Planet Hollywood to name one).We had a fantastic time! I didn't mean for my review to be so negative but I just wanted to point out a few things. We are planning to go back again and would not hesitate to exchange or rent there. I would try to get a 2 bedroom. We took a tour of the other units. This is the only place besides Disney World that our girls have asked to go back to again. It must have been the lazy river!
We checked in quite late and were somewhat disappointed with the service at check-in. However, we were very pleasantly surprised with our accommodations at Seawatch. The unit was very clean, cheerful and spacious. We stayed in Villa I, which is the oldest unit, but it was very well maintained. The only drawback was no direct view of the ocean. You had to go out on the deck. Construction is still underway and workers are busy 7 days a week. If you are a late riser, this wouldn't be the place to go until construction is complete. The week we were there it was quite cool so we didn't have the privilege of using the beach or pool areas except for two days. However, it definitely is very accommodating with access to four outdoor pools, 1 indoor pool, and numerous jacuzzis. The beach is beautiful and within a mile of the longest pier on the east coast, Apache Pier. The resort is fairly close to Barefoot Landing, Carolina Opry, and Dixie Stampede.
We stayed at Seawatch Christmas week 1997. We had a 2 br unit in a new 7 story bldg at the back of the lagoon. This building is the furthest from the ocean (I guess 120 yards to the beach), but is close enough to see, smell and hear the surf... with a great view of the beach and a pretty lake on the back side.The units are superb! High ceilings, quality construction, the units are beautifully decorated and are quiet. The deck is large. The 2 br can sleep up to 8 but 4 or 6 would be my maximum.There is full-time staff at the front desk, on-site security and an activity room for movies, crafts, ping pong in case it rains or you like those activities. The 15 story tower dead on the beach and is now open. The Tower has a lazy river which runs 24-7, plus indoor pool and jaccuzi, outdoor pools and more.There is another tower under construction, and there is some noise to be sure. But this is a great location and wonderful resort. NO REASON TO AVOID THIS PLACE NOW... unless you whine about the least little things. In short, GO! ENJOY!
SeaWatch (RCI Gold Crown) is a resort that is currently under construction. One villa (21 units) was available during our visit and a second villa will open 8/26. A fourteen story oceanfront tower is also under construction and will offer four stories for timeshare use. The resort should be an exceptional place to visit once it is completed, but during our stay the resort lacked certain amenities that we have been accustomed during our stays at other Fairfield resorts.The 2 bedroom unit was a comfortable size and sleeps 8. A king size bed in the master bedroom, two full size beds in the 2nd bedroom and a queen sleeper in the living room. The living room had a 25" TV, Master bedroom 19" and 2nd bedroom 13". There were ceiling fans in each room, the unit had a full kitchen with frig, stove, microwave, coffee maker etc. There was a small ocean-view balcony that unfortunately faced the construction site. The unit also had a dining table that seated six.During our visit the resort was not properly represented by Fairfield hosts, that was provided by the Fairfield Westwinds staff about 3 miles away. There was an outdoor pool with jacuzzi and a private walkway from the resort to the beach. My family was disappointed with the available amenities, construction noise, lack of on-site staff. I will definitely return to the resort when it is completed, but if I return to Myrtle Beach next year I would most likely stay at Fairfield Westwinds. The resort is in a very convenient area, near many attractions, you can walk to a pier to fish, it's close to Barefoot landing, a popular tourist stop.
Date of visit : July 97We also visited the Seawatch Plantation in July. We were very disappointed with the property. The unit was definitely ocean view, not ocean front. The noise and construction was very annoying. The unit was clean but small. We had visited the property the year before and were a little leery of purchasing something we could not see. We invested $1200.00 in order to return the next year and make up our minds. When we returned, everything thing was changed. The purchase price, the points and the maintenance fees. Please be very careful of this property and look into all aspects before you purchase. Century 21 not doing a very good job.