Jennie Eakes first visited Myrtle Beach as a child 50 years ago. And like a fine wine, each trip just seems to get better with time.
So do the accommodations. Eakes and her husband recently spent a short four-day fall getaway at Bay View at the Boardwalk, which she is calling her best stay yet. … with many more to come.
“I came to Myrtle Beach for the first in 1965 with my grandparents, and we came every July,” Eakes recalled. “The place we used to stay was torn down so this was our first time at Bay View and we absolutely loved it.”
Living in the Smoky Mountain resort community of Townsend, Tennessee, she and her husband have varied their vacation destinations over the years. After spending more time in Charleston in recent years, they decided to visit an old friend in Myrtle Beach this time and realized what huge savings can be had on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront during the offseason.
“Myrtle Beach is so much cheaper in the fall, and the weather is great and the beach isn’t crowded,” Eakes said. “We found a great deal at Bay View. It was cheaper for us to stay four nights in Myrtle Beach than one night in Charleston, and we were right on the beach.”
The Eakes loved the oceanfront location and the convenient access to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the 1.2 mile wooden walkway that leads visitors to all the downtown attractions. The recently expanded Boardwalk gives guests at the Bay View direct access from their own backyard.
She raved about the clean, comfortable accommodations and the indoor pool area, while her husband enjoyed walking the Boardwalk and the free and secure on-site parking. That made it easy for the Eakes to use their vehicle for some local dining, shopping and sightseeing.
“I love shopping at the Pawleys Island Hammocks Shops, and we ate at our favorite places – Villa Romano and Drunken Jacks,” Eakes said. “We had a wonderful time. The rooms were clean and the indoor swimming pool was nice. My husband loved taking walks on the Boardwalk and the on-site parking. We’re already planning a trip to come back in May.”
And after a half century of visiting the Grand Strand, Eakes now has a new favorite place to stay at Bay View Resort.