If you could imagine the perfect vacation retreat, it would be Channel Cat in the Cherry Grove community of North Myrtle Beach This traditionally-styled beach home is beautifully appointed and reminiscent of childhood beach vacations. It's perched overlooking a salt water creek that spills into a larger inlet and then into the ocean. The views are peaceful and relaxing -- maximized by a big deck and a dock for dining, sunning and memorable conversations. North Myrtle Beach's Channel Cat has five bedrooms and three bathrooms and is appointed with every convenience you might need or expect. There are two sunny and spacious dens (one for the kids and one for grown-ups, maybe?). A big beautiful kitchen is equipped for fancy meals or easy noshing; you decide. A washer and dryer are extremely convenient; everyone can pack light and head home without hauling loads of dirty laundry. There are two 52" flat screen televisions and a DVD player. Outside, there's a grill for masterminding a fabulous cookout; everything tastes better when it's cooked in salt-edged ocean air. More than a dozen folks can spread out. Bring a few friends and enjoy private bedrooms, or bring a bigger crowd and share sleeping areas. A Myrtle Beach area vacation makes it all worthwhile. A getaway to the Grand Strand is sure to be filled to the brim with activity -- whether it's sunning on the dock or on nearby beaches, shopping at outlet malls and boutiques, dining at restaurants featuring seafood, or just strolling the beach and pondering the great mysteries of life. Channel Cat puts its guests only minutes away from everything that has made North Myrtle Beach famous and dearly loved.