Cozy, comfortable, and absolutely charming!
I've just returned from ten very comfortable days at Lamm's End Cottage. Beth's hard work and attention to detail have created a cozy, comfortable, and absolutely charming getaway. The nice thing about Folly Beach is that I didn't feel compelled to "do" anything--although I certainly did some things--and the cottage made doing nothing really pleasant. Just sitting in the rockers or swinging in the hammock on the front porch was great. The kitchen was the best-equipped of any rental in which I've ever stayed, though I certainly enjoyed trying out some of the restaurants in the area, too. The beach is just a short walk away, and getting to the downtown area is really easy. The beach is great, by the way, though the storm surge caused by Sandy damaged it a little earlier this week. Materials at the cottage made checking out restaurants and planning excursions really easy. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour at Charleston Tea Plantation. Coming back to the very comfortable beds after a long day was a pleasure. One example of Beth's thoughtfulness is that all the light switches are labeled--no guessing! I had questions about the multiple TV controls--just couldn't find the right combination--and, when I notified Beth, she had her handyman come over to check it out for me. She's apparently assembled a great support crew on the island.
As for recommendations, here's some of what we enjoyed:
Restaurants--The Lost Dog Cafe, Locklear's (at the pier--great ocean view), Taco Boy, Bowen's Island, and Husk in Charleston. One caution--take bug spray to Bowen's Island to fend off the no-see-ums. I suffered! Crosby's for fresh seafood to cook at home.
If you go up Ashley Avenue to see the Morris Island lighthouse, stop along the way at the Washout. Sandy created some waves there that the surfers were really enjoying. One of them told us that it's the best surfing spot on the East Coast. Don't miss Bert's. It's within walking distance of the house--free coffee, the daily papers (including the NY Times), and an interesting variety of other merchandise, as well as lots of local characters.
I would certainly recommend Lamm's End Cottage. As a matter of fact, we hope to go again next year when the butterfly migration goes through Charleston Tea Plantation.
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