Amazing Inside and Out
Submitted: April 7, 2012
Stayed: March 2012
Just so you can have a framework for this review, we have stayed in two other houses on Folly, both of which were oceanside. We have also stayed in about 20 rental houses all over the world. Now, let me say, this house is amazing. At first, I was a little concerned because it is not oceanside and I usually think that is a must. But after looking at the many outdoor spaces this house provides (pool, patios, balconies, screened porch) I thought it might just give us something many of the other oceanside places don't, a large outdoor gathering space with both shade and sun. And yes, it did!
We spent most of our time somewhere between inside and outside, with the many large french doors thrown open, relaxing by the pool and making use of the large patio, barbeque, outdoor shower, outdoor bathroom, screened in porch, hammock and comfy lounges. The westward view is beautiful and peaceful and very private. When we wanted a little more activity, we walked down to the ocean and spent hours playing, swimming (it was incredibly warm for this time of year), and walking. When we got tired we walked back to our quiet shaded paradise. The walk is very short. It was perfect outdoor time. We had every amenity we could ask for.
Now for the inside. What can I say? This house was built (recently) with no expense spared. Anywhere. Let me tell you about some of the kitchen surprises. 2 refrigerators, 2 dishwashers, a special ice dispenser cabinet, a wine refrigerator, a pot-filler above the 5 burner store, 2 ovens. Also a large butlers pantry and mudroom. I mean, really? Yes, really. The whole house has built in millwork everywhere, bookcases, shelves, cabinets. All the bedrooms have bathrooms that are luxurious. The master bedroom is larger than many people's houses, with a walk in closet and bathroom that kinda leave you speechless. The bathroom has a huge clawfoot tub, a ginormous shower that has 3 showerheads, one of which is an overhead waterfall.
A note about location on island. Perfect. Each night we walked to the sunset bar at the marina and walked back along beach. Each morning walked to town, coffee at Lost Dog, then walked back. Did I say perfect?
I did consider not posting a review because the bad part of me wants to always have this house available for me and not encourage mobs. But I figure selfishness is bad karma and sharing is best for truth and love. So there you go. Can you see any reason not to reserve this house right now? You will thank me.
Helpful votes: 25/27
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