ADORABLE FOLLY BEACH COTTAGE! 1 BLOCK TO BEACH! SUPER LOCATION! FREE WIFI!

Desiree Maurer or Shane Hennessey

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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ADORABLE FOLLY BEACH COTTAGE! 1 BLOCK TO BEACH! SUPER LOCATION! FREE WIFI!

Folly Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

The Island Girl' is a clean, Sweet Ole Cottage which has entertained happy folks for years and enjoyed some renovations and upgrades over the 2013/2014 winter months, including a BRAND NEW tiled bathroom!

The guests who have stayed with her, loved her so much, they say they wish they could stay forever. Pack a bag, throw in some flip flops, a swim suit and leave your worries behind at the Island Girl!

Located JUST ACROSS THE STREET from the BEACH (How Sweet is That?) and only two blocks from the Famous Bert's Market where you can buy anything from ice, to batteries, to organic vegetables, sushi and craft beer, the Island Girl is your key to relaxation. On the first floor, you have plenty of space to relax in the large family room, enjoy a family meal in the dining area or just relax on the screened-in porch while drinking your morning coffee. Upstairs, there are 3 nicely sized bedrooms, a full bath and entry to the sun porch which looks over the palms. Need some time away from the sun? No problem! Our backyard is nicely shaded from all of the beautiful, mature palm trees and there is even an outdoor shower to wash off the sand from your day at the beach.

At Folly Beach, you will discover the beauty and diversity of our quaint beach town! Referred to as the 'Edge of America', the town of Folly is very casual, and the locals are friendly. You will enjoy amazing sunrises and sunsets, rich history, good food, expansive beaches, and a town center pier for fishing and sightseeing. Within steps of each other on Center Street, you'll find many restaurants, from upscale to the cool dive. Seafood is always fresh and available everywhere; but no fear, for the non-connoisseur there are taco shops and burger bars. Cool shops abound. And, surfing is big here, so bring your board or sign up for a lesson.

A clean and beautiful beach, there is plenty to do at Folly with wonderful swimming, surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, sun bathing, people watching, finding seashells, running and biking on the beach, and just doing what you want to do. Need to work off some energy after lounging at the beach? Just two blocks away is a wonderful Public Playground ,Tennis and Basketball Court.

And, if too sunburned, the charming and historic Charleston is just a short drive away. There you can enjoy some of the best restaurants on the East coast, explore the French Market, picnic at Waterfront or take a horse drawn carriage ride through the Holy City. Do some shopping on King Street, stroll through one of our beautiful museums, take a sunset cruise through the harbor or stop by one of the city's hot spots to people watch (including celebrities!)

Looking for a special or romantic weekend getaway and would like to customize your stay? No problem! We would be happy to have a chilled bottle of champagne, fresh flowers, chocolate dipped strawberries or whatever you wish, waiting for you when you arrive. Give us a call and we would be happy to make the arrangements!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a really great time in Folley Beach and the Island Girl was a great choice for our stay. The cottage is super cute and comfortable. Thank you again for everything. We just wished the weather would have been warmer, but we still found lots to do and had fun. We left 2 kites in the shed for your future guests to enjoy.

We look forward to coming back again soon!
Mar 2014
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Desiree Maurer or Shane Hennessey

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My husband and I relocated to Charleston from the northeast because of our love of Charleston's beautiful beaches, mainly Folly, and to enjoy the relaxing pace that Charlestonians live. This area is a fabulous place to live and we love the ability to go to the beach any time of the year.

After escaping the rat race of New England, we find walking the beach is a wonderful way to clear our head, unwind and relax. There is something about - at least for us - finding a sand dollar nestled in the sand, a new turtle nest, or seeing dolphins playing in the water down by the light house. And, while our son, who is part owner, now lives in New Orleans as a manager of a hostel, our pure enjoyment is watching him and his girlfriend relax and enjoy the same things we fell in love with Folly, when they come to visit. And, we love being able to share that feeling with you!

We hope you come back for years to come. But, if you ever find you would like to relocate here permanently, please let me know and I would be happy to help you find your new home.

Desiree Maurer or Shane Hennessey purchased this cottage in 2012

Folly now has many restaurants and entertainment that we equally enjoy. But some of my favorite times are in the water. Swimming, Fishing the Surf, riding the waves, Fishing from the pier, or boating the Folly River while skiing, tubing and of course, fishing and shrimping.

The Low country is abundant in crabs, shrimp and fish. The many local piers make it easy and fun to catch your own meal, or if you do not get a nibble, Crosby's seafood is just up the road with some of the best local seafood around for you to take home and prepare. Come on Down to the Low Country and experience the Edge of America ( Folly Beach) 1st hand. You won't be disappointed.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Reviews

4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Adorable Folly Beach Cottage! 1 Block to Beach! Super Location! Free WiFi!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
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Adorable Folly Beach Cottage! 1 Block to Beach! Super Location! Free WiFi!
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843-327-9010
Folly Beach Charleston Area
West Columbia SC
5

CLEAN, CUTE AND CONVENIENT COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
My family and I, including two pre-schoolers, had one of our most relaxing vacations at Folly while staying at the Island Girl. This is a precious little house that had everything we needed during our time there. It was immaculately clean with high quality linens and towels. Being so close to the beach was a definite plus, especially when carrying all the things we needed for two active beach-loving children. The house comes equipped with beach chairs and towels, floats, two adult bikes and even a fold up beach buggy. We loaded everything on that and, in just a few minutes' walk, we were sinking our toes into the sandy surf! Upon returning to the house, we were able to wash off the beach sand under the outdoor shower in the privacy of the lush and tropical backyard. The new deck off the second story was nice to use at night for relaxing after a day at the beach and counting stars.

Desiree was a joy to work with and quickly responded to my initial inquiry and questions. Everything was perfect in this quaint little cottage. There were many unique touches throughout the house. Our favorite was the stained glass window leading up the staircase! The neighborhood was quiet and convenient to everything on the Island. We come to Folly two or three times a year and have stayed in many island homes. The Island Girl is one we definitely recommend and will be returning! Thank you, Desiree, for sharing your charming cottage with us and for being truly concerned about our welfare and making sure our stay was as nice as possible! We will be back!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Adorable Folly Beach Cottage! 1 Block to Beach! Super Location! Free WiFi!
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Folly Beach Charleston Area
Knoxville
5

PERFECT COTTAGE FOR OUR SMALL FAMILY.

  • 5 of 5
We wanted a small, unfussy cottage for a short vacation to Folly Beach. With two teen-aged girls, this 3 bedroom house worked perfectly, giving everyone a little bit of privacy and space. The location could not have been better - a VERY short walk around the corner to the beach and just a few blocks from the main commercial strip. The house was clean, tidy and had all the necessities we needed for our stay. The owner, Desiree, was prompt and helpful with our reservation. We rented bikes one day and they were delivered to our door and picked up exactly when we requested, which was very nice. The beach was uncrowded and clean. We were able to collect shells, boogie board and walk to the fishing pier. Overall, a lovely time and a perfect house for a small group.
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Adorable Folly Beach Cottage! 1 Block to Beach! Super Location! Free WiFi!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p427345vb
843-327-9010
Folly Beach Charleston Area
4

APRIL BREAK

  • 4 of 5
Great location, one week from beach, few blocks to downtown. House very comfortable. Weather was not the best and we were disappointed that we couldn't use the screened in porch when it rained, there was no ceiling on deck above. Close to downtown for shopping and dinner, owners great to deal with, very nice vacation, would definitely return. Also need outside light by grill to cook out after dark
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Adorable Folly Beach Cottage! 1 Block to Beach! Super Location! Free WiFi!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p427345vb
843-327-9010
Folly Beach Charleston Area
Pennsylvania
4

LOVELY LITTLE COTTAGE

  • 4 of 5
The cottage was clean, cute, comfortable and the owner was very helpful in finalizing our plans. The only issue we had was the uneven flooring. You had to be very careful when you walked down the stairs and then into the dining room because the flooring camouflaged the extra step before you get to the table. There should be something on the floor at the top of that step and on the floor near the table to catch your eye and prevent someone from tripping or falling.
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting us know. A rug runner has been placed in that location so guests can be more aware of the different levels of the first floor. And, we were so happy to read in the guest book how much you enjoyed your time at our cottage as well as posting the photo on our Facebook page!
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Adorable Folly Beach Cottage! 1 Block to Beach! Super Location! Free WiFi!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p427345vb
843-327-9010
Folly Beach Charleston Area
Asheville, NC
5

THOUGHT OF EVERYTHING

  • 5 of 5
Not only is the house extremely close to the beach, but the owners thought of everything to make the stay comfortable and as uncomplicated as possible. There were boogie boards, coolers, a cart to haul your stuff to the beach (which we used every day), a Wii, a grill with propane, and recommendations on everything there is to do in Folly Beach. We also really enjoyed hanging out on the back screened-in porch. We had an amazing time and will definitely be considering another stay at the Island Girl in the future.
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Adorable Folly Beach Cottage! 1 Block to Beach! Super Location! Free WiFi!
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843-327-9010
Folly Beach Charleston Area
Baltimore
5

ISLAND GIRLS

  • 5 of 5
I took my 9 yr. old and twin 5 yr. old daughters away to Folly Beach for the week and the Island Girl was the perfect beach house for us. Incredibly well appointed, we went from brewing iced tea to cooking out and then to the beach, without having to pack any of our own stuff. The games and DVDs were especially useful at night and for those days where the kids needed a break from the sun. Walking distance Bert's Market and the beach meant we could leave our car parked, a truly memorable break, the girls and I will be back again soon for sure!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
rt 26
Nearest Beach
Folly Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Snapper Jacks
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
James Island
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Ritas
Car: recommended

We are conveniently located just 15 minutes from downtown historic Charleston. Within walking distance, there are also Tennis Courts (2 blocks), basketball Court (2 blocks), and a playground (2 blocks)

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Availability & Rates

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Folly Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Summer
Jul 6 2014 - Aug 1 2014
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,400
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 2 2014 - Sep 6 2014
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,300
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 7 2014 - Oct 4 2014
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,200
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 5 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit 300
Cleaning 130 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes For the month of July, we will consider last minute nightly rentals (3 nights minimum) if the week has not been booked yet. Call or email for more information.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Folly Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
  • 1.5 Full bath has been completely renovated in 2014 with new tiled tub, tiled floor, and vanity with granite counter.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , New for 2013
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • King size beds (1), Queen Beds (1), Double Beds (1) The couch, brand new for 2013, has a pull-out queen mattress
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • parasailing
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • equestrian events
Notes:
Tennis and basketball courts, playground just 2 blocks away. Plenty of surfboard, paddleboard, kayak, scooter and bike rentals available around Folly as well as all of the shops and restaurants within walking distance as well.
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