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

Desiree Maurer or Shane Hennessey

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Desiree Maurer or Shane Hennessey

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2014
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ADORABLE FOLLY BEACH COTTAGE! 1 BLOCK TO BEACH! SUPER LOCATION! FREE WIFI!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

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!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Desiree Maurer or Shane Hennessey (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2014

About Desiree Maurer or Shane Hennessey

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

Why Desiree Maurer or Shane Hennessey chose Folly Beach

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.

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
  • 1 of 5

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Adorable Folly Beach Cottage! 1 Block to Beach! Super Location! Free WIFI!
average rating of 4.785714 based on 19 reviews
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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
Georgia
5

Memorable first family beach trip

  • 5 of 5
This was our first trip as a whole family to the beach. I grew up visiting my home state shores, but my son had never been. We fell in love with the house and couldn't have asked for a better house to stay in. Everything was provided down to chocolates on the pillows. Honestly, we could've just packed clothes and a camera and been good (except for grocery shopping of course)! The house was so quaint and beautifully decorated. The yard was wonderful and the deck was a fabulous place to hang out. It was less than a five minute walk to the beach and the location was perfectly away from the large crowd so there was plenty of room. I think we were three or so blocks from the Main Street too. The owners were very quick to respond when we had a question during our stay. I can't say enough good things! Next year we hope to book a longer trip! Definitely a testament to South Carolina hospitality and to Folly Beach's charm!!
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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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
Manchester, CT
4

Hated to leave the Island Girl

  • 4 of 5
My family and I stayed for a week in this perfectly located, and beautifully appointed home. The walk to the beach is enjoyable, and (more importantly for us) short enough that kids can carry boogie boards, sand toys, etc. themselves. The shed housed plenty of beach equipment and a cart to haul it all, but we didn't use any of it, as we had brought our own. Ditto for the bikes that are also available.

What a blessing to have a bath and a half at the house! And the outside shower makes it easy to keep the floors and drains free of beach sand. I do wish, however, that there was a better walkway between the shower and the back door. We were there at the tail end of a tropical storm that had absolutely soaked the island for a week. We had to walk through mud to get to the shower, and then try and get to the porch without getting full of mud again.

The home is fully stocked, which is a good, but also cumbersome thing. Because we had three boys in tow (ages 8, 9, and 10), it almost goes without saying that we needed to be fully stocked with cereal, crackers, snacks, juice boxes, etc. I found myself putting many kitchen items in the front closet just to make shelf space to store dry goods. Once that was done, however, the cozy kitchen suited us just fine, and we prepared all but one of our meals at the house.

Overall, the Island Girl was perfect for our vacation, and Desiree is very easy and pleasant to work with. I will definitely consider another stay in the future.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, 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
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!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p427345vb
-843-327-9010
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
business
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
business
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!

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Snapper Jacks
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
James Island
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
rt 26
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Ritas
Nearest Beach
Folly Beach
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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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Folly Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
April 2015
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$155
$1,050
 
 
May 2015
May 1 2015 - May 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,175
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend 2015
May 22 2015 - May 26 2015
5 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
June 2015
May 27 2015 - Jun 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,325
 
 
July 2015
Jun 26 2015 - Jul 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$210
$1,425
 
 
August 2015
Aug 1 2015 - Sep 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,325
 
 
Labor Day Weekend 2015
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $130 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
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.

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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:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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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