MEDITERRANEAN STYLE FIVE-STAR, AFFORDABLE LUXURY.

Leonie Buckley

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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MEDITERRANEAN STYLE FIVE-STAR, AFFORDABLE LUXURY.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Folly Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Pet friendly, luxury, extreme cleanliness all combined! Sleeps 10 max (no exceptions)

Please check calendar for availability as we do keep very booked with lots of repeat guests.

From the moment you enter the giant doors of this custom, 3000+squarefoot home into the two-story foyer you will be transported into another world. Mediterranean-style architecture mixed with comfortable high-end furniture and appliances exceed all standards of holiday rentals.

This is a full-service rental. You just need to pack your personal belongs. Unlike most other rentals we supply all the rest at no extra cost to you. High speed internet and free long distance phone .Most of all you will feel pampered by the high-quality designer linens and towels as well as the quality soap products just like a five-star hotel.

This home is ideally situated 3 rows from the ocean with grassy path right in front of the house ,making the beach just 2 minutes walk away.Best of all you are just two blocks to Center Street Folly with its quaint stores, coffee shops, ice-cream parlors, and numerous restaurants, so there is no need to take the car when casually stepping out at night or walking the pier.

The home consists 4-5 bedrooms 3.5 baths (sleeps 10) and a spectacular hallway and formal living room and large dining and living areas off the kitchen amazing, state-of-the-art, 'to die for' kitchen with tons of granite and professional stove,with double ovens as well as the 2 microwaves and large, side-by-side refrigerator .The kitchen is open to the family room/tv room ,dining room as well as the screened porch which is the most popular space in the house with our guests as it has conformable chairs for all as well as a secondary dining table and where you will find yourself surrounded by tropical trees and the singing of birds mixed in with the sound of the ocean.

The living room to the front of the house can be used as an overflow living space/tv room or 5th bedroom as it has a day bed and pull out trundle as well as the sofa and love-seat

Also downstairs is the fourth bedroom with queen 4 poster-bed.Here there is a full bath as well as small kitchen area and T.V This has a door to the screened porch so this area is a beautiful unit within itself if someone wants more peace and quiet.

Upstairs there are 3 more bedrooms.The Master bedroom is huge and opulent having a king size bed and plenty of extra space .The spa like bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub and a separate shower. There are two further queen bedrooms upstairs sharing a Jack-and-Jill, beautifully tiled bathroom. The larger of these bedrooms has a great ocean view from the queen-size bed ideal for lazy days. There are TV'S .in 2 of these bedrooms ,one left without on request so Kids don't stay awake all night watching!

The most spectacular aspect of this home is the ocean-side deck, perfect for days you want to lounge and

sun without being at the beach, or for catching the cool night breezes and ocean sounds as you dine alfresco or gather with friends.

Underneath the home is a great grilling area (gas)and outdoor shower as well as storage area for the sun chairs we provide.There is also a 3 car enclosed garage as well as lots of space for parking more cars in the driveway.

This home is for the discerning renter, a family or group who appreciate such luxury yet want the casual fun feel of Folly, mixed with the quick commute to Charleston, and all this for 1000s less similar luxury elsewhere. With all we have to offer, as well as making it available to owners of mature well-behaved dogs(at no extra cost), we have had 8 wonderful fully booked out years with lots of very happy guests, many of them repeat guests .Please check the availability calendar which we always keep up to date If we are unavailable we would love to have you visit another time.

Folly Beach is like no other place. Once the haunt of hippies and dropouts, it has retained its quaint beach-side atmosphere. When other communities were being developed out of existence and their personality, Folly remained unchanged. Now it is one of the most desired communities South Carolina as quietly over the past few years it has been discovered. This means all the more amenities for you while keeping all the charm.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leonie Buckley (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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About Leonie Buckley

My husband and I were both born in Ireland but have lived in the US for 20 years and are proud American citizens.We live full time in Augusta Ga where he is Dean of the Medical School .We have 2 teen boys who love to bring their friends to Folly as well as 2 Great Danes who love the beach. We love to relax and hang out in Folly and Charleston where time just expands and you can never tire of going back to again and again.

Leonie Buckley purchased this house in 2004

Why Leonie Buckley chose Folly Beach

We were looking for somewhere we could have for a vacation home for now ,and later as a place to retire.Folly has it all ,its relaxing without being too quiet,has the beach but so much more within short distance that you could never get bored .It has all the charms of Charleston within 10 min.Its old-fashioned eclectic feel reminded us of the seaside village in Ireland where we had a home previosly.It had everything we were looking for and more.It has a real vacation feel to it yet is a living suburb of Charleston open year round.It is impossible not to relax in Folly.

What makes this house unique

This home was built in 2000 by a builder as his main home so he put in a standard unlike anything else at the beach. Its also built in such a way as to give everyone staying space and privacy so everyone staying here has a great time together and never feel on top of each other.Its just 2 minutes to the beach and 2 min to center street Folly yet on a amazingly quiet street so little traffic.We are surrounded by owner occupied homes so its incredible quiet.When you are in the screened porch all you hear is the sound of birds singing from the empty lot next door and sound of waves crashing from the ocean. After all these years we still feel it a treat to go there ourselves. We have a great team of cleaning staff and handymen so we do not have to spend our own vacations doing the work to keep the house in tip top shape as we did the first year we owned it ,so we get to be guest and enjoy Folly too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We boogie boarded on the beach made huge dinners in goutrmet kitchen explored Charleston and spent time with family .It was nice that the house had al the items needed to make it feel like home .The house was terrific

there were great waves at the beach



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Aug 2005
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Half Baths1
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 71 traveler reviews

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Mediterranean Style Five-Star, Affordable Luxury.
average rating of 4.943662 based on 77 reviews
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Folly Beach Charleston Area
Northern Virginia
5

Fabulous, pet-friendly vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5
This home is the ultimate beach vacation rental. From the high-quality linens and bath products, to the well-stocked gourmet kitchen, it was five star luxury all the way, just as it is billed in its listing. We were so appreciative to find a pet-friendly home that was also luxurious... something that you rarely find. And the size of the home allowed all our family members to have their own rooms, and we could spread out and enjoy some relaxation without being on top of each other.

This house is clean, well-stocked and comfortable. It has all the amenities you could possibly need for a beach vacation. You don't need to bring a thing! There was even a large dog crate, perfect for our golden retriever.

We loved Folly Beach and the local atmosphere. The local "Lost Dog Cafe" was a perfect place for breakfast. Charleston was so easily accessible with all its lovely shops and restaurants, not to mention all the historical sites. The entire Charleston area has so much to explore, and Folly is the perfect hub for seeing it all.

In short, we can't say enough about this great home and the owner's customer service. We highly recommend it to anyone looking for an affordable, luxurious beach rental (with or without the family dog!).
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2008
  • Stayed: Feb 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you yet again to all my great guests .I really do appreciate you going to the trouble of going online to give my home such a nice review. It really does make me work even harder to make it perfect for you all . Thanks so much best wishes ,Leonie
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Folly Beach Charleston Area
Greenville, South Carolina
4

Rough Check-in experience but overall Good Stay in Great Location

  • 4 of 5
Our group planned drive times/flight schedules around the check-in time as it was made clear there would be no early check-ins. After taking two planes and a 40 min cab ride, we arrived about 4pm and we all waited to go inside until 4:31pm.

We were shooed out by the cleaning staff saying it would be another 30/45min before they were finished. We had very tired, hot babies who had been traveling all day. Not knowing what else to do we called the owner. I knew there was nothing she could do about it, but thought I thought A. she should know, and if I was the owner I’d want to know, and B. she might offer us an apology or something helpful.

She harshly told us ‘that is why I tell you people no early check-ins for exactly this reason.’ To which my husband pointed out that it was in fact after 4:30 and we were NOT early. She said to sit in our cars and wait if we wanted to check in to a clean house. My friends had arrived by cab from the airport and didn’t have a car to sit in.

Even had it been out of my control that my staff was behind I would have apologized and showed empathy… I don’t think it would have made us nearly as upset to wait outside in the heat had she at least been apologetic and kind about their tardiness.

Eventually, we did get inside and we enjoyed our time at the house. Here are a few things we noticed though.

The shower curtain in the jack-and-jill bathroom had of mold on it.

The master bathroom door wouldn't completely close… it would swing open 2-3 inches no matter how hard you tried to close it and since the toilet is right inside the door, that was always open, you had no privacy.

We personally found the mattress in the master bedroom to be uncomfortable. The others were better.

Almost the entire patio outside at the grill/shower area was covered in mildew. It most severely needed to be bleached and power washed.

Grill was falling apart. We didn’t attempt to use it.

All in all, the house was fine. It’s large and spacious but is currently lacking in detailed TLC. It’s nothing a few days and a good handyman couldn’t fix though. Over all good house, great location in town/beach! We loved Folly (our first visit)!

Also, Burt's Market is literally a short stroll from the house and we were super impressed to discover this place. Carried great brands, gluten free, organic, non gmo... lots of things we enjoy but had a hard time finding elsewhere and so convenient!
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: This group checked in on Labor day and our cleaning ladies faced a difficult challenge that day.As we provide all linens and beds made up on arrival unlike most houses on Folly so it does take us longer than agency rental houses to get the house ready between guests.Our cleaning staff are local and take great pride in presenting a really clean house and unlike a cleaning agency crew that might just do 2 hours no matter what the condition or challenge they finish until they believe its perfectly done.The guests did not call me at 4.20 wanting my sympathy or understanding they wanted me to fix it and let them in the house immediately.I explained that the cleaning staff were running a little late and yes they could get in at 4.30as scheduled but it would mean the house was not fully finished or wait about 20-30 min and it would be finished ,their call. This was not something I could do anything about it was just impossible to be finished at 4.30 on the dot as they demanded with the house fully clean.We have since changed the checkin time to 5pm for our guests so this will not happen again.
As for the other items the found unsatisfactory. We have been renting the house for 10 years and have a schedule for maintenance and cleaning that works in most instances but we will of course review it.The grill is replaced every other May so its now 16 mts old.The outside shower area is power washed and bleached every may and october the same months we change the shower curtain liners and do other routine maintenance. I hold my house out from rental for 4 days every May and October to do this work. I am not upset that we have gotten our first bad review in 10 years on VRBO, I'm upset because we clearly failed this guest by not giving them the experience they expected on arrival by our tardiness in getting the house ready.
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Folly Beach Charleston Area
5

Lovely Home...

  • 5 of 5
Our family had a delightful time on vacation. This home is well designed, has ample space for children, adults and dogs and is close to the beach and town. We were able to walk to town (which is helpful since there is so little parking on weekends). Loved the screened porch and the terrace deck. There are many amenities that add a special touch. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We hope to return.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Mediterranean Style Five-Star, Affordable Luxury.
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Folly Beach Charleston Area
5

Kathy Cronican

  • 5 of 5
Leonie,
We had a wonderful time in your beautiful home. Great location!! The beach is a 3 minute walk, downtown 2 blocks away to restaurants and shops. Your home is wonderful, fully equipped kitchen bath and beach towels supplied. We would like to use your home in 2 years. Thank You!!
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Folly Beach Charleston Area
5

Fabulous Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
This was a wonderful place for our entire family to vacation. The home is spacious enough for our 2 sons, daughters-in-law and our wonderful grands with lots of comfortable seating. There was always a cool breeze on the screened porch, plenty of kitchen space for group cooking and I loved every minute of our family time together! It's an easy walk to the beach or downtown even for our 4 year old grandson. We can't wait for next year. Back to the real world now . . . . (sigh)!
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Mediterranean Style Five-Star, Affordable Luxury.
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Folly Beach Charleston Area
Boston, MA
5

Girls Weekend!

  • 5 of 5
This beach house was awesome. We had 10 women sharing the house and there still seemed to be more space than we needed. The outside deck was fabulous and bedrooms neat and clean. The breezy porch was the best. Just a short walk from the beach, it was so convenient. Had all the supplies and accessories you needed, which was so convenient if you are flying in to Charleston and unable to bring all the extras. Would recommend this house to the Queen!
  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Charleston
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
public golf course
Nearest Beach
450 feet, 2 min walk at most to Folly beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Folly Beach Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach access point
Nearest Point of Interest
Center street Folly
Nearest Point of Interest
convenience store open 24/7
Nearest Point of Interest
Lighthouse view
Car: recommended

Folly Beach is a very unique area.I have been renting my 2 homes here for 10 years and it has been 'discovered'by more and more people who fall in love with its old fashioned charm,eclectic feel yet it is full of all necessary amenities needed for a great holiday while being only 15 minutes from Charleston and all it has to offer also.There are almost no islands like it left in the USA.It feel like going back in time to an old fashioned beach resort as it has been untouched by development.However in recent years all the restaurants and bars and parks and amenities have all been upgraded so you get the old-fashioned feel mixed with great quality service and style. There is so much to do on Folly and there are more things added every year. Kayaking,boat-trips for sightseeing or deep sea fishing,pier fishing, you can hire bikes,jet skis or golf carts and lots of other things.We have a few Churches and a library for our longer term rentals in winter and convenience store as well as a great fish store,ie you can come to Folly and never leave the island if you wish as it has everything complete.

Being the closest island to Charleston means you can combine a beach vacation with all that Charleston has to offer: sightseeing,shopping ,antiquing ,dining ,etc Because of all this Folly is getting more and more popular and does get booked out earlier than other islands around so do book early so as not to be disappointed.About 50% of our bookings are from repeat guests so it not only tells you something about our home but about Folly also.If you come once you just have to keep coming back

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Folly Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
FALL
Oct 2 2014 - Oct 29 2014
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$300
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,950
 
 
EARLY WINTER
Oct 30 2014 - Dec 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
$175
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,350
 
 
Late Winter
Jan 4 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$275
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,350
 
 
EARLY SPRING
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$375
Thu,Fri,Sat
$2,000
 
 
SPRING
Mar 29 2015 - May 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
 
Summer 2015
May 30 2015 - Aug 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

CLEANING,includes linens $220
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes Midweeks are 4 day rentals only,Sun to Thur ,Weekends are 3 nights Thur - Sun . Weekly start Sun or Thur except Labor and Memorial weekends.Summer is Sat to Sat only.We accept increment payments by check. or credit card through VRBO We do not accept student groups,stag or hen groups or allow parties.Great house for families or group of friends please look at reviews from previous guests.
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Amenities

Amenities

Folly Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Very luxurious and large master bath with twin sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Unique sink unit and beautifully tiled bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This large 2nd master is on the main floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Guest 1/2 bath and nighttime bath for 5th bedroom/living
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bath has jacuzzi tub and extra large shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Has view of ocean in the distance
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Shares a Jack and Jill bathroom with bed 2
    Bedroom 4 - 2nd master on main floor,great for grandparents
    living room converts to 5th bed - 2 twin/ single , daybed converts to 2twins in front living room
  • King size beds (1) Luxury king bedroom with door to sea view balcony .Attached bath is large and spa like with dual showers and seperats jacuzzi tub T.V.in bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Larger of queen bedrooms overlooks ocean .Shared beautifully tiled bathroom between this and 2nd queen bedroom .3rd queen bedroom on ground level, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 2 full size futons in formal living space .One with fully sprung mattress .However there are intended to help sleeping layout not overload house as max in house is 10 no matter what .
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
New Flat screen TV's in living room and master bedroom, Surround sound TV and entertainment system in living room.
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