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" Unleashed":Mediterranean Style Five-Star, Affordable Luxury.

Leonie Buckley

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Leonie Buckley

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2015
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" Unleashed":Mediterranean Style Five-Star, Affordable Luxury.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


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.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leonie Buckley (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2015

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

comments directly from guest book
Aug 2005
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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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" Unleashed":Mediterranean Style Five-Star, Affordable Luxury.
average rating of 4.925 based on 46 reviews
Richmond, VA

Our short stay in Charleston

  • 5 of 5

We only had 3 short days to visit Charleston. This was the perfect place to stay, short drive to downtown Charleston, great restaurants within walking distance (Rita's our favorite)

Beautiful house with ANYTHING you could possibly need included. Owner was very good to work with...if I had only one would be that she would accept Pay Pal or a credit card as payment.

Worrying about checks in the mail was a little cumbersome for everyone involved.

But in all...a beautiful house and great experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Kingwood, Texas

Great long weekend!

  • 4 of 5

We rented this home for a wedding weekend as my daughter was the maid of honor at her best friend's wedding. It is a short drive from the airport, a short walk from town and just a stone's throw from the beach. Although it rained the entire weekend, we had a wonderful time relaxing in this home. The screened in porch was a great spot for reading, napping or listening to the sounds of nature. The short walk to town was a daily stroll for us, with all amenities anyone could need from great restaurants to an array of shops. The location was not far from Charleston, so family members were able to visit what the "big" city had to offer with it's history and shopping. This is a great home for families and friends of all ages, offering plenty of space for gathering together, as well as areas to spend some alone time. The space was warm and inviting and well appointed with comfortable furnishings, linens and a fully equipped kitchen for family meals together. Thank you, Lee, for your hospitality and for allowing us to take some great memories home from South Carolina!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Wonderful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Our family gathered at this beautiful home in Folly Beach for a wonderful vacation. The home had everything we were looking for, and was clean and well maintained. The owner was so helpful regarding places to see, restaurants, etc. We loved Folly Beach and all it had to offer!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Luxury Home

  • 5 of 5

My family (eight of us) had a great vacation In this home for a few days. The house is very well equipped with everything from luxury bedding and soft towels to anything you might need to have a great worry-free vacation. The kitchen is beautiful and well stocked with everything you need to prepare a meal with. It was close to the beach and the pier. All beach equipment and luxury towels were supplied which was awesome. We enjoyed the trip to the lighthouse at the far end of the beach. Town was very interesting to walk around in. Really enjoyed the food in the restaurants. Bert's market is a "must see" it is like going on a trip into the past. The people of Folly are so very friendly and helpful. Just a short drive into Charleston for tours, great food and sight seeing. The owner was very easy to book with and the house was all you could want for a quiet family vacation. Very spacious and cozy. Enjoyed the lights and the SC beach breeze on the screened in porch. Shortly after arriving the owner called to make sure we were in and the house was ok. I thought this was a very nice touch as most owners don't do this on rentals. Don't hesitate to rent this house. You will not be sorry you choose this house to rent for your next vacation. BEAUTIFUL RENTAL. Thanks again to the owners for letting us share your beautiful home for a few days.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Leawood, KS

Woof woof bark bark - Five Paws for sure.

  • 5 of 5

First impression- wow! lovely lovely home-

Then, super comfy spacious home!

Had a great time, very relaxed and well appointed living.

Close to shopping, restaurants, beach, pier. Everything within walking distance.

Would love to spend more time on the upper deck enjoying the sound of the ocean.

Definitely making a return visit soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
marietta, ga

Fantastic home! Fantastic location! Fanstastic beach!

  • 5 of 5

What a great home, location, and vacation!! The house reviews and description is right on. It is an extremely nice and upscale house. It has everything you need. No need to pack anything other than your clothes! We loved the screened in porch with the pretty lights at night. We ate out on the porch when we could. It was also really nice to have the speakers on the porch for music. The sun deck is also fantastic for relaxing and watching the sunset. The walk to the beach is just about 2 minutes. We brought the reclining beach chairs out there and watched the sunrise with our coffee by the pier. There is a small grocery store just down the block and many bars/restaurant with nightly music within a very short walking distance. Charleston is a short 20 minute easy drive. You couldn’t ask for a better location. Communication with the owners was fantastic! Thank you again for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
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


Rates & Availability

From $1,350 Per week

Folly Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 3 2015 - May 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
May 22 2015 - Sep 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 7 2015 - Oct 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
Oct 4 2015 - Nov 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
Nov 29 2015 - Feb 29 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $79
CLEANING,includes linens $220
Tax Rate 13.5%
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/monthly payments by check or credit cards through VRBO in two 1/2 amounts. We do not accept student groups or allow any parties or weddings.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Folly Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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
  • 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 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 .
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • 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
New Flat screen TV's in living room and master bedroom, Surround sound TV and entertainment system in living room.

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