PRIVATE HOME W/ DEEP WATER DOCK, 3 MIN.TO BEACH

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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PRIVATE HOME W/ DEEP WATER DOCK, 3 MIN.TO BEACH

Folly Beach House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (sleeps 8) + Private shell room and Den w/sleeper sofa

Marsh Gayz is a private river front home with a deep water dock tucked away on Tabby Island, a secluded waterfront neighborhood of Folly Beach, South Carolina. Surrounded by age old live oaks, saltmarsh meadows and the wide waters of the Folly River, this beautiful home features spectacular private views of the Low Country at its finest. Although sequestered away from the main beach drag, it’s still only a 5 minute stroll to the beach and the famed surfer’s paradise known as the “Washout.” The quaint commercial district of Center Street and Folly Landing, with its many restaurants, shops, night clubs and parks, is also just a short bicycle, drive or boat ride away. You can easily launch your boat at the landing and dock in your own backyard during your stay 24/7. Historic downtown Charleston, SC is a scenic 15-20 minute hop over the island connector that characterize this part of the East Coast.

Unlike many coastal homes, only four steps up takes you to the haven within. This single story dwelling sleeps (6-8) people with three bedrooms and 3 full baths (one with a deep Jacuzzi tub). The roomy master suite has a sweeping view of the river via glass sliders that open onto the wide back deck. A spacious great room with beautiful Morris Island brick gas fireplace, bumper pool/games table and separate walk-in bar embraces even more stunning views of the river. The large well-equipped kitchen comes complete with a central island, dishwasher, microwave, trash compacter, multiple tools for the culinary inclined and a large dining table for seating 8 or more. A small study/shell room can be found off the main entryway, and there is also full pantry/laundry facility and a large garage. This home contains all the amenities including wireless Internet, Cable TV, 52” flat screen TV, DVD player, sound dock for Ipods, ceiling fans, and central heating and air conditioning.

Although the house is a sanctuary in itself, it’s really all about the great outdoors. A spacious sundeck spans the entire back of the house and leads you across the lawn to a short railed dock ending at the river. The dock facility has both floating and stationary platforms, and is complete with a shaded area and bench seats, fish cleaning station with sink, water, lights and power. There is also a paved patio area in the back yard that is perfect for oyster roasts, shrimp or crab boils and other seafood affairs with a stainless table, portable cooker and pots, shell barrels and an open pit fireplace for adding a little late night ambiance.

Marsh Gayz is an ideal getaway for families or friends who have an interest in all of the watersports delights that the river world offers, while fish, crabs, clams and oysters can be caught or found right out the back door! With amazing sunsets to the west, the statuesque Morris Island Lighthouse to the east and miles of river and marsh in between, one could not want more for a perfect summertime setting. It’s also an excellent venue for small quiet gatherings whether for family vacations, reunions, graduations, small weddings or housing wedding guests. (Not available for renters under 25 years of age.)

If you're looking for a private river front home with a deep water dock on Folly Beach, we invite you to consider Marsh Gayz – a by-owner private vacation rental on the South Carolina coast. Relax your cares away or take a running splash off the dock, and enjoy the peaceful serenity and nature of Marsh Gayz where the loudest thing you'll hear is the soothing sound of the river, and the occasional blow of hello from our regular porpoise friends.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Having traveled from Massachusetts & Michigan, we were delighted with the surroundings. The dock was the most favorite spot - enjoyed throughout the day and evening. The privacy and peace and quiet were greatly appreciated. Wonderful Location! Close to everything but secluded and not "on top of your neighbors." Reservation process was very easy. Best wishes for continued success in the rental arena.
Aug 2013
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Owner/Manager

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Marsha Pardee, M.Sc. is a marine ecologist who works as an independent consultant specializing in environmental management, eco-tourism and many other conservation related projects and programs. Although raised on Folly, she lives in the Turks and Caicos Islands and works throughout the Caribbean region, but enjoys coming back 'home' for the holidays and especially for shrimp season in the Fall.

Owner/Manager purchased this house in 1970

I was raised on Folly Beach, moving into this house as a young child. I have a love for all things in the water so being raised on the water only grew my passion for my profession.

You can see historical Morris Island Lighthouse from the dock in the distance but it is a short ride to go see it and park then walk 1/4 mile to the beach. While you can enjoy kayaking on the water, you can also walk a few steps to get to the beach or bicycle to Center Street.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 35 traveler reviews

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Private Home w/ Deep Water Dock, 3 min.to Beach
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews
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Private Home w/ Deep Water Dock, 3 min.to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p988328
+1 843 277-7043
Folly Beach Charleston Area
5

AMAZING VIEWS! EVERYTHING WE EXPECTED.

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at Marsh Gayz. The house was full of character . We loved how spacious it was. The dock was great. Our teenage boys enjoyed fishing from the dock and taking the Kayaks out for an explore. We all saw the dolphins on a daily basis. This vaction home exceeded our expectations. I definately would recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have you join us this year at Marsh Gayz. We're so glad to hear the boys were entertained and so glad you got to see our precious dolphins that come to visit daily. Thank you for your recommendation of our property and appreciating all that it had to offer. We hope to see you next season.
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Private Home w/ Deep Water Dock, 3 min.to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p988328
+1 843 277-7043
Folly Beach Charleston Area
4

GOOD LOCATION

  • 4 of 5
It was a great place and location. My only issue is the 2.5% fee deducted on the back end by the HomeAway site.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We always appreciate hearing from our guests and getting their feedback. With regard to HomeAway payment processing, that is only one of many ways to pay your deposit and balance. We also accept several other methods that have no credit card transaction fees involved (per the paragraph at the top of our rental agreement such as check, PayPal, cashier's check). We engaged the HomeAway "Book It Now" feature earlier this year so that our guests could instantly process their reservation to lock in their dates. While the first HomeAway payment only permits for payment by credit card (that incurs a 2.5% fee), the balance offers an E-Check option that drafts from your bank account and no additional fees are charged. PayPal is free when you have a funded bank account attached and you send the funds to "family & friends" vs. for "goods & services". If a credit card is used with PayPal, there is a 2.9% fee they clearly disclose that is the guests responsibility and can be deducted out of the typically refunded security deposit. We are very flexible as we are a privately owned home. If we get an email requesting a rental with dates, we are happy to hold the reservation for 5 days until the 50% deposit is received. Overall, we are happy to learn the house/property/management was not the issue and that you enjoyed your 3 day stay. We hope you will consider Marsh Gayz in the future when traveling to Charleston.
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Private Home w/ Deep Water Dock, 3 min.to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p988328
+1 843 277-7043
Folly Beach Charleston Area
5

THE PROPERTY WAS AWESOME!

  • 5 of 5
Best vacation ever for our family! The house was clean, very roomy and just lovely.
There was 'something for everyone' to enjoy in our group...fishing, kayacking, crabbing, biking, watching the dolphins, or just relaxing. We loved the pier area; and the sunset view was so pretty. Folly Beach's downtown area is fun also. We enjoyed the house/pier so much, we never made it to the beach, but that was just fine with us. The pier was our hangout. Natalie was so nice and helpful and she works hard to keep things in good shape for visitors. Charleston was an easy drive. We plan to return to Marsh Gayz!
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. The dock at the house is a special spot and most frequently all the guests find they spend more time there than the beach because it offers something for everyone (shade if needed since it's covered, or full on sun on the floating dock where you can take a dip into the river, easily accessed by the ladder. We try hard to make it as accommodating as your own home and are thrilled when our guests like yourselves enjoy all the amenities offered. Congratulations to your newly engaged daughter. Once you get through the wedding, we hope you all will come back to Marsh Gayz for another family vacation. Have a great summer!
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Private Home w/ Deep Water Dock, 3 min.to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p988328
+1 843 277-7043
Folly Beach Charleston Area
5

BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY - GREAT TIME!

  • 5 of 5
The property was beautiful and had everything needed for a great beach trip. We met friends that live all over the US at the house for our annual get together. We had so much fun and are planning to come back next year! The staff was great, informative and quick to respond to any questions.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Guys, it was a pleasure to have you and know a close knit group of friends would come together from all over to our little piece of paradise. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and welcome a return visit anytime.
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Private Home w/ Deep Water Dock, 3 min.to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p988328
+1 843 277-7043
Folly Beach Charleston Area
Asheville, NC
5

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL GETAWAY WEEKEND!

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed every minute in this comfortable house on the water - everything in the description was accurate. The house is the perfect quiet spot for a relaxing stay at the coast. The kitchen has everything you need and everything is organized and clean. The living room or family room is on the other end of the house from the bedrooms so night owls can stay up gabbing and it doesn't bother the sleepers. The dock is wonderful - we enjoyed watching the shore birds and the breeze greeted us in the morning for coffee and in the evening for wine. The house has plenty of beach gear - chairs, noodles, beach towels, coolers and even a little cart to haul everything you need to the beach. The walk to the beach is short and it's mostly shady so you don't get scorched walking back and forth. We loved our stay and Natalie was helpful with restaurant recommendations and she even left us a yummy box of chocolates. This home is a gem, I will definitely recommend this home to friends!! (The tuna nachos at Rita's are fabulous - Natalie gave us that tip and we had them for dinner, delicious!!) Pack your bag and prepare to unwind!!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing a review and describing in your own words. We are glad you found all that you needed in our home and enjoyed the peace and serenity while there. It's quite a treasure to us as well.
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Private Home w/ Deep Water Dock, 3 min.to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p988328
+1 843 277-7043
Folly Beach Charleston Area
new york city
5

UTTER RELAXATION IN A PERFECT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
The house lies right on the beautiful marsh land, picture sitting outside on the large deck staring out at the water and watching the birds fly by, and dolphins out feeding at high tide. House comes with fishing poles if you want to use them, and Kayaks ( huge plus ) so you can explore the waters. And then right down the street you have access to uncrowded beaches. Take the bikes out for a ride down to Ritas and enjoy the nachos with watermellon salsa. And dont forget the sunset from the lighthouse beach. Folly island gives you the true beach/marsh relaxation vacation while still unbelievably close to charleston . This is in my opinion, the way to go in the charleston area. The house is updated , modern, full kitchen with all the appliances you need, nicely decorated, has true character, grill on the deck and has large windows that face the water. Natalie the property manager could not have been more pleasant, and helpful with great suggestions for the area ( restaurants and more).
  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Well described reviews are so helpful for potential guests when making their decision so we appreciate that most of all. It was a pleasure having you and your family and I'm sure having your Mother join you despite being in a wheelchair was a joy. Glad the materials around the house served you well to make a makeshift ramp to get up the few steps. We hope to see you again. We're sure it was a welcome reprieve from the cold winter you experienced in NY.
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Map

Morris Island Lighthouse
"The Morris Island Lighthouse, originally built in 1767 can be seen at a distance from our do..."
Folly Beach Fishing Pier
"101 E Arctic Ave, Folly Beach, SC 29439 (843) 588-3474. The Edwin S. Taylor Folly Beach Fi..."
Bert's Market
"Bert's Market "they may doze but they never close" 202 E Ashley Ave, Folly Beach, SC 29439 ..."
Nearest Airport
22.6 Miles
22
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Charleston Water Taxi
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
1.6
Nearest Beach
0.03 Miles
500
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
1.6
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Trophy Lakes, John's Island
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
11 miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
1.6
Car: recommended

Marsh Gayz is less than 20 minutes from historic downtown Charleston, carriage rides, famous golf courses, top-rated tennis courts, off of Folly pristine beaches, monumental battleships, sporting events, concert venues, cultural events, garden tours, beautifully preserved architecture.

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Availability & Rates

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Folly Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Peak Season
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 2 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes Security deposit $250 (returnable immediately or within 7 days of rental)
Last minute deals available for less (offered 2 weeks prior)
Flexible check in days/times when we can offer it
Rental includes: All linens, 3 kayaks, 2-3 bicycles, 2 crab pots, 3 new fishing rods + Tackle box, 8 beach chairs, umbrella, towels
Come enjoy and be on Folly time!

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Folly Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Garage
  • Parking Off Street
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Heating ...
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Security System
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Lobster Pot
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , shower
    Jacuzzi tub bath - toilet , jetted tub
    Back foyer bath - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king , en suite bath
    Guest 1 - 1 double
    Guest 2 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Game Room ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • water parks
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • whale watching
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • basketball court
  • skiing
  • fly fishing
  • water tubing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • jet skiing
  • cycling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water skiing
Notes:
We can accommodate special events/weddings and have all the referral resources needed to make it special. Jan 2014 wonderful renovations and updates have been made. A new door in the back foyer now has an long open pane of glass and the great room has French doors that opens out to the back deck, both really brings the outdoors in and enhance the view. The back foyer and bath have also been tiled, which we hope to extend through the kitchen and hallways by Fall 2014. The outdoor lower cement patio has gotten a refresh and is dubbed the “Picasso Party Pit”; a conversation piece of its own! This is where we have our oyster roasts, Lowcountry boils, etc.... We're installing another outdoor sink/counter on the patio with running water which makes party clean-up super easy. The master bed/bath has been overhauled and each bedroom has been refreshed. The great room received a new leather sleeper sofa.
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