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Private Home w/ Deep Water Dock, 5 min. to Beach Special Event/Wedding Venue

Marsha Pardee, Owner - Natalie Staropoli, Property Manager

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Marsha Pardee, Owner - Natalie Staropoli, Property Manager

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2015
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Private Home w/ Deep Water Dock, 5 min. to Beach Special Event/Wedding Venue

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

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 (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, gaming 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 I Pods, 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 chimnea for adding a little late night ambiance or roasting marshmallows.

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, special events, small weddings or housing wedding guests (additional fee applicable) 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Marsha Pardee, Owner - Natalie Staropoli, Property Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2015

About Marsha Pardee, Owner - Natalie Staropoli, Property Manager

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.

Marsha Pardee, Owner - Natalie Staropoli, Property Manager purchased this house in 1970

Why Marsha Pardee, Owner - Natalie Staropoli, Property Manager chose Folly Beach

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.

What makes this house unique

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. This property is managed by property manager extraordinaire, Natalie Staropoli.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Having a great time. Enjoyed all the amenities
Mar 2015
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 44 traveler reviews

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Private Home w/ Deep Water Dock, 5 min. to Beach Special Event/Wedding Venue
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 63 reviews
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

An oasis of peace and tranquility, comfortable well-stocked house, amazing dock and backyard, short and pretty stroll to beach, friendly and resourceful property manager. I would recommend this property without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you kindly, it was a pleasure having you and your boys. We are hopeful that you were able to relax and enjoy being away from the Metro City in which you live. Thank you for your feedback as well. We always strive to improve upon anything we can. We wish you all a wonderful warmer Spring/Summer.
3

Great location on the intercoastal

  • 3 of 5

Nice location and very clean. Enjoyed the water and location. Very quiet and close to the beach. More like 10 minute walk to the beach. Folly had great restaurants. Nice place for quiet family get away. Not fancy.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed Folly, the quaintness, the peacefulness and especially the private location of our home. You're right, this home is definitely not fancy, it's a warm lived in loved home and intended for you to feel comfortable as if you were in your own. It's works beautifully be it for a family vacation, a romantic getaway, or for a bride and groom wanting more than just a typical venue for one night only however, situated on the water (Folly River) with it's impressive view through the picture windows presents challenges at times so we appreciate your personal feedback immensely. .
5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Marsha Gayz. We caught Folly Beach on St. Patrick's Day weekend and had the best time. The island has fantastic restaurants and the people are welcoming. The view from the back porch into the water was relaxing and elegant to look at. The house was well-equipped, but the view and location is the best. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all for finding Folly to be a perfect gathering spot to meet up with friends. We thank you kindly for your service in the military and wish you all a safe and happy Summer. We welcome your return anytime!
Southern New Jersey
5

Wonderful rental in Folly Beach

  • 5 of 5

We chose this location for a family getaway, and were so happy to have found this cute and comfortable house on Folly Island. We did spend time in Charleston as planned, but found it very relaxing exploring the local area and just hanging out on Tabby Drive. There are lots of great restaurants, and the property manager Natalie was really helpful in guiding us to the best local places. The views from the living room windows overlooking the water and marsh were beautiful, we even saw dolphins once or twice. Its always nice to find a clean, comfortable place to vacation, we will most certainly plan a return visit!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have you join us in the off season and to have a nice weekend on Folly with the Taste of Folly festivities going on for you to try. We really try to exceed expectations so we thank you for commenting. We look forward to a return visit. Stay warm in New Jersey and tell all your friends if they tire of the cold, they can always head our way and spend time with us at our very special hidden treasure "Marsh Gayz."
4

Beautiful Place to Celebrate Birthdays

  • 4 of 5

Marsh Gayz exceeded our expectations for my daughter's 21st birthday celebration. From the initial booking Natalie, the property manager went over and beyond to answer questions and accommodate our needs. Upon arrival, she had several items acknowledging this special weekend for us. The house is layout was nice having a large great room/living area away from bedrooms. One night some of our guests even enjoyed the patio with a fire. We had a special dinner in nearby Charleston. The dock out back was a huge plus as we like to yak. We took several runs on the beach. Can't wait to come back for another trip in the summer!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We totally enjoy special occasions because we can add special touches to your stay. We were glad to know in advance. We look forward to your return visit. Warmer weather will be a plus.
greenville sc
5

Just like home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this spacious yet cozy home on the Folly River. The house is very well supplied with kitchen, bath, and bedding supplies as well as outdoor toys and cooking gear. The yard is very private, with a fence and trees screening the one neighbor and an undeveloped lot on the other side. We brought our 8 yo Lab with us. He also enjoyed the yard and especially the dock, where he tried to hitch a ride on passing boats..... We hope to t. thaks for sharing your home, Cynthia

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you and your husband, friends and well behaved, sweet boy Gonzo join us to celebrate Rob's birthday.Thank you for painting such a great picture for others. We hope you can come back to see us in the future.

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Morris Island Lighthouse
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Folly Beach Fishing Pier
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Nearest Airport
22.6 Miles
22
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
1.6
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Charleston Water Taxi
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
11 miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
1.6
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
1.6
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Trophy Lakes, John's Island
Nearest Beach
0.03 Miles
500
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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Rates & Availability

From $325 Per night

Folly Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - May 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$325
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,200
 
 
Peak Season
May 23 2015 - Aug 13 2015
4 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,000
 
 
Fall 2015
Aug 14 2015 - Dec 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $150
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 13.5%
Notes Last minute discounts available (offered 2 weeks prior)
Flexible check in days/times when we can offer it
Rental includes: All linens, 2 kayaks, bicycles, crab pots, fishing rods + tackle box, beach chairs, umbrella, beach towels
More info: 843-277-7043
Special Events (add'l fee)

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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.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • River ...
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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
  • Great room has a sleeper sofa to accommodate 2 more persons.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We can accommodate special events/weddings (event fee applies) and have all the referral resources needed to make it special. In 2014, we added French doors to the Great room, re-tiled the back foyer and back bathroom, replaced the roof with new architectural shingles and enhanced our lower 'Party Pit” by adding a sink and cabinet for storage and easy clean-up for oyster roasts, Lowcountry boils, etc....

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