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Gail Thomas

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

The Daffodil Compound 3 separate cottages $1050-$4400 4 BR, 4 Bath

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Folly Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Big 2/2, Little, 1/1, Wee 1/1, sleeps 2-12

The Daffodil Compound. Two adorable renovated 1950's beach cottages on front of property. Little and Wee Daffodil each have one queen bedroom, double sleeper in the living area, full kitchen and bath, front porch and outside deck. Big Daffodil, on back of property, is a 1700 sq. ft., 2 king bedrooms, 2 baths with lots of roomy living areas. Family room with queen sleeper. Separate living room. Gourmet kitchen with Thermador gas stove. The large 15x30 screened in porch overlooks the yard area in the middle of the cottages that has hammock, grill, etc. This is a wonderful space for large groups with each having their own privacy and yet be close. The property also has 2 outside showers with hot water. Plenty of space under the house for play or parking of cars or boats. Also an outside kitchen and bar area to cook lunches, keep drinks, hang out under Big Daffodil. These cottages can be rented together or separately. PLEASE NOTE that the instant quote only provides a price for Big Daffodil. Refer to the rates tab for complete pricing information. We are pet friendly. All linens are included.

You can find more info and photos on Facebook, Daffodil Cottages Folly Beach.

Also, please check out our other property Sea Spot on, listing #213820 and also on Facebook, Sea Spot Folly Beach.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Gail Thomas (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Gail Thomas

Hugh and I have lived in Folly and in Asheville N. C. Love both places and would be hard pressed to pick just one place. We currently live and work in Asheville, but travel to Folly as much as we can to enjoy.

Hugh works for lumber company and designed and help build 'hands on' our new Big Daffodil. I am an antique dealer and thus, all the 'stuff' in the houses.

We really have had fun with this property and hope that our guests enjoy it as much as our family does.

Gail Thomas purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Gail Thomas chose Charleston Area

We have owned the Little and Wee since 2002 and have wanted to build another larger house on the back of the property for a long while. Finally we got approval from Folly (no small feat) and built our Big Daffodil. We are very proud of this house that we think fits right into the feel of Folly and fits nicely on this beautiful lot. That's why we choose this property years the 2 little vintage cottages are so adorable and so Folly.

What makes this cottage unique

Now that we have the 3 cottages on the one property, it gives large groups enough space to be together and yet spread out a bit and have their own kitchen and bathroom and privacy. Also, 1/2 block off Center Street, so you don't have to get in your car unless you go off the island.


based on 26 traveler reviews

The Daffodil Compound 3 separate cottages $1050-$4400 4 BR, 4 Bath
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews
Asheville, NC

Wonderful trip to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We loved your cottage and having 2 ourselves, we are picky...everything was just as you said it was. The dogs loved the yard and loved playing in the ocean. It is so convenient to everything and well equipped to make ourselves at home. We will definately return and refer to our friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2007
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect reflection of Folly Beach

  • 5 of 5

I was sorting through the pictures my wife, Linda, and I took during our recent trip to Folly Beach. What struck me was how Gail's creative and eclectic decorating of the cottages so perfectly reflects the experience of being in Folly Beach. We were lucky enough to be in town for Follypalooza. It was great fun walking through the booths, games, and music stages. Folly is a fun, eclectic and entertaining place to spend a few days. All of that was captured by Follypalooza.

But, our experience in Folly was made much better by our stay in the Wee Daffodil Cottage. It was our third time to stay in one of Gail's lovely cottages. As with our past visits, everything was a delight. From the peace and quiet on the back deck where we could enjoy our morning coffee or read, to the comfortable and cozy living room. The atmosphere in the cottage is just a perfect reflection of the eclectic and whimsical atmosphere of Folly. Linda remarked more than once how creatively Gail has filled the cottage with beachy fun accessories and pictures.

The cottage is convenient to the restaurants of Folly as well as the beach. Both are just a short walk from the cottage. Having visited Folly several times in the past, going back before Hurricane Hugo took away the Atlantic House, we did not feel a need to leave Folly to go into Charleston. Instead, we stayed close to the cottage and walked to meals and the beach. When we weren't just enjoying resting!

We have enjoyed all of our visits to Folly and the Daffodil Cottages. Gail is always so helpful and hospitable and the cottages are such fun. The pictures don't do total justice to just how attractive and cozy the cottages are. We have already planned another visit in the spring of 2016 and are looking forward to being in one of Gail's cottages again and in Folly Beach.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, golly, you have me blushing:) I will confess though, it is so delightful to hear that our guests enjoy our love of making this a place, for not only our family to enjoy and relax in, but all our guests that we so love, to come be comfortable, have fun, experience something a little different than home ,and yet still feel at home. Taking back all the Folly experiences that we so fell in love with many years ago. Thank you for your long and continued support. Hugh and I appreciate it so much. Thank you for putting up with my yappy new puppy....adorable but annoying!! With gratitude, Gail & Hugh
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Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

I just wanted to say first and foremost that the pictures don't do this property justice! We loved it from the first moment. It is spacious, eclectically decorated, and full of modern luxuries. Our group was a girl's getaway to celebrate collectively turning 40. It was within walking distance from the beach, dining, and shopping. We had a few more people that came to celebrate with us one night and everyone remarked on how lovely the place was.

My girls and I are already planning on another trip with our families. Thanks, Gail! We truly enjoyed our time here and can't wait to come again.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for making this your girl's get away destination. I love to hear that you loved the decoration because it is my joy finding new and fun pieces for all to enjoy. The flowers you left in the Desimone pottery looked fabulous and I am still enjoying them here in Big Daffodil and shared with a wonderful couple coming in Wee. Please come back anytime!! With appreciation Gail
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Greenville, SC


  • 5 of 5

Just pulling in the driveway of Big Daffodil, you know it's special! As in all of Gail's homes, it is decorated first class, and has everything you need and more. I could write forever about this home, but all I can say is STAY, you will be extremely happy. Our group consisted of two 20 yr olds, a 26 and 27 year old, a 50 and 51 year old, and a 74 and 89 year old. Everyone loved the home! Plenty of space, chef's kitchen with a gas stove (my fav), every kitchen item you would ever need, beautiful large back screened porch, large bedrooms, nice bathrooms, two large dens, oh did I mention the decor, and underneath the home is another world, game tables, ping pong, bar, beach supplies, outdoor shower that is really nice, and the outside landscaping is so nice. Loved the swing around the back. Our family has stayed in all Gail's homes, and they are tops. She is quick to respond to anything, she takes much pride in these homes for others to enjoy. I am grateful she shares with others ...we love our stays so very much! I know this is Big Daffodil but I call it "happy" bc that's how we felt when we arrived and when we departed.....until next time! Thanks Gail!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are the best!!! Belinda sends an extra thank you because you make her life so much easier when you come to stay with us:) We both love when you and your sweet family come to visit. We REALLY REALLY do appreciate you. I just won't let Hugh give you directions any more....HA!! With gratitude, Gail
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Greenville, SC

Always Great!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay at one of Gail's properties. We have stayed at Sea Spot ..both upstairs and Little Daffodil. I can honestly say that each property is consistent. I feel that Gail has a gift to capture the true essence of Folly Beach and the character of the island through her decor. My family is always pleased and you will be too! She is quick to respond, very thorough, the places are clean, and well kept, and decorated so well! We just really enjoy our stays and appreciate Gail sharing with us! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You know I love your visits…you guys are the best!!
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Charlottesville, VA

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Three high school best friends rented all three houses for our 20th high school reunion. We all have families of our own now, and the houses provided ample space for us and our kids, who had so much fun under the house playing foosball and ping pong.

The houses are a short walk to the beach (short enough for even a 2 year old to handle) and an even shorter walk to frozen yogurt and dinner options.

My family stayed in Wee for 8 days, which was adorable and had a super comfortable bed in the bedroom and a futon in the living area. One girlfriend stayed in Little for 5 days, and it was perfect for her needs, too. The last girlfriend stayed in the Big House for 8 days, and clearly the Big House steals the show. It is well appointed and has everything you could possibly need for a beach stay. We often cooked communal dinner there over the week while the kids lounged together in the hammock or played bocce ball in the yard.

All three of the houses were clean and well-maintained, with wonderful personal touches from the owner. Gail was always quick to reply to my numerous emails and was extremely easy to work with while planning this reunion trip.

I would not only recommend this property to everyone I know, but we look forward to coming back again and again as often as possible!

Thanks for sharing your homes with us, Gail!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. How you described your stay at the 3 cottages is just what Hugh and I had imagined, and hoped to achieve when building the Big Daffodil behind the 2 smaller cottages. We have a large family and wanted the space to provide a place where we could all gather and be close, but still have a little" spread out" room, and a little privacy at the end of the day. We too have played hard there and cooked many feasts in the Big Kitchen. (where I blew the budget!) We appreciate you, and thank you for your stay. Please do come back anytime! Gratefully, Gail
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Beach combing, dining, shopping, fishing, biking, surfing, or just relax in hammock. Surfing and surfing lessons.


Rates & Availability

Folly Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee Little & We $125
Pet Fee $125
cleaning fee Big $150
Tax Rate 13.5%




REFUND POLICY. Deposit refunded if notify 30 days out, or if I can re-rent before your arrival. $35 CANCELLATION FEE

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Folly Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - outdoor shower
    Bathroom - 4 bathrooms total
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • Property has outside shower with hot water
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Big Daffodil - 1 king
    Big Daffodil Master - 1 king
    Little Daffodil - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    wee daff - 1 double
  • Big Daffodil has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeper sofa, sleeps 6 Little Daffodil has 1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4 Wee Daffodil is an efficiency, sleeper in living room, sleeps 2
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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