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Kristy Nichols

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

MAGNIFICENT Seaside Estate

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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House, 6 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16-20)

This BRAND NEW, 4600 square feet, home has 6 bedrooms and 5.5 baths with gas heated pool* & spa! All floors are accessible by the ELEVATOR, which makes bringing your luggage and groceries in and out extremely convenient. This spectacular home can also be PET FRIENDLY!

This gorgeous home is a magnificent reunion home with a sleeping capacity of 16, plus accomodations for 4 young children. The entire house contains luxurious furnishings from Lexington, Hooker, Tommy Bahama, and more. Additionally, all living areas and bedrooms are covered with bamboo flooring.

This home is ideally laid out for family reunions or a gathering of friends by providing a warm and relaxed environment to enjoy your vacation through a variety of areas for the whole family, combined with many personal spaces for you to relax in private.

LUXURIOUS ACCOMMODATIONS: This incredible retreat accommodates up to 16 people, plus accomodations for 4 young children. It offers two master suites with king beds on the first floor! Each master suite has a 37' flat screen tv. The second floor has accommodations of two bedrooms with king beds, one bedroom with two queen beds, and one bedroom with two sets of bunk beds. The upstairs bedrooms each have 26' flat screen tvs. The 5 full baths have travertine tile flooring. Each bedroom with a king bed has a brand new 3' MEMORY FOAM topper and a private bath. The bedrooms with two queens and two sets of bunk beds share a bath.

Five ENTERTAINMENT AREAS: (1) The first floor living area is encompassed by a grand, GREAT ROOM with beautiful hardwood bamboo floors, a two-story entry, and a living room decorated with two sofas and chairs with an elegant Dutch West Indies influence and a 48” flat screen TV over a beautiful gas fireplace.

(2) The CUSTOM KITCHEN is stocked with everything you would need to cook an entire Thanksgiving meal for a large family. It has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, gas stove, beverage center, a breakfast bar peninsula (seating 4), a table in the breakfast nook (seating 4), and a grand farmhouse table in the dining area (seating 10).

(3) Upstairs is a second large family area with fireplace, 52” flat screen TV over the fireplace with SURROUND SOUND, stereo, and DVD player, sectional sofa and chairs supporting the Dutch West Indies theme. Adjacent to this room is a dry bar with beverage center and microwave.

(4) Outside is a fantastic deck which overlooks the HEATED POOL* & SPA and extensively landscaped tropical back yard. The yard is fully fenced in, perfect for privacy, the little ones and the furry ones. Beautiful lawn furniture including table and chairs on the deck (seating 6) and lounge chairs around the pool will provide for the rest and enjoyment you seek. You will not only have a COMPLETE OUTDOOR KITCHEN with gas and charcoal grills for those important cook outs, but also an outdoor refrigerator and blender for those refreshing tropical drinks! A covered outdoor entertainment area with multiple seating areas, ceiling fans, bar stools, and an OUTDOOR TV & STEREO is the perfect place for the entire group to relax. Also available is an outdoor shower.

(5) The enclosed lower level provides a THREE-CAR GARAGE and GAME ROOM with darts, foosball table, and air hockey table. For those who enjoy surfing the web or need to catch up on work, our house offers FREE HIGH SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET access throughout.

CHILDREN AMENITIES: After traveling with young children, we understand how stressful it can be to travel without all of the “equipment” that you have at home. With that in mind, we have tried to provide everything that a family with young children might need. Included in the home are: One full-size crib, three portable Pack-n-Plays, three high chairs, baby bathtub, toddler bed rails, and wagon. All you need to pack are the linens for the Pack-n-Plays!

Should children or teens want activity beyond this wonderful vacation retreat, the town's newest and biggest park, CHAPLIN PARK, is just across the street. Here you will find soccer and baseball fields, basketball and lighted tennis courts, large shaded children's playground, walking/biking trails and even a fenced in doggy park.....all FREE of charge!

The BEACH is just a 6 minute walk, just one short block past the park. A bike ride would take two minutes and auto beach parking is available via metered parking.

Our home also has a KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM - Our vacation property uses the latest security technology. We do not provide keys to our guests. All access is controlled by access codes, which EXPIRE AFTER EACH RENTAL. You do not need to worry about keys being copied, driving to a rental office, losing keys at the beach, or meeting at the property to let others in. Our guests love this system, and we know that you will too!

Our home is NON-SMOKING, but has numerous outdoor areas for smoking. Our home is maintained with cleaning, pest control, landscaping, and pool services regularly.

Book your vacation getaway TODAY!

*Pool/spa may be heated upon request for an additional charge with advance notice.

Keywords: Luxury Vacation Home

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Kristy Nichols (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to thank you. Your house was spectacular and all my guests from 8 - 72 had a wonderful time. Somehow you made a huge house a warm and inviting home. With plenty of places for get togethers, but also enough privacy for all. We had a wonderful time!
Jul 2010
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MAGNIFICENT Seaside Estate
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 28 reviews
Charlotte, NC

Wonderful House with lots of extras!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't ask for more with this house. Everything your big family will need for this trip is included in this house. Sometimes its the little things that make a difference and this house has lots of them. They've got a pet gate, full crib, multiple pack & plays, bed rails, elevator, equipment for hauling your stuff to the beach, and just about everything else you can think of, tucked away somewhere in this huge house.

Also, it was hard to tell from the pictures online, but the back yard is fully fenced in and was just big enough for our dog to do his business. Hopefully that information will help anybody else who's looking to bring their furry family member along.

The pool area was great. We had both the hot tub and pool heated for our stay, and it was very nice and comfortable. The pool gets a nice mix of sun and shade throughout the day. It was also very PRIVATE which was great. We've stayed in houses before where neighbors could see you in the pool (if they wanted to), but this house has a really nice, tall, privacy fence all the way around the back yard, and both lots beside them are just wooded, so it worked out great. Plenty of chairs and seating out there too. The grill out by the pool was HUGE and worked great. We grilled out burgers, steaks, and salmon on it and it did great.

The walk to the beach wasn't bad. It might be 5 minutes if you're a quick walker, and walking by yourself. The walk was a bit longer for us but we were lugging a tent, beach toys, and 3 toddlers with us. You can take a bike path all the way to the beach access too, so its shady and don't have to worry about car traffic.

Internet was super fast. At one point we had multiple iPads, computers, and phones sending pictures across all over the place without any issues. The WiFi range doesn't cover 100% of the house, but if you're anywhere near the main level family room you will be OK.

Overall, a great house for our family of 6 adults & 3 toddlers. We could have definitely fit a few more families in this house without any issues!

Already looking forward to next year and would definitely recommend this house to our friends!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding Reception Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was amazing. My husband and I had our wedding reception there and it could not have been better. We had our close family and friends over for dinner and dancing and the night went perfectly. The outside is a great place for a party; people can stay out of the action upstairs or in the action downstairs. The garage was perfect for all the kids to play. The covered patio was a great additional place for our guest to hang out. The house it self was also great! The 2nd floor living space is wide open and perfect for a party or just hanging out. Very big for all our guest's comfort and personal space. I will definitely look into again when needing lots of space for family and friends. Kristy is very nice and accommodating. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WONDERFUL experience

  • 5 of 5

This was a great house and all 5 families that came to this house wanted to stay longer! There are so many pros to this property. Plenty of bathrooms, dining space, and nooks to put the little kids in pack n' plays. The location couldn't be better for the price. Not a long walk at all to the beach and there is a perfect bike trail that leads you straight there. Great park for the kids to play on within walking distance. You can even bike to the grocery store.

The only cons that I would list are not even that big of a deal. There is no mailbox. So, if you're like us and rely on Amazon Prime for just about everything, leave CLEAR instructions for the driver to leave on front porch and notate that there is no mailbox. We ordered something and it went to the resort next door. We figured it out and retrieved our package, but for some reason, the mailman notated that they left in the mailbox and there was no mailbox.... The only other thing is that the porches and porch furniture needs a good cleaning. Admittedly, though, it's hard to keep outdoor items clean, especially with all the pollen.

For those with kids: Baby-proofing is pretty simple here. You can use a wall-to-wall pressure gate at the top and bottom of the stairs inside. Outside is pretty tricky. It's a very wide staircase, so you'd need an extra wide baby gate if you wanted to gate off the top of the stairs. There is not an alarm on the door going out to the pool, so if you have daring kids, I'd suggest making sure that one door is secure. I suppose you could just put a gate on the other side of the door itself. We didn't try that though.

Wonderful home and we hope to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had everything we needed for a wonderful experience!

  • 4 of 5

House and most amenities were wonderful. Rooms were perfect, beds great, bathrooms awesome. Hot tub was hot.

Really, my only complaint is the inadequacy of the game(s) in the basement area. The air hockey tables is covered with a film of dust and without cord. I am Curious how long it hasn't worked. The darts were broken for the dart boar. Foozeball worked. Although, the basement/garage space is great in size and allowed us to play a couple of our own the existing game situation didn't get us down.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Words Fail to Adequately Describe this Fabulous Home

  • 5 of 5

Best. Rental experience. Ever.

I love HHI and have rented many properties through the years. This year, we brought our great big extended family for a 50th birthday celebration. My siblings with young kids stayed at this house and absolutely loved it. The young cousins and their parents haven't stopped talking about the house and the memories made there. It is situated perfectly for multiple families with younger children. The bunk room was a favorite for all the cousins. Additionally, the upstairs living/loft area was great for the kids to congregate, watch TV, and play board games. There was enough space for each family to have alone and quiet time -- and, a large enough area on the main floor for all 20 of us (some stayed at other properties) to have dinner and a wonderful New Year's Eve celebration. We paid for the pool and hot tub to be heated, which was well worth the money. The kids (and adults) had a ball. The home is gorgeously decorated and fully equipped. It is a short walk to the beach and located close to most HHI restaurants and stores.

The only caution is that the home has an elevator. We had to call it "off-limits" for the kids as it didn't always work properly. To be fair, the kids thought it was a ride and may have caused the hiccups. We really didn't need it anyway.

You. Will. Love. It.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Columbia, SC

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Kristie, thank you so much for providing such a wonderful home for others to enjoy. We had an issue with the storm knocking out the cable and internet. Kristie was very prompt in her response and assistance in getting it taken care of. We will hopefully be able to stay here next year. The outdoor area was a wonderful place to hang out. The grandchildren enjoyed the pool. We recommend this house to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Beach
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Rates & Availability

Folly Field House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July - mid August 2016
Jun 25 2016 - Aug 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
mid-August - mid September
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
mid-Sept - April 2017
Sep 17 2016 - Apr 29 2017
1 night minimum stay
May 2017
Apr 30 2017 - May 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July - midAugust 2017
Jul 2 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
midAug -Sept 2017
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Oct - Dec 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 30 2017
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250
Spa Heat PER NIGHT $50
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $385
Pool Heat PER NIGHT $50
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Additional fees are required for heating of pool/spa.

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South Carolina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • King size beds (1) Two Master Suites with King Beds and Private Bath with separate tub and shower, Two Additional Bedrooms with King Beds and Private Baths, Queen size Beds (1) One Bedroom with 2 Queen Beds, Baby Cribs (1) Full Size Crib - Bellini, Pack-n-Play, Must provide own linens, Bunk Beds (1) One bedroom with 2 sets of Twin Bunk beds (sleeps 4)
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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