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Gorgeous Folly Villa - Pool, Fishing Dock, Walk to Everything!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,550 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms (one king, two queens), 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

Five blocks to the beach and Center Street shops and restaurants. 20 minutes to downtown Charleston.

This is a a gorgeous 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, Turtle Bay townhome on the Folly River with a gorgeous (partial) view, sunsets, dock and pool - just steps from the front door. It is 1600 square feet on 2 levels with a garage and carport. (Compare to other Turtle Bay/Water's Edge rentals for best value.) Comfortable seating for 7 in living room, very nice, private screened porch with outdoor dining table, lounge chair, and seating, as well as a sunning porch with lounge chairs off the master bedroom. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom.

Overview: This is the 'best value' in Turtle Bay/Waters Edge community. A gorgeous 3 Bedroom, 3 bathroom, townhome/villa on the Folly River with a gorgeous (partial) view, sunsets, dock and pool - just steps from the front door. It is almost 1600 square feet on 2 levels with a garage and carport. (Compare to other Turtle Bay/Water's Edge rentals for best value.) A very nice, private screened porch with outdoor dining table, lounge chair, and seating, as well as a sunning porch with lounge chairs off the master bedroom. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom. Five blocks to the beach and Center Street shops and restaurants. 15 minutes to downtown Charleston.

Home details: The home is a very nice, newer (2003), nicely and comfortably furnished, fully equipped from the blender to the linens with nice extras like 36 inch HDTV with cable and TIVO/DVR, DVD, VCR, high speed Internet with wireless connectivity, washer/dryer, pool and dock, screened porch and sunning porch. The house and pool are landscaped beautifully with flowers and palmetto trees, giving it a great tropical vacation feel year-round. Email for more photos and information! Everything you could want to do nearby: beach, fishing, water sports, downtown Charleston, historic plantations, fabulous restaurants (even one right next door), serenity and relaxation. A Folly/Charleston combo vacation can't be beat. Best of beach and city vacation all in one. Boat slip available for rent - please inquire. Professionally cleaned. Linens and towels included. At no charge to you like other rentals.

Activities: This is island living and all its charm. Tranquility and luxury combine to ease you into a slower pace of life. Enjoy the natural surroundings from the private decks, watch the sunset from a hammock swing on the dock, or walk to the beach. Whatever your choice the beauty and peace of these surroundings will make your stay unforgettable. Activities: Folly Beach or the Edge of America, as it is often referred to by locals, is 6 miles of sandy beach that is perfect for swimming, surfing, shelling, boating, parasailing or bike riding. The 1000 foot fishing pier provides a perfect place to view the ocean. Public clay tennis and basketball courts with an awesome playground in full view so you can watch your children while you play tennis is only 1 mile away on East Erie. Nearby James Island County park offers kayaking, bicycle and paddle boat rentals, roller-blading, a climbing wall and a large water park.

Historic Charleston is a short 20 minute drive.

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

A recent renter just sent me this email with useful restaurant info for future guests. So, I am pasting it here:

I just wanted to share some of our experiences with you. we really enjoyed our stay & your home is lovely, better than we had anticipated. it was too cold to be able to enjoy the beach, but we did make our way around the area quite a bit. just an fyi......we ate at Rita's...fabulous hamburgers, well worth the $10 pricetag....went to Folly Beach Crab Shack....nice outside enclosed patio, food was really good too, and not overly pricey....we ended up at the Sandbar one evening our of desperation....yeah, not the greatest....the food was good, but service was lacking.....we never got our coleslaw which was supposed to be part of the meal, and at 7:30 they were out of the soup....we were one of 3 tables occupied....leads me to wonder when that soup was made (yesterday, perhaps???) we ordered carryout from Planet Follywood, was wonderful. I ordered a side of breaded mushrooms that were out of this world....we had their wings, eh, not the best but the terriyaki shrimp pita was wonderful.
Feb 2013
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Folly Beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Each bedroom has its own private full bathroom. Futon on 3rd bedroom can accommodate up to two more people upon request.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The pool is just steps from the front door and shared by a small number of homes. It is in a beautiful setting right on the Folly River. The dock with porch swing and hammock swings is entered from the pool area. There are televisions in two of the bedrooms, each with a DVD player.


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Cincinnati, OH

A piece of heaven on Folly Beach, SC

  • 5 of 5

I Love Turtle Bay. I have rented this condo from Marguerite for 5 of the last 7 years. I stay in this beautiful home for a month at a time during the fall. Last year I was there when Hurricane Matthew hit. There was an evacuation all along the coast. I had to go inland to a hotel. Marguerite was amazing during this disruption of my vacation. She kept me up to date with what was happening on Folly Beach and checked on me at the hotel. I don't know how many other owners of rental properties would do that with true concern for me.

During the 7 year span that I have been going to Turtle Bay, there has been an improvement or upgrade of some sort to her home each year. There has been new carpet, new dishwasher, new washer and dryer, new couch and new furniture in first floor bedroom. The master bedroom was recently painted and a new Air Conditioner installed. Being a home owner myself I know how hard it is to keep up with all the wear and tear on a home. I always feel very comfortable when staying in this condo. It has everything you need to move in and feel like you have always been there. I will be staying at this condo as long as Marguerite is willing to share her home.

My family is on the small side and this is the perfect size for our group. Last year Marguerite purchased another home on the island. It is a large single family home with a beautiful backyard, pool and wrap around porches . If my family was larger or grows in the future, I would definitely rent it, knowing how Marguerite treats all her renters.

I know researching for a vacation rental is scary, not knowing what you will really get. I went through that process 7 years ago. There are a lot of places to rent on Folly Beach and I am thankful that I found this lovely home. There has never been a time when I would even want to look at what else is available on Folly Beach. This is a great location on the island. You get the beautiful sunsets on the Folly River, only a short walk to the beach or Center Street. Center Street is loaded with great restaurants and nightly entertainment. There is beach equipment in the garage for your use. It's only a 15-20 minute drive to downtown Charleston.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One word - Disappointing.

  • 2 of 5

This is the 4th vacation I have booked through VRBO and up until now I have been very pleased. This rental was not what I expected. On day 1 we noticed that the bottoms of our feet were black from floor grime. My mother was so unsettled by this early sign of uncleanliness that she had a difficult time relaxing and feeling comfortable for the duration. The blender is cheap and leaked terribly. We only used it on the night 1 because it made a mess. The white throw pillow on the upstairs bed is covered in a large liquid brown mystery stain. The dishes are all mis-matched and many are plastic. Some of them were partly melted and warped but were still in the cupboards for use. The downstairs bedroom wall has an unsightly area over 2 feet long of exposed drywall where the paint/wallpaper has been ripped off. The television in the smaller upstairs bedroom did not work and was unplugged when we got there. The one amenity that is a MUST for me while on vacation is a jetted tub. I search out this amenity when booking and often times pay more for this luxury. I was heartbroken on this stay when I got in the tub only to find that the jets were broken. The notified the owner of the broken tv & tub but no attempt was made at repair. The owner told me to check the fuse box for a short then never followed up with a real solution. The property listing boasts extra amenities such as condiments, coffee, starter tp, soap etc... but what it does not say is that the owner will make you to replace these items before leaving. I found this to be rather off-putting and tasteless. If one boasts about special amenities then one should provide them. Telling renters to restock items that were used to the owner's benefit as a selling point is tawdry at best. The owner also required that all linens and towels be washed AND dried THEN moved to the bedrooms before checking out. Because there were multiple loads and the wash/dry cycles were 1 hour each, this requirement caused us to checkout 3 hours later than we would have preferred, making for a very long day and return trip home. The owner holds the security deposit hostage to make sure all extra demands (not required by my previous stay owners) are met. After waiting 2 weeks I had to remind the owner to refund my security deposit. Pro: This rental earned its 2nd star because the pool and dock do indeed have a beautiful view. Needless to say, I will not be booking with this owner again.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is difficult to express my shock and dismay at this review. My very first poor review in 10 years of renting my beloved home in Turtle Bay. I take enormous pride in my home and my responsibility as steward of your vacation very seriously. It is my obligation to provide you what is advertised. I have always done so to the maximum extent knowable. I assume all this stemmed from the whirlpool tub tripping a circuit breaker.. For that, I am terribly sorry. I have been to the house and investigated the other issues raised. I found no evidence to support them. I urge all renters to contact me if something is unsatisfactory, including a significant cleaning issue, and it will be fixed. You should not feel that way in your rental home. It is not acceptable for you or for me. It is not my standard. Washing linens WAS AN OPTION to save money. As of now it will be included When you notified me about the tub, I did ask you to flip the breaker and let me know if it didn’t work. The tub has tripped it before. You never called back. So, I assumed it worked and you were happy. If I had known, I would have sent someone to get it working for you. I don’t know why you didn’t contact me to let me know it didn’t work. I am very sorry if you thought I would not see it through. I would have. I always have. I am truly sorry this impacted your vacation so much. I do not have any “demands” and I have never held anyone’s deposit “hostage”. The words were never uttered and there are no such words in my paperwork. I am very sorry for the delayed deposit. Deposits are set up to AUTOMATICALLY REFUND IN SEVEN DAYS FROM DEPARTURE THROUGH HOMEAWAY/VRBO, unless stop it. I have had to hold ONE deposit in 10 years due to damage. The delay was caused by a technical error at Homeaway. They will confirm this. The second I was made aware of it, I logged in and hit the refund button manually. It is flatly untrue that guests have to replace things.Starter products like one roll of tp in each bathroom, a paper towel roll, and coffee and filters are provided to get you started comfortably. At the beginning of the season I stock extra comfort things that everyone hates having to buy when they get to their vacation spot: dish detergent, laundry detergent, trash bags, spices, condiments, etc. In my info packet I state that if a comfort item runs out when you are visiting, it would be nice to replace it so the next person can have the same comforts.
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Great location, spacious condo, well maintained

  • 5 of 5

Overall great experience at Turtle Bay and great location!...Convenient walk to the beach and restaurants on Folly, and a 15-20 minute drive to downtown Charleston. The Lost Dog cafe was great for breakfast, just a short walk away. The condo was well maintained, spacious, and comfortable - we had a great week enjoying different activities in the Charleston area, and would highly recommend this villa! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week on Folly greatly. This rental was clean, comfortable, and had ample space for our family including my husband and I as well as our infant and toddler, and the grand parents. The garage was great for storing our beach gear amd the additional items provided were very useful. We rented a golf cart and easily accessed the beach from 3rd Street. We look forward to renting this property again soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review! I'm so glad you had a good time. Remember repeat renters get a $100 discount in summer and 10% the rest of the year. So, please do return. Best, Marguerite
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Pine Mountain, Georgia

Family fun.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I met our children and one grandchild at this Turtle Bay condo for a week of family time. The condo was roomy, clean, and well appointed. It was a pleasant walk to the beach and we enjoyed the pool each afternoon. We made most of our meals at the condo and I found the kitchen very adequate for vacation meals. We went into Charleston a couple of days and it is an easy drive. Folly Beach is a great family beach. We had a great time and look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, clean, and spacious

  • 5 of 5

Great location and quiet. Our family of 5 stayed here in Jine 2106. Loved every minute in Folly and it's a short drive to Historic Charleston. Condo was clean and perfect for us. Not in a super busy neighborhood yet still a short walk to everything!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Charleston CHS
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Many wonderful local places
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Many and famous ones 8-40 miles
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
The Lost Dog , Crab Shack, many within blocks
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Car: recommended

Golf: Many top golf courses nearby.


Rates & Availability

Folly Beach Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Nightly Rate
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 30 2017 - Sep 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.5%

Deposits are refunded within two weeks of departure per terms of rental agreement. If you cancel your reservation or fail to pay the rental cost one month prior to arrival, the deposit will be forfeited. Please wash towels and bed linens before leaving. Housekeepers will fold towels and make beds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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