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Breathe Easy ~ FRAGRANCE FREE* ~ nonsmoking

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Fragrance Free* - 2 BR King & Queen, 3 BA - max. occupancy 4

*Synthetic Fragrance Free vacation rental.


PLEASE DELAY SELECTING "REQUEST TO BOOK/BOOK IT" BUTTON UNTIL AFTER DIRECT COMMUNICATION WITH US. Instead, please click the white/pale blue text "send a message" button near owner photo (or "contact the owner" button... location/term depends on device used/recent system changes). We cater to those who can not tolerate typical cleaning chemicals and require a synthetic fragrance free environment. We must speak to all potential guests before formal acceptance of any reservation because in order to maintain synthetic fragrance free standards all guests must participate.

THE PHONE NUMBER BEGINNING WITH AREA CODE 888 SHOWN ON THE LISTING IS TO THE LISTING SERVICE PHONE BANK. If you need faster accurate assistance, please include your phone number in the info request and I'll give you a ring. It'd help to know time zone and best times to call too. Thanks, Cheryl


We are pleased to offer access to our home and specifically cater to those who cannot tolerate typical cleaning chemicals and/or require synthetic fragrance-free accommodations. All guests must refrain from use of chemical and synthetic scents while in residence. Reservations are limited to those adults and small families who have such needs, or are willing to adapt while in residence.

We offer a single property with one goal in mind - to provide a safe, restful, and healthy haven for those who can't tolerate synthetic scents and other specific exposure hazards of modern life.

You'll find our approach is immediately noticeable in nearly every aspect upon arrival, from the lack of synthetic fragrance, cleanliness, linens free of formaldehyde that also don't smell of bleach and many other aspects you typically won't encounter in an ordinary accommodation environment.

This doesn't mean one must be chemical sensitive to stay with us, it just means guests must be willing to adapt while in residence. We have several loyal guests who are health conscious in general or happened on us when they initially took a chance because of open dates and "felt like they won the lottery."

Although it's not our intention/focus, we do occasionally host guests who are allergic to dogs. Thus far, due to our cleaning methods/efforts, those individuals have not had problems.



2 bedroom/2 bed ~ max occupancy 4



Email/phone, or direct contact.



are pretty close but can sometimes be a bit off. It's difficult to code a one size fits all calculator.. You can use our estimator at follybeachtownhome dot com.

Please contact us direct for anything other than a basic single week calculation.



We serve a small specific niche and communicate directly with all potential guests to ensure best possible result for those who truly need us. To this end, we slow the process down with real conversation and contract documents. When only one member of a group needs our service, it usually takes a couple days for them to check to see that others are able to temporarily adapt. Since we manage our own reservations, we are able to allow reasonable time for potential guests to thoughtfully consider prior to commitment. We accept MasterCard/Visa (via our own merchant account with our local bank) and personal checks drafted on US banks only.


CANINE COMPANION ANIMALS ONLY, max. 2 subject to approval.


Light and airy end-unit featuring hardwood floors throughout and 12' ceilings in the heart of Folly Beach... referred to locally as 'The Edge of America'. Folly Beach is well known for its eclectic mix of inhabitants. Folly has long been attractive to the artist community and is one of the best surfing areas on the east coast. Folly is reminiscent of a bit of Asheville transported to the beach.

Peaceful and perfectly situated location away from the hustle and bustle of front beach activity levels, yet truly a 7 minute stroll to beach and fishing pier, 5 minutes to Center Street restaurants and entertainment. Historic Charleston, with all its charm, is only a 15 minute drive away.

Floor plan here - FollyBeachTownhome dot com/floor_plan dot html

More Details

Michael & Cheryl
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Michael & Cheryl

Michael is a lifelong resident of the Charleston area and has always enjoyed the water oriented activities this beautiful coastal area has to offer.

Michael & Cheryl purchased this townhome in 2008

Why Michael & Cheryl chose Folly Beach

We originally chose this townhome as a second residence as Folly has exceptionally clean air and Michael needed to escape the effects of the heaviest spring pollens at home. We are now able to share our townhome year round as he is no longer forced to flee. ;)

What makes this townhome unique

Our goal is to provide and maintain a home environment suitable for chemical sensitive individuals by cleaning with natural products and essential oils as well as avoiding chemical sprays etc. Chemical & synthetic scent free laundry detergent as well as natural air freshener and insect repellent provided. Guests refrain from using chemicals and synthetically scented products while in residence. If advice is needed as to where to obtain naturally scented personal care products we're glad to assist.

With the county boat landing just a couple blocks away, it's convenient to go for a quick paddle on a whim, the back side of Folly offers wonderful places to kayak. We never know what we're going to see. The island is also a great place to jog and bicycle, plus miles and miles of beach to enjoy. The outdoor shower with hot and cold water makes beach excursions so much more convenient and really does minimize sand inside. The location is prefect, not in the hub bub of front beach activity, yet an easy walk to beach access and to restaurants etc. on Center Street.



…..ↁ baits & plant based pesticide used only if required

…..ↁ essential oil steam mopping is our most effective deterrent

ↂ WIRELESS INTERNET can be deactivated (others close though)

ↂ TV via cable, not satellite

ↂ no toxic 'wrinkle free' sheets & no linen service used, we do all

ↂ no falling asleep to the smell and effects of bleached linens, dryer sheets, fabric softeners

ↂ linens washed and dried in machines free of chemicals/synthetic scents

ↂ chlorine filters on showers

ↂ filtered water in fridge and ice-maker

ↂ no synthetic scents

ↂ no smoking

ↂ pets considered - canines only

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a blast!!

Your home is wonderful. We loved the artwork and furnishings. It felt like we were at our own home! Thank you so much for sharing this amazing space with us. We will most definitely be back for future visits. Next time possibly with one of our "babies."

Hope the rest of the summer is smashing!
Aug 2010
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Waters Edge Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • House rules will be emailed direct to guest in PDF format as part of rental agreement package.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • 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 ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Suite - private
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Bedroom - private
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Floor - common
    outdoor - outdoor shower , hot and cold water - back of garage - sand rinse zone
  • Elevated dog bath with hot and cold water in garage for those sandy, happy buddies. Environmentally friendly soap must be used as it drains into the plant bed.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Tempurpedic
    2nd Bedroom - 1 queen , Pillow Top
  • Master Bedroom has balcony and large walk-in closet.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Please be aware that we have no control over the rare Comcast/Netflix system outage. Anyone sensitive to wireless is welcome to request temporary disconnection of wireless signal. However, there are other overlapping wireless systems beyond our control. Wireless is N band only, ethernet cable is provided for wired access. ESPN3 is available via our ISP on your laptop if interested, and you access yourself. STAIRS - 2 flights - Therefore not ideal for families with young children as we do not have child gates etc. installed. It's also not well suited for anyone with significant mobility impairment for same reason.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Breathe Easy ~ FRAGRANCE FREE* ~ nonsmoking
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews

Perfect Place To Escape Winter

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with our dog left Michigan to spend our winter here and absolutely LOVED it !!! Although we are not scent sensitive, we certainly appreciated the chemical-free cleanliness of this home. Cheryl and Michael have thought of everything to make this the kind of place that you want to keep coming back to or never leave! It's tastefully furnished, the kitchen has everything you could ever need, the bed in the master bedroom is to die for, the drafting table in the front room was perfect for putting together puzzles, it's fully stocked with all paper products, soaps and laundry detergent, there's a garage with bicycles, beach chairs, grill, and best of all, a dog bath! Cheryl & Michael covered two of the couches with dog covers and even welcomed our dog with a full bowl of filtered water upon our arrival! The location couldn't be more perfect either--close enough to walk to Center street and the beach that you never need your car unless you're heading elsewhere. Cheryl & Michael truly make you feel welcome and go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need to make your stay a memorable one. If you decide to stay here while visiting Folly, I guarantee this would be the Best. Decision. Ever!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Carolina

Fabulous, clean, and refreshing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

With a focus on a chemically free environment to accommodate people with sensitivities, Micheal and Cheryl have created a cozy, spotlessly clean haven with countless amenities and thoughtful touches to make your stay feel like home! Although we have no allergy issues, the care devoted to providing all our needs was "over the top". Our dog was recovering from a snakebite, so Cheryl had filtered water,, rug pads on steps, orvis blankets to cover furniture and a dream dog spa in the garage for our pet's comfort. The kitchen is fully furnished with every need from blender to coffee press to shrimp de-veiners. The tempurpedic mattress in the Master was so comfortable and to awaken with a cup of coffee in the screened balcony, listen to music through the BOSE system, or do computer work on the big draft table was great! They provided 3 bikes, beach chairs and boogie boards with an easy walk to the beach. Although the check in process had paperwork with the commitment to honor chemically free living, I was grateful that they took such diligence in providing that environment. Truly stewards of the earth and love for health! We will be back to their wonderful CLEAN retreat! Denise and Tim Pastoor

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful rental!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in the townhouse for four years now. This is a beautiful place to stay, clean beyond words and the owners now seem like family to me. They are willing to go the extra mile to make sure you are comfortable and that you have a pleasant stay. This is truly a home away from home with anything you could possibly need. If you want a top notch rental this is your place.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Norris, Tennessee

Feels like home!

  • 5 of 5

This was the third time that my family and I have stayed at this home. My use of the word home here instead of property is deliberate. When I go on vacation I don't like to stress about the cleanliness or comfort of the place where we stay. This is the only vacation home that I have ever revisited, as it fits that bill. The owners are incredibly helpful and informative. They have outfitted this home as if they live there. Here is a list of some of my favorite things that are provided at this home: temperpedic mattress in the master, Bose wave radio, huge garage, mostly hardwood floors, unique furniture, and vast array of supplied amenities from bikes to Brita filtered water. Stay here. You won't be disappointed. Even the lazy susan in the kitchen cabinets is spotless. No where else would that be clean.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here the week of June 7th, 2015 for our honeymoon. The townhouse was absolutely wonderful, exceptionally clean, and the location was outstanding! Michael and Cheryl were super helpful and friendly! They provided chemical free products which is was very helpful since we do not have any allergies and did not already have any of the required soaps or detergents. The bikes included with the house were a big hit with us, we rode them just about everywhere! We could be at the beach, or at one of the many restaurants or shops in just a few minutes. The entire week we were there we hardly left Folly Beach because we enjoyed exploring the island on the bikes so much! We loved cooking breakfast in the mornings, and it was awesome that the kitchen had just about everything that you could ever need or want in a kitchen! The enclosed balconies were perfect to relax in, and the bed was extremely comfortable! We loved our stay, and we hope to visit Folly Beach again soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice very clean A+

  • 5 of 5

This place is very nice, very clean, great if you have allergies, & very dog friendly. This is by far the best place I've stayed at on vacation. It is so clean that I could walk around bare foot worry free. They have a lot of this furnished such as boogie boards, beach chairs, bikes, a kite, a dog bath, plenty towels. They also supply other necessities such as soap, laundry detergent, paper towels, toilet paper, etc. it's very peaceful to sit out on the balcony and relax and just a short walk to the beach. I would recommend a beach cart if you have a lot to take with you to the beach like me. Met the owners and they're very nice and are very helpful. I hope to stay with you again! I found my spot on Folly!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20.5 Miles
Charleston International Airport (CHS)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Center Street - multiple
Nearest Train
15.5 Miles
Amtrak-North Charleston
Nearest Motorway
7.5 Miles
526 & Folly Road
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Center Street - multiple
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Folly Beach - 1050 ft to nearest beach access
Car: recommended

Folly was always the bohemian destination, some of us were lucky enough to live front beach while it was still a sleepy artist community. Much has changed over the years but Folly holds true to its laid back attitude. Though we admit as things have evolved, we prefer a location a bit back from the activity of front beach especially in the summer months. It's a peaceful location and convenient to historic Charleston which is only 10 miles away. Folly has 6 wonderful miles of beach to walk, especially nice in winter, and is one of the best surfing areas on the east coast. If you're into kayaks the back side of the island is a wonderful place to explore with ample peaceful waters to quietly escape into and observe the native creatures. It's a wonderful place for birding, watching the dolphin feed at sunset, and if you're lucky you may even see a manatee. Bring your kayaks, the public boat landing is just 2 blocks away and there is plenty of room in the garage to store your gear.

Other Activities: boating, kayaking, shopping


Rates & Availability

Waters Edge Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 21 2017 - Sep 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
warm southern fall
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
late fall - early winter
Oct 29 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Linen $185 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%


SUNDAY TO SUNDAY RENTAL - Stays under a full week begin/end Sunday, or fall between consecutive Sundays.

DAMAGE PROTECTION REQUIRED but differs from above.

PET FEE IS $100 PER DOG (2 max), does not necessarily calculate accurately here, please contact us.

MAX OCCUPANCY OF 4. Configurations requiring more than the king/queen beds incurs add'l fee if approved.

We have no control over the rare Comcast/Netflix system outage. Anyone sensitive to wireless is welcome to request temporary disconnection of wireless signal. However, there are other overlapping wireless signals beyond our control.

PAYMENTS - MasterCard/Visa & personal checks drawn on US bank (no third party checks).

deposit - $250 if reservation > 60 days prior to arrival, 50% if less
interim payment (if applicable 50% of remainder) - 60 days prior
final remainder - 30 days prior

■ MONTHLY RENTAL (4 full weeks/28 days)
Contact us for exact winter monthly calculations. System doesn't accurately reflect changes in accommodation tax etc.

initial payment - 50%
final remainder - 90 days prior

Refund policy is fully disclosed in rental documents sent direct to guest email address via PDF. It is strict, the closest match this system offers in payment section is depicted below but isn't precisely how we handle things. Basically for weekly rentals it's as follows: 60 days or more, full refund less $250 cancellation fee; 30-59 days – half; 0-29 days - zero.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Contact Owner

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