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Carldot Cottage on Front Beach Folly

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Folly Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-6)

The CarlDot is located at 809 W. Ashely Ave Folly Beach, S.C. It is a true front beach bungalow. Although Folly Island is slowly losing its village atmosphere due to development. The CarlDot Cottage is one of the few still existing on Folly's front beach. The cottage was constructed in 1938. When parking automobiles on the beach was permitted, Carlton and Dorothy were dating in 1939. They first discovered the cottage while walking on the beach. A year later in 1940, they married. They acquired their dream cottage in 1960. I was eight at that time. Folly was my summer dream. The pavilion stood with a ferris wheel and rides. The dance hall out over the ocean entertained crowds with great live band performances. Such greats were Temptations, Zodiacs, Drifters,Tams and the list goes on!

A Charleston brick fireplace,interior walls 1X12 knotty cypress(except kitchen),17 porch windows let in ocean breeze,ocean deck on sand dunes,full deck on front beach side,deck off kitchen w/gas grill.

Although the pavilion is no longer there, the cottages on front beach during that era are slowly disappearing and being replaced with huge constructions. The CarlDot still has it's charm. The main room has a beautiful Charleston brick fireplace. The interior walls in the cottage are all 1x12 knotty cypress. The two bedrooms are both large. With the constant sound of the ocean nearby, the front porch has 17 windows to let in the ocean breeze. The existing kitchen and bath were recently removed. Six pilings were added to support a huge kitchen and bath. There is a deck off the kitchen for grilling. There is a huge deck on the front of the windowed porch. Also, there is a deck on the dunes for beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The cottage has central heat and air-conditioning. All rooms have tiled floors. The CarlDot cottage sleeps six comfortably. Once you stay, you will definitely want to come back again.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Rick Fox - PO 772 - Folly Beach,SC 29439
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2016
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based on 28 traveler reviews

Carldot Cottage on Front Beach Folly
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews

September Wedding

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for a wedding in Folly Beach and shared it with another couple. It was perfect, and made the vacation that much more enjoyable! All of us were thrilled and already started talking about going back! I recommend Carldot Cottage for anyone looking for an inexpensive beach retreat!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! We try to make things nice for our guests. While keeping it a beach cottage feel. Hope you will stay again in the future. Thanks for your comment, Rick & Lori
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Late Summer Vacation Fun

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I would absolutely recommend the CarlDot Cottage for anyone looking to vacation on Folly Beach. The cottage is Ideally located, not to close to Center Street but not overly far - about a mile. We enjoyed walking down to the pier each day and took advantage of the restaurants and bar on the beach to relax before walking back. The pictures from the back deck actually show how close the beach is, the view was incredible. The cottage had everything we needed to enjoy our vacation, we cooked most meals and found everything we needed was provided. Thanks for the great vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at the CarlDot. Also thank you for the very nice comment. Hope you will stay with us again.
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Staying here is truly a gift

  • 5 of 5

Can't brag enough about this humble little home-there is more character and charm tucked away in this beach house than in all the others up or down the beach from it. We had a great week, enjoyed the fresh seafood cooked right in our own kitchen as well as the local restaurants in town. I caught fish from the surf, listened to the rain at night, relished in the sound of the ocean and watched the sunrises with a cup of coffee every morning. I'm not embarrassed to say that my wife and I felt like kids again with our dogs picking up on the atmosphere, enjoying the long walks on the beach and to the marina. Butterflies stopped by in the backyard by the dozens. The birds visited their feeder from dawn till dusk. Thank you Rick and Lori for sharing this classic beach home with us. Again, it was truly a gift that we appreciate and that we hope to return to again.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mr. & Mrs. Bradshaw We are truly glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks so much for the kind words. Wishing you happiness Always, Rick & Lori
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Greenville, SC

Excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The CarlDot! The property description is quite accurate. The location is excellent and the property, old & charming as it may be, has everything you need!

It was extremely clean, which we really appreciated! The owners were wonderful to deal with--easy to reach via email & communicative.

We appreciated there being a full set of dishes, more than one pot & pan, as well as a wide variety of spices on top of all of the other items other visitors have mentioned (in previous reviews).

The location simply cannot be beat!

Highly recommend The CarlDot!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed your stay at the CarlDot!
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Amazing, amazing, amazing!

  • 5 of 5

I am sorry it took so long to write this review. We fell in love with this cottage the second we walked through the door - no joke! The first thing I noticed was the cleanliness. As we walked around indoors to get settled in, I noticed much more was included than was mentioned. (air mattress, tons of extra blankets and pillows, some food products in the cabinets, including coffee filters and sweeteners, wine glasses, laundry detergent, hand soap, a whole little cabinet in the bathroom with extra shampoos and lotions, etc.) The outdoor grill is very nice and was filled with propane. There were even a couple of boogey boards and two beach chairs on the sunporch for our use. The beds were comfortable as well. The sunporch is very nice. The back deck includes a patio set with an umbrella. Now, THE BEST PART: the backyard!! I admit, I had my doubts about the beach being within feet of the cottage - but it is true!!! The backyard is totally private. We had coffee out on the back porch as well as the private deck that is at the end of the property. We saw dolphins playing our very first morning as we were having coffee! The only other people on the beach are people staying in surrounding cottages - Very few people. One morning as we were walking, we saw fresh sea turtle slides in the sand. They had come up to lay eggs during the night and then "slid" back out to sea. The eggs are protected by orange fencing. We thought that was pretty amazing. The cottage is also in a nice location and not too far of a walk to the shopping and restaurant strip. It is very walkable, depending on the heat. We loved the added touch of the journal for all the guests to write in and the book on Folly Beach; we had to buy our own copy!! We also liked the personal touches of the owners' pictures placed throughout the cottage. We had an absolute fabulous time here and plan to make it our family vacation every year! Thank you to the Fox's for sharing your home with us. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elizabethton, TN

Amazing Home on Folly!

  • 5 of 5

We loved, loved, loved our stay at the CarlDot! Everything we could possibly need was available. We spent most of our time on the deck and screened in sun room. Every morning and evening we would walk to the point to see what the fishermen had caught. This was the first truly relaxing vacation we have had. Thank you so, so much for sharing your home. We hope to visit every year.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Other Activities: shopping, boating, horseshos, kayaking, mini golf, parasailing, wildlife viewing


Rates & Availability

Folly Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 13.5%

$1650.00 to $2300.00 weekly
$500.00 security deposit/$150.00 cleaning fee comes out of deposit.
(Summer Season)Saturday to Saturday Check in 4PM Check out 10AM.
13.5% accommodation tax.

Rick Fox
PO 772
Folly Beach,SC 29439
Pet Friendly: $125.00 non refundable pet fee.
Fee will be taken from security deposit. If you don't scoop the poop.

Security deposit is required for booking. Make inquiry & everything will be answered fully.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Folly Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Convertible Bed (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Wood Fireplace: Please burn fire logs - no wood. If bringing pets. A fee will be taken from security deposit. If you don't scoop the poop.

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