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Lovely Home on Deep Water/Dock/Short walk to Beach/Pets Considered.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Folly Beach/Deep Water Dock, Private Fenced Yard,4 bedrooms,2 1/2 Baths(Sleeps 9

Enjoy the best of Folly Beach in this home. Private dock on the Folly River and only 1 block from the beach. This unique home is nestled under a natural canopy of live oaks, magnolias and palmetto palms. Panoramic views of the River throughout the house.

River Retreat offers a unique experience in coastal living. This 4 bedroom and 2 1/2 bath home invites you to kick your shoes off and stay a while. As you enter the home you are welcomed with a large open floor plan, along with Panoramic views overlooking the Folly River. Modern Kitchen appliances include a 4 burner gas stove top and Dacor oven, side by side stainless steel refrigerator and full capacity dishwasher. The kitchen opens up into a spacious living area furnished to comfortably seat a crowd. Watch a game on the Flat Screen TV, create special memories with friends and family or curl up and read while enjoying the views. Avid Bird Watchers have even found that it's not even necessary to leave the home to appreciate the diverse feathered friends visiting the surrounding marsh.

The Master Bedroom is furnished with a magnificent King Bed, private deck overlooking the river and luxurious bathroom. The Master Bedroom has a King Bed and private bath, fitted with a jacuzzi garden tub, separate shower and his/her vanity. The Marsh Bedroom has a Queen and twin bed along with a 1/2 bathroom directly across the bedroom entrance. On the other side of the living room is a Queen bedroom with a full bathroom directly off of it, equipped with a shower/tub combo. The upstairs has a large open loft with a Queen Bed and wonderful views! A game room on the far end of the home holds a combination pool/ping pong table. The dining room table can comfortably seat 8 with additional seating at bar top in kitchen

Enjoy your private boardwalk to the River leading to a covered dock with an enclosed dock house. The dock is equipped with electricity, running water refrigerator and fish cleaning station. Under the covered dock you will find a picnic table, the perfect spot to enjoy a light meal. There is also a floating dock and jet dock...just BYOB (BRING YOUR OWN BOAT) At low tide this dock has s solid 3 ft. of water. Cast for red fish, speckled trout and flounder right off the dock. Pull in blue crab and shrimp for a little Low Country Boil. Bring your own boat, kayaks, paddle boards or rent them from local shops to help you explore the surrounding estuaries. Morris Island is just a paddle away and is only accessible by boat.. Watch dolphins as they frolick and play in the River. Take in a exquisite sunset. Observe an Osprey expertly snatch a fish for lunch.

Want to catch a wave? We are an easy stroll or bike ride to the shaded path leading to the white, hard packed sands of Folly. . Our beach is perfect for long walks, shelling, bike rides, pushing your little one in a stroller and catching a little R&R. Folly beach surf breaks are typically welcoming, rolling waves. On occasion the surf can increase, offering a wonderful day of surfing, boogie boarding and body surfing. Center St. on Folly Beach offers a wide assortment of restaurants and shops. Have a dog? Most restaurants on Folly allow pets on leash, as long as they have outdoor seating. If you've never visited the Historic town of Charleston, hop in the car, it's only 15 quick minutes away. Explore cobble stone streets lined with hidden gardens. Visit the open air market. Take in a 5 star restaurant. Enjoy a guided carriage tour. Visit the unique shops.

Whatever your heart desires, you are sure to find something for everyone in Charleston and on Folly. Plantations, County Parks, Beaches, Boat Charters, Shopping, Dining. But if relaxation is your goal, 1220 Tabby Drive is your destination. Escape from it all in this beautiful home or venture out, the choice is yours. This is the vacation destination you've been looking for!

More Details

Property Manager
Michael Ray
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About Michael Ray

This beautiful home is managed by Surffish Realty. Surffish Realty is locally owned and operated by Michael Ray. Michael was born and raised in Charleston SC and has owned and lived on Folly Beach with his family since 2006. A small boutique real estate company, Surffish Realty caters to the individual needs of homeowners and guests. Joined by wife Dianne in 2014, we hope to offer a more personal experience to those visiting Folly and the surrounding Charleston Area. We have raised our two children in the surf and pluff mud of the lowcountry and feel extremely blessed to live in this unique community. We are fortunate to be able to offer a variety of homes to those visiting our Island and are grateful to be of service.

Why Michael Ray chose Charleston Area

River Retreat is a rare gem. This home is owned by a unique and loving couple who go to great lengths to offer a home that guests will want to return to time and time again. Jim and Lynn have enjoyed a lifetime of travel and once they discovered Folly Beach they knew they had found a community that they hoped to one day call home. This home on Tabby Drive spoke to them with it's shaded canopy, deep water dock, diverse bird life, inspiring sunsets, visiting dolphins, proximity to the beach and of course the character and charm of the home itself, decks and unique views from almost every room! The eclectic and laid back community sealed the deal. It is their hope that you too will love and appreciate their home and Island and hopefully make it a memory that you want to revisit time and time again.

What makes this house unique

Almost too numerous to list, this home has a plethora of unique qualities and benefits. It is located on Deep water which means you can bring boats, jet skis, kayaks, canoes, etc. If you don't have these items you can rent or just kick back on the covered dock and wait for the dolphins to come visit you! Manatees have even been known to make a swim by! The abundant and diverse bird life will keep you entertained for hours, with the occasional hawk and osprey making a grand appearance. If the beach is what you seek then you need only walk a short block over to the canopied public beach access at 13th block. The Atlantic Ocean will greet you with rolling waves and hard packed white sands that you can ride a bike or push a stroller on at low tides. If the Atlantic is in the mood to offer a bit of excitement, this stretch of beach is known to hold a nice swell when available, offering a fun ride for the more adventurous surfers in the crowd.

Want to just relax? Stay on the property. Enjoy the privacy and three outdoor decks. Visit inside with family and friends while still feeling at one with nature while having the comfort of the indoors. Plenty of beach houses and interiors homes on the Island but VERY FEW who offer the Folly River with such a quick hop over to the beach access located on a more private stretch of the Island.


Folly Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 9
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Outdoor - outdoor shower , Hot and Cold Water, Private, Enclosed
  • Bathrooms are all supplied with 2 rolls of toilet paper, liquid hand soap and 1 bar of bath soap.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4/Loft - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • This home boasts a spacious, open Master Bedroom complete with it's own private deck, flat screen TV and luxurious bathroom. The Master Bath includes a jacuzzi garden tub, separate shower, his/her vanity sinks. The Marsh Bedroom(Bedroom 2) has a Queen and twin bed, there is a partition between the queen and twin bed that allows for additional privacy. Directly across from this room is a 1/2 bathroom. Bedroom 3 is located on the other side of the home and has a Queen bed with a full bathroom (tub/shower combo) directly outside the entrance to the room. Bedroom 4 is a spacious loft with magnificent views. The loft is open to the downstairs living room but has a six panel divider that adds additional privacy. All beds are prepared with 100% cotton sheets.
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We do have a charcoal grill but do not provide the charcoal. You are welcomed to bring charcoal with you. Please make sure you clean the grill after using it or there will be a $50 fee. Thank you.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Lovely Home on Deep Water/Dock/Short walk to Beach/Pets Considered.
average rating of 4.978261 based on 46 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Everything was as advertised. The house was well maintained and in a beautiful spot.

Will be back if we can figure out the family logistics again.

Our family loved it!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our hope is that our guests find a special retreat that they can call home, time and time again. Owners, managers and consistent professional cleaning crew work as a team to provide a clean, comfortable and relaxing experience for a guests. We want you to keep coming back!
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Perfect beach house

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying here. It's a great house in a great location. I can't imagine ever staying anywhere else for the perfect Folly Beach vacation. The dock is awesome for fishing and the beach is just a short walk or golf cart ride away. The property managers are very easy to work with. Don't hesitate to rent this house! You won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House!

  • 5 of 5

First stay at Folly Beach and this house was great. Short distance to the beach and the fishing dock was amazing. We actually had a dolphin swim up to the pier. Dianne is great to work with. Will be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Did not want to leave....

  • 5 of 5

My family's second vacation in this home on Folly. Speaks for itself; we would not have picked the same place if it wasn't everything we wanted. We LOVE the covered dock and the beach... best of both worlds. The interior of the home fits our needs as a family of six. The exterior fits our dogs needs as the yard is fenced. Only three things I would upgrade: the chaise in front of the window (has definitely seen better days), the lighting in the game porch (some recessed lights with a dimmer would be ideal) and the mattress on the bed in the "sleeping porch". We had a fantastic time and without a doubt, would stay there again...that is if we don't move there first! :) SIX stars ..... everyone in this family had a super vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always striving to improve our home and offer the best experience we can to our guests. Feedback is always appreciated. The owner's have had the chaise on the list as needing a little face lift and will definitely tackle that project this winter. We are going to add a few more lighting features as to the game room. Plenty of light in there during the day, but we can see where it could use a bit more in the evenings. Mattress on twin bed was replaced. This lovely home is always changing and the homeowners make regular upgrades and improvements each year to provide the best vacation experience they can for their guests...the stars prove it! Love having our repeat guests and as always....look forward to having you back!
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Great house in great location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (6 adults and 3 children) thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is well maintained and included many extras (kitchen supplies, etc.) you dont see at other vacation rentals. Between the pool/pingpong table, games, dock and fishing, and short walk to the beach, there was always something to keep us busy if needed, but also plenty of great places to just sit and relax inside or out. We will definitely look for this house on our next trip to Folly.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fun family vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. It was large enough for 7 adults and one child to feel comfortable and not on top of one another. The views were beautiful from all sides. I loved watching the birds and we had fun kayaking with the dolphins. The pool table was a plus enjoying games in the evening. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Folly Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Tides
Mar 24 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning/Linens $225
Tax Rate 17.0%

*Saturday to Saturday rental from June-August.
Check In is 4 PM and Check Out is 10 AM.
Deposit is refunded within 30 days of departure provided there are no damages.
Maximum occupancy is 9..
No Events or Parties permitted.
No Smoking.
Pets permitted with 75 fee per animal. Please be aware of leash laws for pets.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Charleston International

1220 Tabby Drive. 1 block from the beach. Deep Water.


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