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Michael Ray

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

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

44 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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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 1/2 blocks 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 expand to 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!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michael Ray (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english


based on 44 traveler reviews

Lovely Home on Deep Water/Dock/Short walk to Beach/Pets Considered.
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 44 reviews

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
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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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Wonderful home and destination!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly amazing time while staying in this delightful home for a week over the New Year. The home accommodated our family of 5 adults and 2 children very comfortably, and is very well-equipped with fun goodies such as the pool table and an incredible kitchen that was thoroughly stocked for all of our needs. We have a family full of great cooks, and no one was disappointed! We prepared almost every meal at our home and really enjoyed the lay-out and fully stocked kitchen that has a large island with a gas range. The home is large and spacious, yet quaint and warm and has many different nooks to escape to if you'd like to read a book or enjoy a cup of coffee while checking out the sound in the mornings/evenings. The large bay windows that essentially comprise the entire back side of the home are breathtaking, and were a true show stopper upon our initial entry. There is also a huge whirlpool tub in the master bath which was highly enjoyable. The dock was an excellent addition, and we even spotted a dolphin in the sound on our first evening which as a real treat! Folly Beach is absolutely amazing, and has such a wonderful, eclectic character to it...just our style :). We ventured in to the little village for dinner on New Year's Eve and really enjoyed the restaurant "Rita's" which was lively and kid-friendly as well. Great food! My brother-in-law partook in the "Polar Plunge" which is an annual winter swim that happens on the island and he had a great time! He was the only one in the group that was willing to brave that challenge! :) The beach is a couple minute walk from the home, which as an excellent perk, as we caught some exquisite sunrises and sunsets for sure. We all had an incredible time, and your home was the perfect spot to spend some long-overdue time with family!! We all look forward to returning soon, and extend our sincere gratitude for your accommodations and wonderfully equipped home. Do not hesitate to book this property, it is excellent all-around!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The views were incredible. Gorgeous site.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for our daughters wedding. The house was so elegant and warm. In spite of the thunderstorm, which we wee terrified would ruin the wedding as we planned on doing on the dock, it was a fabulous event. Every comment on house warm and gorgeous the house was and how happy our daughter looked. We could not have chosen a more perfect setting for a beach wedding. The size of the house accommodated all the people who were staying there and we look forward to renting again. The views from the house are incredible and I would recommend this home for any type of event as it is truly is the perfect destination.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: While this is not an event home and has a maximum occupancy of nine people at all times, we were glad to host a very small, intimate ceremony for this wonderful family. The weather threatened to spoil their plans but they simply would not have it:) It is such a beautiful and inspiring space with a landscape that is constantly changing.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Charleston International

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


Rates & Availability

Folly Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
May 28 2016 - Aug 13 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 14 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Linens $225
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 13.5%

*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..
Golf Cart provided. Please follow Public Safety laws for golf carts on Folly.
No Events or Parties permitted.
No Smoking.
Pets permitted with 75 fee per animal. Please be aware of leash laws for pets.

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Charleston Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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.

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