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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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

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 Folly Beach

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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.


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Lovely Home on Deep Water/Dock/Short walk to Beach/Pets Considered.
average rating of 4.9661016 based on 59 reviews
Milford, Michigan

Beautiful home... weather... not so great:(. Overall a wonderful 4 days.

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend coffee or drinks at the Tides while sitting outside on their patio watching the waves.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The BEST place to stay on Folly Beach.

  • 5 of 5

River Retreat is truly a retreat. Very clean and quiet with all of the amenities. If you love to fish or paddle, or just love nature, it doesn't get any better. Diane, the property manager, is very responsive and authentic. We won't stay anywhere else on Folly.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Beautiful house with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Impressive views and a convenient location

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Spotsylvania, VA.

Didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

First time on Folly! The house was super clean. Had everything we needed for 9 people ranging in age from 19 to 92! The young adults enjoyed the beach a few times but the majority of everyone's time was spent on the dock...sun up till after sundown! Brought our own kayaks and jet ski. Very up close and personal experiences with the dolphins as they came all the way up to marsh grass beside the dock to forage. We saw them everytime we were on the dock.

We really loved the quietness of Tabby Lane. Only ventured out a couple of times. Just a beautiful, relaxing place we all agreed we would come back to!

Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I can't begin to describe how beautiful the view is from this house. Upon arrival everyone in our party was speechless as we made our way to the back wall of windows. Around every turn you could hear "Wow" and "Look at this". The owners have thought of everything. Games, pool table, quiet sitting areas all around the property, even toys for your dog! It was very clean. So clean, in fact, that my clean freak wife said she was completely comfortable sleeping and eating there without an "arrival" cleaning. One thing my wife noticed right off the bat was how we had a brand new kitchen sponge/scrubber still in the plastic wrapper. Think about that and what the old sponge was used for before when you wash your dishes.

We had no issues with the house during our stay. At one point I saw a loose railing on the dock and Michael came out to repair it the next day. It wasn't anything major, one end of a rail had released from the post, but he came out anyway. We had a nice conversation about the house and Folly Beach and he was very helpful with things to do. He even offers guided boat rides in the area. We just had too many people wanting to do too many things to make time for that but it sounded like a good time.

Each morning the adults migrated to the front porch to talk over the news of the previous night and drink our coffee. If it weren't for a couple of open areas between the live oaks and palm trees in the yard, I would've sworn we were all by ourselves on that island. Quiet was all we heard.

The dock is a whole additional room on its own. With the cleaning station and fridge, you can spend some time out there fishing and crabbing, like we did. And it's a good thing because once you get out there you won't want to return for a while. It was hot while we were there, consistently in the mid to upper 90's. It was muggy and you started to sweat as you closed the door. However, I'd swear it was ten degrees cooler at the end of the dock and with the breeze it was very comfortable. We sat out there with the kids watching the porpoises as they splashed minnows toward shore and the ran through them for supper. The kids had a blast catching mullet and pin fish and blue crabs.

I'd have to say that this was the most beautiful setting we've ever had on a family vacation. I'd also say that I can't imagine staying anywhere else at Folly Beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! WE LOVE THAT YOU LOVED IT! It's such a special and unique location. You honestly can not beat the views, docks and amenities! Our housekeeping is not performed by a large company, but by Carmen and Jose and their family. They spend extra time and attention to detail, striving to create a clean and comfortable space for guests to immediately kick off their shoes...and feel right at home. Jose' even takes care of the grounds:) We have a great team! Michael and I live right here on the if there's anything you need, we are just a quick golf cart away. Guests are provided our cell phone numbers and we do not want you to hesitate to use them!
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Great location for river and beach

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views. Well equipped. Love it.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Charleston International

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Pet Fee $125
Damage Deposit $500

*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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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