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THE RATHERSHACKS this one is called the BeachShack

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Folly Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description


We named it the RATHERSHACK because you'd rather be here than anyplace else in the world. We are 'second row' from the beach - which means a 45 second walk for you slow pokes, or 30 seconds for the average beach bum. The cottage we are advertising and scheduling here is the 2 BR 1.5 bath, this one is called the BeachShack. Lots of charm and beach feel decor at no extra charge as this unit has all new beach-style furnishings, flooring, paint, new roof, and new air conditioning installed. All cottages have open floor plans for casual gatherings after your day at the beach. This Unit has a fully stocked kitchen utensils etc with microwave and dishwasher. The 2 BR features a large master with a queen bed and the second bedroom has a full bed, plenty of changing room. Super clean no allergens pet dander etc as we do not allow pets. Units have cable TV and WIFI. Off Street parking for 1 vehicles included. . Gas grill on site available for you grill masters out there. Riding bikes is one of our favorite things to do around around here, and look at all the sugar shacks, moderate homes, and homemade fishing piers plopped right next to the occasional McMansion. Architectural variety on every block. Folly Beach makes no judgment on who you are or where you come from...just bring your flip flops and come as you are.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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We met in the cold Granite State of New Hampshire, fell in love, sold our houses, threw away the snowshovels, and bought us a perfect shack in paradise. After we fixed her up... you now have the Rathershack in all its glory waiting for you to come and add the next chapter. We thank you in advance for helping us live our dream. We live on site so feel free to stop in for a cold one or advice on where to go hide out, or step out and kick up your dancin shoes. The sign over our door says PARTYville, but more often than not we flip it over so it reads NAPville. Sometimes one leads to the other. You know the drill........

KATHERINE GRIMES purchased this cottage in 2012

Why KATHERINE GRIMES chose Charleston Area

We bought this place to live the simple life in a beach town, and have family and friends visit. Plus, wouldn't you rather deal with an owner who lives on site and is totally psyched to be here and have YOU as our guest.

We also 5 other cottages to pick from, Go to and check them out:

RatherShacks -

3671707 RoofShack 2 bedroom 1 bath

3876249 ChillShack 1 bedroom 1 bath

3948147 TinyShack 1 bedroom 1 bath (Tiny)

3948148 SurfShack 2 bedroom 2 bath

4086494 SandShack 2 bedroom 1 bath (not posted yet to HomeAway) but you can view on our web site RatherShacks

What makes this cottage unique

All bars on Folly Beach are within walking distance. Plus the house was pink...and we decided to keep the color.


based on 27 traveler reviews

THE RATHERSHACKS this one is called the BeachShack
average rating of 4.814815 based on 27 reviews
West Chester, OH

Beautiful Place, Beautiful Beach!

  • 5 of 5

This is the cutest beach cottage, and it was the perfect size for two adults and two small children. The décor was beautiful -- the rental was exactly as described/pictured. Our boys had a blast at the beach and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brentwood, TN USA

Comfy and close to beach

  • 5 of 5

My 2 sisters and I stayed at the Beachshack for a "sister vacation." We could not have asked for a more comfortable relaxing get away which was also a very brief walk to the beach and close to town. Katherine was an excellent host!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing find

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cosy home from home .. 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Enjoyable Stay

  • 4 of 5

As a Family, we immensely enjoyed our stay at Sam and Katherine's vacation home. The kitchen was very well equipped and enabled us to have fine dinners in the houses with our other Family members. The place was very clean along with the towels and chairs for the beach. The closeness to the beach, restaurants and shopping area was very well received by all. Should we have another Family Reunion at Folly Beach, we would certainly pursue their accommodations as our destination point.

Ralph & Janet

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great week at the Beach Shack

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautifully kept and decorated and my husband, myself, and our two young children had a great week there. An easy walk to the the beach (not too close to the pier but a doable walk downtown). The house had all the amenities needed for the week; would've loved a washing machine with my two little boys but that definitely wasn't a deal breaker. The owners were extremely friendly and the vibe of the house and the island was very warm and laid back. Definitely a repeat.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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The BeachShack Is Perfect for Two and a Great Location

  • 4 of 5

The BeachShack is only 1 block from the beach where one can walk for miles at low tide. It is only 2 blocks from Burts, fabulous convenience store with many good choices of wine and beer as well as basic food if one needs something. Center Street is just another block that has beachy restaurants and bars. The BeachShack is tastefully decorated and very comfortable for my adult daughter and me in the 2 bedroom plus open space kitchen/dining/living room area. Internet works well and we brought a speaker to attach to our computer for a music system. The kitchen has basic supplies, a few more pots and a garlic press would even make things better. We comfortably entertained my other daughter and her boyfriend there--there are enough plates and wine glasses for a party of four. This is a perfect place for two people. Cathy, the owner, welcomed us, and answered any questions. The beds and pillows are comfy. The whole beach house was spotless when we arrived.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Snapper Jacks
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
James Island
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Hwy 26
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Taco Boy
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Folly Beach
Car: not necessary

We at the Rathershacks love the laid back feeling that Folly Beach has to offer. There are 15 bars/restaurants, Berts 24-hour grocery store (beer and eggs at 3am!), paddle boarding, kayak, boat rentals, bike rentals and Folly Beach Pier all within walking distance. You will be just 15 minutes from beautiful historic downtown Charleston with all of its southern charm, culture, colleges, and a lifetime's worth of award winning bars and restaurants. In 2014 Charleston was voted the number 1 city to visit in the USA by Conde Nast Traveler for the fourth year in a row. Come see why. In addition you can visit the historic plantations and battle grounds of the Lowcountry to get a feel for Charleston in the 1800's. This history stuff is nice but we know you would really rather be back at the Rathershacks on Folly Beach!


Rates & Availability

Folly Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Rate
Sep 17 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter rates
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Rates
Mar 12 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Special rate May
May 1 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2014
May 27 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Linen fee $125
Tax Rate 13.5%

THIS UNIT IS ONLY FOR FOUR GUEST!!! FOUR HEARTBEATS! That's it! Don't ask for a 5th heartbeat. EVERY HEARTBEAT COUNTS, babies, kids, adults all have heartbeats! Don't show up with five!!!! You will not be refunded any payment.

We live on property, which means we are here 24/7.

Thank you for understanding our policy.

Call Katherine 843-870-8097 to make all reservations.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Folly Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Weekly rentals go from Saturday check-in 4:00pm to the following Saturday check-out by 10am. No pets. No smoking. No exceptions. Additional Charges include Cleaning/Linen fee $125.00. Folly Beach City Accommodation Tax 12.5% added to lease amount.

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