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Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

THE RATHERSHACKS this one is called the BeachShack

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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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
KATHERINE GRIMES (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english


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 18 traveler reviews

THE RATHERSHACKS this one is called the BeachShack
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Four nights on Folly

  • 5 of 5

My daughter lives in Charleston, S.C. We were looking for a "get away" while I visited last month.

We found the perfect place just off of Folly Beach. Katherine met us upon arrival and acquainted us with

the property. Inside and out. It was perfect. We had every convenience we needed and it was darling. We could

not want for anything cleaner. It was spotless. The only slight inconvenience was the 10AM checkout. Manageable,

but tight.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Myself and my 2 college age daughters had a wonderful time at the Beach Shack!! We did not need to ask for anything cause Katherine and Sam have thought of everything you need and put it at your fingertips to use. We loved riding the bikes provided around town and the best place to eat on their recommendation was the surf bar. The girls asked to go back a 2nd time it was so good. We hope to have time to do another vacation at Folly Beach and would think of no were else to stay but the Rathershacks!! Thank you again for helping make a very memorable beach vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Now this was a fun crew!!!
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Solace by the Sea

  • 5 of 5

I used to live on Folly so I know the great bohemian beach hideaway it can be. These rentals are the perfect distance of right next to the beach and a short walk from center street where you can grab a beer, a bite to eat and good people watching. Kat and Sam could not have been nicer, they stopped by gave us all a warm welcome and let us be. The rental is clean with all of the normal amenities you would expect. If you go make sure to eat breakfast at the lost dog and a burger at Rita's. You won't regret this trip. The pictures are spot on how the place looks.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I know I have the BEST GUEST staying with us. I am so lucky! Katt
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Chattanooga, TN

beach shack review

  • 5 of 5

I took my Mom to the Beach Shack to celebrate her 75th birthday! We loved our trip! The house is decorated so cute and it is very clean. It is an excellent location, close to the beach and shops. I enjoyed the bikes, umbrella, towels and beach chairs! Sam and Kat were wonderful, we are looking forward to returning real soon!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy you and your mother chose our little Shack. Please come back anytime. Katt and Sam
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St. Louis, MO

Outstanding value, location, and hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

Our Family (4) had an amazing time at the Rathershack, that is a block walk from the beach a only a few blocks from EVERYTHING in Folly Beach (restaurants, shops, pier, coffee shops, etc.). Kat has thought of everything to make our stay pleasant and memorable... from loaning her 4 bikes to her tenants, to what sites were must sees (best tip is watching the sunrise with a cup of coffee down at the lighthouse beach... just a short bike ride away!)

Folly is close to all the sites in Charleston, from plantations to historical forts to amazing restaurants to back river kayak trips with the dolphins). It was great coming home each night to a clean, perfectly accented home with all the amentities you need... The two bedroom suite we were in has everything, including a crab boil pot!!! Seriously, Kat has thought of everything and while she's always available, she's never intrusive. It truly felt like we were "home"! Thanks for an amazing experience and we will return to Rathershack in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: COME ON!!!!! I love that our guest are happy. This makes my day, my week, my month. Thank you for taking the time to send in a great review. So Sweet. Katherine and Sam
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East Pembroke, NY

The Rathershack was the Perfect Get~A~Way for us!

  • 5 of 5

The location of this property was perfect - a block to the beach. A few blocks to the center of Folly with plenty of Restaurants / Bars whatever your looking for. We really enjoyed the Bicycles on property to use when we want to, included in the rental. Morris Island - Truly a great place, round trip by bike is 6 miles. Also having the beach chairs and umbrella on property to use is another money saver. Katherine was very accommodating if you need anything or questions of the area you may have. the Rathershack is a nicely decorated and fully equip property. We would definitely choose the Rathershack when we return to Folly Beach. Tami & Larry - Buffalo, NY area

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sam and I are so lucky to have the best guest in the world come to stay here at the RatherShacks. SO glad you loved it. Katherine
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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

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Summer 2016
May 28 2016 - Sep 10 2016
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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Charleston Area 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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