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Dianne Ray

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Unique1 Room Efficiency, 1/2 Block from Center St!

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2

This is a charming 1 bedroom efficiency, walking distance to all things Folly. 1/2 block from Center St. and restaurants, 1 block back from the Pier and beach access with lifeguards during summer months. Once you park your car, there will be no need to get back in to navigate the Island. This rental offers all the comforts of home. Seating Outside along with Outdoor shower with hot/cold water. Cool, Comfortable and very clean. WIFI., New Flat Screen TV, Comcast Cable. Hidden Gem:) This rental is ground level and attached to a permanent residence upstairs. It comes with 2 beach chairs and 2 beach towels.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dianne Ray (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Dianne Ray

We have been blessed to call Folly Beach our home since 2004. Prior to moving to Folly we lived on neighboring James Island for 10 years. We love Charleston and especially life on the Edge of America. Folly is constantly shifting, changing, improving and yet it remains the eclectic, funky beach town that we all know and love. It is our great joy to share our little slice of heaven with our guests and hope they appreciate all of Folly's energy and charm.

Dianne Ray purchased this villa in 2004

Why Dianne Ray chose Charleston Area

Sea-Hab is the perfect get away for a couple looking to spend a few days on the Island. The location could not be more ideal....walking distance to the beach, Berts{local grocery}, Restaurants and Bars. Once you park you never need to crank the car up again. Sea-Hab is tucked back in it's own little shaded, private area, although you are close to all things Folly, sitting on your own little deck you might never know it. Wonderful spot for a single individual or a couple to get to live like a Folly local for a spell.


based on 34 traveler reviews

Unique1 Room Efficiency, 1/2 Block from Center St!
average rating of 4.6764708 based on 34 reviews

Great spot steps away from the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Sea-Hab was a wonderful, cozy, and relaxing spot steps away from the shops, restaurants, and beach of Folly Island. We had such a wonderful time exploring our neighborhood over our long weekend. The hosts were lovely and responsive. The rooms were clean and exactly as described. Thank you so much for a great stay - we hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This will be our go-to spot in Folly!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome!!! This little place is perfect for two people. We were thinking of bringing one of the dogs, but we needed a vacation from them as well. LOL It's about the size of a regular hotel room, only this has a secluded outside, shaded area. The outdoor shower was awesome. The bed was super comfortable, towels were great, place was super clean and had everything we needed. My only suggestions would be to maybe bring a cooler. I use a lot of ice, and the bags of ice are too big for the fridge. It's so close to everything--the beach and Center Street. We did not move the car once. I read another review where someone complained about the other unit and noise from above---get over it. If you've ever lived in an apartment, the upstairs walking here is nothing. The owners / residents are super courteous--never interrupted anything, never woke us up or kept us up. This unit does not have the full kitchen like the other, but seriously, if you're in Folly Beach, at this location, you do not need to cook; so many fantastic restaurants just steps away. We looked at some time in September while we were there, but by the time we got home it was booked. Barnacles! We will be back soon though.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, cool, close

  • 5 of 5

Impeccably clean, wonderfully frigid AC, and close to everything! Dianne made it simple to book and get directions, well in advance of our stay. It was also nice to be able to split the payment in half rather than paying it all at once. The neighbors directly overhead were quiet, but you could hear heavy footsteps every now and then. Neighbors on the other side of the fence also had a dog, but they were pretty quiet too. Don't forget bug spray for enjoying the outside seating! My husband loved the thoughtful little touches like utensils, dishes, pencils, scissors, etc. and I thought the décor made it feel so much more personable than a hotel room! Made our mini-vacation comfortable and memorable. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5

I rented the Sea Hab for a weekend getaway. It was perfect. It's a minute walk to everywhere-the beach, bars, my favorite breakfast spot etc. It's all a couple really needs at the beach-a place to sleep and shower. The bed is comfy with great pillows and blankets. The shower has great water pressure. The TV moves so that you can watch it from bed (I have to watch tv to fall asleep). Right outside the front door are 2 chairs, a mini patio and an outdoor shower. We brought our small dog-she loved it as well! Thanks for the great hospitality!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little spot for a couple

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at the Sea Hab. My wife and I stayed there for two nights: arrived Friday night, stayed all day Saturday, and left Sunday morning. The best thing was that we never had to get in the car once we parked. Everything is so close it's almost ridiculous. Grocery store? Less than one block. Liquor store? Next to the grocery store. Bar? Across the street from the liquor store. Beach? Three short blocks. It's also just a block from Center Street which is where most of the bars and restaurants are.

The room itself was just right. It had just enough of everything for two people, and the little back yard was a nice private spot for relaxation. Would definitely be tight for more than two people.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

It was a bit over priced.I'm guessing it was priced that way because of location which was in fact excellent..close to beach , pier and restaurants.

I would not put an adult on the 'fold down' couch unless they enjoyed sleeping on a brick. It was very uncomfortable to just sit on. I could not imagine sleeping on it.

It does rain and sometimes you are inside.

Comfortable seating would be a good thing.

There was no dining table so I improvised by putting the bench at end of bed in front of the couch.

The beach chairs are in need of replacement as the are almost rusted through.

I gave it a 3 because it was 'ok'.

I rent through home away pretty often and I've never had a BAD rental..just average .

So I can recommend it just is not anything special!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Clean, Comfortable, Wonderful Location and really is well equipped for a small efficiency. This rental is as advertised, small but thoughtfully arranged for guests to be comfortable and hopefully have what they need. It is just a single room so no room for dining, however as stated there is a light weight bench that can be moved as well as two side tables beside the sofa that could also double as tray tables. Salt water and air are never kind to the two beach chairs we provide but we replace them twice a year and it appears they are due again. We really don't recommend the futon for adults for sleeping, it is there simply for a small child if needed and in that case we provide the guests with a memory foam topper for additional comfort. This rental is designed for 1 person or a couple and as a short term 1-3 night stay.
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Folly Beach Villa Rental Rates

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May 26 2016 - Aug 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Linens/Cleaning $45 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Maximum Occupancy is 2 at all times unless discussed prior to renting.
Must be 25 or older to secure reservation unless discussed prior to renting.

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Charleston Area Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
  • Comfortable size bathroom with spacious stand-up shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • This is a one room efficiency rental unit. It has a Queen bed with a futon that folds into a full. This space would be suitable for an individual, couple or family with one small child. Pet friendly. All bed sheets and bath/kitchen towells provided. WIFI, Flat Screen TV, Comcast Cable, Microwave, Convection Toaster Oven, Mini-fridge, Coffee Maker/filters, Outdoor private seating area, outdoor shower with hot/cold water.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Pets are allowed with additional 50 pet fee.

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