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Reduced Mar/Apr, Ocean View, 75' from beach walkover. 5 blocks from Center St.

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Ocean View, 4BRs, 3 Baths, Five blocks from Center Street. 75" from walkover

This lovely ocean view home has 4 bedrooms which includes 2 master suites and a total of 3 bathrooms. Photographs are from April, 2015. Each Master has its own sitting area for a little quiet time and there is another sitting area just off the living area. The living area boasts a 60" 4K Ultra High Definition Smart TV with sound bar and woofer. There are also 2 flat screen tvs in the bedrooms. One of the bathrooms even has an old fashioned claw foot tub perfect for a long luxurious soak.

The dining area has a wonderful 9 foot table that will seat 8-10. The beach access is just across the street. This is the perfect house for an incredible and memorable Folly Beach Vacation, five blocks from Center Street. Take a walk on the second longest fishing pier on the east coast!

Keywords: Ocean view, four bedrooms,

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Charles

Our beach home has been in our family for over sixty years. We grew up in the Charleston area. My Mom first purchased the unit as beach rental property, then retired in the home in the mid 1990's. I am the second generation owner. Please enjoy our home with your family and friends.

Charles purchased this house in 1948

Why Charles chose Charleston Area

My Mom purchased this property in 1948 as a single, twenty year old based on the recommendations of her Pastor. Reverend Pridgen had purchased a beach front home five lots away and felt this would be a great investment. I grew up changing the sheets and mowing the grass every Saturday morning in the summer. My mom rented the home for $75 per week.

What makes this house unique

Wood flooring in all bedrooms, quiet ceiling fans, red metal roof, re-insulated home, with new lighting, sink/vanity, cabinets in bathrooms.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've been enjoying Folly for the past six years and our two weeks this year were no different- absolutely wonderful! The weather was gorgeous and we took full advantage of it each day. We patiently watched the 13 turtle nests on the beach hoping to witness a "hatching and journey back to the sea." The "babies" were not ready during our stay. We picked up the ocean's treasures near the light-house and at the state park. Our 10yr old and his father went out fishing from Charleston Harbor and he caught a 4 ft shark-reeled him in alone! Our 18 yr old, 10 yr old and father spent a day kayaking and fishing along the Wando River with their guide-great dad and son time. Fourth of July fireworks were beautiful. Thanks for sharing your home with us. We had enough room for us all to be together and enough for each of us to have our own quiet time. The little white lights around the porch and palm tree add just the right amount of "whimsy." Great deck at night. Our bodies remain in Irmo, SC but, our hearts are always at Folly.
Jun 2011
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Folly Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Three bathrooms equipped with hair dryers. .
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Capri sleeper sofa for two next to bedroom 2
    Master Suite A - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , California King bed, Futon with two twin Sealy mattresses.
    Master Suite B - 1 king , California King bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Two outdoor showers A. Shower under deck B. Hot and cold water shower with changing room.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(107 traveler reviews)

Reduced Mar/Apr, Ocean View, 75' from beach walkover. 5 blocks from Center St.
average rating of 4.8691587 based on 113 reviews

Winter at Folly!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this home for the entire month of January 2017. This was our second winter escape to Folly Beach and at the same home. We love the easy access to the beach and the short distance to downtown Folly and all the great restaurants. The house has everything you need from the comfortable beds to fully stocked kitchen. We bring our bikes with us and can ride the entire island with ease this time of the year. We lucked into beautiful weather with only a few rainy days and used the lovely front deck nearly every day. Charles updated with new comfy deck furniture too! This area offers much to see as well, with a short 20 minute drive to Charleston and a number of wildlife refuges within an hour or so. If you haven't visited Folly Beach, you should as it is the best beach in SC. We will return!! Thanks Charles for keeping the quaint cottage feel to your home, we really enjoy it.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Debbie and friends, Thank you for spending another season with us. I appreciate your comments on an enjoyable stay! Come again. Regards, Charles
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Perfect in every way! We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

Immaculate, well-appointed, gorgeous house with all the outdoor space we craved as New Yorkers! We went for a 40th birthday "girls weekend" and everything was wonderful. Charles was always available (though we had no problems) and is obviously a very experienced host. The area is super nice and an easy walk to town, and we loved falling asleep listening to the waves crashing on the beach. Very comfy beds, too! And so clean! We had a car, but we also used Uber/Lyft a few times as well, so next time we might not bring a car. This will be our first choice for future visits to Folly Beach and Charleston.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A clean and sweet seaside bugalow!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful off-season (but beautifully warm) stay at Charles's cottage. Everything was extremely well appointed and it great working order. The beds were super comfortable, the electronics were great (A/C or heat, TVs, wifi and such). It's a home that clearly has great memories and is not overly pretentious but serves well. We were super grateful for Charles's constant attention & care.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Margaret! I appreciate your family choosing our home. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Regards, Charles
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Chicago, IL

Great location, clean house, and plenty of room

  • 5 of 5

First off, this was our first trip to Folly and WILL NOT be our last. Charles has a great house on the main drag, and was a great guy to deal with the entire time. Booking was easy and the rental price was more than fair. My wife and our seven kids wanted a quiet Thanksgiving without cooking or cleaning up, and with quality time spent together. Folly Beach is the perfect spot. Twenty minutes from downtown Charleston, and 100 steps to the beach for sunrise and sunsets. The house had plenty of room, a great family room with a flat screen to watch the football games, and a front deck that we spent many a morning and evening on playing card games or just looking at the stars. This house was a six block walk from the main intersection of Folly, so it was quiet in the morning and late evenings which made it nice, but it was close enough to walk to breakfast at Lost Dog or the now famous (in our minds) Tokyo Crepes. The vibe in Folly is the coolest, and we just loved the people. The food and drinks were excellent as well, so if you come to the city of Folly Beach for a week, you will NEVER have to leave. As far as the rental goes, the location was literally 100 steps from the beach, and perfect for ALL of our kids. We gave the teens the upstairs bedroom and bathroom, so we did not have to climb the spiral staircase, and we used the main floor. The kitchen had plenty of amenities, and the new bathroom on the main floor was perfectly decorated. If there was any issues Charles was one call away. This was NOT a fancy mansion on the beach, but the house fits the exact what we needed, and is the perfect place to stay in Folly Beach. If there was any complaint at all in FB, it was that the cars drive WAY too fast on Ashley Ave, but that is beyond the control of the homeowner. Great Time!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tim and family! You can write my next novel. Great comments. Charles
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House is very dated.

  • 2 of 5

The air conditioning was unable to keep certain areas of the house cool. The interior of the house looks like my grandparents paneled den from the 1970's. The house has been there since 1948 as evident from the shrine to the original owners on the wall when you enter the front door. The house has been maintained since it was built 68 years ago but not much has been updated.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jennifer, I am sorry the home did not meet the needs of your group. Just prior to your arrival the home A/C had been upgraded from one thermostat and 3.5 tons to five cooling zones and five tons of A/C. The five remotes can be tricky to operate. Also, the attic and flooring are spray foamed; the exterior walls have been upgraded to fiberglass batts meeting current building codes. The photographs are current by a professional photographer. It is a period home as noted in the 24 photographs. The "shrine" shows historical pictures of the home and changes made over the years. The pictures show members of the family vacationing in the home. The following are changes made in home since 2011. New metal red roof. New kitchen appliances, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, High efficiency washer and dryer. New tankless gas water heater for continuous hot water. 60 inch 4K Smart tv with sound bar for the front room. Two smart tv's in two bedroom. Master king rooms with one year old california king beds. All flooring converted to wood. No carpet or linoleum. New fire altert systems. New grill downstairs. Complete remodel of bathroom downstairs, with heavy chrome fixtures, lighting, professionally refinished claw tub- November 2016. New cabinets, toilets, lighting, shower heads in two other baths. Front deck replaced 2010 New front deck furniture 2016 Regards, Charles
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Very attentive owner and great location

  • 5 of 5

Charles called to check on us the first day and a couple times throughout the week. Walking distance to many good restaurants in Folly Beach and about 25 minutes to downtown Charleston made it a great vacation spot. Easily accommodates 8 adults but could have 3 or 4 more if okay with being in the walkways. Very easy access to the beach and the house had all the kitchen and other necessities. It had a nice backyard for cookout and covered drive to keep the car cool. Definitely worth the rental few.....I'd definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kimbra and family, I enjoyed having all of you in our family beach house. Regards, Charles
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Rates & Availability

Folly Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Spring
Feb 26 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
April-May 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
May-June 2017
May 28 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
July 4, 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 Late Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 4 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas-New Yr
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Housekeeping Fee $179 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.5%

Changeover day is Saturday.
Cancellation Policy: Require 60 days notice or more for cancellations to incur no penalty. Cancelling within 60 days of arrival, however, require the prospective renter to forfeit the reservation deposit or any payments made up to that point.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Lost Dog Cafe
Morris Island Lighthouse
Folly Beach Fishing Pier
"The second longest fishing pier on the east coast!"
Bowens Island Restaurant
"Hidden gem for seafood enthusiasts!"
James Island Presbyterian Church
"Historic friendly Presbyterian Church"
Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Charleston International Airport, 45 minutes away
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Five Blocks to Center Street
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Five Blocks to Center Street
Nearest Beach
Ocean View
Car: recommended


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