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Park, play and relax. Surf, sand and food are all within an easy walk.

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights


Folly Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Private home, sleeps 5, two queens, one twin, one indoor bath.

The Ashley tree house has an open floor plan. The main living level includes the front deck, kitchen, living, bath, dining and a generous sleeping room with door and private exterior balcony. The loft, open from the floor below, has two separate sleeping areas. These open onto an upper balcony. The open plan is arranged to provide visual privacy for the sleeping areas. There is an exterior shower and gas grill area.

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

Cindy Ashley
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2016

About Cindy Ashley

After 28 years, Cyn has retired from a teaching career. I am involved with the South Carolina Master Naturalist program, Yoga and Nia.

Den, an architect, continues to design and build projects. Ashley's tree house is one of my best projects. Cyn and I hand cleared the property and then spent a year building this magical place.

Cindy Ashley purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Cindy Ashley chose Charleston Area

We were driving down Cooper street and noticed an almost failing down, loosely nailed " for sale" sign. The property, looking thru the dense jungle growth, had major oak and palms trees. It seemed that this property had never been cleared. We fell in love with the possibility of living in this beautiful setting.

What makes this cottage unique

Designing and then building one's own tree house retreat is truly a joyous adventure. We did not want to build a house at a beach but rather a beach house. Our family and friends enjoy the openness, the unexpected sculpture of the spaces. The morning view from the upstairs sleeping loft into the curved oak limbs in a treat and great way to start the day. One morning there was a raccoon in that tree looking back at us!


based on 19 traveler reviews

Park, play and relax. Surf, sand and food are all within an easy walk.
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Peaceful stay at the Tree House

  • 4 of 5

We spent last week at the Tree House and are ready to return to it. The accomodations were everything we wanted. The pictures on the website depict it perfectly. A serene setting in the trees, yet so close to the beach. It is within walking or biking distance of everything at Folly Beach. Cindy and Dennis are fabulous hosts and provide many extra amenities. We look forward to spending more time there in the near future.

Cory and Lynne

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and enjoyable!

  • 5 of 5

Our family chose this house because it was quirky and unique. All of the reviews were accurate- upon arrival the house was immaculate, and felt "homey". Our family of five had a fantastic time, and the location was perfect for walking to the beach and around the town. We loved that we didn't have to worry about beach items-literally everything we needed, aside from sunscreen, was provided! We used the kitchen often, and even grilled out.

We also loved the open, airy floor plan. It kept the house cool in early August.

Our family loved that the house felt like it was in the trees. The "Ashley Treehouse" is not a misnomer. We would recommend friends and family come stay here..and we'd definitely come again. Thanks for everything!

Also, one last thing, the owners are incredibly responsive and easy to work with on all fronts.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a great review. It truly is a tree house in a maritime forest. The oak trees, saw palmettos and long leaf pines once covered all of the barrier islands. There are other remaining bits of this incredible ecosystem still standing but none as convenient to downtown and the ocean. Do come back, thanks for your gentle use and good care of the magic.
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Great Location - great house!

  • 5 of 5

Easy walk to the beach, very close and convenient. We stayed with our three teenagers and the house and location are perfect. The outdoor shower is nice, the cart, beach chairs and boogie boards provided were a bonus. Close enough to walk to restaurants as well. The design of the home is fun and we had everything we needed to eat in if we wanted. We grilled one night and had a picnic lunch another day. Close to Charleston as well, my husband had a conference downtown he attended a few days during our stay. Very nice owners, they were there when we arrived and showed us around as well as giving us advice on eating locations and places to see other than the beach. We loved our stay at Folly.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking such good care of the Tree House during your stay.
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A great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were a family with a young toddler. The house had toys for the baby (both for time spent inside and at the beach), and was within easy walking distance of restaurants, a playground, and the water. The architecture was beautiful, and the interior had a lovely woody smell.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review.
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Fun, easy, relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

A few buddies and I stayed here over the weekend and it was a blast! Great place with an awesome tree house feel. We were looking for a place close to the beach, and this one was in a perfect location. They provided beach chairs and beach games and only about a 5 min walk to the beach. Downtown is conveniently located as well which allowed us to have variety on what we wanted to do. Cindy was very nice and communicative which made the trip easy for us and we would definitely rent through her again!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We certainly appreciate the great care you gave the Tree House during your stay. Who won bocce?😊
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Loved our time in the Ashley Treehouse

  • 5 of 5

Visited Folly Beach for a wedding and stayed in the Ashley Treehouse over Memorial Day 2016 weekend. Weather was completely uncooperative but had a wonderful time anyway. The home was open, decorated whimsically and immaculately maintained. The pictures give you a good feel for it but it is even better in person. The owner met us on arrival and was delightful. I would have felt very comfortable calling her if we needed but everything was perfect and so we never spoke again Hope to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive review. We get to meet the nicest people. Cindy
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Nearest Airport
22.3 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
The Pelican
Nearest Restaurant
0.08 Miles
The lost Dog
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
Folly Beach
Car: necessary

An early morning walk through the old coast guard station to watch the sunrise at Morris lighthouse is a great way to start a day. Then a short car trip to Bowens Island to eat shrimp and oysters, drink and watch the sunset over the marsh is a spectacular ending.


Rates & Availability

Folly Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 20 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Quiet Time @ Folly
Nov 19 2016 - Mar 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring Cleaning
Mar 19 2017 - May 18 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.5%

A non-smoking home, accepting travelers over 25 years of age, children with parents welcome.
Deposit payable through "Homeaway". Balance payable via cashier's check, money order or cash upon arrival. Personal check for Property Damage ($200.00) also due upon arrival. Returned at check out if no found damage.

Owner'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:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has a shower, pedestal sink, toilet and full sized stacked washer dryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This sleeping area includes a sofa and separate balcony.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , This sleeping area is located on the upper loft.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This is located on the upper loft area
  • The main level sleeping area has a queen, wardrobe closet, dresser, sofa and access to rear balcony. The loft sleeping area has both a queen and twin in separate areas, a wardrobe closet, dressers, bed side tables and access to upper balcony.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The property is treated for biting bugs. Beach chairs provided, outdoor shower.

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