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Private Home Located Two Blocks from Restaurants/Shops & 1 Street From Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Inviting Folly Beach Private Home/3 Bedrooms/3 Full Baths/ Perfect Location

Originally built by Joe back when time moved a little slower, summer days seemed to melt into one another and family and friends gathered on porches to enjoy light conversation and cocktails while benefiting from the evening breeze. This lovely, updated 1950's private home helps you step back into a simpler time, curling up with a good book, living shoeless and never needing to get into your car unless you absolutely must leave the Island.

As you enter the home you are greeted with original heart pine floors, vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and an open and airy floor plan with two seating areas and dining room. Equipped with a fully stocked kitchen for all your dining/food preparation needs. The kitchen opens up directly to the front wrap around porch and also to a lovely seating area inside. Perfect layout for friends and family to gather while the chef prepares the evening meal, while not being excluded from the conversations and happenings of the day. Off of the kitchen you will find the main living room along with a Smart Flat Screen TV for all your viewing needs. This home has Direct TV and WIFI. Dining Room is directly off and open to the main living room. Dining Table is set for six people and there's additional seating for three at the bartop in the adjacent kitchen area.

Off one side of the kitchen you will find bedroom one which has two twin trundle beds that sleep four. This room has it's own private full bathroom with a walk-in shower. Bedroom two is directly beside bedroom one, has a queen bed and it's own private bathroom with a deep soaking bath tub. This bedroom also opens out directly to the front wrap around porch. Bedroom three is located on the other side of the home and has a spacious bedroom with Queen bed and full bathroom right outside the entrance with clawfoot tub/shower combo.

Front, covered wrap around porch has a comfortable seating area with a private natural screen. The front yard is fully fenced with privacy fencing. Large, open back yard with outdoor charcoal grill and private outdoor shower with running hot/cold water. Washer/Dryer along with an additional standard full size refrigerator located directly off the house, steps away from the back deck and kitchen.

This home is ground level and perfect for those who might have difficulty navigating stairs. The maximum capacity for this house is 8 people at any time. This is not an event home. There's plenty of off street parking in the back yard. No Smoking Inside. This home only accepts non-shedding, hypoallergenic dogs with a pet fee of $125. Dog must be up to date on all vaccines and on flea control.

More Details

Property Manager
Michael Ray
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Michael Ray

This home is owned by the original family who built it in the 1950's. Since that time children have grown, had children of their own who now they too have added to the family! It's been a family destination for decades. Withstood the wrath of Hurricane Hugo. Been a sanctuary in good times and bad. What a blessing to be able to share this special destination with others.

Michael Ray purchased this house in 1950

Why Michael Ray chose Folly Beach

Homes have come and gone on Folly but this one has withstood the test of time. It is loved, well maintained, clean, inviting and comfortable with the charm and grace that you expect from a classic southern home. It is the perfect destination for a group of friends or family. Once you park your car you may never need to get back in it. You can easily walk to the beach, pier, shops, restaurants and local grocery "Berts". While it's in such a convenient location it is also private with a large, shaded yard out back and private front yard. With two seating areas you get to have space for those who might want to watch a game on the TV while others enjoy conversation in the adjacent sitting room or directly off kitchen on the covered porch.

What makes this house unique

Three bedrooms and three full bathrooms is always a plus! Plenty of off street parking. Easily walk to all shops, restaurants, beach.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just a heads up to all potential guests wanting an amazing Folly Beach Home. Four brand new memory foam mattresses have been added to update the twin trundle beds! One trundle bed has been moved into an adjoining space offering a little private sleeping nook. The home has been treated by professionals to remove trapped humidity in the wood floors which has significantly reduced moisture level inside the home. This home is ready to host any group of eight looking to enjoy the Edge of America!
Mar 2016
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Folly Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • All Guests are provided with 2 Bath Towels, 1 Hand Towel, 2 Washcloths. Bathrooms are supplied with liquid hand soap and two rolls of septic safe toilet paper.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Two Trundle Beds sleeps 4 People/Private Full Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Private Full Bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Full Bathroom directly across from bedroom entrance
  • All Beds are prepared prior to arrival with 100% Cotton Linens.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
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
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Private Home Located Two Blocks from Restaurants/Shops & 1 Street From Beach!
average rating of 4.875 based on 25 reviews
Huntingburg, Indiana

I was sold with the fenced in yard and outdoor shower and it only got better from there!

  • 5 of 5

We found the perfect place for us! Easy walk from anywhere you'd want to be... restaurants, beach, shopping and the Pier. The layout of the house is perfect. Nice, large living area with plenty of privacy back in the bedrooms. Especially nice for kids that might be napping or have an earlier bedtime than the rest of the group! We were traveling with three portable cribs and had plenty of room to set them up without them being in the way. The Rays were so easy to correspond with and renting the residence was a breeze. We've made many trips to Folly but this trip and home made this one a favorite. A perfect home away from home!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect location and the layout was great! Will definitely come back!!! The house is so much cuter in person! The pictures do not show how roomy the house really is.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great long weekend with the girls!

  • 5 of 5

This house is so incredibly charming and is in a fantastic location! Easy drive into Charleston & and an easy walk to local restaurants and bars. I personally loved the outdoor shower! Hope to get the opportunity to come back to Folly & stay in this wonderful house again.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect week at Joe's Folly

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful stay at Joe's Folly. We have stayed at Joe's Folly a couple times. This time was the most memorable. Weather was great, you can't beat the location...beach is a street away. We rented a golf cart and explored the island. The house has a fully stocked kitchen, house is clean and quaint. If you are looking for a vintage beach cottage, this is your house! Beadboard walls, comfortable furnishings and great fenced in yard. It truly was a great week at Joe's Folly!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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SImply perfet

  • 5 of 5

I don't know where to start! Location, size, amenities, price.. everything was better than expected! I can't wait to come back!! You really only need to bring clothes. Short walk to Berts Market for milk & some perishables like snacks. This house was stocked with everything you could imagine and it's huge! The pictures do not do it justice! Short walk to the beach or Center street for shopping, ice cream & nightlife. Short drive to Charleston for historical tourist stuff. Best vacation ever!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so grateful you enjoyed this unique home and can not wait to have you back! It's a fantastic location and a spacious home. Set just one street back from the beach with an empty lot in front and beside it and easy walking distance to restaurants and shops.
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Grand Junction CO

Perfect family beach home that is comfortably furnished, lovingly decorated and in the best location

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Joe's Folly is like going to your own family's vacation cottage . It's furnishings invite relaxation and the kitchen is well stocked for cooking family meals. Spacious bedrooms and bathrooms are light and bright and super clean as is the whole house. The back porch is a delightful place for morning coffe and evening drinks or watching kids play in the grassy yard. Really the perfect family vacation home. We loved it and can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Private, ground level home on Folly Beach. NO STAIRS to navigate! Plenty of off street parking. Just one street back from the beach. 2 blocks from restaurants and shops. 1 block from local grocery. This location is prime!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $125
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $200

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.