|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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COMING IN 2014: BRAND NEW KITCHEN! Complete kitchen remodel, all new cabinets, countertops, stainless steel appliances, kitchen island/bar. Lots of other updates, including new patio furniture, front door, landscaping - check back soon for updated photos!
Recently remodeled, private 3 bedroom, 3 bath home, sleeps up to 10. Hidden away amongst the trees on a marsh-front lot with crabbing/kayaking dock, the Escape boasts ocean views from the upper screen porch and easy beach access across the street. It's less than a mile from outstanding surfing at the Washout, and short drive to downtown Charleston.
Dual master suites, one with king bed, sitting area, it's own TV and surround-sound system, and one with a queen bed and en suite bathroom. The 3rd BR has 4 bunk beds and is adjacent to a large bathroom w/ shower and tub: perfect for families or a girls/guys weekend away. There's also a super-comfy full/queen air sofa-bed in the living room to sleep an additional 1-2 guests. The house has an open floor with a large dining table that easily seats 8-10, and a separate kitchen eating area. Front and back decks with outdoor dining on both and a pro-style stainless steel gas grill on the front deck. A screen porch above the rear master BR has incredible 360 views of the ocean, marsh, Morris Island lighthouse, Long Island River and Lighthouse Creek, Charleston Harbor and the most amazing sunsets you've ever seen. Large open back yard with private dock for crabbing, launching your kayak, or just watching the sunset and marsh wildlife.
Numerous amenities, including cable TV with HD, two flat screen HD TVs, 2 Blu-ray players, surround sound, outdoor speakers, iPod/iPhone dock, Netflix/Pandora, Wii, high-speed internet. New furniture, new carpet; the entire house has been recently re-painted and re-decorated. Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, basic spices, and all the cookware you need for a basic breakfast or an all-out low-country boil.
Public beach access is across the street, and the location at Folly's NE end means sparsely populated, lush beaches, and outstanding surfing and surfcasting. You're a short walk or bike ride from the NE end of the island and up-close views of the famous Morris Island lighthouse. A short bike ride in the other direction puts you at the restaurants, shops, and bars along Center Street, the Folly Pier, or the iconic 24/7 Bert's Market for some organic vegetables, a bottle of wine, or a growler of one of your favorite microbrews. Downtown Charleston is a short 20 minute drive in the car, making Folly Beach Escape the perfect location for visitors looking to experience a little of bit of everything Charleston and the South Carolina coast have to offer.
We're a family of five who bought Folly Beach Escape in 2010 as a beach get-away and landing spot for visits to Charleston. Amy Anne is a native South Carolinian who's lived in both Charleston and the Columbia area, and we were were married in Charleston in 2005. We head to Charleston and the barrier islands several times a year, especially in the fall and spring, to visit family and friends, eat some good Charleston food, and bask in the glory of the SC coast.
Jeff and Amy Anne Lassig purchased this house in 2010
When we were looking for a house, we wanted to have our cake and eat it too: the beauty of the marsh and tidal creeks, and easy access to the ocean and beach; a private, secluded location, but also an easy drive to downtown Charleston; and a place where we could stay in and cook up some blue crabs or redfish and have a quiet, relaxing dinner out on the deck one night, and head into town for some drinks and nightlife the next. This house and Folly Beach offered all that and more, and we couldn't pass it up.
Folly Beach Escape offers the kind of experience that can only be had at the tidal creek/marsh side of the northeast end of the island: marsh/river/harbor views one side, and the ocean on the other. Do not miss the sunsets from the back deck, screened porch, or dock - they are like nothing else. Put the crab traps in (they're hanging up in the laundry room) with some bait from Crosby's and get yourself some fresh blue crabs for crab cakes. Read a book on the deck and listen to the waves. Or put some John Coltrane on the outdoor speakers and open up a bottle of wine. Be sure to turn left out of the driveway and head to the end of the road. The park at the end of the island is beautiful and very secluded, and the best place to photograph the lighthouse. Folly Beach, unlike some of the other barrier islands, is a place, like the extended motto of it's 24/7/364 market (Bert's), that's really meant for everyone: young, old, hipsters, hippies, surfers, conservatives, liberals, fat, thin, black, white - come as you are - there's something for everyone and everyone is welcome.
I can't imagine a better spot to enjoy the beach for a week. The beach access was literally 60 seconds away and if anyone in our group needed/wanted to go back to the house, it was safe (kids under 13) for them to walk back alone. The beach itself was never crowded. The house was the perfect size for a family of 6 with two older teenagers. Beach accessories were available as well. We rented kayaks for the week but when we come back (yes, we loved the house/spot so much were already planning a return trip) we will only rent them one day. The access to the marsh is a little tough and you can only access it during high tide. However, we saw 4 dolphins on our outing on the kayaks! We also saw them in the ocean while swimming!! We rented bikes as well but if you're like me, I'd rather die than exercise so next time we'll rent a golf cart for the week. Jeff and Amy were reachable for any questions we had and very accommodating. The AC had a slight hiccup (life happens) and they were fast in getting it taken care of. Thanks again for letting us stay in your awesome beach house!! We honestly look forward to staying there again.
The house was clean and ready for our arrival in spite of our arriving several hours after Tropical Storm Bonnie arrived at Folly Beach. The house was in great shape and as advertised was just a stones throw from the beach. A three minute walk a few houses down and over the ramp and you are on the beach. Because I am trained to wake up early for work, we were up at about the time of sunrise each morning. We would walk over to the beach and watch the sun rise over the ocean. We could also see fishing boats out fishing, cargo ships coming in, and we always saw dolphins in the ocean when we were out in the morning. We also really enjoyed the estuary views and going out and watching the tide come in and out on the estuary. We really enjoyed the views on the estuaries from the crows nests and the beautiful sunsets that we were able to watch from there.
Because of the storm, there were a few things that we let the owners know about the house (screens that were blown out by the storm) and they were very responsive. Over all, we had an excellent week in Charleston and Folly Beach and had a place that we could call "home" for that time period. Would recommend this house.
We loved staying in this beautiful home!!! The house was very clean and well-stocked, and everything was just as described. Enjoyed the extras also, like beach chairs being provided! The walk to the beach was very convenient for our young family, and the beach access was super quiet and private. Definitely plan to stay here again!
The best part about this property was experiencing the marsh in the early morning and late afternoon. It was a delight to sit on the back deck. The beds and baths were comfortable and adequate for our crowd. The layout of the home was perfect for privacy between the bedrooms. We were a little disappointed that the crow's nest had broken screens so all the bugs could enter. We ended up not using it. We also had a small problem with some ants in the kitchen. The numbers of decks and eating areas were very useful. Washer and dryer, although downstairs and in the utility room under the house, were nice. Not a long walk to the beach, three to five minutes. The drive to Folly restaurants was about 8 minutes. Overall, it was a great little place and we would stay here again.
We had a wonderful stay at Folly Beach. The house was the perfect size for three families with small kids and having three separate bathrooms was a major plus. The beach access is a short walk away (two access points) and we loved watching sunsets over the marsh at the rear of the house. The owners were very accommodating but my only complaint is that they haven't been very responsive. Also the crow's nest screened porch had torn screen panels so wasn't bug free. Other than that house was great and comfortable!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Late Summer 2016
Jul 10 2016 - Aug 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$95 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$200 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Cleaning fee is $140 for stays of less than 7 nights.