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Oceanview Beach Cottage - Prime Location

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Front view of our cottage "Love Shack"


Last updated: 08/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This cottage is ideally located for families and couples who want to come and go from the beach and downtown without driving, parking or walking very far. The beach access, directly across the street, is just 40 feet from the front steps. Restaurants and shopping area are just 3 blocks away. We are located at the corner of West Ashley Ave. and 4th Ave. - you can't miss our bright yellow cottage.

One of Folly's original cottages, the Love Shack has its original heartpine floors, board and batten walls and furnishings of its era. You can see the ocean from almost every room in the house - or listen to the ocean and feel the breezes on the front screened porch and large deck. There's even a roof top deck over the porch if you want a panoramic view of the island.

This rental offers guests a combination of comfort and nostalgia that's getting harder to come by...we have aimed to preserve the same flavor we enjoyed as youngsters coming to the beach, before the era of condos and 'McMansions.' This property has 2 bedrooms and a large living area, both areas equipped with 42' flat screen TVs. Our large sofa in the living area converts to a queen bed - for extra sleeping and guests. Our cottage has approximately 650 square feet.

The living area and kitchen are open, divided by a bar/table/counter which is an old hatch door from a WWII Liberty Ship - refinished of course.

Folly Beach is a six mile long barrier island, and the closest beach to historic Charleston, South Carolina, 15 minutes on the Connector. In choosing Folly Beach as one of their top ten 'All American Beach Towns,' AOL Travel described the things to see: 'Communing with nature is more common than commuting to the office, honking is what the birds do, and a board meeting is a bunch of surfers hanging out at the Washout. Newcomers' first stop should be McKevlin's Surf Shop, here since 1965. They'll set you up with a rental and one-hour lesson for $40. Folly Beach County Park is quieter than busy Center Street beach, but still has boogie boards, umbrellas, and bikes for rent. At Folly Beach Crab Shack, grab a hammock chair, and munch on buckets of seafood.'

We welcome children of all ages and dogs. Our property is located on a corner lot. The backyard has a canopy of live oaks and is completely fenced. This home is not nearly as elevated as the newer ones; so there's only 10 steps from the back door to the yard. All these features make pet care and child care a lot easier.

During summer season, we rent by the week and our turnover day is Saturday. Check-in: 3:00 PM; Check-out: 10:00 AM


Keywords: Ocean View Beach Cottage


Property Type

  • House
  • 650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets allowed. A non ref pet fee required. Completely fenced backyard and full basement....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The sofa in the living area converts to a queen sized bed. Just let us know if you need it made before you come...additional sheets also available in home....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Across the street from the beach with wide accessible ocean access. Our cottage is located on a corner lot, so you can walk right across the street to the ocean....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Large ping pong table in the basement....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) 42' flat screen TVs in living area and front bedroom....moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    A few beach toys - buckets, shovels, boards, etc are in the basement...moreless

  • VCR


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View:

    Wide Ocean view from this corner home, which is situated across from widest ocean access at Folly Beach! (See photos). We are located on the corner......moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Our inside dining area/bar will seat 5 persons; but there's also 2 outside tables on the front deck which will seat 5-6 more....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central heating and air - and one additional window unit in the living area for those especially hot summer days!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Located in basement...moreless

  • Heating:

    Central heat and air....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Linens are provided for your stay....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking in the front and back yard! - Should be parking for 3-4 vehicles...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    One parking space in front yard; 4-5 in rear yard...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are provided - but please bring your own beach towels! ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer & dryer located in separate downstairs basement. This single family home in not duplexed. It's all yours. No other units on property....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless internet (no computer). If need to check modem, it's behind the sofa. No password required! You should get on automatically....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    All stainless steel appliances....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck on front of home with ocean view; small viewing deck on roof top of home....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A gas grill is on front deck - and charcoal grill in rear. Propane tank is in back shed - if current one runs out. Key to home will fit back shed....moreless



Write a review 4.7
from 53 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/late Summer
Aug 29 - Oct 24, 2015
3 night min stay
$240 $285
Fri, Sat, Sun

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $181 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded

Late Fall
Oct 31 - Dec 21, 2015
3 night min stay

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $169 Nightly

Jan 3 - Feb 28, 2016
3 night min stay

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $129 Nightly

Spring (Early)
Feb 29 - Mar 26, 2016
3 night min stay
$250 $280
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Changeover Day: Saturday

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $199 Nightly

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $110
  • Cleaning and Linens $135
  • Tax Rate 12.5%


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Last updated: 08/28/2015
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19.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Charleston International Airport

Car: Recommended

Love Shack is directly across the street from the beach. Located on a corner lot on second row, your ocean views are unobstructed and your beach path a direct shot through the widest beach access at Folly.

We are 3 blocks from downtown (Center Street) and 3 1/2 blocks from the pier. Most guests just park their car for the week....and walk or bike everywhere. And, this is a good thing - as parking is at a premium downtown during Spring, Summer, and Fall. Love Shack's view and location are perfect.

This location is ideal for young families and folks who like to walk back and forth from the beach during the day. And, for dog lovers who like to check on their pets many times each day while on the beach. Guests also enjoy watching their friends and children in the ocean from Love Shack's large front deck.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: After a long career, I chose Charleston as my retirement home. What's so interesting about that is...I traveled several years in search of my perfect spot and ended up only 100 miles from home. Charleston is multi dimensional in what it offers. I enjoy the history, culture, art, music, and academia of downtown, but cherish most the beach, boating, and bohemian attitude of our barrier islands (Folly). So, for now, I lawyer a little with my downtown firm, and spend most of my time on the beach, water, or traveling. I now have two baby grandchildren in the my traveling is taking a second seat.

Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
I chose Folly Beach for its relaxed atmosphere and convenience to downtown Charleston. I'm able to enjoy the beach just as I did as a teen at Folly because it has retained its identity.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
'Location, Location, Location' and 'Pets Allowed'

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Speaks: english

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  • Front view of our cottage "Love Shack"

    Front view of our cottage "Love Shack"

  • Front deck

    Front deck

  • Living area upon entering

    Living area upon entering

  • Kitchen area

    Kitchen area

  • Bath with large shower

    Bath with large shower

  • Back bedroom (queen size bed)

    Back bedroom (queen size bed)

  • Aerial view of cottage (on corner in middle of photo)

    Aerial view of cottage (on corner in middle of photo)

  • Fenced back yard

    Fenced back yard

  • Basement bath and shower

    Basement bath and shower

  • GG Naulty, our much needed assistant for 6 years+

    GG Naulty, our much needed assistant for 6 years+

  • Beach


  • Shops in downtown Folly

    Shops in downtown Folly

  • Widow's peak view (located above front porch)

    Widow's peak view (located above front porch)

  • Front porch

    Front porch

  • Living area from kitchen

    Living area from kitchen

  • Kitchen area

    Kitchen area

  • Front bedroom (queen size bed)

    Front bedroom (queen size bed)

  • Jasmine boating on the Folly River

    Jasmine boating on the Folly River

  • Aerial with house on corner (bottom) showing river and beach

    Aerial with house on corner (bottom) showing river and beach

  • Downstairs basement (now painted)

    Downstairs basement (now painted)

  • BJ and Gary (Owners) with Jasmine and Sarah

    BJ and Gary (Owners) with Jasmine and Sarah

  • Oceanview from Cottage

    Oceanview from Cottage

  • Pier (4 blocks from Love Shack)

    Pier (4 blocks from Love Shack)

  • Downtown Folly - intersection of Center and Ashley -4 blocks from Love Shack

    Downtown Folly - intersection of Center and Ashley -4 blocks from Love Shack

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