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ghost crab... we share the shoreline with highly interesting creatures

ghost crab... we share the shoreline with highly interesting creatures Back Bay Community - upscale light hearted Contemporary Caribbean appeal Bright Cheerful EcLecTic - LIVING ROOM - screened balcony - high ceilings FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN with granite counter tops FRONT BEDROOM - pillow top 4 poster bed and PRIVATE BATH late afternoon light character of the FRONT BEDROOM MASTER SUITE - private screened balcony MASTER SUITE - contemporary king bed, private screened balcony and jacuzzi tub enjoy an occasional fine cigar on the 'sin porch'  - screened balcony off LR MASTER BATH orientation image -  foyer orientation image - view from foyer towards living room Summer Breezes... Folly Sunrise... Folly fine furniture designer recharging his chi in the salamander yak... priceless... dynamic duo eschew rainbows end in favor of observing nursery pod of dolphin...

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Last updated: 04/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Back Bay townhome description

Light airy end unit featuring hardwood floors throughout and 12' ceilings in newest upscale planned urban community in the heart of Folly Beach... referred to locally as 'The Edge of America' and well known for it's eclectic mix of inhabitants, Folly has long been attractive to the artist community and is one of the best surfing areas on the east coast.

An ideal eclectic getaway in a new, lower density, well designed complex with Caribbean flair. Suitable for 1-2 couples or small family, well behaved canine family members are welcome. Peaceful, perfectly situated location away from the hustle and bustle of front beach party atmosphere, yet truly a 7 minute stroll to beach and fishing pier, 5 minutes to Center Street restaurants and entertainment. Charleston, with all it's charm, is only 15 minutes away via motorcoach. An electric piano in living room delights keyboardists and vocalists alike.

We strive to keep our home chemical scent free by cleaning with natural products and essential oils as well as avoiding chemical pesticides etc. Chemical scent free laundry detergent as well as chemical free air freshener and insect repellent provided. We ask that guests refrain from using artificially scented products while in residence. If advice is needed as to where/how to obtain naturally scented personal care items we're glad to assist.

Spacious... room to be together.. room to be apart: We've not converted the small study into a dedicated less desirable 3rd bedroom as is often done, electing to retain it as a multi-use space instead. Our guests are generally more mature adults seeking better quality accommodations and a more open relaxed atmosphere. Study includes yoga mat etc. as well as a full size drafting table enabling accommodation of other pursuits. There is also a sofa should you have an extra family member joining you for a day or two, the sofa serves as an additional twin bed. This room is truly meant as another space to retreat, design, think and read, not meant to be pressed into full service as sleeping accommodations on a regular basis. However, in a pinch, for a couple nights it'll do nicely.

GUEST COMMENTS and ONLINE COST ESTIMATOR: See our supplemental webpage for a wealth of add'l info. including scans of guest comments, floor plans, online cost estimator, area info., etc. Link is just above the photos about 3/4 of the way down the page. Also, to help assure that you receive responses from us in a timely manner, please check your spam folder if you've not heard from us in 24 hours after sending an inquiry.

SUNDAY TO SUNDAY WEEKLY RENTAL - (maximum occupancy of 4)

Property Type

  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • Townhome
  • 3 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Not Suitable For Children:

            There are 2 flights of stairs. Therefore not ideal for families with young children as we do not have child gates etc. installed. It's also not well suited for anyone with significant mobility impairment for same reason....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            OCCASIONAL smoking permitted on balconies, if and only if, windows and doors remain 100% closed to smoke. We're referring to permitting the occasional smoke under these conditions... no frequent/regular smokers....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Well behaved dogs welcome. Additional cleaning fee of $100 per dog. No cats, owner allergic....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 - Regrettably we are no longer willing to risk renting to anyone under 25....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king

            Tempurpedic mattress, latex pillows....moreless

          • Second Bedroom: 1 queen

            Pillow Top mattress, latex pillows....moreless

          • Master Bedroom has it's own balcony and large walk-in closet.

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Master Bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            ...moreless

          • Second Bedroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Main Living Area: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • outdoor: outdoor shower

            hot and cold water - back of garage - sand rinse zone ...moreless

          • We also have an elevated dog bath with hot and cold water in the garage for those sandy, happy buddies. Environmentally friendly soap must be used as it drains into the plant bed. ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Guest is responsible for appropriate and effective cleaning of all items used....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Oven
          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Ice Maker
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Garage:

            ground level of unit/fully enclosed...moreless

          • Parking:

            1 car in garage, 1 in driveway...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Available adjacent to unit....moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Heating
          • Air Conditioning
          • Iron & Board
          • Towels Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Folly has some of the cleanest air on the east coast, give your body the gift of a fresh air infusion and relax in the whirlpool tub in the master bath. We also strive to keep our home suitable for sensitive individuals by cleaning with natural products and essential oils as well as avoiding chemical sprays etc. Chemical & scent free laundry detergent as well as chemical free air freshener and insect repellent provided. Again, we ask that guests refrain from using chemically scented products while in residence. If advice is needed as to where to obtain naturally scented personal care items we're glad to assist....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                XFINITY TV, plus Roku player with Netflix. (We can not control system outages.)...moreless

              • Television:

                ONE in the living room. (42 inch)...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                non-Blue Ray, VCR tape combo...moreless

              • Books
              • VCR
              • Stereo

              Communications

              • Broadband Access:

                Comcast mid-level service. (We can not control system outages.)...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Wireless - N band only. (We can not control system outages.)...moreless

              • Internet:

                Bring your own laptop/netbook/ipad etc....moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony:

                    Screened balconies, adjoining master bedroom and living room....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic

                  Car

                      • Recommended

                      Activities

                      • Surfing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Golf
                      • Kayaking
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Laundromat
                      • Cycling
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Parasailing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                      • Sailing
                      • Boating
                      • Playground
                      • Marina
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Water Parks
                      • Restaurants
                      • Museums
                      • Churches
                      • Live Theater
                      • Cinemas
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shelling
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Walking
                      • Bird Watching

                      Other Activities

                          • Folly is a GREAT KAYAKING AREA, public landing is 2 blocks away, bring your kayaks! Two beach cruiser bicycles provided for environmentally friendly island excursions. Electric piano in living room to work the kinks out of your latest composition or practice your vocals. ...moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Superb house in Folly Beach!

                            Superb house in Folly Beach!

                            • Guest Nicolas B.
                            • Date of stay 07/07/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/13/13
                            After driving for 22 hours with two kids we were really hoping the house would be as nice as the pictures. It was even better! Not only are Cheryl and Michael really nice and easy to deal with, but the house is just perfect. Close enough to the beach to walk, but not too close so it still feels really private. Really nicely furnished with all the amenities and very well maintained. We felt like the owners really cared about us and wanted to make sure we had the best stay possible. And they have succeeded, the kids are already asking when we are coming back to "their house" on "their beach"!

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Great Condo

                            Great Condo

                            • Guest Leslie (Charlotte NC)
                            • Date of stay 04/07/13
                            • Review Submitted 04/30/13
                            Had a wonderful stay at this condo in early April 2013. The owners were great to work with and they were extremely helpful. The condo was beautiful, super clean, relaxing, and close to everything.The decor and furnishings were top notch and it made you feel right at home. The dog bath was extremely helpful when coming off the beach with the dog. Look forward to staying there again!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, tourists without a car, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Perfect getaway!

                            Perfect getaway!

                            • Guest Dutchgirl (Fairfax, VA)
                            • Date of stay 08/19/12
                            • Review Submitted 09/01/12
                            This is our second visit to this wonderful home. It is immaculately maintained and so close to everything. Having bikes there to use is quite handy to explore. It's a short walk to the beach, restaurants, and pier. We just love staying at this home. I always sleep like a baby in the king size tempurepedic bed. We can't wait for our next visit. I love working with the owners and feel like I'm working with longtime friends. They are very easy to work with, caring, helpful, and honest.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Beach Vacation

                            Beach Vacation

                            • Guest Carol,Ken,Levi, and Hank the dog (new york)
                            • Date of stay 06/17/12
                            • Review Submitted 07/08/12
                            We've traveled a bunch and this was one of our best vacations. Our only regret is that we only stayed for one week. The listing description and the photos of this property are exactly as they appear, and if you're looking for clean this is the place. We're clean freaks and upon arrival it was spotless. Michael and Cheryl (property owners) are spot on and didn't miss an amenity detail. After a day we felt like we lived there. If you're looking for a clean,seamless, laid back, enjoyable beach vacation - look no further.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Got allergies?? Look no further!

                            Got allergies?? Look no further!

                            • Guest Susie (NC)
                            • Date of stay 04/26/12
                            • Review Submitted 05/13/12
                            We had a fabulous time staying in this truly "Chemical free" town home. If you suffer from allergies - this is the best place we have ever found! Cheryl also has everything you need when taking your pet, even a special sofa that our dog "Ginger" absolutely loved! My husband and I will definitely be staying here on future visits to Folly. Joy - Bruce & Ginger

                            Recommended for: Pet owners.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                          • Great place to stay!

                            Great place to stay!

                            • Guest Jeannie A. (Not Specified)
                            • Date of stay 07/31/11
                            • Review Submitted 08/16/11
                            We had a fantastic time staying at this property. Cheryl was so accommodating and provided everything we could possibly need. The house was so clean and fresh smelling. The art and furnishings were so much nicer what you would expect in a rental and the bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable. We rented a golf cart through Lightening Bugz and didn't use the car except to go to Charleston or the grocery store. The house is close enough so that you could walk to the beach but with kids, chairs and umbrella it's so much easier in a golf cart. We highly recommend this property for your next vacation.

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                          • First vacation with our dogs was fabulous!

                            First vacation with our dogs was fabulous!

                            • Guest Julie (Cincinnati, OH )
                            • Date of stay 08/07/11
                            • Review Submitted 08/16/11
                            Gorgeous home, beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean. Perfect area for exploring Folly without being in the middle of it all. Quick, pleasant walk to our fave spot, The Lost Dog. DH loved the peppermint soap, & I've stocked some at home. The dogs appreciated the cool water when we arrived, & the bag of dog treats was a lovely touch. We rented a golf cart for the week, which made getting around so easy. For those considering renting here, know that the photos and description are accurate, and Cheryl & Michael are easy to work with. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again, but probably won't, as we're hoping to buy a place on Folly this fall. I'd recommend this to friends and family without reservation! Great spot, great location, comfy and clean, friendly owners!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, pet owners, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                          • Great location and house!

                            Great location and house!

                            • Guest Dutchgirl (Fairfax, VA)
                            • Date of stay 03/26/11
                            • Review Submitted 05/09/11
                            We had a great stay. Cheryl couldn't be more helpful and has 3 binders filled with all kinds of information for the area. The fresh flowers and personal welcome letter are a great touch! The house is very comfortable, especially the master bed. We were a little concerned about the fragrance free restrictions, but all the soaps and supplies were right there so it was no big deal. We now are using the same soap at home because we liked it so much. We can't wait to come back and stay even longer!!!!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                          • Wow! Nice Rental

                            Wow! Nice Rental

                            • Guest Mountain Girl (Harmony, WV)
                            • Date of stay 03/19/11
                            • Review Submitted 03/23/11
                            Though we were a bit nervous about the rules, this is a wonderful property! Owners were nice, had helpful information about things around town, and even bikes to ride. Townhouse was spotless and comfortable, with a touch of contemporary luxury; made our get-away just perfect. Would recommend!

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, tourists without a car.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                          • Sanctuary Indeed!

                            Sanctuary Indeed!

                            • Guest Chris, Tim & Winston (Rhode Island)
                            • Date of stay 01/02/11
                            • Review Submitted 01/14/11
                            Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your beautiful home. We had the best time! It was by far the most comfortable place we have ever stayed in. The king bed felt so luxurious and the pottery and art work were exquisite. We so appreciated the attention to detail, like making our Winston feel welcome with the dog bowls and the couch cover. He had a great time too, and made quite a few friends at the dog park downtown! (Thanks for the tip about Dr. Bach's Remedy, it worked well). Also, we're now big converts of Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap- we stopped at Earth Fare to stock up before we left. All in all, our main goal for the trip was rest and rejuvenation. We couldn't recommend a better place for achieving that and we are already looking forward to returning sometime in the near future. Warm regards, Christine & Tim

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, pet owners, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                           
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          late spring - early summer
                          Apr 6 - May 17, 2014
                          5 night min stay
                          $249
                          $1,245

                          Changeover Day: Sunday

                          summer
                          May 18 - Sep 6, 2014
                          5 night min stay
                          $289
                          $1,445

                          Changeover Day: Sunday

                          warm southern fall
                          Sep 7 - Oct 25, 2014
                          5 night min stay
                          $239
                          $1,195

                          Changeover Day: Sunday

                          late fall - early winter
                          Oct 26 - Nov 22, 2014
                          5 night min stay
                          $199
                          $995

                          Changeover Day: Sunday

                          Thanksgiving
                          Nov 23 - Nov 29, 2014
                          5 night min stay
                          $239
                          $1,195

                          Changeover Day: Sunday

                          early winter
                          Nov 30 - Dec 20, 2014
                          5 night min stay
                          $199
                          $995

                          Changeover Day: Sunday

                          year end Holidays
                          Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2015
                          5 night min stay
                          $219
                          $1,195

                          Changeover Day: Sunday

                          winter
                          Jan 4 - Feb 7, 2015
                          5 night min stay
                          $179
                          $895 $2,238

                          Changeover Day: Sunday

                          late winter
                          Feb 8 - Feb 28, 2015
                          5 night min stay
                          $199
                          $995

                          Changeover Day: Sunday

                          spring
                          Mar 1 - Apr 4, 2015
                          5 night min stay
                          $209
                          $1,045

                          Changeover Day: Sunday

                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • $100/dog +tax not included this calc $0.01
                          • 6 nights will NOT exceed weekly rate $0.01
                          • Cleaning & Linen $150.00 + tax
                          • Please contact us for detailed line item estimate. $0.01
                          • Tax Rate 12.5%

                          Notes:

                          Damage protection required but differs from above.

                          Pet fee is $100 per dog (2 max), this & nightly rate do not calc accurately here, please contact us.

                          Max occupancy of 4. Configurations requiring more than the king/queen beds may incur add'l fee.

                          If payment made by MasterCard/Visa a 1.55% surcharge applies, equal to one half of our

                          cost of acceptance. We no longer accept third party checks.

                          SUNDAY TO SUNDAY RENTAL

                          Stays under 7 days must start/end on Sunday, or fall entirely between Sundays.

                          Payment - MasterCard/Visa & personal checks drawn on US bank

                          WEEKLY RENTAL

                          deposit - $250 if reservation > 60 days prior to arrival, 50% if less

                          interim payment - 60 days prior

                          final remainder - 30 days prior

                          MONTHLY RENTAL (4 full weeks/28 days)

                          deposit - 50%

                          final remainder - 90 days prior


                          This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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                          Last updated: 04/17/2014
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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Charleston International Airport (CHS) at 20.5 Miles
                          • Nearest Train: Amtrak-North Charleston at 15.5 Miles
                          • Nearest Beach: Folly Beach - 1050 ft to nearest beach access at 0.2 Miles
                          • Nearest Barpub: Center Street - multiple at 0.2 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Center Street - multiple at 0.2 Miles
                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2008

                          About the owner: I'm a lifelong resident of the Charleston area and have always enjoyed the water oriented activities this beautiful coastal area has to offer. Zoom in on the map below to see location and relationship to points of interest.

                          Why the Owner Chose Back Bay:
                          We originally chose this townhome as a second residence because Folly has the cleanest air on the east coast and I needed to escape the effects of the heaviest spring pollens at home. We are now able to share our townhome year round as I am no longer forced to flee from home in spring.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
                          With the county boat landing just a couple blocks away, it's convenient to go for a quick paddle on a whim, the back side of Folly offers wonderful places to kayak. We never know what we're going to see. The island is also a great place to jog and bicycle, plus miles and miles of beach to enjoy. The outdoor shower with hot and cold water makes beach excursions so much more convenient and really does minimize sand inside. The location is prefect, not in the hub bub of front beach activity, yet an easy walk to beach access and to restaurants etc. on Center Street. ↂ GREEN ALL NATURAL CLEANING PRODUCTS ↂ LOW TO NO PESTICIDE USE (baits & plant based pesticide used only if required, essential oil steam mopping is our most effective deterrent) ↂ WIRELESS INTERNET will be deactivated on request (others close though & will lose Netflix) ↂ Cable TV vs. satellite ↂ no toxic 'wrinkle free' sheets & no linen service used, we do it all ↂ no falling asleep to the overpowering smell and effects of bleached linens, dryer sheets, or fabric softeners ↂ linens washed and dried in machines free of chemicals/synthetic scents ↂ chlorine filters on showers ↂ filtered water in fridge and ice-maker ↂ no synthetic scents ↂ no smoking ↂ CAT ALLERGIES? We only allow dogs ;)


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                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • ghost crab... we share the shoreline with highly interesting creatures

                            ghost crab... we share the shoreline with highly interesting creatures

                          • Bright Cheerful EcLecTic - LIVING ROOM - screened balcony - high ceilings

                            Bright Cheerful EcLecTic - LIVING ROOM - screened balcony - high ceilings

                          • FRONT BEDROOM - pillow top 4 poster bed and PRIVATE BATH

                            FRONT BEDROOM - pillow top 4 poster bed and PRIVATE BATH

                          • MASTER SUITE - private screened balcony

                            MASTER SUITE - private screened balcony

                          • enjoy an occasional fine cigar on the 'sin porch'  - screened balcony off LR

                            enjoy an occasional fine cigar on the 'sin porch' - screened balcony off LR

                          • orientation image -  foyer

                            orientation image - foyer

                          • Summer Breezes... Folly

                            Summer Breezes... Folly

                          • fine furniture designer recharging his chi in the salamander yak... priceless...

                            fine furniture designer recharging his chi in the salamander yak... priceless...

                          • Back Bay Community - upscale light hearted Contemporary Caribbean appeal

                            Back Bay Community - upscale light hearted Contemporary Caribbean appeal

                          • FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN with granite counter tops

                            FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN with granite counter tops

                          • late afternoon light character of the FRONT BEDROOM

                            late afternoon light character of the FRONT BEDROOM

                          • MASTER SUITE - contemporary king bed, private screened balcony and jacuzzi tub

                            MASTER SUITE - contemporary king bed, private screened balcony and jacuzzi tub

                          • MASTER BATH

                            MASTER BATH

                          • orientation image - view from foyer towards living room

                            orientation image - view from foyer towards living room

                          • Sunrise... Folly

                            Sunrise... Folly

                          • dynamic duo eschew rainbows end in favor of observing nursery pod of dolphin...

                            dynamic duo eschew rainbows end in favor of observing nursery pod of dolphin...

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                          Date last modified - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

                          $179 - $289 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 04/17/14
                          Minimum stay: 5 nights
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