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Marsh Gayz is a private river front home with a deep water dock tucked away on Tabby Island, a secluded waterfront neighborhood of Folly Beach, South Carolina. Surrounded by age old live oaks, saltmarsh meadows and the wide waters of the Folly River, this beautiful home features spectacular private views of the Low Country at its finest. Although sequestered away from the main beach drag, it’s still only a 3 minute stroll to the beach and the famed surfer’s paradise known as the “Washout.” The quaint commercial district of Center Street and Folly Landing, with its many restaurants, shops, night clubs and parks, is also just a short bicycle, drive or boat ride away. You can easily launch your boat at the landing and dock in your own backyard during your stay 24/7. Historic downtown Charleston, SC is a scenic 15-20 minute hop over the island connector that characterize this part of the East Coast.
Unlike many coastal homes, only four steps up takes you to the haven within. This single story dwelling sleeps (8) people with three bedrooms and 3 full baths (one with a deep Jacuzzi tub). The roomy master suite has a sweeping view of the river via glass sliders that open onto the wide back deck. A spacious great room with beautiful Morris Island brick gas fireplace, gaming table and separate walk-in bar embraces even more stunning views of the river. The large well-equipped kitchen comes complete with a central island, dishwasher, microwave, trash compacter, multiple tools for the culinary inclined and a large dining table for seating 8 or more. A small study/shell room can be found off the main entryway, and there is also full pantry/laundry facility and a large garage. This home contains all the amenities including wireless Internet, Cable TV, 52” flat screen TV, DVD player, sound dock for I Pods, ceiling fans, and central heating and air conditioning.
Although the house is a sanctuary in itself, it’s really all about the great outdoors. A spacious sundeck spans the entire back of the house and leads you across the lawn to a short railed dock ending at the river. The dock facility has both floating and stationary platforms, and is complete with a shaded area and bench seats, fish cleaning station with sink, water, lights and power. There is also a paved patio area in the back yard that is perfect for oyster roasts, shrimp or crab boils and other seafood affairs with a stainless table, portable cooker and pots, shell barrels and chimnea for adding a little late night ambiance or roasting marshmallows.
Marsh Gayz is an ideal getaway for families or friends who have an interest in all of the watersports delights that the river world offers, while fish, crabs, clams and oysters can be caught or found right out the back door! With amazing sunsets to the west, the statuesque Morris Island Lighthouse to the east and miles of river and marsh in between, one could not want more for a perfect summertime setting. It’s also an excellent venue for small quiet gatherings whether for family vacations, reunions, graduations, special events, small weddings or housing wedding guests (additional fee applicable) Not available for renters under 25 years of age.
If you're looking for a private river front home with a deep water dock on Folly Beach, we invite you to consider Marsh Gayz – a by-owner private vacation rental on the South Carolina coast. Relax your cares away or take a running splash off the dock, and enjoy the peaceful serenity and nature of Marsh Gayz where the loudest thing you'll hear is the soothing sound of the river, and the occasional blow of hello from our regular porpoise friends.
Our home is very family friendly. We have a nice sized front and back yard to throw ball, play Bocci, toss jarts, etc.. Being on Tabby Drive, we are off the main street leaving it safe to ride bikes or skateboard up and down Tabby Drive....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
Smoking not allowed inside house, back deck is acceptable as long as you are respectful with cigar or cigarette butts and keep them contained to discard in the trash. Absolutely not on the ground or tossing into the water please! (Doing so will result in extra cleaning and will be taken out of deposit)...moreless
Please provide full details of pets such as type, age, etc.. for consideration...moreless
We are not ADA compliant however, we are a single level house once you get inside. There are no more than 5 stairs to get into our home whether using the front door, garage access or back deck entering through French doors. Once inside there is plenty of room to navigate through the house....moreless
We can accommodate special events/weddings (event fee applies) and have all the referral resources needed to make it special. In 2014, we added French doors to the Great room, re-tiled the back foyer and back bathroom, replaced the roof with new architectural shingles and enhanced our lower 'Party Pit” by adding a sink and cabinet for storage and easy clean-up for oyster roasts, Lowcountry boils, etc.... ...moreless
We have 2 rooms that have shelves of books. Some can be borrowed during your stay and others 'read one, leave one'...moreless
Folly Beach City Park
1 Laykold Courts
Public Open (Folly Beach Parks and Rec.)
506 East Erie Ave, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Water Sports Gear:
3 Kayaks, many floats, noodles, boogie board...moreless
Pool / Spa
Folly River is just off the dock for swimming, floating and boating. There is a ladder secured to the floating dock for easy access in and out of the water or take a running jump off the dock into deep water at all times with high and low tides....moreless
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Marsh Gayz is less than 20 minutes from historic downtown Charleston, carriage rides, famous golf courses, top-rated tennis courts, off of Folly pristine beaches, monumental battleships, sporting events, concert venues, cultural events, garden tours, beautifully preserved architecture.
Year Purchased: 1970
About the owner: Marsha Pardee, M.Sc. is a marine ecologist who works as an independent consultant specializing in environmental management, eco-tourism and many other conservation related projects and programs. Although raised on Folly, she lives in the Turks and Caicos Islands and works throughout the Caribbean region, but enjoys coming back 'home' for the holidays and especially for shrimp season in the Fall.
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes: I was raised on Folly Beach, moving into this house as a young child. I have a love for all things in the water so being raised on the water only grew my passion for my profession.
The Unique Benefits at this House: You can see historical Morris Island Lighthouse from the dock in the distance but it is a short ride to go see it and park then walk 1/4 mile to the beach. While you can enjoy kayaking on the water, you can also walk a few steps to get to the beach or bicycle to Center Street. This property is managed by property manager extraordinaire, Natalie Staropoli.
Tertiary:+1 843-277-7043Natalie Staropoli, Property Manager for Marsha