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Private Home W/ Deep Water Dock, 3 Min.to Beach

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Our very short dock to fishing, swimming and boating

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Last updated: 10/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Private Homes house description

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 5 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 (6-8) 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, bumper pool/games 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 Ipods, 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 an open pit fireplace for adding a little late night ambiance.

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, small weddings or housing wedding guests. (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.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be over 25 years of age...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            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!...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            There are no more than 3-5 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 get around....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • We can accommodate special events/weddings and have all the referral resources needed to make it special. Jan 2014 wonderful renovations and updates have been made. A new door in the back foyer now has an long open pane of glass and the great room has French doors that opens out to the back deck, both really brings the outdoors in and enhance the view. The back foyer and bath have also been tiled, which we hope to extend through the kitchen and hallways by Fall 2014. The outdoor lower cement patio has gotten a refresh and is dubbed the “Picasso Party Pit”; a conversation piece of its own! This is where we have our oyster roasts, Lowcountry boils, etc.... We've added another outdoor sink/counter on the patio with running water which makes party clean-up super easy. The master bed/bath has been overhauled and each bedroom has been refreshed. The great room received a new leather sleeper sofa. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                We have 2 rooms that have shelves of books. Some can be borrowed during your stay and others 'read one, leave one'...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                2 ...moreless

              • Game Room:

                Great Room has bumper pool style table that flips over to be a poker/card playing table....moreless

              • Games:

                We have a cabinet full of games for all ages...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Direct TV is offered on the 42' Great room flatscreen TV with DVD player ...moreless

              • Stereo:

                We over a novelty Heineken portable radio w/DVD player. Great for use on the deck or dock, as there are electrical outlets on both...moreless

              • Television:

                (2) Great room has a 42' TV and DVD player with a library of 100+ DVD's. 2nd located in master bedroom with a DVD player, but does not have cable....moreless

              • Toys:

                Basketball, soccer & football. Yard games include: Bocci balls, Jarts. Items for the river or beach include: 3 kayaks, floats, noodles and boogie boards...moreless

              • Video Library:

                100+ DVD's to include approx. 40 children's movies...moreless

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Water Parks

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Beach View:

                While our home sits on the Folly River, with a great dock, the beach access at 13th street is on the right when you turn to get to our home . Less than 3 min. walking distance....moreless

              • Beachfront:

                While our home sits on the Folly River, with a great dock, the beach access at 13th street is on the right when you turn to get to our home . Less than 3 min. walking distance....moreless

              • Near The Ocean
              • Ocean View:

                While our home sits on the Folly River, with a great dock, the beach access at 13th street is on the right when you turn to get to our home . Less than 3 min. walking distance....moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                While our home sits on the Folly River, with a great dock, the beach access at 13th street is on the right when you turn to get to our home . Less than 3 min. walking distance....moreless

              • River
              • Village
              • Water View:

                Marsh Gayz sits along the Folly River with beautiful expansive views of the marsh from a huge back deck, party pit & yard , Morris Island Lighthouse and beyond. ...moreless

              • Waterfront
              • Waterfront:

                Marsh Gayz has a nice backyard off the deck for playing yard games or playing catch and only has a short dock before you reach deep water...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Parasailing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Kitchen table Seats 6-8. Great Room table seats 4-6. Dining al fresco on the deck seats 4-6 plus outdoor benches wrap around deck....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central heat and air - 2 separate units...moreless

              • Broadband Access
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Covered Parking:

                Single car garage...moreless

              • Fireplace
              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                No specific room however as a bonus feature, we include in the rental 3 kayaks and 2-3 adult bicycles...moreless

              • Garage
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Central heat and air - 2 units ...moreless

              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                300-600 thread count sheets...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Our Great Room offers ample seating to include sofa/bed 3 chairs & ottoman also, a decorative table for card playing, eating, crafts...moreless

              • Parking:

                Ample driveway parking for at least 4 with additional parking on the side of the house and up and down Tabby Drive...moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                We have plenty of room in the driveway or on the side of the house...moreless

              • Security System
              • Sofa Bed
              • Telephone:

                for local calls only, long distance can be made with credit or calling cards...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Every room has color coded sets with several extras. We also provide 10+ Beach Towels...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Stove:

                outdoor wood burning fire pit on the concrete patio...moreless

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Catering Available:

                Recommendations available upon request....moreless

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Service for at least 12, more in utensils and plenty of glassware, wine glasses and plastic cups...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Grill
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Everything you need for both indoor and outdoor cooking including outdoor gas grill, large gas cooker including all the necessary large pots for Lowcountry Boil, cooking oysters or crabs...moreless

              • Lobster Pot
              • Microwave
              • Oven:

                Single cavity oven...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Easy access to cold beverages with a French door style refrigerator top with a pull out freezer bottom....moreless

              • Stove:

                Electric glass cooktop...moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Beach Chairs
              • Beach Towels
              • Bicycles:

                We have 2-3 adult bicycles in the garage at all times. Local rental companies can also deliver and pick-up additional ones needed...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Beautiful expansive deck with private views of the river/marsh & lighthouse...moreless

              • Fish Cleaning Table
              • Golf:

                Some of the most famed golf courses are in Charleston. The closest being: City of Charleston Golf Course 2110 Maybank Highway - Charleston,SC - 29412 Phone: (843) 795-6517 ...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                As a bonus feature, we have 3 kayaks for our guests to use....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                We have a beautiful yard with something blooming at all times, including a large herb garden for guests to utilize....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Gas grill provided...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Patio
              • Small Cooler
              • Tennis:

                Folly Beach City Park 1 Laykold Courts Public Open (Folly Beach Parks and Rec.) 506 East Erie Ave, Folly Beach, SC 29439 Water, Restrooms ...moreless

              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
              • Water Sports Gear:

                3 Kayaks, many floats, noodles, boogie board...moreless

              • Wood Deck

              Payment Type

                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    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

                  • Jacuzzi
                  • Jetted Tub
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
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                  Peak Season
                  May 30 - Aug 1, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,800
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $400 $500
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $2,800

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                  • Cleaning $150
                  • Tax Rate 12.5%

                  Notes:

                  Security deposit $250 (returnable immediately or within 7 days of rental)

                  Last minute deals available for less (offered 2 weeks prior)

                  Flexible check in days/times when we can offer it

                  Rental includes: All linens, 3 kayaks, 2-3 bicycles, 2 crab pots, 3 new fishing rods + Tackle box, 8 beach chairs, umbrella, towels

                  Come enjoy and be on Folly time!


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                  Last updated: 10/16/2014
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                  Location

                  22.6 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  22
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  1.6
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Charleston Water Taxi
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  11 miles
                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrak
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  1.6
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  1.6
                  14 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Trophy Lakes, John's Island
                  0.03 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  500

                  Car: Recommended

                  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.

                   

                  Owner info

                  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.


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                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • Our very short dock to fishing, swimming and boating

                    Our very short dock to fishing, swimming and boating

                  • The backyard, wrapping deck and cement patio areas.

                    The backyard, wrapping deck and cement patio areas.

                  • The large Kitchen with center island, tile counters and dining table, seats 6-10

                    The large Kitchen with center island, tile counters and dining table, seats 6-10

                  • Great Room

                    Great Room

                  • Great Room

                    Great Room

                  • Jacuzzi tub bathroom with separate vanity (3rd full bath not shown).

                    Jacuzzi tub bathroom with separate vanity (3rd full bath not shown).

                  • Master Bedroom (king size), updated in 2014 with new decor

                    Master Bedroom (king size), updated in 2014 with new decor

                  • Guest Bedroom #1 (freshly updated decor in 2014)

                    Guest Bedroom #1 (freshly updated decor in 2014)

                  • Rear view of expansive back deck featuring new French door access to Great Room

                    Rear view of expansive back deck featuring new French door access to Great Room

                  • The back deck and cement patio showing proximity to the dock.

                    The back deck and cement patio showing proximity to the dock.

                  • View from back deck showing short distance across lawn to short dock

                    View from back deck showing short distance across lawn to short dock

                  • Our beautiful sunsets every evening

                    Our beautiful sunsets every evening

                  • View of the dock and house from the Folly River.

                    View of the dock and house from the Folly River.

                  • Great Room (newly updated in 2014)

                    Great Room (newly updated in 2014)

                  • Great Room (updated in 2014 with French doors that lead onto the spacious deck)

                    Great Room (updated in 2014 with French doors that lead onto the spacious deck)

                  • The Study / Shell Room for quiet moments. Can be closed off to be a private room

                    The Study / Shell Room for quiet moments. Can be closed off to be a private room

                  • Master Bedroom (king size), updated in 2014 with new decor

                    Master Bedroom (king size), updated in 2014 with new decor

                  • Master bath (freshly updated in 2014)

                    Master bath (freshly updated in 2014)

                  • Guest Bedroom #2(freshly updated decor in 2014)

                    Guest Bedroom #2(freshly updated decor in 2014)

                  • An outdoor dining area on the expansive back deck.

                    An outdoor dining area on the expansive back deck.

                  • a peaceful spot on the dock

                    a peaceful spot on the dock

                  • Back deck leading to the 'Picasso party pit'

                    Back deck leading to the 'Picasso party pit'

                  • Our welcome sign at the front entrance

                    Our welcome sign at the front entrance

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, October 16, 2014

                  $400 - $500 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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                  Speaks: english
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