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The Surf Cottage... Zen on the Edge of America!

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Caribbean influenced hideaway nestled beneath the palm trees

Caribbean influenced hideaway nestled beneath the palm trees Full Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances, Slate Floor, Halogen Lighting Casual Living Room Overlooks Patio Master Bedroom with French Doors Opens to Screened Porch Bedroom II with King Bed and French Doors Private Patio with Surf Board Racks and Grill Bath II - Ceramic Tile with Tub/Shower

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Last updated: 04/19/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Private Homes cottage description

Classic Folly Beach Cottage with a Caribbean twist, steps from the beach and Center Street shops, the pier, restaurants and nightlife. There is a wide variety of casual dining as well as world famous McKevlin's Surf Shop two blocks away. Berts Food Market, a very well stocked local institution is a two block walk. Updated, dog friendly, full service rental. Just bring your flip-flops, swim suits, surf boards and fishing gear. The Folly Beach Boat Landing is very close so bring your boat! The Surf Cottage is situated on a corner lot with privacy fence, palmetto and oak trees plus a back patio complete with racks for your boards. The yard is completely enclosed and great for kids. There is a well screened outdoor shower with hot and cold water to rinse off after a long day at the beach. The beach access is five minutes away and opens onto a wide stretch of freshly renourished beach.

Folly Beach is a barrier island, six miles long and the closest beach to historic Charleston, South Carolina, 15 minutes via the Connector. Folly Beach offers historical and cultural sites; a maritime forest; Morris Island Lighthouse; endangered species of birds; and southern hospitality.

The Cottage consists of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, dining area and kitchen with laundry facilities. The kitchen features new appliances, slate floor, halogen lighting and is fully outfitted for cooking. The cottage has a comfortable screened porch accessed by french doors from both bedrooms for enjoying morning coffee or cocktails after a long day of sunning, surfing or fishing. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed and the second bedroom a king size bed, both fitted with 100% cotton linens, quilts, etc. The living room and second bedroom have TV/DVD's.

The setting is a classic Folly Beach street with a canopy of live oak trees, signature eclectic architecture, native plants and the sounds of the ocean all there. Well behaved, housebroken dogs on flea control are welcome with an additional pet fee of $75.


Keywords: Beach Cottage

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Kitchen
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Ice Maker

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning
              • Linens Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player

              Communications

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Activities

                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf
                  • Kayaking
                  • Hunting
                  • Surfing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Live Theater
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shelling
                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Shopping
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Parasailing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sight Seeing

                  Other Activities

                      • Incredible fresh local seafood is available at the nearby seafood market, The local grocery market is a short two block stroll away...moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Couldn't Get Any Better Than This!

                        Couldn't Get Any Better Than This!

                        • Guest Capefare (Wilmington, NC)
                        • Date of stay 01/19/13
                        • Review Submitted 02/23/13
                        We recently took a trip in January to one of our favorite places, Folly Beach. This was the first time we had rented the Surf Cottage and I have to say, I think we have found our perfect place on the beach. The Cottage is just the right size for us and our dog Sophie. I really liked the layout of the house and loved the fact that it had a privacy fence. It's a short walkt to EVERYTHING! Bert's is just a block away and Sophie loved they let her in to shop and gave her treats! It's two blocks from Center Street...which is restaurant central. In fact, this is the first trip we've ever taken to Folly where we would up being absolutely lazy and didn't cook a single night. I absolutely cannot wait to book another stay for when the weather is a bit warmer, even though I love Folly in the off season. The home was just so relaxing, nicely decorated and oh so comforable. It even had an empty jug there from Bert's that we took back to the store for some great craft beer. The only thing missing was a DVD player. However, we picked up an inexpensive one at Wal-Mart to watch our concert DVDs we brought along.Also, if you're like me and have to bring everything in your closet because you never know what you'll be in the mood to where, bring some extra clothes hangers. And be sure to bring some bath salts for the clawfoot tub...oooooo that was heavenly. Tom and Theresa were great to deal with and fantastic in the communication department. Hey, maybe I shouldn't have told everyone how fantastic the place is because it will just make it harder for me to book another trip! ;)

                        Recommended for: Tourists without a car, adventure seekers, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.

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

                      • Great Stay

                        Great Stay

                        • Guest Kevin (Chicago)
                        • Date of stay 04/07/12
                        • Review Submitted 04/12/12
                        This was our first visit to Folly and booked this home based on other reviews and we were not disappointed. Proximity to beach and Center St was perfect. Plenty of parking and privacy. We arrived to a very clean, funky house that was well stocked with towels, linens, kitchen necessities. In 5 days, we spent very little time at the house, but it was comfortable for sleeping, reading on the porch, and getting ready for days at the beach and evenings at the restaurants. Only recommendations are to provide better beach chairs and a DVD player to accompany the new flatscreen TVs - but overall this was a great beach house in a great location. We already started making plans to return next year and bring our dog along.

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                      • Good beach trip with the family

                        Good beach trip with the family

                        • Guest Well Rested (Athens, GA)
                        • Date of stay 03/18/12
                        • Review Submitted 03/28/12
                        This place was exactly as described. Very private and peaceful during the week. Only a few blocks to the ocean, restraunts and the market. I would recommend this to a friend.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, pet owners.

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                      • A Perfect Getaway!

                        A Perfect Getaway!

                        • Guest Violet (Richmond, Virginia)
                        • Date of stay 10/15/11
                        • Review Submitted 12/07/11
                        My husband and I recently stayed at Surf Cottage and had a fabulous time. The house was perfectly located, very close to the beach, restaurants, shops, and Bert's Market. We took our border collie along, and were pleased to find the yard was totally fenced in and extremely private, plus nicely landscaped. The house was very clean and had everything we needed for our two-week stay. We enjoyed relaxing on the screened-in porch, grilling, taking long walks, etc. We fell in love with Folly Beach, and mid-October was the best time to visit, very pet-friendly and not crowded at all. The owners were very accommodating, friendly and professional. Thank you... it was the perfect getaway!

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • The Home is Great

                        The Home is Great

                        • Guest bsizemore (Tennessee)
                        • Date of stay 05/08/11
                        • Review Submitted 09/12/11
                        My wife and I stayed at the Surf Cottage in May of 2011 and loved it. The location was great and the owners were very helpful. I would recommend this property to any beach lover. A large thank you to the owners of the Surf Cottage.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Location Location Location

                        Location Location Location

                        • Guest CJ (Sykesville, MD)
                        • Date of stay 05/01/11
                        • Review Submitted 05/09/11
                        We really enjoyed our stay at The Surf Cottage in Folly Beach. The location was perfect. We could walk a very short distance to the beach and to Center Street where all the restaurants and stores are. It is also a short drive to Charleston, which we went to 3 times that week for my brothers wedding and to site see. It was the perfect house for our dogs too. The house is completely fenced in with a tall fence. It made it very private which we loved. It was nice to not have to worry about my Golden Retriever jumping the fence like he does at home and we could let him and our Pug out to run and play =) They enjoyed their first trip to the beach even though they would run from each wave that came in. The house was very clean and has everything you need for a lovely relaxing vacation.

                        Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.

                        Owner response: Carrie: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Folly Beach. The weather is truly amazing in May. Hope you will plan a return trip sometime...Thanks for being such great guests! Tom

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Wonderful vacation!

                        Wonderful vacation!

                        • Guest KC (Greenville, SC)
                        • Date of stay 04/10/11
                        • Review Submitted 04/19/11
                        I agree 100% with the other reviews. We had such a great time at the Zen Cottage! Everything was just as described. The fenced-in yard was perfect for my two dogs who had a complete blast racing around! There is also plenty of trees for coverage which adds to the feeling of privacy. I loved the screened-in porch and the yard...great for reading! The proximity to the beach, the market and the restaurants make this a perfect place to stay while in Folly.

                        Recommended for: Tourists without a car, adventure seekers, pet owners, families with young children.

                        Owner response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you can return soon!

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

                      • Very disappointing

                        Very disappointing

                        • Guest Mariette (Woodbridge, VA)
                        • Date of stay 04/16/11
                        • Review Submitted 04/16/11
                        This place is a dump. We drove 9 hours to find a place barely above a mobile home. The "master bath" consists of a hand-painted free-standing tub propped up on stacked-up pieces of slate, and a mismatched toilet and sink stuffed behind a bookshelf. The furniture is like something thrown out from a frat house. Everything is cheaply done and Jerry-rigged. This is worst place we've ever booked through VRBO. Embarrassing that we invited friends to join us.

                        Owner response: While we find these comments both heavy handed and inaccurate as our other reviews will confirm, one can only feel sad for such bitter and unhappy people. We strive to offer a clean, comfortable, quintessential Folly Beach getaway for our guests including, those with children and pets, at an affordable price. This is not a buttoned up, cookie cutter, wall to wall carpet ,” John Doe Condo”, which some people find most comfortable. This is Folly Beach!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/3

                      • Perfect weekend getaway

                        Perfect weekend getaway

                        • Guest Renee (Columbia, SC)
                        • Date of stay 11/05/10
                        • Review Submitted 02/05/11
                        Perfect location and a comfortable stay. The beds were very comfortable. The yard was great for the kids to run around in. Easy walk to the beach and restaurants. Owners were great...we left an Iphone behind and they got back to us via priority mail right away!!!

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children.

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

                      • Perfect Folly Dog House!

                        Perfect Folly Dog House!

                        • Guest Debbie (WNC)
                        • Date of stay 10/28/10
                        • Review Submitted 12/30/10
                        This house was perfect to come to with our big dog. The fenced yard and no stairs made it easy for the old guy to maneuver and the house was comfortable and clean for the people too. The location couldn't have been better. It's an easy walk to the beach, to the grocery store and to shops and restaurants. We'll be back.

                        Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, pet owners, sightseeing, people with disabilities, families with young children.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                       
                      Rates are from Saturday (3 pm)-Saturday (10 am) $400 Security Deposit Required.
                      Rates Include Sheets, Towels & Routine Cleaning Services. Pet Fee is $75.
                      Please Add 12.5% Accommodations Tax to the Rental Rate............ 3 Night Minimum
                      SPRING March 1, 2014 to May 9,2014 $1200/week,$229/night.......... 3 Night Minimum
                      SUMMER May 10,2014 to September 12, 2014 $1400/week................... Weekly Only
                      FALL September 1,2013 to November 30,2013 $1200/week,$229/night....3 Night Minimum
                      WINTER December 1,2013 to February 28,2014 $800/week,$189/night....3 Night Minimum
                      Christmas and New Years Holidays..$1000/week..$199/night
                      

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                      Last updated: 04/19/2014
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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      About the owner: We live in downtown Charleston and getaway to Folly Beach to enjoy the river, ocean, great seafood and relaxed, signature attitude of the island. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall are all great times to be there. Folly is the Edge of America...

                      Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
                      Our preference was for a single family home rather than a condominium to assure more privacy, quiet and ease of parking. We selected this location for the proximity to Center Street, the boat landing and the Beach. Island amenities are closeby but the street is quiet and has a great neighborhood feel with large trees. We also wanted a home suitable for year round use. When you are ready to take a break from beach activities, The Surf Cottage is an easy 15 minute drive from Historic Charleston, which offers galleries, museums, world class shopping and dining as well as the largest concentration of preserved and restored historic homes in the United States.


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                      Photos

                      • Caribbean influenced hideaway nestled beneath the palm trees

                        Caribbean influenced hideaway nestled beneath the palm trees

                      • Casual Living Room Overlooks Patio

                        Casual Living Room Overlooks Patio

                      • Bedroom II with King Bed and French Doors

                        Bedroom II with King Bed and French Doors

                      • Bath II - Ceramic Tile with Tub/Shower

                        Bath II - Ceramic Tile with Tub/Shower

                      • Full Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances, Slate Floor, Halogen Lighting

                        Full Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances, Slate Floor, Halogen Lighting

                      • Master Bedroom with French Doors Opens to Screened Porch

                        Master Bedroom with French Doors Opens to Screened Porch

                      • Private Patio with Surf Board Racks and Grill

                        Private Patio with Surf Board Racks and Grill

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                      This listing was first published here in 2006.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, March 29, 2014

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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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