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Carldot Cottage on Front Beach Folly

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

The CarlDot cottage located at 809 W. Ashley Ave. Folly Beach, South Carolina is a true front beach bungalow. Although Folly Island is slowly losing its village atmosphere due to development. The CarlDot Cottage is one of the few still existing on Folly's front beach. The cottage was constructed in 1938. When parking automobiles on the beach was permitted, Carlton and Dorothy were dating in 1939. They first discovered the cottage while walking on the beach. A year later in 1940, they married. They acquired their dream cottage in 1960. I was eight at that time. Folly was my summer dream. The pavilion stood with a ferris wheel and rides. The dance hall out over the ocean entertained crowds with great live band performances. Such greats were Temptations, Zodiacs, Drifters,Tams and the list goes on!

Although the pavilion is no longer there, the cottages on front beach during that era are slowly disappearing and being replaced with huge constructions. The CarlDot still has it's charm. The main room has a beautiful Charleston brick fireplace. The interior walls in the cottage are all 1x12 knotty cypress. The two bedrooms are both large. With the constant sound of the ocean nearby, the front porch has 17 windows to let in the ocean breeze. The existing kitchen and bath were recently removed. Six pilings were added to support a huge kitchen and bath. There is a deck off the kitchen for grilling. There is a huge deck on the front of the windowed porch. Also, there is a deck on the dunes for beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The cottage has central heat and air-conditioning. All rooms have tiled floors. The CarlDot cottage sleeps six comfortably. Once you stay, you will definitely want to come back again.

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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    $125.00 non refundable pet fee. If you don't scoop the poop. A fee will be taken from security deposit....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Convertible bed(s): 2 sleep sofa /futon

    comfortable for children...moreless

  • Queen size Bed in each bedroom 2 fold down sofa/futons in main room comfortable for children not adults...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Huge bathroom with stand up shower. Full washer & dryer closet hidden with folding doors....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Nothing in front of home. Sand dune between cottage & ocean....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Ocean in front of cottage....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Home is oceanfront. No construction....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Heat & Air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Not to be used anytime!...moreless


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


  • Deck / Patio:

    Cottage has ocean view deck across entire front of screened porch. Also a deck on dunes with ocean lapping at dunes on high tide...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    propane gas grill on grilling deck outside off kitchen...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 28 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 1 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
May 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $125
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Tax Rate 14%


Payment Address:

Rick Fox

PO 772

Folly Beach,SC 29439

The security deposit is required for booking. It is $500.00. If pet brought; then pet fee is included with deposit. There is a $125.00 non-refundable pet fee. The $150 cleaning fee comes out of deposit. The remaining $350.00 is returned. If there are no damages. The rental fee is required. A week prior to arrival.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • View from cottage deck

    View from cottage deck

  • Ocean side bedroom

    Ocean side bedroom

  • View coming from beach

    View coming from beach

  • sunset view from sand dune deck

    sunset view from sand dune deck

  • Street side bedroom

    Street side bedroom

  • View from cottage deck

    View from cottage deck

  • Grilling deck outside of kitchen

    Grilling deck outside of kitchen

  • view from street

    view from street

  • Entering Folly Island

    Entering Folly Island

VRBO #113745

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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