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The Daffodil Compound 3 separate cottages 4 Bedrooms, 4 baths

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Sleeps 12 - 3 separate cottages

The Daffodil Compound. Two adorable renovated 1950's beach cottages on front of property. Little and Wee Daffodil each have one queen bedroom, sleeper in the living area, full kitchen and bath, front porch and outside deck. Big Daffodil, on back of property, is a 1700 sq. ft., 2 king bedrooms, 2 baths with lots of roomy living areas. Family room with queen sleeper. Separate living room. Gourmet kitchen with Thermador gas stove. The large 15x30 screened in porch overlooks the yard area in the middle of the cottages that has hammock, grill, etc. This is a wonderful space for large groups with each having their own privacy and yet be close. The property also has 2 outside showers with hot water. Plenty of space under the house for play or parking of cars or boats. Also an outside kitchen and bar area to cook lunches, keep drinks, hang out under Big Daffodil. Play pingball and other games.

We are pet friendly. All linens are included.

You can find more info and photos, video on Facebook, Daffodil Cottages Folly Beach.

If you need just one of the cottages, they are listed separately #4469900 for Wee #4470897 for Little #4476546 for Big

*if using VRBO, add HA on end of each listing

Also, please check out our other property Sea Spot on VRBO 194189, or #213820.

More Details

Property Manager
Gail Thomas
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

About Gail Thomas

Hugh and I have lived in Folly and in Asheville N. C. Love both places and would be hard pressed to pick just one place. We currently live and work in Asheville, but travel to Folly as much as we can to enjoy.

Hugh works for lumber company and designed and help build 'hands on' our new Big Daffodil. I am an antique dealer and thus, all the 'stuff' in the houses.

We really have had fun with this property and hope that our guests enjoy it as much as our family does.

Gail Thomas purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Gail Thomas chose Charleston Area

We have owned the Little and Wee since 2002 and have wanted to build another larger house on the back of the property for a long while. Finally we got approval from Folly (no small feat) and built our Big Daffodil. We are very proud of this house that we think fits right into the feel of Folly and fits nicely on this beautiful lot. That's why we choose this property years the 2 little vintage cottages are so adorable and so Folly.

What makes this cottage unique

Now that we have the 3 cottages on the one property, it gives large groups enough space to be together and yet spread out a bit and have their own kitchen and bathroom and privacy. Also, 1/2 block off Center Street, so you don't have to get in your car unless you go off the island.


Beach combing, dining, shopping, fishing, biking, surfing, or just relax in hammock. Surfing and surfing lessons.


Folly Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - 4 bathrooms total
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom - outdoor shower
  • Property has outside shower with hot water
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Big Daffodil - 1 king
    Big Daffodil Master - 1 king
    Little Daffodil - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    wee daff - 1 queen , sleeper sofa in living area
  • Big Daffodil has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeper sofa, sleeps 6 Little Daffodil has 1 queen bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4 Wee Daffodil has 1 queen bedroom, 1 bath, sleeper in LR sleeps 4
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The Daffodil Compound 3 separate cottages 4 Bedrooms, 4 baths
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews
Asheville, NC

Wonderful trip to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We loved your cottage and having 2 ourselves, we are picky...everything was just as you said it was. The dogs loved the yard and loved playing in the ocean. It is so convenient to everything and well equipped to make ourselves at home. We will definately return and refer to our friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2007
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved all aspects of this property!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all so much. Know it was a challenged stay and hope it brought some joy in stressful time. My wonderful Belinda tells me my guests have been angels, so double thank you!! Gratefully, Gail
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Folly's finest

  • 5 of 5

Of the 40 + years we have been visiting Folly this is by far one of the nicest place we have stayed. The Big Daffodil was well equipped and spotless. My wife usually cleans when we get there, but absolutely no need to here it was amazing. The kitchen was our favorite spot, all top of the line appliances even some cast iron cookware which i love. Short walk downtown and a secret beach access the grandkids found for us. i hate to give the daffodil a 5* rating for fear of it not being available again, but in all fairness it is a true 5* . I know the owners spend time at Folly and Ashville , wish they had a mountain rental. Thanks for sharing your beautiful place with us. Will definitely rent again

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your kind words about the Big Daffodil. I have always said, I blew the budget on the kitchen and my husband totally agrees....but enjoys it now. Glad you did too. Our angel, Belinda, takes such good care of our property when we are not there. She loves to clean and I love her for it!! I always pass on the accolades. Please come back to see us again. We love our repeat guests. With Gratitude, Gail
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Excellent "destination" Christmas

  • 5 of 5

Daffodil cottage compound was the perfect location for our "destination" Christmas. We booked two of the three cottages, the younger family in the Big and the grandparents in the "Wee." The kids, 3 & 5, loved heading out across the lawn with Mom in the morning to greet us. Both cottages are whimsically and comfortably decorated, offering everything one might need, as well as being immaculately clean. If you've ever been to Brimfield Antiques Fair in Massachusetts, and wondered what you might do with the eclectic offerings sold there, you've only to take a look at Gail's inspired decorating. Pet friendly, too! Located within walking distance of funky seaside Folly Beach, a delightful little town I'd never visited, we enjoyed walking to the restaurants, gifts shops, the post office and the beach, also pet-friendly. It is also close enough to Charleston that we were able to enjoy shopping and a delicious lunch and Christmas dinner there at the exceptional Eli's Table. Grocery shopping was nearby, and Bert's Market is a treasure trove of culinary favorites.

Big Daffodil has the ultimate in new: kitchen, bathrooms, appliances, etc. Wee Daffodil has all the charm and warmth of a 50's seaside cottage. I wasn't sure about going away for Christmas but Daffodil compound was an integral part of the success of our memorable holiday.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a beautiful review. Love the kids coming across the yard to greet you. Once a year, we have all our kids and grandkids doing the same thing. Fun memories for all. Sounds like you found all the treasures of Folly too. For such a tiny town, it's chock full of great surprises. Please come back to visit anytime. You were such a delight to work with! Gratefully Gail
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Perfect reflection of Folly Beach

  • 5 of 5

I was sorting through the pictures my wife, Linda, and I took during our recent trip to Folly Beach. What struck me was how Gail's creative and eclectic decorating of the cottages so perfectly reflects the experience of being in Folly Beach. We were lucky enough to be in town for Follypalooza. It was great fun walking through the booths, games, and music stages. Folly is a fun, eclectic and entertaining place to spend a few days. All of that was captured by Follypalooza.

But, our experience in Folly was made much better by our stay in the Wee Daffodil Cottage. It was our third time to stay in one of Gail's lovely cottages. As with our past visits, everything was a delight. From the peace and quiet on the back deck where we could enjoy our morning coffee or read, to the comfortable and cozy living room. The atmosphere in the cottage is just a perfect reflection of the eclectic and whimsical atmosphere of Folly. Linda remarked more than once how creatively Gail has filled the cottage with beachy fun accessories and pictures.

The cottage is convenient to the restaurants of Folly as well as the beach. Both are just a short walk from the cottage. Having visited Folly several times in the past, going back before Hurricane Hugo took away the Atlantic House, we did not feel a need to leave Folly to go into Charleston. Instead, we stayed close to the cottage and walked to meals and the beach. When we weren't just enjoying resting!

We have enjoyed all of our visits to Folly and the Daffodil Cottages. Gail is always so helpful and hospitable and the cottages are such fun. The pictures don't do total justice to just how attractive and cozy the cottages are. We have already planned another visit in the spring of 2016 and are looking forward to being in one of Gail's cottages again and in Folly Beach.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, golly, you have me blushing:) I will confess though, it is so delightful to hear that our guests enjoy our love of making this a place, for not only our family to enjoy and relax in, but all our guests that we so love, to come be comfortable, have fun, experience something a little different than home ,and yet still feel at home. Taking back all the Folly experiences that we so fell in love with many years ago. Thank you for your long and continued support. Hugh and I appreciate it so much. Thank you for putting up with my yappy new puppy....adorable but annoying!! With gratitude, Gail & Hugh
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Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

I just wanted to say first and foremost that the pictures don't do this property justice! We loved it from the first moment. It is spacious, eclectically decorated, and full of modern luxuries. Our group was a girl's getaway to celebrate collectively turning 40. It was within walking distance from the beach, dining, and shopping. We had a few more people that came to celebrate with us one night and everyone remarked on how lovely the place was.

My girls and I are already planning on another trip with our families. Thanks, Gail! We truly enjoyed our time here and can't wait to come again.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for making this your girl's get away destination. I love to hear that you loved the decoration because it is my joy finding new and fun pieces for all to enjoy. The flowers you left in the Desimone pottery looked fabulous and I am still enjoying them here in Big Daffodil and shared with a wonderful couple coming in Wee. Please come back anytime!! With appreciation Gail
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee Little&Wee $200
Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee Big $150
Pet Fee $125
Tax Rate 14.0%




REFUND POLICY. Deposit refunded if notify 30 days out, or if I can re-rent before your arrival. $35 CANCELLATION FEE

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.