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Oceanview Beach Cottage - Prime Location

Bedrooms 2
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This cottage is ideally located for families and couples who want to come and go from the beach and downtown without driving, parking or walking very far. The beach access, directly across the street, is just 40 feet from the front steps. Restaurants and shopping area are just 3 blocks away. We are located at the corner of West Ashley Ave. and 4th Ave. - you can't miss our bright yellow cottage. 324 W. Ashley Ave., Folly Beach, SC

One of Folly's original cottages, the Love Shack has its original heartpine floors, board and batten walls and furnishings of its era. You can see the ocean from almost every room in the house - or listen to the ocean and feel the breezes on the front screened porch and large deck. There's even a roof top deck over the porch if you want a panoramic view of the island.

This rental offers guests a combination of comfort and nostalgia that's getting harder to come by...we have aimed to preserve the same flavor we enjoyed as youngsters coming to the beach, before the era of condos and 'McMansions.' This property has 2 bedrooms and a large living area, both areas equipped with 42' flat screen TVs. Our cottage has approximately 650 square feet.

The living area and kitchen are open, divided by a bar/table/counter which is an old hatch door from a WWII Liberty Ship - refinished of course.

Folly Beach is a six mile long barrier island, and the closest beach to historic Charleston, South Carolina, 15 minutes on the Connector. In choosing Folly Beach as one of their top ten 'All American Beach Towns,' AOL Travel described the things to see: 'Communing with nature is more common than commuting to the office, honking is what the birds do, and a board meeting is a bunch of surfers hanging out at the Washout. Newcomers' first stop should be McKevlin's Surf Shop, here since 1965. They'll set you up with a rental and one-hour lesson for $40. Folly Beach County Park is quieter than busy Center Street beach, but still has boogie boards, umbrellas, and bikes for rent. At Folly Beach Crab Shack, grab a hammock chair, and munch on buckets of seafood.'

We welcome children of all ages and dogs. Our property is located on a corner lot. The backyard has a canopy of live oaks and is completely fenced. This home is not nearly as elevated as the newer ones; so there's only 10 steps from the back door to the yard. All these features make pet care and child care a lot easier.

During summer season, we rent by the week and our turnover day is Saturday. Check-in: 3:00 PM; Check-out: 10:00 AM


Keywords: Ocean View Beach Cottage

More Details

Betty J. Gambrell Cobb, Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Betty J. Gambrell Cobb, Owner

After a long career, I chose Charleston as my retirement home. What's so interesting about that is...I traveled several years in search of my perfect spot and ended up only 100 miles from home.

Charleston is multi dimensional in what it offers. I enjoy the history, culture, art, music, and academia of downtown, but cherish most the beach, boating, and bohemian attitude of our barrier islands (Folly). So, for now, I lawyer a little with my downtown firm, and spend most of my time on the beach, water, or traveling. I now have two baby grandchildren in the my traveling is taking a second seat.

Betty J. Gambrell Cobb, Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why Betty J. Gambrell Cobb, Owner chose Charleston Area

I chose Folly Beach for its relaxed atmosphere and convenience to downtown Charleston. I'm able to enjoy the beach just as I did as a teen at Folly because it has retained its identity.

What makes this house unique

'Location, Location, Location' and 'Pets Allowed'

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great cottage - don't change, just maintain - it's what a beach cottage is supposed to be. The atmosphere on Folly is wonderful. Reminds us of Wrightsville and Carolina beaches before the infusion of mega money! Hope to come back for some Spring and Fall visits. Really enjoyed our stay.

-Jim, Sally, & Sophie the Pup, Wilmington, NC
Feb 2010
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Folly Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The sofa in the living area converts to a queen sized bed. Just let us know if you need it made before you come...additional sheets also available in home.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Across the street from the beach with wide accessible ocean access. Our cottage is located on a corner lot, so you can walk right across the street to the ocean.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(94 traveler reviews)

Oceanview Beach Cottage - Prime Location
average rating of 4.6489363 based on 107 reviews

We had an amazing vacation. Perfect home for our little family. Location was great!

  • 5 of 5

The home was full of charm. It's corner location right next to a beach access was a huge plus!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great way to relax an unwind on a on a great beach with easy access to Charleston.

  • 4 of 5

House was just what my wife and I were looking for to get away for our 30th anniversary. No need to drive anywhere if you do not want to, easy walking distance to restaurants. Enjoyed riding bikes on the beach in the mornings at low tide, toured the whole Island that way. Missing it already!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad to have you! May is a great time to be at Folly....especially for such a wonderful celebration like your 30th. And I am so glad you found it convenient to everything. Thanks again for your kind words - and come back to see us any time.
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Beautiful house !! Just needs some up keep

  • 3 of 5

Very cute house , nice and close to the beach , close to walk to the bars & restaurants . We had a wonderful time and would stay again if some things were taken care of....1.The people that stayed before didn't clean up after their dog. 2. water pressure was weak so it took longer to shower. 3. The grill needs to be replaced , the inside is rotting away & must leak gas , Because we replaced a tank & it still emptied on us in the middle of cooking . 4. The widows watch was kinda use less , there is a big tree in front & needs to trimmed down a lot in order to even have the view you should have, so we didn't bother to use that , & that was one of the features we wee looking forward to. All & all we had a great time & would stay here again if these things were taken care of.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the cottage

  • 4 of 5

Very beachy cute cottage. Clean & Great location. Close enough to walk into town. The views are good from the front balcony - has shade & sun with tables & a nice grill. Directly across the street from beach access - almost like being on the beach front. Our 2 dogs loved the back yard plenty of room to play & shaded. We enjoyed the ping pong & shuffle board in basement area. Also beach chairs available. It was nice to have a 2nd bathroom downstairs/basement area even though you have to go outside to get to it. No problem for my son. The square footage is small but worked for us. And have to enter house by steps in front & back doors. The photos are accurate. Might need an air mattress for LR area if needed the extra sleeping - the sofa is not a pullout bed which I was told ahead of time. The owner makes it very easy to check in & out. The cottage was made available even a little earlier than expected. That was helpful. We would definitely rent this again. Lots of great restaurants to try out. We loved having breakfast at the Bleu @ the Tide outside overlooking the ocean. Thanks we enjoyed our stay except could have been longer & the weather a little more cooperative.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing! Perfect location and just steps away from the beach!

  • 5 of 5

I had the best time with my mom at this house! We were so happy to find a place thay was pet friendly and close to the beach! We will definietly be back!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado and The Villages, Florida

Comfortable, clean and quaint cottage

  • 5 of 5

The "Love Shack" is the perfect old-fashioned beach cottage for a couple or two vacationing with dogs! It is well decorated, cozy and just steps from a public beach access.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19.5 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Car: recommended

Love Shack is directly across the street from the beach. Located on a corner lot on second row, your ocean views are unobstructed and your beach path a direct shot through the widest beach access at Folly.

We are 3 blocks from downtown (Center Street) and 3 1/2 blocks from the pier. Most guests just park their car for the week....and walk or bike everywhere. And, this is a good thing - as parking is at a premium downtown during Spring, Summer, and Fall. Love Shack's view and location are perfect.

This location is ideal for young families and folks who like to walk back and forth from the beach during the day. And, for dog lovers who like to check on their pets many times each day while on the beach. Guests also enjoy watching their friends and children in the ocean from Love Shack's large front deck.


Rates & Availability

Folly Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 27 2017 - Jul 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and Linens $135
Pet Fee $110
Tax Rate 12.5%

Can cancel within 60 days of reservation and get refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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