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Oceanview Beach Cottage - Prime Location

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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

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Keywords: Ocean View Beach Cottage

More Details

Owner
Betty J. Gambrell Cobb, Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 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 area...so 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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Map

Nearest Airport
19.5 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Rita's
Nearest Beach
Folly Beach
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.

Amenities

Folly Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Oceanview Beach Cottage - Prime Location
average rating of 4.6568627 based on 115 reviews
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First visit to Folly Beach

  • 4 of 5

This was our first time visiting Folly Beach. We loved the town, and loved being close enough to walk everywhere. The house was cute and cozy, with great access, and views of the beach. We will definitely be visiting again.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely true beach cottage.

  • 4 of 5

Needs a little patching up but what real beach cottage doesn't? We'll certainly stay again, and again. Dave and Dianne

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at "Love Shack". The house is very charming and well equipped. From the porch you can see the beach and walking to the beach is quick and easy. Although not far from Folly's "main street" it is in a quiet area and away from the crowd. We love to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a refreshing, comfortable, well equipped cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely adored this perfectly placed little gem! My husband and pup stayed for a lovely week and had a wonderful, relaxing vacation. Growing up, I spent every summer on Folly Beach. Like many natives, I sometimes find the loss of simpler times hard to accept. However, the Love Shack was reminiscent of the cottages of my childhood and we felt at home as soon as we pulled into the driveway. It was clean and comfortable, with a view of the ocean from the porch and a short walk to the beach. Gigi was a wealth of information when we needed to find a close urgent care or had questions about the house. Though small, this house has a big heart. It is certainly aptly named! Hope to come back as often as we can.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very cool old Folly house.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect little beach house. It's a hidden gem amongst the gaudy monstrosities and McMansions. Thanks for keeping it real! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And thank you so much for appreciating our little Love Shack - we aim to maintain, not change!! We will welcome you back.
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Wish we could've stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5

Once again we had a wonderful vacation at Folly Beach and the cottage is PERFECT. We absolutely love it, as does our darling doggo Emmet, who felt right at home. GG is awesome and she was so helpful with our check-in and check-out. We so hope we can return next year! Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Pet Fee $110

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.