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Oceanview Beach Cottage - Prime Location

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

George Ann Naulty
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About George Ann Naulty

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.

George Ann Naulty purchased this house in 2005

Why George Ann Naulty chose Folly Beach

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.


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Oceanview Beach Cottage - Prime Location
average rating of 4.672727 based on 123 reviews

Cute Little Beach House

  • 5 of 5

I spent Christmas holiday here with my husband and 2 dogs. We loved it!! It is small but it is so cute and cozy. Perfect location and 2 minute walk to the beach! You can actually see the ocean from the house....which is a super bonus. The widows peak is AMAZING! Great fenced in back yard which the dogs loved. We will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so glad to have you - it was really a compliment for you to choose us for Christmas!! And, please keep coming back.
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Newberry, SC

Every pup wants to come to Folly!

  • 5 of 5

Fun, funky & pup happy. Nice back yard for them, within walking distance to everything, great town too.

BTW: If you find a AE pink t-shirt, it's mine. I'll gladly pay shipping to get it back, many thanks!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly cozy beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time visiting Folly Beach. We were celebrating our anniversary. This cottage gave us such a cozy setting to experience it from. We loved the original wood and vaulted ceilings. The furniture was nice and comfy and the kitchen was well equipped for our needs. The screened in porch was perfect for enjoying morning coffee with an ocean view. We enjoyed stargazing from the widow's peak as well. Loved the location. The proximity to the beach was very nice, just steps out of the front yard. Just a short walk to restaurants and coffee shop. We rented bikes which made it very easy to get around. A fifteen minute, or so, bike ride to Bowen's island was a fabulous sunset view. Only twenty minutes or so to drive into Charleston which seemed very convenient for a couple of nice dinners and strolls through town. We really enjoyed the fenced in yard for letting our small dog out to handle his business and play fetch. Washer and dryer downstairs was nice and so was the ping pong table. My husband is a bit of a ping pong enthusiast so that made for a fun rainy day activity. BJ was very accommodating. We were enjoying our stay so much that we requested to stay an extra day! So glad it worked out and was easy to arrange. Hope we can return to the Love Shack in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greer, South Carolina

Perfect spot near the beach

  • 5 of 5

The "Love Shack" has now become our "go to" place at Folly Beach. The listed 650 sq. ft. feels a lot bigger than it is due to the vaulted ceiling and screened porch and deck. This older house has been lovingly restored and upgraded, but still maintains that old world flavor with heart pine floors and wood plank doors and walls. The bathroom is modern with a nice walk in shower. Good hot water and water pressure. The furniture is comfortable and kitchen well supplied. A washer and dryer in the downstairs is an added bonus. Traveling with dogs , it is great to have a fenced back yard to let them out in when they want. It was pleasant to sit on the deck and screened porch and listen to the surf and see some of the ocean. Plus the ocean and beach are a few steps away when you are ready to go play or go for a long walk. The location is an easy 4 block walk to town. The owner BJ was easy to work with and is a good communicator. (Note her area code is 843 not 823 as shown in one place on this site). The housekeeper GG was there when we arrived and is meticulous in her cleaning between rentals wanting to make everything "just right" for our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very cozy

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. Perfect for our needs. Would rent again.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So Cute

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed with our 2 dogs and loved the place. Being able to let our dogs out in the back yard and on the screened in porch was a great feature for us as we like to have them with us. The only thing I wish was that there was better access to the Widows Peak it would have been a great place to have my coffee in the morning but the stairs are a little scary for me. I owner was very responsive with getting the dryer fixed during our stay. We will return to the Love Shack in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19.5 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

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.