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Charming Pet Friendly Oceanview Bungalow - Prime Location - Steps to beach

Folly Beach, SC, USA
  • House650 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

House, 2 Bedrooms , 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


Betty J. Gambrell Cobb, Owner

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Calendar last updated:
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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 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 w/ Fenced in Yard'


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


        • 1 Bathroom

            Location Type

              • Beach View
              • Ocean View
                Wide Ocean view from this corner home, which is situated across from widest ocean access at Folly Beach! (See photos). We are located on the corner...


                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Parking
                            Parking in the front and back yard! - Should be parking for 3-4 vehicles
                          • Air Conditioning
                            Central heating and air - and one additional window unit in the living area for those especially hot summer days!
                          • Heating
                            Central heat and air.
                          • Internet
                          • Linens Provided
                            Linens are provided for your stay.
                          • Clothes Dryer
                            Located in basement
                          • Parking Off Street
                            One parking space in front yard; 4-5 in rear yard
                          • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                          • Towels Provided
                            Towels are provided - but please bring your own beach towels!
                          • Washing Machine
                            Washer & dryer located in separate downstairs basement. This single family home in not duplexed. It's all yours. No other units on property.
                          • Wireless Internet
                            Wireless internet (no computer). If need to check modem, it's behind the sofa. No password required! You should get on automatically.


                              • Kitchen
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                              • Refrigerator
                                All stainless steel appliances.
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining
                                    Our inside dining area/bar will seat 5 persons; but there's also 2 outside tables on the front deck which will seat 5-6 more.
                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 5 people


                                      • CD Player
                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Games
                                        Large ping pong table in the basement.
                                      • Ping Pong Table
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                        (2) 42' flat screen TVs in living area and front bedroom.
                                      • Television
                                      • Toys
                                        A few beach toys - buckets, shovels, boards, etc are in the basement
                                      • VCR


                                          • Balcony
                                          • Deck / Patio
                                            Large deck on front of home with ocean view; small viewing deck on roof top of home.
                                          • Outdoor Grill
                                            A gas grill is on front deck - and charcoal grill in rear. Propane tank is in back shed - if current one runs out. Key to home will fit back shed.


                                              • playground
                                              • churches
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • marina
                                              • museums
                                              • cinemas
                                              • 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

                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • parasailing
                                                          • deepsea 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.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:30 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                117 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Cool vibe!

                                                                Julie E.

                                                                The Love Shack was the perfect combination of 1920’s beach house and modern cool! The accommodations and location were great for enjoying a fun getaway. You can see and hear the ocean all day long and getting to the beach is just a few steps away. Very fun experience!

                                                                My third year visiting the Love Shack in March

                                                                Lucy B.Asheville, NC

                                                                I keep returning to the Love Shack because it’s the best place I’ve stayed in over the last seven years. It’s a wonderful location but the home itself is so well appointed and maintained and cared for that it’s like coming home for me! Hope to be back in 2019!

                                                                Location was the biggest asset. GG was very congenial and the House was very clean. It was small.

                                                                Barry B.

                                                                We enjoyed a our stay, mainly because of the location near the branch.

                                                                Wonderful, Funky Little Beach House!

                                                                Laura G.Saratoga Springs

                                                                The "Love Shack" suited our needs very well. The location was just great, so close to the beach & to restaurants & downtown. We loved the fenced in back yard for the dogs & the porch & deck were great to just sit & relax. Thank-you for sharing your home with our little family!

                                                                Beautiful little home, dog friendly, close to beach and walking distance uptown!

                                                                Shirley M.Henry

                                                                We loved our stay here and would love to stay here again.

                                                                Love shack get-a-way

                                                                Anne O.Dublin

                                                                We left the snow and cold of Ohio for almost 3 weeks at the love shack! Even though the weather wasn’t always the best, the house was warm and cozy and we still had a view of the ocean. Walking distance to a great coffee shop and a short drive to downtown and other locations made this feel like a winter vacation. Our little dog loved the beach and the house and settled right in! Wish we could have used the beach things in the basement! Washer and dryer were the best I’ve ever used!!!


                                                                Folly Beach, SC, USA

                                                                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.

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                                                                Can cancel within 60 days of reservation and get refund.

                                                                117 Reviews
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