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Sea Spot Sleeps 12-14

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

downstairs 3/2, upstairs 3/1

This is an old style beach house that has been renovated into 3 bedrooms downstairs 2 baths,and 3 bedrooms upstairs, 1 bath. Each level has it's own spacious kitchen and own laundry. Both levels have great front porches. The downstairs porch gives you more shade and upstairs porch has plenty of sunshine with retractable awning. Great ocean views. The house is one block off Center Street and right across the street from the ocean. Easy 3 to 5 minute walk to most everything on Folly.

We are pet friendly if your pet is flea treated.

Our cleaning crew keep everything spotless for your visit. We supply all linens except for beach towels.

Cable TV and wireless available.

Great family and friends house for large groups.

*Each level can be rented separately. See for upstairs and for downstairs.

*if using VRBO to search, use HA behind each listing # when searching.

ALSO: check out our Daffodil Cottages on Homeaway #118053.

More Details

gail thomas
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About gail thomas

My husband and I lived in Folly for 4 years and fell in love with the beauty and laid back feeling of Folly. We have since moved back to the hills of North Carolina, but wanted to keep a connection to Folly for us and our 5 children and 9 grandchildren. We had a smaller rental, Daffodil Cottages, that we rent, but needed a larger space for our huge crew. We found this vintage beach house, loved the location and the character it had, mess that it was. For almost a year, we and our very hard working children, turned the house into a fun place for our family to gather and also a great rental. Originally, the house was a single family house, but somewhere along the line, has been turned into two separate units, each with 3 bedrooms. It makes it nice when the whole family goes because we have room to spread out with 6 bedrooms, 3 bath, each having it's own kitchen and a bit of 'space' for everyone. Also, if just a few want to go, we can pick either up or down, and rent the other space. It was perfect for us and also a unique rental space that thought it would give some options to tenants.

gail thomas purchased this house in 2008

What makes this house unique

The location of the house was a large part of what we loved about this house. It is only 1 block off center street, so you can walk to downtown folly, the pier and most anything on the island in just a few short minutes. You can see the ocean from both units, inside as well as out. To be cooking in the kitchen downstairs and gaze out to the ocean is just great. Even though we have remodeled, the house still has a 'vintage' feel of an old beach house, which appeals to me as an antique dealer. The front porch downstairs and the deck upstairs also was such a plus for us. It is such fun to hang out on either porch and watch the comings and goings of all the 'folly' color....and yell 'wrong way' to all the cars that go the wrong way down our street. Bert's Market is the street behind us, (a local folly landmark and market), and every morning we cut through the back yard and go get our free coffee and eggroll if my little granddaughters are with me. Such a treat!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Gail & Hugh,

Thank you so much for the use of your wonderful house. We all just loved it! Charming and welcoming and very comfortable. Had a great time. Would love to come back and do it again
Sep 2011
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Folly Beach, Charleston Area, South Carolina, USA

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, parasailing, boating, shelling, biking


Folly Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Downstairs 3 bedrooms: king, queen, bunk with double with twin on top. Queen sleeper in living room Upstairs 3 bedrooms: queen, queen, double and twin, extra twin over stairwell
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

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Sea Spot Sleeps 12-14
average rating of 4.928571 based on 29 reviews

Folly Done Right!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved everything about this property!

Used both floors to house a large group celebrating a 30th birthday. The cozy interior totally matched the charm of Folly Beach and was very accommodating to all of our needs. The front porch and upstairs patio are both excellent places to chill and take in the ocean breeze.

The location is simply unbeatable! Short walk to the beach, the pier, a local grocery store, and several other shops, bars, and restaurants.

And last but not least, if you are looking for a stress free booking experience, the owner, Gail, will take great care of getting everything squared away.

My wife and I have stayed at Tides on Folly a couple of times, which was also a nice way to experience Folly Beach, but after experiencing this outstanding spot we'll have a hard time ever considering anywhere else to stay on the island.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my gosh. Thank you so much for that amazing review. That is exactly how we want our guests to feel when they visit Folly and our Sea Spot, so thank you, thank you. When I decorated, it was not hard for me to get the "funky" feel of Folly. That ecclectic mix has always been my style, just looks better at Folly:) Please come visit us again. We love our repeat guests. Gratefully, Gail
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Couldn't have been better!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. Enjoyed Folly Beach immensely. Had a large bunch using both floors. Everyone was happy.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ana for choosing Folly and the Sea Spot for your family gathering. Very glad you enjoyed the house. It is a fun ole' beach house that is perfect for beach fun and just hanging out. Please come back to see us again! With Gratitude, Gail
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We visited Folly/Charleston with a large group and Sea Spot was a wonderful home away from home. We rented both units (up and downstairs) allowing for plenty of space for us all to spread out. The pictures are accurate to the accommodations and we didn't have any surprises upon arrival.

Gail was excellent in her communication with me before and during our trip. She made sure I had all of my questions answered and that we had everything we needed to feel comfortable.

The house is one block from the ocean and there are plenty of restaurants, bars and shops just around the corner--far enough away to avoid the noise but close enough to make for short walks.

We spent part of the time off of Folly in downtown Charleston and found the location ideal to enjoy the beach and city. One tip--at peak times, Uber and Lyft may be long waits. We found Folly Beach Taxi service very reliable and useful.

We enjoyed the property and would certainly book the house again.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words about the Sea Spot and Folly. We love making a comfortable and fun space for our guests and appreciate you sharing your experience with us and others. It was a pleasure dealing with you in our communications also, and appreciate the tip on the ways of the new website. Gratefully, Gail
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Beautiful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I came down to Folly Beach from NC and could not have been more pleased with this place. We had the upstairs part of this magnificent 2 story house. It would have easily accommodated our whole family, but this was a getaway for the wife and I. It sits directly across from the beach with easy access to it and the nice local dining establishments. Everything and anything we wanted to do was easily within walking distance. The Sea Spot is definitely a place we would come back to! We would like to thank Gail for allowing us to stay in this lovely home away from home.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your awesome review. We love having our guests feeling at home and comfortable. Folly is such a fun get-a-way and so close to North Carolina. Please come back soon!! Hugh & Gail
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Charlotte, NC

The Perfect Spot at Folly Beach.

  • 5 of 5

Gail's house was charming and so convenient for us. We loved the porch and the roomy apartment on the first floor. Our dogs enjoyed people and dog watching from the front porch. Thank you so much for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We do appreciate your visit and kind words. Please come back again sometime for more Folly fun!!
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Knoxville, TN

FABULOUS rental!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our two four-legged children stay here everytime we come to Folly, and it is the best place on the island to stay. It's affordable, GREAT location, and the owners have given such an attention to detail that it puts you right at home the minute you walk in the door. You can't go wrong with Sea Spot.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and pups enjoyed your stay. Great time to be here. You see a different side of Folly than the busy summertime buzz. Please come back to see us again. With thanks, Gail
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125
cleaning fee each level $300
Tax Rate 14.0%



Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.