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Welcome to Swell Cottage! Awesome Second Row Folly Beach with great ocean views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

- 3 BR, 1 loft, 2 full BA (shower no tub), 1 half BA, outside shower, sleeps 8

Fantastic house with large fenced yard, across the street from beach and walkover. Two blocks from local market, four blocks from Folly pier and center of town. Protected outside shower with hot and cold water. Great ocean views from two decks. Enclosed back porch/sunroom just off the kitchen which leads down to the grill. Great sleeping loft for children.

Spacious eat-in kitchen with a great farm table which seats 8 people and updated stainless appliances and granite counter tops. There is cable TV in the first floor bedroom, living room and 3rd floor, DVD, VCR. There is a nice bosch washer and dryer in the half bath on the first floor. The house also has wireless internet service and central heat and air conditioning. There are children's beach toys, boogie boards and one beginner surfboard for tenants use as well as beach chairs and a beach umbrella. Avoid the hassle of the paid parking lots in town and park your car in the private offstreet parking at the house. There's no need to drive to explore all the cute shops and restaurants since it's an easy stroll to Center Street and the Folly Beach Pier.

There is a separate first floor efficiency and storage for beach toys for owners use only. This space is not for rent. You will not be bothered.

More Details

Keith and Lynn Merrill
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

Why Keith and Lynn Merrill chose Folly Beach

Very unique house. We love the palm trees growing up through the front porches. Multi-level so family members can spread out and maybe have some quiet time in the sunroom or just sit on the many decks and see the ocean.

What makes this house unique

Parking is always a problem at the beach. We have our own private off road driveway and a separate parking pad outside the back porch. This house is an original beach house that has been renovated over the years. Beautiful enclosed yard and the beach is just across the street.


Folly Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We do not allow smoking inside the house or on the porches. We do not allow pets or visiting pets inside or outside the house.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , Off kitchen
    Outdoor - outdoor shower , Off kitchen
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main floor (2nd) off the living room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Top floor
  • Clean and comfortable.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , on first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , on second floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , on third floor (spiral staircase to access)
    Other - Inflatable double bed with linens provided, no sofa bed
    Loft - 2 double , 2 double mattresses on a carpeted floor. Ceiling height 4ft
  • Small bedroom with a double bed is on the first floor off the kitchen eating area. There is also a half bath off the kitchen with a washer/dryer sink and toilet. The Master Bedroom is on the second floor off the living room and has sliding doors to the ocean side deck. There is a full bath on the second floor just off the living room but separate from the master bedroom. The third floor has 2 queen beds and a bath (shower, toilet and sink) and also has a deck off the bedroom which faces ocean side. There is a spiral staircase going to the 3rd floor. Off the living room there are ships stairs (very narrow) going to a carpeted sleeping loft which has a very low ceiling (4ft. max) and 2 double mattresses. There is also a air mattress (double bed) provided with linens, which is kept in the master bedroom closet.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Elderly might have trouble with spiral staircase to 3rd floor and ships stairs to the loft. Baby gates are provided for children's safety. There is also a high chair and Pak'N'Play provided. You must be 22 years of age to rent the house. We do not allow pets or parties. We do not have an event permit for our beach house and unable to host parties or events. Maximum number of occupants allowed at the house is 8 people. This includes guests not actually sleeping at the house. We do not have bicycles at the beach house but Folly Beach does have two bike rental stores that can outfit your family.


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Welcome to Swell Cottage! Awesome Second Row Folly Beach with great ocean views
average rating of 4.875 based on 72 reviews
Elizabethton,TN USA

A wonderful home & bargain!

  • 5 of 5

This house has it all and it's just a quick walk across the road to the beach...We don't want to talk this house up too much because we want to keep it all to ourselves!! The owners are super to work with and this house is not only really's totally immaculate! You'll love it! The 3rd floor has an awesome view of the ocean as well.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2007
  • Stayed: September 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such wonderful comments. We try hard to make everyone feel welcomed and love it when they return the following year.
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Hooksett, NH

Very clean and great location.

  • 5 of 5

Everything needed is supplied and the owners were wonderful to deal with. Just a short walk to the center. I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

I loved the beach house. Modern updated cottage. Close to shopping and just across from the beach access. I can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us. Come back soon.
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Great Location and Awesome Property

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location and the property. Absolutely no issues to be reported

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was amazing. Well kept

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what was expected.

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Eclectic Folly Beach with fishing, surfing, beach combing, boogie boarding, tennis, swimming, exploring, 20 minutes to downtown Charleston, shopping. Walk to pier and town of Folly Beach which is just 4 short blocks away. Leave your car parked in our driveway and explore all the cute shops and unique restaurants along Center St.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $120
Tax Rate 14.0%

We only rent weekly during the summer (Sat to Sat). You must call and speak to us before a contract is sent. We do not accept payment through Western Union or Paypal. We do accept credit cards and electronic check payments through the listing site. If sending the deposit by personal check or cashiers check, we must receive payment within 5 days or your reservation will cancel.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.