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Carldot Cottage on Front Beach Folly

Folly Beach, SC, USA
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-6)

The CarlDot is located at 809 W. Ashely Ave Folly Beach, S.C. It is a true front beach bungalow. Although Folly Island is slowly losing its village atmosphere due to development. The CarlDot Cottage is one of the few still existing on Folly's front beach. The cottage was constructed in 1938. When parking automobiles on the beach was permitted, Carlton and Dorothy were dating in 1939. They first discovered the cottage while walking on the beach. A year later in 1940, they married. They acquired their dream cottage in 1960. I was eight at that time. Folly was my summer dream. The pavilion stood with a ferris wheel and rides. The dance hall out over the ocean entertained crowds with great live band performances. Such greats were Temptations, Zodiacs, Drifters,Tams and the list goes on!

A Charleston brick fireplace,interior walls 1X12 knotty cypress(except kitchen),17 porch windows let in ocean breeze,ocean deck on sand dunes,full deck on front beach side,deck off kitchen w/gas grill.

Although the pavilion is no longer there, the cottages on front beach during that era are slowly disappearing and being replaced with huge constructions. The CarlDot still has it's charm. The main room has a beautiful Charleston brick fireplace. The interior walls in the cottage are all 1x12 knotty cypress. The two bedrooms are both large. With the constant sound of the ocean nearby, the front porch has 17 windows to let in the ocean breeze. The existing kitchen and bath were recently removed. Six pilings were added to support a huge kitchen and bath. There is a deck off the kitchen for grilling. There is a huge deck on the front of the windowed porch. Also, there is a deck on the dunes for beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The cottage has central heat and air-conditioning. All rooms have tiled floors. The CarlDot cottage sleeps six comfortably. Once you stay, you will definitely want to come back again.


Rick Fox - PO 772 - Folly Beach,SC 29439

Member Since 2007
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018


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


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Convertible Bed (2)


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, outdoor shower

        Location Type

          • Beachfront
            On West end of Folly Island Beachfront
          • Oceanfront
            On West end of Island Oceanfront no houses in front just Ocean


              • Away From It All
              • Family


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                        No wood burning!!! Only Fire Logs or money taken from deposit!
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Living Room
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Telephone
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Grill
                          • Blender
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove


                              • Dining Area


                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • VCR


                                      • Binoculars
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                      • Walkway to Water
                                      • Wood Deck


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • cinemas
                                              • library
                                              • marina
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • water parks

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • roller blading
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • golf privileges optional
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • surf fishing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • Wood Fireplace: Please burn fire logs - no wood. If bringing pets. A fee will be taken from security deposit. If you don't scoop the poop.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                29 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Great quiet place.

                                                                Adam S.

                                                                This was a great quiet place to relax for vacation right on Folly Beach. I would stay here again.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks very much for the comment. Rick & Lori

                                                                September Wedding

                                                                Jimmy L.

                                                                We rented the house for a wedding in Folly Beach and shared it with another couple. It was perfect, and made the vacation that much more enjoyable! All of us were thrilled and already started talking about going back! I recommend Carldot Cottage for anyone looking for an inexpensive beach retreat!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                So glad you enjoyed your stay! We try to make things nice for our guests. While keeping it a beach cottage feel. Hope you will stay again in the future.

                                                                Thanks for your comment, Rick & Lori

                                                                Late Summer Vacation Fun

                                                                David C.

                                                                My wife and I would absolutely recommend the CarlDot Cottage for anyone looking to vacation on Folly Beach. The cottage is Ideally located, not to close to Center Street but not overly far - about a mile. We enjoyed walking down to the pier each day and took advantage of the restaurants and bar on the beach to relax before walking back. The pictures from the back deck actually show how close the beach is, the view was incredible. The cottage had everything we needed to enjoy our vacation, we cooked most meals and found everything we needed was provided. Thanks for the great vacation!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                So glad you enjoyed your stay at the CarlDot. Also thank you for the very nice comment. Hope you will stay with us again.

                                                                Staying here is truly a gift

                                                                Kim B.

                                                                Can't brag enough about this humble little home-there is more character and charm tucked away in this beach house than in all the others up or down the beach from it. We had a great week, enjoyed the fresh seafood cooked right in our own kitchen as well as the local restaurants in town. I caught fish from the surf, listened to the rain at night, relished in the sound of the ocean and watched the sunrises with a cup of coffee every morning. I'm not embarrassed to say that my wife and I felt like kids again with our dogs picking up on the atmosphere, enjoying the long walks on the beach and to the marina. Butterflies stopped by in the backyard by the dozens. The birds visited their feeder from dawn till dusk. Thank you Rick and Lori for sharing this classic beach home with us. Again, it was truly a gift that we appreciate and that we hope to return to again.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Mr. & Mrs. Bradshaw

                                                                We are truly glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks so much for the kind words.

                                                                Wishing you happiness Always, Rick & Lori

                                                                Excellent location!

                                                                PittsHQGreenville, SC

                                                                Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The CarlDot! The property description is quite accurate. The location is excellent and the property, old & charming as it may be, has everything you need!

                                                                It was extremely clean, which we really appreciated! The owners were wonderful to deal with--easy to reach via email & communicative.

                                                                We appreciated there being a full set of dishes, more than one pot & pan, as well as a wide variety of spices on top of all of the other items other visitors have mentioned (in previous reviews).

                                                                The location simply cannot be beat!

                                                                Highly recommend The CarlDot!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed your stay at the CarlDot!

                                                                Amazing Home on Folly!

                                                                KathyElizabethton, TN

                                                                We loved, loved, loved our stay at the CarlDot! Everything we could possibly need was available. We spent most of our time on the deck and screened in sun room. Every morning and evening we would walk to the point to see what the fishermen had caught. This was the first truly relaxing vacation we have had. Thank you so, so much for sharing your home. We hope to visit every year.


                                                                Folly Beach, SC, USA

                                                                Other Activities: shopping, boating, horseshos, kayaking, mini golf, parasailing, wildlife viewing

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Cleaning Fee
                                                                Pet Fee
                                                                Tax Rate

                                                                $1650.00 to $2300.00 weekly $500.00 security deposit/$150.00 cleaning fee comes out of deposit. (Summer Season)Saturday to Saturday Check in 4PM Check out 10AM. 13.5% accommodation tax. Rick Fox PO 772 Folly Beach,SC 29439 843-406-9766 Pet Friendly: $125.00 non refundable pet fee. Fee will be taken from security deposit. If you don't scoop the poop.

                                                                29 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.8/5
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