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Folly's Best Kept Secret ~ 4 MINUTE WALK TO THE BEACH! ~ 2 bed / 2 bath

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,104 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4 adults)

One of Folly's favorite stays, 'Folly's Best Kept Secret' is a completely renovated beach house with all the comforts of home. Centrally located, the home is just a short walk (4 minutes) to the beach and the fishing pier, which also happens to be one of the best surf breaks on the island! Center Street with all it's restaurants and shopping is just one block away. Relax and enjoy the casual lifestyle that Folly is famous for, without ever moving your car! Dine at one of the great restaurants, then take a walk on the beach or if you prefer, watch the sunset from the pier. Finish the evening with cocktails and conversation on the home's large screened porch. A true four-season home that's cozy and warm, it's also perfect for winter getaways!

You'll really enjoy the new-house comfort this home provides while maintaining it's casual 'Folly-style' attitude. Renovated in a contemporary lay-out, the living room is open to the large kitchen, dining area and the screened porch making it perfect for entertaining both indoors and out. There are two large bedrooms (both are queen beds) and two large baths. There's even a hot and cold outdoor shower. Perfect for two couples or a family of four. You'll find 2 cable TVs, Free Wi-Fi, DVD, and CD - all to make your stay complete. Parking is a breeze with 3 off-street parking spaces including one covered space. This house is clean and very comfortable!!

Historic downtown Charleston is just a 20 minute drive away and offers some of the finest shopping in the southeast but make sure to leave time to take in some of the beautiful historic landmarks that made our city famous.

Please see our reviews as we feel our guests say it best!

Payment is accepted via Cashiers check, Money order or PayPal.

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Ernie Banis
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Ernie Banis

Ernie Banis is a Charleston native who has spent most of his life enjoying the beauty of Charleston and its barrier islands. A local residential realtor and avid surfer who first learned the sport on the waves of Folly forty years ago, 'I believe the cozy comfort I've incorporated in this home is perfect for the full Folly experience.' While this home is new to the vacation rental market, I've personally been involved in vacation rentals for years. Having managed family beach rentals at nearby Kiawah Island has given me a unique perspective on what makes for a fun and relaxing island getaway!

Ernie Banis purchased this house in 2005

Why Ernie Banis chose Charleston Area

In real estate the rule is LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. I really believe my home's location, being close to both the beach and the nightlife, is an awesome spot.

What makes this house unique

Folly is a wonderful place to relax and unwind. The minute I cross the bridge all my worries are left on the mainland! I've always found it to be a really good time! Both my daughter and now my grandkids have experienced their first 'toes in the sand' moment on the beach at Folly.


Folly Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1104 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest Bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large in-suite master bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Pak&Play with 2 sheets (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor hot and cold shower


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(132 traveler reviews)

Folly's Best Kept Secret ~ 4 MINUTE WALK TO THE BEACH! ~ 2 bed / 2 bath
average rating of 4.962121 based on 132 reviews
Honeoye Falls, NY

Folly's Best Kept Secret

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Folly's Best Kept Secret. We were traveling with young children, and it was perfect--from the screened-in porch and fenced-in yard to a small stool in the second bathroom so they could reach the sink. Everything we could have possible needed was provided, and it was very clean. The location was excellent--an easy walk to Center St. or the beach. Ernie was great to work with. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice to meet your family! Thanks so much for the awesome review. Hope to see you again soon!
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Great location to the beach. Close to center of activity, but far enough away you do not hear noise.

  • 5 of 5

Great towels, bed comfortable. Everything you need for cooking. Blender, small crockpot, pitchers.

It has a pack-n-play, not a crib.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay! I'm going to change crib to Pak&Play in the listing right now. They can be stored away so easily.
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Great place, great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay and loved the house and was in a great location 2 blocks from the beach and 1 block from Center Streer. Ernie was easy to work with and would come back here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Clayton, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was really good meeting you all! Thanks for the great review. Hope to see you again soon!
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Pure heaven!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I are originally from Charleston, so we came back for a visit with family, and of course to enjoy our hometown. Ernie's house made our stay all the more enjoyable. 2 women having their own bathrooms was just the beginning. The house had everything we needed, and the screened in porch to enjoy the rain/lightning on our last night was the perfect Charleston setting. Hated to leave. Thank you Ernie for providing us the perfect get away. We will most likely be contacting you annually for our visits back to Chucktown.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Angel, It was so nice meeting you and I'm thrilled you had such a great time. Look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks so much for the great review!
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Comfortable and Cozy, Cloae to Everything

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property, close to the beach as well as to Center Street, with its many shops and restaurants. It's a cozy 2 bedroom, 2 bath home with a relaxing screened in porch. The house is comfortably furnished and well-stocked. Our family has now stayed here twice, and if we come back to Folly Beach again, we'll be staying here for sure!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope you do come back to Folly soon! Thanks for taking such good care of the house!
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Everyone enjoyed it!!

  • 4 of 5

Great location and a nice, well kept property. Easy to get to everything that FB has to offer.

Kitchen is good and well equipped. Hardwood floors are nice. The screened-in porch is essential, but the furniture needs an upgrade. Likewise the garden table. We were very happy and feel as though we'll come back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. The porch furniture was already scheduled to be updated before the summer high season but I appreciate the recommendation.
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Rates & Availability

Folly Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 7 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Mar 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Monthly winter rates are based on 2 person full-time occupancy.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. $300.00 reservation/security deposit. Payment in full due 30 days prior to check-in. Deposit is refunded after check-out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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