About the property
- House1104 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
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!
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 11, 2018
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 Folly Beach
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Just what I needed!
This lovely home is so close to the funky little beach town that is Folly and a short walk to the beach. The houses decor and construction is first rate, clean and comfortable throughout. Ernie is the best VRBO host I’ve ever worked with. I highly recommend this Best Kept Secret!
The perfect location on Folly Beach
If you are looking for a cute, updated, clean home within walking distance of the beach and all the restaurants on Center Street, this is the place for you. Although the weather wasn't warm enough for our family to take advantage of the beach during our stay (we walked on the beach once), there is a cart provided for you to take all your needs to the beach along with some beach toys for the little one and beach chairs.
All linens and towels are provided which is nice to not have to worry about bringing with you. The kitchen has a drip coffee maker, microwave, toaster oven, and a dishwasher, among the other usual appliances.
The screened-in front porch is where we spent much of our time reading, relaxing or eating ice cream. Or people watching. Since there is no parking garage or true parking lot for the beach, beach-goers park on both sides of the streets in all residential areas. Just be prepared for this as this is the norm. We never had any issues with anyone, the yard of this home is all fenced in and all beach-goers simply want to find a parking spot and head to the beach.
There is a playground about 3 blocks from the home where my son loved playing basketball and going down the slide that was made to look like a lighthouse. He loved this place so much, he wants us to come back again next spring break, and I even offered to take him on a Disney Cruise!
Ernie, the owner of this rental, is very nice and so easy to work with. He will meet you at the house on your first day there to show you around the place and give restaurant recommendations. And then he'll leave you alone but he's nearby if you need him.
I would definitely recommend this place to friends and relatives knowing that they'd enjoy a comfortable and safe vacation home in the heart of Folly Beach.
Happy to have learned “the Secret”
My husband and I spent the entire month of February at Folly Beach’s Best Kept Secret. We felt at home from the moment we arrived. The house was immaculate, very tastefully decorated, comfortable and well-equipped for all of our needs. It easily accommodated ourselves and another couple when we had overnight guests. We have had several monthly rentals in the southeast in the past - this is by far the best one we have ever experienced. Ernie was great to work with. If we are lucky enough to return to Folly Beach in the future, this is the only place we want to stay!
Thanks for the awesome review Rick and Judy! Hope you can make it back again.
Thanks for taking such good care of the house!
Great find in Folly Beach
What a great VRBO! Updated, clean, and very well maintained. We had a wonderful time in Folly Beach, We were 2 blocks from the beach as well as 2 blocks from great restaurants and shops. The owner gave us gr3at recommendations for restaurants.
Thanks so much for the great review Jerry! Hope to see you again soon!
Perfect Beach getaway
The house felt like home and was very comfortable and had everything we needed for a great New Years getaway. Location was great, walking distance to Center st, beach and Berts Market. Can't wait to return.
Thanks for the great review Marino! Hope to see you all again soon!
Clean, close to the beach, Folly Beach main street and a short ride to Charleston
We have stayed here before and liked it both times. The house is clean, well organized and close to the conveniences of Folly Beach. We would recommend this to others to enjoy.
Thanks for the great words Larry! hope to see you again.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.