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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 - 7 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 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 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.



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


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Folly's Best Kept Secret ~ 4 MINUTE WALK TO THE BEACH! ~ 2 bed / 2 bath
average rating of 4.966216 based on 148 reviews

A treasure

  • 5 of 5

The Best Kept Secret is truly a treasure. The location is perfect for walking to the beach or downtown, every necessity is supplied, linens are top quality, baby high chair and Pak n Play saved traveling with large items, neatness and cleanliness are an A+. Then, to top it off, Ernie is personable and accommodating. We plan to be a repeat renters. Thank you, Ernie, for making our visit perfect.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Martha! Hope to see you again soon!
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Clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

It's a nice place, close to the beach, Bert's, and far enough that it's quite at night.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much David! Hope you'll come again.
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Perfect Place for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

This home is immaculate, walking distance to beach and restaurants.

Second time staying here and Ernie is a wonderful host.

Definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lisa! Can't wait to have you back!
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Wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this location previously. I went back the weekend of October 6, 2017 -- but this time for a girls' weekend. It has everything you need and is a short walking distance to the beach, restaurants, and live entertainment/bars. You never have to move your vehicle once you are there unless you want to head to Charleston. We even made arrangements for massages at a local place and could walk there, too! It is very comfortable, clean, and the owner provides chairs and umbrella for the beach. The kitchen is fully equipped as well. I hope to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Allison, Is was great having you back and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you'll come again soon! Ernie
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Perfect vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

The property was extremely clean and well maintained. It was stocked with all the vacation rental necessities. Very comfortable beds. Location, location, location...short walk to beach, shops and restaurants. The food in Folly Beach restaurants was so good. We wouldn't hesitate to return to this spot and rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Can't wait to have your family back!
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Fantastic home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was fantastic. Ernie was great to deal with from start to finish. His home was well appointed and included all we could ask for and more. I have stayed many places, and have never felt so at home. All the "little things" and touches added up to a great experience. From towels, to comfortable beds, a well stocked kitchen and a very CLEAN and beautiful property made it very hard to leave! The proximity to all we needed (beach, restaurants, shoppes, etc) made the stay easy and enjoyable. We will certainly come back and enjoy another visit soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: MaryBeth, hope to see you again soon! It was really nice meeting you both.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $130 + 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.