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Folly's Best Kept Secret ~ 2 Bed / 2 Bath AWESOME LOCATION!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

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

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, 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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Ernie Banis
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(119 traveler reviews)

Folly's Best Kept Secret ~ 2 Bed / 2 Bath AWESOME LOCATION!
average rating of 4.97479 based on 119 reviews

Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

Folly's Best Kept Secret was all we hoped for and more. Excellent marks in all categories: cleanliness, location, comfort, price. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your great review. You're welcome back anytime!
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Terrific Thanksgiving Stay

  • 5 of 5

We (husband, wife, daughter and son-in-law) spent a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday at this lovely, well-equipped and convenient-to-everything Folly home. We spent time on the beach, sailed, ate at Folly restaurants and made lasting memories. We can't thank Ernie enough for sharing his home and making us feel so welcome. We plan to return!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nothing pleases me more than hearing of families making memories at our property. Thanks do much for the awesome review and hope you'll come again soon!
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

The place was clean and roomy, in a great location close to the beach and restaurants. Owner met me on arrival was nice and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to experience Folly Beach

  • 5 of 5

Place had a great location, close to Center St. Close to beach, Beach chairs and wagon to carry stuff was provided. Chico Feo was next door as was a neat little market and liquor store. Accommodations are acceptable and the place was clean. Bring some extra toilet paper would be my only con.If we come back with four people this is where we'll be staying.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rick D.

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect property to relax and get away in. Extremely comfortable and roomy! Location, location, location, we could walk to everything and there was plenty of parking. Owner was very personable and easy to work with.

Definitely will stay there again

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rick, hope you can come back soon! So glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Great location for a relaxing beach vacation for the family!

  • 5 of 5

My family spent a week in August 2016 at this property and had a wonderful time. It was very clean and has a fenced yard with outside seating as well as a screened front porch. The kitchen is well equipped. It also has a washer and dryer. It has private, covered parking as well as two additional spaces of its own. It is an easy walking distance from the beach as well as local restaurants. Once you are there, you don't have to drive anywhere -- you can just scoot to the beach or out to eat because everything is very convenient. There is a nice grocery store less than a 1/4 of a mile down the road. Folly Beach is very laid back and casual so it is perfect if you want to get away and have no hassle. The owner had beach towels, beach chairs, toys, and an umbrella for his guests. There are also rental companies within walking distance of this property if you want to rent bikes, a golf cart, kayaks, etc. If you do want to drive into Charleston, it is a very easy drive from this location. You can be downtown in less than 20 minutes. I would recommend this property to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Low Season
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 12 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 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.

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Folly Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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