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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!

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Ernie Banis
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 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.


Folly Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1104 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 5
  • 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 ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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 4.969325 based on 163 reviews

We loved "Folly's best kept secret"

  • 5 of 5

What a great find!! It is not a secret to my family anymore.Location is perfect for walking to the beach and walking to town.The house is very clean and spacious,it has everything needed in the kitchen,fluffy bath towels,outdoor shower for after the beach,big screened porch and fenced in yard kept the kids corralled,plenty of parking for guests.Ernie is a hands on property owner that really wants you to have a wonderful vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Anna for the awesome review and hope to see you again soon!
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Folly's Best Kept Secret

  • 5 of 5

It was nicer than the actual description. Location is perfect. You really don't need to get into your car until your ready to go home. Ernie was prompt and explained everything thoroughly. All of his recommendations were perfect. Can't wait to go back. I have no complaints. The house is awesome and Folly Beach is great place to unwind and relax.

Thx for everything Ernie.


  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Doug! Hope to see you again soon!
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Awesome beach week thanks to FBKS!

  • 5 of 5

Folly’s Best Kept Secret is an excellent property literally 3 minutes from the beach and just around the corner from Folly’s main restaurants, bars and shops. The house is very clean and Ernie makes sure it is kept in great condition. He is very helpful during check-in and easy to reach if needed. Thanks for a wonderful week! We’re already looking to make our reservation for next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Katie for the kind words! It was so nice meeting you and your family. Can't wait to have you back!
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Nicest property I have stayed in at Folly Beach.

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Nicely decorated, well equipped and very clean. Owner very responsive and really thought of every detail for renters. Very comfortable. Would look forward to staying there again. One suggestion would be the addition of a grill.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Micki for the great review!
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Shelby, NC, USA

Awesome beach cottage near the heart of Folly Beach!

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect. The kitchen was well equipped and supplied. Baths were very clean and supplied with starter supplies. We enjoyed sitting on the screened in deck. It was one of the most relaxing vacations ever. The property is located 1 block to the local supply store and 2 blocks to Center Street. The beach was an easy 5 minute walk. The owner, Ernie, was very attentive to our needs and was available if needed. You won't be disappointed reserving Folly's Best Kept Secret!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great place, minutes from everything Folly Beach has to offer. Perfect size for 4 people. Would definitely go back next time we are in town. Thanks Ernie.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kathy! I'm so glad you enjoyed the house and look forward to having you back!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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