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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy our comfortable 'House by the Sea' located directly across the street from a beach access. Relax on the screened front porch and catch up on some reading or napping, while enjoying the ocean views and breezes. Visit the restaurants and shops in downtown Folly or simply spend your day saltwater fishing at the 25 foot wide Folly Pier, which is over 1000 feet long! You may never want to leave but Historic Charleston is only 15 minutes away for sightseeing and shopping! Tanger Outlet stores are 30 minutes away for something to do on a rainy day!

The large master bedroom has a king-sized bed with a private bath. The second bedroom has a queen bed, sharing a bath with the third bedroom which has a double/twin loft bunk bed. Linens (sheets and towels) are provided to make your packing light!

Beach chairs and beach towels are provided to take across the street and enjoy a day of fun in the sun! At the end of the day, rinse off the sand and sunscreen in a private heated shower located under the house before grilling dinner on the gas grill located on the oversized deck. You are sure to enjoy every day at the 'Edge of America'!

Keywords: Second row, beach access, ocean views, beach house

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Rhonda Sheppard
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

About Rhonda Sheppard

I grew up in Charleston, SC, visiting Folly Beach all the time. Before Hurricane Hugo, I remember enjoying the Folly Pier amusement area and watching 'shagging on the beach'. The Atlantic House was a favorite place to eat and enjoy dinner over the ocean. I have always been partial to the ocean and knew that one day I would have a house to enjoy the ocean sounds and breezes.

Rhonda Sheppard purchased this house in 2002

Why Rhonda Sheppard chose Charleston Area

When my boys became interested in surfing, of course they wanted to go to the 'Folly Washout' area where all the surfers go. I would take them and it brought back the childhood memories of staying at Folly Beach. I began to look at the real estate and found a little gem with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Folly River on the other. And oh, the ocean breezes...

What makes this house unique

My college roommates and I spend a week every summer at the house, enjoying the charm of undeveloped Folly Beach, the sightseeing of historic Charleston, and of course the shopping! If we aren't on the beach, we spend all of our time on the front porch where we can see the ocean and enjoy the constant breezes, solving the world's problems and reminiscing of the days gone by!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We rarely know how much time we miss with our families. It takes a magical and special place like Folly Beach to show us the time we lose. The House By The Sea is very inviting and welcoming. The breathtaking view from the front balcony is just one of the many aspects of the house I enjoyed. It saddens me to leave and I will never forget my stay. From my family and others, we thank you for a remarkable stay.
May 2011
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Nearest Point of Interest
House By the Sea


Folly Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Screened Front Porch, Heated Outdoor Shower


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average rating of 4.9607844 based on 54 reviews

One of the best on Folly!

  • 5 of 5

Great house for our family of 4! Great location right across from a beach access, away from the crowds of downtown Folly, but a very short bike ride to that area for awesome lunches and dinners out. The house had everything we needed to enjoy a week at the beach, including beach towels, small corn hole game, beach chairs and umbrellas, boogie boards, sand toys, spices for cooking, condiments. The screened in porch was awesome; unfortunately it was too hot and buggy to enjoy the deck in mid-August, but I am sure its wonderful in Fall, Winter, and Spring. The owner was great to work with. We will most certainly be back and I have already given the info of this house to several friends! Hint: Ride bikes to the end of the county park and then onto the beach all the way to the marsh where you can't go any further. Go at low tide. We saw dolphins, tons of hermit crabs, and there was great shell collecting in the tidal pools! Eat at Witch Doctor, Chico Feo, and Taco Boy--all amazing!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! I am installing an all natural mosquito misting system soon to eliminate the "buggy" issue. You were there during one of the hottest weeks and sometimes it does become unbearable and only A/C will do! Thanks for being wonderful guests and I would love to have you return in the future! Your referrals are my biggest compliment! Blessings always!
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Great little house!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four enjoyed this cute house! The rooms were well appointed, the kitchen well stocked with everything we needed and a great front porch. The beach was just across the road and easy to get to. The neighborhood was great and just a short drive into the town of Folly beach. We would stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rock Hill, SC, USA

Great Beach House!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is well maintained and equipped with everything needed to enjoy your vacation, with easy access to the beach. Also, the AC is able to keep up with hot summer days.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, well maintained and so very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Second year in a row here and hope to come back again next year

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little slice of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth consecutive year to stay at House by the Sea. We keep coming back because it just gets better and better! This home is such an amazing place for rest and relaxation. We often find ourselves sitting on the front screened porch just watching the pelicans and seagulls fly by. What a gift to have a sanctuary like this to slow down the pace of life and just soak up everything that being by the ocean is about. Rhonda is the consummate hostess, and takes great care of every last detail. The kitchen is well-stocked (we like to cook), and the rest of the house is beautifully outfitted for comfort and ease of use. The deck on this house is truly amazing – gorgeous furniture and a great space to congregate. And the view is spectacular! I spent most late afternoons catching photos of the amazing sunsets over the marsh. We are beach worshippers, and there are plenty of great chairs and loungers, beach towels, and a wonderful outdoor shower for rinsing off after a day of sun and surf. I am so grateful for this little getaway, and for all the care and thoughtfulness Rhonda puts into this place. We’ve already made our reservations for next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Asheville, NC

Lovely house on the quiet side of the island!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this lovely beach home at least 5 times. It is on the quiet side of the island with beautiful views and access to the ocean as well as the marsh side. The sunsets at the marina just behind the house are too die for. The homeowner is very easy to work with and maintains the house in a clean and comfortable condition. We can't wait for our next trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! You are one of my favorite guests - so considerate of the property. I love having you and look forward to more visits in the future! Blessings!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $250

NOTE: I DO NOT ACCEPT PAYMENT THROUGH VRBO (CHECK AND PAYPAL ONLY), THEREFORE THE QUOTED SERVICE FEE WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM YOUR TOTAL COSTS! During peak season, owner will consider shorter term rental of $300/night if house is not rented within 2 weeks of check-in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.