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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

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

DEDUCT THE VRBO SERVICE FEE! 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 2 twin beds. All bedrooms have ceiling fans. 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 heated shower located under the house before grilling dinner on the gas grill. You are sure to enjoy every day at the 'Edge of America'!

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

More Details

Rhonda Sheppard
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.9459457 based on 40 reviews
Columbia, SC

What a way to ring in the New Year!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect house for our family gathering of 6 adults. The deck is AWESOME! Cold/rainy weather kept us from enjoying this as much as we would like, but in nicer weather this would be the place to be. The house is exactly as described in the listing. Very clean and well-appointed - we had everything we needed. We also enjoyed exploring Folly in our rented 6 person golf cart and especially liked the "Flip Flop Drop" on New Year's Eve. The owner, Rhonda, was a joy to work with. We hope to be back in warmer weather when we can enjoy that deck!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! What wonderful guests to kick off the New Year at Folly! Please come back and visit!
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Clemson SC


  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect week at the HBTS!! The local is so convenient to the beach access and the house is so comfortable. The only thing you need to add is food. The new improvements are awesome. The new huge deck is a great place to visit, read, sun bath, read and the outdoor shower was a favorite with everyone. We will be back!!! Thanks for such a great place Rhonda.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! I love having wonderful guests such as you return! Please come back again! Blessings!
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Carthage, TN

Away from the crowds but convenient to everything.

  • 5 of 5

Great quiet location on west end of Folly Beach just across the street from beach access. House was clean & comfortably furnished with quaint old beach house feel. We especially enjoyed the screened in porch for morning cup of coffee & relaxing any time of day. The new deck is a huge entertaining space for any family group. Enclosed outdoor shower was wonderful to be able to remove swimsuits, shower & be able to enter the house leaving all the sand outside. Convenient to Charleston & all it's attractions, only about a 15 minute drive to downtown. Rhonda was great to work with & very concerned with her visitors' needs to make their stay the best!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! You were wonderful guests and I would love to have you come back! Blessings!
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Coatesville, PA

Citadel Graduation & Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

VRBO has never disappointed. I've used it for several vacations over the last 5 years and once again it lived up to our expectations. Everything about Rhonda's Beach House on Foley Island was perfect. It was extremely clean, comfortable and convenient. We were less than 100 yards to walk across the street to the beach. Ashley West is the best location. You are close enough to restaurants and shopping and nightlife but far enough away from it if you want quiet and solitude. Our host was very friendly and helpful and even bought beach chairs that we requested. The new deck is huge and is furnished with terrific furniture and a new grill. We enjoyed every breakfast outside watching the "squadrons" of birds flying over the ocean and the sun as it rose over the beach. I can't wait to come back. Charlotte & Jack A.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As fellow property renters, you understand the challenges of renting and I especially enjoyed working with you! Thank you for your kind words! You had a wonderful reason to visit and celebrate and I would love to have you back again! Blessings always!
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Great Vacation House!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable and well equipped. First to use new enormous side deck with our friends, Jack and Charlotte. Rhonda even got new lounge chairs for the beach, which was just across the road. Had great time and would come back again. Thanks Rhonda!

Anna Marie & Tom W.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! Your group was wonderful and I would love to have you back! Enjoy your summer!
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Great Vacation House!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable and well equipped. Rhonda even got new lounge chairs for the beach which was just across the road. First to use new enormous side deck with our friends Jack and Charlotte. Had a great time and would come back again. Thanks again Rhonda.

Anna Marie & Tom W.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
House By the Sea


Rates & Availability

Folly Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2016/17 Late Sum/Fall/Winter
Sep 4 2016 - Mar 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Early Spring
Mar 17 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Late Spring/Summer
Apr 30 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017/18 Late Summer/FallWinter
Sep 10 2017 - Mar 1 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning/Linen Fee $150

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 30 days before arrival date.
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Folly Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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