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Panoramic View, Awesome Sunset - 3BR Condo on Folly River"""

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

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

Sunset 98, Mariner’s Cay is ideally situated in the southwest corner of the Mariner’s Cay compound giving guests a panoramic view of the Folly River as well as knockout sunsets from the wrap-around screen porch. Mariner’s Cay is a gated community of residents and renters, which offers guests not only a swimming pool and tennis courts but also is only minutes away from the beaches and town of Folly Beach either by car, golf cart, bicycle or walking. The privacy and lack of traffic is perfect for small children and teenagers to bike, trike, skateboard or just hang out.

Since Sunset 98 is a corner unit, the view and the light upon entry is one of those ‘wow’ moments. With a southwestern exposure, the kitchen/dining/living area is totally open to the Folly River and marshes, including the occasional school of marlin. The next ‘wow’ moment comes at sunset when one must get his drink, hurry to the balcony and allow him/herself to be awed.

As can be seen by the photos, the unit has a large, master bedroom opening onto the balcony; a twin bedroom off the rear balcony and a double bedroom in the southeast corner for those who just want to get away for a nap or a good book. The open living area has a newly installed flat screen HDTV on a wall pivot, ie, no messing around by the kids...DVD is also included. In addition, both the master and double bedrooms have flat screen HDTVs, and for those who can’t completely get away, wireless is available throughout the unit.

Folly Beach is a six mile long barrier island, and the closest beach to historic Charleston, South Carolina (15 minutes on the Connector) where one can find outstanding cuisine, the performing arts and Civil War history.

During summer season (May 23-Aug. 30), we rent by the week and our turnover day is Saturday. Check-in: 3:00 PM; Check-out: 10:00 AM

Keywords: Mariners Cay and Raquet Club, gated community with pool and tennis courts, children friendly, last right turn before going over bridge into town of Folly Beach

More Details

Lois, Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Lois, Owner

After a career in international development, our family has grown up around the world. In Charleston and at Folly Beach, we have found a place to relax and learn a lot more about our own country.

Lois, Owner purchased this condo in 1999

Why Lois, Owner chose Folly Beach

We wanted someplace quiet, yet active, to relax with good restaurants, perhaps a beach, and outstanding culture, cuisine with some history nearby. Hard to find? Yes, but the Charleston Shore at Folly Beach has all of these, as any guest will soon see.

What makes this condo unique

Sunset, relaxation, sunset, walkinig on the beach, sunset, good neighbors, sunset, and fun/friendly atmosphere of Folly Beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for the email. We really enjoyed our time and enjoyed the lovely view of Folly River. Every evening, we'd all gather on the deck and have some snacks and watch the sunset. We found the place to be very clean-- we did meet Gigi the first day and she is fabulous. The complex was quiet and Henry (our 2 year old) enjoyed walking around the grounds. No problems with the condo at all. We will keep your email and will likely request to rent the place in the future when we have family coming into town to Atlanta that want to come with us for a beach vacation to Charleston.

We did end up finding a company in Charleston that rents baby equipment, should you get an inquiry in the future from another family renting your condo. It was called "Tots Around Town" and they were great-- reasonably priced and prompt service. We rented a crib that we placed in the room w/the double bed and Henry slept like a champ.

Many thanks again and we enjoyed staying in your lovely condo. It was a wonderful setting for a sunny and pleasant Thanksgiving. Happy Holidays!

Best, Kris
Nov 2011
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Folly Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • 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
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size bed (1), Queen Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Panoramic Folly River and marsh view from the wrap-around balcony with wild birds and occasional schools of marlin, sunsets from the balcony are a main feature (see photos). There is an elevator in the building for the handicapped as well as hauling up baggage, bikes, surfboards and beach gear. Off street parking is adjacent to the building. Club facilities also available.


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Panoramic View, Awesome Sunset - 3BR Condo on Folly River
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The awesome sunsets are just the beginning!

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We stayed here for 3 months. The condo is layed out well and very nicely decorated. The kitchen is well equipped and the closets have ample storage. It's bright and the view is just awesome. Watch the boats, kayaks, birds and dolphins. Beds are comfortable. Every week when our granddaughter was there she wanted to sit on the porch and eat dessert while watching the sunset. Even a 6 year old knows when the view is extra special. Close to everything, friendly neighbors, and Gigi was so helpful. We loved it so much, we are returning next year. Thanks so much Lois and Bob.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you were able to enjoy the spectacular sunsets and all the wonderful water activities going on from the screened porch. It truly is "a place away from home" which does not disappoint. Our pleasure to share this with you. Lois and Bob
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Great view, great sunset.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was perfect for our long weekend stay. Everything we needed was provided. Gigi was very friendly and very helpful. I would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, glad it was good for you Carol. Lois
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Really nice stay

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay! We were looking for quiet, relaxing, no stress time away and got it. Gigi was very helpful and everything was to our expectations. Overall could use updating but it in no way stopped us from having a good time. Easy to get to and has a great Harris Teeter grocery store nearby for any supplies you might want. Folly Beach is a little slice of old time beach going for those of us who were raised SC Beach Bums! Scenic view is as advertised and we could turn off A/C and let the water breeze come in. Would go again.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear that your stay worked out well. Yes, Folly Beach has it's unique flavor .... esp with the restaurants and "wash out area" for surfers. Our kitchen area is undergoing an update in December... so when you return you can enjoy it. Thanks for coming .... Lois
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Roan Mountain

Perfect week!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at 98 Mariners Cay and we just love it! The upgraded porch furniture was a much welcomed change. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen has everything one could need to cook, love having a washer and dryer in the unit,& extra pillows and blankets were on hand. The furniture was comfortable and the large dining table doubled as a card table for our late night uno attack tournaments. We received several texts from the property care taker who lives locally. She wanted to make sure we had everything we needed and it was so nice to know someone was easily accessible if we did have any needs.

The pool was, as always, clean and inviting. Afternoon swims followed by naps by the pool were on the agenda almost every day!

We walked to the pier several times and really enjoyed seeing the island on foot. It's the perfect walk for some exercise but not a marathon!

We saw dolphins everyday from the porch, the pier, or the light house.

If you are visiting the area for the first time you must visit Morris Island lighthouse at the northern end of Folly Island. This year we took the boat tour to Morris Island by Charleston outdoor adventures at Bowens Island. We highly recommend that to everyone!

We visit Folly every year and can't wait to return to 98 Mariners Cay!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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98 Mariner's Cay

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay. Unit was super clean - has everything you could need. The views are amazing - spent one day just sitting on the porch watching the tide come in and out and looking for dolphins. Highly recommend this unit!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and very roomy condo

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in several VRBO and Homeaway condos in various locations. This was by far, our favorite. It was well-decorated, had all of the amenities, and was very spacious with large rooms and closet space. The views are truly breathtaking. Both the owner, Lois, and her assistant, Gigi, were very helpful and kind when we contacted them with a few questions.

We definitely recommend going to the State Park beach. The water temp in August was 85 degrees!! It well worth the minimal fee for such a large, clean, easy accessibile beach!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Leah, So happy you were able to enjoy the beach ..... July is a perfect time for the water. We were happy things worked out for you. Sincerely, Lois
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Locklear's Beach City Grill
The ' Wich Doctor
Sandwich Shop
The Washout
Seafood Restaurant
Woody's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Jack of Cups Saloon
Drop In Deli
Planet Follywood
Bar & Grill
Black Magic Cafe
Island Ice Shaved Ice
Folly Beach Crab Shack
Seafood Restaurant
Charleston Crab Shacks
Seafood Restaurant
Surf Bar
Center Street Coffee
Taco Boy
Mexican Restaurant
Slice of folly
Pizza Takeout
Loggerhead's Beach Grill
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Snapper Jacks
Seafood Restaurant
Pacific Sun Shave Ice
Chico Feo
Caribbean Restaurant
Banana Cabana
BLU Restaurant & Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Pier 101 Restaurant & Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Sunset Cay Marina
Bowens Island Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Folly Beach County Park
Pan Garden
Chinese Restaurant
Shonn At Work
Island Breeze
Tattooed Senorita
Mexican Restaurant
Harvest Catering
Workmen's Cafe
Famulari's Brewpub
Pick Thai
Thai Restaurant
Great Wall
Chinese Restaurant
Ladles Soups James Island LLC
Soup Restaurant
Kickin' Chicken
American Restaurant
Black Magic Cafe
Smoky Oak Taproom
Barbecue Restaurant
Paisano's Pizza Grill
Pizza Restaurant
Edison James Island
Huddle House
American Restaurant
Thai Elephants Restaurant
Thai Restaurant
Mondo's Italian Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Hen and The Goat
Sandwich Shop
Sermet's Southernterranean Cuisine-Bar
Mediterranean Restaurant
Blues Cajun Kitchen
Seafood Restaurant
Roadside Seafood
Seafood Restaurant
Gillie's Soul Food
Sweetwater Cafe

Mariner's Cay is a gated community with tennis, pool and marina with boat launching facilities on the compound, walking, biking, especially for children, and/or bird watching can also be done within the compound, seafood restaurants and shopping are a short drive into Folly Beach as well as a popular health food restaruant, 'The Lost Dog' which can't be missed, .




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $135
Taxes $65

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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