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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 few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

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 Charleston Area

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • 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
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 52 reviews

The awesome sunsets are just the beginning!

  • 5 of 5

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: Jan 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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Super-clean condo with a spectacular view!

  • 5 of 5

This three bedroom condo fit our needs perfectly, was immaculate, and had one the prettiest views from its wrap-around porch of any vacation rental we have ever stayed in. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, older property with great management

  • 5 of 5

This property was a good fit for our family. It is an older condo/complex, but it was very, very clean. The manager, Gigi, was awesome- attentative, accessible and helpful. As others have written, while sitting on the back patio, we saw dolphins playing- very cool. Most of the other residents of Mariners Cay seem to be more mature, so that was a nice contrast to the party vibe of Folly Beach. If you are looking for fancy/modern, this isn't the condo for you. However, if you want a clean, relaxing place at a reasonable price, like us, this wld be a great fit. One thing to mention: due to the age of the condo, the doorways to the bathrooms are narrow and would not accommodate a wheelchair. Our son uses a wheelchair but he is small so we made it work just fine.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning views

  • 5 of 5

I live here in Charleston. I had family in town and they have never been to Charleston. The panoramic view is breathtaking. The condo was full equipped with all of our needs. Lois is a generous owner and Gigi was helpful, prompt and very kind. This is a very special spot!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your days at the condo and enjoyed the spectacular view! Charleston is a great city to visit while at the beach. Thanks, Lois
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We had a wonderful time at Folly Beach and the condo was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very nice and roomy. We loved the screened in porch and the view was amazing. We watched the dolphins in the morning and at noon on most days. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen well stocked. Gigi was very helpful as well. We would definitely recommend this place and be coming back.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent condo

  • 5 of 5

#98 Mariner's Cay is a wonderful vacation spot on Folly Beach. My husband and I spent a lovely week there last November. The living area is well cared for and well appointed, perfect for relaxing. But the screened-in porch is the best! I spent many comfortable hours there reading and watching the dolphins, the pleasure boats, and the fabulous sunsets. Lois and Gigi made our stay easy and stress free. We thank you for your personal touch. We will return next year! Laura

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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, .


Rates & Availability

Folly Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 20 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 24 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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