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

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 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 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Panoramic View, Awesome Sunset - 3BR Condo on Folly River
average rating of 4.93617 based on 48 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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Peachtree Corners, Ga

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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Blue Ridge Mountains

Perfect Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

My review got lost in a frenzy of "back to school" commitments when we

returned from our "end of summer" vacation, but we had a wonderful time in this condo! We really appreciate

that you all have left your porch screened in rather than enclosing it

like some others. I spent a couple of 7 hour days there reading and

enjoying the breeze, sun, and river noises. My favorite spot!

We'd love to reserve your place again for next summer whenever you get your schedule open. We have a narrower window for travel

next summer and would hate to miss out on what my 4 children now consider "their" condo.

Thank you again for sharing your space with us. Our family feels very at

home there.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a beautiful week here. Gigi was great. Would highly recommend this place. Kitchen was well stocked. Beds comfortable. View amazing.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Scott, So happy it worked out for you!! Even some rain doesn't ruin the week.😊
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A Perfect Vacation Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a two-week stay at Mariner's Cay #98 and couldn't have been happier with our experience. Thanks to Lois and Gigi, the house was spotless upon our arrival, and our hosts contacted us several times during our stay to make sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our vacation. The views from the screened in porch were wonderful, the kitchen was well-stocked, and our boys enjoyed taking advantage of the pool on almost a daily basis. We've been going to Folly Beach for many years and absolutely love the area. I'd highly recommend #98 for anyone looking for a spacious, well-maintained, convenient vacation rental!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear that your time at Folly beach was great. It is a lovely spot to feel relaxed and enjoy good food minutes away. Seeing dolphins from the porch is a bonus. Thanks, Lois
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St. Petersburg, FL

Fantastic family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just returned from staying at Number 98 and could not have been happier with the condo. As previous reviewers have stated, the views of the Folly River and the marshes are unparalleled. We made sure we were on the screened-in porch every night for sunset. Our first sunset, we heard a puffing noise and looked over to see a dolphin cresting out of the water just beside the condo--this was just the first of many dolphin sightings that week. The condo was just the right size for our family of four (including two 5 year olds), and felt like a second home. Nearly every afternoon was spent at the large pool, which never seemed crowded even though many of the units were occupied. Folly Beach was a 2 minute drive away, and downtown Charleston averaged about 20 minutes during the week. We also toured a few other islands in the area, including Isle of Palms, and knew we had found the perfect spot on Folly and at Number 98. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear that your vacation was wonderful!! Folly Beach is a relaxing place, but also filled with things to do on the beach and in nearby Charleston. Hope to see you back in the near future.
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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - May 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
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 7 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

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $135
Taxes $100

50% deposit to reserve, remainder one week before arrival; total amount for rentals three days or less.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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