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Quiet 2005 Folly Beach 3 Br, 2.5 Ba Home - 2.5 Blks to Beach/1 Blk to Town

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Exceptionally appointed, charming -2 front porches, 3BR 2.5 BA sleeps 6-8

A quiet street ,1 block to wonderful Folly restaurants and only 2.5 blocks to the beach! Master with king and luxury bath with separate soaking tub and shower, second bath , plus another king bed and a third bedroom with bunks and a trundle . Home sleeps comfortably 6 adults and 2 children. Bunk beds are for persons under 100 pounds. Top Quality Serta and Beautyrest Pillow top beds and quality linens! Gracious Southern home with two front porches with rocking chairs! Brazilian Hardwood floors on 2 levels and bedrooms with sisal wall to wall flooring. A Cook's Kitchen with stainless appliances, slate flooring and Corian counter tops and plenty of serving and cooking ware for memorable family and friend dinners. 2 mounted flat screen tv's, wireless internet and plenty of casual and dining seating! Our sunny open home, which we call 'On a Whim' has beautiful Charleston styled furnishings including some family antique pieces plus an outdoor shower and driveway for 3 cars. max. Enjoy Historical Charleston, Outlet Mall, the beach and the many year round events!

'On A Whim', its a great destination for all!

Favorite activities include long days on the beach, walking to town for coffee, ice cream or meals ( favorite restaurants for seafood is the Grill, best happy hour is Snapper Jacks, for burgers is Irish Pub and yummy Mexican and margaritas at Taco Boy). Other favorite activities are bike riding ( rentals available nearby), walking the end of the islands to see the lighthouse or the Park and of course Charleston is full of wonderful activities and restaurants...a week will never be enough time!

Location, Location, Location!: 'On A Whim' is located on a quiet, non through beach street only 2.5 blocks to public beach access adjacent to Tides Hotel and Tides outside beach bar plus within the block to the middle of Downtown Folly with restaurants and shops. Folly Beach has numerous street festivals throughout the year which allows you to enjoy your quiet vacation home but still walk to all the festivities. Folly Beach is located only 10-12 minutes to Downtown Historic Charleston! Historic Charleston offers all kinds of historic tours; fabulous boutique, handcrafted, name brand and antique shopping; plus Charleston is a foodie destination where most of the restaurants aren't corporate, but owned by chefs with the pride of using local seasonal ingredients creating some of the best restaurants in the country! Charleston also boasts a wonderful aquarium, tours of surrounding plantations and an array of special festivals year round to include Jazz, Arts, Culinary, Fashion, Animal and more!

Immaculate,Well Appointed Home!: This home is a second family home which is only rented up to 12 weeks a year. We come about once a month and do a deep clean to keep the house pristine. The home and yard is immaculately professionally maintained. The decor is quality furniture with a casual but colorful Charleston motif with a handful of family antiques accents. The home is stilted with two gracious southern front porches with rocking chairs plus a enclosed under level with a outdoor shower( with shampoo and body wash provided) and bikes. The interior is two levels with living space on the main level featuring Brazilian hardwood floors and an open floor plan. The living room features a denim sofa with double chairs and ottomans, flat screen tv open to the well appointed kitchen. The kitchen is a cook's kitchen featuring stainless appliances, an island with seating plus pots, pans, small appliances, spices and some pantry staples. The dining room seats 6 plus has numerous stools for extra seating. The dining also has table mats, serving pieces and games in the cabinet. The laundry room has beach towels and blanket. Half bath too! We love our under the house private hot/cold outdoor shower- it is just glorious! Under the house is also a bin with beach chairs and beach toys.

Bedrooms Plus Games and Reading Material: The upper level features a master suite with luxury bath( dual sinks, separate shower and soaking tub and private toilet) plus a second bath and two additional bedrooms. The bedrooms all have top of the line Beautyrest and Serta mattresses, many with pillow tops and feature a King, Queen, and the third bedroom has bunk beds and a trundler. The walkways are Brazilian hardwood with sisal wall to wall in the bedrooms. The baths are tiled and both bathrooms have bath tubs. Closets are plentiful! A separate hallway opens to the second level porch with rocking chairs which is incredibly private sitting high surrounded by oak branches. Games are provided in the dining room cabinet. The second bedroom has a bookcase full of books. Magazines of all types are in the magazine basket on the main level and Charleston maps, restaurants and information are located in the information rack on the wall in the living room and on the cork board in the kitchen.

For your convenience, paper towels, toilet paper, laundry and dish soap, salt and pepper plus some spices are provided. Beach towels are available, but need to be be washed and returned to the bin. Beach chairs and toys are under the house. The goal is a home away from home. Enjoy!

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Folly Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , large master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upper level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , main level
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , below the house, private, sitting area and glorious glorious
  • Master Bathroom has sunken soaking tub, separate shower, double sinks and a private water closet. Hall bathroom is a shower/tub combination. Main level has a powder room. Under the house is a outside shower , perfect for rinsing off after a day at the beach. There are minature shampoos, conditioners, and lotions for use.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with luxury bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , sun-kissed room
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , a set of bunks, daybed w/trundle - tight fit. best for kids
  • Each of the three bedrooms have top quality Serta or Beautyrest mattresses and quality linens and towels. The rooms have wall to wall sisal carpeting, closets and shades. The upper level also boasts a large front porch with rocking chairs for quiet and relaxation time. Master bedroom has luxurious king, walk in closet, luxury bath with separate shower and soaking tub, mounted flat screen HD TV. The second bedroom is another king ( brand new) and is a sun kissed room with windows on two sides plus closet. The third or middle bedroom has a set of bunks( meant for children and a single trundle. If the trundle is pulled out it is a very tight fit. Books, games and magazines are provided. The upper level porch is hidden in the tall oaks and is incredibly enjoyable.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2 Flat Screen HD TVs with Direct TV plus Wireless Internet! DVD player and stero too. Basic dish soap, clothes soap, paper towels and toilet paper provided. Maps, menus, local activity guides, books for all ages and games for all ages are on the premises. Absolutely no smoking and no pets at any time.


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Quiet 2005 Folly Beach 3 Br, 2.5 Ba Home - 2.5 Blks to Beach/1 Blk to Town
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews

Fabulous location, very clean, felt like a home not a rental!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and beautifully decorated! Well appointed with comfortable beds, stocked kitchen, nice furniture and nice space. Walk to everything yet quiet. Beautiful home, we will come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind comments. We pride ourselves in tge quality, condition, cleanliness and superb location.... like a home not a rental
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Wonderful Home!

  • 5 of 5

This house was so well kept & very clean. The beds were very comfy and the bathrooms were spacious. The kitchen had anything we may have needed. It was a wonderful few days. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review. We love our home in Folly and want it to be home away from home!
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Wonderful Folly Beach Property!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here and we were absolutely delighted with the accommodations.The bedrooms were well appointed and the beds were very comfortable. Nice hardwood floors, and large kitchen with all the comforts of home. We were also pleased to have a nice laundry room. The location was great, one and a half blocks from the beach, and a half block from the town. My sister and I borrowed the bikes to ride around the beautiful area and to the many restaurants nearby.The owner was very accommodating, letting us stay later because of our late flights going home, which I really appreciated. We hated to leave, but you can be sure I will gladly come back to this lovely home in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review, we try to make sure the accommodations and service are excellent. I enjoyed meeting you and your family. You all really took advantage of all the Folly and Charleston offerings, do come back!
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Excellent Accomodations and Agent customer service

  • 5 of 5

The property was just as it's listed in! Beautiful, quiet and all the amenities of a home away from home. This was a last minute decision and booking for our family of 5 and Cary Fichtner-Vu definitely went out of her way to accommodate. Leaving the DC area on any day of the week will put anyone in a stressful mood (thanks to DC traffic and I-95) but needless to say Ms. Vu gave us all the necessary information and reassurance that once we got to Folly the stress would disappear.

The weather was great, the house met all out needs and the local food/grub (recommended by Ms. Vu) was "off the charts" - we definitely hit "flavor town" in Folly Beach! Who has ever had the opportunity to grind their own honey roasted peanut butter ( - winner!!

We've rented several "vacation homes" over the last 17 years and I'd have to say the personal touch and accommodating nature of Ms. Vu made the trip much more enjoyable. We even had a direct line to her in case anything went wrong or we needed something during our stay. I only wish we had the experience of a full week in Folly.

If you need to make last minute plans and there's availability - look up this property and rent it.

Best decision we made this summer and we enjoyed it so much we'll be back in October for another round of sushi and oysters at Snapper Jack's (! Thanks again to Ms. Vu and her crew - the property and service were impeccable!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am thrilled you enjoyed the house, all my suggestions and are coming back! The location is ideal...walk to everything! I work real hard at clean, comfortable, classy home away from home.... Thanks for sharing!
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Beautiful Home, but Worst Customer Service EVER

  • 1 of 5

Before booking the house, I inquired about the possibility of an early check in. I was greeted with a friendly response stating that the cleaners are normally done by 2 pm and that it shouldn't be a problem, but they couldn't guarantee anything.They would have to let me know as time drew closer. (Perfectly Understandable) We booked it! I emailed Cary Fitchner-Vu on 9/7/16. She was the agent I had been in contact with throughout the entire process. I was inquiring about the welcome letter and if she was aware if we would be able to check in early yet. She responded to me with the welcome letter attached and completely ignored my question. I politely responded thanking her for the letter and inquired again if she knew when we would be able to check in and reminded her of the conversation that we had prior to me ever booking the house. She responded stating that if we needed that much flexibility then we should have booked a hotel and the earliest is normally 3:00 p.m. I sent her the email showing where she had previously stated 2:00 p.m. shouldn't be a problem. Then she told me I asked her for an early check in after booking because the rental agreement says 5 o'clock check in. I corrected her again. She responded saying that if I wanted to go to a hotel then I should go, and that she has already given me a break by being flexible with the 3 night minimum since we are only staying 2 nights. However, it clearly said 2 night minimum on HomeAway. So I corrected her again. She then told me that she was done "arguing with me" and did not want to rent to me anymore. I got nervous when she said that as we were traveling from 7 hours away and I did not want to get down there and not have a place to stay, so I apologized (for doing nothing wrong). She responded, thanking me for my apology. She never once apologized for anything. Fast forward to Friday, we arrive at 1. Cary sends me the codes at 1 and says we can go in at 2. Well no one was there and one of the girls tries to code to go in and use the bathroom and comes right back out. We immediately get messages to vacate the house so I call and explain that we just used the restroom and left. We head to the beach. Upon return, none of the codes she provided us worked. We had to sit outside for 15 minutes waiting for her to respond to my numerous phone calls and texts. Moral of the story, the home is BEAUTIFUL and so convenient, but I wouldn't wish Cary on my worst enemy! Steer clear folks! Owners, get a new agent!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The best response is to share any or all of Tiffany's 13 emails and all of my responses....please dont hesitate to ask and decide for yourself. She requested early check in, and I said USUALLY the house is clean by 2, but as reservations are made often at the last minutes, I cant dictate a professional cleaning service schedule when my lease says 5. I always try to accommodate people, and usually they are accommodated as I told her, but I respect my professional cleaning service schedule. BTW, she had access at 2, except towels were still in the dryer, but her friends went in at much for customer service and mutual respect. Obviously she planned to start the gathering early because I was harassed unmercifully all day. She stated that she preferred a hotel with more flexibility, so I offered her a complete cancellation with full refund and VERIFIED the hotel had availability. She immediately responded and asked how soon I could refund her money; as it was on paypal, as soon as I could get to a computer. I really did not want her in my house, her actions and wild accusations made me leery of her in my family second home. All of a a sudden I get the following... "Cary, I wanted to sincerely apologize to you about today! I think things were misinterpreted through emails by the both of us! I am under a lot of stress with the wedding only a month away and I shouldn't have taken that stress out on you! Whenever we are able to get into the house on Friday whether it's 2 or 5 or anywhere in between, I am thankful to have somewhere so reasonably priced and beautiful to stay. I hope you can accept my apology and we can move past this! I don't want any other problems, I'd just like to enjoy my weekend! Thank you! Tiffany" So I held my breathe. Calls didnt stop, then they came from her friends asking to use the golf cart. Her security deposit was returned on the 18th in full. I am Cary Fichtner-Vu owner and a real estate agent for 35 years, Tiffany thankfully is one of only maybe 4 horrible tenants in all my years experience, most people are wonderful.
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Wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

This home was just as described and pictured. Well appointed, spacious, cheerful, and comfortable. The kitchen was fully equipped with nice dishes, flatware, pots and pans and appliances. There were beach towels and some beach gear as well. It had everything we needed for an awesome beach vacation (except, maybe, it could have been warmer in FB. But hey, it was mid-October!)

We were able to leave the car in the driveway and walk in minutes to everything...beach, shops, restaurants (Lost Dog Cafe and Taco Boy..yum!), even the post office and a Catholic church. A big chain grocery was 2.2 miles away.

It was 20 minutes drive to Charleston. There was way too much to see in one day in this beautiful city. We should have planned on at least a second day.

We have never been to this area before, but we will be back. We think this could be the place for our next family vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cary Fichtner-Vu
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

About Cary Fichtner-Vu

We are a family from Virginia with 4 children, 4 grandchildren

( hopefully more on the way) and this is our family's treasured second home. Our eldest daughter attended College of Charleston and we all fell in love with the charm of Historical Charleston and the lifestyle of the low country. Our daughter married and has a child, living a couple of blocks away. We are here almost once a month to enjoy family and to make sure the house remains pristine, well maintained and enjoyable. We are always updating, recently adding a king bed instead of a queen to the front bedroom, new HVAC, new linens, shower curtains, new furniture, power washing the building, painting rooms, always something to do!

Cary Fichtner-Vu purchased this house in 2010

Why Cary Fichtner-Vu chose Folly Beach

After extensive searching for just the right property, we picked this fabulous home on the west side of Center, which we find quieter and with less traffic, yet we are in the block of town and only 2 blocks to the beach!!!!! Walk to everything...location, location, location! This houses has the sleeping space upstairs for quiet and the family space to include a large kitchen, family room, separate dining room and laundry room on the main level. Both floors have a deck overlooking the yard and street, but tucked among the big oak trees.

What makes this house unique

Walk to town and the beach! Multi levels to accommodate all the guests needs!

Plenty of parking because Folly Beach can be a parking nightmare!

Cook's kitchen- everything you need to do a fabulous meal.....or walk to one of the many Folly Beach restaurants.

Fabulous porches overlooking the street, for quietly rocking and reading or chatting.


Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Snapper Jacks
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
James Island Connector - Rt 30
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
The Grill
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Folly Beach
Car: necessary

Folly Beach is a barrier island that is 6 miles long and located only 15 minutes to Historical Charleston. Folly Beach is known for sea, sand and surfing with wide sandy beach, fishing pier, a state park at the island's end , Morris Island Lighthouse and a town lined with novelty and seafood restaurants plus an active nightlife! Charleston offers a variety of historical and cultural sites plus an award winning Aquarium, fabulous designer and boutique shopping and a foodie delight in Chef owned local restaurants. Folly Beach offers many events year round to include Sea and Sand Festival, Fishing Tournaments, Folly Palooza, St Paddys Day Pub Crawl and charitable and cultural events. Charleston has monthly events to include Fashion Week, BB&T Charleston Wine and Food Festival, Annual Festival of House and Gardens, Spoleto and Low Country Jazz Festivals, Family Cup Tennis Tournament and more. The Charleston area offers many opportunities for all members of a family!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $295
Cleaning and linens $160
Tax Rate 14.0%

Weekly rates are a great deal- email owner for the weekly rate. Rates are subject to change until signed lease is received. The lease reservations are held for 5 days . If the lease and initial deposit isn't received, the reservations can be cancelled. There are absolutely no pets, no smoking, no parties. The number of people on the lease are the only number of people permitted in the home, no day trippers or visitors unless agreed upon.

For a vacation slot, we ask for address and cell number and create and email a lease. The lease and initial deposit of 50% of the rental amount it to be returned within 5 business days. The remained of the balance is paid 2 weeks prior to rental. Once final payment is made, a welcome letter with access information and additional information is emailed to the renter. You may pay by check or paypal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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