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Private Home Located Two Blocks from Restaurants/Shops & 1 Street From Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Inviting Folly Beach Private Home/3 Bedrooms/3 Full Baths/ Perfect Location

Originally built by Joe back when time moved a little slower, summer days seemed to melt into one another and family and friends gathered on porches to enjoy light conversation and cocktails while benefiting from the evening breeze. This lovely, updated 1950's private home helps you step back into a simpler time, curling up with a good book, living shoeless and never needing to get into your car unless you absolutely must leave the Island.

As you enter the home you are greeted with original heart pine floors, vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and an open and airy floor plan with two seating areas and dining room. Equipped with a fully stocked kitchen for all your dining/food preparation needs. The kitchen opens up directly to the front wrap around porch and also to a lovely seating area inside. Perfect layout for friends and family to gather while the chef prepares the evening meal, while not being excluded from the conversations and happenings of the day. Off of the kitchen you will find the main living room along with a Smart Flat Screen TV for all your viewing needs. This home has Direct TV and WIFI. Dining Room is directly off and open to the main living room. Dining Table is set for six people and there's additional seating for three at the bartop in the adjacent kitchen area.

Off one side of the kitchen you will find bedroom one which has two twin trundle beds that sleep four. This room has it's own private full bathroom with a walk-in shower. Bedroom two is directly beside bedroom one, has a queen bed and it's own private bathroom with a deep soaking bath tub. This bedroom also opens out directly to the front wrap around porch. Bedroom three is located on the other side of the home and has a spacious bedroom with Queen bed and full bathroom right outside the entrance with clawfoot tub/shower combo.

Front, covered wrap around porch has a comfortable seating area with a private natural screen. The front yard is fully fenced with privacy fencing. Large, open back yard with outdoor charcoal grill and private outdoor shower with running hot/cold water. Washer/Dryer along with an additional standard full size refrigerator located directly off the house, steps away from the back deck and kitchen.

This home is ground level and perfect for those who might have difficulty navigating stairs. The maximum capacity for this house is 8 people at any time. This is not an event home. There's plenty of off street parking in the back yard. No Smoking Inside. No pets.

Business License #183720

More Details

Property Manager
Michael Ray
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Michael Ray

This home is owned by the original family who built it in the 1950's. Since that time children have grown, had children of their own who now they too have added to the family! It's been a family destination for decades. Withstood the wrath of Hurricane Hugo. Been a sanctuary in good times and bad. What a blessing to be able to share this special destination with others.

Michael Ray purchased this house in 1950

Why Michael Ray chose Folly Beach

Homes have come and gone on Folly but this one has withstood the test of time. It is loved, well maintained, clean, inviting and comfortable with the charm and grace that you expect from a classic southern home. It is the perfect destination for a group of friends or family. Once you park your car you may never need to get back in it. You can easily walk to the beach, pier, shops, restaurants and local grocery "Berts". While it's in such a convenient location it is also private with a large, shaded yard out back and private front yard. With two seating areas you get to have space for those who might want to watch a game on the TV while others enjoy conversation in the adjacent sitting room or directly off kitchen on the covered porch.

What makes this house unique

Three bedrooms and three full bathrooms is always a plus! Plenty of off street parking. Easily walk to all shops, restaurants, beach.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just a heads up to all potential guests wanting an amazing Folly Beach Home. Four brand new memory foam mattresses have been added to update the twin trundle beds! One trundle bed has been moved into an adjoining space offering a little private sleeping nook. The home has been treated by professionals to remove trapped humidity in the wood floors which has significantly reduced moisture level inside the home. This home is ready to host any group of eight looking to enjoy the Edge of America!
Mar 2016
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Folly Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • All Guests are provided with 2 Bath Towels, 1 Hand Towel, 2 Washcloths. Bathrooms are supplied with liquid hand soap and two rolls of septic safe toilet paper.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Two Trundle Beds sleeps 4 People/Private Full Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Private Full Bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Full Bathroom directly across from bedroom entrance
  • All Beds are prepared prior to arrival with 100% Cotton Linens.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Private Home Located Two Blocks from Restaurants/Shops & 1 Street From Beach!
average rating of 4.892857 based on 29 reviews

Close to the beach and town!!!

  • 5 of 5

Second year staying here and we love it!!! Awesome house great location! Walking distance to everything!!! Perfect beach house for the perfect beach town!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home with lots of character!

  • 5 of 5

We love Joe's folly! comfortable inside and out. Close to the beach and everything on Center Street. Bert's for ice cream in the evening is a treat, too!

House was clean when we arrived and everything nicely in place. The beds are comfortable. We love the outdoor shower!

We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Online pictures do not do this charming house justice We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Beach is a very short walk away The home was immaculately clean and well equipped Owners are great to work with and have anticipated all of their guests needs We were a party of 6 adults and had plenty of space for all Love this house and love Folly!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Stephen! We Love this home and try as we might....we just can't fully capture all it's charm in our photos! It is such a unique property. Great home. fantastic location! We work side by side with housekeeping and owners to provide clean, organized and comfortable accommodations for our guests. Great to hear you were pleased with our efforts!
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Perfect Location in a Wonderful Town

  • 5 of 5

We love Folly Beach, but this was our first stay at Joe's Folly. It could not have been better.

The original tiny bungalow has been expanded and has so much space. There were only three of us this time, but it would be great for a large or extended family. There is a large master on one side of the house, if your kids are old enough to be on the other, but there is also a large room adjacent to the kids' rooms if they are not. The little fenced yard is perfect for kids to run around while parents relax on the porch.

Most everything is within a short walk: the beach, the pier, the restaurants, the bars, and most important...Bert's, the handy 24/7 grocery for everything you forgot to bring. The parks at the two ends of the island are a long walk, or short bike/car ride away. Charleston is an easy drive, but once you are on Foley, you just might decide not to leave!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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I was sold with the fenced in yard and outdoor shower and it only got better from there!

  • 5 of 5

We found the perfect place for us! Easy walk from anywhere you'd want to be... restaurants, beach, shopping and the Pier. The layout of the house is perfect. Nice, large living area with plenty of privacy back in the bedrooms. Especially nice for kids that might be napping or have an earlier bedtime than the rest of the group! We were traveling with three portable cribs and had plenty of room to set them up without them being in the way. The Rays were so easy to correspond with and renting the residence was a breeze. We've made many trips to Folly but this trip and home made this one a favorite. A perfect home away from home!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect location and the layout was great! Will definitely come back!!! The house is so much cuter in person! The pictures do not show how roomy the house really is.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Private, ground level home on Folly Beach. NO STAIRS to navigate! Plenty of off street parking. Just one street back from the beach. 2 blocks from restaurants and shops. 1 block from local grocery. This location is prime!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Property Damage Insurance $59
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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