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Folly Barrack House- the Perfect Family Get Away

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-8)

Special weekly and monthly rates available October through February-email me for details. All rates include tax . This is a true Folly Beach house with all the comforts of today. Spacious king master bedroom with twin size day bed and full private bath and smaller kids room with twin bunk beds. Living room has double futon couch with extra thick mattress. Galley style kitchen with plenty of cabinets and counter space. Kitchen is fully equipped including extras such as a blender, toaster, and mixer. All rooms have LCD cable T.V.'s with HBO and Starz in main den/sun room area. We also have a wifi blueray player in den. Very open floor plan with lots of natural light. Sun room also has a twin size sofa sleeper for that extra person that tags along. Beach access just across the street and beach view from the den/sun room. Second bathroom just off the living room. Split level decks off of the sun room. Large yard with plenty of parking for all. Plenty of room for a boat and the boat landing is just 12 blocks from the house.

Keywords: The history of the Folly Barrack House began at the turn of the last century with WWI. The army installed hundred of metal 'barracks' in North Charleston near the Naval Yard to house troops headed for Europe. At the end of the war, the 'barracks' were given away to anyone who would dis-assemble them and haul them away. In the mid 1920's, two 'barracks' were brought to Folly, re-assembled, a room placed between them, a front porch added across the front and a back porch also. This formed the beginnings of the Folly Barrack House. Our family has vacationed here since 1950 and wants to share the experience with others. First floor efficiency was added in the 70's which is rented yearly. Complete renovation Spring 2012. A two minute walk to the beach, and just minutes from all the charms and attractions of historic Charleston. Only 11 blocks from all Folly's shops and restaurants. Ocean view from sun room/den.

More Details

Owner
Rodney Smith
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2016

About Rodney Smith

I am the manager of a historic hotel in downtown Charleston. I know what is needed to have a comfortable stay and have tried to incorporate it into the renovations on our family beach house. I have 3 kids and we love the beach. We go crabbing, fishing, and boating. I have enjoyed this house since I was born and would love to pass along that experience with others

Rodney Smith purchased this house in 1930

Why Rodney Smith chose Charleston Area

I did not choose it, it chose me! I could not have done a better job if I had tried.

What makes this house unique

You will be staying in a piece of Folly history. You will notice that the kitchen ceiling is the original army hut ceiling from 1920. A fully equipped modern kitchen if your in the mood for cooking and great food just 11 blocks away if you are not. If you tire of the sand and still crave the water, James Island county park is just 15 minutes away and has a great water park called the Splash Zone. Historic Charleston is also just 15 minutes away.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Folly Barrack House- the Perfect Family Get Away
average rating of 4.75 based on 28 reviews
4

family vacay on the beach

  • 4 of 5

we enjoyed our sray here. The house was spacious and had everything we could need. We loved the character and history of this house. The best part was the easy access to Folly Beach!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This was our second summer staying at the Folly Barrack House. The house is so spacious that when the kids needed their own space there was plenty to find. My 6 yr old daughter has talked all year about going back to the "beach house". When we arrived, they walked in and went exactly to their spots. Being so close to the beach is a huge plus and it's not in the crowded section of the beach. Very peaceful. It was wonderful to be able to sit out on the deck and enjoy breakfast. It was a pleasant surprise to see the updated master bathroom. Love the shower!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great location! So close to the beach!

  • 4 of 5

The barrack house was a great place to stay; it was so easy to get to the beach. For the price and location, we were thrilled. We went in mid July, so the a/c did have a challenge keeping up with the heat in mid-day (the house got into the 80's), and there were some bugs, but nothing crazy. The owner/manager was helpful in providing ice when the ice maker went out.

Again, for the price and location, hard to beat.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Terrific!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this Folly Beach house. It was much closer to the beach than we expected and the house had absolutely everything we needed. The guy who lives in the basement was great and very helpful. Our family--4 adults and 5 children--fit beautifully and had a terrific time. The website made everything easy--and having never done this before, was greatly appreciated. I would highly recommend this house to anyone interested in a great beach vacation. Having said all of that, I would certainly appreciate an update on the gas grill before we come back! Thanks for sharing your wonderful home with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good property

  • 5 of 5

The location was as advertised. We enjoyed our stay here, a very good family budget vacation getaway.

Very close to the beach, plenty of parking, large porch to enjoy the weather, and owners were easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Great, relaxing vacation home minutes from the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for graduation week. My son graduated from The Citadel and there were several events during the week we needed to attend. The home was large enough for our immediate family (4) and extended family (3). The kitchen was well stocked and lots of room to have family meals together. The beach is minutes away by foot. Sitting on the deck you can hear the waves and see the ocean. We took daily relaxing walks on the beach. Beds were comfortable and the place was clean. Plenty of parking. Great place to have such a memorable week!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
charleston int (CHS)
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
many on center street
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
partiots point
Nearest Train
15 Miles
charleston train station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
171- Folly rd.
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
many on center street
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Folly
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Folly Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
spring
Oct 2 2016 - Mar 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,175
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
summer
May 25 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$275
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Folly Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , twin bed is a day bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , twin sized bun beds
  • King size beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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