Folly Barrack House- the Perfect Family Get Away

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Last updated: 10/15/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 yaears old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    The entrance to the house is on the 2nd floor. There is no ramp or elevator...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 5-8

  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    twin bed is a day bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 bunk bed

    twin sized bun beds...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    the house is one row off of the beach...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    You can see the ocean from the sun room and the decks....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    dining table seats 6, adjacent bar seats 3, sun room table seats 4...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • 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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.8
from 28 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 2 - Mar 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$200 $225
Fri, Sat
$1,175 $4,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

May 25 - Sep 4, 2017
4 night min stay
$275 $300
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$225 $300
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/15/2016
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16 Miles
Nearest Airport
charleston int (CHS)
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
many on center street
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
partiots point
15 Miles
Nearest Train
charleston train station
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
171- Folly rd.
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
many on center street
0.01 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1930

About the owner: 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

Why the Owner Chose Folly Beach, SC, USA:
I did not choose it, it chose me! I could not have done a better job if I had tried.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english


  • This is the house from the front.

    This is the house from the front.

  • sun room view

    sun room view

  • sunset from beach access across from house

    sunset from beach access across from house

  • kitchen


  • master bath

    master bath

  • Mozart-down stairs apartment dog

    Mozart-down stairs apartment dog

  • sun room/ den

    sun room/ den

  • upper deck

    upper deck

  • upper deck/lower deck/front yard

    upper deck/lower deck/front yard

  • sun room/den

    sun room/den

  • 2nd bed room - twin bunk beds

    2nd bed room - twin bunk beds

  • master bath shower

    master bath shower

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

VRBO #409341

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Folly Barrack House- the Perfect Family Get Away

Folly Beach, SC, USA #409341

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