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Folly Barrack House- the Perfect Family Get Away

Folly Beach, SC, USA
  • House1 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights

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.


Rodney Smith

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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 Folly Beach

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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)


      • 2 Bathrooms
        • 2

        Location Type

          • Beach View
            the house is one row off of the beach
          • Ocean View
            You can see the ocean from the sun room and the decks.


              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Parking
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Free Long Distance
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


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


                              • Dining
                                dining table seats 6, adjacent bar seats 3, sun room table seats 4
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                    (4) 4 lcd tv's


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • limited accessibility
                                            The entrance to the house is on the 2nd floor. There is no ramp or elevator


                                              • 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

                                                          • sailing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • golf
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • parasailing
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • wind-surfing

                                                            37 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

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                                                            Amanda D.

                                                            My husband and I booked the Folly Barrack House last minute, the owners were very accommodating and the check in and out process was a breeze. The house has a large patio that is great for relaxing! It is right next to a beach access, which they were remodeling during our stay, but I'm sure it will be open soon. We didn't realize there is a couple who lives in the ground floor unit, but honestly we barely even noticed them, there were no disruptions at all. We loved that it was far away enough from the main strip but not a long drive when leaving Folly! Also, the master bedroom and bath remodels were great!


                                                            Ronald B.

                                                            Perfect location owner of home is very nice and easy to deal with

                                                            4th of July Stay

                                                            Christina D.

                                                            so close to the beach! a wonderful little home for a getaway!

                                                            Great place to stay and very family friendly!

                                                            jen b.

                                                            We had a wonderful stay at this home. The location is fantastic as you are truly steps away from the public beach access. Some perks of the place include plenty of seating, very comfortable king size bed and very nice upgraded bathrooms. The kitchen is well stocked and you have plenty of room for storing your stuff. The only reason I didn't give it a five star is because the bunk beds were quite squeaky and made a lot of noise every time my children moved to the point where they ended up sleeping in our room with us instead of in there. The master bathroom door could use a little grease as well, it was just very loud when we would open/close in the middle of the night. Rodney was great to work with and I would definitely recommend this place and come back myself one day.

                                                            Great spot for a quick family getaway

                                                            Jeff S.

                                                            Space was perfect for a handful of days relaxing with the fam. Spacious, clean and much closer to the beach than expected. Besides the less than ideal weather the latter couple of days, we had a great time and the house to give a lot of credit to.

                                                            Folly Barrack

                                                            todd p.

                                                            The reviews do really say it all. Great location, Great beach , very homey town, with warm and friendly people. This house is set up for a family of five or six, as two get bunkbeds.

                                                            This is a shore house in every aspect, with a very nice owner.

                                                            I highly recommend it for a true sea shore experience.


                                                            Folly Beach, SC, USA

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