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Folly Barrack House- the Perfect Family Get Away

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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 few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

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.

Amenities

Folly Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • limited accessibility ...
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Folly Barrack House- the Perfect Family Get Away
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 36 reviews
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4th of July Stay

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay and very family friendly!

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot for a quick family getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Folly Barrack

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Location, Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The house is very close to the public entrance for the beach in a section that (at least over Spring Break) had less traffic than other areas of the island. One of the few places on Folly in our price range with: dishwasher, 2 bathrooms (a must when traveling with teenagers), and a king size bed. Rodney is a great host and checked in to make sure we had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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