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Folly Barrack House- the Perfect Family Get Away

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 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
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 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

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
Floor Area:
  • 1 sq ft
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
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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
  • Toaster
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
  • 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

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Folly Barrack House- the Perfect Family Get Away
average rating of 4.7380953 based on 42 reviews
5

The house was great, very roomy, peaceful and quiet , nice upgrades!!

  • 5 of 5

This has to be my favorite beach trip ever with my family!! It was all because of the house and it’s location! I do not have anything to complain about! The owner was great and helpful with whatever we needed! We will be back next year for sure!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greer, South Carolina
5

Great stay, again!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip, and it was just as nice as the first! We love the house and the location! The beach access that is visible from the house was being repaired; however, there is another beach access almost as close to the right of the house. The house itself is always clean, always well-stocked.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

The place was wonderful! The beach is a short walk just across the street. Such a relaxing place. Just 4 of us stayed but there would have been room for a few more if we had a larger family. I really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clayton, NC
2

Great location and some recent upgrades, but the permanent renters downstairs had a pit bull

  • 2 of 5

The permanent renters had a pit bull that constantly ran up on us when we stepped outside. Roof also had leaks in the den when it rained.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to submit a review. Every one that stays has my cell number in case they need anything. I live 4 miles from the house. The boxer mix is supposed to be on a leash if a renter is there. That will definitely be the case moving forward. The roof is 2 years old. Leak will be fixed.
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5

Perfect family beach house!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our 17 month old son, had a great experience here the first week in April. The house was incredibly clean and toddler friendly - it reminded us of houses our families would rent when we were kids. The kitchen has everything you need and the beach is a very, very short walk away. Highly recommend this place and we hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review.
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5

Great Beach Getaway

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • 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

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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.