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'The Lighthouse' on Folly's Front Beach

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Right On The Beach!

A true beach front home that others are compared to! The Lighthouse is a treat for everyone who stays here... ocean views from practically every room in the house. One step into the foyer and you are greeted by vaulted ceilings, high windows and expansive ocean views. Large ocean side decks run the length of the house.. perfect for gathering, eating or just lounging about. Open great room, dining room and kitchen create easy flow and multiple gathering spots for family and friends.. all with an ocean view. Great kitchen layout with center island for preparing large meals.

Please check our calendar as we strive to keep it up to date. We prefer a minimum of 4 night stays.

Wi-Fi Internet / Large TV's / Elevator (only goes to second floor does not reach top floor) / Powerful Blender

Because you can't spend all your time in the sand, the house is well appointed for apres beach leisure. First level master suite has king bed and private bath with shower and garden tub. Also downstairs is a twin bed guestroom that doubles as the kids media room and opens to the screened porch. Upstairs has 3 guest bedrooms and 2 full bath (3rd bedroom is smaller and does not have a closet). All have queen size beds and two with private ocean front decks. This is very clean and comfortable home!

Located 5 blocks from Folly's 'Center Street' it's an easy walk down the beach to the fishing pier and all the shops and restaurants, yet far enough from the bustle of the town. Off-street parking underneath the house is the perfect place to leave the your car and all your worries. Bring games, puzzles and cards but be prepared to do as little as possible!


More Details

Property Manager
Alex, Rod and Rhenda
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Alex, Rod and Rhenda

As Charleston natives, building and owning this beach house was a life long dream and has been enjoyed immensely by our children, grandchildren and friends. Now it's time for us to travel in the summer and let others enjoy it as much as we have and still do!

Alex, Rod and Rhenda purchased this house in 1996

Why Alex, Rod and Rhenda chose Charleston Area

The 5th block was the perfect location for us at Folly. This stretch of beach is one of the best on the island. Not too far to walk to town, but just enough away to beat the crowds on weekends.

What makes this house unique

Large decks and screened porch are perfect in the afternoons when they are shaded from the sun but still catch the afternoon sea breeze. Outdoor showers and bathrooms are a perfect for rinsing off after the beach. We go from the beach to the showers to the deck for drying and keep all the sand out of the house.


Folly Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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'The Lighthouse' on Folly's Front Beach
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
Springfield, OH

The house was beautiful and offered great entertaining spaces.

  • 5 of 5

We hosted a wedding while at Folly this summer. This was the perfect spot for a Low Country Boil catered but The Smoking Pot. It was an event in and of itself. Carolina One was responsive to questions and concerns. The house was well equipped and close enough to beach front and the center of activity. Everyone had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review.
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Unbelievable View when you walk in the front door!

  • 5 of 5

The house is a great rental, on a wonderful beach and only a 20 minute ride to Charleston. Very simple drive to get away from the beach and hang out in a wonderful old city with lots of things to do for everyone. The house is fully loaded with everything you need, big enough to house 10 very comfortable. I believe its one of the best rentals I have ever done. You get what you pay for and on this one, you wont be disappointed. Great place to take a large family. Great kitchen with a gas stove. Big dining table and you are fairly close to everything you need. Don't worry, just go ahead and book it!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay in Folly

  • 5 of 5

Great house for a large group to stay in folly. Beautiful house right on the beach

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful location and beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect. We had our family vacation and took advantage of being ocean front by day and walked into town in the evening. Could not have asked for anything more from the home. Extremely easy check in and check out process. We will all definitely be back annually.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Vacation on Folly Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at 505 East Arctic. Our group included 4 couples of hometown friends that try and enjoy the Charleston coast together once a year. This home will likely be a repeat trip!

The beds are comfortable and spaced apart to allow everyone their own space. The elevator was great for bringing luggage and groceries up to the house. Deck and boardwalk is wide and in great condition. No complaints here! We loved it.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice stay here in Folly Beach

  • 3 of 5

We had a multi-generational family "reunion" here in Folly Beach. We had two sets of grandparents, two middle aged couples, two teenagers and a baby.

First, the good: this home was clean, and the open floor plan was nice. The furniture was comfortable and both decks were incredibly spacious and offered terrific views. All common areas were well furnished. The home offers wonderful views from the living rooms and many bedrooms. Also, the dining room seats 10 comfortably, which is remarkable considering how many large homes have pathetically small dining tables. The garage is enormous and has an enclosed showering area if you wanted to wash off in privacy after going to the beach. Overall, it is a quite pretty home.

Now, the bad: there were several things that we did not like about this house. Our largest complaint was with regards to the bathroom situation. The master bath is accessible only from the master bedroom, which is fine, but that leaves two bathrooms for four bedrooms. In the evenings, mornings, and basically all of the time, the small bathrooms were cramped and constantly in use. People had to go to bathrooms on different floors to avoid lines outside the bathroom. None of the bedrooms were spacious, but there was one in particular that had next to no room on either side of the queen bed, and it did not even have a closet. It was very uncomfortable to stay in that room. Our next complaint was the elevator. It is hardly useful. It can only be used between the first floor and ground floor, and you cannot call the elevator to another floor - in other words, if you wish to take the elevator from the ground floor to the first floor, the elevator must have been left on the ground floor or you, your elderly grandparents, and your large amount of groceries will be forced to take the steep stairs. THE ELEVATOR DOES NOT REACH THE THIRD FLOOR. It does not reach the rooms with queen beds. Lastly, the home did have some amount of disrepair. Some of the blinds could not open and close. One of the sinks in the master did not drain. Most notable was the outdoor shower head located on the path to the beach. Water sprayed out from numerous leaks along the pipe, so almost no water came out from the shower head.

Overall, we definitely enjoyed our stay here, but we would not come back with our group. Folly beach is nice, but it is shelly and the community is crowded. Roads are small and parked cars are abundant. Feels touristy.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. We have updated our listing to indicate the fact that the 3rd bedroom upstairs does not have a closet and the elevator only goes from ground floor to first floor in the house. If you decide to return to the house please let us know of any issues during your stay as we would have appreciated the opportunity to fix the problems that arose while you were here. Thanks again! 8/10/2017- We have now added a 4th bathroom upstairs.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Charleston International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Snapper Jacks
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
RIta's Seaside Grill

Front beach at Folly with a great sandy beach at all tides right at your doorstep.





  • From $650 per Night
  • US Dollars
  • Winter rates: $525 per night / 3 Night minimum / $2900 Per Week
  • Spring 2013 $709 per night / $3900 per week / 3 Night Minimum
  • Summer 2013 $4842 per week / Weekly Stays Only / Turn Day on Sunday
  • Above rates include linens, towels and cleaning charges.