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Great Value + Location- 3 blocks to beach- 2blocks to downtown folly!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

This lowcountry jewel is one of the original Folly Beach cottages. There are three bedrooms(1 queen, 1 full, 2 twins). 1 bath(updated in '12). Nice open floor plan. Heart of pine wood floors through out. Screened in front porch. Nice back yard. New addition of big backyard deck. Kitchen fully set up to cook if you like. There is a back door off the kitchen, that takes you onto to the large deck. There are built in benches, as well as a patio table and 4 chairs. We do have grill in the back yard as well. It's fun to sit out there, and listen to the sound of the ocean. Classic screened in front porch.

The location of this home is why we purchased it. Although it sits in a nice, quiet part of the island. It's very close to everything you want access to. The beach is only a 3 short block, walk. Two blocks to Center St. where all the restaurants, and shopping are located on Folly. Folly Beach Park, for the kids, is within walking distance too. Tennis courts/Basketball court there as well. Bert's grocery market is within walking distance too!! Our home is on a full lot, with a nice back yard.

This home has the charm of the Lowcountry. Very comfortable and cozy. Home surrounded by palms, and a trophy live oak, that is easily over 100 yrs. old.

This part of the island is also great for biking, or renting a golf cart while you are here. Enough room to park a boat trailer in the back yard. Up to 20' or so. Folly River Boat Landing is very close.

The Historic District of Charleston is only 20 minutes away by car.

More Details

Lee Swing
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017

About Lee Swing

I moved to Charleston, SC from Wilmington, NC. I went to school at UNCW and graduated with an Environmental Science degree., and fell in love with the coast. Ended up in real estate. Working for real estate for developers, it has taken me, up and down the coast from NC, to FL. I met my beautiful wife in Charleston, and we are now living in the Blue Ridge Mountains, in the city of Asheville raising our family.

Lee Swing purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Lee Swing chose Charleston Area

When i first moved to Charleston, i rented a home on Folly Beach. It had such a great, laid back feel, unlike other beaches that i have lived before. The home i had rented, had a similar location to 303 E.Huron, close to center st., and a short walk down to the beach. When i was shopping for a home, those criteria were very important. I also love trees, and the old mature palms blowing in the breeze was also a very welcome sound to me. There is a trophy live oak(huge canopy) that is very indicative of the south, that greets you as you pull in to the home.

What makes this cottage unique

The walk down to Center St. is relaxing as you take in the scenery, and before you know it, you are in the middle of all the shopping, and great places to eat. The Folly Crabshack is a favorite for local seafood, or for twist, go to the new Taco Boy restaurant. A walk on the pier after dinner for ice cream is a given. The location is what you will like about this home, convenient to everything, but on a quiet street on Folly. Also to drive to downtown Charleston from here is very scenic, and only 20 minutes away.


Folly Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Newly remodled.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 singles - used as the kids room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Great Value + Location- 3 blocks to beach- 2blocks to downtown folly!!
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 34 reviews

Home was great, clean and very convenient!

  • 5 of 5

We go at least once a year to Folly and have choose this house when available! We'll definitely be going back👍�

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, and glad you're choosing us when you can! We hope to see you back in the Fall!!
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Aiken, SC

Comfortable, cozy, and convenient--the perfect cottage for a fabulous week at Folly!

  • 5 of 5

We had another fabulously fun week at Folly thanks to our charming accommodations. The location was convenient; the front porch and backyard deck welcome spaces at the end of a day on the beach; and the cottage equipped with everything we needed to make the week perfect. Such Folly fun!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for the price

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Liked the layout of the house. Roomy and comfortable living room and most importantly, beds were very comfy. Even the bunk beds received nice reviews from the two older ladies that stayed in them. House is older and kitchen could use upgrading but since we never cook on vacation it was a moot point. Only other issue was that wifi could be sketchy at times, but would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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asheville, nc

Great House!

  • 5 of 5

My second time staying in this lovely house. Great location on a quiet street and only about three blocks to the beach. This is one of the old Folly houses and has wonderful character. If you are looking for a pristine house, with lots of space and a big kitchen it's probably not for you. If you like character and charm and good light and GREAT beds you will appreciate it. I only wish there was a porch swing and/or rockers. The two chairs are cute but not very comfortable and the porch was not very usable for us. Lovely back deck and yard too!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Great Location

  • 3 of 5

I love Folly Beach & was looking for a house in-town that would be walkable ; we found it. I brought my 81 year old mom and pup; it was a breeze for us to walk the 5 blocks to the beach & town, but she is also in good shape. The house was on a quiet St. I loved riding my bike + feeling safe. It was easy to drive to Charleston & get in and out of Folly.

The house was bare bones w/accommodations and amenities. My mother and I love to cook & the kitchen items were OK ; not neat & organized. The grill was not clean.

Maybe we were spoiled at the last house we stayed in Folly. Everything was very clean & neat, plus had nice amenities. The price was less $, a lot bigger, but not as close to the beach, which we had to drive to get anywhere.

The house on Folly Beach needs a thorough cleaning. There was tons of dust on the blinds. The shelves in BR #3 had a hair band w/hair & the shelf items were disorganized & dusty. We pay a cleaning fee, so I would expect the house to be clean.

Also, what was surprising, in #3 bedroom, where I stayed, there was no dresser drawers & nowhere to organize my clothes. I think the only room that had a place to hang clothes was in #1 BR; it had a rod-shelf.

There was a door in #3 & it stepped down into the laundry room. We loved having the washer & dryer; it was a hardy system.

The DVD never worked. I texted Lee & he was very responsive, but it was a bust. My mother and I had gotten a movie at RedBox & returned it the next day w/out seeing it. There was supposed to be directions for the DVD, but we never found, but I also think something was amiss with the DVD player, regardless.

I wish there had be a radio of sorts as well. I brought my CD's to play and no CD player. There may have been an MP player, but I don't have that. I played Pandora on my laptop, which worked fine, but it would have been nice to have heard my CD's. The WiFi did go futz a few times.

The owner, Lee, was a pleasure to deal with and I got the sense he adores his home. I just wish he would invest a bit more in the amenities + clean thoroughly, inside & out. It would make such a difference. The landscaping was not great, but it certainly had enormous potential.

Maybe since my mother and I are into design & all, we have a different spin, but to me, it just seems so easy to make it feel a bit more quaint.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easy walk to beach; pet friendly; lots of sleeping space; large bathroom; nice screened front porch;

  • 4 of 5

Walking distance to town and beach, great if you have dog, there is also lots of sleeping space, the bathroom is large, the owner is super nice and helpful, nice big back deck. It was a nice, comfortable experience.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Shopping at the Market in the Peninsula of Historic Charleston/Battery/Carriage Rides/walk streets South of Broad all only 20 minutes away, Plantations close by, Angel Oak, Waterpark in Mt. Pleasant/James Island, Morris Island Lighthouse on Folly.


Rates & Availability

Folly Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 8 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas Week
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

clean fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 14.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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