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Deep Water, Gorgeous Sunsets, the Beach, & Beautiful Memories!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 3 bath, sleeps 10 with dock

Welcome to the best of Folly Beach! Lounge in the hammock on the spacious front porch and enjoy beautiful views of Morris Island Lighthouse and glorious sunsets over the Folly River. Sunbathe, crab, fish and dolphin watch from the dock with floating dock. Boat, sail, jet ski, kayak and swim in the river. Walk 3 short blocks to the beach to enjoy the waves and sand! Papa's Paradise offers everything anyone could want in an island vacation. Additionally, you are just 11 blocks from the fun and shopping of Center Street and a mere 20 minutes from the history, charm, and beauty of historic downtown Charleston.

Our 3 story house has 3 large bedrooms and 3 baths. The bottom floor has a spacious garage, and the main living space is on the second and third floors. The master bedroom, located on the second floor, has a king sized bed, huge walk-in closet, and separate vanity and bath area. The other 2 bedrooms are upstairs on the third floor and connected by a jack-and-jill bathroom, each with its own private vanity with sink. One bedroom has a king sized bed, and the other has 2 double beds.

A spacious living room overlooks the large porch and Folly River. Connected is a large, family-style dining room and fully equipped kitchen.

There is a wonderful porch off of the dining room with a table for al fresco dining.

The living room has a two large sofas, one of which pulls out to a queen bed, 2 recliners, a large TV, and lots of family games, toys and books.

The front porch connects to both the living room and master bath and comes complete with a hammock and comfy sofa for reading, napping, or just hanging out.

Fishing poles, crab traps and nets are provided. Feel free to bring your own boat, kayaks, paddleboards, or jet skis as well. There are numerous rentals available on Folly for golf carts, bikes, and other water sports. We've added lots of recommendations to our hospitality page. We also provide Wi-fi, cable TV, video/DVD players, and a gas grill.

More Details

Allison Owings
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Allison Owings

Our family lived in this house year-round for several years; however, when the kids grew up and went to college, we moved into town and used the house for the summers. Recently, we've grown older and aren't using the house as much so we've decided to rent it out and share the beauty. Our family was born and raised in Charleston and love the lowcountry with a passion. What a great place to live!

Allison Owings purchased this house in 1987

Why Allison Owings chose Charleston Area

Having rented homes on Folly Beach throughout our childhoods, we finally decided this was where we wanted to be. The beach, the water, boating and the views are incomparable. We built this house in 1987 and have loved it dearly ever since. Truly our family home with such great memories.

What makes this house unique

The view of the sunsets from the front porch simply can't be beat. There's nothing more beautiful than sitting on the porch with your family watching a summer storm roll in, watching the sun dip below the marsh, seeing the dolphins swim by from the dock, and watching the joy on your children's faces as they jump from the dock, pull in a fish, or catch a crab!


Folly Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs Guest Bath - toilet
    Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bath Connects to Vanity Area with Separate Sink
    Upstairs Jack & Jill Baths - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom w/Toilet, Shower & Tub Links 2 Vanity Areas w/Sinks
  • Bathrooms come stocked with linens.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom #1 - 1 king , River Views and Huge Walk-In Closet
    Upstairs Bedroom #2 - 2 double , River Views & 2 Closets
    Upstairs Bedroom #3 - 1 king , River Views & 3 Closets
    Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , One of the living room sofas pulls out to a queen bed.
    Alcove - 1 baby crib , Pack & Play and/or Blow-up Queen Bed Provided
  • All beds come with linens, and closets have shelving as well as hanging areas. All bedrooms have beautiful river and sunset views. There is also enough room in each of the bedrooms for a blow-up bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Deep Water, Gorgeous Sunsets, the Beach, & Beautiful Memories!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews

Great weekend

  • 5 of 5

I had a family get together here and had some very special moments! The setting was perfect. We saw dolphins every day in the intercoastal. They were close to the dock. The back porch is perfect for quiet evenings, days and everything in between. The kitchen had A LOT of things to cook and entertain, even if it was disorganized. There was some paint peeling in the bathrooms and the hammock was torn, but otherwise everything was in great order. Everyone who came commented on the location. It took forever getting on the island and downtown was super crowded, but where we were, you would have thought you were on a quiet, peaceful island. This place has a lot of sentiment for me now. I definitely enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your sweet review Cecilia! Our family has enjoyed making memories at our special spot, and it's wonderful to hear that now you keep it in your heart as well! I hope that means you'll return often!! Thanks so much for letting me know about the paint as it's currently being repainted, and we've already hung a new hammock. I'm so sorry these things weren't working for you, but they most certainly will be if you can ever return!! Hope you have a great summer and thanks again! Allison
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Beautiful location and warm welcoming home with a large kitchen! Loved it!

  • 4 of 5

We gathered family and friends for a wedding on nearby wadmalaw island. It was a great place to call home for the weekend!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation spot on Folly Beach

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for relaxing and celebrating a close friend's birthday. The porch is perfect for long summer afternoons of hanging out and reading. The porch overlooks the intercostal, and we saw dolphins swimming every evening. Allison was very accommodating and helpful during the lead up to the trip, the check-in and checkout.

Definitely recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. My grown kids said this was the best place we have ever stayed on Folly. There was plenty of room. Plenty of parking. The accommodations were excellent. The kitchen was well kept and equipped for whatever we needed. The dock was a hit for fishing. The guys caught several fish which we ate and caught several good sized sting rays. We borrowed a canoe and paddled around. Boaters in the Folly River were conscientious of our raft and canoe and slowed down. We bought a huge raft that we tied up to the floating dock and the twins played on that the entire time. The dolphins were swimming close by so we got to watch them feed and play. There was always a breeze on the dock which made it nice to just sit and relax. We sat on the porch in the early morning and evening to watch the sunset and there was always a breeze. The weather was great too. We rented a golf cart and a couple of bikes to get around on the island and that was fun. Even though the beach was not far we only made it there once since we were having so much fun on the dock. Thank you for letting us stay in your house. We will do it again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful visit from start to finish

  • 5 of 5

Our family, consisting of three grandparents, 3 uncles, 4 grandchildren, including 2 15 month old twins, had a wonderful stay. From almost the moment we got there, we were out on the dock into the Folly River, either just relaxing, or fishing. The home itself was open, and very comfortable for all of us. The kitchen was huge, and lots of room for all of the cooking that we did as a family. We used the charcoal grill in the garage to cook hamburgers our last night, and that was very easy. We rented a golf cart in town to be able to get around with out the necessity of a vehicle and that worked out great.

All in all, if you are considering a visit to Folly Beach, this home is very welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Folly Beach. The house was perfect for our family. The bedrooms are comfortable. The kitchen is large with an island that is open to the dining room and very well equipped. The living room is large and comfortable with a large flat screen TV. There is a large front porch that looks out over the marsh. It was beautiful. We rented bikes and explored the island from one end to the other. We had a very delicious meal at Rita's in town. The beach is only a few blocks away. It was very fun weekend. Thank you Allison.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So much to do!! Swimming, boating, fishing, crabbing, paddle boarding, kayaking, jet skiing, wind-surfing, sailing, surfing, and parasailing. Plus, the beach is only a short, 3 block walk or golf-cart ride.

**Please note that, as a courtesy to our neighbors, we do not host events. Thanks so much for your understanding!


Rates & Availability

Folly Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 21 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 20 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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