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Great Family Beach House Close To Everything

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

The fall is wonderful at Folly Beach, and Dolphin Cottage makes a beach vacation in this eclectic little seaside town even better. Named after a dolphin that was rescued from inside the house after Hurricane Hugo, Dolphin Cottage offers a light, open space to relax with family and friends. Even better, canine family members are welcome too! The maximum number of pets is 2, and there is a non-refundable pet fee of $150.00 for one pet and $200.00 for 2 pets. This goes towards extra cleaning and pest control services. Thank you for understanding!

The kitchen, dining, and living areas come together under a vaulted ceiling, and a wall of windows overlooks a secluded garden where the large deck flows through the tropical greenery. Bamboo floors and bright colors with whimsical accent walls hand-painted by the owner create a cool and easy place to spend a summer vacation.

The combination of quality linens, a king in the master bedroom, 1 queen bedroom, 1 twin bedroom and a sleeper sofa, ensures a good night’s sleep, and the artistically-decorated full baths are generously-sized. The kitchen has everything needed for cooking and sharing meals together, and the private garden deck offers a shady respite from the summer sun.

Only a couple of blocks to the beach and Center Street with the Folly Pier, shops and restaurants, this house is the perfect location for being in the mix of everything that is Folly Beach.

More Details

Property Manager
Darlynne Pecorelli
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Darlynne Pecorelli

My husband and I moved to the area, built our careers and then renovated a sailboat and took off sailing. Along the way, we had our first daughter, moved back to Folly Beach and raised our family. We moved away, living in Philadelphia for my husband's job but we moved back to the area a few years ago. We were able to keep our beach house and are now able to rent out to fortunate vacationers, such as yourself, to enjoy Folly Beach.

Darlynne Pecorelli purchased this house in 1995

Why Darlynne Pecorelli chose Folly Beach

We moved to Folly Beach in the early 90's and immediately fell in love with the area. We bought Dolphin Cottage and took several years to renovate and modernize, while still maintaining the cottage charm of it's original construction in the 1930's. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!


Folly Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two sink vanities
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Master bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin bedroom can be configured for a King bed upon request
    Sleeper sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Full-length windows fill the length of the master bedroom and a door leads out to the garden
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The house is situated in a quiet residential neighborhood, 3 blocks from Center St, 2 blocks from the beach and 2 blocks from the area playground / tennis courts. Really everything is within walking distance, park your car and enjoy the island!


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Great Family Beach House Close To Everything
average rating of 4.8627453 based on 51 reviews

A Favorite

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoy coming to Folly for Christmas and this is our favorite house to stay at. It is close enough to beach, town and playground to walk too. The house is perfectly arranged for comfort and the backyard is so nicely landscaped. Love it here!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you could come again! Hopefully your family will make visiting Dolphin Cottage an annual tradition.
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Saluda, NC

Great house, great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband, my mom and our two fur babies really enjoyed our stay. It’s so nice to find a house that truly is pet friendly. The house is very comfortable and a perfect location. We loved it so much we even stayed an extra day. Folly is one of our favorite places and this house just made the stay that much better. We definitely plan on returning.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent the month of October 2017 on Folly Island at Dolphin Cottage. We love South Carolina in the fall and have been coming to the low country for a number of years. We think of it as the continuation of New England summer.

We looked at a number of options along the coast before settling on Dolphin Cottage and were not disappointed with our choice. The cottage is exactly as presented in the listing, important to us as we had not rented it before, were planning on spending a month and to bring our 6 month old puppy. The cottage is located two blocks from the beach and three or four from the center of town so with the exception of trips to a large grocery store, Crosby’s Fish Market and Bowen’s Seafood Restaurant (all must haves and short drives) one could leave the car and walk.

The cottage is neat and clean with a well stocked kitchen, ample towels and linens in the bathrooms and bedrooms. Having stayed in a number of plain vanilla condos over the years the funky art and interior colors were a really nice change and provided an island feel and charm to the cottage. The yard is entirely enclosed – perfect for a dog – with a large deck (shaded by a grapefruit tree), great for morning coffee or a relaxed lunch. The outdoor shower is essential to hosing off after time at the beach.

The owners, Darlynne and her husband Harry are wonderful and were extremely helpful, responding to questions as we were making our decision to rent their cottage and after arriving. For anyone interested in spending time on Folly Island we would definitely recommend Dolphin Cottage. If you have the opportunity, ask how the cottage was named.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for my family of 4, sister-in-law and dog. We stayed the week of Thanksgiving. The house is pet perfect with a dog door and nice size fenced in yard for my dog to roam. It is a short walk into town as well as the beach. The kitchen is well stocked and we had everything we needed to prepare our Thanksgiving feast. The owner also provides beach chairs and a wagon which made our trips to the beach to watch the sunset SO much easier. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect labor day retreat!

  • 4 of 5

The dolphin house was the perfect vacation spot on folly! The accommodations were exactly what we needed for our family & puppy and the location was ideal - 3 blocks from the beach and 3 blocks from all the restaurants- Berts market around the corner was our go to! We'd recommend this spot for families-

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adorable and comfortable beach home!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here and loved it! The house was clean, super comfortable, and close to the beach (less than 5 min walk). The backyard/deck is perfect for lounging and enjoying the sea breeze and the inside of the house is great for hanging out when you feel like being social and also offers plenty of private space when you need some down time. The homeowner was accommodating and easy to communicate with. I would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We try and make sure the cottage is comfortable and inviting. Our cleaning team is excellent. We look forward to having you again.
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning and linens fee $160
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 14.0%

There is a $150 non-refundable pet fee for one pet, $200 for two pets. Please no more than 2 pets allowed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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