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Great Family Beach House Close To Everything

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


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Only a few more days left open for this summer season, ask about our 3 night special July 19-22! Summertime is more fun at Folly, 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:
July 16, 2017

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 Charleston Area

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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Woodstock, GA

Another amazing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second two week vacation at the Dolphin Cottage on Folly Beach. We decided to come back because we love it so much! The one level home is great for our family. It accommodates our dog beautifully, since we can let her out and not worry about her in the enclosed, fenced in back yard. It has a great open concept family room, dining room, kitchen layout!

The bedrooms are very comfortable! I love the fact that the double bed in the one bedroom has been swapped out for twins, since that would be good for accommodating another person rather than sharing a bed. The king size bed in the master is REALLY comfortable! I love that the curtains darken the room so that we may sleep in and when open, they let so much light in! It is a great bedroom!

The kitchen has all of the amenities of home! The utensils and pots/pans are there should you need to cook anything! There wasn't anything missing!

The beach chairs, cart and toys are an added bonus should anyone need them. We tend to bring our own, but in the future may not, since everything (besides an umbrella) is available to use.

The close proximity to the beach and to town is ideal! Walking back and forth to the beach is a joy, since it is only 2 blocks away! The beach is not crowded at all (more crowded on the weekends, but during the week it's not).

We normally cook at home, but this year we actually walked into town several nights for happy hour at Snapper Jack's (great 1/2 priced sushi on Mondays), St James Gate (great Dublin burger, Jack of Cups (amazing food), Surf Bar (great wings, onion rings, love the atmosphere), Woody's Pizza (really good huge pizza). And off the island we went to Bohemian Bull, which had great wings and a nice bar!

We biked almost daily and I ran daily as well. I loved running both piers, since there was always a breeze. Running along the roadways can get hot, so this was much welcomed!

Dolphin Cottage is a home away from home! We really love Folly Beach and hope to visit for many years to come! Thank you for the use of your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A delightful beach house

  • 5 of 5

This was my first utilization of VRBO and I was not sure what to expect. However, the experience was much better than I expected. I was told by others to be wary of rentals that allow pets and if that is so, this property is the exception. The house was well maintained and furnished. We did not lack for anything! There were even towels for my dog!

When we first arrived there was a concern with the air conditioning (air conditioning is absolutely necessary in Charleston during the summer). Darlynne returned my call within 30 minutes and the issue was resolved. She followed up the next day to be sure that we were satisfied. It is that type of attention that makes vacation relaxing.

My family concluded that we should return next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed yourself! We try and make sure guests with and without pets have a good vacation. Our cleaning team is wonderful and we do provide towels and linens for the pets. Regarding the air conditioning, we have a brand new system in place, as of May 2017. When we are in-between guests, we leave the temperature setting at 78. When guests arrive, they usually turn it down to their comfort level but it takes a little while to chill down. Thanks for your nice comments and hopefully, we'll see you next year!
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Wonderful family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Great place for our family! It was clean, close to the beach and just all around perfect.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad it worked out for you and your family. We think the Dolphin Cottage is perfect for vacations also, so we appreciate it when we hear it from our guests!
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Greer, SC

Fabulous property

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. This property was very clean, had everything you need your for stay. They think of everything. The fenced in yard was great for the dog. Close to the beach and center st. After getting groceries, we never got in our cars again until we left. We would definitely stay here again. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Keep us in mind for future trips to Charleston and Folly Beach.
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Great cottage for A vacation destination

  • 4 of 5

Great cottage for a vacation. Great location and had all of the supplies we needed. Within walking distance of shopping but not on a busy street.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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dolphin house

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time

The house is functional for a family and the patio is perfect for entertaining friends.

Thank you

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Folly Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
March 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

There is a $100 non-refundable pet fee for one pet, $150 for two pets. Please no more than 2 pets allowed.

Payment terms, accidental damage coverage requirements, and cancellation policy will be detailed in the rental agreement.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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