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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 and winter months are wonderful at Folly Beach, and Dolphin Cottage makes a beach vacation in this eclectic little seaside town even better. Ask us about a last minute get away discount! 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 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!

What makes this house unique

Not a lot of stairs to climb and a completely fenced in yard for privacy!


Folly Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • 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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Great Family Beach House Close To Everything
average rating of 4.869565 based on 69 reviews

What a great experience!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a stay at Dolphin Cottage. The accommodations could not have been better. We've stayed in several homes through the years and Dolphin Cottage has been the best maintained home we've rented - the kitchen was even stocked with everything we needed! The house cleanliness was fantastic. Air conditioning, internet and appliances were in great condition. Hulu and Netflix were a pleasant surprise.

The location could not have been better with the beach a five-minute walk, downtown a 10-minute walk and Charleston about a 15-minute drive!

Darlynne was very quick to respond to all our questions (there was a little confusion on our part right at first) and great to deal with.

If Folly Beach becomes an annual vacation spot for us, we will hopefully be able to stay in Dolphin Cottage again.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and we are so glad you enjoyed your vacation. We really appreciate your comments and we strive to keep Dolphin Cottage maintained for others to enjoy. You all are welcome back anytime!
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My 2nd visit in less than 6 months. Great place!

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful place to stay. The house has just about everything you need. Our first visit was me, my wife, our daughter and our 2 grandsons. Close enough for a short walk to the beach. This time it was me, my best friend and our two grown sons. Ubered into Charleston on Saturday and hung out on the beach and in town on Sunday, We love to cook so did a great surf and turn meal on Sunday night. Didn't lack for any kitchen amenities and we can be picky when we are cooking.I definitely hope to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect, fully equipped beach getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We were so very impressed with our stay at the dolphin cottage! The house is completely adorable, fully equipped with everything you may need on your stay, and so close to Center Street shopping, restaurants, and the beach! My 2 year old absolutely loved playing on the huge outdoor deck and amazing yard. He even found a bunch of sand toys to play with.

The bed was fabulously comfortable as well! We will definitely be booking the dolphin cottage for our next visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review! So glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your return. We rely on our guests to leave positive reviews for future guests, so we try really hard to keep in clean and comfortable. Take care!
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Beautiful Home in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I LOVED our stay at Dolphin Cottage. What a great home! The house is perfectly located within 3 blocks from the beach and from downtown Folly Beach, where there are lots of restaurants, shops and the like. The house comfortably fits 6 with plenty of space in the common areas (Living Room / Kitchen) to hang out together. Very clean home and well kept property with lots of amenities. Darlynne was timely with any of our communications in setting up our trip and was great to work with. Highly recommend this home if you plan on visiting Folly Beach !

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The location was awesome. The house was great and had absolutely everything we needed. The house was immaculately clean. I can't say enough good things about our stay. The beach house made our vacation to Folly Beach perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay for our family!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Dolphin Cottage! We were blown away by the space for our family of 6! Everyone slept perfect! Even our fur child 🐶. Some of our favorite things is how close you are to the beach! 4-5 min walk! Close walk to shops and lots of restaurants. One of my favorite things was the outside shower!!! The patio is lovely! Lots of starter supplies are furnished so check before you make a big shopping trip! There’s extra sheets labeled “dog” that you can cover the furniture with (brilliant idea)!!!! Darlynne is so sweet and was so helpful and quick to respond if I had a question. It’s a must stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $150
Cleaning and linens fee $160

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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