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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

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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 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 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 4.8510637 based on 47 reviews

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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Chef's Kitchen at the Beach

  • 5 of 5

The property is clean and well equipped for a terrific time at the beach. Everything was within walking distance so the car stayed put. The beach wagon and little touches like that makes the stay very enjoyable. The rear deck was a little challenge with the mosquitos so we used the front porch to sit out. It may be the time of the year, not sure. The kitchen is excellent for cooking any dish and we used it extensively. The Roku and Netflix were terrific during the occasional afternoon rain shower. We visit Folly often and we will certainly be back to this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cute and quaint

  • 4 of 5

We really liked our stay. Close to town, close to the beach, perfect for me and my husband. Parking was interesting, as we rented a golf cart and didn't realize how "limited" the space was. Overall, we had fun at Folly and at the Dolphin Cottage Beach House.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to having you again. Regarding parking, we have the driveway and space in front and side of the house to park 2 additional cars. There is also an empty lot across the street to park, as long as you park with the flow of traffic and tires are off the pavement.
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Dophin Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. We had stayed there a few years ago and could see many improvements that has been made since then. One of the best stocked kitchens we have seen when renting cottages. Overall, very nice place.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it! We have upgraded the deck since your last visit and just installed a new HVAC system. Many of our guests love the kitchen. We hope you keep coming back to enjoy Folly.
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Dolphin Cottage was great!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Dolphin Cottage. The house was a perfect size for us (3 adults, 1 child and 1 dog) and was in great shape. The open kitchen/family area is roomy and very comfortable. The deck in the side yard is large and very nice (we would have spent more time out there if the weather had been a bit cooler). The house is just short walk to one of the public beach access bridges and within relatively easy walking distance to downtown. A plus for us was the Pirate playground nearby, which our granddaughter really enjoyed. I almost decided to not post this review because I don't want everyone finding out what a nice place this is - I want to keep it to ourselves for future visits to Folly! Thanks to Darlynne for making our stay very, very enjoyable. We're hoping to come back very soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

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.