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Charleston/Folly Beach 1940's Cottage Completely Renovated 2 min stroll to beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 660 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Adorable Classic Cottage With 1 Queen Bedroom & 1 Bedroom With Twin Size Bunks

This classic cottage has been renovated to include modern amenities of air conditioning, WiFi, cable TV, new appliances, electric dish washer drawer, etc, but has maintained its retro 1940's-50's sense of style. Beautiful hardwood floors, Coca-Cola style kitchen and original bead board walls and classic furnishings give the feeling that time has stopped and provides a throw back to when family vacation trips to Folly were a simple easy going time. Located in a quiet residential area a 6 block walk to the restaurants and night life of Center street Folly. Golf cart and bicycle rentals are available. A leisurely 2 minute stroll puts you at the Atlantic Ocean. We have provided sturdy aluminum beach carts for your use. Laundry area and gas grill are also on site and shared with her sister cottage.

Got a crowd ? Need a little more room ? 'Picket Fence Cottage ' is located next door to VRBO 610175 "Sea Glass Cottage'" (1 bedroom) and VRBO 1013871 "Swabbie's Place" (3 bedroom ) Why not rent 1 , 2,or all three ?!

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More Details

Robin Bessent/Sue Shubert
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

About Robin Bessent/Sue Shubert

We purchased Picket Fence and Sea Glass cottage and then renovated & furnished them to make them the cozy fun vacation rentals they are today.

Robin Bessent/Sue Shubert purchased this house in 2013

Why Robin Bessent/Sue Shubert chose Charleston Area

Why stay in a hotel when you can have your own precious little cozy cottage a 2 minute stroll to the beach. Quiet residential area but the convenience of downtown restaurants are only 6 blocks away. Classic original cottages are the way to vacation like the locals!

What makes this house unique

Each cottage is self contained but if you need a but more room y can rent both. Laundry facilities and grilling area are shared between the cottages. Enjoy a little porch sitting on your private screened porch. Walk to town, rent a bicycle or golf cart. These cottages can make Folly your home away form home.


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Charleston. International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Center Street
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Charleston Municipal Gold course
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hwy 17
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Center Street
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Folly Beach
Car: recommended

James Island County Park is 8 miles away offers hiking/bike rentals and trails, Splash Zone water park, climbing wall, paddle boat rentals, camping.


Folly Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 660 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Full bath entered from either master bedroom or bunk room
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , 2 Twin sized built in bunks
  • Queen sized bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • 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
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Folly Beach is a wonderful family oriented funky eclectic little beach town. Lots to do for everyone.


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Charleston/Folly Beach 1940's Cottage Completely Renovated 2 min stroll to beach
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews

A cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful 4 days at Picket Fence Cottage with Tropical Storm Irma looming off the coast. The cottage was so cozy that we didn't mind spending more time inside than we had planned. Robin & Sue have everything you need upon arrival, from coffee to a bottle of wine. The home was clean with plenty of towels, clean sheets, and a well stocked kitchen. It was an easy walk to the beach, and the outdoor shower was a plus! I chose the cottage so that I could bring my senior dog along to the beach, and although he was not able to make it, I can say that it would be a perfect place for your pet! I would highly recommend Picket Fence or the two adjoining cottages, and I'll be back. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memorable Comfort Close to the Beach

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable, cheerful, well-appointed cottage with easy beach access. Cute coca-cola theme and thoughtful details such as soft towels, lovely quilts, reading lamps, well-stocked kitchen, large grill, laundry, outdoor shower, and beach accessories. Excellent AC and water flow in shower. Wish we had stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We enjoyed having you as our guest, and so glad we reached our goal of providing you with the best stay possible. Thank you for pointing out the added extras like the towels, lamps, and décor, this means we have done our job. We truly hope you return to the cottage the next time you travel to the Charleston area. Again, our thanks, Sue
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Perfect home-away-from-home two blocks from the ocean

  • 5 of 5

My family of four, with kids 14 and 10, are repeat renters of the Picket Fence Cottage. I love having a place for ‘just us’; love hunkering down together in our home-away-from-home to remember how cool we all are away from work, school, sports, etc. And, the cottage is just a few blocks from the beach—so we come and go for lunch and later afternoon reprieve (when the sand gets awfully hot). The modest kitchen works great for many of our meals (we do eat out some in downtown Folly Beach), and we definitely use the kitchen table area, sitting room couches, and screened in porch area to be together. On-site laundry and parking also a plus.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location @ Folly Beach

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Picket Fence Cottage. Owners were very nice and always quick to answer any questions we had. It was very clean, well located and had everything we needed for the beach. Located an easy walk to the beach & about 6 blocks from Center St. Far enough away to not be in the middle of the crowds, but close enough to visit for dinner. If you don't want to walk, you can drive and usually find parking on the street next to the park at Folly River and just walk from there.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. You said it best, far enough away from crowds, close enough to enjoy the shops and restaurants! We appreciate you taking the time to write this review, and look forward to having you as our guest the next time you visit the Charleston area. Thanks again, Sue
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We found the house to be well-organized and very cute! Great location, close to the beach...the beach wasn't crowded, just right. We loved the Coca-cola decor.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We are pleased you liked the décor of the cottage, and being so close to the beach. The location is perfect! We hope to see you the next time you vacation on Folly Beach! Thank you, Sue
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Clean and perfect for family of 4

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's third time in Folly Beach. We've stayed in a a rental house each time and Picket Fence was the best by far! SO clean and cute! Upon arrival, we walked in to find a hand written welcome note and a bottle of wine. What a nice and caring touch!

The bunk beds in the second bedroom were perfect for our two kids. There were also plenty of children's books about sea creatures, the ocean, etc. So thoughtful!

The super clean outdoor shower was awesome for when we came back from the beach and for keeping the kids from tracking sand into the house. We used the outdoor shower more than the indoor one during our stay!

The grounds and laundry room that is separate from Picket Fence are shared with two other houses, but we rarely even saw anyone else. In the laundry area there was a beach cart, boogie boards, chairs, etc - anything that you would need for the beach. The grounds were well kept too.

Only very minor request/feedback would be for a few more kitchen towels, wash cloths in the bathroom, and a couple more pots/a frying pan. There was only one kitchen rag, and two wash cloths. We bought some of our own for a couple of bucks, but for a family of four, you need more than a couple :). There were plenty of bath towels, beach towels etc. though.

We really loved this house and so enjoyed our stay here. We are already trying to convince some other family members to join us next year so that we can rent the 3 bedroom home on the property - Swabbie's Place.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the excellent review. We are so pleased you found the cottage, and all the added extras to your liking. We also appreciate your feedback, and are looking into adding the few things you mentioned. We enjoyed having you as our guests, and hope you will stay with us next time. Thanks again, Sue
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $205

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.