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PERFECT LOCATION 4 Short Blocks to the Beach! Park Your Car and forget about it!

Bedrooms 2
Space 825 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Sweet cottage 4 bocks to the beach and Bus. district with off st. parking

Live like a local in this newly renovated warm cottage located on a very convenient and friendly street in Folly Beach. You'll really enjoy this fun "Folly Style" original property with so much to offer that you may not want to leave. Especially when you'll most probably get to know the many of the locals strolling by, running, biking, golf carting, or walking their "pups". The're very friendly and love to help visitors and make them feel welcomed.

I think you'll also enjoy the landscaping complete with Azaleas, Confederate Jasmine, Roses, Honeysuckle, ferns, and seasonal flowers. At night the "Lil Pearl" comes alive, yes with a unique purple lit sidewalk. Landscape lighting, and other outdoor lights make your stay fun, festive and not very easy to miss at night. You can always find you're way "home".

Much effort and attention has been put forth to make this house enjoyable for you and your party. I have 3 vacation properties at Folly Beach and I try to do everything possible to make my guests comfortable and ensure you have a wonderful vacation experience. Watch out if you visit during a holiday because it will most probably decorated for you!

This fun and cheerful cottage is newly painted using light, fresh, iridescent colors that are sure to relax you and put you in a great mood to enjoy" Folly". The furnishings are new and up to date with style and your comfort in mind. Central heat and air has been has been added and ceiling fans are in LR and the 2 BR's for your additional comfort.

The kitchen is a nice size, cozy, fresh and well equipped for any meal you wish to prepare. Plenty of dishes, pots, pans, bake wear, crock pots, blender, coffee pots, and even a George Foreman indoor grilling for a quick and easy meal. Seating for 4 at the kitchen bar is available for inside dining.

The Master BR has a comfortable queen bed and the 2nd BR has a comfortable full sized bed. Both bedrooms have nice bed linens and plenty of drawer space. You also get ample towels, face towels, and wash clothes for the length of your visit.The room's furnishings are very nicely appointed with curtains AND blinds for a restful sleep.

On the deck, a private, spacious, and enclosed outdoor shower has just been added with hot and cold water for a quick refreshing shower after the beach or just to help get everyone ready for the day or evening. Also located on the deck is a gazeebo to relax under and "people watch", cook out on the gas grill, dine or, if weather permitting, just listen to the rain on the tin roof. Much thought, time, and preparation has been given to this little cottage for your escape and I want you to be very pleased with your selection of the "Lil Pearl". The mission of this property is to help you feel like you are experiencing something very different, fun, and comfortable while feeling "at home" during your much deserved "time off" with your friends and family.

Two off street parking spaces are available with 2 additional spaces on the street next door. With this location, you can just park your car and walk it, bike it,rent a golf cart and slowly ride it. You'll sure to see a lot more, as you don't want to miss a thing.

The Lil' Pearl is a great spot for a smaller family or 4 adults with overflow on the queen pull out sofa in the living room for 2 additional guests.

Lay back and enjoy the easy feeling of 'Old Folly' that you'll certainly experience at the Lil' Pearl '. You'll love how centrally located you will be by being so close to the beach, parks, and the business district with all of the shopping and restaurants.

You're going to enjoy the simplicity of this little cottage. Bert's, our local grocery store and the 'adult beverage' store is few blocks away.they never close. They have great "eats", too. A park with basketball courts, tennis, a skate board park and outdoor play equipment for the kids is only 1 block away. Next door is social treat for your 4 legged "child" which is a doggy park.Oh, I do consider pets(dogs only) but request that be crated, if possible, while you're out and about.

And"rest assured" I have the "Lil Pearl" treated for mosquitoes and pests on a regular basis. As you may know, the South is known for certain critters that are unpleasant and that we want to avoid. My Pest Management Company is on call for the "Lil Pearl" at all times. No worries.

Since there's only 1 step up to the house, it's a "God send" you're unloading your luggage and groceries or" just don't t to do steps". Another plus for saving this cottage! After living in the 'air' for 26 yrs. (referring to 13 foot pilings that new homes are now required to place their 1st floors upon) I do appreciate this great feature and I think you will, too.

When you do have to leave the "Lil Pearl",I hopefully, you'll have experienced "Folly" as it is and discovered a place that's special, fun, eclectic, and just easy. if so, I know you'll want to return to" Folly"" and hopefully back to the "Lil Pearl, as well.

Fred Holland Realty also rents this property and you are welcome to call LaJuan Kennedy for a reference at 843 588 2325.

I hope to see you soon and and will do everything possible to introduce you to the relaxing and laid back lifestyle that the cottage and Folly Beach has to offer. I'll be right here to help you feel right at home and have a great vacation!


4 Beach chairs available

Beach Cart Available with an umbrella

More Details

Property Manager
Teresa L. Mincey
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Teresa L. Mincey

I am a Columbia, SC native but have lived in Folly Beach for the last 27 yrs. I raised 2 wonderful daughters on folly Beach and just can't think of a better place to live. I almost want to keep it a secret but then I think everyone should experience little 'Ma berry by the Sea' or 'Edge of America' as it is coined.

I have been renting my long term properties for the past 30 years. However, I enjoy the vacation rental properties the most. It's so enjoyable meeting my guests and helping them have the best experience possible during their stay at one of my properties at the most beautiful spots that I know, Folly Beach. I love to share my favorite spots and experiences in this little slice of heaven.

Teresa L. Mincey purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Teresa L. Mincey chose Charleston Area

The "Lil Pearl" is convenient, simple, comfortable, clean, fresh, fun, tasteful, affordable, and just 'Folly'. Not a "resort" fancy...I never liked those what so ever.

Real elegance comes in a much simpler fashion.

What makes this cottage unique

Boat dockage on the Folly Inlet may be available for use depending on your reservation dates.


Folly Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 825 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , outdoor shower , Small but clean and efficient with a nice shower with window
  • One bath as going with the character of this cottage. The bath is fresh and clean which includes an updated and nice size tub and shower. The window in the shower adds natural light making it bright and airy. Plenty of storage and shelving space for your toiletries. An enclosed outdoor private shower attached to the cottage is also available for your use. It has HOT and cold water and very spacious and private. Plenty of towels, hand towels, and wash clothes supplied for your stay. Make up removal pads and disposable Dixie cups available for your use.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Nicely appointed,updated, bright and airey w/t curtains
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Cheerful and up to date
  • Master BR has a queen sized bed with lots of windows that make it light and sunny. The 2nd BR is smaller and has a full bed with plenty of windows, also. Both have drapes and blinds and for privacy and when you just don't want it to be too bright. Ceiling fans and very comfy beds with nice crisp linens. Hardwood floors and warm stylish throw rugs and throws for your comfort. nice lighting and plenty of lighting for reading.Face tissue in each bedroom. Plenty of cloths , full length mirrors, and Luggage stands
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Extra shed storage space if are a monthly renter. Space available on James Island for a trailer, if storage is needed. Also, a Post Office Box is available for your use during your extended stay.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

PERFECT LOCATION 4 Short Blocks to the Beach! Park Your Car and forget about it!
average rating of 4.75 based on 24 reviews

The Lil Pearl is a Lil Gem

  • 4 of 5

We immediately felt at home in this cozy, comfortable, casual cottage. The contemporary decor, beautifully coordinated taupe, greys, beige, tan and black had delightful, colorful accents, adding whimsy and humor in every room. The kitchen, nicely equipped with plenty of stuff for casual cooking and dining, but since we were easy distance to the many terrific restaurants we didn't test the limits; we really enjoyed the grill but never used the pizza stone! Coffee under the palm tree in the morning and lounging in the hammock in the afternoon were treats. The three blocks to the beach, even toting the beach chairs and umbrella, were a breeze to walk. Teresa was accommodating and friendly, respected our privacy, and was immediately responsive to our every request. We loved the Lil Pearl!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA

Great stay at Lil Pearl

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay at Lil Pearl was our first visit to Folly Beach on the recommendation of friends. What a wonderful beach, town, and cottage! Teresa is exactly the kind of home owner you want to rent from. Our trip to the beach was longer than expected -- 13 hours. Teresa was at the house to meet us. Lights and heat were on, and we recieved a friendly welcome and guidance on the house and neighborhood. The next morning we were unexpectedly awakened early by a construction crew next door. I texted Teresa who immediately recognized that they had violated the city noise ordinance. She contacted the contractor and police, and even came over to talk to the workers and put up a sign to be sure it wouldn't happen again. It didn't, and we had a wonderful stay.

Lil Pearl is small, but clean, cozy, and comfortable for 2 adults and 2 Labrador retrievers. Two friends visited for one overnight, and it was fine for the 6 of us. The kitchen is well-equipped and the beds comfortable. The tv is high quality - great for watching New Year's college football. The house is 5-10 minutes walk to the beach and about the same to restaurants and bars- really a perfect location.

We hope to be back soon, and are thankful for home owners like Teresa who are willing to open their property to pet owners and really take care of their renters!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jill, I'm sorry it's taken me a while to respond to your wonderful remarks about the "Lil Pearl" and Folly Beach. With the wonderful Winter weather we've had, "Folly" has been very busy and didn't slow down like it usually does in that time of year. I am so glad everything was pleasing to you and ya'll enjoyed our beach. I would love to have you guys back anytime and I enjoyed meeting you. Please don't be a stranger! Teresa
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Had such a great stay!

  • 5 of 5

The Lil' Pearl is such a great location. Walking distance to Bert's, the beach is super close and the main drag of town. It was extremely clean and had anything you would need. The outside seating area and the outdoor shower was perfect. I will definitely stay there again and I would recommend it to other people.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ben, I hope you are well! I can finally sit at my desk after that crazy storm in Oct. and catch up with everybody. Thank heavens the "Lil nPearl" suffered only the 2 storm doors being damaged. Other than that she "stood firm". lol I do want to thank you for taking the time to comment so nicely on your stay. That really makes my day, as I want my guests to be comfortable and glad they selected this property. I would love for you guys to come back and I hope to make your visit even better. Happy Holidays!! (can you believe it?)
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Knoxville, TN

A Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I plus our two dogs stayed at Lil Pearl last week. Teresa greeted us when we arrived and was most gracious to us. The house was perfect for the two of us. It had everything we needed and, in fact, my wife said she felt pampered by the little touches that Teresa provided. We would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Don, first of all, I apologize for not thanking you earlier for you kind words on your stay at the "Lil Pearl". This has been such a busy year and keeping up with multiple properties has been so challenging but terrific. I get to meet and take care of such gracious guests, as you guys and that's the best part! It was such a pleasure meeting ya'll and I would love your return, anytime. Just let me know when you head back this way and I'll assure you a nice stay and a discount. Happy Holidays! Teresa Don, I wrote this response but I don't think it made it to you. I just noticed when I had a few minutes to go over some reviews. So sorry, as I appreciate your response SO SO much. Your kind. I hope to see you guys soon! Teresa
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Sorry to say, I would not recommend this property to anyone. Too many significant problems.

  • 1 of 5

The best thing about this house is its location. The house is just a short walking distance to the actual beach. We also enjoyed the outdoor shower.

However, the list of negatives is pretty long and significant. First, upon entering the house, you walk across a deck which feels like you may go right through it. The wood is rotted and just not safe. You enter the kitchen first and the floor there is very uneven and again, feels unsafe. Another problem were the mattresses. They were very uncomfortable and the one in the smaller room was so loud you could hear it from anywhere in the house. We were unable to grill. Altho a grill is provided and was covered in new foil, it was totally rotted out and dirty. We did not think it was safe to light or cook on it. We loved the actual beach. It was our first time at Folly Beach and we will certainly be back, but not at this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bright & clean

  • 4 of 5

Had a great stay at this place. Clean, cozy not far from the beach. Would stay here again in a heartbeat if they were somehow able to add a stackable compact washer/ dryer... This is just a personal preference ...

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Center Street Bars
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Water Taxi
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Maybank Highway
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
HWY 171
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Center Street Restaurants
Nearest Beach
Folly Beach
Car: not necessary

So convenient to all of the island!


Rates & Availability

Folly Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring
Apr 23 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Sizzling Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
4th of July Celebration
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Sizzling Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer
Aug 22 2017 - Aug 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Eearly Fall
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nov 3 2017 - Nov 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Christmas Season
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
House Keeping/Linen $150
Pet Fee $200
Tax Rate 14.0%

Fees are charged seperatley in order to avoid them being subject to tax.
Rate postings are subject to change. Some advertised Specials may be calculated UPON your booking request.
Guests will not be given check in instructions the rental documents are completed and returned. Please refer to the rental agreement for cancellation policy.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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