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PERFECT LOCATION.. 4 Blocks to the Beach and Eateries/ Low Fall & Winter Rates

Bedrooms 2
Space 825 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 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
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

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 Folly Beach

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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
For long stays, you'll need to make arrangement to rent a Post Office Box. A Post Office Box imay be available for your use during your extended stay. Please ask, as I only have 1 spare box for 3 properties.


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PERFECT LOCATION.. 4 Blocks to the Beach and Eateries/ Low Fall & Winter Rates
average rating of 4.678571 based on 28 reviews
Peoria, IL

Cute beach cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Lil Pearl is a super cute beach cottage that provided everything my friend and I needed for our 6 night stay. Neither of us had been to Folly Beach before and it proved to be a great place for a “girls” getaway. Between Folly Beach and Charleston, there was plenty for us to see and do.

Lil Pearl itself was just about perfect for two women. I’ve never stayed in a rental property that provided so many towels - AND mirrors! There are large mirrors above each dresser in the bedrooms as well as full length mirrors behind the bedroom doors - that made getting fixed up to go out so much easier than what I’ve experienced at other rentals. Having the 2nd outdoor shower was helpful too.

The kitchen was very nicely equipped with just about anything you’d need for cooking, although as others have mentioned, there are so many good dining options we didn’t cook at all.

Teresa did not meet us upon arrival, but called the next morning to make sure we had everything we needed and to find out if we had any questions or problems. We appreciated her attentiveness.

I noticed one review from last year that gave Lil Pearl only one star. The review indicated there were safety issues with the floor of the deck and the kitchen floor being uneven. I was momentarily concerned about the property after seeing that particular review, but decided to disregard it because of all the good reviews. We absolutely did not feel unsafe and on the deck and didn’t notice any soft spots or rot. As far as uneven floors in the kitchen, this is a cottage and I’m guessing it’s st least 50 years old. I didn’t notice any problem with any of the floors, but I wasn’t expecting anything but a cute, clean, comfortable place to stay - Lil Pearl delivered.

I would definitely rent this property if I make it back to Folly Beach again.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greer, SC

Very cute cottage 4 blocks from the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Lil Pearl! From the warm welcome we received from Teresa when we arrived to the morning when we left, it was perfect for our family! We loved how convenient it was to Center Street restaurants, the beach and Bert's store all on foot! Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location on Folly beach. Walking distance to many restaurants and the beach.

  • 4 of 5

The house is precious and perfect for 2 people. The kitchen is well furnished to cook if you'd like but the restaurants in Folly were so impressive we ate out more than we planned. Great getaway for adults!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortably sized cottage close to beach

  • 3 of 5

Lil Pearl was the right size cottage for my sister, my dog, and me, and we liked the short walk to the beach. This vacation was our first to Folly Beach and my first taking my dog. Overall, we enjoyed ourselves. We originally scheduled our trip for October, but a hurricane hit days before our trip. Teresa worked with us to reschedule our trip for a better time for us to visit. The beach was pleasant and clean (we actually saw a group of kids picking up litter). We took our own beach chairs, but we're glad to find an umbrella for us to use at the house.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: February 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: December 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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Fees are charged seperatley in order to avoid them being subject to tax. A nonrefundable Pet Fee of $350.00 for stays over 14 days,$150 for stays over 4 days, and a $100.00 fee is charged for stays under 4 days.
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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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