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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

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

Live like a local in this newly renovated homey cottage. You'll really enjoy this "Folly Style" cottage with so much to offer. The landscaping is complete with Azaleas, Confederate Jasmine, Roses, Honeysuckle, ferns,seasonal flowers. At night the "Lil Pearl" comes alive , yes with a unique purple lit sidewalk, landscape lighting, and other outdoor lights that makes your stay fun, festive and not easy to miss at night.

Relax under the gazebo and enjoy the sights, it's especially nice if it rains.

This is the "Lil Pearl's" second rental year, so I would like for you to visit my other vacation homes listing numbers ( 459925 and 459923) to get a sense of my past guests reviews and how they enjoyed their stays. I do take a lot of pride in my homes and do everything possible to make my guests comfortable and have a wonderful vacation. Watch out if you visit during a holiday because it will most probably decorated for you!

This fun 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. Of course, central heating and air has been added, as well!

The kitchen is a nice size, cozy, fresh and well equipped for any meal you wish to serve. A private, spacious, and enclosed outdoor shower has just been added with hot and cold water on the deck for a quick shower after the beach or just to help get everyone ready for the day or evening. Ample parking is available

.Much thought, time, and preparation has been given to this little cottage for you to escape and be very pleased with your selection of the "Lil Pearl" for your accommodations during your vacation. That's the mission of this property is to make you feel like you are experiencing something very different and fun while you are spending your much deserved "time off".

As one of the original 'Folly Cottages' 2 BR ,1 Bath that has fortunately been spared and designed for your enjoyment. Two off street parking spaces ares also available, so no worries there.

The Lil' Pearl is a great spot for a small family, 2 couples, or 4 adults to relax and enjoy the easy feeling of 'Old Folly' that you will 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. Forget the car, you can walk everywhere.

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. A park with basketball courts, tennis, and a skate board park is only 1 block away your enjoyment and for your 4 legged child, their is a doggy park right next to it.

You will find everything you need to be comfortable and enjoy the 'taste' of Folly Beach. And rest assured, I have mosquito control on call at all times and extensive pest management so you won't have to worry about critters!

I think another attributes is that there are no steps! That makes it so easy for unloading your luggage and groceries. After living in the 'air' for 24 (on pilings that most of the homes are on on Folly), I do appreciate that part and I think you will, too!

A gas grill including propane is a must and is located on part of the deck for your use to dine inside or outside.

You will be so close to the beach and the business district that you could just park your car during your stay. You just might want to rent a golf cart or' bicycle it' to just slow down a bit and experience Folly Beach. That's what it's all about on vacation.

You are going to know that you have discovered something special that is fun, convenient, affordable, and worth a return visit.

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


See you soon!.

More Details

Property Manager
Teresa L. Mincey
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Teresa L. Mincey

I am a Columbia, SC native but have lived in Folly Beach for the last 24 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 'Mayberry by the Sea' or 'Edge of America' as it is coined.

I have been renting my personal properties for the past 30 years. I do 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 Folly Beach. I love to share my favorite spots and experiences pf this slice of heaven.

Teresa L. Mincey purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Teresa L. Mincey chose Charleston Area

It's convenient, simple, comfortable, clean, fresh, fun, tasteful, affordable and just 'Folly'.

What makes this cottage unique

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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.7826085 based on 23 reviews
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
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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
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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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Perfect little beach house!

  • 5 of 5

The Lil Pearl was the perfect beach getaway! The location is wonderful, the house was clean, and Teresa was extremely helpful! We will definitely be back to visit again :)

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 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
Jan 16 2017 - Feb 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 2 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Easter week
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
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 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
4th of July Celebration
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
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

House Keeping/Linen $150
Pet Fee $200
Property Damage Protection $59
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.

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Folly Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 825 sq. ft.
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. Plenty of storage space for your toilertries. An enclosed outdoor private shower attached to the cottage is also available for your use. It has HOT and cold water and very spacious.
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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
You will enjoy this simple yet easy and fun cottage. It truly has that "at home feel" with all of the details tended to. As, it is my goal for you to have an enjoyable stay and know that you are in a well cared for property meeting your expectations. Please refer to the past guest's reviews.

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