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Completely Renovated Classic Front Beach Home - Best location on Folly

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms - Sleeps 16! First time ever available for rent!

This attractive six bedroom, four and half bath beach front home was built in the 1930’s by the owners’ grandparents and has recently been tastefully renovated and enlarged yet still maintains its character and charm. Boasting an expansive beach, wrap around porch, ocean views, close proximity to dining, shopping, fishing on the pier, and a fenced in yard, this family get-away on the front beach is a treasure on the island. Folly Beach is also the closest beach in the area to downtown Charleston! With so much to do here, it’s difficult to stay indoors, but here you will find reclaimed maple floors and pine wood walls throughout, stainless appliances, shell-limestone countertops, added bathrooms and enchanting gathering spaces.

Uniquely offering a nostalgic beach experience, this home has a wide central hall going through the middle, a large sleeping and gathering space in the front, and a quaint loft tucked upstairs for children to get away and play board games. Extensive seating and a large eating area outside with two tables for inside dining makes this house perfect for big family get-togethers. For people interested in boating, there is ample parking across the street on our vacant lot for your boat and trailer. The boat landing to the Folly River is only half a mile away. Sunset Cay Marina is a mile away. There are six bedrooms, two bedrooms are master suites, each with queen beds and a private bath, three bedrooms have double beds with shared bathrooms, and one of the bedrooms has a queen sized bed with a double bed and a shared bathroom. You will also find a bunk area with two single sets of quaint bunk beds and two single beds on the front porch.

This house sleeps 20 in beds, but we strictly enforce 16 as the maximum occupancy.

6 Bedrooms

2 - Master bedroom suites with queen sized bed

1 - Queen bed and a double bed

2 - double bed

Bunk area - four singles

Sleeping porch - two singles

4 1/2 Bathrooms

2- New master baths with showers

1- Shared bath with shower

1- Shared bath with tub/shower

1- Half bath

2- Outdoor/semi-enclosed shower houses with hot water!

More Details

Tim & Ranai Kennedy
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Tim & Ranai Kennedy

We live in Charleston and have spent our entire life going to Folly Beach! Ranai is here to assist you in your vacation plans and help you make those special memories of your visit to Folly and Charleston.

Tim & Ranai Kennedy purchased this house in 1934

Why Tim & Ranai Kennedy chose Folly Beach

My Grandfather built this home in 1934! We have spent our entire life vacationing at Folly and love it. For the first time ever, we are offering our home for rental to help pay the taxes and maintenance.

What makes this house unique

Lovely front beach home with unobstructed views of the pier. This section of beach at Folly is the best on the beach. Extra wide with a great surf break! A short 3 block walk puts you in the middle of the action of downtown Folly with all the shopping, dining, and activities it offers, yet it is far enough away that you can sleep with your windows open and enjoy the sounds of the surf!


Folly Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes 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 Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    2 Outdoor Showers - outdoor shower , 2 partially enclosed showers are the best!
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 4.5 bathrooms
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Direct views of beach and pier and private bath
    2nd Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 2nd Master with private bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Private deck with direct beach and pier views
    Bunk Room - 4 bunk bed , 4 twin beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Large bedroom - 2 queens - ocean views - private bath
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Queen bed with ocean views
  • 6 bedrooms, 1 bunk room for 4, and 3 twins on the sun porch. Sleeps 20, but maximum occupancy is 16 - strictly enforced- if you group is larger, please discuss options with us.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Completely Renovated Classic Front Beach Home - Best location on Folly
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

A Special Place!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent stay at the Beau Studio Home. It was very comfortable for our large group. It was very clean, cozy and convenient to shopping, downtown Charleston and what a perfect view from the deck. Owners were very easy to work with. I highly recommend this property and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, TN

The Beach Girls loved this was so completely “Karen White “ and “Dorothy Benton Franks”

  • 5 of 5

Loved the entire experience and will return again soon

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenville, South Carolina

Angela H

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed over the Thanksgiving holiday, in, truly, the best beach house on Folly. Guests aged from 5-75 enjoyed relaxing on the beautiful deck overlooking the ocean and walking on the beach. The family spaces provided ample area to play board games and watch football. The kitchen was fully stocked for all of our cooking needs. The bedrooms gave each person/couple the private space to wind down following the long days of fun and activities in and around the house. Restaurants and shopping were a brief walk away and grocery stores were within a short driving distance. This house is very special! We have already rebooked for next Thanksgiving!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, Ohio

This home is even better than described and perfect for large group gatherings.

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 14, ranging in age from 5 months to 86 years, thoroughly enjoyed hanging out on the awesome deck, cooking and eating meals together, time on the beach and walks into town. The home is perfectly located and very charming, nicely renovated with preservation of its history along with interesting and eclectic furnishings. In addition to being a wonderful home, the owners could not have been more responsive, helpful and accommodating. The only downfall to our trip was that it was cut short by Hurricane Matthew, but again, the owners were extremely helpful in assisting us to weather and salvage as much of our long awaited trip as possible.

I hope that we will have the opportunity to stay in this home again.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best beach house on Folly.

  • 5 of 5

The pics of this property are great but you have to see it to truly get a feel for this property - it is stunning!

The location could not be better, the house is perfect for a family beach vacation, the beach access is awesome and the views over the sea and down to the pier breathtaking.

This is without a doubt the best beach house on Folly!

We will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This house has everything!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at this beautiful house. This house truly has everything... panoramic views of the ocean, a great back deck with numerous seating options, plenty of bedrooms with many sleeping arrangement options, a FULLY stocked kitchen & within walking distance to all the Folly bars and restaurants. It's PERFECT and we're already excited for our next trip to Folly Beach and stay at this beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Charleston Municipal
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Taco Boy or Rita's
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Best stretch of beach right outside
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Cleaning Fee $200
Linens and towels $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.6%

No pets allowed. Family Rentals only! No house parties, college or high school groups, bachelor parties, events, etc. The house manager lives directly behind the house on the 2nd row and will enforce this rule.

$1000 refundable damage deposit instead of Damage Protection Fee is also available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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