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Beach Bum Bungalow - Cool Hidden Spot - Easy Walk to the Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

Bedrooms 2, Bathrooms 1, Sleeps 5

Super cool 2 BR duplex apartment! This is Folly's little hidden secret! Check the reviews and guest book comments, you will absolutely fall in love with this gem! Surrounded by full time residents and tucked away from traffic but still just a quick walk to the beach! Perfect for families with children or small groups of adults. Funky little Folly-style apartment features a traditional queen bedroom, loft with full size bed and futon in the multi purpose room! Full size washer and dryer, Kitchen fully stocked with pots and pans and all of the dishes you'll need. Coffee pot, french press and coffee grinder. High Def DirecTV with movie channels in living room and master bedroom! Full size gas grill with propane included! Features a nice sun deck and outdoor shower. A hop, skip and jump to the beach!

House rules & check in instructions for Beach Bum Bungalow

1002 East Erie Ave. Folly Beach, SC 29439


Thanks for booking with us and thanks for reading these rules, it is a bit long and some of the wording might seem harsh but it’s important info!!! PLEASE know that we are just trying to make sure everyone is on the same page and crystal clear on the rules. Our goal is to provide you with a superbly clean home, excellent customer service and true hospitality, we just ask that you follow these rules. Once you have read them please email us back that you have. Also if possible let us know how many cars and what type they are and what State the plate says just in case there are any parking space issues.

CHECK IN: Check-In time is 4pm or any time after. This property is set up for 'Self Check In' so please watch the Check-In Video below so you can have an easy check in and that the Code for the lock will be the last 4 digits of your Phone Number on file with us in most instances. PLEASE let us know immediately if there is anything wrong with the condition of the home. Our goal is to give you a 5 Star experience so don’t hesitate to let us know if something needs attention. Please understand that our cleaning & maintenance crews have a limited window to do their job & parking is limited on the island, so unless you get a special waiver from us we cannot allow an early check in & unfortunately you cannot come and park early at the property, our apologies.

CHECK OUT: To prepare for Check Out please leave all towels in the showers or tub and DO NOT strip the beds, our cleaning crew will handle that. Please wash any dishes and put them away, our crew will clean the kitchen but PLEASE don’t leave a big mess of dishes and please understand that additional charges may apply OR if you don’t mind paying a little extra our crew can handle it, just let us know. Check-out time is at 11:00 a.m. PLEASE text our main number 843-580-3731 when you leave and let us know the house name or address. NO Late Check-out unless pre-approved. Please note that all vehicles need to be gone by then as well, parking is limited on the island and our crews need the parking space. In the event late check out approved additional charges may incur. A $50.00 fine will incur per every half an hour after 11:00 if the house is not fully vacant. NOTE that stained towels and linens and excessive cleaning, especially in the kitchen (dirty dishes, food left in fridge, etc.) will have a minimum of $20 extra charge above the normal cleaning fee.

PETS: This home is Pet 'Friendly', please help us keep it that way by following these simple rules. ABSOLUTELY NO PETS ON BEDS OR FURNITURE. We highly recommend you bring a crate for the pet and leave them crated ANYTIME you are not around them. Although they might be well behaved in your home please remember they are now in an unfamiliar environment with strange smells and sounds and when you are gone sometimes they might freak out, that might make them cause damage that ultimately you will be responsible for. Your pet MUST be flea treated. PLEASE pick up after your pet and make sure you have them on a leash AT ALL TIMES when they are outside. Please make sure you understand the rules for pets on the beach, they must be on a leash or you could be fined by the police and from Memorial Day through Labor Day, they are not allowed on the beach during the day. NOTE that we say Pet 'Friendly', friendly does not mean your pet can have the run of the house, if your dog barks a lot when left alone please consider not bringing them, there are local noise ordinances and the police will fine you. NOTE that we do not charge an extra pet fee BUT that does not mean that you won’t be charged extra for excessive dirtiness from your pet, we charge a minimum of $20 extra above the normal cleaning fee and possibly MUCH MORE if there is pet hair on our furniture or beds. We want to be Pet 'Friendly' when possible, we love our pets too and often travel with them and are thankful for that privilege. PLEASE be the same way and be courteous when bringing your pet to our home. Oh and one last thing, if you think this messaging is too harsh or over the top then please feel free to contact us for a full refund, sorry but sadly we have had too many people astonish us with their righteous indignation when we have confronted them about their pets leaving our home in HORRIBLE condition. If you are one of those people that thinks your animal can do no wrong, then please, seriously, don’t rent from us!!!

NO SMOKING: Smoking in the home is ABSOLUTELY not allowed. Please use ashtrays when smoking outside and be aware of other people that may be staying next to you.

TRASH: You will find Green Cans outside for trash and Blue Cans for Recycling. You can mix glass, plastic and metal items in the Blue can but please do not put in cardboard or trash items. You will find extra trash bags under the sink. One of our staff will roll out the cans on pick up day so don’t worry if you see someone doing that, it’s just the trash guy!!! PLEASE take out your trash upon check out and clean out open food items from the fridge. NOTE that excessive trash left behind and a fridge full of food will have a minimum of a $20 extra charge above the normal cleaning fee. Condiments left behind are ok.

TOWELS & LINENS: We provide plenty of good quality Bath Towels, Hand Towels, Washcloths and Makeup Washcloths for your stay. We also provide a few Beach Towels, PLEASE shake them out well before bringing them back in the house or washing them. As stated we provide dark colored Makeup Removal washcloths, PLEASE use them for makeup and NOTE that stained towels or linens that don’t come clean will result in you paying the replacement cost and that will have a minimum of a $20 extra charge above the normal cleaning fee.

BEACH CHAIRS & TOYS: Please note that we do not provide beach chairs but often there are some laying around left behind from other guests. Feel free to use them and any beach toys or umbrellas left around, just try to leave them in an organized condition.

ESSENTIAL ITEMS: Please note that the home has a normal coffee maker (we provide filters), coffee grinder and a French press for all of your caffeine needs. We also provide various coffee fixings like creamer, sugar and sweeteners. The home also has a tea kettle, toaster, microwave, decent pots and pans, cooking utensils, eating utensils and decent glassware. We also make sure there is some basic kitchen sundries items like tin foil, can opener, corkscrew, basic spices, etc… If there is anything you specifically need or have questions about don’t hesitate to ask. NOTE that any excessive damage to our items will have a minimum of $20 extra charge above replacement cost.

INTERNET & ELECTRONICS: The home has decent high speed, cable based WiFi. It normally works well and is typically fast enough to stream movies, HOWEVER it can get bogged down and the weather can affect service. Please know that we are on an island and at peak busy times it can take service techs a while just to get on the island so PLEASE let us know if the internet goes down, and we will do or best to get it back up BUT if you have anything vital like working remotely you may want to bring a WiFi hotspot with you. If the internet goes down please try to unplug the modem/router power first and then back on and turn off your devices WiFi and the turn it back on, this really does work most of the time. If the internet goes down you can also go for a walk on the beach, read a book, take a nap or go grab a bite to eat at one of many awesome restaurants!!! As for TV the home does have a cable or satellite package with all the basics, some of the TV’s are smart, but not all and we don’t guarantee that they will work for streaming. If streaming TV is vital to your trip please contact us to confirm what the TV situation is and/or you may want to bring you own streaming device to ensure your entertainment needs.

RESPONSIBLE PERSON: The person booking this unit is RESPONSIBLE for payment and the actions of all occupants. We will not rent to vacationers under 25 years of age. We reserve the right to refuse accommodations to anyone. Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money, and the party will not be permitted to check-in. If the falsified reservation is found after check-in, this will result in immediate eviction without a refund of the rental or deposit.

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: The maximum number allowed is limited to 5 people. In the event that more than 5 people check-in, the agent or owner has the right to cancel the reservation without a right of refund. At no time during the rental period will there be more than 5 people, a large party or group in the rental unit or on the property upon which the rental is located unless pre-approved. In the event that it appears too many people are in the unit or on the property, the owner or his agent reserves the right to inspect the rental unit and require extra people to leave immediately and or reserve the right to deny entrance/usage to the property with immediate termination of your rental and loss of rents and deposits.NOISE NUISANCE: Quiet time is at 10:00 p.m. Guests are expected to respect neighbors and character of the community. House parties, excessive noise, drunkenness, and unlawful acts are not allowed at this property. Violation of this will result in immediate termination of your rental and loss of rents and deposits.

INDEMNIFICATION: The Tenant agrees to save the Owner and the Owner's Agent harmless from all liability, loss, or damage arising from any action whatsoever by Tenant, the Tenant's relatives or visitors while on the leased premises. The Owner or his Agent shall not be liable for damage to or loss of property of any kind owned by the Tenant which may be lost or stolen, damaged or destroyed by fire, water, defective refrigeration, or otherwise, while on the leased premises or in any storage space in the building or for any personal injury, unless such damage, loss or injury is caused by negligence of the Owner.

DAMAGED/BROKEN ITEMS: In the event that an item is broken or damaged during your stay it must be brought to our attention immediately.

Thanks for reading all this, please understand it is not meant to be harsh or to make you feel unwelcome in any way. Again we have just had some issues with a few bad guests in the past and we just want to make sure everyone is crystal clear on our house rules. We want nothing more than for you to have an awesome vacation with us and providing you with excellent hospitality is our primary goal.

PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out us for ANY REASON via phone or text to 843-580-3731 at any time, 7 days a week.

More Details

Chris Holsomback
Member since: 2012
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Chris was very polite and welcoming. This little bungalow was in the perfect location, just walking distance to the beach. My Mom wanted to drive and boy did she feel silly when she realized how close the beach really was! My sister loved it so much we talked about how cool it would be to own the little bungalow and live in Folly :) I recommend the Beach Bum Bungalow to anyone who wants to experience Folly Beach.
Jul 2015
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Folly Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.75 based on 23 reviews

Would highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend stay at the Beach Bum Bungalow. It was very nice :)

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Midway, Georgia USA

Lovely peaceful Bungelow! Lots of surprises alng the way!

  • 5 of 5

Small cottage style home tucked away at the end of two dead end roads. Very little traffic came by. Although not directly on the beach- it is a mere 5 minute walk and you are on the white sandy beach.

The Bungelow owners have a pet friendly policy which we took advantage of by bringing our chocolate lab along with his kennel. They even had dog bowls there for our use.

The owners had many extras that were unexpected such as coffee and the fixings, lots of towels and bath supplies, spices, cooking items like foil and wrap, sugar, flour, mayo, mustard, ketchup and some pantry items to get you through the first nights stay.

The eclectic furnishings are definitely a nice welcome from the same ole “Big Lots” deal of the day. A voltswagon coffee table, funky light fixtures, interesting art pieces and an outside shower just to spoil it for you! The loft is a great extra space for children or a young-couple to hang out. A guitar and drums, board games and even an Atari game for those that choose to partake in those activities.

Free wi-fi and tons of movie channels available compliments of the owner.’

The tub is a deep relaxing tub that had plenty of hot water and water pressure. Shampoo, soaps, conditioner, dryer and mouthwash there for your convenience!

The outside has a porch with chairs to listen to the waves crashing and sip your coffee. The front area is nicely landscaped with a nice grill and cozy patio area for you to enjoy.

We were very pleased with our visit and fully intend to go back. Hopefully we can use the fishchartering service next time!

We went to have a nice relaxing time and it was just what we needed! I even managed to get a nap ( on the amazingly comfortable memory foam bed) in while my husband took our dog for a neighborhood stroll.

The price is extremely affordable for all budgets! Especially for dog lovers that want to travel with their well mannered dog.

Thank You so much for sharing your Beach Bum Bungelow with us- we will always look back on our time there with appreciation.

Many thanks !!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Happy Traveler

  • 5 of 5

Beach Bum Bungalow was absolutely perfect for my stay on Folly. Tom was helpful from the beginning when my cc wouldn't process. He helped me get it resolved quickly. I arrived at night and Tom had left the lights on for me which was a very pleasant surprise. The place was nice and clean with several nice touches. I was traveling with just my pup and the house was perfect and cozy but could have easily accommodated 4 other people. The house was off the main busy street but had great beach access and you could still hear the ocean at night from the patio. The location was perfect to be able to ride my bike into town. It was pretty perfectly situated between both ends of the island. I loved using the grill to grill fresh fish from Crosby's Fish Market. My mom joined me for the last couple days and we had a wonderful experience renting her a bike from Cool Breeze Bike Rental. Matthew delivered and picked up the bike and was great to work with. The house was stocked with some nice extras like spices, a coffee press, Tupperware, plenty of extra blankets and pillows, and laundry soap. I would highly recommend this place to anyone staying on Folly.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice and well-equiped

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful time -- booked at last minute but was just what we needed. Very clean and well equipped -- nice not to have to bring sheets and towels. Dog friendly area and house. Front steps a little shaky but they were being repaired/redone while we were there so should be good for next stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

The bungalow was cute, very clean, and equipped with everything we needed. We had a great stay. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Perfect for my wife and I and our 4 legged friend!

  • 5 of 5

It wAs excactly what we can even hear the ocean which is a couple blocks away!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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