This PET FRIENDLY & EVENT FRIENDLY home available for SUMMER 2018. Only a 20 Minute Drive from Historic Downtown Charleston this Summer Weekly Rental home "The Big Chill" is a Modern Construction home with ICE COLD Central Air and has 3 BIG bedrooms with 3 & 1/2 baths and sleeps 10, the Master is actually a suite with separate living space from the bed area & HUGE Master Bath, huge private back yard, outdoor bar, outdoor shower, lots of deck space, wrap around front porch, back screen porch, well appointed kitchen with barstool areas, 8 person dining space, plenty of off-street parking & this home is WALKING DISTANCE to everything Folly Beach has to offer. The beach is only a short walk away with a Public Beach Access nearbyt & there are multiple Golf Cart rental companies so you can easily get a cart for the week and drive right to the access in less than a minute which has special Golf Cart parking spots. Even though this home is not beach front I can't stress enough how nice it is to be able to walk to the Center Street area of Folly Beach where all the Shops, Restaurants, Fishing Pier, River Park & Bars are located. Let me just tell you, what a lot of people don't know about Folly is that it is a really long Island (7 miles long) and that all the fun stuff other than the beach are all at Center Street so a lot of times you might rent a Front Beach home that's awesome for the beach but you have to drive to get anywhere else on the Island and parking in Downtown Folly is CRAZY in the summer so being able to walk everywhere is really something to consider!
- House2200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 3 nights
Bedrooms 3, Bathrooms 3, Sleeps 10
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 22, 2018
About Tom Powers
We are very nice!!!
Why Tom Powers chose Folly Beach
Pet Friendly, Event Friendly, COOL PLACE
What makes this House unique
Walking Distance to EVERYTHING
Loved Folly, Loved the "Big Chill"!
We had such a great time at Folly Beach! This house is in a super great location, just a couple blocks from the beach (with a beach access trail a block away) and just a couple blocks from the city center with restaurants, bars and shops. We had two families stay in this house (4 adults/4 pre-teen, teenage children). It was perfect for us. While there were 2 full size beds in the room where we were going to put all 4 kids, the boys decided to take advantage of the blow up mattresses provided in the house and slept in the family room. There were plenty of towels, kitchen supplies (we cooked dinner two of the three nights there) and the beds were comfortable. The check-in and check-out process was efficient and easy and the management company was super responsive. So happy we picked the Big Chill for our vacation!
So-so on more than one thing
The location and property are great but the inside lacks in a lot of areas. There is little to no furniture in the main living area. The house can "sleep 10" but there is only one couch for about 3.5 adults. Then there are two chairs and a side table in living room. Kitchen has a few barstools and a large table with bench seating but it was difficult for 9 adult females to hang comfortably in the living room. The oven is also below par. and we had major problems with the internet connection. We could connect to wi-fi but there was hardly any service. In the master bedroom, there's no dresser to unpack clothes in, just shelving in the huge closet (which was fine but it was odd with no furniture). The pull out sofa was surprisingly comfy, thin, but not terrible. This house was okay for young adults but I would not want to take my family here.
Ready for an Epic inaccurate review response? Here we go!!!
So we hate to have to respond this way but please consider the following facts when reading this persons review.
First of all the guest had a bachelorette party at the home and left it in a below average condition, the kitchen and living room was covered in glitter and half our towels were totally ruined with from being used for heavy make up removal just to name a few issues and we charged a small extra $75 fee for all the extra cleaning and ruined items so please take that into context when reading the review.
Also the guest did not contact us will any complaints or requests, had they done so we certainly would have done our best to accommodate but lets look at each complaint they left.
Not sure how we were not clear on the occupancy, the places has 4 queen beds, that sleeps 8, then there is a decent pull out bed and a big sofa so yes, it sleeps UP TO 10, never do we say it would be ideal for 10, that is just the MAX occupancy we allow.
The guest complained about there being no dresser in the Master even though correctly saying that it has a huge closet. Well we removed the dresser because we knew that a lot of people would be using the pull out sofa in there and the extra room with the dresser removed would be nice. We also had a friend that said she thought it was a good idea to have the space open more in case someone needed to bring a pack'n'play to setup in the master and since the walk in closet was so big it should be fine. The lack of a dresser was not an oversight on our part, simply just a minimalist style and open clean space. The guest says they would not bring a family but for anyone reading these reviews please know that many families have enjoyed this home.
The guest had an odd complaint about the stove, it's a totally normal, modern, full size stove in a very decent kitchen. Not sure what the guest expected to be different other than what is pretty clear in the pics and video.
OK that leaves the internet, I am here now and yes I noticed the internet was slow, I reset the router and it now works fine, I went to the the furthest part of the home with my iPad and turned on Netflix, works fine. Had the guest called us about it we would have come right over to reset it, not sure if they have ever had to do that but resetting a modem is a fairly common thing that happens.
Honestly not trying to slam the guest but I felt a response was needed.
Thanks for reading!!!
Great place to stay
We rented this house for a family reunion in July of 2016.
This was a nice place to stay. It's about 1 1/2 long blocks to Center Street and 3 short blocks to the beach. (Blocks on Folly are elongated rectangles.) Both no more than five minutes away. (And you're far enough away from the Center Street noise and the impressive ocean winds.)
It has sleeping space for ten, with three bedrooms accomdating 4,4, and 2 persons. In a pinch the living room couch is huge. The kitchen is large and pretty well supplied. The dining table can accomdate ten, but it's more of a long picnic table, with bench seating. I like a chair with a back. Gas grill was good, and the fenced back yard allowed us to leave bikes and things out with a sense of security. A large porch with several rocking chairs was my favorite place to rock my new granddaughter.
The property manager was helpful in preparing our trip, and responded promptly when we had a problem with a blender (arriving with a brand new one).
Were I to return with such a large party, I'd be happy to return to this house.