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ON RIVER Spectacular View! 1st Floor Renovated Private End Unit- Ocean to Pool!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,484 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Welcome to the “Dolphin’s Tale”! At desirable Mariners Cay Racquet and Yacht Club!

We purchased this property in 2015. Refurbished with care to even the smallest detail for your enjoyment. Many upgrades described below were purchased Brand New for Our First Rental Season of 2016!!

As this is now our second home we are not using full time - our loss is your gain -

Pride in ownership for you and your family to come & enjoy!

Steps to community Pool & Tennis, 10 minute walk, or 2 minute drive to Folly Beach town, Ocean and famous Pier. 15 Minute drive to Historic Downtown Charleston! Best of all worlds.

This rare end unit is fully upgraded, family ready, with hardwood flooring throughout & modern Pottery Barn & Pier One furniture.

This is our home made warm from ALL new fresh linens, bath & beach towels, kitchenware, Keurig for coffee/ teas, Sunroom cabinet loaded with board games, cozy blankets for movie nights!

A full size convenient washer/dryer & of course Wi-Fi to meet all your family needs.

Feel at home the minute you open the door and see the Folly River -enjoy watching sailboats & dolphins play!

Sit at the scenic bench in front of our unit waterside at night and enjoy the stunning sunsets.

Dolphin’s Tale is a well-appointed sunny 3 bedroom 2 full baths very rare private first floor corner end unit!

Every bedroom has a water view & walk in closets!! New baths fully tiled new décor and hair dryers.

Master bedroom suite boasts private tiled bath & large windows with river view with 2 entries -opens to sun room & living room. Large walk in closet & flat screen 40 in HDTV.

2nd bedroom queen, dresser, water view & walk in closet

3rd bedroom 2 twin beds, water view, dresser and walk in closet

Living room couch pulls out to queen bed complete with brand new bedding and sheets/comforter set.

-Unit sleeps 8

Fully remodeled unit greets you with stunning cherry hardwood floor, cozy -living area boasts new 60in HD flat screen TV & DVD player with 50 movies of all genres-

Stunning remodeled granite kitchen offers upgraded stainless appliances, including new dishwasher, and microwave convenience.

Tupperware for leftovers from Folly or Downtown Charleston’s delicious restaurants!

-Open every cabinet open to find all you need from brand new wine glasses, silverware, dishes, blender, toaster & small appliances- All new pots/pans bowls & utensils to whip up your favorite goodies or meals!

Lots of storage containers & large pantry to store all your personal food items. Large refrigerator with ice maker.

Dining area seats 8 with large banquet table –or quick bite at breakfast bar or greet the morning with coffee at the parlor table overlooking river in our year round window to screens to listen to soothing river!

Watch from living area river, dolphins & sailboats from the full enclosed glass sunroom, sitting at the parlor set, or from Master bedroom, as all face the Folly River!

In our Mariners Cay Club unit, seasonally enjoy large immaculate Pool & Tennis courts. –Beach towels and chairs are included and await pool or beach fun!

Take a 10 min walk or 2 minute drive over bridge to Folly Beach on the Atlantic boasting fun in Funky Folly & enjoy restaurants, shopping, pubs, festivals, and a clean life-guarded beach & famous Folly Fishing Pier----A sightseeing must, to sit, fish, an after dinner sunset or night stroll until 11:00 pm in season, 10 pm off season!

As Folly is closest beach community to Charleston; the "Dolphin’s Tale" is a 15 minute drive to historic “downtown” Charleston- take a break from the beach and savor the best of the South, restaurants to Waterfront Park on the Harbor, shop local wares at the famous Market, or take in a show.

Stroll "The Battery" with it's many mansions on one side, the stunning Charleston Harbor on the other along the 150 yr old sea wall!

Explore the many cobblestone gas lit streets, or rest your legs and let the many carriage ride companies take you on tour…Historic Charleston Harbor also offers tours of Patriot’s Point Aircraft carrier/museum and boats to Fort Sumter.

Feel adventurous? Take a drive to one of the many rice plantations like Boone Hall or Magnolia's or the famous Tea Plantation. See if you can hug the magnificent 1500 yr old "Angel Oak" tree!

Mariner’s Cay is unique as so diverse….our unit is directly on the Folly River, yet steps to play & lounge at the large stunning condo private pool & tennis courts, a short walk or drive to spend time at the ocean in minutes, or take short drive to Historic Downtown!

Close to all yet quiet gated community for relaxing….

A gated private community for privacy, convenient to everything without the 'higher priced' beachfront condos and crowds-Close to, but not on top of the fun but often loud and times of Folly Beach nightlife-We are located between of best all worlds-

Lots of books / brochures & of tours of Folly, Historic Charleston & Plantations, restaurants and events, plus lots of monthly guides/maps of things to do supplied to get your vacation adventure started! Need more? Just use the units WIFI to do your own searching!

Check in is 3pm, check out is 11am. Saturday to Saturday. Private dedicated parking spot, and guest parking.

Come bring your family to the Dolphin's Tale, our home away from home to make your own tale of memories & children welcome!!

- So sorry no pets allowed!

More Details

Sherry and John
Member since: 2016
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018


Folly Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1484 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair 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 Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Bathroom tiled and newly appointed for 2nd and 3rd bedroom.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bench in shower & privacy wall for sink area w/hair dryer
  • Upgraded bathroom with tile and built in seating. Separate privacy wall to sink/dressing area with mirrored cabinet. Large walk in closet with extra blankets and couch bedding. Hangers for all your clothing provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 queen , Master shower bath/sink area w/walk in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Large dresser, water view, walk in closet w/luggage rack
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Oversized dresser, water view, walk in closet w/luggage rack
  • Master tiled bathroom with separate sink/dressing area. Large Walk in closet luggage rack dresser. Armoire, flat screen HDTV. Wake up to stunning private view of river! Quiet End unit.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beach & Pool towels provided, games, DVD's. Each bedroom has luggage rack, hangers, and walk in closets. Full size washer and dryer for your needs. New ownership so all linens, dishes, pots/pans, Keurig etc new 2016! Our home is for your enjoyment! Close to beach, Folly Pier, water activites such as kayaking rentals or tours, fishing and much more abound....walk or drive & park at beach...Historic downtown Charleston 15 minute drive. Best of both worlds! One mile to Harris Teeter Food store & gas. Short Walk or 2 minute drive over bridge to Folly Beach for lifguarded fun or evening stroll on famous Folly Pier as open til 10pm, 11pm in summer..great view of sunsets! Short 15 min drive over James Island connector to Historic Downtown. Lots of brochures in unit for sightseeing, plantations, water tours, Patriots point, and events on all islands. Closest beach to Downtown Charleston! Or relax just steps from unit to lounge chairs under palms in stunning pool and tennis. .


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ON RIVER Spectacular View! 1st Floor Renovated Private End Unit- Ocean to Pool!
average rating of 4.9074073 based on 54 reviews

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Property was well located to downtown and the beach. We were there in the off season so not crowded and plenty of parking so we didn't need to walk, although it's close enough you could have. Sherry was very thorough prior to our arrival with info on the condo and also info on things to do!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston Wedding

  • 4 of 5

Great location very comfortable

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Perfect family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Spacious condo with the Folly River right out back, beautifully decorated with all the amenities needed to enjoy our week at Folly/Charleston. 20 minute drive to French Quarter/for shopping, carriage ride, history & food. 15 minute walk over the river bridge to the beach and Folly shops and food. So many great places to see and things to do including plantation tours, escape room adventure, swimming, beach volleyball, and looking for dolphin. Sherry our owner was incredibly helpful and friendly!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Beautiful! Just like the pictures.

  • 5 of 5

The unit is super clean, convenient for a variety of experiences, and the owners are incredibly accommodating.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Perfect Condo

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful location that is very convenient to Folly Beach. It is comfortable and well furnished and there's not a utensil you can want that is not provided. Additionally the condo is surgically clean.

Sherry and John were friendly and efficient. They provided suggestions, maps and recommendations that greatly enhanced our Charleston visit.

We would highly recommend Dolphins Tale to anyone planning to stay in the Charleston area.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dolphins, pelicans and seagulls, Oh my!

  • 5 of 5

I spent the entire month of February at Dolphin’s Tale. I enjoyed the tranquil morning view of the river especially with the occasional dolphin sightings! I loved watching all the wildlife and sailboats!

The condo was very, very clean and the beds were comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped and has everything you could possibly want or need. Thank you Sherry for your attention to detail. My visit was perfect!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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