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Recent Private Homes reviews

  • Exceeded our expectations. The pictures don't do the property justice. Relaxing vacation house.

    "First, I would stay there again in a heartbeat. I could complain about little things, but they didn't affect our time there with a couple exceptions. The WiFi never did work for us. I didn't notify anyone, because we used our iDevices to access the Internet. I should have mentioned this before we left in all fairness. My biggest complaint was the lighting. The light switches for lights that did work were in weird places -- often very far from the lights they operate. Some switches seemed to do nothing. The outside lights didn't seem to work at all except for the spotlights. However, the spots must be turned off after 10 PM, at least during part of the year because of turtles on the beach. The living and dining area was somewhat dark. The bulbs are too dim, and there aren't enough lights and lamps. The bedrooms and bathrooms were dim or lacking enough lights I thought. The washer and dryer are outside under the house. While this isn't any real problem by itself, there are no lights -- or at least that could get to light up. This is a security concern; though the area felt very safe in general. Safely navigating the stairs during the day requires care and more so at night; the stairs going up to the deck to the house are rather steep. The location is secluded and quiet. The beach is great; step off the private deck onto the beach itself. The house was clean, and the kitchen was well stocked though the knives are very dull. The beds were comfortable. There were plenty of additional pillows blankets and towels. There were enough cleaning supplies and a working vacuum cleaner; this place is literally right on the beach -- there's a lot of sand. The place is decorated in a sort of whimsical 'beachy' way with some clever little touches. This place definitely does not have the sterile condo-like look. The living and dining area is large with plenty of seating. The view from the living room to the ocean was spectacular. The deck was amazing. I loved sitting there on the rocking chairs and getting some sun in the ocean breeze. Sitting out there in the morning before the sun made me want to get up early the next day. Sitting out there at night looking out over the water listening to the waves and looking up at the stars...if that doesn't relax you, I don't know what will. The view and the deck made our vacation. We love the Charleston and the area. There is so much to see and do, and so much history. Dealing with Chris was easy and a friendly experience."
    Guest: Stephen L. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 18, 2016
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  • Amazing vacation

    "First off, Cathy and Larry are amazing hosts. You aren't just renting a home, you are renting their home which they take great pride in. You could not ask for a better location as it is diagonally across from the 8th Ave beach access. We were at the beach in under one minute from our doorstep. This was very important to me as I was traveling with my 70 year old mother and I didn't want her to have to go far. The beautiful home is far enough away from the noise of Center St but close enough to get their in under 10 mins. I do recommend a golf cart as parking in Folly during the high season is at a premium. We had a large vehicle with a substantial trailer hitch so we knew a golf cart was the way to go. There aren't really sidewalks to walk on to get to town so we found this easier. The house is beautifully appointed with all that you could ever want. We traveled with 2 small dogs and they loved the fenced in yard. It's very private and spacious for the lot. It was a 20 min easy drive to beautiful downtown Charleston where top notch shopping and restaurants await. It was such a spectacular vacation for the first time ever, we've already reserved the house for the same week next year! Also, rent chairs from the Folly Beach chair company. They will set up and take down your beach chairs and umbrella daily. Wonderful service and worth every penny in our book. Can't wait for next year, thank you Larry, Cathy and Buster! ❤️"
    Guest: HiltonHead Vacationer Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 2, 2016
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  • Excellent home away from home!

    "This home was well appointed and had all of the things that you would want in your own home. It was clean and very comfy. The views of the marsh & the ocean were wonderful. The front porch rocking chairs were a big hit. The town of Folly beach was fun. The ease of getting to Charleston is also a selling point. I would definitely stay there again!"
    Guest: Sherri M. Date of Stay: November 2016 Review Submitted: November 15, 2016
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  • Everything was perfect!

    "Just returned from a week-long stay at the "Chicken House" and have nothing but great things to say. The house is charming and comfortable, especially if you like a vintage, retro feel -- it's all of that in the best way. Yes, only one bathroom, but our party of 6 really didn't have any problems rotating through. Our party was two couples and two individuals and the bedroom setup was perfect for everyone to have their own space, with a comfortable common room in between and a big kitchen table. The screened porch was the star of the show -- we almost had to arm-wrestle for hammock privileges. Not isolated at all, but far enough off the main drag of Center St. to be quieter in the evenings. The house really did have everything we needed and the views and beach access were stunning. Amanda was a thoroughly gracious host, and we were able to work out a last-minute addition of a couple extra nights to our stay because we weren't ready to leave yet! We've vacationed on Folly for years but have never stayed in the same place twice - but in this case we truly fell in love and can't wait to repeat!"
    Guest: Jennifer A. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 22, 2016
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