Discover a selection of 4,000 vacation rentals in Folly Beach, SC that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $155 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Folly Beach. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Enjoy the water from a Folly Beach cabin rental

Folly Beach is a great place for Charleston cabin rentals. It boasts many attractions for couples and families, such as the shops, restaurants, and amusements of Folly Beach Pier and Center Street. You can also spend time on the area's gorgeous beaches and vibrant wildlife habitats, such as the Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve. Folly Beach is also popular for water sports like windsurfing, surfing, and sea kayaking, so you can take in everything that the area has to offer.

 
History

Historic sites near Folly Beach vacation homes

Folly Beach is filled with interesting historic sites to explore during your trip. Vacation rentals are available near places like Morris Island Lighthouse, a Civil War-era lighthouse with tranquil surrounds, and Castle Pinckney, a Civil War ruin site with a former fort and sweeping coastal views. You'll also enjoy Fort Johnson, a military historic site and former fort with excellent fishing opportunities.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Folly Beach vacation rentals

Take a long walk on the 1,000-foot Folly Beach Pier, smack dab in the middle of the bustling boardwalk. Charming Charleston with its cobblestone streets and pastel antebellum houses is just 10 miles away from many Folly Beach vacation rentals. Or set off for Sullivan's Island where you can visit the historical military site of Fort Moultrie or see where the first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter National Monument. And the kids can cool off at Splash Zone Waterpark or Blackbeard's Cove Family Fun Park.

Activities

Things to do near Folly Beach vacation homes

Center Street's the main road here, so mosey on down there for some shopping and eating. Food lovers will find all kinds of southern flair at Folly Beach's many restaurants, so get a side of grits with those fried oysters. And what better place to enjoy these eats than on the waterfront? The boardwalk's a few steps from the uber-wide beach and it has something for everyone. Wanna laze on the shore with a cold beer? You have a ton of beach bars beckoning you. If you'd rather dive in the water, there's surfing, kayaking, and more.

Day trips

Best excursions from Folly Beach vacation rentals

Folly Beach is the ideal base camp for exploring the attractions of Charleston. Vacation rentals are just a short ride from places like Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, a lush pre-Revolutionary War garden with train and boat tours, and Patriots Point, a military museum with retired Naval aircraft, ships, and submarines. You could also visit the South Carolina Aquarium, a huge aquarium with interactive exhibits and hundreds of marine species.

Weather

Climate for your stay in Folly Beach vacation rentals

The warm vibes match the weather when you book Folly Beach vacation rentals. Busy season and hot weather starts in May and lasts through September, with highs in the mid 80s. This is also the rainy season, with July and August being the wettest months. Keep in mind this exposed coast may get an occasional storm during hurricane season, which is July to November. The mild winters, which have temps in the 40s, are a great time to whale watch. And it's the south, so yeah, it's humid, but Folly Beach has the benefit of cool sea breezes to take the edge off.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Folly Beach

Travelers enjoy Folly Beach for its seaside and sunsets. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Folly Beach is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Folly Beach County Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • White Point Gardens (7.9 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Waterfront Park (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Marion Square (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Angel Oak Tree (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Hampton Park (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Folly Beach

The nearest airport is in Charleston Intl. Airport (CHS), located 16.8 mi (27 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Folly Beach?

Whether you want a cozy escape for you and your honey or someplace roomy to fit family and friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Folly Beach. Here are a couple to get your inspiration flowing:

  • "Lovely Folly Beach Home Just Steps To The Beach" is a hit with guests. Around 1 mile from Folly Beach, it has 4 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities, including beach towels and a video library.
  • "Mid 1700s Carriage House With Courtyard" is another top-notch choice, offering 2 bedrooms, a fridge, air conditioning and more. It's around 9 miles from Folly Beach.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Folly Beach vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Folly Beach?

Punching way above its weight when it comes to charm and character, a tiny house vacation rental in Folly Beach provides a front-row seat to big adventure. Power down your devices and turn your focus to outdoor fun at one of these compact stays:

  • Get set for a simpler way of living at "Cottage/tiny House Living Accommodation In Beaufort For Cost". Amenities at this gem in Pigeon Point include spa and beauty services, a hair dryer and more.
  • "Tiny House Near Santee Cooper Lakes And Cooper River" comes with a range of comforts, such as cookware, dishware and utensils and air conditioning. Located in Moncks Corner, you'll be able to live large in this small but cleverly designed abode.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Folly Beach?

Clock out on Friday and then forget all about work. If you're up for some relaxation and fun, these retreats in and around Folly Beach promise the perfect weekend getaway:

  • Located 11 miles to the northeast of the center of Folly Beach, "Studio On Shem Creek With A Deep Water Dock And Views Of Freshwater Lake" is a favorite with adventurous types and nature lovers. Get out and see nearby attractions, such as Wassamassaw Community Park and Crowfield Golf Club. Then, try your hand at activities like surfing and boogie boarding or kayaking.
  • "Charming Mid 1700s Kitchen House" is another dream escape to consider. Around 9 miles north of Folly Beach, use it as a base to enjoy some fishing or surfing and boogie boarding. Crowfield Golf & Country Club and Stephen Washington Park also have to be on your itinerary while you're here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Folly Beach?

Typically small in size, reasonably priced and conveniently located, it's not hard to fall for the appeal of a studio apartment. Get comfy in one of these vacation rentals and appreciate Folly Beach up close:

  • Wake up, go exploring and then do it all over again at "Studio On Shem Creek With A Deep Water Dock And Views Of Freshwater Lake". This property is a fantastic base for seeing the sights and offers amenities including a stovetop and off-street parking options.
  • "Sunroom With Lagoon Views To Enjoy Nature For Long" is another fabulous choice. Settle in and enjoy the use of cable/satellite TV services, a living room and more.

There are lots of highlights around Folly Beach you won't want to miss. Satisfy your inner culture vulture and visit Workshop Theatre and Columbia Marionette Theater.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Folly Beach?

Whether you're in search of a compact apartment for you and your other half or a townhouse that'll fit the family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Folly Beach. These retreats make a comfortable base for a short and sweet stay:

  • Within easy reach of central Folly Beach, "Castle By The Sea 7br/8ba Luxury Home With Elevator" rolls out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not kicking back in your comfortable digs, get out and discover the area's best sights.
  • Alternatively, book a couple of nights at "Studio On Shem Creek With A Deep Water Dock And Views Of Freshwater Lake". This conveniently located property will feel like your home away from home.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Folly Beach?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like planning a romantic weekend together. If you'd like to spend a couple of nights away with your partner, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Folly Beach that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Put on some soft tunes and slow dance the nights away at "Lovely Folly Beach Home Just Steps To The Beach". Around 1 mile from Folly Beach, this property has everything you need for a romantic weekend away, including beauty services and a fireplace.
  • Otherwise, spend a few magical days canoodling and uncorking Champagne at "Mid 1700s Carriage House With Courtyard", around 9 miles from Folly Beach. Shopping facilities and air conditioning will help set the mood for romance.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Folly Beach?

You'll find some incredible mansions for rent in and around Folly Beach. If you're searching for somewhere with plenty of space as well as a serious dose of wow factor, these stunners will be right up your alley:

  • Elegance, charm and oodles of character — "Luxurious And Spacious Antebellum Mansion" has it all, and then some. Around 9 miles north of Folly Beach and offering beauty services and golf, this showstopper is tough to beat.
  • Alternatively, score Brownie points with your crew and stay a while at "Private 16 Acre Mansion, Pool Beach". It's located approximately 10 miles to the west of Folly Beach and offers amenities like a swimming pool, a fireplace and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Folly Beach?

Cast your eye over these large group vacation rentals in or near Folly Beach and don't worry about leaving anyone off your guest list:

  • You'll have plenty of space to sprawl out at "Luxury, Elevated Pool, Ocean Views". Around 11 miles northeast of Folly Beach, this expansive retreat has 7 bedrooms and sleeps up to 15 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a fireplace and a beach view.
  • Invite up to 12 of your best friends to "Ocean's Song" Luxury 5br/6ba Home" and fill its spaces with laughter and love. This option has 5 bedrooms and is around 14 miles to the northeast of central Folly Beach. It's packed with features to keep a large group comfortable and content, including an ocean view and a swimming pool.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Folly Beach?

A pool is often an all-important amenity when deciding where to spend your vacation, particularly if you're bringing the kids along. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Folly Beach and fill your days with laughter and fun:

  • Round up your crew and enjoy an unforgettable break at "Mid 1700s Carriage House With Courtyard". There's a lot to love about this retreat apart from its pool, such as cable/satellite TV services and a fridge.
  • Alternatively, spend your break at "Charming Mid 1700s Kitchen House". As well as its inviting pool, you'll also have use of outdoor furniture and a living room.

Folly Beach has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging between 75 ºF and 85 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summertime to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Folly Beach vacation rental and plan your escape for whatever season you like.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Folly Beach?

It's always more fun to share precious moments with the ones that are closest to your heart. Whether you're planning a family catch-up or catching up with friends, Vrbo has a large vacation rental that's right for you. These are two of our best in and around Folly Beach:

  • Get your nearest and dearest together at "Lovely Folly Beach Home Just Steps To The Beach", which has 4 bedrooms that sleep up to 10 guests. This escape is around 1 mile to the west of Folly Beach and features amenities such as a balcony and pet-friendly facilities.
  • "Luxury, Elevated Pool, Ocean Views" is another top pick for families. It's about 11 miles to the northeast of Folly Beach, has 7 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 15 people. Handy amenities here include cable/satellite TV services and a smart TV.

If you're in the mood to do some sightseeing, there are loads of family-friendly attractions nearby to add to your itinerary. Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park and South Carolina State Fairgrounds are fine places to start.