- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathrooms
- Sleeps 4
- 1 bathroom
- 2 bedrooms
- 2 total pets
- Air conditioning
- Barbecue grill
- Bathtub or shower
- Beach towels
- Beach umbrellas
- Bed sheets provided
- Coffee/tea maker
- Deadbolt lock
- Fenced yard
- Fire extinguisher
- First aid kit
- Kayak on site
- Living room
- Onsite parking
- Onsite parking options include a garage
- Paddleboard on site
- Paper towels
- Pet friendly
- Rainfall showerhead
- Smart TV
- Smoke detector
- Smoke-free property
- Sofa bed
- Toilet paper
- Towels provided
- Washing machine and dryer
- Welcoming dogs only
- WiFi available
About this Property
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathrooms
- Private vacation home
Feel the appeal of coastal living at this calming property, just mins. from Folly Beach and downtown Charleston. Appreciate spectacular water vistas from north facing rooms and the back deck while a grandiose live oak shades the front yard. The home features eclectic decor, with vintage furnishings, wood accents and local art. Multiple seating areas invite you and your family or friends to share conversation, work puzzles, or play games. A gas fireplace in dayroom provides warmth and diversion (if you can get pilot light lit), while multiple intelligent T.V.s offer multimedia entertainment. Two roomy bedrooms beds with queen beds accommodate up to 4 guests. Full bathroom with shower offers rain shower head, and a thin lip accommodates persons with mobility concerns; shower chair available. An outdoor shower with hot and cold water opens to the sky. High speed WiFi extends a quality and reliable connection throughout the home.
This gracious and well appointed ranch style home is located under a sizable live oak and overlooks 14 acre Secessionville Lake. The property is located on secluded Fort Lamar Road just 1/4 mile from the historic Civil War Battlefield Fort Lamar, now a nature preserve. Property is less than five miles from Folly Beach, and six miles from the historic district/downtown.
Watch egrets, herons, hawks, pelicans, bald eagles, and song birds from the back deck (patio sets seat 4-8), or from two huge swings. Roseate Spoonbills have been spotted freshly on James Island; perhaps some will be privileged to see a representative of this tropical species.
Kayak or paddle board on the lake, fish discreetly, tour the Preserve, skate or ride your bicycle on the oak canopied roads after a day at the beach, or light a bonfire and roast marshmallows in the Solo Stove. Kids and adults will appreciate the enormous tree swing in front yard.
House is in no way ADA compliant, but individuals with limited mobility will find the two step entrance and low threshold inside reasonably simple to navigate. Shower stall is walk-in with 1” lip, which I’m told is altogether accessible, shower chair available. Doors do not accommodate a full size wheelchair.
Ample off street parking is available for 2-4 cars. Driveways would also accommodate a modest to medium sized boat or RV, contingent on other cars.
A completely fenced backyard is available for your modest furry four-legged friends.
Other local attractions—
• Angel Oak on Johns Island is grand (gift shop with local wares, sweetgrass baskets on site)—check website for hours!
Folly Beach County Park offers a pleasant beach setting with fewer people than centrally. Shelters, bathrooms, changing rooms, and a striking deck overlooking the ocean (at event venue, The Ocean House) are on offer here.
Replacement of The Folly Beach Pier is in progress, with completion expected in 2022. However, bathrooms, gift shop, ice cream bar and striking waterfront deck remain open.
Vistas of the Folly Beach Lighthouse are accessible via a short walk on a mostly paved road (no cars or family pets). The Lighthouse is illuminated on very special days, see local press for information.
• Folly River Park has some playground equipment, a shelter, and boardwalk over marsh to the river, fishing allowed.
James Island County Park overlooking the marsh is exceptional, with lake and streams for kayaking and paddling, huge dog park with water access, and a network of roads and paths for walking, cycling and skating. Seasonal entertainment is posted on Charleston County Parks and Recreation website. Festival of Lights is open mid November through early January, and is great fun for all with hot cocoa, s’mores, bonfires, and train rides on offer.
Beach wheel chairs with large pneumatic tires are available on request at County Park or through City Hall. A few beach entry paths offer enhanced access, listed on CityofFollyBeach.com website.
Beach umbrellas and chairs are available for rental through the Folly Beach Chair Company (see website).
Surfing is a bore, don’t do it (however, many local surf schools can be found online).
Off shore fishing expeditions abound, accessible online. I strongly recommend Will Adams with Write Off the Rip (on Facebook)
Ashby Gale, Paleontologist in Residence at Charleston Fossil Adventures, will lead you to significant artifacts and fossils (save some for me).
‘Big John’ Ory with Charleston SUP Safaris offers a brisk paddle in the Folly River at the Boat Landing.
PARKING ON FOLLY BEACH is a bear, see City of Folly Beach website for very stringent rules and regulations.
**PLEASE NOTE We accept only dogs 25 lbs or less and an occasional feline. No bigger dogs, please (violators may be asked to leave without refund). Insurance prevents our hosting certain breeds. Pet costs are billed after bookings.
SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED IN HOME OR ON PROPERTY. Extra cleaning costs may be assessed if tobacco use is detected.
Guests have access to two bedrooms, full private bath, and all common areas inside and out. Washer and dryer are located in the garage. One Perception kayak and a Bark paddle board are available for guests' use. Owner occupies residence when guests are present as required by the City of Charleston.
About the Area
This vacation home is located in Charleston. Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal and Charleston City Marina are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park and James Island County Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, or consider a night out at Historic Rice Mill.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
- Pets allowed
- Dogs only
- 2 total pets
- Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
How to book the best rental experience:
Getting the most from your budget:
- The earlier your group can reserve a vacation home, the easier your search will be. The best properties are booked early. Reserving your rental up to twelve months before your vacation dates is recommended. Holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving are excellent times to plan and reserve your rental property.
- Booking your vacation rental in Fall or Spring is our favorite way to save money on your rental home. Rental rates are lower, and you'll find a larger selection of suitable homes. Speaking of the off-season, don't overlook the holidays for a Charleston area vacation! Who wouldn't love a holiday near the ocean? Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years are great times to gather with loved ones at your favorite beach.
- Hosts sometimes offer rate reductions for veterans and active duty military. It's always a good idea to check with your host or property manager to see if rate reductions are available for your group before you book.
- Booking websites often offer their guests an option to obtain vacation insurance. Trip insurance, which costs between 1% - 5% of the booking price, offers visitors reimbursement of their vacation costs for any missed days as a result of medical-related catastrophes or weather disasters, as well as ensuing additional evacuation costs, such as an unexpected hotel or additional fuel expenses. Trip insurance can be a a life-saver if the unforeseen occurs. Ask the property owner for more information.
- Find a copy of your local Charleston area visitors guide magazine when you arrive at the rental property. If your rental home doesn't have one, you can find them at local grocery stores, shopping centers, and visitor centers. In addition to great local articles, visitor guides have deals for local accommodations and attractions.
How to choose the perfect rental in Charleston:
- Begin by selecting potential vacation weeks and a maximum budget.
- Note the number bedrooms and what type of bedroom configuration your group needs. Waterfront Sanctuary. Minutes from Folly Beach! has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathrooms.
- Precise information regarding bedrooms and bed sizes & counts is normally accessible on booking websites. If you don't see them listed, reach out to the property manager before you reserve the property. Remember that most properties list the maximum guest capacity, which frequently includes pull-out couches and bunk beds.
- If your family is vacationing with pets, you must book a rental that allows animals. Ask for information on breed, weight, and type restrictions. Note that some hosts charge pet deposits and fees.
- Are you visiting for a specific attraction? If so, use a map search to find nearby rentals.
- Proper accessibility amenities can make or break a vacation for those with limited mobility. Remember to confirm all required amenities are available before reserving a rental
More considerations for your visit:
- Put the host's contact information in your smartphone.
- Ask questions. You may want instructions for a garage door opener, television set or washer/dryer. Contact your property manager. They are there to help! A brief text message can prevent a lot of difficulties.
- Lock your vacation home while you're away. Protect the owner's property and your stuff!
- Document any damages to the property at check in, and immediately e-mail them to the owner. We specifically recommend texts and e-mails, as they usually contain built-in time stamps that are very helpful if a dispute is filed.
- Be a good neighbor! You wouldn't like unpleasant vacationers disrupting your home life. Practice the golden rule for best judgement. Happy residents may even recommend great local food and scenic spots you would've not otherwise known!
- Don't forget to... Ask a local! Local residents can typically help you find the best spots in town. Who better to ask where to find the fresh catch of the day, have a great night on the town, or the best spots for fine dining?
- Re-check every room of the rental property to confirm that you've packed all personal items on check-out day. Remember to check closets, dressers, garages, and bathrooms for hidden belongings. Remove everything from the refrigerator and take or dispose of leftovers.
- Walk through the property one final time and look for any damage. We recommend walking through with the property manager whenever you can (often this isn't possible). If the host is not available, ensure that you take photos and video of the rental to record its condition.
- Leave a review! Property owners rely on excellent feedback to drive new reservations. They'll be grateful for your feedback. Alternatively, if something went wrong, other vacationers will will be grateful for your experience and help them have the best future vacation. Please be objective. If something fell short of expectations, consider whether the host could control the issue, and if so, whether they responded expeditiously to solve it.