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Across the street from the beach! 6 bedrooms and 2 kitchens or rent just one flr

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

6 bdrms, 3 bths+ sleeps 14; see for floor pricing & availability

Abundant charm and fully air conditioned comfort in authentic Low Country style, just across the street from the beach and 20 minutes from historic downtown Charleston. Beach access is only two doors down the street - a few minutes from door to sand. We have wi-fi. We have an outdoor hot water shower. We do not require a full week's rental and we do not charge extra for pets. This classic beach house was built in 1924 and has high ceilings and bead board walls. The beach where we are is the loveliest part of Folly Island. We are on a deep lot full of Palm trees and Water Oaks. We are 8 blocks (an easy one mile walk) to Center Street on Folly with shops, restaurants and fun for all; just steps to the Folly Fishing Pier. This property is a duplex - the upstairs unit is the original house built in 1924, with 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths; and the ground floor is a 2 bedroom / 1 bath apartment that was added more recently. They rent together, 'whole house,' or separately. The calendar here on vrbo/vacationrentals only shows when the whole house is booked. Visit our site, for availability of the whole house and for each floor. You can also email me about availability. I will respond very quickly.

Rosie's Ocean View is the original house, upstairs, with 4 big bedrooms and 2 full baths. It has 1 king bed, 2 queen beds, 1 full bed and 1 single bed, plus a queen sleeper sofa. Wi-fi, DVD player and cable TV are included. The HVAC unit is new and keeps the place cool in summer and warm in winter. The kitchen is fully equipped, has a new dishwasher, 2 coffee makers and a butcher block breakfast bar. We have a Belgian waffle maker and a large electric griddle that make for yummy breakfasts and a blender that makes for yummy cocktails. The dining area comfortably seats 9 people.

The screened in front porch runs the entire front of the house and has beautiful ocean views and ocean breezes. Birds nest in the palm trees next to the house, mixing their songs with the sound of the waves. The porch furniture is great for socializing, reading or napping. The common area furniture is also large and comfortable for reading or TV viewing and the sleeper sofa is from Pottery Barn and has a thick mattress.

Kudzu's Cottage is the ground floor apartment. It has lovely big bright windows and a screened in porch that runs the depth of the house, nestled in a grove of Oak trees and Palms. Styled like a Portugese fishing cottage, the Cottage has all tile floors, clay pots and warm colors. It has 2 bedrooms (one with a queen size bed and a twin size bed and the other with a full size bed). It has a tiled bath with a dressing area. The kitchen is fully equipped, with full sized refrigerator and oven, plus a microwave, blender and a breakfast bar. The dining room table comfortably seats 6 people. The TV is a wall-mounted flat screen located in the common area with comfortable furniture. Wi-fi, DVD player and cable TV are included. The sofa is huge - big enough for two people to lie down for a good read or an afternoon snooze. For up to the minute availability calendars for the whole house, the upstairs alone and the ground floor alone, visit our site, We are fully licensed as a rental property by the City of Folly Beach and our license number is LIC-2-18-186807.

More Details

Susan Gouinlock
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, some French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

Why Susan Gouinlock chose Folly Beach

My grandmother owned a house on the beach on Folly and I grew up spending wonderful time there eating ice cream on Center Street and playing in the surf. We ate (and eat) lots of locally caught fresh seafood. Folly has only gotten better over the years because the City and the County do a great job of protecting the coast from over-development.

What makes this house unique

Original Low Country charm updated with wi-fi, flat screen TVs and just across the street from the beach. Take a nap on one of the shady porches. Book a diner cruise in Charleston Harbor, a tour of an historic home or plantation or shop in Charleston for art, antiques or souvenirs.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Susan,

I wanted to let you know that we loved your beach house! It was a warm and cozy spot with a perfect location to the beach access. We would love to rent it again soon. We are looking at possibly early November and we would like to reserve it again next Labor Day. How soon would you need the deposit for next year?
Aug 2012
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Folly Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Private outdoor shower with hot water
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , beautiful views of tropical yard through new windows
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Ground floor front room with lovely light
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , this room has a full private bathroom and an ocean view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , new full bed (replaced bunk bed) and has a twin bed as well
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , ground floor; tile floors and queen bed with twin trundle
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This bedroom has a private sink and lots of closet space
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We are right across the street from the beach. We have a private heated outdoor shower, an oyster roasting pit and a charcoal grill for your iuse. The backyard is lush, full of flowering shrubs, climbing Jasmine, a Fig tree, a Bay Tree, giant hydrangeas and lantana. Our screened porches bring you into the world of the South Carolina Low Country like few places can. There is a Harris Teeter grocery store very nearby on James Island, plus a Walmart on James Island in case you forget to bring something. We are only a 20 minute drive to historic downtown Charleston. Google 'Charleston, SC' and start planning! We are 8 blocks (1 mile) from the Folly Beach fishing pier and Center Street with its shops, restaurants and fun for all.


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Across the street from the beach! 6 bedrooms and 2 kitchens or rent just one flr
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 28 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family of 12 stayed on both floors of this house on Folly Beach. It was a mere 3 minute walk to the beach! Seriously, just three houses down the street and there was your sandy beach entrance! The house was tidy and comfortable. The wood floors, cabinets and furniture had a nice retro look and reminded me of my growing up years. Comfy for all! Susan was very amenable and quick to respond to any questions. She even arranged for us to check in early and put babies down for naps! We would definitely stay again. It was a refreshing and rejuvenating time for the whole family.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Suzie and family were the perfect guests: asked lots of questions so I knew what they needed for THEIR perfect vacation. If I know of a special need, I always try to accommodate it. I look forward to hosting another of their vacations!
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Sweet and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

We had 9 people staying at the house. We rented the whole house, although all would have fit in the upstairs rental. Everything was clean and well kept.

The rules and check out steps were clear and easy to follow.

The location was great for both Folly and Charleston activities. We rented a goof cart from Folly Beach Bike & Golf Cart Rentals (843-696-2217) and I highly recommend doing the same.

Its very close to the county park which was helpful for the wedding we attended there.

Susan is quick to respond and helpful for any and all questions.

Great place!!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So delightful to hear from a happy guest! We do all that we can to provide a peaceful, pretty and relaxing spot at the beach. I hope our guest comes back soon.
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Amazing Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We rented the beach house for a family reunion. It was amazing. We rented both upstairs and downstairs. It was clean, beautiful, and very close to the beach access. It had everything we needed ( we bought the whole package to include linen service) for everyone. We were not cramped up. The house was air conditioned and stayed cool the entire time with the amount of family we had. The beds were comfortable in every room, the sheets and comforters were very clean, the bathrooms were very clean, the washer and dryer worked wonderfully, the entire stay was amazing. We wanted to stay longer. We cooked a huge dinner one night and there were plenty of pans, plates, utensils, and room. The only thing that didn't work for us, was the outdoor shower. However, there were hoses on each side that worked just fine. It was a simple process to rent from Susan. That in itself was worth the stay. We will definitely rent again at this amazing cottage by the beach!!! Would recommend to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice review! I will get the outdoor shower working ASAP now that I know there is a problem. I so appreciate the feedback and look forward to the next visit from this terrific guest!
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Great Location - Plenty of Space

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time while staying in this Beach House. It was nice having the downstairs area as a separate living space for privacy. The downstairs had 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, and living room. My parents stayed upstairs and they had more than enough room (4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen & living room). Our favorite part of the house was the upstairs screened in porch. It was so cozy. We rented golf carts to get to and from center street, but it's only about a mile walk. We would enjoy staying at this house again. We appreciate the owners letting us bring our 2 dogs. They go everywhere with us and are excellent travelers. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoy providing a vacation home for good pet owners. They are happy to have their "babies" with them and always take good care of the house. One of my favorite funny little message boards that I had in the house at one point said, "I work hard so my dog can have a better life." Needless to say, we have a beagle and he loves the beach!
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Adorable beach house perfect for a large group!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 11 of us stayed for a wedding and absolutely fell in love with this house! It is perfect for a large group - plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms. The location cannot be beat, right across the beach and walkable to the downtown beach bars.

The house is quite charming, reminiscent of an old beach house. It was very clean with plenty of dishes, toilet paper, and the other essentials.

Susan was amazing to work with! She was responsive and allowed us to check in early. Lovely house, we will be back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nothing puts a smile on an owner's face like a happy guest! Thanks for the kind words. We always do our best!
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Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely stay here again. We stayed in the bottom floor unit. Susan, the owner, was there the same time we were. She was very kind and offered to help with anything we needed. I own a real estate company and I was very pleased with how she manages her property. The unit has everything you need to enjoy a stay at Folly. We can't wait to go again!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice review! It was so fun meeting this group of guests. Great guests make their own great stays; I just provide the beachy, breezy, comfy space!
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Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rita's Seaside Grill
Nearest Beach
Folly Beach
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Enjoy the beach!.

* bike riding on beach and roads.

* surfing or watching surfing.

* shopping on Center Street.

* paddle boarding and kayaking.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Enjoy the beach!.

* go for a bike ride.

* free tennis courts.

* watch the surfers.

* people watch on Center Street.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Enjoy the beach!.

* collect shells.

* The Yorktown aircraft carrier.

* eat in Charleston!.

* Ride bikes.

Folly Beach is beautiful. It is almost entirely single family homes. There are no high rises. It is a wide beach with a laid back, island vibe. Folly Beach is close (20 minutes) to all that is historic Charleston, SC. For time off the beach, shop on Center Street or head into Charleston. See the Yorktown aircraft carrier; shop on King Street; tour historic homes; see the Battery and Fort Sumter. Tanger Outlet shopping is 30 minutes away if you catch a rainy day during your stay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

linens whole house $120
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning for whole house $200
Ground floor-only clean $85
upstairs-only cleaning $120
linens upstairs only $65
Tax Rate 14.0%

This is a duplex: There are two separate units (2 floors under the same roof) and each has its own charms. They rent separately or together. Email me for rates for each separate unit. You can rent the whole house - 6 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 kitchens, 2 screened porches, 2 common areas and a private outdoor shower (the "Whole House"); or the upstairs that is the original house with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths ("Rosie's Ocean View"); or the ground floor 2 bedroom (the "Cottage"). Cleaning fees are $205 whole house; $120 upstairs; $85 ground floor. For availability of each rental option see calendars on owner's site

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.