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Vacation rental beach houses in Folly Beach

Vacation rental beach houses in Folly Beach

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Private Suite C w/keyless entry, king size bed
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Private room · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 private bath

Private Suite C w/keyless entry, king size bedLocation, location, location! Spacious private suite with keyless entry on James Island situated halfway between Downtown Charleston and Folly Beach. Only minutes driving to either way. Close to James Island County Park, restaurants and other amenities. Free off the street parking - enough space for 2 cars. Private indoor bathroom plus outdoor shower. Coffee maker, coffee, microwave, mini fridge, bottled water provided. Dedicated to make all guests feel welcomed and as comfortable as possible.

Steps 2 BEACH * *bright and airy cottage  **
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Entire house · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

Steps 2 BEACH * *bright and airy cottage **This home is 1 block off the beach. Enjoy a beach stay at this bright and airy cottage, Walk to Beach, Pier, Local Grocery, restaurants, and shops. We provide 2 bikes, 4 beach chairs, and 2 surfboards. This is a two bedroom, one bath home with fully equipped kitchen and open floorpan. Prepare to marvel over the spacious porch on the front of the home while enjoying the ocean breezes. Spacious outdoor shower, Huge back deck, a fire pit (firewood not included), and grill.

Pelican's Porch on Folly Beach-Oceanview
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Entire house · 4 guests · 3 beds · 1.5 baths

Pelican's Porch on Folly Beach-OceanviewComfortable beach house, tastefully decorated on the West end of the island with large deck overlooking the ocean. The short sandy beach path is right out the front door. The home has amazing ocean views and peaks of the river to the rear. You can view both sunrises and sunsets on Folly Beach because the Island runs East/West. 9 blocks from the vibrant , eclectic center of town is where you'll find locally owned cafes, restaurants, stores, bars and the pier.

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  • Pool
  • Pets allowed
  • Air conditioning
  • Wifi
  • Kitchen

Apartments in Folly Beach

Perfect Purple Palace Folly Vacation Apt C
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Perfect Purple Palace Folly Vacation Apt C
Price:$82 / night
Comfortable and Quiet 2BR Park Circle Apartment
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Comfortable and Quiet 2BR Park Circle Apartment
Price:$10 / night
Steps from the beach - 1 bedroom - Folly Beach
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Steps from the beach - 1 bedroom - Folly Beach
Price:$80 / night
Blackbeard's Folly I • Sleeps 6 • 500ft From Beach
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Blackbeard's Folly I • Sleeps 6 • 500ft From Beach
Price:$92 / night
Private Marshfront Studio Nestled Among Grand Oaks
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Private Marshfront Studio Nestled Among Grand Oaks
Price:$99 / night
Folly Beach Hideaway
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Folly Beach Hideaway
Price:$106 / night
Cozy Getaway - minutes from beaches & downtown
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Cozy Getaway - minutes from beaches & downtown
Price:$78 / night
Beach Bum Bungalow - Cool Hidden Spot - Easy Walk to the Beach
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Beach Bum Bungalow - Cool Hidden Spot - Easy Walk to the Beach
Price:$72 / night
Charleston Treehouse Cottage
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Charleston Treehouse Cottage
Price:$72 / night
Lovely studio apartment, lush porch, Walk to King
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Lovely studio apartment, lush porch, Walk to King
Price:$109 / night
Private Waterfront Apartment among the Grand Oaks
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Private Waterfront Apartment among the Grand Oaks
Price:$90 / night
The Coastal Getaway!
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The Coastal Getaway!
Price:$52 / night

Pet-friendly houses

Dog-friendly tropical oasis w/ private deck/ yard - close to beach & everything!
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Dog-friendly tropical oasis w/ private deck/ yard - close to beach & everything!
Price:$280 / night
Beach House- 0.4 Miles from the Ocean
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Beach House- 0.4 Miles from the Ocean
Price:$115 / night
*Luxury Beach Living*
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*Luxury Beach Living*
Price:$250 / night
Entire 5 Rooms W/Media Rm by Surf &City share/w us
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Entire 5 Rooms W/Media Rm by Surf &City share/w us
Price:$84 / night
The Compound - That Place
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The Compound - That Place
Price:$125 / night
Folly Vacation 202 Beach Bungalow
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Folly Vacation 202 Beach Bungalow
Price:$227 / night
Pets OK, Priv Ba, Priv Entry, Tidal Creek/Kayaks
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Pets OK, Priv Ba, Priv Entry, Tidal Creek/Kayaks
Price:$72 / night
Downtown Charleston Single - Walk to Everything!
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Downtown Charleston Single - Walk to Everything!
Price:$112 / night
Bright, dog-friendly home w/ private pool & pool spa - short walk to beach
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Bright, dog-friendly home w/ private pool & pool spa - short walk to beach
Price:$191 / night
Lee's Beach House
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Lee's Beach House
Price:$512 / night
Billy Goat Cottage
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Billy Goat Cottage
Price:$125 / night
Dog-friendly home w/ large porch, steps to beach, shops & more!
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Dog-friendly home w/ large porch, steps to beach, shops & more!
Price:$214 / night

Houses with pools

Family beach house, 12
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Family beach house, 12
Price:$225 / night
Southern Chic, 5 * home,  Palm drive, near beach!
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Southern Chic, 5 * home, Palm drive, near beach!
Price:$225 / night
AMAZING Views! Private entrance, Pool, On Marsh!
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AMAZING Views! Private entrance, Pool, On Marsh!
Price:$92 / night
Red Sunset - 5 bed/4.5 Bath Home - Breathtaking Sunset Views - Only 2 Blocks from the Beach!
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Red Sunset - 5 bed/4.5 Bath Home - Breathtaking Sunset Views - Only 2 Blocks from the Beach!
Price:$420 / night
NEW HOME!- Private Pool, Parking, Close to Beach
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NEW HOME!- Private Pool, Parking, Close to Beach
Price:$410 / night
114 W HURON - SAND CASTLE - SALTWATER POOL!
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114 W HURON - SAND CASTLE - SALTWATER POOL!
Price:$387 / night
Ocean views + 1 block from Center St
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Ocean views + 1 block from Center St
Price:$300 / night
"Treehouse" Living for 6 on Seabrook Island
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"Treehouse" Living for 6 on Seabrook Island
Price:$163 / night
Brand New Island Getaway
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Brand New Island Getaway
Price:$299 / night
Luxury Home, Heated Pool, Grand Porches, 1 Block to Beach!
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Luxury Home, Heated Pool, Grand Porches, 1 Block to Beach!
Price:$346 / night
Boutique Hotel Home with Pool 'The Cove'
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Boutique Hotel Home with Pool 'The Cove'
Price:$139 / night
Waterfront Privacy, heated infinity pool, location
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Waterfront Privacy, heated infinity pool, location
Price:$660 / night

All About Folly Beach

This tiny barrier island outside of Charleston, South Carolina, has a spirited history: In the 1940s and ’50s, live musicians drew big crowds to concerts on its pier. But in recent decades, Folly Beach has embraced a more mellow spirit. Days here revolve around the water, whether that means kayaking along the river or bobbing on a longboard waiting for a wave, with funky surf shops and crab shacks catering to the beach lifestyle. The famous pier is being rebuilt, but when it reopens in 2023, it will stretch more than 1,000 feet into the Atlantic, with benches for fishing and quiet contemplation.

Getting There

Folly Beach is just 15 minutes from downtown Charleston and about 40 minutes from Charleston International Airport (CHS). The next-closest major city is Charlotte, NC, about 3.5 hours away. There’s just one road in and out of the island. The town’s main beaches, shops, and restaurants are within easy biking or walking distance of one another, though you’ll want to rent a car if you plan to explore nearby islands like Sullivan’s Island or Isle of Palms.

Weather

June through August brings prime beach weather, with highs in the 80s Fahrenheit and humidity that lasts into the evenings. Like other parts of the Lowcountry, it rains frequently in the summer, but showers are usually brief. Fall is typically peak surf season, as the waves get bigger but the temperatures stay warm enough, in the 60s and 70s, to be in the water. Winter brings average highs in the 40s and 50s and lots of wind, and spring temperatures climb back up to the 60s and 70s.

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Folly Beach County Park

The waves at this beach on the western end of Folly are some of the gentlest on the island, making it ideal for boogie boarding and swimming (don’t worry about bringing gear; you can rent it by the shore). Keep an eye out for loggerhead turtles and brown pelicans, both of which have protected breeding habitats in the park. If you want to surf, head up to the beach around Folly Pier for lessons, or to an area known as the Washout for expert-level swells.

Folly River Park

This park is your entry to Folly’s more tranquil side, the river that runs north of the island. Rent a kayak or paddleboard — or sign up for a guided tour — from an outfitter on nearby Center Street, and then spend the day slowly making your way around the marshes, accompanied only by seabirds (or, if you’re lucky, dolphins). You can also swallow up an entire day fishing or crabbing from the dock. Either way, stick around to watch the sunset over the river.

Morris Island Lighthouse

This lighthouse has suffered damage from a cyclone and an earthquake since it was built in 1876, but it still stands tall — albeit with a slight lean — a few hundred feet off Folly Beach’s shore. You can view the lighthouse, preserved as a historical landmark, by boat (tours often pass it as part of fishing trips) or by driving to the northern end of East Ashley Avenue and taking the 15-minute walk to the beach.

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