About this listing
The home is situated directly on the Folly River and has great views of the river and marina. You can enjoy Folly Beach or downtown Charleston which is only six miles away.
This vacation home is a one-level, two bedroom, two-bath condominium in the gated Mariner's Cay complex in Folly Beach, South Carolina, USA. The home is situated directly on the Folly River and has great views of the river, the sunsets and the activity at the Mariner's Cay Marina. The screened porch overlooking the back yard and the marina is a great place for dining, reading and relaxing. The master bedroom opens to the porch as does the main living area. The entire condominium has just undergone complete redecorating and refurbishment with new floors inside, ceramic tile on the porch and new furnishings, including twin beds in the guest room.
The home is all on one level with only a short set of stairs from the parking area to the front door and another set off of the porch into the back yard. We love having direct access to the back yard and the marina area.
The home is well-maintained and nicely furnished with all of the expected conveniences including cable, Smart TV and DVD player.
The complex has two lighted tennis courts, a large pool and is a great place from which to launch your adventures -- kayaking, boating and fishing the river, riding bikes, surfing and long walks in and around Folly Beach are some of the favorite activities. The beach is less than a mile away by car, bike or walking. Historic downtown Charleston is a 15 minute drive.
You can tell by the photos that this condo is a cut above the normal rental condo in this complex. It is this way for a reason --- because we care about it and know that when it is nicely kept our guests will do the same. I have recently been in some of the other condos that are used for rentals and you get what you pay for. You can tell immediately that the owners have intended them to be rentals only and they are furnished, equipped and treated that way. This one is different and we welcome you to find out for yourself. We have owned a nice place in this complex since 1989 and see it as our home, not simply a rental. Always message me with any questions.
Absolutely no smoking and no pets. Please don't ask me about bringing your dog, even if it's, "well-trained", "well-behaved", "small" or wears a dinner jacket to the evening meals and has great table manners. Sorry, just can't do pets.
The home only accommodates 4 guests. There is no accommodation for more than four, i.e. sofa bed, sleeping on the couch, etc. Those are not options.
Mariner's Cay at Folly Beach is a wonderful community and we ask that you respect the neighbors by not slamming doors or being too loud when out on the screened porch. The owner's community dock is available for your use. Please, no sandy shoes, clothes or towels in the house or in the washing machine. You are welcome to use the beach gear in the closet (if you are facing the front door, the beach closet is on the left and your door key works the closet), as long as you rinse it and put it back neatly. ANYTHING that is sandy needs to be shaken out in the front or back yard in order to keep ALL sand outside where it belongs. To the left of the entry stairs is a hose where you can rinse the beach gear and yourself. Just be mindful of the landscaping and put the hose back on the hanger --- it belongs to the neighbor's and they are nice enough to let us use it. No towels or other wet items can be hung outside on the front or rear porches to dry. Inside the screened porch is okay, just not outside. Please be mindful of noise levels and don't disturb the neighbors. All other details/rules, including access information, will be provided at the time of booking.
And . . no pets. Any guest bringing a pet into the condo will face the loss of their entire security deposit.
Our family consists of Scott & Becky, plus two children, Emily (21) & Campbell (20) who are both in college. Emily just graduated UNC Chapel Hill and Campbell is at VMI in Lexington, VA. I am a director with a technology company and online retailer in the automotive industry. I travel for work now and, in addition to renting our places on Airbnb.com, I have started to use it for my business travel and have had great experiences. We also now use it when my wife and I go to visit our kids.
We began by renting our Folly Beach, SC condo on Airbnb and since have added a gorgeous lodge home in Cedar Mountain, NC in the Blue Ridge Mountains above Brevard and, in January of 2014, a five room bed and breakfast in downtown Brevard. The innkeeper at Campbell House in downtown is Elaine Wood, my mother.
We all enjoy sports and outdoor activities and like to take advantage of any outdoor opportunities wherever we travel -- running, biking and hiking are some of our favorites. Soccer (or football) is a favorite sport.
Having spent a lot of time in Folly Beach and Charleston and as a 1991 graduate of The Citadel, I am happy to help you plan your trip to the area. My family has enjoyed the town and the beaches for over 30 years and we want you to experience the best of the Lowcountry during your visit. Please reach me with any and all questions about your trip.
I do give preference to all Citadel families as they visit their cadets. The property we've owned at Mariner's Cay since 1989 was a great refuge for me and my family during my years in school and I invite you to enjoy it, too. Please reach me if you are visiting for Homecoming, Parent's Day, Corps Day or any other busy weekend and I will work with you on getting just the dates you need. Go Dogs!