ShadyShack Duplex 1 Block @ Beach on Tidal Creek


Entire home hosted by Sam

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
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ShadyShack Duplex 1 Block@ Beach on Tidal Creek. This ground floor of the duplex sleeps 6 in 3BR / 1BA renovated luxury. Full –length screened in porch affords views of the lush greenery and great breezes.  Out back you can see your bocce ball sand court, and all the wildlife the tidal creek brings. This villa oasis is just 500ft from the beach, and 2 blocks to Center St. All new HVAC and Furnishings.

The space
Welcome to our 2 newest Shacks as part of The RatherShacks family of beachside rentals—BreezyShack and Shady Shack. They are 3BR / 1BA identical floor plans in a duplex home that sleep 6 each; or when rented together the house sleeps 12. These two units increase our total rental count to 14, and we’ve done some nice stuff in the past but this place takes the cake with extra icing on top. We all owe a great debt to the previous owners –an Italian couple with impeccable design taste and two huge green thumbs--who over 20 years meticulously remodeled every square foot of the house and the outside grounds into an Italian style villa oasis by the beach. They bought the property 10 years after hurricane Hugo dropped a live oak through the roof, and the tenants at the time (a stripper and part time professional surfer) supposedly got a break on rent from their out of state landlord to “patch the roof.” Well, It’s a known fact that strippers and surfers don’t make good roofers, so you can imagine the shape the place was in when they started fixing it up in 2000. What a long and crafted journey they took, and you win because the new owners who just hired us --Chris and Danielle --have vowed to keep up the mission of hosting discerning travelers like you in this hidden villa gem just 1 block to the beach and 2 blocks to Center St. Chris and Danielle are also Italian and they own a pizza business, so they know a thing or two about authentic Italian hospitality and charm.
The first thing you’ll notice about the house is all the greenery. This huge lot is full of native growth live oaks, trained hedges, southern magnolias, palmetto palms, crepe myrtles, red maples, and exotic sago palms. If the canopy doesn’t provide enough greenery then the lush ground cover of elephant ears, ferns , hydrangeas, azaleas, and lilyturf will keep your quota of chlorophyll at its cap. Suffice it to say that just by walking on to the property you will be cool, calm, and collected. Not a bad way to start a vacation. But if its hot hot hot you want, then just trot down the gravel path lined with cobblestones to the back side of the house where you’ll find a wide open sun-drenched sand court that abuts a tidal creek(this is a shared space for both upstairs and downstairs to use). Surrounded by low gardens, and multiple seating areas this can be an inland beach(no wind here if its too breezy at the real beach), or a bocce ball or badminton court, or even an event space (a 20ft x 20ft tent fits). We’re even thinking of building a cabana bar for you to stock your cold ones in… got any ideas? Down here you may catch a glimpse of egrets or herons gliding above the tidal creek, and with bird houses capping every other fence post you’ll see your share of wrens, doves, and cardinals coming and going. The bright flutes in the potted plants attract the darting hummingbirds, and if you’re real lucky you may spy an otter swimming up the creek looking for his next all –you- can eat happy hour. From here too you see the house, and its second story built in the 1970’s(BreezyShack) clad in beveled cypress clapboards, and the original concrete structure on the ground (ShadyShack) covered in dense creeping fig vine. It’s a truly romantic setting and you’ll feel a touch of Tuscany looking at the gardens and bubbling pools lining the perimeter of this unique vacation oasis.
ShadyShack enters from the ground level and you step immediately into the open kitchen with tumbled porcelain tile counter /breakfast bar. A large copper sink screams CUCINA! And all you can do is smile. Underfoot the handmade saltillo tiles further that rustic villa feel and the cool BOHO tones remind you that you are in coastal heaven . The previous owner called this downstairs spot their “fortezza” (Italian for “fort”) because it was the original concrete block house that withstood every hurricane since being built in the 1940’s. An open dining / living area is anchored by the BOHO Leather Chairs and finishes. Three well -appointed bedrooms are at the rear of the house( Master has KING bed, 2nd Bed has FULL, and 3rd has QUEEN). And the brand new bathroom down the hall offers you all new tub / surround, new sink / faucet, and seashell adorned cabinet. The full –length screened in porch off the living room gives you box seats to the lush diverse greenery that affords you the coolest shade after a hot beach day.
ShadyShack has all the modern conveniences you would expect at a high end rental. Cable TV, High Speed WIFI, dishwasher, miccrowave, deluxe maid service, and more.
Outside you will find the coolest, most opulently rustic outdoor shower on Folly Beach. It has copper / brass sink and shower fittings, and a large area to quick rinse the sand, or for that long hot shower outside you’ve been craving. There is a gas grill to smoke those meats and fish and veggies to perfection before retiring to your deluxe kitchen inside. We provide 6 beach chairs and 6 beach towels for your surfside enjoyment.
Let’s not forget THE BEACH…which is probably why you’re here after all. It’s just a short 2 minute walk down the street to the most well-appointed beach access on Folly. The County maintains showers and fully air conditioned bathrooms here-one of only 3 facilities like it on the island. The dunes are soft, the sand sublime, and the Atlantic beckons. Summertime ocean temps peak near 88 degrees and the water is still 70-80 degrees in October—which is why we love living here, and why YOU will love vacationing here . The iconic Folly Beach pier is in full view captivating the horizon . If you are an early bird grab your camera for some amazing sunrise shots from your beach access.
Another bonus for this location for those of you with little kids is the Wave Watch Playground just 2 blocks down the street. You can see it from the driveway… look right. If the beach didn’t knock your little monsters out, then 30 minutes here will guarantee a good nap for them; affording you a chance for a good NIP. It is after all YOUR vacation too!!!
And while we’re on the subject… it’s worth noting that one of our favorite bars are two blocks away – allowing you to turn your nip into an entire NIGHT , and find your way home without the help of a Covid-crazed Uber driver. Loggerheads is a 4 minute walk, and has the best deck bar and band stage and dining on Folly- and you’ll love the VW bus walk up bar. In fact the owners Ed & Yvonne live 5 houses down from where you will be staying, and you might see them walking to work. ...Book your stay at the ShadyShack today and help us write the next chapter. See you soon!!

NOTE: Folly Beach Pier is under construction until Fall 2023, so there is no access or fishing from the pier until construction is complete. We require all guest to complete our standard 2-page short term rental agreement confirmiing your dates and rates on AirBnB, as well as acknowledge the house rules.

FOLLY BEACH RENTAL LICENSE # 44725. Maximum Occupancy 6 humans. Enjoy !!! 053222

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Hair dryer

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Where you’ll be

Folly Beach, South Carolina, United States

Hosted by Sam

  1. Joined in December 2017
  • 268 Reviews
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Check-in: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No pets

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