All 2023-2024 reservations will receive $250 credit toward beach gear rentals! *applies for stays 3-14 nights only
On The Half Shell is a stately home situated walking distance to the beach, in a quiet area of the island within a Maritime Forest of Folly Island. Only 3 blocks from the downtown area of Folly Beach and an easy walk or golf cart drive to the beach and Folly pier. Boasting quintessential southern charm, this home has double, full-length verandas and a classic screen porch where you can relax with a cup of coffee or a cool beverage while taking in the sea air.
The welcoming appeal of this low country beach home is accented by a solid mahogany front door, a wide foyer invites you into the open floor plan where you find a nice size family room, dining area and a beautiful kitchen. In the kitchen, you have quartz countertops, Shaker-style white cabinets, stainless steel appliances: gas cooktop, double ovens, microwave and a new refrigerator. Kitchen is fully stocked with cookware, small appliances, and serveware to prepare and serve meals easily to your entire family.
This 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath home has luxury vinyl floors and ample windows for natural light. A large screened in porch offers plenty of comfortable seating for gathering after a day on the beach and table for dining or playing games. An outdoor shower and gas grill will help to extend your time enjoying the outdoors.
The first floor features a large master bedroom with a king bed, walk-in closet and private, ensuite bathroom with dual vanities, garden tub and separate, standing shower. The large laundry room has a deep sink, second refrigerator, and pull-down ironing board. Half bathroom is conveniently located towards the entry of the home.
Upstairs you have 4 bedrooms with two full bathrooms. The first queen bedroom has its own private ensuite bath with a walk-in closet. Guest bedrooms 3 and 5 both have one queen bed. Two twin beds for singles or the kiddos are furnished in guest bedroom 4. All bedrooms come with high-end linens, as well as bath towels provided for the maximum occupancy of the home.
Folly Beach downtown area is just 0.4 miles away. Wander through local shops, markets (seasonal & holidays), listen to live entertainment, and eat at one of our local restaurants. All restaurants and shops are open year-round. Get out on the water to take a fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, shelling, or dolphin watching tour from a licensed guide. Surfing lessons are available through several companies and instructors. Stroll down the Folly Beach Pier on Center Street, or find the local and tourist favorite Morris Island Lighthouse beach at the far east end of the island for wow-worthy Instagram shots!
Just a short, 25-minute drive will take you into historical, downtown Charleston to enjoy all of the charm that the Holy City has to offer. Experience world-class dining, art galleries, explore swanky boutiques, souvenir shopping along The Market, harbor views from The Battery and Waterfront Park, theater, comedy clubs, museums, grand churches, history, carriage and ghost tours, plus so much more! Take the kids to the Children's Museum and the South Carolina Aquarium. Float on a ferry to Fort Sumpter where you can spend a whole afternoon. Customize your memorable trip to this historical city to immerse yourself and the family in the Southern culture.
Parking for up to 5 vehicles is free in the double driveway areas. Check-in is 4:00pm and check out is 10:00am.
On The Half Shell includes many perks to make your vacation one of luxury and ease. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, cable TV, keyless entry, contactless check-in, central heat and A/C, gas grill, outdoor shower, stainless steel appliances, and VayK Gear beach gear credit. Fresh linens and towels are provided for the maximum occupancy of the home. A starter supply of toiletries will be provided. Home is non-smoking and is not pet-friendly. No events allowed that exceed the maximum occupancy of the home, regardless of sleeping or visiting. Must be 25 years old or older to rent, no exceptions. Property is handled through Carolina One Vacation Rentals and has 24-hr on-call maintenance services. Please contact Carolina One Vacation Rentals at 843-588-1212 with any additional questions, or assistance booking. We hope to see you soon on Folly Beach! This house is ready for you to make fun memories for generations to come!
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