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Folley Beach Front and Town

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Folley Beach Front and Town

We have never traveled to SC and we were looking for a beach town that has small quaint shops.

We were wondering if Folley had rental homes on the beach or are they all the condos/hotels/homes in walking distance.

Looking to travel in August 2 adults with 2 kids (10 and 13 years old).

Thanks for your help.

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1. Re: Folley Beach Front and Town

Folly is approx. 7 miles long by 1 mile wide at the widest point. There is only 1 hotel, many condos and homes to rent. No high rise buildings of any sort. There are some shops and restaurants, I would not qualify it as "quaint shopping". Some of the rental properties are walking distance to restaurants, etc , many are not. (Folly, not Folley~common mistake)

The Isle of Palms on the other side of Charleston is similar, a little more upscale, 6 miles by .5 mile, no high rises, 3 hotels, many homes, some condos, 5,000 permanent year round residents, gated community of Wild Dunes on one end of the island.

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Folly is an old-timey local beach - and popular weekend destination - for urban and suburban Charleston. Folly offers casual restaurants and bars, a few shops (more funky than quaint), an iconic fishing pier, great views from Folly's far east end of Morris Island Lighthouse and the entry to Charleston harbor, a good surfing beach, and vacation rentals of all shapes, sizes, ages, and quality levels.

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We just returned from our first stay on Folly. There are rental homes that are ocean side, ocean view, and river side. Our group had a lovely ocean side home on west Ashley (screen porch and private beach access) and a river side home at the end of 9th street. It was about a mile to Center Street, walkable by the older kids and an easy golf cart ride for the younger ones. The restaurants are very nice but I wouldn't describe the shopping as quaint. Fun shops, but very beachy/touristy.

We had a great week and have reserved the same houses for next year.

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Can you tell me where you rented the ocean side house from and the name of it? Thanks!

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Keep in mind that schools in SC go back like mid August so prices drop a little the end of the month rather than the early part of the month.

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We are coming back to Folly for a second time and we have rented a house from local agents http://www.fredhollandrealty.com. and another from http://www.homeaway.co.uk.

We have had good service from both and they have a large selection of properties to choose from

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