Welcome to The "SHELL STATION HOUSE” on Folly Beach, SC (We are Dog Friendly!)
Our POPULAR Vacation Rental on Folly Beach: "The Shell Station," full of true Folly character, is a comfortable, memorable, and peaceful space to spend a family vacation or a reunion with dear friends. Only a few minutes walk (4 blocks) to the beach or 1-1/2 blocks to Center St. (with its casual restaurants and shops). Bert’s, Folly’s 24 hour one-of-a-kind convenient store, is only 2 blocks away. Pack your flip flops, and prepare to relax in this one-of-a-kind “tree house” style, character-filled house! Enjoy New Year's Eve Flip Flop Drop downtown Folly.
Our Folly Beach business license number is LIC-1-18-181656.
Brand new HVAC in 2016/New Furniture/Freshly Painted Screened Porch/New Teak Porch Furniture....WOW!!!
Built in 1976, this eclectic charmer has even been the inspiration for a famed photographer whose photos are featured in a book about Folly Beach! The spiral cast iron/antique staircases that wind through the center of "The Shell Station" have historical lore. The landing of the spiral staircase to the ground floor is even an old carriage stone. It is said that the home was built around these stairs (we’ll share the history in our guest book when you visit).
Park (up to 4 cars &/or maybe a trailer/RV) under the driveway overhang, and climb up the side wooden stairs to the entrance level…
ENTRANCE LEVEL-2ND FLOOR:
Treated-Wood, Dining for 6 to 8 on NEW Teak Furniture, Gas BBQ Grill, Lush Plants/In the Treetops
Great place to display your Shell Collection!
All room cooled by Central A/C
Fully appointed Kitchen, Dining Table - Seats 6/Place Settings for 12
Brick Wood-burning Fireplace (we provide a starter set of logs in winter)
Seating area with 2 Leather Chairs & Couch
Flat Screen TV with cable, Library, DVD, Movies, WiFi throughout house, Ceiling Fan
GUEST BEDROOM-FULL BED
Full Bed - (A/C self-contained for this room-remote controlled)
French Doors to the Deck/Wrap-around Balcony
Corner Room with wrap-around Views
SCREENED PORCH FROM THE DEN
French Doors to screened porch, comfortable seating, ceiling fan, electricity, & freshly painted!
(Perfect for Happy Hour Tapas or Morning Coffee)…the birds will serenade you!
MASTER BED/FULL BATH - KING BED
King Bed - (A/C controlled by Central Unit), Ceiling Fan, Flat Screen TV
Corner Room with wrap-around Views
Full Bathroom - Shared with Den/Kitchen - Shower/Tub Combo - Vanity with 2 sinks/hairdryer
Climb Iron Spiral Stairs (in the Den) on the 3rd FL to the landing/loft...
LANDING/LOFT-LOOKS OVER THE DEN/KITCHEN-3RD FLOOR:
Complete Stereo + Large speakers + CD Player + Turntable = FUN!
Full Music Library & Vinyl Records & a clever driftwood floor lamp to light the way!
GUEST BEDROOM-FULL BED-FULL BATHROOM
Full Bed/Built-in Shelves to house library, A/C self-contained for this room)
Full Attached Bath - Euro-style tub with hand-held fixtures, sink/vanity
Climb down 2 flights of the spiral stairs to the ground floor...checkout the antique brick carriage stone on the landing!
GREAT ROOM/LAUNDRY ROOM/FULL BATHROOM -GROUND FLOOR:
GREAT ROOM/SLEEPING AREA
Brick Fireplace on BEAUTIFUL Carolina Brick wall with historic built-ins (we provide starter logs in winter)
2 NEW Full Futons, Professional Brunswick Foosball table, Mini-Bar, games, library, towels/beach bag valet, Large Flat Screen TV
Large Capacity Washer/Dryer, Iron/Board, Cooler, Beach Chairs, 6 beach blankets, Vacuum, Beach Buckets, mini-fridge (for all the water bottles, etc)
FULL BATHROOM + BRAND NEW large ROMAN Travertine Marble SHOWER
Please notify us if you have a "Dog Visitor" among your group, as we do have a "Pet Friendly Fee".
"The Shell Station" invites renters 25 and older (renter's house guests may be younger, of course).
Come Visit, Y’all, and Enjoy the Beach! We know you will be able to Relax and Unwind!
*2016, Travel+Leisure JUST rated Charleston #1 WORLD'S BEST CITY!!!
*April 2016, Condé Nast Traveler JUST rated Charleston #1 BEST FOOD CITY IN THE U.S!!
*Oct. 2012, Condé Nast Travelers just chose Charleston the #1 vacation destination in the entire world!
*GQ Magazine named Charleston SC the #1 vacation spot for 2011, The Coolest Small City in America.
*Charleston SC is one of only two U.S. cities to make travel guide Fodor's top 21 places to go in the world this year, citing Charleston as a "buzzy destination" for its restaurants, scenery, and festivals, and for leading a Southern food revival.
Non-Smoking, Please! This is a Family Friendly property.
Please NO PARTIES, EVENTS, PERFORMING ARTISTS OR BANDS ARE ALLOWED AT ANY TIME. These are cause for eviction with no refund and may damage our ability to offer the home for future guests exposing you to liability. Please be respectful of the neighbors at all times!
*ITRIP-VACATIONS® CHARLESTON IS THE SOLE AUTHORIZED SOURCE FOR THIS PROPERTY. WE NEVER ADVERTISE ANY PROPERTIES ON CRAIGSLIST.
Thank you Cindy for painting this picture in words for future guests! We are so happy that you were comfortable and enjoyed your stay...we look forward to your return soon! -iTrip Vacations Charleston Team
Patty! Terrific to hear that you enjoyed your family Thanksgiving stay at The Shell Station House in Folly Beach, SC! It is a special place to create fun memories! So glad to hear that you were comfortable, and we were able to solve the heating issue for you. It was one the first cold weekends in Charleston Area and kicking on the heat for the first time in months can be a challenge. Thank you for your patience with this. We are hoping you can come back soon and enjoy FB soon! -iTrip Vacations Charleston East Team!
Thank you, Patty for your quick review! Bert's is the BEST and yes, just around the corner. We have it in the guest booklet, along with more interesting tidbits of eclectic FB! So wonderful to catch-up/relax with family! Lucky you!! Hope to have you back really soon! -iTrip Vacations Charleston East Team
Philip, thank you so much for this review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed the lovely "Shell Station House!" It is so central to all things fun Folly Beach! We look forward to your return to "The Edge of America!" - iTrip Vacations - Charleston East
We appreciate that you took the time to review, Michael! We appreciate your stay and are glad to hear that you enjoyed the location/convenience and this lovely home! It is really interesting with all it's history and charm, no? Gotta love the record collection!! -iTrip Vacations Charleston East Team
Terrific Jonathan! Thank you for this wonderful review! We would be delighted to have you back! -iTrip Vacations - Charleston East Team
Thank you for your review. Our guests are supplied with instructions once they have opened the lock for the first time that allows them to reprogram a very simple code of their choosing. This is the main entrance to the home, and we have to employ this safety feature. Many people with small children appreciate this feature. I did contact these guests asking them to confirm receipt of the new trash bins, but never heard from them. Homes are at the mercy of the Town of Folly Beach's schedule. Sorry that you found the bed uncomfortable, had we known we could have provided a topper to the mattress for you. As advertised, and per our phone conversation prior to your arrival, we provide a Starter Set of Soaps and Kitchen/Bath paper & Bags (as is also standard in the industry here on Folly Beach). -iTrip Vacations Charleston East Team
Thank you very much for this review. We are happy you enjoyed Folly Beach and The Shell Station House. It is multi-layered and multifaceted. If the porch or deck door is left open, then it becomes difficult to maintain the temperature, especially on steamy S. C. days. (Wish we had known about the floors, as we would have sent our cleaning crew there immediately to make the situation better for you.) As advertised, we supply a "starter set" of paper (usually 1 or 2 days worth) an if a guest is staying longer, you may need to bring more. (This is standard practice with Vacation Rentals). But, again, we would have been delighted to run more over for you. Hope you can return soon so that we can earn 5 stars next time! -iTrip Vacations - Charleston East Team
We appreciate your patience with this lock, we apologize for any inconvenience it caused. Glad to hear that y'all enjoyed Folly Beach and the beautiful Shell Station House. - iTrip Vacations Charleston East Team
Ha! Talia!! Thanks for the review of The Legendary Shell Station House!! :) So...that Foosball has provided fun for many! So glad you enjoyed the Laid Back feelings of Folly and all the friendliness and location to everything! Hopefully you discovered the AMAZING record collection in the loft, too! Thanks again, iTrip Vacations Charleston Team
Greg, thank you for this review! The spiral staircase is historic...came from an old firehouse, and the landing is the actual carriage landing from when the home was built...lots of legend and love has made this home a popular spot for guests year after year! -iTrip Vacations Charleston Team
Thank you for your stay and your review. We appreciate being notified of where we may have fallen short temporarily, and promise to address those issues immediately.
Thank you, Andrea, for that wonderful review! We are happy you were comfortable and enjoyed this wonderful home and space! - iTrip Charleston East Team
Thanks for the review, with all the complaints the 4 stars must represent that the house was terrific. The door lock is on a timer that coordinates with the checkin and checkout times provided to guests. I am happy to accommodate early checkins and late checkouts when possible, but it is a process that could take ten minutes to accomplish in the best of circumstances. The minor maintenance issue was described to us as water on the ground-level laundry room floor. This level also has a large living/sleeping area and one of the 3 bathrooms. (As it turned out, a gallon of water in a locked storage cabinet had been knocked over and was leaking.) Of course we sent someone to investigate immediately, and it happened to be the supervisor of the cleaning crew. She encountered one adult of the guest party on the deck before entering the house, and we never enter a rental without announcing ourselves as we open the door. She did leave an expensive pair of sunglasses in the laundry room, a birthday gift. I contacted the guest and asked her to leave them on a stand just inside the entrance door, the cleaners would retrieve them after the guests' stay was finished. Instead, the guest forwarded me a picture as to where she had left the sunglasses outside on the top of a small shed! I contacted her again to leave them safely inside. This was the only coordination requested. There was indeed a starter set of soaps and paper products, which includes a roll of toilet paper in each bathroom, a bar of soap on the towel sets in every bedroom, a roll of paper towels for the kitchen, and tabs for the dishwasher, all of which is advertised in our listings. Beach chairs are stored in a shed under the house, that information was left out of the Check In Procedures, and has been corrected. Please call with any questions. Salt and pepper will be in the rental if left behind by previous guests, but laundry supplies and kitchen seasonings one should anticipate bringing or purchasing locally.
Thank you for your review, Michael! "The Shell Station House" is perfect for celebrating family, fun, and life!! Come back to Folly Beach really soon!! -iTrip Charleston Team
I am so sorry the stater set of supplies was not present upon your arrival. With our listing stating that a starter set of soap and paper products is included in the cleaning fee, we would have remedied the situation immediately. The spiral staircase is quite tight, but very safe with its hand rail.
Wonderful! We are so happy that y'all enjoyed your experience! Thank you for this kind review! -iTrip Vacations Charleston Team
That is Terrific!! We are thrilled that you were comfortable and found all the accommodations were just as y'all expected! Uber is a quick and easy way to travel to Downtown Charleston (avoiding the parking garage fees...smart!) Your information is so important and helpful to future visitors. Thank you for this informative review! - iTrip Vacations - Charleston Team
Thank you for your review! Y'all come back to see us really soon! - iTrip Vacations-Charleston Team!
The Legendary Shell Station House is so convenient to EVERYTHING FOLLY! We are happy you were comfortable and enjoyed it all! Thank you for the review as it helps future guests know that we are so close to everything.
Thank you so much for your LOVELY review...we are glad that you had so much fun and enjoyed the charm of the LEGENDARY Shell Station House and FB! Come on back next year! We appreciate your kind words and helpful descriptions to help our future guests.
Thank you for your kind review, but just so future guests understand, the MAXIMUM guest capacity is 8 Guests. We can provide Air Mattress(es)+bedding for a fee, but any guest count over 8 needs to be pre-approved.
Thank you for this review. This Folly Beach charmer is convenient and comfortable. We are happy to have you again, soon!
Thank you so much for your detailed review and words! We are thrilled that you were comfortable and that everything worked out as planned! We are even more happy that "Jack" (our new favorite visitor) was found & made "his" way back safely! His "overstay" initiated laughter and love in the midst of our crazy, busy lives..."only on FB!!" lol! Thanks for the laughs! -iTrip Vacations - Charleston/Folly Beach/IOP Team