Welcome to the "SHELL STATION HOUSE” on Folly Beach, SC! Shell Station House is a pet-friendly home that is perfect for families wanting a comfortable & relaxing Folly Beach vacation house that is walkable distance to the beach (4 blocks) and the restaurants & shops on Center Street (1.5 blocks). This house features a wrap-around deck with teak dining furniture, a screened-in porch, a spiral staircase connecting the three floors of the home, cheerful beachy-themed decor and a family room with board games, large screen TV and plenty of room for your kids to play. 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! Best of all, the Shell Station House is surrounded with lots of lush trees & shrubs and is a quick walk to Bert's Market, Folly Beach's 24/7 convenience store.
Our Folly Beach business license number is LIC-1-18-181656.
SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS (sleeps 8):
- King size bed
- Night stands with reading lamps
- Rocking chair
- Cable TV
- Ceiling fan
2nd floor guest bedroom:
- Queen size bed
- Night stands with reading lamps
- Remote-controlled wall unit for air conditioning & heat
- Sliding door access to the porch
- Wonderful amount of natural light through three walls of windows & glass doors
3rd floor guest bedroom:
- Full size bed
- Night stand with reading lamp
- Ceiling fan
- En suite bathroom with bathtub (only suited for baths -- the ceiling above the bath is not high enough for stand-up showers)
Basement level family room:
- Two full-sized futons
- Big screen cable TV
- Board games
- Bathroom with tiled walk-in shower.
- Fully stocked kitchen with refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, sink & coffee maker!
- Indoor & outdoor dining tables.
- Propane BBQ grill.
- Washer & dryer in the basement.
- Beach towels & beach gear (chairs, cooler, beach toys, etc.) available for use!
- Two fireplaces.
- Cable TVs
- A luxury PACK N PLAY is available for additional charge (subject to availability).
- Non-Smoking, please! This is a family friendly property.
- Certain dogs are allowed (2 dog limit, additional dogs subject to a pet fee).
Guests enter the Shell Station House by walking up the exterior stairs to the deck and front door. Once you enter the front door, you will find the kitchen; a fireplace & dining area that comfortably seats 6 people; a living room with cable TV; patio door access to the screened-in porch; the master bedroom; a guest bedroom with sliding door access to the deck; and a bathroom with walk-in shower. Guests then use the centrally-located spiral stairs to climb to the third floor loft & guest bedroom with en suite bathroom (suitable for baths only) or reach the family room, bathroom (with a beautifully tiled walk-in shower) and laundry room on the basement level of the home. Off-street parking on the driveway for up to 3 cars is included in the rental rate.
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!
Just 15 miles from downtown Charleston, Folly Beach is its own universe - with its own sense of time, enjoyment, and a laidback, family-friendly energy that has earned it the lifelong affection of locals and visitors alike. Its wide beaches, solid surfing, eclectic neighborhoods and community of locally-owned restaurants and shops make it the perfect place in which to revel, relax, and reconnect.
As with each of our Charleston Beaches properties, this vacation home features a "starter kit" of a few-days worth of supplies for guests that includes shampoos, hair conditioner, make-up remover wipes, soaps, toilet paper, paper towels, dish detergent, laundry detergent & more. All the beds at the Shell Station House are fully made and ready for your arrival with freshly laundered linens. A set of 3 towels for each person is also included in the rental rate.
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Guests staying at all Charleston Beaches managed properties receive the following:
* Welcome pack treats.
* Amenity pack, containing individual sized soap, shampoos, conditioner, moisturizer and make up remover wipes.
* Starter pack, containing paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap and scrubber to get you going for your stay.
* All beds are ready made for you with freshly laundered sheets. Freshly laundered towels are waiting for you, too!
Thank you Lisa, we're happy we could help make your first visit to Folly Beach a pleasant one! Steven
Thank you Ashley! We really appreciate the recommendation and we're delighted you had a fun trip! Come back soon! Steven
Thank you Landyn! We're delighted you had a great vacation at the legendary Shell Station House! Steven
Thanks Beth! Breakfast on the porch is hard to beat with that filtered morning sunlight! We appreciate the recommendation! Steven
Thanks John! We're happy we could accommodate you and get your family together for your trip! See you again soon! Steven
We're glad you had a great visit!
Thanks Holly! We're delighted Shell Station House was a great fit for you and your family! See you next time! Steven
Thank you Janelle! We love that you love Shell Station House! See you again soon! Steven
Thank you Amy! We're glad you found the Shell Statin House a perfect fit! We love answering questions! Ask away! See you next time! Steven
Thank you Jill! We're delighted that you and your family got to celebrate getting together at the Shell Station House and everything worked out so well for you! Steven
Thank you Marschal. That's a great review! We really appreciate it and are delighted you had a great time at the Shell Station House!
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