Have you ever wished you were Someplace Else? Well look no further, it's right here and ready for your family vacation! Enjoy the best of Folly Beach and historic Charleston from this character-filled & oceanfront Folly Beach bungalow with a multi-level backyard deck. With its wood paneling walls, screened-in porch and vintage vacation home decor, you'll fall in the love with the unique charm & character of Someplace Else. In one fabulous vacation, you can let your kids play for hours on the backyard deck, take advantage of the six miles of wide beaches, surfing, fishing, kayaking, boating and eco-tours on Folly Beach and enjoy the fabulous foodie & cultural delights of downtown Charleston.
Folly Beach License #LIC-1-20-222511
SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SOMEPLACE ELSE (sleeps 6):
- Queen-sized bed
- Night stand with reading lamps
- Ocean views
- Two twin-sized beds
- Night stand with reading lamp
- En-suite bathroom with easily accessed combined shower & tub
- Queen size sleeper sofa
- Fully-equipped kitchen with coffee maker, blender, dishwasher, microwave & more!
- Large dining table seats 8
- Outdoor shower!
- Private beachfront swing
- Outdoor tables, chairs & umbrella on large backyard deck with ocean views
- WIFI and cable TV
- Beach access is right next to the house via a shaded walkway to the beach.
- Non-Smoking, please! This is a family friendly property.
- No pets!
Perfect for those attending Charleston Weddings, College of Charleston or Citadel orientation or graduation, or just a fun week in the # 1 city in the world!
Guests enter Someplace Else by walking up the exterior stairs from the driveway to the wrap-around porch on the second floor. Once you enter the home, you will find a large, well-stocked kitchen; a dining area that comfortably seats 8 people; and a living room with cable TV, queen-sized sofa bed and double-door access to the screened-in porch. The screened-in porch leads to the large backyard deck with outdoor dining tables & chairs, outdoor shower and a boardwalk to your own private beachfront swing (the swing chair sits on the sand dunes which are protected by State law so there's no direct walkway from the swing to the beach (which keeps it nice and private), please use the beach access adjacent to the house to get on the beach). Both bedrooms and bathrooms are located on the other side of the kitchen & living room areas. Off-street parking on the driveway for up to 2 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!
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Folly Beach Highlights:
* Fishing Pier
* Morris Island Inlet and Lighthouse
* Folly Boat Landing
* Pirate's Cove Playground, Basketball Court & Skate Park
* Folly River Park
* Folly Beach County Park
* Wave Watch Playground
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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, sponge and dishwasher liquid.
* All beds are ready made for you with towels laid out so you can start your vacation as soon as you step in the door.
Thank you Florence! Happy we could help! Steven
Thank you Lori! So happy you enjoyed your stay at Someplace Else! The deck is a great place to be! Come back again soon! Steven
Thank you Larry! Glad you enjoyed your stay at Someplace Else! Come back again soon! Steven
Thank you! We appreciate it and we’re so happy you had a great stay. Steven
Thank you Brian! The deck is a great place to relax! Come back again soon Steven
Thank you Cindy! Glad you enjoyed your stay at Someplace Else! Come back again soon! Steven
Thank you Amanda! Glad you enjoyed this home, the view is amazing! Come back soon! Steven
Thank you Scott! Happy anniversary! Glad you enjoyed your time on Folly Beach! We love the deck and the swing, the views are incredible! Come back soon! Steven
Thank you Jaci! Glad you enjoyed this peaceful home! Happy to hear the kids loved their beach house! Come back soon! Steven
Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the suggestions, we’re unlikely to add a TV, mots people have an iPad and the home is meant to be a retreat from the modern world! : ) We’re looking at upgrading some things in the kitchen. Glad we could be of service too you! See you next time! Steven
Glad you enjoyed the home. We’re not sure what you think needs repair but we are always improving the home. We just added all new wood floors in the bedrooms we don’t want to overly modernize this long standing family home though as it’s a Folly Beach original with oodles of character! Glad you enjoyed the home. Were not sure what you think needs repair but we are always improving the home. We just added all new wood floors in the bedrooms we dont want to overly modernize this long standing family home though as its a Folly Beach original with oodles of character!
Thank you both, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay! Come back soon! Steven
Thanks. We're always updating and improving. Thanks for the feedback.
Thank you Renee. We're sorry the hurricane was such a disruption for you but thank you for being so nice and understanding. We tried to handle all requests and get everyone the vacation that they were looking for. We're glad it worked out and thank you for the kind words! Steven
Thank you Kimberly, sounds like the prefect reunion & beach trip! Steven
Thanks Gina. I'm happy to hear that you had a fun time even with those last few days of beach restoration disruption! Hopefully next time you'll get to enjoy the lovely new beach! Steven
Thank you! We're happy you and the family had a great time! Steven
Thank you! Love those views! Steven
Hi Dane. We’re very sorry you did not have a great experience. We’re quite clear that this is an older home on Folly Beach, that there’s no direct beach access because of the protected sand dunes. There’s actually a beach access every block on Folly Beach so the beach gets pretty crowded everywhere at peak season. If you’re looking for uncrowded you’d have to go down to the Lighhouse Preserve beyond the washout but even then in July, sunny weekends bring out all the tourists and the locals.
Thank you for the AMAZING review! We're delighted y'all had such a fun visit! Steven
Glad you liked the home. You should have let us know about the grill. Sorry it wasn't up to standard. We do come and fix those things on the rare occasion they are not how they should be! Steven
Than you Susan, we're delighted you had a fun time. See you next year! Steven
Thank you! See you next year!
Thanks Cain! Glad Someplace Else was a great location for your family vacation. That swing is pretty special! Steven
Thank you Leslie! It was a pleasure to meet you all and we're glad you loved the beach home! We look forward to seeing you again soon or bumping into you up in NC on our vacation!! Steven
Thank you Stephanie! It can be mesmerizing sitting in the swing chair on the beach watching the waves crash ashore! Easy to forget about anything else!!
Thank you for your review. We would like to address each issue above: Smoking Fine - we realized that the smoke was not from you, our mistake, and have refunded $100 to your account. Carpets are cleaned regularly and we will address the owner about "replacing the blinds". We also will notify the owner about WiFi and Microwave. We have regular (monthly) extermination, however with the unusual hot weather, there may have been an affect of increased beach bugs...we have taken the appropriate steps to notify the exterminator to "double-up" treatment. Bugs are a part of SC beach life, as I am sure you understand. Palmetto Bugs are larger than roaches....and they fly. They look like giant roaches. (For those of you not familiar to SC beaches). Windows/Doors left open will allow their entrance, especially when the sun goes down. The boarded windows are due to "Hurricane Season" which ends Nov. 30th, for those folks unfamiliar with that information. The 3rd floor is not open for renters. We advertise openly that the there is a resident living on the level below. They have a separate entrance, and do not use the BBQ, deck, or parking space when guests are present. As advertised, the unit does not have a washer/dryer, but rather a really funky/famous, actually, laundromat just down the street if it is necessary to do laundry during your short-term stay. In this guest's case with a baby, they didn't understand...ps-they asked prior to arriving and we were very clear with them, and sent a link to the island's laundromat. For the most part, guests are really just OK with this very rustic/casual/#beachlife/#saltlife gem....as recognized by the many 5 Star reviews that precede this review....and, had we known that they had these specific needs previously, we would have certainly suggested a different property. With all that said, we appreciate the review and appreciate the moment to address each situation for future guests!! Thank you so much! -iTrip Vacations Charleston East Team
Axel - Oh goodness! We apologize that she must have missed you! We are sending you something to make up for it, hopefully. We appreciate your review and impressions of "Someplace Else." We hope to see you again, soon! -iTrip Vacations Charleston East Team
Thank you for your review, James. We are glad that you really enjoyed "Someplace Else" and Folly Beach and its many dining options on Center Street. We sure do wish you would have told us that you felt that there was a problem with the hot water, and the back door when you were in town. We are going to be checking on these issues immediately and we thank you for letting us know. Hope you can come back and enjoy another visit to Folly Beach and "Someplace Else" - iTrip Vacations Charleston East Team
Not uncommon on the beach... This property, along with all others I manage, is on a professional quarterly treatment schedule. While it is not uncommon during extreme swings in weather such as rain or high heat to suddenly see more. We would have been delighted to offer a repeat treatment to the property would we have known. Hopefully next time you can return and we can spoil you to a 5 star stay! - iTrip Vacations Charleston East Team
Thank you for this detailed review, Gail! We are thrilled that you enjoyed the incredible deck that takes you right thru the dunes with unstoppable wide views of the lovely Atlantic! So happy that you had some delightful family time...so special! Someplace Else is exactly for that ...comfort and memory making! Thanks again, and we hope to see you really soon!! -iTrip Vacations - Charleston East Team
Thank you for your stay and review of Someplace Else - Folly Beach, Michael! We are so happy you were comfortable and enjoyed your relaxing stay at this beautiful beach and vacation rental...fun, relaxing, private! - iTrip Vacations Charleston Team
So glad you could visit. Please return soon, and let us know what we can do to turn this 4-star review into a 5-star review! - iTrip Vacations Charleston Team
Fantastic!! Thank you for this review and your impressions of our service. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at this terrific Beachfront Property...such a gem! - iTrip Vacations Charleston East Team
We are so happy you came to experience this island cottage. We acknowledge twin beds are not made for folks 6 feet tall, but are glad you recognized the charm of Someplace Else!
Thanks for your comments. Many people specifically enjoy the charm of this beach cottage, we don't try to be like a fancy condo. Our listing clearly states "Please note: An owner family member and his wife for work reasons utilize a ground floor level apartment on site weeknights but never on weekends. They both work outside the home, leaving early and arriving late, and will be very sensitive to the privacy of your visit. You won't know they are there. They will not be using the outdoor deck or grill." There is no 3rd living area, the top level you see in the pictures is purely unfinished attic.
Jerry, what a fun story! You have stayed her so many times and have experienced the changes and the beauty thru the years. We are very privileged to have your review. The world changes everyday, but there is something constant and beautiful and simple about the views from that deck, and enjoying the balance of nature! Thank you for your stay and review!! - iTrip Charleston Team
Thank you for this descriptive review, George! We are happy you were comfortable and enjoyed the beautiful deck and beach views...especially from the swing! A note to future guests...this is not a handicap accessible home...there are stairs. - iTrip Charleston Team
Glad you enjoyed this gem of a cottage. Yes, we have had an exceptionally wet season, despite all the sunshine!
You are so right about this being a great spot, and I suspect the lowered review from a possible 5 stars is based on something you shared with me when we met; this cabin doesn't have the glitz of a resort-type rental, which we admit. It is a a wonderfully private beach cabin that is just what many are looking for, see the 3 preceding reviews. -iTrip Vacations Charleston East Team
Delightful! We are happy that you enjoyed the stay and treats from Miss Marsha! Thank you for your review and we look forward to your return...the ocean will call you back! -iTrip Vacations Charleston Team
ahhhhh...we agree...such a beautiful spot to "get away from it all." We are delighted you took advantage of the bliss! Thank you for your review and we look forward to your return to relaxation! - iTrip Vacations Charleston Team
Thank you for your kind review! We agree...the Swinging Bench is an incredible spot to finally exhale from the hustle of life! We invite you back soon!
We could not agree more!! Someplace Else is named for that reason...it is a special "Someplace Else" away from the hustle and expectations...it is a place to connect, refresh, rejuvenate! We are trilled you enjoyed your time with your family, and we look forward for your return. Thank you for the review as your visitor perspective is so helpful for future visitors.
I am happy you are returning, you will find a new dishwasher, new living room carpet, new window blinds in the second bedroom. I wish you would have called me immediately upon arrival regarding cleanliness, my cleaner is often highly praised in reviews. I think she had just hired additional help, and more supervision was needed. I would have sent them back to redo their work.
A new dishwasher will be installed July 21, 2015
I am sorry you found this house less than perfectly clean, I have many reviews where my cleaners are specifically praised. I wish I had heard of your complaints early in your stay rather in a negative review after you departed, I would have sent the cleaners back out. As for the "clutter", I respect individual tastes; other reviews from just before your stay awarded us top marks. Thank you for your comments, it allows me the opportunity to ask all guests to voice their dissatisfaction early so we can help make things right and give everyone a great vacation.
Thanks, Patrick. You hit the nail on the head.