Property Description 4 min walk to beach, great for couple, 3 adults max, vintage furnishings, quiet
Not your average island cottage. Built in the 1940's this charming 950 square foot beach cottage was restored by an architect and beautifully updated by the new owner who is an interior designer. A freshly painted interior is the perfect backdrop for the vintage furniture and rugs. The lavish, natural landscaping outside the cottage was done by a landscape architect.
It is perfect for couples and an ideal retreat spot for artists and writers. (George Gershwin wrote the music for Porgy and Bess on Folly Beach.) The Atlantic Ocean is just two short blocks. We have named this cottage "Otium" in honor of Cosimo di Medici's first villa in Firenze, a place we love - (and with some irony to compare the two, of course!) Otium is a Latin word meaning "leisure - with dignity." It implies time for reading, writing, art, reflection, conversation and music. Of course, we have no pretense that this is the Villa Medici, but the mood translates!
There is a furnished deck with a grill, a screened-in porch, central air, a laundry room. and a fully stocked kitchen. There are two off street parking spots. Lastly, the Atlantic Ocean is a short walk away. Folly is Charleston's most popular beaches for surfing so it can be fun to see them make their magic while going for a walk or reading on the beach. Sea turtles, dolphins, pelicans feeding were all a part of my walk this morning. It is fabulous!
We provide beautiful linens, cotton sheets and feather pillows. The home is furnished simply with high-end antiques, original art, exquisite natural fabrics and antique rugs.
Downtown Charleston, with its' abundance of restaurants and historic treasures, is a 20-minute drive. We provide a dossier with recommendations for food, drink, natural and historic sites and shopping.
This is a non-smoking unit for adults over 30. The furnishings are of a quality level well above a standard beach cottage and we need it treated accordingly. It is our home, not just a rental unit. We aren't a home for parties, but drinks and dinners for a few friends are fine. The dining table seats 6. We require a damage deposit, insurance and weekly housekeeping fee.
This is a new listing as of summer 2017. We have another property listing #610864 with reviews from our happy guests.
1 queen, Wonderfully dark and quiet with a fantastic ceiling fan.
Very clean, freshly painted, newer toilet, shower with good pressure. Loads of thick cotton and linen towels. Robe.
3 options! Bialetti stovetop (our personal favorite), standard drip coffee pot when you need a lot of coffee for a long day or writing or work, and a Keurig.,
Dishes & Utensils
Everything you could need that I can think of.,
Alecia is a cook and loves cooking here. It is sized to suit the cottage, but lots of storage, properly stocked with great chefs knives, glassware, cloth napkins, baking supplies.,
Don't care for them. So we don't have one. If a deal breaker and everything else about the place is right for you, we could likely purchase a small countertop version.,
Part of JennAire range,
You are welcome to use our oils, spices, and anything in the cupboard.,
Spacious, side by side 36" refigerator freezer well organized for easy use.,
Very nice JennAire Pro Chefs Range. Oven spot on for temperature. Convection / Standard options. Griddle option on stovetop.,
GeneralIron & Board,
Very cozy in winter.,
Recommend drying on low. Large capacity and quick drying.,
All bed linens are 100% Egyptian 400 ct. cotton. 5 feather pillows are on site. Cotton blankets, down blankets and linen bedcovers.,
Filled with comfortable antiques and easy fabrics, sofa for two + plenty of tables for drinks, books + good lighting / lamps + lounge chair + pull up side chairs.,
2 off-street private parking spots are available.,
New, thick white cotton towels - more than enough + a few of the European linen towels.,
Extra large washing machine. Please limit loads to 1 per day because we have a septic system on the property.
Other Amenities Air Conditioning,
Satellite or Cable,
Washer & Dryer
Always have a few books laying around,
Satellite / Cable
Comcast/X-finity Cable with Apple TV.,
Bose wireless speaker. Sync with your phone or computer.,
TV in the Quiet Room (in there to make it quiet for anyone in the Living Room!) X-finity cable and Apple TV.
Boat rentals are available on Folly Island.,
Deck / Patio
We have BOTH a screened porch and a deck for lounging. The screened porch has 2 chairs for having a drink or reading and a large country table seating 8 with hanging Moroccan tea lights.,
Charleston is a golf Mecca. Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, and multiple public courses await you.,
Kayak / Canoe
Kayak rentals are available on Folly Island.,
Lawn / Garden
The property is beautifully done by a professional landscaper. As you look out our windows it feels as if you are in a forest as the palm trees and the plants dominate the views.,
Good old-fashioned charcoal grill. Grilling utensils and charcoal on hand for you.,
There are public tennis courts on the island.,
Water Sports Gear
Water sports gear rentals are available on Folly Island.
Suitabilitynot suitable for children,
NotesFantastic light-filled cottage is a 4-minute walk to the Atlantic ocean, where there is surfing, swimming, walking and just sitting on a beach chair. Beautiful sunrises and moonlit evenings.