USA Coastal South Carolina South Carolina Folly Beach Listing #32984

Charisma By The Sea - Folly Beach, SC

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27 reviews
Max. occupancy: 12 4 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 5 Twin Bed 5 bedrooms 5.5 bathrooms 2 dog max 
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Luxury oceanfront home with AC & available for special events - dog-friendly

From its perfect oceanfront location, this home just sings with incredible views, tons of character, and fantastic amenities throughout. Whether you book it for small events, family get-togethers, or just for catching up with old friends, you're going to love this place - particularly all the cool things you find here such as the ship's helm and barber's chair. Assemble all the family chefs in the full kitchen to cook up today's masterpiece then gather in the enormous living area for cocktails, music, and great conversation. Later, take the dogs down to the water for an evening stroll of moonlight and ocean surf.

What’s nearby:
The beach is mere steps from your home. Less than a mile up the beach, you’ll find a popular spot for surfers known as “The Washout.” Visit Shaka Surf School, one mile away, for today's lesson, or enjoy watching locals catch some of the best waves in South Carolina. Hop in the car and head to Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve, just two and a half miles away. For a small donation, you can walk or bike through the preserve to enjoy views of the Morris Island Lighthouse. Local shops, dining, and the pier are just a short 5-minute drive from your front door. For those interested in exploring downtown Charleston, you'll find the historic district is waiting only 13 miles away.

Things to know:
The fireplace is not operational.
There is a non-refundable event fee of $1,000, which does not include the use of dishes, stemware, or other event-related items.
A neighboring house has been torn down. Construction on a new property is currently underway and may affect guests' stays.
This property is managed by Vacasa South Carolina LLC.

City/town permit number: LIC003323
City/town permit number: STR22-00616

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

House rules


Meeting and events allowed

Wedding venue

Kitchen & dining






Ocean view



Beach access





DVD player

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions


Golf nearby


Gas grill : Private




27 reviews

Craig K. Nov 2022
We are already looking to rent again in March. Loved it.
Jennifer S. Nov 2022
I gave the home a overall rating of 4 stars but….. had some issues. I do not think the amount I paid for the house was in accordance of what we found at the house. I was disappointed. The house was big and accommodating. The beds slept well and were comfortable. The kitchen was large and very well stocked. But, when we got to the house it was not locked and secured. The elevator was unlocked. Anyone could of gained access at that point. Then once we were in ( and we actually entered the front door w/ key code as directed ) the double doors to the back deck was unlocked and the doors blew open when we entered house. A back bedroom on first floor has door issues as well. Apparently it had been a issue previously b/c there was a additional large hook lock to keep the door secure. But it was not secure. The door handle fell off in our hands as we tried to secure the door. It needed a screw in the handle to keep the handle on. We found out later that a mechanism was supposedly ordered for the door. But the door was not instilling a feeling of security to two females staying in the house. We also found a window unlocked and up in the bedroom across the hall. I reported the issues. Received a text from a Vacasa representative. She said she’d send maintenance out the next day. I said no we did not feel safe for the night w/o something securing the back bedroom door. She indicated she was 45 mins away from Folly. I said ok… we’ll be expecting you. She did show up. Was not friendly or courteous. And I know it was 9 pm… but not my fault. She said the house had been inspected that day prior to our arrival which could not of been accurate otherwise these issues would of been noted. She did manage to secure the door for us that night. Then stomped out, not happy. The next day a very nice maintenance man did come out ( Michael) he made the necessary repairs to keep the door handle on the door. Again for the price of staying in the home I think some issues need to be addressed. I know it’s a beach front house and wear and tear occurs due to elements. The roof is in horrible shape and we were there but left early as Hurricane Nicole / tropical storm and storm surge started and hit Folly Beach. Window panes are old and rusted and as the winds gusted windows that were locked popped open. We secured them before we got out a day early b/c we did not feel secure in the house as the storm surge hit. The tide was up to our deck steps and we thought we might not be able to leave due to flooding as the storm approached. I say all this not b/c I want money back. I’m not expecting that at all! Just pointing out some issues that I felt fell below the mark for a house advertised being this certain caliber and renting for this amount. Thank you.
Manager response:
We're sorry to read you had some safety concerns during your visit, Jennifer. It appears the inspector missed locking the doors upon departure, and this has been reported. The loose door handle has been repaired. Hopefully we can better impress you in the future. Thank you!
Lizzy S. Oct 2022
This is THE best beach house! Perfect for our large family and has all the room you need! Fully stocked and breathtaking views! My absolute favorite!
Jen M. Oct 2022
We booked Charisma on a whim for a last minute getaway, one of the best decisions we’ve ever made! This home is huge, and full of coastal charm. The elevator was a pleasant surprise and made loading and unloading so easy! Our kids loved it too! The kitchen is well stocked, and this home has plenty of space to spread out. It’s the first trip we’ve taken in a long time that we didn’t want to leave!
Donna S. Sep 2022
Amazing views beautiful home with large kitchen. Great place for families, small events and beach vacations.
Julie M. Sep 2022
Super fun, eclectic house RIGHT on the ocean at Folly... super fun spot and house was comfortable and well stocked! So much space with 5 bedrooms, all with own baths. Great for large groups/families! Kitchen has TWO fridges and all you could ever need to cook meals for large groups. Best of all is the WONDERFUL spot on the beach!!
Thomas H. Jul 2022
We loved the house last year and again this year, except, the elevator quit working on Monday so we had to do without it for the rest of the week. Vacasa did do all they could to help but we and they were at the mercy of the elevator company. Two of us have trouble with stairs so this was a problem for us for sure.
We also didn't have full use of the TV's as the cable only worked in the living room. We of course didn't come to the beach to watch TV but some of us like to watch at night before bedtime and this year wasn't possible. Again, Vacasa did all they could but we and they were at the mercy of the cable company. Otherwise we enjoyed ourselves a lot and have already booked for the same week next year. We would suggest that a toaster would be nice in the kitchen.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Thomas, we are glad you enjoyed our home. We apologize for the elevator and cable issues you experienced during your stay. We appreciate you reaching out and are sorry for the delay in service due to the outside vendors schedules. We are sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience. We look forward to hosting you for a great vacation in the future.
Kimberly P. May 2022
You will spend the first few moments just checking out the interior decor of the house. Elevator makes it easy to unload. Plenty of room for four adult couples with four twin beds never used. Great large living room and kitchen area for family time. Access to beach is great. We will be back.
Elizabeth C. Jan 2022
Charisma by the Sea is the perfect beach house for a large group or multiple families - huge kitchen, all en suite bathrooms, and a spacious deck with steps to your front yard, the beach! The house has stunning views from everywhere, is comfortable for kids and adults alike, and is set-up for everyone to go back and forth all day to the beach.
Barbara C. Sep 2021
House has a wonderful location and a beautiful view.
However it needs some major updating and repairs.
Manager response:
Hi Barbara! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are happy you enjoyed the location and layout of this home. We have passed your comments along to our local manager, who will work with the homeowner to make any updates. We hope to host you again!
Thomas H. Jul 2021
Super time! Great house! We WILL be back next summer for sure!
Perry K. May 2021
Beautiful view. Spacious home.
Rhonda C. May 2021
this house is perfect!!! Except for some cranky neighbors that called the police on us three times at 4:00 in the afternoon for noise playing downstairs in the game room!!!! This place was just a dream come true!!!!
Tenikka P. Mar 2021
We love this home & were grateful for the opportunity to take our children with us as we celebrated our 10th anniversary where we got married. The house is beautiful, awesome beach access, & great for large groups. There are some updates needed but nothing that kept us from having a great time!
Paul K. Jan 2021
The house was perfect! Very unique and very cool house and great location on the beach. Will stay again!
Brandi S. Jan 2021
This house was perfect for a group of girls coming in to celebrate a birthday. Lots of space, plenty of bathrooms, spacious kitchen and the access to the beach can't be beat. We even had a private chef, Phil B., come in and he said the space was perfect and came with everything he needed. Also, I broke my foot the week we came in and the elevator and accessible bathroom were perfect for my needed accommodations.
All of us said we would definitely return to this house! Perfect for girls trip or families!
Murray K. Dec 2020
Wonderful property...lots of space...lovely beach character. Would go again in a minute!
Ari E. Nov 2020
I had previously stayed in this house for a family vacation and when it came time to plan for our wedding this was the first place I thought of. The main living room has plenty of space for an intimate wedding reception, we have approximately 30 guests and we were able to fit enough tables to be able to have room still for dancing. The master bedroom suite on the top level made for a perfect spot to do hair and make up and get ready as well as relax in the claw foot tub. The house as a whole is wonderful and provided plenty of space for people to spread out and not feel crowded. Overall wonderful location and we would definitely love to continue returning to this location.
Lizzy S. Oct 2020
Well equipped home, spectacular views and perfect for a large family! Hope to book it again next year!!!
Sharon L. Oct 2020
Beautiful house with a great location!! Management company was extremely helpful when we had a problem with the elevator!!
Leslie M. Aug 2020
Folly beach is beautiful and this spacious house sits right on it. The house could use some TLC. It is our third year in this house and I could tell that the house has gone down. We had problems with many things.
Darrick L. Jul 2020
loved this house thank you
Elizabeth C. Jun 2020
Front porch. Game table. Office. Sleeping in master with ac off and windows open!
Kevin R. Mar 2020
The home was beautiful and perfect layout for our family vacation. We had grandparents, parents, and young kids that all enjoyed the home. The location on Folly Beach was far enough away from being too crowded, but close enough to enjoy them. The beach was beautiful and not crowded. We loved our vacation at this home.
Angie B. Mar 2020
Barbara F. Apr 2018
The house had wonderful views of the beach and ocean from the great room. All bedrooms were well appointed with their own baths and the mater suite had the same view as the great room. In addition the very large kitchen served our purposes throughout our stay.