USA Coastal South Carolina South Carolina Folly Beach Listing #49170

El Mar - Folly Beach - Folly Beach, SC

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Max. occupancy: 8 1 King Bed, 2 Double Bed, 3 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms No pets 
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Beachfront House with Great Ocean Views, Steps to the Sand

El Mar, which translates to “the sea”, is the name of this gorgeous beachfront home just waiting to assist in making the best memories. All bedrooms face the ocean, so each guest enjoys a spectacular ocean view and the ocean’s lullaby in the evening. Direct access to the beach means you’ll be on the sand in no time. Families and groups of friends will love hanging out together in this home, decorated in calming coastal blues and whites with the occasional punch of teal (check out the stairs!). Gather around the farmhouse table in the dining area that comfortably seats 10 to 12 people and plan your next adventure, host a game night, or share a meal. A fully stocked kitchen and ample breakfast bar will make mealtime as easy as the ocean breeze and an outdoor grill is also available for more casual meals. Hang out together in the super-plush living room, set up with plenty of comfortable seating and enough fish art to please any seashore fan. There's also a terrific view of the ocean and outside deck, thanks to the eight-foot windows built to bring in natural light. Central air conditioning will make sure the heat doesn't sneak in from outside. Head out onto the wide deck to grill up your catch, recline on the Adirondack chairs, or play a game of cards in the covered, screened-in porch. Did we mention that there's also direct beach access via a built-in deck? Because there absolutely is.

Comfort awaits you at day's end as each bedroom and bath offers an oasis of its own. The first bedroom lies just to the left as you come through the front door (just past the octopus-themed bathroom). This first bedroom features a king bed, a big-screen TV, and a private entrance to a comfortable furnished screened-in patio that connects to the main deck. This main bedroom is right across the hall from a lovely full bathroom that features double sinks, wall-to-wall tile flooring, tile wall accents, a jetted tub, and a handheld showerhead. Head upstairs (while taking an obligatory peek through the window on the landing) and head to the right to reach the second bedroom. This room features ne twin bed, one double bed, a private furnished deck, a TV, and an en suite bathroom with a standalone shower. The loft on this floor features a twin-size daybed with a twin trundle bed in case you need an extra sleeping spot. There's also a desk workspace, perfect for if someone needs to complete remote work or school (don't worry, there's a curtain you can draw for privacy). The final bedroom of the house is just beyond - this room features a twin-over-twin bunk bed set, a double bed, a big-screen TV, and a lovely private furnished deck. The bathroom is just next door - it features hardwood-style flooring, a standalone shower with a glass partition, and beadboard-style wood paneling perfect for helping little ones find their way in the dark.

What's nearby:
Take advantage of the many outdoor activities offered on the island, including fishing, surfing, biking, kayaking, and much more! Enjoy Folly’s iconic restaurants and shops, just over a mile away. The Morris Lighthouse Heritage Preserve is a short ride to the eastern end of the island, looking out on the historic lighthouse that protected the entrance to Charleston Harbor. All that downtown Charleston has to offer is 13 miles away as well.

Things to know:
Free high-speed WiFi
One bathroom includes a handheld showerhead
A car is necessary to best enjoy this home

This property is managed by Vacasa South Carolina LLC.

City/town permit number: LIC008126
City/town permit number: STR22-00178

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



Jetted tub



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

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Internet : Comcast



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13 reviews

JOHN K. May 2022
My family and I enjoyed a week at El Mar. The house is lovely and in a great location.
We bought four chairs and an umbrella for future guests to enjoy.
We always treat the property as our own. Thank you to the owners. We hope to be back.
Amy P. May 2022
The house is well stocked with plenty of dishes, glasses and cookware. The new sofas were very comfortable. The view is magnificent. Your stay here will be very relaxing. It's about a 15-20 minute walk into town; a little drawback but worth the quiet of this end of the beach. The house could use a little refresh; but this is understandable in a beach house rental. Would definitely stay here again.
Kim B. Apr 2022
We loved this house for our first visit to South Carolina. There was plenty of space for our family of five. The kitchen was well stocked including a bag of complimentary coffee! The house was super clean (it's a beach house so it's important to take that into consideration). The couch was pretty worn as others have said, but things were clean. There were plenty of towels and pillows. The location was amazing. My kids loved being able to walk right out onto the beach. I loved my morning runs on the beach when the tide was low enough. The house was super close to the main street with plenty of restaurants. We rented a golf cart, but definitely could have walked or rode bikes everywhere. We drove into Charleston a couple of times, and it was a super easy drive. We would happily rent this house again (next time when the weather and water is a little warmer!).
Manager response:
We appreciate you staying with us, Kim. It's wonderful to hear you had such a great time. So far as the tired furnishings go, the homeowner very recently purchased new living room furniture. Hopefully when you return to enjoy the warmer water you'll also be able to enjoy the improvements here. Thank you!
Eric D. Mar 2022
Stayed here with the family for spring break. Great location great home! Furniture needs updating but we had a great time! Would stay there again.
Manager response:
Hi, Eric! We're delighted to read you enjoyed El Mar - Folly Beach. As of April 2022, the homeowner has purchased new living room furniture for our guests to enjoy. Thank you!
Joseph C. Feb 2022
Great place, can’t beat the view. Tons of space and really well equipped kitchen. Overall well maintained though some of the furniture (couches) is getting tired. Would definitely come back.
Manager response:
We're so glad you stayed with us, Joseph, and are happy to read you enjoyed the great view. The homeowner agreed the couches were getting tired and has purchased new living room furniture as of April 2022. Hopefully you'll come back to enjoy it!
Tim s. Sep 2021
Perfect location
Nice layout
Great screened in porches
Richard T. Sep 2021
Great views; great decks and beach access
Sharon L. Jul 2021
Great access to the beach-spacious-nice location.
Paul J. Jun 2021
Plenty of room, beautiful decor, well-stocked kitchen, plenty of parking.
Mary T. May 2021
Beautiful, spacious beachfront home was just perfect for our family get together. Loved the ocean front views, the screened in porches and the open layout indoors. Kitchen had great dinnerware and cookware The ice machine was awesome.