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A top thing to do when visiting Charleston, Folly Beach resides on its own island. If you are looking for a more budget-friendly getaway that has access to the popular historic hub of the South Carolina Coast, Folly Beach is it. On top of that, you have easy access to sand and surf, and most of the rentals are, at the very least, within reasonable walking distance. Come enjoy the hopping restaurant scene on Center Street, shop for souvenirs and site see for wildlife—the Island has both a bit of nostalgia and modernized vibes. These are the best highly-rated vacation rentals in Folly Beach.

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Sunny Townhouse Overlooking a Tidal Pool Sunny Townhouse Overlooking a Tidal Pool in Folly Beach
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Sunny Townhouse Overlooking a Tidal Pool in Folly Beach

Sunny Townhouse Overlooking a Tidal Pool

With a blend of a traditional southern beach home and trendy art statements found throughout, the sizable Airbnb Plus is ideal for family get-togethers, or easy small group vacations. A full kitchen and multiple bedrooms provide plentiful space, and the beach is right at your fingertips.

Ocean Breezes in a Chic Home Salt and Sol. Ocean Breezes in a Chic Home.
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Salt and Sol. Ocean Breezes in a Chic Home.

Ocean Breezes in a Chic Home

Country chic meets high end in this airy, spacious Airbnb Plus apartment, with an open concept kitchen and living space. Two bedrooms and two swanky bathrooms mean mom and dad can have their haven, and the kiddos theirs. River views and remote control window shades are icing on the cake.

Oceanfront Villa Oceanfront Villas 209 - Ocean's Nine & Feeling Fine
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Oceanfront Villas 209 - Ocean's Nine & Feeling Fine

Oceanfront Villa

Four bedrooms and three baths round out this classic condo, which features a waterfront dining space on its massive porch. With a full kitchen as well, the establishment has a number of home comforts.

Fourth Block Private Beach Paradise with Golf Cart Fourth Block Private Beach Paradise w/ Golf Cart
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Fourth Block Private Beach Paradise w/ Golf Cart

Fourth Block Private Beach Paradise with Golf Cart

Set among native island foliage, just imagine relaxing on that wrap-around deck while listening to the waves a short distance away. Vintage and very beachy, the bungalow exudes a playful charm that we can only hope for in a rental near the beach.

Folly Vacation Beach Bungalow Folly Vacation 202 Beach Bungalow
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Folly Vacation 202 Beach Bungalow

Folly Vacation Beach Bungalow

Brought back to its former 1950s glory, with of course some upgrades, this brightly hued bungalow offers two bedrooms and two baths, along with lovely living spaces, inside and out. Meander to the market, restaurants and beach by foot—unless making the short drive into Charleston, the home is central enough to ditch the car.

Refined Modern space Water life, refined modern space
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Water life, refined modern space

Refined Modern space

Huge windows in the living room frame views of the marina, along with the boats that add to the scenery. Whether it be sunset or sunrise, sitting on the couch means you have a front-row seat to some of the best views on the island. Cook up a meal in the lavish kitchen, pop open a bottle of wine and enjoy the show.

Private Studio Steps From the Beach Itty Shack Private Studio steps from the beach
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Itty Shack Private Studio steps from the beach

Private Studio Steps From the Beach

The cutest tiny periwinkle hut on a colorful property in Folly Beach can be rented for an affordable nightly rate. With just the right amount of space for a solo traveler or couple, the snug abode is the refreshing escape you might just need. A glorious green space with a grill is right outside.

Folly Vacation Townhouse Near the Beach Folly Vacation 114A Townhouse near the beach
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Folly Vacation 114A Townhouse near the beach

Folly Vacation Townhouse Near the Beach

Greenery creeps up the sides of the adorably pink home which houses the apartment. The color contrast is eye-catching and endearing. Inside this particular private unit, you’ll find a minimalist, slightly industrial feel. The walkability of the environment is phenomenal.

Stunning Sunset Views - Bike to the Beach! Stunning sunset views on Folly!Bike to the Beach!
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Stunning sunset views on Folly!Bike to the Beach!

Stunning Sunset Views - Bike to the Beach!

This place comes equipped with bikes, a stocked kitchen, and all the beach accessories families could need, from boards to chairs. The aesthetics are very “Beach Cottage”, with light decor and warm wood grain flooring. Guests can traverse the one mile to the beach with ease.

Folly Vacation House - Fantastic Location Folly Vacation 305 E Erie: Fantastic Location
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Folly Vacation 305 E Erie: Fantastic Location

Folly Vacation House - Fantastic Location

Being quite large with three bedrooms and four baths, a family of eight could get comfy within this classic beach home. Inside, things look a bit more refined than one might expect. Wood flooring, leather furniture, glossy kitchen countertops—it’s all quite nice.

Folly River Lodge Folly River Lodge
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Folly River Lodge

Folly River Lodge

This particular room at the Folly River Lodge is located conveniently among fantastic kayaking and paddle boarding waters while offering a colorful, ambient interior. The lodge itself functions as a precious boutique hotel. It’s a true gem on the island.

New Beautiful Beach Home New Beautiful Beach Home
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New Beautiful Beach Home

New Beautiful Beach Home

Guests melt the moment they approach this simple-yet-luxe cottage near the area’s top culinary stretch, Center Street. Prepare to be dazzled inside, with thoughtful design bringing the open concept and interesting color patterns together. Beautiful landscaping, spa bathrooms and an enormous kitchen await.

Luxury Condo Luxury Condo
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Luxury Condo

Luxury Condo

Beachfront and totally stunning, this condo breaks the mold of the green carpet and white tile units from the 90s. Guests will be welcomed with wood floors, a polished kitchen, and the thing we love most about condos, the balcony that faces directly toward the ocean. Other perks include an on-site pool and cocktail bar.

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