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Once Upon A Tide, Folly Beach, Stunning Marsh Sunsets and Ocean Views; King Bed,

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,552 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Two great views for the price of one! Enjoy marsh sunsets and ocean sunrises from this lovely home. Once Upon A Tide sits on the marsh but also has distant views of the ocean. You truly get the best of two worlds! Notice to Renters: Folly Beach is undergoing a beach renourishment project during the summer 0f 2018. Please log on cityoffollybeach.com for details. I also have posted information on Attachments.

From the back porch, you see stunning marsh sunsets, wading birds and long views of the Folly River, Morris Island Lighthouse and Charleston’s Ravenel Bridge. Move to the front porch and take in ocean views and breezes, sunrises and sea birds. We recommend you bring your camera or binoculars!

The home is a block away from the beach (second row); public access to the beach is a three minute walk northeast.

Once Upon A Tide is exceptionally clean and bright, with many windows and porches that take advantage of its great views. The main living space, with an open floor plan, is on the top floor. Here you will find a comfortable living room, well-equipped kitchen and dining area. This floor has two large porches on opposite sides of the house: one faces the marsh and the other faces the ocean. The top floor also has a bedroom with a queen-sized bed, and an attached bathroom and shower. The tiled kitchen is equipped with lovely granite counter tops and electric appliances. Hardwoods run throughout the house.

The main sleeping quarters is downstairs, with three additional bedrooms. The master bedroom has a new king-sized bed (mattress is Serta medium memory foam I-Comfort Blue Touch 100) and an attached bathroom and shower. Two more bedrooms downstairs have queen-sized beds (one is Serta memory foam). They share a bathroom and shower. We also have available single and full-sized air mattresses with a pump. All the downstairs bedrooms access porches. There is also a laundry room, with a washing machine and dryer.

The house has Direct TV and WiFi, air-conditioning and heating. Sorry but no pets are allowed. We will take stays a minimum of three nights (a week in summer). For week-long stays, we prefer Friday to Friday rentals but are flexible. Check-in is at 4:00 pm. Check-out is at 10:00 am.

More Details

Laurie Walden
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Laurie Walden

Laurie Walden, the owner, is an avid birder, amateur photographer and nature enthusiast. She is also a writer and Legislative Aide at the SC House of Representatives. She and her husband Ken live in Columbia, SC, and are the proud parents of three adult daughters. Two daughters, Carolyn Baxley and Stephanie Walden, are assisting me with the rental of this home. Rebecca Walden is a dancer in NYC.

Laurie Walden purchased this house in 2017

Why Laurie Walden chose Folly Beach

It has been a longtime dream to have a vacation home on Folly Beach, as our family has vacationed there for more than 20 years! I love this property because it has exceptional views of the marsh and the sea.

What makes this house unique

I can sit on my back porch and watch egrets, herons and even wood storks and then walk to the front porch and see pelicans fly by. Every night I marvel at the sunsets over the marsh, and if I can wake up early enough, watch the sun rise over the ocean.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Folly Beach in Charleston County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1552 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Close doors & windows Keep grill on cement Use toilet paper for septic systems No house parties No pets, no smoking, no illegal drugs
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bathrooms Bathroom 1 - Bathroom 2 - Bathroom 3 - 3 bathrooms, showers only, no tubs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8 Bedroom 1 - This master bedroom has a king-sized bed, a small balcony facing the ocean side, and an attached shower and bathroom. Bedroom 2 - This bedroom has a queen bed and a large balcony with a magnificent view of the marsh. Bedroom 3 - This bedroom has a queen bed, a small balcony facing the ocean side and has a blow-up twin mattress and a blow-up full-sized mattress in the closet. Bedroom 4 - This bedroom, on the top floor, has a queen, bed and an attached shower and bathroom. In total, there is one king-sized bed and three queen-sized beds; No cribs at the house.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Contact owner to get code to get into the house and the code to unlock the bike lock. Must sign rental agreement and initial City of Folly beach ordinance which are both attached.


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Once Upon A Tide, Folly Beach, Stunning Marsh Sunsets and Ocean Views; King Bed,
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful, tranquil beach home

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely—clean and pretty, but its best feature is the location. I loved sitting on the back porch and watching the sun set over the marsh or drinking my coffee on the dock by the spartina grass. You can see the marsh and the ocean and always hear the crashing of waves. Lovely--would absolutely come again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation. We hope you will return again. Thank you for the kind words.
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A piece of heaven located in South Carolina

  • 5 of 5

Homestly the very best house we have ever rented. It truly made you feel like you were home. The beds were perfect very comfortable. Now besides the amazing home that there no complains i have to tell you something. This house has one of the most astonishing views you can see. We had dinner on the back porch every night to enjoy the mesmerizing sunset. I will be back 100% to stay at this same house and continue exploring the beauty of South Carolina

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Very well cared for and nicely equipped home. The beds were comfortable, the views were excellent, the location was perfect- we would absolutely book again.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home and great location!

  • 5 of 5

This house was clean, spacious and in a wonderful location. We loved being able to walk to the beach, have breakfast on the front porch and enjoyed the beautiful views from both the front and back of the house!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love Folly Beach

  • 5 of 5

This is our fifth February staying in this house. We rented it previously when it was known as "Lamms End". I'm originally from the Charleston area so when we began our search for the perfect rental on Folly, I pretty much knew what I was looking for and this house certainly lives up to my expectations. In our opinion this is the best location on the island. Beautiful sunrises over the ocean from the front porch and amazing sunsets over the marsh in the back. If you enjoy birdwatching as we do then this is the place to be. The house is furnished very nicely and is always pristenely clean, which is extremely important to me. Laurie has made some nice changes since she has owned it and is fantastic to work with. I would certainly highly recommend this property and we hope to be back again soon.

Joye & Carl, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family Christmas. It’s beautiful, newly renovated and perfect for walking the beach. Would love to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Car: recommended

Drive into Charleston, SC, and enjoy its historic, cultural, scenic attractions as well as many fine restaurants, art galleries, gardens and museums. The owner's favorite place to walk around, besides downtown Charleston, is Magnolia Gardens. Charleston has been ranked by readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine as the top small city in the United States for many years in a row.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £140.78
Damage Deposit £211.17

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.