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Marsh Gayz - Deep Water Dock on Folly River & Short Walk to Beach. Friday-Friday

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 sleeper sofas in Great Room, add'l private room

Marsh Gayz is currently a Friday to Friday rental in high season so that you can get to Folly Beach without the hassle of getting stuck in Saturday traffic. We want you to enjoy your weekend! Marsh Gayz is a private river front home on the Folly River with a deep water dock tucked away on Tabby Island, a secluded waterfront neighborhood of Folly Beach, South Carolina. Surrounded by age old live oaks, saltmarsh meadows and the wide waters of the Folly River, this beautiful home features spectacular private views of the Low Country at its finest. Although sequestered away from the main beach drag, it’s still only a short stroll to the beach and the famed surfer’s paradise known as the “Washout.” The quaint commercial district of Center Street and Folly Landing, with its many restaurants, shops, night clubs and parks, is also just a short bicycle, drive or boat ride away. You can easily launch your boat at the landing and dock in your own backyard during your stay 24/7. Historic downtown Charleston, SC is a scenic 15-20 minute hop over the island connector that characterize this part of the East Coast.

Unlike many coastal homes, only four steps up takes you to the haven within. This single story dwelling sleeps (8) people with three bedrooms and 3 full baths (one with a deep Jacuzzi tub) and two sleeper sofas in the great room. The roomy master suite has a sweeping view of the river via glass sliders that open onto the wide back deck. A spacious great room with beautiful Morris Island brick gas fireplace, gaming table and separate walk-in bar embraces even more stunning views of the river. The large well-equipped kitchen comes complete with an island, dishwasher, microwave, multiple tools for the culinary inclined and a large dining table for seating 8 or more. A small study/shell room with a full size sofa can be found off the main entryway, and there is also full laundry facility and a garage fully stocked with all the beach or fishing gear you need. This home contains all the amenities including free Wifi high speed Internet, Cable TV, 52” flat screen TV, DVD player, sound dock for I Pods, ceiling fans, and central heating and air conditioning (new system 2016).

Although the house is a sanctuary in itself, it’s really all about the great outdoors. A spacious sundeck spans the entire back of the house and leads you across the lawn to a short railed dock ending at the river. The dock facility has both floating and stationary platforms, and is complete with a shaded area and bench seats, fish cleaning station with sink, water and power. There is also a paved patio area in the back yard that is perfect for oyster roasts, shrimp or crab boils and other seafood affairs with a stainless table, sink with running water and portable cooker and pots, shell barrels and a customized fire pit made special for Marsh Gayz for adding a little late night ambiance or roasting marshmallows.

Marsh Gayz is an ideal getaway for families or friends who have an interest in all of the watersports delights that the river world offers, while fish, crabs, clams and oysters can be caught or found right out the back door! With amazing sunsets to the west, the statuesque Morris Island Lighthouse to the east and miles of river and marsh in between, one could not want more for a perfect summertime setting. It’s also an excellent venue for Small QUIET gatherings whether for family vacations, reunions, or gathering with friends. Not available for renters under 25 years of age.

If you're looking for a private river front home with a deep water dock on Folly Beach, we invite you to consider Marsh Gayz – a by-owner private vacation rental on the South Carolina coast. Relax your cares away or take a running splash off the dock, and enjoy the peaceful serenity and nature of Marsh Gayz where the loudest thing you'll hear is the soothing sound of the river, and the occasional blow of hello from our regular porpoise friends.

Folly Beach License #010108625

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Marsha Pardee, Owner - Natalie Staropoli, Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Marsha Pardee, Owner - Natalie Staropoli, Property Manager

Marsha Pardee, M.Sc. is a marine ecologist who works as an independent consultant specializing in environmental management, eco-tourism and many other conservation related projects and programs. Although raised on Folly, she lives in the Turks and Caicos Islands and works throughout the Caribbean region, but enjoys coming back 'home' for the holidays and especially for shrimp season in the Fall.

Marsha Pardee, Owner - Natalie Staropoli, Property Manager purchased this house in 1970

Why Marsha Pardee, Owner - Natalie Staropoli, Property Manager chose Folly Beach

I was raised on Folly Beach, moving into this house as a young child. I have a love for all things in the water so being raised on the water only grew my passion for my profession.

What makes this house unique

Located on the East end of Folly, you can see historical Morris Island Lighthouse from the dock in the distance but it is a short ride to go see it and park then walk 1/4 mile to the beach. (Great family photo op). While you can enjoy kayaking on the water from the comforts of the house in one of the 3 kayaks provided, it's also just a short stroll to the beach crossing the street at East Ashley where you turned in to get to the house. The beach access is right there. You may also choose to bicycle to Center Street, on one of the bicycles provided. Folly has a great fishing pier Edwin S. Taylor managed by the County Park System. There is dining and a ship store too. This property is managed by Property Manager extraordinaire, Natalie Staropoli. We offer so much more than most rentals on Folly, the reviews speak for themselves as many guest find it there or home away from home regardless how short or long their stay. The views are extremely private whether you were sitting in the great room or sitting on the deck at our roundtable with cushions provided for maximum comfort. The lower level Patio is more like an outdoor kitchen with a sink and a grill, a gas cooker with several stock pots provided, a fire pit and dining tables for al fresco dining. It's truly a hidden treasure on Folly Beach. It's Reasonable to say you will most likely catch blue crabs and or stone crabs off the dock in one of the crab pots provided as well as catch fresh fish of all sorts using one of the fishing rods provided, bringing your own fishing gear is recommended. Beach chairs. beach towels and all gear to get to the beach is easily accessible in the garage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

So glad to be here again on Folly! It rained the first few days (heavy thunderstorms) that we even had a few power outages but, the games, and huge DVD collection keep us well entertained! Once it cleared up though, we took full advantage of the dock (kayaks, crab traps, fishing, etc). My Dad hardly ever came inside! The beach access walks were full of mosquitos due to the rain but we powered through. Charleston is such an easy drive and the aquarium was great on rainy days but otherwise, we spend tons of time on the beach! A few sunburns and a case of swimmer's ear. Thanks so much for having so many great amenities for your guests!
Jan 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Folly Beach, South Carolina

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • No Parties/Events/No loud music - We love our neighbors, and you will too but keep noise to a minimum
  • The house must be left in a condition that can be expected after normal use. Above average cleaning will result in extra charges, billed at $50/hr.
  • You are responsible to rinse all items brought to the beach i.e. beach chairs, umbrella, balls, coolers and especially Bicycles. 2 hose bibs provided
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • River ...
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , shower enclosure
    Jacuzzi tub bath - toilet , jacuzzi
    Back foyer bath - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 extra lg. double bed , en suite bath
    Guest 1 - 1 double bed
    Guest 2 - 1 double bed
  • In addition to 3 bedrooms that sleep a couple in each room, the Great Room has 2 sleeper sofa's that's great for keeping kids together. In the front of the house we have a room termed "the shell room" that has folding doors; a full size sofa is in there but not a sleeper sofa and no blinds.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wooden decking
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Marsh Gayz - Deep Water Dock on Folly River & Short Walk to Beach. Friday-Friday
average rating of 4.9036145 based on 120 reviews

Had a great Thanksgiving at Marsh Gayz

  • 4 of 5

My family and I love the water, so even though the weather was chilly and rainy some, my kids managed to bike, fish and kayak on the good days. The family room was great and plenty of movies, games, etc.

Natalie was responsive with answers to my questions, and met my kids on their arrival to give them the lay of the land. Exceptional Service!!

If I could change anything, I would change the guest beds to queens because all the adults in my family are tall and used to king beds...we

had to rearrange sleeping patterns - but it would have been nice for parents to sleep together. My g-Kids went to bed early and were too little to be left in family room at night.; while adults were enjoying family room til wee hours. I put a queen blow up mattress in shell room and

that helped!...This would make a fine extra bedroom if there was a curtain on the window. All that being said....we had an excellent time, and will visit Folly again when the weather is warmer and more predictable. Lyn P.

  • Review Submitted: 07/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lyn, It was great to have you all join us for the Thanksgiving holiday. I know it meant a lot to you to be able to spend time with your new grand baby. While November is unpredictable in terms of weather, we're glad you all could enjoy "old school" indoor entertainment with the cards/games/movies we provide. Thank you for your review comments. We'll see what we can do by looking a the 2 spare bedroom spaces for upgrading bedding sizes. In terms of the front of the house "shell room", we previously housed a sleeper sofa in there however the perils of that being in a space with the beautiful one of a kind pieces collected in the large curio cabinet ran the risk of this prized possession getting broken so we decided it was best to remain as a quiet room so readers could enjoy the space away from others. Have a wonderful 2018.
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Lovely and Relaxing home on the water

  • 5 of 5

Me and 5 of my family members stayed here to celebrate my Dad's cancer survival. This home was PERFECT for a relaxing vacation in the off season. The home is right on the marsh so we were able to go crabbing, kayaking, and enjoy just sitting on the water. The home is only 2 miles from the "downtown" area of Folly, so it's super close to bars and restaurants. There is a beach access point right across the way, so that's a plus as well.

The home was lovely and comfortable. Nice size kitchen for cooking and the owner was super helpful on suggestions.

Would EASILY rent from this property again.

  • Review Submitted: 21/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to know our pet friendly home worked well for your family stay and celebrating your Dad's remission. As the property manager for the owner, I try to make each guests stay as welcoming as possible. We're so very glad you enjoyed all that we have to offer. Fishing and crabbing is generally very good off our dock as is dropping the kayaks in suspended from the dock off the floating dock. We love the short tranquil stroll to the beach, so glad you enjoyed it as well. We'd love to have you all back in the future.
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Wonderful Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a nice time at the Marsh Gayz property. The view was incredible. My wife and I sat on the dock most every day fishing, catching crabs and watching the dolphins.. The sunsets were amazing. The property was just a short walk from the beach. Our lab Buddy probably had the best time of all watching the water, investigating crabs and playing at the beach in the evening. He's been moping ever since we got home!

  • Review Submitted: 03/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our Fall season at Marsh Gayz. September is always an optimal month for sunsets as well as fishing and crabbing. We think we offer an ideal setting and especially because of it being a private dead end street, it's pet friendly for our beloved furry friends. Best wishes for a great 2018.
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Amazing view, close to the beach, perfect summer escape

  • 5 of 5

This property is the very essence of Relaxation. Quaint, tucked away- but not too tucked away- beautiful scenery that changes everyday. Could walk, bike or golf cart to the beach(access was so convenient), then after your time on the beach you can look forward to the lovely view of the marsh and whether or not to kayak, fish, jump off the dock, crab or just sit and watch the dolphins. Best getaway of the year for us. We highly recommend! We have a 7 and 11 year old and were worried they would miss having a pool nearby but no one even asked! There is so much else to do! Downtown Folly is a golf cart ride away and there seems to always be something fun going on there. This property offers the best of both worlds. You have the bustle of a fun little beach town minutes away (not to mention the beach!!!) and then you have the peace and serenity of the marsh that you get to come home to! We will be booking again for next summer!!

  • Review Submitted: 21/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Property!

  • 5 of 5

Marsh Gayz is an absolutely amazing spot to celebrate life. The attention to details from the owner, and wealth of communication from Natalie, the property manager, truly set this home apart from others. The pictures don't do this home true justice. The views of the Folly River, marshlands, and wildlife are mesmerizing. Watching the tide flow in and out daily is such a calm release from our normal hectic day-to-day lives. Great swimming, fishing, and crabbing straight from the dock. Easy access to "downtown" Folly Beach with many eclectic eateries. Don't forget Bert's, a super cool local grocery. Easy beach access just around the corner makes this home the place to be. Highly recommended and we'll be back for sure. ~ JC, Columbia, SC

  • Review Submitted: 22/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We too are enamored by the tranquil views and privacy our home affords from the back of the house towards the river. It's a perfect spot for any season because of the marsh views and Folly River whether you are sitting in the great room warming to a fire or sitting on the patio roasting marshmallows in the custom fire pit. The privacy off the great room deck is unparalleled as well because it's recessed. Thank you for choosing your "staycation" at Marsh Gayz and enjoying all the delights our home has to offer.
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Great House, Even Better View!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here (10) of us for a two day weekend and loved it. The location and view is amazing. Right on the water and close to the restaurants and bars in Folly Beach. There were lots of amenities, like fishing poles, crab traps (which we caught a bunch), Kayaks, and just plenty of room for all of us. Everyone of the guests said I knocked it out of the park with booking this house for our stay and we would certainly come back.

  • Review Submitted: 21/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted your friends thought you chose well. You're right though, our property has far more amenities than most rental homes: (bicycles, kayaks, life preservers, crab pot, fishing poles, tackle box, bocce ball, corn hole, tennis rackets, football, soccer ball, a new beach cart, beach chairs, umbrella, and coolers, gas grill, gas cooker, extra propane tank and fire pit) Not to mention all the household items for kitchen, bath & laundry. With it fully equipped, it's rare you won't find what you need in the house to help you get by including coffee, creamer, sugar as well as several spices and such for cooking.. We even have an herb garden for your use. Thank you for choosing us for your guys weekend.
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Nearest Airport
22.6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Charleston Water Taxi
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
11 miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Trophy Lakes, John's Island
Nearest Beach
0.03 Miles
Car: recommended

Marsh Gayz is less than 20 minutes from historic downtown Charleston, carriage rides, famous golf courses, top-rated tennis courts, off of Folly pristine beaches, monumental battleships, sporting events, concert venues, cultural events, garden tours, beautifully preserved architecture.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$262.94
Pet Fee AU$131.47

Fees: Please note VRBO/HomeAway charges a service fee of 5-12% on a sliding scale to customers booking through their site even though we as Homeowners pay a premium to be listed on their website. Regardless of the payment method you wish to use, through their website, they require a credit card to pay this fee as a separate transaction and they keep all the funds. Please call Natalie, Property Manager to explore your options 843-277-7043

While there is no minimum stay, week/end rates increase by $100 per night when the stay is less than 3 nights. This adjustment will be made sending you a payment request and will include the current tax rate of 13.5%

Most payment forms accepted. Through VRBO/HomeAway system, E-CHECK is the NO FEE option. If you opt to pay by credit card, Vacation Rents (3rd party processor for VRBO/HomeAway) processes your payment and a fee of 2.5% will be deducted from your security deposit since it is deducted up front from them to us. PayPal linked to a bank account (sent to family & friends) is a NO FEE Payment Option, using a credit card the fee is 2.9% and will be deducted from the security deposit. For further clarification, please call our property manager, Natalie 843-277-7043

We offer a well appointed home, well stocked with most everything you could possibly need with the most spectacular views of wildlife, the Folly River and Marsh Rental includes: All linens, at least 3 kayaks, 3 bicycles, crab pots, fishing rods, 8 beach chairs, umbrella, 8 beach towels, 1 new roll of TP in each bathroom & a new PT roll in the kitchen.

Flexible check in days/times when we can offer it.

Marsh Gayz at 1202 Tabby Drive is an unparalleled private neighborhood on a private street. It's safe for pets ($100/pet fee) and small children and mainly the street resides long time residents therefore, No Parties, No Events Permitted - Guest Count Max. is 10 persons

See policy for cancelation terms. For More Info: 843-277-7043

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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