1004 East Arctic Ave, Folly Beach 29439
Folly Beach, SC
4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
1004 East Arctic Ave, Folly Beach 29439
Folly Beach, SC
Another of Folly's Best Rentals. The Vitamin Sea can give you that healthy dose of coastal comfort that you've been missing. This 4 bedroom, 2 bath home is a throwback to more classic beach cottages and sits just across the street from the sands of Folly Beach. The wood used throughout the home provides a whisper of childlike memories that have been wonderfully aged by seasons of salty air. At the front of the home is a screened-in porch with partial views of the ocean. On the backside is a larger deck with a sunshade and plenty of room for gathering or grilling on the new gas grill. Inside, everything is classic wood. This is a beautiful example of a classic Folly Beach House. Only the best linens, comfortable bedding and our assurance of a clean and comfortable stay are awaiting you! The home is equipped with a full kitchen and living room with a small dining area set between the two. In addition to the three bedrooms mentioned above is an adorable bunk room that overlooks the back deck. The room is furnished with a bunk tucked into the corner and some closet space. This little gem completes the sailing ship illusion. The public beach access is just a few steps away from the Vitamin Sea so you get to mix all the luxuries of a day on the beach with the convenience of having the Atlantic Ocean at your fingertips. Stargazing, beach combing, sun bathing, swimming and any other beach activity you may be looking forward to is right outside your door. The Vitamin Sea is located ten short blocks away from the crowds on Center Street so the peace and quiet of the ocean breeze rustling the fronds of the Palmetto trees while waves lap on shore is yours to savor. However, all of the shopping, dining and entertainment of Center Street is only a short drive or bike ride away. Well behaved house-broken, flea treated dogs are welcome with approval. Please include the breed and size of the pet you want to bring when you inquire. ***The owner's adult children live in the cottage behind the house. They occasionally utilize the laundry facilities located below the main house. They are very quiet and respectful of common space, but we believe we must notify potential tenants of their presence prior to inquiring. It is also important to note that they have a very friendly, but very large mastiff dog*** All photos are current and accurately depict the property. Please note VRBO is charging a separate booking fee if you book through their website. You can avoid this fee by booking through our website.
- Allow Pets
- Balcony: Private
- BBQ: Gas
- Bedding Bed 1: King
- Bedding Bed 2: Queen
- Bedding Bed 3: Full
- Bedding Bed 4: 2 Twins
- Bedding Types: 1 queen, 2 full, 2 twins
- Bicycles: 0
- Cable TV
- Ceiling Fan 1
- Ceiling Fan 2
- Ceiling Fan 3
- Chester Drawers 1
- Chester Drawers 2
- Chester Drawers 3
- Coffee Maker: Drip
- Cooking Utensils
- Deck: Private
- Distance to Center Street: 10 Blocks
- En Suite Bathroom 1
- En-Suite 1
- Floor Level Bed 1: First
- Floor Level Bed 2: First
- Floor Level Bed 3: First
- Floor Level Bed 4: First
- Grill: Propane
- Hair Dryer 1
- High Speed Internet
- Ice Maker
- Indoor Dining Seats: 4
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room Ceiling Fan
- Living Room Ocean View
- Living Room Seats: 6
- Living Room TV: HD
- Master 1
- Number of Bathrooms: 2
- Outdoor Dining Seats: 8
- Outdoor Seating
- Outdoor Shower
- Parking Details: 4+ parking spaces
- Parking: Off-Street Carport
- Pet Policy: 3 Dogs, 100 LBS combined weight
- Plunger 1
- Property Name: Vitamin Sea
- Remote Type: Smart TV Remotes
- Screen Porch
- Size 1: Full
- Size 2: Full
- Sleeper Sofa Mattress: None
- Sleeper Sofa: None
- Toilet 1
- Toilet 2
- TV 1: none
- TV 3: Flatscreen
- TV 4: N/A
- Type 1: Shower-Tub Combo
- Type 2: Shower Only
- Washer and Dryer
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Average Manager Rating (Based on 437 reviews)
Average Vacation Rental Rating (Based on 17 reviews)
100% of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.
Great Family vacation
Stayed in June, 2017
Barbara from Augusta, Georgia recommends this vacation rental.
We had a great family vacation! This was our second time staying at Vitamin Sea. The house was very clean and nice when we arrived. Had problems with the washing machine, but the owners/property manager were very quick to respond and offered to pick up, wash, fold and return our laundry until the machine was fixed. What great service! Thank you for sharing your home with us and hope to stay again next year!
Great time for NYE Weekend!
Stayed , 2016
Hannah from Wilmington, North Carolina recommends this vacation rental.
We stayed here with a group of friends for NYE weekend. It was the perfect size for our group of 8. The house was clean and well equipped with what we needed. We truly had the best time! It is a really cozy, comfortable beach house. Our only complaints...the shower in the bathroom at the back of the house is very difficult to turn on and off as one of the handles is corroded. The rooms on one side of the house stayed very cold while the rooms on the other side of the house were extremely hot with the heat on. We did try closing a couple of the vents, but it didn't seem to work. We also could not find the coffee pot that went with the drip coffee maker. So, just a few very minor maintenance things, but we really enjoyed our stay. It is also right across the street from a public access to the beach, which would be very convenient for a summer stay. We would definitely use this house again! Folly beach also has a good variety of restaurants/bars right down the street from the house with great food and fun atmosphere.
Stayed in May, 2016
Cheri from Greenwood, South Carolina recommends this vacation rental.
My family really enjoyed our stay. We had a great time. The beach access is very close and Folly Beach was great. However it would have been nice to have a table big enough for 8 people but we made it work. The gas grill is in really bad shape , it needs to be replaced. Other than the grill the house was is excellent condition. Ate at Snappy Jacks and it was amazing.
2nd stay and it's still a charm
Stayed in December, 2015
Bob Hill from Columbia, South Carolina recommends this vacation rental.
Fabulous house creates fabulous family memories. This is the second time we've stayed at Vitamin Sea and it never gets old! Great weekend get away affords us time with the college student, walks to the bars and shops of Folly and wonderful times on the beach!
Classic Beach Feel
Stayed in June, 2015
Becki H from Knoxville, Tennessee recommends this vacation rental.
Our family of 7 had a wonderful week and really enjoyed the comfortable and classic feel of Vitamin Sea. The easy beach access across the street was a huge plus since it isn't "Beach Front"......it's the next best thing! The screened front porch was so comfortable and relaxing and the huge back deck was great for our youngest little guest to play safely. Loved the privacy and quiet surroundings of the house; a nice walk to the pier or short drive to the Morris Island Lighthouse access. Folly Beach is such a relaxing, comfortable place to go we fell in love with it!
Great Location and Charm
Stayed in March, 2015
Susan A. from Davidson, North Carolina recommends this vacation rental.
This charming cottage was a perfect fit for our family's spring break/Easter week. Our daughter and two year old grandson had fun playing on the front porch and the back deck where we placed his toddler pool. We could easily walk across the street to the beach or ride our bikes to either end of the island. The bedrooms are so vintage and comfortable, we slept so well. The kitchen is updated and was easy to use, we ate on the front porch everyday and enjoyed the breeze. We also like to bring our dog on most trips , this house is so dog friendly with the hardwood floors and screened porch and large back deck. This was our first visit to Folly Beach and we are so glad we could spend our Spring Break together there.
Great Christmas Getaway
Stayed in December, 2013
Gail E. from Columbia, South Carolina recommends this vacation rental.
We rented Vitamin Sea for four days over the Christmas holiday, and hated to leave! The house is beyond charming. We felt totally at home. We loved the wonderful screened porch in front, as well as the spacious deck in the back. The back yard is lush and inviting. The house is not far from a dead end, so there is not a lot of street traffic out front, which makes it really quiet and pleasant. You can even hear the waves breaking on the beach! The kitchen is really nicely equipped. It has everything you need, as well as plenty of room to store your own items, which many vacation properties seem to lack. We have family who live in downtown Charleston, and it is a very quick drive to get there: 15-20 minutes max. Should be even quicker once the new bridges are completed. Didn't get to experience much local eating, which I regret, since it is always a highlight for us when we come to town. But I can recommend Black Magic Cafe on the island as well as Amen Street downtown. The management team was very accommodating, allowing us to check in a couple of hours early, since we were arriving on Christmas Eve. While the house does technically sleep 8, that might be a little tight. We were planning on having 4 adults and a dog, but two of them came down with the flu, so the two of us really enjoyed having it all to ourselves. Another cautionary note is that there is no cable TV, so you cannot get any live progamming or news. They do have a number of recorded shows for your viewing pleasure, however. I would definitely rent Vitamin Sea again and look forward to doing so!
Perfect. Quiet, near beach, fully appointed, family space, privacy, gas grill, front & back porches
Stayed in October, 2013
Greg S. from Gulfport, Mississippi recommends this vacation rental.
My wife and I, her parents, and my daughter stayed there for Parent's Weekend at The Citadel. It i s a short drive into Charleston and far enough from the center of Folly Beach to be peaceful and quiet. Full kitchen with everything you need to prepare meals. We cooked on the gas grill too. Three gathering areas for the family to break away to. Four rooms with nice sleeping arrangements or for naps away from the crowd. We will be back!
Best Weekend Ever!!
Stayed in May, 2013
Maggie from Fayetteville, North Carolina recommends this vacation rental.
My family and I had the best weekend on Folly while staying at Vitamin Sea!!! Couldn't have a dreamed of a better way to spend Mother's Day ! The house was immaculate and had everything we needed and more! Quick walk across the street to the beautiful beach and short drive to downtown Charleston. We felt at home and all slept like babies when the days were done!! Ready to go back ASAP!!!!
Great Dose of Vitamin Sea
Stayed in November, 2012
Valentine from Chicago, Illinois recommends this vacation rental.
This delightfully, quirky beach house is the perfect place for a wonderful beach vacation. My family and I spent Thanksgiving week here and had all we needed to be comfortable. We all agreed we were looking forward to our next vacation here. Wonderful screened porch and a huge back deck were where we spent a lot of our time. The property is clean and well maintained as the listing states and the only drawback was it is necessary to go through one of the bedrooms to one of the bathrooms.
Comfortable rustic beach house
Stayed in August, 2012
Estonehaven from Asheville, North Carolina recommends this vacation rental.
We loved the Vitamin Sea! I love rustic, but well-turned-out and comfortable beach houses and this fills the bill! Comfy beds, a well-stocked kitchen and a beach access right across the street made for a wonderful time at Folly Beach. We had 2 Italians with us visiting the US for the first time and they had a blast! We loved Bowen's Island Seafood, Taco Boy, Lost Dog and McKevlin's Surf Shop - all Folly Beach classics and great recommendations.
Perfect Getaway for family gathering
Stayed in July, 2012
Chapel Hill Travlers from Chapel Hill, North Carolina recommends this vacation rental.
We had an amazing experience and absolutely loved our stay! This sweet cottage comfortably accommodated our young child, our 80 year old grandmother, and us 30-somethings in between :). We loved doing puzzles and drinking coffee on the spacious porch, walking right across the street to the beautiful beach, and even hanging out on the back deck for dinner at 'home'. The house was so clean, the owner was very responsive and easy to work with, and the rooms were all beautiful. We hope to visit this wonderful home again!
Stayed in May, 2012
Coco from Columbia, South Carolina recommends this vacation rental.
Great location on a great little big island. Small town old time feel. Wonderful beds and very comfortable and well stocked. Nicer bathroom than most. Plenty of room underneath for our beach stuff next time we could bring a small boat.(?), didn't feel like our things would be unsafe there. Highly Recommend. Thank you so much!
Weekend at the Beach
Stayed in April, 2012
Beach Bound from Laurens , South Carolina recommends this vacation rental.
My family stayed at the Vitamin Sea for the weekend. The home was beautiful as well as spotless. Everything we needed was readily available. There was plenty of parking and even a backyard. We cooked and grilled on the deck. Beach access is across the street. It has a great covered front porch and large back deck. Showers are outside to rinse of from beach. We hope to come back this summer for a week. Highly recommend.
Stayed in August, 2011
Charlestonlover from Columbia, Tennessee recommends this vacation rental.
I have stayed here several times,for family vacations and weekend getaways. This charming cozy beach cottage is a jewel! Only steps from the beautiful beach and a short walk to the pier. We always enjoy the short drive to shop in downtown Charleston or just stroll the streets. Let me not forget the fun we have bike riding in the Folly beach area-perfect!! I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for the perfect vacation home!
Awesome Classic Folly Beach House
Stayed in December, 2011
Sandlapper from Columbia, South Carolina recommends this vacation rental.
Wonderful property location, just a 30 second walk to the sand! Our family spent a week at Christmas at the Vitamin Sea and had a great time! It feels like you never left home, except you're at the beach! We spent several mornings and evenings on the screened in front porch having coffee and checking emails while listening to the waves. The landscaping is awesome with Live Oaks, Palm Trees and sea shells throughout. You can be at several awesome places to eat withing a 5 minute bike ride! Our favorites were Rita's Seaside Grill and the Lost Dog Cafe! Donna was a wonderful host and we highly recommened this property, and it's cheaper than a Hotel.
It's like a home, not just a rental.
Stayed in September, 2011
Bernard from Asheville, North Carolina recommends this vacation rental.
Donna has been great to work with. She has been a pleasure to work with, but that is just the beginning. The house is wonderful, it looks and feels like a home. I found everything we needed and then some. I am listening to the shore break as I write this and I catch glimpses of the ocean. The access is just ten yards away. The kitchen is well stocked and it doesn't feel like we have to 'camp'. Our puppies are enjoying the yard.