Condo - Rating 4.9 (53)

Sand Castle in the Sky

$1,400.00 - $8,778.00 / week + taxes & fees

Bedroom 3 bedrooms
Bathroom 3 baths
Guests 6 guests
Pets Allowed Pets Allowed

  • Address: 117 East Arctic Ave
  • Location: Folly Beach
  • Type: Condo

Location Location

Description Description
One of Folly's Best! Sand Castle in the Sky is located on the third floor of an elevated building with elevator access. This 3 bedroom 3 bath condo is the perfect relaxation retreat! The views from this 3rd floor condo are awe-inspiring from sun up till sun down. From watching the ocean waves throughout the day to the beautiful lights on the pier at night it's an absolute memorable vacation spot! The master bedroom has a king size bed and the other two bedrooms have queens. Sit on the balcony in the morning and enjoy the warm sun while watching the dolphins play and enjoying your morning coffee. You can park up to two cars in the off street private parking lot the entire time you are here as everything is within easy walking distance. The owners take great care to make their condo very comfortable. Rest assured the property is clean comfortable and the furnishings are in good order. You will find flat screen TV's in every bedroom for your entertainment. It is one of the nicest condos on the beach! Our goal is to continue to develop repeat renters every year. Beach lovers can enjoy the ocean from the balcony or by walking directly onto the beach. During the summer enjoy the water at one of the only sections of beach with a lifeguard. Those who like to fish can walk less than one block down to the Folly Beach Fishing Pier to join other anglers. Great restaurants fresh seafood vendors and a grocery store are all nearby. This condo is a great base to explore the beach and then the Historic City of Charleston. *Please be aware that construction of the Folly Beach Pier begins November 2020 and is scheduled to continue until Spring 2023. If you'd like more information please reference the Charleston County Parks site.* Sand Castle in the Sky allows up to 3 well-behaved, house-broken, flea-treated dogs with approval. Please include the breed and size of your dogs when you inquire. While we manage this property we do not manage the maintenance of this building which includes the elevator. The presence of an elevator does not indicate that the home is ADA compliant. All photos are current and accurately depict the property. Please book with confidence. This property is licensed by city of Folly Beach as a vacation rental - License Number LIC-1-19-200264. Because of the potential of fraud we would not recommend booking a property not licensed by the city of Folly Beach as a vacation rental.

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Amenities 23 Amenities
  • Beachfront
  • Cable
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee Maker
  • Contactless Check in
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Ironing Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Smart TV
  • Stove
  • Vacuum
  • Washer
  • Wifi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Oceanfront

Reviews Rating 4.9 (53) Reviews
Rating 5
Beach Front Condo w/Amazing Views!
Great place. Nice beach location and walking distance to all of Folly.
Eric - Posted: 11/5/2022
Rating 5
Beach Front Condo w/Amazing Views!
Our check-in date was when Hurricane Ian was supposed to hit Charleston. I appreciate the staff at Folly's Best who I called often- they patiently kept me updated regarding the condition of the property post hurricane. We ended up checking in a day later for safety's sake, but everything was fine. My daughter is a clean freak- even she said the place was super clean when we checked in. The kitchen was better stocked than most. We had a wonderful family vacation- Sand Castle in the Sky was comfortable, clean and a great location!
Sarah - Posted: 10/19/2022
Rating 5
Beach Front Condo w/Amazing Views!
We were so fortunate to find a place last minute right on the beach! The location was perfect (steps to beach and a quick walk to dinner). Deck furniture was a bit old/sad but the view was amazing. It is right by the pier but construction wasn’t too noisy. Beach isn’t deep so get a spot early. Only negative was that no one was staying the days before us, but it would cost $100 to get in an hour early.
Victoria - Posted: 10/15/2022
Rating 5
Beach Front Condo w/Amazing Views!
The size and openness of the main room made it very advantageous for our family gatherings, The location overlooked the pier, beach and ocean so was very picturesque.
Roland - Posted: 10/9/2022
Rating 4
Beach Front Condo w/Amazing Views!
What a great week. Thanks for allowing dogs.
Hugh - Posted: 9/20/2022
Rating 5
Beach Front Condo w/Amazing Views!
Can't beat the location, cleanliness, response from property management! We will stay here again.
Lisa - Posted: 9/7/2022
Rating 5
Beach Front Condo w/Amazing Views!
Clean, well kept with a beautiful view. Terrific access to Charleston, Mount Pleasant and surrounding area. Terrific experience with the owner. We'd come back on a heartbeat.
Aimee - Posted: 8/20/2022
Rating 5
Beach Front Condo w/Amazing Views!
would stay again just nice place
Jack - Posted: 8/13/2022
Rating 5
Beach Front Condo w/Amazing Views!
My wife and I along with our 2 chihuahuas enjoyed a long weekend here. We had all the comforts of home along with an awesome beach to relax on. We loved the location and literally parked our car on Friday afternoon and didn’t start it again until we left Monday morning. We have already decided on a return visit!
Ed from Greer, SC - Posted: 5/20/2022
Rating 5
Beach Front Condo w/Amazing Views!
We had the best stay with our 3 month old and dog. Condo was very clean, beds comfy, takes 2 Minutes to walk to beach and restaurants. Elevator made things very easy for us. Will definitely be back
Brittany from Richmond, VA - Posted: 5/2/2022
Rating 5
Beach Front Condo w/Amazing Views!
Perfect location walking distance from great food spots.
Tron - Posted: 4/25/2022
Rating 5
Beach Front Condo w/Amazing Views!
The condo was very well equipped. Very nice, clean unit. It was a set up and ready to go with Linens , a little starter kit including dishwasher, wash machine pods, trash bags, TP and other items. Very nice thank you:) We hiked the stairway (4 stories) just about every time in and out of the condo. Great work out if you need your steps:) Elevator was very slow. My wife didn’t like it. Waited at least ten minutes when we tried getting our stuff to the car to leave. But the VRBO post did say owner had nothing to do with elevator. It took a few of days to get replacement light bulbs for the lamps in the living room. The bulbs were missing . We just moved bulbs from bedroom to living till we got some. I emailed 2 different days. probably should have called. The unit is very close to all the action. With in a short walk to beach, shopping, eating and entertainment. We really liked that. We had an awesome time. We would rent again.
Kevin - Posted: 4/13/2022
Rating 5
Dog friendly
We love this condo! We come to it every January with our pups. I will say the only downside this year was the construction literally right next door. It started every morning between 7-8am - which you hope you get away from on vacation haha. But outside if that we still had a lovely time. We love bringing the dogs here to enjoy the beach!
Morgan from Louisville, KY - Posted: 4/8/2022
Rating 5
Beach Front Condo w/Amazing Views!
Everything was just as it was described and we had a great time!
Jodie - Posted: 4/8/2022
Rating 5

We had a great stay at the beach! The location is perfect! Easy walk to all restaurants and shopping. Great balcony for sitting and enjoying the view of the beach.

Erin S - Posted: 8/1/2021
Rating 5

My family enjoyed everything about this location! It was steps to the beach and steps to restaurants!!! We will definitely be coming back!!!

Keri T from Anderson, SC - Posted: 6/28/2021
Rating 5

Our family loved our time at this location. In fact we were able to delay our next stop and stay an extra day! I don’t think my wife has ever been so sad to leave somewhere. It was great to admire the beach and water from the patio and even inside the home. We also were able to visit Charleston several times without spending to much time in the car. We will be back for sure!

Robert M - Posted: 4/9/2021
Rating 5

What a lovely place!! Super clean and comfortable, plus having the luxury of being right on the beach! It was an incredibly relaxing and beautiful stay. Highly recommend.

Annie T - Posted: 12/27/2020
Rating 5

Great view, great location and fantastic balcony.

Stephanie M - Posted: 12/8/2020
Rating 5

Clean, on the beach and close to shops, restaurants, music, etc. Great visit.

Thomas H - Posted: 10/17/2020
Rating 5

Clean, spacious, great location.

Laurie R - Posted: 8/2/2020
Rating 5

We enjoying staying at the condo. Owner was quick to respond to our questions, check in/out was easy and the location was close to all local shops and restaurants. We will stay again!

Amy G from Tulsa, OK - Posted: 10/24/2019
Rating 5

We had a great time!! The location is amazing and everything you need is within walking distance. The staff at Folly Best even came by to make sure everything was going good and gave us a little welcome bag. Definitely we will return!!

Ginny F from Keller, TX - Posted: 8/14/2019
Rating 5

The property was perfect, we didn’t want to leave!!

Jamie Lea D from Quasqueton, IA - Posted: 7/9/2019
Rating 4

Great terrace and wonderful ocean views

Robert I from St. Louis, MO - Posted: 6/11/2019
Rating 5

Nice property. Pictures and description were accurate as seen on line. Great location on beach and very near pier and downtown restaurants and entertainment. All were within walking distance.

Rebecca K from Greenwood, SC - Posted: 5/21/2019
Rating 5

This spot is amazingly convenient for Folly Beach. The condo is just a couple blocks from the Folly Beach Pier, Bert’s, restaurants and other activities. The view from the 3rd floor is amazing and the elevator was very helpful for our elderly guests.

Matt M - Posted: 4/23/2019
Rating 5
Comfortable and clean. Very good location

We had everything we needed upon arrival. The property was well maintained and very clean. We will definitely consider staying there again.

Cynthia L from Johns Island, SC - Posted: 11/6/2018
Rating 5
Clean, comfortable, excellent view

Very happy to see that we were right on the ocean. We could sit in the very comfortable living room and watch the ocean. Beds were great. Everything was provided. Highly recommend it.

Susan Y from New Lenox, IL - Posted: 11/5/2018
Rating 5

Great location, had a wonderful time!

Justin M from Charlotte, NC - Posted: 10/2/2018
Rating 5
Fantastic!!

Fantastic location, fantastic views and fantastic service. We had a small issue with the TV and someone was at the door immediately. I 100% recommend this place.

Vickie P - Posted: 9/20/2018
Rating 5
WOW! Best spot in Folly Beach!

We hit the folly beach jackpot! Gorgeous, clean condo right on the beach. The location was amazing- right near pier and restaurants and also a close drive into Charleston. We were there for July 4th and had prime seating right on our balcony to see the fireworks by the pier. Great place- we will for sure be back!!

Jennifer S from Clarksburg, MD - Posted: 7/11/2018
Rating 5
Great vacation. Perfect property and location!

Great property and location.

Susan D from Inverness, IL - Posted: 7/5/2018
Rating 5
Great location. Great property.

We will be back

Caryn C from Charleston, SC - Posted: 6/19/2018
Rating 5
Great location on Folly Beach!

Well maintained, clean and secure property on Folly Beach! Close to restaurants and shopping, easy check in and out. Easy drive to downtown Charleston for plenty of sightseeing.

Andrea S from Peru, IL - Posted: 4/17/2018
Rating 4
Great!

Loved it!

Michelle M from Sandusky, OH - Posted: 3/30/2018
Rating 5
Great location!

The unit and the view was great! Having to walk 4 flights of stairs because the elevator wasn't working, not so great :(. Walking distance to so many things! Fun place, fun time, would go again......thank you!

Kimberly E from Gainesville, SC - Posted: 3/13/2018
Rating 5
corgi
This was the first time that I have rented a "pet-friendly" condo. Even though the photos looked great, I had some trepidation that it would seem sub-par due to prior rentals with dogs. I was so delighted to discover that the unit was delightful, clean and possessed all the necessary equipment for a wonderful stay. The kitchen is equipped for meal preparation for a family and the bedrooms have sufficient pillows, towels, blankets, etc. My husband and boys rely on me to organize these trips and they all gave it a major "thumbs up" for livability and accessibility to restaurants. We would definitely rent this unit again.
Donna C from Richmond, VA - Posted: 12/29/2017
Rating 5
Folly

Excellent

Donna C from Richmond, VA - Posted: 12/28/2017
Rating 5
perfect family get away

We had a group of 3 adult couples. The floor plan was perfect allowing each to have a private bedroom and bathroom. One bathroom had access to the hall and bedroom, but was able to lock off hall door, so it was like 3 on suites. The view was incredible. The sun rise was beautiful. It was warm enough with the sun to spend the afternoon on the balcony. The living room was spacious enough for us to visit and open presents. The kitchen had all the needed items for making breakfast and lunch. Loved the in condo washer and dryer. Just remember to bring your shampoo. The unit has a hair dryer and some basics, such as soap, paper towel and toilet paper. Clean condo. No one else was renting while we were there so it was quiet. Would definitely recommend.

Sharon H from Brookfield, WI - Posted: 12/20/2017
Rating 5
Loved Sand Castle in the Sky! Very clean and amazing view from the balcony.

My husband and 2 daughters (age 21 and 18) stayed here and it is now our favorite place we've ever rented! Loved the 2 spare rooms having 2 queen beds instead of one having twin beds (which seems to be the case in many condo rentals). Very clean. And the view - wow! We spent a lot of time on that balcony! We enjoyed it being walking distance to downtown Folly Beach. Easy access to the beach. We joked about everything being labeled, but it helped out a lot (especially with the tv remotes). It was hard to return home. We will definitely rent this place again!

Beth from Saint Charles, Missouri - Posted: 8/7/2017
Rating 5
Property and view is great

The property is great. The view is great. The place is very clean too. I do believe check in is too late though. Paying 35 dollars to check in one hour early was annoying as well.

Travis from Lexington, Kentucky - Posted: 8/7/2017
Rating 5
Best Vacation in Years!

This unit was spotless and such an amazing condo. The beds were so comfortable. The location allowed you to be anywhere you would want in a 5 minute walk. Ocean views from every window. Berts Market a block away has everything you need. Don't forget the crab shack for eats a few blocks away. Cant wait to go back and book this unit soon!

Ashley from Asheville, North Carolina - Posted: 8/7/2017
Rating 5
Even hurricanes cant keep us away

This property is amazing. Even though hurricane Matthew caused us to leave early, we enjoyed every moment until then. The property is Right on the beach. Has an amazing view every morning and evening. Within walking distance of everything. We will return in the spring. Thank you again to the Folly's Best crew for ensuring my family was both happy and safe.

Jeff from Mayfield, Kentucky - Posted: 8/7/2017
Rating 5
Great first time at Folly Beach

We planned our summer vacay kind of last minute, so we were so thankful to have found this property! We wanted oceanfront, pet-friendly, in a good location and a nice place to stay. This property totally fit the bill! My hubby, 2 teen sons and Chesapeake Bay Retriever had such a great vacation at Folly. The condo was so nice and clean, well-decorated, comfortable - it was just perfect. The views from both the front and back of the condo were amazing. I could not stop taking pictures and neither could my kids. We rented a golf cart so we were able to explore the island up close and personal - I recommend it! Took a day trip to Charleston and rode a horse-drawn carriage through downtown Charleston - amazing! Ate at Bubba Gump Shrimp in Charleston for lunch - the best hush pups ever. LOVED Center Street - so bohemian and beach bummy :) Crab Shack is great, Taco Boy was ok (loved the frozen Screwdriver though), Surf Bar is really cool (dive bar vibe with good food), Bowen's Island restaurant has killer views and ok food (fried seafood), Bert's Market was extremely convenient and has everything but definitely is pricey. The fact that Folly is so dog-friendly makes me so happy. Dogs everywhere which we loved. The pier is a must-visit - great place to get your walk on, fish, get an ice cream, get some great pics. And, of course the beach - ahhhh. Dylan, our lifeguard was so nice and accomodating (we rented chairs and umbrellas). Such a great vacation! We'll definitely be back and would absolutely choose Folly's Best Rentals again!!

Terii from Frederick, Maryland - Posted: 8/7/2017
Rating 5
First time at Folly

This was our first time at Folly Beach and we were extremely satisfied with our accommodations! Beach front, walking distance to great restaurants and shopping, and we got to bring our senior dog who is unable to be left under care of others. Very nice place with all the furnishings one needs for a week at the beach. Also very thankful for the elevator as this is a 3rd floor unit. Will definitely be making a return trip!

Michelle from Hoschton, Georgia - Posted: 8/7/2017
Rating 5
Simply AWESOME!

I am so glad I chose to stay here. It was simply AWESOME!!!!!! Not one complaint and I will be returning!! :) Thanks so much for a perfect vacation Sand Castle in the Sky.

Claire from Fayett, Georgia - Posted: 8/7/2017
Rating 5
Absolutely Wonderful

This condo gave us the best of everything: beach, walking distance to town and excellent accommodations. We brought a beach umbrella for the deck based on a prior review which was really helpful. Our dogs loved sitting outside watching the seagulls and Pelicans fly over. Absolutely a great family vacation.

Olivia from Tuscon, Arizona - Posted: 8/7/2017
Rating 5
Amazing Views, Ocean Front, Center of Everything, Clean and Comfortable

Great Condo, Great Location. Wonderful ocean views, easy beach access in a building with only six units. Easy walking distance to the Folly Island pier, restaurants and shops. Beautiful and comfortable condo stocked with everything you need. Liked working with Folly Best Rentals. We would definitely stay here again.

Wanda from Charleston, West Virginia - Posted: 8/7/2017
Rating 5
Loved the condo; great location

We loved our recent stay in this condo. The location is within walking distance of everything in Folly Beach. The staff at Folly's Best is easy to work with and is very accommodating to special needs. The elevator was out due to the recent storms and the staff eagerly assisted my husband and me getting our luggage up the stairs. We are older and this was a huge help.

Lanice from Tampa, Florida - Posted: 8/7/2017
Rating 5
Marcia

We have stayed at many beach homes/condos for 40 years, and this was by far the nicest. It was extremely clean and even though pets are allowed, you would never know there had been any pets there. It was also well-stocked and nicely decorated. Having an elevator was a real benefit for taking the dogs out and bringing in luggage, groceries, etc. The ocean view was unobstructed and beautiful. Folly's Best Rentals was great to work with - very organized and provided helpful information. We would definitely want to rent this condo in the future!

Marcia from Columbus, Ohio - Posted: 8/7/2017
Rating 4
Great rental, one complaint

We had a lovely vacation with a wonderful view & easy beach & restaurant access. It was great to be able to take our dog also. The rental was extremely clean, tastefully decorated, & could be recommended for people without pets as well. Having the elevator was helpful since this is a 3rd floor rental. I do see the porch could get warm in the summer, but that wouldn't deter me...one may just have to be choosy about the times to sit outside. My only complaint is that our door key pad stopped working and we had to sit outside with our pizza, 3 kids (one needing to potty badly), & a dog. I was rather frustrated, but will have to say the locksmith got there in a timely manner to put in a new battery. For the price of the rental, I was disappointed this happened at all. Some system of checking the locks would be helpful. Everything else went smoothly...paying, information about the rental, timeliness, cleanliness, location, etc. I'd rent again if I had the chance.

Melissa from Cincinnati, Ohio - Posted: 8/7/2017
Rating 5
Great location, Great views

This condo was beautiful - the ocean view was beautiful. Could prove hot in the summer - being on the top floor. However, in November, it was gorgeous with all the sunlight. The kitchen was incredibly well stocked. Nice linens and towels. Great location - close to downtown. Elevator was very helpful bringing up our luggage. Nice TV's in every bedroom and we loved the "on demand" feature of xfinity. Super clean. Nice convenient parking. We locked our bikes up in the downstairs parking area - there was plenty of room. It would be nice to have a bike rack to store bikes. Comfortable furniture! They even supplied several current magazines. Will definitely come back. November was the best time to visit - great weather, no crowds. I want to keep this a secret, but Folly Beach was a gem!!! Reservations, payments, info - the business end of our rental was exceptionally easy and accurate!

Marla from Chattanooga, Tennessee - Posted: 8/7/2017
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