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Folly Beach and Charleston
There's something special about Folly Beach, SC. You feel it in the air as you cross over the Folly River onto the island and feel the salt air and smell the pluff mud. You see Folly isn't just a destination, it's a state of mind.
If you've been here before, you know what we are talking about. if you haven't, then we'd like to invite you to visit the Edge of America.
Charleston has many different and very diverse areas and Folly Beach is perhaps the most unique of them all. With all the funkiness of Key West and the laid back attitude of Boulder, it's a great place to find (or reconnect with) your inner hippie.
Charleston is on many Best of Lists including being chosen as Top U.S. City by Condé Nast Traveler 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards for the third consecutive year. Yep, we are pretty proud of where we live and with Folly Beach being a short drive from historic downtown Charleston, you can get the best of all worlds.No matter what you are looking for - Charleston has something for everyone. We are known for incredible history and architecture as well as fantastic restaurants and shopping and tourism opportunities. Charleston knows how to throw a party and we invite all our friends...whether it's the Food and Wine Festival, the Southeastern Wildlife Expo, Spoleto Arts Festival, the Cooper River Bridge Run, or any of our many other excuses to get together.
About the RatherShacks
The RatherShacks are located at 318 E. Ashley Ave. and 317 E. Cooper Ave. in Folly Beach, SC. Map and Directions
We call them the RatherShacks because you'd rather be here than anywhere else...and if you don't believe us now, you will after you stay here. There's a reason why most of our guests are repeat visitors or referrals from previous guests.
We have taken everything we love about high end hotels and combined it with everything we love about beach living and created four unique and special lodging experiences. Our one bedroom Chill Shack is perfect for a couples getaway. Our two bedrooms - The Sand Shack, The Beach Shack and The Roof Shack - offer a little more room in case you decide to bring the kids along or another couple.
The Shacks come with everything you need for the perfect Folly Beach vacation. Our fully equipped kitchens have all the important things you need like blenders, wine glasses and openers, as well as everything you need to prepare a gourmet meal. But if you don't want to cook, we are just a few blocks walk away from all the great restaurants that Folly has to offer and just a short 15 minute drive to downtown Charleston.
Of course the best part of Folly Beach is the BEACH and we have everything you need to make the most of your day at the beach. We offer complimentary beach bicycles and enough beach towels and beach chairs for everyone in your group.
Meet Sam and Kat
It's important to understand that the RatherShacks is not just a great Folly Beach Vacation Rental, it's also our home. We are Sam and Kat and we live in our very own Shack right here in the middle of all the Action. The sign over our door says PARTYville, but more often than not we flip it over so it reads NAPville. Sometimes one leads to the other...you know the drill!We met in the cold Granite State of New Hampshire, fell in love, sold our houses, threw away the snow shovels and bought us a perfect shack in paradise. We fixed her up and decided to share so now you have the Rathershacks in all its glory waiting for you to come and add another chapter to our story. We thank you in advance for helping us live our dream. We live on site so feel free to stop in for a cold one or advice on where to go hide out or step out and kick up your dancing shoes. Chances are good that if there's something fun happening on the island, we'll be headed that way too. We are right here if you need us but if you prefer to be alone, we'll give you all the privacy you want. After all, we want the Rathershacks to become your home away from home. Most of our guests come back year after year and we are sure you'll understand why once you come!