Marsh Gayz (1202 Tabby Drive) 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 with its many restaurants, shops, entertainment, parks, churches, pier and boat landing 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 20 minute hop over the island connector that characterizes 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, 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.
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
So glad to be here again on Folly ! It rained the few days (heavy thunderstroms) that we even had a few power outages, the games and huge DVD collection keep us well entertained ! Once it cleared up through, 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 amenties for your guests !
Lovely and Relaxing home on the water
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.
Awesome place on the Folly river!
Marsh Gayz is a slice of heaven. Natalie could not have been more accommodating. The house has everything you need all you need to pack is your toothbrush.
We’ll be back
Charming home that has all the extras for a beach vacation. Our second stay and will not be our last.
6 year repeat guest loves Marsh Gayz
"Returning to Marsh Gayz with my family is like a second home to us. We are so dialed in to everything this lovely place offers. We only have to bring our creature comforts because everything else is supplied that you could possibly want or need. The ease of kayaking (provided) and paddle boarding right off the floating dock is wonderful. The fish are biting and we enjoyed frying some up on the Char-broil in a great fish fry pan provided. We have such a great rapport with Natalie. She treats us like gold and more so like old friends. She does an amazing job keeping up with this place and especially taking good care guests are informed of every event or happening on Folly. Couldn't ask for a more relaxing place to stay. We've already secured our spot for 2019, let the countdown begin"