Have you seen the episode of Seinfeld where Frank Constanza repeatedly screams “Serenity Now” every time he gets angry? That’s what it’s like staying at the Sassy Shack. The property has its good points - the beach is very close and accessible and the pool (which was visibly dirty on arrival, had to be shocked, we had to wait a day and not use it) was fun once properly cleaned. But mostly, this house just sucks. Here are all the problems with it: The entire downstairs level (which is included by the property company in the square footage) is musty and uninhabitable. If you want to do laundry, you must go in there. The dishwasher door seal literally fell out when we opened it. We hand washed dishes all week. The stove is several degrees off level so plan on using half the skillet. The kitchenette is really small, room for one. Two out of the four bedrooms have doors that don’t latch. We were devoured by mosquitos the first night we came, maybe because the gutters were clogged and unkempt landscaping. The front porch has a screen door where the screen keeps coming loose which invites flies and mosquitoes inside. We paid $10,000 to stay here - we didn’t get nearly the value we expected.- Ryan G from Ashland, OH, Posted: 07/22/2022
Response from Dunes Properties:
Thank you for your feedback regarding the Sassy Shack.
The pool is cleaned weekly at this beach home. The time leading into this guest's arrival received a record setting amout of rainfall, dispersed throughout each day for close to two weeks, which caused some challenges for the pool cleaners. However, the pool company did visit within 24 hours of this guest's request for an additional pool cleaning. Unfortunately, mosquitos after days of rain can cause unwanted disruptions. We did schedule and additional pest service as well to help offset this natural occurance. The dishwasher has been repaired since this review was posted. We consider the downstairs portion of the home to be a bonus, which is why it is not included in the max occupancy that the home is advertised to sleep.
If you are looking for a Folly Beach escape this is the perfect home. The Sassy Shack has cornered the market on the beach coastal vibe. Located an easy golf cart or bike ride to downtown and just across the street is beach access. This is a perfectly positioned home. We spent our mornings on the front patio with views of the ocean. Because our bedrooms were on the second floor we were able to keep the windows open and could hear the ocean at night! Loved the bright colors and personality in the home’s decor. A big bonus was the lovely swimming pool. Being able to swim in the evenings was an absolute treat. We can’t wait to return.- Shari M from Austin, TX, Posted: 07/06/2022
great beachhouse and the pool
We had such a great time at Sassy Shack. The beach is quickly accessible by foot, and we rode bikes to the local restaurants a few nights. On the nights we stayed in, we enjoyed the screened-in porch. The swimming pool was definitely our favorite! While it's modern, the backyard is surrounded by greenery and trees, so the pool really feels like a part of nature- private and very relaxing.- Vita M from Brooklyn, Posted: 07/06/2022
Great Beach Rental
My family of 4 stayed at The Sassy Shack and had a blast. The location of the house was amazing (across the street from the beach and a bike ride to shops and restaurants). It’s really an adorable and charming beach house. We can’t wait to go back.- Margo A from Los Angeles, Posted: 07/05/2022
Great location and cozy
The house is within walking distance from the beach and you can also bike around the island using the included bikes. A big year with swimming pool is there if you don't feel like going to the beach.- san w from Downey, Posted: 07/05/2022
The Perfect Folly Beach House!
This house was seriously the cutest and just perfect for our couples getaway! The view from the front porch was fantastic and we spent most of our time there or on the beach, which is very accessible and close. We were close enough to golf cart to anywhere we wanted to go. I have the Sassy Shack on my short list for a girls getaway next summer!- Megan N from Richmond, VA, Posted: 07/05/2022
Our stay at the Sassy Shack was perfect! Close to the beach, well furnished, comfy beds, and cute decor! Would definitely book again!- Lauren R from Mount Pleasant, Posted: 07/05/2022
Stayed at The Sassy Shack for my 50th birthday and it was perfect. Southern charm at the beach!- Fritz C from Austin, Texas, Posted: 07/05/2022
Gorgeous folly gen
Loved how charming and unique this house was. Vintage dream across from the beach. Beautiful gunite pool, will be back- Dn H from Austin, Posted: 07/05/2022
Sassy Shack is a typical shotgun style beach house that has a great front porch, fenced yard with a pool! Very comfortable beds & cute furnishings. Easy access to beach.- lisa i , Posted: 07/02/2022
The property was listed as refurbished. However as you drove up to the exterior of the building looks like it should Have been condemned . There are weeds growing out of the blocked and broken gutters and obvious termite rot throughout the property. The hint that it was refurbish comes from freshly painted the walls and cute cheap uncomfortable furniture in the house similar to putting lipstick on a pig. The beds were comfortable the rest of the furniture was broken down and uncomfortable with minimal room for four to watch TV. The kitchen was unusable between the old worn oven and cooktop which was badly stained and barely heated water. Open outlet box near the sink. Flimsy cabinets that didn’t close properly. The kitchen was stocked with old stained pots and pans that you would find at a flea market. The front porch is very nice and has a nice view however there is no comfortable furniture to sit out there to enjoy the view. The freshly painted wicker furniture had thin old cushions just covered with new fabric. The shack is so worn that you are afraid that your foot might go through the rotten floor as you try to get in to the shower in one of the bathrooms. We did like the pool however you have to walk over a very dirty old Worn carpet and concrete steps past weed and a rat trap in order to get to it and it was just not comfortable or enjoyable. There is an entire bottom floor to the house that was not mentioned that smells badly of mold, and the smell comes up into the upstairs. The Unfortunate part of the vacation was knowing that you had to go back to the house after have you had a wonderful time on the beach. I have rented homes in the area multiple times over the past decade, including older homes on Folly. The description and photos of this property are misleading, and cost of rental along the lines of a newer home with more amenities." Suggestions: "Loose them as a listing"- Joseph A , Posted: 06/21/2022
Response from Dunes Properties:
Thank you for your feedback. We believe that the description and listing photos for this home are transparent and accurate. The homeowner did purchase all new furniture and freshly painted both the interior and exterior of the home when she purchased it- this is why we’ve described the home as recently refurbished rather than recently renovated. Advertised as an authentic taste of Folly Beach and consciously called the “Sassy Shack” with listing photos taken less than two years ago, what you see is what you get when booking this vacation home. The Sassy Shack is generally well-received and the rest of the reviews on our website will reflect that! With all of that being said, we do value our guests’ feedback as a crucial part of our operation and improvement and will be taking this review into consideration.
Great fun eclectic house!
We loved this fun eclectic house. It is so close to the beach abs the pool is amazing! Adults kids and teens all had a blast! Thank you Sassy Shack for the memories!- Rebecca V , Posted: 04/13/2021
Love the Sassy Shack!
What a great beach house! Beautifully updated with modern features but still has a southern charm! The location is perfect! Close enough to restaurants and nightlife, but able to have a quiet and relaxing getaway as well! Especially on the screened in porch! I loved the easy access to the beach! I can’t wait to go back to the Sassy Shack!!!- Laurin F from Nashville, tn, Posted: 06/19/2020
What a Gem!
What a gem!!! Our family did a getaway and had the best time at The Sassy Shack! We had great mornings on the screened in porch, followed by beach day (view from porch), late lunch in town (walking distance), followed by evening drinks and great conversations back on the porch! The Sassy Shack is beautifully decorated with comfortable beds and linens. The house is equipped with good WiFi and TVs. We will definitely be back! Thank you to The Sassy Shacklett for maki g our first trip to Charleston so memorable!!- Leah C from Austin, Tx, Posted: 06/18/2020
A beach house like no other!
An old school beach house updated with a modern low country coastal vibe that is simply beautiful, comfortable, and relaxing! It had everything we needed and more. The beds were comfortable and the space never felt cramped among our group of 7 adults. Literally steps away from beach access paths but also conveniently down the street from Bert’s Market and great restaurants like the Washout, Loggerheads, Chico Feo, Jack of Cups, and more. Relaxing on the front porch while watching the waves crash in the distance was a favorite part of each day. Truly an unforgettable beach vacation at the Sassy Shack on Folly Beach!- Anonymous U , Posted: 06/17/2020
A Beachy Vibe
Enjoying the ocean breezes on the front porch after a day spent on the beach is my definition of summer, and The Sassy Shack has one of the best porches for sitting! The style and comfort of this wonderful gem makes you feel like you’re truly on a summer vacation. The beach access is convenient, and the area is quiet yet close to the great restaurants and bars. The rooms are airy and bright. Get some boiled peanuts at Bert’s and enjoy your stay!- Anonymous U , Posted: 06/17/2020
Amazing Location and Beautiful Decor
The updated decor was beautiful and welcoming. We enjoyed super easy access to the beach- perfect location. It was close to restaurants and shops, but removed enough to be peacefully quiet. Loved every second of our stay!- Anonymous U , Posted: 06/11/2020
It was my very first time to Charleston and Folly Beach. The place was beautiful and the Sassy Shack was everything. Sooooo much character and sassiness. We had 7 people and there was more than enough rooms and beds. The rooms were cute and bed comfy. As for the location it was perfect. Short 2.5 minute walk to the beach and 8 min drive to all the restaurants and shops. Will definitely stay again, loved The Sassy Shack ??- Michael S from Los Angeles, Posted: 06/11/2020
Beautiful + Clean + Relaxing
This house was so beautiful. My husband and I stayed for a little "staycation" and didn't want to leave! It's an 'old school beach house' that has been wonderfully updated! The house was incredibly clean. We really enjoyed taking the bikes to Bert's, The Washout, Lost Dog, Slice, and all over the island. Highly recommend Lost Dog for breakfast! :) We WILL be back! Thanks for having us, Sassy Shack!- Hallie H from Charleston, Posted: 06/08/2020
|Baby Equipment Rentals Available (Please Inquire)||Dryer||Iron/Ironing Board|
|Flat Screen TV||Linens Included||Cable TV/Satellite|
|Wireless Internet||Heating||Air Conditioning|
|Washing Machine||Coffee Maker||Steps from the Beach|
|Grill||Private Pool||Pool (not heated)|
|$250 Rental Gear Credit (Restrictions May Apply)|