1009 West Ashley Folly Beach – Don’t Stay in this Folly Beach House Rental

Fred Holland Realty advertised a beach house rental that is good for “large family gatherings” on the beachfront. It has 4 BR and 2 BA and if you count the mold infested mothball smelling downstairs room, it has 5 BR and 1 more bath but it’s not livable down there.

We complained when we arrived 1) that it wasn’t cleaned from the previous week’s visitors with food on the counters and floors among other nasty findings and 2) that the house itself was in need of a major upgrade. I have a 9 month old baby and we had to put a sheet on the floor as it was so dirty that your feet were black after walking around on the carpet. We covered the furniture as it was disgusting as were the curtains and mattresses.

So, Fred Holland Realty’s answer? You get what you pay for. $3,000 a week for a nasty, dirty beach house? Why don’t you take pride in all of your homes and insist they be clean? Why don’t you warn people in your listing? Why don’t you insist that the owner upgrade it to living conditions or take it off your list?

Tell the owner, Mr. Jerry Zucker, the second richest man in South Carolina to replace the dirty carpeting and floors and make it a respectable property. Well, that won’t happen. And more families will stay here. Which is why I’m warning you now. Do not stay here. It is not family friendly and the realty ruined the start of our family reunion and my dad’s 70th birthday. More to come including their listing of the house vs. the actual listing that it should read.

1009 W Ashley
Folly Beach, SC 29439

http://holland.vrmreservations.com/vrmgr/rental/PropertyDisplay.aspx?PropertyId=25&WebCode=all&ReturnPath=/vrmgr/search/SearchResults.aspx

Description: An excellent home for a large family vacation (NOT). The top floor is the main living area with a full kitchen, living room (needs new curtains, furniture, paint on the walls and carpet), and bedrooms (that need new mattresses and carpet). A totally seperate (spelling?) unit downstairs has two more bedrooms (OUTRIGHT LIE – it’s one bedroom and a family room with two twins and damp, mothball scent throughout, floors need replacing) and a full bath. Great ocean front home value (it’s a dump).

Also, there is a fly stuck inside one of the pictures with a water stain on it. Lovely.

Pets Allowed: No
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 3
Half Bathrooms: 0
Security Deposit: $0.00
<!– Allows Discounts?: No
–><!– Brochure Page:
–>Beds: 3q, 1d, 4t

Home owner: Jerry Zucker (he also owns 903 W Ashley and they were complaining of bugs in the bed)

http://www.forbes.com/lists/2006/10/G399.html

UPDATE: We have since been back to Folly Beach and found a lovely house “Beach Music” through Avocet Properties. I highly recommend this company and staying at this beautiful bright oceanfront beach house. Their prompt service was top notch – they sent someone out immediately on a Sunday when we need the perimeter of the outside of the house sprayed for ants.

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Posted on July 23, 2007, in charleston beach house rental, folly beach, folly beach house rental, folly beach rentals, fred holland realty, jerry zucker and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. We have always stayed in the 1600 and 1700 block of W Ashley and usually find a house large enough for up to 12 pastel painters!
    You might try this section because it is a bit newer???? We found our choices via FHR too and looked at the pics first and have been pleased with this area and the beach.

  2. Wow, that is pretty unacceptable. I’ve had much better experiences with vacation rentals. Since everything get booked, there’s no time inbetween for cleanings. I would pick a less packed season to visit Folly Beach.

  3. Sandy Parrish Nettles

    3. Re: Fred Holland Realty -from Beachhopper771-Sandy N.
    May 08, 2013, 10:22 AM
    I stayed at 1009 West Ashley (which is managed by Fred Holland Realty) and had a wonderful experience. It looks like you stayed there 6 years ago!!!!! (which was confusing when I saw your review). This house has been renovated. Everything is new…..just so you know, you might want to take this review off as it is misleading. I’m sorry if you had a bad experience, I’m sure if you let the ladies there know, they will do anything to help you on a return to Folly. They were so sweet to me and my husband and we are booked in this house for next year. I almost missed out on this new house because I saw your review (which it seems at the time you had a bad experience) but I assure you, this house is different from your description and if you give it a chance…I’m sure it will be a great experience.

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