Folly’s Best Rentals donates beach accessible wheelchair to the City of Folly Beach – Ceremony on Friday, August 31

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For immediate release?

August 29, 2018

Contact:?? Greg S. Hart – Folly’s Best Rentals, President
(843) 633-0736 (office)
(843) 224-6031 (cell)
ghart@follysbest.com

Folly’s Best Rentals donates beach accessible wheelchair to the City of Folly Beach

FOLLY BEACH, SC – Folly’s Best Rentals will be donating a ROLLEEZ-4 PVC beach wheelchair to the City of Folly Beach, its citizens, and its guests for use free of charge. The presentation, which is open to the public, will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, August 31, 2018 at Folly’s Best Rentals located at 81A Center Street, Folly Beach, SC.

Folly’s Best Rentals’ President Greg Hart wants this to be the first step of the company’s journey in helping the community increase beach access for everyone. He feels that everyone deserves to “experience where the ocean touches the shore, as this is good for your soul.”

He gives credit to the generosity of Folly’s Best Rentals’ guests and property owners, and feels this would not be possible without them.

The City of Folly Beach currently offers free access to beach wheelchairs any time of year through their Public Safety department. The need for the beach to be accessible to everyone has been steadily increasing over the years, thus sparking the idea for Folly’s Best Rentals to get involved. This specialized wheelchair is only the start for the company to aid in making the beach accessible to all who seek to enjoy its beauty.

For information about renting a beach accessible wheelchair and which beach access points are accessible, contact Folly Beach ADA Liaison Officer Alan Kleinfeld at 843-588-2433.

Folly’s Best Rentals is a local vacation management company operating on Folly Beach since 2011.

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Media Contact:

Minta Pavliscsak, Folly’s Best Rentals
(843) 633-0736 (day)
minta@follysbest.com

About Folly’s Best Rentals

Folly’s Best Rentals is a property management company located on Folly Beach, SC.

Folly’s Best Rentals exceeds the expectations of our owners, guests and associates, all of whom we consider partners. We accomplish this by delivering as we promise and taking the additional step of doing at least one more unexpected thing to improve the experience of all who deal with us. We merge technology with southern hospitality. Each day we work towards improving the experiences we provide our partners.

History: ?

With over 40 years combined experience in providing accommodations to guest and customer service, Greg and Nancy Hart has lead Folly’s Best Rentals since 2011. The business started after a friend heard how they were doing managing their own beach property and asked for their help. Word spread, and more friends joined in. Today Folly’s Best Rentals is the fastest growing Property Management Company on Folly Beach.

Folly’s Best Rentals – Founded by Greg and Nancy Hart.
81A Center Street on Folly Beach.(843) 633-0269.
office@follysbest.com
https://www.follysbestrentals.com/
Mailing Address:? P.O. Box 736 Folly Beach, SC 29439

Desirable Places in Charleston, SC to Escape Life

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By Minta Pavliscsak

Ever have one of “those” days? Sure you have; we all have. The type of day where you just want to be alone and escape life for a bit. Between work, school, family, friends, and the constant connection with technology, places where you can just be alone are difficult to come by.

However, as long as you do not check in on Facebook or Yelp when you get there, you can seclude yourself and escape life if you wish to do so. Turn off your phone, bring a book, magazine, your puppy, a notebook, or simply your own thoughts, take a few deep breaths and enjoy your solitude.

Here are a few of the best hidden places in Charleston to escape life, if only for a few minutes.

Folly Beach: You have a few options here. The best places to go to be alone with your thoughts are as far east as you can go on the island, and as far west as you can go. On the east end you will enjoy a scenic view of Morris Island Lighthouse. The far west end is a bit further of a walk, but totally worth it. The walk there is part of the destination itself.

Charleston Waterfront Park swings at night: There’s not a sound much more soothing than the sound of water, and when accompanied by the feeling of gently swinging back and forth under the moonlight, worries seem to melt away. Bring a comfy sweatshirt, even in summertime as it tends to get a little chilly.

Melton Peter Demetre Park (formally Sunrise Park): If you want a unique view of Charleston and the surrounding areas, here is your spot. Nestled deep within James Island, this is the perfect place to start your day or spend the afternoon in peacefulness.? In the distance you can view the Cooper River Bridge or the church steeples of the peninsula.

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Allan Park

Fishing and Crabbing Dock at James Island County Park: Even if there is someone fishing, they usually just nod to say hi and focus on catching a big one. The dock is large enough for you to have your own spot to yourself. Bring your fishing pole, crab net, or just sit and enjoy the view.

Allan Park: Located just off of Ashley Avenue near Hampton Park, Allan Park is a splendid half acre of tranquility. There is a large fountain in the center and plenty of grass for picnics. There are also benches around the fountain if a blanket is not your thing.

Caw Caw Interpretive Center: Located about sixteen miles from downtown Charleston, Caw Caw Interpretive Center has remained virtually untouched over the years. Once several rice plantations, it is now home to a multitude of wildlife which you can enjoy along over six miles of trails winding throughout swamplands, cypress trees and boardwalks.

Magnolia Cemetery: Not many people think “relaxing” when it comes to cemeteries, but trust us on this one. Magnolia Cemetery is located on the banks of the Cooper River and in our opinion has to be one of the most beautiful places one could spend their resting days. Taking a stroll through this 92 acre stretch of land can give a whole new meaning to “escaping life”.

MUSC Urban Farm:? Right in the heart of the medical district off of Bee Street between Ashley and Courtenay is a safe haven.? In the heart of this square escape is an educational community garden where you will find everything from lemons, to rosemary to sunflowers with free gardening and nature lessons weekly.? Just outside the garden are open grassy areas and benches to relax, have a meal or just daydream.? Also, enclosed in this area are stretching equipment to keep your body physically fit.? This is a true mental and physical realm of health and solitude in the heart of the Charleston peninsula.

 

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Magnolia Cemetery

We know there are more, but we do not want to give away all of the secrets! If you have a favorite spot that you like to go to escape life and would like to share, please comment below.

A Baby Sea Turtle Rescue Story: With a Little Help From My Friends

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By Mark A. Leon

When a sea turtle egg hatches, the baby sea turtles make a migration from the protected nesting area to their ocean home.? This natural phenomenon happens in the middle of the night as the moon lights the pathway.? By morning, there is no sign of the migration.? Yes on this morning, one got left behind.? Whether born with a limp limb or a predatory attack, this baby sea turtle saw the light of day trying desperately to get to the ocean with three working fins.

As we stumbled on this brave young thing trying to enter safely into the ocean and meet his family, we felt nothing but sympathy and quickly became fans of his plight.? As he tried using his three strong limbs and one limp one, he kept getting pushed back ashore by the incoming waves.? It was at this moment, we put our heads together and called the Folly Beach patrol for guidance.? After two phone calls and several discussions, it was deemed best, we go as deep as we could into the ocean and place him in.? They felt this was his best chance of survival.

As each of us said goodbye to Nelson (Yes, we named him Nelson.? He looked like a Nelson), we felt a bond and a very special moment shared.

Thus, our morning was highlighted by our own sea turtle release, reinforcing that there is never a dull moment on the beaches of Charleston.

We wish you well Nelson and hope you are with your family now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nelson, the Sea Turtle from Mark A. Leon on Vimeo.

A Folly Starfish Christmas Story

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By Minta Pavliscsak

It was Christmas Eve in our little slice of Folly Under the Sea. This year things around me seemed more calm than usual. Everyfish seemed to be ahead of the typical hustle and bustle of the season. That is, every fish except for me. I like to live in the here and now, which means I am really good when it comes to what others view as procrastinating. I like to think of it more as I work well under pressure. That aside, I was bobbing from store to store as quickly as I could but a starfish can only go as fast as the current takes him and today the current was in no rush.

Somehow I managed to squeak in grocery shopping, picking up my famous last minute –but always perfect– gifts, visiting a few friends, and even getting a relaxing arm massage at Sacred Arm Massage & Healing Arts. Floating home, I looked around at all the happy fish. It was such a beautiful day. The sun was glistening brightly through the waves. There were even surfboards overhead, and not a shark sighting all day. The small fish were playing with each other and singing carols in anticipation of what tonight would bring. The bigger fish were holding hands and sneaking kisses, just as giddy as the little ones.

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Finally making it home, I put on my favorite Michael Bubble Christmas album and started wrapping presents. Later that evening, I enjoyed the sunset in my back sand where I could see the human’s Folly Christmas tree off in the distance. Those humans are so creative! Who would think to put a Christmas tree on the beach anyway? ?After Christmas Eve dinner and appeasing carol singers who literally would not leave until I gave them figgy pudding –good thing I picked up dates at the store– I finally settled in to rest until Christmas day.

However, it was a restless sleep, and when I did drift off I had crazy dreams. One was of a psychedelic octopus. He just kind of joyfully floated in one spot, smiling and waving almost glowing in the surf. And then I woke up. Then there was the dream of a sandcastle Santa Claus. Had I seen the humans building one on the beach? Had Santa visited me and I sleepily caught him? Was Santa Claus really made out of sand? The psychedelic octopus seemed to make more sense than that! Maybe I was just as excited as every fish else that I had seen the day before. After all, Christmas is my most favorite of all the holidays. And even after all these years, I have never stopped believing. I gave into my excitement and floated out of bed, cranked up the Bubble, and got ready for the day.

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As I put on my funny Santa attire, the smile that would remain ever present for the day crept across my face. How silly of me to think there would be sleep on the eve of today of all days! The doorbell rang. My friends and family had arrived. It was the beginning of another perfect Christmas Under the Folly Sea.

From our family to yours,
Happy Christmas, Merry Everything!

Never Stop Believing

Obscure and Silly Landmarks of Folly Beach – Part II

By Mark A. Leon
By Mark A. Leon

Nowhere else in this fine land of ours can you walk down any residential home and see a carnival of creativity flowing in all directions.? Each home a unique entity, each entrance way a gateway to another world and each experience different from the last.? Folly Beach is a safe haven; a place whose only rule is that there are no rules.? The locals live by a single code:? Be kind to one another and be there for each other.? It is a simple rule, but one that governs this coastal culture with charm, loyalty and kindness.

We love our journeys through the secret corridors where life and fantasy become one.

Now, it is time to take you on a sequel journey to more obscure and silly landmarks of Folly Beach.? Put on your favorite technicolor hat and 3D sunglasses and enjoy another ride through the wonder of Folly.

Step onto Bourbon Street and feel the warmth of a warm Louisiana Night while listening to jazz on the Bayou.

Something wicked this way comes.? Beware the Alligator entrance.

The greenhouse is flourishing with fresh produce for all the eye can see.

The mermaid clubhouse

Don’t look too closely; her beauty can kill.

Beware what goes on through those gates.? This home is guarded by the passionate bearer of the globe of prediction.

The sculpture garden awaits.

Welcome to the seahorse house.

For all your Sesame Street fans, here is the Snuffleupagus tree

Remember:? Time Began in a Garden

Here lies the Wild’s Brigade Cemetary

We hope you enjoyed the newest journey through the wild unknown fantasy land of Folly Beach.? Come back soon for another storied adventure.