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**Please read our 'TRAVELER REVIEWS', below; and also, kindly read **'GUESTBOOK COMMENTS FROM THE OWNER'** (below 'OWNER INFO', and above 'PHOTOS' - 41 much-appreciated comments, copied and pasted from unsolicited emails we have received from our guests over the years, after their stays at our home.) We do our very best to ensure that your precious vacation time is totally enjoyable....
Our villa was totally renovated in 2006, refurbished in 2011, and we have consistently maintained our home to the max. And, because a clean home means a lot to our guests and to us, we are blessed to have a WONDERFUL resident-Fripp Island friend, Lori, who owns the most respected housekeeping and pet-sitting company in the area. Lori keeps our home 'sparkling', and is also a wonderful on-island asset in the very rare times that we are not able to assist our guests, as quickly as Lori can : )
Our home is DIRECT Oceanfront, facing east (from LR/DR/Kitchen/MBR), with the Ocean Point Golf Course on the opposite side (facing direct-west). Our villa is situated at the much quieter, very sunniest end of the island, with its own pool and new elevator (2014). This area of Fripp is perfect for lovers of oceanfront golf, as well as those who are enthralled with the ever-changing ocean. Our home is direct-east-facing oceanfront and a beautiful 2-min. walk from our villa to our Ocean Point beach access, which many Fripp Islanders (including several staff of the Fripp Club Resort) think is the MOST beautiful of Fripp's many beach accesses. Wi-Fi, Roku, Blu-Ray, 37' flatscreen LCD TV, down-filled chaise sofa and Lazy Boy recliner will add to your comforts.
If you and your family wish to enjoy a carefree vacation on a low-key, island wildlife preserve, where you can watch the dolphins play and the pelicans soar, directly in front of your third-floor balcony and master bedroom window, Fripp is YOUR island. My husband and I will never forget the humorous laugh we received, at our very first visit to Fripp, when we first mentioned with astonishment to the homeowner from whom we rented....'We just saw SO many deer, and they aren't afraid of people!' Fripp Island is truly a unique, non-commercial version of Disney World for Grown-Ups and Children.
Fripp is a private, gated island, 1½ hours from Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA. Also, 15 minutes from Fripp, is the historical town of Beaufort, a picturesque town which is rated as one of the top 10 places to retire by Kiplinger's magazine. Designated as 'Happiest Beach Town' in 2013, by Coastal Living magazine. Be sure to visit Beaufort's many riverfront (intracoastal waterway) restaurants, antique stores, and excellent historical tours.
This unique island offers a pristine 3½ mile beach, which is wide, very gradually sloping, with gentle Atlantic waters. Our North Hampton condo complex has its own pool, and an elevator to ALL floors (wheeled cart in our closet makes it super easy to transport belongings to or from car/villa - most all homes and other condo buildings have at least 1 flight of stairs, even if the building has an elevator.) We are handicapped accessible, (with limitations). Also, ease of entry/exit via the elevator is a blessing for those of us over age 50)! Guests may also enjoy additional oceanfront pools, to include another pool close to our building - Ocean Point pool - right next to our beach access, or the mid-island Beach Club, and the south-end Cabana Club, with a heated pool / hot tub/ kiddie pool / and lagoon pool with waterfalls and mist cave.
Other highlights include 2 championship golf courses (Ocean Point, just steps from your door); miles of nature-filled bike trails; tennis; rentals of boats, kayaks, golf carts, mopeds, waverunners, and backwater skiffs; fishing and crabbing; dolphin cruises; ocean seining; Family Night with the Naturalist...OR, just relax in your beach lounger with a great book, and an endless ocean view! Fripp has everything you need for a safe, fun-filled, family holiday AWAY from congestion, commercialism, and the modern frenzied lifestyle.
Our weekly rates include 2 weeklong amenity cards (see explanation under rates). If weeklong cards are not included by the homeowner, it would be an addt'l $35-$50 per person/per week. Additional 3-day, week-long, or monthly amenity cards may be purchased by our guests. Monthly rates include 2 month-long amenity cards, which would be an additional $126-$140 per person, if not provided in rate. Paypal is available to you, w/ a nominal $10 convenience fee per transaction (PayPal charges us more than $20), should you prefer to use credit card.
Elevator : Elevator goes to ALL floors. (Our villa is on the top/3rd floor - VERY quiet and light-filled : )...moreless
Guests Provide Their Own Meals
As parents and grandparents ourselves, we wish to advise other parents who have young children: Our villa has a balcony and MBR window seat. PLEASE bear this in mind, if you have precious young children....moreless
Non Smoking Only
Pets Not Allowed:
We LOVE pets - dogs, cats and birds - but in the interest of our guests with allergies, we are obliged not to allow pets....moreless
2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bedroom 1: 1 queen
MBR overlooks Atlantic, direct east sun/moonrises...moreless
Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single
Overlooks Ocean Point Golf Course, sunny/westerly...moreless
MBR - One Comfortable Queen-Size Bed, with beautiful Ocean View; windows on 2 sides, sunny and cheerful.
2nd BR - Two Comfortable Twin/Single Beds; windows on 2 sides, overlooking Golf Course; sunny and cheerful, also.
Bedrooms on opposite sides of condo. 2nd Bedroom Suite (with its own bathroom) is separated by a regular door, as well as a solid pocket door, for complete privacy....moreless
New, bright, each with a window. Plush towels. Even the Master Bath has the beautiful Ocean View....moreless
NEW EVERYTHING: Kitchen, Bathrooms, LR/DR Bruce Hardwood Flooring, Bathroom & Kitchen Ceramic Tile, Carpeting in both bedrooms replaced in 2011 w/ antimcrobial 'green' padding, New Furniture 2006 & 2011, Andersen Triple Slider, Ceilings and Walls freshly painted. Phone w/ Answering Machine. 2 Cable TVs w/ new 37' flatscreen LCD in LR, Fully-equipped Kitchen with Microwave, Frig. w/ Icemaker, Cooking Utensils, New Bed Linens 2011, Beach Towels, 8 Beach Chairs - higher seating & lower/reclining, Hairdryer, Pool with outside shower, East/South/West facing SUN-FILLED End-Unit VILLA, Sun (& Moon!) rises in front (east) - LR & MBR, around side (south) windows of both bedrooms & bathrooms, sets in back (west), 2nd BR. HIGH SPEED INTERNET WITH WIRELESS DSL. Sorry, but pets are not permitted, due to allergies of our guests....moreless
Easy listening, classical and Frank Sinatra.
Also, an I-Phone Dock, for listening to your favorite music....moreless
Satellite / Cable
38' Vizio Flatscreen with DVD and Blu-Ray capability. ROKU.
Also, an I-Phone Dock, for listening to your favorite music....moreless
Away From It All
Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
17 miles from Fripp, is town of Beaufort, beautiful Intra-Coastal, historic town, designated to win national contest by 'Coastal Living' magazine, 'HAPPIEST SEASIDE TOWN IN AMERICA', June 2013 issue....moreless
Golf Course Front:
Ocean Point: A true seaside course; dramatic views of Ocean or Inlet on 10 of 18 holes; backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean; Golf Digest 4-STAR rated. (A 2nd course: Ocean Creek, is center-island.)...moreless
Golf Course View:
West side, 2nd bedroom, overlooks the Ocean Point Golf Course. Sun-filled bedroom, with a beautiful view....moreless
Ocean view from every room, except for 2nd BR and bathroom, (which overlooks Ocean Point Golf Course.)...moreless
DIRECT OCEANFRONT - not beachfront. WILD AND EVER-CHANGING TIDES AND MARINE WILDLIFE. ***Our location on Fripp Map: http://www.frippislandresort.com/getting-here-map/ *...moreless
AMAZING VIEW - night and day - sunrise and sunset. DIRECT EAST, and you have to see it to believe the beauty of the sunrises and sunsets....moreless
Ocean Point Course. Boldly renovated to take advantage of sweeping vistas throughout the course. It now boasts dramatic views of the Ocean or Inlet on 10 of the 18 holes; directly next to villa;4-Star...moreless
Pool / Spa
The pool in front of our building is only for use by North Hampton residents and guests, and does not require an amenity card. Another nearby pool (Ocean Point, which requires card) has an adjacent playground, also....moreless
Summer, 2015 May 23 - Sep 12, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Fall, 2015 Sep 13 - Nov 30, 2015 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
EACH (optional) PayPal$15
Summer rate is Sat. to Sat., a full week, and includes (2) week-long amenity cards (value of $100.00/$50 per card). Amenity cards are included in weekly and monthly rates. [Kindly add $35 (off-season), or $50 (summer), per person, for stays less than full week, or month.] *AMENITY CARDS required for guests to enjoy Fripp venues (except beach and our pool), for guests aged 13 & above.
*(Summer: Sat. to Sat., full wk. only.) 2 Payments, by check or PayPal: 1/2 total rate, within wk. of confirmation. Balance, 1 mo. prior to stay. (EACH PayPal, please add $15; PP charges us $30, each transaction.)
**Housekeeping & 2 weeklong (or monthly) amenity cards, included in total weekly (monthly) rate. Please see "Notes" below re: amenity cards.
***$85 housekeeping fee, stays of 3 nights.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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INCREDIBLE Beach, (2) 4-Star-Rated Golf Courses, Biking (bike paths ALL AROUND the island), Boat Rentals, Fishing, Crabbing, Sunset and Nature Cruises, Restaurants, and LOTS of undisturbed Nature. Oceanfront Villa provides feeling of being on a cruise ship, only you can 'disembark' and walk to ocean/beach/golf course.
Fripp Island is an official Nature Preserve - currently applying for designation as a Wildlife Sanctuary by the National Wildlife Federation - where deer roam freely. Sea turtles come ashore - very protected by authorities - between May and July, to make their nests.
Historical Tours, Museums, Restaurants on the Intracoastal Waterway, in beautiful Beaufort, which is the last town you go through on your way to Fripp; Fripp is 17 miles from Beaufort.
2 Week-Long Amenity Cards included in week-long rate. (Additional Amenity Cards can be purchased - $50 per person, 13 years and older, during Summer Season / $35 per person during other 3 seasons - for all activities on the island (restaurants, pools, etc.)
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: We live in Rhode Island. Fell in love with Fripp Island and bought this little slice of Paradise in 2005 and haven't looked back. We are ocean lovers who very much enjoy the peace and quiet of unique Fripp Island, and its total absence of commercialism and congestion. Having lived worldwide, I have never experienced any oceanfront location such as pristine and unique Fripp Island.
Why the Owner Chose North Hampton Villas: The road to Fripp Island, from beautiful and quaint Beaufort, is a gem in itself. It is the opposite of the road leading to Hilton Head or Myrtle Beach. The stress leaves you, as you approach the pristine paradise of Fripp Island. The 17 miles from Beaufort to Fripp becomes more and more untouched by civilization - incredibly pristine intracoastal waterways, marshes, ocean...all the way to the last bridge to gated Fripp Island. Fripp is the EASTERN-MOST OF ALL THE SC SEA ISLANDS, and believe me, you will get that feeling that you have definitely reached 'Heavenly Lands End'. Please Google MAP OF FRIPP ISLAND RESORT. We are located on the tip, far right, above the 8 white cottages. You will see the pool between our building and the ocean seawall. Interesting Note: The Atlantic Ocean's Continental Slope drops off the far side of the 'sand bar', which you see everyday at the villa, from all the east-facing windows, slider, balcony and MBR. This is the Real Atlantic Ocean. Please Google 'Fripp Island Resort Map', scroll right to the tip where our villa is, scroll further right - until you see the 'sand bar', and you will see the precipitous drop of the Continental Slope, to the right of the 'sandbars'.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo: When you open the door to our villa, all you see is Blue Atlantic Ocean...dolphins, tides ebbing and flowing, watercraft, people fishing off the seawall. This is the wild and ever-changing ocean, not a beach. The ocean is so close, you feel as if you are on a cruise ship. It is amazing to fall asleep to, and wake up to, the soothing sound of the waves crashing against the seawall, especially during inclement weather.