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Recent Fripp Island reviews

  • Amazing View!

    "Fripp is a destination getaway to literally “get away” from your hectic daily life and simply relax and enjoy the island’s overall beauty and tranquility. As soon as you drive over the bridge and stop at the security gate you realize you have just arrived at a magical destination. North Hampton Villas is an incredible location on the island overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Being a second floor, end unit, the view of the Atlantic Ocean is spectacular. Looking over the private pool, you are so close to the ocean you can literally throw a football off your deck and land it in the salt water. When we arrived we realized immediately the pictures from the web listing were outdated; the décor of the unit is updated with a more modern vibe of gray and purple tones. The new sectional couch is amazing. The tv is high end but only connected to basic cable, no HD and very limited channels. The unit is managed by a management company on the island which is a plus. One negative however was we had a problem getting into the unit when we first arrived; the pass code to unlock the door did not work. Fortunately we called in time and they were able to send over a service technician in about 15 minutes. Another disappointment, there is no king size bed as advertised. The Map location linked to the unit through the website is wrong as well. It really is Ocean View versus an inland marsh/ low country view. Keep in mind that everything on Fripp Island is owned and operated by Fripp Island Resort. That means you even need an amenity card to eat at any restaurant. Fortunately, the property owner is a member of the resort and is able to get guest amenity cards for your stay. This should be a deal breaker for you as a guest of any Fripp Island property. Without the amenity card you cannot access anything; pools, tennis, golf, restaurants. Pros: Plenty of space in two bedroom two bathroom unit Ocean View Private pool with outdoor shower Full size washer/ dryer Sectional sofa Amenity cards Onsite management company Cons: Tiny kitchen No HD, basic cable No free wireless Small deck No king bed No golf cart charging stations Gas grill does not work Limited beach access within walking distance (bring your bikes) Yes, I would rent this unit again. The view alone is worth the stay."
    Guest: Romantic Destination Seeker Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: January 13, 2015
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  • A slice of paradise !

    "We had such a great time at your beautiful condo right ON the beach ! The view from the living room , dinig room and master bedroom was fantastic . We were only there for ere nights, however, had we stayed longer the private patio and private grill would have come in handy. The island was picture perfect and we really enjoyed viewing the deer all over the island. The shops and restuarants in Beaufort were perfect . We hope to come back again !"
    Guest: Denise M. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 28, 2015
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  • We wouldn't stay anywhere else!

    "This summer was our 9th year staying in this unit. We had tried two other units at CJFV before this and after staying here would truly not stay anywhere else at Fripp. The condo has the perfect set up for access to the beach, the CJFV pool, the bike path, and the island workout facility. The condo is kept clean and in good repair and has had upgrades to the bathrooms and decor during the last couple years making it even nicer than when we first began staying here."
    Guest: CTJ Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 7, 2014
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  • Relaxing two weeks

    "This home has a wonderful location and a view of the ocean. Everything is quality throughout. The owner lives on the island and is a phone call away. In over 30 years of vacationing on Fripp, this property offers the best value that we've found. We will rent this property again."
    Guest: Gary Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: November 11, 2014
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Fripp Island Travel Tips

Fripp Island is a gated, resort community outside of Beaufort, South Carolina. The 3,000-acre island is located at the end of a chain of sea islands and offers visitors access to a marina, golf courses, restaurants and 3.5 miles of sandy beaches in South Carolina's lowcountry.

The island is named after Captain Johannes Fripp who helped to protect the Carolina colony from Spanish attacks. Local folklore also marks the island as the spot where pirate Blackbeard hid his treasures and bounty.

Fripp Island Attractions

Hunting Island State Park sees more than 1 million visitors a year and is one of the state's most popular state parks and beach areas. There's an historic lighthouse that's the only one in the state that visitors can climb up and see breathtaking views of the ocean and surrounding area from the top. The lagoon is a highly desired fishing spot for guests as is the fishing pier that stretches 1,120 feet into the Fripp Inlet. You can check out the park's nature center where there are exhibits of local wildlife and marine life.

There are two golf courses located on Fripp Island - Ocean Point Golf Links and Ocean Creek. Ocean Point Golf Links is located along the water and 10 of the 18 holes have an ocean view. Ocean Creek has panoramic views of the Great Salt Marsh and freshwater lakes. The wildlife found throughout the golf course includes deer, egrets, blue herons and ospreys.

Water activities are a must for visitors to the island. There are sandy white beaches just waiting to be explored and warm water that's perfect for swimming or boogie boarding. You can go paddle boarding or kayak with a rental from Island Excursions if you're into water sports or simply go for a dip in the Atlantic Ocean. Lay out in the sun and catch some rays while the kids play in the water, build sand castles or play a pick-up game of beach volleyball.

For outdoor recreation, rent a golf cart, bicycle or moped to explore all that the island has to offer. You can head to the Fripp Island Marina where you can take offshore charters to go deep sea fishing or stay close to the shore with one of the marina's guides. Head to the Racquet Club or Tennis Club for an afternoon match before venturing out for dinner.

Visitors who really want an adventure should try heading out on a Dolphin Cruise or go kayaking to see strand feeding by the bottlenose dolphins that call the water off Fripp Island home. Strand feeding is where the dolphins will create a giant wave to wash fish up on the shore along the marshes and tidal creeks to capture for food. It's a synchronized motion and one of the most amazing acts of nature you can see in person.

Things to Do

Events: There are several events hosted on Fripp Island and the surrounding communities throughout the year including the Gullah Festival, Heritage Days Celebration at Penn Center, Race 4 Love, the Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens and the Beaufort Shrimp Festival. Perhaps the largest event in the area is the Beaufort Water Festival, a 10-day celebration with live entertainment, a blessing of the shrimp fleet, sports events, crafts, dances and food.

Dining: You'll find one-of-a-kind dishes on Fripp Island ranging from crab soup to lobster pot pie. Bonito Boathouse is local favorites and some of the best seafood you can find in the lowcountry. Try buttermilk fried flounder or the fresh catch of the day. Enjoy a big breakfast or lunch at Ocean Point Grille for a family-friendly meal or take in the beautiful views of Skull Inlet and Pritchard's Island at Willies Wet Bar. Other eateries on the island include The Beach Club, Ocean View Sports Bar, The Sandbar, The Marina Deli, Cabana Club Restaurant, The Food Court and The 19th Hole.

Camp Fripp: This is one for the kids. Camp Fripp is a day camp just for those between the ages of 3 and 12 that's full of activities that include learning about loggerhead sea turtles, dolphin-watching and combing the beach for seashells. Children will also learn about the real pirates from the 1600s who once inhabited the island as well as its first settlers. There's also Kid's Night Out held at the Fripp Island Resort's Activity Center where they'll eat dinner and play camp games and activities.

ARTworks: This non-profit organization on the island allows visitors and residents alike to enjoy programs that will show them what the Fripp Island art community is all about. You can take an adult art class or sign the children up for a class of their own. Galleries highlight special exhibitions each month and include artwork created by children and adults who take classes and local artists. ARTworks also presents events where the community can come together and celebrate the arts. During the summer, the organization plays host to the Beaufort Food Truck Fest featuring a variety of food trucks and other vendors from throughout the region that sell items such as lobster rolls, cupcakes and barbecue.

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