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Recent Fripp Island reviews

  • WONDERFUL HOME

    "We loved this home & location! The home is better than described. We have stayed all over SC's coast & this spot is the best. Privacy, wildlife, space, & beautiful secluded beaches- Thank you for wonderful accommodations!"
    Guest: The Rogers Family Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 10, 2014
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  • 50 Davis Love, Fripp Island, SC

    "My family of four rented this lovely cottage for a much needed family vacation. The cottage was perfect for our family! Each son had his own bedroom, bathroom and tv! The kitchen was just redone and had everything we needed to prepare our meals. The house was clean when we arrived. Due to an issue with the one ceiling fan we emailed the owner, they responded by a telephone call very promptly. The owners were very accommodating and friendly. The cottage is in a great location on the island, easy to access the beach, pools, restaurants, etc. Thanks for a great visit to Fripp!"
    Guest: Sandra S. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 18, 2014
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  • Loved It!

    "This was our first experience with a VRBO, or a resort vacation. With an experience this good, I'll be looking for more of them in the future. Everything was as the owner said it would be. He gave us great directions and tips for where to get groceries on the way in. One note - the Publix is not 24 hours. Also, be on the look out for deer on your drive in - they are everywhere! Visiting in January was a unique experience. We had access to everything, but it was too cold to do many of the great things on the island. We did some exploring and it definitely got us excited to come back. The pools are gorgeous, there are lots of hiking trails nearby and in reading the literature quite a bit to do in nice weather. We did make regular use of the Nature Center. The staff there was wonderful about being patient with my shy daughter and teaching her about the animals. The weight room/gym is best described as "cozy" - some would say small - but very adequate. I had no problem fitting in a challenging workout of cardio & weights. It is no joke how close we were to all the fun stuff. The pool and nature center were both within walking distance, and a nice playground wasn't that much further. The house itself is awesome! I'm not sure the photos do it justice. It was meticulously clean and ready for our arrival. The appliances worked well and it was convenient to have the washer/drier right there in the house. There were 3 golf carts available, all worked well and got us efficiently around the island. There were also bicycles but it was too cold to use them - we will next time. The kitchen is a little tight, but for one person to cook it is just the right size. It is open enough that they can be social as they cook, there just isn't room for several people in there at a time. There is a grill available for outdoor cooking, and room to eat outdoors in a screened in patio. Each bedroom has a bathroom which was very convenient. Each bedroom also has its own patio/deck (all screened), which would be nice in warmer weather. The amenities are nice and well thought out. You can tell the owner has a family because there are books for all reading levels, puzzles, games, and movies available. There is even a pack-and-play available if you're bringing the wee-little one. We had a great time on this vacation and can't wait to go back when the weather is nicer. We will certainly stay here again and have a good chance of becoming regulars."
    Guest: Matthew K. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: March 3, 2015
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  • Snow birds from Connecticut

    "We recently spent two winter months at Marsh Mellow with our two little dogs. It is the perfect house to spend the winter months in ,especially with the enclosed yard for the dogs. The area is so serene and quiet. Jeff and Nancy were the perfect hosts and available for any need. The island is lovely ,laden with wildlife that are seen every where, especially the friendly deer. The home itself is completely self sufficient with everything one needs ."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: March 1, 2015
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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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