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Recent Fripp Island reviews

  • Great location! Classic beach house!

    "We just got back from our first trip to Fripp and loved it. We chose between 2 houses and were so glad that we went with this one. The location is IDEAL. It's close to the Beach Club (island center) and right across from the beach. The beach access is 1 house over and a very easy 3 min walk. You can walk in 5-7 minutes or cart to the Beach Club (pool, food court, tennis courts, restaurant, cute shop). Quick description: Fripp is a small (3 miles) island that is enjoyed by golf cart. There are amenities like pools, activity center for kids, 2 golf courses, live music at night, a marina and 2 (sit down) restaurants but it does NOT feel "fancy". The home is your classic "shotgun" beach house with 1 main living area and 4 bedrooms off of that main room/kitchen. The bedrooms have jack-n-jill bathrooms. The kitchen has been upgraded and there are 2 sitting areas in the living area so the kids can watch tv while the grown ups talk. Since our kids are older and sleep late, this floorplan was fine for us. If you have toddlers screaming and running at 6am, this floorplan might not be great for anyone wanting to sleep in. Again, for us, it was GREAT. Downstairs was a carport, laundry room, outside hot/cold shower and a storage room full of beach accessories. (No umbrella so bring yours if you like shade) The house was charming, clean and had everything we needed. (2 adults and 4 kids) We loved this trip and this home! We kept patting ourselves on the back for getting such a great house simply by researching VRBO. If you want beach access, location on the island and a traditional beach house, look no further. Thanks to the owners for being easy to work with. We will be back next year!"
    Guest: pepsico Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 17, 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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  • We had a wonderful time and would rent again!!!

    "We just returned from a truly enjoyable, relaxing, memory filled stay on Fripp. We were so sad to leave. This house is lovely, it fit our group comfortably, and was in a nice location with great views of the water. Marla (the homeowner) went above and beyond to ensure that our stay was comfortable. We'd definitely rent this house again!!!"
    Guest: Jen from CT Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 27, 2014
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  • Wonderful View and location

    "This house has a great view of the golf course and ocean. The location is great because it is away from all of the hustle and bustle of the island. The house itself has everything we needed for the week. We were a short walk from a pool and brief walk to the beach. The owner was friendly and very quick to respond from the inquiry to questions during our stay. The house was in great condition and was a great space for our family. We would recommend this house to anyone looking to stay on Fripp!!!!"
    Guest: Kim Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 1, 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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