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Recent Private Homes reviews
Perfect, Beautiful, and Welcoming
"The Dog House was a very nice place to spend the week on Fripp Island. My wife and I stayed there the week of our wedding back in June of 2014 with our basset hound, my best man and his wife, her maid of honor and her husband, her father, and her sister. We also had our rehearsal dinner in the back yard of this great vacation home. It was perfect. Very spacious and inviting. It felt like a home away from home. Plus there is a beach entrance right across the street. We were literally steps from the ocean at all times. We couldn't have asked for a better home to stay in during that wonderful week. No matter what your plans are for visiting Fripp Island, the Dog House would be a great place to consider for your stay."
Guest: ShaeDate of Stay: June 2014Review Submitted: March 12, 2015
"We had a fabulous stay at the Sandy Toes house on Tarpon. We are an extended family of 10, 2 sisters with husbands, 5 teenagers and the grandma matriarch. We were extremely fortunate that the weather cooperated every day week of April 4-10. We spent lots of time outside on the deck, on the beach, or doing local activities. Even during the morning or evening time, there was so much room in the house that we never got in each other's way. Lots of reading nooks or relaxing spots to curl up. The decor was fine. Some reviews might say a little dated but it is a rental and it was very comfortable for a week. The semi circular couch was great for everyone to hang out and the dinner table fit us all since we also like to have our together time. The kids played pool a few times. Everyone had their own private bathroom in the room which was also great for teenagers. The greatest part of the house is that is ON THE BEACH and a very nice part where you don't have to walk through lots of brush unlike houses in the middle part of Tarpon. Lots of deck chairs and beach chairs available. The kitchen is large and well equiped but bring your own good wine opener. All bedrooms but one on first floor which was good for our Mom. The steps to beach were not steep. There are steps to front of house so an older person would have to be able to go up and down. Great sunrise from the beach deck, and sunsets from the front second floor deck or the widows walk deck. We took a flashlight walk on the beach and saw some cool sealife in the tidal ponds. We also had an inboard motor boat that we towed down there and took out in the marina and inlets and saw dolphins several times up close. We ate at Johnson Creek and Bonito Boathouse but mostly cooked in.
Minor issues -The bikes need replacing and the wifi is DSL, not cable, but it worked most of the time even with the heavy use of teenagers. If you are going to be on the beach you shouldn't be worried about wifi anyway. Any questions that we had were quickly addressed by Matt, the representative from the local management company. The golf cart worked but could use a tune up.
The cost is higher than a house that is not on the beach but since we split it up among the families it was pretty reasonable and we never had to think about driving to the beach or coordinating cars. We have rented tiny houses on the beach elsewhere and a large house is so much better when you have a lot of people who might be on top of each"
Guest: Moira D.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 13, 2015
"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: GaryDate of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: November 11, 2014
"This was our second year to stay at the lovely Southern Belle II. This is a well built house with a lot of character. Even though it rained and was cold most of the week, my family had a wonderful time. We played board games, cards, ping pong and, thanks to our gracious host, Mike De Luca, we were able to watch all the big games on ESPN sports. Mike genuinely wants his guests to have a good time.
We loved seeing the birds, deer and the large alligator!! We had a ball! We will return!"
Guest: Doris M.Date of Stay: November 2014Review Submitted: December 2, 2014