- Ocean Creek, Bonito Boathouses
- Ocean Creek, Bonito Bungalows
- Ocean Creek, Fripp Cottages
- Ocean Creek, Linkside Villas
- Ocean Point
- Private Homes
- Private Homes, Mid-Island
- Private Homes, Ocean Creek
- Quail Cove
- Sunsuite Studios
- Tennis Villas
- Veranda Beach Bungalows
- Yacht Club
- Beach Club Villas
- Blue Heron Lake
- Cabana Club
This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
There are no vacation rental listings in Fripp Island currently advertising. Please see the USA, South Carolina, Low Country & Resort Islands vacation rentals page.
Recent Fripp Island reviews
"We stayed there for 3 weeks in November. The condo is well suited for two adults. It is in a convenient location and has expansive ocean views. The condo was tastefully decorated with comfortable ,updated furniture and new appliances. The owners were very helpful and accommodating . We would recommend this condo to others."Guest: Thomas Z. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: December 15, 2014View listing
"My husband and I had a wonderful time at Fripp this past Thursday-Sunday. I would not hesitate at all to rent this property again! It is the perfect size for a couple or small family and has an excellent location on the island, with easy access to beach, pool and food. We had beautiful weather during our stay and enjoyed the beach and pool one day, and then had a full day of fishing the following day. We ate at Bonito's Boathouse the first night and thought it was okay, and then went to the Beach Club the following night for prime rib night. It was VERY tasty! I wanted to include a few tips for other people who may travel to Fripp that I would have appreciated before going- but again, we would LOVE to go back and fully enjoyed this property. *get gas in your car 20-30 min outside of Fripp, we were on empty and had to drive this amount of time to get gas one night (no FUN!) *this property is located directly passed the John Fripp villas, immediately after the entrance to the beach club, look for a sign with "sunsuite villas," it is written pretty small underneath the sign for the 2nd entrance to John Fripp Villas *Bring beach chairs and towels, we did, but if we hadn't, there was only one beach chair that we saw in the condo *drive to Marsh Tacky one day for lunch- fabulous panini's and grilled donuts, on your way to Fripp on the Left (10 minutes off island) *you will need amenity cards for access to all pools and restaurants on the island, $35 per person, but very worth it for the access I would highly recommend this property and Fripp Island for a relaxing vacation!"Guest: Jennifer F. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 23, 2014View listing
"This house is perfect for large/multiple families. We rented this house for our Son's Marine Corps Graduation, to accommodate our very large family. We were able to visit the beach just down the street on one end , and rent a boat/golf cart from the harbor on the other end. The house was clean, the multiple sun decks were perfect for morning sunrises or afternoon sunsets, the beds are comfortable, plenty of extra linens, just pack you necessities and show up! The house has everything you need. The owners were very easy and friendly to deal with and made this a very enjoyable experience for us. We look forward to visiting again."Guest: Tabitha D. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 17, 2014View listing
"This was our 2nd stay at this home. We like the house and it has most of the items you need to enjoy your stay. The home was clean and furniture was comfortable. We were staying during a quiet time and did not have many neighbors so it was very peaceful. It is located behind the Cabana pool so you do here the pool noise and water treatment system running. I believe it woould be a much noisier location at the peak of the season. This home hase 3 screened porches which was nice, since the mosqitoes were bad. We used citronella candles on a couple of occasions due to the midges (no see ums) that found their way through the screens. The house had rechargeable flash lights last year, but this year there wasn't a flashlight to be found. It would have been nice to have had a flashlight or two in the house and a beach umbrella would be a nice addition to the items provided. The one big issue we have had both times we stayed here were with the management company. Last year we arrived to find the dish washer inoperable with dirty water in the bottom of the machine. It took over a week to get the issue addressed. This year we had problems with the golf cart lights. We called on our 3rd day there and never hear from the management company. I called again at the end of the 1st week but was never contacted by the management company. We were out at the beach with the golf cart when a repir person showed up at the door. One of our party had stayed behind to read. He informed the repair person we were at the beach and he could contact us to let us know a repair person was there. The repair person said this was his last stop and he was leaving for the day. So, the golf cart never had the lights fixed. This did limit how late we could be out in the cart since you need lights to drive the cart. Sunset is a very popular time to be riding in the cart and if you spent to much time taking pictures you had to drive the cart back using a flash light (if you remmebered to bring one with you). I would stay at this home again only as a second option. I like to be able to contact the owner or the management company in the event of problems that may arise. The only thing I can say about the management company is they are not very responsive to the renter."Guest: D Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 29, 2014View listing
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.