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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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  • 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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  • Fantastic home

    "My wife and 4 kids stayed here for a week and had a wonderful time. The crib and pack and n play kept us all in one of the queen rooms on the main level. The homeowner was very easy to work with and would definitely stay here again. Fripp Island is the best beach for families and if you enjoy exploring the island the golf cart provided made it easy to explore the 3 mile island. Be sure to bring groceries since the home offers a fully stocked kitchen"
    Guest: tim o. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 22, 2014
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  • Peaceful Retreat

    "We absolutely love your home and its beautiful setting. This is my fifth time to the island, each time with my husband and young son. We love the slower pace of the island, yet you are only steps from the beach, pool, and golf for my husband. We like the fact that this house is close to the amenities yet is near the portion of the beach that is less crowded. Of course, if you want to be around more hustle and bustle there is the beachclub beach access where more people tend to congregate. The owner's personal golf cart that they include with the rental was great and helped us avoid the hassle that others experienced when the resort did not have enough golf carts for rent on a busy holiday weekend. My son loves to stand on the back decks and watch the golfers practice putting and then tee-off on the first hole. I prefer not to eat out every meal so greatly appreciated the nice kitchen and entertainment area. Great to be able to look out at the ocean while you cook dinner. Love the sunsets. Can't wait to return and will be sure to stay in this house again."
    Guest: jlp Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 21, 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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