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Recent Fripp Island reviews

  • Great property!

    "We loved this place. Well maintained, quiet and lovely. A bird watcher's paradise. Our week there went by too fast!!"
    Guest: sing Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 8, 2015
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  • Great Home with perfect location

    "Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. This is our first trip to Fripp Island, and hopefully not our last. The island had so much to offer our entire family. We were extremely pleased with the location. It was near the heated pool, the nature center, the dock, and a short walk to the playground. The kids loved fishing and crabbing off the dock. We enjoyed the sunsets and dolphin watching from the dock. The staff at the nature center were so knowledgeable and kind. They really had a love of animals and nature. My boys loved the playground. It was nonstop basketball every morning and every night. My husband and I enjoyed both golf courses, and found the courses to be in great shape filled with abundant wildlife to observe while playing. We spent so much time outside that the house was really secondary. However, the house was beautiful, clean and spacious for our group of 7. We enjoyed breakfast on the patio each morning with a view of the ocean. My little one took daily naps on the lounger outside the master bedroom. Plenty of room for everyone to relax and enjoy. I cannot say enough wonderful things about our trip. We will have these great memories to cherish for years to come. Hope to be back soon!"
    Guest: Nichole P. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 16, 2014
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  • Great Family Vacation

    "We just returned from an amazing week at Fripp Island. We had such a great time, I felt obligated to write a review. First I wanted to mention that this was my first experience renting a home from the VRBO website. I have been warned of many scams that exist, but book with confidence, This house is legit! We planned our trip with my brother and his family, so there were four adults and four children in our party. The house was perfect for two families and we even had an extra room that we didn't use during our stay. The upstairs loft included two double beds, a single bed and a small couch along with it's own private bathroom. This ended up being the perfect spot for the four children to share. They felt like they had their own space to play away from the adults. Downstairs there were three bedrooms. The master bedroom ha a king size bed and had its' own private bath. The second bedroom had a queen (or a double) and the third bedroom had two twins. All bedrooms had a nice size closet, and were furnished nicely to make you feel at home. This kitchen area was small but very efficient. We were pleasantly surprised how well stocked the kitchen was in regards to cooking utensils, pots & pans, and serving dishes. As an added bonus there was a mini-fridge near the kitchen table which was perfect for keeping bottled water and other beverages. The best part of the house was the location. The house was situated in the center of the island on the main road, within walking distance to the main club house, Olympic size pool and tennis courts. And don't let the pictures fool you, the backyard faces direct beach access so it is almost like being beach front. Fripp Island is very unique. The deer are abundant and we had deer walk through the backyard on a daily basis. The beach itself is very large during low tide, and we had a great time playing Bocce Ball and building sand castles. The pools are amazing! The resort has five pools to choose from, and we spent most of our time at the Olympic pool due to the location to the house, but the pools located on the south side of the island are great for a day with little children. The only downside to our entire vacation was the islands' distance from Beaufort (the closest grocery store) so before you go, plan ahead, make a list and stop on your way to the island. I would highly recommend this house! Thank you for offering such an affordable place to stay."
    Guest: NATALIE M. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 13, 2014
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  • Your perfect getaway is right here!

    "Look no further-this is it. we hosted our annual friends getaway weekend and chose this home owned by a very nice couple. from the moment of inquiry she was quick to respond, very informative about details and surrounding area entertainment and restaurants. Communication via text and email was efficient and helped tremendously in my planning. This gorgeous home would suit a weekend with or without children. kitchen is very well stocked and laid out well. We set up a buffet for dinner nd breakfast on the long countertop. Great open floor plan lets you be part of the action anywhere downstairs. Great views from front or back of the house. Literally one minute to the beach access. Loved that she had a charged flashlight for those midnight beach walks. I've never seen stars like that. Comfortable bedrooms where nary a guest should want for anything. A home with good vibes and happy tasteful decor. Made our weekend with special friends even more special. You'll be sorry if you don't experience this home. Thank you so much for sharing such a comfortable family place."
    Guest: Debbie Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 26, 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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