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Views! Views! Ocean Views!Newly renovated 4 bedroom Sleeps 12! Amenity Cards !

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Ocean Views- 4 Bedroom- 3 Bathroom - close to beach-golf cart included

Panoramic Ocean Views!

Relax on the deck and drift away to views, views, views! Wake up every morning to sunrises on the deck and ocean breezes at the end of every day relaxing to the waves. Our beach house was designed for your family and memories. With its Ocean Views, stylish decor, goumet kitchen and desirable location this is a one of a kind home and location.There is a private crabbing and fishing dock on the property which all the kids just love at the beginning and end of most of their days. Sunrise on the deck with coffee while you simply take in the ocean, breathe in the salt air and relax on the deck! Your on Fripp Island and its Island Time!

Newly Renovated 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom rustic beach home!

All new furniture and decor through out.

First time on the Rental Season 2018!

Golf Cart included in rental.

Amenity cards are available with rental.

Great Open floor plan and VIEWS from every part of living room- kitchen and bedrooms!

This spacious floor plan allows the entire family to be together as the open concept includes 3 living areas plus new kitchen all with Ocean Views!

Our 2 story home has plenty of room for extended families with three living rooms- The amount of living space for family makes this such a comfortable home to sit back after all it is vacation time!

Each living room has its own 50 inch Smart TV with full size sofas and additional seating in each.

There is plenty of room for the kids to unwind with movies downstairs and still have

plenty of room upstairs with 2 additional seating areas.

Upstairs includes a newly renovated kitchen with recycled glass countertops. The oversized U shape kitchen was designed to cook for large families and have more than 1 cook in the kitchen. A full size island with seating

makes those quick stops for lunch and snacks super easy! The ocean views are spectacular from the kitchen as well! All new stainless appliances were just added 2018!

The kitchen is fully stocked with small appliances and dishes as well as serveware for your every need.

The island breakfast bar has an incredible ocean view while prepping in the kitchen.

My thought was to take in the views while getting ready for dinner.

Our dining room seats 12 comfortably with more views of the ocean!

Eat in or out as there is outdoor dining as well with umbrella shade.

There are 3 bedroom upstairs with 2 full size bathrooms up.

First bedroom is a master en-suite with king size bed and views of the ocean.

Great double vanity area and double closets as well.

Master bathroom has a double vanity and walk in shower.

Second bedroom has a queen size bed with more views!

Third bedroom up is the bunk room with 2 double bunks that sleeps 4.

The bunk room is a every kids dream as its décor is simply all about Fripp!

A second full size bathroom with double vanity and tub and shower are on the second floor as well.

There are 2 living rooms on the second floor.

One additional living area has a full size sofa for curling up with a book as the views from the sofa are my favorite with coffee in the morning. There is also a sleeper sofa in one of the living rooms as well.

The second living room has a 50 inch smart TV and Full size couch and loveseat with additional rattan chairs!

Cable. Internet and Direct TV are included.

The living room has amazing views with open concept living.

Your family is truly sharing time together while playing games, enjoying a movie , spending endless days on the beach, fishing, golfing and biking. Our home is a family house of memories and now yours as well!

Mexican Tile is through out the living areas with hardwood floors in all the bedrooms.

Downstairs has another entire floor of living.

Sliding glass doors that walk out to the view overlooking the golf course next to the ocean.

Our crabbing dock is steps away for the kids to go crabbing and fish!

There is a picnic table near dock and hammock underneath the deck.

There is a full size sofa and 50 inch smart TV downstairs as well.

There is an additional bedroom on the first floor with a king size bed plus a twin size bed as well.

Just down the hall way is a full size bathroom with 5 foot tiled walk in shower with seating.

A double vanity with full size washer and dryer are part of the first floor bathroom.

There is a large deck on the second floor that invites you to sit and rock and awhile and just breathe in the OCEANVIEWS! Many a day watching the sunrise from the deck or the moon rise in the evening

has been a family event!

It is spectacular!

Rocking chairs,table and seating for 6 with umbrella plus a gas grill are ready for your time here on Porpoise Circle.

Picnic table is located near crabbing dock and full size hammock are under the deck for afternoon naps!

Location is perfect!

We are on the north side of the Island! Beach access is around corner and only minutes a by golfcart ride.

Marlin is our closest and has multiple beach accesses available. Its a little less crowded in the summertime

in our neighborhood. We are on a circle right off of Porpoise Drive - almost magical with

the unobstructed ocean views.

All beach access are minutes away as well as all pool amenities and food court.

You can bike in minutes or golf cart in minutes to the Ocean Point Pool.

There is a beautiful walk or golf cart ride every night down Porpoise Drive to the end to watch for dolphins at high tide! Its a nightly tradition for most families.

At the end of our circle another lookout right over the ocean!

Fripp Island is a Wild Life Sanctuary with deer grazing in your backyard, over 170 species of birds, alligators in the lagoons, dolphins playing in the waves, pelicans gliding over the ocean and Loggerhead sea turtles nesting and hatching on the shores.

Fripp Island is a 3000 acre gated wildlife community which is known nationwide for its beauty and wildlife.

2 Championship Golf Courses!


Fripp Island offers all of the outdoor activities for summetime fun!

Swimming, bike riding, golfing, boating, fishing, kayaking, tennis, beach time- 3 1/2 mile of beach!

A short ride off island there is horseback riding.

Hunting Island just minutes away- which has one of the very few Lighthouses you may still climb and open to the public! We suggest making the climb to the top as a yearly family event. We do!

Fripp Island boasts 2 Championship Gold Courses- book your tee times right away!

Camp Fripp- Ready set summertime fun at Camp Fripp! Call ahead to schedule in those days early.

Pools- Fripp Island has 4 Pool Complexes in different locations around the Island. Just relax at the pool for the onto the beach tomorrow!

Beach- 3 1/2 Miles of uncrowded beach!

The pace on Fripp is golf cart take a minute to just relax!

We will send you a Welcome packet or simply have one at the house ready for you.

We hope that once you stay with us your will be back year after year.

We look forward to making this a perfect vacation for your family!

More Details

Donna Forte/Tracy ParkHurst
Member since: 2018
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Donna Forte/Tracy ParkHurst

Trace and I both fell in love with Fripp Island. We visit as often as we are able!

Our family has now made Fripp their favorite place to vacation as well!

Donna Forte/Tracy ParkHurst purchased this house in 2015

Why Donna Forte/Tracy ParkHurst chose Fripp Island

463 Porpoise Circle is simply breathtaking. VIEWS! VIEWS! VIEWS!

We vacationed here on Fripp Island and simply the ocean and marsh kept calling us back!

Year after year we said..If the right location came up we would make this our place to escape!

We wanted to wake up every morning and remember why we came to relax and to simply take time with our family.

We wanted to hear the ocean and look at the spectacular views.

When we walked into our beach house we knew!

We had to renovate every square inch but the VIEWS!!!

Once the grandkids all showed up and they were fishing off the dock, crabbing, riding bikes every night on the beach.

We were a family destined to be Frippers!

The property was one of the first built with its Polynesian Roof lines and location.

The renovation was well needed and well worth it!

The views are unobstructed and to stand in one place to see the ocean, the lagoon , gold course and Hunting Island- just magical!

We have been renovating for 3 years and have finally completed our Rustic Beach Getaway ready to share with other familes!


Fripp Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Walk In 5 foot shower with seat - Double vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Double vanity
  • 3 Full size bathrooms Dowstairs bathroom is a 5 foot walk in shower with seat. Upstairs has 1 full size bath tub and shower En suite has walk in shower and double vanities. All bathrooms have double vanities.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Size en Suite with Ocean Views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Size with Ocean Views
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Bunk Room- Double Bunks sleeps 4 - 8 inchmemory foam matress
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , King plus full twin size bed
  • 4 Bedroom to include 2 King Size beds- 1 Queen Size bed- 1 twin size bed- Double Bunk Room sleeps 4 Plus a full size sleeper sofa in living room.
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Walk into your Rustic Beach House Vacation! The minute you turn the corner at top of stairs the PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS are breathtaking! Sunrise to sunset the deck simply calls for pulling up a rocking chair and are looking at Ocean Views every day while on vacation 24/7! The 2 full floors of living space with 3 living rooms is a plus for families that want to vacation together. Pets are not allowed and we would appreciate following that house rule.The house has been fully renovated 2018 with all new furnishings and rustic beach décor. The private fishing and crabbing dock will keep kids busy before and after dinner. Relax on the deck, take in the views, head to the beach, bike, golf, kayak and more- Island Life! The kitchen was designed to house a family for meals and cooks in the kitchen! The house is comfortable, warm and invites big families to just hang out! Golf cart is included. We look forward to your stay at our beach home and hope you return again next year.


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Views! Views! Ocean Views!Newly renovated 4 bedroom Sleeps 12! Amenity Cards !
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews
Columbia, SC

Amazing views! Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

The view is amazing! Communication with the owner was great. Very detailed notebook on the entryway table contains a lot of helpful information about Fripp as well as places to shop and eat off of the island. The house is beautifully renovated and very spacious. The kitchen is well stocked and the home is extremely comfortable. We hated to leave but will definitely return!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed your week at our beach house! We look forward to you returning next year and please look us up early! Our thoughts when we were ready for summer this year were ... Is it super comfortable at the end of every day.. Is this kitchen stocked for a large family.. Thanks so much for the taking the time to review! I appreciate!! See you next year! Donna and Trace
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Houghton, Ga

The house is awesome. Kenny of room. Large kitchen and living areas. Beautiful views.

  • 4 of 5

The kitchen has been completely renovated and is large enough for everyone to hang out. The living spaces on the main level are large and comfortable. Plenty of seating and well furnished. We ate in most every night and sat at the dining table with plenty of room (8 people). The deck overlooks the 14th fairway and has some views of the ocean. The deck has your choice of chairs, including rocking chairs. Do bring some bug spray as you sit on a canal. We brought citronella candles.

The bedrooms have plenty of room. The house is great and is in a wonderful location. Or first time staying on the north end of the island. It was a lot less busy and the beach access was perfect; tons of room to set up camp.

The house is a duplex. This was the only surprise, however, the other side was not rented. If you have a large group (multiple families) renting both sides would be a blast.

The owner (Donna) was very responsive and everything was handled quickly. We will definitely call Donna again.

Fripp is a fantastic place if you want to relax, play golf, spend time at the beach or pool, or just hang out.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The place is all about the views! Every night we enjoyed the view from the back porch.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! We were surprised that it was a duplex, but we barely even saw the neighbor. The owner was very nice and helpful through out our stay! Any problems that arose, we could reach out to the owner and she would do whatever she could to make sure we enjoyed our stay and fix any problems. We will certainly be going back to enjoy this beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jean- we are so glad that you loved the house and will be coming back again! That's why we chose this place over all the other locations on the island! The view and the space that is in the house just allows for family to spread out and just be comfortable on vacation! Please do come back again and again!
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  • 2 of 5

In a nutshell, we had to rent another golf cart because the one there would barely move, fully charged. The air conditioning will barely keep up on hot days. The TV went out every other day because of storms, and we were constantly resetting the TV and wifi. The shower upstairs on the right side was so small 4 people got showers in the downstairs bathroom. I didn't realize that when we booked the house it was a duplex. It probably was my own misunderstanding. I do know that in the future people are going to want to know this. I would not have liked a neighbor right next door. We are very private people. The house was not very clean when we got there. We have been coming to Fripp for 13 years and this is the most we have ever payed for a house and I expected from the pictures for it to be at least very clean. I am a very clean person. When we got there glass was at the back where the golf cart was and in the trash can downstairs. If we had toddlers that definitely would be unacceptable. The house is really going to be pretty when it's done. Love the southern charm. Our own home looks like this. Beautiful view. The changes being made are very nice.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shannon, We certainly were surprised to read your review with so many concerns. I am always available by text for all of our renters and we certainly want to make every vacation a great one. I did receive one text about shattered glass when you arrived. Our patio table was shattered over the 4th of July..from our previous guest. I actually notified you of that before your arrival. What I did not know was that under the deck was not swept from the shatter. Once you text me upon arrival I called our housekeepers and they actually returned the very next day to sweep that for you. I wish you had text me all your concerns once you arrived. Our housekeepers care about the quality of work and they would come back with a phone call! I expect the house to be clean as well! They were there on Sunday morning and would have recleaned anything you requested..but we never received any text at all. We really do care that you enjoy your week and would have gone out of our way to have your concerns taken care of immediately. Our golf cart may not be new but it certainly works! Once again if we had received a text during the week I would have rented a golf cart for you and had Sutcliffe pick ours up- repair and return. I had no idea all week. Our AC is brand new 2017- entire system was installed and serviced 24 hours a day by Carolina Air. Once again I had no idea that you had any issues with the AC. Carolina Air will service 24 hours a day..with a call. I wish we had known. Master Shower: Now that's one thing I cannot change is the size of a single stall shower. That shower fits one person and is one of the few parts of the original house we wanted to keep in tact. Since there are 2 more showers- one 5 foot tub/ shower combo on the same floor and another 6 foot walk in with seat..the Master shower. is a single stall shower. No apologies on the size of the shower as I am not able to change that! ". Direct TV and Century Link- we have no control over during the storms. WE may switch to Hulu! Our house is a single family house- so is the single family house next door. We purchased in 2015 and the other single family house in 2017. Each has 2750.00 square feet. We only rent our house to summer seasonal so as to have no issues with neighbors at all- most of our renters are thrilled that they actually do not have another family next door to them at all..while vacationing! We do hope that your vacation and time at the house was enjoyable. Donna
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Best view on the island, most comfortable home, welcoming host!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about our stay with Donna and Trace! We’ve been coming to Fripp since the 80s, and this is by far one of our best experiences. Donna was so welcoming leading up to and during our stay. She sent timely reference documents over email and entertained my texts throughout. She even gave us an extra day on the front end of our vacation because the home was available. The view of the golf course and ocean was superb and the accommodations were clean, updated and even better than pictured! To be able to comfortably have five adults in the kitchen is quite a feat. We all slept better there than at home- beds were the best! I was worried about not having a screened porch but the breeze was perfect off the ocean and we didn’t struggle with bugs. We will be renting from Donna and Trace again and again- cannot say enough about their gorgeous home or level of service. Truly above and beyond.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sara! We tried to think of everything that would make our home one of the best vacations for families with everything needed to feel just like home! The ocean breeze and the views are exactly why we chose 463 Porpoise! Knowing that your family had a great vacation and being comfortable just like home made our day! Return soon and please know that our home is now your vacation home so "Come back soon"!!! Thanks so much for being such a great family to rent to this summer! Donna and Trace
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Cozy,clean home with Fabulous ocean views !

  • 5 of 5

Hosted a family get together for our four children and their fiancé ‘s. This completely renovated home had everything needed for a perfect gathering . All bedding and seating was comfortable and provided us a great opportunity to enjoy each other’s company in the wonderfully wide open entertaining space on the main level. Back deck was wonderful and peaceful morning and night. Full Sunsets were magnificent and just a short stroll away . A golf cart is provided to take you throughout the property beaches and pools but I would suggest renting a second cart if you have more than 5 in your party. Donna and Tracy couldn’t have been more helpful and accommodating as we had lots of questions they responded to quickly !!! Thank s again for this memorable family reunion. We hope to see you again!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie , You were such a wonderful family and I hope that you will return again to our home! The location and the views are one of a kind, especially when your back home from the beach- looking at ocean views all the time and the deck with ocean breezes! I'm so glad you enjoyed our home and truly hope to see you again next year!
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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