About the property
- House1600 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
This beautiful three bedroom, two and a half bath golf course house overlooks the sixteenth fairway and green of one of two golf courses on this 6000 acre private island off the coast of Beaufort, SC. Fourteen years ago we purchased the house and completely renovated and redecorated it with new carpeting, paint, furniture, appliances ,kitchen items and linens. We visit it often, and every year we continue to improve it for you and for us to enjoy. Recently, we removed the carpeting and installed hardwood floors in the entire house except the bedrooms. We completely remodeled the master bath area. It is now tiled with a walk in shower, a new vanity, mirrors, lighting, etc. This past year we tore out the old, cracked and buckled asphalt driveway and installed pavers for the driveway and walkway. Hurricane Matthew completely destroyed the garden in our courtyard, so we have replanted it with some new and interesting plantings and we also installed a jerry-rigged automatic sprinkling system to assure that the garden gets adequate moisture during these first few months.
**** AMENITY CARDS*****
Because we are Fripp Island Club members, our guests can enjoy the fine recreational facilities and programs available on Fripp Island. Privately owned, with access restricted to preserve the high standards you expect, the Fripp Island sports and dining amenities are designed to provide unparalleled satisfaction. You may purchase up to six amenity cards. Each card is $50 per week from Memorial Day to Labor Day or $35 during the off season.
**** GOLF CART ****
Most of our guests want to have a golf cart available. Some do not. We make a four passenger golf cart available to those who want it for an additional fee of $250 per week which is substantially less than is charged by the resort for a similar cart. ****************************************
**** WiFi and HDTV ****
We have installed wifi and an HDTV for the living room. Two bedrooms have their own standard cable connected televisions. The televisions are connected to Comcast/XFinity with HBO and Showtime and several other premium networks. Additionally, the house offers free North American long distance calling.
Two of the bedrooms have queen size beds, and the third has two twins. Among the other amenities you will find, we include two bicycles to help you explore our wonderful island. Although we have tried to think of everything to make your stay more enjoyable, we welcome any suggestions you may have to make your next stay with us more enjoyable.
Fripp Island is a private gated island off the coast of one of South Carolina’s most historic cities. The island features two championship golf courses, a tennis center, a beach club, numerous swimming pools with adjacent poolside bars, a marina, several restaurants, abundant wildlife, woods, marsh boardwalks and miles and miles of walkable beaches and nature trails. Included with your rental is the right of access to all of Fripp’s natural wonders.
The house has 1550 square feet of room plus a comfortably sized deck. The kitchen is large enough for more than one person to work in comfortably and has a small breakfast nook. The living room and the master bedroom have ten foot cathedral ceilings.
Sitting on the deck, you may watch golfers or white tail deer work their way along the championship course, wave to Al, one of the alligators who resides in the lagoon across the fairway and occasionally look off to your left for a glimpse of the ocean at the inlet between Fripp Island and the neighboring Hunting Island. The ocean inlet is approximately 400 yards away. The nearest beach is a leisurely stroll of about 800 yards.
Our home is filled with light and features casual, comfortable furniture, beach books and inviting spots for reading, and jigsaw puzzles. The living area's large, open floor plan allows the cooks among you to prepare a meal without missing the card game at the dining room table or the conversation in the living room.
Amenities: When you arrive, you'll find the beds all made up for you with towels and toiletries in each bathroom. Not your basic rental. Our home is a home-away-from home with a large well-equipped kitchen, with three TVs. The one in the living room is HD. with a VCR and a DVD player. The house also features wifi, a fireplace, air conditioning, cable television, coffee maker, large comfortable deck, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, full kitchen, microwave, telephone with free calling throughout North America, two bicycles and a large charcoal kettle grill for grilling out.
A POST SCRIPT: Choosing a vacation home sight-unseen is always a challenge. We know because we did it too, every summer for 30 years. But more and more we kept coming back to Fripp Island. It suited our life style. Our goal is to help you decide if our home is right for you. So please don't hesitate to ask questions.
This is not a holiday home but a home filled with love and feelings that it belongs to someone. We have stayed at many places in the USA, but this is the best. A great vacation. Perhaps our home will be right for you.
We wish we could extend our invitation to your pets, we love our pets and always wanted to take ours along. But we have put a lot of work, love and money into making our home inviting and comfortable for us and our guests and we are concerned that ordinarily well mannered pets get nervous in new surroundings and accidents happen. So we have to ask that you not bring your pets. We also insist that you not smoke in our home.
Keywords: House, Island home
Rick or Peggy Ward
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
About Rick or Peggy Ward
We had been renting at Fripp for nearly 30 years. In 2003 we saw this house, fell in love with it, bought it and have been working on making it perfect ever since.
Rick or Peggy Ward purchased this House in 2003
Why Rick or Peggy Ward chose Fripp Island
We wanted a free standing house large enough to accomodate our small family, with a view of the water on the golf course. We had stayed at some of the Fairway Club homes in the past and really loved them. When we saw this house, we decided to not miss the opportunity.
What makes this House unique
Every day the deer walk by. We're on a first name basis with some of them! We have a pond across the fairway with wonderful ocean birds (including a bald eagle who comes by to fish once in a while), a few alligators, jumping fish and one of the world's great frog choruses. They would take their singing on tour, but they don't want to leave Fripp. Four hundred yards up the fairway, we can see the ocean where it comes into the inlet between Fripp and Hunting Island. Within a couple of hundred yards, the Audubon Club maintains a nature trail on the edge of one of the marshes.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Enjoyable April stay
Had a great stay at Fripp. First spring vacation. Had previously visited in the summer. Air temps may have been a little below normal but cannot control the weather. House was awesome! Enjoyed watching the golfers and alligators. Big gator in the pond. Ran, walked, biked. Saw unseen parts of the island. Would definitely rent this house another time.
Thank you for the great review. We work hard to keep the house attractive and comfortable, and it is great when our guests appreciate our efforts.
Speaking of our guests, they were awesome. When I walked in after they left, I couldn't tell that they had been there. The floors were vacuumed, dishes washed, towels washed. Everything was exactly as we left it with the exception of the sheets in the bedroom which we ask guests to not worry about. Five star guests.
Cannot say enough great things about this place
This place was perfect for my trip. It has views of the ocean, a small pond/inlet, and of course the golf course. The renters have everything for you and communicate very well. I am already planning my next trip there.
Thank you for a great review. We always appreciate it when our guests recognize the lengths we go to make sure that we have provided everything we can for them to have a great vacation.
Beautiful location, lovely and spacious home.
The homeowners were great and have truly created a home away from home on Fripp! This is one of the most well-equipped homes we've stayed in. Thank you for Sharing your home with us.
Thank you for your kind comments. Peggy and I rented on vacation for many years. Often we rented on Fripp. But wherever we stayed, the little niceties, extra sheets, towels, reasonable kitchen items, decent tableware, etc., either didn't exist, were in short supply or were such cheap quality as to be embarrassing. We work hard to be certain that the "niceties" are adequate for almost any occasion.
Thank you again, and we hope you come back next year.
House was very clean and had everything we needed. Home owners are very nice and accommodating.
Thank you. We work hard to keep the house the way we would want it when we go on vacation. We hope we see you again next year.
Canceled due to weather.
These guests, who have stayed with us before, had scheduled a two week stay in November. Unfortunately, Hurricane Matthew decided to come for a visit just four days before their scheduled arrival. On November 12th, their arrival date, it was not even possible to get to Fripp because of downed trees and washed out roads.
The guests contacted us a couple of days before the Hurricane struck and asked for advice. We told them that it didn't look good, and they should probably not make the long trip from Ohio to the coast. We offered to return their money or to reschedule them for the spring. They chose to reschedule for a three week stay in the spring.
We look forward to their arrival in March.
It was nice and comfortable! We loved watching deer on the golf course everyday! We'll be back
This was our first trip to Fripp! 😃We enjoyed the house and the Wards were very kind and helpful! Taking evening golf cart rides and counting/taking pictures of deer was really enjoyable! We will be back
Thank you for your kind review. It is always a pleasure to know that our guests are pleased with our efforts. However, in this case, this family made it a pleasure to work with them. We hope they come back next year.
Nearby Horseback Riding, Children's Activity Center
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Golf cart rental for $267.50 per week including taxes. Amenity cards available. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.