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Captain's Walk with Spectacular Views. Private Dock.

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Saint Helena Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 6 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Fripp Island is a gated beach and golf community 20 miles from the historic town of Beaufort SC.

Summerwind is a beautiful second row home with a large gourmet kitchen and expansive open living areas. It has amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Fripp Canal and the Tidal Marsh from one screened and three open porches as well as from a large Captain's walk. We are just steps from the beach and a short ride from the Beach Club, Ocean Creek Golf Course and the Marina.

The house has a landscaped back yard with access to a private dock so you can bring your own boat, kayaks or water scooters. There is a fish cleaning station on the dock. A four person Golf cart is included. Additional carts available at discount rates. 4 Amenity cards are also included. Additional cards available for purchase.

Fripp Canal has direct access to Skull Inlet and leads to some of the best fishing grounds on the East Coast. You'll enjoy spending time with friends and family in the large open living areas with a 60 inch flat screen TV and professional home entertainment center with speakers in several rooms. The chefs in your party will be thrilled with the gourmet kitchen complete with granite counter tops, a Wolf gas range with a large griddle and double ovens, 3 sinks, a Sub-Zero refrigerator and a second refrigerator in the pantry. The back deck has a Weber gas grill. There is a front load washer and a dryer on each floor.

You can enjoy ocean views from the upstairs front bedrooms and adjoining deck, marsh and canal views from the rear living areas and decks. However, the best views are from the Captain's walk: 360 degree unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Fripp Canal and fabulous sunsets over the Tidal Marsh. You are on the quiet southern tip of Fripp and the beach is only a few steps away. There is a closed-in outdoor rain-shower for rinsing off the sand.

Dual garage door entrances allow you covered parking for two/three vehicles, and three more vehicles can easily be parked in the driveway.

4 Amenity cards included in weekly rental. Extra cards available for purchase. Cards give renters access to two golf courses, tennis courts, 5 pools and several restaurants.

Rental weeks run Sunday to Sunday in the summer. 3 nights minimum for rentals in the off-season.

Principal renter must be 25 years or older.

Welcome to our home, we hope you will enjoy many stays as our guests.

Keywords: House, private dock, captain's walk, ocean view, marsh view, golf cart, beach walk

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, norwegian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2016
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About The Owner

We are a family of four from NC and we bought this beautiful home in 2009. We will have plenty of room for friends and family to visit. We also hope that you as our renter will enjoy time with your friends and family at Summerwind.

The Owner purchased this house in 2009

Why The Owner chose Low Country & Resort Islands

We fell in love with this quiet, beautiful Island with great beaches, and lots of interesting places to bike and walk. We enjoy visiting Hunting Island State Park, just minutes from the Fripp Island entrance gate. We also like to drive into the historic town of Beaufort for dining, shopping, carriage rides and a stroll at the gorgeous waterfront area.

What makes this house unique

This home has everything we wanted: Ocean and Marsh views, a private dock, and is only steps from the beach. The Sunsets and sunrises seen from the Captain's walk are absolutely fabulous. The kitchen is a gourmet cooks dream! Everybody loves to gather in the expansive great room.


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(21 traveler reviews)

Captain's Walk with Spectacular Views. Private Dock.
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Eight days at Summerwind

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting at Fripp for 22 years. Summerwind, is by far, the best home we've rented. Not only is the home beautiful, clean and well kept, the owners are responsive and very helpful! Front loading washers and dryers on the main level and also on the second floor. The beds are very comfortable also. We sat in the rockers on the front porch, the sofa and rocking chairs on the screened-in back porch and the view from the widows walk is unbelievable! We will definitely we renting this home again. Thank you Summerwind owners!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect. Great location - beach access across the street and dock on the canal for fishing or just hanging out. There are many decks to relax and have a cool drink including a roof top access that is spectacular for watching the stars. When we walked in the house we were amazed at how large and lovely this home really is.

Great kitchen, spacious, beautiful décor - it has it all!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, MO

A week at Summerwind

  • 5 of 5

We rented Summerwind in July 2015 for a family vacation and can't say enough wonderful things about our experience. The house is beautiful, with a multi-level layout that is perfect for large families. The owners are so nice and all inquiries prior to our trip were answered promptly. The kitchen is large and spacious, with plenty of dining and cooking space. We loved the porches, especially the large back screened in porch, as well as the dock out back. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family comes back to this house year after year. The layout is great for a large family, there is tons of space, and everything is decorated beautifully. The owners are great to work with! I would recommend this home to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy family loved this beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful week at this amazing house. We had 9 adults and 2 children, and we had plenty of beds, with 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Everything was nice and new, stunning actually. We had a large common area, plenty of dining space, and a lovely screened-in porch. Although it sounded nice on VRBO, it was even better when we got there! No disappointments. Only hitch was that the Direct TV wasn’t working for a few days – turned out that the problem was an only some branches in front of the satellite dish, and this was easily remedied.

The kitchen was spacious and beautiful, and had everything we needed. We took turns cooking dinners, going out for dinner only once during our week. We went in to Beaufort, a cute town, and ate at the Old Bull Tavern, which had great food and service.

The house has nice landscaping and backs up to a waterway. The many deer that just ambled through the yard and down the streets at all times were entertaining to watch. A couple of bucks decided to have a tussle in the front yard one evening just as we were trying to photograph them. Were they putting on a show for us?!

The beach is across the street, less than a 5 min walk. It was pleasantly peaceful, no crowds in mid-September, and the weather was very nice. We went to the pool a few times as well for true swimming.

The owners were very helpful and accommodating. We would certainly want to come back to this house again!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Murfreesboro, TN

Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

the home was wonderful. Lots of room and decorated beautifully. The house was very comfortable and it had about everything you could think of that you might need while away from home. Great location a short golf cart ride to a beach access when high tide is all the way in otherwise the beach access across the street was perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Saint Helena Island House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 12 2016 - May 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
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May 14 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 4 2017 - Aug 19 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Saint Helena Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , oversized tub, rain shower
  • 4
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 4 bunk bed
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) pack-and-play, Bunk Beds (4)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private dock, with fish cleaning station, on the Fripp canal. Dock is accessed from the back yard. Large Captain's Walk with Ocean, Canal and Marsh views. One 4-person Golf Cart. Additional cart(s) may be rented at a discount.

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