About the property
- House2 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Mininum Stay1 - 7 nights
Large, Comfortable House, 4 Bedrooms + Sleeper Sofa, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)
New Updates for 2018: Phase 1 of the renovation has been completed: New kitchen with granite counters. New carpet and redone hardwoods throughout.
Super Comfy, Super Spacious and Super Close to the Beach
This wonderful, Non-Smoking home is fully-equipped and comfortably sleeps 12. Just steps from the beach access and very close to the Beach Club facilities.
This Non-Smoking Home Features :
*Open Floor Plan
* lFirst Floor Master Suite-- with King Bed and Private Bath
*One First Floor Guest Bedroom with Queen Bed
*One First Floor Bedroom with Two Twin Beds.
*Full Hall Bath on First Floor
*Lower Level Bunk Room with TWO Sets of Bunk Beds
*Full Hall Bath on Lower Level
*Second Family Room on the Lower Level with Television, Blue Ray Player, Microwave, Miniature Refrigerator, foosball Table and Queen Sleeper Sofa.
This home is perfect for large families that like to vacation together. There is lots of room for everyone to relax and unwind. And it is just STEPS AWAY from the beach.
Fripp Island is a Nature Lover's Paradise with a Beautiful, Sandy Atlantic Beach & Miles of Biking and Walking Trails. Nature lovers won't need their binoculars as the deer, birds, and other wildlife will join you on your daily strolls. Up for a little more adventure than that? Rent mopeds, bikes & watercraft at the marina.
We have been Fripp Island Lovers and Homeowners since 2001 and will be delighted to help you plan your Fripp Island vacation. We are also members of the Fripp Island Club--a private country club that features several pools, restaurants, TWO championship golf courses, tennis courts and planned nature, social and craft activities for all ages. Because we are Club Members access to this club is available (for purchase) to the renters of this home.
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- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 07, 2018
About Property Manager
We visited Fripp Island for the first time in 2000. We came back a month later and bought our first home here. That is a 3 bedroom home on the Ocean Creek Golf Course, VRBO listing #18539. Simply said, we fell instantly, head-over-heels in love with Fripp. In the beginning we lived on the East Coast and were able to spend a great deal of time here. Eventually we moved to the mid-west and that first home became a rental. I enjoy the rental business so much--especially introducing First Time Fripp Island Guests to Fripp that we have over the years purchased 3 additional homes. 15 years later I still love what I do and I still have several guests from those early years that return to stay in my homes year after year.
Property Manager purchased this House in 2003
Why Property Manager chose Fripp Island
We own 4 homes on Fripp Island, including 2 large ocean front homes, but Bikini Bottom is the one we choose stay in when we visit Fripp. It is spacious and comfortable with plenty of room for us, our grown children and their friends (and hopefully, someday, a handful of grandchildren). It is just steps away from the beach access and is close to the Beach Club, the Adult Pool, Food Court and The Sandbar. As spacious as it is, we do plan to add a second master suite in the fall of 2017. This will bring the total number of bedrooms to 5 and the number of full baths to 4. At that time we will also expand the kitchen and possibly add a screened porch. Eventually, our remaining homes will be sold but Bikini Bottom is where we will someday retire and spend our leisure years.
What makes this House unique
Super Comfy, Super Spacious and Super Close to the Beach
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
The location was great and the king size mattress slept good. However, the dishwasher and the garbage disposal didn't work from day one. There were two golf carts but only one key. Neither golf cart would stay charged for more than an hour, if that, so we had to use our cars to explore the island. There was no broom in the house for us to sweep. The outlets didn't work so we couldn't use our curling irons or straighteners to get ready. The washing machine worked great but the dryer would have to go through three cycles to get the clothes dry. The kitchen is well stocked. It could be a really great place to rent but it really needs some TLC!! There's a great balcony off the master bedroom but no furniture on it so you can enjoy it. There were towel bars off the walls in the down stairs bathroom. A cabinet door missing off the kitchen cabinets. I also killed 5 roaches in the living room and kitchen while we were there. It was not very relaxing having to constantly hand wash dishes all while the sink was backed up because of the clogged garbage disposal. We love Fripp and will return next year just won't return to this home. I'm not trying to offend Berta but this house shouldn't be rented again until all these problems are fixed!! We were 40 mins late checking out due to all the broken down things that we had to improvise on to get ready to leave.
This guest did call to report the dishwasher not running. I called the repair company, but with Fripp Island being as remote as it is, I was unable to get the repair company to the house before their departure.
They did not report a problem with the garbage disposal until the end of the week and as soon as they called to report this, the plumber was there within 2 hours to fix it. It was overloaded and clogged with food waste.
The guests did not report a problem with the golf cart until the morning of their departure. They were almost an hour late checking out which delayed the housekeeping staff, so I called them to see when they thought they might be leaving. They claimed they were late because the golf cart broke down. They had not reported any issues or problems with the golf cart prior to my call to them. The second of the two golf carts on site is an emergency back up cart and is stored in a private utility area that the guests do NOT have permission to access. This cart was NOT there for their use, nor was a second cart promised or offered with the rental. They did NOT HAVE PERMISSION to drive it that is why there was no key or charger provided for it.
There is a vacuum cleaner kept in the laundry room for the guests to use, it can do pretty much any job that a broom will do.
The only reports of damage/issues these guests made during their stay were the dishwasher (and I’m very sorry we were not able to repair it during their stay) and the garbage disposal (which was fixed within a matter of hours) and the golf cart (the morning of their departure). They did not report any other problems, if they had, these would have been addressed during their stay.
I’m sorry these guests were not happy with the rental, we fixed both the dishwasher and garbage disposal as quickly as we were able to. We were not notified of any other issues or we would have taken care of them as well. I feel it is important to note-the guests the week prior to and just after this guest’s stay did not have any issues with the other items mentioned.
Relaxing Stress Free
I loved the location it was easy to get to the beach and pools. The house was very nice and I felt we weren't cramp with such a big group that went!! Bertha was very excellent and helping me giving me and answering alll questions I had!!! I would definitely be booking again with her!!!
Thank you for your review, Helen! We look forward to having you and your family as guests for years to come.
50 Steps to the beach
Great location, great communication with the owner during the vetting process. I would encourage future renters to keep in mind that this is a beach house. Meaning the house is pretty dated and not well insulated which means it is really hard to keep cool during the Summer months. We had a couple breakers flip that prevented us from charging the golf cart for the 1st couple of days but we were able to work it out and identify the problem on our own. The rules for this house were mostly inline with others but were a bit overboard in some areas. All in all it was not bad, for the rate in which we paid.
Our Third Visit to Fripp and this house
Very centrally located and you really can walk to the courts, one of the 5 pools, ice cream place, and walk to the beach. You are on the Main drag but the price is right and where can you fit your family with a downstairs bunk room and hang out for the grandkids. Island wifi isn't great but Fripp is like growing up in the 50's where everyone feels safe and kids enjoy themselves. Our third year here and 7th year in area.
My friends and i enjoy our stay. Very clean and in walking distance to the beach. We were able to relax and enjoy ourselves. It was a great girls trip. Will book again.
I'm so glad you all enjoyed your stay! Looking forward to having you again very soon.
Awesome location and wonderful host
This is our second stay in Berta's wonderful home. (We stayed summer of 2015 but could not post an older review). We love Fripp Island for its relaxed atmosphere and beautiful beaches and weather. The community pools and activities have been great for the kids. Our family has both older and younger children and there is something for them all. We have visited the island 4 times. The location of this home on the island and proximity of a block walk to the beach cant be beat for the price. Her home has all the necessities for our large family with 7 children. Kids love the downstairs suite with tv and game table. Home is clean. Kitchen is well equipped with all necessities as the restaurant options on the island are limited so we did all of our meals at the house. Convenient to do morning on beach and walk back for lunch before afternoon return to beach. The golf cart is an added bonus for our use. Any concerns are quickly addressed upon arrival. Berta is very responsive to questions or concerns and truly wants her renters to be happy. We look forward to our next stay and our kids always ask to stay at this home!
The home itself is located just steps from the center island area of the beach. LITERALLY JUST STEPS FROM THE BEST BEACH AROUND. Fripp Island is a fantastic place for vacations including all age ranges. From 8 months to 80 years—your entire family will enjoy this special place. Frpp Island is both a nature preserve and resort in one. Enjoy a morning walk on the beach and watch the Fripp Island Turtle Team scout for signs of new nests. The deer and birds are everywhere. And we do have our fair share of alligators. The Fripp Island Club offers resort amenities at their finest. There are two championship golf courses, a tennis club, several pools and restaurants to choose from. There is a fee for access to the Fripp Island Club and as owners we are proud to be Club Members with the ability to offer you this opportunity. Our beach home is located just outside beautiful Beaufort, SC. The Beaufort area boasts many art, dining and historical offerings. Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC are each just a bit further away and make excellent day trip excursions from Fripp Island. These cities also have the closest commercial airports. We are super convenient to the Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot. We are proud to offer a discount to the families attending their loved-one's Marine Corp Graduation.
Additional information about rental rates
Resort fees NOT included in rates. Cleaning fee required for stays of 3 nights or less. 2018 rates do NOT include golf cart Security deposit generally refunded on or about the 15th of the month FOLLOWING check out date.