Lodging 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 18)
The location is great, the house was a total disappointmen. Needs major updates inside and out.
Would not recommend this property with the condition it is in. Do not be fooled by the pictures.
We are sorry that you did not find the home to match your expectations. The photos were taken in spring of 2017 and do accurately show the home as it is today. There are a few things about the home which need attention, and we are steadily working on these items. As a matter of full disclosure, the upper deck was damaged by Hurricane Matthew and is not usable. Some of the kitchen appliances and plumbing fixtures are old and need replacement. Additionally, parts the “seashell” siding were damaged by the last two hurricanes. It looks a bit worn in a few places, but does not affect the use of the home and we have plans to replace the siding in the coming year.
As of April 9 2018, the upper deck was torn off and has been undergoing a total rebuild. We will update photos as soon as this is complete. The plumbing is being entirely replaced as a part of the same project. The oven and stove top are being replaced with a brand new glass top range as well.
This home is not advertised as a “luxury” accommodation . It is large and sits directly on the ocean. The home offers private bathrooms for each bedroom. It also offers a large kitchen, pool table, sun room, golf cart, and a huge deck. While the home is not considered to be “luxury”, it is comfortable and suits large gatherings very well. Another benefit of this home is that it is professionally managed and our staff are on call 24/7 to accommodate any requests by guests to ensure your trip goes off without a hitch.
The house location is great and the house itself is nice, but needs a lot of updates
We spent three nights there. The management is nice, however, this house needs a lot of updates. The cooktop was not working when we arrived, the ventilation hood is broken, the shower door is stuck and requires a lot of force to slide, and the washer machine is not working well. The mattress needs to be update too as the one I slept in feels collapsing in the center. I believe these updates are needed for such a nice and pricey house.
Awesome setup, awesome location
This is our annual couples trip to Fripp and the house never dissapoints. Love the openess and the bedrooms all have good size beds and bathrooms for adults. Large kitchen and the deck is large for a big gathering.
Wonderful Family Vacation
My husband and I took the adult children, along with teen and tween grands for our Thanksgiving vacation. We were blessed with beautiful weather and the house was large enough for everyone's comfort. The only downside was the refrigerator which did not keep the food cold. Also, the fact that we were not aware of amenity passes being necessary in order to buy meals or even ice cream inside the gated area. We chose to go to local restaurants in Beaufort or St. Helena rather than go through the hassle of purchasing passes. The beach was wonderful and we would consider returning to the general area again.
Beautiful home...very nice owner!!!
My husband and I rented this home in celebration of our 10 year wedding anniversary...we did a very small vow renewal on the beach and had dinner inside...the house is extremely spacious!!!!!!!! Including the bedrooms!!!! My family was so impressed and pleased with the accomadations and we r planning to rent again in the future! The icing on the cake was how nice and generous Dena was!!! Her customer service was awesome!! 2 not so favorable things were the very small oven...it is a huge kitchen...2 sinks...but the oven was really small!!! The other thing was the outdoor carpet on the upstairs patio needs replacing...maybe some artificial turf would work and will be easier to keep clean??? ..this was a great master bedroom by the way...it is upstairs away from the other bedrooms downstairs... And it has its own oceanfront patio!!!!!! Those 2 small things did not ruin our trip but just wanted to give some constructive feedback!!! Thank u Dena for sharing your beautiful home!!!! We look forward to working with you again in the future!!! Pictures coming soon!!!!!
So glad to hear you and your family enjoyed our home for your stay and special celebration! We really appreciate your feedback and are happy to report that as part of some planned projects are exploring alternatives to the outdoor patio carpet you mentioned. We look forward to having your family vacation at our home again soon!
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The air conditioner in 2 of the bedrooms did not work the first night and
on day 2 the maint. man had to come install window units so we could have air.
They asked to install the new unit on day three but we declined so we could have
family time with out any distractions. The toilet in the upstairs loft clogged a few time
and we then discontinued use but had to come down stairs to main floor during the night
for fear of further problems. Other that that everything else was satisfactory. Although a large
cookie sheet would be a nice addition to the kitchen. House was nice enough and large but just thought for the price we paid to stay there, they would have offered us some compensation for the problems. I'm sure problems have been fixed by now.
I'm very sorry for the inconvenience you experienced with the air conditioning in two of the bedrooms. We have recently done a complete overhaul of our air conditioning system, including redoing ductwork, zoning the house and, since your stay, installing a brand new unit to ensure our guests are comfortable. Our goal is for our guests to have the best vacation possible, and renters are always welcome to contact me to address any issues or concerns.
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