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Fripp Island, 2nd Row Ocean, 3 BR/3 BA, BEST BEACH LOCATION, Near Parris Island

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Fripp Island, House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 14-15), Parris Island



Welcome to 'Sandy Shores' Fripp Island second row ocean view home.

Just steps to the best beach on the island. Across the street from the beach access which provides a 24 hour, 7 days a week beach. You are just steps to the water at this popular access with plenty of room to set up for the day, but only a few feet from the high tide line.

This newly renovated home (September 2012) sleeps 15 people comfortably in the 3 bedrooms. Each bedroom has its own private full bathroom and flat screen TV. The kitchen has all new stainless appliances, new countertops, and is generously furnished. The galley kitchen allows several people to work in it at one time. There are 2 living areas and 3 dining areas in this spacious home (2,500 square feet of living space). The living room has a new 46' flat screen TV. The bathrooms are tile floors with new counters and all new fixtures.

Bedroom setup:

Bedroom 1: Queen bed, twin daybed with twin trundle (sleeps 4), flat screen TV, private bathroom.

Bedroom 2: Queen bed, twin daybed with twin trundle (sleeps 4), TV, private bathroom.

Bedroom 3: 2 Full beds, bunk bed (sleeps 6), flat screen TV, private bathroom.

Sunroom: Twin convertible bed (inside the ottoman).

Included In Rental: beach chairs, boogie boards, and sand toys. The cleaning fee is included in the price of the rental. Please note that we no longer provide a golf cart, but they are available for rent on the island.

Amenity cards are available for purchase. These must be used to access pools, tennis courts, restaurants, and the 2 championship golf courses.

More Details

Marla Gatley
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Marla Gatley

We are from Kansas and we spend our summers on Fripp Island.

Marla Gatley purchased this house in 2012

Why Marla Gatley chose Fripp Island

We love this home because it is just steps to the best beach on Fripp Island with access 24/7 and a short walk to the water.


Fripp Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , double sinks
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2 bunk bed
    Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , twin bed inside the ottoman
  • Queen size Beds (2) 2 queen beds, Double Beds (2) 2 full beds, Twin or Single Beds (4) 4 twin beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) convertible twin bed (from ottoman in sunroom), Bunk Beds (2) 2 twin bunk beds
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
...outdoor shower.....bikes......boogie boards......beach chairs.....sand toys...all included in rental


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Fripp Island, 2nd Row Ocean, 3 BR/3 BA, BEST BEACH LOCATION, Near Parris Island
average rating of 4.804348 based on 46 reviews

Great access to beach!

  • 4 of 5

Nice home. We had plenty of room for our 6 adults and 1 child. We enjoyed our stay after we got the air conditioning fixed. The owner jumped right on it and had someone out to fix it right away. Close to beach access.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Multi Family Vaca

  • 3 of 5

The location of this house was perfect! Just a short golf cart ride to all the pools, and footsteps to the most beach. I will say that the sliding glass door in the front of the house was very difficult to operate. The kitchen was lacking in supplies, especially for the amount of people the home boasts to accomodate. This is the first property we have stayed where a golf cart was not included and we had to pay seperately for our amenity cards.

The house was not as clean as I expected or have encountered at other properties on Fripp.

If location is what you're wanting this property is it! If feeling at home is what you want I would look elsewhere.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that you were not as happy as most of my customers. It is my goal to make sure you are comfortable during your stay. The sliding door is in the process of having new rollers installed so it will roll open properly. The carpets will be steam cleaned after the summer season. I thought the kitchen was well stocked, but if you need additional items, please let me know and I will do my best to get them to you.... my goal is to make sure you enjoy your stay in my home....
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Awesome Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our families traveled from New Hampshire & Ohio to meet here on beautiful Fripp Island SC. 701 Whiting Rd had everything we were looking for in a vacation rental. Marla & Gregg are the perfect hosts - thanks for the memories. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Its a great house to stay in and Marla is so easy to work with!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location is amazing but home needs some updates!

  • 3 of 5

This was my family's 7th year in a row to spend a week at Fripp, and we have stayed somewhere different each time. This home had the best location - center island and easy access to 24-hour beach - but we were disappointed by the home itself. If your top priority is beach accessibility then this home offers it without the high price of beach front. However, if you are picky about the accommodations, know that this home needs some major updating. The home is spacious but the floor plan is not ideal, especially if you have young children. The bedroom that has the 2 full beds and the bunk beds also has an exterior door with a single lock (no deadbolt). My kids are 7 and 5, and I wasn't happy to learn on arrival that there was an exterior door in their room! If they were any younger, I would not have let them stay in there alone due to safety concerns. Also, there is a private full bath off that bedroom, but there is also a connecting door that joins that bedroom to another bedroom (with its own private full bath), so there is no traditional hallway and bedroom doors are directly off the living room and sun room. There is no "hall bath" or half bath, but the bathroom in the master suite has a 2nd door that opens to the laundry area and the kitchen. All 3 of the bathrooms are very dated and the carpets in the bedrooms and living room/dining room combo are stained in multiple places. On arrival, we discovered a series of minor repair/cleaning issues that you would expect would be addressed in advance by the cleaning staff (examples, at least 5 vanity light bulbs were out in the 3 bathrooms, the ceiling light was out in 1 bedroom, several lamps lacked working bulbs, and numerous dead bugs were on the floors). The owners were very responsive to drop off light bulbs and send someone to change bulbs we couldn't reach. However, the owners were aware in advance that the ceiling fan pull control in the master bedroom and the handle on the exterior sliding door were broken, but those things were still not repaired during our week-long stay. We loved the location so much that we were really hoping this was "our house" that we would want to return to again next year; instead, we think this house would be a perfect candidate for an interior gut job and total remodel.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very nice and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Everything was very nice and comfortable. Might want to check out the sliding glass doors. Seemed they were a little difficult to operate. Just loved the house!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Savannah, Georgia
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Car: recommended

Fripp Island is a gated resort community where golf carts are the primary mode of transportation.

We are 2nd row ocean, just steps to the beach access to the best beach on the island with 24/7 beach, even at high tide.

Visit the lighthouse, bike paths, and hiking trails on Hunting Island, a South Carolina State Park, just across the bridge from Fripp Island.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

We take 50% to hold the house and the balance is due 60 days out.

Cleaning fee is included in the price.

Amenity cards are available for purchase. Summer = $50 per week. Off-season = $35 per week.

MONTHLY RATE = $3,500 October - March. Ask about monthly rates for April, May, September

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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