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Quiet / Near pool / Golf Cart / Lagoon & Marsh Views

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Lagoon And Marsh Views, free golf cart, near pool

*** 2017 update: Yes, we are OPEN after Hurricane Matthew. We were fortunate and the home did not sustain damage ***

*** This home has had a remodeled kitchen, featuring all new appliances, granite counter tops and a larger island; remodeled bathrooms; new wooden floors and carpeting throughout; new HD TVs, BluRays, NetFlix and wiFi throughout; all in the last few years ***

The Sawgrass Bluff area is located on the marsh side of Fripp Island. It is a subtropical wooded area about a ten minute walk or a five minute ride to the beach in our complimentary golf cart.

When you look out our windows from the living area, you see palms and a lagoon, not another house next door. Out of the front windows is a view of the marsh. Residents and guests of this area have free access to a shared private swimming pool with restrooms and change areas all accessible via an electronic pool card. The pool is less than 100 yards from the house.

Adjoining the pool area is a small playground complete with a tree house, slide and swings. While the pool is just behind the house, it is far enough away not to bother your quietness.

Our renters also have access to a private crabbing dock extending into the marsh. This is a great place to catch crabs, fish, shrimp, or just sit and watch the wonders of marsh life or catch a fantastic sunset.

You can sit on our screened porch early in the morning and enjoy your breakfast among the beauty of nature without the press of humanity around you - or, perhaps catch a quiet nap on one of our lounges. We also have a sundeck for sunbathing in the privacy of our home instead of traveling to the beach.

Our complimentary golf cart (Fripp Island Resort rents them for $275 per week) is provided for use of Licensed drivers only. Please make sure that you adhere to this licensed drivers only policy as the fine for violation is $200. This cart allows you to slowdown, leave the car behind, and tour the island from end to end counting deer roaming on the island or hunting for an alligator in the lagoons along the roadways.

Beach access is assured as each road leading from the main road to the beach has public access. In order that you enjoy your stay, we provide beach towels, beach umbrellas, surf floats sand chairs, and a few sand toys, so you don't have to pack them. We also have a charcoal grill should you desire to use it.

Whether you are looking for a quiet place to read and refresh your spirit or a life style that is set up for family togetherness, Fripp Island offers a respite from the everyday routines of life.

You will find our kitchen well supplied with appliances and the necessary items to enable your full dining and cooking pleasures.

We have installed high speed internet (Comcast 20mbps) in our unit so you can keep up to date with all your contacts with wireless-N connectivity throughout the house. All TVs are Smart HDTVs with wireless access to the internet and free Netflix on each.

The bathrooms are freshly remodeled and we also stock them with a dozen each of bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths. Speaking of towels, we also provide a dozen beach towels.

We have two decks, one for sunbathing with supplied reclining chairs and one which is screened-in and has a table with chairs for relaxing in comfort.

You can park under our home and still have off street parking for three cars.

Our island is near historic Beaufort South Carolina with its historical tours and many fine eating establishments.

Once you have enjoyed the unspoiled life style of Fripp Island, walking the uncrowded beach where loggerhead turtles come to nest, you will wonder why you ever went anywhere else to get away from it all. Remember, vacations at the beach form memories that last forever.

Fripp Island Club (amenity) cards are not available for purchase but you should not need them since with this rental, you have a complimentary golf cart, bikes and access to a private pool and crabbing dock. There are many delightful restaurants in the area off of the island and golf available in Beaufort.

And of course, you have access to the 3 miles of golden sand beaches!

You can also enjoy tennis at the Fripp Island Racquet Club where you can participate in the daily drills, stroke of the day, adult clinics or weekly mixers during the summer season. Or, a lesson with the pros Troy or Joe at any time during the year.

Hunting Island, a South Carolina State Park, is just 10 minutes away by car and has a 150 year old light house, over 130 feet high and the only publicly accessible lighthouse in SC, that you can climb 167 steps for a fantastic view of the area. It, too, has great sandy beaches.

Historic Savannah is just an hour away and Charleston is 90 minutes.

No Smoking is permitted and no pets are allowed.

More Details

Property Manager
Bob Smoak, Fripp Vacation
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Bob Smoak, Fripp Vacation

Long time Fripp renters who have taken the plunge into ownership.

Bob Smoak, Fripp Vacation purchased this house in 2012

Why Bob Smoak, Fripp Vacation chose Fripp Island

Fripp Island is simply an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. You truly can get away from it all on Fripp. And, here on Sawgrass Bluff, it is even quieter. You will find yourself surrounded by peace and everything you need to relax.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We stayed here for a week at the end of May. We would book this house again. It was perfect for us- two adults and one 5 year old. First of all we really enjoyed the golf cart. This is one of the highlights of our trips to Fripp - driving around the island in the evenings. Of course you can see the deer and great views of the ocean and sunsets. On our final night we pulled over to see a pod of dolphins playing near the shore. What a way to end the trip. All of the beach provisions was appreciated. I cannot stress this enough. Knowing that we didn't have to find sand toys, towels, beach chairs and umbrellas was wonderful. Everything was brand new for us (but we were early in the season) and it was just nice to not have to purchase those and leave them behind. We had plenty of beach towels and my 5 year old enjoyed the sand toys. We spent many hours on the beach. My only recommendation to renters- bring a large beach bag! You can carry this to and from the golf cart with all your towels and such. We also packed a soft cooler to bring to the beach with us as well. This was great for some drinks and snacks. There was also some crabbing gear - but we only did this one day. The crabbing dock in the neighborhood got hit by the hurricane so we had to drive to another. The house was lovely. It was well taken care of. The highlight was the screened in porch. We sat out there most nights and played games or listened to the frogs sing. No bug bites and the ceiling fan allowed for some much needed breeze. It was a great place to dry suits and towels as well. The kitchen was well stocked with pots and pans. We hit the grocery store and the shrimp market before we hit the island. We used the grill one night as well. Everything was provided for that as well. My five year old loved the fact there was a TV in the bedroom. It was easy to hook up to Netflix and that was nice to spend some quiet time in a bedroom and away from mom and dad. We spent most of our time on the island. Many hours on the beach and in the neighborhood pool. We didn't miss the amenity card. If you don't feel like cooking - you can grab a sandwich or pizza at the small convenience store on the island - we always eat at the SHRIMP SHACK and Gullah Grub off the island. The only downside was we were unable to do a dolphin cruise on the island because you needed an amenity card to book. If you wanted to do one - you could find one off the island. We will book this house again! Thank you!
May 2017
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Amenities

Fripp Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large walk-in closet off master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Accessible directly from center and front bedrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Includes HDTV, Blu-Ray, NetFlix and wireless internet.
    Front Bedroom - 1 queen , Includes HDTV, Blu-Ray, NetFlix and wireless internet.
    Center Bedroom - 1 queen , Includes HDTV, NetFlix and wireless internet.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A four seat golf cart which typically rents for $275 per week from Fripp Island Resort is included free in the rental price.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8 based on 11 reviews
5

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with all the amenities we needed to enjoy our vacation at Fripp island. We will definitely be booking here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Home on Fripp Island!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely home on a cul-de-sac away from the hustle and bustle of the resort area, which we particularly liked. It is fully equipped and comfortable for a truly home away from home feeling. I have been renting vacation homes for many years now and my standards are high. This property was everything I was hoping. The house was very clean and up to date. Master bedroom was very roomy and the kitchen had everything I needed, which was appreciated since we ate in most nights. The screened porch was great for evening conversations without worrying about bugs.

It does back up to a community pool and while we had an issue one evening with teenagers in the pool after closing, Fripp Security was quick to respond to our call. For the most part, we heard very little from the pool. We were very grateful for the golf cart and when a problem arose with that our second day there, the management company was responsive and arranged for repair. We loved visiting Fripp Island and thank the owners for sharing their home with us as it truly was a delight.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tammy, We're glad you enjoyed Fripp Island and our home. We find that our management company is very responsive to issues at the house and glad that they took care of it for you. As we have written in other reviews, this is a home for us that we share. It is not just a rental and we're glad that this enhanced your stay. Steve & Mary, Owners.
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Fripp Island Home

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting this home for three years. Everything is always clean and comfortable and for us feels like our home away from home.The owners have provided everything needed for a wonderful vacation.The beach on Fripp is amazing and the location of the house makes it quiet and secluded. There is no place we would rather be in South Carolina

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. You are absolutely right about the beach - it is the gem of the island. For 2017, the island has a number of new broad walks to open up many more access points to the secluded north end where you can have your own private beach backed by rolling dunes.
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5

Everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there last week. As the other reviews have stated, its a very nice place and has everything you need. However, I didn't get the fancy folded towels like Jessica did. BOOOOO! JJ! Nice carpet/padding! The only two things I would recommend are, a trash can on the screen porch. The small we took from the bathroom doesn't hold many beer cans :). And, possibly an ice machine or refrigerator (with ice maker) downstairs. We didn't need the amenity cards as the community pool was fine. The other pools get WAY to crowded. It was cool to see the gator in the back lagoon. We also got to watch a baby loggerhead turtle hatch from its shell and follow the moonlight down to the ocean. It was my sister and brother-in-laws first trip to FRIPP and they fell in love with the island as well.

Thanks for providing such a nice and comfortable home/rental!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelly, we are glad you enjoyed Fripp Island. We look forward to you coming back.
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5

Perfect Property

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect. It was pristine, and very welcoming, right down to the fancy folded towels on the beds. It was an ideal location. It's apparent this is a family home, not just a rental, as it has everything you would need for a perfect stay; they thought of everything. I'll be reserving this property every year!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jessica, thanks for the great review. You are absolute right, it is a family home. We spend a lot of time on Fripp and we want it to be perfect for us. That benefits you too, as you have seen. We look forward to you coming back soon.
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5

Just like home!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a wonderful two months in this lovely home and felt as comfortable as we do in our own home .Clean and and new with everything we needed.Beautiful Island,fantastic beach and a great place for birdwatching.One of the best rentals we have ever encountered and all things being equal, we will return again.....and again! Thanks Steve,for all the care and attention.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tammy, we're both so please that you enjoyed our home. Do come back!
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Savannah & Hilton Head International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Fripp Island
Car: necessary

Residents and guests of this area have free access to a shared private swimming pool with restrooms and change areas all accessible via an electronic pool card. The pool is less than 100 yards from the house.

Adjoining the pool area is a small playground complete with a tree house, slide and swings. While the pool is just behind the house, it is far enough away not to bother your quietness.

Our renters also have access to a private crabbing dock extending into the marsh. This is a great place to catch crabs, fish, shrimp, or just sit and watch the wonders of marsh life or catch a fantastic sunset.

You can sit on our screened porch early in the morning and enjoy your breakfast among the beauty of nature without the press of humanity around you - or, perhaps catch a quiet nap on one of our loungers. We also have a sundeck for sunbathing in the privacy of our home instead of traveling to the beach.

Whether you are looking for a quiet place to read and refresh your spirit or a life style that is set up for family togetherness, Fripp Island offers a respite from the everyday routines of life.

There are many delightful restaurants in the area off of the island and golf available in Beaufort.

3 miles of golden sand beaches!

Fripp Island Racquet Club where you can participate in the daily drills, stroke of the day, adult clinics or weekly mixers during the summer season. Or, a lesson with the pros Troy or Joe at any time during the year.

Hunting Island, a South Carolina State Park, is just 10 minutes away by car and has a 150 year old light house, over 130 feet high and the only publicly accessible lighthouse in SC, that you can climb 167 steps for a fantastic view of the area. It, too, has great sandy beaches.

Historic Savannah is just an hour away and Charleston is about 90 minutes.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Base rates do not include state/county tax (10%). There is a $150 cleaning fee for all rentals that are less than 5 days in duration (please add to quote). A 50% deposit is required to confirm a reservation. Balance is due 2 weeks prior to arrival. No reservation is confirmed until a deposit and a signed Rental Agreement is received.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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