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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 4 Bath Ocean Front Home with fabulous views.

If you appreciate beautiful decor and high thread count sheets, this is your property. The 3 outdoor decks are as beautiful as the interior. There are stunning ocean views from all the living areas and 2 of the decks. On the ground level, you will find a bedroom (2 twin beds) with an ocean view, private bath with shower and french doors opening onto the 20 x 30 ft. deck which has seating for 12 and a large outdoor shower. The main living areas and 4 other bedrooms are upstairs. Upstairs Bedrooms: (1) Master (King Bed) with its own private deck and private bath (with Steam Shower). (2) A small Bedroom (2 twin beds). This room has hanging hooks but no closet. It is perfect for young children. (3). Bedroom (King bed) which opens to a Bath with Jacuzzi (this bathroom also opens to the hallway - next to the twin bedroom). (4). The 4th upstairs Bedroom (King Bed) has a private bath with shower and some ocean view.

The home accommodates 11 people (Beds for 10 + a Pack and Play for infant). High Chair & Pack and Play provided upon request.

The Breakfast Room has 3 walls of glass with a view from 1 end of the Island to the other - a perfect place to have an early cup of coffee and watch the sunrise. For dining, the Breakfast Table seats 6, the Dining Table seats 8-10, and the picnic table on the upper deck seats 10. There is also a table with seating for 8 on the lower deck. There are 2 Seating Areas - a 23 x 18 Family Room with Flat Screen TV (seats 9 comfortably) and a room with a smaller seating area with a Fireplace. The Breakfast room has a Day bed and TV. The home has WiFi, DVD Players, 6 TV's, a stereo, CD players, trash compactor, and charcoal grill. There are 10 beach chairs for your use. However, you may never want to leave the house or the upper deck! It's great to be able to watch your family play on the beach while you relax on the deck or prepare a meal.

More Details

Rosanne McAlister
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Rosanne McAlister

In 1999 we drove onto Fripp Island for the 1st time. That same day, without ever spending a night on Fripp Island, we put in an offer on our 1st home there. Best decision we ever made. In 2010, we bought 'Sea Oats'. Our daughters and sons in law and 5 grandchildren adore Fripp Island. It has given us years of many happy memories. And many families return to our home every year for their family’s vacation. We know 'Sea Oats' can be the same wonderful experience for you.

Rosanne McAlister purchased this house in 2010

Why Rosanne McAlister chose Fripp Island

It’s all about The View!! Many people have told us that we have the best ocean view on Fripp Island. Since we are center island, it is wonderful to have a nice beach 24/7. Because of the home’s configuration, our upper deck is protected from chilling winds. On a 60 degree sunny day, our deck usually registers 70 degrees. So even in off season, it is a great place to enjoy the sun. The upper deck has 6 chaise lounges and a picnic table for 8. The covered lower deck with ocean view provides a wonderful outdoor experience even on rainy days. We love looking up at the stars at night and the dolphins in the morning. Every year, sea turtles lay their eggs near our house. Wake up early and you might see a Mother Turtle going back to sea. Later in the summer, it is so fun to watch when the baby turtles hatch!

What makes this house unique

Our grandchildren love Camp Fripp, and our daughter loves her time off in the mornings! The center island location is perfect. We can walk down the beach to the Beach Club in about 10 minutes. There are fun activities there several nights a week in the summer.

Fripp Island is a family island, and everyone rides around on golf carts. With a 15 - 20 mph speed limit, the pace is easy and safe. There are so many wonderful activities and learning experiences for children. For the adult, there is fishing, sunset cruises, tennis and golf on 2 great golf course. Fripp Island is a nature preserve - a bird watcher's paradise. And nearby Hunting Island has great nature exhibits. Tour Penn Center and study the Gullah culture. Horseback Riding Facility 10 minutes from Fripp. Art Galleries, great restaurants and shops in charming Beaufort by the Bay. Buy your fresh fish and garden vegetables along Highway 21.


Fripp Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Renter must email copy of drivers license for final confirmation.
  • Renter must present (No subletting allowed).
  • See contract for refund policy in event of mandatory evacuation for hurricane.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Bath opens to Hallway and to Upstairs King Bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Private Master Bath w/ Steam Shower, Dbl sinks, Travertine
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Private Bath for Upstairs King Bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Private Bath for Downstairs Bedroom - Travertine
  • 4 Bathrooms. Plus 1 large outdoor shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs Master
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Upstairs Bedroom with King
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 Twin beds - room is small. Upstairs bedroom.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs Bedroom (French doors to downstairs deck)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Upstairs bedroom with King
  • Pack and Play available on request. There are 4 bedrooms upstairs - 3 bedrooms (K bed) and 1 small bedroom with 2 twin beds. There is 1 bedroom downstairs with 2 twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
For Fripp Island amenities, see Island Excursions (843-838-1518) rents Golf Carts, Skiffs, Kayaks, Bicycles, Tour Boat, Mopeds. Ask about Charter Fishing and Sunset Dolphin Cruises. Horseback Riding about 10 miles off the Island. Masseuse on the Island.


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Perfect location, lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

I have just returned from our second stay at this lovely home on Fripp Island, and cannot say enough positive things about our experience.

First of all, the location is ideal at mid-island with easy access to the beach. The beach here is beautiful with wonderful tidal pools for small children at low tide, and an easy walk for the whole family to get back and forth to. Other amenities – the marina, club pools, the point (for fabulous sunsets) – are all within easy golf cart distance.

The home itself is beautifully decorated, and does not have the feel of most ‘rental’ homes. The layout is ideal for families, with an open floorplan/access to kitchen, which leads into a dining area as well as a cozy breakfast room that gets beautiful morning light. That area is open to two accessible, but separate, sitting areas. The beds are super comfortable with nice linens – an unexpected luxury when renting. Three separate outdoor areas are well-furnished, and extend the space for sunning, watching from the deck, and entertaining.

The home’s owner, Rosanne, has been delightful to work with. She is very responsive, and is accessible by phone, text, or email – which is very nice whenever questions come up, or unexpected needs arise. She provided helpful information about the area ‘beyond the call of duty’ about restaurants, shopping, etc. In particular, last year when Hurricane Matthew arrived during the middle of our stay, she made sure we were aware of the latest information regarding evacuation notices, etc. Moreover, she immediately refunded more of the week’s rent than she was obligated to do, when we had to leave the island with short notice.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Beach Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed a week during the summer at Sea Oats for several years as our family vacation spot. It is kid friendly with upper and lower deck areas for parent getaways. The house is beautifully appointed and located in the perfect location at Fripp. It is centrally located on the island where you have sandy beach at all tide levels. All you need to do is pack your swim suit, load up the family, and head to Sea Oats. This house has everything else you might need. You can watch the kids on the beach from the deck and relax. This house has it all!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking view & Perfect home for families

  • 5 of 5

We travel with another family for our beach trip each year so we needed a house that would give us plenty of space and be the right fit for kids ages infant to 15 years old. Sea Oats was the perfect fit for our families! The house is beautifully decorated and has everything you will need for a relaxing week. The view from the entire back of the house is breathtaking. The upper deck was perfect for views of the ocean and the lower deck was perfect for a low country boil and a covered area to sit and enjoy a glass of wine in the evening. The lower level bedroom /bathroom was perfect for teens. We were fortunate enough to be visiting at the end of July when the sea turtles were hatching and saw multiple turtle nests hatch and make their way to sea which was a special treat! Each morning and evening, we had deer walking outside the property. The ice cream shop is just a short walk away. We have stayed at many houses over the years for our beach vacations. This was by far our favorite house and we re-booked it for our 2017 beach trip the day we checked out. The owner is fantastic to work with and very quick to respond. I would definitely recommend this property. You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! It is always a pleasure to have your families visit. We are so glad you are returning this summer!
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Sea Oats,Perfect Family Home

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed on Fripp for seven years and this is by far the most beautiful home that we have stayed in. The pictures do not do this home justice. Everything is luxurious from the furnishings, to the linens, to the glassware. The breakfast room views are beyond compare as are the views from all the large picture windows overlooking the 24/7 uncrowded beach. The lower deck is covered and perfect for gathering outside, enjoying the ocean breezes and relaxing. The owners were terrific to work with and we would not hesitate to recommend this stunning home to vacationers looking for quality and location.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
67 Miles
Savannah Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Several on Island
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
2 Golf Courses on Island
Nearest Motorway
Highway 21
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Fripp Island Beach Club/Bonita Boat House
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

Located 1 Block from the Fripp Island Beach Club, pools and tennis. 1 and 1/2 hour drive to Savannah. 2 hour drive to historic Charleston. 30 minute drive to charming Beaufort with unique shops and restaurants and carriage ride of historic antebellum neighborhoods.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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