About the property
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- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 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! The Master Deck is also the perfect place to get some sun. We loved the ocean view, Fripp Island’s soft, silky sand, and the style of the home. We like the fact that it is open yet it has several different seating and deck areas. So it is a great house for gathering together but also for finding moments of privacy.
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect location, lovely home!
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.
Breathtaking view & Perfect home for families
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!
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!
The Perfect Beach Experience!
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!
Sea Oats,Perfect Family Home
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.
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.