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Calypso: Incredible Luxurious Beachfront Home

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms 5 Baths, (Sleeps 15) 4450 sq ft

Come enjoy this fabulous high-tech, luxurious home located right ON the BEACH! The views are more than spectacular; with panoramic views that cannot be matched! Enjoy sipping lemonade on multiple levels in the assortment of rockers and deck furniture.

Each floor has a washer and dryer and a kitchen (one is fully stocked and includes a gas cooking range and the other is an efficiency size in conjunction with a Tike bar and game room). The gas barbecue grill is located on the second level deck, just a few steps from the main kitchen and in full view of the sandy South Carolina beach.

Each floor also includes a TV area with surround sound. For the convenience of our handicapped and elderly guests this home comes equipped with an elevator. There are four refrigerators: one in each kitchen, one in the bar, and one under the house on the ground floor.

Come bring your work if you must... We have five high speed internet connections and a dedicated computer work area with fax, copier, printer, scanner ready for you to utilize.

Also, on the ground level, enjoy the ocean view or play a fun game of ping pong. Four of the five baths have jetted tubs. There is a full house audio sound system and a phone intercom system. Each of the six bedrooms has their own VCR/DVD satellite receiver for TV or radio.

There are two hot/cold private showers with changing rooms under the house on the ground floor.

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Phil Miller
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018


Fripp Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Max. adults: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No refund unless we are able to re-rent and then a small administration fee will be kept. In case of mandatory evacuation , unused days will be refund
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , sleeps 4, two full mattresses
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , trundle bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • The bedding is as follows; On the 2nd floor there is a master suite with a king, a 2 person jetted tub, and a large separate shower. Second bedroom is also a suite with king and a private bath with jetted tub/shower combo. Third bedroom on same floor is bunk beds, full on top and bottom. It shares a hall bath with the fourth bedroom that has a trundle bed that could be put together to make a king. All these have ocean view. On third floor, one bedroom has a queen and there is a hall bath that has a shower and handicap accessibly to the toilet. It is not oceanfront. Last bedroom upstairs is master suite with large walk-in shower and 2 person jetted tub. There is a sleeper chair that makes into a bed with air mattress.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Calypso: Incredible Luxurious Beachfront Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Calypso will leave you wanting for nothing

  • 5 of 5

During our stay, we found the Calypso beach house to be simply amazing and I believe you will too. From the minute you arrive you will be met with the special touches that separate it from the others. My family enjoyed our time there whether it was the short walk to the ocean or sitting on one of the balconies overlooking the beach. You will love the open floor plan that allows everyone to be together. The kitchen has top of the line appliances and there is a view from every room. We have stayed at many different beach homes over the years but the attention to detail found here goes far beyond what is seen in the traditional beach house. During our time at Calypso, we enjoyed a stunning home that sits on a beautiful beach and the owners treated us like family.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shea, thanks so much for your kind words! We are happy when we know you are enjoying Calypso. We strive to help our guests have a wonderful experience. There are so many great families we have had the pleasure of serving. Vacations are special times for families and friends. Our goal is to make each step of the process smooth and comfortable. Phil Miller
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South Carolina

Our third year in paradise

  • 5 of 5

This summer was our third year at Calypso. It just keeps getting better and better! The location is the best on Fripp, the view toward the ocean is spectacular, the owners treat you like you're old friends, and the house is out of this world! It's a perfect house for a large family get-together or family or friends reunion. There's so much room that everyone can eat and be together or separate to watch different tv shows or movies or have quiet conversations. Everything you need or want is there -- & lots you didn't even know you needed or wanted. The house is beautifully furnished and decorated -- far beyond what you would expect in a house at the beach. The owners are so generous to share Calypso & everything in it with renters! They offer so much -- two floors of bedrooms & baths, the main floor with an open floor plan which includes a long dining table, a relaxing living space, a full kitchen with two dishwashers (we had no idea how great that would be!), and a bar area with a small refrigerator & ice maker. The house is child-friendly with a baby gate at the top of the stairs to the downstairs bedrooms & living space, a crib, and booster seats. The fact that the house is located next to a beach access & just a short walk to the wide beach is perfect for coming and going to the beach with toddlers or older adults. The elevator is a great help in unloading/loading suitcases, groceries, and beach goers who have trouble with stairs. There are two showers on the ground level, a ping pong table, bikes, lots of beach chairs and beach toys we put to good use. We also loved the fun & convenience of the golf carts the owners have available to rent. Calypso is next to the Beach Club with its pools & activities like kids camp, team trivia, karaoke. Tennis courts are right across from the Beach Club. It truly is paradise! We can't wait to go back for another week next year!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Time of Our Lives

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just experienced 10 days of absolute bliss on Fripp Island for our daughter's wedding. The Calypso was the perfect accommodation for family and friends, with spacious rooms, sweeping views of the beach, and a well appointed kitchen for hosting pre-wedding cocktail parties, and Sunday brunch. The owners had thought of everything, the house is laid out with common areas for gathering, quiet spaces on the 3 leveled decks for coffee in the morning or late afternoon naps, and absolutely beautiful bedrooms with private baths.The two bar areas on separate floors offered a space for lively conversations, or quiet intimate chats. The Calypso enhanced our experience and served to create life long memories! We are already planning a return next spring!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Two families, one phenomenal beach house!

  • 5 of 5

My family and one other family (total of 12) stayed here for a week and had an absolute blast. The views were amazing. Plenty of room for everyone. The owners have spared no expense in making sure everyone has a great time in their beachfront home.

The location of this home is the best on the island, right beside the only beach access with no stairs on the island. Kids can walk or ride bikes to the pool or to get ice cream. Tennis courts are right across the street.

The bikes the owners allow you to use are great, and they keep them in perfect condition. The golf carts can be rented and are perfect for roaming the island. No detail is missing. This is the perfect location for a great beach vacation.

Thanks Phil and Laura!

The Hyltons from Gainesville, GA

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Perfect in Every Way!

  • 5 of 5

The owners have put their heart and soul into this incredible beach house, and they genuinely take great pleasure in sharing this second home with guests. Calypso is such a happy and inspiring place, decorated beautifully with vibrant colors, wonderful artwork, and luxurious details. This beach house was designed to create lasting family memories, peace, laughter, and a pampering escape from the stress of day to day life.

My extended family rents a beach house each summer for our annual reunion. We have stayed at numerous locations on the Gulf of Mexico and on the Atlantic coast of the Carolinas. It is always a challenge to find just the right house...a house that will please and accommodate children, teenagers, parents and grandparents. This year it was especially challenging because we needed to find a house that was handicapped accessible (elevator), oceanfront, had easy beach access for my father who is elderly and in a wheelchair, and a house that had at least 6 bedrooms. I "hit the jackpot" when I contacted the owners and decided to rent their home! To be honest, Calypso sounded too good to be true...

The owners met us at the beach house when we arrived to give us a personal tour of their home and to show us how to operate all of the appliances, stereo/TV systems, elevator, golf carts etc. They also wanted to make sure that everything was to our satisfaction and that my father was going to be able to enjoy the house as well. This home is absolutely spotless and even better than we had imagined.

Most owners do NOT decorate their homes so thoughtfully, using "top of the line" decor and materials. Calypso is the exception. Our family played games, loved cooking every meal in the oceanfront kitchen and on the oceanfront grill, slept soundly, gathered for evening movies, walked the beaches and crashed the waves, and truly enjoyed each other. We have booked Calypso for the same time next year.

This was the BEST family reunion my family has ever had. We feel like we spent a week in paradise!

Patrice, Paul, Christopher, Charles, Jawana, Paul, Allison, Elliott, Jim, Sheryl, Molly, and Caroline

Atlanta, GA, Franklin, TN, and Cincinnati, OH

June 9th through June 16th, 2012

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Amazing

  • 5 of 5

I just spent 3 incredible days at Calypso. It's a magnificent home and the decor is fantastic. The beach is only a short walk away. It's clean and was not over populated. Everyone we met was very friendly, even the deer that roam free. They came right into the our backyard while we were were out there. Truly an amazing place. This was a mothers day excursion for my sis, elderly mom and I. Mom was able to enjoy the beach from the rocking chairs inside the home and the balcony. We did not explore the island due to our time limit sadly. We did eat at Gilligan's in Beaufort on our way home Sunday. It was great! Thanks to the property owners for a beautiful weekend!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
hilton head, south carolina


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

If you cancel, no refund will be given until the house is re-rented. Then a small administration fee will be kept. In case of mandatory evacuation of the island due to hurricane, we will refund the remainder of the rent.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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