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Beach @ Hi Tide! Ocean Front! Very few 2017 Summer Weeks open. Wi Fi! Golfcart!

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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4 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11-13)

With spectacular views from every room in the house this amazing oceanfront home is sure to delight. A deck runs the full width of the rear of the house with a boardwalk connecting that deck to another deck sitting directly upon the beach, from here you have a private beach access.

This home features an up-to-date kitchen with Corian counter tops. During the Winter of 2011 this home has received: New Carpet throughout, Refinished Hardwood Floors, New Living Room Furniture, New Dining Room Furniture. The main level features three large, ocean-view bedrooms. The Great room features an open floor plan with fireplace and large LCD television.

The main floor master suite has a king bed with private bath and oceanfront deck access. Two additional bedrooms on the main floor each have a queen bed and an ocean view--these 2 bedrooms share a full hall bath. The second floor has 2 bedrooms. One has 2 twin beds, the other has 3 twin beds, both have an ocean view. These 2 bedrooms also share a full hall bath. Additionally, the sofa pulls out to a queen size sleeper.

All 3 baths were renovated Spring of 2009!

Cruise to the Olympic Pool Village or Cabana Club Complex via golf cart or bicycle (use of our golf cart is included in rental). The Olympic Pool Village houses a number of shops and restaurants with both elegant and casual dining.

While the Cabana Club Complex offers outdoor fun for the entire family. Here you will find a heated pool, hot tub, two separate children's pool areas, a sand playground, a casual restaurant, and an outdoor bar all overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Nature lovers will not need their binoculars as the deer, birds, and other wildlife will join you on your daily strolls. Spend an afternoon fishing and crabbing from the bridge over the canal or rent watercraft in the marina.

Spectacular Ocean Views from Every Room!

This is a non-smoking home! No exceptions!

Keywords: Spacious, Ocean Front, House, Home, Beach house,

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Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About The Owner

Our Son With The Catch of The Day!

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Low Country & Resort Islands

We fell in Love with Fripp On our First Visit

What makes this house unique

We love the peace and serenity of the island

Guestbook comments from the owner

The following comment is copied from a letter sent by email to the home owner:Feb. 22, 2006Dear Berta,How can I begin to tell you how very much we enjoyed our week at Fripp Island at 396 Tarpon Blvd.?I guess the best way is to tell you what a wonderful house it is. We’ve been renting beachfront properties for some 20 years, most of them at Fripp, but a few times at Corolla on the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Of all the houses we’ve been in, this one is the best.The view out of all the windows in the front of the house is magnificent. The deck is great, the kitchen, with that ocean view is wonderful. I just can’t use enough superlatives to describe it.The weather was excellent, a little cool during the first of the week, but since we came prepared, with down jackets, etc. it didn’t bother us a bit. But, sun everyday? You couldn’t ask for more.Where did you get that showerhead in the master bathroom? Fantastic!We never used the golf cart, but we did use that great grill and the fireplace.I could just go on and on, but, needless to say, we were very satisfied.Have you ever given any thought to renting the house for a month this time of year? If so, we might be interested.Anyway, thanks again, and if you have any questions you can e-mail us by replying to this e-mail.Harry and Peggy Barcus
Feb 2006
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Beach @ Hi Tide! Ocean Front! Very few 2017 Summer Weeks open. Wi Fi! Golfcart!
average rating of 4.769231 based on 23 reviews

Best Location on Fripp

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed at 396 Tarpon the past 5 out of 6 years, always in March. We are returning again this year. I guess that is the best testimonial one could give. But we have truly fallen in love with the island and the Lowcountry. We started coming down to escape our winter with our little kids. Now our kids are not so little but none of us will forget the memories we have had in this special place.

The property is accurately depicted in the pictures. The beachfront is spectacular. At low tide there is still a decent bit of beach -- this is not the case on all parts of the island -- the further down Tarpon Blvd the beach will disappear at low tide. Closer to the gates the oceanfront properties have a very long walk over the dunes to get to the beach. This is why I say the location is perfect. My only caveat to this comment is I have not seen if anything has changed since the hurricane. It is also far enough down the island to be minimal traffic -- though in March this is hardly an issue anywhere on the island.

The house itself is nothing fancy, but the back is all windows and the view cannot be beat. It has always been clean and Berta has always been responsive if any issues have come up. The upstairs is up a very windy staircase and would not be suitable for anyone with mobility issues. However, there are 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on the main floor. Prior to last year, we only went down with our 3 kids, but last year we stayed with another family so we had 9 in the house. It was perfectly comfortable for us.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lexington, KY

Beach Front

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Fripp for our family vacation for many years and have rented from Berta for most of them. This house is a perfect location on the beach.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy, I'm so glad you all enjoyed your time at SandCastle. We look forward to having you as guests at On The Fripp Side this year. Thank you for choosing Fripp Trip again this year! Berta
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Waco, NC

Lynda A.

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying at one of Berta's homes on Fripp Island every September for the past 12 years. Thanks to Berta, it feels like our home away from home. The home is so well equipped, we really don't have to bring much when we visit. And I have to say, Fripp Island is a beautiful place with all of the wildlife. It is truly "My Happy Place".

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynda, I'm so glad you all enjoy your yearly get-aways at SandCastle. Thank you for being such great guests all these years and I look forward to having your there for many years to come. Berta
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Flowery Branch, GA

Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been coming to Fripp for many, many years. My dad became ill several years ago, so it's been a while since we've been back. He passed away in December, 2015 & we decided to celebrate his life this past Thanksgiving at Fripp. We were very fortunate to find Berta! We rented this house and were so pleased! She was so accommodating...I emailed her and asked if there was a place for our 18 month old grandson to sleep. She bought a pack n play & had it ready when we arrived! Although bittersweet (it was our first Fripp trip without dad), our family decided to start a new tradition and contacted Berta for this Thanksgiving! Our family ranges from a 20 month old to my 84 year old mom and this house was great for 4 generations! The upstairs is great for the younger ones in our family and the main level has 3 bedrooms which was great for the baby and us older ones. The location has an easy entrance from the road and then a few steps from the deck you are on the beach & there's beach at high tide! Already looking forward to our new family tradition and renting with Berta!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pam, It is our pleasure to share our Fripp Island home with you. I am looking forward to having your family as guests for many years to come. Happy New Year!
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Enjoy winter on beautiful Fripp Island

  • 4 of 5

CcSpacious home with million dollar view. Open floor plan with large bedrooms and plenty of light. The large deck is inviting for morning coffe e. There is a quaint spiral staircase leading to upstairs bedrooms with lots of privacy. Furnishing a golf cart for touring this beautiful island is a real luxury. Enjoy!j

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Peters, MO

Outstanding Ocean View

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in this lovely home in June 2013, and my grandchildren still talk about the wonderful time we had. The roomy house has spacious bedrooms and bathrooms and a wonderful view of the ocean. Convenient eating space, comfortable living area. The washer and dryer are conveniently located on the first floor. Deer and wildlife come right up to the front yard and back deck, which leads directly to the ocean. The golf cart makes riding around the island convenient and fun. A great home for a familly vacation or a family reunion or a girls' getaway. Everyone we met on the beach was friendly. A fantastic vacation my family will always remember.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Rates & Availability

Fripp Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Winter
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Easter Holiday
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 22 2017 - May 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 6 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Week
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 7 2017 - Nov 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 4 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Years
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

Resort fees NOT included in rates.

Cleaning fee required for stays of 3 nights or less.

Security deposit refunded on or about the 15th of the month FOLLOWING the check out date.

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Fripp Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • King size beds (1) One King Bed in Master Suite, Queen size Beds (2) One Queen Bed in Each of Two Main Floor Guest Rooms, Twin or Single Beds (5) One second floor guest room with 2 twin beds, One second floor bedroom with 3 twin beds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sleeper Sofa in Living Area
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
4 Person Electric Golf Cart, 4 LCD TVs, Gas Grill, 3 DVD/VCRs, Fully-equipped Kitchen

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