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October SPECIAL $1900/wk (WAS $2200) Beach@Hi Tide! Ocean Front! SLEEPS

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 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.

Features of this NON-smoking home:

*Spectacular Ocean Views from Every Room in the House

*Recently Updated Kitchen

*Recently Updated Baths

*New Living Room Furniture

*First Floor Master Suite w/King Bed, Private Bath, Oceanfront Deck Access

*TWO First Floor Guest Bedrooms, Each with Queen Bed and Ocean View

*TWO Second Floor Guest Bedrooms, One with 2 Twin Beds, one with 3 Twin Beds--each with ocean view

Spectacular Ocean Views from Every Room!

Fripp Island is a Nature Lover's Paradise with a Beautiful, Sandy Atlantic Beach & Miles of Biking and Walking Trails. Nature lovers won't need their binoculars as the deer, birds, and other wildlife will join you on your daily strolls. Up for a little more adventure than that? Rent mopeds, bikes & watercraft at the marina.

We have been Fripp Island Lovers and Homeowners since 2001 and will be delighted to help you plan your Fripp Island vacation. We are also members of the Fripp Island Club--a private country club that features several pools, restaurants, TWO championship golf courses, tennis courts and planned nature, social and craft activities for all ages. Because we are Club Members access to this club is available (for purchase) to the renters of this home.

More Details

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About The Owner

We visited Fripp Island for the first time in 2000. We came back a month later and bought our first home here. That is a 3 bedroom home on the Ocean Creek Golf Course, VRBO listing #18539.

Simply said, we fell instantly, head-over-heels in love with Fripp. In the beginning we lived on the East Coast and were able to spend a great deal of time here. Eventually we moved to the mid-west and that first home became a rental.

I enjoy the rental business so much--especially introducing First Time Fripp Island Guests to Fripp that we have over the years purchased 3 additional homes. 15 years later I still love what I do and I still have several guests from those early years that return to stay in my homes year after year.

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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This Wonderful home is located near the middle of Fripp Island--DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH. The home boasts fabulous ocean views from every room in the house. The beach in this area does not lose beach at high tide.

This home is located away from the congested areas of the resort but is still close enough to enjoy all Fripp Island has to offer. Just one third of a mile from the Beach Club at the center of the Island.

Fripp Island is a fantastic place for vacations including all age ranges. From 8 months to 80 years—your entire family will enjoy this special place.

Frpp Island is both a nature preserve and resort in one. Enjoy a morning walk on the beach and watch the Fripp Island Turtle Team scout for signs of new nests. The deer and birds are everywhere. And we do have our fair share of alligators.

The Fripp Island Club offers resort amenities at their finest. There are two championship golf courses, a tennis club, several pools and restaurants to choose from. There is a fee for access to the Fripp Island Club and as owners we are proud to be Club Members with the ability to offer you this opportunity.

Our beach home is located just outside beautiful Beaufort, SC. The Beaufort area boasts many art, dining and historical offerings.

Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC are each just a bit further away and make excellent day trip excursions from Fripp Island. These cities also have the closest commercial airports.

We are also convenient to the Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot and we are proud to offer a discount to the families attending their loved-one's Marine Corp Graduation.


Fripp Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private master Bath
    1st Floor Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , First floor hallway
    Second Floor Guest Bath - toilet , shower , Second floor hallway
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master Suite - 1 king , 1st Floor, King Bed, Private Bath, Ocean Front Deck access
    Guest Room #1, Bedroom #2 - 1 queen , Queen Bed, Ocean View
    Guest Room #2, Bedroom #3 - 1 queen , First Floor, Queen Bed, Ocean View
    Sailboat Twin Room - 3 twin/ single , 2nd Floor, Three Twin Beds, Ocean View
    Floral Twin Room - 2 twin/ single , 2nd Floor, Two Twin Beds, Ocean View
    Sleeper Sofa and Pack-and-Play - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper Sofa in living area, Pack and play in closet
  • 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
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
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
Ocean Front Private Beach Access 4 Bedrooms Sleeps 11-13 (plus Pack N Play) Fully-equipped Kitchen 5 Televisions 3 Burner Gas Grill  Spectacular Ocean View Parris Island Graduation Discounts


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October SPECIAL $1900/wk (WAS $2200) Beach@Hi Tide! Ocean Front! SLEEPS
average rating of 4.785714 based on 24 reviews
Winston Salem NC

Beach front rental feedback

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house for our fall family annual vacation. We had a wonderful time and loved the easy access to the beach. We had 6 adults and 1 child and more than enough room. The house was very clean. The house has a great layout for multiple families. The owner was wonderful and always available if needed. Her communication was always fast and it was such a pleasure renting from her. We enjoyed our stay and have already booked our next trip to stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.

2018 rates do NOT include golf cart

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

Rates not guaranteed until confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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