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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Our gated, private island is unique in so many ways everyone seems to wish to return. This 3 bed room home was built as a model home on Porpoise Drive. It has several upgrades, including wood and ceramic floors on the main level. It is fully carpeted upstairs where the 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths are located. Fripp Inlet is just down the street where a fishing and crabbing deck is located; A great place to watch sunrises over the ocean or sunsets over the marsh. The street is wonderfully quite, even in season and my grandchildren have spent many hours on bikes, skateboards, etc. in the street. The Audubon Trail is across the street. In addition to 3 miles of wonderful white sand beach, Fripp Island is a nature preserve with hundreds of seemingly tame deer, charming aviaries, raccoon, numerous shore birds, and, of course, alligators. While golf carts are a common means of transportation, walking and biking is a great way to spend time on this unique island.

Fripp Island is a 3,000-acre barrier island off the coast of South Carolina, gets its name from swashbuckling English Captain Johannes Fripp. Legend has it that pirates, including Captain Fripp, used the island as a secluded hideaway. Located 19 miles east of Beaufort, Fripp Island consists of a three and a half miles beach and wildlife sanctuary. You will see many varieties of birds, including eagles, egrets and pelicans, about 300 deer that will eat out of your hand, raccoons and alligators in most lagoons. Watch your dog!

Fripp is unmatched as a recreation and vacation destination. Our island has several pool complexes, including an Olympic pool, 3 pool complexes that are ocean front and one with waterfalls. There are clay and asphalt tennis courts, restaurants, the 2 championship golf courses and a small fitness center. Guest cards are required for access to these facilities and rentals from the resort bur are unavailable with this property. There are two places on Fripp where you may purchase meals without guest cards and several restaurants within a 5-15 minute drive. Rentals are also available elsewhere.

The most seaward of the beautiful barrier islands of South Carolina, Fripp Island is 3000 acres of natural beauty. Designated as a Wildlife Sanctuary, more than 175 species of birds live along the ocean and Great Salt Marsh. Any given day you can spot majestic brown pelicans flying in formation or great blue herons, snowy white egrets and wood storks stalking their next meal. Among the native wildlife you’ll find raccoons, alligator and an abundance of deer, more than 250 at last count. The deer captivate young and old alike and will literally pose next to you for photographs. There are Egret and Eagle nests. The ocean abounds in bass, trout, flounder, grouper and blue crabs. Dolphins play in the waters surrounding Fripp Island. Even the endangered loggerhead turtle makes the island a nesting ground laying as many as 125 eggs in one nest. The forests here are covered with live oaks, palmettos, pines, flowering magnolias and oleanders.

The beauty of Fripp Island has been immortalized in scenes from Forrest Gump, The Prince of Tides and The Jungle Book. Fripp Received the Prestigious National Wildlife Award and in May 2013, Fripp became the fourth community in South Carolina and only the 68th in the country certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a “Community Wildlife Habitat.” This national recognition confirms what our visitors and residents already know.

The adjacent Hunting State Park has much to offer. The fishing Pier and nature center are just across the Fripp Inlet. There are bike trails, a light house and much more.

More Details

Ben Hays
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

About Ben Hays

I have owned and managed my own and other property on Fripp island since 1999. My sole goal is to place you in a wonderfully clean, well furnished home in order for you to treasure memories of your visit. If you don't find what you desire, just ask. I will see you have whatever it is. Ben

Ben Hays purchased this house in 2008

Why Ben Hays chose Fripp Island

Great location; really clean and well furnished; golf cart and 2 bicycles included.


Fripp Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , downstairs
    Bathroom 4 - shower , shower in garden area. before hot tub & after beach please
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , one twin BR is the den downstairs with adjacent 1/2 bath
  • There are photos of the 3 bed rooms and the den with twin beds. All bed rooms have TV
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
mid week cleaning available; 2-3 adult bicycles included; SECOND GOLF CART AVAILABLE FOR RENT


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.2916665 based on 24 reviews

Great family vacation!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at Fripp! The house met all of our needs and was well equipped. Ben was quick to respond to any questions or needs that we had.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Ben was awsome. He met us on site when we arrived and let us purchase two more golf carts ( which was much cheaper and a necessity to get around to sight see.) Kitchen was well stocked, the house was overall clean and plenty of room to relax. We did have an issue with our golf cart on two different occations. One was the lights didnt work upon arrival and Ben had someone out to fix it the next morning. Secondly , it left us stranded but before we got back to the house, there was a golf cart sitting there. I was extreamly happy with Ben and will be returning next year to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Overall decent stay

  • 3 of 5

We had a good time with our family. The rental is easy to find and is close to Hunting Island State Park, which was why we chose it. The house itself is a little dated inside, and although it is clean, it’s a little hard to tell because the furniture/decor/structure appear they haven’t been updated in quite some time. We had quite a few issues while staying, but Ben tried his best to fix them. The fridge was leaking water all over the floor, and Ben was able to come and repair that. We had issues with the golf cart, and although Ben tried to fix it, it ended up being a bad spark plug that he found after we left, but he graciously refunded us that portion. We did not go in the hot tub, it didn’t look too inviting. Overall, it’s a decent place to stay, but we probably wouldn’t stay here again considering other rentals we’ve stayed in with any of the apps you can use nowadays.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

This was a terrible trip. When we arrived the wifi did not work, and had a very poor signal and would not work for multiple devices. The golf cart key was no where to be found and Ben did not answer his phone. Ben finally answered the next day, but did not bring the golf cart key until late afternoon. (You need the golf cart to pretty much do anything on the island). Ben said the golf cart had gas, but when we turned the golf cart on, we saw it had no gas, and the gas station at the marina had already closed that day. The hot tub was kept below 70 degrees and took a day and a half to even heat up for use. Ben kept showing up unannounced several times throughout the trip. Once to bring a curtain for one of the rooms - not sure why that wasn't done prior to the trip when he was getting the rental ready. The second time Ben showed up to take dishes out of the kitchen for his daughter. The third time Ben showed up unannounced there was really no reason but to see what we were doing. This made me feel super uncomfortable as I was at the house alone at this time. During our 4 night stay Ben came by two more times. This was so weird and made no sense to me. If you are looking for a relaxing getaway I would steer clear from this choice. I'm sure there are better options, I wish I had chosen differently.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and spacious

  • 5 of 5

Bens house helped make our trip on Fripp a wonderful experience. The kitchen was fully equipped to handle our large family meals and the bedrooms were spaced apart so we had plenty of room to spread out and relax. This was a very nice clean home with many extras that made it truly feel like our home away from home and we can't wait to return! Tammy E

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great family get-away!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet and clean. Ben is great!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All activities available in general area. Some are not available on Fripp Island. 3 great golf courses within 30 minutes of Fripp Island.Please inquire.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
CLEANING, less than 4 NT $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $75

GUEST CARDS ARE UNAVAILABLE FOR ACCESS TO RESORT AMENITIES. SAT - SAT IN SEASON. VERY NICE GOLF CART AVAILABLE; Executed agreement to reserve; Premium for some holidays (July 4, Memorial Day, Labor Day, NO PETS; Guest Cards available; golf cart available;

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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