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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 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.

Ben Hays
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 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 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.3333335 based on 21 reviews


  • 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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  • 4 of 5

Our family had a great time in this wonderful home. Overall clean and comfortable. Ben was very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Can't get much better

  • 5 of 5

Ben and the rental were Great. We travel around the world renting apt. and houses. He responded quickly, Explained everything in detail, followed up and was waiting for us at our convenience. House is very comfortable and clean. Gas Golf cart worked beautifully and made weekend really fun. I will be back and Ben is only one I'm calling. Thanks for the great deal and look forward to our return

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home close to the beach!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd straight year staying on Porpoise. Everything u need for a great stay is in this home. We will be coming back again next April. Thanks Ben!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 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

Pet Fee $75
CLEANING, less than 4 NT $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

GUEST CARDS ARE UNAVAILABLE FOR ACCESS TO RESORT AMENITIES. PAY PAL AND CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED, GUEST PAYS FEE.. Reservations confirmed with executed agreement and deposit; balance due 6 wks before arrival; 25% premium for July 4 week; Premium for some holidays; Monthly in Winter desired, not required (no taxes 90 days plus) GOLF CART INCLUDED IN RATES. 2nd golf cart available FOR A FEE. VRBO AUTO QUOTES OF LESS THAN A WEEK DO NOT ADJUST HOLIDAY OR WEEK END RATES OR AMOUNT OF CLEANING FEE. add 3% credit card fee; HomeAway (VRBO) adds "service fees of 8-10% which can be avoided with personal checks OR direct deposits.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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