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Family Tides: Luxury Ocean Front Home Right On The Beach

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16

This is a dream home right on the Beach. 180 degree Ocean exposure with sand 24/7. The sunrises and sunsets are amazing. It sleeps 16 people in beds. Two Master Bedrooms and an Elevator. Our home has 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths. Large bunk room can sleep 8, 3 King beds, 2 double beds, 3 doubles/2 singles (5 total) in bunk room. Handicap Accessible Guest Bedroom/Bath on main level. Fully furnished, very large gourmet kitchen with 48 inch Dacor Gas Range and two ovens. Two large refrigerators and three ice makers. Whole House Water Filtration System so you don't need to buy bottled water. You can drink from any sink in the house! Ice Machine with Sonic Ice. Large laundry room. Two sets of Washer/Dryer up and down. Fitness Room. Media Room with new 60 inch TV and surround sound. Each bedroom has a flat screen TV, its own private bathroom and shower. Wonderful outdoor shower overlooking the beach/ocean. Hardwood floors on both levels. Beautiful, large 14 foot, covered porches on both levels overlooking the beach and ocean. Private boardwalk and pavilion in back yard with ramp leading you directly to the ocean, right from your back yard. Music sound system throughout the house with Pandora and XM Radio. Over 250 DVD movies, many books, and video streaming in media room. A central vac system on every level. The best part of this home (other than the magnificent views) is the designer kitchen with a gas six large burner stove, coffee grinder, two large sinks, decorative large granite island, full sets of high end cooking utensils, designed especially for families who like to cook. The Bunk Room was custom designed, as was the entire home. This is a one-of-a-kind beach house.

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 27, 2017

Why Owner/Manager chose Low Country & Resort Islands

We purchased this lot in 2003 because we felt it was the best ocean lot on Fripp Island. We spent over five years designing this custom home and completed it in 2014. The home is 100% custom designed and built. Home was designed by Allison Ramsey Architects and the owners over a five year period. We started coming to Fripp Island in 1999 and our kids all grew up coming here. We spend our vacations and holidays here with all our extended family. This home is where we hope families will create memories like we have been able to do.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with this lot because it combines two of the unique things about Fripp Island. Looking out the back windows your back yard is simply a 180 degree view of the beach and ocean, while the front yard view gives you the island feel and look of the lovely palm and palmetto trees unique to the barrier islands of low country South Carolina.


Fripp Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Rain Shower and Tub. All tile and custom.
    Upstairs Master - toilet , shower , Rain Shower and all tile, custom. View of ocean from shower
    Downstairs Blue Room Bath - toilet , shower , Handicap accessible
    Foyer Powder Room - toilet
    Bunk Room Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Green Room Bath - toilet , shower
    Outdoor shower - toilet , shower , Opens up to view the ocean while you shower. Also a toilet.
  • Showers have a hand held or shower option. Both master baths have rain showers plus a hand held. All showers are step down showers for ease of entry. All custom designed tile and glass. Three tankless hot water heaters for endless hot water.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Upstairs Master - 1 king , Built ins, and TV.
    Master Downstairs - 1 king , Built in shelves and closet. TV
    Blue Room Downstairs - 1 king , Handicap accessible. Built ins. TV with DVD player.
    Green Room Upstairs - 2 double , Two double beds, sleeps up to four. Built ins. Flat screen.
    Bunk Room - 3 double , 2 twin/ single , With built ins. TV and HDMI port for direct XBox hook up.
  • HD TV in every bedroom. Built in furniture in every bedroom. Sound system (music) in both Master Bedrooms. Two Masters!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming


4.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Family Tides: Luxury Ocean Front Home Right On The Beach
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Luxury, in-house privacy, convenience, Glory Days at Family Tides

  • 5 of 5

We spent two heavenly weeks at Family Tides this summer, giving us precious moments I will never forget. Fripp has been our vacation choice for 14 plus years, since having two young daughters there in their early lives, and now our extended families with sons in law and four grans. We have rented 'luxury' rentals before, with elevators, multiple refrigerators, and media galore, but this property exceeded all of our past rentals' amenities, and then some. The most important parts of the house for us are its glorious porches on both levels, beach front accessibility, basement shower/toilet, and privacy galore so that each family can have their own internal privacy. Pocket doors closing off various parts of the house as well as the fabulous floor design with two washer/dryers on living levels and refrigerators on different levels as well, gave each family the ability to have private time together not shared with the group. The large gathering rooms and porches and unbelievably well-equipped kitchen allow whole family events with no crowding. The tasteful decor is a reflection of the owner---no clutter but lovely accents which do not get in the way of functionality. The next door neighbor caretaker was ever present, reponsive, and helpful in every way, as were the owners. I will not talk about Fripp, which is a subject unto itself and the very best vacation spot in the USA. But I will say that this house is the best we have ever had in every way, and we are anticipating eagerly next year's stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!!!! Just keep the sand on the beach. Won't let you come back.

  • 4 of 5

Absolutely beautiful home, great location. all of the amenities... however the owners have unrealistic expectations. We were told we could not come back because there was sand on the floor...well it is on the beach front and there were no rugs on the doors coming from the deck. There were plenty of hose that we used to get the sand off, but really ? And I was told they saw spaghetti sauce in the kitchen. Well , here again I cleaned after each dinner but I also knew that the cleaners were coming at the end of the week. So I did not get my rubber gloves out and clean .When we checked out we did everything that was requested from us. It was a little shocking when the caretaker met us at the house at check in and told us we were not allowed to wear shoes in the house. ..Now I can understand shoes from the beach .. but no shoes.? We had a great stay , I just really believe the owners should not be renting this home. Keep it to your self, it is beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation trip in recent memory!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely fabulous vacation rental property!! Without a doubt, one of the most stunning properties on the entire island. The quality and craftsmanship that went into building this home is beyond description. The home's interior decorating was exquisite, and featured an incredible gourmet kitchen. The bedrooms were spacious, and very relaxing. My entire family enjoyed the warm and comfortable feeling of the home. We've already booked our return trip next year, and we'll be a frequent return guest going forward.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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