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Owner-managed, great for Parris Island grad families, steps from the beach!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,167 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

AERIAL VIDEO: 5 BR - Amenity Cards available - 75yds from new beach access


Enjoy a great house just steps from a brand-new boardwalk that leads straight to the beach! PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR RATES INCLUDE A REFUNDABLE $500 DEPOSIT! “Shellebration!” has an open, spacious floor plan. The entrance opens into the living area with ceilings adorned with wood beams and floor to ceiling windows, allowing the Lowcountry sun to shine in. The living area comes equipped with a 65-inch plasma TV w/Blu-Ray, a sofa, love seat, and a chair & ottoman. During the winter, relax by the floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace with your feet up and a good book.


“Shellebration!” has a beautiful dining room equipped to seat 6 comfortably. You will find everything that you need in the well-lit, open and well-equipped kitchen that offers additional sitting for 6.


The master bedroom has a new, beautiful king size bed with two dressers, two night stands and a walk-in closet. Step out of the master into the sun room for additional seating. Wicker furnishings offer a comfortable area for sipping coffee, reading the paper or enjoying a nightcap. The sun room is equipped with a separate entrance to the front porch for quiet entry into the master bedroom. The master bath offers a dual vanity with bath and shower.


Bedroom Two upstairs includes a new, queen-sized bed with a dresser, a desk and two night stands. Bedroom Three upstairs is spacious and has two twin beds with a dresser, a night stand and a walk-in closet. The hallway bath is a single sink vanity with bathtub and shower.


Venture down the wrought iron spiral staircase or the traditional staircase to find the downstairs living area. Furnishings include a 32-inch flat screen TV w/DVD, a love seat, a sofa and an over-sized chair. There is also a great table with four chairs for fun card games or a puzzle! You will also find another beautiful, stone fireplace. In an adjoining rooms you can also enjoy some ping pong! Two additional bedrooms can be found in the lower living area. Bedroom One downstairs is equipped with a new, queen-size bed, a set of twin bunk beds, a dresser and two nightstands. Bedroom Two downstairs offers a new, queen bed with a dresser and two nightstands.

The house also has a spacious laundry room (downstairs) which is equipped with a washer, dryer and second refrigerator. The door of the laundry room leads outside where you will find a fantastic outdoor shower!

The upstairs deck (which is located on the main floor of the house) has four Adirondack chairs for lounging and a gas grill. The deck is VERY private as it is surrounded by beautiful trees, offering a secluded, peaceful retreat.


“Shellebration!” is only 75 yards from the beach entrance. On our barrier islands, the tides are semi-diurnal, which means that our shoreline experiences two almost equal high tides and two low tides each day. A short, leisurely walk of about 300 beautiful, scenic yards will lead you straight to the ocean. The sand is flat and clean - perfect for those long strolls along the water or even a bike ride!


As anyone who has ever stayed at a 'public access' beach can attest, Fripp Island's greatest – and most unique – feature is that it is private. The whole island. You can’t get over the bridge without being an owner or renter. That means no overcrowded beaches and the roads are not choked with the cars of thousands of day-trippers. It’s hard to overstate just how much this adds to the character of Fripp Island – and to your vacation. And we are just a short but BEAUTIFUL ride from Parris Island.


Another thing to keep in mind is that Fripp Island does not have a commercial corridor – which is nice but it also means there is no large, grocery store. There’s a tiny shoppette where you can buy milk, etc., but the nearest real grocery store is in back on St. Helena, about a 20 minute drive. So plan your food, grill, and beverage situation. (Which is why you will LOVE having that 2nd fridge downstairs!)

AMENITY CARDS - Amenity cards are only needed to access the club benefits on the island (such as the pool, golf course and restaurants). You do NOT need an amenity card to access the beach. Should you wish to purchase cards, during the summer season (Memorial Day - Labor Day), each card is $50 for a 7 day pass and $35 for a 4 day pass. During the off season, the passes are $35 for a 7 day pass and $25 for a 4 day pass. These fees are a pass through charge from the Club to us to you with no upcharges. Only those 14 years and older need an amenity card. If you are unsure if you will need amenity cards, we would be glad to talk you through the process before you commit to purchasing them.


For the comfort of our future guests and the cleanliness of our home, we have a strict "no pets" policy - regardless of how well-trained.

Contact us today and come make “Shellebration!” your place at Fripp Island!

More Details

Shell and Jennifer Suber
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017

About Shell and Jennifer Suber

Here is a little about us .... Shell is a South Carolinian and a graduate of The Citadel. He has gone to Fripp Island since he was a boy. Jennifer, although native to New Jersey, has called South Carolina her home for 30 years.

You can GUARANTEE that we will do our best to be accessible to you with your questions both before and during your stay. We want you to fall in love with Fripp just like we have!

Shell and Jennifer Suber purchased this house in 2014

Why Shell and Jennifer Suber chose Fripp Island

This house is PERFECT for families or large groups. With two distinct living areas (one up and one down), the kids can have a blast downstairs with the tv / ping pong table / card table / large sofas while the adults relax upstairs in their own living room. The house is surrounded by beautiful trees that give you privacy and shade, yet you are only steps from the beach!

What makes this house unique

Close to the beach / located on a dead end road / private / quiet / clean. A GREAT place to visit. But don't just take our word for it, look at our past guest reviews!



Fripp Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3167 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In the Master Bedroom
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Because every proper beach house needs an outdoor shower!
    Upstairs Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 queen , With Master Bath
    Upstairs Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Twin bunk beds plus a double bed in this room
    Downstairs Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Strict "no pets" policy!


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Owner-managed, great for Parris Island grad families, steps from the beach!
average rating of 4.8163266 based on 49 reviews

Beautiful house a short walk from the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here, and the owners were easy to work with. Definitely hope to visit again in the future!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Maria! Hope you come back again soon!!
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Greenville Sc

we had a wonderful time the beaches were great, food was good , friendly people .

  • 4 of 5

Thanks goes to the owners of property they have been very helpful in all our question. The home was clean and very nice.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Scott! Come back soon!
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Great house and location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Shellabration. The house was perfect for our family. Layout was great and kitchen well stocked. Although the beach access was closed for repairs, we still had but a short walk to the beach. The experience the kids and grandkids had with the local wildlife was amazing. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Week at Shellebration and Can't Wait to Return!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Shellebration! Two families stayed here with a total of 12 people including 8 kids ranging from 9 years old to a one year old. The layout of the house was absolutely perfect. One family occupied the two rooms downstairs, and the other family had the three rooms upstairs. We all would hang out together in the common areas and kitchen. Having a living room both upstairs and downstairs was perfect. We could all hang out upstairs while a baby was sleeping downstairs, or head downstairs when a baby was sleeping upstairs. This really is an ideal property for two families to share. Also, the hot/cold shower outside was great! That is perfect when cleaning up from a long day that beach without taking the mess inside. Shell and Jennifer were incredible to work with and provided us with detailed info about the property and island. I highly recommend staying at Shellebration, and we are looking forward to our next stay there!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Andrew! So glad you and your family enjoyed your vacation. Come see us in 2018!!
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Love it and can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here, 3 separate families, totaling 11people. This space was ideal for our huge family vacation! Plenty of room for everyone, clean spacious rooms, 2 fridges, big kitchen, 2 living rooms, short walk to the beach, huge deck....I could go on all day. The homeowners are friendly and very responsive. We can not wait to return next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Michelle! Loved having you and your family for your summer vacation. Come see us again next year!
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The location is great however the house is old, outdated , and dirty.

  • 3 of 5

The property was outdated and didn't seem very clean. The beds were not comfortable at all And they caved in when slept on. Also the air conditioning did not really work in the bedrooms upstairs, we were very hot every night. The master bedroom was almost unbearable to sleep in with no air. We had family staying right by and they didn't have to do anything to clean up at the end and we had to strip beds and start laundry.

On the plus, the location was fantastic and the amenities were great. However we probably won't return to this location.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Erin - thank you so much for your review. We value the input of every guest. We have purchased and are installing in August two brand new beds for the house. The master bedroom will now have a king-sized bed and we will replace the downstairs bed which means that now we have all new beds in the house. We are confident that this will mean better sleeping conditions for all our guests. I am not sure why the air conditioning did not work for you in the master bedroom. We stayed at the house two weeks before you stayed there and the air worked just fine. There are two units to cool / heat the house. Maybe you did not see the temp setting for the one for upstairs? I wish you would have contacted us so that we could have helped you with this issue. As for the house being dirty, I am sorry it did not meet your expectations. If you will message me on VRBO and be very specific as to what was not to your satisfaction, we will be happy to address these issues with our maids. In the future, we would hope that you would IMMEDIATELY contact us (or your future VRBO hosts) upon your arrival if you find that something is not to your satisfaction so that we can address it and make things comfortable for you. No, the house is not new but we feel we have priced the house accordingly and, I hope you will agree, all of the pictures online are an accurate representation of what the house looks like. All of the linens and now the beds are new. We are CONSTANTLY making updates (new dishwasher and washing machine were installed and the deck was painted - all within the past 6 months). We hope that you will message us with exactly what you found not acceptable because we DO want to make sure things are in the best order they can be for our guests. Most sincerely, Jenn UPDATE: We have replaced all of the queen beds and have placed a new, king-sized bed in the master bedroom. We have also added new carpets in the living room and dining room. We hope that our future guests will enjoy these updates!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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