|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Fripp Island, The Island Getaway That You've Dreamed About
This coastal home is located on a road that seems to magically rise up out of the marsh and is referred to as a “tree house”, as it is nestled in a private, beautiful area of palmettos and pines. The 2800 sq.ft. home is delightful with a 150 degree view of the marsh, where egrets nest in the marsh grasses and soar overhead in the blue sky and you enjoy the distant view of the marina with boats moving out the waterway to the Atlantic. Decorated in a delightful color scheme of earthy blues & greens, it is an extension of the beauty and peaceful setting of nature right outside the door that will take your breath away. The easy living floor plan of 2 levels adds to the comfort and convenience. The first floor has 1 BR, 1 Bath, Family Room and Kitchen. The second floor has 2 BR, 2 Baths, Great Room, Dining, Kitchen, Laundry and Decks... a great solution for 2 couples traveling together. Comfort of this home is not a secret with the many special amenities of down furniture, Bose stereo system, dining for 8, dreamy king & queen beds, and a chat group / hammock on the deck.
We really loved this house!
It is a true getaway and a perfect home away from home! It has everything you could ask for (family games, books, cd/dvd player, wireless internet etc.), the house is beautifully decorated, the beds are comfortable and the kitchen is very spacious.
The marshland views that can be enjoyed from the deck (there is a great seating area and a hammock) and the kitchen/livingroom area through panoramic windows are just amazing! Lots of wildlife, great sunsets and the whole setting is so quiet, peaceful and relaxing that you don't really want to go anywhere else :-)
It was also fun to watch the change of the tides.
We especially enjoyed going kayaking (kayaks and bikes are provided). The kayaks can be launched from the house 1 hour before high tide and we kayaked almost every day for about 2 hours. 1 kayak can comfortably hold an adult and a smaller child under 10. There is a marina close-by that can also be reached with the kayaks. We explored the island with the bikes several times.
The island is a quiet/peaceful island where you can go golfing, hang out at the beach, go kayaking or biking. If you need to go shopping or get groceries for your vacation, Beaufort is a 30 minute drive away. Hunting Island is just around the corner.
Nancy is very nice, responsive and easy to work with. I am sure we will be back in the future. We can highly recommend this vacation rental, you won't be disappointed!
The Tree House is a wonderful vacation venue. The upstairs main part of the house is tastefully decorated and has a panoramic view of the salt marsh. Waking up each morning and enjoying a cup of coffee while taking in the view of the marsh, birds and other wildlife was a real treat. The spacious house has rooms that are bright and airy and beds which are very comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped for those times when cooking fresh shrimp or local seafood on the grill and having a cocktail on the deck may be preferable to going out.
Hunting Island State Park is close by offering beaches (there are beaches on Fripp Island as well), walking trails, fishing pier and a lighthouse. Beaufort is about a half hour away and a great place to explore shops, restaurants and the historic district. Fripp Island can be explored using the bicycles and kayaks included in the rental.
Nancy is very responsive and a pleasure to work with. We very much enjoyed our stay at Hurley Haven.
We are frequent renters and Hurley Haven on Fripp Island was greater than every house we had stayed in before. Not only is this octagonal tree house spacious and comfortable, it is beautiful! The island-style interior decoration is gorgeous (pictures really don’t do it justice!) and the entire house has a luxurious but very homey feel. The house is very private, surrounded by palm trees, pines, and a pretty marshland with unique birds and breathtaking sunsets that you can enjoy from the large deck.
We were very impressed with all the amenities that came with the house, from the generously equipped kitchen to the awesome stereo sound system. We were also very happy that the house came with six bikes – this was the best way to explore this nature paradise! The entire island is very kid- and bike-friendly; in the street this house is on, we saw more deer than cars. We also took the kids out to the marsh with the kayaks once during high tide – it was an adventure to get the kayaks in and out of the water but the kids had so much fun!
Nancy is a super helpful owner. She responded to our emails and phone calls promptly, and made sure even during our stay that we were OK and had everything we needed. I could not say enough good things about our experience at Hurley Haven. We look forward to coming back :)
This lovely property on the marsh at Fripp Island is a gem. Built like a mushroom, it has a panoramic view of a tidal marsh from the kitchen, dining room and living room. Days spent in what is affectionately known as the "treehouse" are like watching a slow motion IMAX movie of the changing life on a saltwater inlet which often concludes with a spectacular sunset. On one occasion, we saw 8 great egrets feeding. On the late afternoon of our arrival, we were greeted by the hooting of a horned owl sitting in a tree near the deck. The owl returned numerous times throughout our stay, and we often heard his/her soft hooting when we went to bed. That first evening was also marked by the surprising sight of 3 racoons at dusk who swam towards the shore just below the deck where they bunked in the tall grass for the night because an exceptionally high tide had flooded their usual homes on hummocks in the marsh. Deer can also be regularly spotted sauntering along the verge of the marsh in front of the "treehouse".
This home is tastefully decorated and furnished. The kitchen is exceptionally well-equipped. We used the spacious master bedroom and turned the unused guest bedroom, which is decorated in soft blues, into a "prayer and meditation sanctuary". Located near the end of a peninsula that juts out into the marsh, the large trees and ample foliage - even in winter - provide complete privacy.
The owner was very friendly and genuinely concerned that we enjoy the property. She was prompt and accommodating in all our communications.
We would love to return to Fripp Island and spend a month at this remarkable property!
We have stayed with both friends and family and the reaction is always the same...WOW, what a great house. The layout of the home with fully independent upstairs and downstairs living areas, including a downstairs kitchen and lovely living room, afford the type of privacy rarely found in vacation rental property.
Easy parking, a central location yet lots of privacy and stunning marsh views off a large comfortable deck make easing into a laidback island mood so easy. The main living area upstairs has great marsh views as does virtually every room upstairs. It would be difficult to overstate the comfort level afforded by the furnishings throughout the home.
Both upstairs and down reflect the interior design talents of a professional, which is exactly what the owner is. The main kitchen is one of the best equipped we have ever encountered with everything needed to turn out gourmet meals or the simplest snack.
Since we all occasionally have experienced getting less than we had envisioned, one of the many great things about the house is that as a first time visitor, it would be almost impossible not to feel that you have rented a home that is affording you much more than you had expected.
What we value is that we worked directly with the owner, who is engaging, flexible, understanding and easy to work with. This property is located on a secluded part of Fripp Island, blended in with nature's beauty. It has a beautiful marsh view. You can enjoy the sunrise and sunset whether sitting on the deck or lounging in the living room. The house far exceeded our expectations. It was spacious, impeccably decorated and very comfortable. Not only does the house have all the amenities of home, but they are next to new if not new and everything was spotlessly clean. The furniture is ample to accommodate a long read with a good book or to watch a movie on a rainy day. Having three good size bathrooms makes it easy for all to be ready at the same time. All of this is within walking distance of the beach. Staying at this house makes it very easy to have a wonderful, relaxing vacation. We look forward to returning next year.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|