|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
805 Marlin Dr.
A unique and luxurious oceanfront home with 5 plus bedrooms and an 80 foot deck just 30 feet from the ocean. Cathedral ceilings beautifully shade over 50 feet of glass that gives the feel of being just beside the water. Spacious bedrooms flank open living spaces with all the comforts of home. This house sits near the 9th fairway of the Ocean Point Golf course and is close to the clubhouse, pool, and restaurant facilities.
'FRIPP IT GOOD'
My family (15 total from grandparents to 2 year old) stayed in this house in April and we loved it! The reservation process was easy, the house was clean and well maintained when we arrived, and it was nice to rent a beach house with linens included instead of the usual rental hassle of other locations. The views and beach access were the highlights! It doesn't get any easier than walking down a short flight of stairs to arrive at a wide, quiet beach. The outdoor shower/wash station was an added bonus. We did have to keep an eye on the tides; high tide brought crashing waves to our access point (and the public access point beside the house) that was high enough our littlest family members wouldn't be able to walk through it - but it really only affected short periods of time when the tide was at it's highest. This house has a much easier beach access point than many of the others around it that include long boardwalks and/or wading through tidal pools. We will definitely return!
This was our third year vacationing on Fripp Island and our second year staying in this house. My family (parents, brothers, sisters, their spouses, and children) absolutely love this house. It comfortably slept all 15 of us!! The home was spacious and very clean. The living/dining area is large enough and has enough seating so that everyone could comfortably sit and eat/talk without feeling cramped.
The bedrooms are spacious and well laid out. The linens were clean and the beds comfortable. The bedroom/bathroom ratio is perfect and worked great even with 15 of us in the house.
The view is AMAZING! Watching the sun rise/set from the huge living room windows was beautiful. Each bedroom has it's own balcony...an added bonus our family really enjoyed.
The house has plenty of beach at high and low tide and there is no wading through a tidal pool like some of the surrounding properties. You will not find a home on Fripp with better beach access. The deck staircase leads directly to the sand.
The house is at the end of a cul-de-sac and the neighborhood is very quiet. There is a "public" beach access area next to the house but we were literally the only people on the beach all weekend except for one family with small children and an elderly couple. It was great to be able to let the kids run free on the beach. It's definitely a very private/laid back atmosphere.
I spoke with the owner when initially setting up the reservation. She was very nice and helpful and easily answered any questions that I had about the property.
My family plans to vacation at Fripp Island again next year and we will definitely stay in this house again. It's become our home away from home!
We stayed in this home during our first trip to Fripp in June '10 with our 4 kids, ranging from 7-18. The house was just as pictured. We all had our "wish list" of things we wanted for vacation, and I wanted to wake up and see water. This house did not disappoint! I sat on the rear deck, just feet from the ocean, having my coffee each morning. I told my husband on our first day, "this house just totally spoiled us for any future vacations here!"
The house is on the part of the island where there is only beach at certain times of day. At low tide, you can walk out for a long way. As the tide comes in, you can walk through about knee high water to the sand bar. It's very intimidating at first when the waves are crashing against your steps, but in reality, the water's not very deep. I thought this would bother me at first, but we just planned around the tides. I loved that I could see the kids on the sandbar looking for shells from the deck.
The house is at the end of the street, so it is quiet. Personally, I liked that. Some of the mid-island properties are quite busy, and I liked being able to leave that and go back to the house. We rented a second golf cart, and only drove the car to leave the island for groceries.
The kitchen is well equipped. Bring kitchen trash bags. We cooked at home a lot and ran out of trash bags. The kitchen is a small galley style kitchen. If you have visions of the entire family cooking together, then this is not the house for you. Everything is full size, so there is no problem cooking a big meal, but with more than 2 of us in there, it got a bit chaotic! I do all of the cooking, and I would gladly trade a big kitchen for that location and view!
You have to go up steps to get in the house, front and back. I think most houses on the island are this way, but if we had brought my mother-in-law, it would have been a big challenge. Just a consideration!
The owners were friendly and easy to work with. She was very patient with what probably seemed like my endless questions! The kids loved Fripp as much as we did. It was such a nice, laid back, easy vacation. I have no doubt we will be back.
I just had my wedding here in February at The Marlin House!! It's fantastic!!! The house was well equipped- I planned the wedding from Ohio and never got to see the house in person before we arrived the week of the wedding. I reserved all my dishes and things for the reception from Amazing Event Rentals near Fripp, once I got to the house I had to call the rental company and have them take things off my order because the house had everything! The view of the ocean was incredible from every room in the house! It was also spotless! I could go on and on and on, but I plan to revisit this house often! It's also become sentimental not only because it's where my husband and I got married but also because his mother passed away suddenly only 2 months after our wedding and this was her last visit to the beach. If you ask me there isn't a better house on Fripp! Also on a side note the owners of this house where so kind, made renting from them so pleasurable! We'll be back to this house a lot in the future! Fripp is my new favorite place in the world.
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3 night minimum stay
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