|Space||800 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Ocean Cottage is a luxurious 'honeymoon' style retreat that boasts spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and Fripp Inlet. You are likely to see dolphin playing in your 'front yard.' With water views from almost every room, you'll also enjoy two decks... one with a Jacuzzi tub just outside the Master Bedroom. With hardwood floors, and a cozy fireplace, we promise you won't be disappointed! Conveniently located across from the Ocean Point Golf Course, and Ocean Point Grille, this cottage also overlooks the swimming pool....just steps away. There are several wide, quiet, sandy beaches just a bicycle ride (or golf cart ride) away (both are available for rent on the Island).
There are several restaurants on Fripp.... the Beach Club, elegant seaside dining for gourmet dinners and exceptional Sunday brunches... the Bonito Boathouse, overlooking the Marina and spectacular sunsets ....and Peg Legs, for a casual bite. Lovely Beaufort, SC, a short 19 mile drive, offers a myriad of additional choices with regard to fine dining and relaxed waterfront restaurants, and makes a delightful day trip.... with all of the history and charm of Charleston. Fripp Island is located just 65 miles northeast of the Savannah, Georgia airport, and 90 miles southeast of Charleston, SC. Come for a visit. We think you'll like it so much, you'll come back over and over again.
Keywords: Waterfront Villa, waterfront beach rental, waterfront beach house
After a long drive to spend Thanksgiving with relatives staying at another place on Fripp what a welcome respite to arrive at this lovely cottage. My husband and I dearly enjoyed everything about this place and the island. And being an artist, I felt the owner's taste in art was just perfect. Like being at home, but better.
The owner was very helpful and I hope we can return to this villa one day.
Excellent floorplan and well-equipped kitchen, but the best features are on the porches. Try a jacuzzi soak upstairs at sunrise. And watch flights of 20 or more pelicans fly by repeatedly, and at eye level.
It's wonderful, but not perfect: You have to be OK with stairs. And the sofa downstairs sags pretty badly. Rocking chairs on the upstairs porch would be a great addition. And if the fireplace only burns duraflame logs, providing a couple would be nice.
Although the cottage was clean and cozy we couldn't find a comfortable place to sit and the wifi didn't work. There was no place to put the few non refrigerated groceries we brought. No beach and the pool pump right under the deck was loud day and night.
Quaint and comfortable. Loved the fire place and jacuzzi and the shower! Will definitely revisit for an adults only weekend (no kids invited) away.
We stayed 4 days between Christmas and the New Year. The condo is perfect for two; may be a bit crowded with more as the sofabed is in the living room/kitchen area. The sofa is comfortable for sitting and there is one armless straightback chair to sit in, so again, two fit best unless the others are children. Furnishings are tasteful, though worn; the mattress was on the soft side, which suited my husband. The bathroom is large and has a huge shower. For use in the winter, the condo had good heating.
We used the kitchen, which had just enough equipment to make simple quick meals; the knives need to be sharpened or replaced. Did our shopping at the Publix about 20 minutes away, between Beaufort and Fripp Island.
The location was amazing: right on the water so within a few minutes, during low tide, you can be on the beach (at high tide, you have to walk around the golf course for access). Even in the colder weather, the beach is wonderful and the area is rich in natural beauty. The resort has many extra amenities (marina, golf, tennis, restaurants, etc.) but we did not use them, so cannot comment on them. Fripp Island resort employees were very pleasant and helpful in any interaction. It was amazingly peaceful and great for walking.
The owner was very responsive and helpful in making the arrangements and sending information. We would return to this lodging.
If you like photography, we recommend Eric Hogan Wildlife Photography tours, in Beaufort. Savannah and Charleston are easy day trips. We ate at Foolish Frog on St. Helena and at Magnolia Bakery/Cafe in Beaufort and enjoyed both meals.
The cottage is beautifully presented, of all the rental properties we have visited this is among the most tastefully and stylishly furnished and decorated. The kitchen is well equipped; we cooked most of our meals here (having stocked up on the journey). The two decks are lovely during the day and in the evening, but don't forget your insect repellent in this part of the country.
When the tide is high, you can walk around the corner (2 mins) and jump straight from the steps into the warm, gently rocking water. At low tide, add another few seconds walk down the beach. We decided to rent bicycles and enjoy exploring the island - and it was wonderful. You can pedal along the roads, sidewalks, paths and boardwalks, and admire both the beautiful beach and the vast acres of salt marsh covered with cordgrass. You can see so much more of the island than you would from a car or golf cart. We also enjoyed playing tennis late in the afternoon; the courts are very well managed and maintained and the team there are helpful and friendly. The bicycle rental, tennis courts, shops and restaurants all required an amenities card for each of us. With so many people only visiting on vacation, it seemed reasonable to us that we contribute to the island facilities (especially as it isn't expensive).
Overall, we loved Fripp Island; we loved the cottage; we had a hugely enjoyable and relaxing stay. The owner (Mary Beth) was helpful, efficient and friendly throughout. Highly recommended.
Near Charleston and Beaufort, South Carolina. Fripp Island is located just 65 miles northeast of the Savannah, Georgia airport.
Other Activities: hiking, biking, golf, tennis, fitness center, fishing, wildlife viewing, shopping, restaurants, sightseeing, swimming, boating, shelling
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
A deposit of $ 500 is required to reserve dates (I prefer checks). The balance is due 45 days prior to arrival.