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Luxurious Waterfront Cottage Ideal for Romantic Escapes!

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Saint Helena Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

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

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

mary beth joyce
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2016
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based on 19 traveler reviews

Luxurious Waterfront Cottage Ideal for Romantic Escapes!
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
Asheville, NC

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2007
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northern California

Comfortable for 2, in a great location

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Escape

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Middletown, Ohio

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just stayed here for 6 days. We had a great time. The house was quiet and had great views of the sunrise each morning. We rented bikes and rode to the beach every morning and walked the beach looking for shells. We read books on the porch each day and cooked every meal in but one when we drove to Charleston for the day. The house was well stocked with appliances and dishes. The main skillet needs to be replaced. We like to grill a lot of our food and there was no grill. We didn't use the hot tub and it seems like a waste of space on the upstairs deck. Other than that we would stay where again. Thanks Mary Beth.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenville, SC

Adorable townhome on a great island.

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a weekend in this cottage. The cottage directly faces the ocean where dolphin played every evening. The 2nd floor porch was wonderful for watching the dolphins. The unit has very nice appliances and cabinets. It was exactly as described.

We went during the Hurricaine Irene weekend. The days before our trip, we were unsure if we should go. The owner was very flexible and understanding and she was willing to work with us to insure we had a great weekend. We did decide to go and had a grea time.

The island is great. Most people get around on golf carts which can be rented on the island. My only complaint is I would prefer more restaurant options, there are only 2 dinner options. But if you don't mind cooking on vacation, this is the perfect vacation spot. There are deer everywhere, dolphins every day, and we even saw an alligator once.

I would defnitely recomment this cottage and Fripp Island. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham, Alabama

Wonderful Escape for two!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was really charming and well appointed (pictures are accurate, home was clean, tasteful/modern beach decor). Size of cottage was great for two, ocean views (and sunrise) were beautiful. Quiet area, relaxing atmosphere. Small pool just outside. Short ride to beach (with sand rather than rocks). The cottage was everything we expected and then some! Owner was helpful and organized. Thank you for letting us stay in your home--it was really hard to leave!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Car: 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


Rates & Availability

Saint Helena Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
peak season
May 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
winter season
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
spring season
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
peak season
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

A deposit of $ 500 is required to reserve dates (I prefer checks). The balance is due 45 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Saint Helena Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • Master Bathroom has a large tiled shower with double shower heads
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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