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Dolphin Watch Villa - Beauty, Comfort & the Ocean Too!!

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights


Saint Helena Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

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

In the heart of South Carolina’s Lowcountry on the beautiful pristine Fripp Island nestled on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean you will find DOLPHIN WATCH VILLA: our spacious corner OCEANFRONT VILLA. We are in the North Hampton complex with panoramic views of the ocean, Fripp inlet and easy access to the Ocean Point Golf Course. The ocean is your backyard, just fifty feet away.

Our scenic location will inspire you to rise early to see the sunrise over the Atlantic, while sipping your morning beverage on the veranda. Watching how the sun shimmers on the ocean can be mesmerizing. During the day you can lose track of time bird-watching or waiting for the next DOLPHIN sighting. Enjoy the sound of the waves splashing against the rocky shore. You will want to stay up late to search for the 'big-dipper' amongst the many stars shining down on you. You may decide to pull yourself away and take a stroll along the beach or one of the paths and be delighted when a deer comes your way. However you decide to spend your time here you will enjoy our location and the ambience of our villa. If romance is on your schedule the sunsets on Fripp can not be beat.

DOLPHIN WATCH VILLA is spacious, beautifully decorated and furnished with great attention to detail. Soft colors on the walls and comfortable furnishing provide a ‘homey feeling.” Over looking the ocean is the spacious living room that includes a sofa (w/queen bed), a love seat, soft lighting, candles and a 32” FLAT SCREEEN TELEVISION, VHS/DVD PLAYER, enjoy our music, books and games; the dining area includes a glass topped dining table with seating for four and a bar height counter with two stools; the fully equipped kitchen, includes an ocean view and for the chef in the family we have: GEORGE FORMAN ROASTER OVEN; WAFFLE MAKER; PANCAKE GRILL PAN; ELECTRIC MIXER; BLENDER; SALAD SPINNER, TOASTER, ELECTRIC CAN OPENER. COFFEE MAKER, full size appliances and many other utensils to assist in meal preparation.

The bedroom includes a queen -size bed, dresser, lush bed linen, extra pillows, two night stands, two lamps, luggage rack and a 26” FLAT SCREEN TELEVISION, DVD PLAYER, CLOCK RADIO..

Bed, bath linens and beach towels are provided. We also provide iron, ironing board, washer and dryer.

For your safety we have: carbon monoxide detector, first aid kit, candles, fire extinguisher, smoke detector and an emergency weather radio.

The North Hampton complex includes a private pool by the ocean. We are on the second floor with elevator access.

DOLPHIN WATCH VILLA provides a smoke and pet free environment.

FRIPP ISLAND is a gorgeous 3.5 miles long island, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and Fripp Inlet it is a secluded private gated community and a designated nature preserve. The island offers activities for all ages: GOLF (two award winning beautiful and challenging eighteen hole courses), TENNIS courts (eight soft and two hard surface), SWIMMING pools (six), CAMP FRIPP for children 3-12 years of age (offers a fun filled day with education, crafts, nature and beach trips, pool games and much more), trails for jogging, biking and scenic walks and a fitness center. You can also rent boats, kayaks, jet skis, mopeds and golf carts. There are excursion boats for dolphin watching or just a relaxing day or evening on the water. Fisherman can test their skills along the tidal creeks. There are numerous restaurants each offering a different type of cuisine and a view of the island.

Weekly guests receive two amenity cards for access to all of the amenities on the island i.e. marina, golf, tennis, restaurants, camp Fripp etc. Additional cards may be purchased. Housekeeping before/after is also included.

Comment from previous guests:

Rawl Oct. ’09 South Carolina

We have truly enjoyed our stay here in your villa. This is our daughter’s first trip to the beach and she has loved it. The view is beautiful and we’ve had excellent weather (Summer in October). We’ve loved seeing the deer on the island and watching the birds & dolphins on the balcony. Thanks so much for your hospitality and lovely home.

Bayne Oct. ’09 Georgia

This was our 5th visit to Fripp Is. But our first time staying at this end of the island. And we are hooked!

Great location, awesome views & lovely villa. What a combination. The Dolphins didn’t disappoint us & plenty of herions & egrets pelicans.

We will be back. Thanks for the use of your wonderful home.

PS: Thank you for the welcome gift. It was a nice touch & much appreciated.

Jeff & Nancy – Michigan

“The villa was spotless. Hard to believe this special spot could be improved upon, but you have managed to do just that with all your special touches.”

Barri, - Georgia

'This is our first visit to Fripp Island. We are sure glad we found you and your wonderful condo. I don’t know what we enjoyed the most the dolphins, the pelicans or the deer. Everything is wonderful. You have thought of everything one could possibly need.'

Lynda & Brad - Iowa

'When we rented a villa called “Dolphin Watch Villa” we were skeptical…we saw many dolphins every day. The description of the villa was without exaggeration. Everything promised was delivered and then some.'

Keywords: Apartment/Condominium

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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based on 36 traveler reviews

Dolphin Watch Villa - Beauty, Comfort & the Ocean Too!!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 36 reviews

Enjoyed our stay

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful condo with an awesome view. Loved sitting on The patio in the "big" chairs. Very quaint island.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely view. Dolphins,deer and seen sharks. Unit would have been better if not under construction,no

  • 3 of 5

Loved the view. But roaches in kitchen and it was under construction. Air never cooled the unit

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay on Fripp Island

  • 4 of 5

Great location with stunning views. It's quiet and clean. We had a great few days on Fripp-- thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Comfortable, Clean & With A View

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Dolphin Watch Villa. The place was very quiet and relaxing. The kitchen & bathrooms were well stocked, great water pressure and well decorated living room. Most of all the view was pretty amazing.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This was a great condo, I'm so glad we found it on the VRBO website. Location was perfect and the view was spectacular. We loved the entire island and are already planning another trip. Everything you need is provided and I enjoyed having a washer and dryer in the unit. Thanks for a great vacation rental!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Peaceful, relaxing, & clean.

  • 5 of 5

Dolphin Watch Villa is everything that is advertised. Dolphins generally make appearances twice daily. The villa was very clean and we were on vacation as soon as we opened the door (after a quick stop to one of the greeat local grocery stores!). We would recommend this rental to any of our family or friends and plan on seeking this particular one out on our next trip to Fripp Island. It is also worth

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Savannah, GA
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Yemmesse, SC
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Fripp Island
Car: recommended

Historic Beaufort, SC Art Galleries,, restaurants and entertainment.

Two amenity cards are included with weekly (7 nights) rentals.


Rates & Availability

Saint Helena Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 18 2016 - Mar 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

For access to golf, tennis, restaurants etc. amenity cards are required by the Fripp Island Club (FIC) (for all guests age twelve plus)..
Rentals of less than one week amenity cards rates are based on the season. Spring $35. or $50. pp. Winter - $25. or $35. pp

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1) Queen Size
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Central Heat/Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan, Cable TV (2), Full Kitchen with Microwave, Coffeemaker, Toaster, Cooking Utensils, Blender, Bed & Bath Linens, Washer/Dryer, Balcony chairs & tables, Pool NO SMOKING - NO PETS PERMITTED

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