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Pristine Oceanfront Paradise! - 2 Free Amenity Cards!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 980 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Watch the dolphins frolic and the shrimp boats sailing in the distance from our oceanfront - beachfront villa! We have just finished, as of Feb 2015, a major renovation project which includes a new state of the art Carrier Coastal Edition heating and air conditioning system, a new stainless steel refrigerator, oven, microwave, and dishwasher as well as 2 new flat screen TVs. Add to that a new ceiling and a fresh coat of paint from top to bottom and you're talking about heaven at the beach! And, for 2016 we have just added a new Serta Perfect Sleeper queen size mattress set to our oceanfront bedroom!

Newhaven has just undergone a major renovation - new roofs, siding, beach access stairs and beautiful paint colors!

Welcome to the beautiful, private island paradise known as Fripp Island. With three and one-half miles of pristine, unspoiled beaches that offer sand dollars, seashells, hermit crabs, and starfish galore, Fripp Island is the perfect place to leave your worries behind! This 3000 acre gated resort is host to such diverse wildlife as deer, herons, pelicans, osprey, egrets, alligators, and occasional loggerhead turtles. Fripp's stunning natural beauty is evident all around and it is obvious why Hollywood chose to film 'Forrest Gump,' 'The Jungle Book,' and 'The Prince of Tides' on Fripp Island!

Besides its uncrowded beautiful beaches, the island hosts a unique variety of amenities. For the avid golfer, Fripp offers two exceptionally beautiful and challenging courses. One was designed by George Cobb and features spectacular oceanfront views (the 18th hole is located just steps away), while the other was designed by PGA champion Davis Love III.

Fisherman can spend their time along the meandering tidal creeks catching abundant fish, shrimp, and blue crabs. For the shopper, there are numerous shops and boutiques on the island offering everything from casual wear and souvenirs to grocery items.

Guests have a choice of 5 different restaurants on the island (The Ocean Point Grill is located across the lane). As our guests, 2 amenity membership cards are included in the price as are all taxes and cleaning fees - NO HIDDEN CHARGES! There are numerous swimming pools on the island (one of them heated year round) that overlook the ocean. One of these is just steps away!

There are 8 soft and 2 hard surface tennis courts for your enjoyment as well as jogging, bike and roller blade trails, and scenic nature paths. You can also rent boats, jet skis, kayaks, golf carts, bikes, mopeds, or book a seat on one of the regularly scheduled excursion boats for dolphin watching, shelling, and exploring!

Come stay in our charming, 1st floor villa complete with palm trees and stunning ocean views from both your bedroom and living room! Our condo was rated 'Excellent' by the Fripp Island Resort. The breakfast nook overlooks a beautifully landscaped courtyard featuring charcoal grills and tables surrounded by banana plants and hibiscus. Our villa features a large, comfortable living room and dining room area, a fully equipped kitchen with breakfast nook, a large bedroom with queen sized bed, bathroom, patio, and parking garage. It also has a fold down, queen sized Murphy bed in the living room.

For the comfort of our guests, our unit is 'No Smoking' and 'No Pets'.

Fripp Island is located just 25 minutes from historic Beaufort, 45 minutes from Hilton Head, one hour from Savannah, and one and one-half hours from Charleston for those of you who love horse drawn carriage tours, unique shopping, historic sightseeing, and all types of dining - from casual to elegant!

Keywords: Villa, Condo, Condominium

More Details

Steven & Lynn Herron
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

About Steven & Lynn Herron

Originally from Annapolis, MD we first visited Fripp Island after seeing the movie Forrest Gump and finding out that it was filmed here. We immediately fell in love with the pristine beauty of Fripp as well as the abundant wildlife that lives on the island and returned to buy a house several months later. We live here full time now and wake up everyday feeling like the luckiest couple alive!

Steven & Lynn Herron purchased this condo in 2000

Why Steven & Lynn Herron chose Fripp Island

We bought our lovely condo on Fripp Island a couple of years after we bought our house here and have been renting it to visitors ever since. We now have lots of guests from all over the U.S. that continue to come back to Fripp and rent our condo year after year!

What makes this condo unique

The views of the Atlantic ocean from our condo are simply stunning and we still come over whenever there aren't any guests to just sit outside and watch the dolphins swimming around and the pelicans flying up and down the beach. Once you experience this you'll be hooked forever!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Steven and Lynn,

There is no place on earth like your home here on this beautiful, mercy island! Thank you so much for the way you keep the property in pristine condition and thank you for sharing it with us!

We so enjoyed this exquisite villa last year - but this year...God blessed us with a large window of brilliant, sunny weather EVERY singe day despite the weatherman's prediction!!

Thanks for providing the little blue beach chairs - our best fun was simply sitting ocean-side and enjoying the waves as they endlessly washed over us morning and evening!

We are aready planning forward for next year's visit! God bless you and make His face to shine upon you.

P.S. After 7 days in Paradise, we talk a little slower now! We are thankful for the impartation of peace we receive by sitting at the ocean absorbing the sunshine! Thanks for the memory - Thanks a milion. Many blessings to you and yours.
Sep 2013
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Fripp Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen Size Bed (1), Queen Size Murphy Bed (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Patio, Charcoal Grill (BBQ) No smoking inside unit please. Because this is a 1st floor unit and there is an elevator from the parking garage to the 1st floor, it is handicap accessible.


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Pristine Oceanfront Paradise! - 2 Free Amenity Cards!!
average rating of 4.428571 based on 78 reviews

Very good.

  • 5 of 5

Great view of ocean. Property excellent for short term stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Hugh, Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our Fripp Island oceanfront condo! We know you traveled a long ways from Scotland to visit Fripp and would love to have you back again if you ever get the chance! Thank you for your kind review! Steven & Lynn Herron
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Peaceful Oceanfront Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for a couple to get away. The ocean, palmettos, gulls and pelicans are all in plain view from the living room! Deer on the island appear to be as calm and tame as pets. Everything in the description is true. Steven and Lynn are as friendly and caring as any owner you'll find.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time at Fripp

  • 4 of 5

"Thank you for sharing your condo with us! We hate to leave - but we will return!" Renee & Bill Lovell

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Flawless Fripp beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

Steven and Lynn, your condo is just as you say - pitch perfect. That view is priceless. It makes the stay seem even longer because you are always looking at the ocean. I could hardly sleep for just wanting to jump up and look out the window at it. The very comfy Murphy bed is a brilliant/convenient way to maximize space and worked great for us. Your condo is so charming, well-kept and well appointed. Our family loved the gazebo swings for read-outlouds at dawn and dusk. We saw dolphins as we walked the sandbar (just out our front door!) at low tide on our first day and they were not 30 feet from us. Loved being able to walk to the pool and beach in a few minutes. To cap off the whole magical week - we went to the beach at sunset and got to witness a loggerhead turtle nest inventory and watch five little guys who had not made it with their crew yet to the sea get a hearty send-off from the crowd rooting for them. I am already looking at your calendar for some weekends during the fall or winter and as well as next summer and have told many friends about you. It was such a lovely, effortless experience for all of us. Your condo, Oasis, is well-named and it was bonus to deal with such a lovely couple!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I have had a great week! As always, we loved our time on Fripp! It is such a beautiful spot - especially the view from your condo! Time for fun, relaxation, and exploring! Thank you for sharing your condo with us again!

Linda and Carolyn

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A disappointment

  • 2 of 5

My husband and I just spent two frustrating and disappointing weeks in this villa. We were not told that major roof repairs would be going on; we were not able to use the patio because of scaffolding and other equipment plus debris constantly falling, plus the noise most of the day. The unit needs a good cleaning, plus attention to the electrical system; fuses blew continually. The kitchen was missing some basic utensils. The owner suggested that he could let us have a free week sometime when he had a cancellation, if we could travel at the last minute. (We live 1300 miles away. ). All in all, a disappointing stay, not the relaxing vacation we hoped for.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The real disappointment was for us, once we realized that we had rented our condo for 2 weeks to an elderly couple who was constantly lying to us - probably in an effort to get us to give them some sort of refund! Allow us to explain: First, this couple knew that we had been at our other house in Maryland for 2 back to back family funerals since the beginning of December and that we were still in Maryland when they arrived at our condo. So they knew that we had no way of knowing any building maintenance was being done and therefore couldn't tell them about something we didn't know was happening! Second, there were no major roof repairs (tearing off shingles and tar paper) taking place on our building. Those roof repairs were taking place on a different building in our condo complex which we found out about by contacting the property manager. I guess they thought we wouldn't find this out since we were still in Maryland. Then came the e-mails from them (that we have printed out copies of) telling us that there was scaffolding in front of the patio door and scaffolding in front of the rear door and that they were "trapped" inside of our condo! We immediately had the property manager go to our condo minutes later and take pictures with his iPhone of both the front and rear entrances to our condo and e-mail the pictures to us with date stamps on them. What a surprise - there was no scaffolding in front of either of the doors and they were certainly not "trapped" inside of our condo! Just more lies!! Yet another lie was to say that our condo needed a good cleaning! We have been using the same cleaning crew for 7 - 8 years and do you know why we have been using the same cleaning crew for 7 - 8 years? Yep, you guessed it - because they ALWAYS do an excellent job and we have never had 1 complaint in all of those years from anyone except this bunch! And then to say that the electrical system was "continually blowing fuses". If that was true, then why did they wait until the day they left to e-mail us about this? I mean come on folks, if you were staying at a condo that was "continually blowing fuses" would you wait 14 days to tell the property owner about it! We then had 2 electricians inspect our condo. They were unable to find anything wrong inside our unit. They went outside and inspected the wiring to the central air unit and found a hairline crack in one wire that could possibly cause the circuit breaker to "trip" so we had all of the wiring replaced.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles

Guided Boat Excursions, Nature Center, Game Room, Camp Fripp (activities for children through teens)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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