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Our 'Otter' House Fresh and Relaxing Lake View Beach Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

Fun, Bright, Casual Beach House with a great view of Blue Heron Lake and all the wildlife at the backdoor! It is a great spot to unwind with family and friends. Our home is very family friendly.

Our three bedroom home is located on a double lot that offers a wonderful view of Blue Heron Lake from our large, gated deck. It is about a four minute golf cart ride to the main beach, island club, pools and tennis courts. Our house has everything needed to enjoy a beach stay. We also have a sleeper sofa in the alcove off the living room.

The home has recently been updated to include hardwood floors throughout, new appliances, decking, outdoor eating area, dining table and chairs and living room furniture. We have all the cooking gear needed for great seafood dinners or casual grilled meals.

Guests may purchase amenity cards from us for access all the Island amenities.

Keywords: Ranch, cottage, beach house, views, water,

nature, cabin, ocean, island, private,

More Details

Cathy Pinto
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Cathy Pinto

Our family fell in love with Fripp when we started coming with our kids in the 90's. About 7 years ago we were fortunate enough to purchase our home. We try to enjoy it as often as we can get away from the Atlanta craziness and get down to the slow pace on Fripp.

Cathy Pinto purchased this cottage in 2004

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how much we enjoy your home on Fripp. We love being with our family and relaxing on the deck. The improvements you have made are really nice? We hope to return soon.
Mar 2010
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Blue Heron Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Our 'Otter' House Fresh and Relaxing Lake View Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.15 based on 21 reviews

The homeowner and home was exceptional but VRBO WAS ZERO

  • 1 of 5

The property owner and property were very good but communication via VRBO was LOUSY. Once I could talk to the owner all was very well. I don't particularly like Pay Pal, the new fee structure and various charges, and not having easy communication with the owner. I am happy to have left VRBO for my home last spring. Everything that concerned me at the time turned out to be valid. I'm gone and glad

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, as I homeowner I'm very frustrated with VRBO! I've been trying to let my guests book directly through me using checks or PayPal. It saves the fees charged to renters. I already pay fees as a homeowner! Unfortunately, it can cause a communication gap and delay in replying whether or not my property is available on specific dates. Vacation rental is not a money making just allows guests to have options other than hotels or big, corporate owned property. We love our Fripp home and do our best to keep it comfortable and affordable for our guests, without breaking our bank account! Please text me at770 364-3311 to book directly.
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Nice house well located but needing update and cleaning

  • 2 of 5

The house is nice and has a great deck but we were a bit disappointed because of an unpleasant musty smell and dirty cutlery and dishes in the kitchen's closet...what's a pity...

Don't forget your mosquito's repellent !

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I had a talk with my cleaning people about checking cutlery. Sometimes things get put back without being properly washed and dried and my cleaning people can't check everything. This stay was right after the hurricane which might account for the mustiness and mosquitoes.
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

First time to Fripp Island for our family, we loved it! Hope to make it a regular trip. Loved having a golf cart included in rental, a cart is a must on Fripp. We enjoyed riding around as much as anything. House was great, nice gated back deck looking over a lake (saw a couple gators). Really enjoyed seeing all the deer too! Only downside, and I hate to complain, is that as a Non indoor pet owner, we found a lot of hair (on and around comforters and furniture). Being we have 3 little ones this wasn't great as they find everything.. I feel bad even saying it bc we did love the home and hope to rent again, but it wasn't super clean. But thanks for a great place to visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We absolutely loved Fripp Island and staying in the Otter house!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to Fripp Island and Our stay at the Otter house was awesome! We could not have asked for a better location. We were a short distance to the pool and the beach and our deck over looked water as well so we could sit out there is the mornings to drink coffee and evenings while we grilled and see the deer. My almost two year old little boy loved the big deck and yard to run, and his favorite part was the golf cart rides. The house was so clean and very spacious. Working with Cathy was so easy and she answered any questions we had. We will defiantly be back for sure next year at at this house if it is available!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place to feel close to nature

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time. Loved hanging out on the deck overlooking the lake. And the deer visitors! There are so many fun things to do in the area and it's also a great place to chill. We hope to go back next year for sure.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything about property is great

  • 5 of 5

The location and view are fantastic. If you love wildlife this is the house for you. The whole experience was great and we can't wait to get back. Don't underestimate what a benefit the cart is. You won't know until you get there!!! Cathy was great.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Blue Heron Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 11 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 4th Week
Jul 7 2017 - Jul 7 2017
1 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Late Summer
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Tax Rate 10.0%

Credit Card Transactions are subject to a 2.5 percent fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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