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Golf Course Home: 3BR 2 1/2 Bath, Hdtv, Wifi

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 148 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This beautiful three bedroom, two and a half bath golf course house overlooks the sixteenth fairway and green of one of two golf courses on this 6000 acre private island off the coast of Beaufort, SC. Fourteen years ago we purchased the house and completely renovated and redecorated it with new carpeting, paint, furniture, appliances ,kitchen items and linens. We visit it often, and every year we continue to improve it for you and for us to enjoy. Recently, we removed the carpeting and installed hardwood floors in the entire house except the bedrooms. We completely remodeled the master bath area. It is now tiled with a walk in shower, a new vanity, mirrors, lighting, etc. This past year we tore out the old, cracked and buckled asphalt driveway and installed pavers for the driveway and walkway. Hurricane Matthew completely destroyed the garden in our courtyard, so we have replanted it with some new and interesting plantings and we also installed a jerry-rigged automatic sprinkling system to assure that the garden gets adequate moisture during these first few months.


Because we are Fripp Island Club members, our guests can enjoy the fine recreational facilities and programs available on Fripp Island. Privately owned, with access restricted to preserve the high standards you expect, the Fripp Island sports and dining amenities are designed to provide unparalleled satisfaction. You may purchase up to six amenity cards. Each card is $50 per week from Memorial Day to Labor Day or $35 during the off season.

**** GOLF CART ****

Most of our guests want to have a golf cart available. Some do not. We make a four passenger golf cart available to those who want it for an additional fee of $250 per week which is substantially less than is charged by the resort for a similar cart. ****************************************

**** WiFi and HDTV ****

We have installed wifi and an HDTV for the living room. Two bedrooms have their own standard cable connected televisions. The televisions are connected to Comcast/XFinity with HBO and Showtime and several other premium networks. Additionally, the house offers free North American long distance calling.

Two of the bedrooms have queen size beds, and the third has two twins. Among the other amenities you will find, we include two bicycles to help you explore our wonderful island. Although we have tried to think of everything to make your stay more enjoyable, we welcome any suggestions you may have to make your next stay with us more enjoyable.

Fripp Island is a private gated island off the coast of one of South Carolina’s most historic cities. The island features two championship golf courses, a tennis center, a beach club, numerous swimming pools with adjacent poolside bars, a marina, several restaurants, abundant wildlife, woods, marsh boardwalks and miles and miles of walkable beaches and nature trails. Included with your rental is the right of access to all of Fripp’s natural wonders.

The house has 1550 square feet of room plus a comfortably sized deck. The kitchen is large enough for more than one person to work in comfortably and has a small breakfast nook. The living room and the master bedroom have ten foot cathedral ceilings.

Sitting on the deck, you may watch golfers or white tail deer work their way along the championship course, wave to Al, one of the alligators who resides in the lagoon across the fairway and occasionally look off to your left for a glimpse of the ocean at the inlet between Fripp Island and the neighboring Hunting Island. The ocean inlet is approximately 400 yards away. The nearest beach is a leisurely stroll of about 800 yards.

Our home is filled with light and features casual, comfortable furniture, beach books and inviting spots for reading, and jigsaw puzzles. The living area's large, open floor plan allows the cooks among you to prepare a meal without missing the card game at the dining room table or the conversation in the living room.

Amenities: When you arrive, you'll find the beds all made up for you with towels and toiletries in each bathroom. Not your basic rental. Our home is a home-away-from home with a large well-equipped kitchen, with three TVs. The one in the living room is HD. with a VCR and a DVD player. The house also features wifi, a fireplace, air conditioning, cable television, coffee maker, large comfortable deck, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, full kitchen, microwave, telephone with free calling throughout North America, two bicycles and a large charcoal kettle grill for grilling out.

A POST SCRIPT: Choosing a vacation home sight-unseen is always a challenge. We know because we did it too, every summer for 30 years. But more and more we kept coming back to Fripp Island. It suited our life style. Our goal is to help you decide if our home is right for you. So please don't hesitate to ask questions.

This is not a holiday home but a home filled with love and feelings that it belongs to someone. We have stayed at many places in the USA, but this is the best. A great vacation. Perhaps our home will be right for you.

We wish we could extend our invitation to your pets, we love our pets and always wanted to take ours along. But we have put a lot of work, love and money into making our home inviting and comfortable for us and our guests and we are concerned that ordinarily well mannered pets get nervous in new surroundings and accidents happen. So we have to ask that you not bring your pets. We also insist that you not smoke in our home.

Keywords: House, Island home

More Details

Rick or Peggy Ward
Member since: 2003
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Rick or Peggy Ward

We had been renting at Fripp for nearly 30 years. In 2003 we saw this house, fell in love with it, bought it and have been working on making it perfect ever since.

Rick or Peggy Ward purchased this house in 2003

Why Rick or Peggy Ward chose Fripp Island

We wanted a free standing house large enough to accomodate our small family, with a view of the water on the golf course. We had stayed at some of the Fairway Club homes in the past and really loved them. When we saw this house, we decided to not miss the opportunity.

What makes this house unique

Every day the deer walk by. We're on a first name basis with some of them! We have a pond across the fairway with wonderful ocean birds (including a bald eagle who comes by to fish once in a while), a few alligators, jumping fish and one of the world's great frog choruses. They would take their singing on tour, but they don't want to leave Fripp. Four hundred yards up the fairway, we can see the ocean where it comes into the inlet between Fripp and Hunting Island. Within a couple of hundred yards, the Audubon Club maintains a nature trail on the edge of one of the marshes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Most of the comments which follow are from our guest book which we keep at our house. The comments have not been edited in anyway except to delete the names for the privacy of our guests.

Also, all of the comments are included. We have not put in the positive ones and deleted the negative.
Jan 2004
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Fripp Island, South Carolina

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 148 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Street side with private toilet and shared bathtub/shower.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ten foot cathedral ceiling, private bath and walk-in closet.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Shared bath. Perfect for two children.
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Available Golf Cart


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Golf Course Home: 3BR 2 1/2 Bath, Hdtv, Wifi
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 33 reviews

Cannot say enough great things about this place

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for my trip. It has views of the ocean, a small pond/inlet, and of course the golf course. The renters have everything for you and communicate very well. I am already planning my next trip there.

  • Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review. We always appreciate it when our guests recognize the lengths we go to make sure that we have provided everything we can for them to have a great vacation.
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Beautiful location, lovely and spacious home.

  • 4 of 5

The homeowners were great and have truly created a home away from home on Fripp! This is one of the most well-equipped homes we've stayed in. Thank you for Sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. Peggy and I rented on vacation for many years. Often we rented on Fripp. But wherever we stayed, the little niceties, extra sheets, towels, reasonable kitchen items, decent tableware, etc., either didn't exist, were in short supply or were such cheap quality as to be embarrassing. We work hard to be certain that the "niceties" are adequate for almost any occasion. Thank you again, and we hope you come back next year.
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  • 5 of 5

House was very clean and had everything we needed. Home owners are very nice and accommodating.

Quiet neighborhood.

  • Submitted: 1-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We work hard to keep the house the way we would want it when we go on vacation. We hope we see you again next year.
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Ottos Fripp

  • 5 of 5

Canceled due to weather.

  • Submitted: 7-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests, who have stayed with us before, had scheduled a two week stay in November. Unfortunately, Hurricane Matthew decided to come for a visit just four days before their scheduled arrival. On November 12th, their arrival date, it was not even possible to get to Fripp because of downed trees and washed out roads. The guests contacted us a couple of days before the Hurricane struck and asked for advice. We told them that it didn't look good, and they should probably not make the long trip from Ohio to the coast. We offered to return their money or to reschedule them for the spring. They chose to reschedule for a three week stay in the spring. We look forward to their arrival in March.
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It was nice and comfortable! We loved watching deer on the golf course everyday! We'll be back

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Fripp! 😃򐰠We enjoyed the house and the Wards were very kind and helpful! Taking evening golf cart rides and counting/taking pictures of deer was really enjoyable! We will be back

  • Submitted: 7-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. It is always a pleasure to know that our guests are pleased with our efforts. However, in this case, this family made it a pleasure to work with them. We hope they come back next year.
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Wonderful location and lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

Rick & Peggy's house was our home-away-from-home! We loved the decor and layout of the house and especially the location. Being in "the jungle" but having the view of the fairway and ocean in the distance was amazing! They have thought of everything in the house. We drove 13 hrs to get here and didn't want to pack large suitcases, so having the washer & dryer was a big plus for the 6 of us to do laundry. We enjoyed waking up to the sunrise over the fairway and listening to the birds. The daily deer visits and frog songs were a delight. We didn't see "Al" in the pond, but that is ok with me. Can't wait for next year!

  • Submitted: 8-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Fripp Island, South Carolina

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017-18
Oct 28 2017 - Mar 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Mar 3 2018 - May 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
May 26 2018 - Aug 17 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 18 2018 - Nov 3 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$127.15
Tax Rate 10.0%

Golf cart rental for $267.50 per week including taxes. Amenity cards available.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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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