...Talk about being right on the beach - we are at the beach...not .2 or .3 walk. just pack your beach stuff and walk a minute from the stairs of our villa to the beach. OUR PHASE III JOHN FRIPP VILLAS ARE SET UP QUITE DIFFERENTLY THAN THE PHASE I AND II JOHN FRIPP VILLAS AND OFFER A MORE HOMEY LAYOUT WITH A 40 X 30 FLOOR LAYOUT on main living floor and an expanded top floor that has four twin beds....no bunk beds and a full tiled shower in its bathroom. The other two earlier built phases are structured more with a "tunnel effect" long and narrow...The ocean looks like it is in your villa as you eat in our newly decorated dining area or play cards at the game table in the living room. Our kitchen is fully-equipped and has Corian countertops. All the appliances are in great condition. Each bedroom has a full bath and two of the three bedrooms have excellent views of the ocean as well.
Fripp is an ecofriendly spot with loads of wildlife to view including all types of birds, roaming free deer,loggerhead turtle nestings, alligators, racoons and a great recreation/wildlife program for kids to enjoy and learn. More than likely if you are visiting in the late Spring or Summer, hou will have opportunity to see loggerheads laying eggs or see the hatchings. Golfcarts are the most popular type of transportation on the island and of course is biking too since we have bike paths throughout the island.
Fripp Island is only three miles long so everything is close by. We have two golf courses, Ocean Creek being open just 22 years is a Davis Love signature course, and the other course called Ocean Point, is a true ocean/links type course . Both will test your skills, especially if the winds pick up.Ten tennis courts which are across the street from our villas;a great recreation program for the kids, rental golf carts, fishing boat rentals, and several pools make Fripp a family delight.There is both an adult pool and an olympic size pool in front of our villa. Right next door to our villa is a fast food center offering not only ice cream, but pizzas,mexican entree and more. Many people come to Fripp to just relax too. The city of Beaufort is just 19 miles away and offers a wide variety of things to see and do. Parris Island is nearby as well with its Marine museums and tours available.Hunting Island State Park is the next island and offers a lighthouse to climb and see the ocean views plus a great nature center. There is horseback riding available on St. Helena Island just 15 minutes away.
Sleeping setup is as follows:
Bedroom #1 - Queen bed.
Bedroom #2 - Queen bed.
Bedroom #3 - four twin beds.
Refundable Damage Deposit= Half of the rate/with written contract
Security Deposit 200$
We loved our stay here! Wake up and sip your coffee on the porch, while watching deer below on the ocean dunes. You can't beat it!
This was our second stay in this unit and we loved it. I've stayed on Fripp 8 or 9 times, and this is the best unit we have rented. The unit is clean, bright and has views of the beach. The owners were very responsive. The kitchen is well outfitted. Beds were very comfortable- we all slept well. Being up on the 2nd and 3rd floors, there are great views. We spent a lot of time sitting on the porch, watching the ocean. Saw dolphins a few times. It's a very short walk down to the beach which is long and great for walks. In March, which is when we always go, this location is very quiet. Fripp is a great choice. It's a nice place to ride a bike, because there is so little traffic. Outside the beach, there are other good places for walks, too. We rented a golf cart, which was a fun way to see the island. Beaufort, half an hour away, is a beautiful town, good shopping and restaurants. The historic district is absolutely wonderful, gorgeous homes on shady streets. Take the carriage tour.
This was our second time visiting Fripp Island and our first time staying at the Hess' place. We loved it and hope to stay here again. The location is ideal. You can see and hear the ocean from the villa. There is a spiral staircase on the porch that brings you right to the boardwalk to go to the beach. The kitchen is great! Nice and big with a table overlooking the ocean. We made a lot of meals there and had all of the things we needed to cook a great meal. The two bedrooms on the main floor had comfy queen beds and attached bathrooms. One room overlooks the ocean. The kids loved the spiral staircase leading up to the open bedroom space with a couch, TV, and bathroom. The living room is large with tons of seating. There are also plenty of books throughout the house to read on the beach. There are beach chairs available too. This was a wonderful trip for our family! Our girls are 11 and 14 and loved swimming in the ocean, seeing dolphins, collecting seashells, and petting the deer that visited every night. We had friends join us for 2 nights and there was plenty of room for all 8 of us. Thank you Hess family! Hope to come again!
Excellent location and fantastic ocean views!! We planned a short weekend getaway, and The Hess’s villa was spacious, and absolutely perfect for the 3 of us couples! The well equipped kitchen suited all of our needs. All beds and furniture were comfortable, and townhome was very clean. Many thanks to Bob for sharing his lovely villa with us! We hope to return soon!
We all had a great time. This place had plenty of room and all the comfort of home! I would recommend this place to all and we plan on coming back again. Very nice stay.
The owners live on the island and were very responsive and helpful. There are three bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, which is great. You can walk or bike to anything. The condo has great ocean views from the living room, eat-in kitchen and 2 of the 3 bedrooms, as well as from the deck.
Accommodations at Bob & Barbara Hess' villa are great. Everything you need is provided except for consumables. There are a couple of beach chairs, some boogie boards for use at the just steps away beach. The ocean view is marvelous. When we left Fripp Island on Saturday it was sunny and 74 degrees. When we arrived home in Indiana, on Sunday, it was 32 degrees with snow. Should have stayed longer.
This condo is great for families. Tons of space and you have the ocean at your door with a swimming pool a few steps away. We loved seeing the deer come out in the evening in the courtyard. Everything you need is right there. The Hess's are very nice. This was our first time to Fripp and I'm ready to go again! I will be back next year. Thank you Bob and Barb Hess! LuAnn Thompson
Beach combing, swimming in the pool, fishing, crabbing, bike and golf cart riding, all within a protected family atmosphere. Great restaurants just an island or two away. Highly recommend Fripp.
On the beach, by the pool, walk to the market and a deck to sit and enjoy the sunrise. Very comfortable for our family of 6. Gracious host and everything you need to relax.