Fripp Island Blog

Getting the Best Price for Your Vacation Rental

  When you’re planning your vacation and searching for the perfect Fripp Island vacation rental for your family, there are a lots of things you consider – Does it have the right number of bedrooms? Where is it located on the island? How many people can it accommodate? Of course, the most important criteria is whether or not you’re getting the best price for your vacation rental and if it is within your budget. Recently, HomeAway, VRBO, and VacationRentals started charging a “traveler fee” to reservations booked through their websites. It varies from 4%-10% of the total value of the booking (not to

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Autumn in the Low-country

It’s finally autumn in the Low-country, and there are a few things that you need to know to make the absolute best of this gorgeous southern weather. First, you’ll need to procure a soft flannel shirt and a comfortable sweater.  The temperatures have dropped, but you can leave your heavy coats in the closet.  The fall season on Fripp Island is temperate, mild, and the temperatures hover around the mid 60’s. Of course, “cold weather” is relative.  After spending all summer languishing on the warm Fripp beaches, the colder temperatures can be a bit shocking.  If you spot someone wearing a

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The King Tides are High but We’re Holding On

Our beautiful Fripp Island is the most seaward island of South Carolina. One must travel across 4 other islands to reach it. Our three miles of beach faces the southeast, and many have been lucky enough to find spectacular sea shells or watch loggerhead sea turtles hatchlings race for the waves. Behind our island is a tremendous marsh with winding tidal creeks, endless Spartina grass, and jagged oyster beds. Those of us that live here are no strangers to the spectacular tides, and many guests marvel at how the shorelines change throughout the day. The tides truly are the most

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Loggerhead Sea Turtles on Fripp Island

Did you know that Fripp Island is one the 50 beaches in South Carolina that monitors and surveys the nests of Loggerhead sea turtles?  Loggerheads are our state reptile and, according to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, their population has declined three percent every year since we began monitoring them in 1980. Our Fripp Island Turtle Team is a group of volunteers that works tirelessly every summer to take inventory of the Loggerhead nests.  They carefully track where the Loggerhead mommas lay their eggs and monitor them until they are ready to hatch and head back out into the

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FrippinIt Grand Prize Winner

If you visited Fripp Island this summer, you probably stumbled across a sign or two that encouraged you to share your experience with us on social media using the hashtag #FrippinIt.  Friends, you did not disappoint us! We watched you come together with your family and friends.  We saw you swimming, eating, drinking, laughing, dancing!  Some of you were married here this summer, and some of you got engaged.  We noticed a lot of selfies, and we were very impressed. It was such a special experience to see you #FrippinIt all summer! Frippers, it is almost time to announce our

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Beaufort, SC – One Of The Best Places To Live In America

Outside Magazine just announced “The 16 Best Places to Live in America: 2015,” and our close neighbor Beaufort, South Carolina, made the list at number eight! We heartily concur, although we would place Beaufort at number two, directly after Fripp Island of course! Beaufort is surrounded by water. As Outside Magazine mentions, there are nearly a million acres of water and wet-lands to explore, and that’s not even counting the Atlantic Ocean, making Beaufort a paradise for those who love to get wet and explore. Beaufort has that classic Southern charm; much of it looks like it was built for

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Fripp Island Weather Is Pretty Much Perfect

Looking for a tropical paradise located in the lower 48? Look no further than our own Fripp Island,  South Carolina sea island just 18 miles east of Beaufort. Fripp Island weather is semi-tropical with highs ranging in the high 80’s during the balmy summer months and dipping down to the extremely mild 60’s during winter months that put most of the country into the deep freeze.  There is really never a bad time to visit Fripp Island when you are looking for great weather. Fripp Island is graced with elegant Palmetto trees and lavish tropical foliage leading to its gently sloping beach that is

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Exploring The Best South Carolina Beaches

It is no surprise that Myrtle Beach is one of the foremost beach destinations in the entire country.  The town of Myrtle Beach hums with activity all summer long. There are numerous things to do for everyone all along the expansive stretch of silky white sand. Whether you’re looking for fishing, sailing, surfing, or simply enjoying that perfect sugar sand, Myrtle Beach’s 60 mile Grand Strand has that piece of beach paradise you are looking for. Hilton Head is one of the largest islands on the East Coast. Hilton Head is the premiere destination for those seeking a large resort

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Fripp Island’s Golf Haven – As Land Meets the Sea

Outside of Beaufort, South Carolina, a barrier island is nestled on the coastline, offering a special golf destination – a course situated among sweeping vistas with overwhelming views of the ocean and coastal inlet. Ocean Point Golf Links harnesses 18 holes of immaculate terrain, guiding its players along the South Carolina shoreline and finishing 10 out of the 18 holes against a backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. Journey to the southern end of the island, and find Ocean Creek Golf Course, a course amidst four rolling dune lines with freshwater lakes sprinkled throughout the sea’s edge. Golf alongside frequenting deer,

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Fripp Island Golf Special

$125 Golf Special Our incredible Golf Special is just $125. Package includes: Nightly Accommodations 18 Holes of Golf at Ocean Creek or Ocean Point Complimentary Range Balls per 18 holes Complimentary Replays Based on Availability Greens Fee & Cart Learn more about our special South Carolina Golf Package… More Details…  

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