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Fripp Island Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fripp Island
North Augusta
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fripp Island Getaway”
Reviewed 26 February 2012

Our family has been coming to Fripp for years. My breathing slows and I feel my entire body relax as we enter the South Carolina lowcountry....there is no place more beautiful. Fripp is literally "the end of the road". It is at the end of a string of sea islands off the Carolina coast. The pace of life is much more gentle than Hilton Head and the natural beauty and wildlife will take your breath away. It is our refuge we need a break from the hurried pace of life.

We love to stay at John Fripp Villas as they are centrally located on the island, have the best beach front, and are close to amentities like tennis, the Beach Club, pools, etc....We normally stay in Phase III. On our last trip, we stayed in 139 John Fripp Villas. It is right on the ocean. When we walked in the front door, we were amazed to see the Atlantic ocean through the windows that went all the way across the wall facing the beach. The kitchen, breakfast area, and living area all have magnificent views of the beach. The layout of the villa was spacious and open. The kitchen has granite countertops and the cabinets appeared very new. There was also furniture in the living area that appeared to be brand new. The kitchen layout was great, and I loved cooking fresh seafood that we bought right off the island. The bedroom has a wonderful pillowtop mattress and slept very well. The bathroom was on the small side but the location and views more than made up for that.

There is a covered patio that looks over the ocean allowing you to enjoy the ocean breezes without being exposed to the sun. Our kids loved the grass area off the patio and had plenty of room to run, play bocce ball, and do gymnastics. They also loved laying in the grass at night to watch the stars....there were millions! The villa is right on the beach and it was easy for us to run back and forth for a drink or to get a camera or more sunscreen.

Fantastic trip! We can't wait to come back!

Room Tip: We love oceanfront locations but the oceanview villas in Phase III are nice too. On our last visit...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Reviewed 10 January 2012

On a last minute trip my wife and I decided to go to Fripp for New Years eve. I cant say enough good things about how wonderful this resort is.

It is both a mixture of Resort type condos to residential homes and vacation rentals. You can stay in an oceanfront home or or the resort condos all the way to a house on the gold course.

On this paticular stay we were at a home near the cabana club with a wonderful view of the ocean.

We have been frequent visitors to Fripp Island since 2008 and go two to three times a year.

Lots of shops for shopping and plenty of dining choices.

When you arrive just park your car and rent a cart. Its the only transportation you need while on the island. There are two stores on the island that will carry the little things you may have forgotten to pack. Plan ahead and bring all your groceries becuase its a 20 mile drive back to beaufort to stock up.

Room Tip: USe the website to check the rating of the rentals and the seasonal prices. Great values in the off...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

Such an easy and fun place to vacation. Plenty of golf and tennis and Beach. A great place to just hang out with you family for the week

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Connecticut
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Reviewed 19 July 2011

My husband, 13-month old and I stayed at 139 Captain John Fripp Villas. It was a "silver" rated 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment. The kitchen was updated and there was new flooring, but otherwise it was outdated, musty, worn, messy and not very clean. Linens were thrown in the bedroom closet and junk was stuffed in the hall closet. I ended up tidying up and cleaning. I bought a container of anti-bac wipes at the grocery and cleaned the doorknobs, floor, and wiped coffee/ food splashmarks off the walls and windowsills. I wouldn't have bothered except my 13-month old was roaming this place for a week. The disappointments didn't end there. There are four pools which do not appear to have been updated since the 1970s.The kiddie pools are basically 1.5-foot deep round cement pools the size of a hot tub. The Cabana kiddie pool, which the resort touts as the best one, is a bigger cement hole with a frog slide in the middle. No water features, slides, etc that I was expecting. The "food court" is one, long counter behind which is a pizza oven, burrito fixings, fried chicken, some tubs of ice cream, and poorly-brewed Starbucks coffee served by the world's slowest staff.

On the upside, our apartment was literally oceanfront, so we could either sit on the patio and watch the waves or walk down the short boardwalk to the beach. The beach was very clean and most of the homes, which must be privately owned, appeared to be well maintained.

We did not utilize the golf and tennis facilities, so I cannot comment. However, we did eat out one night at Bonito Boathouse, and after a long and disappointing week, we were pleasantly surprised by the restaurant, staff and food.

Overall, for $2,300 for seven nights, which I booked through Fripp Island Resort website, I'd say go elsewhere. I've learned a lesson not to go too far off the beaten path, meaning there must be a reason everyone goes to Hilton Head or the Outer Banks, and not Fripp Island.

Room Tip: I booked through Fripp Island Resort website, and the place was overpriced and underwhelming. Sugges...
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 30 June 2011

We got a sunsuite efficiency and it was so old and moldy that we left after 1 NIGHT YET THEY Wouldnt refund our money. (We prepaid for 5.) I loved the resort/island but will rent through private means like vrbo.com and not through fripp resort. Oh and we both got sinus infections from the gross window a/c unit that blew moldy air in our faces all night. Awesome.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Fripp Island Resort

Property: Fripp Island Resort
Address: 300 Tarpon Blvd., Fripp Island, SC 29920-7427
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Region: United States > South Carolina > Fripp Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fripp Island
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,188 - ₹ 37,369
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Check out our fantastic vacation rentals which range from oceanfront homes to villas, golf cottages and efficiencies. Whatever you need for your vacation, we surely have a rental to match. Additionally when you book directly through the Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort, you get all the benefits of a private resort club: our exclusive "no hassle check-in", free guest cards, and fully furnished accommodations. Welcome to your home away from home! ... more   less 
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