- 3 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Air Conditioning
- Carbon Monoxide Detector
- Children Welcome
- Clothes Dryer
- Coffee Maker
- Communal Pool
- Deadbolt Lock On Entryway
- Deck / Patio
- Dining Area
- Dishes & Utensils
- DVD Player
- Emergency Exit Route
- Fire Extinguisher
- First Aid Kit
- Fitness Room / Equipment
- Hair Dryer
- Ice Maker
- Iron & Board
- Kayak / Canoe
- Lawn / Garden
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Lobster Pot
- Non Smoking Only
- Outdoor Lighting
- Pantry Items
- Pets Not Allowed
- Satellite / Cable
- Smoke Detectors
- Towels Provided
- Video Library
- Washing Machine
- Water Sports Gear
- Wireless Internet
About this PropertyThe "Loveshack" is centrally located on the island, tucked in a gorgeous enclave amid the Sea Creek golf course. It is just a brief walk or golf cart ride to the marina, the Sea Creek Golf clubhouse, the Cabana Club and one of the most acclaimed stretches of beach. The upstairs Master bedroom includes a queen bed, vaulted ceiling with skylights and ceiling fan, TV, drawer storage, huge closet, French doors opening to a private balcony, and a private bath with jetted tub and shower. There are two bedrooms on the first floor, each with a private bath and TV. The downstairs guest bedroom has two queen beds, drawer storage, closet, access to the lower balcony and a full bath with shower. The Downstairs Master bedroom has a queen bed, bath with tub and shower, drawer storage, closet, T.V., access to downstairs balcony, and attached laundry room. Substantial living/dining area, screened -in porch, cute back patio for calming! There is an outdoor shower for rinsing beach sand and salt residue off of bodies and bathing suits before entering the bungalow. A thoroughly supplied kitchen makes preparing full meals for the family a wind. There is a enchanting screened in porch, with a swing and two rocking chairs, for peaceful in the evening with a drink or a rent (or both) without worrying about pesky insects spoiling the outdoor appreciation. Along with linens, towels and all kitchen accessories, we give a starter supply of bar soaps, dishwashing detergents (both for hand and machine washing), clothes washing detergent and paper supplies. We have an automatic drip coffeemaker and a Weber Grille at the bungalow. We have a toaster, but no waffle iron. One would need to buy some charcoal for the grille. We use match light, and it works well. We have multiple beach chairs and a beach umbrella, available for your use. There are beach chairs and umbrellas for rent on the beach behind the Fripp Island Club resort as well, if you are savoring the beach at that location. Please do not take bath towels out of the bungalow. We have a modest supply of beach towels, which you are welcome to use if you do not have enough. We ask that you please not take them with you when you leave!
Fripp Island Resort has an Amenity Guest Passes policy. One can certainly relish the beach, the wildlife, hiking, cycling, day trips to close by Hunting Island state park, the whimsical stores and eateries of Frogmore, and Historic Beaufort without amenities cards. Also, our full kitchen makes preparing complete meals for the family in the bungalow painless and convenient. So, luxuries cards are not an absolute necessity. However, in order to use the resort eateries, rent equipment, play golf or tennis or use the resort pools, anyone thirteen years of age or older, must have an niceties card. Anyone under thirteen must be accompanied by an adult with an niceties card. We do give two complimentary luxuries cards with the weekly (seven nighttime) rental of our condo. Additional cards can be bought, through us, if desired. The price for a weekly card (5-8 days) is $50.00 each during the summer (May 25 - September 1, 2018) and $35.00 for a Four Day Card (1-4 days). During the rest of the year, the price for Weekly cards is $35.00 and the price for Four Day Cards is $25.00. The cards must be bought through a member of the Club.
We do not give a golf cart with our rental. I seriously considered making that an option, but after weighing the pros and cons, decided it was best to let visitors rent from one of the local companies. I could give it myself, and then increase costs for the guest to cover the costs of buy, use, maintenance and insurance. However, if there were a problem with the cart, it might take numerous days (or even weeks) for me to be able to get the cart repaired. It is not straighforward for an individual to get a cart attended to during the busy season, as all the commercial companies are concerned with their own repairs/replacements, etc. If a guest rents a cart themselves, they are assured that the golf cart company will get a replacement cart to them very quickly if there are any problems.
There are seven resort pools on the island. Sometimes folks don't take advantage of all of them, so don't forget (if you have comforts cards) that you do have options for swimming, other than the great Atlantic Sea. A favorite pastime, for adults and children alike, is crabbing. There are numerous spots on the island where this can be done. One just needs a bucket, a net, some strong twine and some bait! Of course, there are miles of bicycle/walking paths all over the island, as well as a couple of playgrounds.
There is a sizable chalk board posted in front of the Fripp Island Club, on which they post activities for children, families, etc., on a weekly basis. There are boat excursions, deep sea fishing tours, etc. available through the marina. Of course, there are two superb golf courses and plenty of tennis courts available for sports lovers. Also, we have a notebook on the coffee table of the bungalow, in which I have put tons of information about activities available on the island.
The Cabana Club (just a brief distance from the bungalow) has three pools, including a fun “kiddie pool”. There is also an adult libation bar and a grille, which serves various lunch items. This is a very famed spot on the island. Also a brief golf cart ride away, is the Beach Club. There is an adult only pool there, the "SandBar" for adult beverages, an Olympic pool, which is surrounded by a couple of stores, the Exercise Center, a childrens' pool, a "sit down" restaurant for dinner, the Beach Club Food Court (which offers all kinds of kid/family welcoming food) as well as soft serve ice cream, Starbucks coffee, sandwiches, smoothies, etc. The Raquet Club is right across from the Beach Club, and the golf courses are very close by.
You will want to stop at Publix on Lady's Island (about eighteen miles outdoor of Fripp) to buy any perishable items you might want to have at the bungalow such as bread, milk, cereal, sandwich fixin's, chips, pickles, nuts, condiments, soft drinks, fruit etc.. The other option for shopping would be a brand new Walmart, which is just a mile or so past Publix, on the left. There are a couple of "mini-marts" on the island, but they tend to be rather pricey. We like to take our own breakfast, lunch and snack foods to save money. However, there is a food court and also a gorgeous restaurant for dinner at the Beach Club (right next door to the John Fripp Villas), and there are numerous other places where one can eat out on the island (with niceties cards).
As for provisions once one is on the island, The SpringTide Market is a full line grocery store offering the locals and Fripp Island visitors a great selection of groceries and goodies, though the prices are a bit higher than on the "mainland". They offer new comfortable coffee and teas, fountain drinks, ice, new produce, sandwiches, ice cream, beach items and accessories. They offer domestic and imported beer, wine, and spirits. Beer and wine sales are also available on Sundays! Springtide Market is located beside the Island Real Estate Offices just after passing through the front gate to the island. The SpringTide Market is open 7 days a week and club luxuries cards are not mandatory.
There are multiple places, such as the Shrimp Shack, and Johnson's Creek Tavern (one of our family’s favorites) just off the island where one can dine. Lady’s Island has some unique and eclectic eateries, and there are rather a few casual dining eateries (such as Outback Steak House) in Beaufort. There are also numerous "fine dining" establishments in Beaufort, and it's very not a bad drive for an evening out.
Rental of the bungalow is contingent upon direct communication between the guest and the homeowner. No rental will be considered complete and valid until a signed rental agreement has been received by both events!
How to get the best deal on your rental
- Find the tourism bureau in the area you want to travel. Most tourism bureaus will send printed tourism guide books with special packages for property management companies, dining and attractions. These guides provide an excellent start to your vacation rental search.
- Flexible about when you might visit? Off-peak times offer sizable deals.
- Active Duty and veterans of the US Armed forces may be eligible for promotions. Be sure to ask property manager to see if your visiting group is eligible for a discount.
- Some homes are primarily designed for particular groups of vacationers. Large event homes are great for weddings, wedding parties and corporate escapes. Some homes cater to wildlife enthusiasts. Other properties are situated close to night life. If there's a specific Beaufort, SC activity you simply love, look for rentals that cater especially to you.
- Give thought to obtaining trip insurance along with your rental contract. Trip insurance, which generally add anywhere between 1% - 5% of the base term price, offers visitors reimbursement of their trip costs for any nights missed as a result of health emergencies or hurricanes, and additionally ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or charges, like an unforeseen hotel stay or extra gas. Trip insurance is definitely a bank account-saver if the unforseen happens .
The Rental Process
First-timers are sometimes surprised at the range and selection of short-term rental properties available in the Beaufort, SC area. With such a wide selection, renters are sure to discover a rental home which fits their desires and spending plan.
Rental homes are frequently owner operated or managed by property management companies. Rental owners often choose management companies to manage promoting and advertising, housekeeping services and regular maintenance.
Below are great tips and strategies to help you understand the rental search and reservation process.
How to find and book a great vacation home:
Do you believe "Bright and cheerful cottage! FALL & WINTER DISCOUNTS OF UP TO 55%!" is the best vacation property for your upcoming family vacation? Read this check list to confirm it fits your needs.
Search Early and Frequently
Like many trendy vacation spots, In Beaufort, SC the best rental homes are booked early. To find the best selection, start your planning and search Six-Twelve months prior to your trip. Holiday gatherings can be a popular time for groups to plot their Summer family trips..
Find your Spot and Establish Dates
Oftentimes, the toughest portion of organizing your trip is deciding where to go, and when. After the big decisions are hammered out, the rest becomes much easier.
Selecting an Adequately-Sized Rental
Keep a list of attendees. How many beds and bedrooms will you be needing? Keep in mind that many homes advertise maximum guest capacity, which typically includes sofa beds in the home's living room. You'll need to figure out what is acceptable for your family. Generally rental home listings will outline each of the unit's specific bedrooms and beds.
Have a Budget
Make sure that "Bright and cheerful cottage! FALL & WINTER DISCOUNTS OF UP TO 55%!" fits your price range *during your desired dates*. Make certain to get cost-sharing commitments from company before reserving a pricey rental home. Most rental agreements call for a single person to be liable for the full reservation.
Compose a list of "Preferences" and "Needs"
What amenities is your family looking for? Is a pool reallynecessary?Are you looking for a rental property with open-air lounge? Will the unit need to be beach front, in town, or in close proximity to shopping? Will the home have bicycles and beach toys for use as part of your stay? Make a list of "necessities and preferences" from your party to help filter your search to the most appropriate property.
Appropriate accessibility could make or ruin a vacation for the less-mobile. Be sure to remember and inquire about wheel chair accessibility, pool lifts and specialized equipment requirements..
What About Furry Family Members?
Are you or other individuals in the crew travelling with a four-legged friend? Even though quite a few rentals allow furry friends, guidelines and fees fluctuate per property. A number of limitations may eliminate a potential vacation property. Read your agreement very carefully! Fees may apply when pets are added. Ask questions *prior to* you book!
Start your Search
A number of websites exist to match renters with rental owners.. In combination with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Beaufort, SC local rental properties" for local vacation home management companies. In addition to offering distinctive properties, local companies offer you top-notch service..
Re-read the description to ensure that the vacation home has everything you need. If it is something is missing, the property management company may know of comparable homes that fit your style and budget..
Although not true for all rental properties, many property owners and property managers will negotiate rates. If they are hesitant to budge on a peak-season trip, try getting an additional night. Off-peak season offers your best opportunity to make a deal for a lower rate.
Read Through The Contract
You really should know which services are included:
- Telephone service
- Pool and hot tub heating
- Cable and pay-per-view TV
- Daily Cleaning (If Available)
- Trash collection
- Maintenance policies
- Key exchange
- Parking requirements
In addition to the standard price, vacationers will need to pay state taxes when booking "Bright and cheerful cottage! FALL & WINTER DISCOUNTS OF UP TO 55%!", as well as any other fees which might be required depending on their circumstances, including a dog charge, early check-in or late check-out fee, or a pool heating fee for private swimming pool usage during the fall or spring months.
Cancelling your Rental property
Ensure you be aware of the cancellation policy before reserving. Many rental home contracts include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance shields the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It provides reassurance should tragedy strike.
Reserve your Rental Home
When everything looks correct, it's finally time to sign a rental agreement. Remember that most rental contracts will require a significant rental deposit and/or security deposit to safeguard the rental owner.
Know Who to Call
Put the rental manager's contact info into your cell phone and wallet for easy access to answers throughout your trip.
Congratulations! All that is left is enjoying your visit!
During your Stay
- Photograph on your arrival. Record the condition of the rental property right away. We also suggest immediately phoning the property manager with a report of any damages, along with your request for any required fixes.
- Ask questions. You might need instructions for a fireplace, Television set or hot tub. Get in touch with your rental manager. They are there to assist. A quick phone call eliminates many complications.
- Don't forget to respect your nearby neighbors. Often times, nearby households are filled by permanent locals. Respecting late-night quiet hours and parking restrictions can make a vacation a lot more enjoyable.
- Ask a local. Residents are a good source of suggestions. Who better to ask where to get the best chicken wings, have a great night out, or the best areas for night life?
- Make sure you protect the owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the rental locked up while you are away, just like you would in your own home.
- Make sure you've packed all your belongings. Sweep every room in the home for left-behind items. Inspect bathrooms, the garage, kitchen cabinets, backyards, the pool area, and anywhere else your personal property might "hide".
- Be sure to walk through the rental one last time and check for damages. If it is possible, do this walk-out inspection with the property owner present. If the property owner is not available, make certain to take photos of the property to record its condition.
- How was your trip? Most rental web sites ask for comments after your stay is complete. Property owners and rental managers will thank you for favorable ratings. If something went wrong, we recommend being understanding but genuine with regards to stay. Top owners and managers will try hard to fix the situation.
Did everyone have a blast? We hope this guide steered you to a great vacation rental. If the rental property was not quite right, and you'll better recognize how to refine your search for the next trip.
- Hunting Island State Park - 3.6 miles