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Owner-Managed, Beautiful 5BR Beach House, steps from the beach!

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 3,167 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

AERIAL VIDEO: 5 BR - Amenity Cards available - 75yds from beach access

FRONT ROOM...

“Shellebration!” has an open, spacious floor plan. The entrance opens into the living area with ceilings adorned with wood beams and floor to ceiling windows, allowing the Lowcountry sun to shine in. The living area comes equipped with a 65-inch plasma TV w/Blu-Ray, a sofa, love seat, and a chair & ottoman. During the winter, relax by the fireplace (upstairs OR down) with your feet up and a good book.

KITCHEN & DINNING ROOM...

“Shellebration!” has a beautiful dining room equipped to seat 6 comfortably. You will find everything that you need in the well-lit, open and well-equipped kitchen that offers additional sitting for 6.

MASTER BED/BATH & SUN ROOM...

The master bedroom has a beautiful king size bed with full dresser and two night stands with romantic lighting. Step out of the master into the sun room for additional seating. Wicker furnishings offer a comfortable area for sipping coffee, reading the paper or enjoying a nightcap. The sun room is equipped with a separate entrance to the front porch for quiet entry into the master bedroom. Master bath offers a dual vanity with bath and shower.

REST OF UPSTAIRS...

Second bedroom furnishings include a queen-sized bed with night stand and soft lighting. Third bedroom is spacious and has two twin beds with night stand. Hallway bath is a single sink vanity with bathtub and shower.

DOWNSTAIRS...

Venture down the wrought iron spiral staircase to find the downstairs living area. Furnishings include a 32-inch flat screen w/DVD, love seat, sofa and over-sized chair. You will also find a beautiful fireplace for sitting and relaxing. Enjoy some ping pong! Two additional bedrooms can be found in the lower living area. Bedroom One is equipped with a queen-size bed and a set of twin bunk beds while Bedroom Two offers a queen bed with nightstand.

THE BEACH...

“Shellebration!” is only 75 yards from the beach. On our barrier islands, the tides are semi-diurnal, which means that our shoreline experiences two almost equal high tides and two low tides each day. At high tide, the water can swell to an average of 7-9 foot tides. At low tide, you will find that you walk out about 300 beautiful, scenic yards to get to the ocean. There is a wonderful large tidal pool, which, as any veteran of the SC coast will tell you, is a great place for both small children and semi-submerged beach chairs. Don’t forget the floating cooler!

PRIVATE ISLAND...

As anyone who has ever stayed at a 'public access' beach can attest, Fripp Island's greatest – and most unique – feature is that it is private. The whole island. You can’t get over the bridge without being an owner or renter. That means no overcrowded beaches and the roads are not choked with the cars of thousands of day-trippers. It’s hard to overstate just how much this adds to the character of Fripp Island – and to your vacation. And we are just a short but BEAUTIFUL ride from Paris Island.

GROCERIES...

Another thing to keep in mind is that Fripp Island does not have a commercial corridor – which is nice but it also means there is no grocery store. There’s a tiny shoppette where you can buy milk, etc., but the nearest real grocery store is in back on St. Helena, about a 20 minute drive. So plan your food, grill, and beverage situation. (Which is why you will LOVE having that 2nd fridge downstairs!)

AMENITY CARDS - Amenity cards are only needed to access the club benefits on the island (such as the pool, golf course and restaurants). You do NOT need an amenity card to access the beach. Should you wish to purchase cards, during the summer season (Memorial Day - Labor Day), each card is $50 for a 7 day pass and $35 for a 4 day pass. During the off season, the passes are $35 for a 7 day pass and $25 for a 4 day pass. These fees are a pass through charge from the Club to us to you with no upcharges. Only those 14 years and older need an amenity card. If you are unsure if you will need amenity cards, we would be glad to talk you through the process before you commit to purchasing them.

SORRY, NO PETS...

For the comfort of our future guests and the cleanliness of our home, we have a strict "no pets" policy - regardless of how well-trained.

Contact us today and come make “Shellebration!” your place at Fripp Island!

More Details

Owner
Shell and Jennifer Suber
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017

About Shell and Jennifer Suber

Here is a little about us .... Shell is a South Carolinian and a graduate of The Citadel. He has gone to Fripp Island since he was a boy. Jennifer, although native to New Jersey, has called South Carolina her home for 30 years.

You can GUARANTEE that we will do our best to be accessible to you with your questions both before and during your stay. We want you to fall in love with Fripp just like we have!

Shell and Jennifer Suber purchased this house in 2014

Why Shell and Jennifer Suber chose Beaufort area

This house is PERFECT for families or large groups. With two distinct living areas (one up and one down), the kids can have a blast downstairs with the tv / ping pong table / card table / large sofas while the adults relax upstairs in their own living room. The house is surrounded by beautiful trees that give you privacy and shade, yet you are only steps from the beach!

What makes this house unique

Close to the beach / located on a dead end road / private / quiet / clean. A GREAT place to visit. But don't just take our word for it, look at our past guest reviews!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fripp Island in Beaufort County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3167 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Master Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , In the Master Bedroom
    Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower , Because every proper beach house needs an outdoor shower!
    Upstairs Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Downstairs Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , With Master Bath
    Upstairs Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Downstairs Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Twin bunk beds plus a double bed in this room
    Downstairs Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Strict "no pets" policy!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Owner-Managed, Beautiful 5BR Beach House, steps from the beach!
average rating of 4.826087 based on 46 reviews
5

A Wonderful Week at Shellebration and Can't Wait to Return!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Shellebration! Two families stayed here with a total of 12 people including 8 kids ranging from 9 years old to a one year old. The layout of the house was absolutely perfect. One family occupied the two rooms downstairs, and the other family had the three rooms upstairs. We all would hang out together in the common areas and kitchen. Having a living room both upstairs and downstairs was perfect. We could all hang out upstairs while a baby was sleeping downstairs, or head downstairs when a baby was sleeping upstairs. This really is an ideal property for two families to share. Also, the hot/cold shower outside was great! That is perfect when cleaning up from a long day that beach without taking the mess inside. Shell and Jennifer were incredible to work with and provided us with detailed info about the property and island. I highly recommend staying at Shellebration, and we are looking forward to our next stay there!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love it and can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here, 3 separate families, totaling 11people. This space was ideal for our huge family vacation! Plenty of room for everyone, clean spacious rooms, 2 fridges, big kitchen, 2 living rooms, short walk to the beach, huge deck....I could go on all day. The homeowners are friendly and very responsive. We can not wait to return next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The location is great however the house is old, outdated , and dirty.

  • 3 of 5

The property was outdated and didn't seem very clean. The beds were not comfortable at all And they caved in when slept on. Also the air conditioning did not really work in the bedrooms upstairs, we were very hot every night. The master bedroom was almost unbearable to sleep in with no air. We had family staying right by and they didn't have to do anything to clean up at the end and we had to strip beds and start laundry.

On the plus, the location was fantastic and the amenities were great. However we probably won't return to this location.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Erin - thank you so much for your review. We value the input of every guest. We have purchased and are installing in August two brand new beds for the house. The master bedroom will now have a king-sized bed and we will replace the downstairs bed which means that now we have all new beds in the house. We are confident that this will mean better sleeping conditions for all our guests. I am not sure why the air conditioning did not work for you in the master bedroom. We stayed at the house two weeks before you stayed there and the air worked just fine. There are two units to cool / heat the house. Maybe you did not see the temp setting for the one for upstairs? I wish you would have contacted us so that we could have helped you with this issue. As for the house being dirty, I am sorry it did not meet your expectations. If you will message me on VRBO and be very specific as to what was not to your satisfaction, we will be happy to address these issues with our maids. In the future, we would hope that you would IMMEDIATELY contact us (or your future VRBO hosts) upon your arrival if you find that something is not to your satisfaction so that we can address it and make things comfortable for you. No, the house is not new but we feel we have priced the house accordingly and, I hope you will agree, all of the pictures online are an accurate representation of what the house looks like. All of the linens and now the beds are new. We are CONSTANTLY making updates (new dishwasher and washing machine were installed and the deck was painted - all within the past 6 months). We hope that you will message us with exactly what you found not acceptable because we DO want to make sure things are in the best order they can be for our guests. Most sincerely, Jenn
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Not bad, but not great...and not worth premium vacation dollar

  • 3 of 5

When we made our reservation for this place several months ago (last winter) ....this review (below) hadn't been posted yet. Had I seen it back then, it probably would have steered us to another property.

"There are a lot of beds, HOWEVER the mattresses need to be replace. We had a person in every bed and no one really felt their mattress was very good. I've slept in worse-sunken and lumpy) these didn't do that, but were hard and cheaper quality. ...There are TWO fridges (WONDERFUL!) HOWEVER the ice make is not installed in the downstairs fridge and the one upstairs didn't work."

Most of the mattresses were okay. And the owner has apparently replaced some of them recently. One double mattress however was a nightmare. It was like two box springs were stacked on top of each other. Totally unacceptable, especially if you're the parents of the bride and are already paying an arm and a leg for a wedding down here.

When we mentioned this and the ice maker not working to the owner she seemed genuinely surprised saying that no one had mentioned problems with the mattresses before and that she thought the ice maker was working just fine. Again, the comments above were made about 6 weeks BEFORE we arrived.

When we got there the door handle on the first floor, leading outside by the trash bins and outdoor shower, was barely hanging on the door. A half of a yank would have sent the inside parts all over. Not a huge issue, I found a screw driver and fixed it. But this isn't how I would leave a house to a guest.

We ended up having a good time here. It was a great wedding, and the house is definitely large enough to have a crowd over. But would I come back here again? No. And it's not solely a reflection on just this property, or the owners. I checked rates with other places to stay and this place is in line with others from a rate perspective.

However, during the summer months (which started when we arrived) you have to stay a minimum of a week, and it has to be Saturday through Saturday. No one on the island deviates from this. And you have to buy amenity cards if you want to enjoy the island (golf, go to the pool, eat there, play tennis, rent golf carts, rent bikes, etc.). The beach is free.

Fripp Island is overpriced. It's a nice enough community but you're going to pay through the nose here. Obviously it is very popular, as many of these properties stay booked up. But I can think of several other places where my money would go a lot further.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for writing and submitting a review, Mr. Kemmy. We appreciate your input and honest feedback. As per our many conversations both during and after your stay, we did try to address all the issues that concerned you. We had no idea about the door handle (so thanks for fixing that). We had a repairman out right before you arrived who was replacing the door's threshold, and the handle must have been removed or worked on while that happened. We certainly did not expect you to have to do ANY work on the house while you are there and would have gladly addressed it if we would have known about it. We are in the process of replacing the beds and sorry you did not find them comfortable. As for the ice maker, we did fix it, then it broke again, so we got it fixed again during your stay. I feel confident the issue is now resolved. As for the value for the money, we constantly monitor what other properties on the island are charging and, as your research will show, we are not among the higher priced rentals. Our property is not brand new - but it is also not priced as such. It is clean. It has plenty of space. It is in a great location. 99.9% of the time everything is working perfectly. What it is not is a 5 star hotel. It is a home. We love our house at Fripp and do our very best to be sure that it is maintained to the highest standards. Many other folks who have stayed at our property and reviewed it can attest to that. I will say that you are the only guest who has given us a 3 star review, and also the only guest who left us with an outstanding balance. We wish you the best for future rentals with other VRBO homes and hope that your next vacation meets and exceeds your expectations.
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5

Second time just as good as the first!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at the Shellebration and we enjoyed our stay immensely! The location of this house is perfect and central to the whole island. The owners and brother are extremely pleasant to deal with. Can't wait to book our third stay in the future!

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Spacious and Beautiful! Very close to a lovely beach!

  • 5 of 5

The property owners were very kind, accommodating and easy to work with. The house was spacious and beautiful! Just a short walk to an amazing and quite private beach. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Fripp Island, South Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Fall 2017
13 Aug 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£698
for 3 nights
From
£194
£1,473
 
 
Winter 2017 - 18
29 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£582
for 3 nights
From
£155
£1,202
 
 
Spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£698
for 3 nights
From
£194
£1,473
 
 
Summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,443
for 7 nights
£2,443
 
 
Fall 2018
19 Aug 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£698
for 3 nights
From
£194
£1,473
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£582
for 3 nights
From
£155
£1,202
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £116.32
Damage Deposit £387.75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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