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Fripp Island Named 2016 Best Beach Community in the South

IslandAt Fripp Island Real Estate, we love our beach community and we aren’t the only ones.

Real Estate Scorecard has named Fripp Island as the 2016 Bliss Award Recipient for Best Beach Community in the South. Judges with came to the conclusion after visiting numerous beach communities throughout South Carolina and couldn’t find a more beautiful private island in the Lowcountry than Fripp.

They went on to talk about the how the shallow wading pools, sand bars and sand dunes along the 3 miles of beach create natural playgrounds for people to enjoy. What also impressed them about our beaches was its sand as well as what can be found on it. There are shells found all along the beach that are beautiful additions to the scenery and when the tide is low, the sand gets hard making it a perfect beach for walking on.

Real Estate Scorecard even talked about how the wildlife on Fripp Island is also truly something to 2016 Best Beach Community in the Southbehold. Not only are the waters filled with shrimp, blue crabs and native fish, but the island has also been noted to have more than 170 different species of birds in or around it. Fripp Island is also one or the rare places one can witness bottlenose dolphins strand feeding, so if you love dolphins this might be the spot to come visit.

They also continued to say that Fripp Island is a great place to find beachfront homes, island cottages and low maintenance condominiums. What also impressed them is that about one-third of the island is still undeveloped, so the opportunity to move to Fripp Island is still wide open for anyone looking to relocate and built a new home.

Fripp Island Real Estate offers homebuyers and seller assistance in finding their dream home on Fripp Island or for marketing the one they’re currently in. For more information on our full range of real estate services, give us a call today at 843-575-2820.

Best Beach Communities in South Carolina

Looking at the Surging Interest in Dataw Island

Just like the beautiful Fripp Island, Dataw Island offers luxurious homes with club-like seclusion and amenities. The island is a popular alternative to Fripp Island, and has been surging in the real estate market in recent months. A perfect location to start shopping for your new home, Fripp Island Real Estate is available to help you find the home of your dreams on Dataw Island.

When searching for a home, it is important to have a real estate agent who has expertise and in-depth knowledge of the area where you’re searching. At Fripp Island Real Estate, we are area specialists and have extensive knowledge of the region that we can use to help pair you with the ideal piece of real estate. One of the most charming areas to live, Dataw Island offers premier homes in a variety of styles that suit families, young professionals and retirees alike.

Dataw IslandDataw Island is a desirable place for your new home, with a diverse variety of homes ranging in square footage, number of bedrooms and bathrooms and other specific amenities, like private docks. From townhomes and condos to private homes, we are here to help you make the best decision when searching for the perfect property for you.

One of the many advantages of living on Dataw Island is the Dataw Island Club, which offers two golf courses, tennis courts, a massage facility and workout center. Perfect for boaters, the full-service deep-water marina is a sight to behold. Looking for a relaxing evening with a view? The delightful clubhouse overlooks the ocean and provides fine dining and a peaceful retreat from the Carolina sun.

Not only will you find a stunning home on Dataw Island, you will find a private, gated community that you can join and cherish. Contact our friendly real estate professionals today and we will meet or exceed your expectations. View our currently featured listings on Dataw Island on our website, or give us a call at 843-575-2820 and start your search today.

How to Increase Your Vacation Home’s Value

south carolina vacationWhether you rent out your second home throughout the year, or spend the majority of the time living in it, keeping its value up is always important. While the value of your vacation home may inherently rise with the market, there are a few things you can do to boost its value even higher. Take a look at the following suggestions, and begin thinking of ways that you can increase how much your property is worth.

When it comes to the value of any home, especially your vacation house, the way it looks on the outside is incredibly important. Invest some time and money into landscaping to ensure the lawn looks neat and clean. Pruning and trimming bushes and trees is always a smart idea, and even grow a garden if you plan on being around for a long time. Of course, you can always hire someone to take care of your lawn and garden while you’re away. Just don’t neglect your property’s landscape in favor of focusing on the interior.

One of the simplest ways to boost the value of your home is by adding on new rooms. This is especially true when it comes to vacation homes, as they are often a place where large groups of friends and family members gather for weeks at a time. Having extra bedrooms, bathrooms, lounges, and more can really make your property stand out to someone who needs a lot of space.

Installing new and modern appliances throughout your home is also a great idea. Of course, simply having modern appliances throughout your home isn’t enough. You also have to carefully maintain them. Don’t allow your appliances to fall into a state of disrepair by tackling problems as soon as they arise.

Take advantage of these suggestions and you can easily make your vacation home worth more than what you bought it for.

South Carolina Sun a Draw for Vacationers, Investors

Coastal SCOff the coast of South Carolina is Fripp Island. This 3,000-acre barrier island is named after pirate ship captain, Johannes Fripp. Today, the three miles of beach and wildlife sanctuary draw visitors from all over the country. The semitropical temperatures make Fripp Island a great getaway for anyone that likes tanning on the beach, golfing, experiencing nature and trying the local fare.

Average temperatures of 85 degrees in the summer and 60 degrees in the winter provide a great environment for year-round visiting. In addition to the beautiful beaches and variety of golf courses, tourists can also freshwater and saltwater fish. For those that like water sports, kayaking is a prevalent activity along with dolphin watching that the whole family can enjoy. Bike and golf cart rentals are also readily available for visitors that want to tour the island at their own pace.

After a day of activities, seaside restaurants offer the best coastal food around. Local seafood is served is establishments from fancy dining to cafes and delis on the island. A visitor’s center on the island has a general store for every-day purchases, but also has a gift shop for souvenirs before you head back home. In total, Fripp Island has around 300 rental properties, which often have ocean views.

However, many properties are often on the market for sale instead of rent. Fripp Island has many private homes close to the ocean or golf courses that can be purchased as a seasonal or year-round residence. Investing in Fripp Island could provide your family a vacation home as well as supplemental income if you decide to rent it out during vacation seasons.

Hundreds of residents already live on the island. With all that the island has to offer, it’s a great place to be able to visit whenever you want. And on the other hand, it’s the type of place that other people want o visit as well, creating ongoing demand to rent your property.

SC Sea Islands Investor Hot Spot

Coastal South CarolinaThe South Carolina Sea Islands are a great place to own real estate. This is thanks in great part to the laundry list of activity the area offers and the tourism that follows. With so much to do pack onto some of the most relaxing barrier islands in the country, vacationers and residents alike will be hard pressed to run out of things to, do day or night.

The subtropical climate off the South Carolina lowlands is conducive to outdoor activity year round. In particular, Fripp Island- among the southernmost South Carolina Sea Islands- has a versatile list of options to partake in no matter what time of year. Averaging no colder than sixty degrees during the ‘cold’ months, any time of year is beautiful outdoors.

Offering vacationers’ access to the choice of two golf courses, 10 tennis courts and a total of six pools, this tiny, 3,000 acre Barrier Island is quite accommodating. And for those who like to slow the pace down and take it all in, there is some great bird and nature watching on the 3 ½ mile stretch of wildlife beach sanctuary. Companies also offer various salt and fresh water fishing charters.

And with about hundreds of rental units, Fripp Island is not only a vacationer’s playground, but also can be an investor’s potential golden egg. Not only is South Carolina real estate among the least volatile in the nation, the area around Fripp Island has witnessed the largest increases in the entire state throughout the 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2014, with nearly 14% average returns.

Income (or investment) property is among the most passive ways to generate return on real estate investment. Renting out a unit allows you to more quickly payoff your lien to increase your net worth. And there is little else an investor could ask for than income property in tourist destinations to maximize occupancy.

Fripp Family

Index

Newspaper article deals with Fripp family

Lowcountry History
by Gerhard Spieler

Published 2nd March 1982

 English friends of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie E. Fourton, of Fripp Island, recently sent a newspaper clipping headed “Arthur started something with his family research.” The article had been published in the Evening Echo, of Bournemouth, England, on Oct. 23, 1981, and even Included a photo of Tidalholm, on the Old Point of Beaufort.
 The Evening Echo article dealt mainly with the genealogical researches of Arthur Fripp, a retired auctioneer, In Rowland Hills, Wimborne: “The great Fripp taunt began two years ago when Mr. Fripp’s daughter Patricia, whose public speaking tours of America earn her 1,000 dollars a lecture, asked her father about their ancestors.”
 Being In America at the time, Patricia Fripp telephoned eight Fripps listed in a South Carolina telephone directory. A correspondence began which “revealed that one John Fripp, of Bristol, had emigrated to Carolina with his son in the late 17th century, bought a plantation on Edisto Island in 1696 and that the family had gone on to control nine plantations with 300 slaves.”
 The article continued to relate how Charles II had granted Fripp’s Island “to Captain Fripp the pirate as a reward for his help in the successful defence of Beaufort, South Carolina, against the marauding French and Spanish during the battles for the colonies.”
 A deeding of Fripp Island to Captain Fripp by Charles II of England has never been substantiated by any historical source. However, it is known that “John Ffripp” on May 12, 1698, “his Marke for Cattle & Hoggs which. is a Cropp & a Hole.in ye right Ear and a Cropp and a Slitt in ye Left” for his livestock on Edisto Island. The first mention of Fripp Island was in Governor Blake’s records which read “ffebry 6, 1695/96. This Day came Richard Benett of ffripps island & recorded his mark for Cattle & Hoggs as followeth halfe of ye Eares off & Two peaces cut out.”
 It should be noted that the name of “Johannes Fripp” the privateer is essentially the same as “John Ffripp” the Edisto planter and the first of the American Fripps. There is a similar story about Captain Mongin, an early settler of Daufuskie Island, which is just as difficult to document, concerning a royal grant to a British sea captain.
 John Fripp, whose first mention was on Edisto Island, purchased his first tract of land on St. Helena Island in 1707. In 1724, he purchased an additional 480 acres. By 1860, his sons and descendants owned about twenty plantations, encompassing 12,000 acres of land on St. Helena and neighbouring islands. William Fripp, Sr. owned 3,472 acres; Captain John Fripp had 2,210 acres, in addition to a large tract of Hunting Island, used as a game preserve and for hunting.
 The Fripp family was partly Episcopalian and partly Baptist. According to Davidson, in his book The Last Foray, “it was said that whenever Captain John Fripp made a donation to (the Episcopal ‘White Chapel’), his brother, ‘Good Billy’ Fripp made a larger one to the Baptists whose brick meeting house was more commodious and more substantial if somewhat less aesthetically successful.”
 Some of the Fripp plantations on St Helena Island mentioned in U.S. Treasury Department records during the War Between the States included Oliver Fripp’s plantation, Thomas B. Fripp’s plantation (“Tom B”), Hamilton Fripp’s plantation and John Fripp’s ‘Big House’ plantation.
 All of the plantations named above were confiscated by the U.S. government for “non-payment of taxes” during the War Between the States.
 Which still leaves unanswered the question of where the privateer Captain Johannes Fripp fits into the Fripp Family chronicle.

Sand Dunes

This Article was written By Page Miller

Fripp Island SC

Fripp Island real estate

John Lee

Fripp Island Real Estate

Individuals who owned oceanfront properties had some success in using palm fronds and snow fencing to trap sand during windy periods. This tactic encourage the development of sand dunes. However, the progress made in retaining sand thing to be followed quickly by more erosion. And early winter storm on December 3, 1971, with tides of 12 to 13 feet the highest in almost a decade leading the 18th green and the 10th fairway of what is known now as ocean point golf course. The groins at either end of the island prove effective, but there was considerable loss of sand at the mid-portions of the beach. With no other funds available, the owners  beachfront properties consulted with Dr. Bruun and following his recommendations build a large artificial done. Each of the oceanfront property owners agreed in March 1972 to pay $250 and engaged a Savannah company to bill of the beach and dunes. Fripp Island Real Estate

Erosion on Fripp Island

Fripp Island Real Estate

This Article was written By Page Miller

Fripp Island real estate

John Lee

 

When still faced with increasing erosion the PSD, which operated with tax revenues, faced a critical financial situation. It had two major debts to pay off: one on a $280,000 bond for the construction of the water system and the other a 1970 loan from the states sinking fund to combat erosion. In a November 1971 the letter to all Fripp island taxpayers, the PSD on it out that the island did not have a sufficient number of water subscriptions to absorb the operating cost of pumping and delivered water; this made the mill rate for Fripp taxes the highest in the County. And to make matters worse, the water system needed additional work. By 1975 the PSD reported receiving $45,000 in tax revenue from the county treasury but $30,000 of that amount went towards servicing debts. Because of the financial constraints, the PSD could assume only a limited role in the battle in the sea. Fripp Island Real Estate

168 Ocean Creek Blvd, Fripp Island SC

168 Ocean Creek Blvd
Fripp Island, SC 29920
$588,000price
4bedrooms
3full baths
2,044square feet
138970listing id
     

Extraordinary home with fabulous lagoon and marsh views. Custom built with wonderful finishes and attention to detail. Craftsmanship evident throughout; this is a truly fine home. Meticulously maintained. New heat pump 2013. Reverse floor plan takes advantage of the terrific location and views. Vaulted ceilings with tongue & groove in the living areas, ceramic floors for easy living, Chef’s kitchen, granite, wonderful woodwork and cabinetry, tiled porch, and much more . .

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StatusACTIVE
CountyBeaufort
Year Built1999
Property TypeRESIDENTIAL
TypeSINGLE FAMILY

Basic Features

Address: 168 Ocean Creek Blvd
Bank Owned Y/N?: no
Bedrooms: 4
City: Fripp Island
Construction: Hardi Plank
Cooling: Heat Pump
County: Beaufort
Dining: Liv/Din/Combo.
Exterior Extras: Deck, Thermo-Panes, In Ground Sprinkler, Porch
Foreclosure Y/N?: no
Full Baths: 3
Heating: Heat Pump
IDX Property Type: Residential
Latitude: 32.311391000000
Listing ID: 138970
Listing Price: $588,000
Longitude: -80.499695000000
Major Area: 7A-FRIPP ISLAND
Minor Area: 7007-Marina Area
Property Type: RESIDENTIAL
Remarks: Extraordinary home with fabulous lagoon and marsh views. Custom built with wonderful finishes and attention to detail. Craftsmanship evident throughout; this is a truly fine home. Meticulously maintained. New heat pump 2013. Reverse floor plan takes advantage of the terrific location and views. Vaulted ceilings with tongue & groove in the living areas, ceramic floors for easy living, Chef’s kitchen, granite, wonderful woodwork and cabinetry, tiled porch, and much more . .
Rent/Lease: neither
Short Sale Y/N?: no
Square Feet: 2,044
State: South Carolina
Status: ACTIVE
Street Name: Ocean Creek Blvd
Street Number: 168
Total Baths: 3
Type: SINGLE FAMILY
Waterfront: Marsh/Water/View
Year Built: 1999
Zipcode: 29920
Zoning: PUD

Advanced Features

Aicuz: N
Appliances/Equipment: Elec/Oven/Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Disposal, Ice Maker Conn., Vent Fan, Ceiling Fan, Smoke/Heat Detector, Fireplace Screen, Auto/Gar/Opener, Cable TV/Available, Dryer, Washer
Approx. Age: 1Day-10Years
Basement: No
Covenant: Y
Cumulative DOM: 111
Directions: Hwy 21 To Fripp Island
Dock: Not Applicable
DOM: 111
Dryer Connection: Yes, Electric
Family Room: yes
Fireplace: Gas, Family Room
Fireplace Y/N: yes
Flood Zone (Y/N): yes
Floors: Some Carpet, Ceramic
Formal Dining: no
Foundation: Elevated
Garage/CarportT: 2 Bay Attached
Golf Community: yes
Home Warranty: N
May be Sub 3rd Party Appr: no
Olrea/B: N
Other Rooms: Family Room, Utility Room, Foyer, Master Bedroom 1st Floor
Roofing: Metal
Room Count: 7
Sale/Rent: For Sale
Shared Interest (Y/N): no
Status Category: ACTIVE
Style: Two Story
Walls: Sheetrock
Washer Connection: Yes
Water & Sewer: Public Water, Public Sewer
Water Heater: Electric
Will Sell: Conventional, Cash

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94 Davis Love Fripp Island, SC

94 Davis Love
Fripp IslandSC 29920
$619,000price
5bedrooms
4full baths
2,215square feet
133612listing id

Custom Patterson Charleston-style hm, panoramic sunset marsh views, + golf view, highly upgr t/o w/heartpine floors, upgr lting, 2 sets Fr doors, grt millwork, hi ceils t/o, cust window treats, Kohler baths, long Andersen windows, GrRm w/BIs & gas FP, lt wd T&G walls, cooks delight kit w/upgr appli, huge scr porch w/ceil fans, pvt courtyd, top designer touches.

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StatusACTIVE
CountyBeaufort
Year Built2002
Property TypeRESIDENTIAL
TypeSINGLE FAMILY

Basic Features

Address: 94 Davis Love
Bank Owned Y/N?: no
Bedrooms: 5
City: Fripp Island
Construction: Hardi Plank
Cooling: Heat Pump
County: Beaufort
Dining: Great Room
Exterior Extras: Patio, Deck, Thermo-Panes, Porch, Screened Porch, Propane tank/Leased
Foreclosure Y/N?: no
Full Baths: 4
Heating: Heat Pump
IDX Property Type: Residential
Latitude: 32.317900000000
Listing ID: 133612
Listing Price: $619,000
Longitude: -80.491555000000
Major Area: 7A-FRIPP ISLAND
Minor Area: 7007-Marina Area
Property Type: RESIDENTIAL
Remarks: Custom Patterson Charleston-style hm, panoramic sunset marsh views, + golf view, highly upgr t/o w/heartpine floors, upgr lting, 2 sets Fr doors, grt millwork, hi ceils t/o, cust window treats, Kohler baths, long Andersen windows, GrRm w/BIs & gas FP, lt wd T&G walls, cooks delight kit w/upgr appli, huge scr porch w/ceil fans, pvt courtyd, top designer touches.
Rent/Lease: neither
Short Sale Y/N?: no
Square Feet: 2,215
State: South Carolina
Status: ACTIVE
Street Name: Davis Love
Street Number: 94
Total Baths: 4
Type: SINGLE FAMILY
Waterfront: Marsh/Water/View
Waterfront Community Y/N: yes
Year Built: 2002
Zipcode: 29920
Zoning: PUD

Advanced Features

Aicuz: no
Appliances/Equipment: Elec/Oven/Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Disposal, Vent Fan, Ceiling Fan, Fireplace Screen, Cable TV/Available
Approx. Age: 1Day-10Years
Covenant: y
Cumulative DOM: 595
Directions: Tarpon to rt on Bonito, left on Ocean Creek, rt on Davis Love
Dock: Not Applicable
DOM: 595
Dryer Connection: Yes, Electric
Family Room: yes
Fireplace: Gas, Great Room
Fireplace Y/N: yes
Flood Zone (Y/N): yes
Floors: Some Carpet, Wood Floor, Ceramic
Formal Dining: no
Foundation: Elevated
Garage/CarportT: 2 Detached
Golf Community: yes
Home AS/RE Fees: Security Service
Home Warranty: n/a
Lt Dim if Less than 1Acre: 43x145x34x111
May be Sub 3rd Party Appr: no
Olrea/B: n
Other Rooms: Rec.Room/Bonus Room, Pantry, Foyer, Master Bedroom 1st Floor
Roofing: Composition A/S, Metal
Room Count: 8
Sale/Rent: For Sale
Shared Interest (Y/N): no
Status Category: ACTIVE
Style: Two Story
Washer Connection: Yes
Water & Sewer: Public Water, Public Sewer
Water Heater: Electric
Will Sell: Conventional, Cash

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