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83 Ocean Creek Blvd Fripp Island, SC

83 Ocean Creek Blvd
Fripp IslandSC 29920
$650,000price
4bedrooms
3full baths
1,744square feet
138278listing id

Great home on the water with private shared dock. Open floor plan with great views of the canal. Large bedrooms and great hardwood floors throughout. The exterior the home has Hardy plank for easy maintenance. Would make a great first, second or rental home. Is currently on the rental market doing very well.

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StatusACTIVE
CountyBeaufort
Year Built2001
Property TypeRESIDENTIAL
TypeSINGLE FAMILY

Basic Features

Address: 83 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, Porch, Screened Porch
Foreclosure Y/N?: no
Full Baths: 3
Heating: Heat Pump
IDX Property Type: Residential
Latitude: 32.311641000000
Listing ID: 138278
Listing Price: $650,000
Longitude: -80.492270000000
Major Area: 7A-FRIPP ISLAND
Minor Area: 7049-Ocean Creek/Vb
Property Type: RESIDENTIAL
Remarks: Great home on the water with private shared dock. Open floor plan with great views of the canal. Large bedrooms and great hardwood floors throughout. The exterior the home has Hardy plank for easy maintenance. Would make a great first, second or rental home. Is currently on the rental market doing very well.
Rent/Lease: neither
Short Sale Y/N?: no
Square Feet: 1,744
State: South Carolina
Status: ACTIVE
Street Name: Ocean Creek Blvd
Street Number: 83
Total Baths: 3
Type: SINGLE FAMILY
Waterfront: Tidal Creek
Waterfront Community Y/N: yes
Year Built: 2001
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/Equipment, Cable TV/Available, Dryer, Washer
Approx. Age: 11-25 Yrs.
Basement: No
Covenant: Y
Cumulative DOM: 161
Directions: Hwy 21 to Fripp Island
Dock: Private Dock
DOM: 161
Dryer Connection: Yes, Electric
Family Room: yes
Fireplace: Gas
Fireplace Y/N: yes
Flood Zone (Y/N): yes
Floors: Wood Floor, 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
Roofing: Composition A/S
Room Count: 6
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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Combating Erosion

This Article was written By Page Miller

Combating Erosion

Fripp Island Real Estate

Fripp Island real estate

John Lee

In 1973 corporation management and the property owners united in a battle against the sea. The new corporation’s first major expenditure was building a seawall along the islands north east point. Serious erosion had occurred along the shoreline of the Fripp Island inlet in the late 60s and early 70s with the disappearance of beach, dunes and lots. The road that had once provided an outer loop around the golf course had fallen into the pounding surf. Fripp Island Real Estate

 

The S&Ls consulted with erosion specialists Dr. Per Bruun, an engineer from the technical University of Norway, who recommended the construction of a 2000 foot long concrete seawall, reinforced with an embankment of large rocks. The wall border the Fripp inlet shore and then extended as a Jetty out into the Atlantic Ocean. The project was completed at the end of 1974 at a cost of $300,000, which in 2005 dollars  would be the sizable investments all $1.2 million. The seawalls primary purpose was to prevent the water lines along porpoise drive from being washed out. Additionally it protected the golf course and one of the most scenic portions of the island.

Efforts at combating beach erosion, however, had been underway for several years prior to the billing of the seawall by Fripp island development Corporation. The commissioners for the public service district, who were charged by the state law with responsibility for water supply, erosion control and fire protection on Fripp Island, had devoted considerable attention and money to the threat to the beach. In 1970, the commissioners developed a three-pronged strategy and borrowed $120,000 from the South Carolina state sinking fund to build two hundred foot concrete and timber groins at the South Western in of the island, install 11 tube groins filled with sand on the islands northeastern end, reconstruct dunes and renourish at the center of the island. Fripp Island Real Estate

Approval of the Sale

This Article was written By Page Miller

Approval of the Sale

Fripp Island real estate

John Lee

 

The rationale for the sale was offered to the stockholders of the Fripp Island Resort in an unsigned memorandum. The document asserted that because all the ongoing conflict between the three separate corporations the resort, the inn and the golf club development on the island was at a virtual stalemate. Additionally, the golf course was in extremely poor condition and had no clubhouse, but the resort did not have sufficient capital to purchase the property. Thus the memo strongly recommended that the stockholders accept the offer from the coalition of savings and loans. Our alternative would be running the risk all a possible forced sale of the island in the near future in which event and assets would probably bring only a fraction of their true value. Fripp Island Real Estate

On July 26, 1972, stockholders Fripp Resort Lodging, Inc., which owns the inn, met and agreed to accept the savings and loans offer on $1.2 million for the land and buildings. Two days later on July 28, stockholders on the Fripp Island Resort, met and approve an offer all $850,000 for their entire assets, which include all of the lots that had not been purchase as well as all the undeveloped land, approximately half on the island. The members of the country club also met that day and agreed to the price of $325,000 for the golf course. The package deal also included the bridge that connected Fripp and Hunting Islands.

For many Fripp island property owners, the sale price for the country club was a bitter pill to swallow. Some individuals were even ready to go to the bank and make sizable contributions towards the effort keeping the golf course in the hands on the homeowners. Yet George Douglass, the present all the homeowners association, argued that the money that could be raised would be insufficient and that selling the course was the only realistic option. As a private entity, without the support of the resort, the country club had not found a viable way for handling the debt and maintenance of the course. Fripp island home and lot owners, who had paid $1000 and $1500 just a few years earlier for certificates of membership in the Fripp Island Country Club, were dismayed to learn that was all debts have been paid, the redemption of membership certificates realized only about $200. However, as one resident pointed out, they had paid no dues and thus had three years of unlimited golf at no extra charge.

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Fripp Island Home Owners Association

This Article was written By Page Miller

Fripp Island Home Owners Association

Fripp Island real estate

John Lee

The resort’s lack of funds exacerbated the relationship between property owners and the resort on significant issues beside golf. The increasing level of frustration with the resort over poor roads, absence of security guards on the bridge, failure to adhere to the covenants and the lack of a sewer system all breaches of the resort’s initial promises led to the founding of the Fripp Island Home Owners Association in the fall of 1969.

The  key founders of the association were George Douglass, Bill Huyler, Dick Smoak and Doug Lawrence, all of whom had considerable administrative experience. Douglass was vice president with traveler’s life insurance; Huyler, a former top executive with Germaine Montiel cosmetics; Smoak, a career Army officer; and Lawrence, a banker. Meeting in the study at Douglass’s house, the men mapped out plans for the new organization. The initial meeting of the Fripp island home owners Association was held at the La Tai Inn on November 8, 1969. The new organizations membership included resort managers. The stated objections were to provide a forum for the discussion of mutual concerns and are to establish a liaison for cooperation between the resort and the residents. Douglass and the other organizers intended for those who all houses to be the key constituency without associate membership category for those who all lots. The annual dues for both categories were five dollars.

A Gift for Grandma

This letter was written to a good friend by her grand  daughter

Hollen Spain
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I was in South Carolina, waiting for Grandma to get the leash so we could walk Sparky. I climbed on the Angel Oak tree outside as Spanish moss hung from the branches like frosty icicles. I kept an eye on Sparky; a Jack Russell with big dark eyes. He was excited for his evening walk and could barely wait for Grandma to get his leash.

“I have the leash. Will you put it on him, Dear?” Grandma said in

her southern accent. “Yes, and can we walk Sparky to the beach?” I replied. “Definitely.” I quickly connected the leash to Sparky’s collar.

“Click,” it snapped on. I noticed he was as eager to walk as I was. “Sparky and I are ready,” I said. “Then let’s go,” Grandma replied. We walked up the sandy road: Sea Dragon Lane, stopping every

once in a while so Sparky could sniff the plants. We approached the stairs to access the beach and Sparky hopped up them as if he was a bunny rabbit. I looked at the beautiful scenery as the beach lay in front of us. The shrimp boats dotted the horizon as the sun was setting over the water.

“Isn’t it just beautiful?” Grandma said. “Yes,” I exclaimed. We walked down the stairs, and on to the path, watching out for

 

sand burs and looking over the dunes. Sea grass waved through the thick, salty air. Ghost crabs peeked out as the sandpiper scurried along the ocean edge. Grandma took off the leash, and Sparky bolted to the crashing waves.

“Do you want to look for sand dollars?” Grandma asked.

“Of course!” I said running to the waves as the mist sprayed on to my face. Grandma took my hand and we walked across the bay looking for pretty shells.

“I found one!” I exclaimed. All together Grandma and I collected six. When we could not find any more, Grandma said, “I am going to sit down so why don’t you go play with Sparky.” “Sure” I said and ran to the waves chasing and playing with Sparky.

When it started getting darker, Grandma said it was time to go. took the leash and clipped it on to Sparky, grabbed my shoes, and Grandma and I held hands walking back to the house.

“I love walking with you and Sparky,” I said.

“I love walking with you too,” she replied.

When we got to the house, I saw my mom in the kitchen and Haylie watching television. Wow, they missed a lot of fun, I thought.

P.S I love walking with you and staying at your house for three exciting

weeks and I cannot wait till next year! I love you grandma! -Hollen Spain

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Resort-Style Amenities

Whether floating down the lazy river, taking a dip in one of our five swimming pools or being pampered with a signature spa treatment, Turquoise Place has amenities for every member of the family. As exclusive on-site provider, Spectrum Resorts provides a truly pampered expereince with options for daily housekeeping, grocery delivery, and on-site check-in. Enjoy the best of both worlds. Experience Turquoise Place.

Five Swimming Pools & Lazy River

No matter what the season or weather, your family will enjoy one of our five swimming pools, including two heated indoor pools, a children’s pool, an outdoor pool and a zero-entry outdoor pool. The indoor pools are located on the fourth floors in both the C and D Towers. The zero-entry pool is centrally located behind the towers, and the children’s pool is located beside the C Tower.

Turquoise Place also has a 450’ seasonally heated lazy river located outdoors on the fourth floor of the D Tower.

Spa Services

Vacation is the perfect time to pamper yourself with one of our Spa Services. Choose from a range of services such as massage therapy, skin care and body treatments. Click here to view a list of Spa Services.

Cabana Eight

Cabana Eight gift shop is opened seasonally and located just off the main pool.  You can pick up logo wear, swimsuits, boogie boards, sunscreen, gifts and other sundries.

 

Fitness Centers

There’s no need to let your fitness routine slide while you are on vacation. Our Gulf-view Fitness Center features televisions, treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes and free weights. Fitness Centers are located on the fourth floor of both the C and D Towers.

Children’s Playground

A jungle-gym style children’s playground is located beside the lazy river on the fourth floor of the D Tower. Our state-of-the-art jungle-gym is also surrounded by a special, kid-safe material to provide ultimate fun paired with ultimate safety.

Tennis Courts

There are two lighted tennis courts located on the fourth floor of the C Tower. Forget your tennis racquet? No problem. You can check one out at the Front Desk.

Saunas & Steamrooms

Perfect for sore muscles or just relaxing, Turquoise Place has saunas and steam rooms located in both towers inside the indoor-pool area.

Seasonal Activities and Games

Turquoise Place plans year round fun and exciting activities for the entire family. We offer a variety of seasonal activities, crafts and games including S’mores on the beach, glow-stick parties and dive-in movies at the pool. Everything is free except for a small craft charge for some activities. Click here to see our interactive activity guide!

Hot Tubs

In addition to the private hot tubs on your balcony, Turquoise Place has three oversized indoor hot tubs located adjacent to the indoor pools on the fourth floor of the C and D Towers.

Poolside Entertainment

Whether it’s being serenaded by music from local artists, or enjoying the skills of talented individuals from around the Gulf Coast, Spectrum schedules entertainment seasonally by the main pool to make your experience unforgettable.

First Marina Building on Fripp Island

This Article was written By Page Miller

First Marina Building on Fripp Island

Fripp Island real estate

John Lee

 

Fishing was a passion with many early residents. George Douglass, an insurance executive from Connecticut who had retired and moved to Fripp in 1969, headed up the efforts to the build, at residences expense, a floating dock on old house Creek at the end of Bonita Road. The frequent use of the dock highlighted the need for a small service building nearby to provide space for storage of boating equipment, toilet facilities and sale of bait, supplies and soft drinks. On April 22, 1970, George Douglass, on behalf of himself and Bob Sutton, wrote to Jack Kilgore asking the Fripp resort to lease us a small area in the head of the dock for a nominal yearly sum. Douglas made it clear that the residents would pay for the structure, follow the islands architectural and keep the area clean. In a handshake agreement, Kilgore gave permission for the small marina building in the spring of 1970.

 

In an oversized green vinyl record book how log: Old house Creek Marina, Sutton kept a daily account of activities at the Marina. From the first entry on May 17, 1970, until the last one on April 23, 1971, this log provides a rich history of a vibrant community of fishermen. Each entry includes a list of boats that went to and from the dock that day, notations on the weather plus sundry other bits of information. During the first two months, the log gave us progress reports on the construction on the marina building. For example, they may 27th entry noted finish roof at eaves on bait house. The primary work crew included George Douglass, Bob and Shirley Sutton, their son Bobby, John Miller and Bill Brazell, who operated the dredge for the building of the Fripp Canal and lagoons. Dan Sawyer, a retired architect from South Hampton, Massachusetts, savaged a nineteenth century arch window to give the building a little class. Finally on June 13, 1970, the log announced open house. And 27 people sign the guest list.

 

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Early Days on Fripp Island

This Article was written By Page Miller

Fripp Island real estate

John Lee

Early Days on Fripp Island

One of the unique early homes belonged to Ron and Elrose Yaw. Built in 1967 by Jim Rentz’s coastal contractors, this beachfront home called Sea Dawn was a grayish stained octagon structure was surrounding decks that bleach with the sand dunes. A large living area featured a handsome fireplace with a sunken conversation pit, Yaw referred to as the martini pit. In 1968 John and Barbara Miller, part-timers from Chicago and Colorado, where they had a Hereford ranch, built a large home with Columns  that quickly became dubbed Tara. The Millers were known for their elegant Christmas parties where they serve smoke pheasant. Fripp Island Real Estate

Many of the employees of the resort did not live on Fripp but never the less became an integral part of the island community. Dixie Winter especially recalled James Atkins, a black man who worked at the inn and was greatly respected on the island. Atkins wore many hats, Winter said; if you needed a ride to the airport he could be a chauffeur, if the yard man was sick, he could cut the grass. When Atkins had a hart attack, the fripp community collected money to assist with his expenses. As Winter tells the story, fripp retiree John Seymore took the card and money to the hospital. When Seymore arrived at Aitkin’s room, the nurse looked at him sternly and said, He’s allowed to see members of the family only. Then according to Winter, Seymore looked at the nurse and said firmly, well, he’s my brother, so they let him in. Fripp Island Real Estate

Negotiating the Purchase of Fripp Island

This Article was written By Page Miller

Negotiating the Purchase of Fripp  Island

Fripp Island real estate

John Lee

 

A week after seeing Fripp for the first time, Kilgore returned to Beaufort check out the owners of the island. He learned that a group of 16 Beaufortonians owned the island as a hunting preserve and that John Trask was the ringleader of the group. Kilgore made a reservation at this sea island motel that John Trask had recently built on Bay Street and call Trask to invite him for a drink. Trask arrived at 6 PM and by the time he left; Kilgore had the names and background information of all the owners. While in Beaufort, Kilgore made another trip to Fripp. This time his guide was Jack Woods, who served during War War II in the Coast Guard patrol that brought supplies to Fripp Island and was now working in real estate Company of his father-in-law, Sheriff JE McTeer. Coordinating the trip to coincide with high tide, Woods took the boat up a tributary from Old House Creek that cut through the middle off the large marsh behind the center point on the beach. The high tide assured navigators water and a docking point that was just a short walk to the beach. Kilgore’s appreciation of the beauty and potential all the island increased.

 

Returning to Columbia, Kilgore work quickly to create a business structure. On May 7, 1960, Kilgore and his initial two supporters, Ray Barry and Alderman Duncan, established the first security investment Corporation, which was serve as a preliminary organization for purchase and the island. They elected Kilgore president, Duncan VP and Berry treasure. With incorporation papers and an option to purchase in hand, Kilgore went back to Beaufort to see John Trask and make an initial offer all $300,000. After some deliberation to agree on the amount and Trask offered Kilgore some tips on how to proceed in gaining the signatures all the other 15 owners.

Another Sale of Fripp Island

This Article was written By Page Miller

Another Sale of Fripp Island

Fripp Island real estate

John Lee

 

Robert Graves, a commercial shrimper and supply preacher who lives on St. Helena Island, has fond memories from his boyhood of camping in hunting Fripp. One of the most exciting experiences was being chased by a wild hog and seeking refuge in the tree. The site of oh house, which by 1950s was no longer standing, once favorite spot for pitching their tents, for it was easily accessible and somewhat protected. He recalls fighting off mosquitoes with ample supply of bug spray and use of mosquito nets. In answer to the question of whether there were ever stills on Fripp; Gray said he had never seen any on Fripp speculated that the wild hogs would have eaten up the mash before it had time to become liquor.

 

On September 9, 1954, McLean lumber company sold Fripp Island for $40,000 to the Fripp Island Corporation, which was made up a group of 16 Beaufortonians who purchase it for a private hunting and fishing preserve. The group included local leaders such as Sheriff McTeer, Claude McLeod, Harold and John Tress, GG Downing and Bradley Harvey Sr., men who over the years had been hunting, fishing and camping on Fripp, many of them since childhood.