Welcome to DESIRED HAVEN! This quaint one story, three bedroom beach cottage is ideally located just a short 5 minute stroll from popular Beach Access 21 and is also within leisurely walking distance to the Fripp Island Marina and Ocean Creek Golf Course. The tropical-like lagoon, directly across from the large front yard, is the perfect place for spotting exotic birds or even an occasional alligator while relaxing in the rocking chairs or gently "joggling" on the custom-built Charleston Joggling Board on the big wrap-around front deck. The spacious screened-in back porch boasts three Hunter ceiling fans, a picnic table, an old-fashion porch swing, four rocking chairs, and an unobstructed mile-long MARSH VIEW!
The cottage is completely awash in serene sea-green and sedate sand-dollar colors and charmingly decorated with rustic beach-chic antiques and slightly distressed Ethan Allen pickled pine furniture. The casual, comfortable furnishings give the cottage a carefree, coastal feeling while also complementing the handsome antique heart pine floors. Each of the three bedrooms features LED TVs, iHOME alarm clocks with iPOD/iPHONE CHARGING DOCKS/MUSIC PLAYERS, Hunter ceiling fans, Levolor wood blinds, Ethan Allen mattress sets, and it's own unique decor theme.
The large LAGOON ROOM, with adjoining bath, is painted in a soothing soft green color and has a planked-pine king size bed as well as wicker and rattan furniture to give this room a lush, tropical feel. It also has a 32" SHARP LED TV with BUILT-IN DVD PLAYER and a separate iHome iPad charging dock/music player in addition to the iHome alarm clock with iPod/iPhone charging dock/music player.
The BEACH ROOM is decorated with hand painted vintage furniture, a whitewashed chest of drawers and an antique seashell mirror for an easy, breezy, fun-in-the-sun feeling. Enjoy watching FREE NETFLIX on the 26" VIZIO LED TV or DVDs on the LG SMART BLU-RAY PLAYER from the comfortable queen size slat-style bed.
The cottage-style extra long twin bed in the NAUTICAL ROOM is just the right size for sailors both big and small. This room houses a 24" VIZIO LED SMART TV with FREE NETFLIX, a SONY DVD/VCR PLAYER, a nice PG/PG-13 video library and an abundant assortment of jigsaw puzzles and board games for those landlubbers who prefer to stay on shore.
The cozy living and dining rooms are located adjacent to the spacious screened-in back porch for easy access to the rocking chairs, porch swing, and picnic table. The living room has an additional iHOME iPOD/iPHONE CHARGING DOCK/MUSIC PLAYER as well as a BOSE WAVE MUSIC SYSTEM with built-in CD PLAYER. This inviting room also has a Hunter ceiling fan in addition to a wood burning fireplace with a custom designed firebox surround featuring handmade marine-life tiles. The new slip-covered Pottery Barn NON-SLEEPER sofa will comfortably seat 3 adults. This room also features the affectionately nick-named "Velcro Chair". This well broken-in and much loved recliner is so comfy and relaxing that once you sit down in it you will find it difficult to pull yourself away! It is also perfectly positioned for viewing the 47" LG LED HDTV with FREE NETFLIX as well as DVDs from the video library on the LG SMART BLU-RAY PLAYER.
Enjoy the tranquil marsh view through the sliding glass doors of the dining room while eating at the Ethan Allen farmhouse table with planked-pine top and rush bottom chairs. The watercolored shrimp boat paintings hanging here, by well known artists Nancy Rhett and Barbara Shipman, feature distressed wooden frames made from locally salvaged shrimp boats to add to the authentic Carolina Lowcountry look of this room.
The bright and airy kitchen continues the Lowcountry look of the dining room with it's custom painted cabinetry and local artwork. It is generously stocked with nice cookware, dishes, wine glasses, and utensils. A four burner gas grill is easily accessible on the open deck just outside the kitchen's French door.
The nicely updated Jack-and-Jill style bathroom features a tub/shower combination bath and two new Kohler COMFORT HEIGHT toilets. A full size washer and dryer are conveniently located here, as well. There is an outdoor clothesline for air-drying beach towels and bathing suits in addition to an enclosed outdoor shower with separate changing area. With both hot and cold water, this is a favorite spot for rinsing off after a day at the beach or showering outside just for the fun of it!
A stay at DESIRED HAVEN is meant to foster a peaceful and relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of today's busy world. However, if it is necessary to "stay connected" while on vacation, the cottage features high-speed WIRELESS INTERNET access for your convenience in addition to unlimited LONG DISTANCE phone service within the continental United States. A cell phone tower on the island provides a strong signal for Sprint, Verizon and AT&T smartphones, as well. The Fripp Island Business Center is a quick drive or short walk away from the cottage and also provides free Internet access as well as the use of their computers, fax and copying machines.
A complimentary four person electric GOLF CART is available for leisurely cruising the island and arrangements can also easily be made for the rental of bikes and kayaks for further exploration of Fripp and it's surrounding waterways. Close-by Camelot Farms offers horseback rides on the beach for those looking for an extra special adventure while visiting the area.
Friends, couples, and small families are cordially invited to come and enjoy this wonderful refuge from the storms of everyday life in this truly special DESIRED HAVEN!
HE STILLED THE STORM TO A WHISPER; THE WAVES OF THE SEA WERE HUSHED. THEY WERE GLAD WHEN IT GREW CALM, AND HE GUIDED THEM TO THEIR DESIRED HAVEN. Psalm 107:29-30 NIV
Golf cart inlcuded with stays.
WiFi highspeed Internet access included.
REGRETTABLY, PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED.