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Short-Term Rental Property Management

During our many years of working in the property management field, we've found that there are certain tasks needed to successfully manage a vacation rental property. These tasks include the following.

Locations for 10+ Guests

Need room to spread out? These properties comfortably accomodate 10 or more guests.

Locations for up to 9 Guests

Enjoy the beautiful lowcountry in a property with beach, golf or marsh views.

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Want to try a new destination? Consider nearby Harbor Island.

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Home Watch

Let us bring you peace of mind
while you're away.

Whether you're a seasonal snowbird, frequent traveler, or your unoccupied property is on the market, a home watch is a necessity, not a luxury. In South Carolina’s coastal climate, an unoccupied home is vulnerable to undetected air conditioning failures, mold, pest infestations, burglars, leaks, and other disasters.

Our home watch program is custom designed to fit your home and lifestyle. After sitting down with you, we customize a plan that matches your unique needs. Need something that we haven't already mentioned? Reach out - we are flexible and can add or remove services as your needs change. So, sit back and relax knowing what matters most to you is in trusted hands.

INTERIOR INSPECTION
We conduct a complete visual and sensory inspection of your home’s interior including floors, walls, ceilings, fusebox, under sinks looking for any signs of leaks, damage or other maintenance issues.
EXTERIOR INSPECTION
We walk the exterior or your home and grounds to identify any issues or damage, including irrigation systems, siding, windows as well as other items.
APPLIANCE CHECK
We check to make sure refrigerators, freezers and other requested appliances are functioning properly.
CLIMATE SYSTEMS
We ensure that heating, air conditioning and thermostats are working properly and set to the desired modes and temperatures.
STORM PREPARATION AND CHECK
We can conduct pre-storm checks and tasks to minimize any damage and then conduct post-storm checks to identify any damages. We’ll send you photos and a report, so that you can determine the best course of action.
CHECK FOR THE UNEXPECTED
On each visit, we’ll also be on the lookout for anything out of the ordinary, such as unusual odors or noises. Our goal is to make sure your home is properly looked after while you are away and we’ll always go the extra mile.
ACCESS
Having something delivered? We can be available to meet and give access to client-approved vendors, contractors, and delivery companies.
PROJECT ASSISTANCE
We have a network of trusted professionals who we recommend for anything related to fixing or maintaining your home. You want your landscaping to stay beautiful and well-maintained all year round, we can help with that too. Have a pool? Enjoy the fun without having to deal with all the hassle. We can provide regular maintenance from a Certified Pool Operator to keep it clean and ready to use!
AUTO WATCH BASIC
Basic Auto Watch Program Weekly Checks include a general exterior check noting any fluid leaks or damage. Note oil change due date and notify vehicle owners if oil change is required. turn over the engine each visit and let it run idle for a minimum of 10 minutes.

Although Island Life Service will do its best to provide Auto Watch customers with information regarding the condition of their vehicle and its status, Island Life Service will in no way be liable for any damage to the vehicle or associated equipment, which may occur at any time. Vehicle owners will agree to contact their auto insurance company in order to determine if Island Life Service needs to be included as a covered driver on their insurance.

AUTO WATCH PREMIUM
A premium Auto watch weekly checks include a general exterior & interior check of the vehicle, starting of the engine, checking that the heating & air conditioning is functioning properly and Inspect vehicle for any visible fluid leaks. We will note oil change due date and notify vehicle owners if oil change is required. Test drive the vehicle for a minimum of 10 miles to bring the vehicle's engine up to optimal operating temperature and ensure the entire car is exercised.

Although Island Life Service will do its best to provide Auto Watch customers with information regarding the condition of their vehicle and its status, Island Life Service will in no way be liable for any damage to the vehicle or associated equipment, which may occur at any time. Vehicle owners will agree to contact their auto insurance company in order to determine if Island Life Service needs to be included as a covered driver on their insurance.

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Pool Services

Servicing both residential and commercial pools on Fripp and Harbor Islands.

As a licensed South Carolina Certified Pool Operator, we specialize in vacation rentals and community pools. All of our pools are maintained in accordance with South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) standards. Our goal is to achieve complete customer satisfaction and the highest quality of maintenance and repairs. We know what it takes to maintain a healthy, clean, and enjoyable pool experience. Let us be your trusted source for reliable, professional, high-quality pool and spa care.

 
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Have questions?
Reach out and let us know how we can help.

Don't grow old in the cold... Join the fun on Fripp!

So long for now Fripp Island!  Sunset last week in South Carolina where I shared many moments on the beach with you all! Hope you enjoyed it!  #beoceanminded -
#mavic2pro
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pacsafeofficial #pacsafeofficial aquatech_imagingsolutions #aquatech solvesunglasses #solvesunglasses sunbum #sunbum olukai #olukaisandals rvca #rvcaloha #frippisland

So long for now Fripp Island! Sunset last week in South Carolina where I shared many moments on the beach with you all! Hope you enjoyed it! #beoceanminded -
#mavic2pro
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pacsafeofficial #pacsafeofficial aquatech_imagingsolutions #aquatech solvesunglasses #solvesunglasses sunbum #sunbum olukai #olukaisandals rvca #rvcaloha #frippisland
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Anyone else have to cancel a vacation this summer?⁣⁣⁣🌴
⁣
I was supposed to go to Aruba a few weeks ago, but my island dreams were stolen away by a certain virus that shall not be named.⁣⁣⁣😷
⁣
But thanks to my friends the.book.drop I’ll soon be headed off to Fripp Island! I don’t even have to pack or buy a plane ticket! And we’re not staying at some overpriced resort, no sir. We’ve got The House on Fripp Island… cause we fancy.⁣⁣⁣
⁣
A taut, page-turning novel of secrets and strife. When two families—one rich, one not—vacation together off the coast of South Carolina, little do they know that someone won't be returning home.⁣⁣⁣
⁣
It’s so easy to take a trip with the.book.drop a fun, easy, inexpensive, and indie bookstore supporting way to get a surprise book in the mail every month to take you away! Plus a few extra bookish goodies to go along with it!⁣
⁣
And you can use my code BOOKAPOTAMUS to save 10% off a vacation, errrr… I mean, subscription!⁣⁣⁣⁣
⁣
Happy Sunday book friends!⁣⁣⁣💛

Anyone else have to cancel a vacation this summer?⁣⁣⁣🌴

I was supposed to go to Aruba a few weeks ago, but my island dreams were stolen away by a certain virus that shall not be named.⁣⁣⁣😷

But thanks to my friends the.book.drop I’ll soon be headed off to Fripp Island! I don’t even have to pack or buy a plane ticket! And we’re not staying at some overpriced resort, no sir. We’ve got The House on Fripp Island… cause we fancy.⁣⁣⁣

A taut, page-turning novel of secrets and strife. When two families—one rich, one not—vacation together off the coast of South Carolina, little do they know that someone won`t be returning home.⁣⁣⁣

It’s so easy to take a trip with the.book.drop a fun, easy, inexpensive, and indie bookstore supporting way to get a surprise book in the mail every month to take you away! Plus a few extra bookish goodies to go along with it!⁣

And you can use my code BOOKAPOTAMUS to save 10% off a vacation, errrr… I mean, subscription!⁣⁣⁣⁣

Happy Sunday book friends!⁣⁣⁣💛
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How cute this this? 🦌🦌🦌💕🌴 This trio was spotted by amber.millsbuchanan on Fripp Island this week! Adorable!!! 

#frippisland #deer #islandlife #lowcountry

How cute this this? 🦌🦌🦌💕🌴 This trio was spotted by amber.millsbuchanan on Fripp Island this week! Adorable!!!

#frippisland #deer #islandlife #lowcountry
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Island Girl Jules Meets Author Kristin Harmel

Today I’ve got a special guest to feature on my Bookstagram - my mom island_girl_jules.

Mom is currently down in South Carolina at her second home on Fripp Island (or first home depending on when you ask her) and was able to snag a ticket to meet Kristin Harmel at The Pat Conroy Literary Center (Conroy, now deceased, was a resident of Fripp Island for many years).

Mom had this to say about the event: “What a fabulous day hearing Kristin Harmel speak. She talked about her research process and writing process for her newest book written during Covid. Really a fabulous afternoon.” She also called Harmel “cute as a button” - but let us focus on her literary prowess MOM.

I’ve read Harmel’s newest book (scroll back a few posts for my review) and I can’t wait to hear my mom’s thoughts about it when I go to visit her next week (traveling with my husband and ten week old - send any tips, haha!). So jealous she now has an autographed copy!

Have you had the pleasure of meeting any authors whose books you enjoy?

#authormeeting #beaufortsouthcarolina #beaufort #patconroyliterarycenter #patconroy #authorevent #favoriteauthor #kristinharmel #theforestofvanishingstars #historicalfiction #authorsilove #feature #mymom #islandgirl #frippisland #vacationhome #meettheauthor #historicalfiction #julyrelease #blogpost #bookishpost #worldwar2 #holocaustbook #thebookoflostnames

Island Girl Jules Meets Author Kristin Harmel

Today I’ve got a special guest to feature on my Bookstagram - my mom island_girl_jules.

Mom is currently down in South Carolina at her second home on Fripp Island (or first home depending on when you ask her) and was able to snag a ticket to meet Kristin Harmel at The Pat Conroy Literary Center (Conroy, now deceased, was a resident of Fripp Island for many years).

Mom had this to say about the event: “What a fabulous day hearing Kristin Harmel speak. She talked about her research process and writing process for her newest book written during Covid. Really a fabulous afternoon.” She also called Harmel “cute as a button” - but let us focus on her literary prowess MOM.

I’ve read Harmel’s newest book (scroll back a few posts for my review) and I can’t wait to hear my mom’s thoughts about it when I go to visit her next week (traveling with my husband and ten week old - send any tips, haha!). So jealous she now has an autographed copy!

Have you had the pleasure of meeting any authors whose books you enjoy?

#authormeeting #beaufortsouthcarolina #beaufort #patconroyliterarycenter #patconroy #authorevent #favoriteauthor #kristinharmel #theforestofvanishingstars #historicalfiction #authorsilove #feature #mymom #islandgirl #frippisland #vacationhome #meettheauthor #historicalfiction #julyrelease #blogpost #bookishpost #worldwar2 #holocaustbook #thebookoflostnames
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Casual Friday morning ☕️ Heading to the beach soon but linked this outfit (all from amazon!) in the shop.ltk app 💗 Hope you have a wonderful day!! http://liketk.it/3iTd5 #liketkit
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#casualfriday #amazonfashion #amazonfinds #4thofjulyweekend #beachweek #frippisland #ootdstyle #casualstyle #affordablefashion #whatimwearing #fashiongram #outideas #comfycasual #americanstyle #adidashat #baseballhat #jeanshorts #beachstyle #beachstyles #beachview

Casual Friday morning ☕️ Heading to the beach soon but linked this outfit (all from amazon!) in the shop.ltk app 💗 Hope you have a wonderful day!! http://liketk.it/3iTd5 #liketkit
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#casualfriday #amazonfashion #amazonfinds #4thofjulyweekend #beachweek #frippisland #ootdstyle #casualstyle #affordablefashion #whatimwearing #fashiongram #outideas #comfycasual #americanstyle #adidashat #baseballhat #jeanshorts #beachstyle #beachstyles #beachview
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A beautiful Labor Day Weekend sunrise along Fripp Island Beach🌅
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📸: Beaufort Pics
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#sunrise #FrippIsland #weekendmood #labordayweekend

A beautiful Labor Day Weekend sunrise along Fripp Island Beach🌅
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📸: Beaufort Pics
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#sunrise #FrippIsland #weekendmood #labordayweekend
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The beauty and peace of a sea island morning. 🙌 #frippisland #beaufortsc #seaislands 

📸 Cheryl Huskey

The beauty and peace of a sea island morning. 🙌 #frippisland #beaufortsc #seaislands

📸 Cheryl Huskey
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Meet the Owners

Russell & Molly

My name is Russell Lewis. My wife Molly and I are the owners, managers and boots on the ground for Island Life Getaway. Prior to becoming involved in property management, I was a police officer for 24 years.

Molly and I left our home in Michigan because as Molly put it, " We are not going to grow old in the cold". We discovered Fripp Island, fell in love and made it our home in July of 2018.

We brought our hard working attitude, ethics, honesty and attention to detail, to serve our community. We started our property services by customizing care to owners who wanted to rent out their home on Fripp Island.

We have gained knowledge and experience that has helped us better serve our clients, protect their investment and greatly enhance the guest experience. We are always striving to continue our education and give our owners and guests the best vacation experience possible.

Testimonials
  • Ann Shondel
    For 4 years now I have been a client to Rusty Lewis and Molly Weatherly of Island Life Services . I have found them to be very dependable and do quality work. I appreciate their timeliness in completing jobs. I also find their work to be of high quality and look forward to working with them in the future.
    Ann Shondel
  • Mary Ginn
    Rusty and Molly have been the best in helping us to care for our home when we couldn't be here. I highly recommend them.
    Mary Ginn
  • Stacey Galster
    As someone who looks after others homes this duo is amazing!
    Stacey Galster
  • Nick Passaretti
    Molly & Rusty are the best. They absolutely go the extra mile for their clients. We rest assured knowing they are taking care of our house when we are 1100 miles away.
    Nick Passaretti
  • Kristin Barnett
    We count on Molly and Rusty and they always go above and beyond. Great team!
    Kristin Barnett
  • Philip Sterrett
    When you're an absentee owner, you need to have people - Rusty and Molly are the best kind of people you can get. They're the best.
    Philip Sterrett
  • Allison Baker
    A terrific pair, always reliable!
    Allison Baker
  • Christy N.
    Thank you so much! Having you and Rusty here give us so much comfort.
    Christy N.

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Have questions?
Reach out and let us know how we can help.

Don't grow old in the cold... Join the fun on Fripp!

So long for now Fripp Island!  Sunset last week in South Carolina where I shared many moments on the beach with you all! Hope you enjoyed it!  #beoceanminded -
#mavic2pro
-
pacsafeofficial #pacsafeofficial aquatech_imagingsolutions #aquatech solvesunglasses #solvesunglasses sunbum #sunbum olukai #olukaisandals rvca #rvcaloha #frippisland

So long for now Fripp Island! Sunset last week in South Carolina where I shared many moments on the beach with you all! Hope you enjoyed it! #beoceanminded -
#mavic2pro
-
pacsafeofficial #pacsafeofficial aquatech_imagingsolutions #aquatech solvesunglasses #solvesunglasses sunbum #sunbum olukai #olukaisandals rvca #rvcaloha #frippisland
...

1964 24
Anyone else have to cancel a vacation this summer?⁣⁣⁣🌴
⁣
I was supposed to go to Aruba a few weeks ago, but my island dreams were stolen away by a certain virus that shall not be named.⁣⁣⁣😷
⁣
But thanks to my friends the.book.drop I’ll soon be headed off to Fripp Island! I don’t even have to pack or buy a plane ticket! And we’re not staying at some overpriced resort, no sir. We’ve got The House on Fripp Island… cause we fancy.⁣⁣⁣
⁣
A taut, page-turning novel of secrets and strife. When two families—one rich, one not—vacation together off the coast of South Carolina, little do they know that someone won't be returning home.⁣⁣⁣
⁣
It’s so easy to take a trip with the.book.drop a fun, easy, inexpensive, and indie bookstore supporting way to get a surprise book in the mail every month to take you away! Plus a few extra bookish goodies to go along with it!⁣
⁣
And you can use my code BOOKAPOTAMUS to save 10% off a vacation, errrr… I mean, subscription!⁣⁣⁣⁣
⁣
Happy Sunday book friends!⁣⁣⁣💛

Anyone else have to cancel a vacation this summer?⁣⁣⁣🌴

I was supposed to go to Aruba a few weeks ago, but my island dreams were stolen away by a certain virus that shall not be named.⁣⁣⁣😷

But thanks to my friends the.book.drop I’ll soon be headed off to Fripp Island! I don’t even have to pack or buy a plane ticket! And we’re not staying at some overpriced resort, no sir. We’ve got The House on Fripp Island… cause we fancy.⁣⁣⁣

A taut, page-turning novel of secrets and strife. When two families—one rich, one not—vacation together off the coast of South Carolina, little do they know that someone won`t be returning home.⁣⁣⁣

It’s so easy to take a trip with the.book.drop a fun, easy, inexpensive, and indie bookstore supporting way to get a surprise book in the mail every month to take you away! Plus a few extra bookish goodies to go along with it!⁣

And you can use my code BOOKAPOTAMUS to save 10% off a vacation, errrr… I mean, subscription!⁣⁣⁣⁣

Happy Sunday book friends!⁣⁣⁣💛
...

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How cute this this? 🦌🦌🦌💕🌴 This trio was spotted by amber.millsbuchanan on Fripp Island this week! Adorable!!! 

#frippisland #deer #islandlife #lowcountry

How cute this this? 🦌🦌🦌💕🌴 This trio was spotted by amber.millsbuchanan on Fripp Island this week! Adorable!!!

#frippisland #deer #islandlife #lowcountry
...

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Island Girl Jules Meets Author Kristin Harmel

Today I’ve got a special guest to feature on my Bookstagram - my mom island_girl_jules.

Mom is currently down in South Carolina at her second home on Fripp Island (or first home depending on when you ask her) and was able to snag a ticket to meet Kristin Harmel at The Pat Conroy Literary Center (Conroy, now deceased, was a resident of Fripp Island for many years).

Mom had this to say about the event: “What a fabulous day hearing Kristin Harmel speak. She talked about her research process and writing process for her newest book written during Covid. Really a fabulous afternoon.” She also called Harmel “cute as a button” - but let us focus on her literary prowess MOM.

I’ve read Harmel’s newest book (scroll back a few posts for my review) and I can’t wait to hear my mom’s thoughts about it when I go to visit her next week (traveling with my husband and ten week old - send any tips, haha!). So jealous she now has an autographed copy!

Have you had the pleasure of meeting any authors whose books you enjoy?

#authormeeting #beaufortsouthcarolina #beaufort #patconroyliterarycenter #patconroy #authorevent #favoriteauthor #kristinharmel #theforestofvanishingstars #historicalfiction #authorsilove #feature #mymom #islandgirl #frippisland #vacationhome #meettheauthor #historicalfiction #julyrelease #blogpost #bookishpost #worldwar2 #holocaustbook #thebookoflostnames

Island Girl Jules Meets Author Kristin Harmel

Today I’ve got a special guest to feature on my Bookstagram - my mom island_girl_jules.

Mom is currently down in South Carolina at her second home on Fripp Island (or first home depending on when you ask her) and was able to snag a ticket to meet Kristin Harmel at The Pat Conroy Literary Center (Conroy, now deceased, was a resident of Fripp Island for many years).

Mom had this to say about the event: “What a fabulous day hearing Kristin Harmel speak. She talked about her research process and writing process for her newest book written during Covid. Really a fabulous afternoon.” She also called Harmel “cute as a button” - but let us focus on her literary prowess MOM.

I’ve read Harmel’s newest book (scroll back a few posts for my review) and I can’t wait to hear my mom’s thoughts about it when I go to visit her next week (traveling with my husband and ten week old - send any tips, haha!). So jealous she now has an autographed copy!

Have you had the pleasure of meeting any authors whose books you enjoy?

#authormeeting #beaufortsouthcarolina #beaufort #patconroyliterarycenter #patconroy #authorevent #favoriteauthor #kristinharmel #theforestofvanishingstars #historicalfiction #authorsilove #feature #mymom #islandgirl #frippisland #vacationhome #meettheauthor #historicalfiction #julyrelease #blogpost #bookishpost #worldwar2 #holocaustbook #thebookoflostnames
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Casual Friday morning ☕️ Heading to the beach soon but linked this outfit (all from amazon!) in the shop.ltk app 💗 Hope you have a wonderful day!! http://liketk.it/3iTd5 #liketkit
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#casualfriday #amazonfashion #amazonfinds #4thofjulyweekend #beachweek #frippisland #ootdstyle #casualstyle #affordablefashion #whatimwearing #fashiongram #outideas #comfycasual #americanstyle #adidashat #baseballhat #jeanshorts #beachstyle #beachstyles #beachview

Casual Friday morning ☕️ Heading to the beach soon but linked this outfit (all from amazon!) in the shop.ltk app 💗 Hope you have a wonderful day!! http://liketk.it/3iTd5 #liketkit
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#casualfriday #amazonfashion #amazonfinds #4thofjulyweekend #beachweek #frippisland #ootdstyle #casualstyle #affordablefashion #whatimwearing #fashiongram #outideas #comfycasual #americanstyle #adidashat #baseballhat #jeanshorts #beachstyle #beachstyles #beachview
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A beautiful Labor Day Weekend sunrise along Fripp Island Beach🌅
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📸: Beaufort Pics
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#sunrise #FrippIsland #weekendmood #labordayweekend

A beautiful Labor Day Weekend sunrise along Fripp Island Beach🌅
.
📸: Beaufort Pics
.
#sunrise #FrippIsland #weekendmood #labordayweekend
...

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The beauty and peace of a sea island morning. 🙌 #frippisland #beaufortsc #seaislands 

📸 Cheryl Huskey

The beauty and peace of a sea island morning. 🙌 #frippisland #beaufortsc #seaislands

📸 Cheryl Huskey
...

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