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Steps from the Beach at Seascape

Welcome to our 600 sq ft, 1-bedroom & 1-bath Villa located on Kiawah's vibrant West Beach. Just steps from the ocean and world-class golf just beyond. Perfect for a couples getaway, family beach retreat, or the golf experience of a lifetime. Our villa is equipped with a chef's kitchen including stainless steel appliances including a commercial-grade beer/wine cooler. You'll feel at home in our living space that features vaulted ceilings and a screen porch to match. The perfect place to relax!

$169 per night
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Remodeled Cottage on Sparrow Pond, Walk to Beach!

Take a trip to the shores of Kiawah Island at this 3-bedroom, 3-bath vacation rental cottage that sleeps 8 on Sparrow Pond! Hidden behind swaying palms on the waterfront, this recently updated cottage feels more like an island bungalow, where you can sip on mai tai's and enjoy the ocean breeze all from the comfort of your screened porch. Spend your days on the sandy beaches of Kiawah, the cobblestone streets of Charleston or the miles of biking trails scattered across the island!

$230 per night
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4257 Mariners Watch: $150 Beach Gear/Bike Credit, 1 Minute to Beach

Take advantage of special beach gear and bike credit! This beautifully renovated, second floor, one bedroom Kiawah Island vacation rental has a screened porch and is a 60 second walk to the beach. Upon entering the foyer, you are welcomed by a tranquil color palette and hardwood floors. You can go left into the bedroom or straight to the main living space. The bedroom features a king bed, wall-mounted flat-screen TV, and private entry to the hall bathroom. The bathroom is conveniently accessible from the bedroom or hallway and offers a large tiled shower. Down the hallway is the open living space with kitchen, dining and living areas. The comfortable living room offers a sofa, cozy side chair, wall-mounted flat-screen TV, DVD and Blu-ray players, and screened porch access. The fully equipped kitchen showcases stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and white cabinetry and allows for easy meal preparation and entertaining. The dining area features a table with seating for four. The main living space is highlighted by soaring ceilings, a wall of windows and sliding glass door access to the screened porch. The screened porch, also with an elevated ceiling, provides four chairs and abundant opportunities for relaxing and viewing the surrounding natural beauty and nearby lagoon. A bike path is conveniently located behind the villa, and the beach boardwalk is about a minute’s walk from the villa’s front door. The villa is furnished with washer, dryer, and high speed wireless internet. Guest reservations of 3 to 21 nights come with a valuable credit to use towards beach gear rentals during your stay! The credit amount for this property is $150. You may use your credit for bicycles, beach chairs and umbrellas, beach carts, and more – the choice is yours! During your stay on Kiawah, be sure to enjoy biking on the 30 miles of flat bike trails, golf on one of five world class golf courses, playing tennis, crabbing, fishing, swimming, boating, kids’ camp and nature programs at Night Heron Park. Kiawah Island is about 40 minutes from historic Charleston where you can enjoy incredible shopping, galleries, antique stores, museums, South Carolina aquarium, IMAX Theater, horse drawn carriage rides, and sumptuous dining at many of the fine dining establishments in the city. RBL21-000029 In accordance with the Town of Kiawah Island Short Term Rental Ordinance and with the Akers Ellis Guest License Agreement, all guests agree that the maximum number of vehicles allowed for overnight parking is 2, approved number of bedrooms is 1, and the maximum allowed occupancy is 2.

$163 per night

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Kiawah Beachwalker Park44 locals recommend
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Freshfields Village33 locals recommend
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The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort5 locals recommend
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King Street Grille6 locals recommend
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Night Heron Park4 locals recommend
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Ocean Course Clubhouse4 locals recommend

Kiawah Island house rentals

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Lagoon Front Beach House- 0.4 Miles from the Ocean
$229 per night
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Peaceful Low Country Getaway- No Cleaning Fee!
$51 per night
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Executive Suite B w/Private Entrance,king size bed
$73 per night
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A cozy and clean private bedroom and bathroom.
$55 per night
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Harmony on Display: Costa Rica inspired Tiny House
$149 per night
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Beach House- 0.4 Miles from the Ocean
$229 per night
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Spacious Kiawah Island Home w/Deck - Walk to Beach
$223 per night
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Renovated cottage on golf course-Kiawah Island
$314 per night
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Private Lowcountry Cottage
$89 per night
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Quiet neighborhood setting with ample privacy
$117 per night
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Cheerful private room in a new house.
$44 per night
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Peaceful Place on Wadamalaw
$75 per night

Kiawah Island condo rentals

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4784 Tennis Club Villa
$191 per night
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Just Like Home
$76 per night
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The Sandlapper
$214 per night
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Peaceful 1 BR Villa in West Beach ~ Kiawah Island
$275 per night
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First-Floor Seascape Villa with Easy Beach Access - Tennis, Golf Nearby
$210 per night
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Refurbished Villa with Private Wooded Views, Tennis & Nearby Beach Access
$221 per night
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Beautiful Villa with a View & RESORT ACCESS
$239 per night
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Beautiful 2 bedroom villa, 350 steps to the beach.
$303 per night
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Freshly Renovated Seaside Home - Close to Tennis, Golf, and Beach Activities
$212 per night
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Modern Seabrook Island Resort Condo: Near Beach!
$160 per night
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Newly Renovated Villa Steps From the Beach!
$382 per night
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Dog-Friendly Renovated Condo with Screened Porch - Tennis, Golf & Beach Nearby
$208 per night

Kiawah Island cottage rentals

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River Road Retreat with Pool
$162 per night
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Serene Cottage Studio Low Country Setting
$130 per night
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Laurel Cottage, a South Carolina Low Country Jewel
$86 per night
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Captain's Quarters
$257 per night
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Island Bungalow on Bowens Island
$154 per night
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Charming Edisto Island Cottage for monthly rental
$34 per night
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Laurel Cottage, a "precious gem of a home"
$230 per night
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Cottage w/ On-Site Golf, Shared Pool, & Beautiful Inlet Views - Near the Beach!
$289 per night
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Golf Shore Villa - Dog Friendly- 2 BR Seabrook Isl
$355 per night
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Location! Kiawah Cottage near Beach & Pool
$511 per night
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New Modern Coastal Cottage in Historic Old Village
$142 per night
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Incredible riverfront, gorgeous, renovated cottage in popular Inlet Cove
$551 per night

Your guide to Kiawah Island

INTRODUCTION

This tranquil island southwest of Charleston puts nature first, rigorously protecting its beaches, marshland, and forests. That means you might encounter a whitetail deer as you walk under the canopies of live oak trees in the island’s forest, or catch the flash of a snowy egret as you kayak through a marsh. Sea turtle and bottlenose dolphin sightings are common along the 10 miles of sandy beaches. Kiawah Island is a favorite getaway for golfers, too, its championship golf courses considered some of the best (and most picturesque) in the country. Visitors should note that the island, which is a gated community, prizes its peace and quiet: There’s a nighttime noise ordinance, and many areas can be reached on foot or by bike rather than car.


How do I get around Kiawah Island?

Many major airlines fly direct into the nearest airport, Charleston International Airport (CHS). It’s best to rent a car at the airport to make the roughly hour-long drive to Kiawah; taxis are expensive and not all rideshare operators have permits to enter the island. There’s also Charleston Executive Airport (JZI), just 17 miles from the island, for those arriving by private jet.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Kiawah Island?

Spring and summer are the most popular times to visit Kiawah Island, but the weather stays mild year-round. In spring, temperatures range from the mid-50s to the mid-70s Fahrenheit. The summer months warm to prime beach weather, in the 80s. Summer can get muggy, though there’s an oceanfront breeze, and passing thunderstorms are common in the afternoons. Starting in October, temperatures start to cool down, though daytime temperatures rarely get below 60 degrees, even in January. Fall and winter are generally dry.


What are the top things to do in Kiawah Island?

Beachwalker Park

Not every stretch of coast is open to visitors—some parts are accessible only to homeowners and their guests—but the public beach, Beachwalker Park, is one of the island’s best anyway. There, you’ll find calm waters and just enough amenities—beach gear rentals, a snack stand—to make a day of it. Just remember not to disturb the sea turtle eggs you may spy on the shore (Kiawah is a prime spot for loggerhead turtles in summer).

Captain Sam’s Inlet

At this inlet between Kiawah and neighboring Seabrook Island, you can watch bottlenose dolphins as they herd fish up onto the sandbar and then toss themselves up there to eat, a rare behavior known as strand feeding. Visit just before or after low tide to spot them.

Night Heron Park

This is the island’s main destination for getting to know the resident wildlife. Start off at the interactive nature center, where you can learn about the local snakes, turtles, and gators, before heading off on the 30 miles of trails through the forest.