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TinyShack - steps to beach
SUPERHOST
Entire guest suite · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath
TinyShack - steps to beachMy place is close to the city center, parks, the airport, art and culture, and public transport. You’ll love my place because WE are one block from the Beach, and 3 blocks from Down Town Folly Beach, The back Yard is private, Kitchenett, the light, the neighborhood, the comfy bed, the coziness. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers. 2 heartbeats only. This includes all adults, children and infants. I have a fire code I must follow with the City.
4784 Tennis Club Villa
SUPERHOST
Entire condominium (condo) · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath
4784 Tennis Club VillaWelcome to 4784 Tennis Club Villa. A 2nd floor villa with a king bed, and a screened in porch overlooking the Tennis Courts. We are a short walk to the beach, and are in the unit of four Villas that are the closest walk to the Sanctuary Hotel. Town of Kiawah Island Business License Number: RBL 20-000307. Parking for 2 cars immediately in front of the villa.
Unique Island Get-Away! Bikes, Kayaks, Dock & More
Entire condominium (condo) · 3 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath
Unique Island Get-Away! Bikes, Kayaks, Dock & MoreIf you are looking for a truly unique get-away experience to a private corner of paradise, this is it! It's nestled in a quiet peninsula right outside the main gate to the island. Our newly remodeled, one bedroom villa overlooks the marsh at Horseshoe Creek. In addition to all the action on Seabrook Island, crabbing from the dock, riding bikes to the marina or nearby Freshfield Village, or swimming in the Bay Pointe pool are available for your enjoyment.

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Popular amenities for Kiawah Island vacation rentals

  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

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  2. Seabrook Island
711 Spinnaker centrally located to EVERYTHING!
$300 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire condominium (condo)
  2. Kiawah Island
Steps from the Beach at Seascape
$140 per night
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Folly Beach
First Floor Apt. Across the Street from Beach!
$125 per night
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Folly Beach
Steps from the beach - 1 bedroom - Folly Beach
$126 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Folly Beach
*Luxury Beach Living*With Heated Pool*
$296 per night
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  1. Entire condominium (condo)
  2. Seabrook Island
Seabrook Island Beautiful Golf Course Condo!
$150 per night
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Folly Beach
Bohemian Cabin with Water View Deck
$315 per night
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  1. Entire villa
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Kiawah Island - Golf Course Views/Steps to beach
$149 per night
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  1. Entire townhouse
  2. Folly Beach
Folly Vacation 114B Townhouse perfect family location
$96 per night
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Folly Beach
SurfShack - steps to beach
$225 per night
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Folly Beach
Across the Street from Beach! Newly Renovated
$225 per night
  1. Entire bungalow
  2. Folly Beach
4BR Bungalow with Bar 5 min walk to Beach and Town
$287 per night

Your guide to Kiawah Island

All About Kiawah Island

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.

Golfing

The island has twice hosted the PGA Championship, and when you step out onto one of the five public courses, it’s easy to see why. The fairways are designed by big famous golfers to play off the area’s seascape to spectacular effect.

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.