Kiawah Island vacation rentals
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- Seabrook Island
*Close to Charleston, SC- Our pet friendly 2 bedroom 2 bathroom charming “Tree House” is located just .4 miles from the beach on the prestigious and gated Seabrook Island. With ample space and a one of a kind design, your family, friends, or colleagues will love this slice of heaven minutes from the beach, pools, golfing, dining, and all of the other amenities Seabrook has to offer. NOTE: The treehouse is roughly 900 sq. ft. Parking for two vehicles. .
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- Kiawah Island
Reconnect with nature and your loved ones when you stay at this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom vacation rental house in Johns Island. Situated in the luxurious, gated Kiawah Island resort, this lovely home ensures peace and tranquility. Six lucky guests can look forward to lazy days by the seashore, just a half mile from the home, and afterwards, sit back and relax on the spacious private deck or inside, curled up beside the fireplace.
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- Kiawah Island
Take advantage of special beach gear and bike credit! This Kiawah Island vacation rental, located in West Beach, offers 3 bedrooms, 2 living areas, a fabulous outdoor dining area, and gorgeous lagoon views. The home is only about a 1-minute bike ride or short walk to the beach. Guests will immediately feel welcomed by the home's rustic interior design elements and cozy furnishings. Perfect for relaxing with friends and family, the living room has a large mounted flat-screen TV, sofa, love seat, and reclining chair, and it flows seamlessly into the dining area. The dining are has seating for six and three more people can dine at the nearby kitchen counter. The fully equipped kitchen features stainless-steel appliances including a wine cooler and cooling drawers. It is stocked everything needed for cooking a meal while on vacation. A sunroom, with plenty of windows, acts as a second living area with a large flat screen TV, sofa, love seat, and chair. It would be a great spot for the kids to watch a movie or play games. The large master bedroom has a king bed, TV, private master bathroom with barn doors, his and her sinks, a soaking tub and tiled walk-in shower. The second bedroom features a queen bed and private bathroom with a single sink and a walk-in shower. The last bedroom also features a queen bed and private bathroom with tub/shower combo. Enjoy al fresco dining on the back deck with a table and chairs that seat eight. There is also a grill that guests are welcome to use. Rinse off after a day at the beach in the outdoor shower. The home is equipped 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 $250. You may use your credit for bicycles, beach chairs and umbrellas, beach carts, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and more – the choice is yours! During your stay on Kiawah Island, be sure to enjoy biking on the 30 miles of flat bike trails, golfing on one of five world-class courses, playing tennis, crabbing, fishing, swimming, and boating. Many families also enjoy the kids’ camp and nature programs at Night Heron Park. Kiawah Island is about 40 minutes from historic Charleston, famous for incredible shopping, galleries, antique stores, museums, the South Carolina Aquarium, horse-drawn carriage rides, historic landmarks, and sumptuous dining. RBL19-000039 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 3, approved number of bedrooms is 3, and the maximum allowed occupancy is 6.
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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?
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.
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.