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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!

$226 per night
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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!

$170 per night
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First-Floor Seascape Villa with Easy Beach Access - Tennis, Golf Nearby

 

$211 per night

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Stay near Kiawah Island's top sights

Photo of Kiawah Beachwalker Park
Kiawah Beachwalker Park44 locals recommend
Photo of Freshfields Village
Freshfields Village33 locals recommend
Photo of The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort5 locals recommend
Photo of King Street Grille
King Street Grille6 locals recommend
Photo of Night Heron Park
Night Heron Park4 locals recommend
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Ocean Course Clubhouse4 locals recommend

Kiawah Island house rentals

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Scenic view cottage w/ skylights & Free WiFi- across the street from the beach!
$312 per night
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Beach House- 0.4 Miles from the Ocean
$249 per night
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Lagoon Front Beach House- 0.4 Miles from the Ocean
$223 per night
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Spacious Kiawah Island Home w/Deck - Walk to Beach
$225 per night
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Lovely updated Villa with golf & lagoon views.
$206 per night
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Cozy Cottage with Screened Porch, Deck & Views - Near Golf & Beach
$244 per night
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Renovated cottage w/ deck & screened porch - walk 150 yards to the beach
$312 per night
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Renovated cottage on golf course-Kiawah Island
$321 per night
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Golf course home with deck, porch & lagoon view - 1 block to beach, 1 dog OK
$307 per night
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Brand New Island Getaway
$389 per night
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Spacious Home w/ Free WiFi, a Large, Full Kitchen, & Tennis Courts
$271 per night
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Dog-Friendly Home with Dock, Easy Walk to Beach, Dining, and Shopping
$326 per night

Kiawah Island condo rentals

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Refurbished Villa with Private Wooded Views, Tennis & Nearby Beach Access
$221 per night
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The Sandlapper
$208 per night
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Sleek Beachfront Condo with Stunning Views - Walk to Shopping & Dining, Near Golf
$533 per night
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Dog-Friendly Renovated Condo with Screened Porch - Tennis, Golf & Beach Nearby
$208 per night
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Freshly Renovated Seaside Home - Close to Tennis, Golf, and Beach Activities
$213 per night
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4784 Tennis Club Villa
$187 per night
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Peaceful 1 BR Villa in West Beach ~ Kiawah Island
$275 per night
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**Newly Renovated** Oceanfront Villa
$640 per night
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Beautiful 2 bedroom villa, 350 steps to the beach.
$299 per night
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First-Floor Waterfront Home with Easy Access to Tennis, Golf, and More
$200 per night
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Modern Seabrook Island Resort Condo: Near Beach!
$160 per night
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Updated beach villa with lagoon-view balcony at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
$258 per night

Kiawah Island cottage rentals

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Cottage w/ On-Site Golf, Shared Pool, & Beautiful Inlet Views - Near the Beach!
$289 per night
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Charming cottage with big deck - close to the beach, golf & tennis
$300 per night
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Lakefront Home w/ Lagoon View, Deck & WiFi - Close to Beach, Golf, & Pools!
$227 per night
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Laurel Cottage, a "precious gem of a home"
$229 per night
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Laurel Cottage, a South Carolina Low Country Jewel
$84 per night
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Incredible riverfront, gorgeous, renovated cottage in popular Inlet Cove
$551 per night
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Location! Kiawah Cottage near Beach & Pool
$518 per night
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Remodeled Riverside Sunset View Cottage
$634 per night
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Charming cottage yards to beach and recent renovation
$416 per night
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Authentic 1940's renovated Folly cottage!
$274 per night
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Golf Shore Villa - Dog Friendly- 2 BR Seabrook Isl
$360 per night
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This beautifully renovated villa is a true turnkey beach house.
$421 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.