Remodeled Cottage on Sparrow Pond, Walk to Beach!Take a trip to the shores of Kiawah Island at this 3-bedroom, 2-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!
Fairway Oaks Villa, 100 yards from the beachWelcome to Kiawah! This two bedroom, two bath villa offers lots of room for your family. Enjoy the porch, listen to the sounds of the ocean. Twisted Oaks is less than 100 yards from the beach. A short walk to the stunning new clubhouse on the newly renovated Cougar Point Golf Course. Kiawah Island offers 10 miles of beach to walk or cycle for hours without interruption. The beach is complemented by the river, lagoons, and marshlands, it is beautiful to visit all year round.
Steps from the Beach at SeascapeWelcome 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!
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.