Kiawah Island Vacation Rental Villas

Kiawah Island is a unique and beautiful retreat just off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina. What makes this island unique? First, Kiawah Island has one of the few beaches on the east coast that runs from east to west and is south facing. Nestled in this sheltered area where the coast cuts inward, the surf on Kiawah is almost always gentle and calm.

Private villas are the only way to visit Kiawah IslandĀ , but there are only a few property management companies that you can rent from.

Second, Kiawah Island Golf Resort owns most of the island, including the only hotel on Kiawah, the five-diamond Sanctuary Hotel. The resort has carefully monitored the development on the island and limited its intervention in commercial activities. This has created a uniquely untouched environment with a maritime forest and native wildlife. You will not find fast food chains, outlet malls, nothing to mentally pull you out of the cocoon of the coastal beauty that is Kiawah Island.

Kiawah island vacation

If you ever have the opportunity to visit the low country of the South Carolina coast, be sure to visit Kiawah Island. Kiawah and Seabrook Islands are about 30 minutes’ drive southwest of Charleston. Kiawah Island offers miles of beautiful pristine beaches ideal for relaxing. The main part of Kiawah Island is accessible only to homeowners and tenants. However, if you want to visit the island’s public beach, there is a road that leads to Beachwalker Park, just before the entrance to the gate that leads to the rest of Kiawah.

If you want to stay more than one day, there are several accommodations available. The island offers many villas and residential units for weekly and monthly rentals. Some of these resorts include golf and tennis vacation packages that are worth the money as they will save you at discounted rates. These packages usually include meals and spa specials. The golf and tennis facilities on this island are unsurpassed, so tourists tend to use some of the resort packages.

If golf and tennis are not your thing, there are many other fun things to do on the island such as sunbathing, fishing, kayaking, shell fishing, biking, dolphin cruising, and photography. The photo opportunities on Kiawah are incredible, with picturesque sunsets and abundant coastal animal life right in front of your villa. The island offers so many incredible views, whether by the sea or along the coasts swamps.


There are many activities for children on the island. The summer months offer weekly day camps with water, beach and nature activities. If a day’s camp is not enough, Night Heron Park has a football field, basketball courts, a swimming pool and a playground for younger children. The park also has a nature museum where children can observe some of the smaller creatures on the island. In addition, the island has miles of bike paths, which are probably the best way to explore the island. After an exciting day of activities, the family can relax under the stars and watch a movie in the Starlight Theater, which offers movies about the twilight once a week.

Kiawah Island is the place for your vacation when you’re looking for pristine coastal beauty, quiet elegance and escape from the outside world. The island offers a unique and beautiful retreat that is hard to find these days, but oh so relaxing when you do!