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Serene seaside resort community on private island
Kiawah Island is a semi-tropical hideaway with 10 miles of sandy beach along the Atlantic Ocean. Ideal for families or romantic escapes, this private gated community is 21 miles south of Historic Charleston.
Bikes, golf, dolphins
Enjoy a myriad of island activities including ocean swims, beachcombing, dolphin excursions, fishing, kayaking, bicycling, and world-class golf. Nearby Freshfields Village offers dining and shopping options.
Spacious condominium villas have fully equipped kitchens and separate living rooms. Decks or porches face the woodlands, lagoons, tennis courts or ocean. All properties are within 25 to 650 yards of the beach.
Just a short drive from the historic city of Charleston lies the beautiful island of Kiawah, a privately gated beachfront resort community. Carefully designed to preserve the island's semitropical beauty, Kiawah Island's collection of privately owned properties blend artfully with the natural landscape. Kiawah's environmentally sensitive design encourages peaceful coexistence between the island's wildlife and modern convenience, with a variety of shops and restaurants. The island's wide beach, maritime forest, and sweeping sand dunes take center stage. Visitors flock to Kiawah for a serene and uncrowded retreat where they're apt to spot any number of deer, osprey, great blue heron and loggerhead turtles.
Kiawah Island's natural beauty is unsurpassed and the main attraction is the hard-packed ten miles of sandy beach. Sloping gently into the surf, the Kiawah beach is an ideal spot for swimming, beachcombing and sunbathing. Taking a dip in the Atlantic Ocean is free fun! There are no general use pools on Kiawah Island, so if pool access is important, please be sure to request a property which offers a neighborhood swimming pool. 2- and 3-bedroom cottages with pool access are available. It is important to know that none of the neighborhood pools are heated.
The beach is also perfect for jogging or bike riding, as are the Island's 30+ miles of bike trails extending from one end of the island to the other and winding through dense woodlands and along hidden waterways. The 21-acre Night Heron Park also features basketball and volleyball courts, soccer fields, a nature center, and a fitness trail complete with cardio and strength training stations.
With five championship courses designed by some of the industry's heavyweights, Kiawah has staked its claim in the golf world as a world-class destination. The topped-ranked Ocean Course, designed by Pete Dye, was featured in the movie The Legend of Bagger Vance. Consistently names one of the top 100 golf resorts in the world, the island is legendary amongst world golfers.
It's no secret that Kiawah is a favorite family destination. Besides the island's natural beauty and the unparalleled opportunity for casual relaxation and unstructured fun, there are also programs designed to help guests and their children maximize their vacation experience. A fully supervised day camp is available in the summer, and teen activities range from comedy improv workshops to scavenger hunts and much more.
Just 40 minutes away lies historic Charleston, South Carolina, chock-full of attractions and tours. Sample local seafood and Lowcountry fare at any number of great dining establishments. And shopping? A variety of open-air markets , haute couture boutiques, and interesting antique shops beckon. No matter what your interests, there's something for you at Kiawah Island.
- Free parking
- Laundry facilities
- Air-conditioned public areas
- Front desk (limited hours)
- Supervised childcare/activities
- Tour assistance
- Free parking (limited spaces)
- Grocery/convenience store
- Picnic area
- Free guest parking during stay
- Golf course on site
- Tennis on site
- Outdoor tennis courts 2
- Self parking
- Shopping on site
- Smoke-free property
- Smoke-free property (fines apply)
- Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
- Video library
Free parking, Free guest parking during stay, Self parking, Free parking (limited spaces)
- Room Amenities
- Separate sitting area
- Air conditioning
- Access via exterior corridors
- Climate control
- Coffee/tea maker
- Cookware, dishware, and utensils
- DVD player
- Shower/tub combination
- Complimentary toiletries
- Iron/ironing board
- Clock radio
- Cable TV service
- Individually decorated
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Free local calls
- Private bathroom
- Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
- Kitchen linens (dishtowels, sponges, etc.)
- Individually furnished
The resort does not have its own restaurant, but numerous restaurants are nearby.
Hege's - French-inspired cuisine and decor. Fresh seasonal products.
Vincent's Soda Fountain - Nostalgic combination restaurant and pharmacy. Burgers, malts, sodas.
Rosebank Farms Café - Eclectic Southern cuisine, including fresh local seafood. Views of Bohicket Creek.
Fischer's Sports Pub - Neighborhood pub with full bar, beers from around the world, TVs.
LaTela Pizzeria - Casual Neapolitan pizzeria featuring freshly baked bread, handmade pasta, and Neapolitan pizza.
Ladle's Homemade Soups - Hot soups for cool people! Features 12-14 made-from-scratch soups daily as well as a selection of gourmet sandwiches and salads.
King Street Grille - Upscale sports bar featuring food and a wide selection of beer and spirits.
Fat Hen - Comfort food with a Lowcountry and French flair, sourced from the finest local produce farmers.
Wild Olive - Rustic Italian fare with ingredients from local farms and the hill markets of Italy.
JB's Smokeshack - Casual barbeque buffet, "The flavor is in the meat, sauce is on the side".
Maria's Mexican Grill - Mexican restaurant with traditional menu
Beach activities: Kiawah Island offers 10 miles of sandy beach along the Atlantic Ocean. The waters are ideal for swimming and boogie boarding April through October, and beach walks are a pleasure year-round.
Bicycling: Thirty miles of flat, paved trails provide access to virtually the entire island. Bike rentals are available through ResortQuest.
Golf: Pete Dye's Ocean Course has hosted the Ryder Cup, World Cup, and UBS Warburg Cup. Tom Fazio's Osprey Point plays across salt marshes and three natural lakes. Turtle Point, by Jack Nicklaus, features three oceanfront holes. Gary Player's Cougar Point has scenic marsh views. Just a mile from Kiawah, Clyde Johnston's Oak Point offers challenging rounds overlooking the Kiawah River. The on-site golf coordinator can set up tee times before arrival.
Boating, fishing, wildlife tours: Dolphin- and bird-watching excursions, fishing charters, kayak and canoe tours and rentals, sunset sails, and eco-tours are among the many ways to enjoy the pristine waters and abundant wildlife.
Tennis: Kiawah Island offers 28 tennis courts, some lighted for night play.
The recreational activities listed above are available either on site or near Kiawah Island; fees may apply.
- Boat launch nearby
- Motor boating nearby
- Boating nearby
- Rowing or canoeing nearby
- Kayaking nearby
- Water skiing nearby
- Basketball nearby
- Helicopter/airplane tours nearby
- Ecotours nearby
- Bicycle rentals on site
- Bird watching on site
- Fishing on site
- Golf - driving range on site
- Golf lessons on site
- Golfing on site
- Hiking/biking trails on site
- Playground on site
- Running track/path on site
- Surfing/boogie boarding on site
- Swimming on site
- Tennis on site
- Tennis lessons on site
- Volleyball on site
Policies & Fees
Check-in time ends at 5 PM
Check-in time starts at 4 PM
Minimum check-in age is 25
Special check-in instructions:
The front desk is open from 9 AM to 5 PM. For arrivals after 5 PM, guests should contact the property directly, using the contact information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
Check-out time is 10 AM
- Payment types
Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Pets not allowed
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
- Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
- Cleaning fee: USD 60-85 per person, per night for housekeeping
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
- Additional towels/sheets fee: USD 23
- Additional Details
This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.