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Highlights Kiawah Island

  • Barrier island
  • Waterfront dining and vacation rentals
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Family-friendly festivals and events
  • Wildlife spotting

Best Vacation Rentals in Kiawah Island

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Kiawah Island, Charleston County
Vacation Rental • 743 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(9 reviews)
Oceanfront, Sweeping Oceanviews1 Bedroom (1 King Bed)1 Bathroom1 BalconyAccommodates up to 2 Adults (no children)2 Parking SpacesNo Smoking. No Pets. No Parties.The Vista at ShipwatchKiawah Island Getaways has always been a leader in the field of clean vacation rentals and will continue to do so.A beachfront rental with a sweeping view of the Atlantic Ocean, this one-bedroom/one-bath villa is the perfect place to sneak away with your loved one for a romantic weekend or longer.For Late Mornings and Fun-Filled DaysDrenched in rich colors and outfitted with sumptuous bedding, don’t be surprise...
from $736 / night
Kiawah Island, Charleston County
Vacation Rental • 603 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(17 reviews)
Take advantage of special beach gear and bike credit! This beautifully renovated, second floor, one bedroom Kiawah Island vacation rental has a screened porch and is a 60 second walk to the beach. Upon entering the foyer, you are welcomed by a tranquil color palette and hardwood floors. You can go left into the bedroom or straight to the main living space. The bedroom features a king bed, wall-mounted flat-screen TV, and private entry to the hall bathroom. The bathroom is conveniently accessible from the bedroom or hallway and offers a large tiled shower. Down the hallway is the open livin...
from $250 / night
Kiawah Island, Charleston County
Vacation Rental • 1195 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
(33 reviews)
License# RBL19-000058 ( max 2 car spaces). Kiawah Island is a private, semi-tropical island paradise which respects nature; has 10 miles of hard packed sand beach, 5 golf courses that you will have access to, 2 tennis centers and 30 miles of bicycle paths. Enjoy breathtaking views from the deck, master bedroom, living room, dining room and kitchen of this casually elegant 6th floor penthouse. This two bedroom Windswept villa with vaulted ceilings is located in the East beach area and is a short skip to the beach-down the elevator, across our ramp style boardwalk (#22) and toes are in the sa...
from $487 / night

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Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Kiawah Island

$533for 25 Mar - 1 Apr
$603 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability Kiawah Island

9%for 25 Mar - 1 Apr
45% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Kiawah Island

Discover scenic Kiawah Island with a vacation rental

A short ride from the Charleston International Airport will transport you to the picturesque barrier island of Kiawah on the Atlantic Coast. Windswept beaches, wistful marshlands, and ancient oak forests delight nature enthusiasts but the island is also an internationally renowned golf destination. Several beaches have an east-west orientation which simply means you can enjoy both sunrises and sunsets from the same location! A rented car is perfect to navigate Kiawah and its surrounding towns but the well-marked coastal bike paths are just as fun. Book a Holidu rental and then reset your clock to island time.

Comfy vacation properties for an unforgettable stay

Beautiful Kiawah assures its visitors an unrivaled holiday experience. After a hard day’s sightseeing, return to your sea-facing rental and tune in to the sound of the waves. Many rentals are fitted with air-conditioning and outdoor pools, much-needed during summer. Outdoor barbecue setups are perfect to cook freshly caught fish. With regards to location, several vacation rentals are clustered around the main town center and they’ll give you easy access to convenience stores, ice-cream shops, boutiques, and adventure sports outfitters. It’s also possible to score beach-facing rentals where you’ll enjoy direct ocean views from your bedroom – check around the Heron Park Nature Center area. The West Beach area is quieter and closer to Kiawah Beachwater Park, and the idyllic Kiawah River.

Vacations at Kiawah Island

A land of culture and festivals

Animal and bird-watching pursuits for all

Kiawah Island’s festivals and events let visitors immerse themselves in true island life. Fall is particularly busy, and a top-rated event is the Tri-Kiawah triathlon where onlookers come out in full force to cheer on athletes as they swim, bike, and run through challenging marshland and sandy shores. There’s also Dogtoberfest, an event that features dog costume contests, food, drinks, and pet adoption opportunities. The family-friendly Fall Festival keeps attendees happy with southern lawn games, pumpkin bowling, face-painting, and live music sessions. When the year ends, plan a visit to the neighboring James Island County Park for the Holiday Festival of Lights. The showstopper here is the light show that is said to feature two million lights!

Wild-life spotting escapades

You’re bound to bump into the island’s friendly residents at its pristine beaches, marshes, and woody uplands. A tip is to first visit the Heron Park Nature Center for information on various activities. On your nature tour, you’ll spot river otters and alligators basking in the sun, white-tailed deer grazing peacefully, gray foxes, bobcats, and the gentle loggerhead sea turtles that arrive at Kiawah to lay their eggs. Kayaking through the rivers and creeks could earn you close encounters with dolphins and river critters! Finally, keep your eyes peeled on the shoreline for sightings of over 200 bird species from egrets to herons.

Travelers and activities

Waterside recreation in Kiawah Island

Take advantage of the island’s virgin beaches and spend the day swimming, sun-tanning, or building sandcastles. The relatively calm waters are perfect for standup paddle boarding, canoeing, and kayaking. Newbies can take lessons with experienced teachers, and equipment can be rented without fuss. Fishing charters will take you to marshes and creeks full of sea trout, flounder, and redfish. Over thirty miles of paved bike trails ensure that you stay fit, and possibly spot a few animals on the way. Once the sun goes down, Kiawah’s nocturnal animals come out to play – meet them on the Night Beach Walk where a naturalist will help you identify calls of the owl and other night creatures.

More than just its seafood

Kiawah has quite a few dining options that’ll please fastidious foodies. Kick start your day with a hearty breakfast of crispy bacon, muffins, fruit, and French toast at The Market at Town Center. For fresh Mexican nachos, fish tacos, and tasty margaritas, West Beach Cantina won’t disappoint. For shrimp scampi, cheese & charcuterie delights paired with a superb selection of ciders, wines, and ales, try Forty Eight Wine Bar & Kitchen at Freshfields. Oyster roasts and barbecue cookouts are a weekly affair during summers at Mingo Point, and there’s live music to groove to too! Finally, don’t forget the sundaes, milkshakes, and delicious waffle cones at Ben & Jerry’s.

Kiawah Island made an appearance in George Gershwin’s masterpiece opera Porgy and Bess however it was spelled “Kittiwah.”

Top 5 travel tips for Kiawah Island

1. Tee off at Kiawah’s beautiful greens

The island’s biggest draw is the golf courses designed by the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and Tom Fazio. Leading the way is The Ocean Course with its spectacular ocean views and seaside holes. At the Turtle Point and Osprey Point courses, you’ll find yourself amidst glorious blue lagoons and lush forests.

2. Strand feeding dolphins

Drive down to Captain Sam's Inlet during low tide to watch the dolphins indulge in a fascinating behavior known as “strand feeding” where they trap and herd smaller fish towards the shores. There's a whole lot of thrashing and flailing, and this learned behavior passed on from mother dolphins to their babies is extraordinary to watch.

3. A unique movie-watching experience

Night Heron Park hosts free dive-in movies on Tuesday nights. Catch the latest flick from the comfort of your float in a swimming pool - they screen child-friendly films too. Before the film, check out the live exhibits at the park’s Nature Center. A gift shop here sells interesting memorabilia.

4. A day trip to the port city of Charleston

A 45-minute drive north will get you to South Carolina’s largest city. Stroll Charleston’s atmospheric French Quarter (it’s said to pre-date the one at New Orleans by at least 40 years!) The one-hour carriage tour ride will take you past stately historic mansions, parks, and churches. More culture awaits at the Old City Market - top attractions are the basket weavers and candy stores.

5. A sundowner at Bohicket Marina

End your sojourn on a high note at the Bohicket Marina, nestled between Seabrook and Kiawah Islands. Diversions here are many - quirky dive shops, picnic areas, floating docks, and watersports. Grab yourself a seat at the Salty Dog Café - a 30-year-old institution where diners are treated to live music, seafood preparations, and jaw-dropping sunset views.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Kiawah Island

On average, how much do vacation rentals in Kiawah Island cost?

Our data shows that Kiawah Island had an average price of $497 per night, a relatively high one for a city in the USA.

During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in Kiawah Island?

]If you would like to get the most out of your money, the cheapest months to visit Kiawah Island are February ($425 the average per night for accommodation), January ($430), and November ($435).

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Kiawah Island?

Last year, the month that had the highest annual average in Kiawah Island was July, with an average price of $588 per night. This was followed by June, with an average of $560, and then May, with $550.

Is it necessary to plan a trip to Kiawah Island well in advance?

We recommend you to book in advance in Kiawah Island as only 17% of the accommodations remain available throughout the year, according to last year's data.

When are more vacation rentals available?

Last year, the months with the largest number of available properties of the year in Kiawah Island were October, September and November, with average availabilities of 38%, 36%, and 29%, respectively.

How many rentals does Holidu have in Kiawah Island?

Holidu offers around 200 accommodations in Kiawah Island from 2 different providers, so find the perfect type of accommodation you are looking for. We have everything you need!

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