10 Best HomeAway/Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Kiawah Island, South Carolina - Updated 2022

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A picturesque sea island set on the Atlantic Coast, Kiawah is largely a private golf and beach resort. With an abundance of recreational facilities and activities, it is only 21 miles (33.8 km) south of Charleston. There are at least five excellent golf courses designed by renowned architects and plenty of boat charters around to keep you busy for a few days or weeks! Quite a few celebrities own homes here including NBA star Ray Allen, Olympic figure skater Tara Lipinski, and former NFL quarterback Dan Marino. More than 10 miles (16 km) of pristine beaches, sand dunes, and preserved maritime forests beckon you to spend some time exploring the region. The area is also a great place to spot gray foxes, bobcats, ospreys, and river otters in their natural habitats. Here is a list of the best HomeAway vacation rentals in Kiawah Island, for you to choose from.

1. Elegant oceanfront condo with all amenities (from USD 232)

This recently renovated second-floor condo features large windows and a spacious balcony that provide you with ocean views. The elegant living room, a fully equipped kitchen and comfortable bedroom invite you to relax and enjoy your holiday to the hilt. The building has an elevator and provides shared laundry facilities. You will get a beach credit for reservations between 3 to 21 days which you can redeem for use of bicycles and different types of beach gear. This unit comes with wireless internet, television, and DVD player.

2269 Shipwatch: $150 Bike Credit, Beautiful Oceanfront Villa
Kiawah Island, SC, US
116 reviews
villa 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
A needed improvement: although the bed was comfortable enough the mattress needs to be replaced as noted in other reviews
We thoroughly enjoyed the oceanfront view and the closeness to the beach
great balcony view and COMFORTABLE balcony chairs one of the deciding factors in our selection
I would recommend the owners replace the sofa and the bed
All walls need repainting since they are stained or peeling now
Cleanliness:
Very clean and well-maintained
The vacation rental was very clean
The vacation rental was very clean
The vacation rental was very clean
The vacation rental was very clean
Host:
Akers Ellis really made booking our rental property seamless and the Hospitality app walked us through our check in chair and bike rental and check out We would highly recommend AE to anyone seek...
I was more than happy with the location
I was more than happy with the location
expected shape Don’t get me wrong
There was construction of a new facility next door with lots of noise Would have been nice to know
Location:
The entire process of booking check-in
We booked this place pretty last minute but the process was seamless
the lock box entry method -very convenient
Great location and wonderful views Have stayed at Shipwatch in the past and will look to stay in the future
I recommend this vacation rental Reviewer Comments:great views sofa in living area
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2. Spacious home with private pool and easy beach access (from USD 2070)

Located just a few steps from the beach, this sprawling six-bedroom home comes with covered porches, a screened in porch, and a heated swimming pool for a great vacation. Lounge by the pool in the teak chairs or enjoy meals in the screened porch looking out on the woods. The floor-to-ceiling windows in the living rooms make it an inviting place for everyone to gather around. The game room in the basement has a large sectional sofa, ping pong table, pool table, bar area, and a flat-screen TV for some amazing indoor fun.

65 Surfsong: $400 Beach Gear/Bike Credit! Pool, Game Room, Easy Beach Access
Kiawah Island, SC, US
98 reviews
House 14 Guests 6 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms
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There was plenty of parking
The kids (and dads) loved the game room
The pictures do not do justice to this wonderful home
There is so much room that it is impossible to feel like you are on top of anyone else there
Trash bins in the kitchen were
Cleanliness:
and it is also well cared for and clean
The vacation rental was very clean
The vacation rental was very clean
The vacation rental was very clean
The vacation rental was very clean
Host:
While the descriptions sounded nice
nice and beach access was very close
ping pong dvds books
I was more than happy with the location
Akers Ellis does a great job and is always very helpful and responsive
Location:
It's in a great location
we sometimes found ourselves playing Marco Polo
The location on the island was
It is a great house for a group of 12 with lots of sitting and eating area
The walk to the beach is not far at all
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3. Beautiful condo unit with ocean views (from USD 353)

This apartment unit on the third floor offers lovely views of the ocean from its living room that opens on to a balcony and the master bedroom. The stylish kitchen is fully equipped with the latest appliances and granite countertops which make it easy to whip up a meal quickly. The cozy window seat is a great nook for curling up with a book or simply looking out at the ocean. Enjoy the convenience of wireless internet and a washer dryer within the unit.

4429 Windswept: $150 Beach Gear/Bike Credit! Gorgeous Ocean Views
Kiawah Island, SC, US
118 reviews
villa 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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The furniture is all very comfortable - couch bed deck chairs
The kitchen was properly stocked with appropriate kitchen and table ware
but the view was spectacular
The view from the deck is fantastic
The view from the porch was fabulous
Cleanliness:
The unit was clean and everything in place
The vacation rental was very clean
Very clean and well maintained
there were a few issues Very large roach resides in kitchen
Very nice property clean and just the right size for 2 people
Host:
Lovely unit for my husband and I to get away Unfortunately when we arrived the washer did not work and the property management was not reliable vague on information and did not call us back with ...
Fortunately the weather was kinder and being outside was no bother
I was very happy with the location
I was very happy with the location
I was very happy with the location
Location:
And the location close to Night Herron Park is wonderful for walking biking and visiting the nature center
Perfect location on the beach
it was a bit of a bummer for us
I recommend this vacation rental Reviewer Comments:Great location for a beautiful relaxing vacation
I recommend this vacation rental Reviewer Comments:There is nothing not to love about this third floor beachfront condo It’s a fabulous location
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4. Luxurious oceanfront villa with all conveniences (from USD 601)

This fully renovated two-bedroom villa offers an elegant ambiance with its understated decor and comfortable furnishings. The fully equipped kitchen is a delight to work in and features sleek appliances to simplify your tasks. Enjoy ocean views from the master bedroom as well as the living area and the covered deck that leads from it. The unit has a washer dryer and offers you wireless internet as well as an upgraded cable package with HBO. Make use of the booking credit towards beach gear for some fun in the surf and sand.

5135 Windswept: $250 Beach Gear/Bike Credit! Peaceful Ocean Views
Kiawah Island, SC, US
101 reviews
villa 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
The master bedroom was a bit cramped because of the over-sized furniture
The beds were all comfortable and the master shower was really nice
Also the view is gorgeous
The description was accurate Needed more towels and glasses
Kitchen was stocked with everything we needed
Cleanliness:
The vacation rental was very clean
The vacation rental was very clean
The vacation rental was very clean
The vacation rental was very clean
It was very clean and well equipped
Host:
Unit is totally renovated & furnished
We have visited Kiawah for many years
We had a problem with cleaning
I was very happy with the location
I was very happy with the location
Location:
The location within Kiawah is perfect and
A great location and well maintained
but it is still oceanfront
It's alway a great stay with super view and convenient location
It meant meant no need to stop anywhere to pick up keys Might be a difficult procedure for someone without printer or email access
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5. Stunning home with private pool (from USD 2132)

Situated on the island’s most historic street, this sprawling villa with six bedrooms is a great spot for a family vacation. Set among the trees, only a two-minute walk from the beach, this beautiful home comes with a private pool and a large deck. The main living area with its comfortable sofas opens into the spacious kitchen and dining room. The second floor comes with its own living room as well as two bedrooms while the third floor features another bedroom. There are two laundry rooms, one upstairs and the other down while wireless internet access is available across the home.

24B Eugenia: $400 Beach Gear/Bike Credit, Pool, Close to Beach
Kiawah Island, SC, US
92 reviews
House 14 Guests 6 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
a great kitchen and everyone/or couple has their own bedroom and bathroom
It appears the amenities have slipped a bit
The WiFi was inconsistent and needed to be rebooted regularly
serviceable bikes and beach chairs would be
The house was immaculate when we arrived
Cleanliness:
The vacation rental was very clean
The vacation rental was very clean
The 7 bathrooms were wonderful and the pool was perfect for small children and adults as well
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
Host:
They felt slightly damp from the humidity
Ellis was GREAT to work with before and during visit
taste and proximity to the beach
We love the island and with some minor updates this home would be perfect
I was more than happy with the location
Location:
The house was directly across the street from a beach access
A short stroll across the street to the beach on boardwalk 10
There is a house being constructed directly across the street so there is daytime noise and many cars lining the street which causes some congestion
Right across the street from the beach which was a great feature
A few glitches were immediately resolved by the management Vacation gear credit a plus; better if chairs set up daily Deck has a few loose boards but seemed stable and not all rooms as clean as o...
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6. Comfortable villa by the sands (from USD 202)

This cozy one-bedroom villa unit is located just steps away from the beach and is within walking distance of restaurants, bars, the tennis club, and golf course. It features an open plan where the fully equipped kitchen opens into the dining room which in turn, leads to the living room. The living room sofa can be converted into a bed. The open deck is a good spot to enjoy the serene surroundings in solitude. A washer dryer and internet access are included.

4335 Windswept: $150 Beach Gear/Bike Credit! 1 Minute Walk to the Beach
Kiawah Island, SC, US
100 reviews
villa 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
The only possible negative would be the stairs
Although your view of the beach is limited
The only downside was that the comfort ended at the deck
the pillows and linens were top quality
The king size bed was very comfortable and
Cleanliness:
the Villa was clean and comfortable
Villa was neat and clean Location is excellent
The vacation rental was very clean
The location relative to the beach and the biking paths of Kiawah can't be beat Would rent again
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
Host:
Fit our needs very well and closeness to the beach was awesome
I was more than happy with the location
We were so impressed with the beach condo and the island
I was very happy with the location
I was very happy with the location
Location:
We rented this Villa and it was a great location
it's still great being at Kiawah any time of year
I sent out many inquiries when looking to rent a place in Kiawah
location and property were great
We enjoyed the quiet area and easy access to beaches and bike paths
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7. Gorgeous home with a fancy spa (from USD 1644)

Located five minutes from the beach at the corner of two prestigious streets, this house has been featured in Charleston Home & Design Magazine and with good reason! The high ceilings, spacious foyer, and abundant natural light welcome you to relax and unwind. The main living room opens out onto a screened porch with the pool, spa, deck, and outdoor bathhouse. The gourmet kitchen is well equipped with all appliances and a center island as well as a bar area with a wine cooler and ice machine. There are five bedrooms including two pairs of bunk beds which means up to twelve people can sleep in the house. There is a two-car garage as well as plenty of extra parking in front of the house.

155 Bufflehead: $400 Beach Gear/Bike Credit, Pool, Easy Beach Access
Kiawah Island, SC, US
86 reviews
House 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
We also noted that there was mold on the ceiling of the master shower
The beds were super comfy
The inside dining table the screened porch table and outside dining provided three different places to dine seating six to eight
The private heated pool and spa were a big selling point
The property manager responded quickly to our questions concerning the spa operation
Cleanliness:
All rooms were very clean
The vacation rental was very clean
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
Host:
They were most accommodating and responded quickly and efficiently to all our concerns
a nice reassuring feeling
Our grandchildren loved the pool and we all loved the beautiful beach We are considering going back another year Great house with great accommodations
Our pool person Andrew was the best and a very hard worker
The deck area was very relaxing with six chaise longues
Location:
Perfect location for walking to beach and biking as well
Perfect house in a great location Pool and spa super fun and beach a very short bike ride away
It is no big deal
Clean Beautiful Perfect floor plan for multiple families
the location surrounding area and the house itself
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8. Charming two-bedroom lodging with lagoon view (from USD 272)

Beautifully renovated, this two-bedroom villa sits on the second floor. With an open plan layout, it is easy to enjoy views of the lagoon from the bay windows in the living room and beyond. The complete kitchen also features a dining area and a bar counter for additional seating. The living room has a flat-screen TV, Blu-ray player, and Sony surround sound system for your entertainment. Wireless internet and washer dryer are the other amenities are available to you here. It is a short walk to the beach from this unit.

4852 Turtle Cove: $150 Beach Gear/Bike Credit! Lagoon Views, Close to Beach
Kiawah Island, SC, US
92 reviews
villa 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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as was the living room furniture
The kitchen was stocked with cooking supplies such as pots pans
The ceiling fan in the master bedroom wasn't working correctly but other than that our stay was very comfortable and enjoyable
kitchen was spacious and beautiful and fully equipped the master and master bathroom
Loved biking didnt use the beach chairs or umbrella
Cleanliness:
The vacation rental was very clean
:The vacation rental was very clean
very clean and well stocked
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
Host:
Such a beautiful unit overlooking a pond Decorated so nice and though
I was more than happy with the location
Well maintained well equipped and very clean
Well maintained well equipped and very clean
And unfortunately we did not experience seeing an alligator
Location:
It's not a big deal
It's not a big deal
The surround sound was great
The surround sound was great
Beautiful updated condo just a short walk away to the beach
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9. Lovely home with golf course views (from USD 443)

With 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, this house can sleep up to 10 people at a time. Tucked away into a quiet cul-de-sac, this home has front porch rockers for you to relax in. It offers great views of the golfing green from the front and back. There is a deck at the back of the house with a gas grill where you can dine in the open while enjoying the scenic views. The master bedroom comes with a walk-in closet and a spacious bathroom featuring a jetted tub. There are plenty of board games to enable you to have some family fun while wireless internet lets you stay connected.

234 Sparrow Hawk: 4 Bedroom Home with Wonderful Golf Views
Kiawah Island, SC, US
78 reviews
House 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
The kitchen is very well equipped everything is modern
The owners have thought of everything
It is obvious that the owners of this home take great pride in keeping it
I enjoyed cappucino in the morning
The milk frother was delightful
Cleanliness:
The vacation rental was very clean
The vacation rental was very clean
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
Host:
I was very happy with the location
I was very happy with the location
I was very happy with the location
I was very happy with the location
I was very happy with the location
Location:
This home is located on a very quiet street which we really enjoyed Great space
this is the best stocked house I've ever rented Access to the garage
we were able to play on 4 courses including the ocean course which was a once in a lifetime experience
This house is the best equipped house I have ever stayed in on Kiawah
It did not disappoint Over the course of 7 days
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10. Completely renovated villa close to the beach

This beautifully renovated villa on the first floor features one bedroom and a fully equipped kitchen with a cozy dining area. There is a screened in porch that overlooks the tennis courts. The boardwalk to Kiawah Beach is just a few steps away as are the many island trails. Cougar Point Golf Club is a short walk away as is the boat dock on the Kiawah River. The unit comes with a washer dryer, wireless internet, parking, dishwasher, ice maker, refrigerator, television, and bicycles to enable you to explore the area.

Clean, Bright & Airy West Beach Villa: Close walk to Beach and Golf
226 reviews
condo 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
It was one of our favorite locations previously
Nice large comfy bed huge walk-in shower
They also ran a pump twenty four seven to empty the pond from the porch view
and we used the beach chairs provided at the condo
I brought beach towels because they are not provided
Cleanliness:
The washer leaks water and the dryer does not tumble
The kitchen is furnished with mismatched and odd pots and pans and the dishes are chipped and mismatched The check in and check out times are onerous (4pm and 10am) and the contract which you see ...
Host:
Jennifer was a great host
Jennifer was so informative and helpful with instructions on arrival and things to do in the area
Very nice unit Current construction behind unit but not too loud Owner was very responsive and accommodating
but she would not offer an early check in or late
The owner Jennifer was very prompt to answer questions and provide information
Location:
Reconstruction is loud and disturbing
The House is so quaint
We found the unit just as advertised clean and well appointed very close to the beach (5 min easy walk) across the street from bike trail access and a very short drive to a kayak launch at Mingo ...
There is construction going on near the property but over the weekend it was not a problem
This villa is in such a good location
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Make yourself at home

You do not have to forego the luxuries that you are used to when at home simply because you are away on vacation. A comfortable place to stay with everything you need handy can make your holiday a memorable one. These HomeAway vacation rentals in Kiawah Island will help you do just that!

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