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USA South Carolina Coastal South Carolina Kiawah Island Listing #21557

176 Governors Drive - Kiawah Island, SC

18 reviews
Max occupancy: 8 3 King Bed, 1 Double Bed 4 bedrooms 4.5 bathrooms No pets 
Address provided after booking

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  • At least 7 days before check-in: You can reschedule your trip, or cancel and receive 100% of the cost as a Future Stay Credit.
  • At least 30 days before check-in: You also have the option to cancel for a refund (minus the booking fee).

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Elegant home w/ lagoon & golf views - bike to the beach, near 5 golf courses!

This incredible home on Kiawah Island awaits! Bright, spacious, and beautifully decorated, this breathtaking property features an amazing covered porch with fantastic views of a neighboring lagoon and the Osprey Golf Course. You'll be an easy walk or bike ride from the beach each morning and directly adjacent to one of the island's five public golf courses. Each afternoon, you'll come home to a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, plenty of space for dining, and a front porch where you can sip cocktails and watch the sunset.

What's nearby:
This home is located directly on the community bike path, allowing you to reach the beautiful ocean beach (three-quarters of a mile south) in no time at all. You'll have your pick of five public golf courses, each offering wonderful views and unique challenges to golfers, or you can practice your serve and backhand at the acclaimed Roy Barth Tennis Center less than two miles west. Rent kayaks to explore Kiawah's ever-present wildlife along the river, ride your bikes on miles of paths that weave across the island, and enjoy easy access to the shops, restaurants, and services at Freshfields Village six miles west.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full chef's kitchen
Wine and beer cooler
Outdoor shower
The fireplace is not for guest use
Parking is available for 2 cars.
This property is managed by Vacasa South Carolina LLC.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.

Property permit ID: RBL19-006172



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Kitchen & dining









Nearby activities & attractions

Golf on-site


Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Tennis court : Shared


Gas grill : Private




18 reviews

Jason V. Jan 2021
The house is beautiful we look forward to returning.
Sondra S. Jan 2021
This home was perfect for our adult family. Extremely spacious and comfortable, from ensuite baths for each bedroom, large kitchen and multiple spaces both inside and out for family gathering time. The home is stunning and in a wonderful location, our group thoroughly enjoyed our family Christmas vacation.
Tammy B. Dec 2020
The home was exactly what we were hoping for! The decor, the beach feeling was phenomenal! Bike rides around the island and walks on the beach. The gourmet kitchen allowed us to make our meals. Wonderful!!!
Keyasha M. Oct 2020
This home is amazing and beautiful. Very spacious, extremely quiet, and the pictures truly do the home no justice, I definitely recommend staying here if possible. My only negatives are: 1. The home sleeps 8 comfortably, but only allows 2 cars to park on the property overnight despite there being plenty space in the drive way and a large two car garage. If you plan to stay here, make sure that your group can travel in two vehicles or less. Otherwise, you will truly run into issues with parking (there is no overflow parking on the entire island or at the golf resort). 2. The televisions in 3 of the bedrooms did not work at all, but that could have been user errors. Luckily we were having so much fun just relaxing and playing games we rarely had the urge to watch television. Finally, 3. The trash cans outside were filled completely upon our arrival so of course on our way out of the door, our added trash could not fit in the bins.

Even with those inconveniences, they were actually minor. The price is affordable and I'd recommend staying here.
Manager response:
Hello Keyasha, We apologize for any issues you experienced during your stay. We encourage guests to reach out to us if there are any issues they encounter during your visit. Our 24-hour customer service line is here to assist at all times and would have sent housekeeping and maintenance over to get those issues taken care of. Thank you for your review. We hope to host you again soon!
David K. Aug 2020
First, Lori, the local VACASA agent was a doll, an absolute customer service necessity and dream. Small issues Lori could resolve she did, others were out of her control. Wifi was poor, outdoor shower had no water which is a real "first world problem" but coming home from the beach and rinsing that sand off keeps the house cleaner. The house is spacious, comfortable, clean and well-appointed. Garage access would have been nice, listed in the VACASA contract but apparently it's, "owner only". Location from the beach is a nice, easy bike-ride. Grill had no propane but Lori was on it and had a new tank delivered the next day along with some extra pillowcases and blankets. VACASA got buried from the pandemic but stick it out, especially in Kiawah, Lori made it all easy and stress-free. Watch out for the Banana Spiders!!! Haha. Bigger than you hand!! Thank you VACASA and THANK YOU, LORI!!!
Manager response:
Hi, David! Thank you for letting us know about your Vacasa experience. We apologize the outdoor shower was not functioning during your stay; the water has since been restored. We hope to see you again!
Tanya D. Jul 2020
The size of the home was valued
Beautiful landscape
Perfect chef kitchen
Easy access to the beach
Robert W. Jun 2020
I want to start by saying the property we stayed in was just lovely. Well appointed, great beds, luxury property-100 percent. However, the management company managing the property was a disaster. Issues started day one. Received a email about arriving to the property. The only issue.... when it had the section “Getting into the property” it was left blank. No lockbox number or entry instructions to the house. Called the 800 Vacasa number was on hold 30 minutes then got disconnected Strike One. Found a local Kiawah number then
Got through at 455 pm just five minutes
Prior to closing. They stated the property wasn’t ready yet. I stated that can’t be right as check in time is 4 pm and we have been driving for seven
Hours. Need to check in now, they stated property wasn’t cleaned but they were on the way. House wasn’t ready until
630 strike two. I also ask them how to get into the house they put me on hold for 10 minutes and the girl came back and said she “thinks “the Lockbox code is xxxx but isn’t sure. Strike 3 -Ok I stated if it’s not where do I call, she told
Me to call the 800 number - I told her I had held
For thirty minutes and got disconnected. She informed that’s common and just to keep calling and trying. Strike 4.
Once inside the home- it was just lovely with one exception. Remote in living room didn’t work. Received a text from Vacasa stating if we needed anything to text a number. Well I texted at 820 am and got
A response at 430 that afternoon. Stating they were sorry they just saw the message.....Strike 5. They told me they would have someone call us. A lovely and helpful
Woman named Jill called profusely apologized and tried to walk us through a fix, even went as far as calling the owners to trouble shoot. She did inform that getting a
Maintenance person to the property could take a day or
Two due
Covid which we understand.The tv remote still didn’t work great but worked better. The one in the bedroom
Was not working correct as well, so we just gave up and decided to forgo the aggravation of dealing with the Mgmt company. If I were the owners I would get this beautiful property out of the hands of Vacasa and let a luxury Mgmt company handle. People paying the amount of money to rent a luxury property such as this one will have little to no tolerance for the terrible
Service of Vacasa. Really loved the property but the Mgmt company turned a great property and vacation a bit sour.
Manager response:
We sincerely apologize your stay was so negatively impacted by us being short-staffed due to COVID-19. We are working as quickly as we can on the phone and in the field to keep up with our guests and certainly look forward to being back to fully staffed very soon. We hope to have a chance to impress you again in the future!
anna o. Mar 2020
I’ve rented this house twice. Great property-highly recommend!!
Christina G. Mar 2020
176 Governors Drive was a home away from home for a gathering of friends for R&R. The house itself was comfortable, beautifully furnished and designed, immaculately clean, and very conveniently located for our beach walks and explorations by car. We had a wonderful time largely thanks to the comforts of the house.
John & Mary H. Feb 2020
It was a sibling and spouse get together for us , four siblings and spouses and the house was perfect. The 4 suites were perfect, the living and dining areas had everything we needed and the kitchen was perfect. All of like to cook and the kitchen has everything you could want. We are planning a return trip to this property.
mark T. Feb 2020
This was a wonderful vacation rental. I really enjoyed staying in the home. The home is very luxurious. Great kitchen for preparing meals and beautiful porches front and back to enjoy the warmer days. Plenty of room for games or puzzles and dining. I loved this home. Very relaxing great place for groups or a well mannered family. (Hopefully they will light up the steps for the evenings.)
Daniel R. Nov 2019
Spacious, clean, great size rooms,
Shellie W. Oct 2019
Wonderful girls trip for a wedding weekend. We had the best time on this lovely island. This house was spectacular with absolutely everything you could need. I am quite positive this home was professionally decorated as it was beyond beautiful. Would recommend this home to anyone wanted the very best!! Also, Vacasa was top notch to deal with and exceeded our needs. Thank you!!
allyson l p. Sep 2019
A beautiful, well-stocked home with a very comfortable vibe. The porch was glorious. The folks at Vacasa could not have been more helpful.
Mitch V. Sep 2019
This is a beautifully and artfully furnished and accessorized home inside and out that exceeded our expectations. Everything is of very high quality. We were very pleased!
Byron F. Jun 2019
Great home, great location. Perfect for four guys golf trip.
Kavi S. Jun 2019
Beautifully decorated home with all the amenities. We felt right at home with all the kitchen utensils, the artwork, and the excellent reading material thoughtfully placed throughout the home. With two kids under the age of two to take care of , I don’t get to read much anymore but just perusing the book titles while I rocked a baby to sleep was entertaining. We loved the location and can’t wait to come back when the kids are older.
Kathryn K. Mar 2019
The views from the home, including the enormous wrap around porch, are absolutely beautiful. The inside layout and furnishings are simply gorgeous. The beds are incredibly comfortable. There are just not enough superlatives to adequately describe this home. Additionally, this was our first time dealing with Vacasa, and our experience was very positive. We will definitely return.