USA Coastal South Carolina South Carolina Kiawah Island Listing #15697

Parkside 4552 - Kiawah Island, SC

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52 reviews
Max. occupancy: 4 2 Queen Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 2 dog max 
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Corner Condo Next to the Beach with Lake Views & Screened Porch - Dogs OK

This spectacular villa is a second floor end unit with vaulted ceilings and lagoon and park views. Updated with granite counters in the kitchen and bathrooms. Three flat screen TVs, Blu-ray, DVD player, wireless internet, deck and screened porch are just a few of the amenities. Dogs are welcome with a small additional fee. This villa is about 350 yards to beach access. A great setting for your vacation!

This non-smoking vacation rental property includes parking, 24-hour security in a gated community, central air conditioning, cable TV, internet, a DVD player, fully equipped kitchen, a washer and dryer, linens and bath towels, a departure housekeeping service and a starter supply of paper products and detergents.
Parking is available for 2 cars.
This property is managed by Vacasa South Carolina LLC.

City/town permit number: RBL19-006771

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




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

House rules


Kitchen & dining






Lake view

Water view


Internet : Comcast



DVD player

Wireless router

On-site activities

Tennis court : Shared






52 reviews

Laurie C. Nov 2022
This condo was absolutely perfect! It was super clean and super comfortable. The location could not have been better.
Terri V. Sep 2022
I loved the way the condo was “up in the trees”. It is three flights of steps up, and lovely! The furnishes are pretty. I like the screened in porch and the deck. Everything was great!
Susan S. Aug 2022
Loved the soaring ceilings, even on the screened porch. Location can't be beat for a very short ride to the beach or less then 10 minute walk.
Christy L. Jul 2022
Beautiful setting! Has the feel of a tree house when you are out on the decks. Easy access to the beach ~ 5 min walk, even quicker on the bike. We would totally rent this dog friendly condo again! Thank you for sharing your amazing beach house with us & being attentive to our needs! This was our first visit to Kiawah and we are in love with the beauty & peacefulness of this remote area.
Tom & Christy (Mt. Lebanon, PA)
christopher w. May 2022
this was a great value walking distance to the beach
Susan A. May 2022
Wonderful location. Lots of great walking and biking paths. A very nice shaded walk to the beach. Home was just as listed!
Jane J. Mar 2022
Right next to the big playground at Nigh Herron park and a quick walk to the beach. Beautiful architecture of the building, we would stay there again!
Queen T. Feb 2022
The house was beautiful lived it very much. Hated to leave.
Hugh (Stan) H. Feb 2022
Loved the location of the unit and overall proximity to the beach. Could use a little TLC with carpet and paint. Had an enjoyable visit.
Pamela F. Dec 2021
The condo was roomy and the location was great!
Deren C. Dec 2021
My accomodations for another home booked through a friend fell through last minute. The Vacasa website was easy to book and having a doggy friendly option was so nice. Clear and steady communication made the trip so easy. No confusion. Will use again!
William M. Nov 2021
Nice 2 bedroom unit in a good location near the beach. However, the carpeting in the bedrooms is awful- it just feels old and filthy and needs to be replaced. And the mattress in the left bedroom also needs to be replaced. The owners did update the 2 bathrooms and kitchen and the showers are nice. Not a bad unit but it still needs some upgrades.
Manager response:
Hi, William! Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We're sorry to read you weren't completely satisfied with your accommodations. The property manager has heard your concerns and is discussing them with the homeowner. We hope to be able to share improvements with you soon.
Ken S. Nov 2021
Mary R. Aug 2021
Easy walk to beach and park
Barry N. Jun 2021
This property needs an overhaul and updating. Carpets are old and worn. Kitchen cooking items are old and scarce. Not enough glasses and a few more bowls and dishes would be nice. The screen on the back door is broken and laying on the porch.
Nishant T. Jan 2021
Perfect condo in a perfect location. Enjoyed watching birds from the screened in porch and can even see a bit of the beautiful pond from there
Robert M. Dec 2020
unit was very clean-great floor plan with a wonderful screened in porch
John M R. Nov 2020
The view of the park and adjacent woods was nice. We did not encounter any of the pest problems some other reviews mentioned except for one stink bug that made his way in (we got him out.) The kitchen has pretty much everything you need for cooking meals (not food, obviously, nor salt, pepper, etc...) and a dishwasher for when you've gone through everything.

Other reviewers have suggested that the villa could a good coat of paint. I'll agree, though it didn't impact our ability to use the place.

One thing I wasn't comfortable with was the no-password router. I would have preferred the added measure of security of having to use a password (so anyone walking by couldn't access the router.) For sensitive stuff, we just used our phones on 4G. The only other "problem" was that the mattresses were much softer than we're used to. That's not a complaint though, because everybody has different preferences for mattress firmness.

In all, we found it to be a nice place with easy access to the beach and the "Kiawah Island Parkway" and nice views of the "human" wildlife playing in Night Heron Park.
Manager response:
Thank you for your feedback! We will be working on minor repairs and updates, such as painting, at the home in the coming months.
maureen d. Nov 2020
This place did not live up to its billing. It needs a good deep cleaning and refreshing inside and out, and it needs to provide the little things that should not have to be asked for. For example, extra pillows, but no extra pillow cases; coffee maker but no filters; a vacuum but no hair dryer; lamps, but none bright enough to read by.
Manager response:
We appreciate your feedback, Maureen! We have ordered hair dryers and apologize they were missing for your stay. Please do not hesitate to reach out so we can correct these things for you. Thank you!
Amy Beth G. Oct 2020
Enjoy your coffee or tea on either one of the back decks (one is screened in)!! The view is gorgeous as the unit overlooks Night Heron Park!! Being on end, makes it also more peaceful and quiet. The unit also is a quick walk to the beach!! I gave it 3 stars as the inside needs updating (Paint & Moldings) and better cleaning.
Manager response:
Hi Amy, thank you for sharing your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed this home's beautiful location! We appreciate you letting us know there is room for improvement, and we'll pass your suggestions to the owner for consideration. We hope to have another chance to impress you in the future!
Kaitlyn B. Aug 2020
This house was in a great location, only complaints were the bugs & cleanliness. You can tell this property hasn't been pressure washed on the outside in years & the inside needed a good sweep & mop. I've lived in the beach for years in the past so I understand the palmetto bugs but got the feeling pest control hadn't been there in some time.
Manager response:
Kaitlyn, thank you for providing us with your feedback on your stay. We apologize for the state of the home on your arrival and the details that were amiss. We understand our cleaning at this home needs work and we will make sure this is addressed by local management and housekeeping. We are glad you enjoyed the home and we hope to get another chance to impress you in the future!
Cindy W. Aug 2020
Last minute trip with no real guidance on how to pick a location on Kiawah Island and boy did we luck out! Perfect 5 minute walk to the beach access! Easy check in, nice parking, perfect location overall! Dog friendly made it even nicer—Will definitely book again in this complex!
Erin G. Jul 2020
There is a ant, spider, and cockroach issue with this property. We were unable to dine at the dinning table because of it. There was a constant stream of dead ants that would appear within minutes of removal. The TVs did not work and were outdated to the point streaming was not an option. The Wi-Fi, refrigerator, and dryer are also finicky. The only saving factor was the location.
Manager response:
Hi, Erin! The home has been treated for pests, and we have verified the TVs, refrigerator, and WiFi are working. Thank you!
Jeffrey F. Jul 2020
Spacious and in a great spot located close to the park with a short walk to the beach. Plenty of kitchen utensils and pots/pans for the stay. Beds were comfortable and AC worked great. Enjoyed the stay and would stay again.
Sherry H. Jun 2020
Beautiful villa with expansive screened in porch overlooking the woods. Nicely decorated and cozy. Easy walk to beach; would stay there again!
Tommy O. Jun 2020
Went to Kiawah for the first time for a long week on vacation during quarantine. The plan was to work from "home" and enjoy the beach in the afternoon/evenings. Kiawah itself was amazing, and the beach was fantastic.
The apartment itself was ok. Kitchen was good. Furniture was pretty outdated and carpet in second bedroom had a ton of stains. Bathrooms were ok.
The two big issues we had were roaches (palmetto bugs) and the wifi. Throughout the week, we killed about 8-10 fairly large "palmetto bugs" aka roaches. I get that they are native to the area and only natural pest repellent is used, but there were still a lot in the unit. COVID also prevented pest control for coming during our actual stay, which is understandable. We kept all doors and windows closed yet seemed to find at least one or two every day (or middle of the night!) that were fairly large in size.
Additionally the wifi didn't work. There was a router to "connect" to, but there was no connection from the router to the internet, so therefore would never work. Hopefully this can be sorted in the future. Fortunately, since we needed it for work, we were able to pay for and connect to an xfinity wifi hotspot. Vacasa did eventually reimburse us after our stay.
Probably the most disappointing part was the service from Vacasa at the beginning. I initially reached out to them upon arrival about the wifi. The said the property manager would be following up (this was on Sunday). I never heard back and followed up multiple times. They kept saying they did not see a ticket for the issue, or to try "turning the router on and off". I didnt get a call from the property manager until Friday, five days after check in and a day and a half before our departure. He said he would look at the wifi issue. I later had to call him back to follow up and he said the wifi was working fine. The only issue was, he was at the location of the second half of our stay (we booked a differently location), not the place we were currently in. He then said he would reimburse us, and then some, for the wifi, which was nice. But overall, response time and general service from Vacasa left a lot to be desired. We still enjoyed the first part of our stay, but felt future guests would want to be aware of these things.
Manager response:
Tommy, thank you for your review. We apologize for the issues you experienced regarding the palmetto bugs and the internet. The internet issue has been addressed by our local manager. Thank you for being accommodating and understanding. As for the palmetto bugs, these are native to the area and are especially prominent during this time of the year. We have informed the local manager about your concerns so they can set up further pest control. We sincerely apologize for your disappointment with our services. We strive to provide our guests with efficient resolutions and friendly service. Currently, our field staff is limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic, thus leading to delays in response time. We sincerely apologize and hope to have the opportunity to impress you in the future! 
Jessica I. May 2020
Loved the location of this house! The closeness to the park/disc golf and ease of access to the beach was great. The layout of the house was awesome too with the open plan kitchen and living room. We would have loved to have spent more time on the porch and deck but they weren’t cleaned or taken care of (dog hair on furniture, leaves/pollen/dirt covering every surface).
We had a few other noteworthy issues too. The WiFi, while not password protected, doesn’t access the internet so you can connect but can’t access anything. The beds are both full beds which should be included in the description. They are also in desperate need of an upgrade. If you have a bad back that requires good support, choose another place. The beds are extremely soft and squeak any time you move.
Overall, the house was mostly clean but there was black and gray dog hair everywhere especially the couch and sheets. We understand it is a pet friendly place but I assumed the additional pet fee is because it takes more time to clean it. It’s apparent that some areas of the home hadn’t been cleaned in a while. The vacuum works great so we vacuumed the couch and the dryer which was full of pet hair so we could rewash our sheets. Once we got the place clean, we really enjoyed our stay.
Manager response:
Thanks for your review, Tommy! The internet issue has been addressed by our local manager, and we would have been happy to assist you with this during your stay had we been notified. We have advised the owner of your concerns regarding the beds and will address the cleaning issues with housekeeping. We hope to see you again!
Daniel M. Oct 2019
Kiawah island is not only for golfers. This villa is private and only an easy 4 minute walk to the beach and a 5 minute drive to the Salty dog now on Seabrook. Comfortable and clean and vacasa is the best management team in my opinion.
Debra H. May 2019
everything was clean
Mary L. May 2019
Loved sitting on the screened porch, listening to birds.
Melanie H. Apr 2019
The Villa is a perfect place for a family of four. We enjoyed our stay. Nice location.
Erica D. Mar 2019
The unit was very nicely appointed and supplied with starter basics in kitchen and bathrooms. The deck was great. Although no beach view, we could see a lake and lobely woods and field. Only a 5 min walk to the beach through a quiet complex and across a bridge over a lovely pond.
Margaret M. Mar 2019
Lovely home and location.
Francine B. Mar 2019
Location. Great covered porch. Very private. Comfortable furniture
Paul B. Jan 2019
We enjoyed this villa very much. Was clean and comfortable. Hope to return someday soon. :)
Karen L H. Nov 2018
This unit was just a 5 minute walk to the beach and less than a 5 minute walk to Night Heron Park. It was very clean.
Niles H. Nov 2018
Enjoyed the hospitality of Kiawah. Parkside Villas were a great place to stay on a great island..Loved Kiawah.
Jamie H. Sep 2018
Good Location in a Quiet Neighborhood
Anonymous . Sep 2017
We had a great time. The weather was perfect.
Chris P. Jan 2017
This rental unit is very close to the Heron Park, and actually looks over the park from the deck and the inside of the unit. This unit was more spacious than others that we have stayed in due to the floor plan. It also had a back deck overlooking the park and a screened in porch with a small couch and chairs. Both bedrooms are basically the same size as are the bathrooms. The unit is very close to the entrance, which is a good thing travel wise, and is only 5-7 minutes from the beach.
Eric S. Dec 2016
We stayed at Parkside Villa during a warm spell in November, which also saw some rain and smoke from the Smoky Mountain fires. The stay was fantastic - the villa is small, but the high ceilings make it feel spacious, and the beach was an easy walk. Beachwalker Rentals were fantastic - this was an easy turn-key experience. Would definitely stay here again.
Anonymous . Aug 2016
Had a wonderful stay! Loved the gorgeous decor, layout, vaulted ceiling and nice kitchen and baths. The unit had a very private feeling location with a pretty view of a Lagoon on one side and a open park area on the other. It was super clean and Beachwalker was great! I would definitely recommend this property
Anonymous . Aug 2016
Enjoyed staying close to the Night Heron Park and not a bad walk to beach. I would stay in this Villa again.
Anonymous . May 2016
Overall a great time. Both beds are very stiff. Beachwalker Rentals was very responsive to an issue we had on arrival. Great location!