USA Coastal South Carolina South Carolina Kiawah Island Listing #33185

Shipwatch 2173 - Kiawah Island, SC

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27 reviews
Max. occupancy: 4 1 King Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom No pets 
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First floor ocean area villa w/ dune & wooded views - just steps from the beach!

This first-floor villa has beautiful scenic views and is positioned right in front of the shoreline. You'll love the quiet and comfort of this home furnished with an open dining area and patio. Your guests will also enjoy waking up to the sound of crashing waves from their master bedroom. A full kitchen is available for when you want to explore some new culinary creations, and the living area provides the perfect atmosphere for friends and family to catch up in. For some good exercise, take advantage of the shared tennis court.

What’s nearby:
The villa is located in the West Beach Village on Kiawah Island. You'll be only a short walk to Cougar Point Golf Course and brand new West Beach Conference Center. Bike or drive to the Freshfields Village (just about three miles away) where you’ll be able to find all kinds of fresh produce and local treats. For shopping, a 40-minute drive will take you to The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place, and if you'd like a good beer, McCann’s Irish Pub is only a four-minute drive away. You can also check out historic downtown Charleston with an easy 25-mile drive. Of course, you'll be only steps from the beach where you can soak in the sun all day long.

Things to know
Complex elevator
Complex parking lot--2 spaces available
Free Wi-Fi

This property is managed by Vacasa South Carolina LLC.

Other permit number: RBL20-000171

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




Washer/dryer : Shared

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining









Wireless router

On-site activities

Tennis court : Shared



Parking & access


27 reviews

Black C. Jun 2022
The proximity to the beach, biking, Freshfields Village was perfect!
Kristy H. Mar 2022
This space was very clean and the perfect size for 2 of us. My boyfriend had to work while there, and he said the internet worked very well. Our favorite part was the close access to the beach. We were very happy with Vacasa and their helpfulness.
Michael E. Oct 2021
Do not rent this condo. Workers are repairing the outside of the building from 8 to 5. Saws, jackhammers and dozens of workers arriving atv7:30 am. Right outside the condo
Manager response:
Hi, Michael! We're so glad you stayed with us and appreciate your feedback. Construction is projected to be completed by March. We have ensured all incoming guests are aware of the construction. Thank you!
Thomas H. Oct 2021
You can hear the ocean in ur bedroom when the patio is open and step onto a private beach about 150-200 steps away. Additionally, the condo is at the front of Kiawah, so you don’t have to drive very far once you get into the community. It’s very “cute” and we can’t wait to go back next year!
Jared B. Sep 2021
Very clean, well maintained on the inside. Great access to the beach. There were only 5 hangers in the closet, would recommend more. The patio furniture was broken so it made it a bit difficut to relax on the patio. We would go back again in the future!
Kim H. Aug 2021
This villa was a disappointment from the moment we arrived and the keys wouldn’t even go in the lock because the lock needed lubricant. It took until well past check-in to get that resolved.

The chair on the patio mentioned by Lauren M. From July 2021 is STILL there contrary to Vacasa’s response to her review. And the sliding glass door, also in her review, most certainly does NOT lock as they asserted. Finally came and said it was broken and needed replacing, and put a rather nasty tension rod on it to “lock” it.

The television in the living area has cable that goes off and on when it wants to. We were also frustrated with the one beach fob for 3 adults, which we asked about and were told we only got one. This makes it very inconvenient. If one of us wants to go for a run and takes the fob, no one else can go to the beach except for the mostly rock public beach access nearby. If you use the public access, you have no way to wash the sand off before entering the building, which is part of their rules.

On the plus side, the decor is nice. But h ad I read Lauren’s review before booking, I’d have looked elsewhere. A good bit of our very short trip was spent dealing with issues that should have been resolved.
Manager response:
We appreciate your review, Kim, and are working on addressing your concerns. Thank you for staying with us!
Warren C. Aug 2021
Great Villa, clean, nice location, and very comfortable king bed!
Lauren M. Jul 2021
I gave this property 2 stars. One for the location which is awesome and one for the potential it could have if the property management and owners of the property put a dime back into it. I’ll just list everything you should know when booking here. I’ve been to Kiawah for 10 years now and this is the first bad review I’ve ever left. They do not have the wifi or password listed anywhere so I had to call 3 different people until I finally was able to access the wifi. Waste of my time. The back door does not have a working key to get in which is a huge liability. I’ll tell you why. . The front door has a chain lock which if you have this on and go out the back door and it locks itself you’re completely locked out now. Another waste of my time. So beware of this and don’t get locked out. Unacceptable not to have a working key to one of the doors. The TVs are so small my laptop screen was actually bigger. The kitchen has absolutely nothing so make sure you bring anything you might need to cook your food with. Pots and Pans are from 1980. Also, found several huge spiders throughout the condo. The sliding glass door in the bedroom does not lock at all. I had to rig it to make it lock by jamming the door at night so it wouldn’t open. One of the chairs on the back deck is broke and wobbly when you sit in it. The pull out bed is dirty, smells, and so uncomfortable that we went out and bought an air mattress to use instead. I love Kiawah and the location walking directly out to the beach is great. The master bed is comfortable enough. The bathroom is decent. Kitchen appliances are ok. Property management never responded to any of my attempts to reach them except for to give me the wifi information. Good luck if you actually need them for something vital. Would not stay here again.
Manager response:
Lauren, we are sorry to hear that your experience with us was not the pleasant and relaxing vacation for which we strive to facilitate. We are so sorry to hear your concerns regarding this Kiawah villa. We apologize for any frustration felt with the locks in this home. In the event of a lockout there are extra keys at the office, in addition to a backup lockbox at every home. Our local team inspected the sliding door and found it to lock tight and to be in good working order. The pullout bed and mattress were replaced in January and are in good condition. We will suggest larger TV’s to the owner and the wobbly chair has been removed. We apologize for any trouble you experienced connecting to the internet. We include the username and password in each guest's check in email. We are sorry pests found their way into the home. While this home is treated quarterly for pests it's natural that a few will make their way into the home. Our team has taken an inventory of the kitchen supplies and added any necessary items. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to host you again for a more enjoyable stay.
randy s. Jun 2021
Clean, modern, and a firm mattress. Very pleased.
William H. Mar 2021
The unit was very good with everything we needed. The closet was full of owner lockers and vacuum cleaner etc so no room to use it. The location was awesome. Loved the bike paths. Super outdoor restaurant at Opry Point Club House..
Molly A. Mar 2021
This condo was so cozy, well equipped, quiet and directly on the beach! My fiancé and I had the best weekend getaway here!
Frank "VIP" B. Dec 2020
The property was clean and the furnishings were adequate for the short time we were there. No real complaints.
Richard Y. Oct 2020
We loved being able to walk out the back door and be on the beach boardwalk in just seconds. Very convenient. The pillows need to be replaced as they are all flat. Otherwise the unit was clean and comfortable.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Richard. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our home. We have reached out to our local manager with your comment and suggestion. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. We hope to host you again soon!
Henry W. Oct 2020
We loved the location...the boardwalk to the beach was steps away from the back deck. It was clean, updated and comfortable! We will book this great villa agian!
Lewis M. Jun 2020
Michael T. Sep 2019
Ideal location with easy access to the beach.
Chris L. Jul 2019
Location, location, location! This is a beautiful condo but the absolute perk is the fact that it is literally steps to the beach.
Leigha P. Jul 2019
I love the access to the green space off from the balcony. Being able to walk up steps to the walking deck is very convenient with twin Toddlers to get beach access. The sleeper sofa is not comfortable at all. My children sleep on it. They end up in the bed with me. Of course I leave my Bed go to sleeper sofa. My elderly parents were miserable last year trying to sleep on it. So I traded. Not a fair trade. Haha.
Manager response:
We're very sorry for the inconvenience during your stay. This issue occurred under a previous management company. Our local teams are working with that company to learn from feedback and fix any issues. We just started managing this unit and would love for you to try staying with Vacasa in the future to experience our world class service.
John M. Jun 2019
Lance And Janna D. May 2018
Our accommodations were updated and clean—we were very comfortable and loved our location! Our villa was well equipped for cooking and relaxing and enjoying our outdoor setting.
Lashala H. May 2018
Once landscape is improved would increase to 10. Also, would be nice if check in where not so late an check out not as early.
Manager response:
We're very sorry for the inconvenience during your stay. This issue occurred under a previous management company. Our local teams are working with that company to learn from feedback and fix any issues. We just started managing this unit and would love for you to try staying with Vacasa in the future to experience our world class service.
Matt P. Apr 2018
Everything was as stated. The process was smooth and I preferred using the app rather than calling/going in person to check in/out.