USA Coastal South Carolina South Carolina Kiawah Island Listing #33187

Shipwatch 2273 - Kiawah Island, SC

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48 reviews
Max. occupancy: 4 1 King Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom No pets 
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Second floor villa with partial ocean views off private balcony - next to beach

You can enjoy all of Kiawah Island from this cozy little second-floor Shipwatch Villa featuring scenic private balcony views, bamboo laminate flooring, and an inviting interior. The dining room is the perfect place to enjoy an evening, whether you're playing board games with the kids, entertaining guests with a few homemade cocktails, or catching up on your favorite cable show on the flatscreen TV. The kitchen is at your disposal, equipped with everything you need to create a quick afternoon snack or a romantic meal for two. And you can relax to the sounds of the ocean waves on the private balcony.

The beach is only a few steps away, so you'll have plenty of beach adventures waiting for you. For fun food, carriage tours, and family-friendly activities, be sure to check out historic downtown Charleston, about 25 miles away. Cougar Point Golf Course is also very close, less than a mile away, in case you need to get in some great golfing. If you're in town to visit the West Beach Conference Center, it is less than three miles away. Just a short bike ride away (about three miles), you'll find Freshfields Village with restaurants, grocery stores, terrific shopping, and lots of interesting shops.


AttractionDistance From Home
Angel Oak Tree12.7 Miles
Charleston Tea Garden23.5 Miles
Folly Beach County Park28.5 Miles
Edisto Island Serpentarium51.5 Miles
Edisto Beach State Park55.4 Miles
Kiawah Island - Turtle Point Golf Course3.0 Miles


  • Complex elevator
  • New HVAC unit installed December 2021



    Washer/dryer : Shared

    Heating & cooling

    Central AC

    Partial AC

    Kitchen & dining






    Ocean view





    Wireless router

    On-site activities

    Tennis court : Shared




    Parking & access


    48 reviews

    JEFFREY v. Jun 2022
    No surprises, quiet, comfortable, well maintained. Beautiful property and very much needed beach time. Almost like a private beach.
    Suzi S. Apr 2022
    This condo was immaculately clean! Starter sets of cleaning supplies were adorably stored & the kitchen was well equipped. The main bedroom was huge and the bed was very comfy. Our only complaint is about the sleeper sofa where our kids slept. The mattress is so thin they could feel the support bar thru it so they woke up achy each morning.
    Overall we had a wonderful stay!
    Manager response:
    We're happy you stayed with us, Suzi. The sofa bed will be inspected so we can determine if a replacement mattress is needed. It's wonderful to hear you were happy with everything else. Thank you!
    Robert H. Apr 2022
    All in all the place was ok, but for the price places like this should never have broken down mattresses. It was like sleeping on the side of a hill. This place is not alone is not keeping a good mattress for guests but most of the time I find that in cheaper rentals. The place was very clean which is a plus. And also having only One access key didn't make the wife and I comfortable. The facility and grounds were wonderful and beach access was good. I just would not rent this particular unit again. Yes, I want to stay at Kiawah Island again but not here. You got my money once, but you lost my business. regards....
    Manager response:
    Hi, Robert! We're glad you stayed with us and appreciate your review. It's disappointing to read you were unhappy with the king mattress since was replaced this past fall. Maintenance checked the bed frame and found it in perfect condition. There is a backup lockbox in case of lockouts or emergency, and we can provide an additional key upon request for peace of mind. Hopefully we can host you again now that you better know what to expect. Thank you!
    Cindy R. Feb 2022
    The walk to the beach was short, the view fantastic! Condo was well equipped.
    Nina A. Dec 2021
    The location met our needs, with an easy walk to the beach and just a few minutes drive to all of the Kiawah courses.
    Barbara W. Nov 2021
    The view of the ocean
    Susan K. Oct 2021
    The condo was nice and location was great.
    Terri P. Oct 2021
    This property is exactly as described. It was just right for two of us. We loved the closeness to the beach and the view from the balcony. Communication through the process from booking to checking out was easy and all handled online. We would stay again.
    Cathy B. Oct 2021
    We loved the location, could see and hear the ocean, only a 2 min walk. A 5 min walk from golf course. The course restaurant, Players Pub was very good for lunch or dinner. I didn't see if they served breakfast. Home was furnished with everything we could need. It was clean and comfy. Could use a little TLC but overall nice and a great value.
    Le N. Sep 2021
    Location was really nice but condo was ok. They put the wrong key in the lockbox so we couldn't get into the place, then the AC went out and got the floors all wet. The carpet could use a good cleaning.
    Alyssa G. Aug 2021
    Condo was clean and has everything you need. Great location right on the beach. Nice view from balcony. Would stay again.
    Susan G. Aug 2021
    Very clean, comfortable, easy access to condo and beach. Would definitely stay here again
    Jeffrey W. Aug 2021
    Good location, about a 10 min bike ride to the shops, right on bike trails, they supplied beach toys (buckets, boogie boards, etc), clean, easy to find. Overall a good experience. Never did find the tennis courts.
    April C. Jul 2021
    View is awesome. Very short walk to the beach. Would definitely stay here again.
    Gail H C. Jul 2021
    First, the condo was great. I was a little hesitant of the “ocean view” but as I read in the previous reviews, the view was awesome. My husband has had several skin cancer scares and the views from inside the condo were fantastic. Then the sun was on the balcony maybe two hours a day so he could enjoy the ocean so much more than early morning and late evening. The complex is immaculate! And the local staff in Kiawah were helpful. The only negative to the experience was the cell reception inside the condo. We would meet people trying to use their cell phones in the breezeway trying to get cell service, text came through and the WiFi was great just could not use your phone on courtyard or ocean sides of the condos. Would go back tomorrow if we could, loved every moment we were there.
    Carroll B. Jun 2021
    We booked this place for the second year in a row. Excellent customer service. The place was spotless when we arrived. Check in and out was so easy and contactless. Wonderful view of the beach and such a close walk to the beach. We want to book it again!
    Doug B. Jun 2021
    We stayed in the condo for our 30th wedding anniversary. At times we thought it was 1991 again.

    I'll start with the positives:
    - The condo was clean. I did see a roach - but, you're on the beach, that's not uncommon.
    - For a condo, the kitchen was well stocked with pots/pans/etc. It also had a pretty good work area.
    - It was roomy for a couple & has a functional layout.
    - Nice balcony
    - Easy access to the beach.
    - Decent View
    - Some reviewers said the bed was uncomfortable. We found it perfectly fine.

    -There is a mechanical thermostat (the kind with a coil of wire that tips a little mercury filled glass tube). I've not seen one of those in decades.
    - The dishwasher is exceptionally loud.
    - The refrigerator has significant cosmetic damage (dents and paint scraped off in places). Note that no images of the refrigerator are posted online.
    - The TVs are new and look nice. But, they do not have proper inputs. The 42" in the living room only displays about 25" of image. The rest is a black border.
    - The huge 1990s TV stands really need to go.
    - The bathroom ceiling is not good. There was some obvious mold or water damage that was simply painted over (the pictures in there are misleading).
    -There are some other paint issues and the kitchen floor is damaged.
    - There is no secondary lock on the door. Just a knob. I would not want to be in the room with children.
    - There are no pot holders or towels in the kitchen.
    -TERRIBLE bedroom curtains. They need a liner. The sun rises around 5:15 this time of year. The curtains do not stop any of the light.

    For a week's rent on the condo, the owners could bring it up to the 2000s - it really needs to be done.

    I would stay in this complex again. I would NOT stay in this condo.
    Manager response:
    Hello Doug,We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We will be sure to pass your suggestions along to our local manager who will work with our homeowner to make necessary upgrades. We look forward to hosting you again!
    Alison S. Jun 2021
    Perfect location. Great balcony and kitchen is stocked with whatever you need.
    Monique M. May 2021
    The unit was in a great location to beach, golf courses and Fresh field Market place. It was clean and comfortable. Was very comfortable for a couple. Only areas of improvement was that it appeared to be missing an iron. There was an ironing board, but could not locate an iron. Also minimal supplies. 1 roll of paper towels, 1 trash bag and only 1 spare roll of toilet paper. There was a coffee maker but no coffee or sweetness. Kind of unusual for other VRBOs I’ve rented.
    Leslie V. May 2021
    The condo was very clean and comfortable. The beach was perfect.
    Jason C. Mar 2021
    We loved the location and everything the condo came with. There’s always something someone will complain about, but for the price and ocean front condo we were very happy. Thank you!
    Emily T. Feb 2021
    The apartment was beautiful and clean. It is very well stocked.I saw in a couple of the other reviews where they made comment about a dirty shower curtain. The curtain has been replaced. I am so glad I chose this location over the historic district. I do have one complaint. The bed was so uncomfortable I would suggest taking Ibuprofen before going to bed unless you want to be sore all day.
    Manager response:
    Thank you for sharing your feedback, Emily! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate you letting us know there is room for improvement, and we'll pass your comments regarding bed comfort to our management team for consideration. We hope to have another chance to impress you in the future!
    Chris L. Jan 2021
    As other reviewers have said, the unit itself is a little worn down in terms of carpeting, wallpaper, etc, but the balcony view and proximity to such a beautiful beach make it worthwhile. An added convenience is that the building right off the only road in and out of Kiawah, whereas the eastern side of the island (near the Ocean Course) is another few miles drive. If you want to spend a day in Charleston but enjoy excellent sunrises & sunsets in Kiawah this is a great option.
    Linda B. Dec 2020
    This condo has a beautiful view of lush green gardens and the ocean beyond. It was very clean and had everything we needed. We would definitely stay here again.
    Brittney S. Sep 2020
    This house was perfect for a couple to enjoy a week at the beach! The views of the ocean were great, the kitchen was stocked, and the community was beautiful. We will definitely be returning!
    Felecia B. Aug 2020
    I have stayed in this home several times as part of my annual getaway to unplug, relax, and recharge. I love the beach views coupled with the tranquility of the back yard tree grove. The sounds of the crickets plus the ocean are better than any medicated sleep aid!
    Elizabeth v. Jul 2020
    This unit has amazing views and only steps to the beach. It is very conveniently located close to entrance at West Beach. The management group was very responsive to our needs. The carpet does need replacing and why I don’t give 5 stars.
    K. S. Jul 2020
    This villa has a fantastic view! The beach is only a few steps away and you have the ocean breeze, sounds of the waves, and
    a gorgeous view of the morning sunrise via the bedroom balcony. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed. Easy check-in. Easy check-out. Peaceful community.
    Great place!
    Marie G. Jun 2020
    We loved the beautiful view of the ocean from our balcony and short walk to the beach from the second story unit.
    Carroll B. Jun 2020
    We were so pleased with the ease of checking in and out. The place was clean and very comfortable with everything we needed. We enjoyed sitting on the porch with a great view of the ocean. We will definitely book this place again.
    Phillip C. Jun 2020
    We had a great time, will definitely come back!!!
    Hub B. May 2020
    The condo has great beach access, convenient to all you want on Kiawah. The decor and carpet are both outdated and could use a refresh. We were disappointed in the cleanliness upon arrival. It was very clear the unit had not been vacuumed (hair balls, dead ants by the windows, lots of sand, etc). We did enjoy our stay and would come back hoping for a better cleaning job.
    Manager response:
    Thank you for sharing your experience, Hub. We are happy you enjoyed your stay at this well-located condo. We are very sorry to hear about the cleanliness issues you encountered and will be sure to follow-up with our local team to ensure each clean between guests is thoroughly completed and in line with our standards. We hope we can host you again!
    Nicholas S. Mar 2020
    Great location. Walking distance to the beach. Very quiet.Nice patio. Condo needs upgrades.
    Kaukab S. Mar 2020
    We booked this “partial ocean view” Villa and were extremely surprised at how beautiful the view is! The photos online don’t do it justice. The view is amazing - especially from the patio (which has a bistro table and chairs). The patio faces Eastward and the sun rising over the ocean every morning is breath taking and peaceful. And the sound of the ocean waves hitting the beach can be heard from every room in the unit. Easy, quick Gate access to the beach is only a few steps away.
    We’ll definitely be back to this villa!
    Maryrose H. Sep 2019
    Loved the island.
    Cliff A. Jul 2019
    Peaceful,relaxing and the beach was not over crowded
    Lynn Tom S. May 2019
    very easy breezy check in and out
    Amy R. Mar 2019
    The staff was so friendly. I loved my room and I had a beautiful ocean view!
    Terese B. Feb 2019
    building and unit basic and dated
    Frederick M. Feb 2019
    Property was clean, well maintained, modern. Check-in/check-out was very easy and efficient. Office staff very friendly and helpful.
    John Or Carol H. Jan 2019
    we have been coming to Kiawah for years. Your rates generally fair, deposits are reasonable and when necessary modifications to the reservations have been available. Summa has
    Elizabeth A. Jun 2018
    Our villa was spotless . That is the most important aspect to me.
    Paul S. May 2018
    Everything was perfect except for people staying directly above us.They were moving furniture until 1am but we understand that was out of your control.
    Bradley Or Norma R. Apr 2018
    Very relaxing