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Oceanside Elegant French 'Treehouse' Retreat 1 BR

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Living room, so airy with vaulted ceilings, opens to deck, trees & beach views

Living room, so airy with vaulted ceilings, opens to deck, trees & beach views Antique & custom-made furnishings, lovely and comfortable All guests attest to how comfy this chair is - for reading or TV watching Living room view back to Entry hall From Living Room to Dining area to Kitchen, a perfect roomy floor-plan Dining Area to kitchen & entry Entry table Kitchen graciously equipped, including complimentary KEURIG coffee & tea center Luxury King bedroom opens to deck and treetops All custom and antique furnishing, of course From Bedroom to Hallway and Bath beyond Bath with tub and shower, lots of fluffy new towels Separate water closet Your breezy deck among the trees Treetop deck seen from the ground Your path to the Windswept Beach, a 2-minute walk!

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Last updated: 04/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Windswept Villas villa description

Honeymoon-perfect, 2010 decorator Make-Over top to bottom, bedroom make-over 2012, all custom & antique furnishings, spacious vaulted light-filled rooms, 2 flat-screen TVs, new ultra king bed, plenty of fresh linens & down pillows, graciously equipped kitchen, laundry room w/ full-size W&D, your lovely private deck nestled in the magnolia and live oak treetops, with everything you need to relax and enjoy this island resort paradise. Restaurants and take-out nearby from casual to 5-star, miles of wide wide beach to walk or bike, miles of biking paths all across this island nature preserve.

Complimentary KEURIG coffee & tea center, your personal Welcome Basket full of wine, coffee and goodies greets you upon arrival.
And, only for our guests, you will receive our 'Russ and Karen's 2014 Dining Guide to Kiawah and Charleston'.
Owner consierge service? Mais oui! But of course!.

Keywords: Beautiful large private Kiawah condo, glimpses of oceanview with breezes and sounds of the nearby surf. For couples only.
Near Sanctuary Resort Hotel. French all-custom decor, light-filled, full kitchen very graciously equipped, laundry fullsize washer & dryer.
New photos--even more updates in 2014!
Kiawah is consistently rated best resort, best beach, best golf & tennis, best restaurants, year after year.
(Please note: Villa is 2 flights up via stairs; and we have no elevator.)

Property Type

  • 790 sq. ft.
  • Villa

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                A firm policy. Violation will result in renter removal....moreless

              • Not Suitable For Children
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              • Bedroom 1

                ...moreless

              • King size bed (1) New soft-top back-supporter mattress. Decorator Make-Over in 2012. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Guests often comment on our good selection of dishes, glasses, pots and pans, linens, kitchen implements and knives. Includes KEURIG & standard coffee makers with filters....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                We know you like to bring your own, but we do supply salt and pepper grinders and KEURIG supplies of coffee, teas, creamer and sweetners....moreless

              • Catering Available:

                Several good catering kitchens work on the island for large parties to small family picnics. Ask owners for details!...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Stocked KEURIG coffee bar, plus regular drip coffee machine if you like to brew your own special blend....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Ice Maker

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                Plentiful and fresh 100% cotton bed linens and bath towels. Just bring your own BEACH TOWELS and you are all set!...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Laundry includes iron and ironing board, laundry soap and dryer sheets....moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Regrettably, fireplace cannot be used due to insurance restrictions. ...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Right at the foot of our building....moreless

              • Heating
              • Air Conditioning
              • Hair Dryer
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Kiawah Island is the home of the 5-Star Sanctuary Hotel, the ultimate in luxury anywhere. Championship golf courses (5 in all), 2 tennis centers, the exceptional 5-Star Sanctuary Spa to pamper you, wonderful nature center, the most green and lush island you have ever seen, extra-wide 10-mile long beach of pristine white sand, never without sun from dawn to spectacular sunsets, all yours to enjoy! The, of course, wonderful Charleston is an easy 40-minute drive from your front door! Ahhhhh, the best of food, arts, history, and nightlife! See our 'Russ and Karen's Guide to Eating and Dining 2014.'...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Video Library:

                    Nice collection of recent DVD movies for those sleepy mornings or the rare rainy afternoons; often updated....moreless

                  • Television:

                    New flat-screen TV's in both living room and bedroom....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Cable for both TVs in living room and bedroom....moreless

                  • Books
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Yes, dedicated wireless internet (wi-fi) is installed in villa. Access code is provided to guests....moreless

                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Golf:

                    You have access to the 5 outstanding courses of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort including the 2012 PGA Championship course....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Lovely, tree-enveloped, breezy deck with 75-yd seasonal views to beach! Hear and smell the lovely surf....moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    You may reserve court-time with the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Fees are charged by the Resort....moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    Rental bikes easily available and inexpensive at less than $40 per bike per week. ...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Kayak and canoe rentals and guided tours are available on Kiawah....moreless

                  • Boat:

                    Boat rentals available nearby at Bohicket Marina....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Romantic
                  • Away From It All

                  Location & View

                  • Beach View:

                    We are 75 yds from beach & ocean, view & hear waves through an open copse of oak and palm trees! A 2-minute walk from your door. We even provide you 2 beach chairs! Just bring your own beach towels....moreless

                  • Resort:

                    Located at the 5-Star Kiawah Island Golf Resort....moreless

                  • Ocean View

                  Car

                      • Recommended

                      Activities

                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Medical Services
                      • Shopping
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Swimming
                      • Sailing
                      • Surfing
                      • Tennis
                      • Golf
                      • Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Churches
                      • Marina
                      • Restaurants
                      • Museums
                      • Ruins
                      • Cinemas
                      • Live Theater
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Boating
                      • Antiquing
                      • Shelling
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching

                      Other Activities

                          • Some of our readers are not familiar with the Windswept Villas area on Kiawah. When you look on a map of the island, just at mid-island, you will see Night Heron Park located between Kiawah Island Parkway and Sea Forest Drive. If you walk directly from Night Heron Park towards to ocean, and you cross Sea Forest Drive, you are in the Windswept neighborhood. Our villa at 4406 Windswept is located just 75 yards from the beach along Boardwalk 20, between Oceanfront Buildings I and II. ...moreless
                           

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                          • Sets the Standard for What You Hope to Have with Every Vacation Rental

                            Sets the Standard for What You Hope to Have with Every Vacation Rental

                            • Guest WanderB
                            • Date of stay 03/10/14
                            • Review Submitted 04/16/14
                            Everything about our stay at the "French Treehouse" villa was perfect for us. The entire experience of booking the villa through our visit and on to our fond farewell was carefree and easy. The villa is decorated beautifully, especially for those who are drawn to french country decor. The kitchen is very nicely equipped, well beyond the basics and we easily fell in love with the location, since we came to bike the 20+ miles of paved trails on the island and found the 8 mile (round trip) ride to the nearby village market perfect for picking up ingredients for that evening's dinner. The bathroom had ample supply of luxury towels and toiletries, another pleasant surprise. The great selection of recent release DVDs, easy access to WiFi and the in-unit full size washer & dryer were also big pluses. The owner is the ultimate host of gracious southern hospitality. She was always very responsive and thoughtful with all of our questions. Being the "foodies" that we are, we especially appreciated the delicious "welcome" goodie basket and dining guide for the area. As mentioned in the listing, as well as by other renters, the 3rd level location is only accessible by stairs, so that is the only factor that would deter me from recommending this villa to everyone. No other vacation rentals we've considered come close to the high standard of quality that the owners have set for their French Treehouse. We'll be back for sure!!!

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                          • Like being in a B&B

                            Like being in a B&B

                            • Guest Steve
                            • Date of stay 12/28/13
                            • Review Submitted 01/05/14
                            My wife and I have been going to Kiawah Island for about 28 years and we have stayed at numerous Windswept Villas, but the "Treehouse" Villa was by far the nicest that we stayed in. It was very nicely decorated, clean, and comfortable with numerous amenities, as well as being very close to the beach. It had a large collection of DVDs and books. The kitchen was very well equipped, which was very useful for cooking our anniversary dinner. In addition to a regular coffee maker, it included a Keurig coffee and tea maker that was well-stocked with numerous coffees and teas. But we especially appreciated the gift basket that was left for us that included a bottle of wine, several packages of gourmet coffee, and was packed with various snacks and candies. It gave the feel of being in a B&B. The was our first experience with renting through VRBO and was a very good one. The Owner/Manager was very friendly and easy to work with. Although we never saw her, communication between us was very good and we appreciated the personal attention.

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Best Villa at Kiawah - Beautiful Retreat

                            Best Villa at Kiawah - Beautiful Retreat

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 11/11/13
                            • Review Submitted 11/24/13
                            We've stayed at many villas on Kiawah over the years, but this is the best by far. It is beautifully decorated and furnished with every comfort and amenity you could imagine. We were within view of the beach, and could walk there in less than a minute, buy felt we were in our own private world nestled up in the trees with the sounds of the ocean all around. The owners took A+ care of us from the moment of our first inquiry on VRBO. Their extra touches and flow of helpful information were great. They are very much about southern hospitality. Restaurants nearby are very good but we especially enjoyed driving into old Charleston for some amazing meals. We also enjoyed the plentiful birds and wildlife, and biking those long miles of white beach, so relaxing. We have found our own special retreat here and will return at every opportunity. Thanks so much, Karen and Russ!

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Nice place!

                            Nice place!

                            • Guest Race Committee (St. Louis)
                            • Date of stay 10/08/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/18/13
                            This is a very nice unit. All the other reports are true as to the cleanliness, goody basket, furnishings, etc. The owners are very thoughtful and organized and we had no need to contact them during our week long stay. As has been stated, the unit is really three flights up; the first level is just for elevating the building and for storage, and would not be good for someone with limited mobility. It sits behind the larger buildings in the development, so your only view of the ocean, and sky for that matter, is sort of through and around trees. The travel time to Charleston we found to be 40 to 45 minutes and not a drive you would want to make after dinner and a few glasses of wine. We would definitely recommend this to our friends but won't, because we would not want it to be rented for when we want to return!

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Great time!

                            Great time!

                            • Guest M.E. (Hadley, MA USA)
                            • Date of stay 08/17/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/03/13
                            Overall, I am very grateful for all the amenities, and accommodations made for our arrival,for an early evening wedding; We were contacted and able to get in the villa earlier than planned, after a very difficult day of air travel. The villa was clean, comfortable, and the "gift basket" of goodies SAVED us from "starvation" that first night! Next time, however, I would pack more lightly for the trek up several floors :), and would suggest the owners NOT advertise an "ocean view"; it was enough that the walk to the warm waters was 30 seconds! Can't wait to return!!

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing.

                            Manager response: Gentle readers, please carefully review our descriptions as they are truly quite accurate. There you will find written that 1) we have 2 flights of steps and 2) there are views of the ocean at a 75-yard distance, which is what Oceanside means. With kind regards to all, The Owners

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Excellent vacation

                            Excellent vacation

                            • Guest ken (United States)
                            • Date of stay 08/24/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/31/13
                            Karen provides everything needed to have a wonderful vacation. Steps from the beach, very clean and well appointed. From the welcome basket to the king size bed everything is what one would expect from an upscale Kiawah rental!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Wonderful Vacation

                            Wonderful Vacation

                            • Guest E (Chicago, IL/USA)
                            • Date of stay 05/11/13
                            • Review Submitted 05/20/13
                            We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Watson villa on Kiawah Island. The owner's attention to detail is apparent from the time of reservation to the moment you enter the beautifully decorated villa. Their goal is to ensure a pleasant stay and that was seamlessly accomplished. We look forward to staying here again and would recommend it to our friends. Kiawah Island is the perfect get-away and the Watson villa is the perfect place to stay.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                          • Restful Retreat

                            Restful Retreat

                            • Guest Barb (Manhattan, Kansas)
                            • Date of stay 11/11/12
                            • Review Submitted 01/11/13
                            As others have stated, this is a lovely property and the owners go out of their way to be helpful. The villa is spotless, kitchen well-equipped, decor lovely and the goodies for guests show that much care has been given to making guests welcome. We had a wonderfully restful week here. Prior to our visit, I emailed the owners for recommendations of things to do, and received thoughtful and helpful responses from Karen. We have rented using VRBO six other times at various locations, and this was by far the best treatment we have ever received. The villa is not beachfront, but the beach is only steps away. The top floor location among the tree branches makes it seem like you are in your own private world. If you are looking for a restful retreat with owners that are thoughtful and attentive--look no further.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway.

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                          • Perfect

                            Perfect

                            • Guest Zelda (Baltimore)
                            • Date of stay 12/21/12
                            • Review Submitted 01/05/13
                            My stay at this villa in Kiawah was a piece of heaven. The owners thought of everything one could possibly need and added the lovely touch of a sumptuous welcome basket. I could not have been happier here and will definitely come again. By the way, I am a bit fussy about décor and this villa is beautifully decorated. Simple, understated elegance. Spotlessly clean. Convenient to all the amenities that Kiawah has to offer. My only hope is that you don't rent this exceptional villa on the very date when I want to.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Beautiful experience

                            Beautiful experience

                            • Guest Love this villa! (Marshall,NC)
                            • Date of stay 09/30/12
                            • Review Submitted 10/10/12
                            The villa was clean and comfortable. It was elegantly furnished. The owner was a delight. She was so helpful. As an added bonus, she left a nice basket of goodies for us. The only negative is you must walk up 4 sets of stairs. If you are not mobile, this would be an issue. However, that is the ONLY negative. This villa is fabulous!

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Late Spring
                          Apr 30 - Jun 13, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $199
                          $995
                          SUMMER
                          Jun 14 - Aug 15, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,195
                          Early Fall
                          Aug 23 - Oct 17, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $179
                          $895
                          Fall & Holiday
                          Oct 18 - Jan 3, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $179
                          $795

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Tax Rate 15.3%

                          Notes:

                          Please contact Villa Owners Karen and Russ, via an Inquiry, if you have questions or would like to book with us. Use the VRBO "Inquiry" button in this listing or call Karen at (843) 754-9261.

                          Please Note that in Summer, only Sat-to-Sat weekly rental is accepted.


                          Cancellation policy:

                          Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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                          Last updated: 04/16/2014
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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: CHS-Charleston International Airport at 35 Miles
                           

                          Manager info

                          Year Purchased: 1996

                          About: We are transplants from Virginia, after vacationing on Kiawah for years, we wouldn't live anywhere else!

                          Why Windswept Villas:
                          Perfect coastal location, never visited a more exclusive yet private island with trees, green spaces and wildlife galore. As all the surveys say, Kiawah is continually rated for best beach, best resort, best golfing, best food, and all topped of by easy access to wonderful historic Charleston!

                          The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                          You will be looked after by the owners Karen and Russ, who live nearby, not some absentee rental company! We are in the 'southern hospitality' business and you will see the difference when you stay with us at Kiawah.


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                          Speaks: english, french

                           

                          Photos

                          • Living room, so airy with vaulted ceilings, opens to deck, trees & beach views

                            Living room, so airy with vaulted ceilings, opens to deck, trees & beach views

                          • All guests attest to how comfy this chair is - for reading or TV watching

                            All guests attest to how comfy this chair is - for reading or TV watching

                          • From Living Room to Dining area to Kitchen, a perfect roomy floor-plan

                            From Living Room to Dining area to Kitchen, a perfect roomy floor-plan

                          • Entry table

                            Entry table

                          • Luxury King bedroom opens to deck and treetops

                            Luxury King bedroom opens to deck and treetops

                          • From Bedroom to Hallway and Bath beyond

                            From Bedroom to Hallway and Bath beyond

                          • Separate water closet

                            Separate water closet

                          • Treetop deck seen from the ground

                            Treetop deck seen from the ground

                          • Antique & custom-made furnishings, lovely and comfortable

                            Antique & custom-made furnishings, lovely and comfortable

                          • Living room view back to Entry hall

                            Living room view back to Entry hall

                          • Dining Area to kitchen & entry

                            Dining Area to kitchen & entry

                          • Kitchen graciously equipped, including complimentary KEURIG coffee & tea center

                            Kitchen graciously equipped, including complimentary KEURIG coffee & tea center

                          • All custom and antique furnishing, of course

                            All custom and antique furnishing, of course

                          • Bath with tub and shower, lots of fluffy new towels

                            Bath with tub and shower, lots of fluffy new towels

                          • Your breezy deck among the trees

                            Your breezy deck among the trees

                          • Your path to the Windswept Beach, a 2-minute walk!

                            Your path to the Windswept Beach, a 2-minute walk!

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                          Date last modified - Saturday, January 25, 2014

                          $171 - $199 per night (USD)
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                          Sleeps 2

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                          Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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