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Family Retreat--Closest Oceanwoods Rental to Beach, Screened Porch, WiFi

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,280 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

The name Fifty Steps Cottage tells you the number of steps (give or take a few, depending on your height & the length of your stride) that you'll take in your under two minute walk to the nearby beach access. This is the closest Oceanwoods rental to the beach, ideal if you want to run back for lunch, for something you've forgotten, have a small child who needs a nap, or need to "use the facilities". This high-end, updated 1,280 square foot Oceanwoods cottage is on a quiet cul-de-sac directly across the street from a beach boardwalk (Boardwalk #15). Boardwalk 15 ends in a ramp to the beach--perfect for easy bike and stroller access.

Fifty Steps Cottage is designed to provide the two most important things about a beach vacation--relaxation & fun! Located in the desirable Oceanwoods sub-division in the convenient West Beach area of Kiawah, you're just steps away from the beach, bike & fitness paths and the children's playground at Night Heron Park. It's an ideal rental for families, multi-generational gatherings, a romantic getaway or a couples vacation.

West Beach is the section of Kiawah that's closest to the Security Gate. West Beach is also closer to the Freshfields shopping center and into Charleston than any other location on Kiawah. We're very close to the Sanctuary Hotel, making our cottage a convenient, ideal lodging for guests of weddings or other events held at that luxurious venue.

While at Kiawah, you'll be able to enjoy every imaginable outdoor activity. The island has 19 miles of leisure trails for walking, running or biking, and a spectacular 10 mile long beach. You can simply relax on the beach or on the screened porch, or indulge in more active endeavors--beach walks, beachcombing, building sand castles, burying your kids in the sand, swimming, boogie boarding, kayaking, sailing, fishing, biking, playing tennis or golf, bird watching, dolphin watching, spectacular sunset & moonrise views. Or relax indoors reading a book, playing cards, watching TV, or cooking in our fully-stocked gourmet kitchen.

We've vacationed on Kiawah for many years, and understand that a well-furnished, comfortably appointed place is what makes a carefree and memorable vacation. We've designed and completely furnished Fifty Steps Cottage so you can make the most of your beach getaway. This is a family-owned, newly renovated cottage, and we want you to relax, have fun and feel at home when you're here.

Step into the front door to find a 1,280 square foot indoors space, with hardwood floors and an open floor plan. You'll be greeted by a sparkling, newly-renovated kitchen with white quartz countertops, high end appliances, a gas range (rare at the beach) and a 4 seat breakfast bar. From the kitchen you'll move on to the dining area and then to the comfortable living room, which features a flat screen TV & DVD player.

You'll find a high speed internet connection and great cell phone reception.

KITCHEN: High end GE Profile appliances, Dacor 5 burner gas range (unusual to find a gas cooktop at the beach), white quartz countertops, drip coffee maker, toaster, loads of dishes and glassware, pots and pans, baking pans, utensils for dining, cooking & serving. Breakfast bar seats 4.

DINING AREA: Seats 6 at the round table. Access the screened porch through the dining room's sliding glass doors.

LIVING ROOM: The spacious living room features a flat screen TV, WiFi, Cable, DVD player, high capacity ceiling fan, skylights, a pair of the most comfortable reclining leather theater seats with cup holders, plus additional seating, a few books & DVD's, playing cards.

Additionally, we provide a hideaway folding bed to help out if you have two children who don't like to sleep in the same bed.

BEDROOMS: All bedrooms feature fluffy duvets or comforters & pillows. Bed linens are provided. To facilitate maximum relaxation, each bedroom is equipped with a white noise maker.

MASTER BEDROOM: King Bed, sleeps 2, flat screen TV, white noise maker, attached bathroom with tub & shower

BEDROOM 2: Queen Bed, sleeps 2, flat screen TV, white noise maker, shared bath

BEDROOM 3: Queen Bed, sleeps 2, white noise maker, shared bath

BATHROOMS: Both bathrooms are recently renovated and feature granite countertops. The Master Bath has a combined tub-shower, and the Shared Bath has a walk-in shower. Towels and a starter supply of soap & other bath products are provided. There's a hair dryer in each bathroom vanity.

LAUNDRY: Nearly new, full-feature LG front-loading washer and dryer provided.

SCREENED PORCH: 128 square feet of breezy comfort with high capacity fan and skylight, the place to enjoy your morning coffee, meals around the table or cocktails.


264 square foot deck with 2 lounge chairs and an outdoor gas grill (you'll find grill tools in a kitchen drawer). In the outdoor closet, find beach chairs, a small cooler for drinks, and toys for your use.

Best of all, there's a private outdoor hot-and-cold enclosed shower, so you can comfortably wash off after the beach.

Trash & recycling bins provided outdoors to the right of the deck stairs.


Air Conditioning throughout, ceiling fans in every room.

High Speed Internet & WIFI connection, great cell phone reception.

Bed linens, bath towels & a starter supply of soap, dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent are provided. Bring your own beach towels.

Washer & Dryer on location

Ironing board and Iron are provided


Kiawah is a gated community with 24 hour security.

Fifty Steps Cottage has its own driveway for outdoor parking for up to 4 cars.

Ideal for family vacations, multi-generational family trips, romantic getaways or three couples vacation.

Departure cleaning service is added to rental rates for each stay. Before leaving, please place your garbage and recycling in outdoor receptacles.

No telephone land line, so bring your cell phones. Great cell phone reception.

PLEASE NOTE: We have a no pets, no smoking policy



From Memorial Day through Labor Day, and Easter week and Christmas week, all bookings have a seven day minimum, from Saturday to Saturday.


5 Championship Golf Courses, tennis courts and miles of bike and nature trails trails. Amazing wildlife from alligators to bobcats to turtles.

Bicycle rentals: Many options available, including Island Bike & Surf with free pick up & delivery.

Restaurants, grocery store, wine and liquor, gas station, 2.4 miles. The Sanctuary Hotel with multiple restaurants and bars, roughly 1 mile.

More Details

Beverly Carr and Larry Loeser
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Beverly Carr and Larry Loeser

We've been visiting Kiawah every year since before our two sons were born. They're now grown and on their own, but still join us with their girlfriends every year for our annual family vacation. We've built decades of happy memories on the Island and continue to create new memories even with adult sons. We want our guests to do the same.

We enjoy going on the beach together to swim, lounge on beach chairs, play catch, take walks, collect shells or go kayaking. (When the kids were small, we endlessly built sand castles with moats.)

One of our favorite things to do now is walk or bike to the west end of the beach at low tide to try to catch the dolphins breaching--swimming up fleetingly on the shore of the Kiawah River as they feed on small fish. This past year, we saw a whole family of dolphins, including a baby--a thrilling sight and a first for us! We also enjoy going to the beach each evening as the sun goes down to view the breathtaking, panoramic sunsets and moonrises from our section of the beach.

Beverly Carr and Larry Loeser purchased this cottage in 2017

Why Beverly Carr and Larry Loeser chose West Beach

We fell in love with the Oceanwoods development because of its great location--very close to the beach and the playground, and in the West Beach end of Kiawah--the closest to Kiawah's Freshfields shopping center and to Johns Island & James Island restaurants and downtown Charleston. We like it because of its cozy cottages and walkable neighborhood feel, all in a quiet, low traffic area.

We decided that we would buy an Oceanwoods cottage only if it met 2 important criteria--it had to be very close to one of the ocean boardwalks and it had to have a screened porch. Fifty Steps Cottage met both of these requirements, and in fact is the closest Oceanwoods rental to the beach, just across the road from Boardwalk #15. We love it when we emerge from the shaded beach boardwalk to suddenly find ourselves viewing the panoramic beach vista.

Plus the cottage has an airy screened porch with a high capacity ceiling fan and a skylight. The cottage has 3 bedrooms, which is ideal for us and our two grown sons. We decided to add an outdoor hot-and-cold shower because what could be better than showering outside? Plus it eases bathroom congestion in the late afternoon when we all get off the beach.

What makes this cottage unique

We bought this home from a couple who had completely updated and renovated it as their permanent retirement residence, but then decided to move closer to their adult children. We loved the improvements they made--all new bathrooms with granite countertops, a spacious luxurious kitchen with a gas stove--almost unheard of at the beach, sparkling white quartz countertops, a breakfast bar and a fully open floor plan. They left many of their furnishings, including a pair of reclining theater seats in the living room--the utmost in relaxation and movie-viewing comfort!


West Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1280 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Granite Countertop
    Shared Bath - toilet , shower , Granite Countertop
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Family Retreat--Closest Oceanwoods Rental to Beach, Screened Porch, WiFi
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Property was extremely clean, well taken care of. Appeared to have bee remodeld which made it very comfortable. The amenities were outstanding —

Porch,enclosed outside shower, TV and more. Across the street from the beach We had an outstanding week and look forward to going back

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time with Family!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to kiawah every summer. This house offered a wonderful environment for me and my family. The kitchen is amazing! The bedrooms were comfortable and the bathrooms were updated with lots of storage. We loved being close to the boardwalk! Looking forward to coming back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Louis MO

Updated and comfortable cottage very close to beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in this nicely updated and comfortable cottage that is a very short walk to the beach. We would definitely recommend this rental to families or couples vacationing in Kiawah.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lisa, Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review and recommending our cottage. We're glad you found our place to be comfortable and convenient to the beach. We were delighted to host you and your family and look forward to welcoming you back again. With thanks and best wishes, Bev & Larry
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Great house and very close to the beach access!

  • 5 of 5

The house was well-maintained and very comfortable. Outdoor shower and screened in porch were very convenient. Kitchen had all the supplies needed to cook meals. Owners were super sweet and extremely accommodating! Can’t wait to go back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Heather, We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay and found everything to be comfortable and convenient. Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a kind review. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back next year--be sure to book your dates, as we're already taking reservations. With thanks and best wishes, Bev & Larry
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Fifty Steps to Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Kiawah for several summers, but we never had an experience like we had at this property. What an amazing home and thoughtful family. We are so lucky to be able to say we spent a week there (with good weather too!).

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Phoenix

Lovely accommodations...comfortable indoor and outdoor gathering spaces and close to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

We found the neighborhood quiet and friendly. We very much appreciated the beach chairs and the large screen TV to watch the World Cup during our visit. The only criticisms we had where that for 6 people there were too few towels (6 towels, 2 hand towels, 2 washcloths, no bath mats and 2 kitchen hand towels, with only one paper towel roll in the kitchen and two rolls of TP and limited soap for the kitchen and washing machine. These small upgrades would really help everyone, especially those who fly into Charleston. The local stores require you to buy replacements in large quantities. All that being said, we would definitely consider another visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax

Our Town of Kiawah Business License number is BL010786-06-2018

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.