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Just Listed-Closest Oceanwoods Rental to Beach, Screened Porch, WiFi

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,280 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 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).

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, a romantic getaway, 3 couples vacation or a girlfriend getaway. West Beach is the section of Kiawah that's closest to the Security Gate. West Beach is closer to the security gate, Freshfields shopping center and into Charleston than any other location on Kiawah.

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, 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.

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

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

BEDROOM 3: Queen Bed, sleeps 2, 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, romantic getaways, three couples vacation or girlfriend getaways.

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 will free pick up & delivery 843.768.1158

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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 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 soon-to-be-added 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 ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • 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
  • 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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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Montpelier, VT

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for a Kiawah vacation! Convenient to beach, golf, tennis, and Freshfields

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summit, NJ

Beautiful cottage close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved staying at 50 Steps cottage for a spring break trip to Kiawah and found it to be both comfortable and classy. The gorgeous kitchen had everything we needed to feel at home, and bathrooms are beautifully updated. We also enjoyed the screened in porch and movie style reclining chairs in the living room. It was our first time on the island and we also loved the beach and bike riding. Definitely recommend staying at 50 Steps for a memorable trip to Kiawah.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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50 steps to the boardwalk that leads to the beach

  • 5 of 5

A well appointed 3 bedroom home in a great location on Kiawah!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect home! I cannot say enough about it! Everything was brand new, clean, and plentiful. Our family of four had a wonderful time here for spring break. The kitchen has everything you need, the bedrooms are spacious, and the bathrooms are super clean and roomy. On top of that, the location is virtually unmatched: only a 30 sec walk to the beach! It's literally across the street, so we and our kids could go back and forth very easily and frequently. Also, the house is only a 5 min drive away from the grocery stores, golf, and bike paths. I would recommend this rental without any hesitation.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding beach rental

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay on Vetch Ct. The owners were super helpful and their home is outstanding (updated, clean, and super close to the beach). Once we arrived on Kiawah, we only used our car once or twice. This location is great for biking, beach time, walking, and wildlife viewing. We enjoyed the proximity to Night Heron Park and the inlet where the Kiawah River enters the ocean (regular dolphin sightings here). Such a quiet and relaxing family vacation. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mike M, We're so happy that you and your family enjoyed your time at our cottage and your access to all of the fun activities that Kiawah's natural setting provides. We thank you for taking the time to write your kind review. Warmly, Bev & Larry
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Awesome place. Perfect and well located.

  • 5 of 5

Would absolutely stay there again. In fact, will stay there next year if available. Very comfortable and nice. To make people understand this is a real review - our only negative was lack of TP when we arrived. So minor compared to how nice the home was.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Clark D, Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay, and we hope you'll return! We apologize for the lack of toilet paper--an unfortunate oversight. Ordinarily, we can help with a problem like this, so please know that you can contact us if anything is missing, and we'll always do our best to quickly solve the problem.. With very best wishes, Bev
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

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.