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"Oceanwoods – The Hidden Gem of Kiawah" Your search is over!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths sleeps 6

This is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage just a short walk to the beach. We allow up to 6 people and pets are allowed with a fee per night. The price quotes generated by this system will not be accurate for travelers with pets. If you want to bring a dog or two, let me know and I will alter the price after you inquire or request to book.

My family started going to Kiawah Island in 1990. We picked up a small condo and for the next couple of years every time we went down we scouted the listings until we were lucky enough to find this cottage. Its located in a very quiet and secluded neighborhood called Oceanwoods and it is very close to the beach!

We love having our KiawahCottageRental and we have have set it up so we can share it with you. We have been successfully renting out our place for many years on VRBO, HomeAway and our own website. By renting directly from the owners you can save a few dollars vs. using the rental companies, and experience one of the best locations on Kiawah Island!

Oceanwoods is a very popular Kiawah Island neighborhood for families who love a cottage near the beach. Secluded, at the end of Eugenia Avenue, it is close enough to walk to Night Heron Park or bike to other island amenities. The main attraction is the close proximity to an uncrowded part of the beach. Our cottage, 468 Oceanwoods, is a very short walk to the beach. Often you can clearly hear the surf from the cottage.

Note: We have a security cam above the lock box focused on the parking lot and entry staircase.

"Oceanwoods – The Hidden Gem of Kiawah" Your Search is over!

More Details

Paul Petkanas
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Paul Petkanas

I live in NY and am semi-retired. I go to Kiawah twice a year. Eventually I hope to retire there part time and travel.

Paul Petkanas purchased this cottage in 1992

Why Paul Petkanas chose Kiawah Island

There is something about Kiawah... When you go there you just don't want to leave and the memories last forever. We were fortunate to find our dream vacation cottage near the beach many years ago. Then we had to figure out how to make it work. Sharing it with other families as a KiawahCottageRental helps financially and has also been emotionally rewarding as well. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

What makes this cottage unique

You want to relax with family and friends? This is the place!



West Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bath has a walk in shower.
  • Linens are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • THE COTTAGE Our cottage has three bedrooms and two full baths. The master and one of the guest bedrooms each have a queen size bed. The other guest bedroom has two twins. The master bath has a walk in shower. The guest bath has a tub/shower. The cottage sleeps a total of 6. The cottage features a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, living room, screened porch and sun deck. We have a charcoal grill just off the deck. It has cable TV, Wi-Fi, BluRay in the living room, DVD's, washer, dryer and dish washer. It is all set up for you when you get there. Linens are provided and your exit cleaning is included with all rentals. Our cottage offers everything you could want for a restful vacation. And it’s all just a short walk to the beach.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
AMENITIES and POOL ACCESS On the question of pool access. THERE IS NO POOL ACCESS FOR OUR GUESTS. All other resort amenities such as golf, tennis and nature and kid's programs are available ($). If access to a (crowded, noisy) public pool is a must for you, sorry, we can't help. What we can and do offer is a relaxing, convenient location from which to base your explorations of the unique island of Kiawah. OTHER INFORMATION No smoking inside the cottage. Well behaved pets are allowed with permission and a fee. There is a security cam near the front door facing the parking area. On island guest manager available. For more info on Kiawah or 468 Oceanwoods or to check availability and reserve your vacation please call or click 'email the owner'. If you would like to see more pics go to photobucket and search for kiawah cottage or email me and I'll send you a link. If you would like to map the location use the following address; 468 Fiddlers Reach, Kiawah Island, SC, 29455,


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"Oceanwoods – The Hidden Gem of Kiawah" Your search is over!
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews
Upstate NY

What a beautiful, relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay! Highlights:

1. Just a short stroll to the beach

2. Very clean and well appointed beach house

3. Great communication from the owners who even called to check on us because a tropical storm was moving up the coast.

4. Rosebank Farms Cafe

5. Biking to the end of the island to see the dolphins

6. early morning walks on the beach

7. Scoopers for ice cream

8. Playing in the surf

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill and Jana sent us a picture of their daughter helping the turtle patrol assist some baby loggerheads to the ocean! We're always thankful that our guests are able to have special memories to take home with them!
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Excellent location and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We really didn't know what to expect, as we have never stayed at this house before . But, when we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised at how close we were to the beach (just steps away).

The house was clean, well-maintained, roomy, and had everything we needed. We took our dogs as we're able to walk them on the beach and on shopping outings.

It rained all day one day and there were plenty of movies, games, books to deter our boredom.

Our host/management responded quickly to questions and was extremely helpful.

We look forward to another trip in near future

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lexington, South Carolina

Nice Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for an extended weekend here and loved it! The owner was very responsive throughout the process and very polite to work with! It was within a 2 minute walk to the beach and you could hear it from the porch! The screen porch was nice and the house was plenty big for our party of 4! Our dog loved it too and enjoyed longs walks down the beach as well as touring the island! It is about a 10 minute walk or less to the nature center! The only negative thing was all the rain we had, which caused quite a few puddles around the outside of the house, but it was A LOT of rain!

We hope to stay here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Asheville, NC

Claen, neat and had everything we needed. An amazing beach 5 minutes away.

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as described. Everything we needed was there, clean and ready to go. You can access a pristine beach in 5 minutes and there were 5 golf courses all on the Island. There are so many things to do but for sure rent bicycles they will deliver them to your home. We mostly ate in but there are so many choices that you will not be bored.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Weekend at Kiawah Cottage

  • 4 of 5

This is a basic beach cottage in one of Kiawah's oldest neighborhoods. That is not a criticism! It was exactly what we were looking for! When we are in the mood for fancy, we go down to The Sanctuary for a drink or the Ocean Course for a meal. But for a GREAT location -- quiet, beautiful, neighborhood just a stone's throw from the beach and close to other Kiawah sites we enjoy (Freshfields, Night Heron Park, etc.)-- this cottage is ideal! The house was clean and well supplied with all basic needs. The owner was great to work with. We will rent from him again.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Kiawah Cottage: Great Location, Clean and Cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Kiawah Cottage was fantastic! Paul was a great host and, pre-arrival, gave us very specific instructions on how to check in, what to do/eat in Kiawah, etc. Beach access is a couple of steps from your front door. Also, top notch restaurants at the Santuary and Freshfield Village are within a few minutes drive. The kitchen was stocked with basic needs (plates, cups, silverware, etc). Paul allowing pets to join was just icing on the cake. Overall the stay couldn't have been better and we will be returning!!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Kiawah has world class golf courses and a top rated tennis resort! The Ocean Course on Kiawah has hosted the Ryder Cup, the Sr. PGA and several other championship matches. The PGA Championship was held there in 2012! Kiawah has approximately 30 miles of leisure trails (walking, biking, etc.. Excellent place for birding and wildlife watching. The main attraction is the 10 mile long beautiful, crescent shaped beach. The only bad thing about Kiawah is the day you have to leave...:(


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Payment is accepted by check or credit card.

NOTE: On payments processed through the HomeAway system a "service fee" will be imposed by and paid to Homeaway/VRBO.
I have no control over this fee when payments are made through the HomeAway payment system. Contact me or HomeAway/VRBO customer service if you have any questions about this.

Flexible on arrival, departure day and length of stay.

Pet friendly with pre-approval and pet fee ($20 per pet per night.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Deposit and signed contract required for reservation confirmation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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