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Best Kiawah Island 2BR/2BA Private Villa with Best Lagoon View

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Our villa is the closest and most private villa in the Tennis Club Area to the beach with the best lagoon view. There is nothing for quite a distance on the left side of us and a short distance on the right side of our single building of only four units, is the pretty footbridge over the big lagoon. All you do to get to the beach is walk over the bridge and you'll see the walkway to the beach and it is less than a five minute walk. You can't get much better than that!

The exposure is great! We have the best lagoon view. You look all the way up the lagoon from the dining room, living room, screened porch and master bedroom. It is always cheerful and light. We're right on the water and you watch the alligators sun on the bank and swim by and the beautiful birds and lots of greenery.

Beautifully updated kitchen, porcelain floors, granite counters, stainless steel GE appliances! All new mattresses in the lovely light bedrooms- Vaulted ceiling in the master.

This first floor unit has no huge stairs to climb so you don't have to carry your luggage and groceries up a load of stairs like so many villas! It is beautifully decorated in pastels, all newly updated and re-upholstered. It has been recently carpeted and painted. We have our own housekeeper who keeps it immaculate. We limit it to four people with a very few exceptions, and that is how we keep our place in such good condition, and our housekeeper happy.

There is grass cloth in the living room and halls, and beautiful wallpaper in the kitchen and baths. The master bedroom includes a dressing room, two sinks and a bath, and a queen bed, and beautiful furniture. It also has two chairs and a table. The second bedroom has two twin beds and a bath, and a sitting area with two chairs and a table. Very bright and sunny! The porch has a lovely Brown Jordan table and chair set. The kitchen is fully equipped and was beautifully renovated There is beautiful front loading washer and dryer in the laundry room. There is a flat screen tv in the master bedroom.

Both bedrooms have radios, and the living room has cable TV, VCR, DVD and a CD-tape player that we ask not to be brought to the beach. It is very beautiful with all brand new GE clean steel appliances, lovely new porcelain floors and gorgeous new granite counter tops. First floor unit- no long stairs to climb!

Best Lagoon View, Most Private Setting, Non-Smoking, Best Tennis Club area there is! The Beach (five minutes or less). Own Private Housekeeper. Immaculate. Ceiling Fan, Wet Bar, VCR, DVD, Built -in Microwave, Cable TV. East Beach location, which is newer than West Beach. It is also closer to Vanderhorst Plantation where the magnificent homes are and it is an easier bike ride to see them. Close to all amenities. Fabulous new inn, The Sanctuary, only a hop, skip and a jump away! The Living Room leads to a screened porch with a lovely Brown Jordan set of table and four chairs. New ceiling fan installed on the porch. Stunning dining area with large comfortable wicker chairs overlooking lagoon with door to the fully screened porch also with a grand view up the lagoon.

There are five golf courses, pools, and two tennis complexes. Over twenty miles of Bike/Roller Blade Paths, Ten Mile Long Beach, Beautiful Maritime Forest. Biking, swimming, tennis, golfing, canoeing, fishing, gourmet dining both on and off the island, sight seeing on Kiawah and in Historic Charleston. We are very close to new Sanctuary. We have an extraordinary setting!Everything in the villa is immaculate and in top notch shape and beautifully decorated.

Both bathrooms were just renovated with all new tiling, toilets and granite counters in June, 2013. No new bathroom pictures are available.

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Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017


East Beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Brand new, beautifully updated bathrooms with granite countertops and beautiful tiles. Safety rails on bathroom walls!!!!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) All new mattresses, Twin or Single Beds 2)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
No better family resort in the nation than Kiawah Island!!!! Over thirty miles of biking trails. Fabulous beach- can ride to see the Dolphins feeding off the fish at one end of the island


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Best Kiawah Island 2BR/2BA Private Villa with Best Lagoon View
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews

Have vacationed at this same villa for years

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have vacationed on Kiawah Island for the last 16 years. Thirteen of those years I have stayed at Joy's villa. The first year on Kiawah we rented a house and the another year I waited to late to book Joy's villa and had to find another, which was a huge mistake on my part. Joy's villa is always very clean and well kept. The beautiful beach is just a short walk away and the villa is located by a peaceful lagoon. I now take my grandchildren on vacation here and they never get bored as there is always something to do and wildlife to see. We enjoy setting on the screened in porch to watch "Big Al", the alligator, swim thru each morning. Bottom line, I think this villa is in the perfect location and I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much,, Tammie, for the great review. I feel like I know you since you have stayed at my villa so many times and always loved it. You and family have been such wonderful guests . for so many years. My best to you always[ God bless! Joy
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Trip to Kiawah Island

  • 5 of 5

I was searching for a family vacation (wife, 23 & 25 year old daughters) and "they" selected Charleston. Why they wanted to leave Huntington Beach CA in the summer to go to S.C. - I don't know. But I gave in. And don't regret it one bit; well, I regret not taking my golf clubs.

We picked this location first because of the proximity to the resort and beach; second because of the reviews. As soon I started communicating with the owner (Joy), I felt it was a great choice. She was pleasant to deal with and very eager to give us advice and things to do and places to get best prices.

When we finally checked in - it was seamless. All the information was spot on. We must have a picked a quiet week because our car was the only one in our parking lot almost the whole week. The condo was private, quiet and comfortable. Location was awesome - right next to lagoon and short walk to beach. The interior of the condo was not as contemporary as some of the other condo's. But again, it was comfortable and well equipped. We definitely made ourselves at home right away and relaxed without worry. (Remember - three adult women in a two bedroom condo. What can go wrong there?)

During our stay Joy continued to communicate with us via e-mail to make sure our trip was going well and if we needed anything; which we didn't. I have to say it was one of our more relaxing and enjoyable vacations in a while. We really look forward to a return trip to Kiawah Island like most of the other renters that have stayed at the condo multiple times. This time I will take the clubs and tennis rackets. Kids - maybe.

Thanks Joy for a great vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Joy's villa on Kiawah Island overlooks the lagoon, is a brief walk to the beach and is easily accessable to stores and restuarants in town. In addition to the beautiful beaches on Kiawah, there is an abundance of wildlife - alligators, egrets, dolphins, bobcats, turtles, etc. There is also great fishing in the area. The nearby Bohicket Marina offers good restaurants and is a great place to enjoy a cocktail, watch the sunset and listen to a live band. This 2 bedroom villa is very comfortable and has all needed amenities. It includes a screened in porch that provides a picturesque view of the lagoon. Also Joy was responsive to any rental inquiries and was very kind to offer a variety of recommendations for different restaurants and activities on the island. Would recommend renting bikes as a great way to explore the island. A wonderful villa on a beautiful island made for a very relaxing family vacation. Would highly recommend !

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Dr. R and wife, Gail for your repeat visits to my villa and love hearing you enjoy it as much as I do . Your nice comments as always are always appreciated and I thank you again and will always welcome you back. Joy
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Greenville, South Carolina

Nice, short stay with two teens June 2016

  • 4 of 5

This was a nice two bedroom ground floor condo unit. Master bedroom had a decent master bath and access to the screened porch. The kitchen had updated appliances and granite counter tops.

The beach is a ten minute walk on paths or you can ride your bike in a few minutes. The condo was clean and everything worked fine, I would recommend to friends and I would return again.

Opportunities for improvement- TV and video were outdated, guest towels were worn and kitchen cabinets cluttered a bit.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jim, Thank you very much for your stay.The tv wasn't updated because it has a great picture & I enjoy being able to turn it around to view it from the kitchen. Also, after telling many prospective guests about it, , all claimed it didn't matter. Their five star reviews second this. I examined 16 sets of towels when there and all seemed fine. There were 8 sets for you and sorry you thought they should have been newer for you and your 2 teenagers. I also feel there is more than adequate empty space for one's needs even though I leave many items for guest's use. Villa owners near the parkway claim it's a 10 minute walk to the beach. It takes me 5 min. to the beach access as it is just one villa to the bridge that takes you directly to it. That is why all love our location! You can't get much better than that! The master bath is more than decent. Both were updated beautifully with granite and all new tiles, wall & floor. I would have appreciated your commenting more on the immaculate villa, it's pretty comfy atmosphere, the beautiful view and great screened porch rather than on a couple of minor items. I have tried to address your concerns and hopefully you will come back . Thank you again.
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Vacation getaway with friends

  • 5 of 5

I had friends down from Ohio and this was the perfect place for them to relax for the week and for myself to visit with them. It was conviently located near the beach, lagoons, and other attractions. The condo was very comfortable and clean and had everything we needed. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Frederick, Maryland USA

Harry's beach week

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week mid September at this villa and absolutely loved my stay. Joy the owner provided me with detailed information on all amenities and features of her property, while also giving me much on what's available to see/do during my visit. Great location for long bicycle rides on vast network of trails that extend widely throughout this Resort. Being a weekend photographer, I was impressed with the large amount of birds and wildlife within a short ride or walk from the villa. Short walk to access beautiful white sanded beach that seemed to extend for miles. My only problem was the feeling that I should have stayed another week.

Definitely recommend this property to couples who want an enjoyable quaint spot where everything is easily accessible, with shopping & decent restaurants only a short ride away. I felt that if any problems with Villa had arisen, the owner would have been more than willing to assist in getting things taken care of as soon as possible.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Charleston, SC
Car: recommended

I don't believe there is a better location on the island. It is in East Beach where the action is, and so much closer to the most beautiful home area to ride your bike into more easily. We have a grand view, only a one bedroom unit upstairs and very private- not a complex, only a single building of four units and lots of space around it. it's very convenient to the beach and close to the great new inn, The Sanctuary .. We are so fortunate to watch beautiful bird life . Bring your binoculars! We have a great screened porch which many villas do not have and it makes such a huge difference in enjoying the villa. You'll not want to stay anywhere else. It is so much nicer than being in a big complex!!!! Please call for many additional pictures I can send to you.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Call for daily rates!Daily rates vary please call owner for correct rate. Rates sometimes negotiable. $895-$1850

Saturday to Saturday rentals are preferred in the Summer. CONTACT OWNER FOR WINTER RATES

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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