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Upscale, private 3 bdrm, 3 bath cottage on lagoon near beach. Great value!

West Beach, Kiawah Island, SC, USA
  • Cottage1667 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights

3 Bdrms+ den with daybed/trundle, 3 Baths, open kitchen, screened porch & more

Enjoy this ideal Kiawah cottage. 428 Sea Lavender is one of few cottages in Oceanwoods with 3 full baths and a den. The additional construction in 2014 makes it one of the largest cottage in the neighborhood with 1667 SF. The exterior of the house has a unique and inviting look. The kitchen has been opened, enlarged and refitted (stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, bar with stools), and two small rooms have been added: a dayroom with a sunny window seat on the front of the house and a separate laundry room with sink. The living area, opening to the screened porch, is updated with a new sofa/chaise lounge (from a Kiawah show house), two Sam Moore chairs and a flat screen TV. The two master suites with private bath have comfortable queen-sized beds, chairs for reading or conversation, and upscale (Peacock Alley, Tommy Bahama) bedding. The third bedroom has custom-built bunk beds and a single platform bed with stylish bedding suitable for children or adults. High end towels are provided for the 3 tiled bathrooms. All rooms except laundry room and baths have ceiling fans.

Located on a peaceful lagoon 150 yards from Kiawah's pristine beach, the cottage invites rest and relaxation. The walk to the beach is on a paved, shaded path that begins right outside the cottage driveway. Our stretch of the beach, situated just west of Night Heron Condos and the 5-Star Sanctuary Hotel, remains uncrowded, inviting volleyball, bocci ball and other beach games. You also will want to spend time on the cottage's secluded, screened porch (with durable Brown Jordan furniture) from which you will look down the large lagoon and often spot alligators, deer, bobcats, foxes, herons and abundant other species of birds. A charcoal grill invites a cook-out at any time. Wifi and four TVs (300 channels) are provided for additional enjoyment.

Four bikes are provided for use on the island's 30 mile bike trails. Night Heron Park (Nature Center, children's playground, basketball court, and more) is a 10 minute walk or a short bike ride away. The island's shops, restaurants, and tennis and golf courses are within easy biking or driving distance. Freshfields shopping area is just outside the entrance to Kiawah and offers boutiques, gift shops, restaurants and an excellent grocery store. Supberb restaurants are on the island, and Charleston, America’s no.1 tourist destination with world class restaurants, is only 35 minutes away! If you come once, you will return!


Keywords: Oceanwoods; Kiawah Island


Ann A. Quattlebaum

Member Since 2003
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 10, 2018
About Ann A. Quattlebaum

Love Kiawah! Property owner since 1978; cottage owner since 1993. Retired clinical social worker. Three adult children and eight grandchildren. (We rent a second house when all can come!)

Ann A. Quattlebaum purchased this Cottage in 1993

Why Ann A. Quattlebaum chose West Beach

Kiawah is an exceptional family vacation spot! This cottage is ideal for a large family, a multigenerational family, or two average sized families.

What makes this Cottage unique

The cottage location is on a very quiet, private cut-de-sac that is very close to the beach. Four bicycles and beach chairs are available for your use.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
      • Den - small/comfortable with wonderful lagoon view
        Daybed with trundle
      • Two master suites with queen size beds, third bedroom with bunk beds & single bed, den with daybed/ trundle (sleeps 2).


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 3
        Opens to hall (tub/shower combination)
      • Master bath 1
        Glass corner shower; bath connects to dressing room into den
      • Master bath 2
        Shower has additional hand-held shower head for children
      • Three full baths; two with shower and one with bath/shower combination. Outside hot/cold water shower is also provided.

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
          A 150 yard paved, shaded path takes you directly to the ocean boardwalk.
        • Resort
          Kiawah is a private, gated resort community with a 10 mile beach, 30 miles of bike trails, 5 golf courses (including the world class Ocean Course) and 2 major tennis centers. East Coast paradise!
        • Waterfront
          Situated by a lagoon in an area teeming with wildlife.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      Must help with the washing/drying of some bed linens/towels on evening before and morning of departure. Housekeeper doesn't have time to do all of this. Can bring own linen if unable to help.
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Living Room
                      Large sectional sofa with chaise lounge, two swivel rocker chairs, flat screen TV. Skylights & ceiling fan. Opens to screened porch and back yard with lagoon flowing by.
                    • Parking
                      Cottage has 3-car limit.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Please bring your own beach towels.
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Your choice of a 12-cup drip or a 1-cup Keurig coffee maker.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Dishes for up to 12 people
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Enlarged, newly renovated kitchen with new cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Island opens to living area and has bar stools. Large pantry. Fully equipped!
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Pots and pans for all your needs, including large stockpot and slow cooker.
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Bring your own; replenish basics that might be there if you use them up.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Side by side stainless steel GE refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster
                          Toaster oven and regular toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Rustic table with seating for 8; bar stools at island next to table provide seating for 3 more.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  Numerous books are available. Feel free to take one home and return it later if you haven't finished it by the end of your stay.
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Many board games and puzzles are available.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  Four TVs - living area, den & two master suites


                                    • Bicycles
                                      Four bicycles; additional rentals available on island
                                    • Boat
                                      Rentals available at Bohicket Marina
                                    • Golf
                                      Five courses on island
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Rentals available on island
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Weber charcoal grill
                                    • Tennis
                                      Two tennis centers on island
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Sports equipment store located at Freshfields


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Four beach chairs provided

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                              17 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Fantastic property

                                                              graham c.

                                                              We had a fantastic stay at Ann's place in Kiawah Island and would love to return to it one day. The property exceeded our expectations and was perfect for our family. The kids (and adults) loved the proximity to the beach, and the attention to detail in the house was very impressive making for a very comfortable stay. We really couldn't recommend the property highly enough, Ann was a pleasure to deal with and it was a pleasure to stay at her property.

                                                              Spring beach getaway!

                                                              cary s.

                                                              We visited Sea Lavendar Ct last Labor Day weekend and couldn't wait to return this past weekend!! I really appreciate how quickly Ann responds to emails and any questions and for detailed instructions and information regarding the stay. The home and location can't be beat. It is a short walk to the beautiful wide beach and there are lots of shady walking and bike paths. The home has a great layout and is beautifully decorated and so comfortable. We love sitting on the private screen porch over looking the lagoon . We also love nearby Fresh Fields Village and the Rider Cup Bar for lunch and it's gorgeous view! We can't wait to return !!

                                                              Excellent Kiawah Vacation Home

                                                              Paula B.Knoxville, Tennessee

                                                              Our family has vacationed on Kiawah for more than 30 years and had opportunities to stay in some very nice locations. Over the years, we have loved West Beach and have now found our "home away from home". It was such a pleasure to stay in the very private location on the lagoon, so near the beach path to the Atlantic Ocean! The house is completely remodeled to accommodate couples or families and extremely well furnished with a fully stocked kitchen and upscale furnishings, furniture and linens. The property owner is very organized , quick to communicate and such a pleasure to work with. We definitely plan to return to this location! Thank you for sharing with us.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your kind review. I love the cottage and get so much pleasure when others love it, too. I look forward to your return to Sea Lavender!

                                                              Chris F

                                                              chris f.

                                                              As a seasoned traveler, I can honestly say that there are few instances where I make the statement; "this house & location OVER delivers in every way imaginable". From the beginning, all communications with the owner Ann, were professional, detailed and prompt..this set a nice tone. It was our first trip to Kiawah, we typically take an annual golf/leisure trip to various destinations- The West Beach area of the Island is beautiful, quiet, with a short walk to the beach down a private footpath. It is convenient to all of the gorgeous golf courses, restaurants and up-scale shopping. The home itself was perfect. Among other amenities, it offers 2 great bdrms with private baths that worked perfectly for the adults, screened in porch, laundry room, great living area, etc etc! I highly recommend this property and hope to return-

                                                              Spring Getaway

                                                              Very well appointed home in a fabulous setting. Stop looking and book it. The home is great and the property owner was wonderful to work with.

                                                              Beautiful Home

                                                              Desiree M.Louisville KY

                                                              This was our first time to Kiawah, The location of the home was perfectly placed near the beach. We felt so comfortable with my 7 family members. We enjoyed the bikes that were provided. The outdoor shower was a blessing so that we could spray of the kids before going into the house. We will return for sure! Also enjoyed feeling so safe, the neighborhood was wonderful.


                                                              West Beach, Kiawah Island, SC, USA

                                                              The cottage is located 35 minutes from Charleston, SC, rated America's #1 tourist destination and America's friendliest city. This charming town abounds with history and offers major cultural and social events, unique architecture, Southern gardens, world-class restaurants and excellent shopping (including big-name retail stores, boutiques, antique shops and outlets). Check the Charleston web site for dates of special and annual events such as the Spoleto Festival USA, Southeastern Wildlife Exposition and Wine and Food Festival. Enjoy the beach and the city!

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

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                                                              Holiday rates may be slightly higher than rates quoted. A $150 refundable damage deposit and a cleaning fee are required ($170 for up to 6 people; $200 for 7-9 people; $250 for a 2-week stay).

                                                              17 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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