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Paradise Vacation Get-a-Way

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to Kiawah! Whether your itinerary is designed around outdoor activities or just peaceful rest and relaxation, this is the ideal vacation place for you. Inlet Cove is nestled between the picturesque Kiawah River and the beach....each only a short walking distance away.

Kiawah boasts of some of the finest amenities in the world! GOLF. There are 5 first flight golf courses, including the world famous Ocean Course, where the 2012 PGA Championship was hosted and where the historic 'War on the Shore' 1995 Ryder Cup was played. Tee times are encouraged in advance. TENNIS. Kiawah boasts of the famous Roy Barth Tennis Center where over 30 clay composition courts are available for play. Singles, double play and private instruction are available. Tennis magazine has recently rated Kiawah as one of the top Tennis Resorts in America.

Inlet Cove also offers an upscale private community swimming pool and boat dock. Crabbing and fishing await the outdoors lover and, in the evening, the most beautiful sunset awaits you.

Ten miles of pristine beach are available. Swim, surf, kayak or enjoy long strolls along the water. Watch the dolphins play. Ride bikes on over 25 miles of paved bikeways that meander thru natural preserves and play parks... bird watch and see a magnificent Blue Heron or Osprey Eagle in flight.....all this and more awaits you.

Shopping and dining are at your finger tips. The Sanctuary, a Five Star Diamond resort hotel, offers mouth watering cuisine and first class shopping. Freshfields Plaza is just a quick 5 minute trip to get all of your groceries and supplies. Need to get to the city? In just a few minutes, you can be in the heart of Historic Charleston, one of the finest and charming cities in America that feature hundreds of excellent dining opportunities, shopping, tours, carriage rides, fine arts, and much more.

The cottage is conveniently located close to everything! It is fully and tastefully furnished and offers a wide open floor plan complete with a glass wet bar and a wood burning fireplace. The screen porch is a great place to wind down after a full day on the beach and has plenty of seating and offers wooded views. The home offers 4 bikes to ride the wonderful trails on the island.

Travel light - there are beach chairs and a beach cart that help make life easy and simple. All linens provided. Come and play at Kiawah. Build castles in the sand, play in the surf, and build family memories for a lifetime!

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More Details

Owner
Julie Miler
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 4, 2017

About Julie Miler

We are a family of the Lowcounty who fell in love with Kiawah at first blush. In fact, we spent our honeymoon on Kiawah almost 30 years ago and continue to spend family vacation time on Kiawah. Even though we live less than an hour away, being at the beach on Kiawah is still like going to a paradise get-a-way! We are an active family, so we enjoy the many activities that Kiawah offers, especially the golf and tennis. But early morning walks along the beach, catching a sunrise, watching the dolphins play, or just looking for seashells is still our favorite part of the day.

Julie Miler purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Julie Miler chose Kiawah Island

Charleston, SC was voted the #1 tourist destination in the world and we feel that Kiawah is the best family vacation resort island in America! The naturally preserved environment allows one to enjoy the beach and the river marshes.The natural habitats for birds, dolphins, deer,

alligators, and beautiful sunsets will bring you back for more!

What makes this cottage unique

The wide variety of first class activities, the unbelievabe beaches, the miles of paved bike trails, the fantastic amenities, the incredible sunsets............all of these and more allow us to renew our life batteries, build more family memories, and meet wonderful folks from around the world.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Jeanne,



Well, we had another wonderful time vacationing at your beach cottage on Kiawah. What is it now, 12 years in a row that we have stayed there? I guess we are creatures of habit, because we love coming to your Inlet Cove cottage. It is just right for us. And convenient to everything. We met the most delightful couple at the private community pool who are also from Ohio....what a small world. In fact, both he and my husband went to Ohio State! As you know we usually don't walk to the end of the west beach due to my knee, but one day we did and saw 3 dolphins playing in the surf not more than 10 yards away from us. It was like a special show at Seaworld!! Thank you again for "booking" us on the 1st of August, it was the onlhy time we could come this summer. You are so sweet! The place was great. We are looking forward to coming again next summer. Take care. Susan
Jul 2010
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Amenities

West Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), 2 Twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Free use of bicycles

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.7826085 based on 26 reviews
5

Pleasant stay and fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this house with another couple and it would have easily accommodated two more people. The beds were comfortable and there was plenty of seating area in the living room and also two tables we could use for meals. The kitchen was well equipped and we made two meals a day in the house. The house also comes supplied with four bikes and also beach chairs! Even though bikes are supplied, the beach is a really short walk from the house, so bikes aren't even needed for that. We also visited the community pool and it was very nice with bathrooms and a screened-in area with picnic tables you could use for lunch. Right beside the pool area is a walkway out to a dock on the river. We thought about trying to go crabbing off the dock but then we would have had to figure out how to cook the crabs, so we didn't attempt it. But we saw some other people with several crabs in their trap.

The house is equipped with a washer and dryer and that was very convenient. We also had plenty of toilet paper, paper towels, and trash bags, which are supplies that don't always come with a rental house. There are also board games, DVDs, and some books on the bookshelf you can read.

One huge plus here is the fact that we DIDN'T SEE ANY creepy crawlies! In a previous house we rented on Kiawah Island, we saw several roaches and huge palmetto bugs inside the house. Not so here! I know that tropical locations can have issues with that sort of thing, but we didn't see one of those here, much to my huge relief!

One side note - if you head in to Mount Pleasant for dinner, try Long Point Grill. You won't regret it! It was our favorite dinner during our time there.

All in all, it was a fantastic house with a great location and I wouldn't hesitate renting it again in the future. The owners were wonderful to deal with and were great with communication. I felt like we were visiting a family member or friend.

Thanks to the Milers for your generous hospitality!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a pleasure having guests who enjoy Kiawah and Charleston as much as we do!
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Jacksonville, FL
3

In a great location, but needs some attention

  • 3 of 5

This home was our base for the 2017 Solar Eclipse. We were 4 adults and 2 kids spending 3 nights here. I have stayed at many rental properties around the US and abroad via VRBO/Homeaway & Airbnb, and I try to be as transparent as possible with my reviews.

Pre-arrival & check-in: Good communication. Everything was setup before we got there in terms of access codes & parking passes. Access via a lockbox -- no problems!

Location: not even 5 minutes walk to the pool, and only a little further to the beach & nearby convenience store. Lots of paths to explore -- most walking in the shade. Very nice for walking and exploring.

Internet: Some devices had issues connecting to the wifi, others didn't. Mine was fine and had good speeds.

TV: HD channels! The kids were glued to the cartoons.

Condition:

* There seems to be, or have been, some roof leaks. There are patches on the ceiling throughout the house that are evident of moisture damage.

* One of the twin beds seems to be broken or just not the right size for the mattress. Beds were good otherwise.

* Grill works but needs to be maintained with new burner tubes -- had some huge hotspots from gas pouring out of some of them.

Cleanliness:

* There were ants in the kitchen when we got there. They were a constant presence no matter how many times we cleaned them up, coming from different places.

* Roaches -- I lost count of how many we saw inside. One came out of the cutlery drawer when my wife went for a spoon. There were a few cans of raid around, but... yeah.

* Generally the house was below average in cleanliness. There's a lot of evidence of just "surface cleaning". ie: one side of the blinds were dusty.

While we did enjoy our time here, I would probably not stay again. I've lived in the south by whole life, and spent many nights in the low country, so I know that "palmetto bugs" (aka cockroaches) are a constant threat, but this place's roach problem was pretty offputting.

I can't help but think that the apparent leaks (whether current or not) and lack of proper cleaning are contributing to this problem.

I really went back and forth between 2 and 3 stars, but I think if the owners re-evaluate their strategy for cleaning & pest control, they could correct the problems we ran into.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We've noted your observations. Your information is very constructive and we are presently addressing these matters with our roofer and monthly pest control company. We regret any inconvenience you may have experienced as we have had many happy renters this summer and throughout the years. Thank you!
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4

Great location with tons of activities!

  • 4 of 5

We have visited Kiawah Island several times and it never gets old. There are so many things to do and see. We used the bikes to go all over the island, watched the dolphins, enoyed the beach and pool, went crabbing and took part in some Nature Center activities. As if that wasn't enough we visited the Charleston, the local tea plantation and the shops and concert at Fresh Fields. The cottage we stayed at was clean and worked perfect for our family. The bikes and beach chairs were a nice bonus. Owner response was very good. We would rent here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you had a very busy week! So happy you enjoyed your time here! We look forward to your return visit in the near future!
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Knoxville, Tennessee
5

Perfect for a big family

  • 5 of 5

Julie was so easy to work with and the value for a location close to the beach can't be beat. Very comfortable and clean, and owners were super responsive when questions or concerns came up during our stay. The screen porch added a lot of living space and was a peaceful place to spot deer, especially in the evenings. Right on the bike path to the beach and an easy ride to the pool/community pier. Nice, quiet community - thanks for a great week at the beach!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love seeing deer all over Kiawah! What a beautiful site! Glad you had such a great time! We welcome you back in the near future!
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5

Nice beach getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was fantastic. The use of beach chairs and bikes are a real plus.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you enjoyed your stay! We agree; the bikes are an added bonus! You're welcome back any time!
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5

Great house to stay at

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and stocked with items needed for a vacation. Having bikes and chairs for the beach already there was great! Would definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your stay! You're always welcome back anytime! Julie
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Additional information about rental rates

Rates include taxes.
4th of July week is slightly different. Call or email me for quote!

A $500 nonrefundable deposit is required to reserve the property. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.

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