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Oceanfront Shipwatch Villa on Pristine Kiawah Island Beach, South Carolina

Bedrooms 1
Space 680 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Queen bed for 2 adults and sleeper sofa ideal for 2 children. 1 full bathroom

Kiawah Island is a unique romantic getaway with 10 miles of wide unspoiled beaches, meandering lagoons, river, and lakes. Our condo is by the beach but does not have an ocean view. Our villa blends beautifully in this lush, semi-tropical environment. Walk out of our villa elevator, go on the boardwalk and the the white sandy beach is there. Our villa was renovated is up-to-date modernized kitchen appliances, furnitures, and HD TV and internet and has that home-like atmosphere with living room, queen bed, full sleeper sofa,fully equipped kitchen and balcony. The villa is on the 4th floor and easily accessible by elevators. If you want to shop and eat, a beach-style shop plaza just a minute-walk away. If relaxing on a beautiful pristine beach appeals to you, then our beach vacation villa is for you. If you love running/walking and biking on the beach or through more than 30 miles of lush semi-tropical plants, beautiful golf courses, marshes, maritime forest, and view of wildlife, you’ll fall in love with the island.

Amenities:Fully equipped kitchen, coffee maker, blender, microwave, refrigerator, conventional and toaster oven, iron, ironing board, laundry facilities, cable, DVD player/recorder

More Details

Arnold Manangan
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

About Arnold Manangan

My wife and I currently reside in Decatur, GA. We lived in Hawaii and both of us received our Master's degrees from the University of Hawaii. Our jobs took us to Utah, Colorado and to Georgia. I retired as a commissioned officer after 30 years of service in the health field. My wife is a public health professional. When we can, we go to the beaches of Florida and South Carolina and to the mountains for North Carolina. We go to Hawaii to be with our relatives on special occasions like graduations, birthdays, etc. We value our staying in contact with familes and friends. We cherish being with our 3 grandsons who are in their peak ages of providing enlightenment for us.

Arnold Manangan purchased this studio in 2004

Why Arnold Manangan chose Kiawah Island

We were introduced to Kiawah Island in 2003 when our in-laws and their families and our family converged to the island where we all rented several cabins. It was so much fun going to the beach, going on the different bike trails and going to downtown Charleston and just simply visiting. That was the start of our being so fascinated with Kiawah. We were excited so we decided to buy our condo in 2004 and when we stay there we still continue to be intrigued by it beauty and serenity. The condo is ideal for us to vacation because it is right on the beach. It is on the 4th floor and you just take the elevator to the first floor, walk several steps and your feet is touching the sand. Enjoy the changing tide. At high tide our sons and grandsons ride their surfboards and body boards. At low tide, we enjoy walking the beach and seeing the different birds like egrets and pelicans flying above and even diving from the airs to catch their meal. You are most likely to see these birds including plovers running on the sand in a unique fashion. Walking and seeing those birds put me in a romantic mode and I usually sing to my wife the sandpiper song that came out in the 60's. Yes, I love being at our Kiawah Island property

What makes this studio unique

The close proximity to the beach is a draw to being at our condo.


West Beach Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size beds - 2 adults Sleeper sofa - 2 small children
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Oceanfront Shipwatch Villa on Pristine Kiawah Island Beach, South Carolina
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews
Bartlett, Il

Clean and comfortable, close to beach

  • 5 of 5

We had an AWESOME stay at your place while in Kiawah island for our son's wedding! (Wedding and weather was flawless as well!) Your place was super clean and comfortable, and made our stay that much better. Thank you for allowing us to share your beautiful condo, and we hope to return (it was our first time at Kiawah)!

Mark Petrovich

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I planned a last minute trip for a few days on Kiawah and this sweet little condo was perfect. The home owner was exceptional to work with and we so appreciate what he did to make our wedding anniversary trip happen! Defeniately will book again!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Great stay. Highly Recomonded. Quiet & relaxing. Lots to see and do. :)

  • 5 of 5

Clean. Very comfortable bed. Safe area with nice guests. Right on the ocean, just a short boardwalk. What a view! Cozy balcony was best at night. Hidden from others view. Quiet night noises.

Beach wasn't crowded, even on the weekend. Daughter had a blast. She was more tired than myself. :)

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely and convenient.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is nicely furnished and comfortable. Easy access to the beautiful beach and easy access to the island's network of bike paths. Would stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and nice accomodations.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I found this to be just right for our anniversary trip. The unit was clean and comfortable and the location was great. It has super easy access to the beach and walking paths and you can walk to restaurants. A great place if you don't want to pay the price of oceanfront! Way more private and cozy than a hotel room.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing getaway at the Beach! Dream come true!

  • 4 of 5

My sister and I got away for a few days and stayed here. It has everything we needed! I loved the beach access being so close, so easy to walk up to the room for lunch and then back to the beach, no need to haul extra things to the beach! The beach here is just amazing! I enjoyed the bike paths too. It was inexpensive to rent bikes, they were delivered to us and we rode all around the island and the beach. We took advantage of the close-by grocery store and ate most of our meals inside the condo! This quick getaway was a dream come true. The owners were great to work with and I would recommend this place for sure. Thank you for sharing your lovely condo, I hope to visit again someday!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Bohicket Road
Car: recommended

Art and music festivals are held during the summer months along with wine tasting events at Freshfields Village which is 2 miles from Kiawah Island. Bohicket Marina offers fishing guides and tours.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Insurance $59

Oct 25 - Mar 13.......... $100/night or $600/week (except holidays).
March 14 - Apr 27, May 9-Aug 10........... $150/night or $900/week.
Apr 28-May 8 .......................... $135/night or $810/week..
Aug 11 - Oct 24........................... $125/night or $750/week.
Holiday weekends have special rates.
Monthly rental available.
We will add 12% South Carolina tax to the rates a

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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