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Family and Pet-Friendly! Close to beach! Great West Beach location!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 7)

Our villa is located in the Fairway Oaks building closest to the beach -- less than a 5-minute walk to a pristine, 10-mile long beach voted by the Travel Channel as one of America's top 10. All 3 bedrooms are located on the first floor (no hauling suitcases up the stairs), with the living area on the upper floor. The master bedroom and queen bedroom each have their own sink and vanity area while sharing a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. The twin-bedded room has its own bath, which can also be entered from the hallway. All beds have new mattresses which were purchased in 2015 and 2016. All bedrooms have large closets, as well as their own tvs with cable and dvd player or vcr. Laundry faciilities are also located on the lower floor.

On the upper floor you will find a fully-equipped kitchen, lovely dining room, and a comfortable living room with wall-mounted large flat-screen tv, dvd player, and stereo. A twin-sized sofa bed is in the living room to accomodate a 7th person. The closet just outside the powder room contains a large collection of games, puzzles, videos, and books for your enjoyment. Relax on the deck with your loved ones, as you watch birds, deer, and squirrels in the surrounding woods.

We are a short walk to West Beach Tennis Center and Cougar Point Golf Course. Take a relaxing stroll to the Straw Market for shopping, dining, or a delicious ice cream after dinner. Or hop in the car for a 5-minute drive to Freshfields Village or Bohicket Marina for additional shopping and dining options. Better yet, hop on your bike and take the bike path all the way to Freshfields! A half-hour drive takes you into Charleston with its shopping, dining, antiquing, and historical sights. Or visit one of the nearby plantations for a trip back in time. You will make memories on this vacation to last a lifetime!

We are pet friendly, but please be sure to let us know if you are planning to bring your furry friend. There is a $100 per dog pet fee.

Please note that we only rent privately and not through the Kiawah Island Resort. Therefore, our guests do not have access to a pool, but all other Resort amenities are available (golf, tennis, Kamp Kiawah, nature programs, etc.).

Our property is rented under Town of Kiawah Island Business License #BL005212-03-2017.

Keywords: townhouse, Fairway Oaks Villas, Kiawah Island, close to beach, family friendly, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, deck, washer and dryer

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West Beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • There is a $100 per dog pet fee, with a maximum of 2 dogs. Please do not allow the dog on the beds or other furniture.
  • During the summer, or if you bring a pet, departure time is 9:00 to allow enough time for cleaning. At other times of the year, check-out is 10:00.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Entrance to bathroom from hallway and twin bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Jack-and-Jill bathroom between king and queen bedrooms.
    Powder Room - toilet , Conveniently located upstairs in the main living area
  • The master bedroom and queen bedroom each have their own vanity area with lots of storage space. They share a shower/toilet room. The twin bedroom has its own bathroom which also opens to the hallway. The half bath and twin bathrooms were completely remodeled in 2014, and the vanity areas in the other bedrooms received updates.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Twin size Sofa Bed (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The owner is happy to provide guests with suggestions on shopping, restaurants, places to see and things to do on Kiawah and in the Charleston area. During the loggerhead turtle nesting and hatching season (mid-May to early October), the owner (who is a member of the Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol) can provide guests with information about the activities of the Turtle Patrol and upcoming nest evaluations that visitors can observe.


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Family and Pet-Friendly! Close to beach! Great West Beach location!
average rating of 4.975 based on 41 reviews
Winston Salem, NC

Best Kept Secret at Kiawah!!!

  • 5 of 5

BEAUTIFULLY furnished, CLEAN and comfortably SPACIOUS Villa for our family of five adults plus our small dog for a wonderful week at the beach...and I mean right AT the Beach! We enjoyed our quick strolls to the beach viewing all the wildlife! Pictures and descriptions of Villa are accurate.

Though we originally felt the weekly rent was a bit pricey for our family, we soon realized we were getting AMAZING BANG for our BUCK with all the available amenities! (Consider the COST SAVINGS for Linens, Cleaning Service, Renting or hauling from home: bikes, beach chairs/umbrellas, DVDs, Washing clothes on site, Free Parking!) It's ALL there--and quite a relief in packing for a week! Even on a couple rainy days, we enjoyed the coziness of the Villa playing many of the provided games/DVDs. It's a quick drive from that end of the Island to local shopping for groceries, restaurants, shopping! A Perfect Location!

Sitting on the back deck we watched a doe with her twin fawns, also made early morning treks to the beach to observe Turtle Nest evaluations as baby loggerheads tottled their way to the water for the first time, and counted lazy gators during the week...AMAZING TREATS!

*The OWNER, Wendy, could not have been kinder or more accommodating for our family situation! She always QUICKLY AND FAVORABLY RESPONDED to our questions and special needs, honestly conducted business details as promised, and was DELIGHTFUL to work with as renters! As a member of KI Turtle Patrol, she also provided us with the timely information about the Turtle Nest Evaluations with updated texts on times/locations of these early morning events...a highlight of our visit!!!

Would definitely recommend this Pet-Friendly, Lovely Villa to others!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We try our best to make sure our guests enjoy a carefree vacation. I love keeping our guests updated on turtle nest evaluations during the hatching season. Anyone visiting between July and early October should try to attend one -- you learn so much and might even see a baby turtle! But any time of the year, the wildlife viewing on Kiawah makes for an unforgettable experience!
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Amazing weekend stay!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this villa for a family, long-weekend getaway and loved it! My in-laws are still raving about the villa, Kiawah, the comfort, and location. We felt so at home here. We had big plans to head in to Charleston for a day, but loved being by the beach and at the villa so much we just stayed, relaxed, and read some of the many books all weekend. The beach equipment was a huge plus. The villa was extremely clean. The location was perfect for getting to the beach, starting a bike ride, or heading to the Fairview district for dinner. Wendy was very helpful and great to work with. We have used VRBO for a number of trips along the SC coast, and this has been by far our favorite. Thank you so much for a memorable trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome, if it is available you will love it!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home. We have a nice home and want to vacation in one that is nice as well. The pictures are true to what you get. We found the home VERY clean. Lots of fresh towels comfortable beds and good linens. I have OCD (Obsessive Cleaning Disorder)The newly upgraded kitchen lacked for nothing. We stayed a week and ate ALL meals in with the exception to one lunch, we love to cook. The bedrooms have lots of closet space to stow everything including the few swimsuits and shorts we needed! The living room is so comfortable with quality furniture in excellent shape. We stayed toward then end of the season and the home showed no signs of it, the paint, the furniture etc. the care of the place was extremely nice. It is a worth it. The walk to the beach was really five minutes.

Wendy the owner was wonderful to work with and e-mailed us on turtle nest events but somehow my lazy crew could not make it to the beach for evaluations before 7 am.

Kiawah has an immense amount of bike paths that are shaded, the grounds are well tended. The beach front is expansive and clean. We went crabbing right at the beach and successfully caught a few, we did the catch and release. We biked to Beachwalker park and saw blue crabs and sting rays right at our feet near the shore, we picked up beautiful shells occupied by hermit crabs. The only thing we kept was great memories. We flew a kite, went boogy boarding, built sand castles, went for night walks to stare at the Milky Way and stars.. We played board games (plenty in the villa)and watched some home movies. We also bike to the Marsh Island Look Out on the island. In other words we "unplugged" and enjoyed "just Kiawah" and celebrated family. By the way, we met several neighbors (villa owners) and they were warm and welcoming. Please give our best to the Burmese dog parents and the neighbor Jack! All of it- Lovely.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love all the details in your review! You certainly made the most of what Kiawah has to offer. It's a great place to unplug and just enjoy nature and family.
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Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

Absolutely lovely! The home is welcoming and has everything you need for a wonderful vacation !

  • 5 of 5

The home is well stocked with everything you need. A close walk to a gorgeous beach. There is plenty of space for 7 guests! Even more lovely than its pictures!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston, SC

Great location and easy access to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

The house was in great shape and only a 5 minute walk to the beach. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you need and the kids loved all of the board games. Also, there were plenty of beach chairs, boogie boards, and beach toys to use so you don't have to bring them with you.

Overall the condo was great and we would definitely stay here again. The only negative is there are no ceiling fans in thebedrooms.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, beautiful and ideally located

  • 5 of 5

minutes to the beach, ideal location, very helpful owner, clean and beautifully decorated.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wendy Holschuh
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Wendy Holschuh

Our family has been visiting Kiawah Island since 1987. After vacationing in Florida in 1989, we have returned every year since to the peaceful oasis of Kiawah for our family time together. We realized our dream of purchasing property on Kiawah in 1998. Our villa has been a gathering place for our family and friends where many wonderful memories have been made. One of my favorite things to do at Kiawah is the Turtle Patrol! Endangered loggerhead turtles lay nests on Kiawah from May-August,and the baby turtles hatch from July-October. For the last 10 years, I have volunteered with the Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol, which locates, records data, and protects the nests and hatchlings in conjunction with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. I am happy to provide our guests with information about the Turtle Patrol and any nests that might be hatching during their visit. This gives you the chance to witness a nest evaluation where you will learn so much about the loggerheads and if you're very lucky, maybe even see a baby turtle! If you're awake at dawn some morning, come down to the beach and look for the Turtle Patrollers; we love to educate visitors about our turtles!

Wendy Holschuh purchased this villa in 1998

Why Wendy Holschuh chose West Beach

After vacationing at Kiawah for 10 years, we knew there was no other place we wanted to be. We love to walk the beach, search for shells, bike the over 30 miles of bike baths, and view wildlife (like the strand-feeding dolphins in Captain Sam's Inlet, or the bobcat we recently saw in our parking lot). As history buffs, there is no better place for us than Charleston and the surrounding Low Country! We are at peace here like no other place we have ever been. We feel so lucky to have found this villa, which was the perfect size for our family, and so close to the beach!

What makes this villa unique

Our location on Kiawah Island is so convenient! Being in West Beach, we are just a short drive to Freshfields for shopping (including a grocery store) and dining, or Bohicket Marina for shopping, dining, renting a boat, taking a boat tour, or viewing breathtaking sunsets. Enjoy a leisurely stroll to the Straw Market to pick up a newspaper, enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at the Southern Kitchen, or enjoy an ice cream cone after dinner. Best of all, you're at the beach after an easy, 3-minute walk! No need to load up your car with beach toys -- in the downstairs closet, you will find a tote full of toys, several beach chairs, an umbrella, boogie boards and skimboards! I am a member of the Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol, and I am happy to provide our guests with information about the loggerhead turtles and nesting activity during the summer. We provide our guests with hand soap, dishwashing detergent, linens and towels (but please bring your own beach towels). We have a large selection of books for your reading enjoyment. Should the rare rainy day occur, enjoy your family time with the available games, puzzles, or videos. Our home is your home while you are here!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed in this lovely villa on Kiawah Island for 2 gloriously magical weeks. There were 8 of us, counting all the family members that came and went during that time, and we had plenty of space and were all very comfortable. There was so much we loved about the location, but foremost was its close and easy walk to the beach. The walk often held sweet surprises, too, like a doe and her two fawns that walked leisurely ahead of us on the path one afternoon and more deer feeding on the dunes at dusk later. The dune lined beach is beautiful and well preserved. From the beach we saw live starfish washed ashore, dolphins strand feeding in the Inlet and hatched baby Loggerhead turtles heading out to sea. We went on a gator hunt one day and spotted more than ten gators up close! We enjoyed car drives around the Island taking in the beautiful sights such as; gardens, private residential homes, golf courses, parks and other beaches. The bike rides were the most memorable though. We rented 4 bikes from Alligator Bicycle Rentals and we were very pleased with their quick service, the condition of the bikes, and the ease of the riding of the bikes. We ranged in age from 16 to 64 and none of us had ridden in years, but they were so easy to pedal! We took in many sights we would not have seen otherwise while out on our expeditions. What a joy! The exercise was good because we ate well while on the Island. A family favorite was Red's Icehouse at the Bohicket Marina. My husband got the all you can eat crab legs; I'm pretty sure he broke his personal best record! We were seated by the window overlooking the water and saw a beautiful sunset. We got breakfast once in the Straw Market Shopping center. It was pricey, but good. We hit both of the bar-b-que places, one in Osprey Point (where the best gator sighting takes place!) Ask to sit outside on the deck, and you'll likely see several gators exit the pond and sunbathe on the grassy area below. The other barbeque is near Seabrook Island and they do take outs. But, our favorite restaurants are in Charleston. Our recommendations are: Hyman's Seafood, Poogan's Porch, Magnolia's, and any one of the Gellato shops downtown. There's so much to see and do in Charleston. It's an easy 30 min. drive! When we got tired of going, we hung out in the cozy villa. The tv and wifi services were excellent! The kitchen was perfect for meal prep. The villa was stocked with everything we needed. This was a FABULOUS find!
Jul 2012
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Sanctuary Hotel
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Restaurants in Freshfields Shopping Center
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

Your stay on Kiawah should include a visit to Night Heron Park with nature center, nature tours, athletic fields, cookout areas, and kids' programs available. There are great restaurants and historical sights in nearby Charleston, with antiquing, a winery and tea plantation nearby. Plantation tours are a short drive away. I provide suggestions on what to see and do on Kiawah and in Charleston for our guests.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Cleaning fee is included for stays of 4 nights or more. For stays of 3 nights or less, a cleaning fee of $160 is added.

Dogs are considered on an individual basis; please contact the owner directly. If the owner allows you to bring your dog(s), a nonrefundable pet fee of $100 per dog will be added to the rental rate. The guest is responsible for reimbursing the owner for any damages or extra cleaning caused by the dog(s) which exceeds $100. No more than 2 dogs will be permitted during the rental period.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If the guest wishes to cancel the reservation, the payment(s) will be refunded as follows: Full refund of deposit if cancellation occurs 61 days or more before the arrival date. No refund of deposit for cancellation 31-60 days prior to the arrival date, unless the accommodation is re-rented for the same period. If accommodation is re-rented, the deposit will be returned to the guest within a week of the departure date originally agreed upon the the contract. No refund of full rental rate or taxes paid if cancellation is 30 days or less before the arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.