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Cottage - Inlet Cove Near the Kiawah River, Atlantic Ocean

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3BR/2BA Cottage

Kiawah Island already holds the distinction of having the toughest golf course in America. Now, Coastal Living Magazine named the island the 'Happiest Seaside Town,' in the U.S. As a barrier island, it is home to 10 miles of unspoiled fine-sand beach; wild growing palmetto, oak and magnolia trees; various mammals and rare birds. Kiawah is the ideal vacation spot with easy access to commerce and culture. In addition, the readers of Conde Nast Traveler have determined that the combination of Charleston and Kiawah Island is unmatched anywhere else in the word. Kiawah Island ranked as the top island in the US in this year's 2014 Readers' Digest Choice Awards.

Our three bedroom, two bath cottage is located in the private subdivision of Inlet Cove, which is along the Kiawah River. Two of the bedrooms have queen size beds; the third bedroom has twin beds. The master bedroom has access to the deck and screened-in porch. A fully equipped kitchen with dinette, dining room and living room complete the living area of the cottage. The location is only a five minute walk to both the ocean and Inlet Cove pool.

The cottage is very clean and beautifully decorated. It sleeps 6 comfortably. It has ceramic tile floors and carpet. Pool. A/C, charcoal grill, wet bar, washer/dryer, 3 TVs, 1DVD/VCR, cable, stereo cassette-CD player, dishes, bed and bath linens, sheltered parking, ceiling fans, telephone with free long distance calls within the U.S., wireless internet service, microwave, fireplace, beach toys and beach chairs. No pets/smoking permitted.

One can view the wildlife of the island while relaxing on the screened porch. Spectaular sunsets can be viewed while walking on the beach and from the viewing area near the fishing/boat dock adjacent to the Inlet Cove pool. Dolphins are often seen from these locations.

At or Nearby Activities: Kiawah Island has golf courses available to guests. They include, Turtle Point - designer, Jack Nicklaus, Cougar Point - designer, Gary Player, The Ocean Course - designer, Pete Dye, and Tom Fazio's Osprey Point. Mingo Point, located along the Kiawah River, has kayaks and/or canoes available for rentals.

The Ocean Course was the home of the 1991 Ryder Cup, 1997 World Cup, the 2007 Senior PGA golf tournament and hosted the PGA Golf Tournament in August, 2012. The island also has tennis courts that are both hard and clay surfaces. Kids have access to Night Heron Park, daily camp activities and biking.

Freshfields Village is located at the entrance to the island. It has a grocery store, Newton Farms; coffee shops - Java Java and Starbucks, which is located inside Harris-Teeter Village Market; Marble Stone Creamery, Indigo Books, speciality stores, and restaurants - King Street Grille, La Teva, Ladles, and Hege's. There is a drug store with a soda fountain, a general store, liquor store and dry cleaners. Freshfields Village offers a farmers' market on Wednesdays. They offer local concerts on the green Friday evenings and family movies one day a week.

Other items of interest - marina, parasailing, deep sea fishing, canoeing, surf fishing, boating, kayaking, restaurants, sailing, jet skiing, horseback riding and hiking.

The cottage is only a 30 minute drive from historic Charleston and its aquarium, Civil War Forts Sumter and Moultrie, and several southern plantations, Drayton Hall, Magnolia Gardens, Middleton Plantation and Boone Hall, where parts of 'Gone with the Wind' were filmed. One can also easily take a day trip to Savannah, GA.

The Charleston International Airport is a 45 minute drive away.

More Details

Steve & Joan Hogrefe
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Joan, I am responding to your questionnaire this way. I hope you

don't mind. We had a wonderful week at your cottage. Love the location! Everything was fine w/ the towels, kitchen, cleanliness etc. if I knew my schedule for next year I would go ahead and reserve a week. My kids and I have been coming to Kiawah for the past 12 yrs and love Inlet Cove. Thank you for sharing your place. Melanie O.
Jun 2014
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West Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The shared bathroom was remodeled in December 2009. The master bathroom was remodeled in May, 2012.


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(9 traveler reviews)

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Cottage - Inlet Cove Near the Kiawah River, Atlantic Ocean
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The owners are just wonderful. We had a delightful week in this lovely cottage. Kiawah is the perfect location for a relaxing getaway. We look forward to being regular visitors to this charming spot.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit this review for our Kiawah cottage. We are happy you had a delightful week. We look forward to having you as guests in the future.
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Great Week!

  • 5 of 5

We reserved 77 Inlet Cove for the last week of October. We had wonderful weather with warm sunny days which were ideal for riding bikes, walking on the beach and visiting Charleston. We had rented from Joan before but were pleased to see that she had made a lot of nice updates! The cottage was clean, well decorated and comfortable. Joan is very easy to work with and always prompt about getting back with you.

Inlet Cove is our favorite Kiawah neighborhood with beautiful views of the Kiawah river, a really nice pool and an easy walk to the beach.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your complimentary review. We enjoy having you as our guests and look forward to a continued relationship.
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Gray Court, SC

Great family stay

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was clean and nicely decorated. We were in a great location for the beach and pool. We spent time kayaking and fishing in the river. A very good week.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are happy you enjoyed your week on the island.
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Erie, PA

Grear experience. Best owners i have ever rented f

  • 5 of 5

Unbelievable.great property. Ckean all the necessay amenities. Close to beach, dock etc. Steve and Joan were the best owners ive dealt with.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this excellent review. We appreciate your comments and are so glad your entire experience was a great one. We are always happy to know that we can make our guests' vacation hassle free. Steve and Joan
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Very nice cottage in a great resort

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's first time in Kiawah Island. The resort was very nice and the cottage was perfect for our family of five. 3 good sized bedrooms and 2 full baths. Kitchen, dining area, and living room were nicely furnished and spacious. We used the enclosed screen porch in the mornings and evenings. Cottage was very clean, updated nicely, and the owners were extremely helpful and responsive to any question or issue we had before, during, and even after our trip. They really wanted our vacation to be special. The cottage was just a short walk to the beach and the pool. Everything very nice and well maintained. The beach was one of the nicest we have ever visited. Sand was so nice and clean - no rocks or shells. When the tide was out we could ride our bikes for miles down the beach. There are a lot of good restaurants and activities within driving distance of the resort. We also used the bbq and well-supplied kitchen many times. This was one of our favorite vacations and we would definitely recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words in the review. We try to make everyone's experience a positive one. Also, we enjoy knowing that others enjoy the cottage as much as we do.
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Edgefield, SC

SC Native

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and their families come to Kiawah every summer. We rented 3 houses located inside Inlet Cove. My husband and I shared one house with adult children. Our house was the cleanest and less cluttered of all the other cottages. It is decorated nice but not overdone.

The owners were very resposive to our emails prior to booking and sent us important information prior to our trip.

We love to ride bikes and take long walks on the Island. The scenery is beautiful at Kiawah!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve and I are very happy that you had a wonderful week on the island. We thank you for your kind words.
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Car: recommended

Near Charleston International Airport and Kiawah Island Beach on Atlantic Ocean.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

**Book for 2018 by January 31,2018 and pay 2017 rates. Save before rates go up.**
Weekly rates run Saturday to Saturday.
Check-in time - 4PM/ Check-out time is 10AM.
Departure cleaning is included in weekly rentals. Departure cleaning fees are extra for daily rentals.
The current SC Accomodations Tax of 13% is subject to change based on notice from the state of South Carolina. The SC Accomodations Tax is in addition to the rates listed.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.

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.

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