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3 BR Premier Parkside Villa on Lagoon with Dock and Resort Privileges

East Beach Village, Kiawah Island, SC, USA
  • Villa1400 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights

3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

Premier rated villa in Parkside located on a wildlife-rich lagoon. Villa has been totally renovated by award winning designer, Donna Horack, ASID. Four minute, 200 yard stroll to beach and to Night Heron Park with the resort's 25 meter Jr. Olympic Pool, children's pool with water features, and snack bar complex. Our guests enjoy Full Kiawah Resort Privileges including free use of 3 resort pools, The Fitness Center, complimentary door-to-door island transportation, savings up to 25% on golf and up to 50% on tennis, preferred tee and tennis times, preferential dining and spa reservations at The Sanctuary hotel nearby, discounts on nature programs and Kamp Kiawah, concierge services, and a cashless vacation experience. Spacious, light, and open, with vaulted ceilings and 1500 sq. ft. of living space, this inviting villa on two floors features 2 master bedrooms, 1 on each floor, and a floor plan which affords maximum privacy to each of the 3 bedrooms. Our villa is *Smoke Free* and pets are not allowed. Expanded service HDTV in every room and High Speed WiFi service are included.

Location, Location, Location: The villa is ideally located in easy walking distance of the beach, Night Heron Park, and Town Center with its convenience store, fast food restaurant, and full service restaurant. Also near by is The Sanctuary, Kiawah Island Resort's extraordinary new hotel with it's world class European Spa, restaurant, and boutique shopping. This convenience, however, does not come at the expense of the villa's quiet and serene lagoon front setting. This is a very peaceful and relaxed environment without any feeling of urgency or busyness, even during the peak summer season.

Premier Rating: The villa has been totally renovated and refurnished by award winning Kiawah Island Resort designer Donna Horack, ASID, and is rated 'Premier' by Kiawah Island Resort. Only properties rated by and managed by the resort can legitimately identify themselves as 'Premier' properties. The resort reserves the 'Premier' designation 'for a very limited number of properties that are exceptional in every detail'. Because these properties are outstanding, they are in high demand and command higher rental rates. Keep in mind that if a property isn't rated and managed by Kiawah Island Resort it is not a 'Premier' property regardless of what the owner wants to call it.


Jan Henshaw

Member Since 2005
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Jan Henshaw

We both grew up in the Northeast, migrating to North Carolina in the late 1970's, in large part to get away from the long and dreary winters! We 'discovered' Kiawah in the early 80's and fell in love with the island and the surrounding area. After visits to many other islands along the Atlantic coast, we found none we liked as much as Kiawah. We bought our first Kiawah property in 1992 and our current villa in 2004. Kiawah has been our home away from home and we cherish the memories of our times there. It has been a wonderful place for exposing our daughter to the wonders of nature and to healthy, active vacationing as she has grown up and become an adult.

Jan Henshaw purchased this Villa in 2004

Why Jan Henshaw chose East Beach Village

Kiawah Island is simply a beautiful barrier island which has been very carefully developed to preserve that beauty. Low density development has been a hallmark of Kiawah from it's original conception to the current day. Preservation of natural habitat has insured that the island is rich with wildlife, much of which is visible to the casual observer. Kiawah's 10 mile beach has been rated a 'top ten' beach in North America by The Travel Channel. Thirty miles of well maintained hiking/biking trails make the entire island accessible to even the unskilled rider. The resort features five public golf courses including the very highly rated 'Ocean Course', a highly rated tennis facility, a five star hotel and spa, and a good assortment of restaurants at various price points. Whether one is seeking a naturalist experience or more civilized indulgences, Kiawah Island is a terrific vacation venue for people of all ages.

What makes this Villa unique

Location, location, location! Villa is situated close to the walking bridge over the lagoon, beyond which is the access boardwalk to the beach. This means a 4 minute walk to the beach, as well as a 4 minute walk to the family and children's pools and the Nature Center at the Night Heron Park pool complex. After time on the beach or at the pools, the closeness of the villa is greatly appreciated, especially if you are carrying gear, are pushing a stroller, or have a young child walking with you.


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


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • All bedrooms have full bathrooms. There are two master bedrooms with king beds. Both master bathrooms have walk-in showers with built-in seating. The third bathroom has a tub/shower with sliding glass doors. One master bedroom is on the first floor. The floor plan provides excellent privacy for you and your guests or family members.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, walk-in shower built-in seat in shower with separate shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, walk-in shower with built-in seat
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Both master bathrooms have walk-in showers with built-in seats. The upstairs master bath shower is very large and has a separate faucet and shower head to service the seating area. The third bathroom has a traditional tub and shower with sliding glass door.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Lake
        • Lakefront
          The lagoon is full of wildlife. Many bird species are attracted to the lagoon and are always a joy to watch. Ospreys nest nearby and can be observed snatching fish from the lagoon. Even the island's resident bald eagles have been known to visit us.


            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Air Conditioning
                      The system was completely replaced as part of the renovation of the villa.
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Broadband Access
                      Comcast high speed modem which is very fast.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Filtered Water
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      A resort amenity available to our guests
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Linens Provided
                      All linens are provided. Housekeeping will provide a towel change or extra towels upon request. The pools offer towels for use while at the pool. Beach towels are not provided. Beach umbrellas and chaise lounges are available for rent at the beach.
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Parking spaces are available right outside the villa.
                    • Safe
                    • Telephone
                      (3) The phone service goes through the resort's switchboard so you get all the features you'd associate with a hotel, including a message service.
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Water Cooler
                    • Wireless Internet
                      G3 wireless router, WPA personal encrypted, also very fast.


                        • Kitchen
                          Kitchen features stainless appliances, a prep island, and granite countertops. It is fully equipped with all of the appliances, utensils, and tableware you'd expect.
                        • Blender
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          Refrigerator has an ice maker and through the door filtered water.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  (4) One for each TV
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  (4) There is a 42 inch HD Plasma in the living room, a 37 inch LCD HDTV in the upstairs master bedroom, a 26 inch LCD HDTV in the downstairs master bedroom and a 19' LCD HDTV in the twin bedroom. All TV's have extended HD cable service.
                                • Stereo
                                • Television


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Villa features a dock with seating on the lagoon which is great for sunning, wildlife viewing, and stargazing.
                                    • Gated Community
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Screened-in porch on second floor has a commanding view of the lagoon and seating for 6. A really nice place for your breakfast, lunch, or dinner or for just sitting and relaxing.
                                    • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                    • Walkway to Water
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              The resort's pools at Night Heron Park and The Tennis Center are available to our guests free of charge. The Night Heron pool complex is family oriented and has a very good snack bar/restaurant and seating for lunch and dinner at poolside. The Tennis Center pool is smaller and adult only (age 18 and over). The pools offer free towel service so there is no need to take towels with you. The Night Heron pool is less than a five minute walk from the villa. The Tennis Center pool is a ten to fifteen minute walk. The Tennis Center pool area has lots of free parking or you can ride a bike over if you prefer not to walk. These resort pools are not available to the general public. If you do not stay in a resort affiliated property, you cannot use the resort's pools. The Night Heron pool is heated in the Spring and Fall seasons (beginning mid March and ending in mid November) and cooled during the summer months.
                                            • Heated Pool

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Concierge
                                                • Housekeeper


                                                    • churches
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • marina
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

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

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • sailing
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • Villa is on two floors so it may not work for someone who has difficulty with stairs. Also, the lagoon has alligators which are a thrill to watch but cannot be fed and are potentially dangerous animals. Therefore, although children of all ages are welcome, we require that they be well supervised by responsible adults at all times. Fishing is not allowed in the lagoon.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:30 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      13 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Wonderful place to stay!

                                                                      Alexandra H.

                                                                      We loved staying here! Beautiful villa and fantastic location!

                                                                      Really nice villa

                                                                      David H.-

                                                                      Beautiful villa in a great location. Villa layout is especially well suited to extended families (grandparents, parents, 2 children). Well appointed and well equipped, the villa had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The views from the porch and dock are excellent for observing the wildlife in and around the lagoon. We'll be back!

                                                                      Beautiful villa in a perfect location

                                                                      David H.-

                                                                      This is a beautiful property located within a short walk of the beach and the Night Heron Park pools and Nature Center. With master suites on both floors and doors which close off each of the three bedrooms, it affords privacy for all guests. The layout of the villa makes it a great choice for extended families. The screened-in porch has a commanding view of the lagoon near its widest point, giving it a great view of the wildlife that inhabits and visits the lagoon. The dock is an added feature and a nice place for a morning coffee or a cocktail hour beverage. The villa is tastefully furnished and very well maintained and equipped. The owners are very accommodating and easy to work with. With full resort privileges, it is easy to take advantage of all that the resort has to offer its guests. Check-in and check-out are very easy, with the front desk located at East Beach center located a short distance from the villa.

                                                                      Return Visitor

                                                                      Anna M.Alpena, MI

                                                                      We have visited Kiawah multiple times and stayed at this villa three times. It's hands down our favorite place. The owners are attentive and the villa is perfect. You will not find a better location- close to the pools, park, nature center, and beach.

                                                                      Great townhouse, great location


                                                                      This was our first visit to Kiawah for our family. Our townhome was great- clean, well furnished, and great location overlook the pond with Night Heron Park just a few minutes walking distance. We ate meals several at the table on the screened porch. We walked to the beach and were able to ride bikes everywhere including the tennis center. Plus the weather that week was terrific for exercising, not too hot but warm enough to swim in the ocean. Would definitely go back.

                                                                      Great location & stay

                                                                      Matthew M.

                                                                      First, I have to say thank you to David & Janice for accommodating my wife & I for a much needed vacation. The location of their home was extremely convenient as we spent the majority of our time traveling back and forth from the Sanctuary, Freshfields Village, Seabrook, and Kiawah. The check in process was very easy, and is run like a resort. The home itself is well furnished and had everything we needed. If you are looking for a place to stay on Kiawah I would highly recommend this home. It's perfectly situated and has everything you need to have a great vacation. Thanks again, David & Janice


                                                                      East Beach Village, Kiawah Island, SC, USA

                                                                      Located only 22 miles from historic Charleston, S.C., Kiawah Island has become renowned for it's golf and tennis venues, winning prestigious awards from Golf Digest and Tennis Magazine, as well as from Travel and Leisure Golf Magazine. Conde Nast Traveler placed Kiawah on its Gold List and Family Life named Kiawah a 'Top 10 Best Family Resort.' It's ten mile beach has been named one of The Travel Channels ten best beaches in North America. Kiawah is also well known for its spectacular natural beauty due in part to it's low density development and emphasis on conservation. Charleston itself is renowned for it's historic sites and fine dining and is a wonderful place to visit for it's history and well preserved antebellum architecture.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Tax Rate

                                                                      Departure cleaning is included in the rental rates. * All weekly rentals are Saturday 4:30 pm to Saturday 10:30 am EST. * Rates include cleaning at check-out, but do not include the 9% resort amenities fee or the 12.5% accommodations tax. THANKSGIVING November 22-29 $1620/week

                                                                      13 Reviews
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