About the property
- Cottage1400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
3 Bedrooms; 2 Baths; Sleeps 6; Well-equiped; Easy Bike Ride to the Beach
At the end of a cul de sac and near the dock and community pool, this cottage at 61 Sunlet Bend is in one of Inlet Cove's best locations. Enjoy spectacular views of the Kiawah River, an extensive tidal marsh and the distant Cassique golf links from the decks, screened porch, living areas and two of the bedrooms – you’ll have a front-row seat to fantastic sunsets!
Nicely furnished, this house is not usually offered for rent. Master bedroom has a king-size bed. Two bedrooms have twin beds, one set of which can be converted into a queen bed. Dining rooms seats six. Washer and dryer. Four flat screen TVs, Blu-Ray player and free WiFi.
Easy, quick bike ride to the beach, General Store, and retail and dining in West Beach Village. Perfect for family activities including ocean and pool swimming, tennis, golf, kayaking, crabbing, biking and much more. Inlet Cove, a private subdivision with a security gate, is one of Kiawah's closest communities to shopping and dining at Freshfields Village and to Charleston, making you perfectly situated to enjoy the natural beauty of the beach and the historic culture in town.
Business License Number: BL008088-01-2018
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Mark Ethridge
I'm a journalist and writer. Kay is a potter. We live most of the time in Charlotte which has been our home for more than 40 years. We also have ties to Michigan. Kay finds inspiration in Kiawah's natural surroundings and incorporates things like pine cones, Spanish moss and sea shells into her work. I find Kiawah equally inspiring - although it's difficult to write there because there's too much fun to be had outside.
Mark Ethridge purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why Mark Ethridge chose West Beach
Kay and I have been beach house owners for more than 30 years. In 2001, we visited friends at Kiawah. Within a week, we had put our North Carolina beach house on the market and had made on offer on 61 Sunlet Bend - a wonderful cottage on the river that was right across the street from our friends. We and our two children have been enjoying it regularly since then. Surfing, kayaking and dining out in Charleston have become passions.
What makes this Cottage unique
Most Inlet Cove houses have pretty much the same interior design, number of bedrooms, etc. This cottage has been well-maintained and we've kept it fresh, updating the front deck and stairs, adding an underneath deck and back stairs. But what really makes our cottage special is its location - near the pool and the dock but not so near that it's noisy -- and an easy bike ride to the beach, to the convenience store, to the market, coffee house and shops at Freshfields. And because it's near the main gate, it's one of Kiawah's closest neighborhood to Charleston.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We had a lovely stay at this comfortable home. It is well-kept, clean, and the view is stunning! Everyone enjoyed the community pool and the short drive to Frehsfield's Village. We highly recommend this property.
Perfect spring getaway
Sitting on the porch watching the sunsets was the perfect ending to each day. Loved the location with easy access to kayaking, biking, fishing, swimming, grocery shopping and the beauty of Kiawah Island. Beds all comfortable, kitchen fully equipped. While we expected to spend much of our time in and around Charleston, we found the beauty and peace of this setting most attractive. No need to ever turn on the TV. Our grandsons loved the hammock and string chair!
Thanks! So happy you enjoyed it.
This is a beautiful cottage in a great location. It is on the river, so you can watch dolphins and birds from the back deck. It also is near the pool, and a short walk (a few blocks) to the beach. The cottage itself is perfectly kept and extremely well stocked. Mark was easy to work with. We will certainly be back!
A Room with a View!
The first thing you see when you open the door is the spectacular view of the river. We were immediately drawn to the balcony ... unpacking had to wait!! The condo was large, clean, comfortable, and well equipped. There is expanded cable and wifi and access to Netflex if you have an account. There are also two hammocks below the deck that we enjoyed and being one door down from the pool was also nice as at times the beach was a little windy and cool (typical April) -- the pool is protected somewhat from the wind by the vegetation and pool house. We rented bikes and took advantage of the expansive bike trails on the island. The wooded trails were truly nature trails as we saw raccoons, deer, and of course alligators!! If you are physically inclined, bikes are a must to truly experience the island. Alligator Bikes cost $35 for the week (they magically were parked under the deck when we arrived--and disappeared when we left) but I'm sure any of the rentals are great (Island Bikes was in the neighborhood and they were kind enough to help us adjust our seats as we were struggling with the latch).
We ate at Cherrywood BBQ @ Osprey Point and the BBQ Nachos and their Mac & Cheese were worth the calories! The Tattooed Moose on John's Island was interesting and also excellent (my niece had the Duck (yes I said Duck) Club and it was so good she wouldn't share)!! Also recommend the Roy Barth tennis clinics at the Sanctuary--they have a variety of classes to chose from and I learned a lot. Roy was actually teaching the class before mine!!
The Ethridge's were extremely nice and accommodating and very quickly responded to any questions that we had--"NO" waiting for hours for a returned call!
As I'm sure you've guessed by now, we highly recommend this property!!
Thanks, Myra. You are very kind.
So glad you had fun!
Wonderful week at #61 Inlet Cove
The cottage is beautiful and well maintained. All of us enjoyed our stay and will definitely consider the cottage next year if we return. There were only a few small issues which I'll list only because the owner said he had just started renting this unit this year, and I want to stress they were mostly minor inconveniences.
The guest bathroom - The sink faucet was really hard to turn on. We were all seniors so it was an issue for all of us. Also the you couldn't keep water in the sink, it would drain out.
Cabinet space - We really appreciated all the spices and food items that were available to us but it was hard for us to find space for our own items. We didn't need a lot of space but maybe a little more would been nice.
Again the cottage was great
Thanks for the feedback. I believe we resolved the sink issue. Cabinet space in Inlet Cove is definitely at a premium! We'll try to do a better job of arranging the kitchen cabinets to leave more room for guests items.
Certainly one of our nicest family vacations in years! This home in Inlet Cove really sets itself apart by the incredibly beautiful lot it sits on. It is tucked well back off the cul de sac and is practically 'encased' by Live Oaks and Magnolias. It really gave the feeling of staying in tree house and has a breathtaking view of the Kiawah River off the back porch. The unit is one lot over from the swimming pool and community dock which was convenient for the kids and watching the unforgettable sunsets. It is very well-maintained and had everything we needed for an amazing week. Looking around, we were convinced we got the nicest one in the neighborhood. Highly recommended!
Rates & Availability
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Owners personal recreational items including bicycles, golf cart, kayaks and surf boards are not available for use by renting guests. Guests responsible for damages.