Destination guide

Head to the tranquil city of Kiawah Island

Enjoy the temples and other features of Kiawah Island. Travelers to this relaxing city praise the island views, beaches and seaside. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Kiawah Island

Are you looking for things to do during your stay? You'll be sure to enjoy Kiawah Island for its golfing and biking. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Kiawah Island a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Turtle Point Golf Course (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Osprey Point Golf Course (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Cougar Point Golf Course (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Ocean Course (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Splash Zone Waterpark (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Edisto Island Serpentarium (11.3 mi / 18.1 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Kiawah Island

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 87°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Kiawah Island

Travelers enjoy Kiawah Island for its island views and seaside. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Kiawah Island is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Night Heron Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Kiawah Beachwalker Park (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Folly Beach County Park (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Angel Oak Tree (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Botany Bay Plantation (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Edisto Beach State Park (13.7 mi / 22 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Kiawah Island

The nearest airport is in Charleston, SC (CHS-Charleston Intl.), located 19.7 mi (31.6 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Kiawah Island?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 2,118 house rentals around Kiawah Island. From 989 Houses to 548 Villas, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Kiawah Island is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Kiawah Island?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kiawah Island:

  • Vanderhorst Plantation: 538 vacation rentals
  • West Beach: 658 vacation rentals
  • East Beach Village: 465 vacation rentals
  • West Beach Village: 284 vacation rentals
  • Cannonborough Elliotborough: 462 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Kiawah Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Kiawah Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cougar Point Golf Course: 3,300 home rentals
  • Night Heron Park: 3,428 home rentals
  • Kiawah Beachwalker Park: 3,293 home rentals
  • Turtle Point Golf Course: 3,506 home rentals
  • Ocean Course: 3,680 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kiawah Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Kiawah Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 989 Houses in Kiawah Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kiawah Island include:

  • Villas: 548 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 308 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 160 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Kiawah Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,016 vacation homes with pool available in Kiawah Island.

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