"I was seeking a comfortable property near the beach with lots of recreational opportunities, and this one certainly met my get-away expectations. I was traveling alone; this spacious condo would nicely accommodate a family, with its open ambiance in the large living room that separates the two sleeping and bath areas. The sofa and love seat, accompanied by a huge coffee table are a great place to kick back and watch the large flat screen TV. The second bath has a door to the hall as well as the Twin BR. The king bed in the master has rather firm mattress, but pillows could use luxury revamp. Preferred 2nd bathroom to the master, as felt more spacious. Shower pressure great; 100% cotton comfy towels. Location of the villa is corner of Green Dolphin Way and Turtle Point Ln in very shaded building. Usually a light worshiper, I was soothed by the muted forest contrast from the brightness of the beach. Front bike racks to park your Kiawah bike rental, which can be ordered for direct delivery to your villa. Recommend rental for your entire stay! Be sure to include basket in your order for only $3 /stay. Arrived day after Hurricane Hermine affected area with gusty winds, and there was foliage down everywhere on the island. While the staff was cleaning as fast as practicable, it will take weeks to remove. Biking to beach access ramp trail #27 that borders the eastern side of The Sanctuary took 3-4 minutes, then 3 min to the bike racks, then 2 min walk across the wooden access ramps above the shrubbery and dunes. I don't see how it would be a 10 min. walk, particularly with small children and beach gear. As your marked parking pass is for villa space, there's not much of an alternative other than a driver dropping off others and taking bike back. You can also walk your bike onto beach itself, where at low and mid-tides, you can enjoy the most phenomenal experience of riding miles on a flat expanse of beach, even into the surf a bit :) Night Heron only Pool has 25m lap markings in 3 lanes, but go early, as families fill those areas 10-4. Water park for tots, except slides. Resort access HUGE + for this property. Kitchen well-equipped; no bug/gator/snake sightings were made; Nature Center is cool. Skip beach yoga; competes with AM maintenance. Sanctuary toy store & Fresh Fields Bookstore have great gifts. Go to Straw Market, Freshfields, or Harris Teeter for ice cream, as Sanctuary has obscene prices. Bobcats live far west end of island near river."
Guest: DC WORLD TRAVELER
Date of Stay: September 2016
Review Submitted: September 7, 2016