"We have been going to Kiawah since the mid-1980s and have stayed in many different houses over the years, all of which have had their own special features. This house has a great floorplan for a large family, with lots of space and adequate bathrooms. My husband and I appreciated the downstairs master bedroom with private bath, which gave us our own retreat apart from the children and grandchildren. Other favorite features are the large dining table, which can seat 10 in comfortable upholstered chairs, making it perfect for family game nights as well as meals; the spacious kitchen, in which 3 or 4 people can simultaneously help prepare meals, with plenty of workspace; the large paved driveway and parking, which accommodates 3 cars without having to constantly move them around; the location on a lagoon; and, of course, the nearby beach, to which you can walk almost as quickly as bike. We also enjoyed having 3 living areas (living room, den, and sunroom), which, along with the large back deck, provide separate spaces for reading, watching tv, talking, or just being alone. Finally, this home is the most generous we have ever encountered in being stocked with staples such as detergents, cleaners, garbage bags, paper goods, etc -- as well as quite a few beach towels. Much appreciated! If we had any disappointment, it was the condition of the den sofa, which, while comfortable, could benefit from being recovered.
If you plan to rent beach chairs and umbrellas, Island Beach Services now takes online reservations before you arrive, which is trouble-free. The birthday of one granddaughter often falls during our time at Kiawah; and this year, because we planned several weeks ahead, we enjoyed a wonderful 22nd birthday celebration with her at Husk in Charleston (which has a comfortable bar area in an adjoining house). Wild Olive on Maybank Highway is a good informal Italian restaurant--but, again, if you are a large group, you must reserve a couple of weeks ahead. Kiawah is a special family tradition for us, and this year everything just seemed to come together with no fuss. Thanks, Andy, for helping to make it possible."
Guest: Virginia travelers
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: August 25, 2016