Offering Vacation Rentals on Kiawah and Seabrook Islands

Providing a personalized rental experience to help you enjoy a truly wonderful vacation. 
Select from a variety of cottages and villas that will meet all your needs.  

Kiawah By Owner is growing! We are now managing 5 new properties and will be adding them to our website. Please contact us so you can choose between all possible options for your vacation.

"Let me help you find the right
place at the right price for you."
Susie Oringel

Frequently Asked Questions for Kiawah Island:
 (see Seabrook Island information below).

Do we need to bring sheets and towels?  Linens are provided, but please bring your own beach towels!  (linens, blankets or towels should not be removed from the property.) 
All the kitchens are fully stocked with pots, plates, glasses and flatware, corkscrew, etc. There is a washer and dryer in each cottage or villa. A starter set of supplies is also provided.  (toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, soap, laundry detergent, and dishwashing detergent). These supplies are not designed to last your entire vacation.

Do we have access to Resort Amenities?   No matter who you rent from on Kiawah you will have access to the 5 golf courses, tennis courts, kayak tours, Kamp Kiawah for kids, etc.  However, unless you rent a cottage with a community pool, you will NOT have access to a pool.  The Greenslake Cottages, Sparrow Pond Cottages and Inlet Cove Cottages have community pools.

Golf? You will have access to the 5 Kiawah Resort courses – The Ocean Course, Turtle Point, Cougar Point, Osprey Point and Oak Point.  There are also a number of wonderful public courses in the Charleston area.

What deposit is required?  A $250 deposit is required to confirm your vacation. (private homes have a larger deposit) The balance is due 30 days in advance.  You can pay by personal checks, VISA or Mastercard. (terms may differ for long term rentals and private homes)

Cancellation policy:  Cancellations made 60 days or more from your rental date, we will refund your deposit less a $100 cancellation fee. If you cancel less than 60 days prior to your arrival, you forfeit all monies paid, unless we are able to re-rent the property for the same dates and rate. If we are able to re-rent, then we will refund your monies paid less a $75 cancellation fee. We will; however, refund your money in the event of a mandatory evacuation of the island. This amount will be prorated based on the date of the evacuation order. You must evacuate in the event of a mandatory evacuation. (private homes and long term rentals may differ):

Check in / Check out Policy:  Check in time is 4pm and check out time is 10am.  You are welcome to enjoy the island before check in or after check out, but you will not have access to the property so we may clean it for the next guests.

Do you allow pets?  Most of the properties I help rent do not allow pets and never make an exception.  However, 1203 Greenslake Cottage, 1208 Greenslake Cottage, 1232 Greenslake Cottage, 4839 Turtle Cove villa and 333 Governors Drive allow a dog.  Please call or email me for more information.

No Smoking:  Smoking is NOT permitted anywhere on the property - inside or outside on the deck/porch.  A $250 cleaning fee will be charged to cover the cost for a thorough cleaning of upholstery, bedding, carpets and any other areas where there is smoke smell or discoloration from cigarettes & cigars.

Parking passes:  We will email you a vehicle passes prior to your arrival.  Guests must display passes on their dashboard at all times. Failure to display the pass may result in towing of the vehicle at the guest’s expense.  Parking is not allowed on any streets.

Internet:  Wifi is available at all the properties.  Wifi is offered on a best effort basis with the provider. 

How far is Charleston?  Downtown Charleston is about 25 miles away.  Plan on the drive taking about 45 minutes due to the country roads. 

Is there a grocery store nearby?  grocery store information


We love to watch the dolphins at Captain’s Sam Spit!  (The area at the west end of the island where the Kiawah River splits Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island.)
Though there are no guarantees, but usually you can see them if you go down to the Kiawah River around low tide.  For specific information about the tides during your visit, please call (800) 576-1570 and ask to be connected to the Nature Center.
To get to Captain Sam’s Spit, go to the beach and go WEST (ie facing the water, go to the right).    This is about 1 .5 miles from West Beach Village and about 3.5 miles from East Beach Village. 



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