Kiawah Guest Reviews

Comment from one of our June 2019 guests about the “Vista at Shipwatch
“Amazing Floor-to-Ceiling View of the Ocean” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
If you are looking for a one bedroom five star rental property on Kiawah Island do yourself and your loved one a favor and stay at The Vista. You will be more than happy that you did! My wife and I both highly recommend staying here or at one of their other properties. We just returned from a wonderful seven night stay! This was our second stay at The Vista property. It is a comfortable, exceptionally clean and beautifully decorated property with elegant artwork and high end furniture. EVERYTHING that you will need during your stay has been provided. The kitchen, living room and bedroom all offer an amazing floor to ceiling view of the ocean. The beach is only a short one minute walk away! Shawn and Jeanette, owners of Kiawah Island Getaways, are great to work with. They know Kiawah better than anyone and will answer any questions that you may have in a timely manner. The reservation process was so easy. We will be back in October!

Comment from one of our June 2019 guests about the “Shell Seeker at Sparrow Pond
“We absolutely plan to stay here again!” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
My family (two adults, three young kids) stayed at a Kiawah Island Getaways property for our summer vacation. The unit (The Shell Seeker) was in excellent condition and had pretty much everything a young family needs for a nice vacation. The property managers are responsive and helpful. We absolutely plan to stay here again.

Comment from one of our May 2019 guests about the “Surf Shack at Sparrow Pond
“We loved our stay!” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The cottage is well equipped with high end appliances, and cooking equipment. The four bedrooms each have their own bathroom. Outdoor seating was comfortable and a five minute walk to the beach. Will definitely stay again. Kiawah Island Getaways was wonderful to communicate with. Enjoyed their special touches; flowers daily emails, of places to go ,and recipes. Truly wonderful!

Comment from one of our May 2019 guests about the “Surf Shack at Sparrow Pond
“Best Vacation Ever!” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Me and my family stayed for three nights in the Surf Shack and it was the best vacation ever! I had just graduated med school and the hosts had a sweet congratulatory note with flowers on the table when we arrived! This was one of many small touches that made our experience one that we will never forget! Thank you!!

Comment from one of our May 2019 guests about the “Sandpiper at Shipwatch
“Seamless Process without one Glitch!” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We recently took a trip to Kiawah using Kiawah Island Getaways. It was a seamless process without one glitch! We booked weeks before and were instructed by email on how to proceed with payment as well as the details on our rental. Everything was handled efficiently and without delay. The unit was amazing with fresh flowers and music playing when we arrived. The property was immaculate and well stocked for use so nothing was needed. When we left we were given very detailed information on how to leave so our departure was quick and easy. We will definitely be coming back and look forward to using Kiawah Island Getaways in the future!

Comment from one of our May 2019 guests about the “Beach Cottage at Mariners Watch
“Beautifully Decorated” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Property was beautifully decorated. However, not much storage in kitchen for items that we brought with us. Also bed needs step stool for those of us who are short. Items provided for our stay were great and the management could not have been more helpful.

Comment from one of our April 2019 guests about the “Vista at Shipwatch
“Highly Recommend” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Wonderful property. Very clean and beautifully decorated. Would highly recommend.

Comment from one of our April 2019 guests about the “Surf Shack at Sparrow Pond
“Lovely Privacy and a Quiet Little Sanctuary” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We had a wonderful time visiting Kiawah! The Surf Shack was adorable, clean and cozy! Perfectly located with only a 5 minute walk to beach and pool. The bike path is easily accessible and the neighborhood is friendly. The pond provides lovely privacy and a quiet little sanctuary! We can’t wait to go back next year!

Comment from one of our April 2019 guests about the “Treetops at Shipwatch
“The Villa was Perfect” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We enjoyed our stay on Kiawah Island. Shawn and Jeanette had the villa perfect and if we needed anything they were very responsive.

Comment from one of our April 2019 guests about the “Vista at Shipwatch
“Beautiful and Sooooo Relaxing” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We saw a spectacular video, back in November 2018 of a romantic, gorgeous condo overlooking the ocean at The Vista, at Shipwatch. We immediately reached out to Kiawah Island Getaways and inquired about it. They could not have been more helpful!! We booked Easter week, Saturday to Saturday. When we arrived and entered the condo, we realized that it was sooo much better than we had hoped for, and we hoped for the perfect place. We rented bikes and beach chairs with the coordination of Kiawah Island Getaways. We were given there cell phone numbers and advised to call or text them whenever we had a question or problem. Shawn and Jeanette Lawson, of Kiawah Island Getaways, whom I’ve never met, but spoke to or texted them each, several times over the course of the months prior to our vacation, could not have been more pleasant, helpful, professional and filled with that southern charm and hospitality. (We’re from Jersey and that’s tough to find here). It truly was the best vacation we’ve ever had. Check this place out, it’s beautiful and sooooo relaxing.

Comment from one of our April 2019 guests about the “Sunny Day at Turtle Cove
“Beautiful and Peaceful” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We had never been to Kiawah Island before. Wow it is beautiful and so peaceful. Weather was great. Wish we could have stayed longer. My Dad enjoyed his 85th Birthday weekend 😎🏌🏼‍♂️ Ocean course is fantastic.

Comment from one of our April 2019 guests about “Three Cougar on Greensward
“I was Thrilled!” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Home is newly remodeled and very close to the beach. When we arrived the home was meticulously clean, music was playing and there were fresh flowers on the kitchen counter. Everything was in working order, and I was thrilled to find a smoothie maker in the kitchen. None of the issues that sometimes come with a rental… no clogged drains, no confusing TV remotes, no dirty windows. We will definitely use this rental company again.

Comment from one of our March 2019 guests about the “Vista at Shipwatch
“Romantic Retreat with Sweeping Ocean Views” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
My husband and I recently spent four wonderful nights at the Vista Villa and were so very sad to leave! We came to celebrate a very special anniversary and to “unplug” and get away from it all for a while. I had been looking for a nice, quiet, romantic place where we could hear the ocean while we slept. Not only did we get all of that, but so much more! The Villa looks just like the pictures…is beautifully decorated and you can see and hear the ocean from every room and the most comfortable bed! We were also lucky enough to see the family of deer in the dunes right outside of our window!! Jeanette answered all of my questions right away and made the rental experience a breeze. 🙂 You can literally show up with your clothes and toothbrush, they have thought of everything. Go ahead and book your romantic stay..you wont regret it! We are already planning our return trip to our new favorite place. Anita (Atlanta GA)

Comment from one of our March 2019 guests about the “vV at Turtle Point
“Stunning, Yet Simply Elegant, 3-Minute Walk to the Beach, Near Sanctuary” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The vV was a wonderful vacation rental! Our family of 4 absolutely loved the villa. It was beautifully decorated and had every thing you could possibly need for a great stay. The walk to the beach was so short; we loved the location! We were so impressed by everything. We hope to come back soon!

Comment from one of our March 2019 guests about the “Surf Shack at Sparrow Pond
“Fair warning: there aren’t any “Life’s Better at the Beach” pillows here” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
If you want a crusty spot filled with beachy bric-a-brac, this is NOT for you. Surf Shack is über farmhouse/beachhouse chic, what everyone wants these days. White painted floors, crisp interiors, Sub-Zero fridge, Wolf range, strong WiFi, the MOST comfortable beds/bedding/pillows/towels ever. I have been blessed to travel the world, staying at top notch resorts and hotels from the Ritz Paris to Blackberry Farm to One & Only Palmilla, you name it. I’d take this sweet little enclave over any $18k/night suite, ever! Thanks Jeanette for the top notch stay, from speedy communication to general friendliness.

Comment from one of our March 2019 guests about the “Vista at Shipwatch
“Perfection in Paradise” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The Vista at Shipwatch is perfect in every way. From the location to the pristine condition and decor of the interior. The bed is comfortable and the linens are perfection. Every detail has been thoughtfully planned and executed. We’ve stayed on Kiawah many times throughout the years and this experience was the best.

Comment from one of our February 2019 guests about the “Mariah at Windswept
“Always Impeccably Maintained” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We love Kiawah and have always enjoyed our time spent there no matter what the season. Over the years we have continued to use Kiawah Island Getaways as our rental agency. Their properties suit our needs perfectly and are always impeccably maintained. In addition, all items needed in the kitchen, bedrooms, baths and living areas are always in place making it so easy to enjoy our time at the beach. Not having constantly to run to the market to acquire more garbage bags, soap, detergent, etc. ensures we have a more time to absorb lovely Kiawah and its beach. Mariah at Windswept was the perfect unit for two couples-king beds for all! When not outside we loved the ocean views from the dining room table. In the future whenever we can visit Kiawah, we will of course use Kiawah Island Getaways.

Comment from one of our February 2019 guests about the “Shade at Seascape
“It was Perfect!” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This was the third time we stayed at the Shade unit. As always it was perfect. It was perfectly clean and all details were attended to. Only a very short walk to the beach. We did meet Jeanette and Shawn this time and they are wonderful hosts. I do recommend the Shade unit to anyone and everyone.

Comment from one of our February 2019 guests about the “Beach Cottage at Mariners Watch
“Three Glorious Days” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We had three glorious days on Kiawah in the Beach Cottage at Mariners Watch. The cottage has everything that we needed, beautifully decorated with comfy sleeping quarters, well-equipped kitchen, laundry, perfectly kept and homey.. even fresh flowers! Jeanette and Shawn are quick to respond to any questions or needs and even sent ideas for places to visit and dine. We are already looking forward to our next visit!

Comment from one of our December 2018 guests about the “Breeze at Seascape
“Jaw-Dropping Beautiful” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This is our third year renting from KIG and our second time in the BREEZE. This time, we stayed over Christmas week. KIG is a the best rental company we have ever rented from- they are responsive to every need but more importantly, their properties are jaw-dropping beautiful. They’re exquisitely decorated, wonderfully comfortable, everything you could need! If you rent on Kiawah – these are the folks you need to call and find a place with them. This condo is right on the ocean with a large deck and beautiful view. The beds are unbelievably comfortable and each room is its own oasis. There is plenty of room to spread out in the common areas of the condo. It is truly a magical place that we highly recommend.

Comment from one of our December 2018 guests about the “Surf Shack at Sparrow Pond
“Fantastic Property, with well-appointed amenities” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The property was extremely clean, and well appointed. There was no detail of this property that wasn’t thought of. The space was well laid out for the size and they maximized each area of the living space. The property was very welcoming and cozy, and has all the creature comforts. When other properties list their amenities I still bring extra…not at this property. When they say it will be there, it most certainly was. They set the standard high!

Comment from one of our December 2018 guests about the “Topside at Windswept
“The Best of Everything!” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The Topside at Windswept is full of “superlatives” = the best views of the ocean, the best stocked kitchen, the best bed linens, the best privacy!! We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Kiawah and Jeanette and Shawn made our stay so welcoming and memorable. We highly recommend!!!

Comment from one of our October 2018 guests about the “Beach Cottage at Mariners Watch
“Loved the Beach Cottage! The property managers thought of everything! ” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Loved Kiawah Island and our stay at the Beach Cottage! Clean and decorated beautifully. Would love to stay here again and again.

Comment from one of our October 2018 guests about the “Escape at Windswept
“One of the Nicest Villas” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
My parents recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at “the Escape at Windswept,” a rental property offered by Kiawah Island Getaways. We all have been vacationing at Kiawah for several years. They said this unit was one of the nicest villas in which they have stayed. It was very, very clean. The kitchen was well stocked with all the cooking necessities. It was a great villa and area where they could relax. They hope to return in the spring.

Comment from one of our October 2018 guests about the “Sunny Day at Turtle Cove
“Perfect!” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Great place for a getaway — very clean, quiet and perfect for getting away! Thank you for hosting me 2 weeks in a row!!! Will definitely use when I come back to Kiawah!

Comment from one of our October 2018 guests about the “Treetops at Shipwatch
“The Condo was clean and well decorated. We loved the beds and linens. The kitchen was well stocked.” ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
We really enjoyed our stay, wish we knew the tennis courts and the straw market had been torn down, was part of the reason we rented that location, but it is a very clean and well appointed condo. The kitchen is a little small, but has everything you need. The beds and linens are great,our daughters loved the queen beds in their room and the king in the master is very comfortable, the pillows not so much. The ocean view is limited, but good from the living room and that part of the deck.

Comment from one of our October 2018 guests about the “Treetops at Shipwatch
“The property was amazing! Attention to every detail! Close to the beach. Will definitely rent again!” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The owners made sure they provided a true vacation experience! Luxury bed linens, incredibly stocked kitchen… even the closet had beach towels, and extra blankets! The furniture was clean and comfy… not stiff like most rental units! Truly a beautiful, comfortable place to visit!

Comment from one of our September 2018 guests about the “Shade at Seascape
“Beautifully appointed!” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Our 3rd time staying at The Shade. We absolutely love Kiawah and Kiawah Island Getaways is part of the reason we keep coming back every year! Close to shopping, restaurants and beach. Couldn’t ask for a better location and the view isn’t too shabby either. Thank you Shawn and Jeanette for making our stay so great!

Comment from one of our September 2018 guests about the “Escape at Windswept
“Condo was Spotless” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
My wife and I recently returned for another visit to Kiawah Island and as usual booked it through Kiawah Islands Getaways. And as usual things were perfect. The condo was spotless and all the essentials were provided..down to reusable Keurig cups! Working with Kiawah Islands Getaways is a pleasure. We hope to return again soon.

Comment from one of our August 2018 guests about the “Beach Cottage at Mariners Watch
“Wonderful!!” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We loved staying here! It’s a wonderful place to get away! You’re truly only steps away from the beach and the owners have thought of everything!

Comment from one of our August 2018 guests about the “Beach Cottage at Mariners Watch
“Beautiful cottage for relaxing weekend getaway!” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I cannot say enough great things about our stay on Kiawah! The Beach Cottage at Mariners Watch was the perfect long weekend getaway for me and my husband. Jeanette and Shawn had attended to every detail! It was decorated beautifully and was stocked with all of the kitchen gadgets we needed and there was even fresh flowers on the table when we arrived! We loved having breakfast on the screened porch and watching the birds, deer and other wildlife. It was a quick walk to the beach and not having to pack a cooler, beach towels or a beach bag was a huge bonus. The bed and sheets were so comfortable and a welcome respite after a long day at the beach or on our bikes. With the communication and helpful videos from the owners, any questions we might have had were answered before we even asked them. It was so convenient to be able to rent bikes and anything else we needed directly through them. It was truly the easiest, most pleasant rental experience I have ever had. It was our first visit to Kiawah and when we return, we will definitely stay in a Kiawah Island Getaways property. Thank you Jeanette and Shawn for a wonderful stay!

Comment from one of our August 2018 guests about the “Vista at Shipwatch
“Fantastic property! Clean & beautifully appointed” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This was our second stay at a property managed by Jeanette and Shawn (Kiawah Island Getaways). Breathtaking units, perfectly decorated, well-maintained, very clean. Lots of privacy, and the property is also very nice. Jeanette and Shawn are super responsive and very nice. You should have high confidence in any property with which they are associated. We have already booked for a lengthy stay in summer of 2019!

Comment from one of our August 2018 guests about the “Surf Shack at Sparrow Pond
“Clean, quiet and relaxing ” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This was our first time to Kiawah Island and we loved it! The water and beach were incredible. We were able to unwind and totally relax. Thank you!!

Comment from one of our August 2018 guests about the “Beach Cottage at Mariners Watch
“Luxurious and Immaculately Clean” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I’ve been visiting Kiawah Island since the 80s, and the properties at Kiawah Island Getaways are by far the nicest. Not only are they immaculately clean, they feel luxurious with high quality beds and lines, chic decor, and every detail you could think of. I’ve stayed on their properties on 3 separate occasions, and I can’t wait to go back.

Comment from one of our July 2018 guests about the “vV at Turtle Point
“A beautiful villa in the perfect spot!” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The vV Turtle Point was the perfect villa for our family. It gave us plenty of space and it was beautifully decorated. The villa was well equipped with everything we needed during our stay. The stove gave us a bit of trouble but the management was responsive and quick to help us out. The location was ideal – a quick stroll to the beach and a short bike ride to Night Heron Park and the Town Center! We couldn’t have been more pleased!

Comment from one of our July 2018 guests about the “Escape at Windswept
“First Rate” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This lovely condo had everything we required as well as a stunning view from bed and an amazing beach. We will be back.

Comment from one of our July 2018 guests about the “Vista at Shipwatch
“Beautiful, Relaxing, Pampering” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
From the moment you step into the Vista you get swept away by the views and the beautiful decorating and comfort of the villa.

Comment from one of our July 2018 guests about the “Treetops at Shipwatch
“Fantastic Getaway!” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The Treetops was absolutely perfect for my husband and I. We made a quick trip following a few nights in Charleston. This was our first stay on the island but will certainly not be our last. Kiawah Island Getaways thought of everything! The condo truly felt like a resort. Linens, beds, furnishings were fabulous. We will continue to book with Kiawah Island Getaways! Do yourselves a well deserved favor and stay beachside as often as absolutely possible.

Comment from one of our July 2018 guests about the “Vista at Shipwatch
“One Bedroom Five Star Rental” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
If you are looking for a one bedroom five star rental on Kiawah Island, you will absolutely love this place! My wife and I had an amazing seven night stay at ‘The Vista at Shipwatch’. The villa is beautifully decorated with elegant artwork and high end furniture. EVERYTHING that you will need during your stay has been provided. Each room has an amazing floor to ceiling view of the ocean. We highly recommend staying here if you are looking for an exceptional romantic beach getaway with your spouse. Shawn and Jeanette, owners of Kiawah Island Getaways, are great to work with. They know Kiawah better than anyone and will answer any questions that you may have in a timely manner. We will be back soon!

Comment from one of our June 2018 guests about the “Sandpiper at Shipwatch
“Great Experience!” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The condo was nicely decorated and well maintained. Linens were high-end and clean and the owners were great and responded to our questions promptly. We were attending a wedding so had little time to enjoy the facilities, but we will definitely be back again

Comment from one of our June 2018 guests about the “Sandpiper at Shipwatch
“Gorgeous view of the ocean!” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Beautifully decorated, well appointed, clean condo with a terrific view of the ocean. Owners were very responsive to questions before and during our stay. Definitely hope to return!

Comment from one of our June 2018 guests about the “Sandpiper at Shipwatch
“Extremely clean and beautifully decorated!” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We just returned home from our vacation on Kiawah. This condo was excellent and perfect for us! Extremely clean and beautifully decorated. The location right on the beach is awesome, and very close to all amenities on Kiawah. Shawn and Jeanette are very organized and extremely easy to work with-our rental bikes were waiting on us, as were umbrella/beach chairs. We would definitely recommend this property to family/friends, and plan on returning ourselves in the future! Thanks for having us!

Comment from one of our June 2018 guests about the “Beach Cottage at Mariners Watch
“With an easy walk to the beach and great golf courses it was perfect for us. ” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The detail that came with the property made the stay so nice- beach towels provided, laundry detergent and coffee filters. The little extra things you don’t want to have to pack. It’s well managed and clean!

Comment from one of our June 2018 guests about the “Beach Cottage at Mariners Watch
“Absolute perfection!” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We absolutely LOVED our stay in the beach cottage. We have traveled extensively and have very high standards regarding where we choose to stay. I can honestly say that this cottage was the most immaculate place we have ever stayed. Seriously, the place was spotless!! I couldn’t get over it! No detail was spared when this cottage was remodeled – interior design is gorgeous, bedding and towels are luxurious and soft, kitchen is so well-stocked and so nicely laid out. Space utilization was excellent. We’ve been coming to Kiawah for 28 years and this is definitely one of the best places we have ever stayed. Location is perfect – right across from the beach and convenient to the main entrance and Freshfields. Loved the screen in porch and relaxed often on it, while watching the deer and wildlife down below. Lastly, although we encountered zero problems , during the booking process, Jeanette was so kind and responsive – and super attentive to our needs and questions. Love, love, looooooved it! ❤️

Comment from one of our June 2018 guests about the “Treetops at Shipwatch
“Very lovely condo!” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The owners thought of everything from being greeted with fresh flowers and soft music to a well stocked condo with plenty of paper towels, toilet tissue, dishwashing supplies, beach towels,… And it had an in-unit washer and dryer! The beds were super comfortable! We’ve been coming to Kiawah for 22 years and felt very much at home in this condo. We will definitely look forward to renting from Kiawah Island Getaways again!

Comment from one of our June 2018 guests about the “Shade at Seascape
“Lovely and well-located unit.” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
It had everything we needed. Appreciated the info book on the area. Very personal touches.

Comment from one of our June 2018 guests about the “Topside at Windswept
“Just as advertised….perfect” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Well kept and attention to detail was ideal.

Comment from one of our June 2018 guests about the “Beach Cottage at Mariners Watch
“Ready for my Next Vacation!” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The Beach Cottage was excellent for convenience…it had everything you can imagine for a vacation. This made my trip so much easier to plan for. We were in walking distance from the ocean, restaurants were right down the road, & the market was as well. The villa was well-groom and looked wonderful. I am so ready for my next vacation.

Comment from one of our June 2018 guests about the “vV at Turtle Point
“Stress-Free and a True Getaway!!” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Thank you Shawn and Jeanette for making our first trip to Kiawah Island so stress-free and a true getaway! We arrived at the condo to find a beautiful arrangement of fresh flowers on the counter, soothing music on the stereo, and impeccable decor, that was, if possible, even more lovely than pictured. They included a book detailing restaurants and activities on the island, which was so helpful and just above and beyond. We felt such a personal touch and are so grateful to have stayed with Kiawah Island Getaways. They are really the host with the most.