Kiawah Island Property Management

Property Management

Your Boutique Property Management Company Since 2001

Hello there! We are Shawn and Jeanette, the faces behind Kiawah Island Getaways, your boutique property management company since 2001. Unlike larger, impersonal agencies, we're a family-run operation dedicated to providing owners with top-notch management and ensuring guests enjoy spotless, beautifully appointed vacation rentals near the beach.

Shawn and Jeanette Lawson
Shawn and Jeanette Lawson

Table of Contents

  1. Why Owners Love Kiawah Island Getaways
  2. Why Guests Love Kiawah Island Getaways
  3. Property Management FAQ
  4. Submit your Property Management Request

Why Owners Love Kiawah Island Getaways

The Lazy Day Villa's spacious dining area with elegant furnishings, managed by Kiawah Island Getaways.
Higher Rates & Higher Revenue

Our rates reflect the level of luxury, the views, the comfort, cleanliness and overall experience which we provide. Annual net income is the key to evaluating a good property management company, not the number of days rented.

View from the kitchen into the living room at Ocean Blue Villa, revealing a stylish interior and ocean views.
Guests Respect our Properties

We ensure guests respect the property during their stay. If guests do not follow the check-out procedure, or do not treat the property well during their stay, and do not agree to do so for future stays, they are not invited back. No one wants their properties abused.

Sandpiper bedroom with plush bedding and balcony access, offering a serene retreat, overseen by Kiawah Island Property Management.
Transparent Communication

Our policy is to keep you, the owner, fully informed. Whether it's letting you know of necessary repairs, larger purchases needed for the property,, annual earnings, or projected rental forecasts, we ensure you're always in the loop.

Light-filled bedroom with soft blue and cream tones at The Breeze at Seascape, curated by Kiawah Island Property Management.
Hassle-Free Management

We take care of everything from marketing to maintenance, so you don't have to.

Why Guests Love Kiawah Island Getaways

Spacious oceanfront deck at Ocean Blue Villa, managed by Kiawah Island Property Management, with comfortable outdoor furniture.
Exceptional Properties

Before we accept any property into our collection, we personally vet it to ensure the end product will be very comfortable, beautifully renovated and well-decorated.

Dedicated cleaning crew ensuring pristine conditions at Kiawah Island Rentals.
Spotlessly Clean

We have personally trained our own housekeeping team to ensure every property is sparkling clean EVERY time. Outside cleaning companies are never used.

Shawn and Jeanette, the friendly faces behind Kiawah Island Rentals, welcoming guests.
Guest-Centric Approach

We collect and respond to guest feedback and stock properties with everything needed for a comfortable stay. Guests are welcomed with the property fully staged for their arrival – right down to a fresh flower arrgangement and eggs from our family chicken coop. Our warm welcome extends throughout the entire guest experience. And we are always easy to contact. Email, text or phone - we are here to help.

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Kiawah Island Property Management FAQ

The level of décor, outdoor space, location, proximity to beach and views all influence rates. Of course, each year varies but here’s our average annual gross income for our top-quality villas:

  • 1-bedroom: Ocean View (Windswept, Shipwatch, $115-135k/year), Scenic View, near beach (Seascape, Mariners Watch, $50-65k/year)
  • 2-bedroom: Ocean View (Windswept, Shipwatch, $135-165k/year)
  • 3-bedroom: Ocean View (Windswept, Seascape, $220-325k/year), Scenic View, near beach (Sparrow Pond, $110-135k/year)
  • 4-bedroom: Ocean View (Seascape, $320-340k/year), Scenic View, near beach (Sparrow Pond, $125-135k/year)
  • 35% commission on rental rates
  • $1,500/year for marketing
  • Cleaning fees after each stay:
    • 1-bedroom: $125
    • 2-bedroom: $175
    • 3-bedroom: $200
    • 4-bedroom: $225
  • Quarterly Maintenance Fees:
    • 1-bedroom: $250
    • 2-bedroom: $275
    • 3-bedroom: $300
    • 4-bedroom: $325

To be eligible for property management by Kiawah Island Getaways, Kiawah Owners should meet the following criteria:

  • Own or are willing to invest in a well-maintained, fully renovated, and tastefully decorated property that stands out as Deluxe.
  • Have a property within a 5-minute walk to the beach on Kiawah.
  • Prohibit smoking and pets.
  • Can be reached easily via email/phone.
  • Limit personal usage of the property to no more than 2 weeks in the summer.
  • Rely on us to advertise, rent, clean, and maintain the property, without personal involvement.
  • Seek our guidance on property updates and enhancements.


Additionally, Kiawah Owners should aim for their property to have or aspire to have the following features:

  • Clutter-Free Environment
  • Generally Hardwood or Updated Tile Floors with Large Area Rugs in key areas
  • Smooth Ceilings, Recessed and good lighting
  • Granite or Quartzite Countertops, High-End Appliances (not black or white)
  • Quality Wood Cabinets, Dishes, Cookware, Silverware
  • Large Flat-Screen TVs (40”+ in Bedrooms, 55”+ in Living Room)
  • High-Quality Furniture, Lamps, Ceiling Fans
  • Thoughtful and Quality Art/Décor, Throw Pillows, Mattresses
  • Duvets on all Beds, Custom Closets (wood, not wire)
  • Comfortable Outdoor Space (no rusty furniture or outdoor ceiling fans)

If your property needs a boost, we would love to help you with renovations or decorating improvements to increase rental income. In addition, we can provide the right contacts to get the work done.

Most villa and cottage regimes restrict renovation work to off-season. In order to take full advantage of the allowed construction period, your contractor should submit plans to the Town of Kiawah and your regime so they can be approved and permits issued by the end of August. Work should start as soon as allowed in October. All renovation work generally must be completed by the end of March. If it extends beyond that time, you may be fined by the regime or even asked to stop work.

Submit Your Kiawah Island Property Management Request