It was clean, comfortable, tastefully decorated and had most of the amenities of home

My husband and I rented this villa for part of our honeymoon. We are from Colorado and although used to the heat, the humidity was too much to take in June. We paid a premium price to stay on the island and were limited in what we were able to do. We’re in our 30s and very active so physical conditioning isn’t an issue!! It was the temperature and humidity!! Several locals said that they’d been experiencing some unusually high temps the week we’re visiting. Thankfully The Costal Cottage at Mariners Watch was as great as it was!! We ended up spending most of our time inside! Our evening walks on the beach were perfect though! When we first arrived, the cottage was clean, inviting and smelled wonderful! And even better, the A/C was awesome!! The Owners took the time to pay attention to detail and had thought of almost everything. If you’re renting from Kiawah Island Getaways, you really only need to bring personal items and yourselves; and some standard beach items. Some guests aren’t able to do so when traveling from quite a distance. I will say that even though there are places in the village to rent bikes and beach equipment, with the price you pay for the Cottage, basic beach items such as chairs and beach umbrellas should be available to guests at no addition costs. The only other thing I would caution potential guests about is the unusually early check in/out times. You have the option for early check in or late check out but again, at a fairly steep price for just a few hours. It’s hardly worth paying an additional $100 just to be able to check out at the standard time of 11am. All in all, we had a great and relaxing time. The Owners are very responsive and have gone the extra mile to make sure it’s a place you’d want to spend a lot of time in if you needed to. Pros: Cottage itself. It was clean, comfortable, tastefully decorated and had most of the amenities of home. Beautiful scenery and wildlife. Clean beaches. Fresh Fields Village dining and cute boutique shops. Cons: Heat and humidity (obviously not controlled by people)! Lack of standard beach equipment. Late check in and early check out. Extra costs for beach items, check in/check out…. For anyone who’s been, you know you’re already paying a premium for this cottage and island. There shouldn’t be a need on anyones side to collect or pay additional fees for anything that kind of fits in with the whole beach vacation vibe. Would probably return during a cooler time of year!!