The Vista at Shipwatch

The Vista at Shipwatch
1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms Villa in Kiawah Island
from $230 per /nt

Property Description

With a glass of wine, the gentle tumble of waves in the background and breathtaking ocean views from the deck of your Kiawah Island vacation, let a magical moment take over.

Property Details

Oceanfront, Sweeping Oceanviews
1 Bedroom: 1 King Bed
1 Bathroom
1 Balcony
Accommodates up to 2 Adults (no children)
No Smoking, No Pets

The Vista at Shipwatch

A beachfront rental with a sweeping view of the Atlantic Ocean, this one-bedroom/one-bath villa is the perfect place to sneak away with your loved one for a romantic weekend or longer.

For Late Mornings and Fun-Filled Days

Drenched in rich colors and outfitted with sumptuous bedding, don’t be surprised if you have the urge to linger in the bedroom late into the morning. With an antique reproduction Tuscan bed, exquisite bedding and memory foam topper mattress, the room is both comfortable and beautiful.

Your private balcony opens from the bedroom, so feel free to step outside and watch the beach awake from its slumber with your first cup of coffee – or second or third cup – in hand.

The bathroom, appointed with a wide, 2-sink vanity topped with granite, awaits when you need to rinse sand from toes or prep for a night out on the town. No detail is left untouched with the sleek modern look, original art and custom-framed mirrors.

Make your way into the all-stainlesss-steel kitchen to craft a meal you’ll both remember.
Whether you’re putting the finishing touches on a favorite seafood dish or trying your hand at a new, elaborate creation, the Vista’s kitchen lets you cook in style with granite countertops, wood planked floors, a farm sink and an oversized bar facing the view.

Get cozy in the Vista’s living room, which is punctuated in high-tech details and designer décor such as a 55-inch Samsung Smart TV, soundbar, custom media cabinet. Relax on the sofa for an evening in, and make sure to take advantage of the 2 swivel chairs, which are placed in front of the floor-to-ceiling windows.

An Elevator Ride from the Beach

When you’re ready to venture out and create memories from this special destination, simply ride the elevator right to the beach, where you can spend the day splashing in the waves or walk hand-in-hand as the setting sun paints the sky at dusk.

Beyond the beach, take your time over a long dinner at a nearby restaurant, pop in and out of the local shops, check out the Kiawah golf courses or take a day trip to historic downtown Charleston, located just 30 minutes away by car.

Of course, all getaways must come to an end but, for a short while, The Vista at Shipwatch promises to be the ideal hidden retreat from the moment you check in to the last footprint you leave on the beach.

Kiawah Business License: 008068


  • Housekeeper Included
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurant
  • Winery Tours
  • Books
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heat
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet - Hi Speed
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Iron and Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • Dining Spices
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Balcony
  • Deck/Patio
  • Basketball Court
  • Biking
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Surf
  • Golf Optional
  • Golfing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic

Guest Reviews

Beautiful, Relaxing, Pampering by S. Youngstrom 17 Jul 2018
From the moment you step into the Vista you get swept away by the views and the beautiful decorating and comfort of the villa.
One Bedroom Five Star Rental by C. Clem 08 Jul 2018
"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!"
Our stay at this property was wonderful! perfect!! by B. Shores 24 Nov 2017
"This condo was wonderful! Very well stocked, didn’t need anything that wasn’t there. Warm and hospitable, pretty decor and a fab view! Lovely flowers greeted us and the location was great. We’ll be back!"
Rental that felt like home! by R. Stacey 18 Nov 2017
"My husband and I loved every moment in this Kiawah rental. Cozy, comfortable, convenient, chic... etc, etc. I’ve been going to Kiawah for years and this was by far the best rental. Beautiful sunrise views right from the comfort of the bed or the cozy accent chairs from huge living room windows. The condo is very clean and included everything we needed for the 3 days. We’ll definitely be staying in a Kiawah Island Getaways rental again!!"
Property was exceptional. Appointed very well, clean, great location! by M. Vaughn 28 Jun 2017
"We will recommend and we will return. Jeanette and Shawn are amazing hosts and provide all that is needed. They are responsive and prompt."
I Love this Place! by D. Vaughn 28 Jun 2017
"Walking into the villa the night we arrived, seeing the oeanview from the entrance was awesome. The villa was staged perfectly, met every standard for cleanliness, appointments, location, romance, view and getaway that we had. We will return, hopefully sooner than later. The hosts were exceptional at answering our questions and providing what was needed. Kiawah itself is a new found love and someplace we hope to become very familiar with. Love this place!"
Feels Like Home by J. Beebe 19 Feb 2017
"This was our seventh stay at The Vista and it was as lovely as always. What's nice about the property is that it truly feels like home, and everything is first class!! We highly recommend you check out The Kiawah Island Getaways."
Same Time Next Year by T. Johnson 18 Sep 2016
"This is the best rental that we have ever stayed in! From the minute we walked in the door, I wanted to stay for a month not just four nights! The amazing views of the ocean, the balcony off the bedroom, the large glass wall in the living room. No matter where we were in the condo, we had beautiful views of the ocean! Even cooking in the kitchen, making our nightly cocktails, I could see the beautiful ocean! The furnishings, the art, the amazing library of books, the cookware and dishes, even the beautiful Waterford crystal wine glasses give this condo a five star rating! Lastly, the owners of Kiawah Island Getaways took care of all of our needs. Nothing was overlooked! We loved getting to know them and look forward to coming to this condo many times in the future months!"
Perfect Ocean Views by J. Hunt 21 Aug 2016
"We have stayed at the Vista (Kiawah Island Getaways) many times over the years, and again this year in late August. As usual, it was wonderful. The Vista has a perfect ocean view that includes pelicans flying by the balcony every evening and often deer grazing down below. Ocean access is just down the elevator and onto the boardwalk to the beach. The owners are very helpful, and provide everything you might need for a perfect vacation. The unit is very clean and has everything you will need in the kitchen."
Our Third Stay by M. Cavanagh 14 Aug 2016
"It was our third stay with Kiawah Island Getaways and every time has been great. The apartment is beautiful and has everything there for you. We love sitting on the balcony in the evening having a wine and watching the ocean and the deer going through the dunes feeding. Kiawah Island is beautiful and a short drive to Charleston. We recommend Kiawah Island and Kiawah Island Getaways."
Fabulous Stay at the Vista! by S. Allen 25 Jul 2016
"Everything about this condo on the beach was fabulous, and we will go back whenever we can. We loved being able to sit and watch the ocean from so many vantage points - from an armchair in the living room, from the balcony, from the bedroom, from the kitchen. It was marvelous! And then to be able to walk right out to the beach and ride bikes, walk, swim, or just sit under an umbrella was perfect for us. We rose before dawn to watch the sunrise and see what new turtle nests had been discovered by the Turtle Patrol, and we ended every day with a walk on the beach at sunset. The condo itself was lovely and very comfortable and every detail was provided. we loved everything about it!"
Perfect Beach Getaway For Two by L. Trachsel 20 May 2016
"Superb getaway for us "newly minted empty nesters" experiencing our first getaway as a couple in 28 years after raising our family. The accommodations were unequaled, compared to any resort where we have vacationed the past 28 years. Leave your bedroom sliding door open and fall asleep to the ocean breeze. Awaken every day with the sunrise over the beach - leave the bedroom drape open! Go to Bohicket for dinner at Red's and watch the sunset over the marsh. Dine casual or nice at so many places. Just a 1/2 hour drive from Charleston to spend the day touring, shopping and dining. Bike, and walk, on a virtually secluded beach for miles, or through the island on the bike path. Be sure to use the binoculars from your ocean view porch to see dolphin diving in and out of the ocean. You will see a family of deer in the bushes right under your deck."
Great Condo on Kiawah Island! by A. Kaye 24 Mar 2016
"Very comfortable and everything we needed was provided. Owners were very responsive and made the rental process easy. Beach is tranquil and private. Wonderful views from the porch. Unfortunately it rained for most of our short trip, but we still enjoyed our getaway. We hope to return soon!"
The property exceeded our expectations. Incredible view as promised from the web listing. by L. Sullivan 31 Oct 2015
"We arrived to find the condominium prepared for our arrival. The views from the floor to ceiling living room windows was incredible. From it we watched a pod of dolphins frolicking and feeding near the shrimpers that frequented the horizon. The furnishings were excellent and it was great to have bath sheets and good linens instead of the standard fair offered at the resort. The Shipwatch Villas are located such that this property had a view to the east, up the beach. Access to the beach was easy and with our visit being in November we had the beach nearly to ourselves, despite the good weather. We recommend this property to any couple looking for a romantic setting and privacy. The property was clean and well maintained. Shawn and Jeanette provided us with recommendations for dinner, shopping and even recipes for low country cooking. When in Kiawah again, we will definitely try to book this specific property!"
Amazing! by A. Salyer 16 Aug 2015
"This condo is described in that one word-amazing! The decor was great-very nice without being stuffy. The bed was so comfortable! We really appreciated the drapes in the bedroom, giving the room darkness & so much better than vertical blinds you find in so many ocean front condo's. Then there's the view! We had morning coffee & dinner most nights on the balcony. A great breeze in the evening & we could watch the deer come out & graze. I can't say enough about this condo- so well equipped also. The owners were easy to work with & responded to e-mails promptly. We have been long time visitors to Isle of Palms & Hilton Head,but we have found a new spot with this great condo & Kiawah! We are already planning a return visit."
Wedding honeymoon by F. Turner 31 May 2015
"Wedding honeymoon
Thank you so much for a wonderful environment! The condo was so beautiful and just what we needed. Loved the bikes also and beach. Can't wait to visit again."
Magical stay! by N. Dillon 24 May 2015
“Magical stay!
My wife and I wanted a special place to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. The Vista at Shipwatch on Kiawah Island was an absolute grand slam!! We knew we were in for a treat when we opened the door, saw our first look in the very nicely decorated and furnished unit, and heard soft, romantic music playing. When I looked for a unit I thought for a while about a first floor unit, but the Vista was better by far. Ocean views, small outside deck that was perfect for breakfasts and lunches (we ate out for dinner), and a sliding glass door onto the deck from the bedroom providing an ocean breeze all night long! We could not imagine a better unit or a better place to chill out for a week!"
Another Awesome Stay at the Vista by J. Beebe 08 Feb 2015
"Another Awesome Stay at the Vista
This is our 3rd stay at the Vista; my wife and I stay for a week every year. It is always just as beautiful every time we stay. The Vista to us really feels like home very comfortable and inviting. We love the ocean and beach views, the stars that come out at night and the awesome sunrises and sunsets. We really recommend for a couples getaway."
We've visited Kiawah Island many times and usually stay in the Shipwatch set of condos because they have ocean views and are convenient to many eating and shopping venues. by M. Paupa 08 Nov 2014
"We've visited Kiawah Island many times and usually stay in the Shipwatch set of condos because they have ocean views and are convenient to many eating and shopping venues. We've never booked thru VRBO before, but we came across the description of the Vista 1 bedroom condo located in Shipwatch quite by accident. The description and pictures indicated a nicer, better equipped, and more comfortable condo than we had ever stayed at before. We contacted the owner and booked this condo. We found out that the owner has several other beautiful condos in Kiawah and they have named their condo business Kiawah Island Getaways. We weren't disappointed! This condo has all the comforts of home and then some. Beautifully decorated and well stocked with everything you might need to enhance your stay. Being on the 4th floor of Shipwatch, the views of the ocean are spectacular! And to make it even more enticing, the area around the condo is frequented by families of deer and I love to watch them grazing and playing together just feet away from my balcony. This condo is far above any other we have stayed in at Kiawah and we definitely will be back!"
My husband and I enjoyed a 3-night stay at The Vista booked through Kiawah Island Getaways. by D. Beacham 12 Jun 2014
"My husband and I enjoyed a 3-night stay at The Vista booked through Kiawah Island Getaways. The condo really does have "sweeping ocean views," and is quite comfortable and romantic for a couple. Would be a great honeymoon spot, not that we were on one ... we're an OLD married couple! GIGANTIC, COMFORTABLE bed and HUGE television sets in the living room and bedroom. If your eyes are open, you're at the beach! beautiful views from the picture window in the living room, the sliding doors in the bedroom, and from the small deck. Ride the elevator down to the boardwalk to the wide, private beach. Fine dining opportunities abound at Kiawah - we tried Hegge's and The Atlantic Room this year. Oh yeah, this wasn't our first trip to Kiawah; we've been many times. Even though we own a condominium at Pawleys Island (Another great SC vacation spot!), we can't stay away from Kiawah."
This villa exceeded our expectations. by W. Karia 01 Jun 2014
"This villa exceeded our expectations. We are frequent visitors to Kiawah & have rented a diversity of properties. This villa was perfect for us & the pictures do not convey the beauty, quality & good taste of the furnishings. Very clean & comfortable. The ocean views are spectacular. We watched the deer in the gardens each evening. The only thing to be aware of is the absence of a kitchen table. This was not a problem for us. We ate some of our meals at the kitchen counter & some of our meals on the patio using the plastic dishes. Amazing collection of books, the wifi worked perfectly & the TV's are top quality. Small touches like the beautiful flowers & welcome note made us feel very welcome. Kiawah Island Getaways staff could not have been more helpful. Do not hesitate to rent this cozy, beautiful villa."
Vista Villa Fan - My husband and I loved the villa! by D. Brinkley 05 Apr 2014
"Vista Villa Fan - My husband and I loved the villa! It is beautifully appointed with lovely decor. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable. The ocean view from both rooms is stunning! I was impressed with the selection of books available. The binder supplied important information about restaurants and sightseeing opportunities. This was an easy choice! Shawn also called me, prior to choosing the villa, to go over all of my concerns. Hearing him talk made me confident about selecting Shipwatch Villa. I am so glad we chose this one (4th floor) over an available unit on the 1st floor."
We arrived on the Feb 9th and the villa was everything and more than we expected. by J. Beebe 09 Feb 2014
"We arrived on the Feb 9th and the villa was everything and more than we expected. The view is awesome. We had a small problem with the TV. Shawn and Jeanette were right there to fix the problem. We love it there and will return"


Daily Rate: $230 - $530 per night
- Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.
- Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

Availability & Booking Calendar


Accommodations - 13.00%
Booking Fee - 5.00% - Tax Exempt
Accidental Damage Protection - $79.00 - Tax Exempt
Cancellation Policy
-Cancellation more than 30 days prior to arrival date: The Guest will forfeit the 20% deposit and any travel insurance premiums paid.
-Cancellation within 30 days of arrival date: There will be no refund.
-Cancellation of a reservation made within 30 days of arrival date: There will be no refund.
-All cancellation notices must be submitted via email to [email protected]
Last updated 24 Dec 2018
Deposit Policy
A credit card (VISA, MC or Discover) deposit equal to 20% of the rental rate (plus travel insurance, if selected) is required to confirm your reservation.
However, if you are booking within 30 days of your arrival date, a 100% credit card (VISA, MC or Discover) deposit will be required to confirm your reservation.
Last updated 24 Dec 2018

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