The Vista at Shipwatch

  • Villa in Kiawah Island
The Vista at Shipwatch - property
Incredible Kiawah Ocean Views!
Washer and Dryer inside the Villa
Views from the Vista Villa...!
Views from the Vista Villa...!

The Vista at Shipwatch

Villa in Kiawah Island

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  • From: $350 per night

Property Details

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.

This property is hosted by Kiawah Island Getaways - and all of our guests are treated like royalty! The Vista at Shipwatch has been vetted to meet our high standards and yours. Don't worry about not enough trash bags, a lengthy check-in process or a keycard that doesn't work! Our limited number of properties are top-of-the line in decor, comfort, cleanliness, and perfectly-maintained. In addition to providing you with all the items you expect in a property, you'll be especially delighted with the unexpected items we provide - plenty of dish soap, trash bags, laundry detergent, shampoo, body wash. And the special touches will make you smile - fresh flowers, a personalized welcome note and eggs from our own back-yard family coop when you arrive. Our team works hard to make your vacation the very best.

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

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 # RBL19-006328

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 King Bed



  • Health Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Parks
  • Winery Tours


  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heat
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet - Hi Speed
  • Internet - Wifi
  • Iron and Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • Dining Spices
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Hospital


  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • Balcony
  • Deck/Patio


  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector


  • Basketball Court
  • Biking
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Surf
  • Golf Optional
  • Golfing
  • Kayaking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Luxury
  • Romantic



2475 Shipwatch Road
Kiawah Island, South Carolina


Cancellation Policy

- Cancellation more than 60 days prior to arrival date: Full refund.
- Cancellation between 30-60 days prior to arrival date: 50% refund.
- Cancellation within 30 days of arrival date: There will be no refund.
- All cancellation notices must be submitted via email to

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.

Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays. Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

18 Guest Reviews

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"Very private, yet very close to the beach"

by M. Bailer


Impressive unit. Amazing location with a spectacular view. This unit is very private, yet very close to the beach. Very well maintained and clean. Great getaway location! We will certainly return.

"Cozy and well appointment with a lovely view of the beach"

by S. Curland


This villa is a gem. It’s cozy but well appointment with a lovely view of the beach. We’ll be back!

"Their attention to detail has brought us back"

by M. Smith


This is a great location and the Villa is wonderful. Well equipped and very comfortable. The views are spectacular. We have stayed in a couple of their properties and the attention to detail has brought us back. We will be planning another trip for sure!!

"It has the perfect beach to walk and ride on"

by M. Dulle


The weather was perfect, the villa was perfect for two people, the view from the room was perfect and it has the perfect beach to walk and ride on. We will be back!

"The view was amazing"

by C. Walsh


I thought the villa was very clean and the view was amazing.


by K. Haley


What a beautiful abode with an ocean view. We loved the attention to detail. Perfect!

"Romantic Retreat with Sweeping Ocean Views"

by L. O'Bryan


We wouldn’t hesitate to return!

"Great place"

by P. Fry


WOW! What a great place, perfect! Highly recommend

"Exquisitely appointed, very comfortable and cleaned to a superior standards"

by J. Andrews


Kiawah Island Getaways is a very professional operator offering high quality rental properties. We’ve stayed at two, a one bedroom and a four bedroom, both exquisitely appointed, very comfortable and cleaned to a superior standard. Prices are inline with the quality.

"Romantic Retreat with Sweeping Ocean Views"

by D. Sheppard


We had a fantastic long weekend. Very romantic, superb view! Hope to visit again.

"Romantic Retreat with Sweeping Ocean Views"

by D. Mangels


Property met or exceeded all expectations. Very clean, up-to-date, well maintained. Beautiful views of the ocean and Beach. A very nice property for two people. Easy access to Beach. Would definitely stay here again.

"This is the perfect vacation spot – the gracious host touches, the view, the decor, the beach"

by M. Davies


This is the perfect vacation spot - the gracious host touches, the view, the decor, the beach - I could just list so many more. Comfy cozy yet elegance abounds. Even the tons of books calling our name were arranged by genre.
If you’re looking for the spot to relax, reflect, and connect, this is your spot. Look no further.

"Fantastic location & view"

by S. Gill


Fantastic location & view. Beautiful remodel and treasure trove of books to sit on the balcony and read.

"Their commitment to quality, cleanliness, and customer service is unparalleled"

by B. Johnson


This is our 3rd stay at The Vista at Shipwatch, and the fifth time overall we have stayed at one of the properties offered by KIG. Their commitment to quality, cleanliness, and customer service is unparalleled. Each property is beautifully decorated, and so welcoming. You won't feel like you are renting; instead you'll feel like you are home. The volume of information you'll find in the notebook regarding the property, local eateries, and nearby activities are yet another example of the thorough thoughtfulness the Lawson's intent to assure a wonderful vacation.

As for the Vista at Shipwatch, it is simply beautiful, inside and out. Exquisitely designed, high quality, interiors combined with a high level of cleanliness leave one as happy to remain in the villa as to being outside enjoying the amazingly wide flat beach.

There are miles of walking, whether on the beach or on trails, great golf courses on the Island or nearby, plenty of places to rent a boat for pleasure or fishing, and nearby Charleston offers great restaurants and interesting sites to visit.

You will be so happy to have visited The Vista or other KIG properties, and you'll be booking a future stay!

"Special touches throughout"

by J Kroboth


This villa is beautifully appointed with floor to ceiling views of the ocean. Special touches throughout. Comfortable and highly relaxing. The owners have thought of everything and then some to make this an enjoyable stay.

"Amazing Floor-to-Ceiling View of the Ocean"

by C. Clem


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!

"Beautiful and Sooooo Relaxing"

by B. Newman


We saw a spectacular video, back in November 2018 of a romantic, gorgeous villa 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 villa, 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.

"They have thought of everything"

by A. Cook


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.

from $350 / night


Oct 9-14