|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Note: This is a Sunday through Sunday rental in the summer.
The Shell Seeker at Sparrow Pond (1068 Sparrow Pond) is the perfect place for a family, or several friends to spend their beach vacation. The cottage offers stylish accommodations and peaceful wooded views.
Located just 30 minutes from historic downtown Charleston, on Kiawah's West Beach, "The Shell Seeker at Sparrow Pond", is within a short walking distance to the West Beach Shops, the West Beach Fitness Center, the Cougar Point Golf Course and restaurants. And most importantly, this beautifully renovated cottage is mere 5-minute walk from ten miles of pristine beach and a 3-minute walk from the community pool.
Completely renovated and redecorated in 2007, "The Shell Seeker at Sparrow Pond" offers you a fresh, beach cottage feel throughout the living room, kitchen and master bedrooms. Step out onto the outdoor deck and there you can enjoy grilling up dinner and eating outside.
In addition to the outdoor deck, there is a screened-in back porch with comfortable wicker seating that offers wooded-views which are dramatically highlighted with evening landscape lighting.
The kitchen is fabulous...complete with elegant marble countertops, a built-in ice-maker, Sub-Zero refridgerator, Wolf range - everything is top-of-the line. Plenty of dishes, pots, pans, utensils - everything you need to serve the family Thanksgiving dinner! The dining room is adjacent to the kitchen and is the perfect spot to unwind with some friends and family after a day at the beach.
The living room features built-ins with lots of storage space along with a media center that includes a 40" Widescreen Flat-Panel TV, DVD, CD player (filled with CDs), wireless internet, built-in speakers that provides sound throughout the cottage and a small library of books and dvd's.
Each master bedroom suite in the "Shell Seeker" offers a king-size deluxe bed complete with a pillow-top mattress, Egyptian-cotton sheets, down-alternative pillows and a down-alternative duvet. The two suites each include Flat-Panel TV's and a master bathroom with a large glass walk-in shower. The first master suite also includes a clawfoot tub.
The third bedroom offers two twin beds, each complete with a pillow-top mattress, Egyptian-cotton sheets, down-alternative pillows and a down-alternative duvet. The bedroom includes a a 27" Widescreen Flat-Panel TV and DVD player. The bathroom offers a shower/tub combination.
This cottage is also fully furnished with a washer and dryer, whole-house music, surround sound in the living room and easy to use wireless high-speed internet access (just bring your laptop).
Master Bedroom 1: Deluxe King-Size Bed
Master Bedroom 2: Deluxe King-Size Bed
Bedroom 3: Two Twin Beds (not photographed)
The property accommodates up to 6 adults. No smoking or pets are permitted.
About Property Managers, Shawn and Jeanette Lawson (Kiawah Island Getaways):
Shawn's family discovered Kiawah in 1978 and returned year after year for two-week vacations. In 1985 we drove our VW Bug convertible to Kiawah and Shawn introduced me to Kiawah. I remember stepping over the dune boardwalk out in front of the Kiawah Island Inn and seeing Kiawah's wide, sandy beach for the first time - it was so brilliant it practically danced before my eyes. It was during this vacation that the two of us decided to set our sights on moving to this beautiful and fascinating place permanently.
In 1988 our dreams came true and our U-Haul rattled across the Kiawah Island bridge (at that time it was nothing more than a wood-planked bridge). For the next four years we rented a 1-bedroom villa, 4251 Mariner's Watch. Shawn was so thrilled to be living on the island that he applied for the personalized South Carolina license plate 'KIAWAH' (which we still have today).
In 1992, we built our first home on the island at 134 Conifer Lane. During construction, I gave birth to our first son Benjamin - he arrived 2 months early in an ambulance outside of the Kiawah Island Fire Station.
In 2001, we purchased our first villa, a 1-bedroom, beachside Seascape and Kiawah Island Getaways was born. Once we got our feet wet with the villa rental business, it was a like a fever for us. We both really enjoyed furnishing, decorating and maintaining the villas - not to mention the new found fun of meeting and talking to all sorts of people about Kiawah. Because we really enjoy what we do, other Kiawah property owners noticed and we started managing their properties as well.
Our whole family loves Kiawah and running Kiawah Island Getaways is a true family-run business. We personally prepare each villa prior to your arrival - because we want your stay to be perfect. We want you to fall in love with Kiawah too...and we know you will.
The "Shell Seeker" is top-of-the-list with its luxury vacation accommodations. Located a simple 5 minute walk from the beach and a 3-minute walk from the community pool, on a quiet cul-de-sac, this cottage is the perfect place for a family vacation.
This was our first visit to Kiawah and we had a great time. The home is just as pictured on the website. It reminded me of a home that would be featured in Cottage Living magazine. The decor is very tasteful, kitchen appliances were top of the line, the shower water pressure was awesome, comfortable bedding, etc. When originally booking, I kept being drawn back to this property because it appeared to be so well maintained. My only concern was the walking distance to the beach. If you are in good shape and don't carry too much stuff, it really is not a problem. I timed my walk from doorstep to chair in the sand and it took me 10 minutes. The walk is mostly shaded and it really was not too bad. Our teenagers rode their bikes each time and just chained them at the parking area across from the boardwalk, making the trip even a little shorter for them. Check in and check out was super easy. I liked the fact that they had a code for the door so there were no keys to keep up with. You will not be disappointed with this rental.
My husband and I have visited Kiawah several times over the last 25 years and this one was the best. We met our daughter and her family here to get in one more week of summer before the school season starts. When we arrived, we could not have been happier when we walked inside the cottage. It was just as beautiful as the pictures on the website and so tastefully decorated. Shawn and Jeanette answered all of our questions before we even asked them with the information provided in the binder on the kitchen counter. Their restaurant suggestions were right on too as we tried Husk and Magnolias in Charleston and Tomasso's on Kiawah. They were all terrific! We highly recommend the Shell Seeker and hope to come back soon!
When my sister and I started our search for a Kiawah Island rental, we kept coming back to the Shell Seeker and are happy we did. We loved everything about the property, especially the furnishing, linens, and well-equipped kitchen. It felt like we were a quest in their home and not a rental property. They supplied us with everything we needed for the week -- shampoo, shower gel, laundry detergent, etc. We can't say enough good things about our experience with Kiawah Island Getaways. Thanks for a great week.
The cottage was very clean and decorated beautifully. It is in the woods, therefore, a walk or bike ride to the beach and pool is necessary. It is a good location near the first gate of Kiawah Island. We thought it was very nice but would choose something closer to the beach next time. It was built in the 7o's so it does look dated from the outside.
We were so pleased with our choice to stay at The Shell Seeker. Our priority with small children ages 1 and 3 was to have somewhere clean that the kids could crawl and play freely. With the high end touches and quality furnishings we truly felt at home. It was so nice coming back from the beach/pool to such a cozy and accommodating place. We had a great time on Kiawah and will surely be back!
We loved our stay at the Shell Seeker cottage. All the amenities of home, plus more! Great location, beautifully landscaped. We hated to leave and can't wait to return.