Kiawah Island Villa Rental Photos and Description
Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths
'The Mariah Villa', is located just 14 miles from historic downtown Charleston, on Kiawah's East Beach, and just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean (you can see and hear the surf from your bedroom), the Night Heron Park, The Sanctuary hotel, shopping and restaurants.
Our premier end unit Windswept offers ocean views throughout the villa - with a real emphasis on luxurious comfort... professionally decorated with custom drapery, designer furniture and colors, original artwork and granite countertops throughout. Step out onto the living room balcony and enjoy the ocean view and refreshing sea breezes.
Upstairs, the 'Mariah' master bedroom suite offers wonderful views of the ocean from the king-size bed. The king bed is complete with memory foam topper, Egyptian-cotton sheets, down-alternative pillows and down-alternative duvet. The suite includes a huge master bathroom (double vanity, an over-sized tub and separate shower), 32' flat panel TV/DVD, a separate private reading area (this also overlooks the ocean) and a large walk-in closet.
Downstairs, in the 'Mariah' second bedroom there are two twins, complete with pillow-top mattresses, Egyptian-cotton sheets, down-alternative pillows and 27' flat panel TV/DVD. Twin Aero beds are available for additional sleeping - we find these to far more comfortable, easier to set-up and more versatile than sleeper sofas. .
This villa is also fully furnished with original artwork, locally crafted ironwork, handwoven wool rugs, washer/dryer, utensils, pots & pans, stainless steel appliances, a 42' flat panel TV (in living room), DVD player, CD player, IPod dock/charging station and wireless internet access (just bring your laptop). The beach is just an elevator ride away!
The 'Mariah' accommodates up to 4 adults and 2 small children (12 yrs and younger). No smoking, no pets.
We rent fourteen of the finest villas/cottages on Kiawah:
- 4BR Seascape, Oceanfront, Oceanviews, DELUXE!
- 3BR Windswept Oceanfront Penthouse, Direct Oceanfront, Incredible Oceanviews Villas
- 3BR Oceanwoods Cottage (grille, near beach, gorgeous!)
- 2BR Windswept Direct Oceanfront, Incredible Oceanviews Villas
- (2) 2BR Windswept Oceanfront, Oceanview Villas
- (2) 2BR Shipwatch Oceanfront, Oceanview Villas
- 2BR Turtle Cove, Lagoon Views, (7 minute walk to beach)
- 1BR/2BA Windswept Oceanfront, Oceanview Villa
- 1BR Shipwatch Villa, Sweeping Oceanviews
- (2) 1BR Beachside, Wooded-View Mariners Watch Villas, 30-Sec Walk to Beach
- 1BR Beachside, Wooded-View Seascape Villa, 30-Sec Walk to Beach
SEE OUR OTHER LISTINGS!! GO TO LINK BELOW THAT SAYS 'ALL MY RENTAL LISTINGS'.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Shawn and Jeanette Lawson
About Owners/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 spent the additional money required for the personalized South Carolina license plate 'KIAWAH' (which we still own 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 (3563) 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!!
Shawn and Jeanette Lawson purchased this villa in 2005
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a great time in your villa on Kiawah. Thanks for all the extras that you included to make our stay more enjoyable. The location was great and your unit worked out perfectly for our family.