Find the best place to stay — Kiawah Island

Where to stay around Kiawah Island?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 2,113 vacation rentals near Kiawah Island. From 966 houses to 559 villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kiawah Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Kiawah Island?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kiawah Island:

  • East Beach Village: 417 vacation rentals
  • West Beach: 508 vacation rentals
  • Vanderhorst Plantation: 315 vacation rentals
  • East Beach: 448 vacation rentals
  • West Beach Village: 279 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Kiawah Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Kiawah Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Kiawah Beachwalker Park: 2,979 vacation rentals
  • Night Heron Park: 3,095 vacation rentals
  • Turtle Point Golf Course: 3,161 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Course: 3,506 vacation rentals
  • Cougar Point Golf Course: 2,978 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kiawah Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Kiawah Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 966 houses in Kiawah Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kiawah Island include:

  • Villas: 559 rentals available
  • Condos: 258 rentals available
  • Cottages: 165 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including townhomes and more.

Can I rent golf rentals in Kiawah Island?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 1,602 golf rentals in Kiawah Island. You have also many other possibilities in Kiawah Island area, including:

  • Near the ocean rentals: 1,112 rentals
  • Waterfront rentals: 527 rentals
  • Beach rentals: 488 rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Kiawah Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,045 vacation rentals with pool available in Kiawah Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Spend most of your days living in a golfer's paradise

    Situated 25 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina, Kiawah Island is a laid-back, family-friendly barrier island, featuring world-class golf courses, lazy rivers made for paddleboarding and kayaking, and expansive, sandy beaches. Hike or bike along the trails that wind around the island and through the charming neighborhoods, or spend the day bouncing between the beach volleyball court and your boogie board. Just ask yourself one question: should your Kiawah Island vacation rental to be a charming bungalow nestled among the palms, or a sprawling waterfront home towering above the dunes?

    The epicenter of southern comfort and charm

    Kiawah is an outdoor-lover's paradise, both on and off the water. Take a boat out into the wetlands, binonculars in hand for some prime crocodile spotting and birdwatching. Animal lovers should also keep their eyes peeled for dolphins, or, if the season is right, volunteer with the local turtle preservation society to guide baby loggerhead turtles into the sea. Some campsites dot the coast for anyone eager to spend a night away from their Kiawah Island vacation rental and sleep under the stars. You can also find plenty of shopping, dancing, and outdoor concerts in the nearby Freshfields Village.

    Step back into history with a trip to nearby Charleston

    Most of Kiawah Island's top attractions revolve around its natural beauty and the stunning outdoors. From world-class golf courses to beautiful parks and nature walks, there's plenty to see and do outside your Kiawah Island Vacation Rental. But because you'll likely have a car with you (you'll need one to fully enjoy the destination), don't rule out a trip into nearby Charleston. Here, you'll find the Old Slave Mart Museum, documenting Charleston's role in American slavery, as well as the Gibbes Museum of Art, the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, and a variety of stunning historic homes.

    Lessons in avoiding lovebugs in the Lowcountry

    Kiawah Island is best enjoyed from April through June, or for the month of October. This is when you'll find warm days meant for swimming, and cool nights, ideal for bonfires on the beach. Visitors in July and August will find high temps and higher humidity, while September travelers may find swarms of local "lovebugs," a type of fly that travels attached to its mate and is nearly unavoidable for most of the month. The winter is pleasant but cool, so while a dip may not be possible, you can still enjoy much of the island.

    Don't worry, the gators won't getcha. Probably.

    Situated 45 minutes from Charleston, Kiawah Island serves as a barrier island for the South Carolina coast, and operates largely as a resort island, full of gated communities and protected lands. Along the island's coast, you'll find miles upon miles of broad, sandy beaches, lined with dunes, seagrass, and loggerhead turtle nests. Much of the central island is forested, with lush palms, or comprised of marshland. The occassional paddleboarder may be spotted floating along the ponds, and it's just as likely you'll see an alligator ambling by.