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Beautiful! 3 Minute Walk to Beach, Pool ... Nice Dogs Stay Free

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Just 21 miles from historic Charleston, Kiawah Island is nestled in semi-tropical wilderness, picturesque marshes with ten miles of wide, unspoiled, golden beaches. This lovely cottage is conveniently located in West Beach Village with only a short walk to the ocean, pool, Cougar Point Golf Course, tennis courts, restaurants, shops and many other activities. Our guest book in the living room is filled with enthusiastic accolades from our valued guests, many of whom return each year. We invite you to make our Kiawah home your vacation home as well.

Well behaved dogs are welcome at no extra cost. Sorry, cats are not accepted.

More Details

Sandy Meaders/Joe Kay
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Sandy Meaders/Joe Kay

My father, Joe Kay, although born in Lakeland, FL, grew up in South Carolina. After highschool in Moncks Corner, he graduated from the Citadel in 1953. My husband and I were introduced to Kiawah in 1979 and encouraged Daddy to come check out the beautiful island only 21 miles from Charleston. He purchased The Treehouse in 1986 and has shared it with renters every since!

Sandy Meaders/Joe Kay purchased this cottage in 1986

Why Sandy Meaders/Joe Kay chose Kiawah Island

Recently updated and refreshed, the Treehouse is your home away from home. Many guests tell us how much they enjoy all the amenities we provide so few extra things are brought from home. We love dogs and want you to bring your babies with you to enjoy. Dogs can run free on the beaches from October - March. Other months, you can still enjoy the beaches with your dogs on leash.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Joe, This cottage and this area has been a very enjoyable experience for our family this week. The clean beach, biking, seclusion and hospitality all good! Your cottage certainly met our family's needs. Great sun and warmth for beach and swimming.
Jul 2014
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West Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has private bath. Other two bedrooms share guest bathroom. Two bedrooms have sliding glass doors with entry to wrap around deck.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
2 queens, 2 twins. Community pool (free to guests), hammock, screened porch, wrap-around deck, covered parking, deck furniture includes hammock & rockers, beach chairs, outside swing, outside shower.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Beautiful! 3 Minute Walk to Beach, Pool ... Nice Dogs Stay Free
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 67 reviews
Batavia,IL USA

Going for our 4th visit this year

  • 5 of 5

My husband, dog Keira,and I are returning for the 4th year and absolutely love Kiawah and staying at Joe's home away from home.

It is as descibed, clean and well maintained. Not only have we enjoyed it, but my 2 sisters joined us last year and are still raving about it.

There is so much to do in and around Charleston that we have not exhausted all the possibilities and look forward to discovering wonderful restaurants and new activities. We have been to the Aquarium, taken a buggy tour of Charleston, visited Fort Sumter and Fort Multrie.

We also love just staying on the island and going for long bike rides on the beach and through the bike trails. Nature life is abundant and fascinating.

Looking forward to our trip gets us through the long, cold winter!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our first time to Kiawah Island

  • 5 of 5

This place--Joe's Tree House-- went beyond our expectations! Comfort was A+. Very clean and everything we needed was there. The deck was gated so our two dogs could explore while we relaxed. Very pet friendly. As the ad says--short walks to the beach and to small plaza with gift store & small yummy restaurant. Our host, Sandy, provided us with info of things to do & we did them all--the Beachwalker Park, a day in Charleston with a carriage ride, visited the incredible Angel Oak, walked the lagoon. My husband played Ocean Course--his dream come true! We visited some of the other courses--the clubhouses are great! Did most of our shopping at Fresh Market that had great snacks & groceries within our budget. We are a retired couple and gettin' up there!---but this place made it easy and, again, total comfort! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet Retreat In The Trees

  • 5 of 5

Not long ago, we returned from yet another great visit to Joe's Tree House.

This was our third visit staying at Joe's & it never gets old.

We walk to the beach every day & there's so much to see & do. We sometimes visit downtown Charleston with all the shops, The Battery with Rainbow Row & once we rented a rickshaw (which our dog loved).

We've visited the Tea Plantation, Magnolia Plantation & every time we visit, I have to stop in & see the Angel Oak, which is a 15 minute drive from Joe's place, just off Betsy Kerrison Pkwy.; the most beautiful stretch of road in the world IMHO.

We love staying here & feel so blessed that Joe has chosen to share his sweet retreat with the rest of us.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beach Stay with our Golden

  • 5 of 5

What a truly wonderful place to get away. Kiawah island is fantastic, laid back place to vacation. We had a short walk to the beach and our golden retriever could not stay out of the water. The house is really, really nice and a perfect to relax and get away from it all. It has a wrap around deck and hammock with a gate so our dog could stay outside. While we were there, a professional photographer was on the beach taking pictures for her new book titled "Dogs on the Beach" She took close to a hundred pictures and we can't wait for that to be published so we can remember our trip.

Truly a great place and definitely will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Girls Week

  • 5 of 5

We just enjoyed a wonderful Girls Week at this house. My sister-in-law and I both brought our dogs and the pups had as much fun as the ladies. Sandy was very responsive and provided everything we needed for a great week.. The house was cozy and very dog friendly. It is located in a quiet area with beach access just around the corner. We particularly appreciated the wrap around deck for the dogs. The nearby Straw Market and Freshfields both had great restaurants for when you wanted to dine close to home. The Fat Hen on John's Island was wonderful for dinner. Don't miss the Angek Oak.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is beautiful & even better in person.

  • 5 of 5

We visited for the first time and definitely want to come back again. The house is beautifully cozy, well maintained and Joe has taken every effort to try to ensure you have a wonderful stay (there's even a dog bed on the screen porch).

We had a small issue at the house and had to call Personal Presence. They were there within 15 minutes after our call. Not only did they take care of our problem right away; they were also very personable while they were doing it. We were very impressed with their proficiency, attention to detail and friendly, helpful manner.

Being located a short walking distance to the beach, we were able to take our dog, Maggie, for a run on the beach every day.

I read another review complaining of the kitchen; which we were quite pleased with and have no complaints on whatsoever, as we cooked in it every day.

Our only complaint regarding the entire vacation came from Maggie, when we got home and there was no beach.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Freshfield Village
Nearest Golf
Across Street at Cougar Point
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Main Road
Nearest Beach
Kiawah Island Beach
Car: recommended

Kiawah offers an abundance of activities for the entire family. There is golf (we are almost across the street from the Cougar Point Golf Clubhouse); tennis (just a few blocks away); beach (2-3 minutes walk); pool (you will pass it on the way to the beach and it's free for guests); walking/ biking (over 10 miles of paved nature trails); shelling (even starfish and sand dollars can be found); fishing; sailing; boating (boat rentals at Bohicket Marina); shopping; dining (several excellent restaurants nearby); trips to historic Charleston (just 21 miles away); and many, many others.


Rates & Availability

West Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 5 2017 - May 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 28 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 30 2017 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 13.0%

Holiday and Special event week rates may be higher.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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