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

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 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 22, 2018

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 West Beach

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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.


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Beautiful! 3 Minute Walk to Beach, Pool ... Nice Dogs Stay Free
average rating of 4.45 based on 82 reviews
Springfield, IL USA

February 3, 2018-March 3, 2018

  • 4 of 5

The location of this property is wonderful-close to the beach and numerous bike trails. Since we were staying during off season, the weather was still nice but were unable to utilize the pool if we wanted to because it was not open yet. However, that did not stop us! We spent a great deal of time biking, walking, enjoying Charleston and of course Kiawah Island. We even fished and were lucky to catch some nice size fish in a pond close to the cottage. It is worth the minimal fee to obtain a license to avoid huge fines and be sure to watch for alligators. The owner of this property was very accommodating and addressed any issues we may have had upon arrival. We also appreciate any follow-up calls or emails from the owner for feedback. The owner shared with me plans to update a few areas in the cottage soon. It took our dog a few days to get used to the cottage, but he loved it as well! He especially liked the porch around the cottage. Be sure to check out the art classes offered at the Night Heron Park. There are classes for adults and children. We also golfed on the Island and were just amazed at its beauty. Be sure to go to the clubhouse on the Ocean Course and watch the sunset.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Staying at the Treehouse

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect. Love the location. We were in walking distance to the Straw Market and the Beach. Love the big deck with Hammock screened in porch. Very clean and Love the decor. Be Back next year.... Fun Fun Fun..

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weren't able to go due to Irma - and no refund

  • 1 of 5

This is the first vacation we'd been able to take in 7 years, so we had been so excited about our beach trip with our dogs that we planned earlier this year. This owner's rental agreement specifically states no refund unless evacuation of Kiawah Island is ordered, and be aware that they will stand on that no matter what happens. We live in Atlanta, and I started reaching out the week Irma started heading toward Florida and Georgia saying I know what your rental agreement says, but this does not look like your ordinary storm. And the owner said, we'll be fair, as we would expect to be treated. We weren't able to go, as we didn't want to travel with our dogs in a storm and potentially get caught in an evacuation zone (particularly not with all the folks fleeing Florida who needed shelter), and we were impacted by Irma at our home in Atlanta. I know folks in all over the country who had pre-paid vacations at hotels that said no refunds ever, and every single one gave refunds if they weren't able to travel, as this was a historic storm. My last three correspondences to this owner, where I have asked about any sort of refund of our 1650 for a trip we were not able to take, have gone unanswered. Again, I know they have a clause that says you get nothing unless there is an evacuation. It just seems like this storm might be a place where they would make an exception given how much I communicated, and how far reaching the impacts of Irma were - but that did not happen for us.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: After talking/texting SO many times, I'm more disappointed in this reviewer than her untrue review. Kelly was elated and thought it most fair when I REFUNDED half of her entire week's money back out of pure kindness even though there was never a mandatory evacuation (as is clearly stipulated in the contract) and the hurricane's aftermath was gone on Monday. Our Kiawah neighbors stay connected and I understand that many of their rental guests waited the weekend out and arrived on Tuesday and did get to enjoy the rest of a BEAUTIFUL week on the island. My husband and I also decided last minute to drive from Atlanta on Wednesday and had a delightful weekend at our other Kiawah rental cottage. Perhaps Kelly should rethink vacationing during hurricane season next year. Even though this is only the second time in 35 years we have had a real issue and even though many take advantage of the big price reduction, it is always a risk.
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Dog friendly

  • 4 of 5

Nice location near the front of the island. Short walk to the beach. Appreciated that the house is dog friendly. They also have a fairly well stocked kitchen and chairs to take to the beach. Not fancy - has more of a rustic cabin feel.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved the tree house!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed staying in the tree house. Owners very responsive to questions. Located on a beautiful part of the island. Beach and pool only 2 min walk.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful week with family!!

  • 4 of 5

First time to the island. We loved the uncrowded beach. The house was great. Furnished with all the supplies we needed. The screened patio and the hammock was used a lot by my daughters. The information that was supplied for our visit of restaurants was very much appreciated and used. Wonderful place that made our week fun and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from 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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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