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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
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Calendar last updated:
August 19, 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:
  • 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 4.6875 based on 78 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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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: Jul 2017
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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: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A nice, pet friendly house in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

I love the location of the house which is near the entrance to the island making it easier to get to the grocery, restaurants and Charleston. The house has a great wrap around deck and a screened porch, which is wonderful for the dogs and outdoor dining. While we were there they were rebuilding the Cougar Point golf course, so we were greeted each morning by earth moving equipment starting up between 7 and 8 AM. Not exactly conducive to a great, restful vacation. But be that as it may, the pool is close and available, and the beach is a short walk. Unfortunately there was also a new hotel being build right next to the county park which allowed us to listen to the incessant pounding of a large pile driver for 3 straight days.

We had great weather (only 1 day of rain) and the beach was great. Very few people ( school not yet out!) and our dogs loved the ocean. I personally love the bike paths, which are all away from the roads and nicely paved.

Overall we loved the house, although the living room furniture is a bit dated and worn, but the location (after all of the construction is done) and the pet friendly-ness makes this a great place to go. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Need to Relax???

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful cottage to come and relax! Our week was just wonderful, even though we had a few days of overcast weather, viewing the island(East and West), walking to the Straw Market for ice cream, visiting the shops within the Straw Market, made up for the cloudy days. The beach....absolutely beautiful and clean! As for the Cottage, clean with plenty of room to enjoy your day. A nice screened in porch to rock your worries away, a wrap around deck, for you dog to roam. Beach chairs and towels, Boogie boards, Noodles for you to enjoy. I could go on forever... I know we will return! By the way, for you golfers, my husband and brothers played everyday! According to them it never rained! Go and enjoy! :)

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gallatin TN

More than expected. Will return.

  • 5 of 5

Same S above. Everybody so friendly

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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

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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