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3 BR Premier Parkside Villa on Lagoon with Dock and Resort Privileges

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

Premier rated villa in Parkside located on a wildlife-rich lagoon. Villa has been totally renovated by award winning designer, Donna Horack, ASID. Four minute, 200 yard stroll to beach and to Night Heron Park with the resort's 25 meter Jr. Olympic Pool, children's pool with water features, and snack bar complex. Our guests enjoy Full Kiawah Resort Privileges including free use of 3 resort pools, The Fitness Center, complimentary door-to-door island transportation, savings up to 25% on golf and up to 50% on tennis, preferred tee and tennis times, preferential dining and spa reservations at The Sanctuary hotel nearby, discounts on nature programs and Kamp Kiawah, concierge services, and a cashless vacation experience. Spacious, light, and open, with vaulted ceilings and 1500 sq. ft. of living space, this inviting villa on two floors features 2 master bedrooms, 1 on each floor, and a floor plan which affords maximum privacy to each of the 3 bedrooms. Our villa is *Smoke Free* and pets are not allowed. Expanded service HDTV in every room and High Speed WiFi service are included.

Location, Location, Location: The villa is ideally located in easy walking distance of the beach, Night Heron Park, and Town Center with its convenience store, fast food restaurant, and full service restaurant. Also near by is The Sanctuary, Kiawah Island Resort's extraordinary new hotel with it's world class European Spa, restaurant, and boutique shopping. This convenience, however, does not come at the expense of the villa's quiet and serene lagoon front setting. This is a very peaceful and relaxed environment without any feeling of urgency or busyness, even during the peak summer season.

Premier Rating: The villa has been totally renovated and refurnished by award winning Kiawah Island Resort designer Donna Horack, ASID, and is rated 'Premier' by Kiawah Island Resort. Only properties rated by and managed by the resort can legitimately identify themselves as 'Premier' properties. The resort reserves the 'Premier' designation 'for a very limited number of properties that are exceptional in every detail'. Because these properties are outstanding, they are in high demand and command higher rental rates. Keep in mind that if a property isn't rated and managed by Kiawah Island Resort it is not a 'Premier' property regardless of what the owner wants to call it.

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Jan Henshaw
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Jan Henshaw

We both grew up in the Northeast, migrating to North Carolina in the late 1970's, in large part to get away from the long and dreary winters! We 'discovered' Kiawah in the early 80's and fell in love with the island and the surrounding area. After visits to many other islands along the Atlantic coast, we found none we liked as much as Kiawah. We bought our first Kiawah property in 1992 and our current villa in 2004. Kiawah has been our home away from home and we cherish the memories of our times there. It has been a wonderful place for exposing our daughter to the wonders of nature and to healthy, active vacationing as she has grown up and become an adult.

Jan Henshaw purchased this villa in 2004

Why Jan Henshaw chose East Beach Village

Kiawah Island is simply a beautiful barrier island which has been very carefully developed to preserve that beauty. Low density development has been a hallmark of Kiawah from it's original conception to the current day. Preservation of natural habitat has insured that the island is rich with wildlife, much of which is visible to the casual observer. Kiawah's 10 mile beach has been rated a 'top ten' beach in North America by The Travel Channel. Thirty miles of well maintained hiking/biking trails make the entire island accessible to even the unskilled rider. The resort features five public golf courses including the very highly rated 'Ocean Course', a highly rated tennis facility, a five star hotel and spa, and a good assortment of restaurants at various price points. Whether one is seeking a naturalist experience or more civilized indulgences, Kiawah Island is a terrific vacation venue for people of all ages.

What makes this villa unique

Location, location, location! Villa is situated close to the walking bridge over the lagoon, beyond which is the access boardwalk to the beach. This means a 4 minute walk to the beach, as well as a 4 minute walk to the family and children's pools and the Nature Center at the Night Heron Park pool complex. After time on the beach or at the pools, the closeness of the villa is greatly appreciated, especially if you are carrying gear, are pushing a stroller, or have a young child walking with you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Our first visit to Kiawah Island was great. Very peaceful and quiet. You villa is

lovely. We enjoyed the gators and the fish. Thank you for sharing your lovely

home with us."
Nov 2008
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East Beach Village Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Max occupancy is two people per bedroom (including children). No roll-away beds allowed. Porta-cribs are acceptable.
  • Grilling on decks/porches/docks is not allowed by town ordinance.
  • Villa towels and porch/deck/dock furniture are not for beach use. Beach chairs and umbrellas are available for rent by beach services.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , walk-in shower built-in seat in shower with separate shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , walk-in shower with built-in seat
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both master bathrooms have walk-in showers with built-in seats. The upstairs master bath shower is very large and has a separate faucet and shower head to service the seating area. The third bathroom has a traditional tub and shower with sliding glass door.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have full bathrooms. There are two master bedrooms with king beds. Both master bathrooms have walk-in showers with built-in seating. The third bathroom has a tub/shower with sliding glass doors. One master bedroom is on the first floor. The floor plan provides excellent privacy for you and your guests or family members.
  • CD Player ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Villa is on two floors so it may not work for someone who has difficulty with stairs. Also, the lagoon has alligators which are a thrill to watch but cannot be fed and are potentially dangerous animals. Therefore, although children of all ages are welcome, we require that they be well supervised by responsible adults at all times. Fishing is not allowed in the lagoon.


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3 BR Premier Parkside Villa on Lagoon with Dock and Resort Privileges
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! Beautiful villa and fantastic location!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Really nice villa

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful villa in a great location. Villa layout is especially well suited to extended families (grandparents, parents, 2 children). Well appointed and well equipped, the villa had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The views from the porch and dock are excellent for observing the wildlife in and around the lagoon. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property located within a short walk of the beach and the Night Heron Park pools and Nature Center. With master suites on both floors and doors which close off each of the three bedrooms, it affords privacy for all guests. The layout of the villa makes it a great choice for extended families. The screened-in porch has a commanding view of the lagoon near its widest point, giving it a great view of the wildlife that inhabits and visits the lagoon. The dock is an added feature and a nice place for a morning coffee or a cocktail hour beverage. The villa is tastefully furnished and very well maintained and equipped. The owners are very accommodating and easy to work with. With full resort privileges, it is easy to take advantage of all that the resort has to offer its guests. Check-in and check-out are very easy, with the front desk located at East Beach center located a short distance from the villa.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have visited Kiawah multiple times and stayed at this villa three times. It's hands down our favorite place. The owners are attentive and the villa is perfect. You will not find a better location- close to the pools, park, nature center, and beach.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great townhouse, great location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Kiawah for our family. Our townhome was great- clean, well furnished, and great location overlook the pond with Night Heron Park just a few minutes walking distance. We ate meals several at the table on the screened porch. We walked to the beach and were able to ride bikes everywhere including the tennis center. Plus the weather that week was terrific for exercising, not too hot but warm enough to swim in the ocean. Would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Marvelous villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this villa two years and have booked a third visit. The entire villa has been updated. The view of the lagoon from the screened porch offers great views of gator and bird activity. Night Heron Park is nearby as is the Town Center, and the beach is a short walk away. Bike paths abound. We enjoyed seeing dolphins strand feeding, visiting the Charleston Tea Plantation, and the Middleton Plantation. Of course, Charleston is just about 45 minutes away, and finding good places to eat is a "piece of cake"!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Located only 22 miles from historic Charleston, S.C., Kiawah Island has become renowned for it's golf and tennis venues, winning prestigious awards from Golf Digest and Tennis Magazine, as well as from Travel and Leisure Golf Magazine. Conde Nast Traveler placed Kiawah on its Gold List and Family Life named Kiawah a 'Top 10 Best Family Resort.' It's ten mile beach has been named one of The Travel Channels ten best beaches in North America. Kiawah is also well known for its spectacular natural beauty due in part to it's low density development and emphasis on conservation. Charleston itself is renowned for it's historic sites and fine dining and is a wonderful place to visit for it's history and well preserved antebellum architecture.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 21.5%

Departure cleaning is included in the rental rates.
* All weekly rentals are Saturday 4:30 pm to Saturday 10:30 am EST.
* Rates include cleaning at check-out, but do not include the 9% resort amenities fee or the 12.5% accommodations tax.

THANKSGIVING November 22-29 $1620/week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.