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

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Kiawah Island Villa Rental Photos and Description

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.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jan Henshaw
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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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 a young adult.

Jan Henshaw purchased this villa in 2004

Why Jan Henshaw chose South Carolina

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.

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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3 BR Premier Parkside Villa on Lagoon with Dock and Resort Privileges
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
Alpena, MI

Return Visitor

  • 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: Oct 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: Apr 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: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location & stay

  • 5 of 5

First, I have to say thank you to David & Janice for accommodating my wife & I for a much needed vacation. The location of their home was extremely convenient as we spent the majority of our time traveling back and forth from the Sanctuary, Freshfields Village, Seabrook, and Kiawah. The check in process was very easy, and is run like a resort. The home itself is well furnished and had everything we needed. If you are looking for a place to stay on Kiawah I would highly recommend this home. It's perfectly situated and has everything you need to have a great vacation. Thanks again, David & Janice

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cincinnati, OH

Outstanding Accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, tastefully decorated, and very well-equipped villa with beautiful lagoon view. A great time was had by all and we hope to stay here again. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Villa!

  • 5 of 5

We visit Kiawah island 2 or 3 times a year, usually renting an oceanfront villa. This time we decided to try a villa with a lake view, and we are so happy we did! The villa had a great split-level layout, with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms --perfect for a family with 2 or 3 kids. The furnishings were upscale, very comfortable and relatively new; in fact the entire villa appeared to have been renovated recently. My wife loved the updated kitchen with all appliances in good condition and cabinets stocked with everything she needed. My son loved the comfy couch, flat panel tv with hi def channels and his private bedroom and bathroom on the lower level. And the two decks overlooking the lake were simply wonderful --we could have spent all of our time out there and been perfectly happy. We have spent much more money on less well-kept and less spacious villas at Kiawah in the past. In the future, we will always look for this villa first!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • 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

Kiawah Island Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Winter
Oct 23 2016 - Nov 18 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Late Winter
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 23 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 26 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

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

Deposit of 1/3 of the total rent required to secure the reservation. 1/2 of deposit is refundable if reservation is canceled at least 30 days prior to check-in date. Non-fundable balance is due 30 days prior to check-in date. Upon cancelation, we will attempt to re-rent the time and return to you the lesser of what we have been able to re-rent the time for or whatever amount you have paid.

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Kiawah Island Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
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 Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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
  • 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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