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SUMMER SALE!! Riverfront Cottage: Spectacular Sunsets, Dolphins, Community Pool

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Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


West Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Riverfront cottage with stunning western view. Enjoy spectacular sunsets across a beautiful tidal river; relax with a glass of wine on the screened porch; watch dolphins 35 feet away on a daily basis from the deck of our cottage.

Feel like a swim? The large Inlet Cove pool is a short walk away (about 75 yards). The boat dock is next to the pool area and is great for fishing, shrimping and crabbing. Launch your kayak or canoe from the dock or rent one from the island.

Inlet Cove is a gated area located at the west end of the island directly on the Kiawah River. Inlet Cove cottages include a 25 meter swimming pool, boat dock and cookout area. Paved leisure trails allow quick access to the beach and West Beach Village.

Our smoke-free and recently updated cottage has numerous amenities, including wireless high-speed internet, 32' flat screen TV in living room, two DVD players, and additional flat screen TVs in both the master and 2nd bedroom. There are books, games and movies available on our shelves for relaxing after a day on the beach.

The Master Bedroom has a King bed and adjacent full bath. The 2nd bedroom has a Queen bed. The 3rd bedroom has two twin beds. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms share a full bath. The Kitchen is spacious with a breakfast area.

Keywords: Cottage

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

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Carma,

I can't begin to tell you how much we enjoyed staying at your cottage.

This was by far my favorite vacation ever!

Your location is absolutely perfect! The proximity to the pool and dock is ideal! We were comfortable sending the boys (9 & 7) ahead and meeting them down there. The isolation of the Inlet Cove neighborhood made us perfectly comfortable sending the boys on bike rides by themselves "staying in the neighborhood".

Every day we saw the dolphins swimming by. These were the most beautiful sunsets I've every seen. So serene, colorful and relaxing. I would sit on the porch until 1am listening to the night time. One night I had the rare opportunity to watch a bobcat walk right under your cottage!!

Your cottage is adorable and clean. The kitchen was well stocked which I appreciated because we enjoy cooking and have special dietary needs. The grill was very appreciated. It's also wonderful to be able to do laundry - your washing machine and dryer are clean and convenient!

We took full advantage of the resort amenities as well. I am an avid tennis player and enjoyed private lessons as well as drill sessions. My husband, of course, played golf. While we enjoyed our morning adult activities the children loved Kamp Kiawah. The counselors were wonderful with the children and the boys were disappointed when I picked them up each day at 12:30! We also played family bingo one evening, which my mother-in-law enjoyed, took a night time beach walk with a conservationist, and enjoyed a "Turtle Talk" presentation with another conservationist.

We took a 3 1/2 hour family kayak trip on the river and through the marsh, which I strongly recommend - what a great time and fabulous workout!

We loved bike riding everywhere. Alligator rentals was a great recommendation for bike rentals, we really appreciated it!

Carma, thank you so much for opening your home to us. It was wonderful! I hope we get to come back regularly.

Kindest regards,

Jun 2010
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SUMMER SALE!! Riverfront Cottage: Spectacular Sunsets, Dolphins, Community Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Western suburbs of Philaelphia

Great vacation at Inlet Cove 9

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our three daughters, three sons-in-law and four grandchildren just came back from Kiawah and a wonderful week at Inlet Cove. We had two houses, one co-owned by our daughter and the one we rented. We had six people in each house and it worked out great. We had an amazing view of the river from our screened porch, bedrooms and living room. We never even turned on the Living room TV. We watched the river instead with lots of dolphins, kayakers, paddle boarders and boats. We were a one minute walk to the pool. The house was well equipped, clean, well furnished and a great location. I'm sure we will get back to Kiawah again and our first choice will be to rent 9 Inlet Cove again. The landlord was a pleasure to work with, as well. All around a great experience!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN

9 Inlet Cove October Stay

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed in various homes in Inlet Cove for the past 20 years and 9 Inlet Cove was the best experience we have had thus far. The rennovations to the unit, the furnishings, the kitchen amenities, the original art....all added to the total experience for us. Plus, the river location is perfect for watching wildlife, kayakers, sunsets.

We look forward to a future visit and stay at 9 Inlet Cove on Kiawah Island, our "Happy Place".

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our week-long stay at this cottage. This vacation was absolutely perfect. We enjoyed days at the beach and the pool in the amazing Kiawah Island weather. We spent evenings on the screened in deck watching the sunset over the river. The dolphins finally made appearances the last few days of our stay. My six year old daughter even learned how to "shrimp" on the dock with other Inlet Cove guests. Kiawah has a variety of activities, shopping and restaurants to offer. There is truly something for everyone in the family. Thanks, Carma, for sharing your little slice of heaven with us. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, Ohio

Great location, nice furnishings, very clean, easy owner. All around pleasent experience!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at over 8 cottages in Inlet Cove. And for the price, this was the best by far. The location was perfect - right on the river for the adults (we ate every meal on the enclosed patio - we saw dolphins in the river while having our morning coffee on two separate days) and 4 cottages from the pool and dock for the kids. The cottage was very clean and well kept, something we've found lacking in some more expensive units. The furnishings were not over the top but well kept, clean and comfortable. Carma, the owner, was a pleasure to work with. Easter week was wonderful - our kids (8 and 6) loved the egg hunt, and we all enjoyed the egg toss (until one splattered on my shoe!). Thanks Carma.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Bryan; I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! We think our river view is absolutely the best in Inlet Cove, and the dolphin sightings are a bonus! We also spend as much time as possible on the back screen porch when we're there; I particularly love hearing the dolphins splashing and feeding at night. My kids spend a great deal of time at the pool and the dock, and it's great that both are within 50 yards of the cottage. Always great to hear that our cleaning staff is doing a good job as well-thanks! We hope to have you and your family back again for your next trip to Kiawah! Carma
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High Point, North Carolina

One week not long enough!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful week at Kiawah. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cottage! It was beyond our expectations. The back screened porch overlooking the marsh was our favorite spot in the morning and evening - we saw dolphin almost every day! This is a great spot to relax and also have the option of the pool, beach, fishing, boating and all the other activities available at Kiawah!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Carlene! Great to know that you enjoyed all the things that make our cottage special--we love it too! The river front view, the dolphins and spectacular sunsets, as well as the river activities, really make this a special spot on the island. We're so happy to add you to our list of satisfied guests and look forward to having you back again soon! Carma
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Roswell, Georgia

We have been vacationing ...

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing on Kiawah for the past 10 years. Last year(2008) we found #9 Inlet Cove! It was amazing! The sunsets and dolphins we watched from the screened porch were a highlight each day. My son loved crabbing off the dock and my daughter loved the pool. The beach and tennis courts are a short bike ride away. We can't wait to return to relax and unwind.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so miuch Liz! We're looking forward to having your family back again this year!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Charleston International
Nearest Barpub
Several on the island
Nearest Golf
Kiawah's 5 Resort Golf courses
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
SC 17 and I-26/526
Nearest Restaurant
Many on the island
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

West Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 8 2016 - Nov 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2017 - Mar 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 22 2017 - May 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 20 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
Oct 7 2017 - Nov 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 11 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates during holiday periods may be higher. Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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West Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Overlooks river with en suite full bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Overlooks river with attached full bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Wooded view.
  • All bedrooms comfortably furnished with newer plush mattresses. Master and Queen bedroom have tvs; master has tv/DVD.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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