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H.G. & Nancy Snipes

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Sparrow Pond Cottage- Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


South Carolina Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C.; We have owned our cottage for many years. We have a local managing agent to handle check-in and check-out details to ensure your vacation is care free. Kiawah Island, from its opening in 1976, has been family oriented. Your family will have miles of bike trails to keep them busy in between swimming, tennis, golf, fishing, kayaking, beach walking, visiting the Night Heron Nature Center, shopping and sight-seeing at the Sanctuary, Town Center and the nearby Fresh Fields Village. Also, there are many restaurants and grills on the island and nearby for your dining pleasure if you want a break from eating in. You might consider having a meal pre-cooked at Newton-Farms Supermarket in Fresh Fields Village, such as shrimp or pizza, to bring back to the cottage.

There are charter boats for fishing and boat cruises available at Bohicket Marina just beyond Fresh Fields Village. For a change of pace, go to downtown Charleston, 20 miles away, for more sight-seeing, low country eating and fun events.

HISTORIC CHARLESTON: The Charleston area is unique! No where else will you find a blend of 300 years of history, art and culture with tree-lined streets, historic homes, churches, plantations, landmarks and gardens combined with modern complexes, such as, an aquarium and IMAX theater, low country and gourmet dining and shopping. Sightseeing carriage and walking tours are also available. Just across the Ashley River are 3 landmark plantations: Middleton Place(landscaped gardens), Drayton Hall (Georgian-Palladian architecture) and Magnolia Plantation(household and tropical gardens). In many areas you feel as if you have traveled back in time somewhere in England. Come, see and enjoy.

GOLF, TENNIS, BIKING AND OTHER ISLAND ACTIVITIES: Golf is available at the Ocean Course, Osprey Point, Turtle Point, Cougar Point and Oak Point courses with all of the amenities including dining and a pro-shop. Tennis courts are located at West Beach Tennis Center and East Beach Tennis Center. Bike shops are located near Cougar Point Golf Course and in Night Heron Park, which also has a child's play area, Kamp Kiawah and Nature Center with nature programs for the whole family. Numerous walking and bike trails are also available. The Sanctuary and nearby Town Center have fine shops and dining. The Kiawah Resort has other amenities for your enjoyment.

Keywords: Cottage with Screened Deck

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
H.G. & Nancy Snipes (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english


Good! 3.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)
Sparrow Pond Cottage- Kiawah Island, South Carolina
average rating of 3.857143 based on 7 reviews

Pet-friendly, convenient location

  • 4 of 5

This is a standard 3-bedroom villa. The kitchen is serviceable but very, very basic, as other reviewers have noted.

Pros- Close to West Beach and pool, golf course, pet-friendly, clean

Cons - appliances need some updating; a few minor repairs

All in all, worked for us!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very basic rather unloved property

  • 1 of 5

We have rented houses in Kiawah for 15 years. This one is one of the more basic properties we have rented. It is definitely in need of some TLC , with damp and mouldy ceilings, old fittings and furnishing. Kitchen has not been updated. bedrooms are ok, and bathroom a little updated. But still comfortable except for somewhat unwelcome smell ... Mould or cigarettes... Many ceiling cobwebs..

Would not return, there is better

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are responding to the critique by guest, Anna B, regarding her stay at our cottage in November, 2015: First, we'd like to explain the delay in response - because of my husband's open-heart surgery which took place on November 17, which involved several months recovery. We did not see this critique until March, 2016. We have referred her comments to our local property manager (Wyndham), which we feel has corrected any of the problems referred to in her critique. Our local manager mentioned that they did not hear any complaint at all while the guests were there, but they assured me that everything mentioned has been corrected. While many responses are made to us by phone, they are almost always very good, and we have many repeat guests. We try to keep our cottage in good shape and good communication with our guests. Owners
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4 0
Colorado Springs Co

Holly Crescenti and Eyore

  • 5 of 5

I spent a month at this property with my dog and many relatives visiting. I loved Kiawah, the beach and pool, Beachwalker Park and all the biking trails, I was surprised how close everything was. The people were very friendly, weather perfect, no bugs or humility and Charleston was only 30 minutes away. I was very impressed with the Wyndham and the employees. I hope to rent this unit next year. Thanks to the owners and the Wyndham.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First time visiting Kiawah

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time during our stay in Kiawah. The cottage was great for us! It was very clean. The pictures do represent the property accurately. We are a family with five young children, so a short walk to the beach was important to us. We were able to walk to the beach and along the path to the beach is also the pool that can be used. We did enjoy the use of the pool. We also enjoyed some sightseeing in Charleston which is nearby. Everyday we took a long walk or bike ride on the trails through Kiawah and additionally the children enjoyed the nature center. The owner is very responsive to any phones calls and questions you might have. It was a very relaxing vacation and we would certainly consider returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try to be available (by phone or internet) to answer any questions for guests. We also try to emphasize that our local property manager (Wyndham - formerly Resort Quest) is very responsive to answering any needs or correcting any problems for our vacationers. We are so glad that your visit was such a nice one and are happy to hear positive response. We hope to hear from you in the future.
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Manhattan, NY


  • 2 of 5

This cottage has great potential but is currently lacking in many basic amenities and needs a thorough clean. The kitchen cupboards are full of very cheap dishes, assorted plastics and basic glassware. All of the drawers and cupboards need to be cleaned. The master bed is small - I would say more of a double than the advertised queen size. The plastic protective sheet underneath the thin bed sheet on this bed was a bit creepy. The blankets that fill the cottage are very old and many smell and look like they were used for pets that might have stayed here in the past. Lastly, while the advertisement does tell the renter to bring these items - a simple investment in a hair dryer, salt and pepper shakers, coffee filters and dish washing pods (we were given only 5 for a 7 night stay) would certainly benefit this place.

Also- be aware that you don't have access to the mega pools on the island (the community pool was less than inviting) - you have to book with the golf resort directly or with an owner that uses this company as their property manager. The island is beautiful and we will return but not to this cottage.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As the proud owners of this cottage since 1982,we have not had a review such as made by "Disappointed" which appears to be superficial. Our local managing agent instructs all guests at check-in to call them at their phone number for a quick correction of all reasonable problems. The "Sparrow Pond pool nearby is available to our guests when open at no cost to them. We have no control over any resort pools on the island. 2012 was a "Good Year" for us and 2013 appears to be headed the same way. We welcome any and all comments from our guests-hopefully they will be good and constructive for all of us.Sincerely- Nancy and H.G. Snipes, Owners
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Enjoyable vacation property.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The house was better than we expected., Great location near the beach, and convenient to all Kiawa has to offer. Excellent owners and management. We will come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Car: necessary

Free-standing cottage in quiet wooded area. Great place to sit back and relax after walk to beach (5 minutes) or owner's pool (3 minutes) or tennis (6 minutes) or golf (6 minutes). 3 car parking underneath. New wrap around deck with umbrella table, chairs and gas grill. Open family area with hardwood floor, overhead fan, large glass top dining table and cushioned wicker chairs next to TV/DVD viewing area with cushioned sofa and sleep sofa. The kitchen, bedrooms, baths, screened porch with wood table/chairs and overhead fan are connected to the open family area. At night, the roar of the Atlantic waves can be heard from the porch.


Rates & Availability

Kiawah Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 29 2016 - Sep 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2016 - Oct 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 16 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Jan 21 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

Cleaning is included in amount agreed upon by the local manager with the guest. Cleaning is usually included in the total rate.

Payments are subject to local management requirements.

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South Carolina Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
WIFI and 37' LCD,TV now available. Fireplace not currently operable. Owner may use local manager to handle check-in, check-out and any on-site requirements. Check-in time is 4 pm arrival date and check-out time is 10 am departure date. Guests will be subject to alternative accommodations if unit becomes unavailable. All town ordinances apply. Cost of cleaning included in rental rate. SC Tax of 12.5% is additional charge. Bring beach towels, coffee filters, salt & pepper. spices, tin foil, sun block, lotion and hair dryer. New Harris Supermarket is in the Fresh Fields Village near where you check-in.

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