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Shawn and Jeanette Lawson

Member since: 2003
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Oceanfront Getaway with Southern Charm!!

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

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West Beach Village Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Oceanfront, Oceanviews

2 Bedrooms: 1 King, 2 Queen Beds

2 Bathrooms

Accommodates up to 4 Adults and 2 Small Children

Sunday-through Sunday rentals during the summer

No Smoking, No Pets

The Sandpiper at Shipwatch is located just an elevator ride away, making Kiawah’s West Beach easily accessible for a morning jog, an afternoon of fun in the sun or a stroll in the evening as dusk settles in.

Of course, there’s more to Kiawah than just the sand and surf.

Within a short walking distance you’ll find a golf course, tennis courts, shopping and restaurants – and historic downtown Charleston is only a 30-minute drive away.

Oceanfront With a Sense of Style

Recently renovated and professionally decorated with heavy custom drapery, hardwood floors, designer furniture and original artwork that ooze Southern charm, this villa has plentiful seating and places to mingle.

In the kitchen you’ll find granite countertops and ample cookware, though the dining room and living room are close enough to carry on a conversation.

Don’t be surprised if people sink into the comfortable living room furniture to catch a movie, or linger over breakfast at the intimate dining room table.

And, of course, we encourage you to kick back in a counter-height teak chair on one of the villa’s oceanfront decks with a cocktail in hand to enjoy the sounds and smells of beachfront living.

At night, retire to one of the rental's 2 bedrooms: a deluxe king-sized bedroom and another with 2 queen beds. All 3 beds have pillow-top mattresses, memory-foam toppers, Egyptian-cotton sheets and down-alternative pillows – oooh-la-la!

Outfitted in white and pale blue furnishings, these spacious bedrooms embody a sense of relaxation that – when combined with the sound of the surf just beyond the windows – is sure to lull you to sleep. Both have balconies overlooking palmetto trees with the ocean beyond as well as private bathrooms and 26-inch flat panel televisions (just in case you need a break from the landscape).

The Sandpiper also has free, shared laundry facilities located just across the hall – and we provide the laundry detergent.

The Sandpiper at Shipwatch is a popular vacation villa and only available as a Sunday-through-Sunday rental in the summer. If your preferred dates are already filled, consider checking out the 2-bedroom Treetops or one-bedroom Vista, 2 other of our properties available in the Shipwatch complex.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Shawn and Jeanette Lawson (Property Manager)
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Shawn and Jeanette Lawson

About Property Managers, Shawn and Jeanette Lawson (Kiawah Island Getaways):

Shawn's family discovered Kiawah in 1978 and returned year after year for two-week vacations. In 1985 we drove our VW Bug convertible to Kiawah and Shawn introduced me to Kiawah. I remember stepping over the dune boardwalk out in front of the Kiawah Island Inn and seeing Kiawah's wide, sandy beach for the first time - it was so brilliant it practically danced before my eyes. It was during this vacation that the two of us decided to set our sights on moving to this beautiful and fascinating place permanently.

In 1988 our dreams came true and our U-Haul rattled across the Kiawah Island bridge (at that time it was nothing more than a wood-planked bridge). For the next four years we rented a 1-bedroom villa, 4251 Mariner's Watch. Shawn was so thrilled to be living on the island that he spent the additional money required for the personalized South Carolina license plate 'KIAWAH' (which we still own today).

In 1992, we built our first home on the island at 134 Conifer Lane. During construction, I gave birth to our first son Benjamin - he arrived 2 months early in an ambulance outside of the Kiawah Island Fire Station.

In 2001, we purchased our first villa, a 1-bedroom, beachside Seascape (3563) and Kiawah Island Getaways was born. Once we got our feet wet with the villa rental business, it was a like a fever for us. We both really enjoyed furnishing, decorating and maintaining the villas - not to mention the new found fun of meeting and talking to all sorts of people about Kiawah. Because we really enjoy what we do, other Kiawah Property Owners noticed and we started managing their properties as well.

Our whole family loves Kiawah and running Kiawah Island Getaways is a true family-run business. We personally prepare each villa prior to your arrival - because we want your stay to be perfect. We want you to fall in love with Kiawah too...and we know you will!!

What makes this villa unique

With a clean and fresh design inside, and generous second-floor balconies outside, the Sandpiper at Shipwatch is the epitome of a beach getaway. Outfitted with one king- and 2 queen-sized beds, this property is ideal for a family or 2 couples.


based on 26 traveler reviews

Oceanfront Getaway with Southern Charm!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Just a few steps to the beach!!!

  • 5 of 5

Convenient and quick access to the beach made this cozy and clean 2 bedroom ideal for our family trip with a little one. We adored the view and appreciated the well equipped kitchen. Ease of access to the bike path was an additional plus. Well managed by a group that quickly responded to all our silly questions. We will certainly be back to this spot!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sellersburg, IN

The Perfect Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third trip to Kiawah with Kiawah Island Getaways. Kiawah is our family's favorite vacation spot! This time we stayed at "The Sandpiper at Shipwatch" and it was absolutely perfect! There were no details left out. The decor was new, fresh, warm, and inviting. With clean, modern furniture and beach views from every room, we quickly found ourselves able to feel right at home. We had everything we needed. It was exactly the way I had pictured it from the website.There was a notebook in the condo that gave all sorts of helpful information from places to eat, sights to see, and local island fun. The bedrooms each had incredible comfortable beds and a balcony that overlooked the ocean. A bathroom was next to each room and allowed us to have privacy in the open concept layout. Our condo was the perfect location. It was right off the main road with gorgeous ocean front views.

What a pleasure it was to spend our week in such an incredible condo and to cherish family memories both on and off the beach. Our days were spent sitting on the beach, taking in the views, and hiding from the stress of every day life. Our afternoons were spent biking along the designated bike paths and into the market for a refreshing latte or an ice cream.

One morning, when the tide was low and the wind was on our side, we managed to bike to the end of the island to see spectacular views and find a variety of seashells! We also visited a boating market where we purchased shrimp straight off the boats! Meals were spent both in and out of the condo,and both equaled up to each other. Overall, our week could not have gone any better, and we look forward to visiting in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect beach vacation get away!

  • 5 of 5

The condominium was sparkling clean , beautifully decorated and well appointed. We loved the balconies and ocean views! Shawn and Jeanette communicated promptly and told us everything we needed to know for a smooth checkin and stress free vacation. Kiawah Island was gorgeous ! The beach is long and wide and the water is perfect for swimming and playing in the waves. We saw so much wildlife and had fun riding on the bike paths too! We can't wait to return, and highly recommend this property and Kiawah Island Getaways!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Classy (yet) Comfortable Coastal Getaway at Kiawah Island Resort Villa!

  • 5 of 5

100% satisfied with the service and immaculate accommodations provided by the Lawsons. Literally a dream come true to return to Kiawah after 30 years and get to enjoy their gorgeous villa as much as the beautiful scenery from every window and balcony. 5 stars are just not enough!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend!!

  • 5 of 5

The Sandpiper was perfect for our getaway. The kitchen had everything you could need for cooking and the decor beautiful. It was immaculate as well. Ocean views, bike riding, golf, beach walking, trips to Charleston all added up to a terrific vacation. You can't beat Kiawah if you are looking for a trip to the beach. Thanks so much Shawn and Jeanette!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

Wonderful stay in a beautiful condo overlooking the beach

  • 5 of 5

Still recovering from nostalgia for the wonderful holiday enjoyed here while visiting Kiawah Island and Charleston. First things first, the condo was sparkling clean. I don't know if that's important to all travelers but it's always been a priority for us. Everything from the bedrooms to the bathrooms to the kitchen was well attended and better yet, well stocked. The very courteous owners not left any small detail ignored and have gone out of their way to stock the unit with everything you'd have at home. There's pots, coffeemakers (K-cup and drip), cooking supplies (pepper, olive oil, salt, etc), lots of glass and plastic dishware and cups and mugs, cutlery and a nice knife block, plastic bags, paper towels, etc. Further, the owners didn't skimp on anything: the beds had really outstanding sheets (my wife constantly reminds me to find out where they got them so we can get them also); the towels in all bathrooms are thick and comfortable; and there's soap and shampoo in case you forgot them at home. Indeed, they even had beach towels for guests. Way too considerate. If there was one issue, it was the wifi: it was inconsistent and not the fastest. Fortunately, we didn't spend too much time on computers/tablets inside and the 4G wireless signal on our mobile phones picked up the slack. We just chalked it down to the cable provider's fault.

As for the unit, it was a very comfortable 2 bedroom (1 king and 2 queens), 2 bath, kitchen, dining room and living room with 2 outdoor terraces overlooking the ocean. We arranged with the owners to rent 2 bicycles (which we used almost daily), boogie boards, some beach chairs and an umbrella. If we ever had any issues (just one), they responded immediately and resolved it shortly thereafter.

All in all, it was an excellent holiday and I'm already planning to come back and hopefully stay in the same condo (if they have availability). So pleased to interact with people who take so much pride in what they do!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the fabulous review - we appreciate your taking the time to write comments. Just as aside - the Shipwatch Wifi is being phased out and we have installed a new network which you may not have noticed since I had it listed as an alternative Wifi source. I have since removed the info for the Shipwatch Wifi and all our guests are directed to the new network. It is all good now - yea!!!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Car: recommended


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West Beach Village Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1 King, 2 Queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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