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Great River Views, Renovated, Close to Beach, Heated Pool, Water Parks & More

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,310 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Relax while enjoying the sunset over the picturesque Kiawah River from the deck of our Inlet Cove Cottage. Ten miles of pristine beach are just 400 yards away. The difference is in the details; recent total renovation, beautiful décor, interesting art, great outdoor activities, entertainment options and exceptional river views from the screened patio, open back deck and most rooms in the cottage.

We believe we offer more amenities than any other cottage…..

Our cottage has been Completely Renovated – Wonderful Views of the Kiawah River – Heated Pool (spring & fall) - Two Water Parks - Great Community Pool & Dock - Short 400 Yard Walk to the Beach - 'Full Resort Privileges' – Wi-Fi – Gourmet Kitchen – Work Out Center – Free Transportation around the Island – Community Dock for Fishing, Crabbing and Kayaking - Business Center – Discounts on Golf and Tennis – Convenient Front Desk - Property Manager on Site – and much more.

It boasts an ideal central location near the best private community pool on the island (with a kiddie pool too) and bath house along with a magnificent dock on the river where you can fish, catch crabs, boat or kayak. A short walk (or you may prefer to bike) along a tree-covered leisure trail takes you to the West Beach Village (with an ice cream shop, casual dining, an arcade, shopping), a General Store or the beach.

Pools, Pools and more Pools. Besides our community pool at Inlet Cove you have access to the pool at Night Heron Park which is heated (Mar-May & Oct-Nov) and chilled in the summer. In the summer two amazing water parks are available with giant slides and water that spills and spouts in every imaginable way. The water parks are located in West Beach at the Tennis Center and at Night Heron Park. Access to these pools is available to you at no additional cost.

We have a convenient front desk location within the Resort making check-in and key pick up fast and easy. Should any problems arise during your stay, the cottage comes with an on-site property manager. In the event of an emergency, they can be reached twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

A wide open floor plan - starts with the gourmet kitchen that flows into the dining area and living room, complete with fireplace. This is a great place to gather after a wonderful day at the pool, beach, golfing, kayaking or playing tennis. The desk has plenty of room to spread out and to access the Internet through a high speed WiFi connection. The living room opens up to a large screened-in porch with a patio table and chairs – grab a drink to watch the fabulous sunset over the Kiawah River.

You can also enjoy the river views from the lower deck while BBQ’ing on a Weber gas grill or just relax in one of the rocking chairs or hammock. You might catch dolphins playing or feeding in the river.

Each bedroom features new furniture and mattresses, TV and DVD player. The master bedroom has a king size bed and adjacent full bathroom. The second bedroom has a queen bed and shares a full bathroom with the third bedroom which comes with two twin beds. The living area also has a new 42” HD flat screen TV over the fireplace and the compact CD player is IPod compatible.

Want to Play? You will get preferred tee times with up to 25% every round of golf. You will save up to 50% off court times and also get preferred court reservations.

With 'Full Resort Privileges' you will also have access to the Business Center, complimentary door-to-door transportation service throughout Kiawah and special discounts on adventure and kids programs.

It will be hard to find another cottage that has as much – the view, the comfort and all the amenities – so come join us at Kiawah!

No pets and no smoking, please.


Kiawah is truly a private paradise with over 10 miles of golden beaches, over 30 miles of leisure paths thru maritime forests, unsurpassed river, ocean and marsh views and a beach that can be enjoyed at any time of the day.

If golf and tennis are your passion, you’ve come to the perfect vacation spot – Kiawah’s 5 golf courses were designed by Nicklaus, Dye, Fazio, Johnston and Player. The famous Ocean Course was Host to the 2007 Senior PGA Championship and the 2012 PGA Championship. Tennis magazine has rated Kiawah the #1 Greatest US Tennis Resort. Both clay and hard courts are available.

Some of the best red fish and flounder fishing spots await you at Kiawah. The best fishing pond on the Island is only steps from our cottage. The Kiawah River is a great place to kayak so bring your own or rent one while you are here.

The island has over 15 dining options (grocery delivery too) and many places to shop. But if you want more, Charleston, with its southern charm, plantations and history, is only 20 miles away. Charleston’s attractions include the Carolina Aquarium, Children’s Museum, IMAX Theater, a historic district, ghost tours, great shopping, sightseeing and award winning restaurants.

Come visit soon.

More Details

Rob & Candy Lockwood
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Rob & Candy Lockwood

We’ve always gravitated to the water…especially the ocean. We even got married in the Florida Keys on a sailboat as the sun was setting. It’s seems to have always been that way. My wife grew up on the South Shore of Long Island and spent her free time at the beach on Fire Island. I have lived a good deal of my life on an island in Florida. We are currently landlocked in Winston Salem NC and this cottage gives us a way to get back to the beach more often.

Rob & Candy Lockwood purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Rob & Candy Lockwood chose West Beach

Kiawah is like no other place we've ever visited. It has a unique feel and we love the 'low country' pace. We go everywhere by bicycle and typically don't leave the island once we've arrived.

What makes this cottage unique

We have created some wonderful family memories on Kiawah. Our girls learned to ride bicycles, kayak and hunt for wildlife on Kiawah…and they also developed a love for ice cream as the shop is just a short bike ride away. Each season offers something different and our family was surprised to find out that we enjoyed the fall and winter months as much as we do spring and summer. No matter when you plan on visiting, we know you will fall in love with Kiawah Head too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time at your home in Kiawah last week. The house was everything we thought it would be and more. Very beautiful with unreal views of the river. We are very interested in renting from you again for next year. I will be in touch when we decide on a week. Thanks again
Jul 2015
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West Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1310 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outside shower - outdoor shower , outside shower on the main floor for rinsing off
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom suite - 1 king , View of river, private deck and bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , View of river and shared bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
When we come to the Island we like to bring as little as possible and that’s why we’ve made sure that just about everything you need (except food, clothing & beach towels) is ready and waiting. The kitchen is a gourmet cook’s dream and comes with dishwasher, toaster, coffeemaker, dishes, silverware, pots & pans, all new appliances and many extras (including a blender and margarita glasses). All bedroom and bath linens are provided as well as a washer & dryer so you don’t need to bring clothes for a week. The cottage also is stocked at the beginning of the year with boogie boards, beach chairs, beach toys, booster seat with shoulder straps, a pack-n-play and a beach cart that makes getting everything you need to the beach easier. Bicycles, inline skates and kayaks can be rented right on the island. So travel light and take advantage of everything that is waiting for you at the cottage.


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Great River Views, Renovated, Close to Beach, Heated Pool, Water Parks & More
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

We Love This Place!

  • 5 of 5

This is not the first time we stayed at the Lockwood's cottage on the Kiawah River. The cottage itself is top notch. Clean and well appointed with everything anyone could need. The kitchen is outfitted for a talented chef or a home cook. Beds are comfortable and the common areas are beautiful. Always clean when we arrive. And that view off the back of the cottage is amazing. The river looks different hour by hour and the sunsets are stunning. The location is great too - a bike ride away from Freshfields and a quick walk to the beach. My family never leaves the island once we arrive and are always sad when we have to check out. This is the one vacation my family looks forward to each year.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cumming, Ga. 30041

We had a really great time! Loved the view of the river.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Inlet cove. We got to go on a kayaking tour with two of my grand daughters down the river where we saw dolphin swimming in the river. We also had a blast on the beach and at the water parks. The house was clean and spacious and we enjoyed the screened in porch. so glad we brought our binoculars for birdwatching! I only had one issue with this Villa, there were no locks on the bathroom doors.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family time!!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 (2 young children) have been visiting Kiawah for the past 3 years. This was our first time staying at this cottage, and we specifically chose it because of the resort amenities (which are a must for us! our kids love the Night Heron Pool!). I must say, we were so pleased to have the resort amenities, but underestimated all the other perks of this particular cottage and location! We watched the sunset almost every night at the dock, talked to fishermen, saw wildlife....watched dolphins. We rode our bikes the short distance to the beach often. We spent countless hours on the back porch listening to music and enjoying the scenery. The kitchen is excellently equipped, and the beds are all very comfortable. For 2 nights, we had grandparents visit, and even with 6 people, we were not crowded at all. The living room is very comfortable and easily accommodated the whole group. Rob was very helpful during the booking process and throughout, providing recommendations on things to do and restaurants to visit. We look forward to renting this cottage again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family unwind time

  • 5 of 5

Husband, 2 kids (10 and 14), parents and I went to old stomping ground of Kiawah Island this month. While things have changed greatly in the last 30 years, the experience was still a great one!

The villa was perfect in size for the 6 of us. Cozy and comfortable living space for gathering together and enough bedrooms to spread out if quiet down time was needed. Loved the location of being a short walk to the beach, having a river view, and just steps away from the nice pool and awesome dock at Inlet Cove. Wooded area surrounding the villa was lovely and the shaded screened-in porch perfect for feeling like you were out in nature without the hassle of bugs.

Rob was very helpful with recommendations for rentals, restaurants, shortcuts to the beach and such. We loved biking around, grabbing bites from The Market, writing gator and deer sighting updates on the Nature Preserve board and hunting shells on the beach. Best was probably our boat rental which led to a shark catching, sand dollar finding, crabbing experience that the whole family enjoyed.

We would return to this Villa tomorrow if we could. Thanks, Rob!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Angie lewis

  • 5 of 5

We loved kiawah island and this house. It was perfect for our family of six. The kitchen was well stocked and the quiet setting was so relaxing. We loved the screened in back porch. We would definitely rent here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Friendly

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a week at this cottage. The cottage was family friendly and provided everything we needed for the week. I was pleasantly surprised to find a high chair, pack and play, and floats for my son to use, all of which were in excellent condition. We so enjoyed the access to the Night Herron park that came with this cottage! What a relaxing week with no need to leave the island!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Inlet Cove Dock and Pool
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Several to choose from at Freshfields
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Five Championship Golf Courses
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Several to choose from at Freshfields
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
About a 5 to 10 minute walk
Nearest Point of Interest
Inlet Cove Pool
Nearest Point of Interest
Inlet Cove Dock
Nearest Point of Interest
General Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Shops at the Straw Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Night Heron Park & Nature Center
Car: recommended

Kiawah is a paradise for children. It’s nestled within 10,000 acres of maritime forests and tidal marshes and is one of the East Coast’s most secluded stretches of beach. Nature is Kiawah’s most alluring asset. Enjoy an abundance of things to do, including 30 miles of paved biking and hiking trails that wind through parks and nature preserves. The 10 miles of beach, the Nature Center, Night Heron Park with its basketball and soccer fields are all close by. At night, chase crabs on the beach or look for shooting stars. Kayak, swim, boogie board, build sand castles, hunt for star fish and sand dollars or go for a bike ride on the beach at sunrise.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $130
Tax Rate 13.0%

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.