|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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Upscale, Southern Luxurious Cottage
3 minute walk from Pool
5 minute walk from Beach
2 Master Bedrooms: Each with a Deluxe King-Size Bed
Third Bedroom: Two Twin Beds
Grill, Fireplace (decorative)
Accommodates up to 6 people.
No smoking, pets or parties are permitted
Sunday-through-Sunday rentals in the Summer
The Shell Seeker at Sparrow Pond
This 3-bedroom, 3-bath property accommodates up to 6 people - the ideal choice for a family vacation or a getaway with friends. The open floor plan makes it simple to wander from the kitchen to the dining room and living room, so you’re never far from the action.
The cottage’s kitchen is outfitted with elegant marble countertops, a built-in ice maker, sub-zero refrigerator and Wolf range – and all the pots, pans, utensils and cookware you could possibly need. At the adjacent dining dining, reminisce about and unwind from a long, happy day on the beach. If you prefer, take advantage of the outdoor deck, complete with a grill and table for al fresco dining.
Your Choice of Settings for Relaxation
At The Shell Seeker at Sparrow Pond, you have your choice of places to relax and unwind. Step out on the screened-in back porch, complete with comfortable wicker seating, tranquil wooded views and enchanting evening landscape lighting.
Or, feel free to kick back in the living room, which features media center with a 40-inch flat-panel television, DVD player and CD player. Wireless internet, surround sound pumped through built-in speakers and a small library of books and DVDs provide ample entertainment after the sun goes down. Note: Two living room chairs and couch have cushions wrapped in down.
2 Master Suites and 1 Guest Suite
The cottage’s dual master suites (that's right: 2 master suites!) beckon with king-sized deluxe beds and pillow-top mattresses, Egyptian-cotton sheets and high-end, down-alternative linens. Both master bathrooms are spacious and well-lit with large walk-in showers – and one even has a claw-foot tub.
For those who choose the 3rd bedroom, you’ll find 2 twin beds, equally outfitted in choice bedding, a 27-inch flat-panel television, a DVD player and a bathroom with a shower/tub combination. And don’t worry if you need to throw in a load of laundry during your stay: this fully furnished retreat also has a washer and dryer.
About Our Location
When you tear yourself away from your home-away-from-home, make sure you check out the surrounding neighborhood. Claim your spot on the nearby pristine beach, or swim in the community pool – located just a 3-5 minute walk from the front door.
Expand your explorations a bit further to find the West Beach Shops, Cougar Point Golf Course and several local restaurants. The lovely historic downtown Charleston is a mere 30 minutes away.
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 applied for the personalized South Carolina license plate 'KIAWAH' (which we still have 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 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.
Welcome to the Shell Seeker at Sparrow Pond, a beautifully decorated beach cottage tucked on a quiet cul-de-sac on Kiawah Island. With its recent renovation, this vacation rental features a fresh, barefoot vibe that encourages you to get comfortable.
We were extremely pleased with the Shell Seeker! My husband and I, along with another couple, stayed at the Shell Seeker for a long weekend. Our goal was to get away from the kids and just RELAX. We didn't care if we stepped foot out of the house the entire weekend. I don't know about you, but I can't relax if my surrounding aren't pretty. The house is beautifully decorated which made it very easy for me to relax just by staying there. The living room furniture was comfortable, beds and linens were nice, bath room was amazing, shower head was awesome, kitchen was high end and well stocked. The porch furniture was actually pretty comfortable, too (more so than it apears in the photo.) Check-in and check-out was a breeze. We did venture down to the beach a time or two. We drove rather than walked because we didn't know exactly where we were going. It seemed like a 30 second drive to the closest beach access; walking would have been totally fine. We would most definitely consider returning to the Shell Seeker. Over all it gets an A+!
We ate at the Jasmine Porch which was pretty good. The Ryder Cup Bar at the Ocean Course had one of the most beautiful views. The food was not much to talk about (probably because I ordered the wrong thing), but we would go back just to get to sit on the porch on the 18th hole and look at the ocean. The Wild Olive, about a 20 minute drive, was hands-down our best meal in a long time.
We just returned from a week at The Shell Seeker on Sparrow Pond. This was our first time at Kiawah, and first time renting a house. We are now "hooked." The home was exactly as photographed: very warm and inviting, and the common areas and bedrooms were so comfortable and had everything we needed. There are fun games and puzzles, which we played every day (our boys are 9 and 12), lots of movies for all ages, washer and dryer, and one of the three bathrooms has a large showerhead, which is excellent. Be sure to have bikes delivered, because for us, that made our trip even more of an adventure, as we biked everywhere, almost every day! Shawn and Jeanette were very accomodating when we contacted them in advance; and when we arrived and asked them to fix the dryer, they did so quickly. We highly recommend Kiawah Island Getaways and this home in particular. The location is great as you have privacy but are close to the Straw Market, which houses an art studio (Turtles Nest) for the kids (they made lovely fused glass pieces, and painted pottery) and Southern Kitchen for breakfast, and of course, you can ride your bikes there. Freshfields is farther, but within biking distance (if you have stamina), or a short car ride, and dinner at Hege's is very good (resort casual). Kayaking with a Naturalist (Anna is awesome) on Mingo Point was a highlight, and very closeby. Dolphin watching at low tide on the tip of the island was fun, and only about a mile's walk or bikeride round trip from the entry to the main beach after entering Kiawah. Tomasso's for dinner-Turtle Point (resort casual) is a must, in our opinion, and lunch at Ryder Cup Bar (fish tacos) will give you fuel to do the very best shell hunting out beyond the 18th hole of Ocean Course. Spectacular scenery. Unparallelled on the island. We will be back!
This was our first visit to Kiawah and we had a great time. The home is just as pictured on the website. It reminded me of a home that would be featured in Cottage Living magazine. The decor is very tasteful, kitchen appliances were top of the line, the shower water pressure was awesome, comfortable bedding, etc. When originally booking, I kept being drawn back to this property because it appeared to be so well maintained. My only concern was the walking distance to the beach. If you are in good shape and don't carry too much stuff, it really is not a problem. I timed my walk from doorstep to chair in the sand and it took me 10 minutes. The walk is mostly shaded and it really was not too bad. Our teenagers rode their bikes each time and just chained them at the parking area across from the boardwalk, making the trip even a little shorter for them. Check in and check out was super easy. I liked the fact that they had a code for the door so there were no keys to keep up with. You will not be disappointed with this rental.
My husband and I have visited Kiawah several times over the last 25 years and this one was the best. We met our daughter and her family here to get in one more week of summer before the school season starts. When we arrived, we could not have been happier when we walked inside the cottage. It was just as beautiful as the pictures on the website and so tastefully decorated. Shawn and Jeanette answered all of our questions before we even asked them with the information provided in the binder on the kitchen counter. Their restaurant suggestions were right on too as we tried Husk and Magnolias in Charleston and Tomasso's on Kiawah. They were all terrific! We highly recommend the Shell Seeker and hope to come back soon!
When my sister and I started our search for a Kiawah Island rental, we kept coming back to the Shell Seeker and are happy we did. We loved everything about the property, especially the furnishing, linens, and well-equipped kitchen. It felt like we were a quest in their home and not a rental property. They supplied us with everything we needed for the week -- shampoo, shower gel, laundry detergent, etc. We can't say enough good things about our experience with Kiawah Island Getaways. Thanks for a great week.
The cottage was very clean and decorated beautifully. It is in the woods, therefore, a walk or bike ride to the beach and pool is necessary. It is a good location near the first gate of Kiawah Island. We thought it was very nice but would choose something closer to the beach next time. It was built in the 7o's so it does look dated from the outside.
Other Activities: Biking, Shelling