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Barefoot Luxury for Family and Friends, 1-Min. to Beach, Grill, Designer Touches

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Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


West Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

Upscale, Southern Luxurious Cottage

1.5 minute walk from Beach

First Bedroom: Deluxe King-Size Bed

Second Bedroom: Deluxe Queen-Size Bed

Third Bedroom: Two Twin Beds

2 Bathrooms

Grill, Fireplace (decorative)

Accommodates up to 6 people.

No smoking, pets or parties are permitted

Saturday-through-Saturday rentals in the Summer

With The Sea Shell at Oceanwoods’ warm interior and inviting atmosphere, you may never want to leave! This luxurious vacation property is spacious, comfortable and perfect for a large family or several friends looking forward to indulge in some well-earned vacation time.

Located in a quiet wooded neighborhood, this cottage comes equipped with everything. One of the highlights is the cottage’s kitchen, which is well-appointed with stainless steel appliances, plentiful countertop space and all the utensils, cookware and dishes you might need to create the perfect meal. The adjoining dining room offers ample room to linger over dinner with a couple of cocktails and lots of laughter.

Of course, we completely understand if you prefer to step out onto the deck to grill up supper and dine al fresco. And don’t forget to take advantage of the lovely screen-in porch, ideal for relaxing with a book or taking a short siesta.

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, and Room for 6 Guests

With 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, The Sea Shell at Oceanwoods has plenty of space for everyone to stretch out. In the master bedroom, find a king-sized deluxe bed with a pillow-top mattress, the finest linens and large windows that let the sun shine through. A bathroom with a walk-in shower completes the master suite.

The 2nd bedroom has a queen-sized bed, while the third bedroom comes with 2 twin-sized beds. Both feature high-quality linens and a shared bathroom with a shower/tub combination.

Spend time together in the cottage’s living room, which has plush furniture and decorative fireplace. The cottage has wireless internet service throughout, and large, flat-panel televisions are located in the living room and every bedroom. The cottage has a washer and dryer as well (please note that the dryer is ventless and does not work well drying large loads. An outdoor drying rack is accessible from the deck and can be used to air dry heavier items like towels).

Though we’re sure you’ll feel right at home at the Sea Shell at Oceanwoods, don’t forget to head outside and explore the area.

Located just 30 minutes from historic downtown Charleston on Kiawah’s East Beach, The Sea Shell at Oceanwoods is just a short walk to Night Heron Park, several restaurants and local shops. More importantly, this beautiful cottage is just a one-minute walk to Kiawah Island’s ten miles of pristine beach.

The Sea Shell at Oceanwoods is a Saturday-through-Saturday rental in the summer.

The Sea Shell at Oceanwoods is one of our most popular Kiawah Island rentals, so book soon to reserve your stay. If it is already reserved for your chosen timeframe, don’t panic! Instead, check out our other 3-bedroom cottage, the Shell Seeker at Sparrow Pond (a Sunday-through-Sunday rental in the summer) – you won’t be disappointed!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Shawn and Jeanette Lawson
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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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 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.

What makes this cottage unique

With the Sea Shell at Oceanwoods’ warm interior and inviting atmosphere, you may never want to leave!. Located a simple 1 minute walk from the beach in a quiet wooded neighborhood, this cottage is the perfect place for a family or several friends.


based on 20 traveler reviews

Barefoot Luxury for Family and Friends, 1-Min. to Beach, Grill, Designer Touches
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Beautiful house, great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this beautiful house. Kitchen had everything we needed. The beds were super comfortable and the location to the beach was excellent with 4 children! We will be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ridgefield, CT

Great location

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location to beach especially for small children. Well equipped, extremely comfortable, and spacious for a family of 3. Tremendous proximity to beach, Sanctuary, and Night Heron Park. Great choice!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

Second year stay - loved it just as much

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year at this Ocean Woods Cottage and we are booking our third year. The home was just as it had been the year prior and worked beautifully for our family with 3 small children. I love the sight lines from the kitchen, dining and sofa areas. The location can't be beat for us. We can walk to the Sanctuary along the beach with a stroller for lunch or dinner and be back in time for naps.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was beautifully furnished and equipped with everything you could need for a great beach vacation. The beds were comfortable and the linens were luxurious. Just a short walk from the beach, the location of this home is ideal for anyone with small children.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a fabulous stay at this Ocean Woods Cottage. It was clean, comfortable and beautifully appointed. The quality of the furnishings, linens and towels were excellent and the house had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The location was great...just a short walk to the beach. It was so easy working with Kiawah Island Getaways. We also ordered bikes and boogie boards ahead of time and they were waiting for us on the deck as promised. The binder with helpful tips and restaurant information was also a great addition. This was our first visit to Kiawah and we are already looking forward to returning again soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

Loved this home

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home. We have been vacationing a week each summer in kiawah for 6 years and really enjoyed the Oceanwoods location. This home is located a few houses on sea lavender over the road so while you don't see the beach from there you are a quick walk to the boardwalk. We used a stroller to go to and from because our three children are under the age of 4 but it wasn't a mandatory. The home layout made me wishful that our home was like this-all one level. Able to see what was going on yet provide privacy in bedrooms. The design met my aesthetic requirements and the property was extremely well maintained and clean. We loved the screen porch with access to to the open porch and outdoor shower. The kitchen was well appointed with like new appliances and cooking utensils. Didn't find the typical rental property scraped up pots and pans. These were nice at this home so I felt really great cooking while there. The property company provided adequate and nice toiletries and towels. Even 4 beach towels which was a lovely surprise. We have already booked for next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Car: recommended


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West Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1 King, 2 Twin, 1 Queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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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