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Travis Blackwelder

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

COMPLETE REMODEL Oceanfront Shipwatch Villa | Ocean Views |Golf |

17 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Overview

Kiawah Island Villa Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 2-4

We are excited to announce a full remodel and renovation of our Kiawah villa to make it one of the most elegant and comfortable villas on the island. We have spared no expense on the hundred thousand dollar makeover that was lead by one of the top area decorators Shannon Bogan (S. Bogan Designs). The remodel included all phases of the villa to make it one of the premier rentals on the entire island. Some of the features include hardwood flooring, custom cabinets, stone countertops, high end stainless appliances, custom tile walk-in shower and tile floor in the bathroom. All new lighting, faucets, sinks and plumbing hardware were included in the renovation. New furniture and decor has been hand picked by our interior designers. Also the size of the bathroom was enlarged with custom closets added in the bedroom and bathroom. A dining bar area will increase the living space along with flat screen tv's in the villa both with HD CABLE. This remodel will give our guest luxury accommodations to match the wonderful island and ocean views from our oceanfront villa. Please check out the new pictures. The designer, contractor, and property managers are stunned we are renting out such an incredible place, but we want the renters who will enjoy the upgrades and take care of the unit as it were their own.

We are offering for rent our beautifully furnished 1 bedroom, 1 bath Villa on fabulous Kiawah Island. As we are located directly on the beach, there is an ocean view from the deck and part of living room along with gorgeous island views. A boardwalk leads you from our building through the dunes to Kiawah's famous beach. Listen to the peaceful sounds of the ocean waves as you relax in the villa. Our Villa is just a short stroll to Couger Point golf course, West Beach Village tennis center and the Straw Market complete with shops and restaurant. Kiawah's new shopping area, Freshfields Village, is only a 5 minute drive or short bike ride with paved bike paths the entire way there. Here you will find a range of restaurants, grocery store, nightlife, outdoor music, and shopping. Free Wireless Internet in our Villa keeps you up to date via your laptop while on vacation. Also enjoy the 30 miles of bike paths and trails throughout the island with spectacular wildlife and natural habitat

Amenities: A complete remodel and renovation was completed on Febuary 1 2013.

The kitchen is as luxurious as you can find in any high end home. Custom cabinets, counters and backsplash, undercabinet lighting, and high end bosch stainless appliances. New glassware and dishes with all utilities needed.

Living area includes new sleeper sofa, 2 luxurious swivel and rocker chairs for relaxing, flatscreen tv with HD cable and Blueray DVD. A 4 stool bar for dining with pendant lighting overhead.

Bathroom: Custom tile walkin shower, new vanity and bath closet along with custom handmade tile for the floor.

The bedroom boast a kingsize seally posterpedic, wonderful view of island and partial ocean view with all hardwood flooring and flatscreen tv with hd cable. A wonderful retreat to relax in paradise.

Activities: Activities on Kiawah Island are many: hiking, biking, golf, tennis, fishing, wildlife viewing, shopping, swimming, snorkeling/diving, boating, and sailing just to name a few. Kiawah is famous for over 10 miles of its wide pristine beaches along with its natural habitat and wildlife.

The world famous Santuary Hotel and Spa on Kiawah island is just minutes away. Enjoy fine or casual dining and an award winning spa in this 5 Star Resort.

30 plus miles of paved bicycle paths, 10 miles of wide pristine beach, 5 Championship golf courses including the Ocean Course, site of the 2007 Senior PGA tournament and the 2012 PGA tournament. Night Heron Park offers basketball courts, soccer fields, picnic area, as well as nature center where you can arrange to rent kayaks and canoes.

Area: Kiawah Island is a private gated island located 35 minutes south of historic Charleston, South Carolina. In Charleston you can take a walking or horse drawn carriage tour, visit antique shops, theatres, galleries, museums, and upscale shops. Dining options in Charleston are extensive. Kiawah is about 35 minutes driving time from the Charleston airport. Nearby Seabrook Island offers charter fishing, boat rentals and horseback riding.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Travis Blackwelder (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Travis Blackwelder

My wife and I were married on Kiawah Island and returned often for special occasions. We enjoyed the island so much we wanted a place to call our own in this paradise. In July 2012 my wife and i, along with my mother purchased this wonderful one bedroom oceanfront villa in fabulous shipwatch villas on the private west beach.

Travis Blackwelder purchased this villa in 2012

Why Travis Blackwelder chose Kiawah Island

This property has one of the best locations on the island, It is ocean front on wet beach and makes a quick bike ride to fresh field village. Also one of the closest villas for beach access and the views from the villa are truly amazing.

What makes this villa unique

Oceanfront, views of island and beach, proximity to fresh field village and golf and elevator access. Upscale elegant accommodations that are second to none on the island.Deer grazing around the villa

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful condo with us. We have had a fantastic time and what always makes a trip so enjoyable is the fact that you are staying in a place as nice as your own home. The bed is fabulous. We would both love to come back one day and we hope we will be welcome into your home again. We have now put this at the top of our favorite places to visit. You guys are so lucky to have a second home as nice as this. If your ever in lubbock, TX stop by.
Aug 2013
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Reviews

4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

COMPLETE REMODEL Oceanfront Shipwatch Villa | Ocean Views |Golf |
average rating of 4.882353 based on 25 reviews
5

Awesome Condo for Relaxing Vacay

  • 5 of 5

The villa is great for couples who want a nice, relaxing trip to the beach. It is beautifully remodeled with great appliances, furniture, and overall decor. It was nicely cleaned before we got there and the whole building is in good repair. You can see the ocean from all the windows and the trees outside by the dunes give a sense of privacy from people on the beach that you don't normally get with an ocean view. It is definitely worth checking out the beach chair/umbrella rentals for the beach if you plan to spend all day in the sun. The company sets it all up right past the boardwalk by the villa.We also recommend going towards Charleston for a day trip. We spent a couple of hours at Drayton Hall, a 45 min drive away, and then ate delicious burgers at the Charleston Burger Co. Overall, my husband and I had a great week there for our honeymoon. We loved cooking meals in the kitchen since it has basically everything a cook needs. If you do plan on cooking a lot, I would recommend bringing a nice knife along with you, but other than that we don't have any complaints. If we manage to find time to go back to Kiawah, this is where we'll be staying!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Excellent apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment we stayed in was beautifully decorated.Clean and neat. The deck has a semi-view of the ocean. Easy walk out to the beach from a boardwalk connected to the building. Convenient location in Kiawah to restaurants outside as well as on the property. We would stay there again without a doubt.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Great property and owner - not so good timing

  • 4 of 5

Property is as described and presented online. Great place for a couple or small family.

Unfortunately, an owner above this property was doing major renovations to their property during our stay.

As we learned from the owner of this property who we contacted, this was against the HOA/Kiawah rules and was notmsactioned or known to be occurring. And they were blazing through the work getting a daily fine. So much for courteous and considerate neighbors!

That said, the owner of this villa could not have been more understanding and sympathetic of the situation - and quite upset himself with his neighbor as well as the HOA. He was available and responsive in his communication and made the situation right in ways that exceeded our expectations. Sadly, I have come to expect less in dealing with the average business operator. However, this property and property owner are far above average and will not disappoint.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We take great pride in our villa and our guest satisfaction. The remodel above us was done illegally at the time and heavy fines were levied against them but i was very upset and took every action available. I have never had that happen before and it was the right thing to do to refund your stay as we expect our guest to have an incredible stay. again we apologize for the neighbors remodel and although out of our hands and no idea it was happening hope you will return and enjoy our wonderful villa. also thank you for bringing the noise of contraction to our attention and we were able to halt construction and assured this would never happen again. best wishes
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Georgia
5

Perfect spot for a getaway!!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic villa!!! The location is great…ocean view and short walk to the beach. We loved the keyless entry. The villa was beautifully decorated and very clean. The attention to detail was evident. The bed was very comfortable. We enjoyed long bikes rides on the beach. The villa is very close to the Fresh Field Market that had great shops and grocery. Our favorite restaurants were Wild Olive, Crave and the Ocean Club. Travis the owner was great to work with. He always responded quickly and made sure we had what was needed. I would highly recommended this place and would definitely come back !

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Kiawah Island. What a beautiful place... So tranquil. This villa is very comfortable, the view was the best. Keyless entry was so convenient. Deer frequently roamed the dunes as we watched from the balcony. The beach is just a short walk away. We biked on the beach, relaxed in our beach chairs,and enjoyed beautiful sunrises. Freshfield Village is just a short drive away and has great shops, and restaurants. The islands central Market is also a great place for lunch, snacks, or picking up a few groceries. Golf courses are second to none, but pricey. Owners were very quick to respond to inquiries-questions. We would highly recommend this villa and location for someone that is looking to get away from all! Thank you, we hope to return.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berea, OH
5

Tranquility In a Luxurious Setting

  • 5 of 5

This Villa, simply put, is ~Ideal. It is an oasis of serenity, tranquility, romance, and relaxation in an otherwise chaotic and fast-paced world. The Villa offers a breathtaking view of the lush gardens and the ocean beyond, from the balcony and from all the large windows in the Villa. The ocean, beach, and rolling sand dunes are just a short walk from the Villa down a boardwalk. The Villa was spotless and furnished with high-end designer furniture that was also extremely comfortable- the couch, the chairs, the bed, the pillows. We felt like we were right at home the minute we walked through the door. Such a bright, open and airy feel. Rarely do you find that a place is MORE beautiful than the pictures online, but this Villa truly is. The bathroom has very cool, urban, modern decor and muted colors. The tiled shower was wonderful. The shower had excellent water pressure, which is not always the case in buildings with multiple units. This Villa offered us a place where we could truly "unplug" and reconnect with each other- we answered no phone calls, no emails, no social media. We had no schedule, no obligations, no itinerary. We had stunning weather in the 70's and sunny all week (even though the weather forecast was reading rain and 60's every day). We strolled for hours on the amazing, wide, flat beach. We explored the whole island on bikes. We napped when we felt like it, and lost entire afternoons to reading novels. The balcony in the Villa is the perfect place for sipping wine- the balcony furniture is the best we have ever sat on- the foot rests on the chairs were brilliant! Not to miss restaurants near the Villa are Chez Fish, Crave, Ladles, and La Tela Pizzaria. We drifted off to sleep every night to the lull of the ocean waves and awoke to birdsong. The owners are just fabulous and kind people. Travis was so helpful and always answered our questions in an expedient manner prior to our stay. He emailed us fantastic handouts the week before our arrival that detailed everything we needed to know about the check-in and check-out process, as well as recommendations for local restaurants and activities. We thank them for sharing their lovely Villa with us and we look forward to our return. This is the ideal Villa on the island for couples looking for escape, retreat, and romance.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Your description of the villa is exactly what we had in mind after purchasing the villa and performing the entire renovation. Kiawah is such an amazing island that it is hard for a villa to match the serenity of the island itself. We continue to make any improvements to provide our guest and ourselves a wonderful and comfortable stay. And thank you for being such wonderful guest and for all the communications. We look forward to having you and your husband back to the villa.
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Charleston international airport (CHS)
Nearest Golf
The Ocean Course
Nearest Beach
Kiawah
Car: recommended

Activities: Activities on Kiawah Island are many: hiking, biking, golf, tennis, fishing, wildlife viewing, shopping, swimming, snorkeling/diving, boating, and sailing just to name a few. Kiawah is famous for over 30 miles of paved bicycle paths, 10 miles of wide pristine beach, 5 Championship golf courses including the Ocean Course, site of the 2007 Senior PGA tournament and the 2012 PGA tournament. Night Heron Park offers basketball courts, soccer fields, picnic area, as well as nature center where you can arrange to rent kayaks and canoes.

Area: Kiawah Island is a private gated island located 35 minutes south of historic Charleston, South Carolina. In Charleston you can take a walking or horse drawn carriage tour, visit antique shops, theatres, galleries, museums, and upscale shops. Dining options in Charleston are extensive. Kiawah is about 35 minutes driving time from the Charleston airport. Nearby Seabrook Island offers charter fishing, boat rentals and horseback riding.

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Rates & Availability

Kiawah Island Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
May 29 2016 - Sep 10 2016
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,550
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 11 2016 - Nov 12 2016
4 night minimum stay
$220
$1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$220
$1,330
 

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 12.5%

We do not offer kiawah island pool privileges, you need rent through kiawah resort to get access to island pools. Rates and length of stay are subject to change depending on length of stay and time of year. The above rates can be used for guidelines so please inquire for specific quotes including all taxes and fees or any holiday rates that may apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Kiawah Island Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 715 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Custom tile floor, full walk in shower, vanity and closet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa with padded top in living room
  • An amazing top of the line sealy posturepedic king mattress
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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