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Fabulous Lagoon Views, Close to Beach and Resort Privileges!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

1Bedroom with additional fold-out sleeper sofa in the living room sleeps 4

Come, experience Kiawah with us in our newly remodeled villa. Tastefully decorated with your comfort in mind, nothing was overlooked. From the comfy king-size bed to the washer and dryer, wireless internet service to the fully-equipped granite topped kitchen, our sophisticated villa has all the amenities a discriminating vacationer considers.

Our location is the best on the island! Only 150 yards from the beach, you can easily walk to the tennis courts, Straw Market, Cougar Point golf course and the new West beach pool complex. It gets even better! Our villa is surrounded by a private, pristine lagoon where you can sit privately on the back porch and watch the parade of wildlife right in your own back yard!

Amenities: To further enhance your stay, our villa comes with Resort privileges: Free access to Resort pools, free access to the Resort work out center, free island shuttle service, discounted golf and Island activities, charging privileges, concierge services, and more. Wireless internet provided at villa

Guests remark at how particularly welcoming and convenient our beach villa is. The bedroom boasts a comfortable, king-size bed, color TV with remote and walk-in closet with ironing board and iron. The bathroom boasts a walk-in shower with pulsating head, linens and hair dryer. Our comfy living room includes a sofa sleeper and entertainment center with color TV, VCR, DVD player and stereo. Just off the living room, for your pleasure, is a furnished, screened-in porch with closet washer & dryer. Fully appointed, the kitchen includes a full-size refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, and dishwasher. So come, we'd love to have you.

Activities: Rent through us and use your resort privileges for pool and Island activities or choose to enjoy the 10 miles of clean, pristine beach so firm you can ride your bike on it. Besides the 2 world-class tennis facilities and 5 championship golf courses, the Island features over 30 miles of paved bike path that winds throughout the Island. Night Heron Park offers basketball courts, soccer fields and picnic area as well as a nature center where you can arrange to rent canoes and kayaks. In the summer the park offers activities such as Kamp Kiawah for kids, poolside trivia, ice cream socials, summerfests, cookouts and nightly entertainment. Nearby Seabrook Island offers charter fishing, boat rentals and horseback riding.

Area Attractions: Charleston area attractions are limitless and include city, plantation, bay, Civil War, home and garden tours. History abounds whether you're observing the antabellum houses, visiting the maritime museum or shopping for antiques. For the thoroughly modern, there are malls and upscale, down-town shopping, the IMX theatre and art galleries. For the naturalist, Angel Oak and the bird sanctuary island are a must see. If you didn't get enough golf on the island, there are lots of public courses in the area. Believe me, you plan on staying an extra week next year.

Of course, you may be like us and never want to leave the Island.

More Details

Owner
Diedre Galardi
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2017

About Diedre Galardi

Conscientious homeowners who are pleased to own on Kiawah Island

Diedre Galardi purchased this condo in 1998

Why Diedre Galardi chose Kiawah Island

We fell in love with Kiawah Island while staying in a friends villa. We'd never experienced anything like it - and we didn't want it to end. So we bought! Now we get to share this awesome experience with others.

What makes this condo unique

We bought this villa particularly for the VIEW and LOCATION. We looked at a lot of villas, but this is the only one surrounded by a private lagoon. The awesome view and nearness to the ocean, courts, market and tennis won us over.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Fabulous Lagoon Views, Close to Beach and Resort Privileges!
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 38 reviews
New York, NY
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at your place for the last three years. It is comfortable, homey, full of amenities and the private lagoon, wildlife and closeness to the beach, tennis, markets, etc is amazing. We will keep coming back!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Diedre's beautiful and quiet Villa! I especially enjoyed the views out the back and side of the villa overlooking the lagoons and quickly learned where the herons liked to spend their days. I loved watching them! The Villa had everything that we needed and was even better in person than the pictures showed. Diedre was wonderful to work with and all the information she supplied in her e-mails was good to know. We had a wonderful January get-away - Thanks Diedre for sharing your little piece of paradise with us!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The unit was lovely. It was conveniently located and very clean.

  • 4 of 5

In regard to the unit itself, I have no complaints. The screened porch was a treasure. I love nature and boy did I have it sitting on the porch. The trees were magnificent and seeing the deer, well, I wanted to pet them so badly. How wonderful that the island has been kept as such a natural habitat.

However, I do have a complaint. The neighbors above were quite noisy. They were not partying or being verbally loud. It was the noise from heavy footsteps, the sliding door opening & closing constantly, chairs being pulled out (I assume at the table) and the heavy footsteps going down the outside stairs. They were like a herd of elephants! During our week, they appeared to have 3 sets of guests at 3 different times. The cleaning crew came twice with vacuums going across the floor and various other noises. The last guests to leave awakened us at 3:30 with 3 trips down the outside stairs - never trying to be quiet and beeping the car locks each time. Sound proofing of the floor is definitely needed. I would gladly stay in the unit again if it were not for the noise in the unit above.

The resort is fabulous and I can't wait to go back! In fact we are already planning a long week-end this fall with some friends. (One thing I wish the resort would change is the lighting. We arrived at night and had a most difficult time reading the signs, which have no reflective lettering or up-lights. It was very difficult to find our way around being unfamiliar with the island.)

All in all, we enjoyed the stay. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: While we had the opportunity to choose from several other villas, we choose this one in partiuclar for the view and location. It doesn't get any better. We are glad to be able to share it with our guests. We also strive to provide a well appointed, comfortable and clean villa so that our guests can kick back, relax and vacation. There are things that we can not control however, owning a vaction rental. One of those things is the noise level of our neighbors. I am so sorry to hear that you experienced what seems to be a louder than normal amount of noise. We have owned our villa for twenty years now and I can say that noise has not been reported as a problem. We are a bottom unit and people enjoy the convenience of not having to constantly climb steps, especially with full suitcases and groceries. But that means you may have guests in the upstairs unit. I agree about the lighting, however I understand why it is kept at a minimum. As you have experienced, people come to Kiawah to experience nature. It is a cherished commodity - one that has to be protected. So Kiawah strives to keep the island in as pristine condition as possible for the animals to live in as natural habitat as possible. The sea turtle for instance, lays its eggs on Kiawah Island. When those eggs hatch, they migrate out to sea by night following the glow of the moon. If lights are left on, particularly along the beach, the turtles will go inland, following those lights. That would mean the demise of those turtles. Other animals as well are affected by lights. Perhaps sensors of some type could be looked into. There is much to learn and enjoy on Kiawah Island. We are delighted that you got to experience it and look forward to your return.
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Perfect for what we were looking for.

  • 5 of 5

Awesome villa and it came with awesome resort privileges. The Courtside Villas were perfect for our vacation, since our kids were playing in the Jr. tennis camp daily and the tennis courts are literally right next to the villa. The beach is a 3 minute walk and we'd go every day 2x. Once to hang for a few hours, and then again at night to feed the deer and take a nice sunset walk. Just gorgeous! You won't regret booking this villa.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for two of us.

  • 5 of 5

We had a superb time at this property. Everything advertised was true. It was perfect and cozy for the two of us on 40th Anniversary.

The end unit makes it nice. We saw our "neighbor" every morning -- an alligator sunning himself 100 feet away or so.

The place was clean and had all amenities we needed. The staff and process to check in was superb. Didn't golf, but there are many choices on the island.

We went to beach four days. An easy three minute walk. Nice pool was a short drive away. Great seafood at many local places off Kiawah (5 minute rides). Freshfield Village, also 5 minute drive is great with grocery store and shopping.

Charleston about a 35-40 easy drive and is a great visiting spot for a day or two....shopping, history and seafood.

We're coming back, and we're not waiting until our 80th anniversary!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Brewster, MA 02631
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Perfect Vacation Setting

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved staying in this villa. Diedre, the owner, was extremely helpful and very quick to respond to any question. The villa was clean, quiet and comfortable. The enclosed deck/porch is perfect for watching herons, egrets, and other birds. We saw an alligator with eight baby gators laying in the sun right next to our bedroom window. We could even hear the ocean from this unit.

The open concept in the living room, kitchen and dining area make the place feel spacious. The tile shower is very nice. I liked that there are is a door that you can close so you cannot hear the TV in the living room when you are trying to sleep in the bedroom. My husband likes to watch sports on TV and I was able to sleep while he enjoyed the games.

Everything in this unit was in working order. There was nothing that we wished we had that was not provided. You can tell that the owner takes pride in having a lovely place.

I would highly recommend this villa to others.

Charleston is close by and an easy drive. If you are looking for a yoga studio I would recommend Holy Cow Yoga in Charleston (they have a website). We went to the Farmer's Market in John's Island (Saturday morning). We loved the baked goods from Two Fat Cooks (yes, that is the name of their business). We ate at JB's Smokeshack (cheap, good, and interesting).

We were very happy that Diedre has Resort Privileges. We were able to use the little fitness center everyday.

Diedre, thank you for everything. We hope to return again next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

You may never want to leave the island! But should you decide to go exploring for a day, we recommend historic Charleston, just 26 miles north. An attraction for Civil war buffs, antebellum enthusiasts, avid gardeners and plantation perusers, Charleston boasts something for everyone to do. Looking for all-scale shopping, a plethora of restaurants, antiques or art? Downtown is the place to go. It has theatre, museums, IMX cinema, aquarium, and tons more stuff that we haven't even explored yet. The surrounding area offers bird sanctuaries, Civil war forts, parks, golf courses and more.

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Rates & Availability

West Beach Village Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$129
$870
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$169
$1,125
 
 
Spring Break
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
$199
$1,350
 
 
Spring continued
Apr 9 2017 - May 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$169
$1,125
 
 
Late Spring
May 20 2017 - Jun 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$179
$1,200
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,550
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$209
$1,300
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$159
$950
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$129
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.5%

CANCELLATION POLICY
A 25% deposit is required to hold your reservation. The balance or
cancellation is due 30 days prior to your check in date. Cancellation fees
for cancellations made after 30 days are as follows: 20% of total rental
cost if between 22 and 30 days; 50% of total rental cost if between 11 and
21 days; 80% of total rental cost if 7 to 10 days prior to your arrival. There is no reimbursement if cancellation is made less than 7 days prior to your stay. Any on-line charges incured will be charged back to the guest. Holiday and event rates may be higher. All rates subject to 12.5% tax. Stays 5 nights and under are subject to a cleaning fee. There is an additional 2.5% fee when using PayPal. There is no "service fee" when sending a personal check.

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Amenities

West Beach Village Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Linens, toiletries and hair dryer provided
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Walk-in closet TV with cable
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Workout Center available to our guests

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