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Diedre Galardi

Member since: 2000
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Speaks: english


35 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Kiawah Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Diedre Galardi (Owner)
Member since: 2000
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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.


based on 35 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.857143 based on 35 reviews
New York, NY


  • 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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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, 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

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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Well maintained very comfortable villa.

  • 5 of 5

Another excellent stay at an extremely well maintained and very comfortable villa. A well located yet very quiet setting close to the ocean and bike paths. Lots of wildlife close by including deer and several species of birds. A very picturesque setting with easy access to good restaurants, very good food market, and other very nice stores. Enjoyed a great and very relaxing time.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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South Jersey

Wonderful Comfortable Condo in West Beach

  • 4 of 5

Just back from a relaxing stay in Kiawah Island. This was my first time staying in Kiawah and it is a very special place. Our accommodations were very comfortable and the location was convenient. Everything in the unit was as advertised. Nice King Size bed, large closet with plenty of space. Combination Kitchen/Dining/Living room area worked out great. Has nice screened porch with view of rustic lagoon that was a highlight of our stay.

Lots of nice places to dine on Kiawah, enjoyed the Atlantic room and the Cherry wood BBQ & Ale house. The owner was very pleasant and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Condo

  • 5 of 5

Jun 22, 2015


Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful Kiawah condo with my family. We had a wonderful time and Kiawah is a special place. Your condo was very clean, had a beautiful décor and layout, and was perfect for my family of four. (Kids 6 & 12) We will stay here again. You are so blessed to have such a place.

Thanks again,


  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anthony, Thank you so much for your 5 star review. We really try to make our villa as comfortable as possible for our guests. We look forward to having you again. Have a wonderful summer. Diedre
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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.


Rates & Availability

Kiawah Island Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 11 2016 - Aug 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 7 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

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 if you choose to pay via the secure site; 5% fee if you choose to use PayPal. There is no fee for sending a personal check.

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Kiawah Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Linens, toiletries and hair dryer provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Walk-in closet TV with cable
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 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
  • 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
Workout Center available to our guests

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