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Cozy, Comfy Cottage Lagoon view walk to beach/pool Great location, location

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


West Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Beautifully Appointed Cottage with Lagoon View, Short Stroll to Beach, private

This intimate, comfortable cottage is pristine and crisp and begs for you to relax. It is a second home - all you need to pack are your personal items.It has a beautiful lagoon and sunset view from the screened porch and deck. The deck has been expanded to provide room to enjoy the long lagoon view. There is a table suitable for dining on the screened in porch. The deck with the lagoon view was enlarged in Jan, 2014, The cottage was modified when it was built to offer an extra wall of windows which brings the lovely tropical setting even closer to our guest. There is patio furniture and a gas grill which are great for chilling out after a day on the beach. The lagoon attracts some interesting birds and wildlife - a haven for admiring nature. The beach is about a 7 minute walk from the cottage. On route to the beach is a pool which guests of the Greenslake Cottages have access to with no charge. This upscale cottage was completely remodeled in 2006- hardwood floors, granite counters.The open den and dining room combination have a panoramic view of the lagoon through the sliding glass doors and windows. Equipped with color hi def TV with DVR, DVD, stereo/CD,WIFi , Ipod docking station in the den The well equipped kitchen has been enlarged with an eat on bar and has ample space for a gourmet chef to do their magic.

Ceiling fans are in the den, and each bedroom to provide added cooling along with the central HVAC after a day on the beach. Solar tubes bring extra light into the baths and kitchen area

The master bedroom has a comfortable king size bed with a shutter head board . The mattress just begs you to sleep late. There is a bath with large tiled walk in shower off of the master. There is a small cable TV in the master bedroom. A sliding door offers light and a lagoon view.

The restful guest bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed and there is bath with tub + shower. There is a small TV in this bedroom as well. There are plantation shutters in the guest bedroom to enhance the cottage atmosphere.

The cottage has central air and heat and has plantation ceiling fans in both bedrooms, screened porch and den.

The cottage is in the West Beach area at the end of a cul de sac, which provides privacy and quietness. It has a canopy of a beautiful live oak tree that frames the cottage entrance. The Straw Market is just a short walk as is the lovely hard packed sand beach.

Amenities: Fully furnished enlarged gourmet kitchen with ceramic top stove, dishwasher, coffee maker and toaster oven, pantry to store groceries, refrigerator with ice maker.

Full size washer and dryer.

3 cable TVs- one is hi def with DVR and DVD, stereo, , CD player, radio in master bedroom, ipod docking station.

All linens/towels and beach towels are provided along with 2 beach chairs and a large beach umbrella.

We live close to Kiawah and are close by in case our guest have needs. We are also able to keep our cottage in pristine condition to be sure our guest feel the wonderful "vacation feeling".

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Ann or Hollis Garris
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
September 29, 2016
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About Ann or Hollis Garris

We are Charlestonians who have enjoyed Kiawah for many years. Hollis sells real estate on the island and Ann is a retired nurse now tour guide for the city. We love to share the local secrets with our guest. We are close by also should you need something.We personally manage our cottage with a hands on approach. We do not have hidden fees - ie reservation fee, extra taxes,We strive to have it perfect for our guest as vacations are so important to us all.

Ann or Hollis Garris purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Ann or Hollis Garris chose Kiawah Island

Love the quiet ness of this area and the closeness to the beach. Being in the West beach makes a trip in to Charleston a shorter adventure. We are an end cottage at the end of a cul de sac and have a wonderful open view of the lagoon. It is perfect in every way for the gueat who is here to enjoy nature, the beach and an afternoon in Charleston.The quietness of our area allows our guest to listen to the birds and quiet our life- even if just for a short while.

What makes this cottage unique

Best lagoon view in the area. Great for watching nature and relaxing.Quiet, Quiet and Quiet


based on 25 traveler reviews

Cozy, Comfy Cottage Lagoon view walk to beach/pool Great location, location
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
Waynesville, NC

Beautiful cottage, great location, immaculate.

  • 5 of 5

My hubby and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at this cozy cottage. It was everything we expected and more. Even more cozy in person, even more comfortable than it looks.

I wish we could have stayed much longer. It was so quiet and nice. The walk to the beach was nothing, really. We loved watching the birdies out on the back porch. What a treat when we got to see a Blue Heron in the back yard. There were so many personal touches, the kitchen was very well equipped. It was wonderful, relaxing and I would go again in a heart beat.

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our pleasure in helping to make your anniversary memorable. Thank you for staying with us and please know you are welcome to return. Ann and Hollis
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Canton, Ohio

Wonderful Cottage and Gracious Hosts

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful cottage - all of the furnishings are top quality. I especially appreciated the high quality bathroom fixtures and towels. Everything was comfortable and well maintained. And a special note of gratitude to Ann in helping us work thru an alternate vacation plan when the area was deluged by heavy rains - she was very supportive and helpful. I would highly recommend this cottage for your visit to Kiawah Island.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lynchburg, VA

Another Wonderful Stay at this Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at this cottage and as before, everything was in perfect order. The cottage was very clean and well-maintained. The furniture and beds are very comfortable. We like the tasteful and low-key decorating. The kitchen is very well equipped with every possible utensil you could need. The best thing about the cottage, however, is the screened porch and the great views of the lagoon. We love to sit on the porch and eat, read, or just watch the wildlife. We saw egrets, herons, kingfishers, lots of songbirds, hawks, and an Anhinga (a weird large bird that swims underwater to catch fish; first one we have ever seen), a momma deer with two fawns, and an occasional alligator. There is also a large open deck with a grill. It is an easy walk to the beach and a short drive or bike ride to the shops and grocery store at Fresh Market. The beach at Kiawah is great for swimming, walking, or bicycling. It is very flat and hard-packed, and always very clean.

The owners take pride in their cottage and it shows. I would highly recommend it and we look forward to staying here again on our next trip to Kiawah.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us. We appreciate all of our guest, but guest like yourself , who have stayed with us for 3 years are truly appreciated. Thank you for continuing to return to our cottage. Our location is ideal for observing wild life - having a long lagoon view- and our screened in porch is the perfect spot to enjoy "being a little nosy with the wild life." You are correct to notice that we take pride with our cottage and strive in every way we know to have it in great condition for our guest. Vacations are very special to all of us and you need to enjoy those vacation memories for years to come. Thank you for taking time to share with others. Your comments are very important to people searching for that great get-a- way location. Hope to see you next year for another 2 week visit. Ann and Hollis
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  • 5 of 5

We wanted to thank the owners for sharing such a wonderful cottage with us. It was so relaxing watching the wildlife. We actually got to see 3 different alligators(one very large!) from the back deck. We could not have asked for anything more. I would highly recommend staying here. Cant wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kiawah is blessed to have an abundance of wild life. The respect for wildlife and the planning of the island as to not encroach on wildlife is one of the many features of our island that is appealing. Our cottages' location gives us a strategic location for observing and enjoying nature. Happy you were able to observe & enjoy it Please come again & share our cottage and island Thank you for selecting us Ann & Hollis
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very clean, comfortable and quiet getawat

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a nice long weekend on Kiawah Island at this cute, nicely updated cottage. It was very comfortable and relaxing! The condo is very clean and well maintained by the friendly owners. A great place to go and enjoy island life. I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased that we could share our cottage with you. Appreciate our guest recognizing the efforts we strive for so that vacations can be special times Thank you for staying with us and sharing your thoughts with potential guest. Ann & Hollis
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Perfect Cottage at Kiawah

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this wonderful cottage; this time we were able to stay for two weeks. As before, the cottage was spotlessly clean and well equipped. The kitchen has everything you could need for cooking, with nice cookware, plenty of dishes and silverware, even spices and other supplies. The appliances are nice and everything worked fine. We really enjoyed the screened porch and used it for almost every meal. The decor is very tasteful and all of the furniture is comfortable. The view of the lagoon is great and there is always interesting wildlife to watch. We saw egrets, herons, kingfishers, all kinds of songbirds, deer, and a few alligators.

I think the location of the cottage is the best on Kiawah. West beach is quiet and peaceful, and the beach is beautiful, wide, and uncrowded. The shops at Freshfield Village are a short drive or bicycle ride away. The beach is a short 6 minute walk, and Captain Sam's inlet on the west end of the island is within walking distance (about 1 or 1½ miles) or an easy bike ride. The cottage is an end unit which makes it more private and gives it more windows and light than the middle units.

Ann and Hollis are very easy to work with and responsive to questions. I expect they would be responsive to any problems also, but we never had any. We will stay here again when we return to Kiawah, and I highly recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to share our cottage with you for a second time. Having our guest return to us is comforting to know that we are meeting their needs for a great vacation. Having satisfied guest is our goal in sharing our cottage with other folks. We agree that the location of our cottage is ideal- private setting with a great view and yet close to the beach, the inlet and Freshfields- the little village just off our island. Thank you for reinforcing our thoughts. Once again thank you for trusting us with your precious holiday plans for a second year. We strive to have our cottage as perfect as possible so that folks can make vacation memories. Please come again. Ann and Hollis
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Car: not necessary

Located in West Beach, Kiawah Island- easy 7 min walk to beach, about a 2 mile bicycle ride from Freshfields. 22 miles to Charleston, SC

Marina close bay , restaurants within walking distance

Golf: Five golf courses on Kiawah - one is the Ocean Course - where the PGA was played 2012


Rates & Availability

West Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 23 2016 - Jan 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 12 2017 - Jun 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

Most of our guest are folks who return to us year after year because most folks do not like surprises or hidden fees on their vacation.
Weeks that have holidays may be priced differently. We prefer to rent for 7 days periods. If visits are less than 7 days an additional cleaning fee of $80 is charged.Holiday weeks may be different rental rates.

Reserving a weekly rental,send a deposit of 1/2 the rental rate within 7 days. A receipt for the deposit, Information on the cottage a rental contract will be mailed The remainder of the deposit + damage deposit will be sent 1 month before you arrive. Written information, receipts,check in information is sent to you after receiving the second deposit.Rentals less than a week will send ck in 7 day

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West Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , large walk in tiled shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tiled well lighted bath
  • Make up mirrors in master bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , lovely lagoon view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Wonderfully relaxing high quality mattresses with luxury linens. Private tiled baths off each bedroom
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This cottage is our second home and it maintained at an exceptionally high standard. Guest are expected to respect this cottage. We are on the island should you need assistance. We are Charlestonians and are happy to share the favorite places of locals. Hollis sells Real Estate on kiawah and is happy to showcase the island should you be interested in property here.

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