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Oceanfront Shipwatch Villa Complex on Pristine Kiawah Island Beach, SC

Bedrooms 1
Space 680 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Queen bed and sleeper sofa, 1 full bathroom, full kitchen, few yards to beach

Kiawah Island is a unique romantic getaway with 10 miles of wide unspoiled beaches, meandering lagoons, river, and lakes. Our condo is by the beach but does not have an ocean view. Our villa blends beautifully in this lush, semi-tropical environment. Walk out of our villa elevator, go on the boardwalk and the the white sandy beach is there. Our villa was renovated with up-to-date modernized kitchen appliances, furnitures, and HD TV and internet and has that home-like atmosphere with living room, queen bed, full sleeper sofa, fully equipped kitchen and balcony. The villa is on the 4th floor and easily accessible by elevators. If you want to shop and eat, a beach-style shop plaza just a minute-walk away. If relaxing on a beautiful pristine beach appeals to you, then our beach vacation villa is for you. If you love running/walking and biking on the beach or through more than 30 miles of lush semi-tropical plants, beautiful golf courses, marshes, maritime forest, and view of wildlife, you’ll fall in love with the island.

Amenities:Fully equipped kitchen, coffee maker, blender, microwave, refrigerator, conventional and toaster oven, iron, ironing board, laundry facilities, cable, DVD player/recorder

More Details

Arnold Manangan
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2018

About Arnold Manangan

My wife and I currently reside in Decatur, GA. We lived in Hawaii and both of us received our Master's degrees from the University of Hawaii. Our jobs took us to Utah, Colorado and to Georgia. I retired as a U.S. Public Health Service commissioned officer after 30 years of service in the health field. My wife is a public health professional. When we can, we go to the beaches of Florida and South Carolina and to the mountains for North Carolina. We go to Hawaii to be with our relatives on special occasions like graduations, birthdays, and unfortunately funerals. We value our staying in contact with familes and friends. We cherish being with our 3 grandsons who are in their peak ages of providing enlightenment for us.

Arnold Manangan purchased this studio in 2004

Why Arnold Manangan chose West Beach

We were introduced to Kiawah Island in 2003 when our in-laws and their families and our family converged to the island where we all rented several cabins. It was so much fun going to the beach, going on the different bike trails and going to downtown Charleston and just simply visiting. That was the start of our being so fascinated with Kiawah. We were excited so we decided to buy our condo in 2004 and when we stay there we still continue to be intrigued by its beauty and serenity. The condo is ideal for us to vacation because it is right on the beach. It is on the 4th floor and you just take the elevator to the first floor, walk several steps and your feet is touching the sand. Enjoy the changing tide. At high tide our sons and grandsons ride their surfboards and body boards. At low tide, we enjoy walking the beach and seeing the different birds like egrets and pelicans flying above and even diving from the airs to catch their meal. You are most likely to see these birds including plovers running on the sand in a unique fashion. Walking and seeing those birds put me in a romantic mode and I usually sing to my wife the sandpiper song that came out in the 60's. Yes, I love being at our Kiawah Island property

What makes this studio unique

The close proximity to the beach is a draw to being at our condo.


West Beach Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size beds - 2 adults Sleeper sofa - 2 small children
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Oceanfront Shipwatch Villa Complex on Pristine Kiawah Island Beach, SC
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews

We loved our stay at Shipwatch!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay! The ambience was lovely, the atmosphere warm and inviting, and the mornings on the beach were private and unbelievably beautiful! Hope to stay again very soon!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place. Exactly what we wanted and expected

  • 5 of 5

Great condo. Quiet, private, just a few steps from the beach on the boardwalk. Close to a few little markets and come great restaurants. Also, surrounded by world class golf can walk to the Cougar Point Clubhouse. There’s nothing I would change about the condo. Exactly as described and we hope to rent again in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests! Hope they will come again!
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Cozy and lovely!

  • 5 of 5

After a very long drive we arrived to calming music playing as we opened the door. Instant relaxation! It’s perfect for two people, and maybe a child. It was a romantic retreat for us. We only wish the weather had been better to take full advantage of the beach. If we lived closer, this would be a regular retreat for us. I loved the decor! The little kitchenette has everything you need. I couldn’t believe that it also had a dishwasher. Note- the coffee shop and market that a previous review mentioned are no longer there. You’ll now need to take a car to get to another shopping center. That was our only disappointment, but now you know this, you won’t be disappointed by anything. This villa (think “studio apartment”) was everything we were looking for!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, we would probably stay again

  • 4 of 5

Quaint little place in Kiawah. Great value for the location. Comfy bed (a little firm but fine). It is a true studio condo, no separate bedroom. Nice touches like Pantene shampoo, McDonalds coffee for brewing, and good creamer. No sugar. Could use some general cleaning such as the heater vent, the mat in the shower, etc. But we were pleased overall!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great studio condo in a quiet location on beach.

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay here. Condo was clean and located in a quiet part of the island right next to beach and with plenty of walking/bike trails. We especially enjoyed the short ride to the market with restaurants and shops. Perfect spot for a quiet getaway. Owners were excellent to work with, responsive and courteous.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great little place

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful stay. This is a great little property. It has a nice balcony, which doesn't have beach views, but feels like you are sitting up in the trees. It is steps from the beautiful beach, with a nice boardwalk approach that has a shower and foot shower to rinse off with before heading home. Southern Kitchen has a great breakfast and is right across the parking lot, although we cooked most of our meals in the condo. The local supermarket is great, and not ridiculously expensive. The bed and other furniture are comfortable. The non-stick frying pans need to be replaced is about my only criticism.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Freshfields Village
Unique plaza offering travelers all what you would need including grocery store, cafes, rest...
Rosebank Farms Cafe -- CLOSED
Great low-country style cooking.
South Carolina Aquarium
Morris Island Lighthouse
Folly Beach Fishing Pier
Boone Hall Plantation
Beachwalker County Park
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Bohicket Road
Car: recommended

Art and music festivals are held during the summer months along with wine tasting events at Freshfields Village which is 2 miles from Kiawah Island. Bohicket Marina offers fishing guides and tours.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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