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Oceanfront Shipwatch Villa on Pristine Kiawah Island Beach, South Carolina

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Queen bed for 2 adults and sleeper sofa ideal for 2 children. 1 full bathroom

Kiawah Island is a unique romantic getaway with 10 miles of wide unspoiled beaches, meandering lagoons, river, and lakes. Our condo is an ocean 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 is 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

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 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, etc. 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 Kiawah Island

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 it 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 Village Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , 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
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Shipwatch Villa on Pristine Kiawah Island Beach, South Carolina
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

Amazing getaway at the Beach! Dream come true!

  • 4 of 5

My sister and I got away for a few days and stayed here. It has everything we needed! I loved the beach access being so close, so easy to walk up to the room for lunch and then back to the beach, no need to haul extra things to the beach! The beach here is just amazing! I enjoyed the bike paths too. It was inexpensive to rent bikes, they were delivered to us and we rode all around the island and the beach. We took advantage of the close-by grocery store and ate most of our meals inside the condo! This quick getaway was a dream come true. The owners were great to work with and I would recommend this place for sure. Thank you for sharing your lovely condo, I hope to visit again someday!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect beach condo ....

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this condo from 6/13 to 6/20. It is perfectly located on a beautiful beach. The entire island is a gated community. Hard to believe, but true. We are not golfers, but beach lovers. We loved having the beach a few steps away. The condo is one room but never feels too small. Great use of space. The owners are very engaged and available by email and cell phone. We did make some suggestion and hope that the owners will bring in a different cleaning crew. The space is perfect for a couple. We cooked and ate all of our meals in the condo. There is a great Harris Teeter close by that is very well stocked. With a few tweaks, the condo will indeed be perfect.

We will miss the beach and the wonderful walks we took every morning! This is a great place for couples who just want a quiet place to be and relax and enjoy a beautiful beach!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful, relaxing weekend on the beach! The condo was a perfect home base for us during our three night stay and the owners were so professional and accommodating to us. The Straw Market is just a half block away with ice cream, coffee and a restaurant. We loved all the bike paths are perfect for our rented bikes and walking. Thanks for a our "second honeymoon"!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to R & R

  • 5 of 5

First time to the Charleston area. This condo made an excellent home base to explore not just Charleston since it was so close but all the surrounding areas/beaches. Very comfortable place and nicely decorated. We liked having all the literature and brochures in the condo to get a lay of the land and what was available to see and do. During our visit the villa was very peaceful and not busy...just very relaxing. The access to the beach was amazing!...just a short walk from the elevator...awesome! We enjoyed the many places to see wildlife, birdwatch and hike...Kiawah Island, Botany Bay Plantation, Caw Caw Interpretive Center and the Edisto Island Serpentarium were some favorites. The weekly price for this condo was more than worth it...what a great time we had! The owners are easy to work with and we thank them for sharing their condo.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Virginia

Best kept secret at Kiawah

  • 5 of 5

We had such a delightful stay at this condo. very well decorated and just steps from the beach., The owners were great to work with and I cannot wait to go back and stay in their condo. Very clean studio. Added plus was the laundry facilities at no charge. The beach area is very secluded and we had lots of fun riding bikes on all the bike paths.

This place is a definite RENT!!!!

Loved our stay....thank you so much


  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spartanburg, SC

Dave and Teresa

  • 5 of 5

Grear Villa. Clean and Quiet. Owners are very easy to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • 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."
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Bohiket Road
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
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. Bohiket Marina offers fishing guides and tours.


Rates & Availability

West Beach Village Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Rate 2
Mar 14 2017 - Apr 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Rate 4
Apr 28 2017 - May 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Rate 3
May 9 2017 - Aug 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Rate 5
Aug 11 2017 - Oct 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Oct 25 - Mar 13.......... $100/night or $600/week (except holidays).
March 14 - Apr 27, May 9-Aug 10........... $150/night or $900/week.
Apr 28-May 8 .......................... $135/night or $810/week..
Aug 11 - Oct 24........................... $125/night or $750/week.
Holiday weekends have special rates.
Monthly rental available.
We will add 12% South Carolina tax to the rates a

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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