Shawn and Jeanette Lawson
About Shawn and Jeanette Lawson
About Property Managers, Shawn and Jeanette Lawson (Kiawah Island Getaways): Shawn's family discovered Kiawah in 1978 and returned year after year for two-week vacations. In 1985 we drove our VW Bug convertible to Kiawah and Shawn introduced me to Kiawah. I remember stepping over the dune boardwalk out in front of the Kiawah Island Inn and seeing Kiawah's wide, sandy beach for the first time - it was so brilliant it practically danced before my eyes. It was during this vacation that the two of us decided to set our sights on moving to this beautiful and fascinating place permanently. In 1988 our dreams came true and our U-Haul rattled across the Kiawah Island bridge (at that time it was nothing more than a wood-planked bridge). For the next four years we rented a 1-bedroom villa, 4251 Mariner's Watch. Shawn was so thrilled to be living on the island that he applied for the personalized South Carolina license plate 'KIAWAH' (which we still have today). In 1992, we built our first home on the island at 134 Conifer Lane. During construction, I gave birth to our first son Benjamin - he arrived 2 months early in an ambulance outside of the Kiawah Island Fire Station. In 2001, we purchased our first villa, a 1-bedroom, beachside Seascape and Kiawah Island Getaways was born. Once we got our feet wet with the villa rental business, it was a like a fever for us. We both really enjoyed furnishing, decorating and maintaining the villas - not to mention the new found fun of meeting and talking to all sorts of people about Kiawah. Because we really enjoy what we do, other Kiawah property owners noticed and we started managing their properties as well. Our whole family loves Kiawah and running Kiawah Island Getaways is a true family-run business. We personally prepare each villa prior to your arrival - because we want your stay to be perfect. We want you to fall in love with Kiawah too...and we know you will.
Shawn and Jeanette Lawson purchased this Villa in 2001
What makes this Villa unique
Located just 30 minutes from historic downtown Charleston, on Kiawah's West Beach, our premier Seascape Villa, the "Shade", has a wooded-view, is a 2-minute walk to the ocean and within a short walking distance to shops, restaurants, golf and tennis.
Fantastic property, fantastic getaway !!
The Shade is a beautiful villa...if possible even nicer than the photos. The owners have done an amazing job of thinking of every detail needed to make your stay a great one. It is obvious from the perfect cleanliness and perfectly maintained furniture and fixtures that the owners take great pride in this villa. The owners themselves were great to work with. All of their communication with us was detailed, friendly, and professional. I look forward to renting from them again for another great Kiawah getaway.
Everything about the stay was perfect. The proximity to the beach was great! The property owners were readily available and very helpful.
Absolutely our favorite rental ever!!
You can book this unit with total confidence! The owners were awesome and keep their unit in "like new condition" with all sorts of amenity surprises. Everything about the rental was easy from booking, to the short walk to the great, wide beach. This was our first visit to Kiawah Island and we loved the Shade's location. Can't wait to find time to go back in the Fall !!
My daughter and I had a great time and your condo was just perfect for us. So glad we found your place!
Our 3rd time staying at The Shade. We absolutely love Kiawah and Kiawah Island Getaways is part of the reason we keep coming back every year! Close to shopping, restaurants and beach. Couldn't ask for a better location and the view isn't too shabby either. Thank you Shawn and Jeannette for making our stay so great!
Another wonderful getaway
It was an amazing place to stay while in Kiawah. This was our fourth visit through Kiawah Island Getaways but first time in this villa. We absolutely loved it, it is very close to the beach, quite and secluded place. The interior is beautifully and tastefully decorated with comfortable bed and luxurious linens. Shawn and Jeanette are great people to plan your next getaway.
Kiawah Island has it all for a family or golf vacation, Beach, Swim in the calm waters of the Atlantic or simply stroll Kiawah's incredible 10-mile long unspoiled beach from one end to the other even at high tide, Watch the seagulls fly overhead and the pelican dive for their dinner while the dolphin play in the water and the shrimp boats troll in the distance, Hiking and Wildlife Viewing, Kiawah has over 30 miles of safe, paved paths which meander through woods and past lagoons, These are home to alligators, turtles, deer, egrets, herons, and a host of other shore birds, Kiawah is ranked among the top golf resort destinations, There are five world-class championship courses, Kiawah was rated America's #1 Tennis Resort by Tennis Magazine, Visit Bohicket Marina for boat rentals, deep sea fishing, Enjoy local canoeing, crabbing, shrimping, and fishing in the nearby tidals marshes and creeks.