It's hard not to be entranced by Kiawah Island's beauty, with varied wildlife and picturesque scenery abounding on this South Carolina barrier island. Cycling and walking are great ways to appreciate the natural delights, whilst fishing and enjoying the excellent golf courses are other rewarding activities. You'll find outstanding vacation rentals, including spacious oceanfront properties, so that you can let your cares drift away on the sea breeze.
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Compare and find a vacation home that fits your criteria among the 1,469 unique options from 6 vacation rental websites in Kiawah Island. HomeToGo, a vacation rental search engine, instantaneously compares all of these vacation rentals to help you save up to 63%!
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Popular Rental Amenities in Kiawah Island
Listed above are the most popular filters in Kiawah Island and the number of properties that offer them. In Kiawah Island, 1,496 properties provide "Kitchen". Consequently, if you need internet access during your vacation, select the Kitchen filter to compare these rentals. Not as many vacation rentals in Kiawah Island are available if you enjoy soaking in the hot tub or if you love sweating the stress away in saunas as "Sauna" and "Hot tub" are not very popular features in this destination.
Waterfront Vacation Rentals in Kiawah Island
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Try out the 'distance to water' filter while searching and discover the best waterfront homes for your vacation. There is a variety of vacation rentals in Kiawah Island that are located within walking distance from the coast. From dog-friendly rentals by the beach to waterfront rentals with jacuzzis, the ideal accommodation in Kiawah Island awaits - find it today with HomeToGo.
The Weather in Kiawah Island
You can see our climate diagram above. In the next 6 months, July will have higher average temperatures. January is the coolest month, with average minimal temperature reaching 41°. The rainiest month is August while the driest month is October.
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Where to Eat on Kiawah Island
1. Jasmine Porch
The food on Kiawah Island is as varied as it comes. But if you want to relish local Lowcountry fare, Jasmine Porch is the place to visit. This ocean view restaurant serves classic Southern cuisine with a touch of sophistication. Try their signature Shrimp & Grits.
2. The Ocean Room
The Ocean Room, a Forbes 4-star and AAA 4-Diamond eatery, is an upscale steakhouse ideal for fine-dining. Choose from the prime steaks and fresh seafood, and pair it with a glass of wine. The Lobster Mac & Cheese, Ribeye, and Foie Gras are favorites on the menu.
3. Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House
Visit the Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House for authentic smoked Southern BBQ. Enjoy tender, juicy ribs, onion rings, and the Four Cheese Mac in the outdoor seating area and take your pick from the impressive choice of local as well as imported craft and draft beers.
Tomasso at Turtle Point specializes in authentic Italian cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients. Tuck into hand-made pasta and pizzas served with delicious home-style sauces. The gnocchi made with jumbo lump crab and provolone piccante is a popular delight.
5. Night Heron Grill & Bar
At the Night Heron Grill & Bar, you can enjoy fresh local seafood and more by the poolside. This seasonal restaurant is also ideal for a family lunch after a fun time in the pool. Try their specialty sandwiches and grilled fish tacos with a refreshing cocktail from the bar.
Family Bonding Time
Bohicket Marina offers boat tours and fishing equipment, so the whole family can spend quality time together amidst the idyllic natural scenery of Kiawah Island. Rent a bike from one of the island's three rental companies and explore miles of coastal trails. The kids will love discovering the stunning, wildlife-filled tidal creeks and salt marshes.
Don't miss Captain Sam's Inlet, where you can see bottlenose dolphins feeding, whilst kayaking is a firm favourite with youngsters, who will be entertained by a variety of tidal trails and resort paddling tours to suit all experience levels.
Exploring the Island
With miles of beaches and coastal marshland to explore, Kiawah Island is all about the outdoors. Hiking is a great way to see the island, and one of the best vantage points is Marsh Hawk Tower, a wildlife viewing location accessed via the Kiawah River marshlands. Bring your binoculars and look out for the array of birds, or watch out for the alligators floating in nearby Bass Pond.
Venture out at dawn or dusk to see the many species that inhabit Kiawah's diverse woodlands and dunes, including bobcats, deer and foxes. Atmospheric East End Lagoon, home to the rare Snowy Plover bird, is also not to be missed.
5 Must-See Attractions on Kiawah Island
1. Beachwalker County Park
This idyllic beach is ideal for sunbathing and water sports. Take advantage of the picnic area and grill for laid-back barbecues as the sun goes down.
2. Kiawah Island Golf Resort
A glamorous resort with incredible coastal views, the Kiawah Island Golf Resort is the perfect place to tee off. Aside from golf, you can indulge in spa treatments or play a little tennis before a feast in the superb clubhouse restaurant.
3. Freshfields Village
Freshfields Village is a mall boasting shopping, dining and entertainment for every taste. With 60 events annually including a seasonal farmer's market, concerts and kids' events, there's always something exciting happening here.
4. Night Heron Park
Encounter the natural environment through the Nature Program at Night Heron Park. A diverse range of activities for the whole family, as well as beautiful flora and fauna await.
5. Osprey Point Golf Course
Completely renovated in 2014, this stunning course extends across maritime forests, lagoons and saltwater marshes. It was recently awarded a near-perfect 4.5 stars in Golf Digest's 'Best Places to Play' list.
Information about vacation rentals in Kiawah Island
|🏡 Vacation rentals||1,469 properties|
|💳 Possible discounts||up to 63%|
|🌙 Nightly prices starting at||$106|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Kitchen, Internet and Air conditioning|
|🐾 Pet friendly accommodations||172 properties|
|🏊 Vacation rentals with pools||553 properties|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the nightly price for a vacation home in Kiawah Island?
The price of a night's stay in Kiawah Island starts at $106. If you would like to stay in a house rental, the average price is $1,151 per night. A villa Kiawah Island will cost $513 per night on average.
How many vacation homes are available for booking in Kiawah Island?
Currently there are 1,469 vacation homes to choose from for your upcoming vacation.
What amenities are most popular for vacation rentals in Kiawah Island?
Most travelers search for Kitchen, Internet, and Air conditioning when booking a vacation rental in Kiawah Island.
How many vacation rentals with a pool are in Kiawah Island?
There are 553 vacation rentals across 6 providers in Kiawah Island.
Are dogs allowed in vacation rentals in Kiawah Island?
Finding a vacation home in Kiawah Island that allows dogs is definitely possible, with 172 pet-friendly available.
What's the best month to travel to Kiawah Island?
Kiawah Island has its warmest time of year in July and August, with average prices of $106 per night.
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