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Inlet Cove Cottage on Kiawah Island Close to Beach (Sleeps 6)

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Come to the number one resort on the East Coast of the USA in historic low-country SC minutes from Charleston. Golf, bike, kayak, swim, play tennis, walk the beach, watch dolphin and manatees as well as all of the shore birds and birds indigenous to the lush maritime forest! Visit historic Charleston and the plantations of the Ashley and Cooper Rivers. Shop and dine in style both on the Island and in Charleston! Our house comfortably holds six and features a master bedroom with its own bath and king-sized bed as well as two other bedrooms each having two twin beds and sharing another bathroom. The kitchen is well-equipped--we use the house often and keep our favorite videos, games, and books on hand to share. The beach is an easy walk from the house, as are the pool/baby pool and dock! Crab or fish from the dock or from the bridge just behind our house. Come relax and watch the river and the birds on our screened porch, y'all!

Keywords: villa, cottage #40, single-family, Inlet Cove, River access, pool access, dock access, beach, biking, golf, tennis, Charleston, Spoleto, kayaking

More Details

Paul Smolen
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 January, 2018

About Paul Smolen

Three families own our house. They include two physicians, two lawyers, a teacher/speech therapist, and a nurse, as well as our adult children. We have all known each other for years and enjoy each other as well as the house. Our children have grown up spending time at Kiawah in this house--it is very much a part of their childhoods! Several of us are ace tennis players, most of us love to bike, and several of us are serious kayakers. We all love John Wayne, as you'll be able to tell from our video collection. We never tire of exploring Charleston and the low country. Once you come, you'll be hooked, too!

Paul Smolen purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Paul Smolen chose West Beach

We all live in North Carolina, four to six hours from Kiawah, so we can easily drive down for a long weekend. We love Inlet Cove's location on the Kiawah River, giving us access to boating and fishing as well as bird and dolphin watching. The location is gated and secure, making it a marvelous place to let children roam. If you can swim, you are safe at Kiawah!

What makes this cottage unique

Inlet Cove is located on the Kiawah River, giving residents access to river life as well as to the miles of pristine beach. You can bike to Fresh Fields, the shopping village linking Kiawah and Seabrook Islands, with its upscale grocery store, restaurants, and shopping. Kiawah offers seven champion golf courses as well as two tennis centers. Bike rentals, kayak/canoe tours, bird-watching tours, dolphin-watching tours are all available.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in West Beach in Kiawah Island

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master bath with new walk-in shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveller reviews)

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Inlet Cove Cottage on Kiawah Island Close to Beach (Sleeps 6)
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

40 Inlet Cove

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place and a beautiful location.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you had a pleasant time at our Kiawah home. Safe travels home.
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Lovely place to stay in Kiawah

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully presented cottage in a great location, close to beach and pool. The pictures really reflect how nicely done up the cottage is, and it is also really clean and well maintained. We had a great time here and enjoyed cycling, looking for dolphins and alligators (yes and yes!) and fishing off the private community jetty. We enjoyed a meal at Chez Fish and went into Charleston a couple of times (Fort Sumter, historic house visits).

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knoxville, TN

Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for a family vacation. The owners were available and went out of their way to make sure our stay was perfect. I will be back and I will stay at this place.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waxhaw, NC

Marathon Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this house with two other couples for marathon weekend this year. We had never visited Kiawah Island before and we absolutely loved it. This house was exactly what we hoped it would be. It featured a spacious and comfortable living space. So many extras and many ammenities. A pond in the back and bridge nearby. We will definitely be making this trip again. A nice little escape to this quiet and peaceful home awaits you here.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Dec-2012
  • Date of Stay: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, North Carolina

Wonderful house for families and couples

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been coming to the house for the last 10 years and have found it a perfect location to relax. I particularly enjoy biking and kayaking. The Kiawah biking options were good from the beginning but have gotten better in the last couple of years with the improved bikeway access to Fresh Fields shopping area. Equally amazing is the kayak/canoe access to the river. Several times we've been there during a full moon and kayaked on the river with a full moon shining. Very memorable experiences!

The owners have done a great job keeping the house maintained and updated. Several years ago the house was painted inside and out and kitchen updated. This last winter a new hard wood floor was installed in the living room.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2011
  • Date of Stay: March 2002
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dean, Thanks for those nice comments. You and your family are always welcome at Kiawah!
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This house is fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this house at least a dozen times in the past 10 years. It has become my family's go-to beach rental! The house is comfortable and well-decorated. It has a prime location in Inlet Cove and is only a few minutes walk to the beach. We love sitting on the screen porch listening to the birds, going to the dock, biking on the extensive trails...It is the perfect beach house! You'll fall in love with it during your first stay!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2011
  • Date of Stay: March 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Freshfields, Kiawah Island
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Five golf courses on Kiawah Island
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I-526 SC
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Freshfields, Kiawah Island
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Car: recommended

In addition to all of the water sports, golf, tennis, biking, and walking, good shopping is available at Freshfields. Fifteen minutes away is the only tea plantation in the US: Charleston Tea, open daily for tours and tea tasting. Within a twenty minute drive are the Ashley Road plantations, including Middleton Gardens. Of course, historic Charleston is only 20 minutes by car with all of it's history, museums, fine dining.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in West Beach, South Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Jan 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
3 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
26 May 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Sep 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Rate 4/12/14-4/19/14 is $1450.
Note-We require a $300 security deposit at time of booking. We will refund the deposit at the end of your stay, provided the house is undamaged. We will also refund the deposit if you cancel more than sixty days before your vacation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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