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Best Rentals for A Family Vacation on Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island is a small and beautifully preserved barrier island on the South Carolina coastline, only 25 miles from historic Charleston. Voted one of the “Top 15 Islands in the Continental US” by Travel+Leisure, Kiawah is a private, gated community with 10 miles of Atlantic beaches, mesmerizing marshlands and maritime forests teeming with shorebirds and wildlife, world-class golf and tennis, unique family activities, and 30 miles of flat, paved and family-friendly bike paths to have fun exploring the island.

Kiawah Exclusives has a hand-picked portfolio of vacation rentals in Kiawah Island’s upscale villa communities or, if you prefer the quiet of a private home, our rental portfolio includes family vacation homes for every style and size with features and amenities that will make your kids forget about their devices instantly!

Whether your tribe is activity inclined, beach-bound or dreaming of oceanfront fairways, Kiawah Island offers a welcome reprieve from the daily grind! You can pick your views, home amenities and location to customize your vacation, and spend quality family time together in a true home-away-from-home. Kiawah Island is not just a vacation for your kids, it’s an experience they’ll never forget!

Kiawah Exclusives Family Vacation Rentals – West Beach Village


Time and tides drift blissfully in West Beach, Kiawah Island’s oldest neighborhood with quiet villa communities, family vacation homes and quintessential beach cottages nestled in the natural Lowcountry landscapes, prime access to Kiawah Island’s pristine beaches and an abundance of old world charm for a relaxing family vacation on the South Carolina coastline.

West Beach Village is anchored by the Cougar Point Golf Course & Clubhouse and is a short bike ride on the Kiawah Island bike paths to the resort activities in East Beach Village, family-friendly restaurants and events at Freshfields Village, and water tours and activities at Bohicket Marina.

Featured West Beach Village Vacation Rentals with Pools


156 Sea Marsh Drive

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 4 – Cougar Point Golf Course Views | Beach Access: Boardwalk 10

This contemporary Cougar Point golf home in West Beach Village is beautifully appointed with modern interiors, desks for homeschooling or remote work from the beach, and a peaceful deck with a private pool overlooking the fairways. A short walk or 5-minute bike ride to the beach.

363 RED BAY

4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 10 – Lagoon Views | Beach Access: Boardwalk 12

This private West Beach vacation home sits lagoon front in a quiet cul de sac on the Cougar Point Golf Course, a welcoming golf retreat with a private pool and all the comforts of home for a family vacation. A short 4-minute walk and you’re at the beach!  

West Beach Village – Family Vacation Rental Homes


53 Eugenia Oceanfront
4 Bedroom, 4 Bathrooms,
Sleeps 10
Oceanfront on Eugenia Avenue
Private Beach Boardwalk
87 Surfscoter Lane
4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom,
Sleeps 10
Lagoon Views
One Block from Boardwalk 10
104 Surfscoter Lane
4 Bedroom, 3 bathroom, Sleeps 8
Lagoon Views
One Block from Boardwalk 10
99 Surfscoter Lane
3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Beach Cottage with Golf Views
One Block from Boardwalk 10
119 Surfscoter Lane
4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, Sleeps 9
Wooded Views
One Block from Boardwalk 10
121 Surfscoter Lane
3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Wooded Views
One Block from Boardwalk 10
79 Bittern Court
4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom,
Sleeps 8
Cougar Point Golf Course & Lagoon Views
3-minute walk to Boardwalk 10
81 Bittern Court
3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom,
Sleeps 6
Cougar Point Golf Course & Lagoon Views
3-minute walk to Boardwalk 10
350 Low Oak Woods
4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom,
Sleeps 8
Golf Home on 11th hole of Cougar Point
8-minute walk to Boardwalk 12
175 Marsh Hawk Lane
3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Kiawah River Vacation Home with Marsh Views
Less than a mile to the beach
9 Greensward Road
3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
Cottage near Cougar Point Golf Course
Walk or ride to Boardwalk 7 & 8

Kiawah Exclusives Family Vacation Rentals – East Beach Village


Atlantic Beach is a desirable East Beach Village neighborhood on the Turtle Point Golf Course – nestled between The Sanctuary in East Beach Village and Vanderhorst Plantation. These private Kiawah vacation homes are in a prime location to experience the best of Kiawah Island without having to venture far!

Kiawah Exclusives selection of Atlantic Beach vacation homes offer world-class golf on your doorstep, pristine Atlantic beaches in under 3 minutes, endless family adventures at nearby Night Heron Park, award-winning tennis camps a short stroll away, and a neighborhood pool on select vacation homes for summer fun on Kiawah Island.

43 Muirfield Lane
5 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom,
Sleeps 11
Lagoon Views & Community Pool
3-minute walk to Boardwalk 28
18 Atlantic Beach
4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom,
Sleeps 8
Lagoon Views & Community Pool
3-minute walk to Boardwalk 28
13 Atlantic Beach Court
5 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom,
Sleeps 10
Lagoon Views & Community Pool
3-minute walk to Boardwalk 28

Kiawah Exclusives Family Vacation Rentals – Vanderhorst Plantation


Vanderhorst Plantation is a private gated community on the eastern end of the island with an exclusive selection of luxury vacation homes, a choice of tranquil lagoon, marsh, golf course or ocean views, and the best pool homes for rent on Kiawah Island!

A family vacation in Vanderhorst Plantation allows you to disconnect (and reconnect!) in a natural and quintessential Lowcountry setting, play on miles of secluded Atlantic shoreline, a hop on your bikes for a scenic family ride to Kiawah Island’s world-class amenities, activities and year-round family friendly events. The Osprey Point Golf Course and iconic Kiawah Island Ocean Course make Vanderhorst Plantation a prime location for golf vacations on Kiawah Island.

Featured Vanderhorst Plantation Vacation Rentals with Private Pools


81 Surfsong Road

5 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, Sleeps 10 – Lagoon Views | Beach Access: Boardwalk 31

This spectacular lagoon front Vanderhorst Plantation vacation home near Turtle Point boasts luxury indoor and outdoor living with multiple decks, a private infinity pool & spa on Canvasback Pond, and beach access across the street.

17 Surfsong Road

5 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 10 – Lagoon Views | Beach Access: Boardwalk 31 & 32

Stay across from the beach in this welcoming Carolina coastal family home situated in a tranquil tropical setting on Canvasback Pond. This spacious family vacation home features beautifully-appointed interiors, furnished outdoor living areas, and a sundeck with a private pool for summer fun at home.

192 Ryder Cup

4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 10 – Lagoon Views | Beach Access: Boardwalk 31 & 32

Across the lagoon is our newest Kiawah Island pool home, 192 Ryder Cup. A sparkling, private pool wraps the front of the home, and you can watch the kids play from the sun deck or shaded screened porch. This home offers serene seclusion only minutes from Kiawah Island’s top family activities.

230 Glen Abbey

6 Bedroom, 6.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 12 – Turtle Point Golf Course Views | Beach Access: Boardwalk 31 & 32

Watch the golfers play from your private pool on the 4th hole of Turtle Point Golf Course at 230 Glen Abbey. This beautifully renovated vacation home is perfect for a family golf getaway on Kiawah Island and is only a short 7-minute walk down the scenic Alley of Oaks to the beach.

151 Augusta National Court

5 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, Sleeps 10 – Golf & Lagoon Views | Beach Access: Boardwalk 31 & 32

151 Augusta National Court is another sought after Turtle Point golf home with a pool. This classic Lowcountry vacation home boasts timeless interiors and a large lagoon front deck with a private pool overlooking the fairways of Turtle Point.

77 Forestay

6 Bedroom, 4.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 12 – Wooded Views | Beach Access: Boardwalk 34

This luxury Kiawah Island beach home offers the ultimate escape for large groups or families with plenty of space to gather (and spread out), a private shaded deck and swimming pool, and a beach boardwalk to the ocean. You can get the kids from the beach to the pool in minutes!

87 Jackstay Court

5 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom, Sleeps 10 – Wooded Views | Beach Access: Boardwalk 34

If you’re a group of families traveling together, 87 Jackstay Court is nestled in the live oaks only a few homes down along the beach boardwalk. This exclusive Vanderhorst beach home boasts prime beach access, a sparkling swimming pool and landscaped gardens for the kids to play.

171 Flyaway Drive

6 Bedroom, 8 Bathroom, Sleeps 12 – Ocean Views | Beach Access: Boardwalk 39

This exceptional Vanderhorst Plantation vacation rental sets the benchmark for luxury oceanfront living on Kiawah Island. Nestled in lush tropical landscapes, this elegant plantation style home boasts 6,500 sq feet of luxury interiors, a private saltwater infinity pool, and boardwalk access to the beach.

5 Avocet

5 Bedroom, 5.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 12 – Lagoon Views | Beach Access: Boardwalk 38 & 39

Spend your family vacation on the fairways of the Osprey Point Golf Course! This luxury Kiawah golf home features modern upgrades throughout (including an elevator!), lagoon views from almost every room, and a private deck and pool with views of the golf course and lagoon. You’re a short bike ride or walk to the beach. 

595 Piping Plover

5 Bedroom, 5.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 10 – Marsh Views | Beach Access: Boardwalk 38

This unique cedar shingle Vanderhorst vacation home is situated in a quiet, wooded cul de sac on the Osprey Point Golf Course with elegant designer interiors, a screened in porch, and spacious outdoor wraparound deck with an inviting private pool and golf course views. 

202 Horned Grebe Court

4 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom, Sleeps 8 – Lagoon Views | Beach Access: Boardwalk 33 to 37

This Osprey Point Golf Course home is nestled on the shores of Buffalo Pond and is dressed to impress even the most distinguished guests! Guests are indulged with luxury interiors, a spacious lagoon front deck furnished for comfort, and a private pool and spa overlooking the lagoon.

44 Trumpet Creeper Lane

4 Bedroom, 4.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 8 – Wooded Views | Beach Access: 37 & 38

44 Trumpet Creeper Lane is the ideal Vanderhorst vacation home for multi-generational family gatherings. This welcoming vacation rental features a main house and separate cottage for guests to spread out, and a central courtyard with a private pool for your Kiawah Island vacation. A short bike ride on the Kiawah Island trails gets you to the beach.

417 Snowy egret lane

6 Bedroom, 5.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 14 – Marsh Views | Beach Access: Boardwalk 39 & 40

Nature lovers are drawn to this spectacular Lowcountry retreat on Cinder Creek. 417 Snowy Egret Lane is a luxury Vanderhorst Plantation home surrounded by marshlands, nature and breathtaking views. The outdoor deck is built around a towering ancient oak with shaded areas to unwind and a saltwater swimming pool. Bring your binoculars for undisturbed wildlife viewing on Kiawah Island!

12 Falcon Point Road

5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10 – Marsh Views | Beach Access: Boardwalk 40

Equally luxurious Lowcountry living awaits at 12 Falcon Point, a private Kiawah Island plantation style home in the heart of Vanderhorst Plantation. Soak up complete seclusion and forever marsh views from the plantation style porches, take scenic family bike rides to the beach, and create lifelong memories in your private pool home on Kiawah Island – the best way to spend a family vacation!

328 Moon Tide Lane

5 Bedroom, 4.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 12 – Views | Beach Access: Beach Parking nearby on Boardwalk 41

328 Moon Tide Lane is the ultimate luxury private island retreat on Kiawah Island! Situated in a remarkable setting on over 2 acres of Kiawah riverfront in The Preserve, one of Kiawah Island’s most desirable neighborhoods, this home boasts designer interiors, high-end amenities and luxury outdoor living with a wrap-around deck, private pool & spa, and unmatched views over the marshlands. Kiawah Island’s trails lead to the beach or you’re a short drive from beach parking.

97 Bass Creek Lane

5 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, Sleeps 10 – Marsh & Creek Views | Beach Access: Bike through Ocean Course to Beach Boardwalk

Color Me Kiawah is an award-winning Kiawah Island vacation home and one of the most impressive vacation rentals on Kiawah Island. From the elegant designer interiors and high-end amenities to luxury outdoor living spaces, private pool and spa, and awe-inspiring panoramas of the Lowcountry landscapes, you’ll want to book an extended stay on Kiawah Island and never leave!

0 Ocean Course

5 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, Sleeps 10 – Marsh, Creek & Ocean Views | Beach Access: 5-minute walk to Boardwalk 40

This luxury Vanderhorst Plantation home offers the complete Kiawah Island package – a short walk to the beach, minutes to the award-winning Ocean Course, and marsh, tidal creek and ocean views! The guest experience is enhanced with luxury outdoor living including multi-level decks, an expansive entertainment area, and a sundeck with a private pool and shaded gazebo.

Vanderhorst Plantation – Family Vacation Rental Homes


21 Surfsong
3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Vanderhorst Plantation
Lagoon Views
Beach Access: Boardwalk 31-32
249 Glen Abbey
3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
Vanderhorst Plantation
Golf View Home
Beach Access: Boardwalk 31-32
245 Glen Abbey
4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom,
Sleeps 10
Vanderhorst Plantation
Golf View Home
Beach Access: Boardwalk 31-32
239 Glen Abbey
4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Vanderhorst Plantation
Golf View Home on Turtle Point
Beach Access: Boardwalk 31-32
205 Glen Abbey
5 Bedroom, 4.5 Bathroom,
Sleeps 12
Vanderhorst Plantation
Lagoon Views
Beach Access: Boardwalk 31-32
193 Ryder Cup
4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom,
Sleeps 8
Vanderhorst Plantation
Lagoon Views
Beach Access: Boardwalk 31-32
6 Governors Drive
3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
Vanderhorst Plantation
Wooded Views
Beach Access: Boardwalk 32
15 Ocean Green
3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Vanderhorst Plantation Rental
Golf Views & Community Pool
Beach Access: Boardwalk 29-30
8 Bufflehead Drive
3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Vanderhorst Plantation
Lagoon Front Vacation Home  
Beach Access: Boardwalk 33
308 Ocean Oaks
3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom,
Sleeps 6
Vanderhorst Plantation
Marsh View Home
Beach Access: Boardwalk 40
594 Piping Plover
4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, Sleeps 9
Vanderhorst Plantation
Osprey Point Golf Home
Beach Access: Boardwalk 38
305 Ocean Oaks
4 Bedroom, 4.5 Bathroom,
Sleeps 8
Vanderhorst Plantation
Marsh View Home
Beach Access: Boardwalk 40
130 Turnberry Drive
3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom,
Sleeps 6
Vanderhorst Plantation Home
Turtle Point Golf Course views
Beach Access: Boardwalk 32
411 Ocean Oaks
4 Bedroom, 4.5 Bathroom,
Sleeps 10
Vanderhorst Plantation
Lagoon Views
Beach Access: Boardwalk 40
23 Marsh Cottage Lane
3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Vanderhorst Plantation Home
Marsh Views
Beach Access: Boardwalk 39-40
280 Doral Open
4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, Sleeps 9
Turtle Point Golf Course
Vacation Home
Beach Access: Boardwalk 31

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