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Villas at Kiawah Island Resorts
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Not fancy but clean”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the tennis villa 4743. It was a last minute problem with our dog sitter, and the Sanctuary moved our reservation to a villa that allowed dogs, so nice of them! No fee or fine for late changes. We wanted the fancy of the Sanctuary (which was beautiful for New Year's Eve celebration), so at first the utilitarian apartment was disappointing. It grew on me. Clean, firm mattressed, king size bedroom plus nice double twins for our daughter.....and the pooch was happy. Close to the Sanctuary and shuttles get you all over. Restaurants very good.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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drgolfermd
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14 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

We stayed at WEST BEACH(furthest away from the Sanctuary)- #3624 Seaside Villas for a weekend golf getaway. The 1 bedroom lower level was very basic and not the cleanest place unfortunately. The unit was very dark and gloomy..almost made it uncomfortable to stay there. No view except for the road..It was very quiet because it was during low season. Fortunately, we were out and about with amazing golf, strolls on the beach and dinners at the sanctuary! The bed was horrible..there was the thick foam "mattress" on top of a mattress that did not even fit the size of the bed so your pillows would fall into the large gap. The bathroom was grimey with poor water pressure.

The golf was spectacular...We only played Ocean and Turtle Point. Ocean Course was magical...with the fresh ocean air...varied and interesting layout...great shape of the greens and fairways...the guy that checked us in at the clubhouse had a bit of an attitude and the caddie was sneaking alcohol and smoking..not pleasant. it didn't matter because the experience was amazing!!!

Turtle Point was a nice course...some lagoon water holes...3 ocean holes(14-16)..completely empty which was soo nice. it's a good shape..the staff were all so friendly.

I can't wait to check out the other courses and replay the OCEAN COURSE!!!

As for the Sanctuary Hotel--- we will definitely be staying at the hotel next time around(although we have a little pug so might have to stay in a nicer villa). The main restaurant impressed, and i've eaten ALL AROUND THE WORLD..including French Laundry(it's NOT french laundry as nothing compres...but...The service was wonderful(except the dishes were served very slowly..not sure why because the place was not full)..but what a treat..the filet mignon melted in your mouth...the trout cooked to perfection...the "cheesecake" stripped down was wonderful.. etc etc. the fixed menu with wine pairings is the way to go. in addition, the valet guys were awesome both nights at the sanctuary...they baby sat our pug in the car..5++++ for that!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

I stayed in the Windswept villas, the proximity to the beautiful beach is amazing. Everything is very convenient, the pool, bike paths and town center are all great. The only problem is that not all the villas have been updated to the same extent so choose wisely. Regardless I would definitely recommend it, I loved it and can't wait to get back

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Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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San Diego
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

We stayed at Shipwatch Villas, #2369. These are all privately owned and rented out through the resort, so each villa will be slightly different from its neighbors. Ours was on the third floor (of four) which allowed a great oceanview. It's a two minute walk to the beach via a boardwalk over a dune area that didn't obstruct the view. First floor units might have difficulty seeing the water over the dunes, however. The elevators are fast and rarely shared with other guests.

Our furnishings were of reasonable quality--a very comfortable bed, a serviceable kitchen, a great bathroom with twin sinks and a nice shower. Lighting is adequate, especially with the windows open. Very private. The ocean views were perfect out both the living room windows and the sliding door/terrace off the bedroom. We saw deer playing on the beach. We walked the beach and found a nice assortment of shells. We did not see any palmetto bugs (first weekend in Nov.), and only a couple of flies. This is probably not the best family vacation spot for small children, but a great adult destination. And a golfer's paradise.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Kiawah Island is a perfect vacation spot for visitors to Charleston or residents. Beautiful golf courses, scenery, beaches, walking/hiking trails. Fabulous restaurants and wonderful villa's for the entire family. Loved that they provided resort transportation for guests where ever you needed to go. Every employee that I had the opportunity to come in contact was nothing short of exemplarily - they know what customer service is all about. They are informative & friendly. This resort is pure Charleston and I highly recommend it for a short weekend or a week long family retreat or business conference. Charleston at it's best!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Marietta, Georgia, USA
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

Rented a villa for a long weekend to go to a wedding at the Sanctuary. It was clean, plenty of room, and lots of trails so could take a bike to anywhere on the island from our villa. Had a great time.

Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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64 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

Very nice villa on a beautiful beach. Close enough to hear the ocean from the balcony in the evening.very happy with villa and the ease of renting directly through the kiawah resort. Villa description 100% accurate.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Villas at Kiawah Island Resorts

Property: Villas at Kiawah Island Resorts
Address: 12 Kiawah Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Kiawah Island
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Kiawah Island
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Villas At Kiawah Island Hotel Kiawah Island
Villas At Kiawah Island Resorts South Carolina

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