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Category: Travel Tips & Questions
We haven't been to Kiawah Island since our honeymoon 17 yrs. ago. At that time, the island only had accomodations and a small (very small) store for bare necessities. There weren't very many restaurants either. This was perfect for a private honeymoon but now we'd like to return for a visit with our 7 and 13 yr. old girls. Have there been any additions such as a grocery store, etc?
-- C Stroupe - Thursday, May 6, 2004 at 08:15:26

Category: Places to Stay
We have been visiting Kiawah Island every summer for 9 years. We will be visiting Kiawah from March 26-April 3rd, 2004 and would like to bring our very well-behaved dog (she's a former Canine Campanion for the handicapped and very well trained). Does anyone know of any rental properties that accept/allow dogs? (We are looking to purchase real estate on Kiawah during this trip (or shortly thereafter) and want to make sure that our dog will adjust to spending summer months at the beach.) 
-- Janice Colangelo - Sunday, March 21, 2004 at 15:46:14

Category: Places to Stay
Please send information regarding Kiawa Island
-- Debbie Glasper ( - Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at 13:26:41

Category: General Area
Kiawah is a unique and precious island with a sub-tropical climate offering lush, natural beauty lovingly preserved and protected by its inhabitants. Besides the wonderful array of flora and fauna, opportunities abound for a myriad of family outdoor activities. Having moved here from the NYC metropolitan area, I truly appreciate all that island living has to offer on Kiawah. 
-- Barbara Callaway ( - Sunday, February 8, 2004 at 14:14:27

Category: Places to Stay
We are looking for lodging on Kiawa Island for the 2nd week in August, 2004, for 4 people and 2 small, well behaved dogs, any suggestion?
-- Jennifer Patterson ( - Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 00:51:33

Category: General Area
We are looking at a family reunion during the early part of July 2004. We will need 6 rooms for a min of 2 per room and one family of 4. Any one have a good place to stay and some activities. 
-- Michael Ruede ( - Sunday, December 14, 2003 at 11:32:13

Category: Places to Stay
I am planning a family reunion weekend for May 21-24, 2004 in Kiawah Island. This will be our first time there. I need an ocean front rental for 18 adults. Does anyone have any recommendations? My e-mail address Thanks in advance. 
-- Rajat Shah ( - Saturday, December 6, 2003 at 13:53:57

Category: General Area
Kiawah is absolutely beautiful. Every attempt is made to keep the beauty of nature within a resort area.
-- diane craver ( - Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 15:49:20

Category: Restaurants
My daughter wants the beach to be a backdrop for her wedding. I am looking for a nice beachfront restaurant to host an elegant casual wedding for 80 guests in the Charleston, S. C. area.
-- Ruth Pelletier ( - Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 17:34:28

Category: General Area
we need reasonable, pet friendly lodging in kiawah for a month this winter 2003. 
-- jerry schmidt ( - Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 17:32:30

Category: General Area
I am looking for a job on the Island. I live on the island durring the summer. I have been going there all my life and have skills in carpentry, gardening, cleaning, landscaping, and beech patrol. Please E-mail me if you would like to contact me. Thankyou, 
-- Brian Davis ( - Sunday, October 12, 2003 at 15:55:07

Category: General Area
I am looking for a good photographer to use for a fmily black and white picture while we are visiting Kiawah? Do you know of any?
-- Debi McAlister ( - Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 11:35:25

Category: Fishing Tips & Info
Can anyone recommend a good fishing charter company and give specifics about what you liked? Thanks.
-- Rose Anderson ( - Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at 12:27:27

Category: Places to Stay
My husband, son and I vacation with my sister and her family each summer. We are thinking of going to Kiwah Island next summer and are trying to gather information. Can anyone recommend a nice 3 bedroom/two (or three) bath home to rent for a week? We prefer for two of the bedrooms to have king sized beds. Any help would be appreciated.
-- Kathy Jesse ( - Monday, August 11, 2003 at 22:48:27

Category: Travel Tips & Questions
My husband and I will need internet access during our week vacation. Any ideas?
-- Amy Cummings ( - Wednesday, July 9, 2003 at 09:50:47

Category: Things to Do
Are there any local u-pick farms in the area? Or close to Kiawah Island?
-- Barbara Ryan ( - Friday, June 27, 2003 at 17:38:33

Category: Places to Stay
My husband and I would like to visit Kiwah Island July 2nd and would like some suggestions on where is a good place to stay. We will be accompanied by 3 small children and aren't looking for anything real fancy for this trip. It will be our first trip to Kiwah Island.
-- Melissa Harris ( - Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 14:14:34

Category: General Area
I can't even begin to explain how much i love this place. every year i look forward to going and are upset everytime i leave. all the surroundings are invredible and there is so much to do while relaxing. i would recommend this place to anyone.
-- jessica stewart ( - Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at 21:46:50

Category: Places to Stay
My wife and I are looking for a clean nice place to stay near the beach on the island sometime in July. If anyone has any vacancy or suggestions please email me at Thanks, Jason May
-- Jason May ( - Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 16:07:20

Category: Places to Stay
My wife and I would like to stay on Kiwah Island for a week sometime during the months of July and August. Any recomendtions would be appreciated.
-- stuart schwartz ( - Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at 18:53:19

Category: Places to Stay
My husband and I are interested in visiting Kiawah this August. Any suggestions on 1 Bedroom accomodations? Is the West beach or East beach a better place to stay?
-- Sarah Jerman ( - Friday, April 25, 2003 at 20:53:20

Category: General Area
Hello! My family of 6 would like to visit Kiawah Island the week of June 9, 2003. If at all possible, we would like to bring our 3 dogs (2 labs, 1 chihuahua). We are responsible pet owners, and will do our part to maintain the property the way we found it. If there are any accomodations for us, please let us know. Thanks...The Marcelo Family
-- Jocelyn Marcelo ( - Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 21:05:22

Category: Places to Stay
We are looking for a house to rent in Inlet Cove for a couple of weeks in July. We really would like a river view. Can anyone help us out? Thanks-Jane
-- jane yancey ( - Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 08:28:55
Category: Places to Stay

My family would like to visit Kiawah Island the week of April 12 -20. Any recommendations on accommodations beachfront or beach view would be greatly appreciated.
-- sharon Reece ( - Sunday, March 16, 2003 at 22:49:19

Category: General Area
Reunioning family of 14-16 needs house or two adjacent houses on or near beach for one week in april 2003. What's available? Six or seven bedrooms needed.
-- ARLINE WILLS (AKWILLS@ATTBI.COM) - Saturday, March 15, 2003 at 11:35:53

Category: General Area
Would like to rent a very nice 2 Bedroom Place for 2 weeks or a Month that accepts pets on Kiawah Island. Due to problems with dog (hips) we would need a place without a ton of steps. Neat, Clean, and equipped are important to us. We are very responsible pet owners and clean people who respect other's property. Thank You... 
-- Charles Creely ( - Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 17:09:05

Category: General Area
We are thinking of vacationing on Kiawah Island this July or August. We have five children ranging from 20 to 5. We are looking for comments about the weather at that time and general comments regarding a family vacation on the island. Are there accommodation recommendations? Is it too humid in July?
-- Dan Kardel ( - Sunday, March 2, 2003 at 20:39:20

Category: Places to Stay
I( a 71 year old unmarried widower) together with my six children, their three spouses and 10 grandchildren would like to stay at Kiawah Island. We stayed there each in our own apartments in 1998 for a period of 9 days. We were there in August. We would like to return for another visit. I believe it would be more economical to stay in a house on the island. We rented bicycles for our travel around the island. Would anyone reading this note be able to e-speak with me about the availability of a house in September 2003? I believe the end of September would be preferable. We would stay for an overall period of 9 days.
-- Charles Scudder ( - Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 13:34:01

Category: General Area
We stayed in an oceanfront condo on Kiawah Island for the first time in November 2002. The weather was gorgeous. The island is wonderful. Peaceful, very quiet with beautiful beaches. Definitely a family-oriented place, but romantic for a couple. You can't go wrong with any one of the restaurants. It's proximity to Charleston enables you to have the best of both worlds. Definitely rent bikes - you see so much more of the island. We will certainly go back - as often as we can. This is a gorgeous, beautifully landscaped place - if you golf, it is paradise. If you don't golf, it is paradise! 
-- Karen Anderson ( - Tuesday, February 4, 2003 at 10:14:51

Category: General Area
I was first introduced to Kiawah about 5-6 years ago. There is no other place on earth I would rather be. It is serenity at it's best! The island is so beautiful and so well maintained. My daughter fell in love with the place and I always felt so secure in letting her go and have fun with her friends. I am planning a trip back this year after having missed the last couple of years. The dolphins are great to see early in the morning when they come into feed and you can walk forever into the ocean when the tide is out! Visit, you will not regret your decision! I call it "my piece of heaven on earth".
-- Dana Bird ( - Friday, February 3, 2003 at 14:18:03

Category: Places to Stay
i am participating in the marathon on 12/14. I need a place to stay~ any idea?
-- Norma Lloyd ( - Tuesday, December 5, 2002 at 14:38:56

Category: Places to Stay
Hi, My husband & I went to Kiawa with his family years ago...we loved the place...would now love to share Kiawa with our beautiful daughter...looking for a home or condo as close to the water as possible for the week of 16Feb03 - 22Feb03...thank you.
-- Sylvia Bastian ( - Sunday, October 6, 2002 at 16:44:05

Category: Places to Stay
My husband and I would like to stay in Kiawah and would like recommendations on where to stay as a couple for our anniversary. Would someone recommend a few accommodations that will be on (or close) to the beach that will fit this bill? Reviews on when the best time to visit this Island would help, as well. THANKS!
-- Debbie ( - Tuesday, October 1, 2002 at 12:38:53

Category: Places to Stay
I am looking for a reasonable rental for a Christmas Gift for sometime in May/2003. Could you please send some info ?
-- Becky Seagle ( - Monday, September 23, 2002 at 09:53:53

Category: Places to Stay
We used to visit Kiawah back in the 90's while living in Knoxville,TN, we had only 2 children at the time. We have now relocated to Atlanta after having moved with my husband's job to several locations too far to vacation in Kiawah and we are now anxious to get back to Kiawah. Our family has grown to total 6 now and upon research found that Kiawah rentals have skyrocketed. We would love to visit during Thanksgiving or Christmas but need help finding reasonable rentals. Thank you, Maleia July 2002 
-- Maleia ( - Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 11:47:13

HI. Our family's looking for pet-friendly home on Kiawah for the week of 23-30 Nov. We need at least 4 bedrooms. Any help? Thanks, B Absher in NC
-- B Absher ( - Sunday, July 28, 2002 at 17:51:03

My fiance` and I are planning to come to Kiawah Island for our honeymoon Nov. 12th- Nov. 15th 2002. Any ideas?
-- Kim Langenhorst ( - Saturday, July 27, 2002 at 19:25:06

We used to visit Kiawah back in the 90's while living in Knoxville,TN, we had only 2 children at the time. We have now relocated to Atlanta after having moved with my husband's job to several locations too far to vacation in Kiawah and we are now anxious to get back to Kiawah. Our family has grown to total 6 now and upon research found that Kiawah rentals have skyrocketed. We would love to visit during Thanksgiving or Christmas but need help finding reasonable rentals. Thank you,
-- Maleia ( - Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 11:47:13

I have a friend who is interested in a condo or house at Kiawah Island....she has a dog...very well behaved...where can they stay?
-- Janice ( - April 5, 2002

We would like to have a beach wedding on Kiawah Island I grew up going there as a child and it would be great to go back we are planning a September wedding and would love any information we could get on accommodations and such. I remember being the most beautiful place and I want to share that experience with my fiance. Thanks.
-- Michelle Rockwell ( - March 17, 2002

Hi we are in the process of planing a vacation, we would like to know if there are any campgrounds on Kiawah Island's . Thank You 
-- Patricia Payne ( - March 4, 2002

My fiance and I would like to get married on Kiawah Island this year. Can anyone give me information so I can get the ball rolling? Places, accommodations, etc. We're not looking for anything extravagant; just something small to hold the ceremony and reception for about 50 people, give or take. Please let me know if you have info. Thank you. 
-- Debra ( - February 11. 2002

We are looking for a honeymoon vacation from July 14, 2002 until July 21, 2002 in South Carolina. 
-- Hope Gubich ( - January 20, 2002

Looking for information about a kiawah honeymoon for june 23- until? 2002. Can anyone help? The web hasn't been too helpful!
-- Toviah Morris ( October 10, 2001

Here is an endorsement from person that just got back from Wild Dunes, North of Charleston. My wife and I agree, that it was ok, but we miss Kiawah Island, and will no-doubt return to Kiawah next year. As you all know that have been there, Kiawah is very quiet and beautiful. The contrast was that the landscape people work hard on Kiawah to keep the grounds beautiful. Also we like the Kiawah beach better, and both agree to get a better beach on continental U.S. would be difficult (we haven't seen one yet). Anyway, we had to drive down one day, and had breakfast at the Hotel (old Jasamine porch), food was good, and had 
a wonderful walk on the beach before returning to Charleston. Still our favorite vacation place. I recommend Kiawah Island
-- Frank Koch ( - July 28, 2001:

My fiancé and I are planning our honeymoon. It will not be a full week's stay. We are getting married on June 2. Any ideas? 
-- Jennifer Malonee ( - 3/30/01

We are planning a Kiawah trip for July or August 2001. I would appreciate input on good "family friendly" places to stay. Thanks 
-- Linda ( - 3/23/01

I would like to get married on Kiawah Island this year. Can anyone give me information so I can get the ball rolling? Places, accommodations, etc. We're not looking for anything extravagant; just something small to hold the ceremony and reception for about 50 people, give or take. Please let me know if you have info. Thank you. 
-- Mike ( 02/20/2001

We are planning to visit Kiawah Island beginning May 6, 2001. We have reservations for a Seascape Villa on West Beach Village. We would appreciate any information, suggestions, etc. 
-- The Grabers ( 02/17/2001

I'd like to visit Kiawah Island with my husband and 2 kids, 8 & 2 in August. The Villas at the Kiawah Island Resort sound great. Any comment? Places to eat, see?
-- Craig Frankel ( 2/9/2001

We are thinking about visiting Kiawah Island this July and would like to stay 2 to 3 nights. Will you please recommend a nice place we can stay with 2 small children that is kid friendly and fun. Thanks
-- Jennifer ( 2/4/2001

Please let me know if there are any campgrounds available on Kiawah Island. Thanks 
-- Maureen K Sackenheim ( 2/4/2001

-- travis (PSYCHO-911@HOTMAIL.COM) submitted 6/5/1998

Our family is hoping to take a 4-5 day trip to Kiaway later in this month (June '98) but we don't know where to begin in finding accomodations. We have 3 children (boys,11 and 16, and a girl,18) We are looking for reasonable rates. The children are looking for the beach. Any suggestions?
-- nancy posey ( submitted 6/2/1998

we are looking for a home with 3 bedrooms/3 bathrooms in the vanderhorst plantation, not too far from the beach with fairway view or lagoon view. We have been to Kiawah on 2 other occassions with our children - now 18 and 16. We come from London in Great Britain. Our holiday is planned for 2 weeks between 18th July and 8th August but would like something for 2 weeks. Please help us. Margaret & Gerry Moes
-- Mrs M.M.Moes" ( submitted 5/30/1998

I am interested about the weather on Kiawah Island mid August. I have spent many vacations on Marthas Vineyard and are wondering about any comparisons. Is it very humid or buggy at this time? Are there things for children ages 15 12 and 9 to do? Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks Mike Lipnick
-- Mike Lipnick (M.Lipnick@Worldnet.ATT.Net) submitted 5/30/1998

We are a family of six (four small children) and will be visiting Kiawah Island July 18 to 25 and need round trip transportation from the Charleston airport. Does anyone know of a shuttle service we can contact? I may be reached at . Thanks
-- Viviano, Sam" ( submitted 5/29/1998

We have a family reunion planned July 4-11, 1998 on Kiawah Island. I am looking for a professional photographer to take a "family beach photo". Does anyone know of a good local photographer known for beach photos who is not unreasonably expensive?
-- Mljsemon ( submitted 5/23/1998

HELP ! I am OLAL and urgently need info on Kiawah Island for a family reunion scheduled July 4-11th, 1998. Great accomodations on Kiawah have been arranged for some time, and we will be cooking a lot of our own meals, but I need info on the best reasonably priced family restaurants (read about Cappys, Privateer, Gilligans -- any updates on those ?), cheapest bike rentals, generally "best of" Charleston carriage & walking tours and attractions, and "best of" Island activities and activities in the surrounding area should some family member not be captivated by the natural beauty of the island (there's one in every family). The dolphin thing is news to me -- not in the brochures I have received. What's the best way to get to see dolphins ? I read about a Captain Bob (?), any info on him ? All information is appreciated !
-- Mljsemon ( submitted 5/23/1998

I've been to Kiawah Island 4 times, going on 5 this summer! It is so fun. My parents, and us 4 kids (14,12,6,6) are going. I recommend the bike riding on Kiawah's 20+ miles of bike trails. There's so much to see! Also, the beach and pool are great. Come, and you will not regret it. Thanks for your time!
-- Chris Rominger ( submitted 5/17/1998

We are planning our first visit to Kiawah in July. Have heard great things and we are looking forward to relaxing, bike riding and touring. Would like a 2 bedroom condo of some type. My husband and I will be traveling with our 1 year old twins. Any recommendations on where to stay or not to stay would be appreciated. We would prefer to have an oceanfront condo.
-- martha ( submitted 5/16/1998

I am interested in a golf package for two couples in July or early August. My wife and I visited your island about 4 years ago, and had the most relaxing week of any vacation we have taken in 25 years. Housing can be either a large townhouse with 2 bedrooms or two single bedroom condos. We would prefer ocean front if possible. Golf is not the most important reason for our vacation therefor we are looking for a package that can be flexible. Please contact me at Thank you, Jim Jackson
-- DRJFJ ( submitted 5/10/1998

We are coming to Kiawah Spring/Early Summer 1998. We have two children and would love recommendations on good family style or family appropriate restaurants in the island area including Charleston. Also, is there a need to reserve bicycles or beach chairs prior to arrival? How is the kid's camp for a five year old? and finally...what is going on with the alligators?? We northerns are not used to these lovely pets. Every time I mention to someone that we are going to Kiawah, they tell me how beautiful, but they also always mention the gators???? Please reply to me at Thank you
-- M. Billings ( submitted 5/4/1998

We are visiting Kiawah for the first time this Memorial Day week. My husband just got a new Waverunner for his birthday and would like to use it while we are on vacation. Does anyone know if there is a good place to launch and ride a Waverunner on Kiawah or close by?
-- Sherri Abercrombie ( submitted 5/3/1998

Kiawah Island truly is my favorite place in the whole world. It's beautiful, undeturbed beaches, the wildlife, the Straw Market, crabbing, bike riding, the blue herons, etc. Everything about the private dream island makes me urgent to return. While growing up my aunt and uncle owned a four story, gorgeous vacation home with beach access. Every summer we would have a sort of "family reunion". My mother, father, brother, three aunts on my mom's side, their husbands, the 8 cousins and my grandmother would all gather together in this relaaaxed and amazing environment and each be part of a whole, our whole, our family. I will never forget all of the wonderful resorters, residnets, and staff members of the different areeeas around the island, all service and friendliness was excellent! The little girls dream that has stuck with me for almost twenty years is to do the same with my family, to own property, to give my children the fairytale which I had. Kiawah was, is ! and always will be my castle and kingdom. My wish is that everyone across the world has the intense love for some place that makes them feel like the King or Queen of their life. Kiawah is my place, and I believe you would feel the same way after visiting. Emily
-- Emily from Washington ( submitted 5/3/1998

We are making our first visit to Kiawah Island from June 19-June 26, 1998. We have two families visiting, including a 16, 12, 8, and 5 year old. We already have a place to stay, but were looking for some advice on what to do there and some "must-see" places. Anything will be helpful, as we are looking forward to the vacation. Thanks!
-- Dana Key ( submitted 4/28/1998

We usually vacation in the Outer Banks of NC - Duck, to be exact. We could not make our reservations in time this year because my dad had cancer surgery and we were not sure if we would be able togo or not. Now there are no cottages left to rent. someone recommended Kiawah to us. We know nothing about the iskland but are very curious. We would appreciate any information. Looking for a nice place to stay the last two weeks of July. Thanks. MMCESKY@AOL.COM
-- MMCesky ( submitted 4/27/1998
Editor's Note: I've been to both areas you mention (many times to Duck and many times to Kiawah). I love South Carolina beaches - they are wide and flat and quite beautiful. I would highly recommend Kiawah - it's very family oriented and close to Charleston. There are several websites online for various property management companies and they can help you to find the right place to rent. You'll need to hurry though as Kiawah books about as fast as Duck does for summertime vacation rentals.

We are getting Married on September 6th and want to honeymoon on the island. We hope to find a relatively secluded oceanfront rental home (not a condo or townhouse) that isn't too huge - less than 3 bedrooms. Any ideas?
-- Craig DeLuca ( submitted 4/20/1998

4-20-98 We are planning a 2 week vacation on Kiawah Is. Need 2 bedroom, 2 bath oceanfront condo, townhouse or rental unit completely furnished for 3 adults, (ages 57, 58 and 78), starting Aug.22 1998, but we are flexible on dates. We have rented condos in-- Southwest Harbor, Maine, Mont Tremblat, Canada, Stowe, Vermont, Aspen and Telluride, Colorado, Pebble Beach, California, We would appreciate any ideas on where to stay, (and where NOT to stay), on Kaiwah Island.
-- Mike Murphy ( submitted 4/20/1998

Anyone who loves Kiawa!, My family and I are Planning our first trip to Kiawa this summer. We are planning to go in august ( 1st - 8th). I have heard many wonderful things about peoples overall experiences but not a whole lot on specific things we might want to try. I.E. - restaurants,activities, entertainment. We are bringing our two year old as well as two other couples with teenagers. I also plan to play some golf. Can you recommend any specific courses. Does the Island offer any packages if you play all the courses? My wife loves to bike ride. Ant specific places we should ride? Is it very crowded on the island this time of year? Is their anything we should definitely bring to make our trip more enjoyable? Any info. adressing these questions would be helpful. Send to this e-mail address or mail to SONNY BARRETT 936 ROUSSILLON CT. ST. LOUIS,MO. 63135. PLEASE RESPOND I'am very curious and am eagerly anticipating our trip. THANKS!!!!
-- Sonny Barrett ( submitted 4/17/1998

April 10, 1998 My friends and I are seriously thinking about going on our Senior Trip to Kiawah Island. I have a ton of questions can some one out there please send me information? The sooner the better! Thankyou, Melissa
-- Melissa Chipman ( submitted 4/10/1998

Planning to visit Kiawah for a week in August. We have 3 children (5, 3 and 6 months). Looking for very nice place to stay that would be convenient to beach/pool and any other services our children/family would enjoy. Need 3-4 bedrooms.
-- Laurie ( submitted 4/9/1998

I cannot begin to say enough about Kiawah. Only last spring I visited the quaint Island with a close friend over Spring Break of 1997. It's natural beauty and charm left quite an impression on me; And I am happy to report that I shall be spending my next Spring Break there also! Elizabeth Davis, London, KY
-- Elizabeth Davis ( submitted 4/5/1998

Me,my husband,3 year old daughter,and Grandparents are planning to visit Kiwah Island for our first time on Sept. 12-19. Looking to rent 3 bedroom oceanfront condo,villa,or house.Would like short walk to beach due to our 3 year old.We would appreciate any help or recommendations.Looking forward to visiting the Island.Contact @
-- Robin Hartman ( submitted 4/4/1998

Owner of villa in FairWay Oaks (1350); why can't we eliminate some of this material? 1997??? way outdated. I've tried to enter information on the island before, don't know where it went? It was about how we came to buy on Kiawah and how our two "Goldens" love to go each night up to the Straw Market and get their Yogart. 04/03/98 R. McBride. Back on the 22nd. of this month. Look for Katie & Charlie at the Market.
-- Robert McBride ( submitted 4/3/1998
Editor's Note: We're in transition of these pages plus changing layout for the Kiawah Travelogue. Stay tuned!

Actually, I'm in need of finding out what kind of hotels there are in the kiawah area, preferably beachfront. I'am having a hard time finding any info on the web. Please, if anybody knows of a web-site or has personal experience, please e-mail me back ant the above address 4-2-98
-- kirsten haines ( submitted 4/2/1998

We also visited Kiawah 4 years ago with the intent of buying a Villa, which we did Why, we have a Golden Retreiver that loves the beach. Now we have two but it bothers me when I see people not pick up after their dogs. That is why dogs are not allowed, except for property owners. Rosebank Farms, Shem Creek, The Inn at Kiawah and of course Charleston has too many to mention. We will be on the Island late April and for about three weeks this Oct. 98 You will see the dogs most night getting their Yogart at the Straw Market
-- Bob & Jan McBride ( submitted 3/23/1998

My family and I are staying at Mariner's watch in early July, 1998. Anyone who's stayed in this condo please let me know your comments, good or bad. Thanks!
-- Bernie Sefcik ( submitted 3/18/1998

We are looking to rent a house for a week. We have vacationed at Kiawah before with local accomodations, but we would love to rent a romantic getaway for two - something much more private. We absolutely prefer a house on the beach, if at all possible. We are very responsible adults, ages 40 and 36, and very clean and respectful of other people's homes. Price is a consideration - but not the only consideration. Thank you for any reply. God bless. Best regards, Michael & Patty
-- MAScherrer ( submitted 3/16/1998

Do you know of a tea plantation which sells tea located in your area. If you do, would you please tell me the name and location of the company. Thank-you
-- Barbara ( submitted 3/14/1998

We love Kiawah. Planning our 3rd visit with our 2 teens plus 2 in early April, 1998. I need simple info for tours in Charleston. Buggy tour or bus tour, or otherwise-what is best for getting good overview? We really love Kiawah- our 18 year old especially always likes going back. I think the crabbing hooked us!!
-- Becky ( submitted 3/13/1998

Going to Kiawah March 16 to 24.Are there any inexpensive places to golf ?Is there a good family type restaurant in Charleston with local food?Thought Magnolia's was overpriced and overrated but interesting and the Seafood eatery downtown was tasty..Nathon's ? M.C.
-- Mike Colle" ( submitted 3/8/1998

My fiance and I are interested in renting a beachfront house or condo from May 18-24 for our honeymoon. Any offers or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
-- Briana Callahan ( submitted 3/7/1998

My wife and I spent our honeymoon on kiawah Island in september of 1981 , we may be looking for a nice time there again this fall 1998 or for spring break of 1999. Any ideas out there for us.
-- Tom Scholten ( submitted 3/6/1998

Two couples looking for oceanfront accomodations on Kiawah Island around May 18th for 2 or 3 nights. Would appreciate any recomendations. Husbands play golf, wives do lunch,shop and beach! Thanks.
-- d. O'Neill (oneill2@Erols) submitted 3/6/1998

Looking for info on an easter family vacation. Heard about Kiawah but have never been. We have two teenage kids. Any suggestions as to what to do and where to stay ?
-- Jayb9257 ( submitted 3/5/1998

We also fell in love with Kiawah & Charleston 5 years ago. When we stood on the beach in October, no one in sight, 80 F. Jan said,"wouldn't Katie love to run this beach". Katie is our "Golden", Charlie now runs with her when the turtles aren"t nesting. You will normally see them setting on our deck when you head for the property owners pool. We have a beautiful 3bed/3bath unit at 1350 Fairway Oaks,100 yds to the pool. We rent only locally in the Toledo area and will more then likely remove from market completely for 99 . Retirement is soon and Kiawah is ever closer, Jan will end up with classes at Wharton.Maybe I'll cut grass , I,m easy.
-- Robert McBride ( submitted 3/4/1998

Our family has returned to Kiawah for the past seven Easter vacations.My three teenagers have fallen in love with Kiawah. We usually stay at Night Heron, but this year we will be enjoying our newly purchased cottage at Inlet Cove. The best secret of Kiawah. Enjoy the dolphins, swimmingpool, dock onthe river. Try walking the river bed to the ocean at low tide. Make sure to take your binoculars with you. Drop me a line to here more about Inlet Cove.
-- chuck Gembis ( submitted 3/3/1998

My wife and I are looking for a 1 bedroom oceanfront or oceanview villa for several days surrounding May 11. Thanks, Chris
-- Chris Amidon ( submitted 3/2/1998

We would like to plan a vacation at Kiawah the end of July. We are looking to rent a 3 bedroom home for a week or two. Do you have any recommendations?
-- Stephanie Skylar ( submitted 2/28/1998

Need large home to rent the week of July 25, 1998 through August 1, 1998. Seven adult couples with older children. Want a pool and oceanfront home. Waited too long to get a home. help.
-- kelley ( submitted 2/26/1998

Not sure which of the forms to use so I'll just repeat myself. We are scheduled for a weeks visit (small reunion) in mid-April. Have schedules for golf, etc but would like info on Charter Fishing. Thanks in advance................
-- MR BUENA N ORDONIO ( submitted //

Small family reunion scheduled for a weeks visit in mid-April. Have info and schedules for golf, etc and would like info on charter fishing. Please send info on e-mail ( or mail to 200 Midland Ave, Wayne, PA 19087-4109. Thanks in advance........
-- Buzz Ordonio ( submitted 2/16/1998

We are planning a trip to the Island for the week of May 23-30, and would welcome any tips on where to stay. We have a four year old boy and would be interested in staying at a place with a short walk to the beach. Thank you for your help (Monday, February 16, 1998)
-- Richard & Joyce ( submitted 2/16/1998

This will be our first trip on the eastern coast and would appreciate any tips, travel accommodations, favorite activities and rec. We are in our upper 40's and need this time to just get-away and RELAX. Please send to: Carol C. Corzine, 2804 Pyramid Circle, Denison, TX 75020. e-mail address =
-- Carol Corzine ( submitted 2/15/1998

I have visited Kiawah every May since 1992. My family and I love it. It is the best place in the world to relax. We will be returning May 23-30. We need to rent a home with at least 3 bedrooms, on or very close to the ocean. Please contact me at (423) 587-3864 for information on your rental property. Thanks, and I will enjoy seeing everyone again in May!!!!!!!
-- Mrs. Sharon Henderson ( submitted 2/9/1998

hello we are an english family of five (kids of 8,7 &4 ) heard very good reports of kiawah island resort ( the inn) would appreciate brochure to mr and mrs christopher smith at 34 oakley avenue, summit new jersey 07091, meeting up with another english family, the men need golf, the kids need things to do and mums need to relax, if possible ! hoping to go in august, will this be too hot ? e-mail thanks
-- christopher r turner-smith" ( submitted 2/2/1998

My family are looking for a private rental in Night Herron we need a three bedroom, for the week of May 23,1998 thru May 30,1998. Also, my in-laws will also be coming too but they are looking for a two bedroom/three bedroom very close to the ocean. Thanks, for any info ASAP.
-- Tracy ( submitted 1/31/1998

My fiance and I are considering honeymooning on Kiawah in August for a week. Any suggestions re: hotels, condominiums or anything else? Thank you!
-- ( submitted 1/28/98

I am looking for fishing information--not charters or deep sea. I am wondering what kind of fishing is recommended and what kind of permits/licenses are necessary.
-- NM Graviett ( submitted 1/23/1998

My husband and I visit Kiawah quite often. In fact we were just there in November of 1997 for my birthday, and we are planning another trip there in June of this year. It is the most wonderful place. The Island is so private and beautiful. Everything about Kiawah is great. I have never had a bad experience there. The shopping in Charleston is a lot of fun, just be sure and wear your walking shoes when you go to Charleston, because there is a lot to see. If you don't want to leave the Island, you don't have to because the restaurants on the Island are great. I know this is a long E-Mail, but I can't say enough about Kiawah, and I can't wait until June comes so I can be on my way. Have a blessed day. Thank you
-- Jodie Diggs ( submitted 1/14/1998

Planning a vacation to Kiawah Island the week of May 16th thru the 23rd. Would like to rent a home with at least 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and a private pool. Also as close to the beach as possible. Anyone knowing of such a place, contact me at Thanks.
-- OHLEEJUDY ( submitted 1/11/1998

My husband and I would like to stay in Kiawah the nights of 2/27 and 2/28. We would prefer an acoenfront villa. Any recommendations? You can reach me at Thanks Kathy Bucholska 1/11/98
-- Kathy Bucholska ( submitted 1/11/1998

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