Once the decision to visit Kiawah Island is made, choosing accommodations becomes a priority. That being said, there are relatively few hotel options on Kiawah. There’s the Andell Inn outside the gates and Kiawah Island Golf Resort and The Sanctuary on Kiawah inside the gates – that’s it for hotels.
Nevertheless, rentals abound. From tony beach homes to cozy villas and condos, from Wyndham Rentals to VRBO and FlipKey Kiawah boasts a plethora of beach getaways in a range of sizes, styles and prices. Most rentals require a multiple night stay and there are strict rules pertaining to the number of overnight guests per rental unit. The precise formula is as follows; 2 persons per bedroom with an additional 2 per home.
I found a reasonably priced condo rental though I will advise, even if the price per night seems modest, look out for additional expenses; cleaning fee, damage waiver, and the mysterious service fee tacked onto the cost can quickly bump you over your budget. The price of a stay on Kiawah is typically more than other South Carolina beaches, but upon visiting Kiawah it becomes apparent why folks happily accept the higher price tag.