Kiawah Island Getaways You Can’t Afford To Miss

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There’s a place in South Carolina where the locals go to get away. It’s known as Kiawah Island and it’s just as majestic and relaxing as they say.

So this week, we take you to the idyllic vacation retreat for our latest Splurge vs. Steal. Both offerings offer luxe accommodations and pools, but with price points that are miles apart. Which would you choose? Tell us your pick in the comments.

Splurge: Rare And Sophisticated Kiawah Island Oasis For $3.895M

For the ultra-luxury buyer, few Kiawah Island homes hold a candle to our splurge. This fabulous home is the ultimate escape. It affords a private setting with marsh views, a deep water dock for fishing, and is a short walk to the beach. All it needs is you!

The four-bedroom, four-full-and-one-half-bathroom estate is outfitted with high-end low country design. You’ll enjoy wrap-around porches, a gourmet chef’s kitchen with antique island, plus an enclosed winter porch, wine room, and grilling deck. The cathedral ceiling master is no slouch either. It boasts a spa bath, cozy gas fireplace, and private secluded deck for viewing the picturesque grounds.

Even more enticing is the fact this Kiawah gem was built by one of the most sought after builders around, Dan Buffington. And the location truly can’t be beat.

According to the listing, “This location clearly offers the best of what makes Kiawah Island an exceptional place, and supports an idyllic life style. Imagine an early morning beach walk, or bike ride, to catch a magical sunrise on the uncrowded beach. Or, enjoying the dock for easy boat access to the Stono and Kiawah Rivers or Atlantic Ocean. Maybe the dock simply facilitates paddling through Bass Creek and fishing along the way. Relaxing at the Beach Club’s pool and beach facility is a simple, no-hassle experience given its proximity.”

Steven Ellis with 70 Otter Island with Akers Ellis Real Estate LLC has listed 70 Otter Island Road, Kiawah Island, South Carolina for $3.895 million.

Steal: Bargain Fractional Ownership Escape With Loggia And Pool For $315K

So you want the Kiawah lifestyle without the hefty price tag? Then our steal is for you! It is a fractional ownership opportunity. But once you see the amenities and interiors, you’ll want a piece of the pie. 

First, this gracious four-bedroom, four-full-and-one-half-bathroom beauty affords a prime location right behind Kiawah Island’s second security gate. It’s quiet and private and surrounded by trees for a true low country vibe. There are light and bright interiors, a gourmet kitchen, and Caribbean cherry wood floors. But the French doors out to the deck and pool steal the show. 

There is even a separate guest house with its own private entrance! And it sits just off the Loggia by the pool so everyone can meet up for a swim or cold drinks.

In total, the main house sleeps up to 10 guests comfortably. Plus, the garage comes outfitted with six lockers for all your gear. Whether you’re boating, fishing, or just heading out for a day at the beach, this Kiawah home makes for one comfortable retreat. 

Toula DiGiovanni with Akers Ellis Real Estate LLC has listed 162 Marsh Island Drive, Kiawah Island, South Carolina for $315,000.