17 Inlet Cove Kiawah Island

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Waterfront and renovated, charming Inlet Cove Cottage W/ Dock/Community pool






Stunning new renovation complete and ready for your Kiawah getaway! 17 Inlet Cove is stunning, one of the best in this popular community and certainly one of the best views on the island!

Our charming, raised three bedroom cottage is situated along the picturesque Kiawah River, within the gated community of Inlet Cove. You'll Enjoy sweeping views and perfect sunsets from our screened-in porch or open deck and
if you're lucky, you might be home when the pods of dolphins swim by on their way to Captain Sam's inlet where they strand feed.
Fishing or crabbing are right off our back yard with no boat required. You can cast a line or Drop a crab pot right from the boat dock. Or you could just relax and take a swim in the pool-- they're both only a few yards away from the front door.
Take a short walk or quick bike ride and you'll be at the ocean's edge in no There are 10 miles of glorious beach to enjoy and you can ride your bike right on the hard packed sand.

Our home features a fully renovation kitchen (spring 2018) with brand new appliances and cabinetry, new flooring throughout, a living space with recessed ceilings, hardwood floors, and a screened-in porch with a ceiling fan and plenty of seating.
The master bedroom hosts a king bed with an open-air deck complete with rocking chairs & river views. The renovated master bath includes updated features, a double-sink vanity and walk-in shower. The guest bedrooms & living spaces all have flat screen TVs.
The guest bedrooms share a renovated bath with a tub/shower; one guest room features a queen bed and the other has two twins.
This home is equipped with a propane grill.

Pets not allowed. Non-smoking only.

Stays beginning March 1st, 2020 of 3 to 21 nights come with a valuable credit to use towards beach gear rentals! The credit amount for this property is $200. You may use your credit for bicycles, beach chairs and umbrellas, beach carts, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and more – the choice is yours and the process is simple!

As our guest you will receive:
Access to Kiawah's 5 Championship Golf Courses – including The Ocean Course – the location of the 2012 PGA Championship; The Kiawah Island Resort Tennis Center - #1 ranked by Tennis Resorts Online; the Sanctuary spa, shopping, dining, and family friendly resort activities including Kamp Kiawah. Free Wireless Internet Access; Local Property Management staff is on hand in case of emergencies and their friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable staff can assist you with any needs throughout your stay. Property does have linen included. Additional housekeeping services are also available during your stay (mid-week clean or daily trash and tidy). Guests DO NOT have access to the resort pools (Night Heron Park, West Beach, or Tennis Club).
If you have the time take a short trip (35-45 Minutes) to Charleston, America's most charming southern city. There you'll find world class dining, shopping and lots of history to explore.
RESERVATION PROCESS: Your reservation is not confirmed until you return the Vacation Rental Agreement. This document will be sent to you via email within a few hours of making your reservation. You need to review and electronically fill out, sign, and submit the agreement within 24 hours. Once returned, we will collect payment and send you a reservation confirmation via email.

Town of Kiawah Island Business License #RBL19-005823 3 driveway parking spots available


  • King
  • Outdoor shower
  • Queen
  • Twin/ single
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery tours
Dining Checkbox
  • Dining
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Leisure Activities
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird watching
  • Eco tourism
  • Horseback riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic drives
  • Sight seeing
  • Walking
Local Services And Businesses
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage therapist
  • Medical services
Location Type
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool Spa
  • Communal Pool
Sports And Adventure Activities
  • Basketball court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea fishing
  • Equestrian events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf privileges optional
  • Sailing
  • Sound/bay fishing
  • Surf fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Children welcome
  • Non smoking only
  • Pets not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
Suitability Chkbox
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Area - West Beach
  • DiningSeats - 6
  • DisplayRate - Enter dates for quote
  • LocationField - ESPM Vacation Rentals, LLC
  • Type - Cottage - Community Pool
  • View - Scenic
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Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly Monthly
Spring 3/14/2020 - 4/3/2020 4 $236 $1545
Spring break 4/4/2020 - 4/17/2020 7 $1545
Spring 4/18/2020 - 5/20/2020 4 $236 $1545 $6261
Early Summer 5/21/2020 - 6/12/2020 4 $379 $2586
Summer 2020 6/13/2020 - 7/3/2020 7 $3305
July 4 7/4/2020 - 7/10/2020 7 $4891
Summer 2020 7/11/2020 - 8/14/2020 7 $4110
Late Summer 8/15/2020 - 9/1/2020 4 $431 $3020
Fall 9/2/2020 - 10/28/2020 4 $302 $2061 $9921
Winter 10/29/2020 - 11/20/2020 4 $260 $1751
Thanksgiving 11/21/2020 - 11/27/2020 4 $549 $4098


What a wonderful stay!
We stayed at the bungalow for 3 nights over the holidays. It was well appointed for our family and had incredible views of the sunset and Kiawah River. We enjoyed watching the dolphins swim by and how quiet it was. We look forward to returning soon!
Jason B.
Jan 2020
Enjoy Spectacular Views from this cottage on the Kiawah River
From the moment you arrive at 17 Inlet Cove you will be drawn to the beauty of the marsh grass, wildlife, paddlers, and awesome sunsets along the Kiawah River. As for the beach, the south end of the island is my favorite for beach walking and sea shell hunting. As for biking, our family truly enjoys the numerous paved bike trails all over the island -- including access to bikes on the beach. Also, 17 Inlet Cove cottage is close to the neighborhood dock for fishing, crabbing, and boating activities that we have enjoyed for many years. The cottage also has a charm of its own and is very clean and well-equipped for your stay! Restaurants and shops are nearby for convenience. And Historic Charleston is about 30 minutes away. Thusfar, Kiawah is our favorite beach destination!
Dec 2019
Heaven at the Beach!
Absolutely loved our stay at 17 Inlet Cove and our vacation on Kiawah Island. Ready to book again for net year, at the same cottage. The owners have done a wonderful job of updating year after year. Our thanks to them for allowing us to use their property.
Sharon D.
Nov 2019
The Amazing Sunsets at 17 Inlet Cove
A wonderful experience. Great sunsets and visits by deer and dolphins
Scott D.
Aug 2019
Wonderful vacation
Wonderful unit! Great location, close to pool, fishing/boating dock, short bike ride to beach access. Updated and bright and clean. Comfortable for 5 to 6 people. More comfortable seating in the living room would have been nice. But the best part was the screened in porch, The sunsets were beautiful every night! Thank you for sharing your unit and we look forward to coming back.
Lynn Z.
Aug 2019
Always very happy but provide more supplies!
As you can see from my review, I am always very happy renting through ESPM. My only critique is the amount of supplies for us to use, soap, toilet paper, dish soap etc. We always need to go to the store to buy more of these things.
Steve T.
Jun 2019

Manager Response: Thank you so much for your review, feedback is always very helpful and we are glad to have your continued use of the cottage each summer! The amenities provided by housekeeping is just a starter pack, in our arrival information email we send to each guest it states that as well as includes what is present at our homes so you can be prepared. It is a standard pack of items meant to get you through the first couple of days so you don't need to go to the store immediately upon arrival, but it is not intended to last the full week. We highly recommend a great grocery delivery service that will do all the shopping for you ahead of your visit so you can relax and enjoy your getaway!

Idyllic stay on Kiawah Island
This rental is incredible - the view and location can't be beat!! The property was clean, well equipped and maintained. We loved it and will be back!
Susan K.
May 2019
17 Inlet Cove
We very much enjoyed our second visit to 17 Inlet Cove and look forward to time there in the future.
Bob K.
Apr 2019
Beautiful home and view
17 Inlet was exactly as described. Such a comfortable cottage with a beautiful view. We will definitely look at renting here again. The view was so peaceful and relaxing. We enjoyed our evenings watching the sunset on the screened porch. Having the dock and pool right next door was perfect and less than a 5 minute bike ride to the beach was so easy for us.
Tracy B.
Apr 2019
Perfect weather week in July
A wonderful experience for our first trip down. Great weather. Forecast called for rain daily. It rained only Friday. Fun day trip to Charleston. Views from the screened and open porches were amazing. House is wonderfully furnished. Close to pool and boat dock. Makes kayaking crazy easy. Will be back next year!!
Scott D.
Aug 2018

Manager Response: I'm so glad your first trip to Kiawah was a great one, our climate does make rain a bit harder to predict, the weather forecasters always call for rain just to be on the safe side :). The cottage just received a massive renovation this past spring, I'm so glad you liked the furnishings, view, and the location is definitely amazing! We hope to see you down next summer!

Wonderful house and location!
Loved his home. Beautifully appointed and very comfortable. Great proximity to the pool and boat dock! Wonderful view!

The mattress may need to be replaced in the master.
Aug 2017

Manager Response: HI there, I just wanted to let you know we recently replaced the mattress in the master, thank you so much for your feedback it was very helpful! Please let us know next time you'd like to come to Kiawah!

Perfect Kiawah Family Vacation
Kiawah was recommended to us as a fabulous family vacation spot and I can honestly say ...it was one of our best holidays. 17 Inlet Cove is a delightful property and very situated overlooking the "Inlet". We sat on the back deck & watched the dolphins most evenings. Our 2 boys (age 13 & 11) LOVED riding around & exploring the island on their bikes and we rode bikes the short 5 mins to the beach with a picnic most days. I ran on the beach in the early morning ...SO SO beautiful. The community pool is right beside the house and we loved this convenience. The house was very well equipped, clean and very comfortable and I would definitely recommend this property / location to others. If you like the outdoors, amazing wildlife, great weather and a relaxed beautiful island vacation...this is your spot :-) We will definitely be back...THANK YOU.
Rachael M.
Aug 2017
Great getaway!
We enjoyed our experience at 17 Inlet Cove! Clean, attractive, great screened porch with a super view. It was comfortable and we loved the outdoor shower, access to the dock and pool. Shady and private!
Ann D.
Jun 2017
what a lovely and relaxing place!
We chose this house for our 31st annual girls trip and were very pleased with it! We especially enjoyed sitting on the screened in porch and listening to the birds. The house is well appointed, with lovely paintings and decor. The beds were very comfortable. The walk to the beach was pleasant, and the beach itself was deep and clean and great for walking.
We also enjoyed local restaurants- The BBQ at Osprey Point and La Tella, plus great service at the bar in Andell Inn. altogether highly recommended!
Molly G.
May 2017

Manager Response: I am so glad you had a great girls trip and that you really got to enjoy the home and the island! I hope you will make Kiawah a regular stop on your girls getaways, please contact us for your next trip!

Kiawah in April
We love Kiawah Island! This home was perfect for our long weekend getaway. The screened porch is so peaceful in the mornings and at sunset with it's serenity and beautiful view. Very clean and nicely decorated. This is one of favorite homes we've stayed in.
Jeff D.
May 2017

Manager Response: Thank you for your great review, we are partial to the screened porch sunsets ourselves ;), its such a nice location, we hope you will consider us for your next Kiawah Island getaway!

Great week at Inlet Cove
We've enjoyed the week at the beach and playground, great week at Inlet cove
Mar 2017

Manager Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we hope you will keep us in mind for next time!

Perfect Kiawah vacation home!
I highly recommended this home for a vacation rental. The location was perfect; right on the Kiawah river to view beautiful sunrises (and moonrises while we were there!) We were off-season, but this would be a wonderful spot in the summer since it's right next to the pool. I hope to go back sometime when it's warm and try kayaking from there. As far as the home went, its was nicely remodeled and beautifully decorated. We had everything we needed. We had a great time on beautiful Kiawah!
Feb 2017

Manager Response: I am so glad you enjoyed the home and your stay on Kiawah, please do keep us in mind for your next getaway!

Great Place
This cottage was by far the cleanest rental we have ever stayed at. Beds were comfortable and location was great. It is steps away from the pool and dock access.
Melinda M.
Jan 2017

Manager Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the home and found it clean and comfortable! Please keep us in mind for your next Kiawah getaway, we'd love to have you!

Fabulous in Every Way
We had 3 other families with us that rented other nearby cottages. This one was by far the BEST!! It was clean, plus and perfect. The wonderful glass front storm door made it even more inviting!!
We had a minor problem with the internet and got immediate help with solving the problem!! We Kayaked with Tidal Trails, Rode our rented bikes from Island Bike and Surf all over but especially down the nearby beach to watched Dolphins at low tide "Strand" the fish!! Our kids even had the Dolphin swim right next to them when they were in the Kayaks!! Marvelous trip and Outstanding Cottage!! Thank you!!!
Christopher C.
Nov 2016

Manager Response: I am so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay on Kiawah and that the cottage exceeded your expectations! Definitely keep us in mind for any future stays, we'd love to have you return!

Beautiful, Peaceful Getaway
Hillary was great to work with! The property is peaceful and beautiful. Perfect place to stay! Will definitely stay again!
Hope R.
Oct 2016

Manager Response: Thank you! I am so glad you enjoyed it, we'd love to have you return, please let us know when you are planning your next visit to Kiawah!

Every picture tells a story!
We have stayed on Kiawah many times before and it has always been a wonderful experience. The cottage at 17 Inlet cove was just perfect, the pictures tell the story. The cottage is nicely decorated and has a very cozy screened in back porch. The views from the back of the house are outstanding! The community pool and dock are just 1 cottage away and it is a quick walk to the beach.The Fresh field's market place is just 2 miles away which was very convenient. We rented bikes, took walks on the beach and visited Charleston. A family of deer visited the ocean one day while we were at the beach and a pair of dolphins were swimming in the inlet. We were very comfortable in this tasteful and cozy cottage.
Nancy G.
Oct 2016

Manager Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your time and got to see so many great things while you were staying with us! I do hope you will keep us in mind for your next Kiawah getaway, we'd love to have you!

A family reunion and more!
We've been renting in Kiawah since our boys were tots! The oldest is now 29 and the youngest is 26. Both sons and their lady friends flew down from Boston and NY to join us at 17 Inlet Cove. Six sets of golf clubs, bocci set, beach chairs,
Our faithful Kailua umbrella, and enough food for the week thanks to our local butcher in Chester, NJ. The Weber grill at the home is a must. My wife and I drove 14 hours from NJ. The home was the best location we've ever had in Kiawah. Right on the Kiawah river. The low country sunsets over the marsh were spectacular and the 3 times that we witnessed dolphins strand fishing from the screened in porch was like watching a national geographic special.

Hillary from ESPM was awesome. The dishwasher control panel malfunctioned immediately and within 24 hours the owners had a new Bosch unit installed.. I'm afraid to give to good a review because we may never be able to schedule this home again. It's lovely.
The only real negative that the Mrs. Fractured her wrist on the second day of the vacation when she tried to avoid another summer guest when his beach cart
Capsized in front of her . Her sons a had given her clubs for xmas and they went unused for the week.
Golf at Oak Point was great as was lunch at the Ocean Course. The grand finally was a sunset charter with catered meal aboardthe 50' Beneteau sailing vessel ,Dorothy, out of Bohicket marina. An awesome,relaxing, peaceful end to a great week. Contact sweetwater charters. It' worth it!
Tom L.
Aug 2016

Manager Response: Definitely one of the best reviews we've received, thank you! Also the insider tips on what to do and see on Kiawah are so helpful, especially for first time Kiawah visitors. We hope to see you next summer!

Fantastic stay!
This was our third trip to Kiawah and our first time at 17 Inlet Cove and this was by far our best visit. All aspects of the house and our visit couldn't have been better. The house is beautiful and comfortable, and the views out the window of the Kiawah River are spectacular. The property is in great shape and the communication from the property manager was perfect. I highly recommend this property for your next stay at Kiawah!
Robert G.
Aug 2016

Manager Response: Thank you so much! I'm so glad third time is the charm and that you loved the cottage and its location, please let us know anytime you'd like to come back, we'd love to have you!

Tom L.
Aug 2016

Manager Response: Thank you for the review! We look forward to your family's return to the area next year!

Family vacation 3 girls and a guy
Had a great time. The house was in a great location with beautiful views and sunsets. Management very helpful. Really enjoyed our stay
alan h.
Jul 2016

Manager Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, thank you for the review!

17 Inlet Cove
Great experience start to finish. Hilary was most professional and pleasant to work with. House was as advertised. A few suggestions: the bedrooms can get quite still with limited airflow. Some small dresser-top fans would help stir the rooms and make them more comfortable in the summer evenings. Also, the WiFi signal was quite weak, given the size of the unit. My wife and I were on a working vacation, so having reliable internet access would have been preferred. Didn't impact our trip adversely, but it might be something to consider for the future.
Jun 2016

Manager Response: Thank you so much for your review and helpful suggestions! Unfortunately being on a barrier island in a rural area does not make internet access very easy at times so I do apologize the internet was not conducive for a working vacation. I hope you will consider us when planning your next trip to Kiawah!

Room with a View!!
Beautiful spot!! No words to describe this peaceful, magical, cottage on the Kiawah River!! The home is just lovely and the location is truly the BEST!!
We will return often! Thank you!!!'
Sarah M.
May 2016
Super Vacation
Third year to stay in this home---we have vacationed in Kiawah for the last thirty years and this home is our very favorite.
linda f c.
Apr 2016
Perfect Spring Break with Teens
Just as described, this property is comfortable and has beautiful views.
Highlights for us were:
The screen porch is amazing for sunset dinners-
Being able to walk down in front and fish off the dock was great
We saw the dolphins come in to feed at low tide
Having the pool just next door for the kids as teens gave them space
Being able to ride our bikes to the beach in 5 minutes was convenient
We loved riding the bikes on the beach and on the Kiawah bike paths everyday for miles. ESPM referred us to the bike company that had them waiting for us at the house when we arrived.
We did 3 trips into Charleston during the week that we very much enjoyed.
ESPM provided a folder in the house with good easy to follow directions and suggestions of things to do in town.
We also played golf in Charleston at ShadowMoss and it was great, We enjoyed the Osprey Course at Kiawah, but bit pricey for us.
We had a fantastic dinner at Chez Fish 5 minutest off the island, they are also a great fish market.
Overall couldn't have asked for a better base for a special week with family,
we would highly recommend to friends
Apr 2016
A Home Away From Home
This is the sixth time we have stayed at this property. What impresses me the most is, every visit something new or different has been added or updated . You can tell the owners take pride in having this property "perfect for you!" How great to wake up in the morning with the river right outside the window. We always rent bicycles so we are a short ride away from Freshfields or The Sanctuary or the wonderful paths that wind thru the resort. Ten minute walk to Beachwalker Park, or any of the other paths to the ocean. Well equipped kitchen makes cooking for two or a crowd easy. If you are looking for a "home away from home - this is it!"
Sharon D.
Apr 2016

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