Stunning, completely remodeled and LEED certified 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 professionally landscaped backyard 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. Then again 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.
This cottage has a fully upgraded kitchen with large island and plenty of room for even a gourmet cook to enjoy! A cozy fireplace in the living room, vaulted ceilings, and plenty of architectural detail make this an inviting place for families, golfers, girls' weekends, or romantic getaways.
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 # BL011662-01-2019
- Recreation center
- Winery tours
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
Local Services And Businesses
- Bird watching
- Eco tourism
- Horseback riding
- Scenic drives
- Sight seeing
- Massage therapist
- Medical services
Sports And Adventure Activities
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Basketball court
- Deepsea fishing
- Equestrian events
- Freshwater fishing
- Golf privileges optional
- Sound/bay fishing
- Children welcome
- Non smoking only
- Pets not allowed
- Wheelchair inaccessible
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Outdoor lighting
- Deadbolt lock on entryway
- Smoke detectors
- Emergency phone number: Medical
- Emergency phone number: Police
- Emergency phone number: Fire
We had the very best time we have ever had in the eight years we have gone there. We have stayed in this cottage a couple of other times and it has always been such a pleasure to be on the river getting to see the sunsets and the activity on the dock and river. We were so pleased with the new décor and the beach theme. We never had a minutes trouble with anything with the cottage and had all the comforts of being on vacation. We definitely recommend this cottage for a memorable vacation. Thank you to the owners for making this cottage available for rent and thank you to Hillary for all the help to make the vacation an everlasting great memory.
Another Fabulous Vacation on Kiawah and Inlet Cove
Our fourth year staying in 18 Inlet Cove did not disappoint. We appreciated the furniture updates as well as the well-appointed kitchen updates. This allowed for a very comfortable vacation. The location is perfect for our family (6 adults)...close walk or bike ride to the beach and the convenience of the pool and dock right outside our doorsteps. Sunsets from the screened porch are not to be missed. Inlet Cove community is a great place to unwind and relax. We highly recommend booking through ESPM Vacation Rentals. They are always great to work with. We look forward to our next vacation to 18 Inlet Cove and Kiawah.
The entire experience was really good, from the booking process to the stay itself. This property was very nice and the owners did an outstanding job remodeling. Most importantly, this perfectly suited our needs for family get-a-way.
We absolutely loved this house! We love being outside so the view and backyard were just perfect. Hilary sent me a link when learning I was looking to rent a house in the Charleston area, and I knew immediately that we would love this home. I would suggest getting a King size bed for the Master Suite, and leaving directions on how to access the plugs in the bathroom. The fireplace was perfect. The doors not shutting properly could be an issue for large groups. I’m planning on renting this home again for a girls weekend. You won’t be disappointed!
We have just returned from a Ten Day vacation in Kiawah. It is my understanding from some of the locals that this is the best cottage in Inlet Cove. It has been completely renovated from the ground up. Beautiful bathrooms and a marvelous kitchen. It is very modern. The location is perfect since it is It is located right on the Kiawah River next to the swimming pool and boat dock. The dolphins and kayakers pass every day and if you are a bird lover, you are in luck. You are a short ten minute bike ride to the Ocean.
The week was lovely with perfect weather. Beautiful sunsets from 18 Inlet Cove. The villa is updated and comfortable. NONE of the doors shut properly including the front door. The owner has a door problem! We were not made aware of that. It does not appear the fireplace works. We bought new batteries which did not make a difference.
Amazing Location-Great Home!
We are return vacationers to 18 Inlet Cove. The home is updated, extremely well cared for, and well appointed. To add to that, the view of the Kiawah River is amazing. Hillary, from ESPM, provided us with the best care. This trip was delayed due to Hurricane Florence but Hillary kept us updated in regards to when we could arrive, helped us with some gate code glitches, and even helped us in the end when we reached out with a dead vehicle. So from start to finish she was there to help! For activities other than the beach and swimming pool area, we highly recommend biking the island and taking in a little fishing (Canvass Pond is a great choice but beware there are alligators in the pond). Cannot wait to return to Kiawah Island.
Outstanding Condo With Fabulous View
This condo is absolutely beautiful and the view of the water so peaceful with stunning sunsets. The owners completely updated with high end appliances and decor. I would venture to say this is the nicest condo in all of Inlet Cove. The location is perfect being right by the pool. I would definitely stay here every chance I can!
Overall our stay was great -- beautiful, elegant and perfectly organized home for our family. We loved viewing the sound from the sweet screened in porch and enjoying all the wildlife, sunsets, kayakers and boats. A lovely cottage!
Beautiful view; convenient location
Great Place in a quiet, beautiful setting
The home is in a beautiful setting with direct water views. It’s in a very quiet community which was perfect for us, too couples in our late 40s. The interior had been renovated, it’s well decorated and has all modern appliances. It also has plenty of linens, and starter detergents/soaps/shampoo etc.
One tip, the turnover instructions ask that all food and condiments be removed. When you’re doing your arrival shopping remember to pick up items like salt, pepper, plastic bags, etc.
All was great!
The property and ESPM met all that we expected and have come to expect. A very nice week!
We had a fabulous time!
We stayed in this beautiful home for a week in April and had the most lovely, relaxing time. The owners had thought of everything and we felt happy and calm the entire time! highly recommend!
Greant Vacation Stay
This was our first trip to Kiawah and it was a great one. The unit was beautiful and was more then we expected. The process was seamless and easy and made the stay more enjoyable.. I would recommend this unit and company without hesitation.
for the most part our rental was very nice. it was clean, stocked well with bath towels, beautiful décor! The washer didn't work during our entire stay (we were unable to was towels etc)a repair order was placed, however no one came to inspect during our visit. we also had an issue with ants (large black ants, mostly in the kitchen) someone did come out on day two to treat, which did cut down on the amount.
Darling and in the perfect spot
What a great place. We loved the (obvious) recent remodel, the quiet location on the water where we saw porpoises every morning, and the ample but cozy space
This is a beautiful cottage in a fabulous location. The sunset views are amazing. Will definitely stay again.
Cozy Cottage on Kiawah River
Thoroughly enjoyed my week stay at this beautifully renovated 3BR cottage in Inlet Cove. Stayed at Inlet Cove over 25 years ago and couldn't believe how cleverly laid out the remodeled cottage was. It was great being on the river and so close to the dock. Nice to have kayaks available as well.
Another Awesome Visit
Once again, 18 Inlet Cove did not disappoint. If you enjoy the beauty and nature of Kiawah from a serene setting, this is the home is for you. Not only is the home beautifully appointed, the location is perfect for enjoying a sunset over looking Kiawah River, fishing, dolphin watching, and kayaking, plus the beach is only a quick, easy bike ride away, ESPM provides excellent customer service and makes booking your trip super easy. We look forward to our return trip next year.
This cottage is the perfect vacation rental! The home is full of high-end finishes--it feels like a spa, but with all the comforts of home. The screened in porch is spectacular. Watched the sun set every night from the living room and porch. The pool is steps away and beautiful. It was very quiet and peaceful, not too many people around. The cottage feels very private. We rented bikes for the week, which I would highly recommend ($150 for 4 for the week). The beach is a short walk or bike ride away and is gorgeous. Not crowded at all. There is a local shopping area and grocery (with Starbucks!) that are wonderful for picking up supplies. The only thing I recommend bringing is beach towels, as they are not provided. My 9 and 13 year-old kids loved this vacation. This home is a gem. We hated to leave it!
great two weeks in the low coiuntry
This is a favorite place of ours. it is close to the pool and the dock for the kids. the screened in porch is special. always cl3ean and good layout.
18 Inlet Cove
18 Inlet Cove is the best redesigned cottage on Kiawah River! The layout is quite creative, with much privacy and a feeling of being larger than the previous design. It is extremely well appointed!
Rob and Wilma G.
Manager Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the home, its definitely our favorite in Inlet Cove!
The house and location were totally lovely.
Manager Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the cottage and the location suited your needs! Please keep us in mind for your next Kiawah getaway!
Incredibly well designed home in a womderful setting
From an impeccable design with well thought out features to comfortable beds and excellent location our needs were met and exceeded at this location. Without a doubt we will return. We were two couples who did not use one of the bedrooms which worked perfectly . Had there been additional people they would have had to share a bath and that would have been awkward as the share would have been the smaller bath.
Manager Response: Thank you for your helpful review! We are so glad that the cottage worked well for your stay and that we were able exceed your needs! The Inlet Cove cottage layout unfortunately only allows for 2 bathrooms, its great for two couples as you said or a family. Please let us know next time you are planning a Kiawah getaway, we'd love to have you!
Best Vacation Cottage
We had another great vacation renting this cottage, each time is better than the last. We enjoy the living area in the back to take full advantage of the river view and beautiful sunsets. The cottage is so well decorated and
fully supplied with everything we needed. We had no problems, as usual, with the cottage, everything was in excellent working order. We want to thank the owners and Hillary for letting us stay once again. We look forward to returning again.
Manager Response: It was so great to see you both again this year, thank you for being such great guests, I look forward to your return each year, definitely let me know when you are coming back!
Kiawah is my happy place
My family would like to thank the ESPM company. They were so helpful in getting us information on the progress of hurricane Matthew. They were able to get on the island and survey the property and get it ready for us to come ASAP. I highly recommend using their company when renting. They went above and beyond. Thanks Lindsey and Hillary.
Manager Response: I am so glad it worked out that you were able to come for at least most of your stay despite Hurricane Matthew's best efforts! Thank you so much for your kind review, we look forward to your return next year!
A wonderfully-appointed home with an amazing view of the Kiawah River. The online photos truly represent the interior, with its high end appliances, comfortable furnishings, and luxurious baths. Plenty of pots and pans and cooking utensils to prepare a great meal, plus an outdoor grill. The views from the living space and master bedroom are incredible. What a great site to wake up to! Whether spending time on the screened porch or down by the dock, Kiawah living does not get better than this location - watching dolphin, fishing, crabbing, kayaking. If you prefer the pool instead of the beach, it is conveniently located just steps away. I highly recommend renting bikes to make a quick trip down to the beach (just minutes away by bike) and to explore the bike paths around the island. Be sure to explore the many small ponds and nature habitats and gardens. I also recommend a low tide, late afternoon/early evening walk to the point where the ocean meets the river beyond Beachwalker Park to watch the dolphins and hunt for shells. If you are lucky, you will be able to see the dolphin strand feed (unique feeding ritual). This rental is a great place to enjoy all the beauty and nature of Kiawah Island with family and friends. In regards to the property manager, I cannot say enough about the helpfulness, friendliness, and professionalism of Hillary. She certainly helped to make our vacation all the more enjoyable! We will certainly return to this rental.
Manager Response: This is definitely one of the best reviews we've ever had, thank you so much! Thank you also for all the helpful tips, there are a few guests who may have never been to Kiawah before who are looking for great activities and insider info! Thank you again and we can't wait to have you and your family return!
The marvelous marsh
Our first marsh front visit. A first quality house with screened porch from which to enjoy the marsh at all hours of the day and night. Sunsets spectacular, night songs, a few steps to the pool or dock, all this and everything kiawah has to offer. The house is the highest quality construction and condition we have seen.
Manager Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your first stay on the Kiawah River! Thank you so much for your review, we hope you will consider this cottage again!
The most beautiful spot on Kiawah Island to enjoy with family, friends or simply alone to see the beautiful world God has created for us.
Manager Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the home, the view is definitely one of the best parts and a great spot for viewing wildlife! I hope you'll let us know next time you're planning a Kiawah getaway, we'd love to have you return!
Our Winter Vacation
It was pleasant, Could have used some written instuctions on how to use appliances,T.V., fireplace, etc.
Seeing they were very different than the normal.
The home is beautifully done with amazing views and sunsets. The kitchen is top-notch with everything you need. The community is quiet and great for walking or biking and bonus, the home is right next door to the pool. Easy access to grocery stores and dining. Our only 2 minor hiccups were the fireplace not working and they need more lighting in the bathrooms. I would rent this home again.