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Now available: Stay at Kiawah River’s Bungalows

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Do you (or your family) love to staycation or vacation on John’s Island? With its breathtaking marsh + riverfront, we don’t blame you. But, we do have some news you probably want to know about. 👀

Kiawah River’s residential Bungalows are now available for short-term rental.

The latest addition to Kiawah River’s diverse residential options of waterfront, wooded, and village homes + homesites, the 11 fully furnished, one-bedroom detached cabins average ~800 sqft and offer the perfect opportunity for a getaway stay (or to try before you buy). Nestled along a quiet creek off the Kiawah River, the Bungalows were designed by Julia Starr Sanford of Starr Sanford Design whose architectural vision influenced Alys Beach in the Florida Panhandle (and communities like Mahogany Bay Village in Belize + Las Catalinas in Puerto Rico).

“Set along the Kiawah River, the Bungalows serve as an ideal home base for weekend getaways and authentic Lowcountry adventures on the water,” said Chris Drury, Broker-in-Charge at Kiawah River. “The turn-key homes ensure a carefree escape to the secluded sea islands, where the short drive to downtown Charleston can feel like a world away.”


The Bungalows offer a breathtaking view of the Kiawah River. | Photo provided by Kiawah River

Inspired by traditional Lowcountry seaside dwellings, Sanford’s architectural details maximize outdoor living along Kiawah River’s 20 miles of waterfront thanks to:

  • Porches with river views
  • Divided-light windows
  • Doors that welcome natural light + cooling cross ventilation

With interior furnishings by Amanda Lindroth, the homes embrace the cozy cabin scale with natural materials, textured finishes and timeless furniture.


Interior furnishings curated by Amanda Lindroth. | Photo provided by Kiawah River

The Bungalows are considered a waterman’s paradise, offering water access with several launch points for fishing + exploring the Kiawah River and inland waterways.

Bonus: Renters get to enjoy the world class amenities (cough, cough, the Spring House) including miles of waterfront trails and The Goatery, which will soon be opening a dairy.

Want to see more? Book your stay + take a photo tour below.

Take a photo tour


Natural materials, textured finishes + timeless furniture grace the Bungalows interiors. | Photo provided by Kiawah River


Cerused oak flooring + soapstone countertops are a of the few luxe finishes found in the Bungalows. | Photo provided by Kiawah River


Custom cabinetry with polished nickel features, a daybed, and a dining room table in the Bungalows. | Photo provided by Kiawah River


Julia Starr Sanford’s architectural details maximize outdoor living with two spaces for sitting + entertaining. | Photo provided by Kiawah River


The Spring House boasts swimming pools, dining options, cabanas, a hot tub, and more. | Photo provided by Kiawah River


The collection complements Kiawah River’s modern-day agrihood. | Photo provided by Kiawah River

Beyond the Bungalow rentals, Kiawah River offers a diverse variety of homes — from completely custom home designs to turnkey floor plans — starting at $900,000 and homesites starting at $200,000.

Bonus: The community has been carefully planned to embrace outdoor living, with only half of the property’s 2,000 acres developed, and the remaining 1,000 acres to remain open as green space for the community.*


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