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Trying to decide between 2 houses--first time on Kiawh

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Trying to decide between 2 houses--first time on Kiawh

This will be our first trip to Kiawah. We are a family of 5--two grown kids and a teenager. We're planning on the first week of August and want to rent a house. We're looking at 8 Turtle Beach Lane (Pam Harrington property) and 6 Turtle Beach Lane (vbro 54918.) Both look great but I'd love the opinion of one one who knows the area. Sometimes pictures don't tell the whole story. Also there may be a home between the properties under construction.

We could also rent a villa/condo thru the resort or about the same price but we don't golf and really just want to enjoy the beach and area.

Any advice would be greatly greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much!

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11. Re: Trying to decide between 2 houses--first time on Kiawh

Make note: "downstairs" on these houses is still elevated one full story. If I remember correctly, there may be garages under these houses.

The houses are elevated, by code, thus making the vegetation around them a non-issue as far as the view is concerned. Your living space will be above the vegetation, for the most part.

Kiawah is a gated community, quality standards are very high and enforced by a very active community association and various property groups around the island. Biggest concern is how "updated" you want your living space to be.

As Villa stated, there are many updates currently going on...for the most part, oldest properties on the island are reaching 30ish. Many rental units have updated, there are a few that still haven't gotten around to it, you can pretty much judge when you view the photos.

The neighborhood you are considering is very nice and well maintained.

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12. Re: Trying to decide between 2 houses--first time on Kiawh

Thanks!

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13. Re: Trying to decide between 2 houses--first time on Kiawh

There used to be a vacant lot next to the beach path off Turtle Beach Lane, but a home was built there within the past two years. We use that path to get to the beach and watched the home being built.

Los Angeles
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14. Re: Trying to decide between 2 houses--first time on Kiawh

Have they finished building it?

Does the path effect the privacy for the house on the south(?) 8 Turtle Beach Lane? Is there a lot of foot traffic right outside the house?

Thanks!

Boothwyn...
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15. Re: Trying to decide between 2 houses--first time on Kiawh

Yes, the house has been finished. I really wouldn't think the beach path will be a problem. The only time I felt it was crowded on Kiawah in the 23 years I've been there was during the PGA in 2012. It really is a very different beach resort, very low density with lots of open space.

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17. Re: Trying to decide between 2 houses--first time on Kiawh

Just relax and enjoy the trip. You are really being over concerned for nothing.

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