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Kiawah or Seabrook? 1st time vacationer

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Kiawah or Seabrook? 1st time vacationer

We are first time visitors. Kiawah is our first choice, but can not get a villa with an ocean view. The rental agency suggested Seabrook Island. Any suggestions as to which island to stay? 2 adults, we don't mind walking to the beach, quite is fine with nearby activities. I am an HHI lover but understand this is a much quiter area. suggestions? Thank you.

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1. Re: Kiawah or Seabrook? 1st time vacationer

We have stayed in Kiawah and Seabrook; now have a place on Kiawah. In my opinion they are both lovely islands, but Kiawah is larger and has a much larger and more accessible beach than Seabrook.

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Unless you are traveling this month (I.e. the highest of high seasons), I am surprised that you cannot find a ocean view rental. Small (one or two bedroom) condos with direct ocean view are available in Windswept and in Shipwatch. If you have not found an ocean view unit through one rental manager, try the others. Also check on VRBO, etc., for private rentals.

But, no worries! No villa on Kiawah is more than a short stroll to the beach, and there are no busy roads to cross.

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Thank you for your recommendations! The rental agency has units in Windswept but all rented during the week in august we will be there. The area looks beautiful. I am going to check other rental agencies. thank you again.

New Albany, OH
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Retired Teach35.. thank you for taking the time to share your recommendations!

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5. Re: Kiawah or Seabrook? 1st time vacationer

We have several rental agencies here, first is the Resort, but also try...

Pam Harrington Exclusives

Wyndham

Akers Ellis

You should definitely be able to find something through one of them on Kiawah.

Villa and I are both partial to Kiawah, both been coming here for over 30 years, I live here full time.

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We vacationed on Kiawah for years and chose to buy on Seabrook :). IMO, the big difference between the two islands is "feel". Seabrook feels like a large neighborhood; Kiawah has more resort feel catering to guests.

You can't go wrong with either. If you want to view rentals on Seabrook, check out CoastalGetawaysofSC.com

New Albany, OH
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7. Re: Kiawah or Seabrook? 1st time vacationer

Thank you OurGreatEscape! Everyone's information was very helpful. The winner is Kiawah!

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8. Re: Kiawah or Seabrook? 1st time vacationer

Hey HHI, I used to live just down the road from you in Harlem Township!

We somehow managed to escape and move to Kiawah!

New Albany, OH
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Kiahawbeth - Thank you for your recommendations. We found our condo thru the Resort. Yes, we where very close neighbors in OH. Hoping to follow my dream to be Coastal Living soon.

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10. Re: Kiawah or Seabrook? 1st time vacationer

Seabrook is way more relaxed and not as strict. How did it go?

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