2 br, 2 ba-sleeps 6-family room w/fireplace and sunroom overlooking golf course
About Charlotte Gerber
I just purchased this cottage back in early December of 2012 for second home and an investment property. I live in Charleston and have always wanted to have a place on Kiawah. I am so looking forward to relaxing and enjoying all that Kiawah has to offer.........I am an avid tennis player and love to bike- so this is the place to be. Kiawah Island is like no other place...come and explore. Great shopping, restaurants and a marina.
Charlotte Gerber purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Charlotte Gerber chose West Beach
This area of the island is convenient to everything.
What makes this Cottage unique
This cozy cottage was a diamond in the rough and I have enjoyed renovating it and putting my own personal touches in it.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Nice updates took a measuring tape to your kitchen hangover had room to do a 12 to 14" bar
I guess I wish I knew the place was basically on the golf cart path as we were on vacation and the mowing began at 5:30 AM. The curtains are sparse at best in both bedrooms. We love Kiawah but I can see that if it were not the Thanksgiving holiday the construction noise at 7 AM would not be good for vacation sleeping etc.
I thought about doing a bar but felt bar stools might get in the way
I am planning to renovate the kitchen soon and will have a bar that’s lower
Appreciate the suggestion
The cottage listing says it’s on the golf course- sorry you didn’t realize that. I apologize for the construction- it’s progress and nothing i can do to control that...
Sorry you were not completely satisfied. Hope you revisit the island in the future
Thanks again for visiting
Beautiful cottage nestled in a tropical paradise
We very much enjoyed our stay.
So happy you enjoyed kiawah and my cottage
Hope you return in the future
Thanks so much
Clean, pet friendly cottage with some maintenance issues
We had some issues with this rental. We arrived to find the storm door and one dining chair broken. The door remained outside for garbage pickup all week. Charlotte responded quickly to the dining chair and had it fixed within 24 hours. On Monday we discovered an issue with the dishwasher. Again, Charlotte responded quickly but we were at the cottage all that afternoon as the dishwasher (and disposal) were both replaced.Fortunately, after that no major issues. The cottage was clean when we checked in and had some nice updates like the flooring and the bathrooms. However, it was somewhat lacking in other areas, like the kitchen cabinets and storage in master bedroom (1 tiny dresser with bottom dresser slightly broken. Lots of closet space but few hangers. Charlotte responded quickly and brought more hangers when we checked in). So we had mixed impressions of this place. Not sure if we had bad luck or if the property is not maintained well. Also, in terms of location my husband really liked being on the golf course but I did not like being so close to the construction site. While it was pretty quiet and not visible from inside the cottage, the roads are affected and it was a little confusing finding our way the first few days. Maybe a local map of the area would be helpful for getting to the beach and pool? Charlotte was very pleasant and did respond to all of our complaints, but we would not return to this cottage.
First I am sorry that there were issues during the time you stayed at my cottage.
I responded immediately to all of your needs/issues. I don't feel your review is very fair. Let me start with your check in that Saturday. I went down before your check-in and picked up the chair for repair. (it was broken from the previous guest) You asked that I bring another chair and more hangers which I did that day. Your check in was supposed to be 4pm and I let you check in earlier.
I brought the chair back repaired and hangers at 6 that same day. You let me know the dishwasher was not draining on Sunday and I sent appliance repairman down on Sunday. He told me I would have to replace dishwasher and I needed to call a plumber which I did on Monday morning and got him to the house around noon. You discovered Monday morning that garbage disposal was backing up too. There was obviously something clogging the drain lines to make garbage disposal and dishwasher not drain. I immediately went and purchased a new dishwasher and took it to the cottage. Plumber said it was clogged and fixed it. The dishwasher was less than 5 yrs old but motor burned up trying to drain. I went ahead and replaced disposal anyway since it was older. Things happen with any house and a drain clogging is not something you can foresee happening. I spent over 50,000 last year updating my cottage. I live in Charleston and go back and forth to my cottage all the time checking and make sure all is well for my guests. I maintain it and immediately respond to any issue down there. You didn't have to stay there all afternoon with the plumber, I went down to be there.
I had to remove storm door and did not know it was not picked up or I would have came and got it myself. I since saw it after you checked out and hired someone else to come and get it since the garbage collector had not picked it up. Also I did not know until you left about the drawer in the master bedroom being broken. I saw it after you checked out and immediately had it fixed and returned to the cottage before my next tenant arrived.
West Beach is being revitalized and new construction is happening in our area. I can't control progress and I am sorry navigating to the cottage was difficult for yall. There are maps at the gate which are free. There are detour signs and directional signs and I acknowledge this is not ideal but nothing I can do to control this issue.
The cottage was clean but the dishwasher did not work and there are a lot of big bugs that I guess are hard to keep out. The walk to the pool was not far and the beach only a little further but maybe driving easier.
The beach is beautiful and chairs and umbrellas to rent was nice.
I am very sorry about the dishwasher
It does work but i had to have it reinstalled
The door was not staying closed.
Palmetto bugs are very common in our area and we have experienced a lot of rain and it makes them sometimes come indoors. I do pay for pest control and they come periodically all year.
I am very sorry you had these issues. The dishwasher is fixed and palmetto bugs are just a sc nuisance.
Family of 6 plus a dog, this was a wonderful cottage to accommodate our family!
The cottage is adorable and the kids loved their bedroom decor. The owner is very attentative and helpful. The cleaning service does an "ok job" over all but I still had to clean the kitchen, ran dishes and silverware through dishwasher,wiped down doors and handles due to not being done very well. The cleaning service also left USED shampoo, conditioner and body wash travel sets for us to use which we discarded. (Cleaning service needs some improvements) other than that the cottage is great and the location was great for us, easy walk or bike ride to pools or beach. We will be back again for sure!
So glad you liked the cottage. I have done a lot of improvements/updates in the last year. I am so sorry to hear about the cleaning service and I will make sure
this does not happen again. I just talked to maid and she said she only washed a few dishes. apparently the tenants before you must have put dishes away that were not clean enough.
Thanks again for choosing to stay at my cottage.
Good location , nice view of golf course
Would not describe as "newly renovated" new floors and faucets yes otherwise not so much. Very 1970s feel. Linens and blankets very low end and mattress esp. In room with twin beds VERY uncomfortable and needs replaced. Tv in bedroom not working.Lack of light bulbs, toilet paper,normal amenities expected. I washed the bathroom rugs before using because they were nasty. WAY OVERPRICED for what you get.Disappointed
I am very sorry you were disappointed
With my cottage. These were built in late 70s so not much i can do about that
All my TVs work - the light switch in master br has to be on for that tv to get power
I wish you had called and told me you were having an issue -i am very responsive and live in Chas
My bathrooms were completed gutted and they are brand new from 2017 except one porcelain tub was kept and was in great condition
All my linens are new and bought in 2017 on all beds except the blankets which i will replace immediately
I replace towels couple of times a year and they are from Costco and i feel are nice -i use same ones at home
I will talk to cleaners about bath rugs and i am very sorry they were dirty
I provide a starter supply of tissue etc
I will speak to cleaner about that too
I was not aware mattress in kids room were uncomfortable-I will replace those ASAP
Again i am very sorry you were not happy with my cottage
Enjoy the best family, sports, beach, and romantic vacation the USA has to offer from this beautiful Kiawah Island cottage. Located minutes from Kiawah's exquisite hotel, The Sanctuary, with it's exceptional restaurants, bars, and spa; few yards from the Cougar Point Golf Course club house; and just mins. from one of The Travel Channel's 10 best USA beaches-10 miles of pristine sand and dunes.