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Akers Ellis has partnered with VayKGear, a beach gear delivery service provider, to offer beach gear rentals to our guests!

Guest reservations of 3 to 21 nights in eligible properties receive a valuable credit to use towards beach gear rentals during your stay!* The credit amount varies per property type and is disclosed in the property description. You may use your credit for bicycles, beach chairs and umbrellas, beach carts, and more – the choice is yours!

The process is simple: reserve a Kiawah Island vacation rental property with Akers Ellis, await your email from VayKGear to select your beach gear via the Akers Ellis customized beach gear website (email is sent 45 days prior to your arrival), and your gear will be delivered to your rental property on the day of your arrival. If your needs exceed your beach gear credit, you are welcome to add additional items at their discounted rates.

PLEASE NOTE: During peak seasons, beach gear inventory  especially bicycles  may be limited, so we recommend reserving your gear as early as possible.

*Credit is applicable to guest reservations of 3 to 21 nights only. There is no cash value if the credit is not used. Some properties do not participate in this program and will not have any reference to beach gear credit in their property descriptions.




Akers Ellis guests love our new beach gear program, including these recent guests:

  • First-class experience.
  • Having a credit to rents bikes, beach umbrellas and more was such a great perk! The gear rental process was so easy and definitely made our stay on the island even more fun. Thanks! A++
  • This is now the second time I’ve rented with Akers Ellis and the Vaykay gear credit definitely played a role in my decision.
  • This was so handy and a great perk to the beach vacation!
  • The bikes were awesome! Couldn’t have been any easier!
  • We were VERY pleased with the quality of service, and the equipment we received. Everything was so easy! We LOVED the bikes. We will definitely use this service again.
  • The beach gear program is great! We love it. We had one damaged umbrella and it was swapped out immediately. We couldn't ask for more!
  • Very convenient, with high-quality products.
  • Beach Gear included was a very nice incentive.
  • It’s a great add to renting the property. We enjoyed the bike rides in the evening.
  • Great bikes in excellent condition. They were waiting on us when we arrived.
  • It was a pleasant surprise to have a beach gear rental added to our stay.
  • Bikes were at our unit when we arrived just as ordered. So nice not to have to pick up.
  • Very convenient to pre-order equipment.
  • My family loved the beach gear, and it was so wonderful to have the cost of it included in the price of the rental! The bicycles were especially loved and an integral part of our vacation!
  • Good clean and newer beach gear. Very sturdy. Nice stuff!
  • It was nice as I didn’t have to find a bike rental company.
  • Using Beach Gear was extremely helpful. It was easy to select, there when we arrived, and we used everything throughout the week. Text messages of updates and information also helped. Would definitely use again.
  • This was an added bonus that helped our family enjoy our time at the beach.
  • Having beach gear included in our rental took a weight off our shoulders. It was nice to not have to worry about packing bulky chairs and umbrellas.
  • The experience was great. The beach cart was fantastic! Easy to use and manipulate either on the bike or by pulling on the beach.
  • The program was a big value and convenience to simply include the dollar amount and the selection process in the same process as the villa rental. Very easy, simple and super convenient!
  • The convenience and service were superb. The quality of the bicycles was also excellent.
  • Thank you Akers Ellis for making the vacation rental process so easy, enjoyable and better each time we visit! The Beach Gear Included Program was a BIG hit with our family!
  • Loved the beach gear credit! We'll be back!
  • The Beach Gear Credit worked out great!
  • We loved it! Great bikes and gear, and we will look for an Akers Ellis rental because of the fantastic experience.
  • So convenient and equipment and bikes were all brand new.
  • This was a great convenience for our family! We were beach ready on our first day with comfortable chairs and large umbrellas. A great service!
  • Great service! Bikes, chairs and umbrella in excellent shape! Got lots of use!
  • Thank you for adding the Beach Gear Included program. We loved having chairs, umbrellas, and a cooler waiting at our front door. The bicycle and wagon made trips to the grocery store at Freshfields Market very efficient.
  • It was so wonderful to have all our beach gear waiting for us upon arrival. The gear was clean and new like!
  • Loved how easy it was to add bikes and chairs to my stay - really a very nice added benefit! Normally I’d have to look up some bikes places, confirm rates, compare and then book. Great benefit with simple online ordering.
  • We ordered bikes and chairs and they were in excellent condition. I made a mistake on my order and they were happy to correct it for me. The beach gear credit is a bonus!
  • It was so convenient to have the bikes delivered and picked up right to and from our condo. The bikes and locks were in great condition and we really enjoyed using them.
  • The bikes were much better than those we've typically rented on the Islands. Clean and rust free.
  • We truly enjoyed the bikes that we rented for the week and the process couldn’t have been easier. Thank you for making our vacation even more relaxing by having it delivered and picked up as well.
  • Having those bikes and that surfboard sitting and waiting for us when we arrived was an excellent addition to our trip. I have a feeling we'll be using this service again!
  • We absolutely loved that the 'beach gear,' in our case bikes, was included with the rental. The bikes were in great condition and we would definitely choose to rent again if the beach gear is included.
  • The beach gear put the trip over the top for us. This is one of the main reasons we used Akers Ellis; other companies did not have this included.
  • Using the Beach Gear Included program saved us so much room in the car! We also weren't lugging everything out of the car and up the stairs to our condo. Very convenient!
  • Great value! This was a deciding factor to go with this property vs another due to the rental credit.
  • We were very excited that we were able to book beach gear for our trip. We rode bikes 2 of the 4 days we were there and it was a great way to explore and see what the island has to offer. Our beach chairs were great quality and very comfortable for lounging on the beach. It is very convenient because our items were there waiting for us on arrival and were picked up after our departure. It definitely added an experience we wouldn’t have had otherwise if not included with our rental!
  • Bikes were great and seemed like they were brand new. So convenient and nice to have the credit!
  • The bikes and chairs were great to have during our stay. We appreciated having them delivered right to us. We had a great time riding around the island.
  • Great quality gear (bikes, chairs and cart were the best we've rented yet) and easy online selection process!
  • Great bikes. Comfortable and easy to ride.