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1 Nov 2019
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Vacation Rentals

If you're planning a Kiawah Island vacation but don't want to leave your furry family member at home, don't worry. Dogs are allowed on the Kiawah beach year-round! In fact, our beautiful island has over 10 miles of pristine, pet-friendly beach. You'll love taking your four-legged loved ones on your morning beach runs, sunset walks, or causal strolls.

dog with ball on kiawah island beach

There are rules and regulations in place for your four-legged friends. We'll help you stay informed on the dos and don'ts of when and where your pup is free to frolic and play, leash or no leash — and which Akers Ellis rentals can accommodate your pet. 

Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals

As far as pet-friendly properties go, we have several options, ranging from one to six bedrooms. Take a look at our pet friendly properties below: 

1 BR 1411 Courtside Villa
2 BR4834 Turtle Cove Villa
3 BR20 Ocean Green Drive & 21 Ocean Green Drive
4 BR1113 Duneside Villa
5 BR117 Bufflehead Drive & 1114 Duneside Villa
6 BR20 & 21 Ocean Green Drive

Keep in mind: our pet accommodations have a $25 per pet per day fee that will be applied and pets must be pre-approved by Akers Ellis.

Pet Policies & Regulations

dogs playing in the waterGeneral Policies — According to the Town of Kiawah Island, pets must be leashed at all times when they are outside unless they are contained in an enclosed area. The only exception to this rule is on the beach where there is a designated year-round dog off-leash area and seasonal leash restrictions for the remainder of the beach. Leash ordinances are enforced by Beach Patrol who can give out fines.

Year-Round Policies — Between the eastern boundary of the Beach Club and the Ocean Course Clubhouse, dogs are allowed off-leash from 7AM-7PM year-round. Pets must be leashed in this area from 7PM to 7AM. Likewise, owners must be with their pet, have the pet under control, and have a leash with them in the event that there is a need to leash the pet or if requested by other beachgoers or Beach Patrol. 

Seasonal Policies (November 1 - March 15) — During this period, pets are allowed to be off-leash from 7AM to 7PM everywhere on Kiawah’s beach. Additionally, owners must be with their pet, have the pet under control, and have a leash with them in the event that there is a need to leash the pet or if requested by other beachgoers or Beach Patrol. 

Book Today

So, book your off-season rental today! Fewer crowds, cooler weather... AND off-leash beach fun for your furry friends! What more could you ask for? Check out our pet-friendly rentals today.