Buying & Selling What’s the difference between a cottage and a villa on Kiawah Island?

Villas are a popular option for homeowners interested in a rental program and low-maintenance upkeep. Built as attached units, villas share common exterior grounds, maintained through dues paid to the villa association by the owner. Kiawah’s villas range from 1-bedroom with wooded views to 4-bedroom with ocean views.

Cottages on the other hand allow for a bit more privacy. These freestanding, single-story abodes share no common walls and complement the come-and-go lifestyle many owners enjoy. Kiawah’s cottages range from 2-bedroom with fairway views to 4-bedrooms with a lagoon view.