Is Now the Right Time to Buy A Vacation Home?

Is Now the Right Time to Buy A Vacation Home?

August 18, 2022

Categories: Lifestyle, Real Estate, The Island

Should You Buy a Vacation Home This Summer?

If you look forward to summer every year because it allows you to relax, unwind, and enjoy quality time with family and friends — you may be considering buying a vacation home. Although recent news paints the picture of a turbulent market, fear not! With housing inventory on the rise, paired with a plethora of incredible new real estate available and exciting new Island plans, Kiawah Island provides the perfect place for you to buy a vacation home and escape from reality. 

Continue reading to learn more about if now is the right time to buy a vacation home. 

Why Would You Want to Buy a Vacation Home? 

People buy vacation homes for many reasons. Owning a vacation home allows you to diversify your income, build wealth, and provides an escape from your day-to-day life at no extra cost. 

When considering buying a vacation home on Kiawah Island, it’s important to remember all that our luxury community has to offer. If you’re looking for a dream home that is both a smart investment and gives a strong sense of community, the beautiful Kiawah Island is a perfect match! 

Related: The Benefits of Living on a Private Luxury Island

Inventory Is On The Rise

If you’re asking yourself if now is the right time to buy a vacation home, the answer is yes! Slowly but surely, Kiawah Island’s housing inventory is increasing and we expect it to continue to increase in the coming months. During the first quarter of this year, reports showed that 1.1 percent of Island properties were available for purchase – the lowest in Island history! However, second quarter reports showed an increase to two percent and it continues to grow weekly. These inventory increases offer potential buyers more homes to choose from, meaning you can take your time and consider which one-of-a-kind Kiawah Island community you want to call your vacation home.

The Kiawah Island Market is Booming

Plenty of transactions are happening, meaning confidence is still high, buyers are not deterred, and the Kiawah market is stable. In fact, despite the rise in interest rates, Kiawah Island had the best second quarter in Island history this year — hitting 134 closings for $284 million and a nine percent increase in dollar volume year over year! From these metrics, we can tell that the desire to live in Kiawah is at an all time high, so it’s a great investment opportunity!

Incredible Developer Offers Available 

Now is a great time to become a property owner and Club Member on Kiawah, as there are so many exciting things in the works. For example, Kiawah Island’s newest developer neighborhood, The Burn at Cassique. This luscious landscape can be your new vacation destination, as there are seven new magnificent homes perfectly placed along the opening holes of Tom Watson’s acclaimed links course. Each home along The Burn at Cassique is positioned to maximize landscapes and capture incredible sights. With views that can’t be beaten, your vacation home will truly feel like a complete escape from your normal life!

In addition to The Burn at Cassique, there are exciting new amenities in the works for Club Members! For example, the Cape Club, where you can unwind with exquisite drinks and food, and an ocean front view that can’t be beat. Or, the new 885 acre private golf course being developed in Johns Island that will include a practice facility for Kiawah Island Club Members. One-of-a-kind amenities like these really makes Kiawah Island feel like paradise! With these new amenities in the works, you should consider buying a vacation home on Kiawah Island sooner, rather than later. 

Related: There’s Never Been a Better Time to Live in Cassique

In conjunction with beautiful homes and unmatched views, purchasing a home at The Burn at Cassique includes a membership to the Kiawah Island Club. This coveted membership is meant to bring Island residents of similar interests and passions together — providing the perfect place to mingle with like-minded people. The Kiawah Island Club currently offers three tiers of memberships: 

  • Golf Membership
  • Sports Membership 
  • Social Membership

Exclusive Club Amenities 

Kiawah Island offers five-star amenities exclusive to Kiawah Island Club members. As a Club Member, you have access to different clubs, spas, sporting activities, and social events. Members enjoy Island Life to the fullest with exclusive offers through Kiawah Island. However, what you see is not just what you get, as there are more exciting amenities in the works! Below are listed all of the amenities that you will have the opportunity to explore as a Kiawah Island Club Member. 


Cassique Clubhouse

The Cassique clubhouse provides breathtaking views of the golf course and the waters around the Kiawah River while inside homes the renowned Voysey’s restaurant and the two newest eateries: The Living Room and Tom’s Kitchen

River Course Clubhouse

The River Course clubhouse includes a bar and grille, lounge room, dining areas, a ballroom, a large meeting terrace, and a variety of sporting amenities to use at your leisure. 

Marsh House

Marsh House is a spot where people may gather for chatting, cuisine, beverages, or swimming in the beautiful and scenic infinity pool. 

The Beach Club

Club Members take pleasure in relaxing days by three pools while savoring healthy meals from the gazebo bar or The Shack.

Sasanqua Spa

Sasanqua Spa exclusively uses local ingredients in its handcrafted products and specialty treatments prioritizing health and wellness among members. Golfing

River Course

The first private golf course on Kiawah Island is landscaped with coastal woodlands, marshlands, and waterways allowing for serene games of golf with eight holes and a practice range. 


The second private golf course surrounded by a magnificent view offers golfers an open layout of greenway requiring golfers to tap into their individual creativity. 

Golf Learning Center

Led by golf professionals, our interactive practice range combines cutting-edge technology with a wide selection of instructional activities.


The Boathouse at Cassique

The Cassique Boathouse provides Members with exceptional service, a selection of kayaks and paddleboards, and tranquil waters directed by knowledgeable personnel.

Sports Pavillion

With tennis courts, a salt-water swimming pool, and the most up-to-date cardio and weight equipment, get in some outstanding training before refueling at the outside Gazebo, where light meals and healthy drink selections are available.

Sporting Club

The Sporting Club provides skeet, trap, and five-stand shooting as well as group and personal coaching for all ages and ability levels. 


GoKiawah Activities

Members are invited to gather both on and beyond the Island as part of the Club’s new GoKiawah campaign intended to bring together members and their families via common interests and uplifting gatherings.


GoKids encourages physical activity, entertainment, and friendship around the Island, assuring its Members’ children and grandchildren will have a joyous time unplugged. 


The BizHub includes private workspaces, a sophisticated conference room, wireless internet, and specialists to assist with administrative tasks.

Exceptional Experiences 

When you buy a vacation home on  Kiawah Island, you can rest assured knowing there are things to do year-round! Throughout the entire year, Kiawah Island hosts events for its Club Members. On holidays like Thanksgiving, Easter, and Fourth of July, there are huge community events that are fun for all ages. These events provide a wealth of activities for Members to enjoy together!

For example, on the Fourth of July, Kiawah Island Club Members gather to take part in an Independence Day blow-out!  During this extravaganza, Club Members enjoy food, live music, fireworks, and holiday festivities, while the littlest Members exude all their energy climbing rock walls, jumping in inflatable castles, and much more! Another annual Club favorite, Rock the River, draws in a huge crowd! During this event, Club Members get to experience five-star entertainment (Darius Rucker has rocked the event), while enjoying delectable Lowcountry cuisine on Kiawah Island Club’s River Course. Exceptional events like these can only be found on Kiawah Island, so, what are you waiting for? Now is the time to make Kiawah Island your vacation home destination!

Buy a Vacation Home On Kiawah Island, South Carolina

If you’re in the market to buy a vacation home, look no further than Kiawah Island. Tucked away in the scenic Lowcountry of South Carolina, Kiawah Island can be your home away from home! With plenty of amenities, activities, and places to explore, you’ll never get bored in this private, luxury community. 

Want to learn more about Kiawah Island? Simply click the button below to get in touch with us. We’d be happy to introduce you to the community and answer any questions you may have regarding purchasing a vacation home!