Neighborhood Spotlight: The Cottages at Marsh Walk

Neighborhood Spotlight: The Cottages at Marsh Walk

April 27, 2020

Categories: Real Estate

A Look at Kiawah’s Newest Community, The Cottages at Marsh Walk

Within Kiawah Island’s Ocean Park community, and subsequently the Marsh Walk neighborhood, are seven elegant, built for sale cottages, suitably named The Cottages at Marsh Walk.

Set between the world-famous Ocean Course and the long-winding Bass Creek, these long-awaited releases are beautiful turnkey homes that serve as the perfect Island getaway. As a small collection of homes, these cottages will perfectly coexist within the larger homes of the Marsh Walk neighborhood.  

Situated on the very eastern edge of the Island, the Ocean Park community is ideal for those looking for privacy. The Marsh Walk neighborhood features open and modern homes that accompany some of the best marsh and lagoon views on the entire Island. 

The Cottages at Marsh Walk are the perfect option for residents in search of a home base on Kiawah, and for those who are interested in elevating their Island experience, as each cottage comes with a membership to the Kiawah Island Club.

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Then to Now

As a newer community, Ocean Park made its debut in 2012 and offers some of the most luxurious homes on the Island. A few years after its inception, the Marsh Walk neighborhood was added and continues to grow in popularity amongst residents, hence the 2020 addition of The Cottages. 

Luxury Cottage Homes

Built according to Kiawah Island’s distinct architectural guidelines, these homes honor the surrounding landscape by incorporating an elegant design that gives a subtle nod to the Lowcountry and architecture of the surrounding homes. While smaller in size, these cottages offer big living, with expansive windows allowing bright light and incredible views to spill into each cottage home. 

Club Membership

Each cottage comes with a membership to the Kiawah Island Club, and thus access to the exquisite Marsh House, among many other amenities. Undeniably one of the most beloved clubhouses on the Island, the Marsh House is a popular spot among residents and is directly across the street from The Cottages at Marsh Walk. 

Residents can enjoy outdoor activities such as swimming in the resort-style pool, lounging privately on a raised deck, and sitting by the outdoor fire pit, to name a few. There are also several spaces designed for gatherings and overall relaxation. 

On the Marsh House’s daily menu, Club Members can choose from several Southern staple lunch options and small bites in the evening created by the one and only, Chef Annette Johnson. Popular cocktails include options such as a housemade sangria, and a unique spin on a margarita that features a blueberry-salted rim. 

As a community favorite, access to the Marsh House is truly one of the biggest draws to The Cottages at Marsh Walk.


Overlooking a lagoon, the cottages contain scenic views of thick, mesmerizing marsh.

Nestled among natural beauty that showcases the Island’s essence, your home will include several vistas of deep blue marsh stretching across the landscape. Almost reminiscent of an African Serengeti, the tall marsh trees are delicately strung along the horizon, providing shade and habitats for an abundance of wildlife local to Kiawah. 


These homes were specifically designed with families in mind. Your family will benefit from tight-knit living with just over 1,900 square footage in each home. With family living at the heart of the design, each cottage is crafted to maximize space, allowing you to make the most of your time together, whether it be inside your home or out exploring what Kiawah has to offer. 

Additionally, these light-filled homes are fitted with impeccable design features that blend seamlessly into the surrounding marsh vegetation. Homeowners will savor the ultimate indoor-outdoor connection the cottages foster. 

The Community

The surrounding community is filled with outdoor recreational opportunities that will fill your days with adventure. Enjoy open parkland where you can set up a picnic or play games with your children, explore miles of bike trails, and even feel inspired by the ancient oak trees that have seen Kiawah’s history unfold. These are just a few examples of the daily outings you can plan for you and your family while living in the Ocean Park community.

Ocean Course

Mere minutes from The Cottages at Marsh Walk, is one of the world’s best golf courses. As a top attraction on Kiawah Island, the iconic Ocean Course is home to several world-famous tournaments including the 2012 PGA Championship and the upcoming 2021 PGA Championship

Avid golfers can spend hours honing their craft on impeccable greens designed by Pete Dye and his wife, Alice. Unbeknownst to most, her impromptu recommendation to raise the entire course resulted in unobstructed ocean views from every hole, making the Ocean Course what it is today. 

However, if you are not a fan of golf, Club Members can still enjoy the Ocean Course’s Clubhouse amenities like high-end restaurants and bars. For a round of drinks post-game, check out The Ryder Cup Bar next to the course. Or for finer dining, make reservations at The Atlantic Room for some of the highest-quality seafood in the area. 

Natural Areas and Parks

Just a short drive from the neighborhood is Millet pond which is ideal for casual fishing, access to the Ocean Course Beach, and the gorgeous Stono Inlet that offers picturesque views and sightings of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins

Families can spend an afternoon at one of the three parks spread throughout the community, including the Ocean Park Treehouse and Playground. A stone’s throw from the cottages, this darling park offers kids an opportunity to play on a playground complete with a custom-built treehouse that compliments the scenery — just like the Island’s homes. 

Find Your Home in The Cottages at Marsh Walk

Ready to call Kiawah home? The Cottages at Marsh Walk may be the perfect place for you. Accompanied by a membership to the private Kiawah Island Club, these cottages are sure to provide the very best the Island has to offer. 

In early 2020, two spec homes broke ground, officially welcoming the Cottages to the Island. If you’re interested in learning more about the seven cottages that are available for purchase, click the button below to contact our team of Sales Executives here at Kiawah Island Real Estate. We are looking forward to welcoming you home.