Kiawah Island real estate listings for sale on MLS. Homes for sale on Kiawah Island SC. Search beachfront homes on Kiawah Island SC, villas, condos, and homes on the golf course . Kiawah is a gorgeous private, gated resort island that is wonderful for short term visits, second or third homes, and vacations, but living there full time isn’t recommended. Kiawah island is all its beauty is a far drive from any sort of activities, great dining options, and unfortunately proximity to health care. So buying a home on Kiawah island is usually for luxury living temporarily.