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Kiawah Island Regime Dues, HOA Fees & Closing Costs To Purchase

If you’re considering buying real estate on Kiawah Island Resort there are a lot of things to know. Primarilykiawah golf as it pertains to dues, fees, HOA, regimes, and club dues. Resort ownership has it’s privileges of course, but as one can imagine owning in such an exclusive stunning and private gated resort like Kiawah Island comes with cost. So Realtor in Charleston who sells on Kiawah I have gone through the effort to help prospective buyers looking at the homes for sale on Kiawah Island know what to expect when considering buying. Let’s start with property HOA payments due at closing: depending on the property you want to buy be it; villa, condo or single family is a required 1/2 of 1%of the purchase price fee upfront to the community HOA. Then depending on the building (if condo or villa), or “off shoot” community you own in will ALSO have quarterly or monthly regime dues as shown below.

There are yearly HOA dues required at $2369.00 which covers the landscaping, lighting, upkeep of the common areas and so on throughout the Kiawah Island resort. So what does this cost get you? Each property owner gets to enjoy the “Sandcastle” community center consisting of dining, large swimming pool, boat landing (Rhett’s Bluff), internet and reading lounge, banquet rooms, and Castle Grill.

2017 Owner Dues Details


If you want to own one the two club memberships  (Governor’s Club and Kiawah Island Club [read below]) there are two ways of going about it. One, buy or build a home in one of the new developments because the builders/developers have “built in” memberships that come with the home sites. Two, buy a home from a seller that already owns owns one Kiawah club memberships. You are not required to buy the club membership, but you can if the home you are buying already comes with a membership. There is only one private club on the island – Kiawah Island Club, and “the club” is all access to every golf course, including Cassique, all the dining rooms, lounges, kayaks, spas, squash, basketball, and tennis courts and more. * As of now there are only two developments on Kiawah that have mandatory memberships and those are Cassique & The Settlement. There are three types of Club memberships you can purchase at closing:

  1. Golf Membership        $135,000 (ONE TIME 80% refundable) – gives you access to all the 5 golf courses without paying greens fees and access to VIP tee times. Required is a $1180 MONTHLY dues as well. Reduced greens fees (currently $77)
  2. Sports Membership    $110,000 (ONE TIME 80% refundable) – gives you access to all the 5 golf courses, tennis courts, squash courts and basketball courts and has a monthly requirement of $849. Reduced greens fees (currently $77)
  3. Social Membership     $50,000 (80% refundable) – gives access to the spas, events, dining, bars, and more.



Duneside Villas
$1250 Monthly
Mariners Watch
 $1450 Quarterly
Sparrow Pond Cottages
$375 Quarterly
Fairway Oaks Villas
$394 Monthly

Windswept Villas

 $1600 Quarterly
Seascape Villas
$800 Quarterly
Shipwatch Villas
$270 Monthly
Turtle Point
$2500 Quarterly
Courtside Villas
$400 Monthly
Park Side Villas 
$1200 Quarterly
Tennis Club Villas 
$750 Quarterly
Sea Forest Villas
$1600 Quarterly
HOA$1075 Quarter

Turtle Cove

$1200 Quarterly
Night Heron Village
$350 Quarterly

Wild Dunes Resort Dues and Fees | Regimes & HOA Costs For Isle Of Palms Property

Fees and Dues associated with owning or buying property in Wild Dunes Resort.

What isn’t there to love about living in a gated resort community? With all the amenities, manicured landscapes, and luxurious setting it’s like living on a constant vacation.  That’s why so many people come to vacation here in South Carolina on the Isle of Palms SC and stay in the Wild Dunes resort.  Upon leaving many of our visitors to the island love it so much they want to buy a property of their own. There are plenty of homes for sale in Wild Dunes with visitors interested but alas, they aren’t familiar with the additional expenses that come along with living in a gated resort community like Wild Dunes. As a local agent familiar with the island and the Wild Dunes resort I have laid out the expenses associated with owning like HOA dues in Wild Dunes, monthly regimes in Wild Dunes, and transfer fees when purchasing in Wild Dunes. Unlike most standard suburban developments resort neighborhoods as you can imagine are most costly to live and thus have more expensive monthly regimes and yearly HOA dues associated with the property.

Seabrook Island Fees/DuesOwnership Dues Kiawah Island Fees/DuesOwnership Dues
  1. For each sold transaction in Wild Dunes resort there is a 1/2 of 1% of the purchase price “transfer fee” to Wild Dunes Community Association due at closing. For example: $500,000 sale price = $2500 transfer fee.
  2. Yearly HOA dues of $748 for upkeep of the entire resort. Ground landscaping & maintenance, lighting, cleaning, security gate, management etc.
  3. Monthly regimes for each unit. The cost of monthly regime dues is specific to each condo building, or villa development. Some other factors are size of the unit, age of unit, way it was built, location and how many units are in that building.  These expenses typically cover some insurance (hazard, wind, & flood), exterior upkeep, landscaping for YOUR building, pool and grounds maintenance for YOUR property(s).
  4. 2017 WDR Club Membership Brochure

Regimes By Building & Property: (some are averages)

Ocean Club Villas

$650 Month

Commons Court

$230 Quarter

Beach Club Villa

$450 Month

Sea Oats

$325 Month

Lagoon Villas

$335 Month

Morgan Place

$380 Quarter

Shipwatch Villas

$525 Month

Fairway Dunes Villas

$465 Month

Waterway Island

$140 Month

Yacht Harbor

$350 Month

Mariners Walk

$375 Month

Ocean Point

$220 Month

Pelican Bay

$200 Month

Twin Oaks

$125 Quarter

Racquet Club Villas

$400 Month

Linkside Villas

$375 Month

Summer House

$525 Month


$600 Month

Links Clubhouse Villas

$530 Month

Port O Call

$375 Month


$400 Month

Marsh Island

The Village

$1400 Month

Grand Pavilion

$225 Month

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