Timbers Resorts, the leading developer and operator of luxury boutique properties around the globe, announced the opening of the highly anticipated Timbers Kiawah – Ocean Club & Residences, the first new residential development on Kiawah Island’s oceanfront in over 30 years.
Made up of 21 thoughtfully designed residences across three oceanfront buildings, the new development is the first and only residence club on Kiawah Island, offering buyers a completely new way to approach home ownership on the sought-after island.
“Timbers Kiawah is the front row seat to the best beach on the Eastern Seaboard,” said David Burden, Executive Chairman and Founder of Timbers Resorts. “Developed with families in mind, we believe it provides the ideal setting for generations – it captures the spirit of the Lowcountry and showcases the ultimate in oceanfront living. We are excited to be a part of the tight-knit community of Kiawah and we look forward to welcoming all of our new owners to the Timbers family.”
Featuring coastal interiors by J. Banks Design and architecture by Poss Architecture + Planning, Timbers Kiawah – Ocean Club & Residences features resort-like amenities including a private clubhouse with a central lounge area, temperature-controlled owners’ wine storage, private bar and state-of-the art fitness facility. Also available exclusively to Timbers residents and their guests is a private beach club with an oceanfront pool and beach services, as well as an array of family and children’s programming.
“The Timbers Kiawah experience is unlike any other in the Lowcountry,” said Greg Spencer, CEO of Timbers Resorts. “We curated a team of the most talented professionals to provide a fresh and exclusive experience on Kiawah Island. From the interiors to the roster of activities, we work diligently to provide a carefree setting for owners to relax and enjoy what Kiawah has to offer.”
With sales on track for sell-out, Timbers Kiawah’s sales success proves the continued strength of Timbers Resorts’ fractional ownership model. The Timbers concept affords owners a hassle-free owning experience—both on and off the island—by providing year-round onsite management as well as pre-arrival provisioning, on-island concierge services, owner storage, valet parking and daily housekeeping.
Three-Bedroom Residences and Four-Bedroom Penthouses
Currently for sale, Timbers Kiawah residences are housed in three separate buildings connected by the property’s exclusive beach club and pool deck. Each home features panoramic views of the ocean and spacious interiors fit for families. Recognized as some of the most prized real estate on Kiawah Island the 18 three-bedroom homes total over 2,200 sq. ft. each, while the development’s marquee listings—its three four-bedroom penthouses—boast over 3,600 sq. ft. of interior space. All residences feature floor-to-ceiling windows, expansive outdoor terraces and a host of high-quality finishes and furnishings – most of which were custom crafted by J. Banks Design, an international firm recognized by Interior Design as among the best in hospitality design.
World-Class Amenities and Services
Timbers Kiawah provides owners with private access to a dedicated set of luxury amenities and personalized services. The heart of the resort is the beach club, where the oceanfront pool, residents-only restaurant and beach services are all located. Serving lunch only, the restaurant sources the freshest selections of seafood, vegetables and meats in the area and infuses the traditional flavors of the Lowcountry into each dish. Dishes include flounder ceviche, local crab and corn beignets, and of course, pimento cheese, a staple in the Carolinas.
Timbers Kiawah also features a clubhouse and lounge, owner services team, temperature-controlled wine storage, kids play room and a state-of-the-art fitness facility. Here, residents can send postcards custom designed by Charleston artist Rick Sargent to their families and friends; request any service ranging from meal delivery to babysitting; and book dining reservations and daytime excursions. Upon purchasing a residence, Timbers Kiawah will commission a caricature portrait of the family, which will hang in the clubhouse’s main room.
Throughout the property, Timbers Kiawah only uses bamboo cutlery and straws to help protect Kiawah Island’s threatened sea turtles. Conservation is a large part of the company’s DNA, and new programs dedicated to this cause will continue rolling out throughout the next year.
A Family Connection
Timbers Resorts was founded on the idea of providing places for families to spend time together, so it is fitting that Timbers Kiawah is following suit. David Burden and his son, Chris Burden, set out to create a special place on Kiawah Island that could be enjoyed by their family’s future generations as well as those of their owners. Chris, a native South Carolinian and lead developer on the project, curated each of the property’s experiences to capture the spirit of the Lowcountry. Creating a lifestyle that is authentic to the area is a signature of the Timbers brand, but as a local himself, Chris felt passionately about getting the mood and ambiance just right.
“Kiawah Island has always been a special family destination,” said Chris Burden, Managing Director of Development at Timbers Resorts. “From day one, I was personally invested in seeing that this property stays true to the lifestyle of the Lowcountry. Now that the property is open, I look forward to sharing this experience with owners.”
Chris worked alongside the management team to develop unique sporting, cultural and culinary activities and plans to personally host activities for owners. Starting November 2018, the following programs will be available: beachside yoga, cooking classes, pop-up art galleries, wine tastings and more.
Top U.S. Destination
Timbers Kiawah is in one of the country’s premier five-star beach, golf and tennis destinations. Just south of Charleston, South Carolina, the upscale private community boasts over 90 holes of championship golf including the famed Ocean Course, which will host the 2021 PGA Championship. In addition to 10 miles of crescent-shaped beach, Kiawah is also home to the award-winning Sanctuary Hotel, which has been ranked the No. 1 family resort in the U.S. and Canada by Travel + Leisure and the No. 1 tennis resort in the world for the past four consecutive years.
Residents at Timbers Kiawah are minutes away from Freshfields Village, a boutique shopping and dining center, 30 minutes from downtown Charleston and 45 minutes from Charleston International Airport. They have direct access to over 123 acres of parks and 30 miles of biking trails and the option to become a member of the Kiawah Island Club.
Leading Second-Home Market
Kiawah Island was ranked by Barron’s as among the top five luxury second-home destinations in the U.S. and is currently in the national spotlight for its exciting $1 billion development boom. Timbers Kiawah is one of the key new offerings, and the area’s only private residence club.
About Timbers Resorts:
Timbers Resorts is the developer and operator of a collection of properties in over 16 of the world’s most diverse high-end destinations. The Timbers Collection includes boutique private resorts, hotels and residence clubs in some of the world’s most sought-after ski, golf, leisure and beach locations. Since 1999, Timbers Resorts has been committed to being authentic, unique and respectful of the destination, focusing on family and experiences, and never compromising with regard to quality and service. Owners at properties in the Timbers Collection are granted an ownership experience with expanded benefits through a host of travel and lifestyle partners such as Sentient Jet, Hertz, BMW, Priority Pass and many more, as well as access to the Timbers Reciprocity Program and the ability to trade vacation time with other destinations in the portfolio. Current Timbers Collection properties can be found in Aspen, Beaver Creek, Cabo San Lucas, Jupiter, Kaua’i, Kiawah Island, Maui, Napa, Scottsdale, Snowmass, Sonoma, Southern California, Steamboat, Tuscany and Vail.