Private, Unique Home with Pool, Walk to Beach, Water View

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Last updated: 11/15/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Your piece of paradise under the palmettos. . .

From the moment you walk through the front door, you'll be thrilled with your vacation home. 178 Glen Abbey sits on a spacious yard, with room for kids to play, lush tropical foliage to put you in a Kiawah mood, and majestic palmettos touching the sky. Your own salt water pool and a hot tub are elevated to tree-level, so you'll feel on top of the world. Surrounding the pool is a wood deck, teak lounge chairs with stylish cushions, teak dining set, and a gas grill. There's plenty of room for basking in the Carolina sun. As you relax in the pool, one story up, you can look out on Canvasback Pond. Its waters lap against your backyard, affording plenty of opportunity to admire the wildlife which call this spot home, including egrets, deer, pelicans, alligators, and heron. Before you know it, you'll discover the patterns and rhythms of nature here, which take the place of clocks and meetings.

Inside, the spacious and airy two-story home is designed on an open floor plan, with wood floors and handsome rugs. Downstairs, the grand living room, dining area, and kitchen all blend seamlessly together, so you, family, and guests can enjoy each other no matter the activity or time of day. The central focus of the living room is a large, comfy, u-shaped sectional sofa. You can watch satellite TV, listen to music, read selections from the house library, nestle up to the fireplace, or gaze out on the pool, backyard, and pond beyond. The dining room also faces the pool and pond, with a farmhouse table that will be the perfect place for family and friends to dine together. The kitchen, boasts a central island and eat-in breakfast bar, with the full range of appliances allowing you to prepare any meals. The living room, dining area, and kitchen all face the massive eastern windows fronting on the pool/deck, which makes everything bright and cheery throughout the home. The first floor Master Suite offers privacy, artful decorations, and colorful linens, as does the other first-floor bedroom. Meanwhile, the nautically-themed sun room has windows on all sides, with panoramic vistas of the glorious surroundings.

Upstairs, another Master Suite is just as private and tasteful, with a view of the pool and pond. Serene and comfortable, it's a great place for guests, offering peace and quiet no matter what's going on inside or out. The fourth bedroom's view is just as superb, while its interior is just as colorful. Every one of the four bedrooms has its own satellite TV, with DVD, walk-in closets, and bathrooms. You'll love sipping your morning coffee on the second-story screened-in porch, watching the sun rise over the pond and palms, while the kids splash in the pool below. Your cares will seem miles away, and the peaceful blend of nature and luxury will help you feel soothed and balanced.

Best of all, amazing private Kiawah beach is so close! Only a short 3 minute stroll from your front door, or a 90 second bike ride, along a path that winds its way under the island's forest canopy. This means no traffic, no parking worries, and no stress for you as family and friends go back and forth from the Atlantic's sand and surf to the comforts of home.

To make your getaway even easier, take advantage of kid-friendly extras provided, like pool and beach toys, games, fishing rigs, basketball hoop, DVDs and books. Grill outside and dine under the stars, or at home while one of Kiawah's restaurants or caterers delivers gourmet meals to you. Chefs will even come over and cook for you! Baby-sitting, grocery shopping and in-house massage are just some of the services you can call on. Make Kiawah's serene luxury your own in a friendly home your family will love!

Keywords: Private Heated Salt Water Pool, Walk to Beach, Water View, Large Yard, Comfortable Home


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Property Type

  • House
  • 4600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Children Welcome:

    Games, Puzzles, Books, DVDs Pack & Play and Booster Seat provided...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Full bath with claw-foot tub...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Full bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    Full bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    Full bath...moreless

  • Sunroom: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Has door to afford privacy...moreless

  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (3) 3 Covertible Japenese Mattresses, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa bed in Sunroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Outdoor Shower, Bose Music System, Outdoor speakers Weather Radio, Basketball Hoop, Concierge Services available: Carolina Concierge: 843-323-1957...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (5) 46 inch Flat Screen HD TV in Master Bedroom and another large TV in living room. DVR....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Outdoor speakers NOW available!...moreless

  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    A diverse selection of children's videos and DVDs...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities


  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Entire House overlooks and sits upon Canvasback Pond....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Lovely farmhouse table seats up to 10 people comfortably...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:


  • Towels Provided:

    Beach and Bath...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    High Speed Internet available throughout entire house....moreless


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    A fully stocked kitchen to prepare sumptuous low-country feasts...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices Tazo Tea...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Wicker Love Seats in screened in porch create a cozy space to enjoy the outdoors. Chaise lounges on upper balcony....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Teak Chaise Lounges on the lower deck. Teak dining on lower deck for fabulous outdoor meals. Front porch with Rocking Chairs. Private upper deck with 4 lounge chairs to soak in the sun...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2015
3 night min stay

Dec 1 - Feb 1, 2016
3 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12.5%


There is a $420 Pool Fee, except during the summer months. The Damage Deposit is returned to you within 2 weeks after your visit. Damage deposits can be deducted if an excessive amount of propane is used to heat the pool/spa or an unreasonable amount of sand is found in the home. We are only able to rent our home weekly during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Last updated: 11/15/2015
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34 Miles
Nearest Airport
Charleston International Airport

Kiawah Island has a wonderful Nature Center which offer diverse activities including: Dolphin watching, Beach Seining, and Alligator Discovery to name a few. Another huge attribute of Kiawah is Biking on over 30 miles of paved bike trails. Charleston is a 45 minute drive and offers excellent shopping, historical sight-seeing and gourmet restaurants.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: We are a professional couple with four children who live in Pennsylvania. Having visited Kiawah as renters for many years, we knew it was the perfect spot for our family to enjoy the togetherness that is so hard to achieve in this busy world. Nature soothes our souls, so the wildlife views and seaside atmosphere are therapeutic. We know our older kids on bikes can explore the island in safety, while the younger ones have plenty to keep them busy here at the house. One of our children has a disability with limited mobility, so being very close to the beach is a must for us. We enjoy entertaining, and the house and setting offer our guests the chance to be social and also enjoy moments of solitude if they prefer. We're a family that thrives on flexibility, yet we like to be able to come together for meals, swimming, and other activities. That's why the house is perfect for us!

Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
The combination of nature's beauty, the well-designed interior, and closeness to the beach made this house perfect for us. Because there is something for everyone -- beach, pool, bike paths, golf, fishing, or just going out for a stroll -- we know that all our family and guests will find plenty to do! Vanderhorst Plantation offers our favorite side of Kiawah: privacy combined with access to the resort's famous amenities. We never feel too far away from civilization, if we want a round of golf, or a fancy dinner out. But if we simply want to enjoy each other, we can do that in style.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
With the beach just a short stroll or bike ride away, kids can go back and forth from the house to the ocean without our help. With our pool just below our second-story porch and deck, we can keep an eye on things while we relax or work. There are plenty of spaces for privacy in the home, but the living room and sundeck give us a lively common areas. The quiet streets and trails are perfect for bike riding. Canvasback Pond laps up against our tree-filled backyard, which gives us the sense of being amidst Kiawah's natural wonder.

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  • Kiawah beauty

    Kiawah beauty

  • Soak in the Clawfoot

    Soak in the Clawfoot

  • Kitchen


  • Sunroom


  • The pool with a View

    The pool with a View

  • Rock by the Pool

    Rock by the Pool

  • Upstairs Suite

    Upstairs Suite

  • Upstairs Deck

    Upstairs Deck

  • Canvasback Pond

    Canvasback Pond

  • Master


  • Queen Suite

    Queen Suite

  • Indoor Dining

    Indoor Dining

  • The pool is just perfect: privacy, salt water, palmettos, natural beauty...

    The pool is just perfect: privacy, salt water, palmettos, natural beauty...

  • Dining Al Fresco

    Dining Al Fresco

  • Kids' Bedroom

    Kids' Bedroom

  • Screened-in Porch

    Screened-in Porch

  • The View

    The View

  • The Ocean Course

    The Ocean Course

  • A visitor in the pond

    A visitor in the pond

VRBO #319273

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Sunday, November 22, 2015

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