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Our Vanderhorst Plantation beach house is in a quiet residential neighborhood behind the second security gate. It sits on a large, heavily wooded lot with a gorgeous lagoon view from almost every room. Spacious living areas with vaulted ceilings, heart pine floors and skylights make this 4200 square foot house bright, warm, and open.
Our home was designed for families or groups of friends who love going to the beach. Typical guests are grandparents treating their children and grandchildren to a very special vacation. Sometimes 3 families of 4 or a multi-generational family of 12 find the property a perfect fit. The layout is conducive to both easy living and lively entertaining. The hub of activity on the first floor is a large eat-in kitchen which extends into the family room. Our pink and gray granite countertops remind you of the sandy beach which lies just minutes from the front door. In the middle of the kitchen there is a bar height island with 3 comfortable stools for those who want to kibitz with the cook. The kitchen is well stocked with pots and pans, small appliances and a variety of utensils which will allow you to fix anything from a crab boil to Thanksgiving dinner. A starter supply of detergents for dishes and laundry, glass cleaner, a sponge and coffee filters are kept at the house.
The interior of the house is anchored by the Great Room, a space made light-filled and dramatic with vaulted ceilings and glass doors leading to the deck. We have a separate dining room which can make special occasions very special. The great room has a Blu-ray 60' flat screen TV and the family room has a 42' flat screen. Two more TVs and 3 DVD players complete your viewing pleasure. The great room also has a game table that's perfect for tackling a big jigsaw puzzle. There's a wet bar with all the appropriate glassware. The house has wireless High Speed Internet access.
The first floor master suite is a private paradise. The bedroom itself is a very spacious room with a king-size bed, dresser, desk, overstuffed chair and ottoman for reading, and a loveseat set in a bay window. Sliding glass doors provide direct access to the deck where two teak rocking chairs or a pair of comfortable chaises invite guests to relax and watch the activity on the lagoon out back. Just imagine the thrill of a great blue heron sweeping down to the edge of the lagoon to do a little fishing. The en suite master bathroom has a marble floor, an extra-large shower with built-in bench seating, a separate tub, and twin vanities set in white corian. The walk-in closet adjoining the bathroom is huge. In addition to having space for all your clothes, golf clubs and luggage, it can easily accommodate a crib. In fact, we keep a full-size crib and a high chair at the house. One of the four guest bedrooms (queen-size bed and full bath), a full-size laundry room, and a powder room complete the downstairs floor plan.
A wide deck overlooking the lagoon spans the entire length of the back of the house and includes built-in bench seating as well as outdoor dining furniture and a gas grill.
The second level of the house is one extra large bedroom with four twin beds and a full bath. This 'dorm room' has its own TV and DVD player, a comfy chaise, and lots of closet and floor space. It's ideal for parents who want young children in the room with them or for families which include siblings, cousins, assorted friends, etc. who enjoy fellowship all day long.
On the third level, two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with two twins, share a full bath. The twin room has a balcony overlooking the lagoon.
Our home sits on a 3/4 acre lot behind the second gate. We have a lagoon view which is spectacular for wildlife viewing. We're just two streets back from the ocean so access to the beach is a short walk/bike ride, Amenities include two fireplaces, a wet bar in the living room, attractive and comfortable furnishings, 4 Cable TVs, 3 VCRs, fully equipped kitchen, refrigerator with ice maker, bed linens and towels, full size crib and high chair, a large laundry room with a washer and dryer, private 6 person hot tub off the deck, 2-car garage with additional parking for 2 cars on the property....moreless
Satellite / Cable:
(4) 60' LED flat screen TV in Great Room; 42' flat screen TV in Family Room...moreless
Early Summer May 24 - Jun 5, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Summer Jun 6 - Aug 15, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Late Summer Aug 16 - Sep 5, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Fall Sep 6 - Oct 17, 2015 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Daily rates are typically weekly rates divided by 5 but the minimum daily rate at any time of year is $375/day.
Holidays are $2,700/week and include Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's and Easter.
Deposit is 50% of rental cost, refundable less a $100 administrative fee if cancellation is made 90 days before arrival.
$200 damage protection fee is refunded after a satisfactory departure inspection.
Deposit is 50% of total and is due within one week of making reservation. Balance is due 90 days before arrival or at a mutually agreed upon date. Damage protection fee is also due 90 days before arrival.
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Crabbing, Walking (10 mile beach), Fine Dining, Sightseeing in historic Charleston, Kamp Kiawah for Kids, Water Park very nearby.
Year Purchased: 2000
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes: Many rental houses on Kiawah Island are too far from the beach to walk. Not this house! One reason we fell in love at first sight is that you can walk or bike to the beach in a matter of minutes and getting there is a beautiful journey to boot.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Guests have a real sense of arrival when they walk in the front door and look through the great room to the lagoon. The house branches out from there to the left and to the right by walking down hallways with beautiful heart pine floors.