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Kiawah Island, 5 BR Family Vacation Home, Minutes from the Beach

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The house sits on a very private lot with a beautiful lagoon view from the back.

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Last updated: 04/15/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Private Homes house description


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.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    An assortment of toys and other beach paraphernalia are found in the garage....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (4) 60' LED flat screen TV in Great Room; 42' flat screen TV in Family Room...moreless

  • Television:

    (4)...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Some classics like 'Good Will Hunting,' ''The Usual Suspects,' ' Ferris Bueler's Day Off,' 'Snow White,' 'The Little Mermaid'...moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Water View:

    House sits on a heavily wooded lot with a large lagoon in the back. Gorgeous sunset views....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Extra Large...moreless

  • Garage:

    Roomy for 2 cars; 2 additional cars are allowed parking on the property...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beach towels are also included...moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Extras like an electric griddle for pancakes, a waffle iron and a grilled sandwich maker...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave:

    Built-in as part of the double oven...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large side-by-side with water and ice available from the door...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Located off the twin bed room on the third level of the house...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    800 square feet with built-in bench seating, 2 teak rocking chairs, 2 Brown Jordan chaise lounges, teak dining table and chairs. Gorgeous sunset views...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Sturdy 'table top' cover for child safety....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Mar 8 - May 23, 2015
3 night min stay

$2,500
Early Summer
May 24 - Jun 5, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,200

Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer
Jun 6 - Aug 15, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,850

Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Summer
Aug 16 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,850

Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall
Sep 6 - Oct 17, 2015
3 night min stay

$2,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$375

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes:

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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Last updated: 04/15/2015
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Location

Crabbing, Walking (10 mile beach), Fine Dining, Sightseeing in historic Charleston, Kamp Kiawah for Kids, Water Park very nearby.

 

Owner info

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.


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  • The house sits on a very private lot with a beautiful lagoon view from the back.

    The house sits on a very private lot with a beautiful lagoon view from the back.

  • The great room includes a  wet bar and a game table.

    The great room includes a wet bar and a game table.

  • The family room adjoins our kitchen. Everyone can kibitz with the cook.

    The family room adjoins our kitchen. Everyone can kibitz with the cook.

  • In addition to an eat-in kitchen there's a separate dining room.

    In addition to an eat-in kitchen there's a separate dining room.

  • The Master Bathroom has 2 sinks, tub, separate shower

    The Master Bathroom has 2 sinks, tub, separate shower

  • The first floor guest room has a queen-size bed and full bath.

    The first floor guest room has a queen-size bed and full bath.

  • The third floor guest bedroom has a queen bed and a comfortable reading area.

    The third floor guest bedroom has a queen bed and a comfortable reading area.

  • The sun sets over our lagoon and wildlife viewing is spectacular.

    The sun sets over our lagoon and wildlife viewing is spectacular.

  • Right off the deck guests can enjoy a soak in the hot tub

    Right off the deck guests can enjoy a soak in the hot tub

  • Time out for sunbathing after a splash in the wading pool.

    Time out for sunbathing after a splash in the wading pool.

  • The living is easy when cocktails and dinner are served on the deck.

    The living is easy when cocktails and dinner are served on the deck.

  • Ten miles of pristine beach define Kiawah Island

    Ten miles of pristine beach define Kiawah Island

  • The door is open for guests year around

    The door is open for guests year around

  • A 65 inch TV in the great room allows viewing pleasure from all angles.

    A 65 inch TV in the great room allows viewing pleasure from all angles.

  • From soup to nuts, the kitchen 'caters' to all your needs.

    From soup to nuts, the kitchen 'caters' to all your needs.

  • First floor Master Bedroom has a king bed, a huge  bathroom and walk-in closet.

    First floor Master Bedroom has a king bed, a huge bathroom and walk-in closet.

  • This is the Master Bathroom Shower

    This is the Master Bathroom Shower

  • The "Dorm Room" has 4 twin beds, a full bath and lots of floor space.

    The "Dorm Room" has 4 twin beds, a full bath and lots of floor space.

  • This guest bedroom upstairs has a balcony overlooking the lagoon.

    This guest bedroom upstairs has a balcony overlooking the lagoon.

  • Our back yard --- 'Where the Wild Things Are.'

    Our back yard --- 'Where the Wild Things Are.'

  • The younger set loves the wading pool and all the riding toys.

    The younger set loves the wading pool and all the riding toys.

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner taste better when 'eating out.'

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner taste better when 'eating out.'

  • This house has been reserved for some very special occasions.

    This house has been reserved for some very special occasions.

  • The ocean beckons young and old alike

    The ocean beckons young and old alike

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 04/15/2015
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