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350 Yards to The Beach!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights

About the property

Access to Kiawah - House, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 1-12)

** Overview **

In addition to access to the many amenities on Kiawah, you have access to a beach house that overlooks Canvas Back Lake and is about 350 yards to the beach (400 steps to Beach Access #30 and 500 steps to Beach Access #29). Everything you need for an incredible vacation is provided - Kiawah beaches, amenities and a wonderful home located in Vanderhorst Plantation at 170 Surfsong Road. You can park up to 7 cars at the house and walk to the Kiawah beaches.

The perfect location to savor any season on Kiawah Island - a tranquil retreat that will rejuvenate you and complete your Kiawah vacation. Access to a great home for two to three families.

** Floor Plan**

The generous floor plan features comfortable living spaces and strongly emphasizes privacy and serenity - 3200 square feet for your enjoyment. Hardwood floors throughout (Ceramic Tile in Kitchen). This is a spacious, sun-filled beach house.

Linens and towels are provided. Ceiling fans.


** Kitchen **

Bright and sunny describes the well equipped kitchen (oven, range, large refrigerator with ice maker, microwave, dishwasher, two disposals, chocolate granite eating bar/island seats 6, White (linen) corian countertops, pots & pans, dishware and cooking utensils) where you can easily and efficiently prepare great meals while the whole family helps.

A laundry closet, half bath and eat-in area are conveniently located directly off the kitchen.

** Great Room **

As you enter the front door, you walk into the great room which is the perfect gathering room with comfortable seating.

** Library/TV Room **

There is a separate library/TV room on the first floor.

** First Floor Bedrooms **

All three of the first floor bedrooms have full bathrooms (one bathroom has a Jacuzzi/Shower tub). Two of the bedrooms have king-sized beds. The third bedroom has two twin beds with two trundles - a great kids room.


The second floor of the beach house features two bedrooms in addition to an open space for lounging, playing pool or games or watching TV with a walkout to a separate deck with awesome views of Canvas Back Lake. This is a great area for a second family or the kids to have their own privacy and/or to get away.

** Second Floor Bedrooms**

There is one bedroom with a king-sized bed and one bedroom with a day bed that pulls out to two twins and a full bathroom with shower and jacuzzi.

Wireless Internet allows vacationers to 'Escape to Kiawah' while staying in touch. Kiawah Island is the ultimate relaxing getaway.

** Other Items of interest **

Large deck with large table with seating for all guests, Large outdoor shower with 2 shower heads and feet wash. Jacuzzi and shower in the Master bedroom.

More pictures are available - send an inquiry email if you would like available pictures.

We prefer emails as opposed to phone calls - all questions you have have already been asked!

11.5% tax charges are added on to Quoted rates.

$220 cleaning fee is included in weekly rates

$220 cleaning fee is charged separately for nightly stays.

Here are comments from Chris Starkjohann, our first renter and who played in the Senior Open on Kiawah in May 2007:

From: Chris Starkjohann

Sent: Friday, June 01, 2007 11:25 AM

Subject: House Comments

Your home is really a charming, sweet, nice, calming

and relaxing beach house; the beds are comfortable,

the antiques and furnishings are enjoyable, the view

over the lake is peaceful and overall, it is very


Playing in the SR. PGA Championship we enjoyed your

home and the proximity to the Tournament course.

Thanks again.

Chris Starkjohann



This is a great, relaxing beach house!

Keywords: Beach House

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Tammy Ehlers
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017

About Tammy Ehlers

I am a Northern girl, raised by a family of Southeners. The charm and grace of the South is something no one should live with out. When I saw Kiawah for the first time, I knew I was home.

Tammy Ehlers purchased this house in 2006

Guestbook comments from the owner

This beautiful home was perfect for our group of 10 adults and 2 young children. Everything was in great condition and as described in the listing. The addition of bikes, air compressor , wagon to haul beach stuff made things easy. Also liked the pool a couple of blocks away. Very pleased and will return again.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Sep 2013
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350 Yards to The Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews

Girls Trip

  • 5 of 5

Hi. We had a fabulous stay at this property. Everything was clean, beautiful and ready for our arrival. The walk to the beach was quick and easy, and Kiawah was terrific

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Great location & set up

  • 5 of 5

We only stayed a short amount of time, but the house had everything we needed. Great location for going to the beach or playing golf. Friends were able to come over and hang out, watch tv, play pool and have a large dinner.

Would love to return and spend some more time in Kiawah again, this was a great experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Amazing home!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow what a beautiful home. Everything you could want or need for a vacation... Perfect location... Close to beach, Charleston, and of course the beautiful Kiawah Island. All the comforts of home. Clean, comfortable and a hostess who cares.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Fantastic Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family had an exceptional time staying here; it was a very comfortable and clean home. The view was stunning, we loved having breakfast outside on the back porch every morning. The kids had a great time going to the beach, boogie boarding and playing in the tide pools during low tide. Overall it was a fantastic vacation and we are planning, and looking forward to staying here next year!!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Love this house

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and clean!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Really felt like HOME

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of renting this lovely home right after Christmas for 4 nights. We were in town working on wedding arrangements for our daughter's upcoming wedding. We also had other family staying nearby. This home was beyond our expectations. We felt so at home- it really is a HOME, not like a rental. It's beautiful enough so you can sit back and appreciate it but homey enough to curl up on the sofa with a good book.

The beds were great (and plentiful) and the linens were really good quality and also plentiful. The kitchen was our gathering place and we cooked great meals in there. Everything we needed was on the premises - even coffee filters.

The view was wonderful. The weather was cool (and we were busy) but we enjoyed the view and did sit out once or twice. There is a world class beach literally a 5 minute stroll from the house. Ample parking too. We truly enjoyed this home and will book it again in the future if it's available. Thanks for your hospitality. ;-)

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Charleston (CHS)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Red's, Fishers, King Street Grill, Etc
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Turtle Point (House across street fr 13th Fairway)
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Interstate 526
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Turtle Point Club House
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Kiawah Island
Car: recommended

Golf (pay and play - 5 of the 7 Kiawah courses). Renting bikes and taking rides (or walks) on the Beach or around the community and trails is highly recommended - You will be sorry if you do not rent bikes!


Rates & Availability

Vanderhorst Plantation House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Winter
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 18 2017
1 night minimum stay
Mar 20 2017 - Apr 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
late spring
Apr 18 2017 - Jun 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
July 4th Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Premium Weeks
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer -Get Away Before School
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 3 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 11.5%

$175.00 cleaning fee for rentals less then a week.

11.5% Tax Charges are in addition to the amounts above

1/2 of the rental charges required at time of reservation and the remaining 1/2 plus the damage deposit due prior to stay. All funds must be received prior to Renter having access to Kiawah.

No Contract -Just Damage Deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Vanderhorst Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Double Sinks - Separate From Tub/Toilet Plus Linen Close
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st Floor King Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st Floor Kids Bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 2nd Floor Bathroom - Sink separate from rest of Bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , 1st Floor Hallway 1/2 Bath
  • 4.5 Baths. There is also an outside shower to the left of the Garage with 2 shower heads, locking door and foot sprayer - very clean and neat with Hot Water.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1st Floor King with Full Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 1st Floor Kids Room 2 Trundle Beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2nd Floor King
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd Floor - Trundle Bed w Full Bath + Jacuzzi
  • 3 bedrooms with King size beds and Pillow Top Mattresses. 2 bedrooms with trundle beds. One bedroom on first floor has 2 Trundle beds so there are 4 twin beds in this room if necessary - These trundle beds can also be put together to make a King. The other bedroom on the second floor has 1 Trundle bed so there are 2 twin beds in this room if necessary.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
'Gated' Community (Past the second security gate), Lake Location, garden wagon for beach stuff, ceiling fans, air pump for inflatables, Great 2 person outside shower with HOT water and 2 heads and foot sprayer - This is great for rinsing off from the beach! Daily light maid service is available for $100 per day please inquire if you have an interest. List of restaurant guidebook, Easy check in and check out procedures - no standing in line.

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