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33% Off August/ September! 5BR, Near Beach, Private Pool, Golf Course Vie

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10).

33% off August and September: Normally $3873/week, now $2594/week, or $1556/3 night weekend, plus 12.5% tax and fees! All rates include cleaning fee. Additional $500 refundable security deposit required. Heating of Pool: Extra $390/week. Pool may be heated May 21 to September 25. Note: Weekly rentals are Saturday to Saturday.

Beautiful 5 Bedroom/3 Bath home in Vanderhorst Plantation on the golf course with lagoon views. Oversize heated pool in a very private backyard, with a natural 'screen' of palms, live oaks and Spanish moss. Large screened porch (no bugs) is ideal outdoor living area, overlooking pool.Bike in only 5 minutes to one of the most secluded beaches on the island! The bike ride is beautiful, with the trail leading through a tropical forest, along a golf course and past several ponds. The Vanderhorst Plantation area is zoned single family only; passes to the second gate area are only issued to renters/residents; therefore the beaches are significantly less crowded!

The house has a traditional floor plan, offering a wonderful flow for entertaining several families, yet providing privacy. It is ideal for a family reunion or vacationing with friends. There are two master bedrooms (one with a king bed, the other with a queen bed), both with private baths on the first floor. The larger master is very elegant: it is approximately 20 x 18 feet with a vaulted ceiling, fireplace and hot tub and shower in the adjoining bathroom. There is a picturesque view from the hot tub of the pool, golf course and tropical forest. A study with day bed is off the master.

The living room, dining room and kitchen are three separate, spacious rooms on the first floor. Several dining areas are available for entertaining: the dining room table seats 12, the kitchen table and the table on the screened porch each seat 6; and the breakfast bar seats 3. There is a large, furnished screened in porch overlooking the pool and golf course. The porch also has a sitting area and hammock. The second floor has three bedrooms (one with a queen bed, two with twin beds), a bath, and a sitting area, complete with puzzles and games.

Please note: No pets, no smoking, 10 person max. (including children). Sorry, no exceptions! Also, the rates quoted are firm, and we are not able to respond to requests for discounts. If you compare our home to others in the Vanderhorst Plantation area, I think you will agree that we offer one of the best values!

Please note: Rental of this home does not offer use of various pools on Kiawah.


Q: We are coming to Kiawah tomorrow for a weeks vacation and I see your home is still available. What is the best, last minute rate you can give us? A: Our 'best' rates are already quoted on this web site.

Q: We have two small dogs; may we bring them? A: Sorry, we have a no pet policy.

Q: Where is your home located? A: 114 Bufflehead Dr., Kiawah Island, SC, 29455. It is in the Vanderhorst Plantation area of the island, on the Osprey Golf course. Please see detailed map, below.

Q: How far is the beach from your home? A: It is an easy five minute bike ride, or ten minute walk.

Q: In the unlikely event something doesn't work at the home, a leakey faucet, for example, what kind of service do you provide? A: The best! We have one of the areas best property managers, whose office is within a mile of Kiawah. You will have their contact information, and they will promptly have anything repared.

Q: We would like to rent your home over Easter; may we heat the pool?

A: Unfortunately, we are only able to heat the pool from May 21 to September 25. The heater is not able to warm up the pool enough in early spring, late fall or winter.

Q: How do we reserve your home? A: Email us and we will put you in contact with the on island property manager who will coordinate everything!

Q: What is there to do on Kiawah? A: Five world class golf courses, two top tennis centers, ten miles of pristine beaches, bike trails and rental, a complete spa at the Sanctuary, kids day camp, play ground, volley ball and basketball courts, Nature Center offering excursions, including kayak rental, bird walks, family programs and festivals every night of the summer, and teen night activities. Bohicket Marina offers deep sea fishing tours. Horse back riding, on the beach, trails or ring is available at the Seabrook Stables. Please see the map, below, or visit Kiawah Resort's website to download a detailed activity brochure.

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Gary Catherman
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
August 29, 2016

About Gary Catherman

We love vacationing at Kiawah! There are so many fun things for our whole family to do! Tennis, golf, swimming, nature hikes, biking and just relaxing by our pool.

Gary Catherman purchased this house in 2004

Why Gary Catherman chose Kiawah Island

We love the Vanderhorst Plantation area of Kiawah. There are only single family homes, so it is much less crowded than other locations. Our home has such a wonderful layout for entertaining, especially when we have family reunions! Being on the golf course by a pond gives us a nice view out the back; great for bird, deer and alligator watching. In May, we have even observed the alligators in their mating ritual, including hearing an alligator "bellow" and walk the golf course behind our house from one pond to another! But no worries for guests with small children: our back yard is fenced in around the pool. Deer do hop over on occasion, but the fence will keep alligators out! Our plantings of trees and shrubs around the pool have grown in over the years, and now there is a natural privacy screen around the pool, with several "windows" to view out to the pond and golf course.

What makes this house unique

Our home is centraly located to the best the island has to offer, including the best beach, restaurants, golf courses, tennis facilities, wildlife areas, The Sanctuary and The Nature Center. Many of these destinations are an easy bike ride away!



10 miles of wide beaches, four pro level golf courses, two pro level tennis centers.

Night Heron Park: During the summer & major holidays, offers: Kamp Kiawah during the day and some evenings, book early! (Tip: We found the counselors made good babysitters when our kids were younger!) Family Night Programs that may include live music, ice cream socials, magicians, soccer demos, bingo, inflatables, train rides. Full Basketball Court, Soccer Field, Volley Ball, Geo Caching, Nature Center, guided bird and alligator hikes; boating excursions.

Freshfield Village: Grocery store, upscale shops, restaurants. Old time drug store compete with a soda fountain! Summers & major holidays: weekly farmer’s market, festivals, evening movies on the green.

Bohicket Marina: Boat charters, slip rental, restaurants.

Charleston: Only a forty minute drive and worth it. Aquarium, Historic District, home tours, Fort Sumter, IMAX, The Battery, tour of Tall Ships in certain years; Spoleto Arts Festival in late May/early June. Top restaurants, many with a contemporary/ southern menu and fresh ingredients, at reasonable prices. Some of our favorites: Husk (reserve several months ahead!), SNOB, Carolina’s, Blossoms, Magnolia’s, the latter which has a wonderful shrimp & grits.

Helpful Numbers:


Kiawah-Seabrook Medical and Urgent Care Center (843) 768-4800

Vincent's Drug Store (843) 293-0007


Medical University of South Carolina 843-792-1414

Roper Saint Francis 843-724-2000

Other useful numbers

Kiawah Main Gate 843-768-5566

Island Beach Services (Beach umbrella and chair service) 843-819-4334

Fishing Licenses: Seacoast Sports and Outfitters 768-8486 or online at the Department of Natural Resources website

Beachwalker County Park 843-795-4386 or

Freshfields Guest Services 843-768-6491


Rates & Availability

Vanderhorst Plantation House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 22 2016 - Mar 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

Below please find an excerpt from the Rental Agreement, as well as a link to the complete Rental Agreement. Please download, sign and return to: The Rental Agreement, along with a 25% deposit via VRBO, are required to reserve your rental.


A rental deposit in the amount of 25% of total is due at time of booking.

For one week rentals: Final balance is due 90 days prior to arrival.
For two week rentals: Final balance is due 120 days prior to arrival.
Please see complete Rental Agreement for all terms related to longer rentals.

If booking less than:
90 days prior to arrival for one week rentals
120 days prior to arrival for two week rentals
payment is due in full.

KEY AND SECURITY PASS WILL BE MAILED UPON RECEIPT OF FINAL PAYMENT. A final bill will be emailed out 7 days prior to full payment due date as a reminder of final payment. Please call to pay over the phone on the balance due date if you have authorized your credit card to be charged. The card will not automatically be processed.


Cancelations must be made in writing: either via email or letter. Cancellations prior to scheduled arrival date will result in a full refund- less the non-refundable reservation fee of $200 as follows:

90 days prior to arrival for 1 week rental

120 days prior to arrival for 2 week rental

Cancellations and/or changes made 90 (1 week rental), 120 (2 week rental), days or less prior to scheduled arrival date will result in forfeiture of all funds paid, less the refundable damage deposit.


The damage deposit of $500 is due with your final payment. It is refunded by check 21 days after departure provided no damage has occurred to the property. The check will be mailed to the name on the reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Vanderhorst Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Lake View
  • Resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Attached master bath has wc, separate shower, separate jacuzzi with view of pool, & double vanity sink. Upstairs hall bath has a double vanity sink, and door separating bath.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Attached bath; main level.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs; view of fairway & lagoon.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs; two large closets.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs bedroom.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Spacious master; walk in closet, study with day bed.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (5)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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