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Large 36 foot pool, with golf course views.


Last updated: 08/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 30%
Calendar last updated: 08/29/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 3400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age of renter signing rental agreement is 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    There is a small library/play area upstairs that overlooks the great room. It is a great place for children to spread out their toys! We also have chain locks placed high on all exterior doors to be sure little ones are with an adult when they want to go exploring!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Attached bath; main level....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Upstairs; view of fairway & lagoon....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    Upstairs; two large closets....moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    Upstairs bedroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    Spacious master; walk in closet, study with day bed....moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (5)

Bathrooms: 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....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Some board games and cards....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course Front
  • Lake View
  • Resort

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


  • Dining:

    Separate dining room with a view of pool and golf; table seats 12. Also dining area in kitchen seats 6; breakfast bar seats 3; screen porch off of kitchen seats 6....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Decorative only in master and great room. Renters are not permitted to use....moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Beautiful living room with vaulted ceiling looking up to "loft"/sitting area/play area on upper level. To left as you enter the home. Two steps down from living room to dining room....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking on the street is not permitted on Kiawah....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Please bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine


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

    View of pool, lagoon and golf; walk out to screened in porch and pool. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Double oven....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Heated for an additional $390 per week, only from May 21 to September 30....moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 22 - Mar 11, 2017
3 night min stay
$2,366 $4,733
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you 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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 08/29/2016
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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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Vanderhorst Plantation (Kiawah Island, SC, USA):
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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!

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Calendar last updated: 08/29/2016

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  • Large 36 foot pool, with golf course views.

    Large 36 foot pool, with golf course views.

  • Great room with cable TV and vaulted ceiling.

    Great room with cable TV and vaulted ceiling.

  • Dining room seats 12; overlooks pool and golf.

    Dining room seats 12; overlooks pool and golf.

  • Elegant master with fireplace & vaulted ceiling.

    Elegant master with fireplace & vaulted ceiling.

  • Second master with queen and full bath

    Second master with queen and full bath

  • 4th bedroom upstairs with cable tv.

    4th bedroom upstairs with cable tv.

  • Easy to watch kids in pool from porch.

    Easy to watch kids in pool from porch.

  • Relax by the 36' heated pool.

    Relax by the 36' heated pool.

  • View from fifth bedroom of pool, golf course and pond.

    View from fifth bedroom of pool, golf course and pond.

  • Screened in porch with hammock.

    Screened in porch with hammock.

  • Porch view in hammock.

    Porch view in hammock.

  • Spacious kitchen opens to porch, pool and deck w/ gas grill.

    Spacious kitchen opens to porch, pool and deck w/ gas grill.

  • Three additional BR upstairs; two with twin beds.

    Three additional BR upstairs; two with twin beds.

  • Fifth bedroom with queen, overlooking golf course.

    Fifth bedroom with queen, overlooking golf course.

  • Pool view toward pond.

    Pool view toward pond.

  • Private lot screened with palms and live oaks.

    Private lot screened with palms and live oaks.

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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