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Beautiful 4 bed/4 bath Private Home with Heated Pool.10% off on open 2017 weeks

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Kiawah Island is a barrier island located approximately 20 miles south of the historic city of Charleston. Kiawah has ten miles of pristine beach and five world-class golf courses, including the famous Ocean Course. The island also provides over 30 miles of paved leisure trails, tennis, and plenty of family activities.

Our home was brand new in April, 2001. Features include an open floorplan with a two-story great room, hardwood floors throughout living area, carpeted bedrooms, and tile bathrooms. The kitchen is fully stocked with utensils and appliances, and bed and bath linens are supplied. There are ceiling fans throughout the entire house, including the front and back porches.

Enjoy your morning cup of coffee in one of the comfortable rocking chairs on the front porch. Spend the afternoon on the spacious, well-furnished back porch, which also features a screened-in area. Your whole family will be able to take advantage of the heated swimming pool (April until end of October), and should you choose to spend the day at the beach, it is a 13-minute walk or a seven-minute bike ride. You can rinse off the sand in the outdoor shower when you get back!

The first floor features a master suite (king-size bed) with a private bath that has a jacuzzi tub and separate glass shower. Also on the first floor is a bedroom (queen-size bed) with private bath. Move into the two-story foyer and up the stairs, and you will find two more bedrooms (queen-size bed, two double-size beds) that each have their own bathrooms and private balconies overlooking the pool.

If you are interested in entertainment, all 4 bedrooms have Cable TV and the master also has a VCR. The two-story great room offers a Cable TV with DVD/VCR, stereo, CD changer, and surround sound in the lower level with speakers for the rear deck. The open floor plan provides a steady flow throughout and makes it easy to socialize no matter what room of the house you're in. Have a sit-down dinner with your family at the dining room table that seats ten.

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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Matt, We just got back from our vacation trip to Kiawah and your beautiful home. We enjoyed your home very much, it was comfortable and had everything we could have only imagined we needed. We rented bikes and rode them to the beach everyday ( with perfect weather ). We definately want to go back next year and would enjoy renting your home again. Thanks again.....looking forward to another visit.
Sep 2010
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Vanderhorst Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
High speed DSL, DVD/VCR, No Pets


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Beautiful 4 bed/4 bath Private Home with Heated Pool.10% off on open 2017 weeks
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Home Sweet 'Kiawah' Home

  • 5 of 5

This house is the perfect home away from home. We have now vacationed here as family for the past 5 years. The house is gorgeous, well maintained, and so spacious. With our growing family it's nice that there's room for everyone. The pool is definitely my favorite part about the house. It's private with plenty of deck chairs to soak up the sun and hang out. It's also perfect for those with kids too. It has easy steps in the shallow end for the little ones to get safely in and deep enough on the other side for the bigger kids (and parents) to jump in! Additionally, the beach is only a short bike ride/walk for the house and Charleston is less than an hour away. It's location is perfect. Every stay has been wonderful and as a family we've made so many good memories there. My little niece loves it so much she refers to it as 'Kiawah Home'...And just like her we can't wait to come back next year!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the great review and Thanks for the many years your family has stayed at our home. It's always nice to hear how much our guests enjoy our home!
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Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

This home on Kiawah Island was amazing. Terrific location close to everything. Beautiful wooded and private setting. Wonderful deck and private heated pool, but unfortunately just a little too cool in March for us to use it. Plenty of room for friends and family. We'd definitely considering renting this house again. We had a wonderful time in a beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ron, Thanks for the review on our home. It's always nice to hear that our guests had a great stay. We hope to have you back in a warmer season where you would be able to enjoy the pool. Matt and Kathy Cern
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Akron, Ohio

Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful vacation on Kiawah Island. This home was absolutely beautiful! Had everything we needed and was in perfect condition. The heated pool was awesome and if you prefer the beach, it's just a short bike ride/walk away. Would love to stay here again. If you choose to rent this beautiful home, you will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angie, Thanks for taking the time out to give us a great review of our home. We truly think that it's a great vacation home and enjoyable for our guests. We hope your able to stay with us again in the future..........Matt and Kathy
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Perfect home for any family!

  • 5 of 5

We grew up going to Kiawah, and started staying at Matt and Kathy's house shortly after they built. While we don't make it down every year anymore, one thing is constant...we always stay here when we do go. Whether it be a family get away, or a trip with friends, we've had some of our best vacations on Kiawah and in this house. The house is equipped for entertaining (my brother got married down there 10 years ago and we hosted a small gathering) from the kitchen, to the large grill out back. The pool and deck are perfect for sunning and cocktailing, and now, for playing and swimming with our small children. If you prefer the sand between your toes, the beach is a short bike ride away. As someone who spent her teens there with her family, 20s there with friends, and now taking my own growing family and babies down there, this house has everything to accommodate any party!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Megan, Thanks for the wonderful review of our home and the many years of visits to the house. It seems like every time you rent with us you're at the next stage of your life. You started off with us single, then married, and now with kids.......congratulations! I hope that you continue to enjoy Kiawah Island with your family as we have with ours. Matt and Kathy Cern
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Brimfield, OH

Fall is paradise on Governors Drive been going for 15 years!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I are getting ready to book our October visit to Kiawah for yet another year (I've lost count but it's been over 15 years) and I had to step back and write a review on how awesome this property is, especially in the fall. The house is a dream, very spacious and ALWAYS well kept. The heated pool is an outstanding feature, and we have many fond memories of hanging in and at the pool enjoying a cocktail and the South Carolina sun. Bike rides and walks to the beach, rounds of golf on the island, cooking dinners in, checking out the local flavors, leisure time at the pool and sitting around the spacious first floor hanging with friends! I would recommend this property for anyone wanting a piece of Kiawah Island living! Matt and Kathy, the owners, are top notch people who go out of their way to make sure you're visit is memorable!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Trish and Doug for the great review. I went back and checked my files and you've actually stayed at our home 13 out of the last 15 years........I guess you do like it! We're looking forward to your visit next fall and Thanks again for all of the past rentals. Matt and Kathy Cern
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Tampa, FL

Picture Perfect, but even better!

  • 5 of 5

My family (6 adults) stayed here over the July 4th week for some relaxation and fun in the sun. The house exceeded our expectations. And it looks even nicer in person than in the photographs. We slept in most of our days, made breakfast, took a long walk or bike ride to the beach and then relaxed by the pool. We took advantage of the local shopping center (great market!) and cooked most of our meals at the house. We also went into Charleston for 2 days and look in the sights and visited local hot spots like Fire Fly Distillery and Holy City Brewing Company. The kitchen is stocked with tons of pots and pans and the grill worked great for all of our BBQ needs. There was only one game in the house, so plan on bringing your own. That would honestly be our biggest complaint (which is hardly a complaint). We would recommend this property to anyone looking for a quiet getaway with family, friends, even kids. Thank you so much to Matt and Kathy for opening up your home to us, it was a lovely week.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, Thanks so much for the great review. We really try hard to make the house enjoyable for our guests. There should have been some more games underneath the left bookcase in the great room, but we'll check into that when we're there in the fall. Thanks again and we would love to have you back.......Matt
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Kiawah Island is a barrier island located approximately 20 miles south of the historic city of Charleston. Kiawah has ten miles of pristine beach and five world-class golf courses, including the famous Ocean Course. The island also provides over 30 miles of paved leisure trails, tennis, and plenty of family activities.

Other Activities: kayaking, boating, basketball court, wildlife viewing, shopping


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.