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Walk to 11 Miles of Fabulous, Uncrowded, Hard-Sand Beach!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

An architecturally modern house with old-world Charleston-style. Three of the 4 bedrooms have a bath en-suite. Guest suites are on second floor to give you privacy from the main living areas--sleep late if you wish! The Fourth Bedroom is a spacious and very private area on the third floor where 3 can sleep. The spacious Master Suite is on the main floor and has a king-sized bed and its own HVAC system. The upstairs guest floors can sleep up to 8 (2, 2, 3, 1) and there are 2 baths on the second floor. The main floor has 1 Master and 1.5 baths, so the total accommodated is 10 persons in 4 bedrooms. SweeterGrass is a great house for a family. There is an office area in a second floor suite, complete with wireless internet and USB ports to charge phones, for those who blend vacation with work. A daybed doubles as seating for TV viewing.

The Master suite is on main floor and has own deck access and spacious bath.

The Living area is bright and VERY comfortable and expands onto the deck or screened porch. It has three seating areas for intimate gatherings, plus a round table for games!

Dinner seating for 8 persons in dining room plus 6 in the kitchen plus 4 on the porch and 4 in the den makes this house a FABULOUS place for a family reunion and vacation.

Our house is on the lagoon, and surrounded by natural areas, so that you feel the charm of the low-country embracing you. Kids and adults will enjoy riding bikes on the paved 30 miles of bike paths. Get out the chalk and let their imaginations will go wild--play hopscotch and have a side-walk-artist-contest at the house without leaving the comfort of your vacation home!

Our kitchen is well stocked and comfortable, and spices, wraps, paper goods, etc. are supplied. It features a gas stove, so bring your specialty recipes and enjoy one another. Or, have your family-dinner catered by one of the fabulous specialists in the area.

Come take your vacation with us and come back often!

Also look at VRBO listing #330336, SkyHigh, our Cashiers, NC vacation home for cool mountain breezes!

Keywords: Hear the Surf, 5 minutes bike to Beach, Lagoon View, Beach House, pet friendly, fresh, clean, open, views, wildlife, biking, shells, hard sand beach, wireless internet

More Details

Elisabeth St. John
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Elisabeth St. John

Friends took us to lunch at the Ocean Club, and I said: 'Give me a kayak and a bike and pick me up in 5 years.' That is how we fell in love with Kiawah, and we want to share our lovely home with you. Coming from Aruba, Hilton Head and Fripp, we found Kiawah has the ambiance and the beauty we thought was no longer available. Come bike and walk on the beach with us, kayak with me, watch the deer graze in our yard.....alligators cruise the shore of the lagoon, the water-fowl make their graceful landings, golf on the most gorgeous courses, and fall in love with Kiawah with us! Kindest Regards, Elisabeth and Wade St. John

Elisabeth St. John purchased this house in 2016

Why Elisabeth St. John chose Vanderhorst Plantation

Kiawah Island .... what's not to love!

We also love the cool NC mountains--check out vrbo listing #330336, our 7 BR lodge-style home, named SkyHigh!

What makes this house unique

We hear the surf and can see the tidal changes in the lagoon--we don't need a tidal clock! The golf course surrounds our property, yet does not intrude, and the wild-life you see when just sitting on the porch is such a gift. Do you know what a Oster-Toadfish is? Neither did I until I saw this unusual creature in the lagoon. And, the Kiawah Nature Center identified it for us!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved the fire place! It was so cozy with the lower temperatures outside. The guys played golf and had a great time.The home is very well equipped and very clean. Everything was great.
Dec 2010
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Vanderhorst Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 40
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Prohibited Dog Breeds: Please see Rental Agreement for dog breeds or mixes not allowed.
  • No wedding parties. No motorcycles allowed on Kiawah.
  • Kiawah Culture. https://----------------
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Guest Suite #1 bath - toilet , shower
    Guest Suite #2 Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powder Room - toilet , Convenient to kitchen, living and laundry is a 'powder room'
    Bathroom 5 - shower , Rinse off the salt and sand when you come in from the beach!
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Hot and cold, the shower head is also a faucet rinse feet
  • 3 full baths, one powder room. Three bedrooms have its bath en-suite. Outdoor hot/cold shower has removable magnetic shower head so the small fry and sandy things and feet can be washed before entering the house.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite
    Guest Suite #2 - 1 king
    Guest Suite #1 - 1 queen
    The "Tree House" - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , This cheerful and spacious bedroom is on the third floor
    Mezzanine - 1 twin/ single , A 30 x 75" daybed serves to accommodate a single guest
  • Each bedroom has its own TV. The Master Suite on the main floor has a King Bed.. On the second floor, there is a King bed in the large Guest Suite with walk-in closet and an alcove.. A great room for the cousins to share, or to use as an office. There is a Queen bed in Guest Room 2, which has walk-in closet so you can bring all your stuff' and keep it out of view! On the same level, opposite the mezzanine TV, is a daybed to accommodate a single sleeper. The Tree House is on the third floor and is a spacious and fun bedroom. It has a King bed, a single day bed, a comfy recliner chair, and its own HVAC system..
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Lagoon bird-watch migratory and water-fowl. 'Alli' the alligator entertains for hours, at a distance, of course, in the lagoon. Deer and other wildlife abound on this property surrounded by natural areas. It is a short and shaded walk to the beach on a beach-path, fabulous walking or biking on 30 miles of paved trails or the beach, 20 station Fitness trail, oh so many Shells on the beach, plus a fabulous sunset over the ocean from Beachwalk #32. Golf on beautiful area courses, ocean swimming, windsurfing, kayak or canoe on the creeks, Horseback Riding is nearby. Sightseeing, Restaurants, Parks, Boating, Fishing, Nature Center, Camp Kiawah for Kids, if you can do it out-of-doors you can probably do it here!


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Walk to 11 Miles of Fabulous, Uncrowded, Hard-Sand Beach!
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 26 reviews

Beautiful house. Wonderful layout, especially with 3 conversational area in the great/living room.

  • 5 of 5

We all a great memorable experience. Cooked Thanksgiving dinner; great kitchen for family cooking/gathering. Saw alligators, bobcat,deer & plenty of birds including a large osprey.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your generous donation to the Cashiers Highlands Humane Society. You are true heroes and friends. Happy Christmas!
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, and thank you for bringing your family for the big birthday celebration. May your mom enjoy many more vacations at Sweeter-Grass!
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Beautifully maintained home and perfect for our two families.

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our week at this perfect home. Everyone was comfortable and we enjoyed the beautiful decor and the many personal touches.

It was simple a great week for our two families!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Once again I would like to thank Wade & Elisabeth for the opportunity to rent this beautiful home for our annual vacation. The location is outstanding and this home has everything you will need for a great experience. As always, it is a pleasure dealing with owners who are responsive and truly want you to enjoy your time away without and worries. I have said it in the past and will continue to say it, In my 20+ years of vacationing on Kiawah dealing with Wade and Elisabeth has been our best experience. Till next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your family is so wonderful and so welcome at our house any time. We appreciate you very much!
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House was spacious, well appointed and the owner was gracious. The house can use an additional recyc

  • 4 of 5

A very beautiful seculed property that ca bring one to a peaceful place quickly. An interesting blend of the lagoon and the beach a short walk away

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing SweeterGrass, and pleas come back soon!
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Perfect Weekend Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

This house exceeded all of our expectations!! It was walking distance to the beach, had games to entertain us, and a perfect set up for everyone to relax! The back porch was our favorite hangout spot to watch the wildlife during the day and at night. I would recommend this house to anyone looking to visit Kiawah!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We treasured having your family and friends and hope you come back soon and often! Best Regards, Elisabeth
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Freshfields Village
Bohicket Marina
Hege's Kiawah Island
Red's Ice House
Vincent's Pharmacy and Soda Shop
La Tela Pizzeria
Beachwalker County Park
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort
The Sanctuary, Kiawah's 5-star hotel and fabulous restaurants are nearby
Night Heron Park
Ocean Room at The Sanctuary
Java Java Coffee House
Chez Fish -- CLOSED
Fantastic food for take-out or eat - in!
Cherrywood BBQ and Ale House
The Angel Oak Tree
Do not miss seeing this amazing ancient oak tree!
Fat Hen
Wild Olive
Tomato Shed Cafe
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cherrywood Grill
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Turtle Point, Osprey Point
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Savannah, GA
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
US 17
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cherrywood Grill 1 mi., Atlantic Room 5 mi.
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Kiawah Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Walk
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
The Sanctuary 5* Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
The Plantation House
Nearest Point of Interest
Fine Dining
Car: necessary

Bird Watching (over 150 Species), Biking on Beach, TEN miles of hard-sand beach on which to ride bikes, find shells, read a book, or go for a swim; concierge for beach-chairs and parasols, golf golf golf, tennis, Nature Center, and Kamp Kiawah for Kids!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $500

Dog Deposit of $500 is refundable upon satisfactory check out. We love our many responsible pet owners!
June 1-Sept. 1 Rental is weekly only. Monthly rentals include complementary weekly linen change and bath & floor cleaning!
Rates includes exit cleaning!
Returning guests receive a 10% discount on the listed rental rates. Payment is only by check to Wade Properties, LLC, saving the guests the $ fee that vrbo now charges.

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.