Miles of Fabulous, Uncrowded, Hard-Sand Beach, Very Close by!

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Last updated: 09/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This is an architecturally modern house with old-world Charleston-style. Three bedrooms have bath en-suite. Guest suites are on second floor to give you privacy from the main living areas--sleep late if you wish! Fourth Bedroom is a spacious loft area on the third floor where 2 can sleep. The guest floors can sleep up to 6 (2, 2, 2) and has 2.5 baths. This is a great house for a family. There is an office area on the second floor, complete with wireless internet and USB ports to charge phones, for those who blend vacation with work.

Master suite is on main floor and has own deck access and spacious bath.
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 and 6 in the kitchen and 4 on the porch makes this house a FABULOUS place for a family 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

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    This is a great space and place for cousins to reunite! Caution with small children: The house has a lot of doors and glass, and is located on the lagoon where alligators reside year-round....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking on the developed property....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Your well-behaved, dog is welcome with a deposit. Please certify your pet is under active flea and tick treatment and is current on inoculations....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The house is elevated, and interior access requires mounting 8-10 steps.The Master Suite, kitchen and porch areas are on one level. The property does not have ramps....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master Suite...moreless

  • Guest Suite #2: 1 king


  • The "Tree House": 1 king

    This cheerful and spacious bedroom is on the third floor...moreless

  • Guest Suite #1: 1 queen


  • 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! The Tree House is on the third floor and is a spacious and fun bedroom. It has a King bed and comfy recliner chair, and its own HVAC system.. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • 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'...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: shower

    Rinse off the salt and sand when you come in from the beach!...moreless

  • Master Bath: toilet, tub, shower


  • 3 full baths, one powder room. Each bathroom has its bath en-suite.

Other Amenities

  • 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!...moreless


  • Books:

    Many books, especially recent best sellers, plus books about the area, are in the bookcase...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (4) There is a TV with Blue Ray in Master Suite and Living Room, and TV with C/D player in one Guest Room, TV in second Guest room....moreless

  • Television:

    TV in each bedroom and living area...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

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

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    We are on the Lagoon, which is full of life...great for fishing, bird-watching and alligator viewing!...moreless

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


  • Dining:

    Seat 6 at glass dining table, seat 4 at kitchen bar, seat 4 at screened porch table. Plus there is room for 6 in the dining room, and 4-5 on the puzzle table. Have a dinner party for 2 dozen guests!...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Three central A/C systems, plus a separate minisplit system for the third floor for your comfort....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Cable Internet is 105mbps by Comcast, the higest speed available on the island, wireless broadcast from the kitchen desk. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    front load dryer...moreless

  • Covered Parking:


  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    Available for guest parking...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central HVAC systems...moreless

  • Internet:

    105mbps wireless network on ComCast Broadband works flawlessly...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Towels, bathmats, and sheets are provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Curved living room with 3 conversation areas and a TV/bar area with seating for 4....moreless

  • Parking:

    One pullout spots is available on driveway...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    2 garage spaces, plus a pullout driveway spot....moreless

  • Telephone:

    No house phone--feel free to use your cell phone, Viber, or Skype...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels, bathmats, and sheets are provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front load washer and dryer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless Router. Cable Internet is wireless and reception is great throughout house. There is an office area in the Guest wing for blending a little business with vacation....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    There are several wonderful caterers in the area....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Conventional and Keurig coffee maker and flat disposable filters on a coffee counter with trash can....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Microwave, toaster oven, toaster, blender, buffet warmer, George Foreman grill, spices and more!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full sets of dishes and utensils are provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Great, friendly space with island for a quick meal....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Wall microwave...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles can be rented from Seaside Rentals, and they both deliver and pick back up for your convenience....moreless

  • Boat:

    Boat rentals can be arranged with Tidal Trails Outfitters...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck overlooks lagoon...moreless

  • Golf:

    Beautiful golf courses, 5 on Kiawah Island, are available for your enjoyment....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak rentals at Mingo Point, and from Tidal Trails, for your pleasure...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Screened porch extends the kitchen space and connects to the deck....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Landscaping lends privacy to the house...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas Grill is on deck...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis is available at the nearby KI Tennis Center...moreless



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from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2016
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$3,600 $14,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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.

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 $198 fee that vrbo now charges.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 09/23/2016
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cherrywood Grill
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Turtle Point, Osprey Point
100 Miles
Nearest Train
Savannah, GA
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 17
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cherrywood Grill 1 mi., Atlantic Room 5 mi.
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kiawah Island

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!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: 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

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

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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!

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Speaks: english, spanish, dutch

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The beach is waiting for YOU!

    The beach is waiting for YOU!

  • A wood stork just flew over!

    A wood stork just flew over!

  • Guest Suite bath en-suite

    Guest Suite bath en-suite

  • Kitchen opens to the screened porch and Lagoon view

    Kitchen opens to the screened porch and Lagoon view

  • Master Bath Vanity

    Master Bath Vanity

  • Drive-up view

    Drive-up view

  • Nosy neighbor, Alli, is a 9 foot gator.  Please enjoy her from a distance

    Nosy neighbor, Alli, is a 9 foot gator. Please enjoy her from a distance

  • The Bar Area

    The Bar Area

  • What a view!  Where is Gary the 'gator?

    What a view! Where is Gary the 'gator?

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living area has seating spaces as well as a perfect place for puzzling or games!

    Living area has seating spaces as well as a perfect place for puzzling or games!

  • Delightful reading and conversation nooks

    Delightful reading and conversation nooks

VRBO #326550

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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Vanderhorst Plantation (Kiawah Island, SC, USA) #326550

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