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4 BR Home, Platinum Rank, Neighborhood Pool, Walk to Beach, Wifi, Golf View

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Pure relaxation and luxury! Platinum rating given to this home by Kiawah Island Golf Resort. This home is for those who really want the best for their vacation. Tucked behind the second gate in the exclusive Vanderhorst Plantation area of the island, this freshly renovated home in the Ocean Green community is a short walk to the beach, and offers free community pool access. Featuring fairway and lagoon views, this non-smoking home also includes hardwood floors, a fireplace, ceiling fans, and a sunroom. With four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, this home accommodates up to twelve guests.

This home is professionally designed and decorated and has a 'platinum rating' for interior design and fixtures. Plus, it is a short walk to the beach. Most homes in Vanderhorst require you to get in your car and drive to the beach. Not here! A five minute walk, or a three minute bike ride, and you are there! In addition, the home is on a quiet cul-de-sac. So you get the best of both: walking access to the beach, yet the peacefulness and quietness of being off beach.

FIRST FLOOR: The spacious great room includes a living area with hardwood floors, a ceiling fan, a wood-burning fireplace. Built-in bookshelves flank the fireplace, and contain a 47” HDTV with Blu Ray DVD player and DirecTV. A Bose Wave Radio CD player with IPOD dock stereo is available, and there are some books for a little vacation reading. The luxury kitchen is separated from the rest of the great room by a breakfast bar. The dining area is adjacent, and has a round table that can accommodate up to eight guests. The sunroom overlooks the 13th fairway of the Turtle Point golf course, and has access to the furnished screened porch, complete with ceiling fans and a dining table for four. The first-floor master bedroom is furnished with a king bed and includes private access to the screened porch and a full private bath with a whirlpool tub. The whirlpool tub has luxury chromotherapy lighting. It is awesome! The bathroom also has a separate luxury rain shower, and exquisite lighting and decor.

SECOND FLOOR: On the second floor, a cozy media room includes an HDTV and a Bose Surround Sound System. A second bedroom (really a second master suite) is furnished with two queen beds (yes, two queens!), and includes its own full private bath and private access to the second floor deck. A spacious dormered bedroom furnished with a queen bed and two twin beds shares the full hall bath with a fourth large bedroom, also dormered, and furnished with two twin beds. Both of these bedrooms include access to the second floor deck.

Access to all Kiawah Island Resort Activities, and Private Neighborhood Amenities:

(1) Golf Courses: Ocean Course, Turtle Point, Osprey Point, Oak Point, and Cougar Point;

(2) Tennis: Roy Barth Tennis Center, and West Beach Tennis Club;

(3) Pool: Private Ocean Green Neighborhood pool;

(4) Bicycle Trails, including those behind the second gate;

(5) Dining: Restaurants include:

(a) The Sanctuary: The Ocean Room, Jasmine Porch, Loggerhead Grill, and Beaches & Cream;

(b) Clubhouse Dining: The Atlantic Room, Tomasso at Turtle Point, Cherrywood BBQ and Ale House, and Southern Kitchen, and

(c) Casual Island Dining: The Night Heron Grill, The Market at Town Center.

This home includes free parking, initial supply of linens and towels, washer and dryer, gas grill, eating tables both inside and outside, DirecTV with HDTV and Blu Ray, air conditioning, starter supply of paper products and detergents, local telephone service, 24-hour security in a gated community.

Please note that we rent this home is on a “limited rental basis.” We limit the number of visits per year and have superb furnishings to ensure the utmost in quality and experience. It is not your typical rental home that moves people in and out continuously. The rate is higher than most homes. If you want the utmost in location, comfort, and quality, this place is for you!

Also, due to limited rental basis, we can easily handle unique arrival and departure days, stays that involve the weekend on both sides, or stays longer than one week.

Finally, we do use a local agency on Kiawah to help you. If you have any maintenance issues or some type of emergency, they are there 24/7 to help. It costs us a bit, but we have found it is best and provides ideal service to those enjoying their time on Kiawah.

Keywords: Home, 4 BR, Garage, Golf, Beach, WiFi, Quiet, Private, Gated, Family Friendly, Separate Master Downstairs, Quiet Cul de Sac, Screened Porch, Pool, Beautiful View, Vanderhorst Plantation, Luxury, Exclusive, Platinum

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About The Owner

The Vanderhorst Plantation is the best part of Kiawah Island. It is behind the second gate, which offer additional privacy, security, and luxury. If you rent in Vanderhorst, you have access to the entire Island. There is wonderful biking, nature viewing, golf, beach, and overall tranquility.

I am NOT in real estate nor am I trying to sell you property! I am a family guy and therefore know how to and try to maintain our home to the utmost in quality. I hope you agree! If you have never been to Kiawah, you will be amazed at the beauty that surrounds you.

The Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why The Owner chose Kiawah Island

Vanderhorst is the best part of Kiawah. My family and I looked all up and down coastal NC, SC, and GA before choosing Kiawah. It took 18 months to finally decide where to buy! This home is close to the beach, access to pool, and on a quiet cul-de-sac with no traffic. The back deck is so relaxing, and so tranquil in the evenings. You will love it. Once we decided on buying on Kiawah, it took us a while to find the perfect neighborhood, perfect location. This is it. A quick walk to the beach, but a home that has some of the benefits of being off beach. It really provides both.

Kiawah is a private island. You cannot get on Kiawah unless you are a renting a place or are a homeowner. Because of that, it is quiet and very relaxing. Once you set foot on the Island and in the house, you will see that pictures and words cannot describe it.

What makes this house unique

Walk to the beach, walk to the pool! Biking, Tennis, Golf, kayaking, paddle boarding relaxation.

Another great benefit our location (Ocean Green Neighborhood) are the Ocean Green Neighborhood Pool. This pool is large, quiet, and private, and is only a short walk from the home. No need to get into the car to go to the pool.

We also chose this location because it is quiet and private, yet “mid-island” in location. It is a short drive or bike ride to virtually all Resort Locations and Amenities. It is a short drive to get off island if you want to go to Charleston. Yet the location is still in Van der Horst Plantation securely behind the second gate. And it is on a quiet cul-de-sac with no traffic or road noise. We love the location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife, my children and I want to thank you for the tremendous time we had at Kiawah. This has been by far the most relaxing vacation we have ever had. Your home was very comfortable. We went out on the beach at night with our beach chairs, talked, watched the stars, and celebrated that we did not need to answer e-mails or cell phones. My kids loved riding bikes, and were able to access the internet as well when needed.

We are from NYC. We loved your place so much let me tell you, if you ever get up to NYC give us a ring. Please let us return the favor of having you stay with us.
Oct 2010
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(21 traveler reviews)

4 BR Home, Platinum Rank, Neighborhood Pool, Walk to Beach, Wifi, Golf View
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
Wilmington, Ohio

Beautiful home in the perfect location for the marathon.

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly what I was expecting and my friends were really impressed with everything about it. We are hoping to make it back next year if we can work it out.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A must rent property!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for a kids free staycation! There were 8 ladies and the home was PERFECT!! Quick walk to beach, pool was short distance from house or you could just relax on the back screen porch. Kitchen was beyond stocked with everything you could ever ask for!! House was EXTREMELY clean, sheets fresh and lots of towels. The homeowner was more than accommodating! I would HIGHLY recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Our home is not a rental only home. We use it extensively for our own family. So renters experience all the comforts we would. I am glad it shows! Tom
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Wonderful Kiawah Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented this home and had a wonderful time at Kiawah. The property owner was the best I've ever rented from - so responsive and organized - made the whole experience so easy! His home is absolutely beautiful - comfortable and casual, yet elegant at the same time, with that Southern charm and hospitality in a beachy décor. We cannot say enough about our experience and time there - it was very hard to leave! Thank you, Tom!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jill! Our home is not a standard "rental house." We use it ourselves all of the time. That is why we keep it well stocked and well furnished with everything needed for the best vacation. We just love Kiawah. We want everyone to love it as much as we do.
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Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time on Kiawah! The house was in the perfect location - easy access to the beach, quiet street, close to neighborhood pool, on the golf course. We rode bikes just about every day. The house had everything that we needed and the owners were quick to respond when we had a question. We would love to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house last year. The house is beautiful and well appointed. The bedrooms were spacious for all of us that came to vacation with us.

It was our first time visiting Kiawah and this house is in a great location. The walking distance to the beach was about 10 minutes or you can take a quick bike ride (which we did most of the time). The community pool was always available for us to use.

Owner provided everything that was needed.

Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House!

  • 5 of 5

We just spend our first week at Kiawah and loved every minute of it. The house was beautiful with lots of space to spread out. Also, the very large kitchen made it easy to prepare family meals at home each night. This house is in a great location, just a short bike ride to the beach and within walking distance of the neighborhood pool.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Rates & Availability

Vanderhorst Plantation House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 1 2017 - May 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
May 13 2017 - Aug 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fourth of July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Late Summer, Fall
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Check in time is 4 pm. Check out time is 10 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Vanderhorst Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Luxury rain shower. Chromotherapy jacuzzi tub.
    Upstairs second master - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large double sink and dual vanities as well
    Upstairs hallway bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large double sink and dual vanities as well
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , A powder room in the downstairs living area
    Private Outside Shower - outdoor shower , Full privacy! Wonderful after returning from beach.
  • All bathrooms were brought down to drywall and subfloor and completely remodeled.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Downstairs - 1 king , Includes luxury bathroom in the Master Suite.
    Upstairs Second Master - 2 queen , Includes a full bathroom inside this suite
    Upstairs Large Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Upstairs bonus bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Very nice beds for adults or kids!
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3) The second master suite has two queen beds. The guest bedroom upstairs also has a queen in addition to two twin beds. , Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is also a second refrigerator in the downstairs dehumidified area. Perfect for storing drinks and stocking up on food items.

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