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Walk to Beach;on Lagoon & Cul-De-Sac

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Office, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Located on a quiet cul-de-sac behind the second security gate, this feng shui-inspired home overlooks a scenic lagoon teaming with wildlife and is a 5 to max 10 minute walk to the pristine beaches of Kiawah Island. You walk by a fountain and enter the front of our home through a lovely tiled foyer with glass cabinets featuring collectibles. To your left, the foyer leads to a large bright and airy kitchen with high-end new stainless steel appliances, including a gas cooktop and subzero refrigerator, granite countertops, a breakfast bar, and large dining area adjacent to an outdoor deck with an additional dining table and benches. The first floor also has a den with a trey ceiling, that opens to the screen porch overlooking the lagoon; a great room, with a high vaulted ceiling, lots of windows, a fireplace, and flat screen TV, that opens to a deck overlooking the lagoon; a screen porch -- ideal for relaxing and enjoying morning coffee or an afternoon drink; three decks; and a separate laundry room that also opens to the front of the house near the outdoor shower and the two car garage. The first floor master bedroom and bath were completely renovated in 2014 and have a king size bed, flat screen TV, private bath with double sinks, marble vanity top, separate toilet area, soaking tub and large shower with 3 shower-heads, custom walk in closet, new sitting room and sliding doors to a deck overlooking the lagoon. The other two bedrooms on the first floor are to your right when you enter our home. They are on the other side of the house from the master bedroom providing guests with privacy. They feature queen beds, two closets each, bathrooms (one shared, one private) and one guest room opens out on a deck overlooking the lagoon. The second floor includes a loft with a TV, fourth bedroom lighted by a large skylight with 2 twin beds, and a private study with a queen sleep sofa.

Enjoy all the amenities of this comfortable home with high speed wireless internet access, cable television, unlimited long distance calls and a DVD. Renters are welcome to use the outdoor gas grill.

Keywords: Beach house

More Details

Tom Hunt
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017

About Tom Hunt

Tom and Janet are Charlotte residents with children ranging in age from 20 to 31. After spending most of their working careers in the Philadelphia area, we relocated to Charlotte in 2006 where Janet began work at Bank of America and Tom started a 'second career' as a math teacher. Tom is also an avid bridge player and both Janet and Tom look forward to playing bridge on Kiawah. We also enjoy bike riding and playing tennis.

Tom Hunt purchased this house in 2011

Why Tom Hunt chose Kiawah Island

We chose Kiawah Island because we love it there. Tom grew up spending his summers at Kiawah at one of the original houses on Eugenia Avenue. During good weather, he spent his time bodysurfing, turtle, alligator and bird watching, boating and exploring the island. Rainy days meant hearts, bridge, scrabble and Trivial Pursuit. Our honeymoon was spent on Kiawah. Tom's brother also has a house on Kiawah. We would like to eventually retire at Kiawah.

What makes this house unique

We purchased this property in 2011 and the prior owner did not rent it. This property feels like home and not like a rental property.


Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.2 Miles
Kiawah Island
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Kiawah Island
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Kiawah Island

Kiawah's beautiful beach.


Vanderhorst Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower only
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Private toilet behind separate door; double sinks.
  • 3 plus outdoor shower. Master bathroom completely renovated in 2014 and includes a large shower with 3 shower-heads, soaking tub, double sinks with marble vanity top.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Office - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen (located in second floor private study).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
screen porch overlooking the lagoon, outdoor shower, separate laundry room on first floor, fountain in front of home.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
Orangeville Canada

We are already looking forward to returning next year to this peaceful, lovely home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoy three months in this peaceful property. Although it

is very close to one of the busiest roads and to the beach, you wouldn't know it, as

it has the lagoon on the back side of the house (constant birds and an occasional alligator passing through) and the front of the house fronts on to a quiet cul de sac. This is perfect

to bike to the beach, bike paths, tennis courts or one of your favorite restaurants.

The back of the house has a screened in porch perfect for a quiet read, or several guests.

The master bedroom is on its own and has a quiet, well appointed reading room and the master bathroom is perfect and complete with a walk in closet with lots of organizers.

The living room is very comfortable and my husband thinks this is a great tv to watch all his sports on. There is a very nice semi open sitting room adjoining the living room.

There are two guest rooms with complete bath on the main floor. Although the bathrooms

aren't updated, they are totally functional and clean. The upstairs has a delightful bedroom with twin beds and the room is decorated in beach colors. There is also an office that if needed can be used as a backup bedroom as it has a pull out couch.

It is fun to watch the crows try to stand on the rim of the fountain and try to sip water...they are very innovative. The deer sometimes come right up to the fountain early morning or

during the evening. Kiawah is a nature lover's delight and this house is perfect to explore from. Don't forget the 9 mile long pristine beach perfect for walking/running/biking. Enjoy.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orangeville Canada

This wonderful vacation home is perfect on beautiful Kiawah Island

  • 5 of 5

We love this home for its location, the layout (the lovely master bedroom, sitting room and bathroom is

on one side of the house and the guest bedrooms are on the other side with terrific kitchen, living room in between) and peacefulness.

The owners have furnished it really well and the appliances are top quality too. We love the natural light that pours in all day and at night you can enjoy the stars and moon, if you don't feel like walking to the beach. The 9 mile beach is pristine and only for walking and biking except for maintenance vehicles.

This island is great for golf, clay court tennis, great casual and upscale cuisine, beach or trail biking.

We highly recommend this home and Kiawah island for family, business, mens' and ladies' trips.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lambertville, MI

Small family vacation / reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had such a blast in this home so big and spacious. We were just a couple of min bike ride from the ocean and it was right in the lagoon so mad it fun to look for animals in the water at night from deck. There was plenty of space for the three small families who stayed lots of living room space and dinning space. The frig was huge with plenty of room for all the groceries. The high light of the stay was the master sweet and the new bathroom was absolutely mind blowing. We all want to stay again and maybe even next year it was great. Just a reminder you are on the lagoon so there are bugs but we found the best way to keep them out was to keep the screens and deck doors shut good...

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home!

  • 5 of 5

How exciting to wake up, walk out on the deck, and watch an alligator gliding across the lagoon! Each of the beds were comfy and the large kitchen was good because we like to cook. Having some bikes there helped us to avoid bringing so many and we really enjoyed the short, lovely ride to Boardwalk 30. Kiawah's beach is never crowded. All of us enjoyed watching an outside movie on Wednesday night and listening to the live music on Friday night over on the lawn at Freshfields. Great owner, super vacation. Thank you. .

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Beach Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Nice rental home on pretty lagoon lot. Pros: Pretty, bright house well-stocked with kitchen supplies, etc. with comfortable couch and beds in bedrooms and great tv in family room and master bedroom. Cons: The 10-minute walk to the beach is difficult with 2 young children (5, 2). Therefore, we would drive our kids and beach stuff to the beach path, then have a family member drive the car back and forth. No closet or bathroom in the loft area upstairs is very inconvenient. We saw 6-8 live cockroaches in the house and on screened-in porch. Bikes provided are in bad shape; brakes barely work and the ladies bike making a crunching sound when speeding up. All in all, we had a great time, but wanted to provide feedback!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Tasha, for your feedback. We have purchased two new bicycles. The palmetto bugs are endemic to the island but I am surprised Tasha saw so many. The house is sprayed 6 times per year. We arranged for a special spraying.
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  • 5 of 5

I viewed photos of numerous properties on Kiawah before deciding on this property.The photos of the property depict an updated, light, and well decorated residence. I was ready for a disappointment as I'm well aware what can be done with photography. To my surprise the house was everything written about it and depicted in the photos. However,I would like to correct one description of the property, i.e. the beach is not 10 minutes from the house. If you have full use of your lower extremeties it's only 5 minutes, unless you linger on the lagoon bridge, which you will always do. Will surely return.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates may be higher for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Memorial Day weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.