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Kiawah Island - Beach Front. Views. Awesome. 6 BR/6BA Sleep 16

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 8 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 14-20)

Kiawah, our home for almost 12 years, is truly a magical place!

Our home is on a flag lot - technically ocean front - and has a dedicated view of the ocean from the upper floors. Most importantly, we have a private beach path that winds through the dunes to the beach; only 100 yards away, we can be on the beach and swimming in the ocean in a matter of a few minutes.

We have six bedrooms, six baths, a very modern kitchen with stainless appliances and a tremendous Wolf eight-burner oven. We have three living areas, a TV room, a fully-furnished screened-in porch, and much more for your enjoyment. Perfect for a large family, a reunion, or a few close friends spending the week together.

Keywords: Kiawah Island. Behind second gate in the Vanderhorst Plantation. Ocean Back Flag location, Beach Front, with ocean view and private beach access.

Huge home! Perfect for reunions. Totally renovated in 2005. Aside from the 6 bedrooms and six baths, there is a designer kitchen perfect for cooks, a TV room with a 50+" TV for watching family movies, a screened porch to hear the ocean waves and for napping, games and puzzles for the kids, wireless internet for those wanting to log in, and much, much more.

We provide linens, bath towels, beach towels, beach toys (shovels, etc), and beach chairs (so you don't have to carry them with you).

Just show up and enjoy the great beach and activities of Kiawah.

More Details

52 Surfsong Management
Member since: 2011
Speaks: french, german, greek
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

About 52 Surfsong Management

We are a family of 6 (four children) and enjoy the beach tremendously. This is our "home away from home" .... not just a rental for us.

52 Surfsong Management purchased this house in 2005

Why 52 Surfsong Management chose Vanderhorst Plantation

To us, Kiawah is the quintessential Beach resort for families.


Vanderhorst Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (2) The main Master Bedroom has a terrific, firm bed (mattress) that allows for awesome sleep comfort. The "Blue Room" on the second floor also has a relatively new King mattress, also firm enough for a sound sleep!, Queen size Beds (1) "Nikki's Room" also has a relatively new bed., Double Beds (1) In "Devon's Room", there are two full-sized beds - four kids and/or young adults can easily pile in., Twin or Single Beds (2) The downstairs guest room has twin beds (relatively new), and the loft on the fourth level has twins as well (also in great shape)., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In the third floor "Day Room", there is a full-size pull-out sleeper sofa. The view with the ocean is terrific to wake up to., Bunk Beds (1) The bunk beds in the third floor "Boy's Room" are full-size, easily accommodating kids and adults!
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This home is a truly magnificent home - custom deigned by the renowned architect - Marc Camen and custom built by one the the premier builder on Kiawah. The home approaches 5000 square feet, has an wonderful outside side, front covered porch, and a terrific side screened porch. Both decks and porches are furnished with top-of-the-line furniture for maximum relaxation. Kitchen is state-of the art, with high-end granite throughout, stainless appliances, a 6-burner Wolf Range with griddle (plus a double oven), Bosch dishwasher, bar, and more. A separate TV room with a 50" projection TV allows for a terrific getaway for the kids (and peace for adults). Bathrooms are uniquely designed (each with a different modern theme). Bedrooms are also individually designed, and are quite large for a beach home. Overall, this is a magnificent home for large groups, extended families, and "Big Chill" type of reunions.


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Kiawah Island - Beach Front. Views. Awesome. 6 BR/6BA Sleep 16
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

It was one of the nicest places we have ever Been!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great for a Big family! We slept 12 and there was still room. The Beach just a short walk, bike riding very resonable to rent. Had a terrific time, the Island is so green and Tropical. I did not realize how wonderful Kiawah Island is! We will for sure go back next year!

Thank You to the family for sharing their nice home!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home!

  • 5 of 5

The home was lovely & very spacious & was very convenient to the beach and biking trails on the island. The owner was super helpful with suggestions for restaurants and activities on the island, which we really appreciated! We would 100% stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oregon, Illinois

Extreme Relaxation!

  • 4 of 5

This is a large beachfront home that is great for family vacations . This home is beachfront, but because of the staggered placement of the homes in this area, it sets slightly behind neighboring homes on either side. Kiawah has done a great job preserving the natural dune between the expansive beautiful beach and home location. This means that the dunes rise up to protect the homes from the ocean but the ocean view is obscured on the 1st level of the home and deck area.

You get our own private walkway to the beach that features a built in deck partway out where you can sit, enjoy an ocean view and a cocktail. I was able to park my can in the garage, if you are in to protecting your vehicle from the salt and sand.

The home is well equipped, but the kitchen could use some updating and replacement of some utensil, bowls and pans if you are planning on cooking for large groups. This is the south, you may see the occasional "palmetto bug" and spider, but we were not overly threatened by them.

Make sure you get the correct code for the key box on the front door. We received the incorrect code initially, which caused delay in getting into the home. This created family anxiety as we had melting groceries in the car and bathroom requirements after a long car ride. I find such situations as family character building opportunities, suffice it to say we eventually handled the "emergency".

You will not be dissapointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The pictures do not do it justice!!

  • 5 of 5

It is beautiful and well maintained. Besides the beautiful and roomy house, the large quiet beach, the wildlife was amazing. A doe wandered up into the backyard and her two babies ran up and started feeding. Saw them several times. Also saw some beautiful bobcats and alligators in the lake nearby. It was very relaxing and all of us enjoyed it better than our last Disney vacation😄?🎉?

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marietta, GA

We had a most wonderful week with our family at our most favorite place to go to beach and bike ride

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and everything was in excellent condition !!!

Great location!!!

Loved the privacy !!!!

Very spacious !!!

This was our second visit to 52 surfsong and we have made some beautiful memories !!!!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious house

  • 4 of 5

Nice house -- Good space for a large group - short walk to the beach on a private boardwalk. We enjoyed the stay on the island-- played lots of tennis! Ate some good food on St. John Island (Wild Olive - Chez Fish)

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Kiawah Island is one of the premier resorts on the world, boasting miles-and-miles of ocean front beaches, four World Class golf resorts and two large tennis facilities (approximately 30 total courts).

The beach is truly fantatic - especially for families. Excellent for sunning, is it very flat and hard-packed - biking on the beach if fun! In addition, the beach has a very gradual slope (and no drop off), adding to the enjoyment of the entire family.

Golfing is fantastic and challenging. Professional tournaments have been held on Kiawah (such as Fed Cup (tennis) matches and the Ryder Cup), and most notably, the 2012 PGA Championship will be held here.

A mere 21 miles away is Charleston, SC one of the most unique and beautiful historic towns of America. Charleston boats fantastic shops, bars and restaurants. There are many interesting activities, such as 'Ghost Tours', Fort Sumter, USS Independence, and a fantastic world-class aquarium.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $400
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund