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Discount weeks in June!! 5 star Vanderhorst Plantation home.

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 5 Full Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom, sleeps 12

Welcome to the Flip Flop Inn located on Surfsong Road one of the most desirable streets on Kiawah. This 3200 sq-ft brightly decorated home offers an open floor plan with 2 separate living spaces each with HDTV, DVD/DVR with cable and 5 large bedrooms each with a private bath. The 2 story living and dining rooms are spacious with a beautiful view of the golf course or wild life that frequents the back yard. A room adjacent to the living room is a perfect spot for reading a book as well as a play area for kids supplied with toys. The well stocked kitchen is bright & cheery complete with a separate eating area. Watch the golfers from the kitchen sink while preparing a gourmet meal. The kitchen opens into a light filled sun-room over looking the golf course. Step out onto the massive deck from the living room, sun room or main floor master bedroom; where you can enjoy your morning cup of coffee, evening cocktail or dinner while watching Kiawah's golfers and wildlife. Come and put your feet up & relax while viewing the one of the fairways of the Championship Turtle Point Golf course. The house is set back from the road with a large front porch surrounded by crepe myrtles, live oak and palm trees. Enclosed hot and cold outdoor shower!! NO POOL ACCESS. There is parking for 4 cars.

House is a 7 minute walk to the beach or about a 5 minute bike ride. Utility bike cart available to renters to transport beach chairs etc to beach.

More Details

Jessica Lewis
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 8, 2017

About Jessica Lewis

We have been coming to Kiawah Island for family vacations since 1981. We purchased our first cottage in 2004 and recently sold and purchased this home in 2011. We live in Canton Ga and come to Kiawah as often as possible. Our kids are grown with families of their own so we have another generation to introduce to this beautiful island.

Jessica Lewis purchased this house in 2011

Why Jessica Lewis chose Kiawah Island

We love coming to Kiawah to unwind and enjoy reconnecting as a family. We have vacationed on other beaches but always returned to Kiawah until we were fortunate enough to purchase a home. Kiawah's 10 mile uncrowded beach and bike paths lured us back each time. We were unable to duplicate this island experience anywhere else. We chose to purchase a home in Vanderhourst Plantation because of the privacy and the pristine,less-crowded beach.

What makes this house unique

One of our favorite activities is exploring the island on bikes. We usually discover something new each time. We love the wildlife that is so unique to this island. We experienced watching loggerhead turtle eggs hatch and their march to the sea. There is so much to see and do and then there are the lazy afternoons on the beach! We are always rested but sad to leave when departure day comes!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Flip Flop is the best house on Kiawah! We loved our teacher weekend get-away! Your house has everything and is so warm and inviting! Thank you for the wonderful hospitality! We hope to come again and again!
Jan 2014
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Vanderhorst Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Queen bedroom/bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bunk room bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    half bath - toilet
    outside - outdoor shower , hot and cold
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , oversize shower
    downstairs master - toilet , shower , oversize shower
  • 5.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Downstairs master - 1 king
    Upstairs master - 1 king
    Bunk room - 4 twin/ single
    New bedroom addition - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Additional crib available upon request
  • King size beds (2) Sitting Area, Walk-in Closet, 1 futon, Queen size Beds (1) , Baby Cribs (1) In bedroom with Queen bed,1 pack and play, 6 twins
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Bike Trailer available to renters for taking beach equipment to beach


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Discount weeks in June!! 5 star Vanderhorst Plantation home.
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews

Wonderful New Year's Beach Adventure

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough about this wonderful home on Kiawah Island. Clean, well stocked for cooking in, close to the ocean and a perfect place to ride bikes and sit on the beach. It is a beautiful home but the most important word is home and that is what this feels like. Elegant but comfortable. It was our first time on Kiawah but hopefully it will not be our last. The family is wonderful to work with and it was truly a joy spending time in their home. I would highly recommend this for small or large families.

Thank you so much from all of us.

Patti B

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love Flip Flop Inn! We will be back again soon!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect property for families, easy walk or bike ride to the beach. Owner treats you like family.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We consider our "Gold Star Guests" to be part of the Flip Flop Inn Family! We strive to make everyones hard earned vacation worth every second! Thank you!
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Amazing Family Trip to Kiawah, Small Children :-)

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's first trip to Kiawah, and I was not sure how getting a rental would be with children ages 2 and 4, plus 6 adults. As soon as we walked into the Flip Flop Inn, my worries vanished. The decor is so homey but beautiful! It felt like the home of a dear friend that you were staying in for the week. My kids loved the small playroom area with toys! I didn't have to bring a single toy with me. The sunroom off the kitchen was our favorite spot to hang out together. The barely 5 minute bike ride/10 min walk to either boardwalks 30 or 31 was a breeze. The updated bathrooms were beautiful, and all of the beds were so comfy. The master bedroom closet was so big, we fit a pack n' play in there and my toddler son had quiet napping spot for the week! This house was a huge bargain for the size. Adults and children both loved the Flip Flop Inn- thank you to Jessica for being so helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lauren! How wonderful that you enjoyed your vacation so much! We always feel such a sense of honor when people choose our Flip Flop Inn for their family vacation. We strive to make the Flip Flop Inn as comfortable and relaxing as possible I am so glad that you found that as soon as you arrived. We consider kiawah to be a little undiscovered treasure and we love to help people find it and enjoy themselves. Thank you again!!! We WILL see you next summer!!! Don't forget now lauren you're apart of the gold star Flip Flop Family now!
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Fabulous Fun at the Flip Flop Inn

  • 5 of 5

The Flip Flop Inn was the perfect family retreat for our Easter vacation. The décor and layout was perfect for a family that likes to spend time together, but also likes to retreat to their own private space. Our favorite gathering spot was the sun room with views of the golf course. The location of the Flip Flop Inn was perfect for a bike ride into town for ice cream and only a short distance from the beach. We spent most of our time biking, playing in the ocean and relaxing on the beautiful beach. We will cherish the Flip Flop Inn memories!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We fit perfectly into the Flip Flop Inn! Every room was utilized and the space was great. We had two famlies each with several small children, plus a set of grandparents, and we had plenty of room. Each bedroom and living area is brightly decorated wth refreshing and "happy" beach decor, making us feel like we immediately stepped into our vacation the minute we got there. Jessica was a joy to work with--we ha so many questions as we were trying to work with 3 families' schedules, but Jessica bent over backwards to meet our needs and make the whole reservation and arrival process a breeze. The home was clean, the kitchen had every bowl, plate, and countertop appliance we needed, and the sunroom was such a great "hang out" spot for relaxing with beautiful views. We even ate on the large back porch several evenings--it had plenty of room and the weather was perfect.

The beach was a very short drive or moderatly short (but beautiful) walk away, and the coastline was gorgeous. We enjoyed walks on the beach, flying kites, and walks through the beautiful neighborhood. The golf course community was peaceful, but very closeby is an amazing playground and sports area for kids that was full of energetic families each day--we had great fun going there several times.

All in all, we loved our vacation at the Flip Flop Inn and would definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend at the FLIP FLOP INN and enjoyed every minute of it! As soon as we walked up the stairs to the home and saw the welcoming Adirondack chairs, we knew we'd come to the right place! The living area itself is so inviting, plenty of comfortable seating for lots of people, but just the right spacing so our own family of 3 still felt close to each other. I particularly loved the "nook" area where I could lounge on the love seat and read a book. At some points over the weekend, my son didn't even know I was hiding there!

The kitchen had everything you need and more! No matter what we looked for, it was available. And it seemed that way throughout the home. If you turned around in the bedrooms or bathrooms, everything was placed just right. The decor was beautifully done, and so very comfortable, it totally lends itself to relaxing and enjoying time with family (and friends). I can see how a large group would be easily accommodated, not just by all the sleeping quarters, but between the living room , the sun room, and the deck, there is always somewhere for someone to find privacy or to be with others.

The island itself is magical, but it would not have been the same in a hotel. The information provided in the book on the hall table is amazing. This made it easy for our first trip to Kiawah to know where things were, what we could do, and great places to eat. Thank you!

The Flip Flop Inn is absolutely a home away from home. Not just a beach HOUSE.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Vanderhorst Plantation House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
late summer
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Years Eve
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 5 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2018 - Mar 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $240
Refundable damage deposit $350

Cleaning fee of $240 is additional and refundable 300.00 deposit for additional cleaning if needed

50% due upon reservation and the the remaining 30 days prior to reservation date. Accepts personal checks only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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