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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.

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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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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


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(25 traveler reviews)

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5 star Vanderhorst Plantation home.
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews

relaxing fall retreat

  • 5 of 5

we spent our fall break at the Flip Flop Inn in this year and it did not disappoint! we went to the beach every day and had truly wonderful weather! sunny. warm (but not blistering hot) weather. september blue skies. we had tide pools, alligator sightings, we biked every day and visited the nature center. i cannot say enough about going to the beach in the fall. you don't have the summer crowds and you nearly have the ENTIRE beach to yourself. its truly marvelous and wonderful! we enjoyed our time to the fullest.

the Flip Flop Inn is absolutely perfect for our needs. it is super well suited. we used the pancake griddle every morning! we enjoyed the playroom and SO many of the wonderful puzzles (kids and adults) and books that are available. it was magical. in fact we returned yesterday and have been in the doldrums all day just wishing to be back at the Flip Flop Inn! thanks so much to jessica who made the process easy and seamless.

were reserving for next fall now!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing house, perfect for our large group. Couldn't have been better. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bruce, Thank you so much for choosing the Flip Flop Inn for your family vacation this summer. it is an honor to host families as they make their memories on Kiawah! It was a pleasure having you stay with us! Thank you again! Jessica Lewis
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Tulsa, OK

Great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to Kiawah for 30+ years. At this house for last four years. Always clean; plenty of room for large family; short bike ride to the beach and very close to biking/running trails. Lots of games and books for guests to enjoy. Also have beach toys available for guests.

Hard to beat what the homeowners provide.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: December 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: July 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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Mullica Hill, NJ

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: July 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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Jessica Lewis
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

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 Vanderhorst Plantation

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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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $240
Refundable damage deposit $350

Cleaning fee of $240 is additional and refundable 350.00 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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