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Five Bedroom Luxury Beach House, Pool, Walk to Beach, stereo, wi-fi

Vanderhorst Plantation, Kiawah Island, SC, USA
  • House3400 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

House, 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10), two family rooms and garage game room

Our Vanderhost Plantation beach house is located two blocks from the beach overlooking a lagoon on a quiet residential street located beyond the second security gate and a convenient 7 minute walk to the beach.

As you enter the front door, you're impressed by a feeling of open space and natural light. High ceilings, hardwood floors, bead-board wainscoting and beautiful custom cabinetry painted a pale sun-washed color, create the perfect setting for your beach vacation with family and friends. The large great room on the main floor over-looks an outdoor screened-in-porch and deck with salt-water pool, built in gas grill, wi-fi and stereo with built in speakers throughout the house. As you stand on the back deck overlooking the tranquil lagoon surrounded by palm trees and dense shrubbery you'll understand why we always look forward to our next visit. Heading back inside to the kitchen you'll find yourself surrounded by an abundance of cabinet space, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf range/ovens and a Bosch dishwasher. The island is spacious and serves as a convenient location for meal prep or extra seating. The adjacent dining area seats 10 comfortably and the outdoor covered deck also has an expandable table that seats up to 10 for Al fresco dining. A flat screen TV, stereo, and DVD are situated at the far end of the great room with plenty of overstuffed couches to accommodate family and guests.

The spacious first floor master suite has a restful. 'beachy' feel, with French doors opening to the back deck, high ceilings, flat screen TV, in ceiling stereo speakers and beautifully appointed bath area. Also on the first floor is a full size laundry room and access to the basement and garage area which is equipped with table tennis and foosball tables. Basement has commercial size dehumidifier for year round game playing comfort.

The second floor opens to an upstairs family room with comfortable seating area, flat screen TV, stereo game console, in-ceiling speakers and separate PC room with desk and internet connections, fax/copy machine. Four bedrooms are located off this area. One BR has two twin beds and the other three have queen beds, large closets for storage and their own bath-rooms. At the end of a busy day swimming, golfing, playing tennis, or riding bikes, you'll find that there's no better place to catch up on your sleep!

Keywords: Five Star comfort in new luxury home, close to all amenities,pool, grill.



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About Owner

Year round residents of Nashville, TN our names are Jerry and Susan Geraghty and we welcome you to our home. We believe you will find this home a great place to relax with family and friends in true luxury and comfort. The home is the perfect setting to enjoy all the great things that Kiawah Island has to offer along with the city of Charleston. You will find that your time will fly by and you will have just touched all the activities and beautiful scenery there is to enjoy in Kiawah.

Owner purchased this House in 2011

Why Owner chose Vanderhorst Plantation

We wanted a spot that we could gather with family and friends and walk to the beach, golf, tennis, or fishing. A special place that was quiet but surrounded by natural scenery with access to all the amenities one can find on Kiawah Island.

What makes this House unique

game room in basement on first floor - ping pong, air hockey, basketball and foosball


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
        • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2)


        • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath

            Location Type

              • Lakefront
                House backs up to Lagoon


                  • Away From It All
                  • Sports & Activities


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Iron & Board
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Garage
                          • Gas Fireplace
                            Turned off April through October
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                          • Broadband Access
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Living Room
                            in wall surround sound speakers
                          • Mobile Phone
                            House is not equiped with phone system, it is expected guests will use their cell phones.
                          • Parking
                            room for three cars on driveway
                          • Parking Off Street
                            not allowed by town
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Wireless Internet


                              • Kitchen
                              • Catering Available
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                                inside and also unbreakable glassware for outside porch and pool area
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                                Top of line
                              • Refrigerator
                                Top of line
                              • Stove
                                top of line
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining
                                    outside dining also seats 10
                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 10 people


                                      • Ping Pong Table
                                      • Books
                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Foosball
                                      • Game Room
                                        Completely enclosed garage has ping pong table, foosball table, miniature basketball, and putting mat.
                                      • Games
                                        X box system in upstairs family room Ping Pong table with paddles and balls in basement. Foosball table with ball in basement air hockey
                                      • CD Player
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                        (3) 3 Flat screen TV's - great room upstairs family room, and master bedroom
                                      • Stereo
                                      • Television
                                      • Video Games
                                        X box sports games
                                      • Video Library


                                          • Deck / Patio
                                            lounge chairs table for 10 for eating
                                          • Golf
                                            five public courses on island within two minute drive from house
                                          • Kayak / Canoe
                                            kayak tours available on the island
                                          • Lanai / Gazebo
                                            screened in porch
                                          • Outdoor Grill
                                            built in gas fired grill
                                          • Tennis
                                            tennis available at tennis center five minute drive from house

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Heated Pool
                                              • Private Pool
                                                Heated for an extra charge


                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • marina
                                                  • playground
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • shelling
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water skiing

                                                                25 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Very clean, organized, and well-decorated home. This house was perfect for our family of 6!

                                                                Kathryn J.Durham, North Carolina

                                                                We had the best time in this home!

                                                                Clean and well taken care of. The owners put a lot of effort to make it feel like home.

                                                                Chris A.

                                                                We loved the decor. We loved the game room. Beds were comfortable. Overall a fabulous place to be. The pool was a nice alternative to the beach to stay cool. We WILL be back!

                                                                Everything you need!

                                                                Rachel H.

                                                                Pool, kitchen and location near the beach make the home perfect for a large family gathering.

                                                                Beautiful home, good location on the island.

                                                                Samuel S.Cary, NC

                                                                The home is lovely, and even larger than it appears in the photos. Even the bedrooms are of ample size. The ice hockey, foosball, ping pong, and basketball setup in the garage on the ground floor are just some of the "extras" the home has to offer. This garage area is not air conditioned and it can get hot but it is more than most of the homes on the island have to offer and can keep children busy. The pool and back deck are both quite nice. The pool is limited in size but sufficient for small children, and even for most adults if you just want to lounge. A teen or older child might find it somewhat small although it is a typical size pool for the homes on Kiawah. The beach is about a 10-15 minute walk from the home, depending on your age and walking pace. This is closer than most of the homes on the island which is good. For those who have not visited Kiawah before there are numerous beach access points throughout the island. These are accessible only by foot or bike, however. There is no place to park your car or to even drop off your cooler, beach chairs, umbrella, skim boards, etc. The owner provides a small cart for your use to help you get your stuff to the beach (which is more than most rentals provide) BUT if you have lots of stuff to transport or small children I would HIGHLY recommend you rent bikes from a local agency in advance along with both carts for transport which can be pulled behind the bikes and child carriers. This might allow you to get everything to the beach in one trip as opposed to needing to make several trips. There are also frequent showers on Kiawah which can leave pools of water across the paths which need to be navigated to get to the beach. I would hate to have to get small children through these areas on foot. They are easily traversed on a bike. There are numerous bike rental agencies on the island with web sites for review. We used Alligator rentals which was a little quirky (they seem to prefer texting instead of old fashioned phone calls) but they were very responsive, allowing us to add a couple of carts to our order after arrival as well as promptly fixing a flat tire and broken chain that occurred during our stay. Generally for the price this home probably can't be beat on the island for overall comfort, activities for kids, and beach proximity.

                                                                The home was very accomadating for my family of 10!! We loved it!!!

                                                                Mary N.New Stanton

                                                                There were a lot of extras that we have never had before, beach chairs were my favorite!! We always travel prepared for all our needs, but it was so very nice to see that the home was stocked with some of the basic essentials!!!

                                                                Excellent choice

                                                                rich b.North Carolina

                                                                Beautiful yet comfortable home. Easy access to the beach. Very nice bedrooms all with private baths, Best equipped home of our many Kiawah rentals. Great play area in the garage if you get a rainy day which we luckily did not!

                                                                Jerry is very easy to work with.


                                                                Vanderhorst Plantation, Kiawah Island, SC, USA

                                                                Kiawah Island is home to five top ranked Public Golf Courses including the Ocean Course site of the 2012 PGA. In addition to 10 miles of beaches and 26 miles of bike trails, there is a full tennis center, kayaking and dock or deep sea fishing in the immediate area.

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