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Beautiful home w/ Guest House! Golf Course View.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom home with 2 of bedrooms in private apartment with 2nd kitchen

This home is perfect for families traveling with grandparents or cousins! The main house is large with 2 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms, a dining room, 2 story living room, office, a library and a breakfast nook. A deluxe kitchen with room for multiple cooks overlooks the golf course. There is also a grill on the deck if you want to simplify your menus.

There is a guest apartment with hardwood floors, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom, a living room and a 2nd full kitchen. This set up allows for privacy while spending a wonderful family vacation together.

Less than 4 miles from the Ocean Course club house, this home is a great place to stay for golfers and non-golfers alike.

This home does not have access to a swimming pool.

**** This cottage is managed by a fellow owner. Please see my other listings below, including the cottage I own. Thanks, Susie ******

More Details

Property Manager
Susie Oringel
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2017

About Susie Oringel

We purchased our cottage on Kiawah Island in summer of 2005, and I began renting it on VRBO during the weeks we were not able to enjoy Kiawah ourselves. In 2007, a friend on nearby Seabrook Island asked me if I would help her rent her villa also. Since I loved helping people plan their vacations in the area, I obtained my South Carolina Property Manager's License and began a business - Kiawah By Owner. I now help rent more than 25 other properties on Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island in addition to our cottage. I look forward to helping you plan your vacation - Susie Oringel 704-277-2912


Vanderhorst Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Guest Bathroom in Main House - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom in Guest Apartment - toilet , shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , First floor master bedroom
    Guest bedroom in Main home - 1 double
    Bedroom #1 in Guest Apartment - 1 double
    Bedroom #2 in Guest Apartment - 1 double
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (3)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Beautiful home w/ Guest House! Golf Course View.
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

The house is beautiful and spacious.

  • 4 of 5

The house is beautiful and very spacious. The kitchen is very well equipped. We had a punch list of several little things that were taken care of fairly promptly. The garage door opener never worked so we didn't have access to the garage. That wasn't a deal breaker for me. I consider that a luxury for a vacation home. The guest house was a nice layout since we were traveling with teenagers.

The beds however, were horrible. The entire house only had 1 king size bed and it wasn't comfortable. Every other room in the house had full size beds only and they were not comfortable. Its discouraging to not get a good nights sleep when you are on vacation.

I truly did love everything else about the house but I would really want new mattresses and beds before I would rent again.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the overall positive review. Please note that mattresses are very personal - some people like soft, others like firm. We have never had a complaint about any of the mattresses at this home. We regularly have guests return year after year, including some "snowbirds" that spend more than a month at a time. We clearly list on the VRBO website and the rental agreement that this home has a king bed and 3 double beds, plus a sleeper sofa. We look forward to having you return to this home for a future vacation.
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Valley Forge, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

An Island House

  • 4 of 5

Quite nice and spacious home on Governors Drive Kiawah Island. We have returned again this year and enjoyed the home even more the second time around.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect space.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and will be coming back. Plenty of space and perfect for those traveling with other couples or kids.... The guest house is pretty much a complete 2nd house. Deck and screened in porch overlooking the course is huge! Can't wait to get back to Kiawah! Susie was awesome to work with!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home and a great week!

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything we needed and more. The bike trail was right out front and golf course in the back. What a great week !

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manassas, VA

Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable home with a beautiful golf course view. Like others, we chose it because of the pet policy. It turned out to be my family's favorite rental in the eight years we have been visiting Kiawah. The deck is large and stretches the length of the house and includes a screened in area. The large tub in the master was heaven. The home is well maintained and clean. We had 6 adults and were quite comfortable. It is not close to the beach, but that was no problem with bikes and beach rentals for chairs and umbrella. The manager, Suzie, was an absolute pleasure to work with as she was helpful and always quick to respond. We will definitely stay at 333 Governors again.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kiawah - beautiful in the first week of summer

  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting Kiawah since 1984 and have lived in houses and condos all over the island, but this was the first time we brought our friendly and housebroken dog on vacation. We selected the 333 Governor's Drive for our annual vacation on Kiawah due to the house size/accommodations (we brought six adults) and the pet policy -- I could find very few houses on the island that allows pets. After living in the house for a week, I can say that we would recommend the house to friends regardless of their dog situation. This is a big, comfortable, attractive house and a pleasant place to live. We concluded this is a good house for a family with older children or a group of active adults on vacation. Probably not the best house for a family with young kids who requiring herding to and from the (distant) beach. Bikes are very necessary in this location on the island. The apartment above the garage provides relatives or friends a bit of privacy. But, be aware of the overall bedroom arrangement; there are only two accessible bedrooms in the main house, and two bedrooms in the guest house. And, except for the master bedroom in the main house, all bedrooms have double beds -- not the larger queen beds or separate twin beds. So, effectively, we could only accommodate five adults in beds. Awkward. Fortunately, we brought an inflatable mattress, on which our stoic daughter agreed to sleep, with only minor complaining.

Other observations: The kitchen is well arranged, has a good view of the golf course, and is the center of activity. The arrangement of the kitchen utensils in drawers, however, was haphazard. But that quickly reorganized logically by several cooks. The primary cook said the kitchen was lacking a 3-quart sauce pan....

We ran short on silverware very quickly, but that was corrected by friendly repairman Pat. He also fixed a few minor items around the house -- very responsive service. Here's my summary of this rental experience:

Pros: Easy and pleasant reservations and management. Pet policy. Condition and quality of the property. Responsive service with good attitude. Nice location (for family of adults). Screened porch -- made the outdoors accessible. Deck was convenient and pleasant. Availability of grill. Access to the single garage for parking car and bikes.

Cons: Lack of "bed space". The daily army of golf course maintenance vehicles starting at 7AM. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Vanderhorst Plantation House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
May 20 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early November
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 9 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

We can accept personal checks, VISA or Mastercard. Rates subject to change. Please contact me directly to confirm rates. (For example, if you rent 4-6 nights, the total rent may be less than quoted by VRBO).

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