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Charming and Spacious Home with Gorgeous Lagoon View

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms + Media Room, 4 Bathrooms, 10-12 Sleeps

Located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac across the street from the Kiawah marsh, my rental is situated on one of the most beautiful lots in the neighborhood with the most striking view of the lagoon. Windowed walls and deck access, found throughout the home, take full advantage of the view.

The open floor plan with plenty of shared living spaces is ideal for entertaining friends and family. A vaulted ceiling and lagoon view highlight the spacious living room. Adjacent to the main living area, a sitting room features access to the deck overlooking the lagoon.

A guest suite is at the first floor with a Queen size bed and a full bath. Fully equipped, the kitchen has a center island with seating and offers plenty of storage and preparation room.The adjacent sun room, with lagoon views and skylights, opens to the deck and gives the chef a beautiful space to relax while waiting for the proverbial pot to boil.The dinning room also opens to the media room. The media room has a full-size sleeper sofa which provides additional sleeping space.

The Upstairs, the master suite is a comfortable suite with King size bed and features a bathtub, dual vanities, sky-line, separate shower, and walk-in closest. There are additional two bedrooms and a bonus room upstairs. The two bedrooms (2nd & 3rd), one with King size bed and the other with Queen size bed, share a full bath. The 3rd bedroom connects to the bonus room, which has two Full size beds and separate full bath, ideal for kids/teenagers room. The laundry room is also upstairs.

My rental is about 1.2 mile/10 minutes bike ride to the beach.

More Details

Jae Tang
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, mandarin, Cantonese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Jae Tang

We live in Columbia, SC and we have two daughters (Maggie and Bella). We love visiting Kiawah and Charleston. We have token Maggie bicycling, Kayaking, fishing, cracking and etc. at Kiawah, creating some lovely memories as a family. We hope you will enjoy your visit to Kiawah as much as we do!

Jae Tang purchased this house in 2012

Why Jae Tang chose Kiawah Island

We fell in love with Kiawah on our very first visit to the island in the summer of 2012, and we were very blessed to have the property purchased in the winter of 2012. The house was originally built in 1985 and has a lot of its unique characters. Although some area of the house needs improvements, and we have slowly made some upgrades, we love it as it was.

My husband and I picked out all the furniture and accessories for the house, and we really enjoyed the process of decorating this house. We plan to renovate kitchen and bathrooms as our budget allows.

What makes this house unique

You can grill at the deck while watching the alligator swimming around to say hi, and you can cast your line and catch some red fish, bream, crack... etc from the pond by the house, or you can ride to the beach or around the island.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay was fantastic!  We really had a great time catching up with old friends, and everyone had wonderful and positive comments about finding the perfect house and the perfect location for our stay.  

We really appreciated the flexibility with earlier check-in and later check-out, it helped keep everyone relaxed.  I think the price point was perfect too.  If it had been much more we probably would not have booked, and for that price we felt the space was very accommodating for our sized group.  

I know many had mentioned they would've loved to use the kayaks, that would be a great bonus if you were ever able to work that out to be allowable for your guests (I'm sure it's a liability issue) - or perhaps store them elsewhere to avoid temptation.  We ran the dishwasher the morning we left in order to put all the dishes away before leaving (as instructed), but there was only one dishwasher cleaner tablet left.  It's such a small detail, I'm sure it's an easy oversight, but just a head's up for the next guests so they don't have to hand wash all the dishes they use.  I'm glad that didn't have to be us!   

Thank you so so much for you allowing us to stay at your home, it was such a pleasure and we'd book the same trip again in a heartbeat.  
May 2017
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Vanderhorst Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom @ 1st floor - toilet , shower , Adjacent to Guest Suite
    Bathroom @ Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd & 3rd Bedrooms share this full bath
    Bathroom @ Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is at the Kid's/Teenage's room
    Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath tub and seperate shower, skyline, and spacious closet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 3rd Bedroom Upstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom above garage - 2 double
    Media Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master Suite - 1 king
    Guest Suite at 1st floor - 1 queen
    2nd Bedroom Upstairs - 1 king
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Charming and Spacious Home with Gorgeous Lagoon View
average rating of 4.7941175 based on 35 reviews

Wonderful space for a large group to gather.

  • 4 of 5

We rented this place as one of two houses for a family reunion. Family members flowed between the two places. This space was wonderful in that it offered much open space which divided nicely into areas for different groups to gather with their interests. It became the preferred afternoon hangout for the youth able to move independently between spaces.

The kitchen is large, making it easy for several people to work in and maneuver around, and there are plenty of dishes for feeding a large group. The large table seats 10 easily and is a inviting spot for games and conversations while looking out on the trees and marsh.

The bedrooms were large and comfortable and there were plenty of bathrooms. Children loved all of the spaces for hide and seek and for separating into different activity groups.

Access to the beach was easy. There are a few bikes at the house and others are easily rented on Kiawah. Bikes are a preferable to walking as a way of going to the beach as the riding-generated breeze is cooling.

All in all it was a welcoming, inviting, and relaxing place to hold a large gathering.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely girls weekend at this home! Larger than expected and very clean. Would certainly stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home was really nice! Lots of room and beautiful views!

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful Bachlorette weekend with my daughter and her friends!!! Home was perfect for us!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Wedding Weekend Headquarters!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this gorgeous property for 5 nights during my wedding weekend on the Island. My wedding was at Osprey Point Clubhouse and it was a wonderful central location for incoming family to stop by and receive welcome bags, snacks, and to just visit in between wedding activities. 10 of us stayed at the house very comfortable, however using the house and deck at one point we comfortably fed 40 family members brunch. The house is absolutely gorgeous with lots of natural light on the first floor and the owners are very communicative. We found the house clean and it only needs a few minor updates to make it a true 5 star palace. However, we had no complaints and everyone raved about how comfortable the beds were. We will definitely use the residence again during the summer. And you simply cannot beat the lagoon view!

A few things to note:

The Kiawah shuttle was not keen on picking us up from the house without a bit of pushing. Apparently they dont' necessarily serve privately owned homes-so keep that in mind when planning on island transportation

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Akela, thanks again for choosing to stay at my house, and I'm very glad that it worked out well for you and your family! Hope you will come back and visit Kiawah again soon.
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Lovely home, lovely owner

  • 5 of 5

We were the first people to stay after Hurricane Matthew and the island had been hit hard but the owners had done a great job getting everything cleaned up and keeping in touch with us to let us know how the house was. The house was perfect for what we needed (celebrating a first birthday and my niece's wedding) and we really enjoyed being on Kiawah. It is just as lovely inside as it is in the photos and the owners were very communicative leading up to our stay. We would definitely stay there again were we to go back to Kiawah. Oh! The beds are SUPER comfortable. We were looking at the mattresses to maybe buy one they were so comfy and the views are fab from every one of the main rooms downstairs.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we needed

  • 5 of 5

We had 9 athletes staying on Kiawah for their Triathlon and chose this house, which could not have been better suited to our needs. There were plenty of beds, a table to fit us all and most anything one could ask for to make the stay nice. The Masters bed was super comfortable and the bathroom very spacious. For any athletes staying on Kiawah for a race - this house was perfectly located. The host, Jae, was very accommodating and checked in often to ensure we had all we needed to make our stay comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Nearest Golf
6 Golf Courses
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Dozens Restaurants on and off the Island
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
Kiawah's 16 miles Pristine Beach
Car: recommended


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
Late Summer
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 17 2017 - Oct 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2017 - Mar 10 2018
2 night minimum stay
Mar 11 2018 - May 19 2018
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 20 2018 - Jun 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2018 - Aug 11 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $240
Damage Insurance $59

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Rate may be different from above for holiday weeks such as Labor Day, Christmas and Thanksgiving.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.