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Private Kiawah Vanderhorst Plantation Home! 4BR! Walk to Beach! Lagoon Views!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,945 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10, Lagoon View

20 Bufflehead Drive, Kiawah Island20 Bufflehead is a gorgeous home located beyond the VanderHorst gate on Kiawah Island. This four bedroom home is an easy 5 minute walk/bike ride from the world class Kiawah beaches. Nestled in a lush tropical landscape of palm trees and grand live oaks draped in Spanish moss and overlooking a lagoon teeming with wildlife, you will instantly be able to relax and forget the world beyond the gate.

This spacious home has been beautifully decorated. From the moment you enter, you will notice the whimsical frogs peaking out and the lovely artwork. The living room has high ceilings and a wall of windows overlooking the green outdoors. Comfortable sofas and chairs face the stately fireplace and armoire that holds a large HDTV/DVD/CD. Beyond is a deck that runs the length of the home. Teak chairs, tables, and chaise provide seating for enjoying afternoon appetizers or soaking in the sun. There is also a gas grill for barbecuing the perfect steak. The deck flows into a screened in porch with wicker rockers and a table perfect for playing cards or a board game.

The kitchen is just off the living room and offers everything you will need for your vacation meals. It is well equipped with all the amenities of home and has space so multiple cooks can help or watch while sitting at the island. The large farm table offers a place for breakfast and lunch with your family and friends. Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining room. Plantation shutters, a table that seats 8, and a warm decor invite you to linger while sharing stories from your day on Kiawah.

Across the hall there is a large powder room with granite countertops and an extra large vanity. Continue down the hall to the first bedroom. Soft green and pink colors surround you in this pretty room with two twin beds. Steps away is the large master suite. This room features a wonderful fireplace, large armoire with a HDTV/DVD, chair for reading, and an en suite bathroom. The master bath has a double sink, separate toilet area, and a large walk in shower. There is a large laundry room with a stacked washer and dryer just off this master suite.

Head upstairs where you will find two more bedrooms. The 3rd bedroom in this home has a queen sized bed. An armoire holds a TV with a VHS player. The 4th bedroom also has a queen bed and features a nook perfect for your computer. Both rooms are decorated in soft pastels and have beautiful furnishings. Adjoining the 4th bedroom is a smaller room with a day bed with a trundle. The kids in your family will love this room! There is even a TV and comfortable pillows so all can gather to watch their favorite movies. Between these bedrooms is a large full bath with a shower tub and oversized vanity.

On the lowest level of this home is a garage and a large enclosed shower. There are beach chairs in the garage that you are welcome to use. Take them to the beach - it's just a 5 minute walk from this awesome home. Kiawah also offers 5 golf courses, tennis courts, a nature center, playground, and so much more....

20 Bufflehead has it all! Beautiful Kiawah beaches, lush tropical environment, lagoon views, wildlife, and a spacious, gorgeous home - Your friends and family will love vacationing here and the memories will last forever!

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Property Manager
Nancy Buck, Coastal Getaways of South Carolina
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Nancy Buck, Coastal Getaways of South Carolina

Coastal Getaways of South Carolina has been handling the rentals of Seabrook & Kiawah Island properties since 2006. We represent homes, villas, cottages, and townhomes in a variety of locations, neighborhoods, and price points and can help you find the right place to ensure your trip to Seabrook or Kiawah Island meets your expectation. We pride ourselves on our honest, personal service.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We most enjoyed the Kiawah beaches, relaxation and bike rides. The property was great. Pictures don't do the layout justice.

Worked great for our family including 5 adults and 3 kids.

Kitchen was great. Should consider adding more of the cooking basics for large groups (i.e. larger pots, pans, etc.) Had PLENTY of plates, glasses, etc. Also, need grilling utensils. We looked everywhere and couldn't find them. Would definitely be helpful to have cooking utensils specific for the grill since the grill is fantastic and we used quite a bit.

It's helpful to know we've been coming to Kiawah since the late 80's (when I was a kid) so clearly there is not much we don't enjoy!
Jul 2015
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Vanderhorst Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2945 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic ...
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - 1st Floor - toilet , shower , En Suite; Double Sink; Shower
    Bathroom 2- 2nd floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall Bath; Shower/Tub
    Powder Room - 1st Floor - toilet , 1/2 Bath off of Hall
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1st Floor - 1 queen , 1-Queen; HDTV; En Suite; Laundry; Fireplace
    Bedroom 2 - 1st Floor - 1 twin/ single , 2-Twins; Powder Room
    Bedroom 3 - 2nd Floor - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1-Queen & 1-Twin Day Bed w/Trundle; Hall Bath; TV
    Bedroom 4 - 1st Floor - 1 queen , 1-Queen; TV w/ VCR; Hall Bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa ...
  • live theater
  • marina ...
  • museums
  • playground ...
  • restaurants ...
  • winery tours ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating ...
  • horseback riding ...
  • outlet shopping ...
  • shelling
  • shopping ...
  • sight seeing ...
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries ...
  • massage therapist ...
  • medical services ...
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court ...
  • cycling ...
  • deepsea fishing ...
  • equestrian events ...
  • fishing ...
  • golf ...
  • sailing ...
  • surf fishing
  • surfing ...
  • swimming ...
  • tennis ...
Golf and tennis are available through Kiawah Island Resort - Oak Point, Cougar Point, Turtle Point, Osprey Point, The Ocean Course. Two tennis complexes. The Spa at the Sanctuary offers massages, facials, hair and nail services. The Nature Center offers programs. Kayaks and bikes available for rental.


4.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Private Kiawah Vanderhorst Plantation Home! 4BR! Walk to Beach! Lagoon Views!
average rating of 4.5 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our family of six has stayed at this wonderful house for the last three years and absolutely love it. It is perfect for our whole family, even our three adult children. They would not stay anywhere else at Kiawah. The screened porch is our favorite morning spot to gather with coffee at the start of each day, and watch the trees and the canal and just take in all of the beauty. Everything about this house is comfortable and perfectly done for a vacation home. We like to cook and the kitchen is perfectly equipped. The walk to the beach is short and lush, and the house is close to everything we need. We look forward to going back next fall!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lennie. We're so glad you enjoyed yourselves - this is a beautiful home! It has been professionally decorate, the owners are continually updating items to make sure their friends and guests have a wonderful vacation. We look forward to having you visit again! Take care, Nancy
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very nice house

  • 4 of 5

NIce house in good central location to the island. Could have used an extra bathroom upstairs but other than that, well pleased.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6.5 Miles
Freshfields Village
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
1.4 Miles
Osprey Point
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
1.4 Miles
Osprey Point
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Boardwalk 33 off Surfsong

This home is located beyond the second gate (Vanderhorst gate) on Kiawah Island on a quiet street in an exclusive neighborhood just a short distance from the beach.


Rates & Availability


  • 11.5% SC tax and non-refundable Administration Fee added. Accidental Damage coverage of up to $1500 is included in the rental. A $250 cleaning fee charged for all rentals less than 4 nights.

    1/3 payment due with approved contract. 2/3 payment due 30-days prior to arrival. VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover accepted.

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