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Newly Renovated 5/5.5 With Private Pool. Steps To Boardwalk!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,862 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14

This five bedroom, five and a half bath home on Forestay Court has been completely renovated and has it all. This beautiful residence, just steps away from the beach access path, is the perfect family vacation home.

The fully equipped, gourmet kitchen showcases custom cabinetry, granite countertops, top of the line appliances and a separate icemaker. Everything in this exquisite home has been updated to include hardwood floors, beautifully tiled bathrooms, open light-filled spaces and vaulted ceilings.

The main floor of the home welcomes you with a gas fireplace and large, open living room perfect for family gathering. Adjacent you will find the expansive kitchen and pantry, dining room and keeping area that open, through four sets of French doors, onto the pool deck. The kitchen has plenty of seating for eight at the large farm table and four at the center island.

The expansive pool deck includes a built-in grill space with both a gas grill and a Big Green Egg. Teak lounge chairs and dining furniture provide a wonderful space to relax and enjoy the sun. The private salt water pool and spa are surrounded by trees and sunshine! During the colder months the pool and/or spa can be heated for a fee. If this of interest to you, please let us know prior to booking. The enclosed outdoor shower is perfect for easy clean up after a fun day in the sand. A retractable cover is available for the pool if you have little ones and would prefer the ability to open and close it at your discretion.

This home offers two king master suites with large closets, two sink areas, and walk in showers with body sprays and rain heads. One master has a soaking tub and separate water closet. Two additional king bedrooms with private bathrooms are located just down the hall. The Bunkroom offers three twin beds, one full bed, and one junior trundle. A pack and play is also available if needed.

The most cherished space in the home is the large screened porch. You can dine al fresco while enjoying the sound of waves crashing and the ocean breeze. The porch swing bed is the perfect place to read a book, take a nap or enjoy a fall football game on the 55” HDTV.

A state of the art audio/visual system will enable you to play your own music, watch television, and enjoy wireless internet throughout the home. Each bedroom is equipped with a flat screen cable HDTV while Blu-Ray players are provided in the living room and the Bunk Room. All equipment is extremely user friendly.

The lower level has garage parking for two cars, ample storage, an additional refrigerator/freezer, a commercial ice maker, and a ping pong table. There is an elevator available for handicap accessibility.

More Details

Mary-Margaret Neal
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017


Vanderhorst Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3862 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 - shower , outdoor shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , 1 child bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Newly Renovated 5/5.5 With Private Pool. Steps To Boardwalk!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

Having the pool was a great amenity for us as well as the proximity to the beach. The rooms were great and the shared areas-living room and screened in room worked well for the 8 of us. There were a couple of inquiries that we had regarding the AC controls and audio systems but these were handled quickly. Overall, I would highly recommend the property.


  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house. Pool was heated and clean. We were 2 families for a total of 10 people and everyone had plenty of space. Quiet neighborhood. Beds and linens high quality and very comfortable. I was worried that the house was not on the beach but it was an easy 5 minute or less walk on a beautiful path and board walk. Kitchen and screened porch were perfect for cooking meals and watching movies. Shopping at Freshen's Village and Market was an easy 10 minutes away and had everything we needed for food and clothing and souvenir purchases. Enjoyed a wonderful casual brunch at The Southern Kitchen and a magical evening watching the sunset and eating a casual and delicious meal at Red's at the Bohicket Marina. Perfect stay. Only issue was the poor pressure in the outdoor shower, but that is our only complaint. Easy communications with the owner.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN

Beautiful House, Multiple Failings Kept It From Being Perfect!

  • 4 of 5

House was beautiful - lovely build and decorations - and had a fantastic layout for our group of 4 couples. The bedrooms were located far enough away from the living areas (kitchen, porch, sitting room) so that we never had to worry about keeping each other up. The house was located a quick walk to the beach and right off the leisure trails. We, unfortunately, had multiple problems that weren't repaired before we left that kept the house from being 5 stars - the TVs on the porch and sitting room rarely worked, the overhead light in the green bedroom didn't work, the dryer didn't really dry clothes, and the sound system didn't work as it was missing a cord. The property manager and owner were in communication with us the whole time but even though 4 different repair people came out over the course of the four days, nothing was ever fixed. I assume these problems would have been fixed before the week was up but unfortunately we had to leave Thursday due to Hurricane Matthew. The house truly was well equipped for a very nice beach trip with lots of room, but the constant errors and repairmen was frustrating. Regardless, we would probably rent this house again next year if the price wasn't almost doubling!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of the best we have ever stayed in Kiawah

  • 5 of 5

We just finished our yearly family week in Kiawah and the first time we stayed Mary-Margaret's beautiful home at 78 Forestay.

I love it when I make the right choice and this was the right choice!! I have never been to a better stocked house. From the kitchen to the commercial size ice machine in the garage, this place has it all. She actually has sharp knives(never once rented a house with a knife that was sharp enough to cut a lemon. As the owner of a restaurant I can tell you the kitchen and appliances have everything you need. It is a very short walk to the beach, and when you are done on the beach the pool/spa is a great place to cool off. A huge pool deck, 2 grills(including a Big Green Egg) and a great screened in porch with huge TV and swinging couch/bed. There are big HDTV's all over the place, and the technology in the house would make anyone happy. The layout was great and allowed for all of us to hang out together, and the kids loved the bunk room. Everything there is top notch. To top it off--shortly after we arrived on Saturday one of the HVAC units stopped blowing cold air. I called the property manager and told them the issue at 8pm on a Saturday night. They had an AC repairman out to the house within 1 hour. Yes, a Saturday night at 9pm on 4th of July weekend! I was very pleasantly surprised, as this happened without having to so much as ask. It was for sure one of our favorite homes we have rented on Kiawah and we look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Decatur, GA

Our favorite Kiawah house!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at this beautiful home, and I hope to be able to enjoy it for many more years! This year our group included 6 adults and 3 children and there was more than enough room for everyone to spread out.

The kitchen was well-stocked with everything we needed to cook and serve a large group. We especially enjoyed being able to stream music from our own devices to listen to while we cooked and ate. The screened porch was a favorite place for the kids to watch TV and adults to read and work on puzzles (when we finished our own, we found more in the house!). And of course everyone loved the pool. My dad said that the shower in the master was even better than his shower at home (which is saying a lot)! The location is also perfect - an easy 5 minute walk (and even shorter bike ride) to a quiet part of the beach, and an easy ride to the Sanctuary.

We had a couple of very minor issues/questions, and the property manager and owner were extremely responsive. I can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

We just finished a week's vacation at this beautiful home and had a great time. The kids loved their bunk room, and the heated pool was amazing and definitely the favorite! Having a 3 year old in the house, we appreciated the easy-to-use and automated pool cover. The house was huge, spacious enough for the 6 adults to intermingle but also have our own space. All of the amenities were top notch - nothing was forgotten when designing this home! Such a close walk to the beach as well, much closer than it actually looks on the map. Was no problem for the kids to walk there, and close enough to scoot back for bathroom breaks. We loved everything about this home, and Kiawah, and would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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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
Summer I
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer II
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Dec 2 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mar 3 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer I
May 26 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer II
Jul 7 2018 - Sep 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2018 - Nov 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nov 24 2018 - Nov 30 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation Fee (non-ref $500
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 16.0%

A $350 cleaning fee is charged for reservations less than 7 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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