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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 1 - 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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018


Vanderhorst Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3862 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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


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Newly Renovated 5/5.5 With Private Pool. Steps To Boardwalk!
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews

We loved this house!

  • 5 of 5

Everyone in our group of 14 loved this house. My nephew and his wife wished they could transport it to Houston for their family to live in. The floor plan is so appealing with everything on one floor and the open living/kitchen area. The screen porch was a favorite with all and the kids enjoyed the pool. I would definitely rent it again.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oklahoma City, OK

Perfect getaway on Kiawah Island

  • 5 of 5

This recently renovated home is clean, well-designed, updated, quiet, and private. It's just a short walk to the beach and a quick drive to restaurants, shops, grocery, and 5 golf courses. With 5 bedrooms and a screened porch with swinging day bed this home is wonderful for couples or family get- togethers. The host is friendly, accommodating, and responsive. I will definitely put this at the top of my list when planning a return visit to Kiawah.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Best. Week. Ever.

Our family was lucky enough to stay at this beautiful home while we celebrated our daughter's wedding on Kiawah. The house is perfectly located so close to the beach and in the center of everywhere we had to be. The furnishings are lovely and thoughtful, and it is very well equipped to meet all of your needs. Our absolute favorite was the screened porch and couch/swing, though I must say it was hard to get my granddaughter out of the master shower! (Another plus was the never ending hot water supply thanks to the Rinnai water heater). All of ensuite bathrooms were a luxury--no disagreements over bedroom assignments, each one was nicer than the next. The owner is a joy to work with and came quickly to my rescue when I forgot the code for the key. I only hope this home is available when we are able to plan a future visit to beautiful Kiawah Island.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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July 2017 rental

  • 4 of 5

Mary Margaret,

Thank you for making the arrangements to stay at your Kiawah home so easy. I do have a few items that you may want to add to your "punch" list for the wonderful maintainance of your home. My son suggested that you replace the

seal on your Big Green Egg at least once a year if it is used often. He said that it needed to be replaced now since he and my son-in-law are avid Big Green Egg users. Also, you may not know that the bathroom fans in both of the bedrooms on the left hand side of the house do not work so your ceiling paint is peeling off.

Everything else was great especially the quietness of the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Staunton, Va

Our second year in this lovely home. A few things need to be fixed, but a great home.

  • 4 of 5

The owner of this house is exceptionally nice. The house is beautiful and she makes every effort to make your stay enjoyable. We had beautiful sun flowers awaiting us on arrival. The appointments in the house make you feel very much at home.The beach is a short walk down the street and then down the boardwalk. Wonderful pool with waterfall and attached spa just off the kitchen and sitting area. Bedrooms are very nice.

There are a few things that need to be "repaired" or replaced. The gas grill has seen its best days. Really didn't feel comfortable using it. Requires lighting with a lighter as the auto-light system doesn't work. The outside shower was fabulous last year. However, this year there was almost no water pressure, but we did have a hose in the garage for washing off sand before entering the house or the pool. Worked okay, but the outside shower should be fixed.

Someone had left the damper open in the fireplace which caused problems getting the air-conditioning to cool the living area and surrounding areas adequately on hot days. Would suggest making sure guests know to keep that damper closed when AC is on. We had no tv while we were there, but that was a Comcast issue over which the owner had little to no control. Really didn't bother our stay, and actually probably made for a better family gathering anyway.

We love this house and may ask to stay again next year although we very rarely return to the same place, having done so this year simply because we loved this house so much. We like to try new things. You will love this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed for a week to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. The house was wonderful and Kiawah Island is absolutely beautiful. The beach is close and the pool was a huge hit for the adults as well as the children. We would all love to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.