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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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017


Car: recommended


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
  • 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


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Newly Renovated 5/5.5 With Private Pool. Steps To Boardwalk!
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews

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: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Jun 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: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and layout.

  • 4 of 5

The property is layed out very well. We loved that the whole house was one level. The location to the beach is an easy 5 minute walk. The kitchen is well stocked. We spent many hours on the screened in porch and the kids loved the swimming pool. I would give the house a 5 star rating, but master bedroom one and master bedroom three had very uncomfortable mattresses. I would highly recommend the owners upgrade the mattresses soon. The house is quite high tech and we finally figured out the lights and speakers by the end of the week. We would definitely stay in this home again.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $99

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.