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Premier, Luxury 5 BR Home with Private Heated Pool, Near Beach

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,543 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Located near the corner of Flyway and Bufflehead in the exclusive Vanderhorst Plantation, this spacious home offers the best of everything. The outdoor-living spaces are as fabulous as the indoor areas. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac inside the Vanderhorst Plantation, this 5,543 square foot home offers 5 bedrooms, 5.75 baths and is only a short walk to the beach. It is the ideal getaway location for a family reunion or multi-family vacation.

Walk through the mahogany front door to your own private sanctuary. The columned gallery leads you to the pool area with its lush vegetation. A beautiful, private pool invites you to relax. To one side is the main house, to the other is the three bedroom, three bath guest house. The 2nd story of the guest house also includes a large living room with 50" HDTV, card table, built-in cabinet w/ refrigerator and covered balcony overlooking the private heated pool.

The main house has two huge master suites with king beds. Spa like bathrooms with large separate tiled walk-in showers and soaking tubs adjoin each bedroom. The large living room features a built-in media center with a 60" Samsung 4K UHDTV, Sonos Home Theater and fireplace. Guests can dine in the formal dining room or the roomy breakfast area. The beautifully designed and equipped kitchen will satisfy the casual or gourmet cook. Listen to the Sonos Play 5 while enjoying your morning coffee, open the french doors to watch the sunrise or catch the evening breeze. Hardwood floors can be found throughout both professionally decorated houses.

**Please see rental agreement for owner's cancellation policy.

Optional heating of the pool, $75/per day.

Address: 147 Hooded Merganser

All photographs taken in 2017

More Details

Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

About Erin

Aside from managing my family's rental property, I am a part-time Physical Therapist for my community's school system. In addition, I have two teenage daughters who play sports. Like many people, we are very busy and treasure our family vacation time together. We understand this time is very important to our guests as well. We work hard to minimize issues and we partner with on-island property management. I will be your personal point of contact throughout the booking process and during your stay. Please take a moment to look at our 60+ 5-Star reviews.

Erin purchased this house in 2006

Why Erin chose Vanderhorst Plantation

We love Kiawah! My family has been coming here since the mid 90's. We often travel with large groups, other family members, friends, young children and grandparents. We wanted to build a home close to the beach that would accommodate these groups. The design incorporates large gathering spaces but also private areas to get away and relax. The spacious layout with the main house and guest house centered around the pool is perfect for this.

What makes this house unique

This is a family run business and we take personal pride in making sure all of our guests have a wonderful time. We are constantly making improvements, most recently we added a 60" 4K TV and Sonos Home Theater system, great for movie night. As I mentioned, the home has a perfect layout for large groups and we are close to the beach. I hope you will consider our home for your next visit to Kiawah! -Erin


Car: recommended

Vanderhorst Plantation is located through the second gate on Kiawah Island. While vacationing on Kiawah Island you are sure to enjoy the many miles of bike trails, the 10 miles of pristine beach, the World Class Golf and Tennis facilities, dining opportunities, and local shopping. Historic Charleston is also located about 45 minutes away where you can enjoy live theater, antiquing, low country cuisine, shopping, and visiting many historical sites around the city.


Vanderhorst Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5543 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Pool Bathroom -
    Outdoor Shower -
  • Note: master bathrooms 1-3 have large walk in showers
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Guest House - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Notes: pillow top mattresses, sleep sofa is queen size, (1) Pack & Play
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis


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Premier, Luxury 5 BR Home with Private Heated Pool, Near Beach
average rating of 4.953846 based on 65 reviews
Scottsdale, AZ

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed at Kiawah 15 times since the early 80's with this time being the first with our daughters and their families, including three grandchildren. The Duncan's home is overall the nicest accommodation that we have rented there. It is a perfect design for multiple families with young children, as well as a great location for easy beach and bike trail access.

Erin Duncan was excellent to work with, particularly her quick responses to all questions.

We were totally satisfied with this rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2007
  • Stayed: August 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Carmel, NY

clean, spacious and inviting

  • 4 of 5

My adult family and I spent a lovely week in this spacious home. We enjoyed the proximity to the beach, the heated pool and the well-equipped kitchen. The house was comfortable, in a quiet area and the ideal place for our family reunion. Be aware that it's necessary to bring the basics when it comes to things like soap, shampoo, cleaning products and paper/plastic goods.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely home. Would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean with plenty of room for multiple families to spread out. Great location on island! 5 minute bike ride to beach. The pool is a great size and kept kids entertained in down time.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kiawah Island Gem

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend renting this house for your Kiawah Island getaway. The house is beautifully furnished but still child friendly. At first I wondered if the guest house set up would work for us, but realized immediately upon our arrival, that it was perfect. My daughter was able to put her 2 year old to sleep and we could watch TV in the main house without worrying about waking him, with the assistance of the baby monitor. The beach is only a short walk and having a pool to come home to was perfect.

Working with Erin directly was so easy and she answered all questions immediately. If we ever return to Kiawah, I would absolutely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

5 Stars! Amazing Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Our recent visit to Kiawah was just perfect! The Duncan's home far exceeded our expectations for a beach rental. Our travel companions ranged in age from 11-78. This property was the perfect layout for everyone. The teens loved the privacy of the guest house while the parents and grandparents enjoyed all the amenities that this home has to offer. The kitchen was well equipped for our large nightly dinners. The patio / pool area was the central gathering spot for our group. Every detail of this home has been well planned.

We enjoyed the easy walk to the beach daily. Hopping on our bicycles for a ride to East Beach or Night Heron Park was a highlight. The bike paths are very easy to navigate.

Erin was truly a delight to work with. She answered all of my questions upfront and even checked in with us via phone once we arrived. Erin is very knowledgeable with all things Kiawah. She gave us wonderful recommendations for dining, shopping and island activities. I highly recommend this property! We can't wait to go back and stay at the Duncan's home.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Clean $295 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $700
Tax Rate 13.0%

* There are no refunds or credits for Hurricane evacuations. We recommend guests purchase travel insurance.
* The number of renters at the house is not to exceed the number stated on the VRBO inquiry and reservation.
* No parties, events or gatherings are allowed at the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund