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Premier Luxury Home, Near Beach, Private Heated Pool

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house


Half Baths


Vanderhorst Plantation House Rental Photos and Description

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

This spacious courtyard style 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 5,376 square foot home (4,176 interior & 1,200 covered decks) offers 5 bedrooms, 5.5 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 courtyard 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 plasma tv, 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. Spacious 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 state of the art home theater, 60" Samsung 4K UHDTV w/ Sonos Playbar/Sub 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.

Address: Hooded Merganser

Keywords: House

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

Premier Luxury Home, Near Beach, Private Heated Pool
average rating of 4.980769 based on 52 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: Sep 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

Perfect family reunion! Our group of 12 could not have been more happy with this accommodating home. The location in Vanderhorst Plantation allows for a serene feeling in general, and then when you layer in the privacy that this home offers, the vacation becomes even more relaxing! The outdoor space around the pool was perfect for our whole group to gather and connect. In addition, the short walk or bike ride to the beach was beautiful ~ a daily ritual! We rented bikes and used them every day.

The house design (including a three bedroom guest house separate from the two bedroom main house) allowed for the teen agers or late-sleepers to be slightly separated from the two master bedrooms in the main house. That feature was wonderful to allow the early risers and coffee drinkers to enjoy the morning while the others slept!

The kitchen is well stocked ~ even for professional chefs! We were on the island to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary, so we hired a caterer, Pampered Palate, to prepare a meal one evening. I can't recommend them highly enough. The food was simply amazing, Chef Merrit and his staff was incredibly attentive, responsive, and friendly.

The island was a perfect get-away for multiple generations and Erin's house makes a good vacation destination a great place to make family memories. We would highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house! Perfect set up for family members with multiple ages.

Both the indoor and outdoor spaces made for a most relaxing and fun vacation for everyone. The accommodations are top notch with every comfort in mind. Erin is very responsive and easy to work with.We will definitely return to this home!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this fabulous home. It accommodated all of us from age 6 weeks to 87 years old. Our two year old grandson and four year old granddaughter loved the pool. We appreciated the alarms on all poolside doors. It gave us a great sense of security. The kitchen was perfect for cooking and we had great meals and fun times around the table there, on the deck, and in the dining room. This is the best rental we have had on Kiawah ( we have rented five times). Erin was wonderful to deal with.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Covington, GA

Best vacation home ever!

  • 5 of 5

We've come to Kiawah every year for the past 20+ years. This home is the best we've ever stayed at! Your home is lovely in every way and it is SO functional. Thank you so much for working with us. What a great family vacation we've shared; we are already looking forward to next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fredericksburg virginia


  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a more beautiful place. The house was so lovely and spacious- pool area was so peaceful and the rooms were beautiful and comfortable. Perfect location for a quick bike ride to the beach. The kitchen is perfect for cooking and visiting. Best water pressure ever. We couldn't be happier. The owner has created a wonderful getaway.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Car: recommended

Swimming and Biking along 10 miles of beach, 5 Championship Golf Courses, Canoeing, Kiawah Kids Camp, Nature Walks, also Charleston with Great Restaurants, Museums & Shopping


Rates & Availability

Vanderhorst Plantation House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Nov 26 2016 - Mar 24 2017
1 night minimum stay
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 14 2017
1 night minimum stay
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
1 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
1 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
1 night minimum stay
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
1 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $900
Tax Rate 12.5%

Optional Pool Heater Fee - $350

* There are no refunds or credits for Hurricane evacuations

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Vanderhorst Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5376 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (3) Luxury beds with pillow top mattresses, Double Beds (2) Luxury beds with pillow top mattresses, Twin or Single Beds (2) Luxury beds with pillow top mattresses, Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sofa Bed
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
3 Kings, 2 Full Beds, 2 Twin beds, 1 Pull Out, 4K UHDTV w/ Sonos Home Theater, TV/DVD in each bedroom, High Speed Internet, Sonos Play 5, BOSE ipod dock, No Pets

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