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Updated home, Resort Privileges, H2O Park/POOLS, Minutes to Beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

***PLEASE NOTE: For summer reservations, please do not request to book specific dates/send a reservation request until you have communicated with me, the homeowner, to verify the rates.*** Thank you.

Make your Kiawah vacation experience the best it can be. Only a select number of premier homes are affiliated with the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Through this affiliation, we are able to offer our guests exclusive amenities; ones that you will not find with other homes. These FULL RESORT PRIVILEGES include, but are not limited to:

-free and exclusive guest-only access to the Resort pool complex and water park at Night Heron Park...includes the Night Heron family & children's pool with aqua sun deck, lounge area, & toddler splash zone (all ages)

-guest-only access to the pool at the Tennis Club (adults only) and West Beach water complex

-discounts for golf at all 5 courses and tennis

-preferential tennis and tee times

-preferred access to Kamp Kiawah for Kids and Nature programs

-advance dining reservations

-Resort charging privileges (cashless vacation)

-exclusive access to the world class spa at The Sanctuary hotel

-complimentary use of the West Beach Fitness Center

-complimentary on-island transportation

-on-island bell service

-housekeeping and maintenance services

3 new Resort pools...use is free and exclusive for guests of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. A new children's pool including 27 water features at Night Heron Park, a new 5000+ sq ft adult pool at Night Heron Park, and a new 4700+ sq ft pool at the West Beach location; a large play structure and circular slide are also featured at this location.

Our Lowcountry home provides the perfect setting for your next vacation. Enjoy the seclusion of Masters Court behind Vanderhorst Plantation's second gate with lagoon and fairway views; the beach just a short walk away or bike ride away.

Our traditional southern-style front porch welcomes you to enter or simply rock in a chair. Architectural columns both outside and inside create the backdrop for this beautiful home; it will please even the most discriminating guest with its casual elegance. Newly renovated and refurnished with a tasteful mix of antiques, new furnishings, original artwork, and custom window treatments; you will love this home's inviting appeal.

As you enter, enjoy the open floor plan and beautiful views. The first floor features a large designer kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, sitting area (TV) and breakfast area, dining room, great room with vaulted ceiling and fireplace (Cable TV with remote, VCR, DVD, stereo, CD player), laundry, and half bath. The FIRST MASTER SUITE (king-size poster bed with luxury pillow-top mattress), features patio access, sitting area with cable TV and remote, two large walk-in closets, and a spacious master bath with clawfoot tub, double sinks, walk-in shower with two showerheads, and marble floor.

The SECOND MASTER SUITE (king size poster bed with luxury pillow-top mattress) offers much privacy with sophisticated design. Two additional bedrooms (1 - queen bed with pillow-top mattress, the other - 2 queen iron beds with pillow-top mattresses) are spaciously comfortable. Each bedroom has its own private bath, cable TV with remote, and walk-in closet.

Your CHILDREN will love our SEPARATE TV ROOM featuring cable TV with remote, VCR and DVD. SECURE , WIRELESS, HIGH SPEED INTERNET ACCESS IS PROVIDED (bring your laptop). The beautiful patio invites you to enjoy a relaxing evening of dining with new furniture and gas grill, and fantastic views of fairways, lagoons, and wildlife.

Our home is child-friendly. Please consider this when booking.

We request all guests who book through VRBO to complete an online review but cannot insist that online feedback is provided by guests. Many reviews seen below are entered by the owner from the guest book in the home to assist online visitors to plan their stays.

If you have special requests or questions, do not hesitate to contact us...


VRBO has little flexibility for homeowners to reflect pricing that varies from season to season (ie. departure cleaning and Resort fees, taxes, all-inclusive pricing). Please email for an accurate quote which may be lesser or higher than the price that automatically appears.

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More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About The Owner

In order to protect our personal information we are happy to provide further information about ourselves and property upon request. Feel free to email us with any specific questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you...

Why The Owner chose Vanderhorst Plantation

We love the location of our home...its centrally located on the island so you have easy access to the beach, pools, dining, shopping, bike trails, and more. The views are fantastic and our home is on a quiet cul-de-sac so you do not need to worry about traffic and associated noise. Check out our new updates...we love the look and so will you.

What makes this house unique

We chose this home because of its layout...there is plenty of room to gather in the common areas (kitchen, family room, dining room), yet each bedroom is a mini-suite in itself with seating and a private bathroom. You are able to escape to your own bedroom and do not share a bathroom down the hallway. This feature truly feels as though you are on vacation and not in a dormitory.

The Resort Privileges are a must-have for a Kiawah vacation. Enjoy the water park and pools with poolside services, golfing, tennis, dining, transportation, concierge/bell/housekeeping services, discounts, preferred tennis and tee times, grocery services, cashless vacation (charging privileges), and much, much more!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a wonderful 60th birthday celebration for me! Having our entire family here was wonderful! Being so close to the beach, riding bikes, enjoying the fun pool at Night Heron Park and just enjoyed being together with family. Many thanks.
Aug 2013
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Vanderhorst Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Golf Course Front
  • Lake View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Double sinks, marble floor, large closets in bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large bathroom with natural light.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Great space for your kids!
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , See our decor...
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , 1/2 bath near the common living area.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Pillow-top mattress, sitting area, private bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Pillow-top mattress, large closet, private bathroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Pillow-top mattress, large closet, private bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Pillow-top mattress, sitting area, private bathroom.
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
High chair, Stroller, other baby items, beach chairs, beach toys, puzzles, small reading library


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Updated home, Resort Privileges, H2O Park/POOLS, Minutes to Beach
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 140 reviews
Woodbury, Minnesota

True Southern Comfort

  • 5 of 5

When the babies become adults, family vacations take on a whole new dimension. Finding a location and housing that fulfills all needs and interests while on a budget is nearly impossible. With one exception, our week here fulfilled them all. We had 4 bedrooms, each with a bathroom. That increased the leisure time availability tremendously. The distance to the beach was walkable and the sandy shores and body surfing waves delighted the crowd. The kitchen was large enough for social conversation and around the table evening dice games - face time with actual faces (not heads looking at phones!) Chocolate chip cookie pie is best right out of the oven. They all agreed. We went horsebacking riding along a marsh trail, fished (and caught) a wide variety of sharks and stringrays and made a day trip into Charleston to catch the boat tour to Fort Sumter and then the dockside tour of the USS Yorktown. All from our Kiawah Island base home. The beds were comfy, the internet and tv reception fine and the weather cooperated. The resort amenities were outstanding, we didn't have a problem with anything. We feel like there was a lot more we could have done.

oh- that exception? No mountains to climb, can't have it all but we got pretty darn close!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful vacation! No doubt you fell in love with Kiawah (and the surrounding area) just as we have. We agree, homemade chocolate chip cookies/pie always taste better fresh out of the oven in Kiawah. If you see that you will be back to the island, we would love to have you stay with us. Thanks again for choosing our house as "home base" for your family!
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Oakton, Virginia, USA

Masters Court - Kiawah Island, S.C.

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental site was a perfect location for three generations of our family to celebrate a friend's daughter's wedding on the Island the end of April 2009. Very peaceful setting with resident alligator in lagoon and golf course behind the beautifully appointed house. Large deck with plenty of seating and large comfortable bedrooms with bathrooms and spacious closets, as well as large family gathering places. Within short walking distance of ocean and beach and close to bike path. Our best friends have a home on the Island and would love to swap with the owners. We definitely would rent this house again, as we felt it was perfect for our needs and those of our adult children and their children. This home/location personifies the Kiawah Island experience.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2009
  • Stayed: April 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family get-together in Kiawah over Christmas time. It had everything we needed (and then some!), and the resort privileges gave us the ability to enjoy the golf and tennis clubs. The location is fantastic - we were easily able to walk to the beach, tennis club, and Sanctuary resort and spa.

I greatly appreciated how straightforward the reservation and arrival processes were - thanks, in large part, to prompt communication from both Mary and the resort.

We'd definitely stay here again for our next get-together!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pueblo West, CO

Beautiful property and area

  • 4 of 5

We so enjoyed the home, it had everything we needed and was set in an absolutely beautiful location. The beach was only 4 blocks away and was a nice walk. The front and back porches were in need of a good power wash from the mold but we would definitely stay here again, we had 3 couples and it accommodated us well.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleaning not adequate. Refrigerator not working properly. Property in need of refreshing up.

  • 3 of 5

See above

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Although we wish we could be in Kiawah full-time ourselves, we are happy to offer our home to guests so that they may also enjoy the beauty and relaxation of Kiawah Island. In order to make our guests' stays as carefree as possible, we are affiliated with the Kiawah Island Golf Resort with 24 hour maintenance and housekeeping services to address any concerns or issues that would arise during their stay. We encourage our guests to notify the Resort with any questions or concerns while staying in our home so that they can be quickly resolved. If at any time an issue would arise that should be brought to the homeowner's attention, the Resort will contact us immediately. We also encourage our guests to notify us if it is deemed necessary. Your comfort is our priority.
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Wonderful week on Kiawah

  • 5 of 5

Our family, six adults and four children under 5, just returned from a wonderful week at this lovely home. The two master suites and two-queen room on the upper level and the queen bedroom on the lowest level afforded everyone privacy and comfort. The kitchen is well-equipped, and the furnishings are tasteful, clean and comfortable. We especially appreciated the comfortable chairs and television in the kitchen (where everyone gathered!) and the deck that overlooks the lagoon and golf course. There are signs of age and rental wear and tear, but they didn't affect our enjoyment.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Catherine, we are so happy to hear your family had a wonderful getaway in Kiawah. Its nice to know you found our home to be a comfortable "home base" while you enjoyed all the activities of the island and beyond. We love our recent updates and are happy to hear you did too. Thanks for your kind review.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Charleston Airport
Nearest Golf
Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Nearest Beach

The Charleston area is rich in local history, the arts, and dining options. Come enjoy plantation tours, local theater and music, shopping fine dining, and local cuisine. If you enjoy athletic pursuits, the amenities offered with our home are sure to please the athlete and your wallet.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

PLEASE NOTE: IT IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED THAT YOU INQUIRE FOR AN ACCURATE QUOTE PRIOR TO REQUESTING TO BOOK OUR HOME. VRBO does not give us the flexibility within our listing to accurately outline our rates (including any courtesy discounts or possible fees...which do vary depending upon the time of year), the payment terms, and cancellation policy. We want to provide the most accurate quote possible prior to your request to book. Thank you!

***Above rates MAY not include taxes (standard 12.5% SC Accommodation tax), Resort Fees (9%), or discounts*** These can vary depending upon the rental season.

Standard SC Accommodation taxes (12.5%), Resort Fees (9%) IF applied. Contact us for nightly/special event/holiday rates. Weekend/weekday rates may vary. Other fees may apply.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.