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Professionally decorated home, gorgeous lagoon in back yard, close to the beach

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + One Other (See Description), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This is a spectacular home with many upscale features. Our home has been on the rental market since 2007. This 3,750 sq.ft. house has a spacious open floor plan with high ceilings and hardwood floors on the main level. The furnishings are all new throughout. The large great room has a fireplace, a serving bar, a 42' flat screen HD TV, and an excellent sound system. The kitchen is large enough to seat ten for dinner and is filled with every amenity needed for the perfect meal. The kitchen, great room and back porch flow together wonderfully which makes this house great for entertaining and perfect for all ages. The outstanding lake view can be seen from every room.

There are three master bedrooms with king size beds. Another bedroom with two double size beds and an additional bed room with a trundle bed (two twins), this room has a partition for the doorway. All mattresses and bedding are top-of-the-line for exquisite sleeping comfort. Each master bedroom has a private bathroom and plenty of closet space. The downstairs master has a 32' tv, a sunken jacuzzi tub, separate shower, tremendous walk in closet and doors that lead outside to the back deck. The beautiful lake view filled with abundant wild life is a joy to awaken to each morning.

A library filled with books for all ages, a game room with poker table and bumper pool will add to your enjoyment. Upstairs has a comfortable loft which is great for alone time or reading and taking in the lake view. If down time in front of the tv is needed then choose your room. We have a dvd collection with a variety of movies to choose from. There is a lovely screened-in porch off the kitchen and a large deck off the back of the house.

The house offers an outdoor enclosed shower with hot and cold running water. The propane grill is always ready for your use. The basketball area in the driveway is a fun way to relax in the evening. There are eight adult bikes and three children's bikes plus a toddler burley carrier and an equipment burley carrier stored in the four car garage. There are several sand chairs, kites, boogie boards and beach toys ready for a play day on the beach. We also have plenty of beach towels, a blanket and an umbrella.

Our location to the beach is a short walk/bike ride, 0.7 miles (3/4 mile) on the trail called Allie of the Oaks. The beach is 11 miles long and a thrill to bike on every day. This is the best beach biking we have ever experienced.

The island has about 30 miles of bike trails that meander everywhere you would like to go. World-class golf and tennis facilities are present on the island as well as a wonderful children's camp filled with exciting daily activities and excursions.

A marina with deep-sea fishing and sailing charters are located at the nearby Bohicket Marina. Easy access to the city of Charleston is a great addition to your vacation. Fine restaurants are present on the island as well as in the city.

When vacationing at 43 Trumpet Creeper Lane you will be enjoying a tropical oasis which is hard to find elsewhere on the East Coast.

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

About Brenda

My husband and I are thrilled to be owners on the island of Kiawah, S.C.

We have loved visiting here over the years and then a dream came true to buy a home here and to rent it for use when we are not visiting.

Our kids are grown now and we try to get together a couple times a year here to enjoy each other and everything Kiawah and our home have to offer.

We love to play tennis, bike the island, go to the beach and to hunt for shells. Lately my husband has gotten into fishing and cannot seem to get enough of that. My favorite past time at the house is to sit on the porch and watch the wildlife around the gorgeous lagoon in the back yard. I really miss my porch when I am not there.

Brenda purchased this house in 2006

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely home and Island with us!

We all had a wonderful time exploring with the bikes of course, this home is stunning, comfy beds, so spacious and what a view!!

Everyone had a memorable time~thanks again!!

P.S. We also so appreciated your exvcellent care and communication~we couldn't have asked for more.
Oct 2015
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Vanderhorst Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • 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
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) 3 king bedroom master suites, Double Beds (1) two doubles beds share one room, Twin or Single Beds (1) a trundle bed with two singles, Baby Cribs (1) two pack and play cribs for babies up to 2 1/2 years old two booster seats one infant swing one infant seat one velo stroller one burley bike carrier for toddlers
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Six Cable TVs with DVD,one 42' flat screen HD TV, one 32'TV Wireless Internet, Game Room with Game Table and Library, Enclosed Outdoor Hot and Cold Running Shower, ten adult Beach Bikes and three children's bikes, burley equipment carrier, burley toddler carrier, velo stroller, Sand Chairs, umbrella for your use, No Pets


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

Professionally decorated home, gorgeous lagoon in back yard, close to the beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 87 reviews

Great home for our large family.

  • 5 of 5

This home has everything you need for a great time on Kiawah Island.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Doreen and family, My husband and I were so happy to have you back again at our Kiawah house. Have a great Spring/Summer and kerp in touch. Brenda and Nick
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Lovely home for a large family

  • 5 of 5

This April marked our second trip to this property in as many years, and is the perfect base from which to explore Kiawah Island and the surrounding area. Charleston is about a 50-minute drive away, which we were more than willing to bear given the beauty of Kiawah. The owners are very accommodating and made us feel welcome, calling a day after our arrival to make sure everything was okay. The house itself is very clean and well-maintained, and set up perfectly for our group of eight adults. It has a large living room and kitchen for times when we wanted to be together, while offering privacy when needed. A game room on the first floor provides a casual setting for card games and available board games. The master bedroom suite located downstairs is very spacious and well-appointed, while the three upstairs bedrooms are more than sufficient. The deck at the back of the house is a great spot for gazing out at the pond and searching for the resident alligator.

There were enough bicycles for all of us to enjoy the 10-minute leisurely ride to the beach, and the baby carrier was especially helpful to haul the beach umbrella, cooler, etc. Other recreational equipment is available as well.

Besides the beach, we also enjoyed basketball, tennis and horseback riding, the latter on Seabrook Island. If golf is your game, the Kiawah Island courses are beautiful but pricey; we chose to play two courses closer to Charleston for much less.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Thank you so much for taking time to write such a lovely review. My husband and I were so happy to have you and your family back visiting again this year. Take care and keep in touch. Brenda and Nick
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Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We had our family meet in Kiawah over Thanksgiving and this house was perfect for all of our needs, including two small children. We loved having a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, plenty of personal space and bikes to ride around the area! The house is well-kept and has a wonderful view of the pond in the back! We also enjoyed a few games and books, too! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Thank you so much for the lovely review of our home. We would love to have you back again. Happy Holidays. Brenda
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excellent house for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for my wife's birthday and housed the entire family comfortably. There was enough room for people to spread out yet there were large gathering areas so that we could all convene. The kitchen had plenty of dishes and cooking utensils making for mealtimes a communal affair.

Brenda was very helpful and constantly available even when we arrived during a storm that had knocked out the power. (restored after a couple of hours of "camp cooking").

The location was nice and quiet - right on a lagoon (with it's own gator)

Everything that people mention in the reviews is true. A very pleasant experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Lovely Spacious Home!

  • 5 of 5

The photos do not depict how stately this home is...from its lovely grand foyer to the comfortable en suite bathrooms to the 10-foot ceilings and wide hallways! We loved having a truly comfortable and open floor plan for visiting and cooking together. The kitchen is very well stocked (all kinds of skillets, serving bowls, wine glasses, a blender, dish soap, etc.) and easy to work in while still being part of the group.

Having bikes available in the basement was a true bonus! Tire pumps and tools handy if necessary. One of the most fun times was riding to the ocean at twilight on the bikes. A couple times deer were spotted up close.

Our king-size bed/mattress was very comfortable, and our guests echoed this sentiment. The upstairs bedrooms are well-appointed (though we didn't find any extra sheets) and quiet enough for babies to take their day naps.

There is a lovely painted wooden rocker which is perfect for taking a special photo of the little ones on the front landing.

Brenda was extremely communicative and available any time I needed her by phone or by email. That is very important, because I couldn't find my papers upon entering the first gate to Kiawah! Brenda was only a phone call away.

There were a few negatives (some unrelated to the home, I realize) and they include the following. The extreme heat and humidity prevented us from enjoying the screened-in porch or deck. The sauna-like conditions in August and "jungle-like" nature of the island kept away any breeze. But the air conditioners on both levels did their jobs, and we were quite comfortable inside. Further, the ocean is very dense with sand so the water is very murky. I recommend taking the available ocean floats located in the unfinished basement which were still sandy from the last guests. The lawn of this home is not suited for children to play outside as the foliage is densex and (BIG) spiders build huge webs all around. It is beautiful, but plan on the beach for outside play. Lastly, the rinse-off shower is located underneath the screened-in porch in a shed-like structure that is dark and closed in, a small issue because there are plenty of showers inside.

We had such a good time in this beautiful home and want to thank the owners for listing it and for allowing us to experience the South Carolina's Kiawah Island!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Donna, Thank you for such a lovely review on our home and Kiawah. My husband and I are so happy that you and your family had a great vacation. Please keep in touch and enjoy the rest of the summer. Brenda
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Wonderful Week-Another 5 Stars

  • 5 of 5

Great home that is actually more (very) spacious than you might think from the pics. Wonderful view of lagoon from kitchen dining and back deck. Kitchen has everything you need. First floor Master bedroom suite bathroom couldn't be more luxurious ! Brenda very helpful through entire rental process and easy to contact. Stayed with our grown kids and granddaughter and had plenty of open space ( granddaughter got plenty of exercise).

Will probably visit Kiawah next year and Trumpet Creeper will be our first choice if its available !

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Charleston Airport
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Savanaha Highway
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Car: necessary

Biking and Walking on 30 miles of Trails, 20 station fitness trail, Kayak and Canoe Rentals, Shell Combing on the Beach, Biking on the Beach, Bird watching (over 150 species), Spa Facilities

Wireless Internet service in house.


Rates & Availability

Vanderhorst Plantation House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 25 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 20 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 4 week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 23 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2023 - Nov 24 2023
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $300
Tax Rate 12.5%

Cleaning/Inspection $300.00 plus 12.5% SC Accommodation tax

Payments are made by personal check.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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