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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
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 10, 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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 37 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Maximum ten people staying in house. No pets, no smoking, no candles Do not move furniture around house
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


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Professionally decorated home, gorgeous lagoon in back yard, close to the beach
average rating of 4.971831 based on 91 reviews

Beautiful roomy home, easy access to beach/biking

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a girls trip. Beautiful surroundings.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 4 of 5

The house was great and very accommodating for our group. We particularly enjoyed the screen porch and deck.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location/House with a view

  • 5 of 5

We recently visited Kiawah and stayed in this house over the Labor Day weekend. A fantastic home indeed! The view of the lagoon was great and the place is very convenient to the beach. The house was clean and well-equipped and all of us had a great time relaxing, chatting and catching up. Went to the beach a few times and visited Charleston as well (~45 mins drive). All in all, would recommend this home to anyone looking for a having great time on the island and for its proximity to the beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good morning, Thank you so much for the lovely review. My husband and I were very happy to have you and your family in our home. Brenda
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Family gathering

  • 4 of 5

The house was very nice, with many nice extras,like bikes. There is plenty of room for all and also spots of privacy to go to read. The screened porch was our very popular place for the adults to have a cup of coffee in the a.m..

Knives need sharpening and there are not pots large enough for cooking for a crowd or steaming crabs

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jack, We have three Giant pots to steam crabs, etc. They are located under the far end of the kitchen counter closest to the table. Brenda
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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: April 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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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: April 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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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
For additional information please call Brenda at 703-851-5766 or 703-255-9234

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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