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Kiawah Island Private Home - 150 Yds From Beach!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Our home is located across the street from the beach access, a mere 150 yard walk to the boardwalk and the beach!

Upon entering our home, you will be greeted by a magnificent view of the lagoon teeming with wildlife. The living room has a two-story ceiling and is open to both the kitchen and dining room. There are two bedrooms downstairs and two upstairs. The master bedroom opens out to the expansive deck, overlooking the lagoon. There is berber carpeting and newer hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen has newer granite countertops and appliances, and the bathrooms have recently been updated. Sit in the sun room or lounge on the deck and enjoy the view. The floor plan is open, and with 3,300 sq ft of living space, there is plenty of room for large groups.

Whether you play golf or tennis, enjoy the magnificent 10 mile beach, explore the extensive bike trails, or just like to relax in a serene environment watching the birds, the deer and other wildlife, this Kiawah Vacation Home is perfect for you. Enjoy golf at the world-famous Ocean Course or dinner at the five-star Sanctuary Hotel.

Kiawah Island is a beautiful barrier island just a few miles from historical Charleston, South Carolina.

Kiawah Island in a nut shell: Rated #1 family resort by Travel and Leisure Family Magazine; Rated #2 U.S. tennis resort by Tennis Magazine; and 5 award-winning championship golf courses, including the Ocean Course, home of the 2012 PGA Championship.

Our property manager, ResortQuest, has rated us Four Stars. They provide a 24-hour concierge service on-island and can arrange bicycle rentals, newspaper delivery, and chair and umbrella rentals, among other things. Contact us to make your reservation now! 10% golf discounts are also available.

Rates are subject to a 12.5% South Carolina accommodation tax. Rates discounted from rental companies.

More Details

Matthew Harmody
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Matthew Harmody

We live in North Carolina, about a four-hour drive to Kiawah Island. We have two teenage boys who are very active in sports. I work in the medical field and my wife leads our homeschooling efforts.

Matthew Harmody purchased this house in 2007

Why Matthew Harmody chose Vanderhorst Plantation

We first fell in love with Kiawah several years ago when we took our first trip there, a large extended family during Thanksgiving. We bought our first home there shortly thereafter. We have had many fond memories watching our boys grow up there, as well as with extended family and friends. A frequent question in our household is, 'When's our next trip to Kiawah?', oftentimes before we've even left Kiawah!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home. So very comfortable for everyone. Love the lagoon vista and catching a view of the alligators and the white heron. We enjoyed biking, both on the beach and around the Island, golf, shopping, and a sight-seeing trip into Charleston. Busy, yet very relaxing. We hope to be back soon.
Apr 2012
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Vanderhorst Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Plus Trendel
    Other - 2 twin/ single , 2 extra twin mattress sets - can be used anywhere.
  • Two bedrooms downstairs and two bedrooms upstairs. One upstairs bedroom sleeps three. It has twin beds, one of which also has a trundle.
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Kiawah Island Private Home - 150 Yds From Beach!
average rating of 4.8 based on 14 reviews
Great Falls, Virginia, USA

Great location and property

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed staying in this spacious property. It was a short walk to the beach with a lovely view of the lagoon. We loved sitting in the room overlooking the lagoon to read and watch the wildlife. We rented bikes for the week and this was a great spot from which to explore. Some small problems that we had (such as the ice maker jamming) were taken care of quickly. We really enjoyed our vacation.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2008
  • Stayed: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We certainly hope that you can return in the near future.
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Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Very close to the beach, very clean, friendly rental company, owners were easy to work with. The property is ideal for families. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

This house was in the perfect location. Just steps from the beach. We loved the pond in back.

The house has plenty of room. The beds were comfortable.

The kitchen is not well appointed with cook wear or gadgets (there was only one chefs knife), and the dining table seats only 6.

However, I was glad we were close to the beach which is fabulous!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our home!! We always appreciate feedback from our guests! We are glad you enjoyed you stay on Kiawah and the home. The island is just beautiful! We appreciate the comments about the cookware and gadgets. We don't cook often when we are on the island, but it is nice to know what additional things are helpful to our guests. We hope the seating was adequate. We find that the additional seating in the adjacent sunroom and the barstools in the kitchen seat our large crowd comfortably in one area. However, we understand the feel of everyone around one table!! Thank you again for your comments! We hope you visit Kiawah Island again soon!!
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Sanford, NC

Kiawah Island Home

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home. Well maintained. Lots of room. Good location across the street from beach access. We especially enjoyed watching the wildlife on the lagoon from the back deck.

We will definitely want to come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2008
  • Stayed: July 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate your kind remarks!
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Knoxville, TN

Relaxing at Kiawah

  • 5 of 5

The beach house was spacious and well-equipped. During the week we went out to eat only occasionally and found everything we needed in the kitchen to prepare meals and snacks!

We were delighted with how convenient it was to the beach. Although we could not see the ocean, we were as close as some rental units which are on the beach! The view of the lagoon was beautiful. With many large windows, we enjoyed the view throughout the day!

The owners provided immediate response when there was air-conditioning problem on one level. It was repaired within hours.

We had 5 adults and a baby. Having 3 1/2 bathrooms made the entire visit comfortable for everyone! We enjoy the bike trails and they were convenient and fun for all of us.

We would recommend this home to anyone and we hope to return to it perhaps even at another season!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2008
  • Stayed: June 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We certainly appreciate your very positive comments!
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years $2,800/week.
Cleaning fees are included. Will consider partial weeks during the off-season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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