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Elegant and Spacious 5 B/R with Pool and Marsh Views

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 10

This deluxe owner's home, perched on the magnificent marsh is the perfect year 'round getaway. Great for reunions, families, friends and couples, rarely is such a beautiful, loft-like high end 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home in the Vanderhorst plantation available for rent. Elegant yet comfortable this low country style house is located in a private setting with gorgeous marsh views and your very own pool. With a top notch kitchen, expansive decks, a built-in stereo system, numerous televisions, dvd players, apple tv, netflix, high speed WIFI, and plenty of family-friendly open space, it's like no other rental on Kiawah. Spacious rooms are perfect for entertaining while several porches allow for more intimate get togethers. There's a great outdoor living room with a built-in, stainless steel grill. It is a 3 minute drive to beach access though you may want to ride one of 4 bikes at your disposal. In addition, tennis courts and 2 of Kiawah's 5 world-class golf courses are a nearby. Kiawah boasts 10 miles of wide, beautiful beach, 35 miles of bike trails, and terrific nature center. You will find this to be an exceptional property.

Lib Goss
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Lib Goss

As a teenager, I lived several years in Charleston and introduced my husband, a mid-westerner, to the South, when we took a vacation to Kiawah in 1994. He was hooked and we bought a piece of land on the Island. Before we built our home, we rented on Kiawah for nearly 10 years. That experience allowed us to see what was missing in most rentals and we made sure to build our home with lots of outdoor space and plenty of communal areas for family gatherings. We also included amenities such as down comforters, a well-stocked kitchen, and computer and dvd's.

Lib Goss purchased this house in 2003

Why Lib Goss chose Vanderhorst Plantation

We fell in love with the sunny, southern exposure and views of the marsh which allow us to enjoy all four seasons on Kiawah. We also loved the fact that Falcon Point only has homes on one side so there is a peaceful, serene feeling to the neighborhood.

What makes this house unique

Our home does not feel like a summer vacation rental. It's an interior-designed, family friendly home that is well-appointed yet comfortable. There is plenty of communal space for families to gather and socialize but also cozy, intimate areas to escape to for quieter pursuits.


Vanderhorst Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En suite bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En suite bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Large en suite bath
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Powder room on second level between kitchen and living room
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite includes lovely south facing porch
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Features french doors onto pool deck and en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , French doors onto pool deck and large en suite bathroom.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Across from master bedroom - perfect for young children
  • The 3rd floor is perfect for a family and contains two bedrooms: the master bedroom with king bed and en suite bathroom and a second bedroom with two twin beds.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Elegant and Spacious 5 B/R with Pool and Marsh Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
New York, NY USA

Dreams can come true...

  • 5 of 5

Have you ever fantasized about that perfect vacation home? Located on a beautiful island and just a short bike ride to the ocean? You spend time in this immaculate and tastefully decorated home, reading on the outside porch overlooking your pool as you mellow out in your rocking chair. You anticipate preparing a fabulous meal in the gourmet, exquisitely equipped kitchen; maybe barbecue on the state-of-the-art grill in the screened-in porch....This can be your life for a week or two on Falcon Rd. This magnificent home on Kiawah Island allowed our family to experience a piece of "southern heaven".

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2010
  • Stayed: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: G Thanks for taking time to write the review. We so appreciate your looking after our home and treating it so well. I am so glad you had a great time at our home. I look forward to meeting in person - already feel like i know you - very soon..L
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Cleveland, Ohio


  • 5 of 5

This lovely, gracious, well equipped home sits right on the Kiawah marsh affording you the sights and sounds of the beautiful and unique Kiawah ecosystem. And a bonus? The sun sets and the moon rises over this very marsh! Behind the Plantation Gate the location is extremely private, giving the occupant a feeling of seclusion. And yet, you are just minutes away from the ocean, glorious Kiawah beaches and resort amenities.

From the time we walk through the front door we feel right at home. Every room in the house is beautifully appointed and so beautifully decorated. It's hard to imagine not spending time in each and every one of the many welcoming spaces. The home has a wonderful energy; one that beckons us back time and time again.

We have enjoyed our family of three generations as well as good friends in this wonderful home. The description provided is accurate, but you must experience it for yourself. You will not be disappointed. (And, you won't want to leave without putting a date on the calendar to return.)

We have traveled throughout the world and stayed in five star hotels. To our way of thinking this beautiful home is the best of the five stars!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2009
  • Stayed: April 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Osprey Point
Nearest Train
30 Miles
We are 30 miles from the Charleston Amtrak station
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
We are 20 miles from Interstate 526
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Cherrywood BB
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Our home is about a mile from the beach
Car: necessary

Kiawah Island boasts 10 miles or pristine beach, world-class golf and top-ranked tennis facilities. In addition, for the nature lover, 35 miles of bike, running or walking trails await. In nearby Charleston, visit a Southern plantation, browse the dozens of wonderful art galleries, take a tour boat to Ft. Sumter where the Civil War began, or just dine in one of hundreds of top-notch restaurants known for their low country charm and elegance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.