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Premier Luxury Home, Near Beach, Private Heated Pool

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house


Half Baths

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

This spacious courtyard style home offers the best of everything. The outdoor-living spaces are as fabulous as the indoor areas. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac inside the Vanderhorst Plantation, this 5,376 square foot home (4,176 interior & 1,200 covered decks) offers 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths and is only a short walk to the beach. It is the ideal getaway location for a family reunion or multi-family vacation.

Walk through the mahogany front door to your own private sanctuary. The columned gallery leads you to the courtyard with its lush vegetation. A beautiful, private pool invites you to relax. To one side is the main house, to the other is the three bedroom, three bath guest house. The 2nd story of the guest house also includes a large living room with plasma tv, card table, built-in cabinet w/ refrigerator and covered balcony overlooking the private heated pool.

The main house has two huge master suites with king beds. Spacious spa like bathrooms with large separate tiled walk-in showers and soaking tubs adjoin each bedroom. The large living room features a built-in media center with a 60" Samsung 4K UHDTV, Sonos 5.1 Home Theater and fireplace. Guests can dine in the formal dining room or the roomy breakfast area. The beautifully designed and equipped kitchen will satisfy the casual or gourmet cook. Listen to the Sonos Play 5 while enjoying your morning coffee, open the French doors to watch the sunrise or catch the evening breeze. Hardwood floors can be found throughout both professionally decorated houses.

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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Erin

Aside from managing my family's rental property, I am a Physical Therapist for my community's school system. In addition, I have two teenage daughters who play sports. So like many people, we are very busy and treasure our family vacation time together. We understand this time is very important to our guests as well. Please take a moment to look at our 50+ positive reviews.

Erin purchased this house in 2006

Why Erin chose Kiawah Island

We love Kiawah! My family has been coming here since the early 90's. We often travel with large groups, other family members, friends, young children and grandparents. We wanted to build a home close to the beach that would accommodate these groups. The design incorporates large gathering spaces but also private areas to get away and relax. The courtyard layout with the main house and guest house centered around the pool is perfect for this.

What makes this house unique

This is a family run business and we take personal pride in making sure all of our guests have a wonderful time. We are constantly making improvements, most recently we added a 60" 4K TV and Sonos 5.1 Home Theater system, great for movie night. As I mentioned, the home has a perfect layout for large groups and we are close to the beach. I hope you will consider our home for your next visit to Kiawah! -Erin


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

Premier Luxury Home, Near Beach, Private Heated Pool
average rating of 4.981132 based on 53 reviews
Scottsdale, AZ

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed at Kiawah 15 times since the early 80's with this time being the first with our daughters and their families, including three grandchildren. The Duncan's home is overall the nicest accommodation that we have rented there. It is a perfect design for multiple families with young children, as well as a great location for easy beach and bike trail access.

Erin Duncan was excellent to work with, particularly her quick responses to all questions.

We were totally satisfied with this rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2007
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Cornucopia of Thanksgiving Memories !!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family spent a week in this beautiful home on Kiawah!( my grandson told hi teacher he was spending the week in Ikea!!) the house is really two separate homes joined by the patio and pool. I was not sure how things would work out since the children were small but it worked out very well!It is a very well appointed home with a beautiful pool( the childrenDid use it as well as spending time in the ocean! The kitchen is well stocked and every bedroom has a bathroom - ! We loved the long dining room table ,the furniture and beds were quite comfortable!

There was a lot do on Kiawah ,we enjoyed Charleston and the Christmas lights at James Island Park ! Erin is very easy to work with and very responsive! I would not hesitate to recommend this rental and would love to return!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

Perfect family reunion! Our group of 12 could not have been more happy with this accommodating home. The location in Vanderhorst Plantation allows for a serene feeling in general, and then when you layer in the privacy that this home offers, the vacation becomes even more relaxing! The outdoor space around the pool was perfect for our whole group to gather and connect. In addition, the short walk or bike ride to the beach was beautiful ~ a daily ritual! We rented bikes and used them every day.

The house design (including a three bedroom guest house separate from the two bedroom main house) allowed for the teen agers or late-sleepers to be slightly separated from the two master bedrooms in the main house. That feature was wonderful to allow the early risers and coffee drinkers to enjoy the morning while the others slept!

The kitchen is well stocked ~ even for professional chefs! We were on the island to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary, so we hired a caterer, Pampered Palate, to prepare a meal one evening. I can't recommend them highly enough. The food was simply amazing, Chef Merrit and his staff was incredibly attentive, responsive, and friendly.

The island was a perfect get-away for multiple generations and Erin's house makes a good vacation destination a great place to make family memories. We would highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house! Perfect set up for family members with multiple ages.

Both the indoor and outdoor spaces made for a most relaxing and fun vacation for everyone. The accommodations are top notch with every comfort in mind. Erin is very responsive and easy to work with.We will definitely return to this home!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this fabulous home. It accommodated all of us from age 6 weeks to 87 years old. Our two year old grandson and four year old granddaughter loved the pool. We appreciated the alarms on all poolside doors. It gave us a great sense of security. The kitchen was perfect for cooking and we had great meals and fun times around the table there, on the deck, and in the dining room. This is the best rental we have had on Kiawah ( we have rented five times). Erin was wonderful to deal with.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Covington, GA

Best vacation home ever!

  • 5 of 5

We've come to Kiawah every year for the past 20+ years. This home is the best we've ever stayed at! Your home is lovely in every way and it is SO functional. Thank you so much for working with us. What a great family vacation we've shared; we are already looking forward to next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Car: recommended

Swimming and Biking along 10 miles of beach, 5 Championship Golf Courses, Canoeing, Kiawah Kids Camp, Nature Walks, also Charleston with Great Restaurants, Museums & Shopping


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $900
Tax Rate 12.5%

Optional Pool Heater Fee - $350

* There are no refunds or credits for Hurricane evacuations

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Vanderhorst Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5376 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (3) Luxury beds with pillow top mattresses, Double Beds (2) Luxury beds with pillow top mattresses, Twin or Single Beds (2) Luxury beds with pillow top mattresses, Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sofa Bed
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
3 Kings, 2 Full Beds, 2 Twin beds, 1 Pull Out, 4K UHDTV w/ Sonos 5.1 Home Theater, TV/DVD in each bedroom, High Speed Internet, Sonos Play 5, BOSE ipod dock, No Pets

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