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Premier, Luxury 5 BR Home with Private Heated Pool, Near Beach

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,376 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Located near the corner of Flyway and Bufflehead in the exclusive Vanderhorst Plantation, this spacious 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 offers 5 bedrooms, 5.75 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 pool area 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 50" HDTV, 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. 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 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.

**Please see rental agreement for owner's cancellation policy.

Optional heating of the pool, $75/per day.

Address: 147 Hooded Merganser

All photographs taken in 2017

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 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. We work hard to minimize issues and we partner with on-island property management. Please take a moment to look at our 50+ 5-Star reviews.

Erin purchased this house in 2006

Why Erin chose Kiawah Island

We love Kiawah! My family has been coming here since the mid 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 spacious 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 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


Vanderhorst Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5376 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Pool Bathroom -
    Outdoor Shower -
  • Note: master bathrooms 1-3 have large walk in showers
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Guest House - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Notes: pillow top mattresses, sleep sofa is queen size, (1) Pack & Play
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

Premier, Luxury 5 BR Home with Private Heated Pool, Near Beach
average rating of 4.982456 based on 57 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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The best home I have been in!

  • 5 of 5

Since we lived on Kiawah for 12 years and owned 3 different rental properties, we know Kiawah. This home is incredible in all respects. The kitchen is better furnished than our home; the furniture and decor is perfect; and the home is immaculately maintained. With the separate wing with 3 bedrooms and the main area with 2, this is perfect for families-space galore for everyone. Pool and deck is great. Best rental on Kiawah!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house and beach area!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family time at this beautiful rental property. The house is great for a large family gathering with babies, toddlers and teens! There is something to entertain for all!

We had a wonderful time, in the pool, cooking together, walking the beach and visiting Charleston and other nearby attractions. I highly recommend this home for your next vacation! Erin is great to work with too, she is very interested in making sure your stay is the best it can be!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome home for vacationing in Kiawah, SC......

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home for our golf trip and mini vacation, will do it again and will make sure to get this exact home. Love the high end finishes, pool area, courtyard and the detached section is a great feature. I highly recommend this home for any type of trip/vacation in Kiawah, SC. Thanks for the great memories.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado

Wonderful Kiawah Home

  • 5 of 5

This is my second time staying here and the house is amazing! The home is beautiful and extremely comfortable. The setting is perfect for sitting in the courtyard and enjoying a cocktail by the pool, It is a magnet for the entire family. We enjoyed all the sports available, the rides on the beach, golf, sightseeing etc. The house is spacious and allows everyone privacy as well as being beautifully furnished. Erin has added many upgrades since our first stay in the the home, a new large tv in the family room and Sonos. This was great for movie night. I can't say enough and we can't wait to home back!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from 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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Car: recommended

Vanderhorst Plantation is located through the second gate on Kiawah Island. While vacationing on Kiawah Island you are sure to enjoy the many miles of bike trails, the 10 miles of pristine beach, the World Class Golf and Tennis facilities, dining opportunities, and local shopping. Historic Charleston is also located about 45 minutes away where you can enjoy live theater, antiquing, low country cuisine, shopping, and visiting many historical sites around the city.


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
Spring 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring II 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 4th 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Fall ll 2017
Sep 24 2017 - Oct 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Oct 2 2017 - Nov 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off Season 2017
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Marathon 2017
Dec 7 2017 - Dec 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off Season 2017
Dec 12 2017 - Dec 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Off Season 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 30 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 7 2018 - Apr 27 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring II 2018
Apr 28 2018 - May 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
May 19 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 4th 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 17 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2018
Aug 18 2018 - Sep 7 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $700
Tax Rate 13.0%

* There are no refunds or credits for Hurricane evacuations.
* The number of renters at the house is not to exceed the number stated on the VRBO inquiry and reservation.
* No parties, events or gatherings are allowed at the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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