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Five Bedroom Luxury Beach House, Pool, Walk to Beach, stereo, wi-fi

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Private Pool


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10), two family rooms and garage game room

Our Vanderhost Plantation beach house is located two blocks from the beach overlooking a lagoon on a quiet residential street located beyond the second security gate and a convenient 8 minute walk to the beach.

As you enter the front door, you're impressed by a feeling of open space and natural light. High ceilings, hardwood floors, bead-board wainscoting and beautiful custom cabinetry painted a pale sun-washed color, create the perfect setting for your beach vacation with family and friends. The large great room on the main floor over-looks an outdoor screened-in-porch and deck with salt-water pool, built in gas grill, wi-fi and stereo with built in speakers throughout the house. As you stand on the back deck overlooking the tranquil lagoon surrounded by palm trees and dense shrubbery you'll understand why we always look forward to our next visit. Heading back inside to the kitchen you'll find yourself surrounded by an abundance of cabinet space, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf range/ovens and a Bosch dishwasher. The island is spacious and serves as a convenient location for meal prep or extra seating. The adjacent dining area seats 10 comfortably and the outdoor covered deck also has an expandable table that seats up to 10 for Al fresco dining. A flat screen TV, stereo, and DVD are situated at the far end of the great room with plenty of overstuffed couches to accommodate family and guests.

The spacious first floor master suite has a restful. 'beachy' feel, with French doors opening to the back deck, high ceilings, flat screen TV, in ceiling stereo speakers and beautifully appointed bath area. Also on the first floor is a full size laundry room and access to the basement and garage area which is equipped with table tennis and foosball tables. Basement has commercial size dehumidifier for year round game playing comfort.

The second floor opens to an upstairs family room with comfortable seating area, flat screen TV, stereo game console, in-ceiling speakers and separate PC room with desk and internet connections, fax/copy machine. Four bedrooms are located off this area. One BR has two twin beds and the other three have queen beds, large closets for storage and their own bath-rooms. At the end of a busy day swimming, golfing, playing tennis, or riding bikes, you'll find that there's no better place to catch up on your sleep!

Keywords: Five Star comfort in new luxury home, close to all amenities,pool, grill.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About The Owner

Year round residents of Nashville, TN our names are Jerry and Susan Geraghty and we welcome you to our home. We believe you will find this home a great place to relax with family and friends in true luxury and comfort. The home is the perfect setting to enjoy all the great things that Kiawah Island has to offer along with the city of Charleston. You will find that your time will fly by and you will have just touched all the activities and beautiful scenery there is to enjoy in Kiawah.

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

Why The Owner chose Kiawah Island

We wanted a spot that we could gather with family and friends and walk to the beach, golf, tennis, or fishing. A special place that was quiet but surrounded by natural scenery with access to all the amenities one can find on Kiawah Island.


Vanderhorst Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Five Bedroom Luxury Beach House, Pool, Walk to Beach, stereo, wi-fi
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The home was beautifully decorated, clean, had all he amenities that we needed and a lot of fun extras (game room in the basement was awesome). The beds and the living areas were all very comfortable. The porch area was a great place to relax after a day at the beach. The kitchen was a fun place to prepare a family meal. The owners are friendly, accessible, responsive and very helpful. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Property with Many Extras!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at 23 Bufflehead. The property exceeded our expectations. As many other reviewers expressed, the property owners have gone above and beyond to provide a superior vacation rental experience - from the gourmet kitchen with many little extras not often found in a rental - to the first floor game room. Our family enjoyed the short bike ride to the beach, which was made super easy with the use of a wagon for transporting chairs, toys, etc..(all included), as well as the beautiful salt water pool. We can not say enough great things about this property and highly recommend to anyone looking for a luxury vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, perfect family vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed this property, and we are a very picky family! Everything we needed was provided. Very clean home, spacious and comfortable. Enjoyed all the amenities the home had to offer including the top notch kitchen. Great communication from the owners and property manager. We also enjoyed the lovely walk to the beach. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise in Kiawah!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week in Kiawah and can not say enough about this fabulous home!

The bedroom layout is excellent for a larger group and the open space is divided into

three separate gathering spaces, an upper "family room", a main family room and a

garage area that is set up with loads of fun activities for kids of all ages.

The family has gone out of their way to provide wagons to load items for the beach

and even has a nice selection of beach chairs, an umbrella, and towels for use during your

stay. The kitchen is stocked extremely well and we found we lacked for nothing while

eating meals at the house. There is even a wine fridge! The views are amazing from

any part of the home and we found ourselves enjoying the screened in porch at all hours

of the day! Very relaxing to play a game or read a book! Finally, there are numerous

activities to keep a family busy on the island of Kiawah and plenty of excellent dining options.

The house "manual" which was thoughtfully put together by the owners, thoroughly covered all of our

activity options and helped us make decisions on where to eat and how to spend our days.

We can't wait to return to Kiawah and book this home again!!! Many thanks!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home with lots of extras

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at several different homes over many years visiting Kiawah and found this one to be just about the best.

It is impeccably clean and well maintained and beautifully furnished and in a lovely location just minutes from the beach. The pool and outdoor deck and porch were an added bonus as was the garage area with ping pong table and foosball which were enjoyed by the grandkids as well as the adult children. One of the things I appreciated the most was the well equipped kitchen with so many amenities that are typically not supplied (plastic wrap, garbage bags, dishwashing liquid, t.p and paper towels (which we usually have to go out and buy and then discard the extra). Also included are the use of beach towels, beach chairs (which we usually have to rent), a beach umbrella and even a cart to transport everything ....such thoughtful touches for a rental property to provide and much appreciated. This house also has beautiful artwork throughout , comfortable furniture and beds and an overall welcome feeling, as if you are personal guests of the owner. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to come again. The owner also provided excellent communication and service.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5+ Stars!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Jerry's vacation home in Kiawah. It exceeded all of our expectations even after reading all of the other wonderful reviews. From the moment we booked, everything was as expected and so easy. We were in very goods hands and had no issues with the property. Aside from it being a beautiful home, wonderfully decorated yet comfortable, superb location on the Island, exceptional layout (especially kitchen and family room) --- the pool, balcony and porch were a perfect touch. We all enjoyed ending our beach day with a swim (with hours of "fish out of water" played to the kids delight!). We had music going in every room, pool safe wine glasses, a gourmet kitchen set-up, beach chairs, carts and toys to use and ping pong/football/pop-a-shot in the basement to keep the kids entertained. Really, this house has it all. We have rented two other times on Kiawah and this is by far the best. Lovely bike ride to beach and wonderful surroundings for nice early morning walks, too. Our families loved this house which made for such an amazing vacation. Kiawah Island has so much to offer and this home makes it an ideal vacation place to consider. Thank you, Jerry and family, for opening your home to us. Truly memorable. I hope it is available again and again.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Charleston Airport
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles

Kiawah Island is home to five top ranked Public Golf Courses including the Ocean Course site of the 2012 PGA.

In addition to 10 miles of beaches and 26 miles of bike trails, there is a full tennis center, kayaking and dock or deep sea fishing in the immediate area.


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
memorial day week
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
first of summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early August
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
late august
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
late summer
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 4 2017 - Nov 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

Additional daily charge to heat the pool during fall through spring

Cleaning fee is included in the rate shown

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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