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5 star Vanderhorst Plantation home

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 5 Full Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom, sleeps 12

Welcome to the Flip Flop Inn located on Surfsong Road one of the most desirable streets on Kiawah. A brand new bedroom/bath addition was completed in 2014! This 3200 sq-ft brightly decorated home offers an open floor plan with 2 separate living spaces each with HDTV, DVD/DVR with cable and 5 bedrooms each with a private bath. The 2 story living and dining rooms are spacious with a beautiful view of the golf course or wild life that frequents the back yard. A room adjacent to the living room is a perfect spot for reading a book as well as a play area for kids supplied with toys. The well stocked kitchen is bright & cheery complete with a separate eating area. Watch the golfers from the kitchen sink while preparing a gourmet meal. The kitchen opens into a light filled sun-room over looking the golf course. Step out onto the massive deck from the living room, sun room or main floor master bedroom; where you can enjoy your morning cup of coffee, evening cocktail or dinner while watching Kiawah's golfers and wildlife. Come and put your feet up & relax while viewing one of the fairways of the Championship Turtle Point Golf course. The house is set back from the road with a large front porch surrounded by crepe myrtles, live oak and palm trees. Enclosed hot and cold outdoor shower!! NO POOL ACCESS. There is parking for 4 cars.

House is a 8 minute walk to the beach or about a 5 minute bike ride. Utility bike cart available to renters to transport beach chairs etc to beach.

More Details

Jessica Lewis
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

About Jessica Lewis

We live in Canton, Georgia, a suburb north of Atlanta. We have been coming to Kiawah since 1981 and were lucky enough to purchase our first cottage in 2004 in Oceanwoods. Our family outgrew the lovely cottage and we decided to move to a larger home as we added 2 son-in-laws, 1 daughter-in-law and 5 grandchildren.

Jessica Lewis purchased this house in 2011

Why Jessica Lewis chose Kiawah Island

We needed more space and loved how this home offered more bedrooms, bathrooms and privacy with the 2 living spaces. We loved the lot with all the live oaks and view of the Turtle Point golf course. I am sure the Flip Flop Inn will be in the family for many generations to come.

What makes this house unique

The beach of Kiawah Island drew us here year after year allowing us to make many cherished family memories. We love the beach, bike trails, Night Heron park, grilling and watching golfers miss their shots while on the deck and just spending time with family and rejuvenating our souls with time spent together.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Flip Flop is the best house on Kiawah! We loved our teacher weekend get-away! Your house has everything and is so warm and inviting! Thank you for the wonderful hospitality! We hope to come again and again!
Jan 2014
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Vanderhorst Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half Bath - toilet
    Bunk Room bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    outdoor shower - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower with hot/cold
    Queen bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Floor Master - toilet , shower , oversized shower
    2nd Floor Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    5th bedroom bath - toilet , shower , New in 2014 oversized shower
  • Each Room has a private bath.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bunk Room - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Main Floor Master - 1 king , Sitting Area, Walk-in Closet, private bath
    2nd Floor Master - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sitting Area and private bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Full size crib. 2nd collapsible crib available upon request
  • All new pillow top mattresses
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Utility bike cart available to renters to transport beach chairs etc to beach on bikes rented by renters. No pool access with this property WiFi is available.


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5 star Vanderhorst Plantation home
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Amazing house, perfect for our large group. Couldn't have been better. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bruce, Thank you so much for choosing the Flip Flop Inn for your family vacation this summer. it is an honor to host families as they make their memories on Kiawah! It was a pleasure having you stay with us! Thank you again! Jessica Lewis
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Tulsa, OK

Great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to Kiawah for 30+ years. At this house for last four years. Always clean; plenty of room for large family; short bike ride to the beach and very close to biking/running trails. Lots of games and books for guests to enjoy. Also have beach toys available for guests.

Hard to beat what the homeowners provide.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful New Year's Beach Adventure

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough about this wonderful home on Kiawah Island. Clean, well stocked for cooking in, close to the ocean and a perfect place to ride bikes and sit on the beach. It is a beautiful home but the most important word is home and that is what this feels like. Elegant but comfortable. It was our first time on Kiawah but hopefully it will not be our last. The family is wonderful to work with and it was truly a joy spending time in their home. I would highly recommend this for small or large families.

Thank you so much from all of us.

Patti B

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love Flip Flop Inn! We will be back again soon!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect property for families, easy walk or bike ride to the beach. Owner treats you like family.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We consider our "Gold Star Guests" to be part of the Flip Flop Inn Family! We strive to make everyones hard earned vacation worth every second! Thank you!
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Mullica Hill, NJ

Amazing Family Trip to Kiawah, Small Children :-)

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's first trip to Kiawah, and I was not sure how getting a rental would be with children ages 2 and 4, plus 6 adults. As soon as we walked into the Flip Flop Inn, my worries vanished. The decor is so homey but beautiful! It felt like the home of a dear friend that you were staying in for the week. My kids loved the small playroom area with toys! I didn't have to bring a single toy with me. The sunroom off the kitchen was our favorite spot to hang out together. The barely 5 minute bike ride/10 min walk to either boardwalks 30 or 31 was a breeze. The updated bathrooms were beautiful, and all of the beds were so comfy. The master bedroom closet was so big, we fit a pack n' play in there and my toddler son had quiet napping spot for the week! This house was a huge bargain for the size. Adults and children both loved the Flip Flop Inn- thank you to Jessica for being so helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lauren! How wonderful that you enjoyed your vacation so much! We always feel such a sense of honor when people choose our Flip Flop Inn for their family vacation. We strive to make the Flip Flop Inn as comfortable and relaxing as possible I am so glad that you found that as soon as you arrived. We consider kiawah to be a little undiscovered treasure and we love to help people find it and enjoy themselves. Thank you again!!! We WILL see you next summer!!! Don't forget now lauren you're apart of the gold star Flip Flop Family now!
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Fabulous Fun at the Flip Flop Inn

  • 5 of 5

The Flip Flop Inn was the perfect family retreat for our Easter vacation. The décor and layout was perfect for a family that likes to spend time together, but also likes to retreat to their own private space. Our favorite gathering spot was the sun room with views of the golf course. The location of the Flip Flop Inn was perfect for a bike ride into town for ice cream and only a short distance from the beach. We spent most of our time biking, playing in the ocean and relaxing on the beautiful beach. We will cherish the Flip Flop Inn memories!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Charleston International Airport

Kiawah Island is located 21 miles south of historic Charleston on the South Carolina coast. The island is 10,000 acres, over 10 miles in length and 1.5 miles at the widest point and is bordered by protective sand dunes. The island consists of marshes, lagoons and fresh water estuaries and the Kiawah River, which connects with the Stono River and the Intercostal Waterway, all together there are 65 ponds or lagoons on the Island. The island has a maritime forest and there are 18 species of mammals including whitetail deer, raccoon, opossum, and squirrel.

Adults and children can pursue their own interests with Kiawah's renowned tennis and golf programs, 30 miles of bike trails, 10 miles of beach, nature oriented programs, nightly family entertainment and celebrations at Night Heron Park. Casual and fine dining is available on the island. Fresh Fields, a new shopping village at the entrance of the island offers convenient shopping for all your needs.

Other Activities: Crabbing, Kayaks, Canoeing, Biking

Golf: Kiawah is proud to have hosted on The Ocean Course the 2007 Senior PGA, the 1991 Ryder Cup, the 1997 and 2003 World Cups, the 2001 UBS Cup and 2005 PGA Professional National Championship. In 2012 Kiawah Island Golf Resort will host the 94th PGA Championship, only the fourth course to host each of the PGA of America's major championships. There are 5 championship courses to choose from.

Better still, if any of your children old enough to stand up and swing a golf club have begun to catch your enthusiasm for the sport, the whole family can play together on either the Osprey Point, Cougar Point, Turtle Point, or Oak Point golf courses. “Family Tee,” starting times are between 5 and 6:30 p.m. with 15-minute start intervals, and all members are required to play from the special family tees. Adults pay $45 per round, and children under 17 play free. The Family Tee program runs all summer.


Rates & Availability

Vanderhorst Plantation House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
late summer
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Years Eve
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 5 2018
4 night minimum stay
summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Sep 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $240
Damage Deposit $350

Parties 10 up to 12 people increased cleaning fee of $275 due to additional laundry

50% is due when you reserve and 50% is due 6 weeks prior to arrival. Payment by personal check

Holiday rates increase {Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve}

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.