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Private, Unique Home w/ Large Pool, Walk to Beach, Water View

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 4,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Your piece of paradise under the palmettos. . .Largest Pool in area!

From the moment you walk through the front door, you'll be thrilled with your vacation home. 178 Glen Abbey sits on a spacious yard, with room for kids to play, lush tropical foliage to put you in a Kiawah mood, and majestic palmettos touching the sky. Your own salt water pool and a hot tub are elevated to tree-level, so you'll feel on top of the world. Surrounding the pool is a wood deck, teak lounge chairs with stylish cushions, teak dining set, and a gas grill. There's plenty of room for basking in the Carolina sun. As you relax in the pool, one story up, you can look out on Canvasback Pond. Its waters lap against your backyard, affording plenty of opportunity to admire the wildlife which call this spot home, including egrets, deer, pelicans, alligators, and heron. Before you know it, you'll discover the patterns and rhythms of nature here, which take the place of clocks and meetings.

Inside, the spacious and airy two-story home is designed on an open floor plan, with wood floors and handsome rugs. Downstairs, the grand living room, dining area, and kitchen all blend seamlessly together, so you, family, and guests can enjoy each other no matter the activity or time of day. The central focus of the living room is a large, comfy, u-shaped sectional sofa. You can watch satellite TV, listen to music, read selections from the house library, nestle up to the fireplace, or gaze out on the pool, backyard, and pond beyond. The dining room also faces the pool and pond, with a farmhouse table that will be the perfect place for family and friends to dine together. The kitchen, boasts a central island and eat-in breakfast bar, with the full range of appliances allowing you to prepare any meals. The living room, dining area, and kitchen all face the massive eastern windows fronting on the pool/deck, which makes everything bright and cheery throughout the home. The first floor Master Suite offers privacy, artful decorations, and colorful linens, as does the other first-floor bedroom. Meanwhile, the nautically-themed sun room has windows on all sides, with panoramic vistas of the glorious surroundings.

Upstairs, another Master Suite is just as private and tasteful, with a view of the pool and pond. Serene and comfortable, it's a great place for guests, offering peace and quiet no matter what's going on inside or out. The fourth bedroom's view is just as superb, while its interior is just as colorful. Every one of the four bedrooms has its own satellite TV, with DVD, walk-in closets, and bathrooms. You'll love sipping your morning coffee on the second-story screened-in porch, watching the sun rise over the pond and palms, while the kids splash in the pool below. Your cares will seem miles away, and the peaceful blend of nature and luxury will help you feel soothed and balanced.

Best of all, amazing private Kiawah beach is so close! Only a short 3 minute stroll from your front door, or a 90 second bike ride, along a path that winds its way under the island's forest canopy. This means no traffic, no parking worries, and no stress for you as family and friends go back and forth from the Atlantic's sand and surf to the comforts of home.

To make your getaway even easier, take advantage of kid-friendly extras provided, like pool and beach toys, games, fishing rigs, basketball hoop, DVDs and books. Grill outside and dine under the stars, or at home while one of Kiawah's restaurants or caterers delivers gourmet meals to you. Chefs will even come over and cook for you! Baby-sitting, grocery shopping and in-house massage are just some of the services you can call on. Make Kiawah's serene luxury your own in a friendly home your family will love!

Keywords: Private Heated Salt Water Pool, Walk to Beach, Water View, Large Yard, Comfortable Home

More Details

Kimberly Kupfer
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2018

About Kimberly Kupfer

We are a professional couple with four children who live in Pennsylvania. Having visited Kiawah as renters for many years, we knew it was the perfect spot for our family to enjoy the togetherness that is so hard to achieve in this busy world. Nature soothes our souls, so the wildlife views and seaside atmosphere are therapeutic. We know our older kids on bikes can explore the island in safety, while the younger ones have plenty to keep them busy here at the house. One of our children has a disability with limited mobility, so being very close to the beach is a must for us. We enjoy entertaining, and the house and setting offer our guests the chance to be social and also enjoy moments of solitude if they prefer. We're a family that thrives on flexibility, yet we like to be able to come together for meals, swimming, and other activities. That's why the house is perfect for us!

Kimberly Kupfer purchased this house in 2010

Why Kimberly Kupfer chose Vanderhorst Plantation

The combination of nature's beauty, the well-designed interior, and closeness to the beach made this house perfect for us. Because there is something for everyone -- beach, pool, bike paths, golf, fishing, or just going out for a stroll -- we know that all our family and guests will find plenty to do! Vanderhorst Plantation offers our favorite side of Kiawah: privacy combined with access to the resort's famous amenities. We never feel too far away from civilization, if we want a round of golf, or a fancy dinner out. But if we simply want to enjoy each other, we can do that in style.

What makes this house unique

With the beach just a short stroll, 7 minutes, or bike ride, 3 minutes, away, kids can go back and forth from the house to the ocean without our help. With our large pool just below our second-story porch and deck, we can keep an eye on things while we relax or work. There are plenty of spaces for privacy in the home, but the living room and sundeck give us a lively common areas. The quiet streets and trails are perfect for bike riding. Canvasback Pond laps up against our tree-filled backyard, which gives us the sense of being amidst Kiawah's natural wonder.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Vanderhorst Plantation in Kiawah Island

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • Each bedroom has its own private bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Full bath with claw-foot tub
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Full bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Full bath
    Sunroom - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Has door to afford privacy
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (3) 3 Covertible Japenese Mattresses, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa bed in Sunroom
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outdoor Shower, Bose Music System, Outdoor speakers Weather Radio, Basketball Hoop, Concierge Services available: Carolina Concierge: 843-323-1957


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(22 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Amazing home in a fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful home in mid-August and enjoyed every minute of it. The home was immaculate and well stocked with all the amenities you could ask for. It is extremely spacious and has a "nook" for everyone to sneak away and read or relax. It also has great common areas to gather as a family and enjoy the time together. The salt water pool was a big plus and a great place to relax following a "rough" day at the beach! Speaking of the beach, it is only a short walk away down a scenic trail - or take a bike and you'll be there in a minute or two. The owner was a pleasure to work with and extremely responsive when booking. She contacted us several times leading up to our vacation to ensure we had everything we needed and then followed up post vacation to do the same. Great experience working with her!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It has one of the largest pools on Kiawah, 8ft deep and heated!!! So worth the extra money!! We used the hot tub every night after dinner just before bed and it was heaven❤️🍁?. The kids loved swiming in the heated pool and eating their dinner poolside while we had our "adult" beverages inside and laughed about old times. It does not get any better than this 👣?

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, spacious, and well cared for home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. Full of everything you need. Terrific pool and minutes from the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

This house not only met, but far exceeded all of our expectations! The pictures do not give justice to how big this house is! It was beautiful to say in, and was so easy to settle in and use. We were so appreciative of how clean each of the rooms and bathrooms were, and again - this was all so much larger than we had anticipated! Thank you SO much!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding House!

  • 5 of 5

House is fantastic. It has an open layout. It was very clean. It also has everything you could possibly need in the kitchen, as well as tons of bath and beach towels. The location of the house was great. The pool and hot tub worked really well for our kids. Overall, I couldn't have asked for a better house.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Patty P, Vermont

  • 5 of 5

We visited during a beautiful Thanksgiving week. House was PERFECT for two parents, two grandparents, and three teens. Everyone found their own quiet space in the house, and our boys spent hours in the pool and hot tub. Located a nice, easy walk to the beach. We've rented quite a few VRBO houses, and this one was equipped with more amenties and accommodations than any other--a great movie collection, area brochures, books, extra linens and towels, full kitchen, spices and oils, even spare batteries. Plus, super clean and nice deco. You can tell the owners want their renters to enjoy their vacations. Huge thumbs up for Thanksgiving take-out dinner prepared by The Village Market! We enjoyed all the fixings for no work and at a reasonable cost. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Charleston International Airport

Kiawah Island has a wonderful Nature Center which offer diverse activities including: Dolphin watching, Beach Seining, and Alligator Discovery to name a few. Another huge attribute of Kiawah is Biking on over 30 miles of paved bike trails. Charleston is a 45 minute drive and offers excellent shopping, historical sight-seeing and gourmet restaurants.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Vanderhorst Plantation, South Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
1 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Dec 2018 - 1 Feb 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £371.3

There is a $100/night Pool Fee, except during the summer months. The Damage Deposit is returned to you within 2 weeks after your visit. Damage deposits can be deducted if an excessive amount of propane is used to heat the pool/spa or an unreasonable amount of sand is found in the home. We are only able to rent our home weekly during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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