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Private Kiawah Vanderhorst Plantation Home! 4BR! Walk to Beach! Lagoon Views!

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,945 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10, Lagoon View

20 Bufflehead Drive, Kiawah Island20 Bufflehead is a gorgeous home located beyond the VanderHorst gate on Kiawah Island. This four bedroom home is an easy 5 minute walk/bike ride from the world class Kiawah beaches. Nestled in a lush tropical landscape of palm trees and grand live oaks draped in Spanish moss and overlooking a lagoon teeming with wildlife, you will instantly be able to relax and forget the world beyond the gate.

This spacious home has been beautifully decorated. From the moment you enter, you will notice the whimsical frogs peaking out and the lovely artwork. The living room has high ceilings and a wall of windows overlooking the green outdoors. Comfortable sofas and chairs face the stately fireplace and armoire that holds a large HDTV/DVD/CD. Beyond is a deck that runs the length of the home. Teak chairs, tables, and chaise provide seating for enjoying afternoon appetizers or soaking in the sun. There is also a gas grill for barbecuing the perfect steak. The deck flows into a screened in porch with wicker rockers and a table perfect for playing cards or a board game.

The kitchen is just off the living room and offers everything you will need for your vacation meals. It is well equipped with all the amenities of home and has space so multiple cooks can help or watch while sitting at the island. The large farm table offers a place for breakfast and lunch with your family and friends. Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining room. Plantation shutters, a table that seats 8, and a warm decor invite you to linger while sharing stories from your day on Kiawah.

Across the hall there is a large powder room with granite countertops and an extra large vanity. Continue down the hall to the first bedroom. Soft green and pink colors surround you in this pretty room with two twin beds. Steps away is the large master suite. This room features a wonderful fireplace, large armoire with a HDTV/DVD, chair for reading, and an en suite bathroom. The master bath has a double sink, separate toilet area, and a large walk in shower. There is a large laundry room with a stacked washer and dryer just off this master suite.

Head upstairs where you will find two more bedrooms. The 3rd bedroom in this home has a queen sized bed. An armoire holds a TV with a VHS player. The 4th bedroom also has a queen bed and features a nook perfect for your computer. Both rooms are decorated in soft pastels and have beautiful furnishings. Adjoining the 4th bedroom is a smaller room with a day bed with a trundle. The kids in your family will love this room! There is even a TV and comfortable pillows so all can gather to watch their favorite movies. Between these bedrooms is a large full bath with a shower tub and oversized vanity.

On the lowest level of this home is a garage and a large enclosed shower. There are beach chairs in the garage that you are welcome to use. Take them to the beach - it's just a 5 minute walk from this awesome home. Kiawah also offers 5 golf courses, tennis courts, a nature center, playground, and so much more....

20 Bufflehead has it all! Beautiful Kiawah beaches, lush tropical environment, lagoon views, wildlife, and a spacious, gorgeous home - Your friends and family will love vacationing here and the memories will last forever!

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Property Manager
Nancy Buck, Coastal Getaways of South Carolina
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Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

About Nancy Buck, Coastal Getaways of South Carolina

Coastal Getaways of South Carolina has been handling the rentals of Seabrook & Kiawah Island properties since 2006. We represent homes, villas, cottages, and townhomes in a variety of locations, neighborhoods, and price points and can help you find the right place to ensure your trip to Seabrook or Kiawah Island meets your expectation. We pride ourselves on our honest, personal service.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We most enjoyed the Kiawah beaches, relaxation and bike rides. The property was great. Pictures don't do the layout justice.

Worked great for our family including 5 adults and 3 kids.

Kitchen was great. Should consider adding more of the cooking basics for large groups (i.e. larger pots, pans, etc.) Had PLENTY of plates, glasses, etc. Also, need grilling utensils. We looked everywhere and couldn't find them. Would definitely be helpful to have cooking utensils specific for the grill since the grill is fantastic and we used quite a bit.

It's helpful to know we've been coming to Kiawah since the late 80's (when I was a kid) so clearly there is not much we don't enjoy!
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Vanderhorst Plantation in Kiawah Island

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2945 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic ...
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bathroom - 1st Floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En Suite; Double Sink; Shower
    Bathroom 2- 2nd floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Hall Bath; Shower/Tub
    Powder Room - 1st Floor - Toilet , 1/2 Bath off of Hall
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1-Queen; HDTV; En Suite; Laundry; Fireplace
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 2-Twins; Powder Room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1-Queen & 1-Twin Day Bed w/Trundle; Hall Bath; TV
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1-Queen; TV w/ VCR; Hall Bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa ...
  • live theatre
  • marina ...
  • museums
  • playground ...
  • restaurants ...
  • winery tours ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating ...
  • horse riding ...
  • outlet shopping ...
  • Shelling
  • Shopping ...
  • sight seeing ...
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries ...
  • massage therapist ...
  • medical services ...
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court ...
  • cycling ...
  • deepsea fishing ...
  • equestrian events ...
  • fishing ...
  • golf ...
  • sailing ...
  • surf fishing
  • surfing ...
  • swimming ...
  • tennis ...
Golf and tennis are available through Kiawah Island Resort - Oak Point, Cougar Point, Turtle Point, Osprey Point, The Ocean Course. Two tennis complexes. The Spa at the Sanctuary offers massages, facials, hair and nail services. The Nature Center offers programs. Kayaks and bikes available for rental.


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Private Kiawah Vanderhorst Plantation Home! 4BR! Walk to Beach! Lagoon Views!
average rating of 4.5 based on 5 reviews

This property is gorgeous, private, and has everything you need in a vacation home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying here for our first visit to Kiawah Island. Myself, husband, and 2 children (ages 13 and 8), stayed in this vacation rental for a week. We had a wonderful time! The house is beautiful and had more than enough room for our family. There were actually 2 bedrooms that went unused. The kitchen is very spacious and has all the basic essentials. We loved sitting out on the screen porch in the mornings with our coffee. It is very convenient to the beach- especially if you rent bikes. It was a bit of a walk (still not bad though), but much more convenient on the bikes. The rental company was great to work with! This was a wonderful vacation for our family and we would definitely stay here again on a return trip to Kiawah!! You won't be disappointed with this rental choice!

The Kassem Family

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jennifer! We're so glad you enjoyed yourselves on Kiawah. This is a beautiful home - I agree! Thank you for taking the time to let us know. We look forward to having you visit again soon. Take care, Nancy
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San Rafael

Wonderful lagoon-side home

  • 4 of 5

The house is a wonderful, large and comfortable home to stay on Kiawah Island. Behind the "second gate" you have access to the Ocean Course, the Marsh and near-empty beaches. The house and neighborhood is really quiet and peaceful. You have no beach view and can't hear the ocean at this house. You have a lovely lagoon view and we often got a nice breeze in the evening.

The kitchen is pretty well supplied - tons of glassware, a decent amount of condiments and helpful appliances like a blender, toaster, electrical grill and coffee maker. Lots of paper supplies which is also nice. One issue I had with the kitchen is that, despite sleeping 8, there are really limited pans, pots and dishes that would allow you to serve a large group. We only had 4 people and the small pan sizes were a bit limiting. The knives were ok - could be sharper, but better than most rental homes. Having the outdoor grill is really awesome and we used it several times. The house was very clean, very comfortable beds and lots of space to spread out. TONS of bath towels and a great washer/dryer which is always helpful. Note - the washer/dryer is in the master bedroom.

The screened in porch is fantastic - we had breakfast and dinner out there most days. The deck is nice, but there is no real shade out there. The chaise lounges are not really useful as there are no cushions.

The garage offers boogie boards and beach chairs to use. My only real complaint is that the beach is a bit further away than suggested by the VRBO description. It *is* a 5 minute bike ride, but not a 5 minute walk. So getting all your stuff to the beach is a little more involved than other houses I've rented on Kiawah. In the end, it's not a huge deal, but it's not quite as simple to pop down to the beach in a 5 minute walk.

The Coastal Getaways folks were really easy to deal with. There was no issue during our stay that we needed their assistance with as most things were anticipated by them and communicated. One other suggestion for the instructions that you send to guests - it took me a few minutes to locate exactly where the key lock box was (it's very subtly placed). Perhaps giving a little more info on that would help on check-in day. It was really nice to have that lock box available and not have to carry keys to the beach.

We saw several alligators behind the house on the lagoon which was fun - but keep kids away from the lagoon.

All in all, we had a great time at this property and would rent again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anne. We're so glad you and your family had a wonderful time at 20 Bulfflehead! It is a beautiful home and the owners keep it very well stocked. Thank you for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. We look forward to having you visit again! Enjoy the rest of your summer, Nancy
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of six has stayed at this wonderful house for the last three years and absolutely love it. It is perfect for our whole family, even our three adult children. They would not stay anywhere else at Kiawah. The screened porch is our favorite morning spot to gather with coffee at the start of each day, and watch the trees and the canal and just take in all of the beauty. Everything about this house is comfortable and perfectly done for a vacation home. We like to cook and the kitchen is perfectly equipped. The walk to the beach is short and lush, and the house is close to everything we need. We look forward to going back next fall!!!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lennie. We're so glad you enjoyed yourselves - this is a beautiful home! It has been professionally decorate, the owners are continually updating items to make sure their friends and guests have a wonderful vacation. We look forward to having you visit again! Take care, Nancy
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Greenville, SC

very nice house

  • 4 of 5

NIce house in good central location to the island. Could have used an extra bathroom upstairs but other than that, well pleased.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6.5 Miles
Freshfields Village
Nearest Golf
1.4 Miles
Osprey Point
Nearest Restaurant
1.4 Miles
Osprey Point
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Boardwalk 33 off Surfsong

This home is located beyond the second gate (Vanderhorst gate) on Kiawah Island on a quiet street in an exclusive neighborhood just a short distance from the beach.


Prices & Availability

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  • 12% SC tax and non-refundable Administration Fee added. Accidental Damage coverage of up to $1500 is included in the rental. A cleaning fee is charged for all rentals less than 4 nights. Pets not allowed.

    1/3 payment due with approved contract. 2/3 payment due 30-days prior to arrival. VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover accepted.

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