House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)
Erin Duncan - Kiawah Elegance
About Erin Duncan - Kiawah Elegance
Aside from managing my family's rental property, I am a part-time Physical Therapist for my community's school system. In addition, I have two teenage daughters who play sports. 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. I will be your personal point of contact throughout the booking process and during your stay. Please take a moment to look at our 90+ 5-Star reviews.
Erin Duncan - Kiawah Elegance purchased this House in 2006
Why Erin Duncan - Kiawah Elegance chose Vanderhorst Plantation
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've added custom twin xl bunk beds, KitchenAid appliances, a 75" Sony 4K Smart 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
Pool / Spa
Minimum age of primary renter:30
Owner's Cancellation Policy: In the event of a cancellation, we will try to find a substitute guest. Minimum cancellation fee is $500.
Parking Spaces: A maximum of 4 cars can be parked overnight at the house. The cars must be parked in the driveway and not on the street.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
My 65th birthday trip.
Erin is a first class host who happens to own this first class home. Our family had a wonderful time. I just wish we stayed longer! Peter Hussey
Four Generation Beach Vacation
We took four generations of family on a week’s vacation to Kiawah Island. This property was great. We had 3 Master suites and additional bedrooms exactly as advertised. The photos are current and give excellent views of what to expect. All rooms were in excellent condition and arranged around the courtyard with a pool. Having the younger set in their own building allowed us uninterrupted sleep. The house contains many different areas for smaller groups to gather and talk.
The pool was just what we needed on a hot afternoon. It was serviced twice during the week. All doors leading to the pool have a very effective alarm system that the adults can silence and is not reachable by the smaller set.
The kitchen was well equipped with high end major appliances and small appliances. The pots and pans were high end and plentiful. Every utensil we desired was supplied. There were copious plates, glasses and silverware. Depending on the meal and our mood we ate at the kitchen table, on the patio and in the formal dining room. We had 9 Adults and 2 small children.
We chose to have many of our meals supplied by “Pampered Palate”, a local catering company that we have used before. We highly recommend them for wonderful food, customized menus and high level of service. Additionally, we had a special low country dinner to celebrate our anniversary where a Pampered Palate chef and assistant came on site to cook, serve and clean up. The price was cheaper and easier than taking the whole family out, especially with two toddlers. The food was exceptional.
Erin, our host, was wonderful and easy to deal with. She communicated with us during the rental to ensure we were well taken care of. She gave us a phone number to ask questions and was prompt with information. She had supplied a marvelous welcome packet several weeks prior to our arrival. It contained much useful information. It included information on crib rental from “Tots around Town”. They were easy to deal with and suggested we rent a big bucket of toys for our grandsons. The toys were a great hit. The house includes a highchair, audio baby monitor and a pack and play.
All bedrooms and living areas have flat screen TVs. The Comcast Xfinity system was easy to control with voice commands making it easy to find the various shows and football games we wanted to watch. Wi-Fi covered the entire house and several family members were able to work and catch up on school.
Perfect Family Retreat
Kiawah Island Elegance was perfect for our family. Having the separate guest was ideal for daughter’s family; no worries about disturbing nap time or bedtime. The pool was the best part; we loved ending our day at beach by relaxing in the pool.
The spacious, immaculate house is beautifully decorated and huge kitchen has high-end appliances and every amenity you could desire including a coffeemaker, burr grinder, Keurig, Kitchen Aid mixer, margarita machine, waffle maker, calphalon knives, Wolf range, French door refrigerator, the list goes on.
Large flat-screen tv’s abound but you won’t need them because there’s so much to do on Kiawah Island!
Communication with the owner is top-notch; she truly cares about making your stay perfect, and it was!
My son Michael Birthday Vacation!
My son Michael is 36 years old and have profound special needs. I was looking for a vacation home with easy private beach access with a private pool. And boy oh boy this home was perfect!! It was beautiful beautiful clean and most of all private and with all the amenities you could ask for. Mike enjoyed the swimming pool, took in the sunset at the beach. We crabbed, rode bikes and enjoyed the spacious rooms and bathrooms. The showers were awesome the beds and linen are to dream for lots of comfort and rest.
The property manager Erin Duncan was attentive to all my needs. She even had birthday balloons waiting for Mikes arrival. Me and the family didn’t want to leave. The neighborhood and was quiet with beautiful landscape. The houses surrounding Kiawah Island was breathtaking. I would definitely go back and would love to stay here again.
Thanks so very much for making our stay wonderful. The guest house was a true added bonus. I love it!
Joy, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We're so happy you chose to stay with us and the house worked well for Michael's B-day celebration. We love to do all those same activities when we visit the island!
A gorgeous home that was ours...for one week!
This property is exactly as it looks in the pictures. We were thrilled with the house and could not find anything that it needed. The owners were extremely thoughtful in all the ammenities that were provided and communicated promptly and often. The walk to the beach is about 12 about minutes and by bike very easy. This house sits on a quiet culdesac and is a great location! The beautiful kitchen met all of our needs and the house was extremely functional for all. The guest house and pool were the biggest hits with parents and kids. We can reccomend this property without reservation. We had a very smooth process from start to finish. We hope to return again in the future!
Love this house!
This was our third or fourth stay in this house. The set-up with a house and guest house and pool/outdoor space between them is perfect. Plenty of space so we weren’t on top of each other. Erin is wonderful to work with.
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 40 minutes away where you can enjoy live theater, antiquing, low country cuisine, shopping, and visiting many historical sites around the city.