281 Governors Drive Kiawah Island

Fresh, new renovation, new to rental market, central location!






New to rental market!
Located conveniently on Governor's Drive in Vanderhorst Plantation between The Sanctuary Hotel and recreational offerings at East Beach and the famed Ocean Course, this freshly renovated six-bedroom, six-bathroom, 3,740-square-foot home is situated among exquisite live oaks and towering palms on a large corner homesite. The well-maintained landscape enhances the inviting front porch and cedar-clapboard exterior of the home, which boasts a traditional Southern-style facade. Property views extend across the lagoon waters to the 5th fairway of the Osprey Point Course - a perfect Kiawah Island and Lowcountry setting.

Gorgeous new interior furnishings give this home a light, airy, and coastal feel.

The traditional floorplan includes a beautiful formal dining room and separate living room with built-in shelves, recessed lighting, a fireplace, and three sets of glass doors that allow bright natural light to flow inside. Two additional sliding glass doors, custom wood cabinets, and a center island are the focal points of the kitchen.

The living spaces extend outside to the large screened porch and new Garapa deck that overlook the calm lagoon waters. Lush trees and foliage provide a peaceful and private exterior sanctuary.

The spacious master suite features a fireplace and sliding glass doors to a private balcony, multiple closets and a bathroom with dual vanities with granite countertops and tile flooring. A guest room on the first floor also has a set of glass doors to bring in natural light and offer access to the outdoor living spaces.

Upstairs, the second floor boasts a converted space with vaulted ceilings, one bedroom with a full bath plus two comfortable and quiet sitting rooms, one of which is paneled in cypress and offers a quiet secluded space with a custom decorative circular window offering a view of the lagoon through the trees.

Please note the garage access if off limits to guest use

Stays beginning March 1st, 2020 of 3 to 21 nights come with a valuable credit to use towards beach gear rentals! The credit amount for this property is $300. You may use your credit for bicycles, beach chairs and umbrellas, beach carts, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and more – the choice is yours and the process is simple!

Town of Kiawah Business license BL013898-03-2019


Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly Monthly
Fall 2018/19 9/4/2019 - 10/23/2019 3 $249 $2248
Winter 10/24/2019 - 11/22/2019 3 $262 $2157 $10164
Thanksgiving 11/23/2019 - 11/29/2019 3 $446 $3430
Winter 11/30/2019 - 12/20/2019 3 $211 $1753
Christmas 12/21/2019 - 1/3/2020 3 $381 $3195
Winter 1/4/2020 - 3/13/2020 3 $201 $1599 $6876
Spring 3/14/2020 - 4/3/2020 3 $400 $2962
Spring break 4/4/2020 - 4/17/2020 7 $3883
Spring 4/18/2020 - 5/20/2020 3 $423 $3155 $13592
Early Summer 5/21/2020 - 6/12/2020 3 $571 $4194
July 4 7/4/2020 - 7/10/2020 7 $6130


281 Governors Drive KIAWAH.
susan g.
Aug 2019
La casa ideal para grupos grandes !
Amplia, moderna, la cocina ESPECTACULAR, bien ubicada. Sin duda una excelente opción
Jorge N.
Jun 2019

Manager Response: English translation of guest review: The ideal house for large groups! Spacious, modern, SPECTACULAR kitchen, well located. Without a doubt an excellent option Estamos muy contentos de que haya disfrutado de su estancia, gracias por su evaluación!

Wedding weekend in Kiawah!
This home is wonderful for family & group gatherings. It is decorated beautifully, the layout is great, the kitchen is a fantastic and the porch is perfect for relaxing while looking over the pond - everyone loved it!.
John P.
May 2019

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