Welcome to the Raynor House so named after legendary pirate Captain George Raynor who owned and roamed Kiawah Island in the 17th Century. Captain Raynor anchored two ships on the island from which he would pillage and plunder the Carolina coast. Just as the pirates of yore commandeered priceless bounties from others, we hope you will get a steal on this fabulous vacation home aggressively priced to be the best deal in town in the luxury class. The Raynor House is located on arguably the most prestigious street in all of Kiawah behind what the locals term, “the second gate.” Many families enjoy the kids camp and nature programs at the Night Heron Park.
We are pleased to offer the Raynor House for vacation rentals and are confident that you will not find a better place to enjoy the charm, mysticism and natural delights of the Island while taking in the unique and indelible history dating back hundreds of years inclusive of a one-of-a-kind cast of characters ranging from Native Americans, British settlors and occupiers, Pirates (lots of Pirates), Plantation owners and even Union invaders to modern day host of the PGA Championship. This house has been completely remodeled inside and out/head-to-toe and we hope y’all will appreciate the work that has been done across the estate to capture the essence of an Antebellum southern home surrounded by island breeziness.
From the outside as you approach the elegant entrance to the home from an oak and palm lined driveway you will be instantly enamored with the southern charm, seaside colors and wide-swept front porch. Once inside, we hope you will enjoy the new hardwood flooring, vaulted ceilings and stunning windows which flow together from room to room like a symphony. The bright and open design was structured so as to let the island history surround and breathe through the home. When in this home we trust you will feel like you have been transported to another time and another place in the most glorious and relaxed of fashions. To help you soak it all in, please take some time to enjoy the loungers on the back porch and inhale the priceless view of the gorgeous and undeveloped, as the locals call it, Pirate Cove or Wally (think Gator) Pond. From the porch the genius of the understated elegance of the Raynor House is best understood as the home seemingly melts into the landscape of the incomparable low country vistas. Watch for the ripples on the water to let you know when your gator friends are in the neighborhood.
The Raynor House was professionally decorated with all new furniture and accoutrements from Restoration Hardware. The designer set out to form a collaboration of coastal pieces and modern day luxuries and convenience while staying true to the island heritage ensconced in the local environment. As a result, you will have all new Viking appliances and sleep in comfort in brand new beds. This is a large, comfortable home with privacy in all four of the bedrooms. This immaculate home comes with fresh paint, new hardwood flooring, countertops, fixtures, furniture and five 50+ inch TVs and an XBOX 360 game system with some of todays most popular games located in the kids room. We trust your stay will be enhanced with the finest linens and a full complement of kitchen supplies and utensils. The estate also has something Captain Raynor could not have pillaged from all the ships on the all the seas…. Wi-Fi.
The four bedrooms are classically acquainted to provide warmth, light and space; each of the four bedrooms has been professionally festooned including a room themed for the Buccaneer in each of us complete with a local treasure map. Step into the master suite and you will be greeted by flowing draperies and window dressings leading to a lovely balcony overlooking Pirate Cove. This room features not only luxury bedding, but also an ensuite bathroom, including a standalone bath and walk-in shower with relaxation comfort bench.
As much as we love the home, if you are on the Island, you need to experience all it has to offer and you will be centrally located to do that as the Raynor House lies in the heart of this coastal paradise. Perhaps the first thing you should do is walk to the beach. Don’t worry, it is a short walk, less than a thousand steps across a beautiful path straight to the sand. Or, you can bike across the island exploring all the wonderful natural beauty, boutiques and eateries. For sure you should explore Night Heron Park and take in one of the festivals or simply smile at the clowns and jugglers. Of course, we suspect you might be interested in golfing. Fret not, you are minutes away from the many world class courses that proudly call Kiawah home. We do no not need to go into detail as Kiawah is, quite simply, golf mecca.
Thank you for looking at the Raynor House. We would love to host you for a stay and please don’t worry…. except for the friendly variety, we guarantee the Villa is 100% Ghost Free.