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Top-rated vacation rentals in Charleston

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Entire rental unit · James Island
Private Marshfront Studio Nestled Among Grand Oaks
Make your Charleston vacation unforgettable and stay in this stunning newly constructed studio apartment on marshfront property in Charleston, SC. This private, serene getaway offers stunning views of local wildlife, and is completely surrounded by mature grand oak trees. Located between downtown Charleston and beautiful Folly Beach, you will be perfectly situated for everything Charleston has to offer.
ﺩ.ﺇ511 per night
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Private room · North Charleston
Quaint single bedroom with shared hall bathroom.
Enjoy easy access to everything from this perfectly located home base. This newly renovated home is five minutes from historic downtown and only seven minutes from the airport. Brand new queen mattress.
ﺩ.ﺇ88 per night
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Private room · Mount Pleasant
Holy City Guest Room - near DT and beaches
Newly renovated, southern townhouse easily accessible to all Charleston has to offer. 3 minutes to downtown historic Charleston, walking distance to Waterfront Park and newly-opened Grace and Grit restaurant, and a short drive to 3 different beaches! Fenced in back yard and community pool at the end of the street. A great place for a little Charleston getaway weekend! Town of Mt. Pleasant Permit - STR21-085
ﺩ.ﺇ150 per night

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Stay near Charleston's top sights

Photo of Historic Charleston City Market
Historic Charleston City Market110 locals recommend
Photo of Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum62 locals recommend
Photo of Waterfront Park
Waterfront Park85 locals recommend
Photo of The Battery
The Battery135 locals recommend
Photo of South Carolina Aquarium
South Carolina Aquarium88 locals recommend
Photo of Middleton Place
Middleton Place90 locals recommend

Downtown Charleston vacation rentals

Entire home · Charleston
Modern & Cozy Home in Downtown Charleston
ﺩ.ﺇ659 per night
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Entire home · James Island
Private Lowcountry Cottage
ﺩ.ﺇ327 per night
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Entire cottage · Cannonborough - Elliottborough
Perfect Tiny Cottage, Historic Downtown Charleston
ﺩ.ﺇ568 per night
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Entire guest suite · James Island
Three-room suite with private entrance
ﺩ.ﺇ304 per night
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Entire rental unit · James Island
Minutes to Historical Charleston and Folly Beach!
ﺩ.ﺇ363 per night
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Entire guesthouse · James Island
Private Guest House - Pets Welcome! #01612
ﺩ.ﺇ331 per night
Entire rental unit · West Ashley
Charles town
ﺩ.ﺇ275 per night
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Private room · South of Broad
Location! With small private Balcony
ﺩ.ﺇ228 per night
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Entire guesthouse · West Ashley
Cute, Cozy, Charleston Cottage
ﺩ.ﺇ336 per night
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Entire guest suite · James Island
Relaxing Studio minutes to Downtown & Folly Beach
ﺩ.ﺇ375 per night
Entire rental unit · James Island
Private Waterfront Apartment among the Grand Oaks
ﺩ.ﺇ410 per night
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Entire rental unit · Cannonborough - Elliottborough
Cozy Art Villa in Historic Charleston, SC
ﺩ.ﺇ519 per night
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Charleston winter vacation rentals

Entire guest suite · Mount Pleasant
*Fully*Renovated*1bed/1baClosetoDowntown/Beach
ﺩ.ﺇ466 per night
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Private room · West Ashley
Queen bed w/ private bath - Room 3
ﺩ.ﺇ197 per night
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Entire home · James Island
Charleston Getaway Between Downtown & Folly Beach
ﺩ.ﺇ516 per night
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Private room · James Island
Private Lowcountry Get-A-Way
ﺩ.ﺇ268 per night
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Private room · North Charleston
Cozy private room in North Charleston
ﺩ.ﺇ165 per night
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Private room · West Ashley
Fresh and Private with King bed and Ensuite bath
ﺩ.ﺇ310 per night
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Private room · James Island
Private Suite C w/keyless entry, king size bed
ﺩ.ﺇ257 per night
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Entire rental unit · Mount Pleasant
Lovely 1 Room Garden Suite Apt. Bathroom/Parking
ﺩ.ﺇ359 per night
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Entire guesthouse · James Island
Adorable Folly Carriage House Retreat
ﺩ.ﺇ467 per night
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Entire guesthouse · Park Circle
Olde Village Loft at Park Circle
ﺩ.ﺇ309 per night
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Tiny home · James Island
The Cashmere Guest Suite - PERFECT LOCATION!
ﺩ.ﺇ286 per night
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Entire guest suite · James Island
Lisa's Suite Serenity ~ no cleaning fee
ﺩ.ﺇ404 per night
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Charleston summer vacation rentals

Entire guesthouse · West Ashley
Quaint Cottage Studio in Ashley Forest (Avondale)
ﺩ.ﺇ451 per night
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Private room · James Island
Artsy, quaint house near beach and downtown
ﺩ.ﺇ172 per night
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Entire guesthouse · Park Circle
Boho Converted Garage Apt. - Cozy & Convenient!
ﺩ.ﺇ281 per night
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Entire guest suite · Mount Pleasant
Tiny Studio NO CLEANING FEE!
ﺩ.ﺇ376 per night
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Entire guesthouse · Park Circle
Private apartment w/ full kitchen
ﺩ.ﺇ323 per night
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Private room · James Island
Executive Suite B w/Private Entrance,king size bed
ﺩ.ﺇ253 per night
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Entire cottage · James Island
Grand Oaks Cottage: Ideal Location!
ﺩ.ﺇ420 per night
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Entire guest suite · Park Circle
Adorable 1 bedroom apartment with free parking
ﺩ.ﺇ222 per night
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Entire rental unit · Cannonborough - Elliottborough
Exclusive Open Loft in Downtown Charleston
ﺩ.ﺇ495 per night
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Private room · James Island
Quiet guest suite close to Downtown
ﺩ.ﺇ327 per night
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Entire rental unit · Charleston
Chic 1838 Downtown Charleston@Upper King dining
ﺩ.ﺇ506 per night
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Entire rental unit · Charleston
Adorable and Spacious One Bedroom Unit in W Ashley
ﺩ.ﺇ215 per night

Your guide to Charleston

Introduction

Charleston’s present is rooted in its past. In 1931, the city became the first to set an ordinance establishing a historic district. The result is an extremely well-preserved pre-Civil War downtown area, plus about 2,800 historic homes in the region showcasing eight architectural styles seen in the Lowcountry: Colonial, Georgian, Federal, Classical Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Victorian, and Art Deco. The quintessentially charming Southern seaport city is also within easy reach of diverse communities, including South Carolina’s largest island, Johns Island, about 10 miles to the southwest; the fast-growing suburb of Mount Pleasant, 10 miles to the northeast; the barrier island of Sullivan’s Island, 10 miles to the east; Folly Beach, best known for its pier, 11.5 miles to the south; the oceanfront community of Seabrook Island 23.7 miles southwest, and the delightful small town of Summerville, about 25 miles to the northwest.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Charleston?

Spring and fall are the most enjoyable times of year to stay in one of Charleston’s vacation rentals, when highs are in the mid-60s to 70s Fahrenheit and lows stay in the 50s and low 60s. March through May are especially popular because of all the blooming plants, especially the magnolia trees. Summers can get stifling, with humid highs in the 80s and lows only dropping into the 70s, plus rainfall is highest from June through September, hitting a peak in August. Winters can be a pleasant time in the city, as highs are in the upper 50s and lows tend not to dip below the mid-40s.


What are the top things to do in Charleston?

Fort Sumter

The first shots of the Civil War rang out at this fort in 1861. It’s accessible only by ferry boat, departing from the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center in Charleston or Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant.

Historic District

The historic district sits on the peninsula where the Ashley and Cooper rivers meet, and mixes cobblestone streets and lowcountry architecture. Stop at the Charleston City Market, one of the country’s oldest public markets, established in 1804, and also explore King Street, which runs from uptown to the Charleston Harbor, passing through the Design, Fashion, and Antique districts.

The Battery

On the southern end is this picturesque waterfront stretch of historic mansions, as well as Joe Riley Waterfront Park, home of the Pineapple Fountain.