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Top-rated vacation rentals in Charleston

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Guest suite in Charleston
Modern Studio Suite 1 Block from King Street
Studio suite furnished with contemporary pieces. Located 1 block away from King St and a close walk to many other Historic Downtown Charleston activities. Only 20 minutes from Folly Beach and Sullivan's Island. Perfect for couples/solo and/or business travelers. One designated parking spot in the driveway is provided. Private, separate entrance from main house. The studio suite is 300 sq ft - includes kitchenette, sitting area, dining table for 2, and queen bed. STR License Number OP2022-03284
ﺩ.ﺇ575 per night
Rental unit in Cannonborough - Elliottborough
SUNSET - King Suite w/ Kitchenette!
Voted Best of Charleston Property - Renovation Award! NEW ARRIVAL! Nestled in one of the most desirable locations of downtown Charleston and having just undergone an extensive renovation with Scandinavian design, this 1BR suite is the perfect high end King suite for your stay! Within walking distance to the best of Charleston coffee, restaurants and the vibrant scene on King Street. Your King bedroom, kitchenette and private ensuite bath boast brand new furnishings!
ﺩ.ﺇ559 per night
Rental unit in Charleston
Golden Bell Suite 2B/1B + Free Parking
Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, The Augusta House will be sure to capture your attention with the charming updates to a true Charleston style home nestled within the perfect location. The Augusta House has six different units each offering private (keyless) entrances, two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, and living room all recently remodeled and updated in 2021. Plenty of off street parking makes your Charleston experience seamless.
ﺩ.ﺇ723 per night

Stay near Charleston's top sights

Historic Charleston City Market364 locals recommend
Patriots Point452 locals recommend
Waterfront Park321 locals recommend
The Battery629 locals recommend
South Carolina Aquarium489 locals recommend
Angel Oak Tree440 locals recommend

Private vacation rentals in Charleston

Guesthouse in Mount Pleasant
Old Mt. Pleasant/Shem Creek close to Sullivans/DT
ﺩ.ﺇ556 per night
Home in Cannonborough - Elliottborough
Steps to King Street - Historic 2 Bedroom
ﺩ.ﺇ543 per night
Rental unit in James Island
Private Marshfront Studio Nestled Among Grand Oaks
ﺩ.ﺇ501 per night
Rental unit in Cannonborough - Elliottborough
Hideaway (Suite C) by StayDuvet 3 Blocks to King
ﺩ.ﺇ947 per night

Charleston beach vacation rentals

Rental unit in James Island
Private Waterfront Apartment Among The Grand Oaks
ﺩ.ﺇ423 per night
Guesthouse in Mount Pleasant
Old Village Guest House - 5 Mins to the Beach!
ﺩ.ﺇ617 per night
Condo in Isle of Palms
Relax and Unwind in a Stylish Beachfront Villa
ﺩ.ﺇ819 per night
Condo in Folly Beach
Downtown Folly Beach, Ocean View!
ﺩ.ﺇ699 per night

Charleston home rentals

Home in Charleston
Downtown 2B/1B Suite with Free Parking
ﺩ.ﺇ754 per night
Home in Charleston
✶ Private Modern Studio ✶ Blocks from King!
ﺩ.ﺇ459 per night
Home in Cannonborough - Elliottborough
KING STREET- Historic Renovation w/ Parking+Bikes!
ﺩ.ﺇ760 per night
Home in Charleston
Lovely King Street Charleston-Style Studio
ﺩ.ﺇ459 per night

Your guide to Charleston


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.

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.

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.