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Top-rated vacation rentals in Charleston

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Private room · James Island
Spacious Suite A w/Keyless Entry, king size bed
Location, location, location! Spacious private suite with keyless entry on James Island situated halfway between Downtown Charleston and Folly Beach. Only minutes driving to either way. Close to James Island County Park, restaurants and other amenities. Off street parking - enough space for 2 cars. Private bath. Coffee maker, coffee, microwave, mini fridge, bottled water provided. Bedside lamp has 2 USB ports. Dedicated to make all guests feel welcomed and as comfortable as possible.
Dec 12 – 19
$63 per night
Superhost
Guest suite · James Island
Peaceful Waterfront Home in Charleston
Come enjoy the southern charm of this newly renovated waterfront Charleston home. A luxurious bed and bath have been created here with your comfort and privacy in mind. Located just 5 minutes from historic downtown Charleston, and another 5 minutes from beautiful Folly Beach, you will be perfectly situated for your trip no matter what your vacation entails or how long your stay!
Sep 19 – 26
$86 per night
Superhost
Private room · West Ashley
Fresh and Charming room and bath.
Lovely, private room with private bath across the hall. *Full access to a beautiful kitchen, nicely landscaped back yard and front porch with rocking chairs and swing. *Spacious cooking/living/dining areas *Fast Wi-Fi *TV with local channels *Free Parking in driveway *Coffee/tea, and an assortment of granola/breakfast bars *Built-In iron station *Double closet with hanger & luggage rack. desk *Beach bag, towels, cooler, chairs *2 Beach bikes for free use
Feb 13 – 20
$85 per night
Superhost

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Stay near Charleston's top sights

Photo of Historic Charleston City Market
Historic Charleston City Market111 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 Battery137 locals recommend
Photo of South Carolina Aquarium
South Carolina Aquarium89 locals recommend
Photo of Middleton Place
Middleton Place91 locals recommend

Downtown Charleston vacation rentals

Cottage · Cannonborough - Elliottborough
Perfect Tiny Cottage, Historic Downtown Charleston
May 31 – Jun 7
$139 per night
Superhost
Home · Cannonborough - Elliottborough
Casa Fuego (Suite D) by StayDuvet!
Sep 17 – 24
$100 per night
Superhost
Private room · North Charleston
Quaint single bedroom with shared hall bathroom.
Dec 6 – 13
$31 per night
Superhost
Guest suite · James Island
Relaxing Studio minutes to Downtown & Folly Beach
Feb 11 – 18
$85 per night
Superhost
Private room · North Charleston
Cozy bedroom (B) near the Trendy Park Circle Area
Nov 22 – 29
$59 per night
Superhost
Apartment · Hanahan
Bowen a Waterfront Village! #2114!
Dec 10 – 17
$63 per night
Guest suite · Mount Pleasant
Mt. Pleasant Guest Suite Close To Charleston
Jan 18 – 25
$54 per night
Superhost
Private room · Mount Pleasant
Private Entrance Suite Near Beach and Downtown
Dec 1 – 8
$63 per night
Superhost
Tiny home · James Island
The Backpacker
Dec 1 – 8
$50 per night
Superhost
Private room · James Island
SmRmRAMPGrab Bars-KAYAKSCoffee-PrivENTRY-PrivBATH
Dec 27 – Jan 3
$81 per night
Superhost
Home · North Charleston
Beautiful entire home 5 mins from downtown
Nov 28 – Dec 5
$102 per night
Superhost
Private room · Summerville
Private room with detached private full bath
Dec 1 – 8
$41 per night
Superhost

Charleston winter vacation rentals

Private room · James Island
No Way it’s a Suite (A) w/ private bath
Nov 3 – 10
$53 per night
Private room · James Island
Executive Suite B w/Private Entrance,king size bed
Mar 16 – 23
$68 per night
Superhost
Guesthouse · James Island
Adorable Folly Carriage House Retreat
Feb 2 – 9
$126 per night
Superhost
Private room · North Charleston
Cheerful private room in a new house.
Nov 2 – 9
$35 per night
Superhost
Private room · James Island
When there’s a will there’s a Wei, Suite B
Mar 30 – Apr 6
$49 per night
Apartment · Mount Pleasant
Lovely 1 Room Garden Suite Apt. Bathroom/Parking
Aug 4 – 11
$99 per night
Superhost
Private room · James Island
A cozy and clean private bedroom and bathroom.
Apr 13 – 20
$51 per night
Superhost
Private room · West Ashley
Close to downtown! cheerful one bedroom.
Jul 5 – 12
$59 per night
Home · Charleston
Charming 1BD with parking!
Mar 22 – 29
$121 per night
Superhost
Cottage · James Island
Relaxation and Location - The Lowcountry Cottage
Nov 13 – 20
$127 per night
Superhost
Guesthouse · James Island
Cottage Under the Oaks
Dec 16 – 23
$107 per night
Superhost
Apartment · James Island
Private Waterfront Apartment among the Grand Oaks
Mar 12 – 19
$110 per night
Superhost

Charleston summer vacation rentals

Condo · North Charleston
Dry Dock Village Bungalow 00 (A)
Nov 7 – 14
$81 per night
Superhost
Apartment · Cannonborough - Elliottborough
Cannon St. Suite C
Dec 16 – 23
$112 per night
Superhost
Private room · Mount Pleasant
Pleasant Stay for your Charleston visit.
Oct 20 – 27
$100 per night
Superhost
Guesthouse · West Ashley
Cute, Cozy, Charleston Cottage
Mar 14 – 21
$82 per night
Superhost
Private room · North Charleston
Cozy bedroom (A) near the Trendy Park Circle Area
Jan 23 – 30
$60 per night
Superhost
Guest suite · James Island
Three-room suite with private entrance
Feb 22 – Mar 1
$86 per night
Superhost
Tiny home · Mount Pleasant
Zen Tiny House in Old Village – Bike to Beach!
Jun 2 – 9
$116 per night
Superhost
Guest suite · James Island
Garage Beach En-Suite Near Downtown Charleston
Dec 4 – 11
$82 per night
Superhost
Guest suite · Park Circle
Charleston- Park Circle Guest Suite/Full Kitchen
Mar 23 – 30
$62 per night
Superhost
Guest suite · Mount Pleasant
*Fully*Renovated*1bed/1baClosetoDowntown/Beach
Aug 17 – 24
$127 per night
Superhost
Guesthouse · West Ashley
Charming Charleston StudioOne!
May 1 – 8
$102 per night
Superhost
Private room · Summerville
Beautiful and comfortable bedroom in Summerville
Jun 28 – Jul 5
$45 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.