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A Blend of Historic Charm and Modern Luxury
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Entire rental unit · 4 guests · 2 beds · 2 baths

A Blend of Historic Charm and Modern LuxuryBrowse the shops on Upper King Street, then pull up an aqua stool at the rustic bench and relax with a coffee. Curl up on the velvet corner sofa and plan the day's adventures, or take it easy with a sunny nap in the turquoise hammock on the porch. Short Term Rental Permit #00654

Private Waterfront Apartment among the Grand Oaks
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Entire rental unit · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Private Waterfront Apartment among the Grand OaksEnjoy a unique experience on small tidal creek, with beautiful marsh views, majestic grand oak trees, and abundant wildlife in a very quiet and safe neighborhood. Convenient location. Easy access to downtown or the beach. Its actually on James Island, licensed in the City of Charleston, just across the marsh and harbor of the historic downtown. (5 miles to downtown, and 8 miles to Folly Beach) The high 10 foot ceilings, large 8 foot windows, and wonderful view create an open experience.

Kate's Place on the Coast
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Entire rental unit · 2 guests · 1 bed · 2 baths

Kate's Place on the CoastWelcome to a vacation getaway in an ideal Mt. Pleasant location that is just a short drive to the two beaches of Sullivan's Island and the Isle of Palms, major eateries, and supermarkets. Also, the famous Shem Creek & Marina, which offers kayaking, paddle boating, and waterfront restaurants, is about a mile away. Historic Downtown Charleston is a ten minute drive. My location is great for walking, biking, and jogging.

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Popular apartment amenities in Charleston

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Free parking on premises
  • Wifi
  • Pets allowed

Houses in Charleston

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★NEW★Modern Downtown Home w/Balcony + Free Parking
$306 per night
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Little Blue
$80 per night
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Peaceful Retreat Close to the Beach
$76 per night
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Chic Coastal Cottage 🌴 Great location!
$248 per night
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Charming Two Bedroom Carriage House by Marion Square
$443 per night
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2 Bedroom Duplex
$122 per night
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Park Circle Gem in a Family Neighborhood
$130 per night
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Modern & Cozy Home in Downtown Charleston
$174 per night
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Newly Renovated House between Airport and Downtown
$70 per night
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*Luxury Beach Living*
$376 per night
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Private Lowcountry Get-A-Way
$73 per night
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Charleston Getaway Between Downtown & Folly Beach
$195 per night

Pet-friendly apartments

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The Getaway - Right Next to Park Circle, Riverfront Park, Firefly, and Holy City Brewery!
$118 per night
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Hidden Gem in the heart of Mt.Pleasant!
$124 per night
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The Lawrence Suite (Historic Downtown) - Only 6 Blocks from King Street!
$275 per night
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Great location, super cute & spacious Folly Vacation Apt B
$236 per night
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Folly Vacation 620 Modern Spacious Apt w/bonus room
$261 per night
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The Medallion - (Live like a Local in Historic Downtown) - NEWLY RENOVATED - Steps from Estadio
$184 per night
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Southern Charms on Spring ^ Walk Everywhere!
$253 per night
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Pristine! Stay Safe at 1339 Studio West ~ Unit 1
$118 per night
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Charming 2nd Floor Apartment
$95 per night
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Bee St Condo in Historic Building
$135 per night
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Modern Downtown Bungalow - Pet Friendly!
$219 per night
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The Esben-ordered, musical, beautiful 1/1apartment
$102 per night

Apartments with kitchens

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ChillShack - steps to beach
$168 per night
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Updated Historical Apartment with Terrace
$204 per night
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🐢King Bed/pool/Trendy Nbhd
$112 per night
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LUXURIOUS STUDIO IN NORTH CHARLESTON! (Studio C)
$95 per night
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Folly Beach Hideaway
$151 per night
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Comfortable & Charming Space Close to Everything
$121 per night
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Dream Catcher Carriage House Daniel Island
$120 per night
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Cannon St. Suite C
$130 per night
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🍍KING BED/Pool/Trendy Nbhd
$121 per night
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Minutes to Historical Charleston and Folly Beach!
$106 per night
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Blackbeard's Folly III•Sleeps 6• 500ft From Beach
$238 per night
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Indigo Place
$115 per night

Your guide to Charleston

All About 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.


How do I get around Charleston?

Charleston International Airport (CHS) has daily nonstop flights from major U.S. hubs as well as seasonal flights from London. The terminal is technically in the city of North Charleston and is about 12 miles northwest of Downtown Charleston, with bus, shuttle, rideshare, and rental car options to get into town. If you’re driving, Charleston is about two hours from Savannah, three hours from Charlotte, about four hours from Jacksonville, and about five hours from Atlanta. Once you’re here, buses, pedicabs, water taxis, cabs, and rideshares are all available to get around town. In downtown, a free shuttle runs along three routes, making ample local stops, but the best way to really get to know the city center is by exploring on foot.


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

Spring and fall are the most enjoyable times of year to explore Charleston, 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.

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