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  2. Cannonborough - Elliottborough
Executive Downtown Apartment with Roof Deck

Come stay in the heart of the new downtown, 2 blocks from the restaurants and shops of upper King and only a few minutes more from everything else the city has to offer. Large queen bed and queen sleeper sofa, fully equipped kitchen, clawfoot tub and unique touches are what make us the ideal apartment for a temporary stay plus special touches to give it a unique personality.

$75 per night
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  2. West Ashley
Charles town

This 2 bedrooms condo with a great location with a quiet neighborhood includes Off-street parking is available. You're an 8-minute drive to Charleston downtown, King Street, and the heart of this wonderful historic city with world-class dining and shopping. Walk to several restaurants, bars, and coffee shops in the Popular Avondale Neighborhood of West Ashley. You're located about 18 minutes from Folly Beach.

$59 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Cannonborough - Elliottborough
Trendy Studio - Walk to King Street

1 bed queen suite with a private bathroom. Located just two blocks from King St making it perfect for enjoying all Charleston has to offer. This guest suite is located on the first floor (there is a set of steps leading up the front porch) of a traditional “Charleston Single” home with access off of entry hall.

$65 per night

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Weekend vacation rentals in Charleston

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  2. Harleston Village
2 Bed, 2 Bath; HEART of downtown just off King St.
$135 per night
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  2. James Island
Spacious Suite A w/Keyless Entry, king size bed
$66 per night
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  2. Mt Pleasant
Cozy Old Village studio apt
$95 per night
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  2. James Island
Private Lowcountry Cottage
$89 per night
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  1. Tiny home
  2. James Island
The Backpacker
$50 per night
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  2. West Ashley
Cute, Cozy, Charleston Cottage
$91 per night
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  2. James Island
Private Lowcountry Get-A-Way
$73 per night
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. West Ashley
Charleston Guesthouse Getaway!
$40 per night
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  2. James Island
Private Suite C w/keyless entry, king size bed
$67 per night
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  2. Charleston
R4: Open spaces. Private space. Relaxed.
$31 per night
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  2. James Island
Private Waterfront Apartment among the Grand Oaks
$108 per night
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  2. James Island
Minutes to Historical Charleston and Folly Beach!
$97 per night

Downtown Charleston vacation rentals

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  2. West Ashley
Quiet Area Close to Downtown
$65 per night
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  2. James Island
Private Guest House - Pets Welcome! #01612
$92 per night
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  2. Cannonborough - Elliottborough
Beautiful Bedroom, shared Kitchen & Sitting Area
$56 per night
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  2. Cannonborough - Elliottborough
Courtyard Suite with Tranquil Garden & Heated Pool
$211 per night
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  2. James Island
Botanical Bungalow
$129 per night
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  2. Mount Pleasant
Lovely 1 Room Garden Suite Apt. Bathroom/Parking
$85 per night
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  2. West Ashley
Somerset Sun Set
$31 per night
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  2. James Island
Artsy, quaint house near beach and downtown
$48 per night
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  2. Mount Pleasant
Peaceful Retreat Close to the Beach
$74 per night
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  2. Charleston
Coastal Style: Beautiful Fully Equipped Suite
$99 per night
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  2. West Ashley
Creekside Bungalow
$76 per night
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  2. Cannonborough - Elliottborough
Cozy Studio in Downtown Charleston Near King St
$60 per night

Charleston summer vacation rentals

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  2. James Island
Garage Beach En-Suite Near Downtown Charleston
$101 per night
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  2. James Island
Lisa's Suite Serenity ~ no cleaning fee
$114 per night
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  2. James Island
Riverland Terrace Loft
$96 per night
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  2. North Charleston
Quaint single bedroom with shared hall bathroom.
$48 per night
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  2. North Charleston
Cozy bedroom (A) near the Trendy Park Circle Area
$50 per night
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  2. North Charleston
Cozy private room in North Charleston
$43 per night
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  2. Cannonborough - Elliottborough
Cozy Art Villa in Historic Charleston, SC
$129 per night
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  2. West Ashley
Queen bed w/ private bath - Room 3
$54 per night
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  2. Park Circle
Private apartment w/ full kitchen
$86 per night
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  2. James Island
Riverland Terrace Guesthouse
$118 per night
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  2. James Island
Pet Friendly Sunlit Suite Minutes to Folly Beach!
$124 per night
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  2. West Ashley
Guesthouse 15 min to downtown w/ Laundry & Disney+
$101 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.


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 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.