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Cottage in Charleston

Perfect Tiny Cottage, Historic Downtown Charleston

So much to see, do, and eat near this cozy spot! Nestled in a quaint neighborhood of historic downtown Charleston homes (families & college students), this lovely studio tiny house is situated just 3 blocks from central King St. Only a 10 minute walk to Charleston's best shops and restaurants including Chez Nous and Callie's Hot Little Biscuit, as well as College of Charleston and MUSC. A quick ride to historical attractions, breweries, and the beaches of Sullivan's Island, Folly, and more.

Nov 2 – 9

$154 per night$1,310 total
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Guest suite in Charleston

Private Riverland Loft

Listed as number 5 out of the TOP 15 BEST Airbnb’s in Charleston County!! Close to DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON, arts, culture, restaurants, dining, parks. Private room over garage of my home w/ a SEPARATE entrance. Large rm with a sitting area, KING size Bed and a full bath. Keurig coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator with a freezer provided. In the historic Riverland Terrace neighborhood. A short Uber ride to downtown Charleston ( less than 15 minutes ) and about 15 min to Folly Beach.

Aug 2 – 9

$99 per night$858 total
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Guest suite in Charleston

Spend the Night in a Photographer's Studio!

This bright and clean mid century modern style bedroom is a great retreat for couples, solo, and business travelers. Some features include dual shower heads, private washer & dryer and cozy seating area. Only 12 minutes to the airport and 4 minutes to I-526, the location is considered “centrally located.” 7 miles from downtown Charleston. 14 miles to Folly Beach. Close to many of the most popular wedding venues, plantations, and all the secret places the LowCountry has to offer.

Oct 1 – 8

$79 per night$655 total

Popular amenities for Charleston vacation rentals

Stay near Charleston's top sights

Historic Charleston City Market364 locals recommend
Patriots Point452 locals recommend
Waterfront Park321 locals recommend
Angel Oak Tree440 locals recommend
South Carolina Aquarium489 locals recommend
Rainbow Row467 locals recommend

Charleston beach vacation rentals

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Condo in Isle of Palms

Relax and Unwind in a Stylish Beachfront Villa

Jan 24 – 31

$179 per night$1,596 total
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Apartment in Mount Pleasant

Petit International Shem Creek Studio Walkable C

Sep 17 – 24

$124 per night$1,044 total
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Villa in Johns Island

Renovated Kiawah Villa Steps to Beach

Feb 6 – 13

$185 per night$1,594 total
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Guesthouse in Mount Pleasant

The Boathouse

May 15 – 22

$141 per night$1,173 total
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Home in Folly Beach

Luxury Beach Living With Heated Pool

Dec 10 – 17

$613 per night$5,125 total
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Home in Folly Beach

Pelican's Porch on Folly Beach-Oceanview

Sep 25 – 30

$230 per night$1,398 total
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Condo in Isle of Palms

Ocean front on Isle of Palms

Sep 30 – Oct 7

$191 per night$1,672 total
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Home in Folly Beach

Chic elevated honeymoon cottage, romantic getaway

Sep 10 – 17

$375 per night$2,775 total
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Condo in Isle of Palms

Stylish Ocean Front Sanctuary

Sep 25 – Oct 2

$213 per night$1,834 total
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Home in Mount Pleasant

NEW upscale EARL CRT 3-bdrm Old Village/Shem Creek

Aug 10 – 17

$302 per night$2,609 total
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Home in Folly Beach

Steps 2 BEACH * *bright and airy cottage **

Feb 11 – 18

$388 per night$3,243 total
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Bungalow in Folly Beach

Fourth Block Private Beach Paradise

Sep 22 – 29

$326 per night$2,715 total

Private Charleston vacation rentals

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Home in Charleston

3 Bdrm Home w Courtyard & parking- Heart of City

Jul 2 – 9

$549 per night$4,608 total
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Apartment in Charleston

Modern Stylish 2b/2b Downtown near Upper King

Jul 10 – 17

$345 per night$2,931 total
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Home in Charleston

Historic Kitchen House - South of Broad (Charming)

Jul 17 – 24

$599 per night$4,955 total
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Apartment in Charleston

Dream Catcher Carriage House Daniel Island

Jun 6 – 13

$118 per night$994 total
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Cottage in Charleston

Charleston Gem with parking! Close to King St!

Oct 14 – 21

$284 per night$2,379 total
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Tiny home in Ravenel

CHARLESTON TINY HOUSE ON A GOAT MICRO-FARM

Nov 28 – Dec 5

$62 per night$540 total
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Home in Charleston

2500SF Downtown 1849 home w/ pool and roof deck!

Feb 12 – 19

$519 per night$4,352 total
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Apartment in Charleston

Private Waterfront Apartment Among The Grand Oaks

Nov 4 – 9

$110 per night$654 total
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Tiny home in Charleston

The Backpacker

$50 per night
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Place to stay in Charleston

Boho beach hideaway , private entrance

Sep 10 – 17

$93 per night$789 total
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Apartment in Charleston

Old World Meets New Lux in an Historic Apartment

Jul 13 – 20

$331 per night$2,757 total
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Guest suite in Charleston

Harlow's Hideaway

Nov 11 – 18

$95 per night$758 total

Charleston house rentals

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Home in Charleston

Perfect 1-Bedroom Guest Suite - Great Amenities!

Oct 21 – 28

$95 per night$759 total
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Home in Charleston

Lovely King Street Charleston-Style Studio

Aug 14 – 21

$141 per night$1,194 total
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Home in Charleston

Josephine's Apartment

Jul 25 – Aug 1

$271 per night$2,368 total
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Home in Charleston

Boutique Home & Courtyard w/ Bikes!

Jan 30 – Feb 6

$284 per night$2,400 total
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Home in Summerville

Schoolhouse Cottage in Historic Summerville

Jun 25 – Jul 2

$98 per night$872 total
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Home in Charleston

Downtown Charleston Home with 2 Balconies

Oct 1 – 8

$579 per night$4,808 total
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Home in Charleston

HEART of Downtown Overlooking Iconic King Street!

Jul 11 – 18

$693 per night$5,736 total
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Home in Charleston

Charleston Boho Bungalow ✨3 MILES FROM DOWNTOWN✨

May 8 – 15

$252 per night$2,108 total
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Home in Charleston

Downtown Charleston abode w/ bikes, 4 Beds

Oct 21 – 28

$317 per night$2,638 total
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Home in Charleston

Carriage House @ Joseph Aiken Mansion FREE Parking

Jan 23 – 30

$260 per night$2,246 total
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Home in Charleston

Charming 1BD with parking!

Aug 1 – 8

$149 per night$1,275 total
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Home in Charleston

Rooftop Deck with Parking - 3 Blocks to KING!

Jan 27 – Feb 3

$501 per night$4,239 total

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Charleston

Total rentals

5.1K properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

2.8K properties have a dedicated workspace

Rentals with a pool

640 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

1.7K properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

3.3K properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

289K reviews

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.


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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Charleston?

    Charleston's climate is typically warm and humid, with summer temperatures reaching up to 90°F (32°C) and winter lows around 40°F (4°C). Spring and fall are often mild, making them ideal times to visit for outdoor activities.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Charleston?

    Charleston has various activities for all types of travelers. From exploring historic downtown to visiting museums, strolling through beautiful gardens, and taking boat tours to spot dolphins, there's no shortage of experiences to choose from.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Charleston?

    Spring is the most popular time to visit Charleston, with blooming flowers and mild temperatures. The Charleston Wine + Food Festival in March and the Spoleto Festival USA in late May are two large events attracting many visitors.

  • What are the best places to stay in Charleston?

    Downtown Charleston is often recommended for its proximity to landmarks and eateries. The French Quarter is known for its historical charm, and Mount Pleasant for stunning water views. West Ashley, located across the Ashley River, provides easy access to both downtown and outdoor activities.

  • What are the best places to visit in Charleston?

    Popular sites include the historic Charleston City Market, the Battery promenade with its antebellum houses, and the iconic Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. Don't miss out on visiting the South Carolina Aquarium and the historic Fort Sumter National Monument.

  • What are some hiking trails in Charleston?

    For hiking enthusiasts, the Swamp Fox Passage, the longest segment of the Palmetto Trail, is often recommended. Other popular trails include the Caw Caw Interpretive Center trails, the West Ashley Greenway, and the I'on Swamp Interpretive Trail.

  • What are some family activities to do in Charleston?

    Charleston has a number of family-friendly activities such as exploring the South Carolina Aquarium, visiting the Charleston Museum, or taking a carriage ride through the historic district. For a day of fun and learning, the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry is often suggested.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Charleston?

    Consider a day trip to the nearby Sullivan's Island for a relaxing beach day, or explore the natural beauty of Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. If history entices you, Fort Sumter and Middleton Place are frequently suggested. For wildlife enthusiasts, Capers Island and its untouched landscape is a treat.

  • Are there vacation rentals near Charleston's top attractions?

    You're in luck! Stay at the heart of it all with our vacation rentals near Charleston's top attractions. We offer over 10,260 vacation rentals near Fort Sumter National Monument, over 6,450 vacation rentals near South Carolina Aquarium, and over 6,360 vacation rentals near The Battery, and so much more! Experience the best of Charleston right on your doorstep.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Charleston?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Charleston. From over 1,100 apartment rentals, over 260 condo rentals, over 10 villa rentals to over 2,500 house rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

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