Top rated rentals — Charleston
Destination guide

Meet the other Charleston: Oregon's unofficial paradise

Meet the other Charleston. This charming fishing village in Oregon redefines the pretty-as-a-postcard setting. Under a near cloudless blue sky, the pristine waters shimmer, a vibrant marine serves a number of fisherman and boat operators, and plenty of restaurants offer the area’s most delectable catches. It’s all up for grabs when you book a Charleston vacation rental. Many in the northwest consider it the area’s crown jewel—a truly beautiful spot that is simply unspoiled and perfect for the next time you truly need to get away from it all.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Charleston

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Charleston a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Sunset Bay Golf Course (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Books by the Bay (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Watson Ranch Golf (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Bandon Coast Foods (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
  • Pacific Blues (15.8 mi / 25.5 km)

An outdoor lover's paradise

If you’re an outdoorsy type, it makes sense that you'd book a Charleston vacation rental in the hopes of experiencing the area’s beauty. Why not take the family and go camping at Sunset Bay State Park? If you’re feeling a little adventurous, a guided boat excursion is a fun way to explore what’s going on under the sea while taking in the area’s magnificent beauty. Shopping junkies will find paradise at the Charleytown Marketplace, a shop packed with one-of-a-kind finds and souvenirs designed by some of the area’s finest artists.


You won't find a flake here!

Unless you had snow in mind when you booked your Charleston vacation rental, you won’t miss the fact that flakes don’t fall here. In July, it may top out at a comfortable 70 degrees. In fact, proximity to the water is what makes Charleston so cool, breezy, and relaxed. If you’re in the area during winter, be aware that it can get as cold as 40 degrees, which is, at the very least, light jacket weather. It’s not always sunny in Charleston, but the weather is particularly pleasant if you appreciate a light breeze and don’t miss the occasional drizzle.

Natural features

Frothy waves and adorable sea lions

Perhaps the most humbling site here is the view of frothy waves crashing against the rocks at Shore Acres State Park. The area is also home to over 40 miles of sand dunes, which provide a desert-like atmosphere. Charleston also sits at the entry to Coos Bay, over which craggy rock formations add character to an already breathtaking spot. Cape Arago State Park is just a mile south, and its highlight is an overlook that offers near flawless views of sea lions, seals, and other fun marine creatures below. If you book a Charleston vacation rental for no other reason, make it this.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Charleston

Fly into North Bend, OR (OTH-Southwest Oregon Regional), the closest airport, located 6.7 mi (10.7 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Charleston?

Whether you're in search of an intimate retreat for you and your love or someplace spacious to fit the family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Charleston. Here are a couple to get you inspired:

  • Around 1 mile from the center of Charleston, it's difficult to beat "Oceanfront Home, Lighthouse, Beach Access". It has 3 bedrooms and a host of amenities including a nearby zoo and an electric kettle.
  • "Oceanfront Home, Lighthouse, Beach Access" is another top pick, offering 1 bedroom, an ice maker, heating and more. It's around 1 mile from Charleston.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Charleston vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Charleston?

Clock out on Friday and then forget about your worries. If you're chasing some fun and relaxation, these properties in and around Charleston are the perfect weekend getaway:

  • Enjoy a refreshing change of scenery at "Laurel Cove Waterfront Home With Access To The Shoreline", which is around 2 miles to the northeast of central Charleston. There's plenty of nature and adventure to uncover here. Try snorkeling and hiking and biking or just enjoy the sights of Tenmile Lake and Bastendorff Beach.
  • Alternatively, leave your worries behind at "Bay Cove Cottage "a" On The Bay Near Charleston". Stay in and put your feet up, or head out and try your hand at some surfing and boogie boarding and snorkeling. When it's time to discover some nearby attractions, organize a visit to Bastendorff Beach and William M. Tugman State Park. This attractive vacation rental is around 1 mile east of Charleston.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Charleston?

You sure can. If you'd love a small but stylish stay, you can't beat a studio apartment. These compact properties exude charm and are often located in the middle of town. We suggest the following options in or near Charleston:

  • After a day filled with outdoor exploration, kick back and relax at "Oceanfront Home, Lighthouse, Beach Access". WiFi and a nearby bay are among the useful amenities on offer here.
  • An equally good option is "Bay Cove Cottage "a" On The Bay Near Charleston". Don't be fooled by its modest size — this comfy apartment is packed with useful amenities like a free nearby fitness center, WiFi and much more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Charleston?

Yes, you can! Vrbo's short-term rentals in Charleston are an excellent alternative to a typical hotel room. Offering many of the conveniences of home, you'll easily slide right into vacation mode the minute you arrive. Try one of these incredible rentals on for size:

  • Stay a few nights at "Below The Falls Lodge - Next To Golden And Silver Falls" in central Charleston. Here, you'll have easy access to attractions such as Coos Bay Boardwalk.
  • Or maybe "Lighthouse Way Ocean View Home" suits you better. Visit nearby sights like Watson Ranch Golf during the daytime and then relax and unwind in your comfy rental at night.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Charleston?

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend escape. If you want to spend a couple of nights away with your sweetheart, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Charleston that will whisk you off your feet:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a few passion-filled evenings at "Oceanfront Home, Lighthouse, Beach Access". Around 1 mile from Charleston, this place comes with plenty of nice touches, including a nearby bay and a dining table.
  • "Oceanfront Home, Lighthouse, Beach Access" is another terrific option that's bound to impress. It's approximately 1 mile from Charleston and comes with a nearby bay and a fireplace.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Charleston?

Big groups mean big fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll comfortably fit your whole gang. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Charleston and get everyone together under the one roof:

  • Providing comfort, space and privacy, you'll get your guests' nod of approval at "72 Acre Private Oceanfront Estate Near Bandon Dunes. Golf". Up to 18 people can be accommodated at this escape which has 4 bedrooms, a beach view and a water view. This group getaway is around 5 miles to the southwest of Charleston.
  • Invite as many as 14 of your friends to "Home With Wifi Deck, Balcony And Ocean" and fill the place with love and laughter. This popular option has 2 bedrooms and is around 2 miles to the northeast of central Charleston. It's crammed with features to keep your large group happy and comfortable, including a kitchen and a water view.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Charleston?

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can have, a pool promises the most fun. Check out these houses for rent with a pool in or near Charleston and spend your days splashing about. Just don't forget to bring your inflatable swan:

  • Pack your swim gear and book a few days or more at "The Beach House On Oregon’s Beautiful South Coast". There are plenty of other convenient amenities here, including free toiletries and a fridge.
  • Otherwise, enjoy a more leisurely pace of life at "Comfortable House With Panoramic Bay Views". Along with a refreshing pool, you'll also have use of a kitchen and nearby birdwatching activities.

Curious what the weather is like in Charleston? It has a mediterranean climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 50 ºF to 65 ºF. If you'd like a little more inspiration on places to stay in this impressive destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to check out our entire range of Charleston vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Charleston?

Grammy and Pop, Great-Uncle Andre ... You can add them to your invitation list when you choose a large family vacation rental in or near Charleston. Get your nearest and dearest under the same roof at one of these spacious options:

  • Make your visit one to remember at "Oceanfront Home, Lighthouse, Beach Access". This getaway has 3 bedrooms, caters to 10 guests and comes with lots of handy amenities, including a microwave oven and childrens activities. You'll find it around 1 mile west of Charleston.
  • "Dog - Friendly Home With Wood - Burning Fireplace And Ocean Views", around 2 miles to the west of central Charleston, is also perfect for family getaways. As many as 10 of your loved ones can fit into this comfortable property which has 3 bedrooms, a video library, childrens activities and more.

When you're ready to go sightseeing, there are lots of family-friendly attractions in the area to tick off your itinerary. Coos Bay Boardwalk is an excellent place to kick things off.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Charleston?

Cozy up with your kiddos in a family cabin rental in or near Charleston and create some unforgettable new memories together. Check out these options:

  • "Luxury Cabin~panoramic Water Views" - This popular retreat offers a toaster and a dishwasher and is about 1 mile east of the center of Charleston.
  • "Mural Cabin On The Coast" - Another excellent option, this rental comes with a kitchen, pet-friendly facilities and more. You'll find it around 2 miles to the northeast of Charleston.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Charleston vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Charleston?

Often situated in prime positions due to their smaller size, a one-bedroom rental is an ideal solution if you're traveling solo or with one other person. Here's a taste of our range in or near Charleston:

  • Take a sneak peek at "Oceanfront Home, Lighthouse, Beach Access", a great centrally located one-bedroom property. A nearby waterfront and a beach view are just a few of the useful inclusions here.
  • Or maybe "Bay Cove Cottage "a" On The Bay Near Charleston" is a better match. Another centrally located one-bedroom option, this place comes with a nearby waterfront, a garden and more.