Discover a selection of 5,000 vacation rentals in Charleston, SC that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $125 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Charleston. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Why people love visiting historic Charleston

Take a vacation to Charleston and enjoy the area's history, churches and architecture. Renowned for its local tours, shopping and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Charleston

Are you searching for attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Charleston a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • South Carolina Aquarium (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Dunes West Golf and River Club (12 mi / 19.3 km)
  • Wild Dunes Resort Golf Course (12.3 mi / 19.9 km)
  • Turtle Point Golf Course (15.1 mi / 24.3 km)
  • Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Patriots Point Links (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Charleston

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Charleston is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Waterfront Park (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Marion Square (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Hampton Park (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Shem Creek Park (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Sullivan's Island Beach (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Charleston

The nearest airport is in Charleston Intl. Airport (CHS), located 9.4 mi (15.1 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Charleston?

Whether you're after a cozy retreat for you and your love or somewhere spacious to fit friends and family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Charleston. Here are a couple to get your inspiration flowing:

  • Around 0.1 miles from the center of Charleston, you'll find it hard to resist "Mid 1700s Carriage House With Courtyard". It has 2 bedrooms and a range of amenities including a kitchen and a washing machine.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfy at "Lovely Folly Beach Home Just Steps To The Beach". Around 9 miles from the heart of Charleston, it has 4 bedrooms and features a nearby laundromat and air conditioning.

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 best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Charleston?

Punching far above its weight when it comes to charm and ingenuity, a tiny house vacation rental in Charleston promises big adventure. Unplug all your devices and switch your focus to Mother Nature at one of these pint-sized escapes:

  • Escape from the world and disappear to "Zen Tiny House - 2. 5 Miles To Beach | Bikes | Minutes To Historic Charleston". This getaway in Enclos packs plenty of conveniences into its compact space, such as an oven and a smart TV.
  • "Costa Rica Inspired Tiny House" offers conveniences such as a separate dining area and a stereo. Located in Charleston, you'll be able to live big in this small yet comfy hideaway.

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

Nothing tops a quick break to get you feeling alive again. Pack your carry-on bag and settle into one of these superb weekend getaways in and around Charleston:

  • "Studio On Shem Creek With A Deep Water Dock And Views Of Freshwater Lake" is a comfortable option around 4 miles east of the center of Charleston. You'll never have to travel far to find something fun to do around this escape. Get outdoors and discover Patriots Point Links and The Links at Stono Ferry. Activities like cycling and surfing and boogie boarding will add a nice finishing touch to your whirlwind break.
  • Alternatively, switch into vacation mode at "Charming Mid 1700s Kitchen House". About 0.1 miles south of Charleston, activities around here include surfing and boogie boarding and kayaking. More interested in sightseeing? Pencil in a visit to Sullivan's Island Beach and Indian Mound Trail.

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

Usually compact, economical and well located, it's easy to succumb to the charms of a studio apartment. Get comfy in one of these options and experience the vibe of Charleston up close:

  • Throw your suitcase down at "Studio On Shem Creek With A Deep Water Dock And Views Of Freshwater Lake". Amenities including beach sun loungers and a fridge help make guests feel right at home here.
  • Another popular choice is "Sunroom With Lagoon Views To Enjoy Nature For Long". Take advantage of an oven, an in-room safe and other conveniences during your getaway.

There are loads of highlights around Charleston to add to your itinerary. Feed your inner culture vulture and visit Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul and Threshold Repertory Theatre.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Charleston?

Locating a short-term rental in or near Charleston won't be a problem if you only have a couple of nights to spare. Whether you're seeking a one-bedroom apartment just for one or a vacation home that'll fit your family, you'll find the right place on Vrbo. Here are a handful of our top picks:

  • Positioned not far from the heart of Charleston, "Sunroom With Lagoon Views To Enjoy Nature For Long" is perfect for a short break. Use it as a base to check out some of the nearby attractions such as USS Yorktown.
  • "By Boat Only. . . The Smiley Face House" is another superb property that accepts short-term guests. Make the most of your fleeting visit by stopping off at local hot spots, such as Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal.

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

Forget flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to take off for a weekend, just you and your sweetheart. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Charleston that would make Cupid envious. Here are some we think you'll love:

  • Located around 0.1 miles from Charleston, "Mid 1700s Carriage House With Courtyard" is a perfect place for doting lovebirds. Shopping facilities and air conditioning are just some of the amenities you'll find here.
  • Another option where you can enjoy a few idyllic days together is "Lovely Folly Beach Home Just Steps To The Beach". Located 9 miles from Charleston, a nearby bay and beauty services add to the ambiance here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Charleston?

Nothing says "best vacation evvv-er" like staying in a mansion. Treat your family to a memorable getaway at one of these mansions for rent in and around Charleston:

  • Charm, style and oodles of character — "Luxurious And Spacious Antebellum Mansion" has it all, and then some. Around 1 mile northwest of Charleston and offering beauty services and golf, this showstopper is hard to beat.
  • Another option is "Private 16 Acre Mansion, Pool Beach". Around 12 miles to the southwest of Charleston, this gorgeous vacation rental is the crème-de-la-crème of homes and comes with beauty services, concierge services and more.

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

Share your trip and have twice as much fun. Whether you're organizing an adventurous escape with buddies or an overdue family reunion, you'll have your choice of large group vacation rentals in and around Charleston:

  • You'll have plenty of space to enjoy yourselves at "Luxury, Elevated Pool, Ocean Views". Around 7 miles east of Charleston, this expansive retreat has 7 bedrooms sleeping up to 15 guests. Amenities include a swimming pool and a fireplace.
  • "Ocean's Song" Luxury 5br/6ba Home" is another option that'll fit the whole gang. It's around 9 miles to the east of Charleston, has 5 bedrooms and sleeps as many as 12 guests. A kitchen and an ocean view are among the things designed to make your group vacation even more comfortable.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in or near Charleston?

Whether you're hosting an event like a wedding or a getaway with friends and loved ones, we can help you find the ideal space for your group. Bring together your nearest and dearest and browse these large vacation rentals in or around Charleston:

  • "Amazing Luxury Suites On King Street W": With 16 bedrooms housing up to 52 people, there's enough space for all. You and your guests will have access to a multitude of amenities including a kitchen and nearby museums.
  • "Awesome, Southern Charm - Downtown Charleston": Offering comfort, space and privacy, this impressive property houses as many as 30 people in its 12 bedrooms. A kitchen and a fireplace are among the features that'll help keep your group nice and comfortable.

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

Nothing screams fun and frivolity like a pool does. Dust off your inflatable flamingo and check out these houses in or near Charleston that feature this added perk:

  • Make yourself comfortable at "Mid 1700s Carriage House With Courtyard", where your biggest priority will be enjoying the pool. Amenities including a living room and a separate dining area help make this escape a guest favorite.
  • "Charming Mid 1700s Kitchen House" is the sort of place you go to escape from it all and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its glorious pool. Outdoor furniture and free toiletries are also on hand to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Charleston has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures hovering between 75 ºF and 90 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summertime to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Charleston vacation rental and plan your escape for any time of year.

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