Discover a selection of 2,000 vacation rentals in Edisto Island, 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 $67 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Edisto Island. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Nature and heritage collide in Edisto Island

Edisto Island is a secluded South Carolina Sea Island – one of many in South Carolina’s heritage and nature-rich Charleston County – which overlooks the shimmering-blue Atlantic Ocean. Edisto Island vacation rentals range from romantic ocean-view retreats and cozy cabanas to quaint cottages and beachside manors. Wildlife enthusiasts can wander around the state parks and nature reserves, while history buffs get to grips with the island’s Civil War heritage – or maybe you’ll just want to relax on one of the wide beaches with a sweet, fruit-infused cocktail…

Things to do

Plantations and military history on Edisto Island

It may be difficult to leave your Edisto Island vacation rental, but there are plenty of captivating cultural attractions to discover across the island. Brush up on the island’s history at the Edisto Island Museum, which displays artefacts from the old cotton plantations and military relics from the Civil War. For a mix of history and wildlife, explore the Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Area. Here, you can see 3 preserved timber outbuildings from the original plantation – which date back to the 1840s – and amble through the peaceful pine forest.

Activities

Outdoor adventures around Edisto Island

There are plenty of Edisto Island activities on offer to keep families and energetic outdoor enthusiasts occupied. You can hike or bike through the winding, forest-covered trails of Edisto Beach State Park, spotting birdlife and discovering ancient Native American relics, such as the 2,000-year-old midden, a decorative mound of sea shells. At the beach itself, try your hand at specialist surf fishing – where you wade into the surf and cast a line – or head out into the blue-green Atlantic waters on a kayak or boat trip.

Weather

Edisto Island in fall is bright and balmy

Edisto Island, like all of Charleston County, has a humid subtropical climate, characterized by short and balmy winters and long, hot, and humid summers, with honey-like sunshine and thunderstorms served up in equal measure. The humidity at the height of summer – June through September – can get a little difficult to cope with, although the oceanfront areas of the island do benefit from a cooling sea breeze, and plenty of Edisto Island vacation rentals offer air conditioning. To really enjoy all the outdoor wonders the island has to offer, travel in the fall, when the rain and humidity taper off.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Edisto Island

Travelers enjoy Edisto Island for its island views and beaches. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Edisto Island is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Edisto Beach State Park (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Botany Bay Plantation (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Kiawah Beachwalker Park (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Angel Oak Tree (17 mi / 27.4 km)
  • Folly Beach County Park (20.1 mi / 32.4 km)
  • Night Heron Park (12 mi / 19.3 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Edisto Island

The nearest airport is in Charleston Intl. Airport (CHS), located 27.6 mi (44.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH), which is 32.4 mi (52.1 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Edisto Island?

Luxury villas, unique houseboats and sprawling homes — everyone's ideal getaway is different. Whatever you're into, you're sure to find something you love among our top vacation rentals in Edisto Island:

  • "Come Enjoy Paradise With On - Site Dock And Lovely Sunsets": If you're searching for a comfy space in Charleston, unpack your bags here. It comes with 2 bedrooms and amenities like a dishwasher and an oven.
  • "Most Beautiful Edisto 2nd Row Home With Gorgeous Views": Put your bags down and your feet up at this pick of the bunch in Edisto Beach. It features 4 bedrooms, a dishwasher, children's toys and more.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Edisto Island?

For a different kind of vacation experience, book a tiny house rental in Edisto Island. A word of caution though — after you've stayed in a tiny house, the urge to move into one of these pint-sized pads will be hard to resist!

  • Get away from it all and get back to basics at "Zen Tiny House - 2. 5 Miles To Beach | Bikes | Minutes To Historic Charleston". This retreat in Enclos packs plenty of comforts into its cozy space, such as a video library and free WiFi.
  • "Costa Rica Inspired Tiny House" has many conveniences, including books and cable/satellite TV services. Located in Charleston, you'll be able to live large in this small yet comfy property.

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

Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Edisto Island. Whether you want to catch up with friends or spend treasured time with your love, there'll be something to suit your style. These are some of our top-rated options:

  • "Studio On Shem Creek With A Deep Water Dock And Views Of Freshwater Lake" is around 30 miles northeast of Edisto Island and will be just the thing to refresh your spirit. You'll enjoy the convenient amenities here, including a washing machine and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • "Charming Mid 1700s Kitchen House" is another superb option to consider. It's around 25 miles to the northeast of Edisto Island and features nearby ecotour services, a hair dryer and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Edisto Island?

Absolutely. If you're hunting down a simple but stylish stay, you can't go wrong with a studio apartment. These compact properties ooze charm and are often situated in the middle of town. Check out the following options in or near Edisto Island:

  • Enjoy some time out on your own or take a travel buddy along to "Studio On Shem Creek With A Deep Water Dock And Views Of Freshwater Lake". You'll have loads of amenities at your fingertips, including an iron and ironing board and nearby museums.
  • "Sunroom With Lagoon Views To Enjoy Nature For Long" is another superb stay, offering all you need for the ideal Edisto Island escape. Some amenities here include an ice maker and coffee and tea making facilities.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Edisto Island?

Whether you're looking for a compact apartment for two or a townhouse with room for the whole family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Edisto Island. These properties make a comfortable base for a flying visit:

  • Within close reach of central Edisto Island, "Sunroom With Lagoon Views To Enjoy Nature For Long" welcomes short-term guests. When you're not kicking back in your cozy digs, get out and explore all the fun stuff around you.
  • Alternatively, spend a few nights at "By Boat Only. . . The Smiley Face House". This comfy, centrally located property makes it easy to explore the area's sights.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Edisto Island?

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend escape. If you'd like to spend a couple of relaxing nights away with your partner, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Edisto Island that will get your heart racing:

  • Sneak away on Friday for a couple of nights of passion at "Lovely Folly Beach Home Just Steps To The Beach". Roughly 20 miles from Edisto Island, it comes with plenty of nice touches, including a nearby bay and beauty services.
  • "Mid 1700s Carriage House With Courtyard" is another popular option guaranteed to woo you. It's about 25 miles from Edisto Island and comes with shopping facilities and a nearby marina.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Edisto Island?

You'll find some lavish mansions for rent in and near Edisto Island. If you're chasing somewhere with lots of room as well as a serious wow factor, these architectural stunners will tick your boxes:

  • Around 14 miles to the northeast of Edisto Island is "Private 16 Acre Mansion, Pool Beach". As well as its grand design and posh interiors, you'll also love its first-class amenities, such as golf and concierge services.
  • Alternatively, score Brownie points with your crew and stay a while at "Luxurious And Spacious Antebellum Mansion". It's located approximately 25 miles to the northeast of Edisto Island and comes with golf, beauty services and more.

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

Big groups mean enormous fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll comfortably fit your entire squad. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Edisto Island and get your loved ones together under the one roof:

  • Offering space, privacy and comfort, you'll get your guests' stamp of approval at "Perfect Vacation Destination Pet Friendly Steps To Beach". Up to 14 people can stay at this property which has 6 bedrooms, a garden and a kitchen. This top pick is around 20 miles to the east of Edisto Island.
  • Nothing takes priority over spending time with the people you love, and "Holiday Apartment/apt. For 3 Guests With 48m² In Grömitz - 157927" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 30 miles to the northeast of Edisto Island, as many as 12 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A swimming pool and a kitchen are among the many amenities on offer here.

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

A pool is often a nonnegotiable when deciding where to stay, particularly if you're taking the kids. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Edisto Island and spend your days splish-splashing around:

  • Treat the gang to a memorable stay at "Mid 1700s Carriage House With Courtyard". There's a lot to love about this escape apart from its pool, such as on-site watersports and a fridge.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a more leisurely pace of life at "Charming Mid 1700s Kitchen House". Along with an invigorating pool, you'll also have use of a separate dining area and cable/satellite TV services.

Unsure how to pack for your Edisto Island getaway? This appealing destination has a humid subtropical climate. During the summer months, you can expect average temperatures of between 75 ºF and 90 ºF. Browse our selection of Edisto Island vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more inspiration on where to stay.

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

Every family catch-up should be one to remember. Whether you're planning some time off with the kids or a celebration with relatives, Vrbo's large family vacation rentals in or near Edisto Island offer a home away from home with ample space for everyone:

  • Sleeping as many as 10 guests in 4 bedrooms, "Lovely Folly Beach Home Just Steps To The Beach" is the perfect place to spend quality time with the family. This getaway is 20 miles to the east of Edisto Island and has creature comforts that include free toiletries and a DVD player.
  • "Amazing Sunset View Oceanfront Close To Golf Pool And Restaurants" is another popular option. It's about 8 miles to the east of Edisto Island, has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 8 people. Useful amenities here include cable/satellite TV services and a video library.

If you're after family-friendly attractions in the area, you won't have to look far. South Carolina Aquarium, Frankie's Fun Park and Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark offer fun for all ages.