Destination guide

Experience the Isle of Palms from vacation home rentals

With an Isle of Palms vacation rental, you can have your cake and eat it too. Not only do you get the chilled-out island life, complete with beaches, boating, and some of the best golfing in the state, but you also get all the cultural attractions and events of Charleston right on your doorstep. Just off the South Carolina Coast, Isle of Palms is a classy sort of place, catering to a mixed group of permanent and temporary residents all looking for a slice of the good life out on this deliciously laid-back barrier island.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Isle of Palms vacation homes

With downtown Charleston just a 17-mile drive away, it's difficult to beat an Isle of Palms vacation rental in the awesome location stakes. From theaters and live music to performing arts festivals, South Carolina's first city is a cultural powerhouse, and attractions range from museums and historic buildings to the stingrays and alligators of the vast South Carolina Aquarium. If Civil War history is your bag, then there are plenty of sites hereabouts. Neighboring Sullivan's Island has Fort Moultrie, while the coastal Fort Sumteris one of the most significant monuments in the area.


Activities near Isle of Palms vacation homes

Beaches like these don't come into your life often, and they're going to be a huge part of your stay in your Isle of Palms vacation rental. Whether you're wanting to laze on the sand, swim in the sea, or play some beach volleyball, these beaches have got you covered—and if you turn up at the right point, you might even catch some live music too. There's a busy marina catering to easy-living boaters, while lots of vacationers are drawn to Isle of Palms for the golf scene. The shopping and dining scene isn't bad either.


Local weather for your stay in Isle of Palms vacation rentals

Isle of Palms isn't the sort of place where you're going to be needing igloos and husky dogs. Even in the middle of winter, temperatures are pretty mild and it doesn't freeze very often, though it can get a bit windy sometimes. Summers in this part of the world are hot, but can also be mighty humid, and you'll need to be prepared to get a bit wet. Thunderstorms are pretty much a daily occurrence, and over 40% of the annual rainfall happens in the summer months. If you like it a bit drier, spring or fall are the most ideal seasons for visiting.

Natural features

There are no barriers to relaxation on this island

Isle of Palms is a barrier island on the coast of South Carolina. It's got the Intracoastal Waterway separating it from the mainland on one side, and the Atlantic Ocean stretching away into infinity on the other. The terrain round here is all about sandy beaches and salt marshes, and sunrises round here are the stuff of legend. And the coastal situation and hospitable habitats draw in more than just the travelers. The island might be a favorite spot with affluent vacation home owners, but the real celebrity residents are the nesting sea turtles.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Isle of Palms

Fly into Charleston, SC (CHS-Charleston Intl.), the closest airport, located 15.9 mi (25.6 km) from the city center.

Good for couples

Couple's fun near Isle of Palms vacation homes

Isle of Palms is perfect for a couple’s retreat. Vacation homes are available near romantic locations like Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens, a scenic plantation with a moss-draped trail and a butterfly exhibit, and Capers Island, a barrier island with opportunities for kayaking and camping. You'll also enjoy Breach Inlet, a picturesque beach with a tranquil atmosphere and strong currents for watersports.

How many vacation rentals are available around Isle of Palms, SC?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,236 vacation rentals around Isle of Palms. From 1,193 house rentals to 722 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Isle of Palms?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Isle of Palms:

  • Pelican Bay: 540 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Point: 235 vacation rentals
  • Twin Oaks: 291 vacation rentals
  • Yacht Harbor Court: 148 vacation rentals
  • Marsh Island: 363 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Isle of Palms?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Isle of Palms. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Wild Dunes Resort Golf Course: 3,074 vacation rentals
  • Front Beach: 3,157 vacation rentals
  • Isle of Palms Marina: 3,097 vacation rentals
  • Isle of Palms County Park: 3,127 vacation rentals
  • Isle Of Palms Recreation Center: 3,110 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Isle of Palms listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Isle of Palms?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 1,193 Houses in Isle of Palms. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Isle of Palms include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 722 rentals available
  • Villas: 121 rentals available
  • Cottages: 49 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Isle of Palms?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,068 vacation rentals with pool available in Isle of Palms. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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