Discover a selection of 48 vacation rentals in Sullivan's 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 $193 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Sullivan's Island. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Paradise at Sullivan's Island vacation home rentals

It’s easy to dismiss Sullivan’s Island based on its size—this quaint hamlet at the mouth of Charleston Harbor has a total area of only 3.3 square miles. Still, this picturesque holiday haven must hold the record for most fun per square inch, because few can rival its jam-packed social calendar and myriad natural attractions. From the golden sand of its protected beaches to its array of historic structures, this island has many surprises in store for guests that nab a Sullivan’s Island vacation rental, proving that big things come in small packages.

History

Historic attractions near Sullivan's Island vacation homes

Sullivan’s Island has numerous historic sites to delight the history buff. Vacation homes are available near places like Fort Sumter National Monument, a sea fort with ruins, gun emplacements, and a museum with Civil War relics, and Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse, a historic lighthouse that’s part of the Fort Sumter National Monument. You'll also like Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens, a working plantation with the moss-draped Avenue of Oaks and slave quarters.

Things to do

Places to visit near Sullivan's Island vacation rentals

Fort Moultrie is one of the oldest still-standing forts along the eastern seaboard, and holds a particular importance in South Carolina’s history. During the Revolutionary War, the structure fended off an attack by the British, with witnesses reporting that the local palmetto logs repelled cannonball fire before construction was even complete. During the Civil War, the fort went on to become a Confederate stronghold. Today, the National Park Service operates guided tours of the original fortification, while self-guided tours of the visitor’s center are also available.

Activities

Activities near Sullivan's Island vacation homes

The locals on Sullivan’s Island love nothing more than big festivities, so visitors can expect year-round activities to keep the whole family entertained. The Polar Bear Plunge sees hundreds of islanders rushing into the chilly ocean to celebrate New Year’s Day, while the Tree Lighting ceremony in early December brings families together in the festive season. Bring a blanket to Town Park for the annual 4th of July fireworks display, or feel patriotic on Carolina Day, which celebrates the seminal battle that was fought against the British on Sullivan’s Island on June 28th 1776.

Weather

Local weather for the trip to Sullivan's Island vacation homes

The summer months on Sullivan’s Island see temperatures soar to the low 90s, making it the ideal time to snap up beachfront Sullivan’s Island vacation rentals. These months also see more frequent rainfall, normally in the form of passing showers, so be sure to pack your raincoat. Still, You'll have plenty of opportunities to hit the beach or get out and about. Your best chance of finding cheap Sullivan’s Island vacation rentals is during the off-season winter months, when temperatures are lower but precipitation is rare. You won't have to stand in line at top attractions and you can explore the area without the crowds.

Natural features

Take a stroll around Sullivan’s Island

With its enviable location along the Atlantic Ocean, Sullivan’s Island boasts some of the most beautiful coastal viewpoints that South Carolina has to offer. The island has invested in 650 feet of boardwalks and observation decks to facilitate strolls along the shore, while benches provide stopping points at which you can unwind. The promenade is perfect for taking a long evening walk, watching butterflies and birds in the dusk light, as you make your way back to your Sullivan’s Island vacation rental after a day on the beach.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Sullivan's Island

Fly into Charleston Intl. Airport (CHS), the closest airport, located 14.3 mi (23 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Sullivan's Island?

Whether you're organizing your next big adventure with pals or a romantic getaway with your darling, one of these top vacation rentals in Sullivan's Island is sure to tempt you:

  • "Premium Sullivan's Island Beachfront Condo Extra Cleaning Book 2022 Now": If you're searching for somewhere in Charleston with 2 bedrooms and plenty of style, consider this escape. Amenities include a stovetop and a nearby hospital.
  • "Magnificent Views, History And Southern Charm": Located in Charleston, this top-rated option has 2 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities. Beach sun loungers and a fridge are just a couple you'll find here.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Sullivan's Island?

You need only open the door to our tiny house vacation rentals in Sullivan's Island to realize that awesome things really do come in little packages. Smartly designed to make use of every inch of space, these mini digs deliver a big vacation experience:

  • Take a few days off to recharge your batteries at "Cottage/tiny House Living Accommodation In Beaufort For Cost". Located in Pigeon Point, WiFi and free WiFi are just a couple of the amenities included here.
  • "Tiny House Near Santee Cooper Lakes And Cooper River" in Moncks Corner is another excellent pick. A microwave oven and air conditioning will make your getaway here extra comfortable.

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

Those chores can wait, because weekends were made for having fun. Book one of these weekend getaways in and around Sullivan's Island and make the most of all the amazing things to do close by:

  • Located 3 miles to the northwest of central Sullivan's Island, "Studio On Shem Creek With A Deep Water Dock And Views Of Freshwater Lake" is a good match for adventurous types and nature lovers. Get out and discover nearby outdoor attractions, including Hampton Park and Crowfield Golf & Country Club. Then, take the opportunity to try kayaking or surfing and boogie boarding.
  • Alternatively, leave your troubles behind at "Charming Mid 1700s Kitchen House". Stay in and enjoy its comforts, or head out and try your hand at some surfing and boogie boarding and water skiing. When you're ready to discover some nearby attractions, check out Crowfield Golf Club and Sunrise Park Beach. This attractive vacation rental is around 6 miles west of Sullivan's Island.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Sullivan's Island?

Generally compact, affordable and well located, it's not hard to be charmed by a studio apartment. Make yourself comfortable in one of these options and get acquainted with Sullivan's Island up close:

  • Make "Studio On Shem Creek With A Deep Water Dock And Views Of Freshwater Lake" your home away from home. This top property comes with amenities including off-street parking options and beach sun loungers.
  • "Sunroom With Lagoon Views To Enjoy Nature For Long" is another tempting option. Stay here and take advantage of a stovetop, a washing machine and more.

When you're ready to step foot outside your studio apartment and discover the highlights, there's plenty to keep you busy around Sullivan's Island. Into culture? Plan a visit to Columbia Marionette Theater and Columbia Museum of Art.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Sullivan's Island?

From chic studio apartments to extravagant houses, Vrbo has your mini break sorted. Here are two of our most popular stays in and around Sullivan's Island:

  • For a wonderful night or two away, it's hard to go past "Charming Mid 1700s Kitchen House". It's nice and close to the center of Sullivan's Island, along with lots of things to put on your itinerary.
  • Another great option is "Sunroom With Lagoon Views To Enjoy Nature For Long". Gather your squad and enjoy a relaxing stay near the heart of Sullivan's Island.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Sullivan's Island?

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend together. If you're longing to spend a couple of nights away with your beloved, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Sullivan's Island that will set your heart aflutter:

  • Put on some mellow music and kick back together at "Mid 1700s Carriage House With Courtyard". Around 6 miles from Sullivan's Island, this property has everything you need for a couple's weekend away, including a nearby marina and shopping facilities.
  • Otherwise, spend a few days sipping on bubbly and canoodling at "Lovely Folly Beach Home Just Steps To The Beach", around 10 miles from Sullivan's Island. A nearby bay and a fireplace will help set the mood.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Sullivan's Island?

Nothing screams "best vacation evvv-er" like staying in a mansion. Spoil the family with an unforgettable escape at one of these mansions for rent in or near Sullivan's Island:

  • Situated approximately 6 miles to the west of Sullivan's Island, "Luxurious And Spacious Antebellum Mansion" is the place to go to relax in total luxury. Nice touches here include golf and beauty services.
  • With a swimming pool, a fireplace and a wealth of other first-class amenities, "Private 16 Acre Mansion, Pool Beach" will dazzle you and your guests. This opulent home is around 17 miles to the west of Sullivan's Island.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Sullivan's Island?

Cast your eye over these large group vacation rentals in or near Sullivan's Island where you won't have to leave anyone off your guest list:

  • You'll have ample space to sprawl out at "Luxury, Elevated Pool, Ocean Views". Around 2 miles northeast of Sullivan's Island, this generously sized retreat has 7 bedrooms that sleep up to 15 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a swimming pool and an ocean view.
  • Nothing takes priority over spending time with the people you love, and "Ocean's Song" Luxury 5br/6ba Home" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 4 miles to the northeast of Sullivan's Island, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A fireplace and a swimming pool are among the many amenities you'll have at hand.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Sullivan's Island?

A pool is often a necessity when deciding where to spend your vacation, particularly if you've got kids in tow. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Sullivan's Island and spend your days splish-splashing around:

  • Welcome to "Mid 1700s Carriage House With Courtyard", where your top priority will be spending time in the pool. Amenities including a nearby laundromat and a DVD player help make this getaway a favorite with guests.
  • Alternatively, recharge your batteries at "Charming Mid 1700s Kitchen House". Along with an invigorating pool, you'll also have use of a dishwasher and cable/satellite TV services.

Sullivan's Island has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures hovering between 75 ºF and 85 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summer to visit! Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Sullivan's Island vacation rental and plan your escape for whatever season you like.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Sullivan's Island?

It's always more fun when you share those memorable moments with the ones closest to your heart. Whether you're planning a family escape or celebrating a special occasion with good friends, we'll have a large vacation rental to suit your style. These are two of our best in and around Sullivan's Island:

  • Sleeping up to 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 top-rated escape is 10 miles to the southwest of Sullivan's Island and has amenities such as a travel crib and a fridge.
  • "Luxury, Elevated Pool, Ocean Views" is also a top pick for families. It's about 2 miles to the northeast of Sullivan's Island, has 7 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 15 people. Handy amenities here include a balcony and books.

If you want to see some family-friendly attractions in the area, there's no shortage of choice. Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park and South Carolina State Fairgrounds promise lots of fun for both kids and grown-ups.