Harbor Island, SC, USA

Harbor Island, SC, USA

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Find the best place to stay — Harbor Island

Where to stay around Harbor Island, US?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 777 vacation rentals near Harbor Island. From 486 houses to 120 condos, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Harbor Island for a holiday or a weekend are on VRBO.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Harbor Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Harbor Island. From VRBO travelers, the top 5 most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Hilton Head Island: 6,373 vacation rentals
  • Beaufort: 377 vacation rentals
  • Hunting Island: 750 vacation rentals
  • Port Royal: 160 vacation rentals
  • Edisto Beach: 682 vacation rentals

And VRBO offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Harbor Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Harbor Island?

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

  • Hilton Head Island: 6,373 rentals
  • Beaufort: 377 rentals
  • Edisto Beach: 682 rentals
  • Parris Island: 1,303 rentals
  • Hilton Head Plantation: 4,981 rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Harbor Island?

VRBO offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Harbor Island. From VRBO travelers, the top 5 most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island: 6,153 rentals
  • Hunting Island State Park: 1,333 rentals
  • Ocean Creek Golf Club: 4,203 rentals
  • Cabana Club: 5,052 rentals
  • Mitchelville Freedom Park: 6,801 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Harbor Island listed on VRBO where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Nurture your need for relaxation in this sandy safe harbor

One of a chain of barrier islands protecting South Carolina from the Atlantic Ocean, Harbor Island is 1,400 acres of tidal marshes, unspoiled beaches, and a miniature resort community of vacationers who know they're lucky. The island was used as a hunting ground and largely uninhabited until the 1930s, and the homes, shops, and playgrounds still have an edge-of-the-wilderness feel. If you're ready to while away a few days poolside, stroll a beach at sunset, or try your hand a catching a ghost crab, you're ready to book a Harbor Island vacation rental.

Eat fish caught by locals, or the crab you snagged yourself

Your Harbor Island vacation rental will be set in a pristine, natural wonderland and within a vibrant resort community, so take advantage of both. The island's gated residential area offers swimming pools, tennis courts, and playgrounds for the kids. Its 2.5 miles of white, sandy beaches offer tons of spots for picnicking, fishing, and water sports. Crabbing in the tidal creeks is popular, too. Once you've worn yourself out in the great outdoors, relax at a local restaurant that serves fresh fish caught right off shore.

The island won't harbor ill will if you take a quick detour

Harbor Island's key attraction might be its scant population, but neighboring islands provide all the cultural and outdoor adventures you'll need when its time to re-engage. Neighboring St. Helena Island gives you Penn Center, site of a school that was once one of the first for former slaves. The center was a retreat for Martin Luther King Jr., and the York W. Bailey Museum, on Penn Center grounds, tells the history of the place and its African American heritage. Hunting Island is another friendly neighbor. It features a historic 19th-century lighthouse that visitors can climb for spectacular views.

Ocean breezes blow the edge off high temps on Harbor Island

Like the rest of South Carolina, Harbor Island is blessed with year-round weather you can smile about. Summers are hot and humid, with highs in the upper 80s and low 90s, but ocean breezes keep beachcombers feeling refreshed. Thunderstorms break the heat in the afternoons, too, so bring sunscreen and your raincoat just in case. Fall and spring have a lot in common. High temps top out at 80¡F, and cool nights can bring a bit of a chill. Winters are short, with cold nights lasting from December through February.

Tweet it with us: Birds! Are! Important!

Peaceful, sparsely inhabited, and dotted with graceful sand dunes, Harbor Island's natural beauty is pretty in-your-face. You may leave your Harbor Island vacation rental to run an errand, then find yourself irresistibly drawn to the sight of sea grasses waving in the breeze. Next thing you know, you're on the sand, watching the dolphins and forgetting about dinner. Terns and pelicans are frequent visitors to your island getaway. In fact, Harbor Island is an official member of an Audubon Important Bird Area, thanks to its wading bird rookeries and well-defined lagoon with abundant egrets, herons and ibises.