Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Hunting Island, Saint Helena Island 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 $104 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Hunting Island. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Lagoons and lighthouses on Hunting Island

From its lush maritime forests to its shimmering tidal lagoons, Hunting Island is one of South Carolina's most enchanting state parks. It's a nature lover's dream come true, with miles of pristine Atlantic coast to explore. There are endless opportunities to hike forested trails, spot endangered loggerhead turtles, and beachcomb under the watchful eye of its historic lighthouse. While most travelers choose to stay in the nearby colonial town of Beaufort, Hunting Island vacation rentals put you just steps from the park.

Things to do

From fishing to fiery sunsets

Looming large on the horizon, the Hunting Island Light is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, visitors can climb to the top for sweeping coastal views. If you want to know more about the ecosystem head to the Nature Center. The HQ is packed full of colorful exhibits, live reptile displays, and plenty of park information. It's also a great place to sign up for daily tours run by park rangers. It's right next to the fishing pier, which is a great place to reel in sea trout, flounder, and redfish.


Relive your favorite Forrest Gump scenes

Nature is the order of the day, so don't forget to bring a sense of adventure. Hunting Island boardwalk is a great place to start, with a marshy landscape that you may recognize from Forrest Gump's Vietnam War scenes. Want the best of both worlds? With Hunting Island vacation rentals you can get your hands dirty in the park, then return to your luxury condo for sunset G&Ts on the deck. You can also stay in nearby Beaufort, a postcard-perfect town dotted with grand antebellum mansions and moss-laced magnolia trees.


Breezy summers on Hunting Island

Hunting Island enjoys a semitropical climate, with mild weather throughout the year. Cool Atlantic breezes help to keep the summer heat in check which means you'll never feel overwhelmed by the South Carolina sunshine. Waterfront Hunting Island vacation rentals unlock unprecedented access to the sea breeze, with sunny decks that back right onto the ocean. If you're lucky, you could even spot frolicking dolphins as you sip on your morning coffee. Both Beaufort and Hunting Island buzz over holidays like Memorial Day and the 4th of July, so expect big crowds and an upbeat atmosphere.

Natural features

Turtle watching in the ACE Basin 

As part of South Carolina's ACE Basin estuarine reserve area, Hunting Island is a haven for local wildlife. The barrier island is strewn with sandy beaches and marshlands that attract legions of turtles. Every summer, hundreds of hatchlings emerge from the sand and flap their way down to the ocean. The tidal ponds and lagoons are also home to saltwater alligators, as well as herons, egrets, and other sea birds. If you want to get a feel for the landscape, why not cruise along the Sea Island Parkway, a stretch of road that links a series of marshy rural islands?

How to get there

Traveling to and around Hunting Island

The nearest airport is in Hilton Head Island, SC (HHH), located 17.8 mi (28.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Charleston, SC (CHS-Charleston Intl.), which is 42.5 mi (68.4 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Hunting Island, Saint Helena Island?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,035 vacation rentals around Hunting Island. From 838 house rentals to 34 cottage 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 Hunting Island?

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 Hunting Island:

  • Sea Pines: 1,712 vacation rentals
  • North Forest Beach: 2,674 vacation rentals
  • West Beach: 619 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Ridge: 254 vacation rentals
  • Beachwalk: 137 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 Hunting Island?

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

  • Hunting Island State Park: 2,559 vacation rentals
  • Hunting Island Lighthouse: 2,047 vacation rentals
  • Shelter Cove Harbour: 8,148 vacation rentals
  • Coligny Plaza: 7,666 vacation rentals
  • Sea Pines Forest Preserve: 7,910 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hunting Island 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 Hunting Island?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 838 Houses in Hunting Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Hunting Island include:

  • Cottages: 34 rentals available
  • Cabins: 34 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 176 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Hunting Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 532 vacation rentals with pool available in Hunting Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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