Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in 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 $75 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Saint Helena Island. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

"I have a dream"

Saint Helena Island lies a few miles east of Beaufort and has a long history of Gullah culture. It was home to one of the first schools in the country for freed slaves and was the spot where Martin Luther King Jr drafted his world-changing "I have a dream" speech. Today, Saint Helena Island is one of the best kept secrets in South Carolina, with its rich historical sites and ocean-faring activities from kayaking to deep sea fishing. Book one of the Saint Helena Island vacation rentals and get treated to true Southern hospitality.

Things to do

Historic sites and Southern cuisine

From your Saint Helena Island vacation rental, you'll be just a few minutes' drive from Fort Fremont where you can travel back in time to the late 19th century and discover the fortifications which sprung up during the Spanish-American War. In nearby Beaufort, a visit to the Tabernacle Baptist Church is a must. It's the resting place of Robert Smalls, a notable character who had a remarkable life – going from the status of slave to a career in the public service at the House of Representatives. To try Southern seafood at its best, gorge on fishy delights at the Shrimp Shack, a reported favorite of Tom Hanks.


It's all about the sea

It'll come as no surprise that the activities around Saint Helena Island are focused around the waters. You can easily rent a kayak or paddleboard near Saint Helena Island vacation rentals and glide across the calm ocean. Just remember to bring your camera. If that all sounds like a bit too much effort, board one of the eco cruises whose guides will help you spot dolphins and other Atlantic marine life. Alternatively, take the kids out on a crabbing adventure to show them where food really comes from. Haul in your catch and take them back to cook up a seafood feast.


Summer's hot and winter's peaceful

The humid subtropical climate in South Carolina means hot tropical summers and mild coastal winters. Other than perhaps certain days in spring, when the winds can blow a little too hard, it is always a fine time to stay in a Saint Helena Island vacation rental. You can cool down in the sweltering summers with refreshing dips in the cold Atlantic Ocean. As the temperature begins to drop a little in fall and winter, most travelers stay a home, but those who come are treated to a wonderfully peaceful town where it's not uncommon to be warm enough to eat outside.

Natural features

Watch loggerhead turtles hatch

Just a few miles away from Saint Helena Island vacation rentals is the Hunting Island State Park which faces out onto the Atlantic Ocean. A paradise for wildlife and nature lovers, the park has an abundance of fascinating creatures to spot. A man-made lagoon is home to seahorses and barracuda, while the coastal strip has meandering alligators and shy deer. The highlights for most is watching the protected loggerhead turtle hatchlings break out their shells from the dozens of nests and make the perilous journey across the sand and into the ocean.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Saint Helena Island

Fly into Hilton Head Island, SC (HHH), the closest airport, located 13.8 mi (22.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Savannah, GA (SAV-Savannah - Hilton Head Intl.), which is 42 mi (67.7 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Saint Helena Island?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,301 vacation rentals around Saint Helena Island. From 968 house rentals to 56 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.