Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Pawleys 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 $155 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Pawleys Island. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Rejuvenate in Pawleys Island vacation home rentals

Keep this one to yourself, okay? Pawleys Island is so laid-back that it makes koala bears and sloths look stressed. Not just that, it's seriously good-looking to boot, with a good number of grand 19th-century homes. A Pawleys Island vacation rental is about lazing on the beach, wildlife watching in the wetlands and oceanfront nature parks, and kicking back with a cold one on the porch. Oh, and you'll want to get to grips with the seafood too, whether that involves catching it yourself, or ordering it up at one of Pawleys Island's excellent eateries.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Pawleys Island vacation rentals

The big attraction round here is Brookgreen Gardens, and with its 9,000-acre site, it's a place that likes to check a lot of boxes. Brookgreen offers up a sculpture park, a zoo, and a wildlife preserve, and it also contains miles of hiking trails. Part of the joy of a Pawleys Island vacation rental is its undeveloped nature, but if you fancy a bit of a contrast, the famous resort of Myrtle Beach is just a 45-minute drive away. This vacationers' mecca includes amusements, water parks, entertainment, and plenty of nightlife.

Activities

What to do near Pawleys Island vacation homes

Many Pawleys Island vacation rentals have boat docks and fishing piers, and it would seem a shame not to make the most of them. Even if you don't have your own, there are plenty of local companies offering fishing charters and dolphin-watching cruises, so you've no excuse not to get out on the water. And don't forget to pack your clubs and spiked shoes, because Pawleys Island and the larger Grand Strand area are covered in golf clubs. For many folks, though, Pawleys Island is all about those gorgeous unspoiled beaches and state parks.

Day trips

Best excursions near Pawleys Island vacation rentals

The vacation rentals in Pawleys Island are close to many of the top attractions in Surfside Beach. Wild Water & Wheels, a high-energy water park with slides, pools, and a go-kart track, and Fun Warehouse, an indoor amusement center with a roller rink, laser tag, and an arcade, are 2 highlights. You could also explore the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk, a waterfront boardwalk along an estuary with entertainment venues, and the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, a visual-arts museum with a collection of Southern works.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Pawleys Island vacation homes

Would you like a side serving of subtropical climate to go with your beach vacation? If so, Pawleys Island is for you. You're looking at hot, humid summers and mild winters. It can be rainy all year round, but summer's when this part of the coast tends to see the most rain, in the form of short, sharp thunderstorms. Got to keep those wetlands wet, after all. Winters in Pawleys Island are very gentle, but somehow the crowds of snowbirds who flock south at the first sign of snowflakes in the air haven't discovered this place yet. Let's keep it to ourselves, shall we?

Natural features

They called it the Grand Strand, and they weren't joking

Pawleys Island is the name of both the town and the little barrier island it sits on. It's down at the southern end of the famous Grand Strand—a 60-mile stretch of beach reaching down the east coast. Pawleys Island is well-known for its wetlands, rivers, and state parks down by the ocean. There's wildlife galore, especially if you take a boat and check out the marine life. And if you're in the market for gators, then you might just be in luck. There are plenty of them down here, and you might even see some sunning themselves on the golf course.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Pawleys Island

Fly into Myrtle Beach Intl. Airport (MYR), the closest airport, located 20.7 mi (33.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into North Myrtle Beach, SC (CRE-Grand Strand), which is 34.7 mi (55.9 km) away.

Good for couples

Couple's attractions near Pawleys Island vacation homes

Pawleys Island is a serene area with romantic attractions for couples. Vacation homes are available near places like the Cheryl Newby Gallery, a charming art gallery with masterpieces from local artists, and Gray Man Gallery, an art gallery with quirky pieces from established and upcoming artists. You'll also like Pawleys Inlet, a landmark inlet with white-sand beaches, boating, and recreation opportunities.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Pawleys Island?

From luxury houses to intimate cabins, Vrbo has properties to match every taste and budget. Here are some of the top vacation rentals in Pawleys Island:

  • "Value Vacation - Golf And Beach Condo In Pawleys Plantation": If you're after someplace in The Carolinas with 2 bedrooms and plenty of home comforts, this escape is calling your name. Amenities include nearby birdwatching activities and a microwave oven.
  • "130 - 3 Stillwood Drive, Pawleys Plantation": Located in Courchevel, this popular getaway has 2 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities. A nearby laundromat and a separate dining area are among them.

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

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

There's nothing like a short break to get you feeling alive again. Pack your carry-on bag and get comfy in one of these superb weekend getaways in and near Pawleys Island:

  • Located 1 mile to the southwest of the center of Pawleys Island, "Romantic Condo, Gated Pawley’s Plantation. Professionally Cleaned Every Time" is a favorite among nature fans and adventure lovers. Keep busy by exploring nearby attractions, including Oyster Bay Golf Links and Pawleys Island Beach. If you're up for more, try fishing or kayaking.
  • Alternatively, leave your stresses behind at "Penny - Wise Paradise In Pawleys Island". Stay in and relax, or be adventurous and try windsurfing and surfing and boogie boarding. When you're ready to discover more of the area, check out Springmaid Beach and Cape San Roman Beach. This great vacation rental is around 2 miles southwest of Pawleys Island.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Pawleys Island?

Absolutely. If you're looking for a small but stylish stay, you can't beat a studio apartment. These compact properties exude charm and are often conveniently positioned in the middle of town. We suggest the following options in or near Pawleys Island:

  • After a day filled with outdoor exploration, enjoy peace, quiet and privacy at "The Best Beach And Best Golf In Sc". An outdoor pool and a nearby laundromat are among the useful amenities on offer here.
  • Alternatively, use "New Summerhouse Villas Condo Private Resort Beach" as a base to check off the best attractions around you. This cozy home away from home offers internet services, a kitchen and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Pawleys Island?

You'll find a range of short-term rentals in and near Pawleys Island. And the good news is, Vrbo has something to suit all budgets and styles — from townhouses with room for the whole family to luxurious condos made for two. Here's just a taste of what you can expect here:

  • Located not far from the heart of Pawleys Island, "Just Bring Your Sunscreen And Golf Shoes" is perfect for a short escape. Use it as a base to check out some nearby attractions such as Rice Museum.
  • Or maybe "Championship Golf And Nearby Private Beach Access Vacation" suits you better. Visit nearby sights like Hampton Plantation State Historic Site during the day and then kick back in your comfy digs at night.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Pawleys Island?

Forget chocolates and flowers. Sometimes all you need is to get away for the weekend, just you and your sweetie. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Pawleys Island that would make even old Cupid swoon. Here are some to tempt you:

  • Put on some soothing music and chill together at "Value Vacation - Golf And Beach Condo In Pawleys Plantation". Around 1 mile from Pawleys Island, this property has all you need for a couple's weekend away, including beauty services and shopping facilities.
  • Another place where you can enjoy a few relaxing days together is "130 - 3 Stillwood Drive, Pawleys Plantation". Located around 1 mile from Pawleys Island, a fireplace and air conditioning add to the ambiance here.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Pawleys Island?

Peep these large group vacation rentals in or near Pawleys Island and don't worry about leaving anyone off your guest list:

  • There's plenty of space to move around at "Oceanfront Raised Beach House, Private Pool". Around 0.1 miles southeast of Pawleys Island, this generous property has 5 bedrooms accommodating up to 14 guests. Amenities include a swimming pool and a kitchen.
  • Nothing takes priority over being with the people you love, and "Selah - Ocean Front, Pawleys Island" makes it easy to do that. Located around 1 mile to the south of Pawleys Island, as many as 14 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 6 bedrooms. A nearby waterfront and a kitchen are among the numerous amenities here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Pawleys Island?

Nothing screams good times like a pool. Pump up your unicorn floatie and browse these houses in or near Pawleys Island that come with this vacation necessity:

  • Make yourself comfortable at "Immaculate 4 - Bed House In Colchester", where your main priority will be pool time. Amenities including a TV and childrens activities help make this escape a favorite with guests.
  • Spend laid-back days swimming or enjoying peaceful moments beside the water at "Oceanfront Raised Beach House, Private Pool". This vacation home is another sought-after option and offers a dining table, a TV and more.

Wondering what the weather is like in Pawleys Island? It has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 75 ºF to 85 ºF. If you'd like more inspiration on where to stay in this amazing destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to scroll through our entire range of Pawleys Island vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Pawleys Island?

Good family getaways are all about spending quality time together and sharing new experiences. If you're searching for a home away from home that'll fit all your loved ones, take a look at these large family vacation rentals in and around Pawleys Island:

  • Make some new vacation memories at "Just Bring Your Sunscreen And Golf Shoes". With 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 7 guests, this spacious family retreat is located 2 miles northwest of Pawleys Island. There are loads of amenities to make use of here, such as a video library and a dishwasher.
  • Another terrific option is "Championship Golf And Nearby Private Beach Access Vacation". It's about 4 miles north of Pawleys Island, has 4 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 guests. A dining table and a toaster are just two of the many conveniences on offer here.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Pawleys Island?

Take a break with your kids in a family cabin rental in or near Pawleys Island and get set to build some lovely new memories together. Here are a couple of favorites:

  • "Cabin - Pet - Friendly Santee River Retreat W" - Enjoy great times with your nearest and dearest at this getaway, which is around 20 miles southwest of the center of Pawleys Island. A DVD player and a toaster are some of its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Cabins On The Sampit River" - Gather up the troops and spend a few nights at this inviting property, which is around 12 miles to the southwest of Pawleys Island. You'll have access to a kitchen, pet-friendly facilities and much more.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Pawleys Island vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Pawleys Island?

Add a serve of indulgence to your vacation by booking somewhere with an indoor pool. These large houses in or near Pawleys Island have a swimming space that's your very own, as well as ample room for whoever is lucky enough to be coming along:

  • Invite your loved ones over for a refreshing paddle around at "4 Bedroom 3 Bath House With Private Pool". This property has space to spare, with 4 bedrooms comfortably sleeping up to 8 guests. A kitchen and a swimming pool are other things your group will love about this place.
  • Alternatively, spend your break at "3 - Story Beach House Sleeps Large Family", which has 6 bedrooms and accommodates up to 15 guests. Along with that chic pool at your beck and call inside, a sauna and a firepit will keep everybody comfortable and happy.

Eager for more options? Find your dream stay by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to find the Pawleys Island vacation rental that's perfect for you.