Discover a selection of 3,000 vacation rentals in Pawleys 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 $121 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

Enjoy the water with Pawleys Island cabins

If you're looking to take it easy on your vacation, there's nothing quite like a trip to Pawleys Island. First settled centuries ago, this community has grown to be one of the most relaxing and laid-back areas in the entire state. You can enjoy the beach and much of the town without even putting on your shoes. Fishing is common in the water as well, along with crabbing and simply relaxing in rope hammocks by the shore. Local cabins tend to be modest, but you'll find more luxurious options in the area, too.

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.


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.


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, SC (MYR), the closest airport, located 20.7 mi (33.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying 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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Pawleys Island?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 3,042 vacation rentals around Pawleys Island. From 1,643 house rentals to 59 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.