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Destination guide

Experience the best of South Carolina in Pawleys Island

Most people know Myrtle Beach for spring break and a non-stop nightlife, but few realize that just a few miles down the coast there exists a town with a far more laidback vibe—Pawleys Island. Big parties make way for small-town charm, and there’s a range of fantastic cultural attractions, independent boutiques, and fantastic seafood restaurants. Whether you’re basking on the glorious sands of Litchfield Beach or out on a private fishing charter with your family, booking Pawleys Island vacation rentals are ideal for those seeking a leisurely vacation.

Things to do

Discover the local art of Pawleys Island

Atalaya Castle deserves a place on the itinerary of any Pawleys Island visitor. Set on the edge of Huntington State Park, this beautiful historic building and its grounds are open all year round. If you’re visiting during the summer, you can take a tour courtesy of the knowledgeable docents. With many galleries in the area, lovers of art won’t be disappointed. Cheryl Newby Gallery presents the work of both established and emerging artists from the South, and has a great many items for sale. There’s also Island Art Gallery, which showcases the work of the best local artists across a variety of mediums.

Activities

Golfers are spoiled for choice in Pawleys Island

Golf is popular here and there are plenty of Pawleys Island vacation rentals to choose from, near the area’s numerous clubs. Whether you want to get a quick 9 in or spend an entire day playing, all the courses make use of the picturesque landscape to provide the perfect backdrop for a relaxing day’s play. Take a trip out to the ocean to watch playful dolphins frolicking, or hit the surf with some fun lessons from one of the surf schools. Inland, you can take a kayaking tour through the beautiful salt marshes or hit one of the many hiking trails in the area.

Weather

Book a trip to Pawleys Island in any season

The weather throughout the year in Pawleys Island is pleasant: even in winter, the temperatures rarely hit freezing point. If you’re looking to take part in the many outdoor pursuits available, then anytime from spring to fall is a good time to book Pawleys Island vacation rentals. April through May and September through October provide comfortable temperatures of 65-75°F. The summer months—June-August—are the best time to go if you want to make the most of the beach, with high temperatures of around 90°F.

Natural features

Explore the flora and fauna of Pawleys Island

Pawleys Island lies between the Atlantic Ocean and inland South Carolina, with its dramatic coastline providing not only incredible panoramas but an abundance of activities. At Huntington State Park, you get the chance to see the local wildlife and it also boasts its own beach, which is more natural and far less crowded than most along the coast of South Carolina. Head into the park on one of the many hiking trails and you have a good chance of spotting numerous different animals—from alligators to turtles.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Charlottesville

Fly into Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle), the closest airport, located 7.7 mi (12.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Weyers Cave, VA (SHD-Shenandoah Valley Regional), which is 27.9 mi (45 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to Charlottesville Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Charlottesville, VA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 307 vacation rentals around Charlottesville. From 49 cabin rentals to 150 house 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 Charlottesville?

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 Charlottesville:

  • Belmont: 62 vacation rentals
  • North Downtown: 69 vacation rentals
  • Venable: 30 vacation rentals
  • Fry's Spring: 22 vacation rentals
  • Woolen Mills: 39 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 Charlottesville?

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

  • Monticello: 726 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Mall: 287 vacation rentals
  • Oakencroft Vineyard and Winery: 275 vacation rentals
  • Charlottesville Pavilion: 287 vacation rentals
  • Trump Winery: 255 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Charlottesville 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 Cabins in Charlottesville?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 49 Cabins in Charlottesville. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Charlottesville include:

  • Houses: 150 rentals available
  • Cottages: 49 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 42 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Charlottesville?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 30 vacation rentals with pool available in Charlottesville. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.