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  1. Private room
  2. South of Broad
Location! With small private Balcony

This is the oldest part of Charleston. We are 2 blocks from the harbor and the only sound you will hear is the occasional horse carriage tour. Sit on your own small balcony and drink a glass of wine to enjoy Charleston the way it’s meant to be. Private bathroom too! We have 2 friendly cats that are always down for a cuddle. Our home is a light and airy place to relax. We love our city and love to give recommendations. We also have bikes and beach chairs on the property. Street parking is free.

$50 per night
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Cannonborough - Elliottborough
Executive Downtown Apartment with Roof Deck

Come stay in the heart of the new downtown, 2 blocks from the restaurants and shops of upper King and only a few minutes more from everything else the city has to offer. Large queen bed and queen sleeper sofa, fully equipped kitchen, clawfoot tub and unique touches are what make us the ideal apartment for a temporary stay plus special touches to give it a unique personality.

$71 per night
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  1. Entire condo
  2. Harleston Village
2 Bed, 2 Bath; HEART of downtown just off King St.

Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, this condo offers a beautifully designed interior with the perfect blend of contemporary updates and historic charms. With a quiet location off of King Street you are only steps from Charleston's distinguished restaurants, shops, galleries and parks. Inside, the condo is a light-filled, open floor plan with vaulted beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, and eat-in kitchen. There are two well sized bedrooms, both have walk-in closets and their bathrooms.

$135 per night

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Stay near Charleston's top sights

Photo of Historic Charleston City Market
Historic Charleston City Market107 locals recommend
Photo of Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum62 locals recommend
Photo of Waterfront Park
Waterfront Park84 locals recommend
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South Carolina Aquarium84 locals recommend
Photo of The Battery
The Battery133 locals recommend
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Middleton Place90 locals recommend

Downtown Charleston vacation rentals

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  1. Private room
  2. Mount Pleasant
Peaceful Retreat Close to the Beach
$67 per night
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  1. Entire condo
  2. Charleston
Historic 2 Story Condo Center of Downtown!
$120 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Charleston
R4: Open spaces. Private space. Relaxed.
$33 per night
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Charleston
Coastal Style: Beautiful Fully Equipped Suite
$99 per night
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. James Island
Relaxing Studio minutes to Downtown & Folly Beach
$103 per night
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Cannonborough - Elliottborough
Contemporary Open Loft Apartment Downtown
$138 per night
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Charleston
Modern Suite: Gorgeous Fully Renovated 1 Bedroom
$99 per night
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  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. West Ashley
Cute, Cozy, Charleston Cottage
$91 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Goose Creek
Weekly stays in newly renovated home, biz traveler
$45 per night
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  1. Tiny home
  2. James Island
The Backpacker
$50 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. James Island
Private Lowcountry Get-A-Way
$73 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. North Charleston
Cheerful private room in a new house.
$27 per night

Charleston summer vacation rentals

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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Cannonborough - Elliottborough
Cozy Art Villa in Historic Charleston, SC
$125 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. James Island
Executive Suite B w/Private Entrance,king size bed
$65 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Goose Creek
Quiet bedroom for weekly stays for business travel
$40 per night
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Mount Pleasant
PERFECT FOR A TRAVELING JOB, STUDENT OR LONG STAY!
$65 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Goose Creek
Paris room
$42 per night
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  1. Entire guest suite
  2. James Island
Three-room suite with private entrance
$95 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. West Ashley
Queen bed w/ private bath - Room 3
$54 per night
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  1. Entire townhouse
  2. West Ashley
Quiet Area Close to Downtown
$65 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. North Charleston
Quaint single bedroom with shared hall bathroom.
$38 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. James Island
Spacious Suite A w/Keyless Entry, king size bed
$71 per night
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  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Park Circle
Charleston- Park Circle Guest Suite/Full Kitchen
$56 per night
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  1. Entire guest suite
  2. James Island
Lisa's Suite Serenity ~ no cleaning fee
$113 per night

Charleston holiday vacation rentals

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  2. North Charleston
Cozy bedroom (B) near the Trendy Park Circle Area
$55 per night
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  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Mount Pleasant
Tiny Studio NO CLEANING FEE!
$103 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. North Charleston
Cozy private room in North Charleston
$43 per night
  1. Private room
  2. West Ashley
Somerset Beach Comber
$29 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Harleston Village
True Charleston Get-Away!
$95 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. James Island
"Be Our Guest" - Large private suite!!
$90 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. James Island
Charming Charleston home in a desired location!
$63 per night
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  1. Entire condo
  2. Mount Pleasant
Cozy & Quiet two-bedroom - Prime Location!
$95 per night
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Charleston
Downtown Guest House Getaway
$133 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. James Island
Private Suite C w/keyless entry, king size bed
$66 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. West Ashley
Queen Bed w/ ensuite bath - Room 2
$58 per night
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  1. Private room
  2. Charleston
R3: Furnished private room-Queen. shared bathroom
$31 per night

Your guide to Charleston

Introduction

Charleston’s present is rooted in its past. In 1931, the city became the first to set an ordinance establishing a historic district. The result is an extremely well-preserved pre-Civil War downtown area, plus about 2,800 historic homes in the region showcasing eight architectural styles seen in the Lowcountry: Colonial, Georgian, Federal, Classical Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Victorian, and Art Deco. The quintessentially charming Southern seaport city is also within easy reach of diverse communities, including South Carolina’s largest island, Johns Island, about 10 miles to the southwest; the fast-growing suburb of Mount Pleasant, 10 miles to the northeast; the barrier island of Sullivan’s Island, 10 miles to the east; Folly Beach, best known for its pier, 11.5 miles to the south; the oceanfront community of Seabrook Island 23.7 miles southwest, and the delightful small town of Summerville, about 25 miles to the northwest.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Charleston?

Spring and fall are the most enjoyable times of year to stay in one of Charleston’s vacation rentals, when highs are in the mid-60s to 70s Fahrenheit and lows stay in the 50s and low 60s. March through May are especially popular because of all the blooming plants, especially the magnolia trees. Summers can get stifling, with humid highs in the 80s and lows only dropping into the 70s, plus rainfall is highest from June through September, hitting a peak in August. Winters can be a pleasant time in the city, as highs are in the upper 50s and lows tend not to dip below the mid-40s.


What are the top things to do in Charleston?

Fort Sumter

The first shots of the Civil War rang out at this fort in 1861. It’s accessible only by ferry boat, departing from the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center in Charleston or Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant.

Historic District

The historic district sits on the peninsula where the Ashley and Cooper rivers meet, and mixes cobblestone streets and lowcountry architecture. Stop at the Charleston City Market, one of the country’s oldest public markets, established in 1804, and also explore King Street, which runs from uptown to the Charleston Harbor, passing through the Design, Fashion, and Antique districts.

The Battery

On the southern end is this picturesque waterfront stretch of historic mansions, as well as Joe Riley Waterfront Park, home of the Pineapple Fountain.