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Guest suite · Park Circle
Adorable 1 bedroom apartment with free parking
Keep it simple at this peaceful and central location in Park Circle. 1 bedroom ,2 private bath, living room and kitchen.
May 17 – 24
€ 97 per night
Superhost
Guest suite · James Island
Peaceful Waterfront Home in Charleston
Come enjoy the southern charm of this newly renovated waterfront Charleston home. A luxurious bed and bath have been created here with your comfort and privacy in mind. Located just 5 minutes from historic downtown Charleston, and another 5 minutes from beautiful Folly Beach, you will be perfectly situated for your trip no matter what your vacation entails or how long your stay!
Aug 15 – 22
€ 123 per night
Superhost
Guest suite · James Island
Relaxing Studio minutes to Downtown & Folly Beach
NO CLEANING FEE! Keep it simple at this studio suite 10 minutes to Folly Beach & Downtown Charleston. King size bed. Enjoy the privacy of your own entrance and off-street parking. Beach chairs and cooler in unit for your use. Air mattresses also included. Laundry for longer stays.
Feb 3 – 10
€ 108 per night
Superhost

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Stay near Charleston's top sights

Photo of Historic Charleston City Market
Historic Charleston City Market111 locals recommend
Photo of Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum64 locals recommend
Photo of Waterfront Park
Waterfront Park85 locals recommend
Photo of The Battery
The Battery137 locals recommend
Photo of South Carolina Aquarium
South Carolina Aquarium89 locals recommend
Photo of Middleton Place
Middleton Place91 locals recommend

Downtown Charleston vacation rentals

Private room · North Charleston
Cozy bedroom (B) near the Trendy Park Circle Area
Mar 22 – 29
€ 79 per night
Superhost
Tiny home · James Island
The Backpacker
Dec 15 – 22
€ 64 per night
Superhost
Private room · James Island
A cozy and clean private bedroom and bathroom.
Jun 24 – Jul 1
€ 67 per night
Superhost
Private room · West Ashley
Fresh and Charming room and bath.
Dec 5 – 12
€ 109 per night
Superhost
Guest suite · Mount Pleasant
*Fully*Renovated*1bed/1baClosetoDowntown/Beach
Aug 6 – 13
€ 174 per night
Superhost
Guesthouse · Park Circle
The Olive FROG in Park Circle! 3 min walk to FUN!
Dec 10 – 17
€ 134 per night
Superhost
Private room · North Charleston
Quaint single bedroom with shared hall bathroom.
Nov 4 – 11
€ 56 per night
Superhost
Home · Charleston
Charming 1BD with parking!
Jan 5 – 12
€ 165 per night
Superhost
Bungalow · West Ashley
Fresh Charming Charleston Bungalow
Dec 2 – 9
€ 111 per night
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Apartment · Mount Pleasant
Lovely 1 Room Garden Suite Apt. Bathroom/Parking
Sep 19 – 26
€ 132 per night
Superhost
Tiny home · James Island
The Cashmere Guest Suite - PERFECT LOCATION!
Dec 23 – 30
€ 110 per night
Superhost
Guesthouse · Park Circle
Cute & Pet Friendly Retreat in Charleston!
Sep 7 – 14
€ 91 per night

Charleston winter vacation rentals

Private room · Summerville
Private room with detached private full bath
Dec 17 – 24
€ 55 per night
Superhost
Private room · Mount Pleasant
Gone Coastal Cottage, Jr
Oct 19 – 26
€ 98 per night
Superhost
Private room · North Charleston
Cozy private room in North Charleston
Feb 23 – Mar 2
€ 67 per night
Superhost
Guesthouse · North Charleston
Happy Camper
Oct 24 – 31
€ 89 per night
Superhost
Apartment · North Charleston
The Esben-ordered, musical, beautiful 1/1apartment
Feb 6 – 13
€ 137 per night
Superhost
Guesthouse · James Island
Adorable Folly Carriage House Retreat
Jan 27 – Feb 3
€ 177 per night
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Guest suite · Mount Pleasant
Mt. Pleasant Guest Suite Close To Charleston
Jan 6 – 13
€ 78 per night
Superhost
Private room · North Charleston
Cheerful private room in a new house.
Nov 13 – 20
€ 51 per night
Superhost
Private room · James Island
When there’s a will there’s a Wei, Suite B
May 5 – 12
€ 73 per night
Tiny home · Park Circle
Casita 289 - Brand New Tiny Home in Park Circle
Dec 12 – 19
€ 147 per night
Superhost
Private room · North Charleston
QueenBd 10mn fr Airport&Charleston/5mn walk to bus
Dec 17 – 24
€ 67 per night
Private room · Goose Creek
Weekly stays in newly renovated home, biz traveler
Nov 16 – 23
€ 51 per night
Superhost

Charleston summer vacation rentals

Guest suite · Mount Pleasant
Tiny Studio NO CLEANING FEE!
Dec 22 – 29
€ 130 per night
Superhost
Guesthouse · West Ashley
Cute, Cozy, Charleston Cottage
Feb 24 – Mar 3
€ 109 per night
Superhost
Guest suite · James Island
Three-room suite with private entrance
Feb 19 – 26
€ 112 per night
Superhost
Private room · James Island
Spacious Suite A w/Keyless Entry, king size bed
Mar 8 – 15
€ 96 per night
Superhost
Apartment · West Ashley
Comfortable & Charming Space Close to Everything
Apr 23 – 30
€ 181 per night
Superhost
Apartment · James Island
Private Waterfront Apartment among the Grand Oaks
Mar 7 – 14
€ 144 per night
Superhost
Apartment · Park Circle
Mini mixy -10 mins to all of CHS
Nov 16 – 23
€ 122 per night
Superhost
Home · North Charleston
The Iris-*NEW*CloseToPark Circle&Dwntwn Charleston
Feb 11 – 18
€ 153 per night
Home · Charleston
Updated Minimalist Cottage Off Upper King
Dec 12 – 19
€ 171 per night
Cottage · Cannonborough - Elliottborough
Perfect Tiny Cottage, Historic Downtown Charleston
Jun 6 – 13
€ 201 per night
Superhost
Private room · James Island
SmRmRAMPGrab Bars-KAYAKSCoffee-PrivENTRY-PrivBATH
Mar 10 – 17
€ 121 per night
Superhost
Private room · Mount Pleasant
Pleasant Stay for your Charleston visit.
Apr 8 – 15
€ 138 per night
Superhost

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.