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A Blend of Historic Charm and Modern Luxury
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Entire rental unit · 4 guests · 2 beds · 2 baths

A Blend of Historic Charm and Modern LuxuryBrowse the shops on Upper King Street, then pull up an aqua stool at the rustic bench and relax with a coffee. Curl up on the velvet corner sofa and plan the day's adventures, or take it easy with a sunny nap in the turquoise hammock on the porch. Short Term Rental Permit #00654

Private Waterfront Apartment among the Grand Oaks
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Entire rental unit · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Private Waterfront Apartment among the Grand OaksEnjoy a unique experience on small tidal creek, with beautiful marsh views, majestic grand oak trees, and abundant wildlife in a very quiet and safe neighborhood. Convenient location. Easy access to downtown or the beach. Its actually on James Island, licensed in the City of Charleston, just across the marsh and harbor of the historic downtown. (5 miles to downtown, and 8 miles to Folly Beach) The high 10 foot ceilings, large 8 foot windows, and wonderful view create an open experience.

Lge Beautiful Guest Suite w Privt garden/ King Bed
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Entire rental unit · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Lge Beautiful Guest Suite w Privt garden/ King BedDozens say "our best Airbnb experience ever" . Though attached to the main house, this space is totally private with its own parking, entrance and private garden for morning coffee or evening cocktails. Gorgeous Huge Bathroom. Located in the Old Village area of Mt. Pleasant, Fridge, Microwave, Coffee Maker,Plates, cups , 5 minutes to beach & 10 minutes to Charleston. Cable & Wifi. . Bikes . Truly an extra special space.

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Popular apartment amenities in Charleston

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Free parking on premises
  • Wifi
  • Pets allowed

Houses in Charleston

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PETS/OK-SmRm-KAYAKS-PrivBa/PrivEntry-COFFEE-Fridge
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★NEW★Modern Downtown Home w/Balcony + Free Parking
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Little Blue
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Peaceful Retreat Close to the Beach
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Chic Coastal Cottage 🌴 Great location!
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Charming Two Bedroom Carriage House by Marion Square
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Park Circle Gem in a Family Neighborhood
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2 Bedroom Duplex
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Modern & Cozy Home in Downtown Charleston
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Newly Renovated House between Airport and Downtown
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*Luxury Beach Living*
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Private Lowcountry Get-A-Way

Pet-friendly apartments

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The Getaway - Right Next to Park Circle, Riverfront Park, Firefly, and Holy City Brewery!
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Hidden Gem in the heart of Mt.Pleasant!
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The Lawrence Suite (Historic Downtown) - Only 6 Blocks from King Street!
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Great location, super cute & spacious Folly Vacation Apt B
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Folly Vacation 620 Modern Spacious Apt w/bonus room
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The Medallion - (Live like a Local in Historic Downtown) - NEWLY RENOVATED - Steps from Estadio
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Pristine! Stay Safe at 1339 Studio West ~ Unit 1
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Charming 2nd Floor Apartment
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Bee St Condo in Historic Building
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Holly Suite-Newly Renovated 2BR/1BA- Location!
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Modern Downtown Bungalow - Pet Friendly!
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The Esben-ordered, musical, beautiful 1/1apartment

Apartments with kitchens

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ChillShack - steps to beach
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Updated Historical Apartment with Terrace
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🐢King Bed/pool/Trendy Nbhd
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Folly Beach Hideaway
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Peaceful Private Downtown Suite
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Dream Catcher Carriage House Daniel Island
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Cannon St. Suite C
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🍍KING BED/Pool/Trendy Nbhd
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Minutes to Historical Charleston and Folly Beach!
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Blackbeard's Folly III•Sleeps 6• 500ft From Beach
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Indigo Place
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Kate's Place on the Coast

Top-rated things to do in Charleston

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  • The Best Charleston History Tour-2pm
    As the only experience in Charleston with well over 1000 Five Star reviews, I promise you're going to learn more about the history of Charleston on this tour than on any other tour in town. From modern-day Charleston, to how the city came to be, even mind-blowing facts about everything from Slavery to Santa Clause. But... we start by discussing what's important to you about history. What you like, and what you hope to learn. This allows us to focus the conversation where you want. I use a story format and I ask you a lot of questions to spur discussion. I'll walk you down the path of Charleston in a funny, interesting, sometimes irreverent way. I'm not going to sugar-coat anything, show you old pictures, or drone on about names and dates you won't remember. My job is to give you the facts and let you make your own informed decisions about history. We'll start at Waterfront Park and head south to the famous Charleston battery. We'll see some amazing sights and have some fascinating discussions about the very colorful history of the early fort of Charles Towne. When we’re finished we’ll end up very close to where we started, none the worse for wear, and the proud new owners of the most valuable souvenir you can take home from your trip – knowledge. So come on ya'll, let's go learn about the history of Charleston!
    From Price:€30 / person
  • The Best Charleston History Tour-10am
    As the only experience in Charleston with well over 1000 Five Star reviews, I promise you're going to learn more about the history of Charleston on this tour than on any other tour in town. From modern-day Charleston, to how the city came to be, even mind-blowing facts about everything from Slavery to Santa Clause. But... we start by discussing what's important to you about history. What you like, and what you hope to learn. This allows us to focus the conversation where you want. I use a story format and I ask you a lot of questions to spur discussion. I'll walk you down the path of Charleston in a funny, interesting, sometimes irreverent way. I'm not going to sugar-coat anything, show you old pictures, or drone on about names and dates you won't remember. My job is to give you the facts and let you make your own informed decisions about history. We'll start at Waterfront Park and head south to the famous Charleston battery. We'll see some amazing sights and have some fascinating discussions about the very colorful history of the early fort of Charles Towne. When we’re finished we’ll end up very close to where we started, none the worse for wear, and the proud new owners of the most valuable souvenir you can take home from your trip – knowledge. So come on ya'll, let's go learn about the history of Charleston!
    From Price:€30 / person
  • Sunset Paddleboard Tour
    This two-hour Sunset paddle on the Edge of America is considered one of the best spots in the world to watch the sunset. Our Sunset Safaris start off with the basics on how to paddle from your guide, and you’ll be paddling confidently in no time. Our guides are Lifeguard Certified trained, so you can be well assured that our guides are able to handle anything! Join us as we explore alongside the numerous beautiful native birds and bottlenose dolphins while we share fascinating facts about our unique wildlife and the amazing Barrier Island Ecosystem. This is the perfect way to experience the beautiful Lowcountry, and we'll go with the flow following the tides and wind direction for a great beginners’ paddle. We stop midway so you can rest and take a dip into that nice cool water. The best part is SUPing into an epic sunset before we head back together making friends with dolphins and each other!
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  • Sunset Sail in the Charleston Harbor
    After a brief safety speech, we will shove off the dock and head into the scenic Charleston Harbor. As we raise the sails and turn the engine off, you'll immediately feel the relaxation set in and discover why the sailboat is named Mental Heeling. You'll be involved as much (or as little) as you prefer as we navigate the Harbor together. Tacking and gybing our way to the various landmarks including: Fort Sumter, The Battery, USS Yorktown, Castle Pinckney and the iconic Ravenel Bridge. Guests under the age of 13 will be required to wear a life jacket per the US Coast Guard. I will have adult and child life jackets onboard. Other things to note You will receive a Welcome Message via Airbnb messenger upon booking, PLEASE READ! Booking Tip- book early in your visit in case we need to reschedule due to weather. You can bring any snacks/drinks that you would like. Adults 21+ may bring alcohol. **Please avoid bringing any glass**
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  • Charleston Photo Walk with Thia
    I will be your guide around historic Charleston Waterfront Park and surrounding areas. You will go through beautiful narrow cobble stone streets and secret locations tucked in throughout the heart of the city. It has taken years of networking through the city to gain access to some of the places we will visit. You will not see these places in any brochure so be sure to reserve your spot if you want to see these elusive places off the beaten path. Come see the charm that is over flowing in this historically rich town. Every photographer, aged ten and over, can come to this experience. Bring any camera, including a camera phone. In our photo walk, I will show you interesting perspectives and angles to capture picture perfect images. As a long time photography instructor I can assist with camera settings. If you are using a camera phone I can offer some tips for those too. As an added bonus I will be photographing you through your experience and will share those images with you by airdrop or email link. If you choose to tip it is greatly appreciated. 100% of those proceeds this year goes toward a match fund for my child’s first car. Other things to note In the event that it is raining we may alter the course of the path to allow for more interior views. —-If the date you would like is not available please message me. I will do my best to accommodate
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Your guide to Charleston

All About Charleston

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.


How do I get around Charleston?

Charleston International Airport (CHS) has daily nonstop flights from major U.S. hubs as well as seasonal flights from London. The terminal is technically in the city of North Charleston and is about 12 miles northwest of Downtown Charleston, with bus, shuttle, rideshare, and rental car options to get into town. If you’re driving, Charleston is about two hours from Savannah, three hours from Charlotte, about four hours from Jacksonville, and about five hours from Atlanta. Once you’re here, buses, pedicabs, water taxis, cabs, and rideshares are all available to get around town. In downtown, a free shuttle runs along three routes, making ample local stops, but the best way to really get to know the city center is by exploring on foot.


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

Spring and fall are the most enjoyable times of year to explore Charleston, 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.

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