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Condo in Charleston
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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Private room in Charleston
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.
$60 per night
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Home in James Island
Modern 2 BDR Between Downtown and Beach
Perfectly situated between Folly Beach and Downtown Charleston our newly renovated home is the best location for those wanting to explore all that Charleston has to offer. The home is part of a duplex located in the center of James Island. There are 2 bedrooms, both with queen beds and 1 bathroom. The kitchen is fully stocked with cookware and dinnerware. There is a small back patio outside the sliding glass doors in the living room. The private driveway can accommodate 2 cars.
$93 per night
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Stay near Charleston's top sights

Photo of Historic Charleston City Market
Historic Charleston City Market351 locals recommend
Photo of Patriots Point
Patriots Point452 locals recommend
Photo of The Battery
The Battery629 locals recommend
Photo of South Carolina Aquarium
South Carolina Aquarium489 locals recommend
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Middleton Place195 locals recommend
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Angel Oak Tree440 locals recommend

Downtown Charleston vacation rentals

Guest suite in James Island
Three-room suite with private entrance
$80 per night
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Private room in Mount Pleasant
Peaceful Retreat Close to the Beach
$54 per night
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Guesthouse in West Ashley
Cute, Cozy, Charleston Cottage
$84 per night
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Home in James Island
Modern 1 BDR Between Downtown and the Beach
$91 per night
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Rental unit in James Island
Minutes to Historical Charleston and Folly Beach!
$81 per night
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Guest suite in James Island
Relaxing Studio minutes to Downtown & Folly Beach
$102 per night
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Guest suite in Mount Pleasant
Tiny Studio NO CLEANING FEE!
$77 per night
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Guest suite in West Ashley
Modern 1 Bedroom Close to Downtown and Folly Beach
$72 per night
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Rental unit in James Island
Private Waterfront Apartment (no cleaning fee)
$109 per night
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Condo in Charleston
Iconic furnished condo in the heart of Charleston
$130 per night
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Tiny home in James Island
The Backpacker
$50 per night
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Private room in West Ashley
Queen bed w/ private bath - Room 3
$46 per night
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Charleston summer vacation rentals

Private room in James Island
Spacious Suite A w/Keyless Entry, king size bed
$62 per night
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Rental unit in North Charleston
The Esben-ordered, musical, beautiful 1/1apartment
$71 per night
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Townhouse in James Island
Sunny Townhouse on James Island
$100 per night
Guesthouse in West Ashley
Cute 1 bed guesthouse by dwntwn/beach no clean fee
$94 per night
Guesthouse in James Island
Charleston Casita minutes from Folly Beach
$125 per night
Rental unit in Folly Beach
Luxury Sea Cabin Guest Suite - Across from Beach
$91 per night
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Guest suite in James Island
Private Suite - Near Beach & Downtown
$95 per night
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Condo in West Ashley
Lovely two bedroom condo in West Ashley
$60 per night
Home in Park Circle
15 mins 2 Charleston King Suite Patio Fire Pit
$116 per night
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Home in West Ashley
2 bed home minutes from downtown w/ fenced yard
$95 per night
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Guest suite in James Island
Lisa's Suite Serenity ~ no cleaning fee
$108 per night
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Rental unit in Hanahan
Waterfront Patio Fire Pit Hot Tub Free Parking A
$101 per night
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Charleston beach vacation rentals

Condo in Isle of Palms
Charming Oceanfront 1BD ☼ Spectacular Ocean Views!
$89 per night
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Cottage in Mount Pleasant
Perfect Cottage with Amazing Creek & Harbor Views & Location
$249 per night
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Condo in Isle of Palms
Oceanfront Condo ☼ Steps to Beach ☼ Lower Level
$75 per night
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Bungalow in Folly Beach
Fourth Block Private Beach Paradise
$143 per night
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Home in Mount Pleasant
Beach+Downtown ★Walkable Old Village Luxury Style
$91 per night
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Guest suite in Isle of Palms
Cozy Getaway - minutes from beaches & downtown
$100 per night
Guest suite in Mount Pleasant
PERFECT FOR A TRAVELING JOB, STUDENT OR LONG STAY!
$65 per night
Guest suite in James Island
Waterfront Suite Near Beach! Ask about wait list
$147 per night
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Guest suite in Mt Pleasant
Charleston Harbor view, garage apt
$127 per night
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Private room in Mount Pleasant
Detached Cottage in Old Mount Pleasant
$150 per night
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Rental unit in Mount Pleasant
Lge Beautiful Guest Suite w Privt garden/ King Bed
$129 per night
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Home in Wadmalaw Island
Historic Southern Home in Paradise
$181 per night
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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.