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Vacation rental apartments in Charleston

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Top-rated apartments in Charleston

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Holly Suite-Newly Renovated 2BR/1BA- Location!
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Entire rental unit · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

Holly Suite-Newly Renovated 2BR/1BA- Location!Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, The Augusta House will be sure to capture your attention with the charming updates to a true Charleston style home nestled within the perfect location. The Augusta House has six different units each offering private (keyless) entrances, two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, and living room all recently remodeled and updated in 2021. Plenty of off street parking makes your Charleston experience seamless.

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.

Kate's Place on the Coast
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Entire rental unit · 2 guests · 1 bed · 2 baths

Kate's Place on the CoastWelcome to a vacation getaway in an ideal Mt. Pleasant location that is just a short drive to the two beaches of Sullivan's Island and the Isle of Palms, major eateries, and supermarkets. Also, the famous Shem Creek & Marina, which offers kayaking, paddle boating, and waterfront restaurants, is about a mile away. Historic Downtown Charleston is a ten minute drive. My location is great for walking, biking, and jogging.

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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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Two bedroom cottage in Park Circle.
R1,992 ZAR per night
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Little Blue
R1,170 ZAR per night
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  2. Mount Pleasant
Peaceful Retreat Close to the Beach
R1,104 ZAR per night
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  2. Mount Pleasant
Chic Coastal Cottage 🌴 Great location!
R3,663 ZAR per night
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Private Suite C w/keyless entry, king size bed
R942 ZAR per night
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Stroll to the Foodie District from a Remodeled 1885 House
R4,264 ZAR per night
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Park Circle Gem in a Family Neighborhood
R1,918 ZAR per night
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2 Bedroom Duplex
R1,998 ZAR per night
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Modern & Cozy Home in Downtown Charleston
R2,645 ZAR per night
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Newly Renovated House between Airport and Downtown
R1,309 ZAR per night
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*Luxury Beach Living*
R5,539 ZAR per night
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Private Lowcountry Get-A-Way
R1,077 ZAR per night

Pet-friendly apartments

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Hidden Gem in the heart of Mt.Pleasant!
R1,794 ZAR per night
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The Lawrence Suite (Historic Downtown) - Only 6 Blocks from King Street!
R4,304 ZAR per night
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  2. Folly Beach
Great location, super cute & spacious Folly Vacation Apt B
R3,688 ZAR per night
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  2. Folly Beach
Folly Vacation 620 Modern Spacious Apt w/bonus room
R3,530 ZAR per night
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The Medallion - (Live like a Local in Historic Downtown) - NEWLY RENOVATED - Steps from Estadio
R2,790 ZAR per night
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Southern Charms on Spring ^ Walk Everywhere!
R3,730 ZAR per night
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Pristine! Stay Safe at 1339 Studio West ~ Unit 1
R1,741 ZAR per night
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Charming 2nd Floor Apartment
R1,412 ZAR per night
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Bee St Condo in Historic Building
R1,987 ZAR per night
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Modern Downtown Bungalow - Pet Friendly!
R3,144 ZAR per night
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The Esben-ordered, musical, beautiful 1/1apartment
R1,713 ZAR per night
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Relaxing Stuido, Queen Beds, Pool, 24/7 Gym
R1,549 ZAR per night

Apartments with kitchens

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  2. Folly Beach
ChillShack - steps to beach
R2,476 ZAR per night
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Updated Historical Apartment with Terrace
R3,235 ZAR per night
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🐢King Bed/pool/Trendy Nbhd
R1,591 ZAR per night
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LUXURIOUS STUDIO IN NORTH CHARLESTON! (Studio C)
R1,416 ZAR per night
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Peaceful Private Downtown Suite
R2,266 ZAR per night
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Cannon St. Suite C
R1,918 ZAR per night
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🍍KING BED/Pool/Trendy Nbhd
R1,657 ZAR per night
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Minutes to Historical Charleston and Folly Beach!
R1,583 ZAR per night
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  2. Folly Beach
Blackbeard's Folly III•Sleeps 6• 500ft From Beach
R3,568 ZAR per night
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  2. Folly Beach
Steps from the beach - 1 bedroom - Folly Beach
R2,108 ZAR per night
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Indigo Place
R1,697 ZAR per night
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A Blend of Historic Charm and Modern Luxury
R3,800 ZAR per night

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:R517 / person
  • WSL Pro: Carolina Salt Surf Lessons
    After arranging a meeting location, we'll meet up and begin with the basics. I have created an unorthodox yet effective approach! I provide 20 yrs of surf knowledge into one lesson while making it fun and easy to understand! I believe in taking a funny, care free approach that allows you to feel comfortable and confident! After a brief beach intro we dive right into the waves. After just minutes you are doing the entire surf process on your own. Everything from picking out, paddling, and catching waves with 0 guidance from me. My goal is not just take you surfing, but to truly teach you how to surf! Other things to note We make it easy. We provide everything and more. Just bring anything you would normally bring for a day at the beach. Following your surf lesson booking, feel free to check out my profile to see the other water sports experiences that I offer. We look forward to meeting you!
    From Price:R1,107 / person
  • Sailing 101 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**
    From Price:R1,461 / 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:R517 / person
  • Sail Charleston Harbor
    The most popular time to sail is sunset which provides the perfect atmosphere to get away from the daily grind. Up to at total of six guests can kick back, relax and soak up the last remaining rays of sun or be as active in the sailing of Alliance as they wish. Depending on tides, currents and wind our three-hour harbor tour will take you down the Intercostal waterway off Sullivan’s Island, out to Fort Sumter, the Charleston Battery and waterfront, up to the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Yorktown and Patriots Point. We will circle the entire harbor while you relax on the bow, amidships or cockpit and breath it all in. It is a rare occasion when we do not see a dolphin riding our bow wake or playing in the harbor waters around Alliance. If interested in learning the finer points of sailing, put yourself to work and find out what it is like to helm a boat and trim the sails. Instruction can be freely given and you can do as little or as much as you like. Regardless of your interest level, Alliance Sailing Charter exists for your enjoyment and we will do our utmost to make your sail a memorable one. Other things to note It is a good idea to think of a sailing charter as you would day at the beach. A towel, camera, sunscreen and hat, etc. are all important items. Passengers should wear soft-soled tennis shoes only.
    From Price:R1,845 / person

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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