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Vacation rental apartments in Charleston

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Rental unit in James Island
Private Waterfront Apartment (no cleaning fee)
Enjoy 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. 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 ten foot ceilings, large 8 foot window, and wonderful marsh views create an open experience.
$109 per night
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Rental unit in James Island
Minutes to Historical Charleston and Folly Beach!
This bungalow is located on 2nd floor hidden in a grove of oak trees. The unit has been completely renovated and bathroom and kitchen have granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. There is a king size bed in the main bedroom. There is a huge deck with table and adirondack chairs . The large living area is seperated by a pair of barn doors that can be closed for privacy for use of the single sleeper sofa. There’s plenty of light and privacy galore !
$78 per night
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Rental unit in Cannonborough - Elliottborough
Private & Peaceful Downtown Apartment
Perfect for traveling professionals! This light-filled ground-floor apartment is available for 30-night minimum rentals. The property is located in the Cannonborough-Elliotborough neighborhood, just one block from King Street. Located at the back of the property away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown streets, but close enough to walk to everything! Please note this unit is handicap inaccessible.
$87 per night
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Stay near Charleston's top sights

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Patriots Point452 locals recommend
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Middleton Place4 locals recommend
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The Battery629 locals recommend

Houses in Charleston

Private room in Charleston
Location! With small private Balcony
$60 per night
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Home in James Island
Modern 2 BDR Between Downtown and Beach
$94 per night
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Private room in Mount Pleasant
Peaceful Retreat Close to the Beach
$54 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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Private room in James Island
Spacious Suite A w/Keyless Entry, king size bed
$62 per night
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Home in James Island
Private Lowcountry Cottage
$89 per night
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Private room in Charleston
Queen Master Bedroom & ensuite bath - Room 1
$47 per night
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Private room in James Island
Private Lowcountry Get-A-Way
$73 per night
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Private room in North Charleston
Quaint single bedroom with shared hall bathroom.
$35 per night
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Private room in West Ashley
King Bed with Ensuite Bathroom - Room 2
$47 per night
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Private room in North Charleston
FullBed 10mn fr Airport&Charleston/5mn walk to bus
$44 per night
Private room in James Island
Artsy, quaint house near beach and downtown
$45 per night
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Pet-friendly apartments

Rental unit in North Charleston
The Esben-ordered, musical, beautiful 1/1apartment
$76 per night
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Rental unit in Charleston
Charming King St Studio in Historic Building
$95 per night
Rental unit in Ansonborough
Coastal Style: Beautiful Fully Equipped Suite
$231 per night
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Rental unit in Cannonborough - Elliottborough
The Mirage by StayDuvet | 5 Blocks to King!
$161 per night
Rental unit in Ansonborough
Spectacular Luxurious Spacious 2 Bedroom Apartment
$266 per night
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Rental unit in Charleston
Exclusive Redbud Suite 2B/1B-Pet Friendly+Parking
$143 per night
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Rental unit in Charleston
Furnished Executive Rental 2b/1b + Fenced Dog Park
$64 per night
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Rental unit in Charleston
Bright and Spacious Studio on Colonial Lake
$134 per night
Rental unit in Charleston
True Charleston Get-Away!
$120 per night
Rental unit in Ansonborough
Modern Suite: Gorgeous Fully Renovated 1 Bedroom
$231 per night
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Rental unit in Mount Pleasant
One Bedroom King Bed with Sofa Bed at Hyatt Place Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
$113 per night
Rental unit in Charleston
Boutique Hotel Home with Pool 'The Cisco'
$186 per night
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Apartments with kitchens

Rental unit in Ansonborough
Charming 1 Bedroom Apt in Downtown Charleston
$91 per night
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Rental unit in Charleston
Exclusive Golden Bell Suite 2B/1B + Free Parking
$114 per night
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Rental unit in James Island
Private Marshfront Studio Nestled Among Grand Oaks
$115 per night
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Rental unit in James Island
Folly 15min & King St 10mins | Treehouse Cottage
$68 per night
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Rental unit in Cannonborough - Elliottborough
Cozy Studio in Downtown Charleston Near King St
$55 per night
Rental unit in Charleston
Sunnyside A - Downtown Charleston Brewery District
$120 per night
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Rental unit in Park Circle
*NEW* QUIET 2-B.Room, STEPS from food & nightlife!
$126 per night
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Rental unit in North Charleston
The Harmony -Newly Renovated 2 Bedroom/1 Bath
$75 per night
Rental unit in Hanahan
Waterfront Patio Fire Pit Hot Tub Free Parking A
$102 per night
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Private room in Mt Pleasant
60 Day Minimum Rental, Comfy Room/Private Bath
$45 per night
Rental unit in Cannonborough - Elliottborough
Contemporary Open Loft Apartment Downtown
$99 per night
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Rental unit in Cannonborough - Elliottborough
The Medallion by StayDuvet | 5 Blocks to King!
$118 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.