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Highlights Charleston

  • Beautiful cathedrals
  • Spectacular gardens
  • Amazing history museums
  • Old Victorian buildings

Best Vacation Rentals in Charleston

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Ansonborough, Charleston
Vacation Rental • 527 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(66 reviews)
Location, Location, Location! One of Charleston's most incredible addresses. This amazing unit is located in one of the most ideal locations in all of Charleston. We are located 100 yards from the newly renovated Charleston City Market dating back to 1804. The Market area offers an abundance of shopping and nationally acclaimed restaurants that will prove to be a culinary delight. This newly updated unit affords easy walking or a simple rickshaw ride to top attractions such as the Gibbes Museum, The Market, The South Carolina Aquarium, The Waterfront Park, The Battery and a whole host of ot...
from $242 / night
Charleston, Charleston County
Vacation Rental • 646 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(25 reviews)
Discover the perfect setting at this Downtown Charleston historic one bedroom carriage house located south of Broad Street in the heart of the city. Whether shopping on King Street, enjoying Spoleto Festival, visiting the College of Charleston or the Aquarium, or strolling through the Old City Market, you will find this location to be a few minutes walk to all.There is a private garden with patio for your exclusive enjoyment. The apartment is newly furnished with classic Charleston chests, chairs, and rice planter queen bed. The apartment is separate from the main house - with a private ent...
from $325 / night
Wragg Borough, Charleston
Vacation Rental • 592 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(9 reviews)
Looking for a unique experience at a historic property for your extended stay in downtown Charleston? Our Cookhouse suite is the perfect retreat. Our professionally-decorated Cookhouse unit, located on the 2nd floor, accommodates 2-4 persons, has a private bedroom with a queen-size reproduction historic rice bed, two non-working fireplaces, accent antiques (including a highboy), a spacious bathroom with tiled shower, and a fully-equipped kitchen/sitting room with eating area and full-sized sofa bed. The Cookhouse boasts a beautiful, professionally-designed shared patio and garden and off-st...
from $64 / night

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Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Charleston

$551for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
$547 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability Charleston

1%for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
31% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Charleston

Enchanting vacation rentals in the beautiful Charleston

Do you want to enjoy a different vacation in a beautiful place with a great, incredible history? Visit the charismatic city of Charleston, in the beautiful state of South Carolina in the United States. Where you can enjoy all the tourist attractions that this spectacular city has for you in addition to enjoying all the comforts that its fantastic vacation rentals have, Charleston is known for its impressive pastel colored antebellum houses and its cobblestone streets. Also, its impressive architecture of the twentieth century with buildings of historical importance. Visit its fabulous museums to discover the past of this city and the role it played during the civil war. Tour the old houses and stroll through its extensive grounds that served as plantations in the past. Marvel at its incredible nature and relax in this captivating city to enjoy a magnificent vacation with your family.

Extraordinary vacation rentals with sea views

Everything that a family vacation may need to enjoy the best tourist attractions, you can find them in the magnificent vacation rentals that you can rent in Charleston, located near the beach and just a few minutes from the city center, you will discover the fantastic kitchen fully equipped with oven, coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, dining room, washing machine, dryer and all the utensils you may need to prepare delicious meals. Enjoy its large balcony that gives you the best views of the coast. Relax in your spacious living room with air conditioning, high-speed Wi-Fi, a selection of games, movies and more. Rest in your cozy rooms with great king, queen and single beds. Stroll around enjoying your comfortable garden with terrace. Book now in these magnificent accommodations and start discovering the charms of Charleston.

Vacations in Charleston

The area and getting around

Stroll through the fantastic Drayton Hall

Charleston is full of history wherever you look, one example of this is the impressive Drayton Hall, one of the oldest unrestored plantation houses in America that has survived the civil war that is open to the public. You can take a guided tour of its interior where you can admire its intact floors, walls and chimneys, as well as ornamental details, and original crafts from the 18th century. Outside you will be able to appreciate an incredible extension of gardens where you will find an African cemetery that belonged to the plantation in 1790 and is considered one of the oldest in the nation.

Have fun at the beautiful Waterfront Park

If you want to enjoy all the beautiful scenery of Charleston and its incredible views, you cannot miss the incredible Waterfront Park, a place where locals and tourists meet to have a good time. With 12 acres of an expanse in front of the imposing sea that covers about 1000 feet of coastline. Additionally, you will also find extensive flower gardens, old benches and some swings for the little ones. Take a walk around its famous pineapple-shaped fountain that lights up every night and is a true spectacle. Just a few steps from Waterfront Park is the famous King Street that you can walk through and visit its incredible variety of shops and admire its beautiful pastel buildings.

Travelers and activities

Charleston for museum lovers

In the charming city of Charleston, you can enjoy an impressive museum, considered the first in the United States. Founded in 1773, under the Charleston Library Society known as the Charleston Museum, it houses permanent exhibits chronicling the history of Native Americans and early settlers. As you walk through the Lowcountry History Hall you will find slave insignia, tools used in agriculture, and learn what life was like during the revolution and the role the city played during the civil war. Additionally, for all art lovers, inside the museum you can find wonderful galleries such as the Early Days, with collections of Egyptian mummies and Greek and Roman antiquities. The Charleston Silver Loblein Gallery, which displays an incredible collection of silver objects from the Victorian era, such as George Washington's christening cup. Finally, you can also visit the historical gallery of Textiles, which display a magnificent collection of period costumes.

Charleston for families

One of the best things you can do with your family on this Charleston vacation, and one of the most popular, is to visit the fantastic South Carolina Aquarium that is home to a wide variety of sea creatures, birds, and some land mammals. Discover its incredible double-deck tank of more than 385,000 gallons of capacity with beautiful species of goldfish and other underwater animals such as starfish, manta rays and others. Enjoy fun interactive shows. Visit the Shark Shallows where you can touch sharks and rays. Additionally, this fantastic aquarium has a wonderful sea turtle hospital, where it cares for sick turtles and others that are at risk, such as the amazing 220-pound Caguamo turtle. The South Carolina Aquarium is one of the best places to enjoy an afternoon of walking and fun with your family surrounded by the most beautiful marine life.

The name Charleston, was granted by King Charles II of England, derived from Charles Towne. However, it is also known as the Holy City due to the large number of churches with bell towers that you will find throughout the city.

Top 5 travel tips in Charleston

1. Explore the magnificent Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

These gardens with public access are the oldest that you can find in the United States, they were opened for the first time in 1870. They are considered the last large-scale romantic style gardens made in the entire country. You can find beautiful trails and formal landscapes worthy of the best photographs. Visit the Antebellum mackerel with lake, where you can take pleasant boat tours around the garden and get to know the charming petting zoo. This incredible garden is always in constant growth due to it is passed generation after generation, so it will be worth visiting it continuously.

2. Visit the ancient cathedral of Saint John Baptist

This ancient temple is a neo-Gothic structure built to replace another cathedral that was in the same place. Inside you will find unique details that are very well-preserved such as its beautiful carved oak benches, you can also contemplate its three original altars built of white marble and its delicate windows with colored stained-glass. In addition to this beautiful church, if you are a fan of temples, in Charleston you can find other wonderful ones, such as the circular Congregational Church, with an old cemetery from 1695 or the French Huguenot Church, one of the oldest congregations in the United States.

3. Tour the Boone Hall Plantation

The Boone Hall plantation is one of the oldest in America, dated 1681. It is considered one of the most photographed places, famous for its three-mile Avenue of Oaks, planted in 1743 by John Boone's eldest son. This is definitely the best place to take the most beautiful photos in all of Charleston. You will also find extensive crops, whose products such as fruits and vegetables are sold within a few miles at the Boone Hall Farms Market.

4. Marvel at the Calhoun Mansion

This beautiful building compares in a very different way with the rest of the houses that you can find in Charleston. Built in Italian style in 1876, impeccably decorated with the best taste of the golden age. It has 30 rooms with Tiffany decorations and a fantastic collection of paintings and art from the late 19th century. Its incredible ballroom is one of the best attributes of this house, with a 45-foot-high ceiling. Don't miss out on a guided tour of this sophisticated property and a stroll through its wonderful formal English-style gardens.

5. Take a walk on the wonderful Ravenel Bridge

Across the Cooper River, finding the Ravenel Bridge, which links Charleston to Mount Pleasant, built in 2005 is a great modern feat of engineering with a fantastic and elegant cable suspension design that withstands winds of over 300 miles per hour. It is a point of reference for many visitors, it has multiple traffic channels and a path for pedestrians and cyclists called Wonder's Way where you can walk or go cycling. However, the best thing about this bridge are the fantastic and panoramic views that you can get of Charleston.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Charleston

How much do the vacation rentals in Charleston cost on average?

Our data shows that Charleston had an average price of $495 per night, a relatively high one compared to the cities in the USA.

During which months can you find the best price for vacation rentals in Charleston?

]If you want to get the most out of your money, the most affordable months to visit Charleston are February ($433 the average per night for accommodation), December ($449), and March ($457).

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Charleston?

It can be concluded, by analyzing the data from the previous year, that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of July ($583), September ($537), and August ($521).

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Charleston?

When going on vacation to Charleston, it is necessary to be proactive as 71% of rentals are usually booked, according to the data from last year.

What time of the year can I find more available vacation rentals?

May, June and July are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of accommodations free, with an average availability of 89%, 83%, and 28%.

When are there fewer vacation rental options available in Charleston?

During these three months, the availability is very low (3%). It is therefore recommended to reserve early.

How many rentals does Holidu have in Charleston?

In Charleston we collaborate with 3 different providers to give you a choice of 230 properties, so you will not be short of options!

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