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- Large selection of outdoor activities
- Creative cuisine
- Peaceful neighborhoods
- Historical landmarks
- Pristine beaches
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Visit South Carolina and spend a vacation in the Isle of Palms, enjoying cozy beach rentals, pristine beaches, and an array of outdoor activities. Isle of Palms is a picturesque barrier island located about 15 miles from Charleston. If you’re looking for a serene place to stay while being close to the best attractions, the Isle of Palms has got you covered. Here, you’ll find vacation rentals in Wild Dunes, Palmetto Fort, Mount Pleasant, among other places within the island. You can venture out of your comfy rental and walk a few yards to the coast on a hot afternoon or explore other wonders of the island.Vacation rentals for everyone
Find the perfect accommodation for your vacation on this island. With thousands of rental properties available, you can always find one that suits you. You can look for a vacation rental that’ll be ideal for a getaway with family, lovers, or friends. Whether you want a small rental or a spacious one with a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, living room, and bedroom, there’s something for you. in addition, you can find a rental with a pool, garden, balcony, view, TV, internet, among other amenities meant to make your stay enjoyable.
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The area and getting around
If you’re traveling from Charleston, you must pass through an Intercostal Waterway that separates the Isle of Palms from the mainland. The first place you’ll want to visit while on this island is the coast, especially during summer. Located a few yards from your rental property, you can walk or drive to the nearest beach to explore the best Isle of Palms beaches and parks. For example, you can visit Isle of Palms Beach, Front Beach, Folly Beach, or Isle of Palms County Park. If you’re interested in the history and architecture of this region, you can visit Fort Moultrie, Patriots Point, and Maritime Museum or Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse.Creative cuisine and unique local activities
You can’t explore this beautiful island without enjoying the local cuisine and new dining options. Explore Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, and Mount Pleasant to taste delicious local pleasantries blended with international tastes. You’ll enjoy Italian, Asian, Mediterranean, French, and Southern-inspired meals here. In addition, if you love seafood, you’ll always find the best dishes prepared for your taste. Similarly, if you want to explore the island’s shopping centers, you can find trendy boutiques, souvenirs, gift shops, antique stores, malls, and grocery stores. Also, you can interact with the locals as they carry out their activities.
Travelers and activities
Would you like to explore the history of this island to get insights into the early Isle of Palms? Visit Patriots Point and Maritime Museum to learn the history of this island during WWII. The maritime museum is the home to the WWII fleet, exhibits from the Cold War and Vietnam, and medals of honor. For unique architecture, you can visit Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse and enjoy exploring a structure that comes with never-seen-before looks. In addition, you can take a half an hour drive to the historic town of Charleston and explore cobblestoned streets, Old City Jail, where prisoners of the Civil War and some pirates were confined.Isle of Palms for water sports lovers
You can visit various beaches in the Isle of Palms for water sports with your family and friends for more exciting outdoor activities. This island is best known for its pristine sandy beaches. You can relax on the sand as you watch people and boats come and go. If you’re interested in beach games, you can play volleyball, football, tennis, or explore the beach for sightseeing. In addition, you can head into the water for swimming, fishing, kayaking, and boating. Also, you can spend an evening in the nearby restaurants and bars enjoying seafood, cocktails, and listening to the sea breeze.
„The first occupants of this island were the Seewee Indians and the pirates. It’s believed that the pirates buried their treasures in the deserted woods and dunes for safekeeping, although none has ever been found.“
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Would you like to take a drive and explore the coastline as you view the scenery? Shem Creek Park is half an hour from Isle of Palms, where you drive along a beautiful coastline. You can take a boardwalk at Shem Creek Park that starts near the harbor. Ensure you keep an eye out for dolphins, tidal waves, and boats. At the end of the walkway, you can rest on the benches or pop into a nearby restaurant for a bite.2. Coconut Joe’s
Take your friends or lover to Coconut Joe’s, a beach grill with a charming rooftop bar. A rooftop bar is ideal for travelers who want to relax, especially on weekends, while enjoying panoramic views of the ocean, tropical cocktails, live music, and ocean breeze. On a lucky day, you might see Larry the kite guy, passing shrimp boats and dolphins! Also, you can enjoy their vegan wraps, shrimp grits, crabs, coconut shrimp, and deep-fried cod.3. Isle of Palms Recreation Department
If you visit the Isle of Palms with your little ones, the best place for recreation is the Isle of Palms Recreation Department. Here, your children can enjoy various outdoor activities in the playgrounds and fields. Some of the games include softball, tennis, and Frisbee golf. While your kids play their games, you can hit the gym or play basketball on the outdoor court. After games, you can rest in the park’s picnic area while enjoying snacks and refreshments.4. Tidal Wave Water Sports
If you’re looking for an adrenalin-inducing game in the water, try a jet skiing tour by Tidal Wave Water Sports. You can rent a fast boat and enjoy gliding in the water with friends. The 30-mile tour lasts for one and a half hours exploring the SC Barrier Island. You can make a stop at Capers Island on the eastern seacoast for sightseeing. If you’re lucky, you might see dolphins and other sea animals.5. Wild Dunes Resort
Visit Wild Dunes Resort and enjoy playing golf at two golf courses with friends and professional golfers. You can try the Links Course or Harbor Course designed by Tom Fazio, a popular golf course architect. While playing at the Links, you can enjoy viewing the Atlantic Ocean. At Harbor Course, you’ll have stunning marsh views where you can relax and take photos after playing.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Isle of Palms
How much does it cost to book a vacation rental in Isle of Palms?
The COVID-19 pandemic heavily impacted holidays in 2020. Last year, rentals in this destination had an annual average cost of around $541.02 per night.
During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in Isle of Palms?
]If you are looking to get the most out of your money, the cheapest months to visit Isle of Palms are January ($370.36 the average per night for accommodation), February ($389.61), and December ($429.94).
When are vacation rentals more expensive in Isle of Palms?
When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Isle of Palms, the most expensive months are, in order of highest to lowest, July, August and June, with average prices per night of $680, $676.25, and $659.9, respectively.
Do I need to plan a trip to Isle of Palms well in advance?
It is recommended that you book your stay in plenty of time when visiting Isle of Palms, as only 15% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.
When are more vacation rentals available?
In 2020, the months with the largest number of accommodations available of the year in Isle of Palms were December, January and February, with average availabilities of 37%, 32.5%, and 23.4%, respectively.
When are fewer rentals available in Isle of Palms?
The accommodations in Isle of Palms reach their peak in demand in July, with an availability rate of 1%. The second most requested month is June, with 3.75%, and the third is September with 7.5%.
How many rentals are there in Isle of Palms?
In Isle of Palms we work with 4 different providers to give you a choice of 1100 properties, so you will not be short of options!