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Isle of Palms Home
6 BR / 5.5 BA / Sleeps 16 6 16 Min stay varies
Home / 6 Bedrooms / Sleeps 16
6 bedrooms 5.5 bathrooms Sleeps 16
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"This home has everything you could want! We had 8 adults and 7 grandkids and the 6 bedrooms have everyone their space! The Kitchen was huge and had everything you needed to cook meals. The kids loved the pool and the adults loved the front deck where..."
- Sonnie Blessing Richmond, Cincinnati, Ohio
(3) Excellent (3 reviews)
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Isle of Palms Home
6 BR / 4.5 BA / Sleeps 14 6 14 Min stay varies
Home / 6 Bedrooms / Sleeps 14
6 bedrooms 4.5 bathrooms Sleeps 14
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"We had a group of 10 people (aged 8 to 70) and the house was a perfect fit. Spacious with enough room to be together in the kitchen or family room and enough rooms to have a quiet moment away from everyone. Short walk to the beach (2 blocks); short drive..."
- Caroline Gilman, Northern Virginia
(2) Excellent (2 reviews)
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Charleston Condo
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 5 1 5 Min stay varies
Condo / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 5
1 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 5
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"Many thanks to Susan for a wonderful stay in her condo, 218B! Very comfortable, though small, and perfect for two adults. The kitchen was very well stocked and we didn't have to make our usual run to Walmart for utensils or baking sheets! ..."
- Doretta Durnil, Southern Indiana
(6) Excellent (6 reviews)
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Charleston Home
6 BR / 4.5 BA / Sleeps 16 6 16 Min stay varies
Home / 6 Bedrooms / Sleeps 16
6 bedrooms 4.5 bathrooms Sleeps 16
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"Trade Winds is the perfect beach house. Much nicer than the property pictures. Would not change a thing in the home. All rooms well decorated and had first class amenities. So much room that do not feel cramped up at all. Was only 10 of us. All rooms..."
- Carol Hicks, Trussville, AL USA
(3) Excellent (3 reviews)
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Folly Beach Home
4 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 8 4 8 Min stay varies
Home / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 8
Dishwasher • Microwave • TV (Antenna)
"Loved this house! ! It was the perfect getaway for our family. Clean. Roomy. Had everything we needed. Perfect location right on the beach. Not too crowded. Owner was great to work with. We look forward to returning! !"
- Stacy Alexander Fry, Oklahoma
(10) Excellent (10 reviews)
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Charleston Home
6 BR / 5 BA / Sleeps 14 6 14 Min stay varies
Home / 6 Bedrooms / Sleeps 14
6 bedrooms 5 bathrooms Sleeps 14
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"This home was just as described.....beautifully decorated, cozy and just like home! The beds were so comfy! We had everything we needed to prepare our meals there. And the complimentary bottle of wine was nice! Also, I must mention that the gentleman..."
- Sherrie Rainey, Greensboro, NC
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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Charleston Townhouse
2 BR / 2.5 BA / Sleeps 6 2 6 Min stay varies
Townhouse / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
2 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"This property is in a perfect location. Just outside of downtown Charleston (10 min) in a very friendly neighborhood. My daughter and I walked every night and many of the locals, all friendly and had wonderful suggestions of things to do. Even though..."
- Teri O'Neil, Nashville, NC
(9) Excellent (9 reviews)
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Charleston Townhouse
3 BR / 3.5 BA / Sleeps 8 3 8 Min stay varies
Townhouse / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
3 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms Sleeps 8
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"The home was lovely. My family was really impressed with the home. Not only were we comfortable and able to spread out, the house afforded us the privilege to bond and save money on food. It was excellent. I would HIGHLY recommend this property for area..."
- Johanna Jean Jacques, Miami, FL USA
(16) Excellent (16 reviews)
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Charleston Apartment
2 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 4 2 4 3 night min stay
Apartment / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 4
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"If you're traveling to Charleston THIS is the place to stay! CLEAN, perfect location, friendly owners. We could not have been any happier with our rental! ! !"
- Kristin Kool, Iowa, USA
(2) Excellent (2 reviews)
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Folly Beach Home
4 BR / 1.5 BA / Sleeps 8 4 8 Min stay varies
Home / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
4 bedrooms 1.5 bathrooms Sleeps 8
Microwave • Air Conditioning • DVD Player
"We had a wonderful week at Munster's Folly! It is as described in previous reviews so we knew what to expect. The location did not disappoint. A beautiful beach at our back door made it the perfect location for a family. We brought a fold out canopy..."
- Erin Howe, PA
(4) Excellent (4 reviews)
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Seabrook Island Villa
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6 2 6 Min stay varies
Villa / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"We were incredibly impressed with the villa. It was clean, comfortable and perfect for the kids. It was in a great location, easy to get to and right off the main island road. A small neighborhood pool was right across the street (walking distance)..."
- Joanna-Michael Sowders, Dayton, Ohio
(5) Excellent (5 reviews)
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Seabrook Island Home
4 BR / 4 BA / Sleeps 10 4 10 Min stay varies
Home / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 10
4 bedrooms 4 bathrooms Sleeps 10
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"I've discovered a true treasure that our family will use for years to come! This house is amazing! With four spacious bedrooms andfour bathrooms, it was perfect for us, our kids and spouses, and grandson plus a sister- in- law! The kitchen is extremely..."
- Suzi White, Upstate SC
(29) Excellent (29 reviews)
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Edisto Island Home
5 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 20 5 20 7 night min stay
Home / 5 Bedrooms / Sleeps 20
5 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 20
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"I rented this home for my 36th birthday to spend time with family and friends. Everyone absolutely loved the home and location! The house was very spacious, clean and walking distance from the beach. The only issues we had were that we could never get..."
- Rena' Branon, Charlotte, NC
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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About Charleston Area

Known as “The Holy City”, “Chucktown” and “2011's America's Most Friendly City”, Charleston is the oldest and second largest city in South Carolina. What makes Charleston such a draw to travelers is the fact that it has hot and humid summers for the beach lovers and mild winters for the snow haters thanks to its location on Charleston Harbor, which is formed by the confluence of two rivers. Thanks to this year round tropical warmth, Charleston offers a plethora of outdoor activities, dining and shopping.
 
One great thing about Charleston is that it is an easily walkable city; however, walking all day can leave you tired, and you may want to rest for a bit or get somewhere quickly. Feel free to jump on Charleston's free CARTA Dash Trolley system. Depending on which line you choose, you'll be whisked away to the Aquarium, the waterfront and City Market, or the historic city center. All three lines converge at several spots, making switching from line to line easy as you continue sightseeing.
 
There is no shortage of things to do or places to go while in Charleston, thanks to its rich history. Charleston boasts a number of tours and sites that cover events from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and leading up to the Contemporary Era. For visitors looking for some nautical fun, Charleston offers a Waverunner Safari Tour where you and your family are taken on a tour of the barrier islands on jet skis. If you prefer to stay dry while learning about Charleston, check out the more than 20 museums and art galleries in the city. Thrill seekers will also want to head to one of Charleston's five amusement parks to spend the day getting their adrenaline rush.
 
For local crafts and goods, make your way to King Street which is divided into three areas: Design District, Fashion District and Antique District. Sprinkled within each district are a number of great bars and restaurants where you can sample the local southern cuisine, try a specialty drink and rest for a bit. Radiating history, class and fun, it is easy to understand how folks are able to spend a whole day shopping on King Street.
 
It's no secret that the South is known for southern hospitality and cooking. Charleston provides a number of great southern, seafood, oyster bars and dining options for you and your family. While in Charleston, don't miss the signature drink of the south, the mint julep. Concocted of bourbon, sugar,  sparkling water and fresh mint, one sip will easily bring a cooling wave of relief during a hot and humid day in the city. Paired with a side of freshly-made crab cakes, it's a snack that completes your day! 
 
While spending time with the locals, you will want to participate in a number of their local events and festivals. For adults who want to party into the night, Charleston has a number of popular bars and clubs for every type of music and dancing. If you are a jazz fan, Charleston is the place to be thanks to the heavy influence of the Gullah community. If you need further proof, look no further than Eubie Blake's “Charleston Rag” and James P. Johnson's “The Charleston”.
 
With truly so much to do and see in Charleston, you leave knowing that there will be plenty to do on your next visit. While you may feel rushed and stressed when you get back to your everyday life, take some comfort in knowing you can always slow down and relax again on South Carolina's coastline.  

 

Charleston, SC, Travel Tips

Charleston, SC, is a city that is full of charm and rich in history. It has frequently been voted the number one destination in the U.S. by top travel magazines and is a great place for families to visit. People traveling to Charleston are in for a treat when it comes to the food, attractions, and natural beauty of the city. To take in the city to its fullest, tourists will want to stay in vacation rentals in Charleston, SC. People who choose homes for rent in Charleston, SC, over hotels are eliminating much of the hassle that is often associated with vacation travel. We at Vacation Home Rentals know how crowded and uncomfortable it can be to stay in a hotel. For that reason, we offer one of the best selections of rental homes online. Here on our website, tourists will find Charleston rentals that are well-kept and ready for rent. Many of our available properties are for-rent-by-owner homes.
Following a few important tips can help make family vacation accommodations as comfortable as home. One of these tips involves amenities. Charleston vacation rentals offer a range of amenities. When picking a rental, consider what amenities will make your family's stay more comfortable. Keep in mind that more amenities often increase the cost of the homes for rent. Charleston, SC, is a great place to vacation with the family pet, but not all rental properties allow them on the premises. If traveling with a pet, make certain to search for Charleston vacation rentals that are pet-friendly. This will help save the family from any problems associated with traveling with Fluffy or Fido.

Attractions

There are plenty of attractions for families visiting historic Charleston. Rentals located near these activities are convenient and reduce the need for excess driving. Popular attractions include The Charleston Museum. This museum is home to artifacts that are of historical and cultural significance to the city. Other museums include the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. The South Carolina Aquarium is a family-friendly and affordable attraction. There are several plantations that families who are staying in homes for rent in Charleston, SC, can tour and learn from. Take a trip to the oldest landscape gardens in America by visiting Middleton Place. Magnolia Plantation and its gardens and Boone Hall Plantation are also popular attractions.

Events

A variety of events both big and small take place all of the time in Charleston. Rentals help families to immerse themselves in the festivities and enjoy them to their fullest. Although there are minor activities throughout the year, larger annual events are also common. From May to June, join the festivities at Spoleto Festival USA. This performing arts festival features jazz, opera, theater, dance, symphonic, and chamber music performances by both emerging and world-renowned performers. The Lowcountry Jazz Festival takes place in August over Labor Day weekend. In September, tourists can enjoy the Southern Living Taste of Charleston. This is a three-day event that involves food from restaurants in Charleston. For the kids, there are also crafts and other activities. The MOJA Arts Festival is a ten-day festival that takes place from late September to October. The event is a celebration of African-American and Caribbean dance, music, theater, and visual and literary arts. The Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park takes place from early November to the last day of December. It is called one of the top 100 events in the United States. Tourists who are staying in Charleston rentals can visit the exhibits, which feature more than 700 displays. Families will see 2 million lights as well as sand sculptures.