Find the best place to stay — Charleston

Where to stay around Charleston?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 3,541 vacation rentals near Charleston. From 1,907 houses to 499 condos, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Charleston for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Charleston?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Charleston:

  • Historic Old City: 543 vacation rentals
  • West Ashley: 68 vacation rentals
  • French Quarter: 162 vacation rentals
  • Cannonborough Elliotborough: 425 vacation rentals
  • Riverland Terrace: 19 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Charleston?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Charleston. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • South Carolina Aquarium: 3,764 vacation rentals
  • Magnolia Plantation and Gardens: 2,965 vacation rentals
  • Pink House Gallery: 3,835 vacation rentals
  • The Citadel: 3,845 vacation rentals
  • Charleston City Market: 3,836 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Charleston listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Charleston?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,907 houses in Charleston. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Charleston include:

  • Condos: 499 rentals available
  • Villas: 465 rentals available
  • Apartments: 218 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including cottages and more.

Can I rent golf resort rentals in Charleston?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 2,481 golf resort rentals in Charleston. You have also many other possibilities in Charleston area, including:

  • Near the ocean rentals: 1,591 rentals
  • Waterfront rentals: 761 rentals
  • Beach rentals: 721 rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Charleston?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,448 vacation rentals with pool available in Charleston. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Charleston—a city for all occasions

    Past and present come together in Charleston, South Carolina’s oldest urban settlement. Named “The World’s Best City” by Travel + Leisure in 2016, “Most Friendly City” by Condé Nast Traveler in 2013 and 2014, and among the top 25 art destinations in America by AmericanStyle magazine, Charleston is that rare setting where historic sites like Fort Sumter sit alongside trendy art galleries and boho cafés. Once you add world-class dining and thrilling outdoor activities to the list, you’ve got a holiday hot spot that covers all the bases, so what’s keeping you? Charleston vacation rentals are calling your name.

    Charleston by sea

    After you’ve strolled through the elegant cobblestone streets of Charleston, admiring the pastel antebellum-style houses, an eco-tour through the saltwater estuaries that border the city are a fantastic way to get a new perspective on the area. A number of transport options are available, from kayaks and paddleboards to chartered boats, so tailoring your excursion to your tastes is a breeze. Cruising along the gentle waters while admiring the skyline makes for a memorable vacation experience, while dolphin-watching trips guarantee the perfect family outing. If water sports really float your boat, then stay close to the action with a beachfront Charleston vacation rental.

    The Civil War in Charleston

    It was at Charleston’s historic Fort Sumter that the first shots of the American Civil War were fired, on April 12 1861. This was the first of 2 key battles that took place at the site, which has now been converted into a museum and visitor center. At the former, keen historians can learn about the building of the fort and the central role that it played in the conflict, while the latter offers a general overview of the events that led up to this stormy episode of America’s past.

    Soaking up the Charleston sun

    Sun-seekers looking for the best time to nab an oceanfront Charleston vacation rental should aim to travel during the hot summer months, when average temperatures reach 90°F. Though July and August also tend to see some rain, the golden rays never stay hidden for long, so you’ll be almost guaranteed to catch some color during your stay. Winter weather is colder, with average temperatures falling as low as 39°F, but it’s also the best time for finding affordable Charleston vacation rentals, meaning that travelers on a budget may be rewarded for risking the cold.

    Embrace Charleston’s flower power

    Let romance bloom with a serene stroll through Charleston’s Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, America’s oldest public gardens. First opened in 1870, these spectacular lawns are home to azaleas, daffodils, camellias, and hydrangeas, among others, and are open all year round for your enjoyment. Opening hours change seasonally, so double-check in advance to avoid disappointment. You can also try a 45-minute Nature Train tour—you’ll experience the plantation's wetlands, marshes, and forests up close, and encounter everything from alligators and turtles to egrets and herons. Against this backdrop sit relics of the area’s fascinating heritage, from Native American ceremonial mounds to Plantation-era slave cabins.