Destination guide

One of the best kept secrets in the state

Ask a local, and they may well tell you Georgetown is one of the best kept secrets in South Carolina. The 3rd oldest town in the state, and brimming with history and Southern hospitality, it charms visitors with its tranquil, waterfront community appeal. Located halfway between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, the historic downtown district has plenty of Georgetown vacation rentals located on pretty tree-lined streets. Spend your days deep sea fishing for tuna and sailfish and return to the mainland to gorge on Lowcountry cuisine and freshly caught seafood. Georgetown doesn't disappoint.

Things to do

Years of rich Southern history waiting to be explored

Whether you're looking for a family break or romantic getaway, Georgetown's got you covered. Throughout the summer, the Francis Marion Park has outdoor concerts and theater productions. Alternatively, you can visit one of the historic museums including the Georgetown County Museum which offers a look back over the last 300 years of American history. Rice has always been a staple in South Carolina, and the Rice Museum houses exhibits and articles that depict the importance of the crop. If you visit just one museum however, make it the Maritime Museum, which highlights the state's rich ocean faring history.

Activities

Reel in a marlin or watch playful dolphins

Activities in Georgetown center around the ocean. Wake up at your waterfront Georgetown vacation rental and jump on board one of the charter boats to reel in a marlin, tuna or swordfish. You may not know it, but the coast of Georgetown is one of the best spots for scuba diving in the state. Don your flippers and mask and head down into the depths to swim around shipwrecks and artificial reefs packed with colorful marine life. If that's not your thing, back on board you can watch the dolphins jump and play in the boat's wake or pump up the adrenaline on jet skis.

Weather

Eat outside, even in winter

The Georgetown vacation rentals are open for business all year round, though they are best booked in the summer months when the climate is hot and the cool Atlantic Ocean draws in water-seeking visitors. The summer seems to last longer in this part of the world and pushes on right through to October when the heat tapers off somewhat. Don't let this put you off. The winters months can be pleasantly warm, enough so as to allow for eating outside on many days if you wear a light sweater, and the quieter season can be wonderfully peaceful.

Natural features

A bird lover's paradise

Just a short drive from Georgetown vacation rentals you'll find the vast Francis Marion National Forest. Bird lovers will be particularly excited by the ornithologically significant spot which is home to the highest concentration of breeding swallow-tailed kites. That's not all. The pine tree forest provides a habitat for over 350 pairs of breeding red-cockaded woodpeckers, several nesting pairs of bald eagles and other majestic birds. If you come during the winter, you may be lucky to spot some of the wood storks foraging in the park or the winter hawks which migrate here during the coldest months.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Georgetown

The nearest airport is in Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR), located 30.4 mi (49 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into North Myrtle Beach, SC (CRE-Grand Strand), which is 45 mi (72.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Georgetown?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,714 vacation rentals near Georgetown. From 1,364 Houses to 1,112 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Georgetown for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Georgetown:

  • Debordieu Colony: 97 vacation rentals
  • Long Bay Estates: 20 vacation rentals
  • Gulfstream Cottages: 588 vacation rentals
  • Inlet Harbour: 31 vacation rentals
  • Sea Bridge: 324 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 Georgetown?

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

  • Hopsewee Plantation: 129 vacation rentals
  • Rice Museum: 778 vacation rentals
  • Hobcaw Barony: 745 vacation rentals
  • Hampton Plantation State Historic Site: 796 vacation rentals
  • Outlaw's Original Art Gallery and Museum: 778 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Georgetown 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 Georgetown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,364 Houses in Georgetown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Georgetown include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,112 rentals available
  • Cottages: 66 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 66 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Georgetown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,094 vacation rentals with pool available in Georgetown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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