Johns Island, SC, USA

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Johns Island, SC, USA

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Wholesome vacations on Johns Island

Keep the company of egrets and sea birds, of babbling creeks and swaying oak groves, of ponies and smiling South Carolinian locals, all by leaving behind the attractions of Charleston and heading for bucolic Johns Island. This laid-back cut-out of the Eastern Seaboard is steeped in colonial history, and comes with an enchanting set of homey Johns Island vacation rentals to choose from. You could soon be wallowing in the wetlands on bobbing canoes, heading out to hit the best beaches in the Charleston region, or just lazing by your private pool with the sound of creaking forests all around.

Enjoy the creeks and seas from Johns Island

Bag yourself Johns Island vacation rentals on the snaking Stono River to enjoy direct access to the coast and harbors, opening up a whole world of maritime enjoyments. Just think: Sailing lessons by morning, fishing trips in the afternoon, and bucket-list-busting dolphin sightings with the sunset hours. Kayaking or paddle boarding the creeks up and down Abbapoola and the Kiawah are great ways to stretch the muscles, while horse riding excursions are available from countless local stables for those who'd prefer to stay on dry land.

Ancient trees and organic farms in Johns Island

In a town that lays claim to the oldest tree on the eastern side of the Mississippi River, it would be a crime not to go and wonder at the colossal Angel Oak Tree _ it's said to be nearly 1,500 years and counting. Talking of aged sights, there's also the Johns Island Presbyterian Church, which dates all the way back to the 1710s, and is still hailed as one of the oldest Christian chapels in America. And when there are not colonial battle reenactments commencing over on Legare Farms, you can go there to sample local organic produce and home-brew beer.

Johns Island sparkles under the summer sun

You're bound to have a great time in Johns Island, no matter what month you plan that vacation. However, to really make the most of the enjoyments of the Atlantic Ocean and the winding creeks that cut through the landscapes, you'll want to consider booking your Johns Island vacation rentals in the warmer seasons of the year. Any time after May and before the onset of winter in November should be fine, while fall is the top time to come if you'd like to see the iconic Charleston Battle reenactment.

Johns Island is cut through by pretty creeks

Johns Island is carved and cut through by countless rivers and creeks. There's the Stono River _ the largest _ snaking past the low-lying farm fields and ranches to the north-west. There's the Kiawah River, separating Johns Island from the barrier islands and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. And there are smaller waterways like Abbapoola Creek, offering prime kayaking territory. The whole region is a birding hotspot to boot _ just keep an eye out for egrets, herons, gulls, bald eagles, ospreys, and wild turkeys from the porch of your rental.