Destination guide

Fall totally head over heels for "I Love Palms"

With an Isle of Palms vacation rental, you can have your cake and eat it too. Not only do you get the chilled-out island life, complete with beaches, boating, and some of the best golfing in the state, but you also get all the cultural attractions and events of Charleston right on your doorstep. Just off the South Carolina Coast, Isle of Palms is a classy sort of place, catering to a mixed group of permanent and temporary residents all looking for a slice of the good life out on this deliciously laid-back barrier island.

Activities

Spike that volleyball like you're in Top Gun

Beaches like these don't come into your life often, and they're going to be a huge part of your stay in your Isle of Palms vacation rental. Whether you're wanting to laze on the sand, swim in the sea, or play some beach volleyball, these beaches have got you covered—and if you turn up at the right point, you might even catch some live music too. There's a busy marina catering to easy-living boaters, while lots of vacationers are drawn to Isle of Palms for the golf scene. The shopping and dining scene isn't bad either.

Weather

So what if it's a little bit humid round here?

Isle of Palms isn't the sort of place where you're going to be needing igloos and husky dogs. Even in the middle of winter, temperatures are pretty mild and it doesn't freeze very often, though it can get a bit windy sometimes. Summers in this part of the world are hot, but can also be mighty humid, and you'll need to be prepared to get a bit wet. Thunderstorms are pretty much a daily occurrence, and over 40% of the annual rainfall happens in the summer months. If you like it a bit drier, spring or fall are the most ideal seasons for visiting.

Natural features

There are no barriers to relaxation on this island

Isle of Palms is a barrier island on the coast of South Carolina. It's got the Intracoastal Waterway separating it from the mainland on one side, and the Atlantic Ocean stretching away into infinity on the other. The terrain round here is all about sandy beaches and salt marshes, and sunrises round here are the stuff of legend. And the coastal situation and hospitable habitats draw in more than just the travelers. The island might be a favorite spot with affluent vacation home owners, but the real celebrity residents are the nesting sea turtles.

Transport

Transportation options to and around Isle of Palms

Fly into Charleston, SC (CHS-Charleston Intl.), the closest airport, located 15.9 mi (25.6 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Isle of Palms?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,111 vacation rentals near Isle of Palms. From 1,155 Houses to 639 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 Isle of Palms for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Isle of Palms?

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 Isle of Palms:

  • Ocean Point: 247 vacation rentals
  • Pelican Bay: 553 vacation rentals
  • The Commons: 347 vacation rentals
  • Twin Oaks: 303 vacation rentals
  • Beachwood East: 462 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 Isle of Palms?

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

  • Wild Dunes Resort Golf Course: 2,930 vacation rentals
  • Isle of Palms County Park: 2,972 vacation rentals
  • Front Beach: 3,000 vacation rentals
  • Isle Of Palms Recreation Center: 2,965 vacation rentals
  • Isle of Palms Marina: 2,941 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Isle of Palms 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 Isle of Palms?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,155 Houses in Isle of Palms. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Isle of Palms include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 639 rentals available
  • Cottages: 54 rentals available
  • Villas: 127 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Isle of Palms?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,066 vacation rentals with pool available in Isle of Palms. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.