Charleston, SC has been a favorite vacation location for my wife and I for nearly two decades. There are many reasons we have continued to visit. Charleston is arguably one of the most historic cities in the US. The city is filled with historic homes, many of which are over 200 years old. The food in Charleston is amazing! Both the natural and architectural beauty of the city is amazing! Lastly, there is so much to do!
In this article, we will focus on highlighting some of the BEST vacation rentals around this amazing city. All recommendations will have at least a four star out of five guest rating. We will include a mix of condos, homes, kitchen houses, and carriage houses. It was common during the 17th and 18th century Charleston to have a kitchen house. This home is where all of the cooking was done. In the event of a kitchen fire, it was less likely for the main, larger home to also catch fire!
If there is a type of vacation rental you are looking for and we don’t have it listed here, let us know in the comments and we should be able to find what you are looking for! Let’s jump right in!
This beautiful two bedroom vacation rental sits behind a late 18th Century home. Guests get their own private courtyard, kitchen, dining, and living rooms. The home also includes parking, wifi, and laundry facilities. We absolutely love how lush and green the courtyard area is and the intricate iron work of the gates! Better yet? It is a very walkable area with most everything within walking distance!
If you wish to be right in the middle of all the wonderful offerings of the Charleston historic district, then you would want to book this charming vacation rental. Located right on Broad Street, this two bedroom kitchen house has over 150 five star guest reviews! Guests of this vacation rental get one off-street parking spot. Guests can also enjoy a beautiful courtyard that is shared with the carriage house. We love all of the exposed brick work inside the home!
What’s not to love about this 1830 kitchen house located in the highly desirable “South of Broad” district? With two bedrooms and two baths, this gorgeous vacation rental also has a study, gourmet kitchen, den, and sun porch! The home is within walking distance to many popular shopping and dining locations! Guests get one off-street parking spot. While modernized, this home retains much of its historic look and feel.
Gibbon House is a two bedroom carriage house that has been beautifully restored and is just FULL of that classic Charleston charm. Guests of this home get to enjoy and luxurious home, private garden, outdoor seating, and off-street parking for one vehicle. Located in one of downtown Charleston’s most desired neighborhoods…many of the area’s best restaurants, cafe’s, and shopping. We absolutely LOVE the private garden space!
Would you like to experience Charleston more as a resident than a tourist? Then we highly recommend checking out this authentic 1795 Single House. The home is located in a quiet neighborhood. As such, no events of any kind are allowed. This vacation rental boasts four bedrooms and four bathrooms over 3500 square feet. The bedrooms are large and spacious. The interior of this historic home is pure luxury. But don’t neglect the exterior. You can overlook the lush gardens and even the Ashley River! What an amazing home this is!
Are you looking to enjoy Charleston with a larger group? Then you will definitely want to take a look at Bay Street Inn. This vacation rental has 4 bedrooms and 4 baths and will accommodate up to fourteen guests. The entire three floor condo is yours during your stay. High-end, luxurious furnishings, towels, and bedding are provided in each room. SONOS sound system and large TVs are found throughout the home. Its location on Bay Street puts you right in the middle of one of downtown Charleston’s finest dining and shopping areas. This vacation rental provides off-street parking for one car and paid parking is available in the parking garage near the home. The Bay Street Inn is magnificent!!
King Street is arguably the hottest and best street in Charleston for dining and shopping. And guess what? Kings Court sits directly on King Street! This vacation rental has two bedrooms and two baths. It will sleep up to 8 guests if you include to the two queen sleeper sofas. We love the exposed brick interior walls that you will find throughout the home. Kings Court includes space for one vehicle directly behind the building. Location!!
We love the private rooftop deck on this vacation rental! It definitely sets it apart from many of the others you see in Charleston. The King Street Penthouse is a 3 bedroom vacation rental that will sleep up to 8 guests. The interior is bright and inviting and full of natural light. It is fitted with a gourmet kitchen, perfect for entertaining. Its King Street location is highly walkable and puts you in the middle of some of Charleston’s finest shopping and dining spots!
This home just LOOKS so Charleston! As you wander the streets of this historic city, you will see many homes painted in this same light pink with the large front porch. Tully is a three bedroom vacation rental located on a cobblestone alley just one block from renowned King Street. You get the peace and quiet of a residential street with all of the excitement of King Street just a quick walk away. This home has so much charm with stained glass, sweeping spiral staircase, exposed beam ceilings and more! What a great home for your Charleston vacation!
We may have found our favorite Charleston vacation rental so far! The owner spent five years working on restoring the home. He did his best to locate or repurpose items or materials from as close to the year the home was built in 1851, except for the pine. He estimates most, if not all of the pine, is from around 1600! The home has two bedrooms and one bath. It will sleep up to 4 guests. The vacation rental is just three blocks from the famous King Street, where you will find many dining and shopping establishments. The home also features multiple porches and patios. We can’t stop flipping through these photos! What an amazing way to spend a vacation in Charleston.
Thank you for checking out some of the finest vacation rentals in Charleston SC. As we stated at the beginning, we have spent time in Charleston on several occasions and have always had an amazing time. We have an article we have written before where we blog about our favorite places to go and things to see. You can find that article HERE.