It’s no surprise that Charleston, South Carolina was named the #1 city in the world by Travel + Leisure for the 6th year in a row. This gorgeous city is the perfect spot for just about any type of getaway – romantic weekend, girls’ trip, or history-seeking adventures.
There are captivating attractions, exquisite farmer’s markets, and restaurants galore. Bursting with hospitality and southern charm, this city will have you feeling as though you’ve been suspended in time with its plantation landscapes and antebellum architecture.
There’s something for every personality in Charleston. Beachbums will love the nearby beaches, including Folly Beach and John’s Island – both ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and evening ocean strolls. History buffs can check out the countless sites from Charleston City market to Angel Oak, to Fort Sumter National Monument. And for those who are in it for the delicious cuisines, head to Hominy Grill, Jim ‘n Nick’s, or Husk. All amazing options for a mouthwatering taste of what South Carolina has to offer!
So now that you’re sold on visiting the Holy City – let’s find you somewhere to stay. We’ve compiled seven of the most gorgeous homes in the Charleston area available to rent. These Airbnb rentals are guaranteed to “wow” and add that extra special touch to your trip.
This home will take your breath away from the moment you pull up. You are immediately greeted with a beautifully manicured lawn which homes a pristine three bedroom home complete with a pool, hot tub, and private guest cottage. Located on the lot of the famous Vanderhorst Plantation in John’s Island, this is a unique rental full of elegance and architecture.
Entering the home, you’ll be amazed by the arching ceilings, oak flooring, glass walls, and open floor space. Moving through the living room, you’ll find yourself on the covered deck overlooking the private, heated pool. Perfect for cooling off in the hot South Carolina heat! There’s also a hot tub, grilling space, and plenty of room for sunbathing.
Just around the corner are some of the world’s best golf courses and tennis centers, along with fishing spots, restaurants, and plenty of outdoor activities. You’ll never be short of fun things to do and see!
Perfect location, gorgeous home, and top-notch amenities – what more could you ask for?! This five bedroom home is just a short walk away from Folly Beach Pier and Center Street, the hotspots of the area. If you can tear yourself away from the heavenly atmosphere of this home, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with everything the neighborhood has to offer.
You and your guests can enjoy two living areas, a wet bar complete with an ice machine, a whirlpool bathtub, an in-house elevator, and an outdoor shower! The oceanfront view is unparalleled, and boasts panoramic views from the double decks and screened in porch.
When you’re done with your morning coffee, head down to the beach! The pier on property provides private access, another wonderful bonus of this property.
Bringing together Napa, Tuscany, and Charleston under one roof – you’ll feel as though you have traveled across the world when you enter this home. The decor is composed of art, pictures, pottery, and decor discovered by the owner’s love for Tuscany. Upon arrival, you’ll be welcomed by a bottle of wine from their own private Napa label!
Located in one of the most popular spots in the Charleston area, this home will be the perfect home-away-from-home. Two gas grills are available for your use, allowing you to cook up dinner to enjoy on the outdoor dining table. There are also five decks, each with a stunning view. If you are feeling like staying in for the night, no worries! Cozy up in the private home theater with a 62” television!
Just three minutes away from the beach by foot, you can’t ask for a more convenient location for sea-lovers! Also nearby are numerous coastal restaurants and shops, perfect for tourists and locals alike.
Escape to John’s island and forget about the stress of everyday life. Award-winning architect, Lindy Small Architecture designed this three bedroom home. You’ll feel as though you are high in the treetops as you overlook the greenery and the ocean views beyond. The sunrise and sunset are unbeatable from any level of this immaculate home.
Enter the bright, light-filled home climb the open staircase to reveal the upper-level living. It’s a beautiful open floor plan with breathtaking ocean views. Here you have a fully stocked kitchen and dining area. The walls of windows and high ceilings give this space an energizing vibe.
You’ll have a private boardwalk that takes you right to the sea, where you can explore the 3 ½ miles of shoreline. A short walk away you’ll find spots ideal for golfing or tennis! When you head back home, take an outdoor shower and enjoy an evening cocktail on the rooftop deck, or unwind on the screened in porch with seating.
You’ll feel like royalty staying in this impeccable five bedroom home. The coffered ceilings and spacious feel will have you feeling as though you’re in your personal palace. There’s a bar stool table along with a formal dining area, so everyone can enjoy meals together.
The master bedroom on the first floor has its own private deck and a grand marble bathroom. The jet-stream tub sits in the center of the room and has plenty of space for an evening bubble bath. Upstairs there are three more bedrooms, each with their own bathroom! There’s a second living space on the second floor, again with a television and access to a balcony. The backyard is beautifully manicured and has a screened in porch, decks, outdoor kitchen area, a pool, and a hot tub. Depending on what season you decide to visit, the pool can also be heated to provide the perfect night time swimming temperature!
This townhouse has a unique set up. There are three apartments combined to make up this wonderful home! An ideal option for large families or group getaways. There is a total of six bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and plenty of space to accommodate up to 12 guests.
Nearby, you’ll find some of Charleston’s best bars and restaurants. King Street (also walk-able) is filled with great shopping and other local hotspots including The Ordinary and George C. Birlant & Company.
Back home, everyone can have their own space to spread out and relax. However, the communal area has been recently renovated and is great for gathering. There’s lots of natural sunlight, grills, laundry, and a private backyard/patio.
You won’t have to worry about lack of space in this six bedroom, six bathroom home. Located on Vanderhorst Plantation, there’s no doubt that the views from this home are some of the best around. The best part? The ocean is just 100 yards down the private beach boardwalk.
The kitchen has been recently renovated, making it an amateur chef’s dream! There is also three separate living spaces, a fully-furnished screened in porch and multiple fireplaces. The first floor consists of two living rooms, and the kitchen, along with the first bedroom with a semi-private bathroom. The second level includes the master suite. Moving up to the third floor, there are three more bedrooms each with its own bathroom. The fourth level has yet another living space and another bedroom.
The open-air deck is perfect for taking in the movie-like scenery and salt water air.