8 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Sullivan's Island, South Carolina - Updated 2022

Natália Cagnani
Natália Cagnani 

With a laid-back lifestyle and a peaceful beach vibe around, Sullivan’s Island is an oasis to disconnect from the busy urban environment. In the south of Charleston, crossing the Ben Sawyer Bridge, you will find a unique place that seems to move at a more relaxing pace than any other destination. Separated from the mainland by a series of coves, this gem in the coastline of South Carolina is the perfect spot for vacationing families, couples looking for a getaway, part-time resident retirees, and business travelers. Whether it’s a trip to enjoy the natural environment, take long walks on the beach, or bike to explore the surroundings, you need a good Vrbo rental or Airbnb rental to stay in. Here are the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina.

1. Doc's Beach House (from USD 839)

This is Doc’s Beach House, a three-bedroom home that can sleep up to eight people. Boasting refinished furniture and hardwood flooring, the house promises a soothing atmosphere that’s sure to help you relax throughout your stay. The screened porch showcases gorgeous ocean views and offers access to the beach if you’re in the mood to enjoy the ocean. The kitchen comes with a refrigerator, microwave, and stove for your cooking and dining needs. There is a private hot tub for your relaxation as well.

Finally, this home is close to many shops, restaurants, and attractions like Sealand Adventure Sports.

"Doc's Beach House"- Beautiful 2021 RENOVATION & Great Ocean Views on Sullivan's!
3 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 5 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
lovely to deal with friendly and accomodatimg
great location for a family beach vacation highly recommend
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2. Historic beach house near the business district (from USD 936)

Sullivan’s Island business district is only a short walk from this historic beach house. This means that the five-bedroom home guarantees quick and easy access to the town’s various shops, restaurants, and attractions.

The home itself features wraparound porches that span to three sides of the house and come with a swing and rocking chairs for your comfort. The living room has a large 42-inch TV equipped with a DVD player. The kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances and beautiful wood flooring.

  Classic Sullivan's Island Beach House, Great Location! Gorgeous Updates!
3 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 8 Beds 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

3. Peaceful beach getaway in a charming cottage (from USD 229)

There is nothing like a traditional beach home to get yourself right in the mood to enjoy a vacation with the feet on the sand. This charming cottage is fully renovated, but it still keeps the old beach style. Just one block from the beach and walking distance to the restaurants and bars around, this beach getaway is nestled in a quiet place where you can feel the sea breeze, watch squirrels, and hear the sound of birds. Downtown Charleston is a short drive away, as is the Isle of Palms that can be visited by bike. One of the best things here is the private porch to enjoy a relaxing morning coffee or a pleasant night with a glass of wine. There is a lovely backyard with a fountain. With a cozy environment, this cottage features one bedroom, a fully outfitted kitchen, and many supplies for coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.

Tranquil, relaxed beach getaway
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, United States
206 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing experience everything as described in the cottage and so very comfortable
elegant rustic touches like the reclaimed wood pocket door in the upstairs bathroom
the apartment had great amenities like a private entrance and two bathrooms
this cottage is great the place is very comfortable and has everything you need for a nice stay
i was pleased with the supplies in the well appointed little kitchen we had everything we needed
impeccably clean and very cozy
it was very clean and well appointed
it is clean and welcoming
everything was clean and top notch
garth was prompt and great with communication and the place was clean and cozy as usual
quiet place great hospitality and quick response from our hosts
mike and libby were outstanding hosts and provided great recommendations of the area
the owners were friendly and helpful yet respectful of our privacy
friendly accommodating hosts
garth was an excellent host
location is perfect proximity to beach access
great location and very cute house
walking distance to everything of interest on sullivan’s island
the location was ideal as well
easy walk to beach and easy walk to restaurants
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4. Private hideaway right on the beach (from USD 395)

When it comes to finding a place to relax, staying close to the beach can turn the trip into a relaxing experience. Want to hear the sound of the waves and feel the sand on your feet? This private apartment is right on the beach, close to Fort Moultrie — a historical attraction — and the city center. It’s a cozy, secluded property with great views of the ocean and the sunset from the porch. If you are lucky, you could catch sight of dolphins during your stay. Otherwise, the boats traveling to and from Charleston harbor are also a delightful view to spend time. This apartment brings a mixture of new things and old style, with comfortable bed linens and everything else to make a comfortable hideaway for all types of travelers (solo adventurers, couples, and families with kids).

Beach Front Bliss Awaits- Clean and very private
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, United States
17 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
heather is extremely responsive and helpful
really great location on sullivan's island
beautiful location perfect spot to relax and soak in the beach
great location literally right on the beach with adirondack chairs place for sunset viewing
this place is such a great find if you are looking for r&r
we spotted dolphins close to the shore which was quite a treat
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5. Bright and spacious home close to the iconic lighthouse (from USD 474)

Beautifully landscaped with large windows and a mezzanine, this is one of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Sullivan’s Island. Close to the iconic lighthouse and the charming village filled with popular restaurants, it’s a bright and spacious retreat where you have direct access to the beach. From the upper deck, guests can enjoy ocean views over a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening. Popular places — Fort Moultrie, Mount Pleasant, and the historical downtown area of Charleston — are a short drive away. Besides the balcony, there is a front porch with chairs to enjoy an amazing view of a lovely green garden and the sea in the background. The beach-style decor is enhanced by tons of natural light inside the house. There is also a fully equipped kitchen with an island to prepare your meals and share great moments.

Beautiful Sullivan’s Island home next to lighthouse - easy walk to beach!
22 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
a beautiful house in a great location close to shops and restaurants
very comfortable well-equipped house in an ideal location
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6. Historic condo with fully equipped kitchen and ocean view (from USD 574)

With an incredible location, this beachfront property is nestled at the mouth of Charleston Harbor in a historic ground-floor condo. It was originally built in 1910 to be a quarter for the nurses from the army. The property still preserves the charm of over 100 years of history, besides being renovated to receive travelers around the world. It features large front and back porches with chairs, a swing, and a dining area. With an elegant interior, the home includes modern amenities such as many basic staples and condiments. From the beach cottage, guests can enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean and Charleston Harbor.

Sullivan's Island Premium Beachfront Condo
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, United States
6 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condo 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super comfortable and the screened porch can't be beat
truly unique place to stay
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7. Great condo unit in a family-friendly beach community

If you are looking for a quiet and safe area to relax, consider this fully furnished condo that is within a five-minute walking distance to the beach. The most popular restaurants around — Poe’s Tavern, Mex 1 Coastal Cantina, The Obstinate Daughter — are also nearby. If you are willing to visit the historic downtown Charleston, it’s only a 15-minute drive. In a family-oriented beach community, this first-floor unit offers one bedroom with a queen-size bed, a bathroom, a spacious kitchen, and a dining area. There is convenient parking on site. A laundry facility as well as an outside bistro table and chairs are also available. The indoor is colorful and refreshing, featuring original artwork. Beach lovers can use the boardwalk to get to the beach.

Sullivans Island Beach Getaway Condo (#6)
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, United States
17 reviews
Entire condominium 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
the space was clean and well equipped
it was very clean and has everything you need for a beach vacation
it’s a very clean one bedroom just steps from the beach
carol’s condo is a great value in an amazing location
perfect location within walking distance of beach and all local food/shops
great location walkable to the beach and restaurants
it is also walking distance to the beach and all of the popular bars/restaurants on sullivan’s island
i would definitely recommend this condo to those looking for a place to stay on sullivan’s island
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8. Serene condo overlooking Main Street

Appreciate Sullivan’s Island’s beautiful scenery from this one-bedroom condominium. Described as an island gem, this condo is a serene place to return to after a long day of exploring the town. It offers a spacious open living area and kitchen that connects to a porch overlooking Main Street. The kitchen comes equipped for your cooking needs. There is also wifi and a TV for your entertainment. The rental is near several attractions, shops, and restaurants like Mex 1 Coastal Cantina.

'Island Gem' - Heart of Sullivan's Island Stay
22 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condo 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfy bed nice kitchen tv in living room and bedroom
there was mold on the shower curtain and the tub needs a very deep clean
clean comfortable and fabulous ac which was needed for an august stay
great location right near restaurants and close to the beach
amazing location near the beach and near great food places
great location only a couple blocks from the beach easy couple minute walk
the location couldn’t be better
great location would definitely stay here again
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Feel the breeze while walking through Sullivan's Island

Sullivan’s Island’s geographic location made it a historical landmark with shore-side landscapes and miles of sand. All this is an invitation to enjoy the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, and feel the breeze while walking around.

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