Top 5 Tiny Houses For Rent In Charleston, South Carolina

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Although Columbia is South Carolina’s capital, its largest city is actually Charleston, found sitting along Charleston Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. Being this close to the sea makes Charleston a top destination for good eating as it holds seafood festivals every month. If you’re an angler looking for some big catches, the city also hosts plenty of fishing charters that will take you to spots where you can fish for muskellunge, marlin, and even catfish. Once you’ve had your fill, you can move on to historic or cultural tours, such as taking horse carriage rides and visiting plantations converted into heritage sites.

Whatever it is you’re visiting the city for, you’ve got plenty of options to stay at, including compact rental homes to help stay you on budget. For that, take a look at our list of the top tiny houses for rent in Charleston, South Carolina.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 09, 2024.

1. The Berry Patch (from USD 96)

Mini bungalows are great for small families or groups of friends, and this property is no exception. You can immediately see the spacious yard and patio with a barbecue grill when you arrive, making you look forward to a nice cookout.

Once inside, you are welcomed by the homey and informal atmosphere created by the open floor design. The kitchen is more than just adequate, as you have a full-size fridge and a stove-top oven to work with, along with the usual dishware and utensils. There’s even a drip coffee maker so you can prepare yourself a cup during those cold mornings.

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
3.9 km (2.5 mi) from McLeod Plantation Historic Site
136 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i enjoyed my 4 week stay and truly felt comfortable and relaxed in this space
i really enjoyed my stay everything was cleaned and it was cozy
very clean beautifully decorated and in a great location
neighborhood is quite and place is clean; a value accommodation for seeing charelston and surrounding islands/plantations
her place was clean and well stocked making it feel like a home away from home
hailey was also very responsive and accommodating
hailey was a wonderful host quick to respond and very helpful throughout my stay
great location that is close to everything
this place is awesome location is great and the house is completely modern updates and clean
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2. The Backpacker (from USD 50)

Guests who love glamping should take advantage of the experience this property offers; rustic and surrounded by the lush woodland on the outside, then clean, compact, and quiet on the inside. The bathroom is even separated into two outhouse buildings, featuring an eco-friendly composting toilet in one, and the shower the other. The kitchenette has a microwave and mini-fridge, which should be enough for making small meals. There’s also a fire pit for outdoor cooking, as well as furniture for dining.

As the property does not have air-conditioning, the host warns that the property can get hot in summer, so you may want to check this place out during a cooler season like autumn.

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
6.46 km (4.1 mi) from McLeod Plantation Historic Site
281 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
they generously had bug spray extra linens fans and snacks
it was 82 degrees when we visited and we were very comfortable inside the backpacker especially at night
did not have ac but several fans they provided made it very comfortable
there is a tiny house with a comfortable bed table and sink in it
the compost toilet and outdoor shower functioned exactly as described and were well-maintained clean and easy to use
the backpacker is such a unique spot it is so clean simple and such a fun experience
perfect in every way comfortable clean and quiet everything you’d ever need
the hosts are wonderful and kept the bathrooms clean throughout our whole weekend
the host was welcoming and showed us how to use everything in and around the house
loved glamping in the tiny cabin hosts are very kind & thoughtful
the hosts were so kind upon arriving even though we got in late
also nan and mark are excellent hosts…so welcoming and accommodating
nan and mark were both very amazing hosts
great location and great price
great location super comfortable and relaxing
perfect location between downtown and folly beach
it has the perfect location
great location with everything you could possibly need
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3. The Cedar House (from USD 109)

You’ll be surprised by the luxurious experience The Cedar House has in store for you. Despite the property’s size, it has enough space for a kitchen with a gas range and appliances such as a microwave and a coffee maker. While the living room has space for a floor mattress, the actual bedroom is on a loft accessed by a ladder. The loft features a queen-sized bed, as well as a white noise machine to help you drift off to sleep more easily. There’s also a hammock in the outdoor space if you’re looking for a breezy nap.

Additional amenities include a bicycle for getting around the neighborhood and books and indoor games for rainy days.

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
1.71 km (1.1 mi) from McLeod Plantation Historic Site
751 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there were plenty of amenities and intentional extras like coffee/tea bicycles outdoor shower and a cozy hammock
the bed was very comfortable and all amenities were nice
the loft area was super comfortable (sheets pillows mattress
three of us for slept comfortably between the loft and sofa bed
the shower was plenty warm and the light fixtures were cool everything was very comfy and cozy
clean exactly as pictured
communication from brian is first rate and the tiny house is clean cozy and inviting
the home was clean and we'll stocked
it was clean comfortable and felt like home
enough space to enjoy when needed and small enough to clean up in a jif
he was an excellent host
great place great host great time
brian was a caring host and provided many recommendations
he was easy to communicate with prior and during our stay and was very accommodating
the owner gave great recommendations and would recommend it to anyone looking to be in the area
cute tiny house in convenient location
super cute place to stay
the location is a quiet and pretty street
adored the decor and location as well
it was a great location
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4. Delightful tiny home with loft bedroom (from USD 132)

Situated in the scenic Riverland Terrace neighborhood, this small house features a generous outside space and includes access to the gazebo and the use of the outdoor grill. The kitchen has an induction cooking plate, as well as nifty such as a toaster, and a coffee maker. The laundry machine is also in this area, so you can maximize your time by cleaning your clothes while preparing a meal. For sleeping, the main bedroom is on the loft, while the sofa bed is on the first floor.

While the indoor bathroom includes a toilet and shower, you can also find a second shower outdoors, in the yard.

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
1.78 km (1.2 mi) from McLeod Plantation Historic Site
100 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were comfortable and as a family of 4 we felt we had plenty of room
it was very clean visibly and in terms of smell
very nice and clean looks exactly like pictures
this tiny house was very clean and had great amenities
as for the tiny house itself it is super clean and very nicely decorated
the host were fabulous
the hosts are very kind and helpful
the hosts are so nice and accommodating
the hosts were very warm and welcoming to the area
host are very helpful to your needs
the park nearby is amazing
the location was just what we were hoping for- close to the beach and close to downtown charleston
the neighborhood was quiet and cute and near to shops and restaurants
great location with lots of good restaurants and close to the beach or downtown
wonderful spot close enough to downtown we loved going down to the park nearby to watch the sunset
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5. Emma, The Funky Little Charmer (from USD 97)

This bright and dreamy property is surrounded by the greenery of Riverland Terrace, making it a fantastic place for glamping or taking an idyllic retreat. The house is actually a camper that has been converted into a tiny home, replacing some of its original features with one more fitting for a relaxing glamp stay. The bedroom area has storage space beneath, and a desk nearby for workspace. For meals, the kitchenette has an induction stove for cooking, and a mini-fridge for storing food and chilling drinks.

Outside, the yard has a seating area with a table and a charcoal grill you could use for barbecuing.

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
2.37 km (1.5 mi) from McLeod Plantation Historic Site
165 reviews   Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
ac worked like a charm bed was great and easy to drive there or use uber
the airstream was super clean cute and cozy
the airstream was clean and included everything we needed
alex was an amazing host
people are super friendly
chelsea was a great host and i would certainly recommend booking this funky glamping experience
the hosts were kind and welcoming without invading any privacy which was awesome
chelsea was extremely helpful and responsive
great location and charming place
it is the best location
area is great and close to downtown
emma is a great place to stay the location is so beautiful and its so close to the city
this place is super cute it’s also pretty close to the beach and downtown charleston
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Experience that fine South Carolina flavor

While you’re visiting, you should take advantage of the South Carolina barbecue culture, as they have their own signature flavors and styles of preparing their flame-cooked cuisine. You might even learn some cooking tips from the locals, perhaps even your hosts, when you’ve booked at these top tiny houses for rent in Charleston, South Carolina.

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