Top 16 Airbnbs In Charleston County, South Carolina - Updated 2022

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Founded in 1670 in honor of the British king, Charles II, Charleston has since transformed over the years into a vibrant city reflective of its unique American, French, English, and West African heritage. It is now a well-known city for its growing art scene, world-renowned cuisine, and historical significance. Located on the Atlantic coast, you’ll have many family-friendly activities to choose from, from enjoying the sea breeze along coastal boardwalks to learning more about the significance of Civil War and antebellum South historical sites. Don’t forget to try some of the signature local seafood dishes such as gumbo, fried oysters, crab cakes, and shrimp and grits. You can also view our guide on the top things to do and the hippest rooftop bars in the city. Of course, be sure to check out these Airbnbs in Charleston County, South Carolina, for your upcoming trip.

1. Studio-style apartment in the heart of downtown area (from USD 160)

Conveniently located near everything in the downtown area, this studio-style apartment is the perfect accommodation for visitors on a leisure or business trip. The place has a welcoming ambiance thanks to the surrounding windows that allow plenty of air and natural light to come in. It can sleep up to two and features great amenities like a full kitchen, comfy queen bed, snug couch and working space in the living area, full bath, and air-conditioning.

Guest Suite in Charleston's Coolest Neighborhood
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
632 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice touches like coffee and bathroom amenities
the pillows were comfortable and the air conditioner was easy to control in the heat
the thermostat was easy to adjust and the complimentary wifi was fast and worked very well
the bed was comfortable temperature control was easy and comfortable and we had all the amenities we needed
this is a large efficiency apartment and the bed and furniture comfortable
Cleanliness:
the room was very clean and comfortable
space was extremely clean and comfortable
clean great communication everything it says on their site
convenient clean quiet great super
very cozy space extremely clean and stylish
Host:
shannon was a great host
hosts were very responsive with answers to questions we had
avondale is amazing brett & shannon we’re awesome hosts
brett and shannon were great hosts
brett and shannon are great hosts
Location:
great location near good restaurants and shopping
great location such a cute space
the location was perfect
we really enjoyed staying in this location
walking distance to some great local restaurants and a short/easy drive to everything downtown
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2. A modern apartment in a popular neighborhood (from USD 297)

Situated in one of the most popular neighborhoods Cannonborough, this modern apartment promises a pleasant stay for couples, families, and friends traveling together and is one of the best Airbnbs in Charleston, SC. The apartment comes with three beds, two bathrooms, a living room and a modern kitchen with necessary appliances and utensils. Staying here means you will be close to restaurants and many historical sights.

The Pacific Lounge by StayDuvet | 1 Block to King!
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
135 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we appreciated the nice touches and amazing air conditioning
the apartment itself was very comfortable with all the amenities you’d expect
the apartment was gorgeously decorated and had all the amenities and supplies we needed
comes with coffee and super comfy beds
very thoughtful decor touches a full open kitchen and the 2 beds/baths
Cleanliness:
the space was very clean with comfortable beds and nice linens and plenty of clean towels
the space itself was very clean and perfectly laid out
the place inside very clean and pretty and cheery
it was immaculately clean and the perfect spot to have a reunion with friends
the condo was great - very clean well equipped kitchen comfy beds and charming
Host:
concierge service was quick and responsive with any issues
very helpful and responsive host
taylor is a great host and quick to respond to any questions
Location:
the location is perfect and walking distance to everything
loved it great location short walk to everything
wonderful space right near king street
great place and good location
very cute good location very clean
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3. Grand Oaks private waterfront aparment (from USD 110)

A secluded getaway with a view is exactly what this one-bedroom apartment hosted by John promises. Ideal for couples, this stunning home is situated on James Island just across the downtown harbor. The beautiful Folly Beach is about 8 miles (12.87 km) from the property, and downtown Charleston is just 5 miles (8 km) away. This Airbnb rental is a guest apartment that is part of the main house, although it has its own private entrance. One of the best things about staying here is the idyllic view of the marsh.

Private Waterfront Apartment among the Grand Oaks
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
227 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
looks newly renovated very comfortable gorgeous views plus the added bonus of roku on the tv
the space was very comfortable and had a gorgeous backyard view of the bay
the space itself is quite stylish and modern with thoughtful and comfortable finishes
our family had a great stay at johns place very cozy atmosphere
one of the most comfortable beds we've had at an airbnb and the shower was great
Cleanliness:
extremely clean and well maintained
very clean and would stay anytime
the whole suite was impeccably clean and spacious
john’s residence was very clean and stylish
brand new clean and modern
Host:
the host was responsive and very helpful with any questions i had
the host is super nice and responsive
john was a lovely host - very discreet but available
everything was perfect and the host was very accommodating
great host definitely planning a return trip
Location:
the location is good
pretty scenery good location quiet neighborhood
this place was the perfect location
location was awesome only about 10-15 minutes from downtown
the location is great located right between charleston and folly beach
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4. Guest suite minutes away from Downtown Charleston (from USD 133)

This newly renovated guest suite is minutes away from Downtown Charleston. If you are traveling by car you’ll find plenty of street parking near this vacation house in Charleston, SC. Its excellent amenities include a fridge and a microwave to make your stay more comfortable. Visit the nearby Folly beach to have an excellent time outside this fantastic guest suite. Cable TV and Wi-Fi are also available at this Airbnb vacation home for entertainment and for guests to stay connected.

Newly Renovated Guest Suite with Exterior Entrance
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
764 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful space comfortable bed and fast wifi
good location comfy bed appreciated the usb charging ports
cute room with a private entrance and coffee provided which was great in the morning
large comfortable bed plenty of room and great light
the bathroom was great too
Cleanliness:
very clean and very quite
clean quiet and private
super clean definitely recommend
beautiful room that felt very clean and well kept
the airbnb was very clean and quiet
Host:
the hosts are amazing
erica was a fantastic host
the hosts were very accommodating and polite while respecting my privacy highly recommend
great place hosts were very communicative and friendly
great place set up was perfect the host responses were quick and responsive
Location:
amazing place close to downtown
excellent quiet spot near everything
great location and beautiful space
located close to lots of great restaurants and shopping
this place is perfectly located between folly and downtown charleston
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5. Riverland loft (from USD 134)

This loft is a newly renovated guest suite with a private entrance. Its modern design, hardwood floors and spacious floor plan make you feel like you’re in a luxury hotel room, without breaking the bank. It is only a 15-minute drive to downtown Charleston and Folly Beach, with many delicious restaurants close by. The Intracoastal Waterway is right across the street, and a great option for evening sunset walks. Besides the king bed and full bath, there is a Keurig coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator for your convenience. If you decide to stay for more than a night, you’ll even receive a complimentary bottle of wine!

Private Riverland Loft
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
586 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i also like the smart tv free coffee with a fridge and microwave
king size bed and great a/c
the place was meticulous cozy decorated beautifully had some nice extra amenities
i also liked the privacy of the space provided and the king size bed
Cleanliness:
very clean and stylish
very clean and comfortable
great space and very clean as described
place was very clean and spacious
the space was clean and very easy to access
Host:
our host was very quick to reply and nice
host very kind and seamless check in and checkout
bobby is a great host
bobby was a great host
he is an excellent host
Location:
great location and amazing value
very convenient to downtown love the short walk to the causeway at sunset
such a great place great location with an amazing sunset within walking distance
good location between city and beach
it was close to a cool local farmers market
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6. Beach life meets city life (from USD 150)

This house easily holds six guests with three bedrooms and two and a half baths. The spacious living area, open concept kitchen and backyard grill will give you plenty of room to entertain. Two beach cruiser style bikes are available to use if you so desire. If you feel like getting out of the house, Folly Beach and Charleston are a short 15-minute drive away.

Beach Life/City Life
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
219 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it has everything you need from washer and dryer to tv to grill in the beautiful back yard
we found his place to have updated furnishings and we enjoyed having access to a full kitchen
new living room furniture gives the space an open clean beach house feel
the beds were very comfortable
the house is a good size and a fenced in backyard with room for our dogs to run around
Cleanliness:
very clean and accommodating
everything is clean and well organized
everything was very clean and comfertable
extremely clean and great communication with bryan
the house was very clean and comfortable
Host:
he was so helpful
he was a super responsive and gracious host
i definitely would stay here again the host was so responsive to any questions
he was very responsive too
he was very communicative and provided us with some great spots around charleston
Location:
nice location and close to restaurants and grocery stores
the location is awesome
loved the location and the house
location is great for downtown or beach
good location a few miles from the beach and close to grocery stores walmart and restaurants
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7. Lux life at a low price (from USD 88)

Only 10 minutes from downtown, this vacation home in Charleston, SC, is located on Johns Island and has convenient access to Folly Beach. Both bedrooms have queen-sized beds and private baths, and the kitchen is well equipped for your needs. You can even take advantage of the neighborhood pool and take a dip to cool down and unwind.

Charleston, SC-2 BR Guest Suite w/ Separate Entry
Johns Island, South Carolina, United States
309 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we appreciated early morning coffee and croissants as well as refreshments in our room
he provided a light breakfast and coffee which was delicious
the rooms provided were private and allowed for us to relax for the few pitstops we had
the bedroom was large and the bed was extremely comfortable
the upstairs bedroom/ bath is a large space that is private and comfortable
Cleanliness:
clean and reasonably priced place
the bathroom was also large and sparkling clean with plenty of towels
it was very clean spacious and beautifully decorated
the room was clean and quiet and comfortable
we arrived to a clean and welcoming environment
Host:
kasim was a fantastic host
kasim is a gracious host
kasim was the perfect host
kasim was an excellent host
kasim was an awesome host
Location:
the location was perfect
it is close to many attractions
his location is ideal for visiting the charleston area
the location is also great only 20min from the beach or from downtown
the area was a fantastic central location
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8. Home for a weekend in James Island (from USD 55)

Relax in a quiet neighborhood after a day out on the town. This private room is located on James Island, only 10 minutes from downtown and Folly Beach, but far enough out of the city to avoid the crowds. The one bedroom sleeps two, so it is a good and budget-friendly option for solo travelers or couples. Amenities include access to a shared kitchen, breakfast, washer and dryer, free parking and WiFi.

Home for a weekend in James Island
50 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice tv and entertainment center in the living room with roku/netflix
this room is affordable and erica makes the stay so easy
great quiet neighborhood and a very cozy bed
Cleanliness:
the room was clean and very comfy
erica’s place was great everything was clean and as described
nice house in a nice neighborhood comfortable and very clean
the house was absolutely adorable and the room and bathroom were tidy and just as pictured
Host:
erica was a great host
erica is a great host and owns a great space
erica has a lovely home and is very friendly and welcoming
erica was very friendly and responded quickly
erica was a wonderful host and responds quickly to any messages
Location:
the location is very central and safe
cute home and close to historic charleston
the location couldn’t be better
the location is within minutes from downtown and the neighborhood is gorgeous - perfect for morning walks
loved our stay very convenient location in a quaint little house
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9. Charming two-bedroom bungalow

Located in the suburbs of Charleston, this is an economical accommodation for anyone who wants to visit the city but stay in budget. It is only two blocks from public transportation and a 20-minute drive downtown. Four guests can comfortably stay in the two bedrooms, with one bath. You’ll have access to the kitchen, laundry room, large flat screen TV and outdoor deck and porch.

Charming 2 Bdrm Bungalow
Hanahan, South Carolina, United States
270 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
everything was cozy and the window ac units kept the rooms nice and cold
comfortable two bedroom bungalow as described
charming quiet easy access to popular destinations and comfortable
however the beds were good enough and ac kept the place nice and chilly
there are beautiful wood floors and new tile in the bathroom floors and shower
Cleanliness:
had obviously been cleaned and cared for
johns place was great very clean and cozy
)the house is clean except there are cockroaches and dirts on the floor
the house was generally clean
john’s house is very clean
Host:
john was an excellent host
thank you for hosting us
very nice stay john was responsive and provided everything we needed
john's place was a good value and john was a great host
john's place was outstanding and he is a great host i cannot wait to come back
Location:
sweet place near charleston
the location was perfect
the location is great closed to the downtown
great location as well to downtown and the outlet mall
about 20 minutes to north charleston which made this a great location
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10. Beautiful home close to downtown

This private room is only 10 minutes to the airport, and downtown. Whether you’re a solo traveler, or a large party, this accommodation can sleep up to eight guests. Shared access to the kitchen, free parking and WiFi are also available. Previous guests speak highly of the host’s communication skills and flexibility.

Beautiful Home in the center of West Ashley
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
42 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was very comfortable and the fan was a wonderful touch so it didn't get too hot
he didn't have the sofa bed but he made that clear as soon as our booking was done
the guest bedroom and bathroom is lovely
Cleanliness:
very nice clean and quiet
the place was extremely clean and organized
it was very quite and clean
clean bedroom connected to clean bathroom not too far from downtown
bed is super comfy and he keeps his home sparkly clean
Host:
ryan was a great host
ryan was a really great host
ryan was an excellent host
ryan was an excellent host
ryan was a great host that was easy to communicate with
Location:
the location was perfect
great location and close to everything we needed
nice location and comfy house
also close to some great food
good location quiet and comfortable home
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11. Lovely apartment in the heart of Charleston

If you are looking for a beautiful space to stay on your next vacation to Charleston, this city-centered apartment is the best place for you. The condo is located in a quiet neighborhood, yet near some of Charleston’s most popular tourist destinations. Bars, restaurants, and shopping options are just a short distance away.

The place can accommodate four guests with a lot of room for everyone to move around in. It has two well-appointed bedrooms, as well as a master and a common bathroom. The living room is spacious enough for everyone and the kitchen comes with all the necessities to help you cook up a storm and enjoy it in the adjoining dining area.

Lovely apartment in the heart of Charleston! ❤️
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
215 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it had all the amenities for a comfortable stay
amenities in the apartment were great as well such as netflix etc
we also really appreciated that there was a lit makeup mirror fans and noise machines
this is a lovely two bedroom/two bath apartment airbnb
caroline’s place is amazing would absolutely recommend this great little apartment just off king st
Cleanliness:
very clean and spacious
her space is clean and comfortable
additionally the place was very clean and accommodating
overall the unit was clean; the kitchen is a bit worn but clean
) the apartment was very clean
Host:
she was responsive and communicative prior to and during our trip
she explained everything perfectly and was an amazing host
caroline is a wonderful host and took care of our every need
caroline was a great host
let me start by saying the caroline was great she was very accommodating and had quick responses
Location:
the location is just fantastic
the location is fantastic - walking distance to everything we needed
very good location and detailed check in instructions from caroline
caroline’s place is in a great location and centrally located
location location location this place is in an absolute perfect location
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12. Convenient to downtown, airport and Park Circle

This newly renovated private room is a clean and comfortable option for those looking to stay in a convenient location. It is only 15 minutes to downtown, 10 to the airport and five minutes from Park Circle and the performing arts center. Additional rooms or air mattresses can be requested for extra guests. Shared areas like the bathroom and kitchen are well stocked for your needs. The mattresses have an extra topper and the room has a ceiling fan for your comfort.

Convenient to downtown, airport, & Park Circle
26 reviews
Private room 2 Beds 8 Guests

13. Island glamping

This super cozy and fun space is full of amenities for your comfort. Enjoy the Tempurpedic queen bed, full bathroom, kitchenette and convertible twin bed in this retro themed 2016 camper. There is plenty of privacy outside in the lightly wooded yard, complete with twinkling lights, bikes and beach chairs. There is plenty to do nearby, including beaches, coffee shops and local restaurants.

Island Glamping in Retro Camper
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
139 reviews
Camper/RV 1 Bed 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was so comfortable and the ac was great
nice touch with fresh flowers on the table
the bed was incredibly comfortable
the bed was very comfortable and plenty of space for 2 people
super cute inside with plenty of cold a/c and hot water for showers
Cleanliness:
we had a great stay everything was very clean and perfect
i was thoroughly impressed with the cleanliness of the camper
really cool place to stay really clean and very neat
i really appreciated how clean it was and how the decor felt homey without sacrificing any space
amazed at the cleanliness and economy of this 1972 camper
Host:
the hosts were fantastic and friendly
lindsay dustin and bailey are thoughtful friendly hosts that made our quick visit a treat
lindsay and dustin couldn't be better hosts my son and i had a great time glamping
great hosts gave us a warm greeting and then plenty of privacy
hosts are very friendly and willing to help with anything you might need
Location:
fantastic location 5 miles from downtown
very cute and comfortable close distance to downtown
the location is safe quiet and close to everything
great location in a quiet neighborhood
the location is very quiet and safe
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14. Charleston's best Airbnb experience

Not one, but there are the six private lifeboats on the serene and secluded marina to enjoy Charleston’s best Airbnb experience. Grab a bicycle to enjoy the best of Downtown Charleston, which is less than 3 km, (about 2 miles) away. Enjoy watching the dolphins while sipping on your morning coffee or take in the beauty of the Charleston harbor in the evening. This rental has a queen bed and a sofa bed that can comfortably sleep up to four people.

A Pirates Life For Me: Private Houseboat Downtown!
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
335 reviews
Boat 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was fantastic though as was the air conditioning
amazing views of the water and a cozy space once in a lifetime experience
the houseboat has everything you need to feel comfortable and nothing more- keeping things simple
Cleanliness:
very clean and well appointed
clean quiet and so unique
the space was very clean and well organized
the boat was clean and very nicely decorated
the houseboat was more spacious than expected squeaky clean and comfortable
Host:
justin is a great host
justin is a great host and very attentive
justin is friendly and welcoming
justin was a great host responded to all the details
and justin the host is friendly and lightning-fast with replying to any questions
Location:
good location to down town
local eats are close by and delicious
the location worked out great for us
the location was great the marina was nice
great location fun stay very peaceful on the water
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15. A pirate's life for me - houseboat

Featured on Tiny House Hunters, this fun and unique Airbnb in Charleston, SC, is decked out in nautical decor and modern finishing. Comfortably sleeping three, there is plenty of room for a small family or couple looking for a unique and memorable experience. There is a fully stocked kitchen, TV, coffee maker and outdoor space to unwind. Situated less than 2 miles (3.2 km) from the historic district of downtown Charleston, it is a great central location for exploring the city.

A Pirates Life For Me: Private Houseboat Downtown!
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
335 reviews
Boat 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was fantastic though as was the air conditioning
amazing views of the water and a cozy space once in a lifetime experience
the houseboat has everything you need to feel comfortable and nothing more- keeping things simple
Cleanliness:
very clean and well appointed
clean quiet and so unique
the space was very clean and well organized
the boat was clean and very nicely decorated
the houseboat was more spacious than expected squeaky clean and comfortable
Host:
justin is a great host
justin is a great host and very attentive
justin is friendly and welcoming
justin was a great host responded to all the details
and justin the host is friendly and lightning-fast with replying to any questions
Location:
good location to down town
local eats are close by and delicious
the location worked out great for us
the location was great the marina was nice
great location fun stay very peaceful on the water
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16. Glamping in West Ashley

If you’re looking for a novelty experience, here you go! Ditch the cookie cutter hotel room for an affordable, but convenient, accommodation in this decked out 1977 Airstream RV. You’ll be surprised how much fits in this cozy space. Two guests can comfortably enjoy the two beds and one bathroom, along with the renovated flooring and cabinetry. Modern conveniences such as USB charging, WiFi, hot water and central heating/AC are available. The kitchenette includes a small refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker and microwave. This Airbnb is located only 5 miles (8 km) from downtown Charleston and 11 miles (18 km) to Folly Beach, so it is easy to enjoy the city or coast.

Glamping in West Ashley / Charleston
235 reviews
Camper/RV 2 Beds 2 Guests

History and heritage

There are few cities as unique and diverse as Charleston, South Carolina. It offers a glimpse into the culture of the American South, juxtaposed with influences of modern music, cuisine and art. These Airbnbs give you the opportunity to meet locals and learn more about their city, while providing you a peaceful and affordable place to rest your head after a long day.

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