McClellanville, South Carolina, is the epitome of what the locals call “lowland life.” Surrounded by the Francis Marion National Forest and the marshy coast of the Atlantic, this small town built up its livelihood from fishing, shrimping, and oystering. Today, its draw is in its quaint historic charm and antebellum architecture. The town’s waterfront location also gives visitors plenty to do aside from relaxing in the slow pace of life! Read on for some of the best Airbnb vacation rentals to stay at in the area.
1. The Santee House (from USD 240)
This gorgeous cabin has the perfect mix of rustic charm and elegance. It is located near the North Santee River, giving it a secluded feel for those who desire to be out in nature. The cabin sleeps up to 12 people and is beautifully furnished. It has many amenities ranging from the essentials, like a washer and dryer, to the unique like a fire pit, smoker for outdoor cooking, and use of the small boat! Guests can explore the area on the 1500-foot (457-meter) long elevated nature walk through the cypress swamp and might even spot alligators, owls, and bald eagles. Other nearby attractions include historical plantations for the history buffs.
The Santee House at Hopsewee PlantationGeorgetown, South Carolina, United States
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:the new wifi was great especially since cell service is spottycomfortable beds and great linens for a dozen to rest wellplenty of space for our big group and plenty to make us comfortablethe kitchen is well equipped even sharing condimentswe all had a very comfortable stay
Cleanliness:the house was clean upon arrival and we enjoyed the seclusion of the propertywe really enjoyed the house it was clean and well stockeda cabin in the woods neat place to stay that can accommodate a lot of people
Host:hugh was a very accommodating host and helpful through the processthe owners were extremely helpful before and during the tripthe owners were extremely responsive and very easy to work withthe host were very responsive and advised us about the local places to visitthe attention to detail is outstanding and you could not ask for a more hospitable hostRead more reviews
Location:the location and house are perfect for a bunch of guys getting away on a fishing tripgreat house and location for a getaway on the north santee riverit is a quiet and beautiful location although a bit far from town and the beachswamp walk is like the land before timethis place would also be a great guys fishing trip location in warmer weather
2. Lovely home a short walk to the village shops (from USD 132)
This rental cabin is named “Tapawingo” which translates to “place of joy,” and it’s not hard to see why! Nestled in a sunny wooded area, this cabin is the perfect spot for rustic relaxation. The screened-in porch, Adirondack chairs on the patio, and fire pit make it easy to feel close to nature. However, this cabin is also within walking distance to the historic town of McClellanville, where shops and cafes are intermingled with historic buildings. You can even bike there on the tandem bike provided to guests!
McClellanville village cabin near national forest.McClellanville, South Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:the screened porch with the ceiling fan was greatwe were very comfortable in our bed and found all the amenities we needed were providedgreat working kitchen allowed for some great home cooking while kicking back on the screened in porchthe kitchen was large well-equipped and inspirationalthe house is charming and comfortable
Cleanliness:and the rooms were clean and lovelygreat kitchen for cooking comfortable beds and clean bathroomsthe sheets were clean the water pressure was great and the host (pam)was fantastic
Host:neal was a gracious hostthe host was extremely helpful and the owner as wellpam our local host is a winnerpam the local host was wonderfulloved every minute of our stay and the hosts/local host are so super helpfulRead more reviews
Location:great location for a "off the grid" getawaya great location for getting a way and unpluggingoverall it was a great stay in a great location for a great pricei recommend this place for anyone just wanting to get away to a nice peaceful environmentclose to town and the national forest offered great outings if needed
A taste of lowland life in McClellanville
Once you’re sitting in one of the enclosed porches or around a cozy firepit that some of these Airbnbs offer, it can be tempting to while away the warm South Carolina days doing absolutely nothing! However, the area is so full of things to see and do that it would be a mistake not to venture outside your rental. Canoe or kayak through the lovely creeks and marshes. Sun yourself on the beach. Visit the historical towns and sights of the area and travel a number of years into the past. Whatever you choose, be sure to pick one of these rentals to be your home away from home during your trip!
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