Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In McClellanville, South Carolina - Updated 2024

airbnb McClellanville SC
Anne Marie
Anne Marie 
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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.

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 02, 2024.

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.

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Georgetown, South Carolina, United States
4.14 km (2.6 mi) from Hampton Plantation State Historic Site
118 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 7 Beds 16 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the new wifi was great especially since cell service is spotty
comfortable beds and great linens for a dozen to rest well
plenty of space for our big group and plenty to make us comfortable
the kitchen is well equipped even sharing condiments
we all had a very comfortable stay
the house was clean upon arrival and we enjoyed the seclusion of the property
we really enjoyed the house it was clean and well stocked
a cabin in the woods neat place to stay that can accommodate a lot of people
hugh was a very accommodating host and helpful through the process
the owners were extremely helpful before and during the trip
the owners were extremely responsive and very easy to work with
the host were very responsive and advised us about the local places to visit
the attention to detail is outstanding and you could not ask for a more hospitable host
the location and house are perfect for a bunch of guys getting away on a fishing trip
great house and location for a getaway on the north santee river
it is a quiet and beautiful location although a bit far from town and the beach
swamp walk is like the land before time
this place would also be a great guys fishing trip location in warmer weather
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2. Lovely home a short walk to the village shops

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!

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McClellanville, South Carolina, United States
13.23 km (8.3 mi) from Hampton Plantation State Historic Site
124 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the screened porch with the ceiling fan was great
we were very comfortable in our bed and found all the amenities we needed were provided
great working kitchen allowed for some great home cooking while kicking back on the screened in porch
the kitchen was large well-equipped and inspirational
the house is charming and comfortable
and the rooms were clean and lovely
great kitchen for cooking comfortable beds and clean bathrooms
the sheets were clean the water pressure was great and the host (pam)was fantastic
neal was a gracious host
the host was extremely helpful and the owner as well
pam our local host is a winner
pam the local host was wonderful
loved every minute of our stay and the hosts/local host are so super helpful
great location for a "off the grid" getaway
a great location for getting a way and unplugging
overall it was a great stay in a great location for a great price
i recommend this place for anyone just wanting to get away to a nice peaceful environment
close to town and the national forest offered great outings if needed
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3. Private room on the banks of Wando River

This room rental is in a mansion on the banks of the Wando River. Guests can enjoy views of the water right from their window and be out on the water in minutes. This rental is a perfect option for those looking to explore the natural beauty of South Carolina. It is located next to the Francis Marion National Forest, a protected area covering nearly 259,000 acres! The best way to explore the forest is on the designated canoe trail which will take you through the lush swamps. Closer to the rental, you can go swimming, fishing, shrimping, or crabbing right on the property!

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Awendaw, South Carolina, United States
40.46 km (25.2 mi) from Hampton Plantation State Historic Site
139 reviews  
Private room in house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable bed great view from the room
accommodations comfortable and scenic view of the river
the room was nice and had a great view of the marsh
check-in was very straightforward we were road-tripping through south carolina and this was the perfect comfortable rest stop
and the kitchen is huge so there is plenty of space for multiple guests
very clean and comfortable
the beds were comfortable and clean as was the bathroom
comfortable beds and clean bathroom
the house was clean and well organized
bedroom and bathroom were nice and clean the beds very comfortable
the hosts are great
the host was very friendly and welcoming
philipp and karen were wonderful hosts
host is very friendly and helpful
phillip and his wife were very professional and gracious hosts
great location for our needs
great location near isle of palms
i loved the location
the location and house was amazing
the location is absolutely beautiful and serene
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4. Two private bedrooms and a bath

This suite in a private home contains two bedrooms and a private bath, which can sleep up to eight guests. The hosts live in the home and rent out other rooms in the large mansion, so common areas are shared with other guests. The home is large enough that it doesn’t feel crowded, and its proximity to the water is another bonus! Right outside is a dock and walkway that goes over the lowland banks of the Wando River. Nearby is the Francis Marion National Forest and in less than an hour’s drive are Charleston and the Isle of Palms beaches. Whether you prefer the city, the swamp, the beach, or all three, this rental is a perfect fit!

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Awendaw, South Carolina, United States
40.39 km (25.1 mi) from Hampton Plantation State Historic Site
151 reviews  
Entire house 5 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
our rooms had great views of the marsh too
the second floor rooms are also quite spacious with stunning marsh views
but phillip made us very comfortable to use the grill and the dinning room
king beds were comfortable the furnishings in the private rooms were essentially the beds and a desk
next time i'll bring a comfortable lounge chair fishing pole and allow myself some more time
clean and modern place
the third floor is clean and has several beds
their house is extremely clean and comfortable
the house is very clean and had everything we needed
rooms were large clean and the bed was super comfy
the hosts are very welcoming and the home is really gorgeous
phillip and karen were great hosts
good help and tipps by host
karen and philipp were great host
phillip is great host and ensured we are comfortable
the location was really interesting
beautiful location on the river and close to good restaurants
what a great location for photography
this amazing place is 17 miles from charleston
this location was amazing and very peaceful
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5. Bright and airy suite with a balcony

This charming rental suite looks like it came straight out of a magazine about southern living-it is bright, airy, and impeccably decorated! This space is an efficiency flat above the hosts’ garage and contains two queen beds, a small kitchen, and a balcony where you can enjoy the silence of the woods. The town of McClellanville is a historic fishing village with plenty of outdoor activities. It is also a short drive from Pawleys Island and the Isle of Palms, where visitors can go to beautiful beaches or see the historic sights like old villages and forts.

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McClellanville, South Carolina, United States
9.94 km (6.2 mi) from Hampton Plantation State Historic Site
84 reviews  
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a porch over looking the woods with a table and chairs to enjoy the sounds of nature
nice large patio area with table and chairs
great wifi and a super comfy couch with a selection of books if that is your speed
hostess wasvery helpful with our dinosaur tv abilities we look forward to a return
it's a big open room that looked like it came straight out of pottery barn catalog
very clean & private
very clean and so cozy
clean quiet and relaxing space
it's so clean and nicely decorated
the space is super clean and the beds are very comfortable
they were thoughtful gracious hosts
host's very accommodating and friendly
she was pleasant and so friendly
the hosts couldn’t have been more welcoming and helpful
there was great info about the local “low country” area was incredibly helpful
great location from which to explore the area
great location especially for touring the surrounding natural areas and downtown
a beautifully decorated flat located in a quiet secluded area
this super cute place has everything you need for a comfortable stay
the location is so serene immersed in the forest
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6. Belle Isle bungalow

This charming townhouse has great amenities and activities right on site! Located in a community that provides tennis courts, pools, and a restaurant, guests can also bring their boat to launch at the private marina. Just north of this rental is Georgetown, the third oldest city in South Carolina. This colorful town is full of historical sights. Learn about the history of the rice industry at the Old Market Building, tour an antebellum home in the Kaminski House Museum, and see the beautiful quilts and other folk arts, that tell the story of the Gullah people, in the Gullah Museum.

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Georgetown, South Carolina, United States
17.08 km (10.7 mi) from Hampton Plantation State Historic Site
78 reviews  
Entire townhouse 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
used both pools and both were really nice
comfortable beds and lovely linens
private parking and beach access with bathrooms and a relaxing covered porch with rocking chairs
great functional kitchen with all the cooking appliances and utensils needed to cook for 6-8 people
lots of room and comfort
clean quiet and very friendly neighbours
clean cozy condo near the bay
the house was clean and the community gated and quiet
beautifully furnished and immaculately clean
great value convenient - clean awesome space
host has provided everything you would need and is a great communicator
heather was very helpful in answering any questions i had would definitely stay here again
heather was a fantastic host and quick to respond during my holiday stay
heather is the ideal host - very communicative and helpful
i had a lovely stay very cute bungalow in a gorgeous lowcountry setting heather was a delightful host
great location and comfortable
great place to get away
heather’s place is located on a beautiful “low country” area
this is a good location between myrtle beach and charleston
heather's place is amazing it's large cozy and perfectly located
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7. Nautical cottage close to downtown McClellanville

This quaint home has an atmosphere that’s reminiscent of staying by the seaside! The cottage has a charming nautical motif and is warm and bright inside. Up to seven people can stay in this home, making it a perfect spot for a group trip. Guests will love relaxing on the sunny screened-in porch or gathering around the fire pit at night. Located just two blocks from downtown McClellanville, be sure to explore the historic village with shops, restaurants, and art galleries. The boat launch is also about a half mile away from the home, which has space in the driveway for guests to bring their own boat.

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13.01 km (8.1 mi) from Hampton Plantation State Historic Site
7 reviews  
Entire house 5 Beds 7 Guests

8. Sweet and tiny cottage

This small cottage is a big deal- it was featured on the DIY Network show “Tiny House Big Living!” It is amazingly designed so that four people can fit comfortably inside. The beds are located in a lofted space, so keep that in mind when booking. This cute cottage is in a peaceful clearing with a couple of other homes nearby. Located in the Francis Marion National Forest, there are kayaking, fishing, and hiking all close by! A wonderful day trip is to take the ferry to Bulls Island or visit the Romain Wildlife Refuge. Bulls Island is a quiet island with 16 miles (25km) of trails and 7 miles (11 km) of beach real estate, including Boneyard Beach which is full of strikingly shaped driftwood. Romain Wildlife Refuge is a cape where almost 300 species of birds have been recorded, as well as loggerhead sea turtles and red wolves!

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25.79 km (16.1 mi) from Hampton Plantation State Historic Site
6 reviews  
Entire house 2 Beds 4 Guests

9. Honeymoon suite on the second floor of a carriage house

Stay in luxury in this spacious home in a peaceful and private setting! The rental sleeps up to two people in a second-floor honeymoon suite. Downstairs, guests will find a full kitchen with marble counters and a large stone fireplace. Located inside the Francis Marion National Forest, it is also near Wando River, Isle of Palms, and Bull’s Bay.

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39.69 km (24.7 mi) from Hampton Plantation State Historic Site
Guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests

10. Elevated bungalow with access to a canoe

This elevated bungalow is the perfect spot for a peaceful, quiet visit. The home is located on stilts giving it a unique secluded feeling in the surrounding woods. Up to four guests can stay in this studio styled home with a sitting area, a lofted sleeping area, and a kitchen. There is also an adorable screened-in porch where you can relax in the evening in the glow of the twinkle lights! Guests have access to a canoe and paddles to explore the many creeks around the home. They are also free to use the complimentary bikes to venture into downtown McClellanville.

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McClellanville, South Carolina, United States
13.78 km (8.6 mi) from Hampton Plantation State Historic Site
17 reviews  
Entire bungalow 3 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
quaint quiet and super comfortable
it's clean and nice
extremely clean and comfortable space
very tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean with attention to every detail
grace was a wonderful host
grace was an excellent host
the towns folk are friendly and helpful
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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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