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Vacation Rentals By The Beach In Charleston, South Carolina, USA - Updated 2020

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Tourists are attracted to Charleston, South Carolina for many beautiful reasons. Some can’t even resist coming back for the second time. With all the things Charleston can offer, no wonder guests are itching to visit this place and experience activities that range from long walks in the historic Charleston to setting foot on the white sand of the beaches in Charleston. The most famous beach that tourists are raving about is Folly Beach, where sunsets and sunrises are two of the most breathtaking views you’ll get to witness while staying here. There are a lot of reasons why Charleston is the perfect getaway, but we’ll let you discover those reasons for yourself. In case you need help in choosing your accommodation, check out our top vacation rentals by the beach in Charleston.

1. Salt House on Folly Beach (from USD 487)

This Airbnb vacation rental is a two-level house, with five bedrooms, which can accommodate up to ten guests, perfect for a big family or a group of friends on holiday, looking for some action under the sun. It is a walking distance to Folly Beach and it has two beach access points – to be exact it is just one row of houses away from the beach.

The house features all the modern-day conveniences as well as the necessities. It has a spacious living area, a dining set-up, a well-equipped kitchen, a screened porch with chairs and tables, and various bathrooms to use.

5 Bedroom 4 Bath ~ The Salt House On Folly
Folly Beach, South Carolina, United States
44 reviews
Entire house 9 Beds 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds were extremely comfortable
very clean and comfortable
the towels linens and mattresses all were quite comfortable and everything was clean and fresh
the home was clean spacious and comfortable for our 2 families
the hosts were friendly helpful and welcoming
jessi was a fantastic host
great beach access and we loved the porch wonderful hosts
easy to check-in and jessi was so welcoming and helpful leading up to and during our stay
when i did have questions jessi answered right away and was super helpful
great location wonderful house for gathering
the house is in a great location with a short walking distance to the beach
perfect location steps from the beach and a quick 25 minute drive downtown
great location plenty of room for bigger families
easy walk to the beach - which is beautiful
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2. Five-bedroom beachfront house (from USD 506)

A beachfront property, this five-bedroom Airbnb vacation rental offers comfortable living experience to a maximum of ten guests. It is in a great location, a stone’s throw away from the beach, where you can hear the waves and smell the ocean air directly from your porch. Apart from the great location, the house comes with all the things you might need for your stay, including a fully functional kitchen, a dining room, and a cozy living area. You’ll also love the windows surrounding the house, for it will give you a wonderful view of the ocean. In case you want to explore the area, you’re just six blocks away from the shops, local store, restaurants, and many more.

Blue Waters Beachfront 5 BR private beach access
Folly Beach, South Carolina, United States
17 reviews
Entire house 5 Beds 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
very clean and comfortable
it’s so spacious and the bathroom situation is amazing that everyone had their own personal space
the location is amazing
location was perfect and the deck was a great place to just hang out
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3. Beachfront apartment for large group (from USD 256)

If you’re looking for a large accommodation that will suit a big group, then this beachfront apartment that has three bedrooms and can accommodate up to eight guests is ideal for you. It is complete with all the real home conveniences as well as the modern amenities, including an air-conditioning unit, a patio with teak pieces of furniture, free WiFi, an elevator, and more. You’ll also find the open-plan space very roomy and well organized, as you can see in the living area, dining set-up, and the fully functional kitchen. As for its location, it is beachfront; you’ll have an amazing view of the sea and wake up feeling the relaxing ocean breeze. It is also centrally located wherein the city center, local shops, restaurants, and the beach are just a few blocks away.

Atlantic Hideout
Folly Beach, South Carolina, United States
78 reviews
Entire condominium 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great tidal pools for the kids
great location view plenty of room with all the comforts of home
we had a great stay at john's (website hidden by airbnb) a beautiful comfortable condo with a great view
condo was clean updated and accommodating
house is spacious clean and neat
beautiful space very clean perfect location and view
clean and easy to communicate with would for sure stay here again
clean lovely styled furnishings and the sheets and towels are so soft and comfortable
owner was extremely responsive
john was a wonderful host
john was very responsive
john was very responsive too
john is a great host and is very responsive
excellent location close to everything
great location walking distance to everything
this house was the perfect location for our weekend getaway
this was the perfect location for our girls weekend
nice and close to beach as well as town
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4. Apartment with beach access (from USD 97)

A beachfront property with private beach access and an amazing view directly from your balcony, this apartment features all the things you’ll need for your vacation. It has three bedrooms that can accommodate up to seven guests and an open-plan living area that has a fully functional kitchen, a seating space, and a dining set-up. It also comes with two bathrooms; one is in the master’s bedroom and the other in the hallway. As for the location of the Airbnb vacation rental, it is on the third floor of an apartment building, without an elevator. It is also close to downtown Folly Beach, where you’ll find lots of restaurants, cafes, shops, and local stores.

Best Location on Folly. Oceanfront Apt at the Pier
Folly Beach, South Carolina, United States
150 reviews
Entire condominium 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the balcony over the beach was great and the beds were super comfy
apartment was very well appointed with extra blankets soaps towels even coffee for the coffee maker
beautiful apartment beautiful view best value i have seen
the apartment is in a great location great views of the ocean and pier
comfortable beds with room for 6 people
condo is clean decorated perfectly beachy
everything was clean and very well kept
craig’s condo was very clean and comfortable had lots of personal touches i appreciated
this was an amazing and clean location
the unit is very clean and welcoming
craig was great he was extremely helpful throughout the rental process and quickly responded to any questions i had
host was very communicative friendly and quick to respond
i highly recommend staying at craig's place to start craig was an amazing host
craig was responsive and he was able to refund us
craig was very responsive and easy to work with
the location is amazing
the location was amazing
the location is absolutely perfect
this condo is great location is awesome very central and walkable to everything
great location within walking distance to restaurants shopping pier etc
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5. Centrally located apartment (from USD 339)

vacation rentals on the beach in charleston sc | centrally located apartment
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If you are looking for accommodation that is centrally located, then this condominium unit, in a gated community, is just right for you. It has private beach access, with an amazing view of the oceanfront, and near the Folly Beach Pier and downtown, where you’ll find a lot of restaurants and shops. As for the accommodation itself, it features four bedrooms that can accommodate up to eight people, perfect for families or a group of friends on a beach holiday. The unit has an open-plan living space that is well-equipped with windows, giving you the best view of your surroundings. It also has a fully equipped kitchen, a dining set up, a living area, and a spacious bathroom.

Oceanfront Condo w Ocean Views, Private Balcony, Gated Community with Pools & Private Beach Access.
Folly Beach, SC, US
78 reviews
condo 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Living room had plenty of seating and kitchen was fine
The view cannot be beat
I do not like having to leave the dishwasher empty
The twin bed mattresses need replacing as do the linens and pillows
take out the trash strip the beds
It was updated and clean
Very clean and great views
(Do you really think the dishes are sanitary if they are handwashed as guests are rushing to leave?)
Except for a minor problem with the dishwasher
Because they accommodated us when Dorian tried to ruin our trip
the condo suited 8 of us with sleeping arrangements perfectly The organization of check in and check out was as simple as can be having a key code sent to me prior to check in was great DID NOT...
All of us however found the beds to be extremely uncomfortable even though discovering the mattresses looked new
We stayed over Columbus Day weekend which provided for some unusually warm weather so not only
It is beachfront and walking distance to great restaurants and shops
We took advantage of the many restaurants nearby and even ventured into Charleston for some sight seeing
We could walk to restaurants so easily that the cars were only used when it was time to go to the wedding
we were just a short drive to Charleston where we could take in the sights and experience some true "low country" eateries Waking up to the view and sound of the ocean waves
one night we were exhausted and wanted to stick close to the condo Folly beach itself is a quaint little area with shops and restaurants
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6. Charleston Coast vacation house (from USD 440)

vacation rentals on the beach in charleston sc | charleston coast vacation house
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Are you looking for a resort-like accommodation somewhere close to the beach with an amazing view? If so, Charleston Coast Vacations is an ideal holiday home for you. You’ll love the white interiors and the minimalist vibe of the villa, which is in an apartment building with two swimming pools. It has three bedrooms, with a television and DVD player, and can suit eight guests. It also features an open-plan space with a kitchen, a dining, and a sitting area that leads to a balcony which has a view of the pier and the oceanfront. You will surely have the best and relaxing time when you book this accommodation.

Charleston Coast Vacations "Graceful Egret" ~ Now Booking Summer & Fall ~ Oceanfront Condo~ Beau...
Folly Beach, SC, US
8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

7. Townhouse in Folly River (from USD 200)

If you’re looking for an accommodation that is away from the crowd and the noise then this three-bedroom townhouse that can accommodate up to eight guests, located in a neighborhood which sits in the Folly River, is an ideal home for you. It has everything you’ll need, including a fully functional kitchen, a cozy living area with lots of sofas, a dining set-up and tons of bathrooms to use. Other things you’ll love about the place is the beautiful sunset over the river and its proximity from the beach. You should also never miss going to downtown Folly for its restaurants, shops, local stores, and more.

Relaxing 3BR with Beautiful View of Folly River, Water's Edge (Summer 3 day Min)
67 reviews
townhome 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The shower curtain in the first floor bathroom was not installed properly
(ie more than 1 kitchen towel )
love the balconies for drinking coffee in the morning
size and set up perfect for my family including 3 granddaughters who loved room with bunk beds
Everything was as described on the site
The property was as described and great for our visit
This was very disappointing and there needs to be more toilet paper available for guests to use
Mr Wilson was so nice and replied quickly to all my questions
Great spot with a comfortable layout for all of us
The home is very nice
We had a very nice time
Property is close to the beach and boat ramp
Beautiful house and great location
The location is perfect for the beach and restaurants Owners were good with communicating during out
Location is great Very close walk to the beach Near several cute restaurants and a quick drive into Charleston Highly recommend
the large jetted tub and easy access to everything in Folly Beach and Charleston
but in a very quiet are if Folly Large roomy place with a big kitchen
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8. Oceanfront condominium unit (from USD 110)

Located directly to the beach, this oceanfront condominium unit, in an apartment building with two swimming pools, offers fully furnished accommodation. It has three bedrooms that can accommodate up to six guests. It comes with an open-plan living space with a sitting area, kitchen, and a dining set-up. It also has a balcony with outdoor furniture and seating, which is perfect for chilling while watching the amazing view of the oceanfront. Another good thing about this property is the free stuff like the cleaning products, tissues, dish soap, laundry soap, and more. As for its location, it is near Folly Beach and a 15-minute drive to downtown Charleston and its historic area.

Escape to This Luxurious Oceanfront Villa!
117 reviews
condo 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Had everything we needed but unable to use bathtub for baby none would not hold water
The balcony had a table and plenty of chairs to watch the sunrise in the morning
The condo was beautiful and it looked just like the pictures
It had everything we needed: all towels
The couch was super comfortable and a great place to ocean gaze
Very clean beautifully decorated
The condo was beautiful and extremely clean
so the view really can't be beat
it looked clean and very nice
It was updated and very clean with very nice decor
The owner was super responsive to questions
the pool was well maintained and the location was awesome
We have not had this experience with any other rental
sand toys and beach towels
The owners were very helpful and welcoming with great instructions
right on the beach and great location for restaurants and shops
Beautiful oceanfront condo in perfect walking distance to everywhere
We easily walked to restaurants in the evening
This condo is also a few minute walk from the main drag on Folly Center Street where you'll find plenty of local restaurants and bars
We were just minutes from Center Street and the pier was in walking distance as well
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9. Beautiful villa (from USD 457)

beautiful villa
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A beautiful, well-appointed villa, in the topmost part of a beachfront condominium building, this accommodation will give you the best holiday experience. It features four bedrooms, each with a queen-size bed, accommodating a maximum of eight guests. It has all the things you may find at your own home and more, including a kitchen, living area, dining set-up, and bathrooms. It also comes with a floor-to-ceiling glass sliding door that opens up to the terrace, giving you a perfect view of the Atlantic. Moreover, the property comes with a swimming pool with sun loungers, which you can use without additional charges.

Charleston Coast Vacations ~ Seaside Splendor ~
Folly Beach, SC, US
8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

10. Villa with lots of amenities

villa with lots of amenities
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If you’re looking for the best place to stay in Charleston, one that is in a great location and has complete amenities, then this three-bedroom villa, on the third floor of an apartment building must be one of your top choices. It is spacious, professionally designed, and can accommodate up to eight persons. It has an open-plan living space with a kitchen, dining set-up, and seating area with HDTV and sound system. It also comes with a balcony that will give you an excellent view of the ocean. As for its location, it is near downtown Folly Beach, where you’ll find lots of amazing establishments such as restaurants, cafes, local shops, and more. Aside from being a stone’s throw away from the beach, it also has two swimming pools, which you can use without additional charges.

Top Shelf! Charleston Coast Vacations ~~ Unbeatable Luxury Oceanfront Villa ~~ Pools & Elevators
Folly Beach, SC, US
8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Breezy Charleston

A beautiful beach town, Charleston will surely make your vacation one for the books, with its pristine beaches, interesting stores, souvenir shops, local food scene, and more. In case you’re still looking for a place to stay, then check out our list of vacation rentals near the beach and have a great vacation ahead.

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