6 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Downtown Charleston, South Carolina

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The beautiful city of Charleston in South Carolina draws millions of visitors from all over the world every year owing to its picturesque scenic views, interesting history, amazing recreational activities, and subtropical beaches. This travel destination continues to be rejoiced by both families and adventure enthusiasts because of its charming location. As you walk along the alleys and narrow passageways of the city, you step back into the past and explore the restored old homes of the area and other places of interest and enjoy the charm of this beautiful city. The vacation rentals and holiday homes listed here promise some of the great Vrbo accommodations in Downtown Charleston, South Carolina, for short trips on your next trip.

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 March 13, 2023.

1. Perfect vacation home for a family of six (from USD 1021)

This quaint little home sits right in the heart of the city and features tasteful and chic décor reminiscent of that Southern warmth that the city is known for. The bungalow has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a spacious sitting room, and a fully equipped open and spacious kitchen, where you can easily cook your own meals and enjoy it with each other’s company. Being in the middle of the city puts you near some of the city’s fine dining restaurants, cafes, bars, historical attractions, museums, nightlife, and unparalleled shopping options. A minimum stay of two nights is required at the property. WiFi and parking come free, and pets are more than welcome.

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55 meters (179.4 ft) from Palmetto Carriage Works
46 reviews   Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The beds were extremely comfortable and the air conditioning could hold its own to any hot souther day
but at the same time we appreciated having the off-street parking space for our car
We had plenty of room to spread out in the various living areas
This apartment is beautiful spacious and has all the amenities you'll need in a home away from home
The owners have thought of everything you might need to help you get the most out of your stay
The apartment was very clean and well appointed
The kitchen was spectacular and were the beautifully tiled and appointed bathrooms
Spacious meticulously clean and beautifully decorated
The bedrooms are all very large as well as the common areas
The whole unit is extremely spacious and well furnished
Maria was a great communicator and made us feel welcome
Marie met us and was very helpful to us during our stay
Marie was wonderful to deal with and her recommendations very helpful
The communication was really smooth as well as
Marie met us on arrival and was very helpful Highly recommend this property
Ideally located for a downtown Charleston experience Can walk everywhere with ease
It can be a little loud at night since it is right on East Bay which is unavoidable if you want that great location
A pair of ear plugs took care of that just fine
the condo is in a fantastic location Really close to the restaurants carriage tours market etc
and I suggest anyone looking for a luxury retreat in Charleston that is centrally located to everything to stay here
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2. Two-bedroom cost-effective villa for five (from USD 375)

If you are looking for a quaint accommodation for a small group, then this is the place for you. The ground floor unit of this recently remodeled duplex has everything that you need for a comfortable stay in the city. The two-bedroom, one-bath apartment is fitted with huge king-sized beds that give you complete rest after a day of exploring the sights, flat-screen TV, full access to the private driveway as well room for two cars. The bathroom has an elegant claw-foot bathtub where you can relax and unwind. The accommodation has a fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, free internet access and a living room adjacent to the kitchen. The place is just a short walk from restaurants, general stores, shopping places, and other lovely places.

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1.78 km (1.2 mi) from Palmetto Carriage Works
38 reviews   Wifi Available
House 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The hosts listed alternate parking ahead of time
No mattress pads or pillow covers
the living room rug was so stained it was disgusting dirty front porch with burned out porch light ; Alexa advertised in all 3 rooms but none in property: Little concern for guest comfort
That is very much appreciated
no extra blankets which were needed; Zero privacy in only bathroom (sliding barn door with 3 inch gaps on all sides); blinds too small for windows allowing light and noise which leads me to the wo...
The downstairs unit was very clean and decorated beautifully
Everything is clean and in good order
The place is clean and the furnishings are nice
The beds were so comfortable and we slept great
The host is very hospitable and does his best to make sure he has all in order for you
They even provided noise machines for the very minimal traffic noise
so there is always that option
but in fact a complete and total misrepresentation of the property as advertised I inquired prior to renting about my concern for noise issues parking and location and was not given true and acc...
we could hear every word spoken upstairs not to mention 2 crying kids
Wonderful property in a very convenient location
A great 2 Bedroom close to lots of shops restaurants and bars in Charleston Very clean and accomodating
Extremely convenient location if you want to be close to all the downtown Charleston action
House was right off of king street and we especially loved a nearby coffee shop named The Daily Very fitting since we visited daily :) 5/5 for this unit
We enjoyed our stay and sampled many of the local restaurants and bakeries
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3. A historic home for two (from USD 469)

Nestled in an intersection where historical buildings replete with elegance and old-world charm proliferate, the home exudes a warm atmosphere that makes you and your partner feel comfortable. It comes with a bedroom, a bathroom, a spacious living area, dining, and a kitchen where you can prepare your fresh meals. There is a lovely garden patio where you can take in the beautiful weather while having a cup of coffee. The home is situated right in the heart of the city with restaurants, shops, cafes, parks, and tourist destinations nearby. You have the whole space to yourself to relax and enjoy your time. There are also two off-street parking spaces provided.

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2.18 km (1.4 mi) from Palmetto Carriage Works
73 reviews   Wifi Available
House 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The home is very modern and comfortable and even though it was raining for part of our stay
2 of us stayed 3 nights
The apartment was peaceful comfortable and romantic
we missed having some basic amenities that we would have expected but overall enjoyed our stay
We each had our own space and privacy
Very clean and conveniently located
Perfect property for two people Very spacious and clean
Very clean and convenient location
It was clean comfortable and the location was amazing
The hosts are great communicators and very quick to respond to any questions
David was extremely responsive and made sure we felt welcome and happy Couldn't have asked for a better honeymoon
You will fall in love with this cute house
Owners were great with communication and check-in and out instructions
The restaurant recommendations left by the host were great
Great little bakery around the corner grocery store at end of block but all in a neighborhood environment
The location was perfect very close walk to all shops and restaurants
It's a great walking city
about 1 5 miles from the City Market
There are several great restaurants within very easy walking distance and having the bikes made getting to The Battery a breeze
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4. Lovely villa at a spectacular location (from USD 562)

This bright, airy and super-gorgeous, three-bedroom villa is located just minutes away from the historic district, which is one of the most preferred areas of the city. The two-story villa is well appointed and tastefully decorated with impeccable decor and interiors, and is the perfect place to spend a relaxing and a quick getaway. The house can accommodate up to eight people and the facilities at your disposal include a spacious living room area, queen-sized beds, TV access, free WiFi, walk-in shower, a washer, and dryer. Each floor has a balcony and there is a large courtyard if you wish to escape the Charleston Sun.

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1.44 km (0.9 mi) from Palmetto Carriage Works
87 reviews   Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The bedroom/bathroom layout was great-
and it included parking as well
Upstairs had 2 bedrooms a large master and another room with 2 double beds
Really appreciated the coffee and tea in the kitchen cabinets
The second room was jammed packed with the beds and a pretty small bathroom (so not to be considered really a second master in terms of the same sort of space) but very functional
The two en-suite bathrooms and the 1/2 bath downstairs were perfect
The entire house was very clean and well setup for a comfortable stay
Cleanup requirement was very reasonable house had good amenities
The owner was very responsive and was very nice to get us in a little early
David was nice and accommodating Great coffee shop nearby
They did a beautiful renovation Enjoy
Great experience all around from check-in to check-out Owner very responsive and accessible throughout our stay
We found the owners VERY responsive and great with recommendations
Easy walk to King St and endless restaurants/bars/shopping within walking distance
Charleston is a beautiful city
The off street parking was a big plus Great location Walked to everywhere
but we never felt unsafe
Definitely check-out the bakery just a couple blocks away
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5. Charming getaway suite for a family (from USD 262)

Be right in the middle where all the action happens! This suite for four is located in the heart of the historic part of downtown and features a bedroom and two bathrooms. The beautifully restored carriage house has a kitchen complete with all the amenities, a washer, a living room with a huge sofa, a common patio, free parking, free WiFi and a flat-screen TV. The suite has lofted ceilings with Spanish cedar trim, two decent sized closets and direct access to the exterior porch. The house is located in a quiet neighborhood and is minutes’ away from the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Charleston and the very popular King Street which is replete with antique shops, book stores, fashion boutiques, and buzzing restaurants. During the stay, guests have exclusive access to the first and second floors of the house

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1.84 km (1.2 mi) from Palmetto Carriage Works
25 reviews  
House 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The upstairs bedroom was comfortable with a nicely appointed bathroom
Also it was nice to have a free parking spot
Great kitchen and awesome shower
The solution would have been to rotate the vent panels over to allow for the louvers to be directed downward
All appliances and equipment in the property worked fine
Very clean and well equipped
The unit was impeccably clean Bravo for that
It was a two story with the master bedroom bath and full washer/dryer upstairs
Quirky historic and characterful
Quinn was there to help us with our luggage and to acclimate us to the surroundings
Charleston was very cute
The owners were very professional throughout the entire process With very clear instructions and ready to offer local recommendations etc
but the management group was very willing to work with us and the issue was resolved for the second week
Great location with many great restaurants shops & bars to walk to
It was too far to walk to the battery area
The location is an exercise walk away from King Street-main street shopping and bars) but a short distance to great neighborhood bars and restaurants
There are also great beaches about 15 minutes away
There are nice restaurants in the area within walking distance
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6. Value-for-money historic villa for 12

This quaint little home sits right in the middle of Charleston and can accommodate up to 12 guests at a time. The spacious bungalow has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two Charleston styled porches, a sitting room and a fully equipped kitchen where you can easily prepare your meals. Being in the middle of the city puts you near some of the city’s most popular restaurants, cafes, bars, and shopping places, making sure that you are close to everything but far enough away for peaceful enjoyment. A minimum stay of two nights is required. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Guests have full access to the house and also enjoy three reserved off-street parking spaces which are very rare downtown.

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2.04 km (1.3 mi) from Palmetto Carriage Works
46 reviews   Wifi Available
House 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the living toom perfect and the kitchen
the floors are cold (the kitchen and bathroom are tile)
My family of 5 stay at this historic house with everything that you need as your own home comfortable beds great kitchen 2 bathrooms (1 upstairs 1 downstairs)
5 beds and all were comfortable Great parking spot
2 porches up and downstairs parking for 3 cars washer and dryer
The property was clean and comfortable
The home was spacious and very clean
the bathrooms were added where space was available
The host was quick to respond and helpful when we had questions
The host was very nice and even supplied complimentary wine
Renting this property was smooth- Property owner in constant contact with me as date approaches Gave great instructions
We were the perfect fit and could not have asked for a better location The host was responsive and made the check in/
but the owner took care of us
Location was close to many restaurants and visitor's center
We had a wonderful stay at this house in downtown Charleston Very clean and spacious Amazing location in a safe neighborhood
It was reasonably priced and located along the popular King Street
It was only a block and a half from ipper King which was great
Very cute older home in a great location
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Have a memorable vacation in Charleston

These affordable and luxurious vacation rentals promise a laid back holiday environment to unwind yourself from your routine and lose yourself in the paradise of Charleston, South Carolina. The mesmerizing beauty of this city is sure to captivate you and leave you enthralled. So, start planning your vacation to Charleston soon to enjoy some of the most exciting deals on Vrbo accommodations and to truly experience the charm of the south.

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