15 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Johns Island, South Carolina - Updated 2022


Johns Island or John’s Island is an island found in South Carolina, United States. It is the known biggest island in the whole of South Carolina. The island was named after Saint John Parish in Barbados by the English colonizers who settled there. Johns Island boasts of having a wide array of flora and fauna. Coming from air, land, and water, various species can be found on the island. This includes deer, alligators, bobcats, raccoons, shellfish, dolphins, bald eagles, owls, hawks, and herons among other species. The climate is hot and humid all year round except winter when the weather is a bit cool and chilly. Here are some Vrbo accommodations in Johns Island where you can reside during your stay.

1. Four-bedroom house with a coastal interior design (from USD 475)

This four-bedroom house proudly displays its reverse floor plan and coastal interior design that’s complemented by the captivating views of Seabrook Island. Inside, guests will find a 35-and 45-inch TV that both have Netflix connections, a vaulted ceiling, floor-to-ceiling windows, a sectional couch, a well-equipped kitchen, and a breakfast nook.

In terms of nearby places to visit, this house is only 3.2 mi (5.1 km) from Splash Zone Waterpark, 3.6 mi (5.2 mi) from St. Johns Yacht Harbor, 5.3 mi (8.5 km) from Folly Beach County Park, and 7.9 mi (12.7 km) from Charleston City Market.

Updated 4BR North Beach Cottage Close to Beach! Pet Friendly! Amenity Cards!
4 reviews
House 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 0
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
the house is clean and had lots of space for everyone
overall wonderful place and location
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2. Five-bedroom house providing breakfast ingredeints (from USD 975)

Doubling as a bed and breakfast, this five-bedroom house provides its guests with breakfast ingredients every day, from fresh eggs to chicken sausage. In line with this, the kitchen has all the appliances you’ll need to cook a meal, there is even a coffee grinder and ice maker. Other than that, guests will find a TV, fire pit, heating system, and air conditioning. There are also 12 parking lots available for guests with cars.

Finally, the house is only 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Angel Oak Tree, 4.7 mi (7.5 km) from Osprey Point Golf Course, and 5.3 mi (8.5 km) from Ocean Course.

Stay here for your Fall vacation! Close to everything in the Charleston area!
10 reviews  Wifi Available
House 13 Guests 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 13
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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i’m a big fan of john’s island now thank you liza and chandler
this property is not only beautiful comfortable and very clean but also beautifully run
liza is the most friendly welcoming hostess you'll ever meet
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3. Pet- and Kid-friendly house (from USD 191)

Pet- and kid-friendly, this four-bedroom house features a spacious yard where both kids and pets can enjoy playing outside. There is also a porch that showcases a wonderful view of the surrounding nature and the pond. Inside, there is a TV, air conditioning, and a kitchen with a stove and ice maker. The garage is available for guests who need a parking space. As for pets, the house does allow guests to bring them along albeit for an additional fee.

Conveniently, the house is only 2.5 mi (4 km) from Angel Oak Tree, 3.2 mi (5.1 km) from The Links at Stono Ferry, 3.9 mi (6.9 km) from Red Top Welcome Center of Charleston, and 5.9 mi (9.4 km) from Caw Caw Interpretive Center.

Quiet 4 bedroom close to the beach
11 reviews  Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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close to shopping and attractions
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4. Island Bird House (from USD 378)

Island Bird House is a two-bedroom house that proudly features a recreational space where guests can enjoy themselves. It comes with a chef’s kitchen that’s furnished with Samsung stainless steel appliances. Other than that, the home features a fire pit, TV, and a game room with a ping pong table.

Outdoorsmen are in for a treat as the house also provides kayaks and water sports gear. Not to mention that the house is also close to several hiking trails and attractions.

Luxury Equestrian Estate near Charleston and Kiawah
9 reviews  Wifi Available
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
kitchen was well stocked and they had the best gas grill i've ever worked with
very clean new and comfortable
the owners were very welcoming
the owners are friendly and very responsive
the owners are friendly and great to deal with
beautiful property and awesome owners highly recommend
denise and tanya were awesome hosts
the location was also convenient to kiawah island and other area attractions
this property is amazing quiet beautifully designed and a short ride to and from the beach
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5. Mid-century modern-style house (from USD 147)

Enjoy the sights of the surrounding woodland in this mid-century modern-style home. Thanks to its beautiful front porch, guests can enjoy the aforementioned sights while sipping some tea or coffee. There is a kitchen with a stove, oven, and coffee maker. The house also features a travel crib, TV, clothes dryer, and air conditioning.

Finally, the home is conveniently just 3 mi (4.8 km) from Angel Oak Tree, 3.4 mi (5.4 km) from Red Top Welcome Center of Charleston, 4.9 mi (7.8 km) from Citadel Mall, and 6.4 mi (10.2 km) from Splash Zone Waterpark.

Serene Johns Island Home Between Chas & Kiawah
15 reviews  Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 5
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

6. Country cottage with an urban loft design (from USD 170)

Rustic on the outside, urban on the inside, this two-bedroom country cottage features an open-plan urban loft interior design. It features a 42-inch LCD TV, electric fireplace, various games for kids, and a kitchen with a stove and pantry items. The cottage also allows dogs under 10 lbs (4.5 kg) to be brought into the property. Though for guests bringing along larger breeds, they must ask for the owner’s permission.

If you plan to go exploring, the cottage is only 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from St. Johns Yacht Harbor, 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Splash Zone Waterpark, 5.7 mi (9.1 km) from Harborage at Ashley Marina, and 5.9 mi (9.4 km) from Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site.

Urban Loft in a Country Setting
17 reviews  Wifi Available
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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but beds weren’t at all comfortable
the only this i wish there was a tv in both bedrooms
clean and nicely decorated
property was very clean cozy & comfy
the entire property inside and out was very clean and decorated
the host was helpful and friendly
owner very charming and helpful
the host was incredibly easy to communicate with and made us feel right at home
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7. Tranquil and cozy cottage under the oaks (from USD 173)

Perfect to escape the toxic noise pollution of the city, this property is a private shack located under the breezy oak trees on Johns Island. Only 20 minutes away from Downtown, Folly Beach, and Kiawah, the guest may explore the entirety of the island. It is only a few steps away from the Low Tide Brewery, the Tea Plantation, Angel Oak, and Johns Island Farmers Market. If going outside is not your thing, then you may enjoy a bath under the starlit sky, grill some delicious dinner, or enjoy some bonfire on the fire pit.

The Sleepy Shack - Private, Cozy Cottage for your next getaway!
101 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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It was everything we needed and privacy to boot
The inside of the Sleepy Shack could use a little updating such as a new mattress and pillows for the bed/ new shower head and new shower curtain
but it wont be soon enough
Great place in a great town Stayed with friends
A cute comfortable place to rest
clean and quiet the neighborhood dogs were so sweet
It was clean cute and the location was great
The owners were really the best part of our stay
Host greeted us when we arrived and was super nice
They were warm and welcoming
She allowed for exceptional privacy
They made sure we had everything we needed while still being unobtrusive
You MUST see the tree in person to appreciate
Great place good location in between Charleston and Kiawah
There are plenty of great restaurants near the Sleepy Shack
The location to get to the beaches and historic charleston was just 20 min away Grocery stores and laundry mat just 3 mins up the road
It is by far the quietest place I have ever stayed in Great location and very clean Small but really great for a couple or single
We tried many of the local restaurants - Stono Market and Tomato Shed Cafe' Folly Beach Crab Shack (not the chain)
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8. Relaxing small Costa Rican house (from USD 139)

Costa Rica is the favored theme of this property. Despite only having one bedroom that can accommodate up to three people, there is a skoolie located at the back side of the property. A skoolie is a bus turned residence which the guests may occupy with a few extra charges. The entrance of the property is walled by mature trees, and the cleared front lot features banana trees and hostas. It also has a concrete deck which the guests may use for whatever outdoor activity they desire.

Costa Rica Inspired Tiny House
13 reviews  Wifi Available
House 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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It is very spacious inside with an incredibly confortable king size bed
We enjoyed cooking in the kitchen and relaxing at the fire pit
The upstairs loft has a king size bed with one of the most comfortable mattresses we've slept on anywhere
We found the place clean comfortable and quiet
The communication with our hosts was easy and we had a great time visiting Johns Island and the beaches nearby
We had a bit of trouble with the French door front entrance
It was absurdly simple once he explained
would have helped and avoided our embarrassment and having to disturb the owner More significant: we knew there would be stairs
We're used to the kind with a sliding lock that secures one side; I accidentally opened the fixed side the first morning and could not figure out how to secure it back in place
We found it by searching on-line alternatives to avoid congested (and pricey) downtown Charleston hotels
so not that big of a deal)
Wonderful small flat tucked away on Johns Island with easy access to downtown Charleston
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9. Peaceful and quiet country home (from USD 90)

Promising a quiet, peaceful, and rejuvenating stay, this rural country home can fit two people. Despite the quietness and rural setting, it’s only 4 miles (6 km) away from the bustling city and luscious restaurants. It also has free WiFi, television, and stereo with turntable and Bluetooth. Sticking to the simple lifestyle theme, it has plenty of non-techie activities to offer. The house has Scrabble, Monopoly, lots of good novels, birding books, backgammon, coloring books, and sitting areas. Guests may also borrow a guitar, drum set, and accordion from the owner. Best of all, the owner is willing to set up a bonfire as long as early notice is given.

Rural setting close to everything.
25 reviews  Wifi Available
guest house 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

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

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Amenities & Room:
I feel like I am home
It is decorated beautifully and she supplies everything that you need
The guest house feels like a warm and cozy beautiful home
The cottage was clean and Abbi our host was extremely pleasant
Her little cottage is beautifully decorated and very comfortable
She was available to answer questions and made us feel welcome
The hostess was amazing I am definitely going back
her animals and beautiful South Carolina
and she even made breakfast for us the day that we left
Home-owner was near by and helped with everything TY
and I would never stay anywhere else Besides being the perfect location on peaceful Johns Island
All the extras were a great surprise
It was only about a 15 minute drive into old Charleston and 20 minutes to the USS Yorktown which was the reason for our trip
She leaves great little snacks
A wonderful fit for my husband and myself Away from the city and peaceful and quiet Close to everything that is needed near by I would return in a heart beat to this wonderful site
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10. Calming open-field farmhouse to enjoy the breeze

This property is a farmhouse located in an 11 acre (4 hectares) field. With its large land area, visitors may fly a kite, outdoor yoga, play horseshoes, play badminton, hold a pie eating contest, or anything they may think of. Scenic view of the large land filled with various creatures: deer, fox, owl, bald eagle, pigeon, rabbit, alligator, turkey, mallard duck, geese, heron, and a lot more.

Breezy Egret – Water view farmhouse in Charleston
52 reviews
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
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The outside of the home is in need of TLC and the lake is not accessible due to overgrown weeds
Need to know that the dirt road leading to property is a 9 minute drive 5mph due to very large pot holes that fill with water and have to dodge unless your car will get stuck
The kitchen was stocked with all the right utensils and gadgets
but I am talking like 100s of them
All of the window seals are filled with dead bugs
On a good note the beds were clean and cozy and the bathrooms were clean NOTE to future visitors to this property
beds are great and everything works
the bathrooms and bedrooms were very comfortable
We saw so many birds and wildlife animals
The communication between the owner and us was always easy and fast
We brought all of the above to the attention of the property owner with which he responded he would make a note of it thank you
The property owner was very nice and swift at responding to our emails; however no effort was made to make it right
was super quick to answer questions
Great place to relax and watch nature Not far from the Beaches or Downtown Great restaurants close by
but close enough for exploring Charleston and antiquing Owner
Great getaway house in the country
It is located in a nice quiet location yet still centrally located to main attractions and several great restaurants Thanks for sharing your beautiful home and surroundings with us
The bridge is sunken and the only thing left of the American Flag is 2 shreds of cloth very sad
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11. Fun-filled bungalow with a lot of activities

This property ensures that those staying in it will not have any dull moment. It is only 20 minutes away from both Downtown and the pristine beaches of Kiawah. Grocery, market, restaurant, pharmacy, and library are all within 1 mile (1.6 km) radius. The bungalow has large flat-screen television, foosball table, and a piano for the guests to utilize inside the house. Some outdoor fun includes kayaking with the two provided kayaks, exploring the historic Angel Oak Tree, or catch some dinner with the provided fishing rod, crab trap, and some tackle. However, it is important to note that smoking is prohibited.

Deep water Dock -2 mins to Angel Oak Tree- Boating, fishing, kayaking
Johns Island, SC, US
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

12. Guest house facing a scenic tidal creek view

This is a one-bedroom guest house that can accommodate up to four individuals. The house has access to a dock, pool, kayaks, and two decks. However, it is important to note that the pool is private property and the dock also has a private owner. Albeit not having a dishwasher, the house is equipped with a small kitchen with oven, stove, and Keurig. It also has WiFi and television for the guests’ entertainment. The view of the tidal creek and the lush marsh wildlife will surely make the visitors gasps in awe. It is also only a few minutes away from Downtown Charleston and is only 5 miles (8 km) away from Kiawah beach.

Waterfront getaway just mins from downtown Charleston
35 reviews
guest house 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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The bed was comfortable the sitting area was spacious and comfortable
The cottage was two-story with the kitchen on the lower floor and bedroom/bath/sitting area on the second floor
so we did not use the kitchen
Will shared knowledge of the area
To top it off the sunset on their dock was absolutely perfect
The place was clean and nice
The sweet house is exactly as pictured with beautiful views from the balcony
She even suggested some really cool places to eat
The property was welcoming upon arrival with a welcoming basket complete with snacks
We relaxed with drinks on the dock kayaked and enjoyed the pool
a pool their dock hammocks
We had access to their dock pool and kayaks
It is a quiet location but not too far away from Charleston
it's located behind the Market in downtown
The pool and views from the dock were a welcomed retreat after a day of sight sighting If you are looking for a private peaceful location close to Charleston
This was a great place to escape after being in downtown Charleston
The pool was perfect for relaxing but the views from the dock were spectacular Picturesque South Carolina
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13. Two-story house near the historic Downtown, Charleston

This is a two-story guest cottage with two bedrooms that can accommodate up to four individuals. Originally meant to be a suite for the owner’s mother-in-law, the guests are guaranteed for a peaceful and quiet stay. Located 10 minutes away from the historic Downtown, Charleston. Multiple prime golf courses are also near the vicinity. During the colder nights of the year, an Amish electric heater is provided for a good hot bath. Most of all, guests will have access to the private concierge that will help them pick their next destination.

15 Mins to Downtown & Beaches Small Pets Welcome
13 reviews
guest house 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
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very nice space! layout with large concrete floored room downstairs and secluded upstairs was nice
my father-in-law noted a lack of power outlets downstairs, and we thought it would be nice to have a tv upstairs and more hooks in the upstairs bathroom to hang towels
it was all the space that my wife, father-in-law, and i needed to enjoy a nearby family reunion
very quiet and private, loved the two separate living areas
my only dislike was there was no tv
it was extremely clean, neat and organized
i wish my house had concrete floors! everything was clean and bright
communication with the owner was quick and complete
the home owner was quick to communicate the code to get in
we did not have a need to communicate with them but they did leave us their cell phone in the event we needed them
the air conditioning was excellent and kept us cool during a very hot spell in charleston!
cute place and great location
great location 15 minutes to charleston
great location that still seemed private/secluded
15-20 min both ways not bad
great place, great location
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14. Pet-friendly large sanctuary with breathtaking views

This property boasts of its large gated land complete with various facilities such a half basketball court, large fire pit, gardens, lake, and swing. It is only a few miles away of Downtown Charleston and Beachwalker beach. In addition, they also provide beach chairs and beach towels for the guests who decide to push through having a swim on the beach. A wide variety of wildlife can also be seen within the area. This includes white egrets, pelicans, blue herons, baby deer, bunnies, and even dolphins if the guests are lucky.

Coastal Palms Retreat! Waterfront dock! Close to downtown/beach/Mullet Hall
3610 Legareville Rd
House 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

15. Townhouse that is close to everywhere in Charleston

This property is situated in Headquarters Island, which is very near to every place in Charleston. It is only 7 miles (11 km) away from Downtown, 10 miles (16 km) from both Folly beach and Mt. Pleasant, and 15 miles (24 km) near Isle of Palms & Kiawah beach. Beautiful views of the marsh and Stono river can be seen within the area of the property. If going outside is not your thing, then the fully operational kitchen or the saltwater pool might be perfect for your taste. The property has two bedrooms, with its own private bath, and can accommodate up to five individuals.

Furnished Monthly Rental - Headquarters Island - Dual Master - Amazing Views!
3 reviews
townhome 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
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The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed which were just basics
It was very clean and had everything we needed
The condo was in great shape and clean and perfect for 4 people
Would definitely recommend to someone and would use again Owner was very accessible and answered back right away whenever we needed anything which wasn't much since all was explained well with em...
The condo was a great find for us
Even the restaurants recommended were great Hall's and Wild Olive
Peaceful with beautiful views overlooking the marsh Very convenient to downtown and the beaches Stayed here for two months for work and every night felt like I was coming home to a vacation
Mr Neimy was very accommodating and available if needed but everything was fine
but it seemed to have everything there in case someone wanted to View from upper and lower decks were beautiful and very peaceful and just a great set up overall
The location was convenient with a lovely view of the marsh
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Enjoy the history and vast wildlife of Johns Island

With the city full of people and noisy environment of bustling cars and human activity, our stress levels are unsurprisingly rapidly rising. Seeking to reduce our stress to an acceptable amount, a well-deserved break is needed. Known as the biggest island in South Carolina, Johns Island and its wide variety of wildlife is perfect to soothe our raging nerves. Come and stay at one of these wonderful properties to enjoy each and every bit Johns Island has to offer.

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