Explore the Carolina Coast with Vacation Rentals in Charleston

A Magical Vacation Destination Awaits

Culture, history, and delicious Southern fare are what you can expect from a trip to Charleston with kids, friends or colleagues. The charming port town is home to iconic Rainbow Row, the Gullah community with its deep roots in jazz music, as well as some of the South’s most popular beaches, including Folly Beach and Isle of Palms. Whether you want to dive into the history of the South or simply sink into the cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll enjoy submerging yourself in Charleston’s charm and vibrant community.

Feel Right at Home During your Charleston Getaway

We offer a premium selection of Charleston vacation rentals that provide you with the amenities you need to make the most of your visit to the South Carolina coast. From beachfront homes and cottages to centrally located downtown apartments and luxury residences, your vacation rental in Charleston is where you can take time to unwind and reconnect to what matters. Plus, as a Choice Privileges® member, you can earn points towards free nights, gift cards, and more every time you book your stay in one of our vacation rentals.

Top Sights in Charleston

Collect Souvenirs at the City Market

Spend the day shopping for locally inspired souvenirs at the historic Charleston City Market. Residents and visitors alike love this downtown Charleston attraction that spans four city blocks and features local artists, shop owners, and food stalls. For an authentic piece of Charleston history, purchase a sweetgrass basket handwoven by Gullah artisans.

Walk Through History at Magnolia Plantation

Step back in time as you explore one of Charleston’s most visited plantations. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens was founded in 1676 and has been witness to some of the country’s pivotal moments in history, including the American Revolution, Civil War and Charleston’s renaissance as a beloved state of the South. Approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Charleston, the plantation is a welcomed escape from the bustle of city life.

Gain a Different Point of View

Cross the Charleston Harbor to experience Fort Sumter National Monument and see the place where the first shots of the U.S. Civil War were fired. Located on an island, the fort is only accessible by boat, but the journey is well worth the extra effort. You’ll be able to discover the history of Charleston’s role during the war, as well as enjoy beautiful views of the Charleston coast.

Top Experiences in Charleston

Board a Military Ship at Patriots Point

Go deep into military history with a visit to Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum. When you’re traveling with kids, it’s one of the top family-friendly things to do in Charleston. In addition to enjoying unlimited access to exhibits featuring South Carolina’s military history, you can create an unforgettable experience camping aboard the USS Yorktown.

Find the End of the Rainbow

While there is still debate as to why the Georgian houses on Rainbow Row are painted the bright pastel colors we see today, the important thing is that they represent the warm Southern spirit many visitors know and adore. Located in the heart of historic Charleston, the iconic landmark’s roots go as far back as 1740. Each home is uniquely built, has a story all its own, and is well worth visiting for a group photo or Insta-worthy selfie moment.

Enjoy a Beach Day with Family

With its picturesque coastline, white sand, and blue ocean water, Folly Beach is a Charleston must-see. Easily reachable by car, the beach destination offers those who love the shore endless opportunity to splash around or spend the day being a beach bum. Water activities include surfing, kayaking, and crabbing, while those who want to stay dry can enjoy fishing, birding, and catching the sunset from Edwin S. Taylor Fishing Pier. When you’re ready to do some exploring, nearby Morris Island Lighthouse makes it easy to learn about South Carolina's history and discover some of the local wildlife.