The Best Charleston AirBnB's & VRBO's for a Girls' Weekend Getaway (July 2021)

As you probably already know, Charleston is a fantastic destination for a weekend away for a group of girls looking for some fun. With its historic charm, outstanding restaurants, active bar scene, and fun activities, it's no surprise that Charleston is a popular place to plan a girls' weekend away, a bachelorette weekend, a beach trip, a reunion, or a trip to just celebrate being together. We all need that!

So, let's find a place to stay! Charleston has a variety of neighborhoods which each have their ups and downs. Essentially, the closer you are to the center of downtown, the more expensive the places to stay will be. However, this is where the restaurants and bars are, as well as all of the sights and attractions. By staying downtown, you can walk to everything without having to drive into the city. On the other hand, if you're on a tighter budget, staying outside of the city will get you a lower price and perhaps more space, too.

We've outlined the different neighborhoods along with their typical prices and some great rental AirBnB and VRBO options. More details below. And at the end of this article, we have some suggestions for activities and restaurants, too.

Jump to: Downtown Charleston | North Charleston | Mount Pleasant, Shem Creek, & Sullivan's Island | West Ashley | James Island & Folly Beach | Johns Island | Kiawah & Seabrook | Charleston Activities | Restaurants

AirBnB's & VRBO's in Downtown Charleston



Downtown is the heart of the city, as you probably know by now. Here you'll find the historic market, a plethora of restaurants, the King Street shopping district, and rows and rows of historic homes on quaint tree-lined streets.

South of Broad



AirBnB vs. VRBO
We work with VRBO because of their commitment to supporting small businesses. They are backed by Expedia, one of the most reliable names in Travel. Unfortunatley, AirBnB has recently halted their support of small businesses in the travel industry, and we feel this hurts both consumers and small travel companies companies. Clicking a link from this website to VRBO and making a reservation will financially help this website.
The area at the southern end of the peninsula is known as South of Broad (everything to the south of Broad Street), and has some of the best apartment and home rentals to be found in the city. In this area you will mostly find historic colonial homes on beautiful tree-lined streets. You'll also find beautiful views along the waterfront on the Battery, hidden gems in small alleyways, and the famous Rainbow Row. Most importantly, you'll be within easy reach on foot of everything in central Charleston. Keep in mind that this is the higher-end neighborhood of Charleston, as it contains the most beautiful homes in the best location. So expect to pay a bit more here for the convenience and atmosphere.

Charming South Of Broad Kitchen House

South of Broad, Charleston, South Carolina
The list goes on and on with this beautiful house in Charleston, so add this one to your list of favorites. The location of this vacation rental is perfect. This place is just a few minutes away from Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal, Charleston City Market, College of Charleston, Patriots Point, the Waterfront Park, and USS Yorktown. Cook all of your meals in the kitchen, as the coffee maker, dishwasher, stove, oven, and refrigerator are provided. Places like this get booked up quickly.



Live Like A Local In Historic Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina
The 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo has a great location. For the price and everything that's included, this rental is a great option. Guests appreciate the convenience of this property's full kitchen which has a microwave, coffee maker, and oven. Enjoy meals or relaxing in this property's dining area and porch. With queen-sized beds in several bedrooms, no one will have to fight over which room to stay in. This condo also has modern amenities such as parking, internet, a coffee maker, and television.



Black Tulip

South of Broad, Charleston, South Carolina
If you're looking for a vacation rental in Charleston, this 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom house is a great option. This recently renovated and gorgeous house has everything you need, and provides it all with style, too. There's plenty of space here for the whole group to hang out. Multiple bedrooms in this house have king sized beds, which is a nice luxurious touch that is hard to find elsewhere. The location is perfect, too, as it's close to plenty of restaurants, bars, and sights in central Charleston. Located less than five miles away you'll find Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal, Charleston City Market, College of Charleston, Patriots Point, Waterfront Park, and the USS Yorktown.



2-Bedroom Cottage

South of Broad, Charleston, South Carolina
With room for 4 people, this is a 2-bedroom cottage that makes for a perfect Charleston vacation rental. This cottage has established itself as one of the most popular in the area because it has hundreds of positive reviews. As for the interior, this place has all of the comforts you need. The kitchen is very nice, and with a microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, and dishwasher you'll be able to cook for everyone. There's a king-sized bed in one of the bedrooms. There's even more space to hang out in the living room and dining area. Parking, internet, and a coffee maker are also included. For the price and everything that's included, this rental is a great option.



Honeydew in Historic Downtown Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina
This 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom house can fit up to 5 people and has a perfect location.



Renovated Circa 1790 Home

South of Broad, Charleston, South Carolina
Add this one to your list of favorites, because it has plenty of great features. The extra space of this historic 2-bedroom house makes it a terrific place to stay. The location is amazing as it's right in the center of Charleston. Enjoy meals with friends or just relaxing in this property's living room and dining room. Cook all of your meals in the kitchen, as the microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, stove, oven, and refrigerator are provided. This is a great way to save money and let everyone enjoy their time together, too.



King Street & Meeting Street



Running through the middle of Charleston is King Street, and as it heads north from Broad Street through the middle of downtown, visitors can find rows and rows of boutique shops and restaurants. One block to the east is Meeting Street, another busy area with even more restaurants and bars. The surrounding blocks contain many VRBO's and AirBnB's that are perfectly located in the heart of Charleston. From here you can be anywhere in the central part of the city in just a few minutes, including many of the bars, activities, and sights around town. (At the end of this article, we have some suggestions for activities and restaurants, too).

Here are a few of the best larger properties in the King Street area.

Classic Charleston Home

Charleston, South Carolina
This traditional and historic Charleston-style house has a number of comfortable touches and a relaxing atmosphere. The 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house has a nice long list of features and has room for up to 7 people. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed and nice furnishings, so you'll be able to relax in style. Another bedroom has a nice queen sized bed, too. A fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, and oven lets guests prepare their own meals. Everyone can also relax in the living room.

Have some wine on the "sideways" porch in the evenings. Parking, television, internet, and a coffee maker are also on the list of amenities. Check out the photos! The location is very convenient because Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal, College of Charleston, Charleston City Market, Patriots Point, Hominy Grill, and Pearlz Oyster Bar are all less than three miles from here.



5-Bedroom in the Heart of Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina
For anyone that wants a fun-filled trip, this large condo is a great vacation rental as it can accommodate up to 12 people. Ideal for a larger group of friends, this spacious condo has plenty of room to spread out. The kitchen is well stocked with a coffee maker, oven, refrigerator, and dishwasher. Multiple bedrooms in this condo have king sized beds, which is a nice luxurious touch that is hard to find elsewhere. This condo also has a living room and dining room, which will let you relax comfortably on your trip. Other amenities include internet, a coffee maker, games, and a TV.

The hosts clearly work hard to make visitors happy, because this rental has earned a excellent rating with plenty of positive reviews. The balcony offers a chance to spend time outdoors. Take in the nice weather while you stay here.



Manhattan Suite in Charleston Historic District

Charleston Historic District, Charleston, South Carolina
This condo is a great place to base yourself during your time in Charleston. Definitely consider this option, as it has hundreds of reviews from previous guests, earning it a favorable rating. Featuring 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, there's plenty of room for a group here, so add it to your wish list. There's also the dining area offering more space to guests. You will also find parking, internet, a coffee maker, a garage, and television at this vacation rental. Places like this get booked up quickly.



Centrally Located Downtown Home

Harleston Village, Charleston, South Carolina
This 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom house has a great location. This place will quickly feel like a home away from home. If you just want to eat in, the fully-equipped kitchen with its microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, and stove will let you cook all of your meals. Everyone can spread out in the living room and dining area, too. Several bedrooms have queen sized beds, which is great for everyone to relax. They are very well furnished. Included with this property is a coffee maker, games, television, and parking.



Mid 1700s Carriage House

French Quarter, Charleston, South Carolina
Places like this get booked up quickly. This historic Charleston home offers several bedrooms and space for a small group in a perfect location within walking distance to everything. Enjoy cooking your meals in the kitchen, which has modern appliances including a coffee maker, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, and stove. The living room and dining area, which offers even more space to relax, will make you feel right at home. You will also find parking, internet, a coffee maker, and television at this vacation rental. Add this one to your list!



Charming Charleston Cottage

Charleston, South Carolina
With room for up to 6 people, this is a 3-bedroom house that makes for a perfect place to stay for a group of friends. The fully equipped kitchen has everything you need such as a microwave, coffee maker, oven, and refrigerator. You'll find more than one bedroom with a queen sized bed, too. And with the nice dining area where you can spread out, this place will let you relax and unwind. Also on the list for this house is internet, a coffee maker, and television.



French Quarter



The blocks that make up the French Quarter of Charleston lie to eastern side of Meeting Street and over to the river. This prime neighborhood is perfectly situated with easy access to the historic market, the riverfront park, and the nearby streets full of Charleston's sights, bars, and restaurants. Plenty of apartment and house rentals can be found in this higher-end and perfectly located neighborhood. They are a bit more expensive than in other areas, but you definitely get what you pay for!

Lodge Alley - French Quarter

French Quarter, Charleston, South Carolina
This gorgeous place is a popular option in Charleston, as it has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. With space for the whole group, this is a great vacation rental for a girls' trip. The kitchen is well stocked with a microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, stove, oven, and refrigerator. You'll be able to spread out through the living room, dining room, and porch here, too. This place also has modern amenities such as a coffee maker, television, parking, internet, and bicycles.

The hosts clearly work hard to make visitors happy, because this rental has earned a favorable rating with plenty of positive reviews. By staying here you'll be very close to the Charleston City Market and Waterfront Park as well as so many bars, restaurants, and shops. This is a great spot to enjoy your next trip to Charleston, and you won't want to leave!



Open and Airy in the Heart of the French Quarter of Charleston

Downtown Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
Need a condo in Charleston? Add this one to your list of favorites, because it has plenty of great features. This is an amazing spot for a group of friends. The extra space of this 2-bedroom condo is an added bonus. You'll be living in luxury as the bedrooms have king-sized beds. And with the nice living room and dining area where you can spread out, this condo will let you relax and unwind.

The full kitchen is well stocked and convenient, and features a microwave, coffee maker, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, and stove. Here you'll be situated in a great location close to restaurants, bars, and shopping, as well as Charleston City Market, Patriots Point, College of Charleston, Waterfront Park, and the Battery.



Charleston Historic District 2-Bedroom

Charleston, South Carolina
This relaxing apartment is a great place to base yourself during your time in Charleston. This place should be on your list, as it has earned a terrific rating from former guests with hundreds of reviews. Enjoy the beautiful water view from the balcony. Featuring 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, there's plenty of room for 4 visitors here, so add it to your list of favorites. For those who enjoy cooking, there's a full kitchen with a microwave, coffee maker, and dishwasher. You'll be able to spread out through the living room and dining area here, too. And with 2 bedrooms that have king sized beds, everyone will be able to sleep comfortably. You'll also find amenities such as a coffee maker, television, parking, internet, and a garage. Staying here will make your trip to fun and convenient.



Luxury Pied-a-terre in Charleston's French Quarter

French Quarter, Charleston, South Carolina
This Charleston condo has a number of comfortable touches and a relaxing atmosphere. The 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom vacation rental has a nice long list of features and has room for 4 people. The bedrooms have queen sized beds, which is great for everyone to relax. They are very well furnished. For those who enjoy cooking, there's a full kitchen with a microwave, coffee maker, and oven. And with the nice living room where you can spread out, this place will let you relax and unwind. Wake up and enjoy your morning coffee and breakfast from the balcony. This place also has modern amenities such as parking, internet, a coffee maker, and television. This amazing place has everything you need, and provides it all with style, too.



Harleston Village

The central area of town to the west of King Street is known as Harleston Village. While this area is very central to Downtown Charleston, it's also much more affordable. Some amazing values for accommodation can be found here, including entire houses. And yes, many are the traditional "side porch" houses that Charleston is famous for.

This neighborhood is not nearly as expensive as some of the other historical spots in central Charleston. But it's still so close to all of the bars and shops that you can still walk to everything. Also, some of the houses here include parking, which can help you reduce your overall cost, because if you have to park in a paid lot near downtown, it could cost you around $20 per day.

Enchanting Townhome in the Harleston Village

Charleston, South Carolina
A popular vacation rental in Charleston is this fantastic 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house that has room for up to 6 people. There's plenty of space here for the whole group to hang out. Staying here will make your trip fun and convenient. The location is very convenient because Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal, College of Charleston, Charleston City Market, Hominy Grill, and Pearlz Oyster Bar is less than one mile from here.

The kitchen is convenient, well stocked, and of course has everything you need to cook all of your own meals with a microwave, coffee maker, and oven. There's also the living room offering more space to guests. You will also find parking, internet, a coffee maker, and television here.



Charming Row House

Charleston, South Carolina
This historic house is a popular option, as it has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The kitchen in this house is very nice, and with a microwave, coffee maker, oven, refrigerator, and dishwasher you'll be able to cook for everyone. Everyone can spread out in the dining area, too. Included with this property is parking, internet, a coffee maker, and a grill. By staying here you'll be very close to Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal, College of Charleston, Charleston City Market, Hominy Grill, and Pearlz Oyster Bar. If you're looking for comfort and convenience, this is a great house.



Downtown Charleston 2-Bedroom

Harleston Village, Charleston, South Carolina
For anyone that wants a fun-filled vacation in Charleston, this 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom house is a great vacation rental as it can accommodate 4 people. With just the right amount of space, this house is a good option for a family or even a couple. Just a few miles away you'll find Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal, Charleston City Market, College of Charleston, Patriots Point, Waterfront Park, and USS Yorktown. This place will quickly feel like a home away from home.



4 Bedrooms - 2 Blocks to King Street

Harleston Village, Charleston, South Carolina
If you're looking for a vacation rental in Charleston, this 5-bedroom, 2-bathroom house is a great option. If you're looking for comfort and convenience, this is a great house. With space for the whole group, this is a great vacation rental for that friends reunion you've been planning. With a nice balcony, you can relax and enjoy the weather. The bedrooms are very well furnished, as you'll find more than one bedroom with a king-sized bed. The kitchen in this house is very nice, and with a microwave, coffee maker, and oven you'll be able to cook for everyone. And with the dining area and porch, everyone will be able to spread out and relax. Also on the list for this house is parking, internet, a coffee maker, and television.



Wortham House

Charleston, South Carolina
This luxurious historic home is a great place to base yourself in Charleston. Featuring 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, there's plenty of room for up to 6 people here, so add it to your must-see list. Guests enjoy the full kitchen which is great for preparing home cooked meals. There's also plenty of space in the dining area, too. The gardens are gorgeous, and the historical touches will have you living the true Charleston life while you explore the nearby restaurants, shops, and attractions. The house also includes parking, internet, and other niceties.



Hampton Park

Keep going north from the central park of Charleston and you'll get to some residential neighborhoods that are still within walking distance of downtown. However, it's a longer walk, and you might want to consider and Uber or Lyft to reach this section of town. On the bright side, you can find some great deals, more space, and even free parking in a few places. Some even lower prices can be found in the areas just north of Clark Ave. and around Hampton Park itself.

The Lord Ashley

Charleston, South Carolina
A popular vacation rental in is this spacious 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom house that has room for up to 8 people. This house is perfect for a large friends group. Staying here will make your trip to fun and convenient. Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal, College of Charleston, Charleston City Market, Patriots Point, Hominy Grill, and Pearlz Oyster Bar are within three miles of this place.

If you just want to eat in, the fully-equipped kitchen with its microwave, coffee maker, and dishwasher will let you cook all of your meals. There's also the living room, dining room, and porch offering more space to guests. The large king-sized bed in the master bedroom is relaxing, cozy, and inviting. The other bedrooms have queen sized beds, which is great for everyone to relax. They are very well furnished. You will also find a coffee maker, games, a grill, television, and parking at this vacation rental.



Green Tea

Westside, Charleston, South Carolina
Need a house in Charleston? Add this one to your list of favorites, because it has plenty of great features. For the price and everything that's included, this rental is a great option. The extra space of this 4-bedroom house is an added bonus, too. And with the living room and porch, everyone will be able to spread out and relax. A fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, coffee maker, and oven lets guests prepare their own meals. Just a few miles away you'll find Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal, Charleston City Market, College of Charleston, Patriots Point, Waterfront Park, and plenty of shops and restaurants. Step onto the balcony and enjoy the gorgeous weather and ambiance. For the price and everything that's included, this rental is a great option.



The Haven Home

North Charleston, South Carolina
This is a comfortable option for a group of ladies headed to Charleston. This 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom place can fit 4 people. Smaller groups love this spot, as it's just the right size and price. The fully-equipped kitchen comes equipped with a microwave, coffee maker, and oven so you can cook all of your meals. Everyone can spread out in the living room and porch, too. Included with this property is parking, internet, a coffee maker, and television.



Parking in Downtown Charleston

If you're considering staying in the central areas of Charleston, keep in mind that any place you stay, whether it's a hotel or apartment rental, you'll have to figure out what to do for parking. Many hotels charge an extra fee for parking, and rental properties may or may not include it depending on the neighborhood and how much space they have to offer. Public parking lots and garages can be found in convenient locations around town, but they will often charge $18 per day (or $1 per hour). Metered spaces are also available. They usually charge more, but many are free after 5 p.m.

Our suggestion is to attempt to find a place that includes parking, but be prepared to pay the daily fee to park your car somewhere near your chosen accommodations.

North Charleston

As you move north up the peninsula that is Downtown Charleston, prices for AirBnB's become more affordable, but they lose their historic and charming atmosphere. You also get more space, though, and often a free place to park.

From these neighborhoods you will either need to drive or Uber into the central areas of Charleston. However, many affordable and large houses and condos can be found around this part of town. Some of the homes are still very historic and have plenty of charm. Others are new and modern.

The Park Circle neighborhood has many great vacation rental options which are within walking distance to some restaurants and shops, too. This older neighborhood has retained its charm and is on the closer, southern side of North Charleston to downtown.

Modern Retreat in Park Circle - North Charleston

North Charleston, South Carolina
This house is a popular option in Park Circle, as it has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. With so much space, everyone can relax, hang out, plan the day's activities, and have a memorable vacation together. You'll find a king sized bed in the master bedroom, too. Several bedrooms have queen sized beds, which is great for everyone to relax. They are very well furnished. The full kitchen is well stocked and convenient, and features a microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, stove, oven, and refrigerator. You'll be able to spread out through the living room, dining area, and porch here, too. You'll also find amenities such as a coffee maker, games, a grill, television, and parking. Also, this is a pet-friendly property. It's hard to find a place like this, so check it out before it's booked up.



Park Circle Luxury Apartment

North Charleston, South Carolina
The list goes on and on with this beautiful apartment in North Charleston, so add this one to your bucket list. This large apartment is perfect for a big group of friends. The bedrooms have large beds, which means everyone can relax and have fun. This place will quickly feel like a home away from home.

The complex has a pool, gym, and other nice amenities. It's affordable, modern, clean, and comfortable.



If you're looking for some food and drinks in this area, check out LoLA for their Cajun seafood cuisine and Junction Kitchen with their delicious breakfast served all day. Firefly Distillery and Coast Brewing are two local spots worth some time if you're looking for a drink.

Mount Pleasant & Sullivan's Island

To the east of downtown, over the massive Cooper River Bridge, lies the Mount Pleasant neighborhood. Here you'll find a variety of houses and condos. Moving towards the water usually increases the prices, but overall the costs here are significantly less than in the central downtown sections of Charleston. If you're willing to drive into downtown for a few activities, or want to be near the beach, this is a good spot.

Shem Creek

Specifically, the Shem Creek area is a nice spot as it contains a number of bars and restaurants along a scenic waterway filled with fishing boats and boardwalks. This is a destination itself as plenty of locals and visitors alike come to this area to have a good time, eat some seafood, and party late into the night at the crowded bar scene.

The surrounding area is full of houses, some of which are on the waterfront or near the bar and restaurant area. Here you can find a good mix of affordable condos and houses for rent at a variety of prices depending on the level of luxury and size that you need. Check out the "old village" area of Shem Creek for some of the nicer places. For less than $100 per night, it's possible to find an apartment or even a small house here. Or, for a few hundred per night, an entire multi-bedroom home near the water. Many of these houses are historic and have plenty of atmosphere.

Modern Luxury in Shem Creek, Mount Pleasant

Old Village, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Check out the photos! This 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom house near Shem Creek can fit up to 10 people. This is a large space and would be perfect for a big group of friends visiting Charleston.



Rooftop deck with panoramic views

Old Village, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
With room for up to 7 people, this is a 3-bedroom place that makes for a perfect vacation rental as it's within walking distance to the bars and restaurants at Shem Creek. Head out to the bars, visit the nearby beach, or have some wine on the rooftop balcony in the evenings.

As for the interior, this place has all of the comforts you need. For those who enjoy cooking, there's a full kitchen with a refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, and coffee maker. With a large king bed, you'll sleep very comfortably. Another bedroom also has a queen-sized bed. At this place, you'll also have a grill, parking, television, internet, and a coffee maker. If you're looking for comfort and convenience, this is a great place to stay.



The Beach at Sullivan's Island

The small town of Sullivan's Island lies on the beach, and so the prices here are a bit higher than if you stay a little further inland. But it's hard to beat the location when you can not only walk to the beach but also drive into downtown Charleston in just 15 minutes or so.

Prices for vacation rentals, VRBO's, and AirBnB's here vary dramatically. Luxurious and huge houses are available for hundreds per night, while much more affordable places can be found for under $200. Generally, if you're a larger group and need more space, then you can find it here and have the level of luxury and comfort that you would want if you spend slightly more for it.

Sullivan's Island Oceanfront Home with Pool

Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
This beachfront house is a great place to base yourself during your time in Sullivan's Island. Located less than five miles away is old town central Charleston with plenty of restaurants, shopping, activities, sights, and bars.

There's a beautiful ocean view here, too. Wake up and enjoy your morning coffee and breakfast from the balcony. Featuring 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, there's plenty of room for up to 12 people here, so add it to your must-see list. Guests appreciate the convenience of this property's full kitchen which has a microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, stove, oven, and refrigerator. This house also has a living room, dining area, and porch, which will let you relax comfortably on your trip. Multiple bedrooms in this house have king sized beds, which is a nice luxurious touch that is hard to find elsewhere. And more amenities are found here such as a coffee maker, games, a grill, television, parking, and internet. This is a comfortable option for anyone headed to the beach Sullivan's Island, or to Charleston in general.



5 Bedroom, Historic Sullivan's Island Beach House

Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
This gorgeous house is a popular option at the beach, as it has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. With Downtown Charleston located just 5 miles away and Patriots Point only 4.3 miles away, you'll find this to be a very convenient place to stay as it is so close to everything, not just the beach. Check out the photos! It's hard to find a place like this, so check it out before it's booked up.



West Ashley

This suburban area to the west of downtown has quick access to everything in central Charleston by car in just a matter of minutes. You can save a lot of money by staying in this area, although it doesn't have as much of the historical charm of downtown. However, many of the homes on VRBO do have plenty of charm, and for significantly less money you can have a lot more space for your group.

Some good restaurants and a few bars can be found in this neighborhood, but again, they don't have all of the charm as downtown. It's quite easy to drive or Uber into town in just a few minutes, though.

The Tropic in West Ashley

West Ashley, Charleston, South Carolina
If you're looking for a vacation rental in Charleston for a large group on a budget, this 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom house is a great option. With multiple rooms with king and queen beds, everyone will be able to sleep comfortably. It has plenty of nice features and a good location not too far from central Charleston.



Open + Comfy Home

Riverland Terrace, Charleston, South Carolina
This is a spacious place with enough room for everyone. The 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house has a great location, too, as it's not far from central Charleston. The kitchen is well stocked with a microwave, coffee maker, and dishwasher. And with the nice living room and dining room where you can spread out, this house will let you relax and unwind. You'll find a king sized bed in the master bedroom, too. Several bedrooms have queen sized beds, which is great for everyone to relax. They are very well furnished. A coffee maker, a grill, television, parking, and internet are also included.



James Island & Folly Beach

As you drive southwest from downtown, the residential area of James Island contains a number of charming southern homes. Many of these have plenty of space, nice outdoor patios, and easy access to downtown.

Keep heading south and you'll eventually get to Folly Beach. Much like Sullivan's Island (mentioned above), this beach town has a great mix of beach access, restaurants, and of course the close proximity to central Charleston.

James Island

Prices for vacation houses in James Island are significantly more affordable than in central Charleston, and come with more space, more amenities, and usually free parking, too. This spot is a good compromise between the city and the beach, as you could easily spend a weekend in a great house with a day for downtown and a day for the beach, with evenings at the best restaurants and bars around Charleston.

James Island House

James Island, South Carolina
With room for up to 13 people, this is a 4-bedroom house that makes for a perfect vacation rental. This house has all of the comforts you need. You'll be able to cook all of your meals in the fully-equipped kitchen with a microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, stove, and oven. There's a king-sized bed in one of the bedrooms. And the cozy queen-sized beds will let you relax and enjoy your trip. With a living room and dining room, there is enough space for guests to relax and hang out. The game room is another fun place to hang out. With so much space, everyone can relax, hang out, plan the day's activities, and have a memorable vacation together. Other amenities include fire pit, a coffee maker, and games. It's not far from both the beach and central Charleston.



Folly Beach



While Folly Beach is a further drive from downtown than Sullivan's Island (mentioned above), it's still a fantastic destination for a weekend getaway. As Charleston is still within an hour's drive, you can have the best of both worlds here with days on the beach and plenty of time to explore downtown, too.

Being at the beach means that you'll pay a little more for a house here than in James Island, but it's also less expensive than Sullivan's Island. An entire house here for a group of 4, 6, or more people can run anywhere from $150 to $600 per night on VRBO. If you compare prices to Sullivan's Island, you'll see that it's generally more affordable, but the trade off is the proximity to downtown.

Atlantic Hideout

Folly Beach, South Carolina
This condo is a great place to base yourself during your time in Folly Beach, not far from Charleston. You'll really feel like you're on vacation with this property's ocean view. This place also has a great balcony where you can relax and enjoy the nice views. Featuring 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, there's plenty of room for up to 8 guests here, so add it to your bucket list. This is a great option for a family as there's room for everyone. A fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, coffee maker, oven, refrigerator, and dishwasher lets guests prepare their own meals. There's even more space to hang out in the living room and dining area. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed and nice furnishings, so you'll be able to relax in style. The cozy queen-sized bed will let you relax and enjoy your trip. Parking, internet, a coffee maker, a garage, and television are also on the list of amenities. Staying here will make your trip to Folly Beach fun and convenient. Also, this is a pet-friendly place.



Magnificent 5 Bedroom Beach House at Folly Beach

Folly Beach, South Carolina
If you're looking for comfort and convenience, this is a great house. Just check out those high decks with amazing views over the beach! This 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom beachfront house can fit up to 12 people. Ideal for a larger group of friends, this spacious house has plenty of room to spread out. With a nice balcony, you can relax and enjoy the weather.

The large king-sized bed in the master bedroom is romantic, cozy, and inviting. You'll find more than one bedroom with queen sized beds, too. The kitchen in this house is very nice, and with a microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, stove, and oven you'll be able to cook for everyone. There's also the living room and dining area offering more space to guests. Included with this property is a coffee maker, games, and television.



Johns Island

If you're on a tight budget, Johns Island might be for you. This area to the south of the city has plenty of countryside charm with a few nearby golf courses, parks, a vineyard, and the famous Angel Oak.

Many of the houses listed on VRBO in this area are quite nice, luxuriously appointed, and relatively affordable compared to the rest of Charleston. They tend to be modern suburban homes instead of the historical or colonial houses found closer to Charleston, though. Other homes might be a little older, but come at a lower price, too. Keep in mind the driving distances if you want to stay this far out, but if you're on a tight budget, it might be worth it.

Modern Home in Vanderhorst

Johns Island, South Carolina
This Johns Island waterfront house has a number of comfortable touches and a relaxing atmosphere. It's located in the Vanderhorst community which has a pool and other nice amenities. The 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom vacation rental has a nice long list of features and has room for up to 10 people. You'll be living in luxury as several bedrooms have king-sized beds. The kitchen is convenient, well stocked, and of course has everything you need to cook all of your own meals with a microwave, coffee maker, oven, refrigerator, and dishwasher. There's also the living room offering more space to guests.

Parking, internet, a coffee maker, a grill, and bicycles are also on the list of amenities. If you're looking for comfort and convenience in a quiet setting away from the hustle and buslte of central Charleston, this is a great house.



Kiawah & Seabrook



This is the premier beach destination of the central S.C. coast. The resort islands of Kiawah (see options here) and Seabrook (see rentals here) offer charming and luxurious beach houses in a quiet, relaxing, and natural environment. Located about one hour south of Charleston, these two islands consist mostly of larger private homes tucked into the palm forests or beachfront, all with nearby beach access. Also located on these islands are golf courses, tennis courts, bike trails, horse stables, and the Kiawah Resort which has fine dining, a pool with waterslides, kids activities, and more. These two islands are a bit of a drive from central Charleston, but nearby is a shopping area with a grocery store and a few casual restaurants.

If you're looking for a larger private house near the beach, you really can't go wrong here as this is a premier and fantastic location. The prices are higher than in other beach areas nearby, though, but you absolutely get plenty of luxury and relaxation for your money. If you need a recommendation, we have picked out some of the best beach condos and beach houses at Kiawah here and Seabrook here.

Activities and Things to do In Charleston

Your girls weekend away needs something to do, right? Here are a few of the best things to do if you're spending some time between the beach and the restaurants and bars.

The Harbor Cruise is nice, as it provides good views of the city from the water, along with a nice historical overview.

Food Tours are highly recommended as Charleston is really just one huge southern seafood restaurant where people also happen to live. Having a guide to take you to the best spots in town is always a good idea instead of just trying to figure it out on your own.

The Shem Creek Bar Tour is also plenty of fun, especially if you're staying in the Mount Pleasant or Sullivan's Island area (mentioned above).

A Ghost and Graveyard Tour might also be good activity for your group. They take place in the evening, and this can be a good way to see Charleston before your bar crawl.

Restaurants in Charleston

Charleston is full of amazing restaurants, so here are a few of the best in the heart of Downtown Charleston.

Looking for some brunch? Don't miss Poogan's Porch on Queen St. near Meeting St. Make a reservation or get there early, or you'll have to wait, as this is one of Charleston's hottest meals in town. You'll want to go back again the next day, it's that good.

For seafood around town, Magnolia's and High Cotton are two fantastic seafood restaurants, both located on E. Bay St. Nearby, check out Pearlz Oyster Bar, too. Revival is another great option, as is Hyman's Seafood.

If you're looking for a very nice place to go for a special occasion, check out the Peninsula Grill by the historic market, The Establishment, or Charleston Grill.


For more ideas about places to stay in Charleston, you might also be interested in The Most Luxurious Boutique Hotels in Charleston, Vacation Rentals, VRBO's, and Airbnb's for Families on Kiawah Island, Charleston AirBnB's for Families, and Affordable Seabrook Island Vacation Rentals for Families.
Share This Page
Budget Your Trip
Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. On this website you can also find travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.
Share This Page
Pin This Page
The Best Charleston AirBnB's & VRBO's for a Girls' Weekend Getaway (July 2021) | Budget Your Trip

Some of the links on this website are sponsored or affiliate links which help to financially support this site. By clicking the link and making a purchase, we may receive a small commission, but this does not affect the price of your purchase.