Waterfront vacation rentals in Charleston

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Condo in Isle of Palms
Relax and Unwind in a Stylish Beachfront Villa
Enjoy breathtaking beachfront sunrises and dining at a cozy table on your own covered balcony. The private pier and pool are only steps away from the ocean. View stunning sunsets and Sullivan's Island Lighthouse from the bedroom and entrance. Nautical decor, premium vinyl plank floors, and shiplap walls coalesce within this bright apartment retaining an ethos of southern charm. The gourmet kitchen is well-equipped with full-size appliances, ice-maker, filtered water dispenser, granite countertop, under-counter lighting and a convenient coffee bar with multiple brew options! The panoramic ocean views are the best available at Sea Cabins! Located on the 3rd floor, it's just 3 doors from the end of building C. Enjoy beautiful sunrises right from the living room, kitchen, or balcony, and sunset views of Sullivan's Island Lighthouse from the front door or bedroom window. You will have private access to the beach, community pool, and fishing pier. Island shopping, restaurants, groceries and entertainment are just steps away! It is conveniently located near Mt. Pleasant, Shem Creek, and historic downtown Charleston, giving you unlimited choices for dining, shopping, and entertainment. This home sleeps 4 with a queen size bed and a queen sleeper sofa with memory foam mattress. Enjoy your meals at the bar or on the balcony. Outdoor grilling facilities and picnic tables are also available. The pool-house features private bathrooms and a coin-operated laundry. Access by stairs only (no elevator). Full Absentee host The apartment is located in Isle of Palms, a city on the slender barrier island of the same name. It’s known for its beaches backed by condos and eateries. Sea turtles nest in the area. A nearby park includes a beach, picnic areas, and a playground. Dining, shopping, and entertainment within walking distance. Only a short drive to historic Charleston, SC! Please be aware that the property has a Ring video doorbell on the premises (at the front door). There are no cameras/surveillance devices inside the home or on the balcony.
Dec. 5 – 12
$380 CAD per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 269 reviews
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Cottage in Johns Island
Stono River Retreat - Waterfront.
New cozy wood cabin tastefully decorated, situated among the live oak trees on the Stono River (ICW). Cabin is convenient to downtown Charleston, the white sand beaches of Kiawah Island and Folly Beach. Enjoy nearby sights and fabulous local food. End your day relaxing on the screened porch and deck overlooking the serene Stono River & the sunsets! Enjoy the water by launching your kayak or boat on the Stono River at the Limehouse boat landing, just 2 miles away. Abundant wildlife viewing!
Feb. 19 – 26
$306 CAD per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 168 reviews
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Guesthouse in Mount Pleasant
The Boathouse
We call it the Boathouse, but it could just as easily be called the treehouse. It sits just feet from a tidal creek amidst giant live oak trees. A short dock is right outside the door, so bring your kayaks or other small craft. Although cozy, it offers everything a simple cottage should. Shem Creek is minutes away, as are the beaches. Patriot's Point and the Ravenel Bridge are a short walk away. This is the closest residential neighborhood to Charleston that you will find in Mt Pleasant.
May 15 – 22
$251 CAD per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 362 reviews

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Waterfront apartment rentals

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Apartment in Mount Pleasant
Fab Beachy “Pier de Terre” Private Walkable Apt B
Jan. 22 – 29
$239 CAD per night
4.8 out of 5 average rating, 369 reviews
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Apartment in Isle of Palms
Cozy Beachside Retreat
Sep. 21 – 28
$324 CAD per night
4.75 out of 5 average rating, 168 reviews
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Apartment in Folly Beach
Two Sisters Folly, Unit B- Marshfront Duplex
Nov. 11 – 18
$263 CAD per night
4.79 out of 5 average rating, 156 reviews
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Apartment in Folly Beach
Water life “Aquavida”
Oct. 31 – Nov. 7
$545 CAD per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 337 reviews
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Apartment in Hanahan
Waterfront Private Hot Tub Fire Pit Dock Fishing A
Jun. 5 – 12
$449 CAD per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 115 reviews
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Apartment in Isle of Palms
Oceanview Sea Cabin 318B- Isle of Palms, SC!
Feb. 21 – 28
$357 CAD per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 54 reviews
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Apartment in Johns Island
Waterfront Retreat on the Abbapoola
Oct. 7 – 14
$276 CAD per night
4.8 out of 5 average rating, 127 reviews
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Apartment in Mount Pleasant
Bayview's Secret
Sep. 30 – Oct. 7
$439 CAD per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 79 reviews
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Apartment in Isle of Palms
Port O' Call E302 - Top Floor Ocean View Condo!
Jan. 14 – 21
$493 CAD per night
4.73 out of 5 average rating, 44 reviews
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Apartment in Folly Beach
Luxury Sea Cabin Guest Suite - Across from Beach
Jun. 23 – 30
$441 CAD per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 80 reviews
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Apartment in Charleston
The Folly River Flat at Folly Beach NOW WITH DOCK!
Sep. 4 – 11
$412 CAD per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 98 reviews
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Apartment in North Charleston
Newly fresh renovated Suite !
Feb. 16 – 23
$189 CAD per night
4.86 out of 5 average rating, 44 reviews

Waterfront house rentals

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Home in Isle of Palms
Intracoastal water view luxurious family retreat
May 28 – Jun. 4
$1,553 CAD per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 123 reviews
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Home in Folly Beach
Steps to Dining, Shopping, 3 Minute Walk to Beach
Oct. 23 – 30
$664 CAD per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 127 reviews
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Home in North Charleston
✰ MARSH VIEW - CHARMING 3BR/2.5BA - BIKES/KAYAKS ✰
May 1 – 8
$517 CAD per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 235 reviews
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Home in Charleston
Spacious Family Home on James Island
Mar. 7 – 14
$815 CAD per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 181 reviews
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Home in Mount Pleasant
Babington Way Getaway 4 King beds
May 17 – 24
$718 CAD per night
4.86 out of 5 average rating, 272 reviews
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Home in North Charleston
LAKEFRONT HOME NEAR DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON|4 BEDROOMS
Apr. 9 – 16
$430 CAD per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 223 reviews
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Home in Charleston
Pet friendly Lowcountry home on a creek with dock
May 8 – 15
$448 CAD per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 92 reviews
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Home in Edisto Island
Marshfront Villa In The Trees - Near Beach & Bay
May 25 – Jun. 1
$1,100 CAD per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 52 reviews
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Home in Charleston
Waterfront Home Near Downtown!
May 19 – 24
$364 CAD per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 71 reviews
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Home in Folly Beach
SurfShack OceanFront House@Folly Walk to Bars&Rest
Jul. 28 – Aug. 4
$1,605 CAD per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 59 reviews
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Home in North Charleston
Waterfront Mid-century escape
Jun. 24 – Jul. 1
$928 CAD per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 6 reviews
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Home in Isle of Palms
Gorgeous home one block from beach w/ heated pool
Jan. 13 – 20
$1,622 CAD per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 41 reviews

Waterfront condo rentals

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Condo in Isle of Palms
Stylish Ocean Front Sanctuary
Aug. 18 – 25
$391 CAD per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 264 reviews
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Condo in Isle of Palms
Ocean front on Isle of Palms
Sep. 30 – Oct. 7
$360 CAD per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 208 reviews
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Condo in Isle of Palms
Isle of Palms-Wild Dunes Special Rates
Nov. 7 – 14
$507 CAD per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 173 reviews
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Condo in Isle of Palms
Oceanfront Condo ☼ Steps to Beach ☼ Lower Level
Apr. 4 – 9
$346 CAD per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 319 reviews
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Condo in Charleston
Little Oak Love
Oct. 29 – Nov. 5
$407 CAD per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 136 reviews
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Condo in Folly Beach
42 Mariners Cay FOLLY BEACH
Jul. 7 – 14
$542 CAD per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 105 reviews
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Condo in Isle of Palms
Oceanfront IOP Condo w/ Private Pier
Aug. 3 – 10
$594 CAD per night
4.82 out of 5 average rating, 194 reviews
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Condo in Charleston
Folly Vibes Modern Condo with great sunset views!
Dec. 13 – 20
$454 CAD per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 188 reviews
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Condo in Folly Beach
The Blue Starfish is steps from the Beach
Jul. 29 – Aug. 5
$675 CAD per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 129 reviews
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Condo in Charleston
Folly Beach Paradise
Aug. 19 – 26
$705 CAD per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 109 reviews
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Condo in Isle of Palms
Oceanfront Sea Cabin 226 B - Discover Charleston!
Feb. 8 – 15
$276 CAD per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 81 reviews
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Condo in Seabrook Island
Marais Rose: Luxurious, Marshfront Villa
Dec. 18 – 25
$483 CAD per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 29 reviews

Quick stats about waterfront rentals in Charleston

Total rentals

290 properties

Rentals with a pool

70 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

80 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

210 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

19K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$14 CAD before taxes and fees

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