Charleston is a city known for its rich American history. It has beautiful architecture, imposing forts, and towering lighthouses to visit. It also has beautiful beaches, great shopping, and a vibrant nightlife scene. In short, there’s something for every explorer in this beautiful city, including a perfect place to stay.
We’ve compiled this list of the best Airbnbs in Charleston, South Carolina, to help you find that perfect place. To be confident we’re presenting you with only the best, you’ll only find Airbnbs run by superhosts – hosts who have an excellent record of good service and great reviews. Additionally, some of these hosts are members of Airbnb Plus, meaning that their rentals have been verified in-person by Airbnb representatives.
Tiny Cedar House
This tiny house sits next to a gorgeous cedar tree, and the whole home has been decorated to match the tree’s beauty. Natural light, white furnishings, and wood accents tie this Charleston Airbnb’s look together to make for a relaxing space.
This rental offers room for three people to sleep comfortably, with a futon on the ground floor and a loft space, accessible by ladder, that houses a queen-size bed. The bedroom loft also has a fan and a white noise machine. Despite being a tiny house, the space is used expertly, allowing room for a gorgeous natural wood bathroom with a rain-style shower and sleek, modern fixtures.
There’s a full kitchen as well, complete with a gas range, drip coffee maker, French press coffee maker, oven, and electric kettle. Coffee and tea are also provided. In the living room space, you’ll find some reading material and a low countertop-style sitting area that can serve as a dining nook. Outside, a small backyard that includes outdoor benches and a hammock is shaded by trees.
Garden Cottage With Heated Pool
If you like natural light, you should definitely take a peek at this villa because it has windows everywhere! With a perfect balance of light neutrals and small pops of color, this cottage is the epitome of serene design.
The bedroom upstairs has windows along all four walls, giving it an open-air feeling and letting in tons of light. There’s a king-size bed, cable TV, and bedside tables with reading lamps. In the living room, there’s a couch, another TV, and a high table with two stools that can serve as a dining area or a workspace. In the upstairs full bathroom, you’ll find a walk-in shower; there’s also a half bathroom downstairs.
The kitchen includes a small stove, a full-size fridge, a microwave, and a coffee maker. Outside, you’ll get the chance to watch the fish in the koi pond and listen to the pond’s waterfall while sitting at the outdoor table. Don’t forget to bring a swimsuit, as this rental house in Charleston also has a heated swimming pool ready for you to take a dip at any time of year.
Enchanting Apartment in Historic District
If you’ve ever wanted to take seven of your loved ones on a colorful fairytale retreat, this spacious apartment in downtown Charleston is sure to bring your dreams to life. Its eclectic arrangement of vibrant furnishings makes staying here feel extra fancy for your whole group.
There are three bedrooms in the home, with a total of five beds. The first bedroom has a king-size bed, a fireplace, and access to a balcony. There’s also a claw-foot bathtub in this room, giving you the opportunity to soak right before bed. In the second bedroom, you’ll find two queen-size beds and in the third bedroom two single beds. Both of these bedrooms have fireplaces as well. The living room also has a fireplace, along with a couch, armchairs, and a smart TV.
There’s a full bathroom with a second claw-foot tub and lots of marble. The full brick-wall kitchen has a stove, oven, toaster, coffeemaker, stovetop kettle, and fridge. Nearby is a small dining table with three stools, perfect for grabbing a quick breakfast. And outside, you’ll find a charming courtyard space in the yard and a porch with furniture just as colorful as everything inside.
Modern Apartment With Backyard
This apartment, ready to accommodate up to eight guests, is another great Airbnb in Charleston for people traveling in a group. Sleek metallics and cool tones give this home a feeling of high-class modernity that you’ll love to lounge in.
The living room has a plush couch and a cool wire armchair, along with colorful wall art and a big TV. In the first bedroom, there’s a queen-size bed and in-room access to one of the full bathrooms, complete with a walk-in shower with a rain-style showerhead. The second and third bedrooms have queen-size beds as well and big windows that let in lots of light. The second bathroom has another walk-in shower and double sinks and mirrors to help accommodate multiple guests.
The kitchen has a glass-top stove, stovetop kettle, full-size fridge, coffee maker, dishwasher, and toaster. There’s a dining table in the kitchen space, too, with enough room to seat four people. Outside, a small elevated patio overlooks the street, and a backyard provides lots of seating for an outdoor picnic or an evening lounging with drinks in hand. And with the location just a five minute walk from all the King Street excitement, this is one of the best Charleston Airbnbs for those looking to enjoy the city’s shopping and nightlife.
Creekside Guest Suite
This studio-style upstairs guest suite is located near Charleston’s Wappoo Creek and Stono River, perfect if you like feeling the cool air off the water or watching birds congregate along the water’s edge. With room to accommodate two guests, this cozy suite is a great Charleston Airbnb for a solo traveler or a couple looking to explore the city.
The kitchen has an oven and stove, a fridge, a coffee maker, a stovetop kettle, a microwave, and a big dispenser for extra fresh water. There’s also a combination kitchen island and breakfast bar with stools, useful for prep space or for a dining table. In the living room, there’s a TV, a couch, an armchair, and a work desk with a super comfy office chair.
Behind the living room is the bedroom area, with a queen-size bed and nightstands with reading lamps on either side. The bathroom is off to the side and stocked with essentials like shampoo and extra towels. Outdoors, there’s a small patio with lounge chairs and a barbecue grill if you’d like to cook outside.
Modern Mellow Apartment With Backyard
Teal and warm red and yellow earth tones are an iconic combination, and they’re used expertly in this apartment to evoke a feeling of pleasant calmness and warmth. If you’re looking for a rental apartment in Charleston, South Carolina, that’ll accommodate one or two people and give you a relaxing escape, then this place will definitely fit your needs.
The gravel patio in the backyard is a definite plus, providing space for outdoor games as well as a table and chairs for lounging. The living room has a cushy teal couch and a TV plus TV trays so that you can enjoy dinner and a movie.
The open floor plan means you can see the TV from the king-size bed, too, if you’d rather curl up under the covers to watch your favorite show. Behind a sliding door, there’s a full bathroom that includes a walk-in shower. And the full kitchen has everything you’ll need, including a stove, oven, fridge, and dishwasher. For an easy place to relax and recharge, this is one of the best Airbnb rentals in Charleston.
Updated Apartment With Terrace
This apartment is located right in the middle of the city’s historic district and sits on famous King Street. With room to accommodate two and plenty of artistic furnishings, this Airbnb in Charleston is a uniquely beautiful entry on our list.
In the bedroom, there’s a queen-size bed and bright, warm art and furniture. There’s also an artisanal shelled fireplace, a TV, and some leather armchairs. In the bathroom, there’s another fireplace, along with a walk-in shower and a closet stocked to the top with soft towels.
The kitchen has all the standard appliances plus a Keurig coffee maker, an electric kettle, and supplies for coffee and tea. And the covered terrace is where you’ll find a dining table for two, where you can enjoy the outdoors regardless of the weather.
Historic and Luxurious Apartment
This is a great example of the vacation apartments for rent in Charleston, with room for up to four people and with tons of character and personality. This place has color and history, but it has also been recently renovated to ensure all the amenities of modern life.
The full kitchen offers all the standard appliances like a fridge, oven, and stove but also things like an old-fashioned breadbox. There is also a rustic wood bench-style table, with enough bright aqua-colored stools to seat all four guests for meals. In the living room, a big sectional style sofa allows everyone to stretch out and get comfy while they watch TV or browse the provided reading materials.
There are two full bathrooms, both with glass-door showers; one bathroom also has a washer and dryer. The first bedroom has a queen-size bed, a fireplace, and even a record player that looks like it came straight out of the Postmodernist art movement of the 1980s. In the second bedroom, there’s a king-size bed as well as some extra lounge furniture and a vanity. And if you don’t find enough places to lounge inside, head out to the patio, where you’ll find a place to sit and even a bright turquoise hammock.
Light-Filled Downtown 1880s Condo
This Charleston Airbnb uses space efficiently, allowing up to six guests to stay. With soft colors and lots of natural light, this apartment is one of the best vacation rentals in Charleston for mid-sized groups.
The first bedroom has a queen-size bed, and a small side table holds a reading lamp. The second bedroom has a king-size bed. There is also a small table, chair, and mirror set up together, perfect to use as a vanity or for a quick video call if you’re working while on the road. In the living room, there’s a couch, a coffee table, and a TV that sits on a desk while leaving enough space to fit a notebook or laptop. The full bathroom is stocked with extra towels, including special makeup-removing towels.
The full kitchen provides all the standard appliances plus fun additions like an espresso machine and a stovetop kettle. A white breakfast table that seats four stands in one corner. If you want to chill outside, there are benches on the picturesque front porch where you can sit, perfect if you’re waiting for your ride or just enjoying the sunset.
Old-Meets-New Luxurious Apartment
If you’re specifically looking for apartment rentals in Charleston that have a serene and calm feeling, this rental’s cool color palette and soft natural lighting is a must-see. Allowing up to three guests, it’s perfect for a small family, a group of friends, or a couple looking to unwind after exploring the town.
One of the bedrooms has a king-size bed, an indoor fireplace, and lots of windows. Calming grays and neutrals are paired with pops of terra-cotta orange. In the second bedroom, there’s a queen-size bed, a nightstand with a reading lamp, and a basket-style chair that’s perfect to curl up in with a good book. Rich reds and browns give this room energy and pizazz.
The full bathroom has a rain-style shower head in the large walk-in shower, and basics like shampoo and fluffy white towels are provided. There’s both a dining table and a breakfast bar, and the full kitchen has a gas oven and an espresso maker. There’s a porch outside, and the old-world Victorian exterior is matched with a small paved courtyard. Here, you can sit on benches and enjoy the sun while you listen to the fountain trickle beside you.
Colorful, Airy Loft
With vibrant art on the walls, color in every room, and enough space for four guests, this Airbnb in Charleston is a great option for anyone who wants to stay in a place that has personality but still feels chic.
This loft has two bedrooms. In the one with a queen-size bed, there’s a writing desk and a small bookshelf of interesting art. In the room with the double bed, there’s a small fireplace and wall-mounted bedside shelves perfect to set down your phone, game, or book just before you fall asleep. There’s also a full bathroom with a walk-in tile shower.
The full kitchen has some cookbooks available, so you can use the space to try a new dish. The dining room table has four chairs, and a dart board hangs on the wall ready for game night. The living room has a big plush couch as well as a few chairs, a TV, and some books in case movie night isn’t your speed. With all the basics in a cozy, colorful space, this rental will check all your boxes for a comfortable stay.
Island-Themed Master Suite With Deck
Light blues, warm yellows, and bright natural wood tones bring together this guest suite into an island-styled paradise ready for up to four guests.
The king-size bed is front and center in this open floor plan suite, with gorgeous driftwood decorations hung above it and even more wood in the furnishings. There are lots of pillows, nightstands on either side, and while the big windows let in the light, darkening curtains are available to help block it out if you’d rather sleep in. The kitchenette is nearby, with a microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and full-size fridge.
The open-space bathroom area has a jacuzzi tub, a walk-in shower with a frosted glass door, and two sinks. And you can cozy up inside and watch TV by the fireplace or head out to the elevated back deck, where you’ll find another TV, a barbecue grill, and an outdoor shower. With a half-acre fenced backyard as well, this Airbnb in Charleston is absolutely one-of-a-kind.
Bright, Warm Carriage House
While many of the apartments and condos on this list are fantastic, you might be more interested in renting a house in Charleston instead. If that’s the case, then this carriage house is a great option. Professionally designed by an interior decorator, every room in this house makes perfect use of space, light, and color, letting it accommodate up to four guests in absolute comfort.
The full kitchen has a stove, oven, microwave, fridge, toaster oven, coffeemaker, stovetop kettle, and washer and dryer. The kitchen appliances are modern and stainless-steel, and the countertops have a stone finish. There’s also a breakfast bar with four stools. In the living room, you’ll find a couch and a chair, along with pretty wall art and a big TV.
Up the spiral staircase is a loft, where the first bedroom holds a king-size bed, a TV, and nightstands. The bathroom is connected and has a walk-in shower and novelty lighting.
The couch converts into a second bed, so there’s enough room for everyone to sleep comfortably.
This is another lovely house for rent in Charleston, with a classic homey atmosphere. Three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and two living rooms provide room for up to six guests.
The first bedroom has a queen-size bed, leafy and natural wood décor and an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower. The second bedroom has a four-poster king-size bed, a chair, and a nightstand, along with decorations of birds and flowers. The third bedroom has another queen-size bed, beachy vibes, and a big cushy armchair. There’s a second full bathroom and a half bath as well.
There are two living rooms, one with a plush lounge and one with a couch, armchairs, and a TV. A second common area in a loft space also has a TV. Near the kitchen, there’s a small table and chairs and a breakfast bar, at both of which you can grab a quick bite. However, a screened-in patio provides an outdoor formal dining room space with comfy chairs, a glass table, and candle holders. With a full kitchen, a garage full of beach equipment, and a small garden table on the front porch, this gorgeous Charleston Airbnb is an excellent choice for a group that wants lots of space.
1890s Downtown Garden House
This house is filled with rustic charm, from the old wood furnishings to the vintage-style wall art. It can accommodate up to six guests and is a great place to stay if you want to get a true taste of the history present in this beautiful city.
The living room has an oversized couch, an original mantelpiece over a fireplace, and a smart TV. The full kitchen has all the standard appliances, with a gas oven and an espresso machine coexisting perfectly with the space’s old-fashioned cottage-like feeling. In the kitchen, there’s also a small dining nook that seats two people, with a more formal covered terrace dining space that seats four on the balcony.
In one bedroom, you’ll find a queen-size four-poster bed, another original mantelpiece, and a travel crib in case you have little ones with you. The second bedroom has another queen-size bed, this one with a memory foam mattress. Original artwork hangs on the wall. The full bathroom has a soaking tub and more antique woodwork. If you’re looking for an Airbnb in Charleston that’s full of personality, this home is a perfect option.
Whether you’re planning to hit the beaches, visit the historical sites, or just enjoy the nightlife, these Charleston Airbnbs are sure to help you get the most out of your visit to this incredible city.