Endless coastline, charming historic towns, and gorgeous inland scenery await in the diverse state of South Carolina. With its historic architecture, antebellum attractions, and unique local culture, this attractive tourist destination is often referred to as a living museum.
To help kickstart your search for the perfect accommodation, we’ve created the following list of the best Airbnbs in South Carolina. All of the rentals listed are presided over by superhosts – hosts with a proven track record of providing outstanding hospitality. Most of the listings are also appointed with an exceptional selection of modern amenities such as Wi-Fi, TV, and air-conditioning.
First on our list is an Airbnb in Charleston, South Carolina, with a gorgeous courtyard and a heated pool. The property also boasts Airbnb Plus status, meaning its beautiful design and high quality amenities have been verified through in-person inspection.
The light-filled villa offers one bedroom with a king-size bed, one full bathroom, and one powder room. Both the living room and the second-floor bedroom are surrounded by picturesque windows that make the space beautiful and bright. The small and charming home also comes with a small kitchen and a dining table for two. All around the home, you’ll find lush gardens and impressive stonework with a fountain pond in front and a heated inground pool in the back.
Located in the trendy neighborhood of Cannonborough Elliotborough, this South Carolina Airbnb is surrounded by local eateries, indie boutiques, bakeries, and vintage stores.
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The Majestic Treehouse
For a one-of-a-kind stay among the treetops, take a trip to this tranquil forested property under the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The treehouse is filled top to bottom with antique furnishings, authentic fine china, and stunning hardwood details. Furnished with a king-size bed with a regal antique frame, the studio space makes a magical romantic getaway for a couple. A crystal chandelier hangs from the soaring ceilings and full walls of windows bring the outside in. There is a small kitchenette and coffee bar with a retro-style breakfast maker, and a two-person dining table sits next to a cozy fireplace. Guests have access to an indoor half bathroom with hot water as well as a private outdoor shower with two rain-style showerheads. Additional features include a chest of antique board games, a classic record player, a vintage guest book, and a pair of plush robes.
Outside, you’ll find a romantic rope swing bed, a cozy firepit area, and a top deck with comfy loungers.
Set on 40 acres of oak-filled forest, stunning gardens, and lush organic farmland, this award-winning treehouse in South Carolina is one of the state’s most popular Airbnbs. The property comes with miles of trails for hiking, jogging, and mountain biking and a few private creeks.
Luxury Treehouse With a Hot Tub
This mid-century modern treehouse is another great option for a unique vacation rental in South Carolina.
The ultra-modern interior features whitewashed wood planks, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a unique geometric chandelier. Although the studio space is small, it is well equipped with all of the basic necessities – and then some. There is a small full kitchen with granite countertops, a dishwasher, and a retro refrigerator, and guests have access to both a full bathroom and a luxurious outdoor shower. The cozy sitting area boasts a wall-mounted TV and a modern indoor fireplace, behind which you’ll find a plush queen-size bed.
Tucked away on a private wooded property, the treehouse is surrounded by a spacious deck, well-manicured gardens, and glimmering string lights. Guests also have access to a cozy firepit area, a stainless-steel grill, and a luxurious outdoor hot tub.
The Cedar Nest
Next up is a stylish Airbnb in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, with a decadent interior, generous outdoor space, and complete privacy.
The bungalow is securely positioned beyond a gated yard and offers a massive outdoor living room with a tropical garden, an outdoor shower, and a firepit. The entire property is enveloped in luscious trees that create a serene and secluded atmosphere. Inside, you’ll find a lavish bedroom decked out in leathers, furs, and an elegant king-size bed placed in front of an indoor fireplace. There is also a separate kitchenette with windows that overlook the surrounding forest and a luxurious full bathroom with a double-sink vanity and a walk-in shower.
Conveniently located between Charleston and the beach at Sullivan’s Island, this is one of the best South Carolina Airbnbs for exploring the state’s most popular attractions. With a rich history, bustling streets, and incredible architecture, Mount Pleasant’s Old Village neighborhood is trendy and charming.
Private Island Getaway
Have you ever dreamed of renting your own private island? This one-of-a-kind stay near Hilton Head will turn your dreams into a reality.
The off-grid rental is only accessible by boat and comes with exclusive access to three separate private islands. Not only is this one of the best Airbnbs in South Carolina, but it was also featured on the Netflix series The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals. The interior is spacious and modern with beach-themed décor and an industrial flair. There are 2.5 bathrooms and three separate bedrooms, all of which are surrounded by large windows that provide incredible views. Up to six guests can stay in the home. The main floor of the house consists of a large living room, a full kitchen, and a spacious dining area, and guests have access to over three acres of interconnected islands, a dock, a firepit, and several lookout points.
A step above any Airbnb in Hilton Head, South Carolina, the rental is totally off-grid but conveniently located just 10 minutes away from civilization. Your hosts will sail you there and back, and you’ll have access to two kayaks during your stay.
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Situated on over 90 acres of wooded property in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, this cliffside Airbnb offers a remote stay overlooking a rushing waterfall.
With no TV or internet, the home provides a rustic glamping experience ideal for nature lovers looking to unplug and unwind. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the home allow you to take advantage of the stunning waterfall views, even when you’re cozy in bed or cooking a meal in the full kitchen. There is one full bathroom and two bedrooms with double beds, making the space suited for up to four guests. The focal point of the living room is the large brick fireplace, and the home’s unique architecture makes the common areas feel exceptionally spacious and airy.
This unique Airbnb in South Carolina is completely secluded with no neighbors in sight. There are plenty of opportunities for exploring, hiking, and kayaking, and the nearest urban attractions are nine miles away in downtown Toccoa.
South Beach Cottage
This Airbnb in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, makes the perfect shore retreat for large families and groups of friends.
Up to 10 guests can stay in the four-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home, which is furnished with two king-size beds, two queen-size beds, and a pullout couch in the living room. The cottage is decorated with beach-themed décor and offers a full kitchen with granite countertops and top-of-the-line appliances. Additional amenities include a dedicated workspace, laundry facilities, and a dishwasher, and guests can park for free on the premises.
Located just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean, this beach house in South Carolina overlooks Ocean Boulevard and comes with access to an outdoor pool. There are several fun attractions nearby, including Tanger Outlets, Splashes Waterpark, the boardwalk, and minigolf.
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Private Beach Paradise
Another charming South Carolina Airbnb on the coast is this private bungalow in Folly Beach.
Originally built in the 1940s, the gorgeous accommodation has been completely updated to include modern appliances, stylish furniture, and original artwork. The colorful interior is bright and spacious and offers an open-concept living area with a high-end full kitchen, bench-style seating, several comfy couches, a wall-mounted TV, and a convenient desk space. There are two bedrooms with queen-size beds and one full bathroom, and guests also have access to a private outdoor shower. The home is surrounded by a wrap-around porch decorated with luscious plants and glimmering string lights, and the rental comes with a stainless-steel grill and plenty of outdoor seating.
Situated just two blocks away from the shore, this Airbnb in Folly Beach, South Carolina, is also within walking distance of the restaurants, bars, and markets on Center Street.
The Wren Guesthouse
For a South Carolina Airbnb with a historic setting and a gorgeous courtyard, check out this private guesthouse in Beaufort.
Nestled on a quiet uptown street, the home offers one bedroom with a queen-size bed and an en suite bathroom, making it ideal for a solo traveler or a couple. The open-concept layout boasts a spacious sitting area and a full kitchen, and grand windows in the living room expose beautiful views of the surrounding garden. Special features include stylish wood furnishings, a sliding barn door leading to the bathroom, and attractive splashes of color throughout the home. Luscious plants and eye-catching bistro lights fill the surrounding courtyard, which offers ample privacy.
This charming Airbnb in Beaufort, South Carolina, shares the property with a historic 1920s home and is just two blocks away from the river, shops, galleries, and waterfront eateries.
Tropical Tiny House
Few Airbnbs in South Carolina offer the creative atmosphere and adorable interior of this Fountain Inn tiny house.
With Spanish tiles, hand-painted walls, and a custom design, the rental was created to represent a combination of Miami and Mexico. There are five skylights and a variety of desert plants that make the space light and lively, and light pink walls add to the cheerful ambiance. Although the space is tiny, it boasts a very efficient layout with two separate bedrooms furnished with queen-size beds. Feel free to sit back and relax in front of the TV in the cozy sitting area or enjoy a meal with the convenient bar-style seating. There is even a modern full kitchen with an oven and a stove, and the full bathroom features a walk-in shower and a tropical mural. Outside, you’ll find a furnished patio with a decorative surfboard, a hanging chair, and more desert plants.
Tucked away in the woods, this short-term rental in South Carolina is about 20 minutes away from downtown Greenville and just a few miles from local bars, restaurants, and outdoor excursions. Guests can head over to Cucina 100 for delicious brick oven pizza or make a day trip to Barefoot Acres, where they offer rope courses, zip lines, nature trails, and more.
Swamp Rabbit Red Roof
If you’re interested in a charming rental closer to downtown attractions, check out this two-bedroom Airbnb in Greenville, South Carolina.
Originally built in the 1940s, this historic mill house offers a fully updated interior with an impressive selection of modern amenities. The larger bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed and a single bed, and there is a second single bed in the smaller bedroom. The spacious living room features a Smart TV, pink accents, and a comfy couch that expands into a double bed. There is also a modern full kitchen with a lengthy breakfast bar and a full bathroom with plush towels and an extensive selection of complimentary toiletries. Pets are allowed in the home, and the rental is family-friendly, with baby gear, puzzles, and blocks available upon request. Outdoor amenities include a grassy backyard and a screened-in porch with an outdoor dining table.
The house is named after the Swamp Rabbit Trail, which is right next door and will lead you to downtown attractions in about 15 minutes. Southernside Brewery Company is also just a few steps away as is the Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery.
Romantic Mountain Treehouse
For an Airbnb in South Carolina with a luxurious interior and gorgeous natural scenery, check out this Mountain Rest treehouse that makes the perfect romantic getaway.
With no Wi-Fi or TV in the cabin, this is a great choice for travelers looking for a break from digital distractions. Indoor entertainment options include a basket of games, playing cards, and a vintage record player. The king-size bed sits below a vintage crystal chandelier and boasts a custom-built live edge frame, a Tuft and Needle mattress, and a white canopy that makes the sleeping area very romantic. One of the cabin’s decks can be accessed through the French door right across from the bed, and guests have access to a cozy indoor seating area, a kitchenette, and a dining table for two. Premium wood finishes make the space elegant and warm, and the half bathroom boasts a custom sliding wooden door.
Outside, you’ll find two dining spaces, an electric grill, a summer shower, a firepit, and a lower deck with a fun string game. The firepit area comes with firewood and a basket of s’mores supplies, and one of the best features of this rental is the gorgeous bridge that leads to the completely private napping deck. Guests can also explore the plethora of surrounding waterfalls and hiking trails, Stumphouse Tunnel, Stumphouse Mountain Bike Park, and Issaqueena Falls.
The Elmwood Retreat
Originally built in 1905, this gorgeous Airbnb in Columbia, South Carolina, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
With 2.5 bathrooms, a master bedroom on the main floor, and three more bedrooms on the second floor, the home can sleep up to eight guests. Granite countertops, elegant chandeliers, and high-end linens are just a few of the many premium features included with this rental. The main floor is simple but gorgeous with bright white and soft grey finishes, an incredible chef’s kitchen, an ultra-comfy living room, and a formal dining space with an indoor fireplace. The master bedroom boasts a washer and dryer and gorgeous stained-glass accents. Guests also have access to a small office space with a desk and a USB light stand. Feel free to relax in the white rocking chairs on the side porch or take a stroll along the historic tree-lined street.
Situated in the historic Elmwood Park neighborhood, this South Carolina Airbnb is surrounded by a combination of vibrant downtown attractions, old homes, and gorgeous gardens. Main Street is just a short walk away from the home, as is the Museum of Art, the State Museum, and Colonial Life Arena.
Shem Creek Guesthouse
With a convenient Mount Pleasant location, high-end amenities, and safe and quiet surroundings, this vacation home for rent in South Carolina is one that you definitely won’t want to miss.
The guesthouse is set on the same property as the host’s main home but offers a completely private stay with its own driveway, a privacy gate, and a private furnished patio. Inside, there is one bedroom with a king-size bed and a Smart TV as well as a full bathroom with a walk-in shower. The spacious living room features a second TV and a sleeper sofa, and there is a full kitchen and a separate laundry closet for longer stays.
Shem Creek, where guests can enjoy an impressive array of fun watersports, is located directly behind the property. The beach at Sullivan’s Island is also just a few miles away, and the restaurants and shops of Coleman Boulevard are within walking distance of the guesthouse.
Romantic French Cottage
Last but not least is a romantic getaway inspired by a high-end Parisian hotel.
Your hosts offer complimentary French breakfast and dinner delivered to the cottage, and there is an outdoor grill available if you’d like to cook your own meals. The interior is characterized by soft pink décor, vintage accents, and an opulent crystal chandelier. There is a queen-size bed with a regal bed frame, and the bathroom features an antique claw-foot tub. Large glass doors allow the cool mountain breeze to flow through the home, and they open onto a quaint porch with a white bistro table. Additional features include elegant armchairs, a small dining table, a vintage record player, and an antique trunk filled with reading material.
The secluded property is very peaceful and private, making this the perfect Airbnb in South Carolina for a relaxing couples retreat. There are plenty of natural attractions in the area to explore, including several lakes, waterfalls, and parks.
Hopefully this list is helpful and you’re able to find the best Airbnb rental in South Carolina for your dream vacation.