Isle of Palms is a beautiful barrier island situated along the South Carolina coast, about 15 miles from downtown Charleston. It is known for its beautiful vacation homes right on the beach, and the endless water-based activities to be enjoyed. You can spend your days fishing, exploring the marshes, swimming or just relaxing on the sand. Vacation rentals on Isle of Palms allow you to enjoy a memorable vacation in the lap of luxury.
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Popular Rental Amenities in the Isle of Palms
Properties can be filtered based on the amenities they offer. Above, you will find the number of properties that provide a specific amenity in Isle of Palms. HomeToGo's data reveals that "Pool" and "Pets allowed" are the most commonly provided features in Isle of Palms. Not as many rentals in Isle of Palms are available if you need a crib for your baby or if you'd like to have a fenced-in yard as "Fenced" and "Crib" are not often available in Isle of Palms.
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The price graph will give you the nightly price average for the upcoming months of the year. The most expensive prices are in June (6/29 - 7/6). Prices reach an average of $1,099 per night. On the other hand, in January you will find the cheapest prices (1/13 - 1/20). Prices this week are on average $431 a night.
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Find out the percentage of available rentals in the Isle of Palms with the graph above. Be careful if you plan to go to Isle of Palms in February, as it comprises the busiest week of the next 12 months (2/3 - 2/10). It is easier to find a rental in a week of December (12/2 - 12/9), as only 23% of the accommodations are booked.
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The 4 Best Restaurants on the Isle of Palms
1. Sea Biscuit Cafe
The cozy and relaxed Sea Biscuit Cafe takes pride in serving melt-in-your-mouth omelets and French toast, tasty biscuits, and gravy butter-bread.
2. Coconut Joe’s
Enjoy a spectacular view of the ocean from Coconut Joe’s deck while relishing delectable barbecue, crab dip, shrimp, and fresh fish.
3. Long Island Café
Long Island Café is a classic French bistro that serves delicious seafood, chicken, and handmade pasta. Don’t forget to have a round of fresh oysters!
4. High Thyme Cuisine
A cool place to enjoy live music in the background while digging into hearty American dishes, High Thyme Cuisine also offers many gluten-free options.
The Best Time to Go to the Isle of Palms
The island is renowned for its pristine beaches, and hence, the best time to enjoy the sandy shores is during spring and summer. The endless sunshine and warm water make it the perfect time to book your vacation rental on the Isle of Palms. The winter months aren't extreme, but it is known to get rather cold, so bring a sweater if you plan to visit during this time.
Things to Do on the Isle of Palms
The Isle of Palms County Park is a very attractive place to enjoy a day at the beach. The lifeguards make swimming safe, and the restrooms come in handy if you're with the kids. There are also rental facilities in case you need beach equipment. If you get tired of the sand, the pier offers an escape to view a breathtaking sunset.
The Barrier Island Eco Tour is educative and entertaining for kids as well as adults. This tour covers marine life, aquatic predators and their habits, marine plants, marshes, and a trip to the neighboring Capers Island. This underdeveloped patch is a beautiful island that is a must-see. The sunset tour is a great way to round off the evening.
You can also rent jet skis or take a boat to explore the surrounding waters. And, if you are fit enough and want to get in a bit of exercise, try paddle boarding through the marshland, just don’t forget your sunscreen. If you're looking for an adrenalin rush, you can get a bird’s-eye view of the island when you parasail 600ft above the ground.
Angling enthusiasts will love the fishing charters, and you can even put in a few hours of golfing at the Wild Dunes, but for the ultimate in relaxation, head to the Beach House Spa. Don’t let the tiny, old appearance fool you, the spa boasts great therapists and is only a short walk from many of the vacation rentals on the Isle of Palms.
For History and Architecture Lovers
Isle of Palms is only about half an hour from the historic town of Charleston. You can easily drive into Charleston, and explore its history on foot, as you stroll through the cobblestoned streets with an informative guide. The historic tours include a visit to the haunted Old City Jail, which held prisoners of the Civil War and even some pirates. You can also take the spooky Graveyard Tour or just visit The Battery to see the antebellum homes.
The 4 Best Beaches on the Isle of Palms
1. Isle of Palms Beach
The gorgeous Isle of Palms namesake beach is a family oriented and pet-friendly area that also boasts golf courses.
2. Isle of Palms County Park
At the oceanfront Isle of Palms County Park, you'll find volleyball courts, restrooms, changing rooms, outdoor showers, playground equipment for children, and everything else you could hope for. It’s also a great spot from which to watch the amazing Memorial Day weekend fireworks.
3. Front Beach
Enjoy picnic areas with grills, community pools, fishing piers, outdoor showers, and even soothing live music at Front Beach.
4. Folly Beach
Located close to the Isle of Palms on Folly Island, Folly Beach has a pier that stretches over 1,000ft into the water. Sunbathe on the sandy shore, take a dip, and catch glimpses of different types of jellyfish and crustaceans, or explore the souvenir and surf shops that line the beach.
Fun Events on the Isle of Palms
If you love the blues, make sure you book your Isle of Palms vacation home in February for the Lowcountry Blues Bash. It's a weekend filled with live blues music that will transform your vacation into an unforgettable experience.
In June, you can join the Piccolo Spoleto Sand Sculpting Contest; and during the Fourth of July weekend, don’t miss the spectacular fireworks display.
5 Must-See Attractions on the Isle of Palms
1. Battery & White Point Gardens
In the heart of the historic district of Charleston, this famous former Civil War fortification affords incomparable views over Fort Sumter and Charleston Harbour.
2. Middleton Place
This National Historic Landmark situated directly on Charleston's picturesque Ashley River is surrounded by one of America's oldest and most attractive landscaped gardens. An excellent museum here charts the life of the Middleton family.
3. Charleston Waterfront Park
Discover Charleston's Waterfront Park, which runs along the Cooper River. Its landscape architecture is stunning and unsurprisingly, award-winning.
4. Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
This magnificent cable bridge is 13,200 feet long, making it the third longest in the Western Hemisphere. There's no more scenic way of traveling from Charleston to Mount Pleasant.
5. Isle of Palms County Park
The palm-lined Isle of Palms Park offers breathtaking views of the ocean and has a designated swimming area, and areas for dog walking and sports.
Information about vacation rentals in the Isle of Palms
|🏡 Vacation rentals available||1,792 homes|
|💳 Possible discounts||up to 79%|
|🌙 Nightly prices starting at||$129|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Pool, Pets allowed and Internet|
|🐾 Pet friendly homes||179 homes|
|🏊 Vacation rentals with pools||1,463 homes|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the typical price per night for a vacation home in the Isle of Palms?
The average accommodation in the Isle of Palms is priced at $129 per night. If you would like to stay in a house rental, the average price is $1,108 per night. A villa Isle of Palms will cost on average $664 per night.
How many vacation rentals are available for booking in the Isle of Palms?
There are 1,792 vacation rentals available for booking for your vacation.
What are the most popular amenities for vacation rentals in the Isle of Palms?
If you're looking to book a vacation rental in the Isle of Palms, the most common amenities are: Pets allowed, Pool and Internet.
How many vacation homes with a pool are in the Isle of Palms?
Discover 1,463 vacation rentals available in the Isle of Palms for renting.
Are dogs allowed in vacation homes in the Isle of Palms?
Absolutely, currently there are 179 vacation homes in the Isle of Palms that allow pets and the average price is $1,029 per night.
What's the best time of year to travel to Isle of Palms?
July and June are the warmest months in the Isle of Palms with temperatures around 90 °F. February and January in the Isle of Palms are the coldest, with 41 °F on average.
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