South Carolina vacation rentals vary from modern apartments to luxury condominiums, rustic cabins to spacious oceanfront homes. Whether you are looking for a base for a weekend break in cities such as Columbia, or a home for a longer stay by the beach in Myrtle Beach, having your own vacation rental means you can get the most out of a visit to this beautiful state.
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Discover a rental matching your expectations among the 48,965 fantastic options from more than 63 partner websites in South Carolina. By comparing these vacation rentals, HomeToGo brings you the lowest prices as well as the most popular accommodations in South Carolina.
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Find your perfect vacation rental in South Carolina: from $44 per night
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Popular Rental Amenities in South Carolina
Check above for the most preferred filters in South Carolina and the number of vacation rentals that offer them. In South Carolina, 34,318 rentals provide "Internet". So, if you can't imagine a vacation without internet, use the Internet filter to compare these rentals. Not as many vacation homes in South Carolina are available if you want a rental with a yard or if you want a rental with a fireplace as "Fireplace" and "Yard" are not often provided in this destination.
Price and Availability Index in South Carolina
Vacation Rental Price Information in South Carolina
The price graph will give you the nightly price average for the upcoming months of the year. It is during a week of July (7/2 - 7/9) that you will find the highest prices for the next 12 months. The cheapest week to book a vacation rental is in December (12/31 - 1/7).
Rental Availability Information in South Carolina
Our availability graph helps you identify the busiest months in South Carolina. In June (6/11 - 6/18), only 41 are available. On the contrary, you will find the highest number of available rentals in a week of November (11/26 - 12/3).
The Weather in South Carolina
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Accommodations for your vacation in South Carolina
Sunny Days and Clear Skies in South Carolina
With over 200 days of sunshine per year, South Carolina’s weather provides the perfect backdrop for beach lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and golfers.
A sub-tropical, humid climate tends to make the central areas warmer than those along the coast and mountains. Expect daytime temperatures of around 90°F in the summer and around 16°F in winter.
Discover South Carolina History and Art
The culture and history of South Carolina are reflected in its many historic sites and arts centers. Travel throughout the state, hopping between South Carolina vacation rentals and experiencing the best of the past and present of this fascinating region.
History comes to life in many of the state’s official historic destinations. As a key location in the American Revolutionary War and the slave era, the state offers visitors and locals the opportunity to get up close and personal with its past.
Made famous in the film ‘The Patriot’, the historic town of Brattonsville is a notable attraction. Visitors can explore what life was like on the colonial estate through site interpreters and stories of the African-Americans who lived there.
The state is also home to the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site occupied by British troops in the 1780s. Additional war sites include the Cowpens National Battlefield and the Musgrove Mill State Historic Site.
For art and culture, the state’s main cities and towns are the places to be. Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, and Myrtle Beach are all home to numerous art galleries and cultural institutions. Key locations to visit include Museum Mile in Charleston, home to six museums, and the Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach for some appreciation of the local flavor of art in the area.
Surprise Your Children at South Carolina
Plan to spend your vacation at Broadway Grand Prix Family Race Park in Myrtle Beach where your kids will love kiddie speedway, mini sky wheels, slick spin, and Pro Two Ride. They will also have a chance to compete with other kids on a high-speed race track on the park grounds. At Kokopelli Surf Camp in Myrtle Beach, you get a chance to enjoy family activities like paddle-boarding and kayak tours.
You can also opt to stay in Marriott's Ocean Watch Villas – a luxurious resort located in Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach where families can enjoy refreshing coastal surrounds. Visit this resort and let your kids participate in activities like a waterslide, and whirlpools. They'll also enjoy different kids programs and a large playground specially designed for children.
Charleston, home to beautiful beaches situated on a vast, flat, and low-lying terrain is known for its amazing family activities. Visit the Children’s Museum of the Low country and give your kids a chance to explore the museum gallery and colossal water lab.
The whole family will love discovering the sea creatures and watching the diving shows in South Carolina Aquarium. The aquarium hosts a two-story (385,000 gallons) oceanic tank that features various types of fish including sharks and sea turtles. Kids of all ages have a chance to enjoy the dungeon and to roam the storied halls of old buildings in Old Exchange which is an iconic landmark and site that has hosted several important historical events.
Day-tripping in South Carolina
Join your kids in building sandcastles on Myrtle Beach. Or get soaked as you plunge your kayak paddle into the churning white water of the Chattooga River.
Perhaps you're a mountain biker? Then head to Croft State Park in Spartanburg for exhilarating trails and breathtaking scenery.
Keen golfers can tee off at a challenging golf course. With more than 360 courses across South Carolina, you could spend almost a year playing a different course each day.
For a more sedate outing, ride in the back of a horse-drawn carriage in historic Beaufort or Charleston. Hoof beats ring out as you navigate streets lined with moss-draped oak trees.
Festivals for Heritage, Food, and Flowers
South Carolina has a fascinating history. As one of the original 13 colonies, it was home to rich indigo and rice planters. Many of the festivals celebrated today pay homage to that past.
For history buffs, there's Revolutionary War Field Days. Held in Camden on the first weekend of November, it involves a re-enactment of an 18th-century battle between Continental and British forces.
To celebrate Gullah (West African) traditions, the Original Gullah Festival is held in Beaufort every Memorial Day weekend.
The Black Cowboy Festival in Rembert takes place in May. The festival highlights the importance of the African-American culture’s contribution to farm and cowboy life.
South Carolina's culinary heritage is proudly on display at the World Grits Festival, held in Saint George and celebrating that staple of the Southern diet - grits. The highlight of the three-day event is the 'rolling in the grits' contest, in which contestants submerge themselves in a pool filled with the porridge-like food.
Colleton County in the Lowcountry is the setting for another food festival. The Rice Festival, held in April, pays tribute to the grain that made the area famous.
Another highlight on the state's festival calender is the Pickens Azalea Festival held in April. A great day out for the family, it sees bands, arts and crafts stalls and classic cars fill the downtown area of Pickens.
Be Charmed by South Carolina
Broadway at The Beach
Broadway at The Beach is every shoppers' dream. This uniquely designed shopping center boasts over a hundred specialised shops, restaurants and activities for both adults and children.
Charleston Waterfront Park
The design of Charleston Waterfront Park alone is enough to warrant a visit. The park, composed of different sections overlooking the ocean, is dotted with fountains, walkways and has won numerous awards for its groundbreaking design.
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
Connecting downtown Charleston to the suburb of Mount Pleasant, the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge hosts an annual 10,000 meter run, has appeared in several TV series' and was designed by notable firm Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
This museum offers fantastic self-guided and guided tours focusing on the history of ships and aviation, and honours patriots involved in U.S. conflicts.
Enjoy a stroll around these captivating themed gardens dotted with American Figurative sculptures and located in a flourishing wildlife preserve.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in South Carolina?
The average nightly price for vacation rentals in South Carolina is $45.
How many vacation rentals are available to book in South Carolina?
November has the highest amount of available House rentals and Apartment rentals in South Carolina, so you can expect plenty of offers, even for last-minute bookings.
What amenities are most popular for vacation homes in South Carolina?
If you're looking to book a vacation rental in South Carolina, the most common amenities others search for are houses with Internet, TV, and Pool.
How many vacation rentals are in South Carolina?
South Carolina has 49,021 House rentals and Apartment rentals on offer to rent.
Are pets allowed in vacation rentals in South Carolina?
Yes, there are 7,590 vacation homes in South Carolina that allow pets, with an average price of $274 per night.
What's the best time of year to travel to South Carolina?
July and June are typically the warmest months in South Carolina with temperatures around 89 °F. February and January in South Carolina are the coldest, with 41 °F on average.
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