Planning a trip to Charleston South Carolina and searching for the best Airbnbs in Charleston SC? Well, look no further. I’ve put together the ultimate Airbnb Charleston SC accommodation guide that is suited to every type of traveler and is guaranteed to help you find the perfect place to stay in Charleston for your upcoming getaway!

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Known as one of the most romantic cities in the USA, Charleston in South Carolina has beautiful cobblestone walkways, incredible historic sites, world-class restaurants and miles of stunning beaches.

But first you’ll need somewhere to stay, so I’ve compiled the ultimate list of the 15 Best Airbnbs in Charleston SC.

From beautiful beach houses to downtown mansions, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect Charleston Airbnb for you!

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Quick Lowdown of the Best Airbnbs in Charleston SC

Heading to Charleston SC and need an expert accommodation recommendation? 

My Quick Top 5 Best Airbnbs Charleston SC makes choosing your dream stay a breeze. 

Whether you’re on a romantic getaway, a family break or a budget weekend, check out my shortlist below. 

Didn’t find what you were looking for? Keep reading for more details, and check out 10 more amazing Charleston Airbnbs.

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Map of Where to Stay in Charleston South Carolina

Picking where to base yourself can be tough as there are so many beautiful places in Charleston South Carolina to explore.

However, if you are driving or renting a car, it’s easy to visit a handful of areas in South Carolina on just a short trip. 

However if you stay a week you’ll be able to discover much more of the region.


Most Romantic Airbnb in Charleston SC – The Little Pink House on the Peninsula

Location: Cannonborough Elliotborough neighborhood

Superhost: Yes 

Sleeps: 2

Price: From $184 per night

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The Little Pink House on the Peninsula

This beautifully designed house located in downtown Charleston is wonderful for couples looking for a romantic break in South Carolina.

A favorite amongst honeymooners, the pink house is only 4 blocks away from Upper King St.

Guest review: “My wife and I had a great time staying in the little pink house. Mauri was super attentive to our questions and her recommendations for things to do in Charleston were excellent and much appreciated. I highly recommend staying in the little pink house to anyone and enjoy all Charleston has to offer.” – Russell, February 2021

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Best Airbnb Charleston SC for Friends – Eclipse, 2 Bedroom – Historic Renovation

Location: Elliotborough Cannonborough

Superhost: Yes 

Sleeps: 6

Price: From $251 per night

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Eclipse, 2 Bedroom – Historic Renovation

This two bedroom property is beautifully decorated, and has a spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen area.

There is enough space to sleep 6, so it’s perfect for a girls getaway in the heart of Charleston.

Guest review: “Location location location…..proximity to King Street restaurants, shops and sites was great. Walked quite a bit throughout the historic district. The house and space is so thoughtfully designed, well kept and comfortable. The redesign did keep some of the older cool features like the brick fireplace (not for use) load bearing wall. Large televisions with so many streaming service options” – Jamie, December 2020

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Best Airbnb Folly Beach SC – The Coastal Wild – Porch Dream, Easy Walk to beach/food

Location: Folly Beach

Superhost: Yes 

Sleeps: 4

Hot Tub: Yes

Price: From $425 per night

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Porch Dream, Easy Walk to beach/food

Only two blocks from the beach and the center of Folly, this amazing beach house is perfectly located.

Inside it is beautifully decorated with quirky pieces and outside there is plenty of porch space. Including amazing views, stunning gardens and even a unique Japanese soaking hot tub.

Guest review: “What an amazing place. From the beautiful gardens, to the amazing Soaking Tub to the beautiful unit and spectacular screened in porch that you can hear the ocean from – this unit is amazing. Corrie is the MOST attentive Airbnb host we have ever had. 5 stars!!!!” – Marc, January 2021

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Most Unique Charleston SC Airbnb – Funky Little Charmer in heart of Riverland Terrace

Location: Riverland Terrace

Superhost: Yes 

Sleeps: 2

Price: From $97 per night

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Funky Little Charmer in heart of Riverland Terrace

This thoughtfully configured airstream, has all the comforts of a home, from a bathtub, to a full size bed, you’ll love making this eclectic space your home.

Guest review: “Guys staying in a normal home or a hotel is extremely overrated..staying in an Air stream is cooler than you would imagine! I’m so glad I stayed at this location which is really close to the downtown and is extremely comfortable cute and affordable” – Omar, February 2021

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Best Charleston Airbnb South Carolina by the Beach – Surf House with Pool, Hot Tub, Game Room & Golf Cart

Location: Folly Beach

Superhost: Yes 

Sleeps: 8

Hot Tub: Yes

Price: From $390 per night

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Surf House with Pool, Hot Tub, Game Room & Golf Cart

Only 200 steps from the ocean, this gorgeous surf shack has three bedrooms, a separate game room, swimming pool and a hot tub!

Guest review: “We truly enjoyed our stay. The heated pool and hot tub were great amenities as well as the close proximity to the beach. The house setup was perfect for our family with small kids. Kristin was easily contacted and helpful with any questions we had about the property. We would love to return on a future vacation!” – Gina, November 2020

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Best Family Airbnb Charleston South Carolina – Waterfront Home 5 minutes From Downtown Charleston

Location: James Island

Superhost: No

Sleeps: 8

Hot Tub: Yes

Price: From $229 per night

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Waterfront Home 5 minutes From Downtown Charleston

With a hot tub, ample parking and views of the marsh, this beautiful three storey home overlooks downtown Charleston.

Take advantage of the location and explore both the peninsula and Folly beach.

Guest review: “The house was exactly as described. Nice furnishings, kitchen fully equipped, great congregating places, and lots of bathrooms for the 6 of us. Really liked the back porch and got some use of the hot tub. Some of us even went kayaking out back. The real selling point for us was the location. Could not be better. So close to the center of town. Perfect to get to Folly Beach and to the Plantations north of town as well. Most importantly is that we would stay here again.” – Peter, January 2021

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Best Budget Charleston Airbnbs – Newly Renovated Guest Suite with Exterior Entrance

Location: James Island

Superhost: Yes 

Sleeps: 2

Price: From $93 per night

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Newly Renovated Guest Suite with Exterior Entrance

The one bedroom suite is newly renovated and is exceptional value for money.

Conveniently located for downtown and the beach, the suite has its own entrance and amenities such as a Keurig with complimentary coffee, microwave and a fridge.

Guest review: “Awesome spot! Very clean and comfortable. The room is just as seen in the pictures and the bed is large and glorious. Perfect for our weekend in Charleston and is just a short drive to everything. We spent a lot of time in the room relaxing and drinking coffee. We enjoyed being able to log in to our Netflix and Hulu on the smart TV. Highly recommend!” – Tanner, January 2021

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Best Airbnb North Charleston SC – New Modern Coastal Cottage in Historic Old Village

Location: North Charleston

Superhost: Yes 

Sleeps: 2

Price: From $116 per night

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New Modern Coastal Cottage in Historic Old Village

This unique cottage barn is located in North Charleston, just steps away from downtown Park Circle, but only 15 minutes from downtown Charleston.

TOP TIP: Make sure you visit the local breweries, cafes, and restaurants all within one block of the property.

Guest review: “Rebecca’s place was one of the cleanest and thoughtful Airbnb’s we’ve stayed in. The notebook she provides is so thorough that it makes you feel like she really cares about your visit and wants you to have the best experience possible…while also respecting your space. If you’re in Charleston, we definitely recommend a stay at the Delsey cottage!” – Kay, February 2021

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Best Airbnb Charleston SC with Pool – Suite with Tranquil Garden and Heated Pool

Location: Cannonborough-Elliotborough neighborhood of Charleston

Superhost: Yes 

Sleeps: 2

Hot Tub:

Price: From $157 per night

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Suite with Tranquil Garden and Heated Pool

Just one block away from upper King Street, this suite is within walking distance from some of the best dining in Charleston.

On top of that, there is a parking space included and a heated saltwater pool (very rare in Charleston!).

Guest review: “Beautifully appointed room with cozy bed and lovely surroundings! Location was very close to King street and nearby restaurants. You can walk everywhere from here! The outside patio area, heated pool and koi pond was a quiet respite from a busy day of touring. The room was very clean and compact yet more than comfortable for the two of us! Enjoyed our gift of wine and chocolates on the patio and would stay here again. Loved visiting your beautiful city.” – Brad, January 2021

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Best Airbnb Charleston SC Pet Friendly – Solitaire, Historic Downtown – Prime Location

Location: Charleston Downtown

Superhost: No

Sleeps: 3

Dogs: Yes

Price: From $150 per night

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Solitaire, Historic Downtown – Prime Location

Only 5 minutes walk from King Street, this pet friendly apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, and a good mix of modern touches with historical aspects.

Guest review: “Carl’s place is the perfect pick if you are looking for a simple one bedroom apartment that is both charming and full of character, and in a great location. We walked everywhere downtown from here! The floors are sloped and the toilet area in the bathroom smaller but even my six foot husband fit okay. Stay duvet who provides their linens and manages the apartment is thorough. My husband and I are both healthcare providers and we appreciated the cleanliness.” – Becky, December 2020

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Best Airbnb Downtown Charleston SC – The Elegance – Only 1 Block from King Street

Location: King Street Historic Downtown

Superhost: No

Sleeps: 4

Price: From $185 per night

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The Elegance – Only 1 Block from King Street

This stylish ground floor apartment in downtown Charleston is perfect for a group of four.

Beautifully decorated and boasting high ceilings and pine floors, this apartment is great for those looking for a luxurious stay.

Guest review: “Jack’s place on Society Street is beautiful and very conveniently located in the center of Historic Charleston. Would definitely stay here again!” – Jack, February 2021

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Best Luxury Charleston SC Vacation Rentals – Downtown 1849 home with pool and roof deck

Location: Downtown Charleston

Superhost: Yes 

Sleeps: 6

Hot Tub: Yes

Price: From $606 per night

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Downtown 1849 home with pool and roof deck

This large family sized property is an incredible oasis in the middle of the peninsula.

This historic property has a beautiful balcony and rooftop deck, as well as a swimming pool and two off street parking spaces! The rarity of all these amenities in a downtown location, makes this property a luxury choice for guests!

Guest review: “We had a wonderful stay – Frank’s place is lovely and the location was perfect. He provided great recommendations on the area and we used the hot every night. The bakery that is a block away is a MUST. They sell out of quite a bit by 11am. They also sell the most amazing Detroit pizza from 4-7pm.” – Dawn, December 2020

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Best Charleston South Carolina Airbnb for Couples – Miss Saye’s Charleston Mansion

Location: Charleston

Superhost: Yes 

Sleeps: 2

Price: From $232 per night

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Miss Saye’s Charleston Mansion

This newly renovated carriage house was constructed in 1848, and has plenty of original features like brick walls, and high arched ceilings.

With a private parking space and a great central location, this Charleston Airbnb is a wonderful choice for couples.

Guest review: “If you are traveling to Charleston, I would highly recommend staying here. The property is beautiful and in a perfect location. Inside is really nice and clean and has everything you need. There’s a private driveway to park your car so it’s not parked out on the street which was a huge bonus. You will get quick responses with any questions you may have and the owner is extremely accommodating. Thank you for an amazing experience of Charleston! Will be coming back here in future Charleston trips” – Nick, February 2021

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Best Airbnb Charleston S.C for Big Groups – Charleston Home, close to beach, fire put, hot tub

Location: James Island

Superhost: Yes 

Sleeps: 13

Hot Tub: Yes

Price: From $176 per night

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Charleston Home, close to beach, fire put, hot tub

This huge Charleston home sleeps 13 people, and is located only 4 minutes drive from downtown Charleston and 15 minutes to Folly Beach.

The house includes a hot tub, fire pit, volleyball, and air hockey, so there is plenty to keep the entire group entertained.

Located on a large plot, there is parking space for an RV or up to 7 cars!

Guest review: “This home was truly a gem and definitely gave us that charming feeling of us being in Charleston. The added bonuses made our stay very pleasurable. Hot tub was excellent, along with the fire pit and grill. we didn’t spend the days in the house, but definitely enjoyed our evenings. The home comes equipped with all needed essentials, bathrooms and kitchen completely stocked with everything needed.

I’m used to have to bring extra essentials just in case, but our expectations were exceeded and did not have to use our extras. Heidi was very responsive in all communication and very quick too!! this is what is needed when it comes to hosting and I loved it. Thank you for accommodating all of our needs, including the toys for kids, extra beds, high chair, crib, extra linens, towels for bath and hot tub, lawn chairs, and many more. I will recommend this place to anyone who asks. loved the convenience to downtown and other islands. I would definitely stay here again.” – Taisiya, November 2020

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