5 Charleston Airbnb Rentals That are as Charming as The City Itself

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These Airbnb's scream Southern charm.

Enjoy Charleston's cobblestone streets and coastal qualities while staying in one of the most delightful homes Airbnb has to offer. You can even spend your nights sleeping on a spacious yet cozy boat!

The city of Charleston, South Carolina offers just as much history as it does charm. It's a wonderful choice for a romantic retreat or a solo adventure. Each of these Airbnb's offers a beautiful escape to nature with comfort and ease. Your Charleston vacation isn't complete until you stay in a place like this!

1. This serene cottage in Cannonborough-Elliotborough has a beautiful garden and heated pool.

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What it features:

Featuring a pond with koi carp and delicate pond lilies, a heated salt water pool, and exquisite French doors, this beautiful cottage is straight out of a movie. Located in one of Charleston's most beautiful neighborhoods, the surrounding area is just as lovely.

Although it had just one bedroom carefully built on the second floor, the host allows up to four guests to sleep here.

Why it's a great place to stay:

"Perfect space for a weekend getaway! This was one of the best AirBnB experiences I have ever had. From the initial booking through check-out, Fallon and Courtney made the entire process stress free with their thorough and quick responses. The cottage itself was in a fantastic location and offered a cozy, clean and relaxing space both inside and outside. I would highly recommend Serene cottage and will definitely book again in the future." - Guest Review

How much it costs:

$211 per night

How to book it:

Rent this Charleston cottage on Airbnb.

2. This home in Cannonborough-Elliotborough has a winding staircase straight out of a dream.

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What it features:

Located just one block from the iconic King Street, this Airbnb places guests in one of the best locations in Charleston. A fully stocked kitchen and smart TVs with Netflix means staying in can be just as fun as going out.

The bright, fun, and charming space comfortably sleeps four guests, with a loft-style bedroom upstairs and a sleeper sofa downstairs. It's ideal for couples or small groups looking for a quiet space that's still walkable from all the action.

Why it's a great place to stay:

"This place is a great location and is perfect for two people. One block away from really good restaurants and bars. The space itself is clean and comfortable. Michael did a great job of quickly responding and helping us have a great trip." - Guest Review

How much it costs:

$106 per night

How to book it:

Rent this Charleston single on Airbnb.

3. This houseboat in East Central will give you the full Charleston experience.

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What it features:

This spacious houseboat promises dolphin sightings, a spectacular view of Charleston harbor, drinks stocked in the cooler, and even provides bikes for guests to use. A queen sized bed in the bedroom and a twin bed in the living room can comfortably sleep three, or squeeze four.

Located only a couple miles to the heart of the historic district, it's a quick Uber or bike ride to all the fun. However, the houseboat sits in a private marina where guests experience tranquility.

Why it's a great place to stay:

"Very clean and was stocked beyond what I would have expected. Very quite and serene stay under the Cooper River Bridge. Enjoyed watching the sun set and rise over the iconic bridge. Nice windows beside the comfortable bed allows for great water views. Very neat experience." - Guest Review

How much it costs:

$289 per night

How to book it:

Rent this Charleston houseboat on Airbnb.

4. This charming bungalow in Mount Pleasant is perfect for the outdoorsy type.

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What it features:

The Cedar Nest boasts luxury with an immaculate outdoor oasis and fine furnishing. The space is gated and fenced in, giving guests the utmost privacy during their stay. A fountain, outdoor shower, and bikes for use are just a few of the perks at this property.

Nestled in the city, this Airbnb is located just minutes from the beaches. With one bedroom suitable for two guests, it makes the perfect romantic getaway.

Why it's a great place to stay:

"What a LOVELY place! We use Air BnB often and this was by far the BEST place we have stayed. The place is the cutest! The outdoor area is relaxing, beautiful, and makes you want to stay forever. Inside the house is perfect! The bed is comfy, the shower is amazing, and the personal details are endless! We explored everywhere on our bikes, felt safe, and enjoyed our time thoroughly. Thank you for a place that made lifetime memories for me and my husband. Our anniversary trip was perfect and your escape from the city was part of it! Favorite place was the Pitt Street bridge! What a BEAUTIFUL place! Thank you for all the tips, all the time spent in the personal touches, and all the love you created for us to share!" - Guest Review

How much it costs:

$225 per night

How to book it:

Rent this Charleston bungalow on Airbnb.

5. This Hawaiian themed tropical oasis in James Island is made for beach lovers.

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What it features:

This Airbnb in Charleston is nothing short of a tropical paradise. Featuring a Polynesian style tiki bar and a babbling water fountain in the backyard, you'll want to spend your entire stay outside.

While you're inside the studio, you'll feel just as cozy while surrounded by stylish decor. Fully stocked with amenities like WiFi, a coffee maker, and a full kitchen, four guests can comfortably enjoy this space.

Why it's a great place to stay:

"I loved every inch of the space. So clean and cute. I loved how we had the back patio and outdoor shower to ourselves. I can’t wait to go back! The host was thoughtful and gave us clear check in and check out guides! 100% recommend!" - Guest Review

How much it costs:

$129 per night

How to book it:

Rent this Charleston home on Airbnb.