Last Updated August 16, 2021 8/16/2021

The 21 Most Stunning South Carolina Beach Rentals

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South Carolina has a generous amount of beachfront beauty. Mix that with age old trees and historical buildings, and you have a uniquely incredible vacation destination. Whether wandering the story filled streets of Charleston, or staying along the peaceful sands of Folly Beach, a South Carolina beach trip should certainly be on your bucket list. And what bucket list vacation is complete without an absolutely incredible beach rental? We’ve sifted through the best of the best to find the most stunning South Carolina beach rentals.

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Oceanfront North End House with Shared Dock - Pawleys Island
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OCEANFRONT /North End House with shared dock

Oceanfront North End House with Shared Dock - Pawleys Island

It seems every luxurious material has been used to create this beautiful five-bedroom home. A brick base with curved archways add an unusual beach house touch, while guests will find numerous things that are reminiscent of the great blue waters just steps away. One of the most notable features of the large South Carolina home are the rich wooden floors that are not too dark, but still just dark enough, that tie everything together. However, the first thing we would probably do when staying here is take a nap while swaying on the front porch swing bed.

131 Dune Lane - Stunning Oceanfront Views - Hilton Head Island
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131 Dune Lane - Stunning Oceanfront Views

131 Dune Lane - Stunning Oceanfront Views - Hilton Head Island

Just about everything you could want in your beach vacation can be found within this large home that sleeps over a dozen people. Various places to relax outside, including a porch with a screened-in area, a breathtaking pool, and a hot tub with direct ocean views — those are just some of the alluring aspects. A generously sized open-concept kitchen will be the perfect place to prepare a meal or just line up some local pizzas for movie night.

1 Summer Place - Folly Beach
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1 Summer Place

1 Summer Place - Folly Beach

Mornings are best spent with coffee, fresh fruits, and friends on that amazing screened in porch. The home sleeps eight and sits right on Folly Beach. A bistro table is the perfect place to have breakfast, and a comfortable couch is waiting for when you just want to sip on your latte. Inside has been cheerfully decorated, in a way that coincides seamlessly with the beach atmosphere.

4 Summer Place - Folly Beach
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4 Summer Place

4 Summer Place - Folly Beach

Talk about panoramic views! This home boasts the most incredible glimpses of the ocean from almost every space within the house. It doesn’t get much better than that. The master bedroom is fit for royalty, and there are multiple porches to enjoy some sunbathing. But the stand out feature is the rooftop deck from where hosts advise to take advantage of stargazing.

The Beach House - Folly Beach
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The Beach House

The Beach House - Folly Beach

The screened porch on this four-bedroom home might beat all of the others – but you will have to decide. The ceilings are dramatically high, making for gigantic windows that open up to the stunning South Carolina ocean waters. This also makes for an attractive element of the living room, as the porch is just on the other side. A fun arrangement of colorful décor gives that touch of charm.

Outdoor Oasis Oak Nest - Mount Pleasant
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Outdoor Oasis - Oak Nest

Outdoor Oasis Oak Nest - Mount Pleasant

The outdoor spaces will undoubtedly meet your summertime goals at this charming one-bedroom home. The most beautiful horizontal wooden fence encapsulates a grassy space with a paver walkway and a spacious deck with pergola. Farmhouse chic best describes the interior, which features a compilation of barn wood doors, exposed ceiling beams, and intriguing wallpaper.

16 Brigantine - Oceanfront Luxury Home in Palmetto Dunes - Hilton Head Island
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16 Brigantine - Oceanfront Luxury Home in Palmetto Dunes

16 Brigantine - Oceanfront Luxury Home in Palmetto Dunes - Hilton Head Island

When you lay eyes on that infinity pool, which features the backdrop of the actual ocean, you’re going to be so glad you booked this one. Enormous windows flood the six-bedroom home with lots of light, which just makes the open-concept living space that much more jaw-dropping.

Golfer's Dream4 Bikesgaragegolf - Palmetto Bluff
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Golfer's Dream4 Bikesgaragegolf

Golfer's Dream4 Bikesgaragegolf - Palmetto Bluff

An abundance old Southern ambiance emanates from this four-bedroom house, via wooden details and other authentic elements. However, the home exudes much modernity. Bathrooms are sleek with spa-like touches, and an overall bright aesthetic has been implemented. Guests will be close to many of the water inlets that lead to the ocean. Sit on the screened back porch and breathe in the salty air.

Folly Wobble - Folly Beach
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Folly Wobble

Folly Wobble - Folly Beach

The typical stilt home just screams “beach.” It’s what many of us look for in a quintessential sandy getaway. Inside this three-bedroom beach abode is surprisingly chic in comparison to its rustic exterior, and it’s a wonderful combination. We love the U-shaped kitchen with upgrades and eye-catching aesthetics.

Saltwater Zen - A Fripp Island Oceanfront Retreat - St. Helena Island
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Saltwater Zen - A Fripp Island Oceanfront Retreat

Saltwater Zen - A Fripp Island Oceanfront Retreat - St. Helena Island

The tall abode is a couple’s dream, but families are welcome too. The master suite features a jacuzzi on the balcony, which surprisingly isn’t detailed in the description, but rather in the reviews. It can also be seen in the photos. It doesn’t get more romantic than soaking in a jacuzzi while listening to the calming waves on a breezy beach night.

Renovated Kiawah Villa, Steps to Beach, with Bikes - Johns Island
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Renovated Kiawah Villa, Steps to Beach, with Bikes

Renovated Kiawah Villa, Steps to Beach, with Bikes - Johns Island

If contemporary is your thing, this is the spot. The streamline living space has smooth bright cabinets and a sunburst light fixture to brighten up your meal time. While big enough for families, this is another one that is spectacular for couples. Two beach bikes and surf chairs are added amenities.

11 Dinghy Awesome Oceanfront Pool Spa - Hilton Head Island
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11 Dinghy Awesome Oceanfront Pool Spa

11 Dinghy Awesome Oceanfront Pool Spa - Hilton Head Island

Enjoy staying in a super high-end home for the week. Immediately, you feel like the rich and the famous when walking up to that front door. Bring the family, because this place is spacious and accommodating with seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms. The pool deck has spectacular ocean views and is the perfect place to spend all of your vacation.

8 Heritage: Newly Furnished Bestnest - Hilton Head Island
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8 Heritage: Newly Furnished Bestnest by Beverly Serral

8 Heritage: Newly Furnished Bestnest - Hilton Head Island

Skylights, a fireplace, a turquoise pool that is reminiscent of the Caribbean – these are just some of the things that make this already eye-catching home stand out even more. Expect wonderful cottage touches and beach flair at this four-bedroom rental that sleeps up to 10 guests. Simply put, it’s vacation magic.

Bright Villa Steps Away from Beach & Golf - Johns Island
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Bright Villa Steps Away from Beach & Golf

Bright Villa Steps Away from Beach & Golf - Johns Island

Some thing about this villa is totally uplifting. The bright and light décor is perfect for making guests feel cheerful from the inside out. The kitchen reminds us of Scandinavian styles, and the entire open concept is simply refreshing. Be sure to take advantage of the adorable small balcony, especially awesome for watching sunsets. Your furry friends are welcome to come along to this cute space.

Daufuskie Escape Cottage - Daufuskie Island
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Daufuskie Escape Cottage

Daufuskie Escape Cottage - Daufuskie Island

South Carolina’s beach environment is often blended with old beautiful trees, so when you get the opportunity to stay amongst this shaded environment that is also close to the beach, it’s something special. Luckily, the outside beauty can be enjoyed from the screened-in porch, which has a wonderful place to set up for dinner, and the most comfortable cushy porch swing.

Indoor-Outdoor Living with Sundeck Terrace and Fireplace - Myrtle Beach
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Indoor-Outdoor Living with Sundeck Terrace and Fireplace

Indoor-Outdoor Living with Sundeck Terrace and Fireplace - Myrtle Beach

The blue accented interior of this condo is incredibly endearing. A small kitchen, and just the right amount of space for four guests is offered. But the truly stunning aspect comes when stepping out onto the balcony. However, it’s way more than a balcony — it’s a luxurious sundeck. A rounded comfy outdoor bed, swinging oval chair, and large outdoor sectional will become your second home for the duration of your vacation.

Luxury Beach Living - Folly Beach
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Luxury Beach Living

Luxury Beach Living - Folly Beach

The multilevel home is filled with contemporary accents, like a suave kitchen, vibrant wallpaper, and a bathroom with dual shower heads. Underneath the home is a covered oasis, with dining table, bohemian-style hammocks and chairs. Meander out into the sun to take a dip into the picture perfect pool.

Dog-Friendly Tropical Oasis with Private Deck/Yard - Folly Beach
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Dog-friendly tropical oasis w/ private deck/ yard - close to beach & everything

Dog-Friendly Tropical Oasis with Private Deck/Yard - Folly Beach

The honey-toned, rich woods throughout this tropical home is almost reminiscent of an abode found in Hawaii. Beautiful modern accents like subway tile in the kitchen just enhance the home’s natural elements. Plenty of outdoor space, and the fact that furry friends can come along, just sweetens the deal.

The Hampton House - St. Helena Island
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The Hampton House

The Hampton House - St. Helena Island

Privacy awaits at this classic beach home that sits away from the hustle and bustle. Multiple people can come along on this vacation when staying at the spacious dwelling. We love that everything feels kind of like home, but with some spa-like touches that elevate the experience to vacation status.

Sea Pines Deer Island Tree House with Ocean Views - Hilton Head Island
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Sea Pines Deer Island Tree House with Ocean Views

Sea Pines Deer Island Tree House with Ocean Views - Hilton Head Island

The unusual shape of this awesome beach house, surrounded by trees, makes for some seriously unique nooks within. Take a look at the bedroom, which is wedged in the most cozy way, encapsulated by windows. The kitchen also has a fun shape. So if you’re looking for something a little bit off-the-wall, but still classic, this is a solid option.

Bright, Dog-Friendly Home with Private Pool - Folly Beach
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Bright, dog-friendly home w/ private pool & pool spa - short walk to beach

Bright, Dog-Friendly Home with Private Pool - Folly Beach

Consider this the result, if a surfer shack and luxury beach home had a baby. There’s an honest fun vibe within the perfectly sized abode that sleeps six. But that backyard, with its striking square pool with hot tub and surrounding green lawn, are worthy of a five-star resort.

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