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Edisto Island is home to some of the best beaches in South Carolina and remains unspoiled, with just the right amount of development. The community is centered around wildlife and beaches that have veered from being overdeveloped or saturated with industrial buildings or hotels. A simplicity exists here, which is evident when watching folks pedal bikes down the street, or when catching a glimpse of wildlife that would elsewhere be rare. Come immerse in the magic of Edisto, also referred to as “Edi-slo”, because of the laid-back pace. These are the best vacation rentals that will help you enjoy your visit to the fullest.
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Set on stilts and surrounded by foliage, this blue bungalow is the perfect size for a family of six. The inside decor is simple, yet fitting for a vacation home, and the beach is one and a half blocks away. Since the island is very bike oriented, guests can get around on two wheels effortlessly. While having your own private retreat, there’s still the added perk of Wyndham amenities, which includes three large pools, putt-putt and playgrounds for the kiddos.
Beach Tan - Pet Friendly Coastal Cottage
Adorably set amongst foliage that is both native yet manicured, this traditional Edisto cottage has all the charming coastal vibes. Rainy days are no problem, as you have a lovely living space and porch. You can bring your entire family, as up to eight people can stay here.
Gorgeously modern, this beach view cottage can sleep 12 people, while still allowing space to spread out. From the deck, you can see the sparkling waters of the Atlantic, and additional areas to enjoy the views, like the screened-in porch and sunroom are also fantastic spots to lounge.
Realizing not everyone wants the typical beach cottage, we give you the Trippy Hippy. The precious cabin is simple, but with fun, psychedelic touches. In addition to a lower level bed, two sleeping lofts make space for your best friends. Just a few minutes from the beach, those who stay here get to enjoy the gorgeous oak and hickory trees of the island, which is great because it’s easy to overlook the other natural offerings when the beach is near.
Staying at a condo has its perks—the location is often perfectly situated near the beach, and there are amenities like pools and playgrounds. On this property, there is both an indoor and outdoor pool, and the unit is refreshing and even features a fireplace for the cooler season.
This Big Kahuna has five traditional bedrooms, an open kitchen, lots of porch lounging space and cool touches like a jukebox. Perfect for a family reunion or just a splurge for your small group, this house is simply “coastal South Carolina” perfection. The sand is steps away, and a backyard fire pit is the best place to listen to waves in the distance.
Continuing with the luxury theme we have another beautiful home with all the southern perks like a huge kitchen for cooking seafood dinners and an awesome porch setting. The turquoise pool with a seamless paver patio and covered lounging is the show stopper of this abode.
The cottage is a perfect size and perfectly decorated to be dubbed as a carefree beach escape. Charming signage and surrounding palms add a level of endearment that will add a truly special touch. Surprisingly housing three bedrooms, the home has a capacity for seven guests.
Looking as if it were pulled directly from an HGTV episode, the cottage is pristine, from its decor to the surroundings. Couches are nestled by the fire, a big family could cook together at the same time in the huge kitchen, and guests can gaze at the marsh while sipping sweet tea on the extended front porch.
The Hampton House stands alone, neighboring Edisto across the water. It’s the place to stay when looking for a little seclusion, and a peaceful path leads directly to the ocean. Much needed serenity can be found at this four bedroom paradise with all the views. Modern elegance from the interior subtly accents the ocean, which is best viewed from the elevated porch.
Beamed ceilings, exposed brick, and an overall eclectic appeal make this old renovated farmhouse an Edisto Island gem. Four bedrooms and a beautiful porch overlook the surrounding forest and marsh. Guests are surrounded by a playground of activities—not just the beach. Overall this is an enriching Airbnb with kayaking, crabbing and so much more around.
Located within the dramatic trees of Edisto, Tranquility is quite the fitting name for this character filled cottage. Wood floors, a country kitchen along with peace and quiet define the structure. Guests have to travel down a dirt road to get here, further delving into wildlife and nature. Enjoy the porch, swing in the hammock, and just take it easy.
Lush green surroundings, thanks to expansive golfing grounds, offer the most incredible sites from the front porch of this traditional yet upscale Airbnb. A creek trickles nearby, and the beach is a skip away. Rent bikes and explore the slow pace of this special island, and retreat to the most homelike atmosphere after a day of adventure.