Planning a trip to South Carolina, or considering moving to the state? Instead of staying in a hotel, consider renting an Airbnb in the city you’re most interested in to get a real feel for the neighborhood and community. While there are plenty of Airbnbs in the Palmetto State, we’ve identified the best of the best in the following cities:
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This three-bedroom home, located in Georgetown’s historic district, can accommodate as many as six guests. Recently renovated, this listing is surrounded by lush greenery, and has a full kitchen with high-end appliances, spacious rooms, a large backyard with plenty of privacy. Guests can walk to local attractions, and the home is just 15 minutes from the beach.
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Originally built in 1889, this restored historic cottage in Beaufort features two bedrooms, updated appliances and fixtures, a full kitchen, two porches and dedicated off-street parking. The home, which has been renovated by an interior designer, is located in the heart of Beaufort’s historic district, and guests have a quick, five-block walk to restaurants, shops, parks and other fun things to do.
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This serene, two-bedroom apartment in Downtown Charleston’s French Quarter features tall ceilings, heart pine floors, a fully-equipped kitchen and a balcony that’s perfect for enjoying morning coffee or an evening glass of wine. This listing is located within walking distance of several favorite Charleston destinations, and many reviewers said they never needed a car during their stay.
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Located in a historic building just a block away from Main Street, this cool loft in downtown Greenville is a great fit for business travelers and tourists alike. The one-bedroom apartment includes an informal meeting room that accommodates as many as six people, a full bar, exposed brick, Greenville murals and more. Plus, the location is ideal as it’s just steps away from restaurants, shops and attractions.
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5. Myrtle Beach
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Suitable for four guests, this two-bedroom, recently-renovated Myrtle Beach apartment is just three blocks from the beach. This listing includes a spacious, fenced-in yard that’s perfect for pets, which are typically welcome, and guests enjoy easy access to many of Myrtle Beach’s top attractions such as the SkyWheel and the boardwalk and promenade.
6. Rock Hill
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The Venue Natural in Rock Hill offers the best of both worlds – a peaceful, private getaway as well as quick access to area destinations—and it’s only 20 miles from Charlotte, N.C. Guests staying in the two-bedroom apartment can explore the surrounding forest, which includes a large stream and miles of walking trails. The property also features a modern kitchen, a library, two balconies, an organic garden, sheep, chickens and horses.
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Located in Columbia’s Rosewood neighborhood, this one-bedroom home features bright, spunky decor, and it’s conveniently situated near favorite destinations like the University of South Carolina, Fort Jackson, and the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. In addition, the Rosewood neighborhood is known for its family-friendly appeal, making this listing great for guests with children.
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Red Roof Cottage @ Firefly Farm is a cozy, one-bedroom loft located on a nearly 30-acre property in Camden, ideal for those seeking a comfortable place to unwind. Guests can use the farm’s outdoor pool and interact with other guests staying in the main cottage. The listing is a 10-minute drive from local restaurants and antique shops, and the larger city of Columbia is only 30 minutes away.
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