If you’re looking for a beautiful beach spot for your vacation, look no further than Isle of Palms, and our Isle of Palms Beach rentals! A tiny barrier island on the coast of South Carolina, IOP is just north of the historic city of Charleston. This narrow little island, separated from the mainland by the Intracoastal Waterway, is home to large beachfront homes, world-class golf courses and resorts, and upscale coastal beach living.
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Close to the Beach No Matter Where You Are
One thing about Isle of Palms is that the island is so small, everything is close together, which means you’re always just a few minutes from the beach. Our vacation rentals located near the beach are for those guests don’t mind a short stroll to the beach, and who want a rental that is maybe a little quieter than Isle of Palms beach rentals can be sometimes. A vacation home with plenty of parking, with a sunroom or screened-in porch and a yard for the kids to let loose in. The majority of our near to the beach rentals meet all those requirements, and have that quirky, beach vibe you remember from your childhood beach vacations. These vacation homes are full of character, and most have recently been renovated with bright color schemes, and new appliances and electronics. Of course, we have several condos, and newer vacation homes with vaulted ceilings and open floor plans available too.
All of our rentals near the beach will have fully equipped kitchens with all important coffee makers, free Wi-Fi, and soft comfy lounging furniture just waiting to envelope you after a long day of fishing for your dinner or kayaking around the island. And every beach rental Isle of Palms has to offer features a porch, patio or deck complete with salty, ocean breeze and maybe a fire pit for a night full of s’mores and stars.
Things to Do in Isle of Palms
This world-class vacation destination spot is only seven miles long and about one mile wide (depending on the tide), but there’s a lot to see and to do here. Of course, there are over six miles of pristine white sandy beaches to enjoy. Grab a big beach umbrella and colorful beach blanket and lay back in the sand catching up on your sleep or the latest novel, just people watch, or spend the day zipping along the coast in a jet ski.
Perhaps the best way to explore this beautiful barrier island is rent a boat, kayak, canoe, or even paddleboard and get out on the water. Wind your way through the coastal marshes, creeks, tidal flats and along adjacent barrier islands, and get up close to dolphins, osprey, sea turtles and more. Fish for dinner or just do a little sightseeing. Head out on your own or book a guided tour where you can explore the waterways while learning about the island’s history, its flora and fauna, and delicate ecosystem. Charleston Kayak Company, Charleston Outdoor Adventures, and Coastal Expeditions are just a few outfitters who can guide you around the popular spots or explore areas not normally on the tourist routes like Folly Creek, beautiful Historic Shem Creek, and the Heritage Preserve. You can bring your own kayak, canoe, paddleboard, or boat, or easily rent one for your stay.
Isle of Palms is also home to the famous Wild Dunes Resort, with two 18-hole Tom Fazio golf courses known for their challenging designs, amazing ocean views, and plenty of lagoons, salt marshes and the Intracoastal Waterway and other water hazards around to make things even more challenging.
Things to Do Near Isle of Palms
While you can certainly spend all your time on the island, there are plenty of attractions nearby. Downtown historic Charleston is just 13 miles away and is certainly worth a visit. Plan a day trip so you can explore The Market, Drayton Hall, Rainbow Row, and the Battery at your leisure, with plenty of time for eating in world-famous cutting-edge restaurants.
Take another day trip to adjacent Sullivan’s Island, just across Breach Inlet Bridge, for a trip back in time at historic Fort Moultrie and Fort Sumter. Visit the spot where all that trouble known as the War Between the States began in 1861. Don’t forget to visit the iconic Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse while you’re there.
Isle of Palms Beach Rentals Near the Beach
After a long hard day sightseeing and playing on the beach, as you’re resting out on your rental’s screened-in porch enjoying the sea breeze, you’ll be glad you made the decision to book your beach vacation here in Isle of Palms. If you need help deciding between one of our near-the-beach rentals Isle of Palms with views of the Wild Dunes Links Golf Course or one with a large shady backyard complete with fire pit, just give us a call today!If you had something different in mind check out our Isle of Palms houses for rent.