6 Best Dining Hotspots from Charleston to Edisto Beach

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When on vacation, the last thing you may want to do is cook, but have no fear as the culinary scene along South Carolina is hopping. From the historic streets of Charleston to the serene beaches of Edisto Beach, each location offers a unique dining hotspot that captures the essence of Lowcountry cuisine. We at Carolina One Vacation Rentals have chosen the six best dining hotspots that you must visit on your next vacation to the area.

Charleston: Husk

Charleston, South Carolina USA - May 3, 2022: The popular Husk restaurant in the historic downtown district on Queen Street.

In the heart of Charleston, you’ll find the incredible Husk, a beacon of Southern cuisine. This award-winning restaurant redefines what it means to cook and eat in the South. Chef Sean Brock focuses on locally sourced ingredients and traditional Southern recipes with a contemporary twist. You’ll find this fantastic restaurant in a beautifully restored Victorian-era home. Some of their signature dishes that you’ll find at Husk are Cornbread, Heritage Pork, and Fried Chicken. Any of their dishes will make your mouth water and your stomach full, and you’ll want to continue to visit with each vacation.

Sullivan’s Island: The Obstinate Daughter

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On charming Sullivan’s Island, The Obstinate Daughter offers a delightful blend of Southern and Mediterranean cuisines. This cozy yet sophisticated restaurant is known to many locals for its fresh, locally sourced seafood, wood-fired pizzas, and inventive pasta dishes. Its rustic-chic décor and laid-back island vibe make it the perfect spot for a leisurely family meal. We must tell you to try the Gnocchi alla Romana or the Lowcountry Shrimp Roll, which perfectly captures the spirit of Sullivan’s Island!

Wild Dunes: Coastal Provisions

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Nestled within the Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms is Coastal Provision, an upscale dining experience with spectacular views of the Ocean. The restaurant’s menu features some of the best Lowcountry cuisine, focusing on fresh, sustainable seafood. If you’re on the hunt for some standout dishes, then be sure to try their Lobster Bisque, She-Crab Soup, and Grilled Swordfish. Coastal Provisions is an excellent choice for those looking to experience a sophisticated meal in a serene beachfront setting.

Isle of Palms: Acme Lowcountry Kitchen

Fried Green Tomatoes

Acme Lowcountry Kitchen is a beloved dining spot on the Isle of Palms known for its relaxed atmosphere and delectable Southern comfort food. The restaurant specializes in seafood and Lowcountry classics such as Crab Cakes and Succotash; we can’t forget those fried green tomatoes. The friendly service and beachy ambiance make Acme popular with locals and visitors. Don’t miss their famous brunch, which features various mouthwatering options.

Folly Beach: The Crab Shack

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Folly’s Beach’s laid-back vibe is perfect for The Crab Shack. This casual seafood spot has served delicious dishes for years. Known for Its friendly atmosphere and generous servings, The Crab Shack offers various seafood options. Some of the dishes include steamed crabs, shrimp platters, oyster buckets, and hushpuppies. Enjoy a cold drink and seafood meal with views of the Folly River from their outdoor seating area.

Edisto Beach: The Waterfront Restaurant

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Rounding out our best dining hotspots list is The Waterfront Restaurant on Edisto Beach. This family-owned restaurant offers a welcoming atmosphere and a full menu of fresh seafood and Southern favorites. Their menu includes Pimento Burgers, Seafood Platters, Fried Calamari, and even Alaskan Snow Crab Legs. Let’s not forget the little ones. They can enjoy classic kid foods while adults savor their favorites. The Waterfront’s riverside setting is ideal for relaxing and enjoying a meal with family and friends.

South Carolina’s coast is a paradise for food lovers, from Charleston’s bustling streets to Edisto Beach’s tranquil shores. Each of these dining hotspots offers a unique taste of the region’s rich culinary heritage for you to enjoy. Whether you’re a local or a family visiting for vacation, these restaurants will surely provide an unforgettable dining experience. So, let’s embark on this gastronomic journey and savor the best that the Lowcountry offers!

Discover the 8 Most Instagrammable Spots along the Charleston Coastline with Carolina One Vacation Rentals

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As you wander the old cobblestone streets of Charleston and venture to the tranquil shores of Folly Beach, South Carolina unveils many picturesque locations perfect for your Instagram feed. To fully immerse yourself in these endless opportunities to capture the perfect picture, consider staying in a Carolina One vacation rental. These rentals, strategically located near some of the most stunning spots, offer a comfortable and convenient base for your adventures. Let’s delve into these 8 most Instagrammable spots along the Charleston coastline, each offering unique photo opportunities that are sure to make your friends and followers swoon.

1. The Battery

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The Battery, with its majestic old homes that gaze out to the sea and the renowned White Point Garden, presents panoramic views that encapsulate the timeless charm of Charleston. This area is not just a picturesque spot, but a living testament to the rich history of Charleston. It’s a sanctuary of ancient oaks and graceful, antebellum-style homes that have withstood the test of time. Capture the essence of Charleston’s heritage with a photo of these homes, bathed in the warm, golden glow of the sunlight during the golden hour of the day.

2. Rainbow Row

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Rainbow Row, an iconic series of pastel-colored homes on East Bay Street in Charleston, is a sight to behold. It’s not just a location but a vibrant, living piece of history. Its unique hues and historical significance have made it the most photographed spot in the area and a must-see for any visitor. Prepare to be captivated by its charm and vibrancy. If you visit in the early morning, you can capture the best pictures to share on Instagram, as the soft light enhances the vibrant colors.

3. Folly Beach Pier

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Folly Beach Pier stretches far into the Atlantic Ocean, offering a dramatic perspective with the waves crashing below. A favorite spot to create a stunning sunrise backdrop is under the dock as the sun peeks through the pillars. The glow of the sunlight at sunset is another way to capture your Instagram feed as the sky changes into beautiful pastel colors.  Share in both color and black & white to add more dramatic views for all to love.

4. Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse

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Sullivan Island has one of the most unique spots to photograph for all to fall in love with. The Sullivan Island Lighthouse has a different shape as it’s triangular and not the typical cylinder shape. It has a stark white façade, making the perfect backdrop against the deep Carolina blue sky or during a stunning sunset. Another location on Sullivan’s Island is Fort Moultrie, where you can capture beautiful photos to share. The old cannons give your picture a telling tale of past battles and coastal defense.

5. Angel Oak

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For something that is out of this world gorgeous and something that you’ve ever seen is the Angel Oak Tree. It’s a breathtaking natural landmark believed to be one of the oldest living things in the country. Its sprawling branches and lush greenery create a mystical and enchanting setting for any photo captured. Share this whimsical tree on your Instagram feed on your next visit to the area.

6. Pineapple Fountain at Waterfront Park

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The Pineapple Fountain, located at Waterfront Park in Charleston, is a beloved landmark and a sign of hospitality. Positioned in this gorgeous park, it is seen on many photo outlets and offers fantastic photo opportunities during the day and at night. Are you ready to add this photo to your feed and share it with friends and family?

7. Edisto Beach

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Edisto Beach is full of natural beauty and unspoiled landscapes. Many places on the island are perfect for capturing stunning pictures, like the Edisto Island Serpentarium. Head over to the Botany Bay Plantation, where you can capture the beach covered in driftwood. The contrast of the weathered wood against the soft sand and waves creates a dramatic composition for any Instagram post. If you want to capture the natural beauty of the marshes and coastline, the Edisto Beach State Park is the spot. Go during a golden hour, where you can capture the magical glow of the scenic vistas in the area.

8. Isle of Palms

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Isle of Palms offers stunning beach scenes, and the beautiful Isle of Palms County Park is where you can capture the soft, sandy beaches framed by the pier and palm trees. This location’s tranquil beauty is perfect for a sunrise or sunset photo to share the serene atmosphere of the island. Sneak away to Palm Boulevard and stroll along the beautifully landscaped walkways and the impressive beachfront homes.

Capture the charm and beauty of Charleston through your lens and share your adventures on Instagram. Staying with Carolina One Vacation Rentals ensures you have the perfect home base to explore, relax, and return for more picturesque moments along the Charleston coastline.

Beaches, BBQs, and Battleships this Memorial Day along the Charleston Coast

Charleston, South Carolina, USA at Waterfront Park at dawn.

Can you believe that Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner? Imagine your perfect getaway where the sun-kissed beaches of Folly Beach, Edisto Beach, and Isle of Palms. Sounds Dreamy, right? We can’t forget Isle of Palms and Wild Dunes, where you’ll meet serene landscapes. Each location boasts its unique charm, offering an ideal backdrop for your holiday retreat to the Charleston Coast.

Embrace the Charm of Charleston’s Beaches

Sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean in Folly Beach, South Carolina.

The Charleston area, renowned for its picturesque landscapes and vibrant culture, offers a beach for every mood. Folly Beach, with its laid-back atmosphere, is perfect for those looking to unwind with the sound of waves in the background. Edisto Beach offers a more secluded retreat, allowing you to reconnect with nature and, perhaps, yourself. Meanwhile, Isle of Palms and Wild Dunes blend natural beauty and upscale amenities, making every moment spent special.

The Comfort of Carolina One Vacation Rentals

Staying in a Carolina One vacation rental makes your holiday memorable. Awaken to breathtaking ocean views from the comfort of a cozy, modern home. Booking now for Memorial Day means a worry-free vacation. You only must ponder whether you want to swim first thing in the morning or have breakfast on the balcony.

Planning offers enormous benefits. Booking now with Carolina One ensures your dream vacation rental for May and June. When was your last visit to the Charleston Coast? Now’s the time to make those dreams come true. Secure your spot in paradise before it’s too late!

Memorial Day Memories Await

Memorial Day weekend along the Charleston Coast is not just a time for relaxation; it’s a time for celebration and remembrance. The area comes alive with events that honor our nation’s heroes while offering endless entertainment. Enjoy everything from savoring local cuisine at beachside BBQs to exploring historical sites like the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point. The weekend promises a perfect blend of fun and relaxation.

"The USS Yorktown was the 10th aircraft carrier to serve in the United States Navy and was commissioned in 1943. The carrier saw heavy action against the Japanese Navy during WWII.  It is now in permanent dry dock in Charleston, South Carolina and serves as a maritime museum located at Patriots Point."

In Folly Beach, join in the local festivities for their annual sand sculpting contest, a family tradition for many. Edisto Beach’s Memorial Day Parade is a colorful display of community pride. At the same time, Isle of Palms and Wild Dunes offer a variety of water sports and golfing opportunities for the more active visitors.

Book Now for a Season of Sun and Serenity

Looking ahead to summer, choose the Charleston Coast for an unforgettable Memorial Day vacation. Booking your stay with Carolina One Vacation Rentals now ensures a hassle-free holiday where the anticipation of your arrival is matched only by the memories you’ll create.

So, why wait? Secure your spot along the Charleston Coast and prepare for an out-of-this-world Memorial Day weekend. It is the perfect blend of relaxation, recreation, and remembrance. After all, the ideal vacation is not just about the place. It’s about the peace of mind from having everything sorted before packing your bags. Welcome to your next adventure, and welcome to the Coast of Charleston!

Escape the Cold with a Beach Vacation on the Charleston Coast

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Winter’s chill is charming, but sun-kissed beaches and ocean sounds are unmatched. This is what the Charleston Coast offers. A South Carolina jewel, it features serene beaches where the Atlantic whispers. Stay in a Carolina One vacation rental for more than a getaway: it’s a coastal adventure. Experience relaxation and excitement. Each beach, from vibrant Folly Beach to tranquil Edisto, caters to families, beach lovers, and solo travelers. Discover why a beach vacation on the Charleston Coast is the ideal way to escape the cold and winter blues.

Folly Beach: A Winter Beachscape Like No Other

A winter sunset begins over Folly's Beach in South Carolina on a winter's evening in January.

Folly Beach in winter is a hidden gem, offering a peaceful and picturesque escape. Envision strolls on quiet, sandy shores under the winter sun’s soft glow, with wave sounds accompanying each step. It’s a perfect setting for collecting unique seashells or savoring the serene atmosphere. Cooler months add charm to Center Street’s cafes and shops. Enjoy coffee and chats with locals there. Treat yourself and your family to dinner at one of Folly Beach’s quaint restaurants. Stay in an oceanfront rental for a memorable winter beach experience. Enjoy captivating views and relaxing ocean sounds.

Wild Dunes: Your Cozy Winter Hideaway

Wild Dunes offers a perfect retreat from the winter chill, wrapping you in a blanket of comfort and luxury. The resort becomes a winter sanctuary, with crisp air and warm hospitality. Start with a walk on dew-kissed, quiet beaches. The ocean’s rhythm soothes you. Golf courses offer peace with their ocean backdrop for tranquil play. At Wild Dunes, you’ll rediscover the joy of winter, redefined by warmth, relaxation, and unparalleled comfort in your vacation rental.

Sullivan’s Island: A Quaint Winter Retreat

Charleston lighthouse at night  located on Sullivan's Island in South Carolina

Sullivan’s Island is an idyllic winter escape where the charm of a small beach town meets the comfort of home. Staying in one of our vacation rentals here offers a cozy haven steps away from the tranquil, wind-swept beaches. Winter’s slower pace is perfect for exploring the historic streets and quiet shores. It is ideal for family strolls or seaside reading. Local eateries serve comforting dishes, and you’ll soon learn why Sullivan’s Island is a favorite winter getaway for many families.

Edisto Beach: Your Serene Winter Sanctuary

With its unspoiled beauty, Edisto Beach offers a tranquil escape from the winter’s cold. Nestled in a vacation rental, you’re embraced by a peaceful environment, ideal for unwinding and reconnecting with the family. Winter reveals the area’s rustic forests and serene beaches, a perfect setting for a relaxing vacation. Edisto Beach offers solace and warmth in nature, a peaceful retreat from the bustling world at home.

Isle of Palms: Your Warm Winter Oasis

Sunrise over the Isle of Palms

Isle of Palms, even in winter, is a haven of warmth and relaxation. Choose a rental here for a world of ocean lulls, soft sands, and a retreat from winter blues. Winter brings quieter times, which allows for pleasant, almost private beach walks on the island. The local community exudes a warm welcome. Island eateries and shops offer cozy spots to enjoy the relaxed pace. At Isle of Palms, escape the cold and create lasting memories with the family in a serene, warm-hearted winter retreat.

The Charleston Coast, with its diverse range of beaches, offers something for every type of beach lover. Carolina One vacation rentals provide the perfect home base to explore these sandy havens. Each beach has unique charm and activities, promising a memorable escape from the cold. So, grab your sunscreen, shed your winter layers, and dive into the inviting, sunlit charm of the Charleston Coast.

Unlocking Spring Break Bliss by Booking Early

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When planning the perfect Spring Break getaway, timing is everything. One of the best-kept secrets for an unforgettable Spring Break vacation lies in the art of booking early. If you dream of pristine beaches, coastal charm, and the laid-back atmosphere of South Carolina’s Lowcountry, look no further. Staying in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals, you’ll enjoy stunning destinations such as Edisto Beach, Isle of Palms, Folly Beach, and Wild Dunes. In this guide, we’ll show you how booking early can unlock your Spring Break bliss in these coastal paradises.

Beat the Rush & Secure Your Ideal Accommodations

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Isle of Palms, Edisto Beach, Wild Dunes, and Folly Beach are renowned for their picturesque beaches and various accommodation options. From cozy beachfront condos to luxurious oceanfront beach houses, these destinations offer something for every traveler. However, the demand for these accommodations surges as Spring Break draws nearer. Early booking can help you secure a dream beachfront rental before the rush, ensuring you and your family have the perfect home away from home for your vacation.

Enjoy Peace of Mind

Booking your Spring Break trip well in advance provides peace of mind. You won’t have to worry about last-minute availability issues or settling for accommodations that don’t meet your expectations. Instead, you can relax and look forward to your vacation, knowing everything is in place. All you’ll need to do is pack and wait patiently for your vacation to get here.

Plan Your Itinerary with Precision

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Booking early allows you to plan your Spring Break itinerary with precision. There are so many fun activities that you can do, such as paddleboarding, dolphin cruises, and historic tours. Depending on when your spring break happens to be this year, check out Charleston’s Food + Wine Festival from March 6th to 10th, 2024. Tickets are on sale right now, and this is a must-visit if your trip happens to fall during the festival. Now, you can plan, ensuring you experience everything on your must-do list without worrying about availability.

Create Lasting Memories

You set the stage for a stress-free and memorable Spring Break vacation by booking early. You’ll have the opportunity to explore our pristine beaches, indulge in delicious Lowcountry cuisine, and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture. Take time to soak in the natural beauty of the Isle of Palms and Edisto Beach, explore Folly Beach, and play at Wild Dunes. You can create lasting memories with the family this Spring Break in many ways.

Unlocking Spring Break bliss by booking early is a strategic move that can make all the difference in your vacation experience. Don’t wait too long and start planning your Spring Break getaway in a Carolina One vacation rental today. It’s time to let the beauty and charm of these coastal paradises leave you with lasting memories that you’ll cherish for years to come!

Creating Unforgettable Memories this Holiday Season in our Vacation Rentals

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The holiday season is one of the best times to celebrate with your family. There’s no better way than to make lasting memories with the vacation rental you choose for your large family. We have plenty of spacious vacation homes that offer all the comforts and amenities of home, making them the perfect choice for your memorable holiday vacation.

Reasons to Choose a Larger Vacation Rental

Spacious Homes

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Carolina One Vacation Rentals takes pride in providing homes with plenty of room to host everyone comfortably. We have homes that can sleep up to 24 people and still have enough space to not be on top of each other. Many homes provide larger families with plenty of bathrooms so no one will say they can’t get ready for the day.

Large Kitchens

One of the features that many families feel is the heart of a home is the kitchen, and we couldn’t agree more. Each larger home has well-equipped kitchens like you living in a dream. They are the perfect spot for preparing your holiday feasts and cherished gatherings. Imagine cooking Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner in a kitchen you would only see in a celebrity home. Share those old family recipes passed down through generations with your kids. You’ll have the perfect setting to create a new family tradition.

Check Out That Game Room

A great thing every family can look forward to when going on vacation is a game room. We know many of our guests don’t have a dedicated game room, so we have homes that do. Several homes offer something for everyone, from billiards to video game consoles. These spaces are a great way to have friendly competitions while sharing laughter as you play together. Think of the lasting memories you’ll make as you bond over an excellent game of Life.

Unforgettable Memories

Family Movie Nights

As a child, do you remember sitting down with your family watching a classic holiday movie? This year, why not do the same with your family while on vacation in the Charleston area? Our vacation rentals offer cozy seating for all and top-notch entertainment, creating the perfect atmosphere for movie night. You can’t forget about movie snacks, so make a little “snack bar” in the kitchen and offer them to the rest of the family before the movie.

Baking Extravaganza

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The holidays bring out all of the best bakers in the family, or so it seems. The options are endless here, from baking cookies from a box to making them from scratch. And we can’t forget the cakes and pies that will be made and consumed this holiday season. With the large kitchens in your vacation rental, the whole family can be in the kitchen together. Now is the time to get together, share your traditions, and make special memories that we’ll hold dear to our hearts for years to come.

Cozy Fireplaces

Many of our vacation rentals come with a fireplace, perfect for winter’s chilly nights. Imagine sitting by the fire, reading a holiday book to the kids, and enjoying the time together. Relax by the fire this Christmas and New Year’s and bask in the cozy atmosphere together. If your vacation rental does not offer a fireplace, you can gather in the living room and share how this year has gone.

Booking Your Perfect Holiday Retreat

To ensure your family’s vacation is unforgettable this year, book one of our larger vacation rentals with spacious kitchens and game rooms. Enjoy the love and joy of the holiday season as you savor the abundant space and entertainment choices available. Don’t delay reserving your next holiday getaway and crafting those unforgettable memories with your loved one. We’re excited to know which rental you liked the most this holiday season.

A Vibrant Autumn on the Coast of South Carolina: October Happenings

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As the crisp breeze of autumn sweeps through the streets of coastal South Carolina, it transforms into a picturesque fall wonderland. Charleston is known for its charming Southern hospitality and rich history, which takes on a unique charm during the fall season. Staying in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals will allow you to experience fall at its best. Let’s peek at what is happening in the Charleston area this October that you may not want to miss.

Celebrate Fall at Edisto Beach: Fall Festival & Turtle Tide Art Auction

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Nestled along the South Carolina coast, Edisto Beach is serene and picturesque, known for its natural beauty and coastal charm. While summer might be the peak tourist season, fall brings its unique allure to Edisto, with pleasant weather and exciting events like the Edisto Beach Fall Festival & Turtle Tide Art Auction. You and your family can join the fall festivities on Saturday, October 7th, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Enjoy live music with Edisto Gumbo from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. A street fair will be filled with vendors with arts & crafts food and items you can purchase. Be sure to check out the Turtle Tide Art Project Live Auction at 2:30 p.m., where they will be auctioning off ten turtles that have been beautifully decorated! The festival will be on Jungle Road just in front of Palmetto Plaza.

Savor the Flavor at the 4th Annual Cookin’ on the Creek BBQ Festival

If you’re a barbecue enthusiast looking for a mouthwatering fall event, the 4th Annual Cookin’ on the Creek BBQ Festival is a must-attend celebration. This festival is being held at Bay Creek Park on Friday, October 13th, from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 14th, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Friday will include music from Cody Webb and his band with a bit of BBQ sampling. Saturday will have more food sampling and live music. There will be an admission fee to this festival of $5 per person on Friday. You can purchase food & drink tickets for $1 each. Whether you’re a seasoned BBQ judge or simply someone who appreciates the art of smoked meats, this festival offers an unforgettable experience.

Journey Through Time: The Edisto & Beyond Historical Tour

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With its rich history and natural beauty, Edisto Island offers a captivating blend of cultural heritage and scenic wonder. If you’re a history buff, then this is the tour to immerse yourself in the island’s rich history. The “Edisto and Beyond Historical Tour” is a guided exploration of the island’s historical landmarks and broader regional history. Some locations you’ll learn more about are Gullah Culture and History, the Plantation Era, Historic Churches, and so much more. This tour is happening on Saturday, October 28th, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Edisto Museum.

From seasonal festivals to mouthwatering cuisine, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during this delightful time of year in Charleston. If you haven’t booked your stay in one of our Charleston vacation rentals, now is the time. All you must worry about now is packing your bags and embracing the vibrant fall season in this Southern gem!

Summer Events on the Coast of South Carolina You Don’t Want to Miss

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It’s hard to believe that the summer is halfway through for many kids, and now is the time to visit the coast of South Carolina. Staying in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals will allow you and your family to be close to some fun in the sun. Let’s see what summer events you don’t want to miss here in the area.

Isle of Palms Beach Run

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Are you staying in one of our Isle of Palms vacation rentals and looking for something fun to do? Then look no further, as the annual Isle of Palms Beach Run is back on Saturday, July 29th, 2023. The 5k & 10K Run will begin at 8:00 am on the beach behind the Windjammer at 1008 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms. Don’t feel like running, then walk in their 5k walk or let the kids participate in the Youth Fun Runs at 8:30 am. There will be awards for the 5k and 10k runs after the fun runs for the kids. Registration online ends on Wednesday, July 26th, so register today! Who said you can’t exercise? Why on vacation?

19th Annual Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival

Is running not your thing, no worries, we have you covered. On Saturday, July 22nd, 2023, the Annual Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival is at the Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park. Here you’ll be able to learn more about the culture of the Gullah Geechee people and their history and traditions, and even see their basket art made from sweetgrass. Admission to this festival is free and will be from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be other things to enjoy, like live entertainment and different activities. See how a basket is woven with sweetgrass and other crafts you can purchase. Think of the gifts you can go ahead and start getting for Christmas this year.

Movies in the Park

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One of the best things about vacationing on Edisto Beach is its different activities and summer events. Join Edisto Beaches Movies in the Park on Wednesday, August 9th, 2023, from 7:00 pm, and the movie will begin at dusk. Popcorn and admission into the event are free, and additional food and ice cream will be available for purchase. Bring your chair or blanket to sit back and relax while you watch the movie with the family. This event will take place at Bay Creek Park and is one you don’t want to miss.

Many other fun events are happening in the area, but we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next stay with us at Carolina One vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you explore the different events happening this summer on the coast of South Carolina!

Our Ultimate Vacation Rental Packing List

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Now that you’ve booked your family vacation to the Charleston area, it’s time to start planning what to pack. We know it can be overwhelming when packing for the whole family, but we want to help plan what to pack. Carolina One vacation rentals do provide linens and a few starter amenities in each vacation rental for you. Let’s look below at a more detailed packing list to get you ready for your next beach vacation.

What We Provide in Our Vacation Rentals

For our Isle of Palms, Wild Dunes & Folly Beach properties, we provide all linens, bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths per person for maximum home occupancy. We also provide a start supply of products, including one roll of paper towels, one sponge, dishwashing soap, three trash bags, three dishwasher tablets, and two kitchen towels. Each bathroom will have one roll of toilet paper and at least 1 bar of soap. Each full bathroom will include one small shampoo, one small conditioner, and a small bottle of lotion. If your property comes with a grill, then we will provide one tank of propane to use with the grill.

For our Edisto properties, we provide bed linens, bath towels, and kitchen towels for the advertised occupancy of the home, along with bathmats for each full bathroom. You will also receive a complimentary tote bag filled with starter items like one roll of paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, and a liner for each trash can.

Rental Home List

  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Napkins (or you could use paper towels)
  • Coffee Filters
  • Sponges
  • Laundry Detergent with dryer sheets
  • Dish Detergent for dishes and dishwasher
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Trash Bags
  • Foil and Plastic Wrap
  • Storage Containers & Ziplock bags
  • Hand Soap for bathrooms and kitchen
  • Tissues
  • First Aid Kit
  • Clothes Basket or Hamper for dirty & clean clothes
  • Water Bottles
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Spices, Non-Stick Cooking Spray, or Oil
  • Nightlights
  • Sound machine for the kids
  • Items for your baby (like pack-n-play, bedrail

Beach Things

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  • Sunscreen
  • Aloe/Aloe Lotion
  • Beach Umbrella
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Blanket (or a fitted sheet works best)
  • Cooler
  • Boogie Boards
  • Floats or rafts (for the pool if vacation rental has access to them)
  • Beach Toys for the Kids
  • Books
  • Sun Hats/Sunglasses
  • Sun Shirts (light color shirts to help shield the sun)
  • Towel Clips (clothespins work too)
  • Bluetooth Speaker

Toiletries & Personal Belongings

  • Glasses or Contact Lenses, including solutions
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Body Wash
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Haircare Products
  • Razors & Shaving Cream
  • Makeup
  • Hairdryer or Hairstyle tool
  • Brush/Comb
  • Hair Ties (Scrunchies, bands)
  • Face cleaner
  • Insect Repellant
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Moisturizer
  • Medications/vitamins
  • Pain relievers

Clothing & Accessories

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  • Underwear
  • Sleepwear
  • Undershirts/bras
  • T-shirts
  • Dress/Casual Shirts
  • Jeans/Pants
  • Shorts
  • Dress (if you’d like to enjoy a night out)
  • Swimsuits/cover-up
  • Leisure Shoes
  • Walking Shoes
  • Sandals/Flip-Flops/Water Shoes
  • Purse
  • Beach Bag/Tote
  • Dress Shoes

Miscellaneous

  • Microfiber towel
  • Laptop/Tablet (plus chargers)
  • Waterproof Phone Case
  • Insurance Cards
  • Flashlight with batteries
  • Credit/Debit/ATM Cards
  • Cash
  • List of Emergency Contacts
  • House & Car Keys
  • Camera w/Memory Cards
  • Phone Chargers
  • Drivers License

There are many other things that you can pack with you to bring to your vacation rental, but these are the main items we thought you’d want to know about. If you haven’t booked your next stay with us at Carolina One vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to hear how this packing list helped you prepare for your next vacation!

Book your Spring Break Vacation Today!

"Spring Break spelled out as clear as it gets in block letters in nice, soft, brown sand"

It’s hard to believe that it will be time for Spring Break with the kids in just a month. Instead of heading to a theme park or the Caribbean this year, why not a vacation in the Charleston area. Staying in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals will allow you and your family to sit back and relax at the beach. Let’s look at a few reasons why spending your Spring Break on our beautiful coast is better than any other vacation.

Crowds

Girl walking on the beautiful beach. Woman relaxing on summer vacation by the ocean. Cloudy sky and pier in the background. Folly Beach, South Carolina USA.

One of the biggest things that we often hear from parents is that the kids want to take a nice Spring Break vacation, but they don’t want to deal with the crowds. You have to deal with large crowds whenever you take a vacation to a theme park or even a waterpark during the few weeks of spring break. This can cause you not to enjoy your trip and regret even taking one. When you vacation on our beautiful coastline, you’ll be able to find a prime spot on the beach, all while still relaxing. The crowd level will be less as it’s not summer vacation, and we promise you that you will want to spend every spring break here.

Amazing Weather

Another reason booking your spring break vacation today is a good idea is the weather. April showers will bring May flowers, but when you vacation to the Coast of South Carolina, you will find that the average amount of days it rains is about five days. The temperatures are also just perfect, and the water temps are just right for you to swim. During the day in April, the average temperature is around 73°, with a low of around 60°. No need to worry about what you’re going to wear; just pack your bags and head here.

Plenty of Space

Furnished living Room in Luxury Home, large kitchen, bar stools, hardwood floors,

Staying in one of our vacation rentals will allow you to bring the kids and possibly a few of their friends. We have homes that will accommodate your whole family, including pet-friendly homes. There will be no worries about hearing the kids fight over who is in the bathroom because many of our rentals have more than one bathroom. You will also be able to save some money so that instead of dining out every day, you’ll be able to fix meals in your vacation rental. Think of how nice it will be to have your family spaced out without arguing on your next trip.

Family-Friendly Activities

One thing we know is when you are on vacation with kids, finding family-friendly activities may seem challenging. Look no further; a few activities are happening on the South Carolina Coast this spring break. Visit the USS Yorktown, South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston City Market, and Boone Hall Plantation. Another thing you can do is spend the day at the beach with the family and just soak up the sun and the memories you’ll make this spring break.

There are many other reasons you should book your vacation to come here this Spring Break, but we wanted to share these with you. If you are still on the hunt for that perfect Carolina One vacation rental, give us a call today. We can’t wait to see you soon!