How to Enjoy the Best Fall Vacation on the SC Coast

One of several trees along Folly Beach outside Charleston, SC.

Do you have a vacation planned to the coast of SC this fall? If the answer is yes, let us share how you can enjoy it a little more. Staying with us at Carolina One vacation rentals allows you to enjoy what fall offers. Let’s look below at our few ways how you can enjoy the best fall vacation you’ve ever had on the SC Coast.

Weather

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The fall will bring not only the change of colors with the leaves but also cooler temps. The weather during the fall months will leave you wanting to stay longer and allow you to get out and enjoy the area more. The temps during September during the day usually are around 83° and a low of around 72°. October brings on cooler temps with a high of 75° in the day and a low of 62°. November brings much cooler days with a high of 67° and lows in the 50s. We always suggest bringing a light jacket and packing a pair of pants just in case you get a little chilly at night. The average amount of rain for September is around seven days and four days for October and November. No matter what the weather may be here, it’s better than being at home and not on vacation.

Fewer Crowds

Photo of beach, sand, ocean with birds sitting on beach on Isle of Palms, South Carolina

Another great reason why vacationing on the SC Coast during the fall months is there are fewer crowds. This means that when you visit one of the beaches in the area, like Folly Beach or Isle of Palms, you will get a better spot for the day. Fewer crowds also mean that going to local attractions and restaurants means less waiting time. Who wants to wait over two hours to grab a bite to eat when you can vacation this fall and get in with less wait. This is one of the best ways to enjoy your vacation this fall!

While there are many other reasons why you can have the best fall vacation here on the SC Coast, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to stay in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you experience one of the many reasons, we love the fall!

Beach Day Essentials

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Do you have a vacation planned to stay at the beach here on the Charleston Coast? If the answer is yes, let us share a few essentials you’ll need. Staying in one of our Folly Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to the fun. See below for the essentials you’ll need to complete the perfect day at the beach!

The Essentials

Sunscreen – This is important to always have with you anytime you’re on vacation at the beach. We always recommend that you wear at least 30-SPF and that it’s water resistant. Reapplying throughout the day helps keep your skin in a burn-free zone.

Red and Yellow Beach Umbrella in sand with water in the background. Blue and white cooler and blue, white and yellow volleyball.

Beach Umbrella – A beach umbrella is vital when you are at the beach to allow you and your family shade. Having the kids keep out of the sun at times of the day can be an excellent thing for them. Plus, it can also keep your drinks out of the sun from getting too hot too quickly.

Reusable Water Bottle – Having a reusable water bottle for everyone in the family can keep your drinks cold all day. If you have an oceanfront vacation rental, you can go back in and refill as often as you’d like.

Lounge Chairs and Umbrella at the Beach with the sunsetting in the background

Beach Chairs – Bring a beach chair per person in the family can allow you all to sit and relax. No need to sit in the sand as you each lunch, enjoy some sun, or just a way to relax by the waves.

Beach Towel – Just like a beach chair, having a beach towel to dry off after you take the kids into the waves to play. Let the kids pick out their towels and place them on their beach chairs.

First-Aid Kit – A first-aid kit is an excellent addition to your beach essentials as you never know if you’ll need it.

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Beach Wagon – This is not essential, but it can help bring things down to the beach. Load it up with the beach chairs, essentials – you’ve done all the hard work easy peasy.

Many other things can be considered essential to your beach day, but we wanted to share these. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to stay in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to hear what you packed as an essential for your perfect beach day!

Our Top 5 Most Instagrammable Spots in Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina, USA cityscape in the historic French Quarter at twilight.

Charleston, SC, is a city that is full of southern charm and is known to many to have the most photogenic spots on the South Carolina Coast. Charleston has been on any visitors’ must vacation lists for many years. Staying with us at Carolina One vacation rentals will allow you and your family to explore the area. Let’s look below at where our top five most instagrammable spots are in Charleston!

Rainbow Row

Colorful Rainbow Row, Charleston SC

Rainbow Row must be one of the places that many will flock to in Charleston to get a glimpse of those gorgeous homes. You’ll find these pastel-colored historic homes located on E. Bay Street in Charleston, and they will remind you of the homes you’ll find in Curacao. Fill your feed with pictures of these beautiful colorful homes to share with your friends and family!

The Angel Oak Tree

Charleston, South Carolina, USA - February 28, 2020: Angel Oak tree in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, a Southern live oak (Quercus virginiana) estimated to be 400-500 years old.

Another great picture to snap is located at the most prominent and oldest oak tree in the area, the Angel Oak. This tree is over 400 years old and stands over 65 feet tall. With its mossy-covered limbs, you’ll be able to see this beauty from across the park. Remember to take a panoramic picture to get the whole thing inside your viewfinder.

Folly Beach Pier

Under the pier at Folly Beach, South Carolina, USA

This iconic fishing pier on Folly Beach must be one of the most instagrammable on the island. From the laid-back, chill vibe you’ll get just stepping foot onto the beach, this fishing pier is perfect for beautiful pictures. Under the Folly Beach, Fishing Pier is where you can take photos from just about every angle and never see a bad shot. To add a little contrast to the picture, shoot it in Black & White, and we promise this will be a picture you’ll never want to delete.

Pineapple Fountain

Charleston, South Carolina, USA at the Waterfront Park Pineapple Fountain.

Did you know that pineapples in the south mean hospitality? Charleston is filled with love and hospitality and welcomes all who visit. You will find the Pineapple Fountain at Waterfront Park near Charleston Harbor. Grab a few pictures of the family by the fountain and go during sunset to grab the most dramatic images. We promise this fountain welcomes you to take as many shots as you want!

 N Adgers Wharf

A stone pathway in Charleston, SC with a bright light at the end of the path.

The last pick you’ll find near the Pineapple Fountain, N Adgers Wharf. Many visitors overlook this spot because it’s like you’ve stepped back in time. You’ll find that the pictures are perfect with the stone-filled streets and the beautiful homes. No matter what time of day you visit, you’ll be able to capture some of the most beautiful memories yet in the Charleston area.

Charleston is filled with history, charm, and southern hospitality, and we wanted to share our top 5 spots of the most instagrammable in the area. Staying with us in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals will allow you and your family to be close to the fun. We can’t wait to hear where your favorite place is in the area.

Spend New Year’s Eve on the South Carolina Coast

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It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just a few short days away, and soon New Year’s Eve will be here. The first half of the year seemed to go by so slow, yet the second half of the year flew by so quickly. Instead of ringing in the new year at home, spend it with us in one of our Folly Beach vacation rentals this year. Let’s look below at where you and your family can head to this New Year’s Eve to catch a glimpse of the fun to ring in 2022.

Folly Beach Flip-Flop Drop

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Folly Beach is an excellent start to ring in the new year, especially if you’re staying in one of our vacation rentals. This year we are excited to share with you that the Flip-Flop Drop will be returning after it went virtual last year. Beginning at 10:00 pm, Center Street on Folly Beach will close to traffic so people can gather to watch the flops drop. There will be many local businesses staying open later than usual so that you can grab a bite to eat and something to drink as you sit back and wait. Don’t miss this fun and exciting New Year’s Eve on Folly Beach.

Charleston Holiday Festival of Lights

Another excellent opportunity to take the kids out one last time to see the Charleston Holiday Festival of Lights is New Year’s Eve. While they are open nightly from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm, Dec. 31st will be the year’s last opportunity. The Holiday Festival of Lights is over at the James Island County Park in Charleston. Admission to see the Festival of Lights will vary depending on which night you see them and how large your vehicle is. This is one fun night that everyone in the family will enjoy on your next trip to the South Carolina Coast.

Celebrate at Your Vacation Rental

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We couldn’t leave out the chance to be able to ring in the new year at your vacation rental. Staying in and celebrating with the family as you make fun finger foods, a charcuterie board, and fun crafts are just as fun. Sit down and watch the giant ball drop in New York City together. No matter what you’re doing, spending time together as a family is just what you may need this New Year’s Eve.

Several other fun events are happening along the Charleston coast, but we wanted to share these few with you. If you haven’t booked your next stay with us in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals, give us a shout. We hope you and your family have a Happy Holiday and New Year’s!

Fall Fun on the Coast of South Carolina

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Taking a vacation to the coast of South Carolina is fun for the whole family during the fall months. Fall is full of fun, pumpkin patches, and let the kids trick or treat even while on vacation. Staying in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to the fun. Let’s look below at a few of the things you can do while here in the Charleston area this fall.

Isle of Palms

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One of the benefits of staying in one of our Isle of Palms vacation rentals is getting to explore the things around the area. Nothing screams fall more than heading to a local pumpkin patch on your next vacation. Head on over to the Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch over in Mt. Pleasant. They will be open from October 1st to October 31st, 2021. Not only will they have a great patch that you can choose the best pumpkin from, but they have a little more too. One of the things you can do here is their certified corn maze which is an 8-acre maze. They also have a family-friendly monster hayride, a petting zoo, and more. Be sure to get your admission tickets to enjoy all the fun at the Boone Hill Pumpkin Patch.

Folly Beach

Folly Beach during the fall months is a great time to enjoy the island. Not only will you and your family get to enjoy some great weather, but you can enjoy spending the weekend at Legare Farm. They are located on nearby Johns Island and open up beginning October 1st until October 31st, 2021. While it’s free admission to get into their pumpkin patch for free, you will have to purchase some of the activities. Some of the extra activities you may pay for are a hayride, pumpkin picking, horse rides, scarecrow factory, a gem mine, or a corn cannon. Think of the fun you’ll have to make new memories while exploring this fun pumpkin patch near Folly Beach!

Edisto Beach

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Edisto Beach may not have any pumpkin patches nearby, but it does offer many to come and enjoy a few fun things. October is filled with fun as the temperatures are becoming cooler which means fall festivals are here. On October 16th, from 11 am to 4 pm, Edisto Beach is hosting its very own fall festival. There will be plenty of vendors, but there will be arts & crafts to purchase and activities for the kids to do. If you’re in town around on October 27th, head on over to Bay Creek Park next to the marina to allow the kids to trick or treat from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Who will have the best costume in your family this year?

While there are many other fun activities that you can do this fall here on the Coast of South Carolina, we wanted to share these with you. If you’re still looking for a fun fall vacation staying in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals, then give us a call today. We can’t wait to see you and hear all about your fun adventures in the area.

Vacation to the Charleston Area & Attend the PGA Championships

Vacation to the Charleston Area & Attend the PGA Championships

Are you or someone in your family a big golf enthusiast? If you are and you’ve always longed to attend a PGA Championship one year, then long no more. This year you and your family can experience the 2021 PGA Championships nearby on Kiawah Island. Staying in one of our Carolina One Vacation Rentals in Folly Beach or Edisto Island will keep you close to the fun. Let’s look below at what you can do at the PGA Championships this year together.

When & Where

Vacation to the Charleston Area & Attend the PGA Championships

One of the most asked questions that has been asked is when and where is the PGA Championships going to be held this year. It will be taking place on May 17th – May 23rd, 2021, at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. While the Wanamaker Club and Ground Ticket packages have all been sold out, you can still find tickets via the Official Ticket Exchange. They do even have some of the box seats available that will allow you to food & beverage services, amenities like WIFI and includes 25 hospitality/practice round tickets. Just think of how fantastic this opportunity will be to enjoy watching a few rounds of golf from the pros.

Where to Stay

Vacation to the Charleston Area & Attend the PGA Championships

Another great benefit of staying in one of our fantastic vacation rentals here on the coast of South Carolina is being close to the fairway. Edisto Beach is located within an hour’s drive from Kiawah Island, and we have many different kinds of beach vacation rentals to choose from. If you’d like to bring your whole family, including the dogs, we have dog-friendly vacation rentals to homes with pools. Folly Beach is another excellent option for attending the PGA Championships as it’s around an hour from the golf course. There are so many great choices to choose from with the many vacation rentals we offer.

While there are so many more things that you can look forward to at the PGA Championships, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your stay with us for this exciting opportunity, now is the time. Book Direct Day is coming up soon, on February 3rd, and we have some pretty amazing deals happening. We can’t wait to hear all about your trip and see you on the golf course too!

Ring in the New Year in the Charleston Area

Ring in the New Year in the Charleston Area

It’s hard to believe that 2020 is almost over, and it will soon be time to ring in 2021 with the family. Vacationing to the Charleston area is just what your family needs after the crazy year we have all had. Spending New Year’s with us at Carolina One Vacation Rentals will allow your family to be close to the fun. Let’s look below at a few things that are happening this New Year’s Eve for your family to celebrate while on vacation.

The Flip Flop Drop

This year’s annual Flip Flop Drop-in Folly Beach will look a little different compared to previous years. Instead of heading down to Center Street, where it has been held for many years, you and your family will be able to watch it virtually from your vacation rental. Cook up some delicious steaks or seafood at your vacation rental, make up some charcuterie boards and enjoy a few glasses of wine while you sit and wait for the Flip Flop to drop. Once the clock strikes midnight, then it will be time to watch them fall from the firetruck as it has for many years!

2021 New Year’s Virtual 5K

Ring in the New Year in the Charleston Area

We know that 2020 seemed to bring out the best in ourselves, and we may have all started our New Year’s resolutions a little later in the year. Instead of waiting until later in the year, start 2021 out on a good note with a New Year’s Virtual 5K Run/Walk. Be sure to register today to get your packets in time for your fun run, and have a blast doing so. There is also a free option if you don’t want the fun swag that goes along with the run, which can be a good option for families. Head down to the beach and walk along with it, looking for shells as you get in your 3.1 miles together. Just enjoy your day with the family and start 2021 out on a good note this year.

While many things are happening this New Year’s here in the Charleston area, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next getaway to stay with us at Carolina One Vacation Rentals, now is the time. We hope to see you and your family as you help us ring in the New Year here on the South Carolina Coast!

See Our Featured Properties of the Month:

918 Carolina Blvd – Isle of Palms

Captain Morgans – Folly Beach

Gone Coastal formerly Brugger House – Edisto Island

Spend Your Holiday Vacation in One of Our Vacation Rentals

Are you and your family looking to get away for the holidays this year? If the answer is yes, they allow us to share with you a few homes that would make celebrating the holidays a little more fun. Staying in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals will allow you and your family to enjoy time together. Let’s look below at a few homes that we have in mind that may work well for your family vacation to the Charleston Area this holiday season.

Northstar – Folly Beach

Have you ever been to a beach that is so laid-back you may never want to return home? If not, then head on over to Folly Beach, where you will find Northstar located over on East Ashley Street. This home can accommodate up to 10 people and has an in-law suite located on the first floor. With easy access to the beach and the ocean’s views are to die for, you won’t want to return to life back home after staying in this beautiful house.

903 Ocean Blvd – Isle of Palms

Another great beach that you won’t want to miss on your next vacation to Lowcountry is 903 Ocean Blvd on Isle of Palms. This home is stunning and located close to local restaurants, shopping, parks, and more. This home can accommodate up to 12 people and has five bedrooms along with five full bathrooms. You will find that this home again has fantastic views of the ocean and is located on the 2nd row from the beach, so no long walks for you. Be sure to book this vacation rental for your holiday vacation this year.

26 Hidden Green – Isle of Palms

Isle of Palms is an excellent location to vacation this holiday season, and so we couldn’t forget this beautiful home. 26 Hidden Green is located near the beach and is a home you wish was your own vacation home. It can sleep ten family members and has four bedrooms along with 3 ½ bathrooms. Tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac with views of the 6th green of the Links Golf Course is where you’ll find this gem. Think of the new memories you will make by staying in this beautiful home this holiday season.

Burgdorf Feenix – Edisto Beach

Edisto Beach is a little slice of paradise located off the beaten path on the Charleston Coast. Burgdorf Feenix is the quint essential cottage for your next getaway to the beach. Just steps away from the ocean on the second row this Edisto Beach bungalow has exactly what you need to make your beach getaway memorable. With 4 bedrooms, 3 baths this home has space for every member of your vacation crew even your furry friends because what is a holiday without your beloved family pet! The spacious deck provides a great space for entertaining and celebrating the holiday season under the cool South Carolina sky.

While we have many other beautiful vacation homes in the area, we wanted to share these three featured homes. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to stay with us this upcoming holiday season, now is the time. We can’t wait to hear all about your new memories that you made this holiday season together while staying in one of these beautiful homes!

Fish this Fall While on Vacation to the Charleston Area

Fish this Fall While on Vacation to the Charleston Area

Are you and your family traveling the Charleston area this fall and are looking for something to do? Then look no further as you can take advantage of fishing right here on the Coast of South Carolina. Staying in one of our Carolina One Vacation Rentals will keep you and your family close to the action. We have come up with a guide on where you can go fishing together this fall in the Charleston area.

Edisto Island

Fish this Fall While on Vacation to the Charleston Area

When you vacation on Edisto Island this fall, there are several places that we can recommend. Not only is fishing during the fall months fun, but it’s also relaxing too. Edisto Beach State Park will allow the family to experience some saltwater fishing together and more. Admission into the park is $8 per adult, $4 per child (ages 6-15), and free for kids five and under. Another great location on the island is to head over to the Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve. This area is open, and we do recommend that you bring plenty of sunscreens and bug spray with you. If you have younger kids with you, then this may not be the place for you. There are also plenty of charter boats to take advantage of as well that you don’t want to miss.

 Folly Beach

Fish this Fall While on Vacation to the Charleston Area

Folly Beach is an excellent location to not only vacation at but to go fishing too. Known to many as the “laid back” island is where you will find some great places. Head over to the Folly Beach Pier as you soak up the sun and catch the fish. Depending on the time of year that you go will depend on the price of parking. Daily fishing on the pier is $5 per adult, Kids 12 & under are $3, seniors (60 & up) are $3, and Active Military are $4. You can also rent a rod and bait for the full day of $10 plus a $25 deposit. Think of the fun you and your family can have while on vacation to Folly Beach and enjoy a little fishing too!

Isle of Palms

Fish this Fall While on Vacation to the Charleston Area

Just a short drive from Isle of Palms is the Mount Pleasant Pier that has the same pricing for daily fishing. Not only is there the pier but there are also shops close by to where you will be able to do a little shopping too. Another great option is doing a charter fishing trip. There are many in the area, and we can tell you that each one offers you a great time on the boat while you make new memories.

While there are many other fun locations in the Charleston area to fish at this fall with the family, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your fall vacation to stay with us in one of our Carolina One Vacation Rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you enjoy the cooler weather and the great fish this fall!