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!

Make a Big Splash with Our Heated Pools & Hot Tubs

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As school begins for the kids and the season changes, so do the ocean’s temperatures. We usually will see a difference in the water temperature further into fall and early winter, which makes enjoying the beach a little more challenging. While you don’t want to swim in the ocean if the water is a little too chilly for your liking, we offer many vacation rentals with heated pools and hot tubs. Let’s take a quick peek at some properties that provide a heated pool or a hot tub.

Happy Salmon

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Happy Salmon is located at 401 East Indian on Folly Beach and has just what you’re looking for: a heated pool! This home features an open floor plan, enough space to sleep up to 10 people, and has four bedrooms with 4 ½ bathrooms. The amenities for this property are high-end appliances such as a Sub-Zero fridge, a Wolf 6-burner gas stove and oven, a Bosch dishwasher, an additional KitchenAid oven and a microwave. Plus, if you have anyone in your family who has difficulty climbing stairs, no worries, as this home also features an elevator. The pool can be heated during the cooler months for a fee. Make Happy Salmon your must-stay vacation home on your next vacation to Folly Beach!

705 Carolina Blvd

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If you want to stay in the Isle of Palms area near beach access, 705 Carolina Blvd is your home. This beautiful home feels like home with a cozy kitchen, four bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, and can sleep up to 12 people. The amenities in this home are a living room with a 50” TV, stainless steel appliances, a master suite, and plenty of space for the whole family. 705 Carolina Blvd will knock your socks off your feet when you arrive for your vacation, as you can enjoy the heated pool for a fee, along with a hot tub.

Cooper Cay

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Cooper Cay, located at 406 West Cooper, Folly Beach, is just a hop, skip, and jump from a beach access. This home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms and sleeps up to 9 people. Plus, this home is pet-friendly so you can bring your favorite furry pal to the beach. While Cooper Cay does not offer a heated or private pool, it does offer a hot tub in the backyard. The amenities of this house are a fully stocked kitchen, stainless steel appliances including a gas stove, plenty of cabinet space for all your food, and a small table to eat dinner at. Don’t worry if you think there isn’t enough space at the kitchen table as there is a larger dining room table too!

Many other homes offer hot tubs and private or heated pools, but we had to share these with you. If you’re ready to book your fall or winter vacation with us, call us today! We can’t wait to hear which home became your new favorite to stay in.

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!

Don’t Miss These Summer Events in the Charleston Area

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Can you believe that spring is here and before you know it, summer will be here too? It’s hard to believe that it was cold just a few weeks ago in most of the US, but now the warmer months are here to stay. Staying in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to some of the action. Look below at what events you don’t want to miss in the Charleston area this summer.

Charleston Carifest

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If you’re looking for a little Caribbean vacation but don’t want to travel outside the states, check out the Charleston Carifest. This annual festival brings Bahamian Carnival Culture to the SC Coast, filled with music, parades, costumes, and more. Plus, you don’t want to miss being able to try some of the fantastic Caribbean food, such as jerk chicken, conch fritters, and Bahamian crawfish. Don’t miss this Caribbean festival from June 29th – July 1st, 2023, with the family!

 Movies in the Park

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Are you staying in an Edisto Beach vacation rental and looking for something for the whole family to enjoy? Beginning July 12th, 2023, join at Bay Creek Park to take part in a free movie night! The movies will start around dusk, so bring your chairs and blankets to sit and watch a family-friendly film. Every 2nd Wednesday between July & September, a movie will play in the park, along with free popcorn. Other drinks and snacks will be available to purchase. Think of the fun the whole family will be to sit and watching a movie as you make new memories.

Many other fun events happen later in the summer, including 4th of July fireworks around the area, like Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, and Charleston. If you still haven’t booked your Carolina One vacation rental this summer, now is the time. We can’t wait to hear which event was your favorite!

Don’t Miss These 3 Events Happening Near Charleston in December

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Can you believe that Christmas will be here in just a few short weeks? We can’t believe how fast 2022 has flown by, but we still have another month before 2023 will be here. The holiday season is a favorite for many of our guests to come and stay in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals. Look below at what three events you can miss this December here on the Charleston coast.

Holiday Festival of Lights

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The Holiday Festival of Lights happens yearly at James Island County Park. This park is close to both Charleston and Folly Beach. The Festival of Lights is open daily from 5:30 pm until 10:00 pm until December 31st, 2022. Some fun things you can do there are visiting Santa’s Village, where you can meet Santa Claus himself, enjoy a winter wonderland or enjoy the Palmetto’s workshop. Think of the new memories you and your family will make while visiting this fantastic event this holiday season.

Holiday Street Festival

Join the annual holiday festival in Isle of Palms for the Holiday Street Festival on Saturday, December 3rd, 2022. This event will include the tree lighting ceremony, live entertainment, crafts, delicious food, and more. There will even be a visit from Santa and plenty of activities for the kids. This event is free to attend and will be held from 2:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Come prepared to enjoy a little holiday cheer on the Isle of Palms this year.

27th Annual Christmas Light Parade

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Look no further if you’re looking for something a little more like a Christmas parade. On Sunday, December 11th, from 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm, the Mount Pleasant Christmas Parade will be happening. This parade starts with a bang with an impressive fireworks show followed by the parade. You’ll see lit-up floats and different groups brightly as they march down the streets. What an incredible experience to see, and it may become one of your favorites in the area.

While plenty of other events are happening this December, we wanted to share these with you. Give us a call if you haven’t booked your next stay with us at Carolina One vacation rentals. We hope that you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

Don’t Miss These October Events Happening Near Charleston

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Do you have a family vacation planned to the Charleston area in October? Let us share with you a few events that are happening near the area if you do. Staying with us at Carolina One vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to the fun. Let’s look at some of the events that are happening this October you don’t want to miss.

Edisto Beach Fall Festival

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Join the Edisto Fall Festival & Turtle Tide Art Auction on Saturday, October 15th, beginning at 11:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm. This year’s fall festival will be a street fair in front of the Jungle Rd Plaza that will feature over 50 vendors. Some vendors will include arts & crafts, clothing, food, and more. From 11:00 am until 2:00 pm, listen to some live music in the lot between the Jungle Road Plaza and Food Lion with Edisto Gumbo. Around 2:30 pm is when the Turtle Tide Art Project Live Auction will be held. This is where you’ll see the ten turtles, including “Myrtle,” who we’ve sponsored, being auctioned off to benefit local non-profits! This is one event that you don’t want to miss this year!

Boone Hall Plantation Pumpkin Patch

For many families, fall isn’t the same without having at least one trip to the local pumpkin patch. This year instead of going to one at home, why not give our local one at Boone Hall Plantation a try? Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during October, you and your family can come and enjoy some great things at Boone Hall Plantation. From taking that famous Halloween Tractor Tour to playing in the Corn Maze, there is something for everyone in the family. Admission to the Pumpkin Patch is $15 per person ages 3 & up and free to any child ages two and under. Be sure to check out bringing a pumpkin or two home as your souvenir this year from the beach.

Halloween Carnival

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Another great event this October is the Halloween Carnival on the Isle of Palms. Join us on Saturday, October 29th, from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm, where you and the family can watch the golf cart parade through town starting on 27th Street and ending on 28th Street. After the Halloween Golf Cart Parade, head to the Playgrounds where the carnival will be. Here you’ll be able to drive through the haunted house, play on the inflatables, check out some local food vendors, and more. Plus, there will be trick-or-treating bags for all kids! What a fun event to check out on your next vacation to Isle of Palms.

Many other fun events are happening along the South Carolina Coast, but we wanted to share these with you. Now is the time if you haven’t booked your next stay with us at Carolina One vacation rentals. We can’t wait to hear which event was your favorite this October!

How to Enjoy the Best Fall Vacation on the SC Coast

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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

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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!

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.

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!