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South Carolina vacation rentals

For anyone looking to recharge away from the everyday bustle, the Sea Islands of South Carolina are the perfect choice. Hailed for their vast beaches, abundant wildlife and rich culture, good times await at these laid back islands in the Southeastern United States.

Selected for their close proximity to the beach, our Sea Islands vacation rentals offer relaxed getaways for couples, groups and families alike. All of our homes offer sweeping ocean views along with charming decor, great resort amenities and access to local attractions. With some properties, free attraction tickets and complimentary golf carts are included.

Choose from chic homes with golf course access on Fripp Island or Dataw, quaint cottages with private boat docks in St Helena, or luxury beach houses in Harbor Island, Beaufort or Port Royal, all with private pools, game rooms and upscale facilities. Enjoy lazy days at your private vacation rental or head out and discover the region’s endless charms.

Book one of our Sea Islands vacation rentals and you’ll be allocated a dedicated personal guest experience manager who can take care of everything, from booking airport transfers, to arranging car hire, excursions, a private chef and much more.

A wide range of South Carolina vacation rentals

Need some inspiration to help you find the perfect vacation rental? Whether you’re looking for a quaint bungalow or a huge beach house with a private pool, Top Villas has something to suit you. Browse through our vacation rentals that have that special something you’re looking for.

Fripp Island rentals

Hailed for its stunning wildlife sanctuary and peaceful vibe, Fripp Island is an idyllic vacation spot just 19 miles east of Beaufort. Home to the upscale Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort, it boasts miles of uncrowded beaches, two championship golf courses, tennis courts, kayaking, restaurants and a fun seaside water park. Our Fripp Island rentals range from huge beach houses to quaint bungalows, with perks like free attraction tickets and complimentary golf carts.

St Helena Island rentals

Connected to Beaufort by US Highway 21, St Helena offers a glimpse into rural Lowcountry life. It has an abundance of farms and shrimp docks, along with colorful shops, art galleries and restaurants serving authentic local food. Airy and inviting, our St Helena Island rentals range from cozy cottages in tree-lined grounds, to huge estates with firepits and private beach access. Each home has a private dock or verandah, and many have game rooms with foosball or pool tables.

Harbor Island rentals

An unforgettable experience awaits at our Harbor Island rentals which range from colorful oceanfront bungalows to large family friendly beach houses. Guests can enjoy panoramic sea views with spectacular birdwatching and frequent dolphin sightings. Make the most of your own private amenities, along with access to the resort’s fitness center, swimming pools and docks for crabbing and fishing.

Beaufort rentals

Steeped in history and home to plenty of parks and playgrounds, Beaufort is an ideal destination for culture buffs and families. The region has beautiful beaches and a vibrant downtown with an impressive array of parks, art galleries, music venues and riverfront walking trails. Choose from our collection of Beaufort vacation rentals, including pet-friendly cottages and bungalows to stylish beach rentals with fire pits, gazebos and private pools.

Port Royal Island rentals

With its fresh sea air, lively festivals and thriving fishing scene, Port Royal Island is a charming vacation destination. Home to one of the deepest natural harbors on the East Coast, it attracts visitors in search of a true taste of local life. Our Port Royal vacation rentals consist of quaint cabins with modern amenities, within easy reach of the Old Village, Port Harbor and Beaufort’s downtown.

Dataw Island

Just 6 miles from historic Beaufort is South Carolina’s beautiful Dataw Island. Once a Sea Island cotton plantation, it is now a gated vacation community hailed for its upscale golf, tennis and boating. Our Dataw Island vacation rentals offer scenic views, along with stylish furnishing and access to the resort’s golf courses, tennis club, swimming pools, fitness center and clubhouse.

Things to do near our South Carolina vacation rentals

With so many islands, each with its own charms and attractions, visitors can plan a memorable vacation. Out and about you’ll find everything from scenic beaches and parks, to restaurants, shops, art galleries, museums, golf courses and much more.


Rich in history and spectacularly beautiful, the Sea Islands of South Carolina boast some of America’s best beaches. The islands are famous for their long, wide sandy expanses that attract tourists, locals and an abundance of wildlife. For the best experience, stay at one of our beach houses on the private resort islands like Fripp Island, Harbor Island, Dataw or Port Royal.

Golf courses

Golfers will be happy to know that the Sea Islands combine miles of coastline with some of America’s best golf courses. Hilton Head Island boasts some 30 top courses including Harbour Town Golf Links, Heron Point by Pete Dye and the challenging Ocean Course. Stay at one of our Dataw or Fripp Island rentals and you can drive to the golf course and back in your complimentary golf cart.


South Carolina offers endless opportunities for shopping both on the islands and the mainland. From quaint souvenir and antique shops to large shopping malls and everything in between, you’ll find just what you’re looking for. Stock up on souvenirs, jewelry, apparel, home furnishings, gourmet foods, paintings, pottery and much more.

Restaurants & nightlife

No matter where you go in South Carolina, there’s always a restaurant or bar nearby. Enjoy fresh locally-sourced seafood and laid-back beach bars around the Sea Islands, or head to nearby Savannah for a wide choice of must-try drinking and dining spots. With restaurants and bars fit for every occasion, there’s nothing like a tasty meal after a long day of fun in the sun.

Other things to do nearby

This chain of barrier islands on the Atlantic Ocean is packed with exciting things to do. From sunbathing and snorkeling at the beach, to paddleboarding, kayaking and fishing around the backwaters. Toast the sunsets at one of the many beach bars, join a dolphin tour, hit the surf or check out historic attractions like Beaufort History Museum and Magnolia Plantation.

When to visit South Carolina

The sun shines all year round in South Carolina, with fantastic deals to be had outside holiday periods and the peak season, which runs mostly through the spring and summer. Look out for special offers and last-minute deals - join our mailing list to be the first to know! No matter what time of year you visit, there is always so much going on!

How to book a stay

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