Edisto Island

Just an hour’s drive south of historic Charleston lays the picturesque sea island community of Edisto Island, South Carolina. Nestled in rural Colleton County, this idyllic waterfront community boasts a rich and colorful history dating back more than 500 years. It’s this history and geographic location that makes Edisto Island beach rentals a popular place to explore the rest of what coastal South Carolina has to offer.

Originally inhabited in the 1500s by the Edisto tribe of Native Americans, the island was later explored and settled by Spaniards in the 1600s. This was followed by the English during the reign of King Charles II.

In the 18th century, this coastal barrier island was nearly devastated by pirates, drought, boll weevils, the plague, fires and hurricanes, all of which took a terrible toll on the Native Indians and the European settlers. These natural disasters have long since dissipated and as such, have allowed for Edisto Island beach rentals to flourish in the years since.

Prosperity returned to the region in the 1800s as a result of the demand for rice, indigo and Sea Island cotton. However, the Civil War destroyed many of the plantations and historic homes. Some plantations remain and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which continue to be popular tourism sites among those who book Edisto Beach rentals for their visit to South Carolina.

Today, the island boats approximately 3,400 residents who rely primarily on the tourism industry. These same people who book Edisto Island rentals are welcomed by residents, who work hand-in-hand to keep the local economy humming. There are excellent outdoor recreational opportunities, local seafood restaurants, a marina, a golf course and Edisto Island beach rentals currently available.

Are you considering making a move to Edisto Island?  Contact us to help with any questions you may have.

Edisto Island June 19, 2024
32
Listed
86
Avg. DOM
$560.16
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,150,000
Med. List Price
32 Properties
Page 1 of 3
$1,100,000
Neighborhood: Edisto Beach
4
Beds
3
Baths
1,792
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
1
Day on Site
24015603
MLS
$360,000
Neighborhood: Driftwood Villa
2
Beds
1
Baths
709
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
2
Days on Site
24015519
MLS
$540,000
Neighborhood: Edisto Oaks
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,440
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
7
Days on Site
24015023
MLS
Open 6/29
8837 Palmetto Road Edisto Island,  SC 29438
$1,100,000
Neighborhood: The Neck
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,606
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
15
Days on Site
24014277
MLS
$2,100,000
Neighborhood: Edisto Beach
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,048
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
16
Days on Site
24014162
MLS
Open 6/30
738 Fairway Drive Edisto Island,  SC 29438
$1,200,000
Neighborhood: Wyndham Ocean Ridge
4
Beds
3
Baths
1,923
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
19
Days on Site
24013388
MLS
$1,995,000
Neighborhood: Edisto Beach
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
2,830
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
22
Days on Site
24013526
MLS
$1,499,000
Neighborhood: Edisto Beach
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,383
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
22
Days on Site
24013528
MLS
$1,600,000
Neighborhood: Jungle Shores
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,618
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
23
Days on Site
24013430
MLS
$879,000
Neighborhood: Middleton Plantation
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,270
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
29
Days on Site
24013004
MLS
$1,485,000
Neighborhood: Jeremy Cay
4
Beds
4
Baths
3,354
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
31
Days on Site
24012767
MLS
$1,795,000
Neighborhood: Beach Walk
6
Beds
6
Baths
3,431
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
33
Days on Site
24012720
MLS