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 March 3, 2024
21
Listed
87
Avg. DOM
$582.07
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$875,500
Med. List Price
21 Properties
Page 1 of 2
$400,000
Neighborhood: Edisto Island
4
Beds
1
Baths
1,212
Sq.Ft.
1964
Year Built
3
Days on Site
24005229
MLS
$1,485,000
Neighborhood: Jeremy Cay
4
Beds
4
Baths
3,142
Sq.Ft.
1996
Year Built
4
Days on Site
23024627
MLS
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,046
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
6
Days on Site
24004933
MLS
$1,785,000
Neighborhood: Jeremy Cay
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,235
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
10
Days on Site
24004638
MLS
$1,550,000
Neighborhood: Middleton Plantation
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,000
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
17
Days on Site
24004016
MLS
6
Beds
6F11/2
Baths
5,190
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
18
Days on Site
24003458
MLS
$349,000
Neighborhood: Wyndham Ocean Ridge
1
Beds
1
Baths
672
Sq.Ft.
2009
Year Built
27
Days on Site
24003023
MLS
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,317
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
36
Days on Site
24002227
MLS
$339,000
Neighborhood: Driftwood Villa
1
Beds
1
Baths
672
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
48
Days on Site
24001198
MLS
$1,990,000
Neighborhood: Edisto Beach
5
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
2,276
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
53
Days on Site
24000835
MLS
$539,000
Neighborhood: Bay Creek Villas
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,175
Sq.Ft.
1986
Year Built
65
Days on Site
23028611
MLS
$679,000
Neighborhood: Edisto Beach
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,296
Sq.Ft.
1953
Year Built
89
Days on Site
23027407
MLS