The 20 Best Airbnbs In Hilton Head, South Carolina

It's no secret that Airbnb has a roster of stellar vacation rentals to book for your next trip. There's everything from gorgeous mountain houses with jaw-dropping views, chic city apartments, and even celebrity homes to enjoy. If you're planning your next beach vacation or even just dreaming about it, Hilton Head, South Carolina is an ideal destination for couples and families alike. Also, it just so happens to be considered the best continental U.S. island for the fifth straight year in a row, according to Travel + Leisure. Hilton Head offers more than just great beaches. The draw for tourists, per the outlet, includes friendly locals, overall value of the destination, plenty of activities on the island, gorgeous natural attractions, and, of course, fresh seafood. It also has historical attractions like its Civil War era fort.

If you're a foodie, you'll want to visit the island's restaurant scene for a taste of the Lowcountry, notes Hilton Head Island, and with over 250 restaurants there's something for everyone. From elegant to casual, you'll have the chance to indulge in unique dishes including oysters, gumbo, and fried okra. And don't miss out on a bucket of steamed ready-to-eat shrimp that you can share with your friends and family, preferably during a sunset. If your ideal vacation consists of playing golf, relaxing on the beach, and indulging in some spectacular seafood, keep scrolling to find your next Airbnb rental with 5-star reviews.

Ocean views

Enjoy gorgeous natural surroundings and ocean views from your private balcony in a one-bedroom, two-bathroom condo at Palmetto Dunes Windsor Place that comfortably sleeps six. Imagine taking your meals out on the patio with that view .... which is one reason it has received its 5-star ratings. Reviewers note the balcony and proximity to the beach as major highlights!

Walk to it all

A walkable retreat at an ocean-front resort gives you so much access to all of your favorite activities, including golf, tennis, the pickle ball center, and kayaking. The interior of this dreamy Airbnb has a soft color palette in the main living space, a neutral couch with blue and green pillows, and lighting that glows.

Pool and ocean views

If seeing the ocean from your rental isn't enough, snag this option with pool views too! The 5-star, one-bedroom Airbnb in Barrington Arms has been recently renovated with brand new flooring and fresh paint. It can welcome up to four people. One guest proclaimed, "Over 30 years we've stayed in many places — this condo was the best!" 

Epic sunsets

On North Forest Beach Drive at the luxe North Shore Place you'll find this second floor, 1,290-square-foot Airbnb villa with an epic pool overlooking the ocean. Are you ready to enjoy those candy-colored sunsets with a glass of vino? It would be the perfect spot to spend a romantic evening.

Location, location, location

This three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom sun-filled townhome is less than five minutes from the private Shipyard Beach. It's the perfect rental for big families, hosting up to seven guests, with two living room areas for relaxing, a massive kitchen for large gatherings, and a newly built deck that would be great for a cookout.

A designer kitchen

This one-bedroom beachfront condo has a newly renovated designer kitchen with a stunning marble backsplash and all-new stainless steel appliances. There's plenty to do on-site with the oceanfront pool, a Tiki bar for the ultimate hangout spot, three restaurants, two bars, bike rentals, a gym, and more. So far, it's received over 20 5-star reviews!

A luxury penthouse

In Harbour Town, you can stay at a two-bedroom luxury penthouse with a beachy aesthetic, a new kitchen with quartz countertops, and guest rooms with TVs for movie nights after long days by the sea. No wonder this unit has 5-star reviews with guests citing its ideal location as the draw since it's close to many hip eateries.

On the beach

This sprawling four-bedroom Airbnb retreat is just a short drive from Hilton Head, as well as Charleston and Savannah. As one guest pointed out, "You seriously cannot be more ON the beach than staying at Tidewatch!" So, if you love to fall asleep to the sound of ocean waves lapping the shore, this one is definitely for you!

Exquisite 360 degree views

Ocean views abound at the Siren's Lookout 5-star treehouse offering two bedrooms. The views from the kitchen aren't too shabby for starting your day or ending the night. Can you imagine how excellent it would be to cook a meal there? Talk about a welcome distraction... guests have called this haven peaceful and enchanting, so don't miss it! 

A golf lover's dream

If you enjoy golf, you'll want to stay at this luxe three-bedroom Airbnb rental situated on the Clipper Course at the Shipyard Golf Club, right on the 5th hole to be exact. If you'd rather relax, there's a stunning patio where you can sip your wine as you watch the action.

Out to sea

This darling two-bedroom villa has a room that reminds you that you're out to sea with the sweetest sailboat-themed room for your tiniest family members. The unit has an open floor plan, making it the ideal rental for families. With over 50 5-star reviews you can be sure past guests have loved their experiences here!

Romantic marina views

Enjoy spellbinding views of the boats docked at the Shelter Cove Marina from this gorgeous rental. The 5-star oasis has received rave reviews regarding the location, the well stocked kitchen, and of course, those views! With popular restaurants within walking distance, you and your loved one won't be bored at this spacious retreat.

An oceanfront villa

Sandpiper's Nest, a superb oceanfront rental, is laid out in the perfect position for you to wake up to the most spectacular sunrises. The calming interior features neutral décor, gorgeous wood flooring, and a hip white brick wall. This unit is ideal for up to four guests.

Pure luxury

This massive yellow vacation home on Airbnb boasts five bedrooms and a whopping eight bathrooms, accommodating up to 12 guests for a memorable vacation. There's a pool area with a hot tub that you most likely won't want to leave during your trip. One 5-star reviewer said, "North Forest Beach is one of the prettiest areas in Hilton Head."

Pretty newly built cottage

This spacious five-bedroom cottage is just two years old and boasts boogie boards for the beach, kayaks, and bikes. This home even comes with board games and toys for the kids as well as a fully stocked kitchen. One reviewer remarked, "This place is absolutely incredible. It literally has everything you need. It exceeded our expectations!"

An elegant beach estate

For a getaway with all of your nearest and dearest, check out the seven-bedroom Sandy Beach Retreat located in the luxurious Burkes Beach area. Guests gave this stately abode a high rating, noting its spectacular location, cleanliness, and more! This oasis is near the ocean and has luxury amenities on site, including a pool and hot tub.

Close to golf

Here's another stately Airbnb getaway dubbed the Governor's Quarters near Harbour Town Golf Links and Sea Pines Beach Club with oceanfront restaurants, a swanky rooftop, and a beach bar. The coastal décor-inspired home boasts four bedrooms and can comfortably host up to eight guests.

All access

This two-bedroom condo with private beach access also offers guests a chance to thoroughly enjoy the South Beach Marina pool. The rental feels spacious, with 12-foot high ceilings and calming guest rooms painted in sophisticated hues like light green and blue. Guests love that it's clean and family-friendly.

Cozy retreat

Guests have made note of this two-bedroom Airbnb rental for its cozy vibes. Perhaps more importantly, it's just a five-minute walk to paradise... as in the beach. And let's be honest, that's probably where you'll want to spend most of your time anyway. This highly recommended condo also comes with in-unit laundry and an Xbox for the gamers.

Harbour Town's best attractions

All of the best parts of Harbour Town are at your fingertips with a stay at this 5-star three-bedroom townhome in Hilton Head. You'll be steps from the pool, the Harbour Town Links Clubhouse, and Smith Stearns Tennis Center. Guests have gone wild over the attentive hosts, as no details were left unchecked!