Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all the folks staying in one of our beach rentals Charleston.  The weather is definitely more summer than winter-like, which makes enjoying one of the best things about a Charleston beach house  —  aka, the BEACH  —  all the more enjoyable.

Our luxury beach house rentals SC are just steps from the sand and surf, and there’s something wonderfully festive about splashing around in December.  Who needs the Caribbean when you can stay in a luxury house on Isle of Palms or a Folly Beach house Charleston?

Now that the holidays are here, that also means college football playoffs…. And boy are there some big bowl games coming up.  Our SC vacation rentals are a great place to watch the games, since our Isle of Palms luxury rentals have your choice of many sizable screens on which to watch the action.

Below is a list of the bowl games along with who is playing whom.  I have to chuckle at how the corporate sponsorships lead to some rather silly names (The Motel 6 Cactus Bowl?  REALLY?!?).

Here’s a link to the updated list:

Here it is in a nutshell:

Dec. 19

Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl
North Carolina A&T 41, Alcorn State34
Gildan New Mexico Bowl
Arizona 45, New Mexico 37
Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl
Utah 35, BYU 28
Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
Appalachian State 31, Ohio 29
AutoNation Cure Bowl
San Jose State 27, Georgia State 16
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Louisiana Tech 47, Arkansas State 28
Dec. 21

Miami Beach Bowl
Western Kentucky 45, South Florida 35
Dec. 22

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Akron vs. Utah State
Boise, Idaho | Albertsons Stadium
3:30 p.m. on ESPN


Marmot Boca Raton Bowl
Toledo vs. Temple
Boca Raton, Florida | FAU Stadium
7 p.m. on ESPN


Dec. 23

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
Boise State vs. Northern Illinois
San Diego | Qualcomm Stadium
4:30 p.m. on ESPN


GoDaddy Bowl
Georgia Southern vs. Bowling Green
Mobile, Alabama | Ladd-Peebles Stadium
8 p.m. on ESPN

Dec. 24

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl
Middle Tennessee vs. Western Michigan
Nassau, Bahamas | Robinson National Stadium
Noon on ESPN


Hawai’i Bowl
San Diego State vs. Cincinnati
Honolulu | Aloha Stadium
8 p.m. on ESPN


Dec. 26

St. Petersburg Bowl
Connecticut vs. Marshall
St. Petersburg, Florida | Tropicana Field
11 a.m. on ESPN


Hyundai Sun Bowl
Miami vs. Washington State
El Paso, Texas | Sun Bowl
2 p.m. on CBS


Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl
Washington vs. Southern Miss
Dallas | Cotton Bowl
2:20 p.m. on ESPN


New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Indiana vs. Duke
Bronx, New York | Yankee Stadium
3:30 p.m. on ABC


Camping World Independence Bowl
Tulsa vs. Virginia Tech
Shreveport, Louisiana | Independence Stadium
5:45 p.m. on ESPN


Foster Farms Bowl
UCLA vs. Nebraska
Santa Clara, California | Levi’s Stadium
9:15 p.m. on ESPN


Dec. 28

Military Bowl presented By Northrop Grumman
Pittsburgh vs. Navy
Annapolis, Maryland | Jack Stephens Field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
2:30 p.m. on ESPN


Quick Lane Bowl
Central Michigan vs. Minnesota
Detroit | Ford Field
5 p.m. on ESPN2


Dec. 29

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
California vs. Air Force
Ft. Worth, Texas | Amon G. Carter Stadium
2 p.m. on ESPN


Russell Athletic Bowl
North Carolina vs. Baylor
Orlando | Orlando Citrus Bowl
5:30 p.m. on ESPN


NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl
Nevada vs. Colorado State
Tucson, Arizona | Arizona Stadium
7:30 p.m. on Campus Insiders


AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl
LSU vs. Texas Tech
Houston | NRG Stadium
9 p.m. on ESPN


Dec. 30

Birmingham Bowl
Auburn vs. Memphis
Birmingham, Alabama | Legion Field
Noon on ESPN


Belk Bowl
NC State vs. Mississippi State
Charlotte, N.C. | Bank of America Stadium
3:30 p.m. on ESPN


Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Texas A&M vs. Louisville
Nashville | Nissan Stadium
7 p.m. on ESPN


National Funding Holiday Bowl
USC vs. Wisconsin
San Diego | Qualcomm Stadium
10:30 p.m. on ESPN

Dec. 31

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Houston vs. Florida State
Atlanta | Georgia Dome
Noon on ESPN


College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl
No. 4 Oklahoma vs. No. 1 Clemson
Miami Gardens, Florida | Sun Life Stadium
4 p.m. on ESPN


College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
No. 3 Michigan State vs. No. 2 Alabama
Arlington, Texas | AT&T Stadium
8 p.m. on ESPN

Jan. 1

Outback Bowl
Northwestern vs. Tennessee
Tampa | Raymond James Stadium
Noon on ESPN2


Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
Michigan vs. Florida
Orlando | Orlando Citrus Bowl
1 p.m. on ABC


BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl
Notre Dame vs. Ohio State
Glendale, Arizona | University of Phoenix Stadium
1 p.m. on ESPN


Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual
Stanford vs. Iowa
Pasadena, California | Rose Bowl
5 p.m. on ESPN


Allstate Sugar Bowl
Oklahoma State vs. Ole Miss
New Orleans | Mercedes-Benz Superdome
8:30 p.m. on ESPN


Jan. 2

TaxSlayer Bowl
Penn State vs. Georgia
Jacksonville, Florida | EverBank Field
Noon on ESPN


AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Kansas State vs. Arkansas
Memphis | Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
3:20 p.m. on ESPN


Valero Alamo Bowl
Oregon vs. TCU
San Antonio, Texas | Alamodome
6:45 p.m. on ESPN


Motel 6 Cactus Bowl
West Virginia vs. Arizona State
Phoenix | Chase Field
10:15 p.m. on ESPN

Jan. 11

College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T
Glendale, Arizona | University of Phoenix Stadium
8:30 p.m. on ESPN


Whew, that’s a lotta games.

lighted bridges

If you’re here in one of EP’s beach house rentals Charleston SC and are wanting something festive to do, don’t forget the Holiday Festival of Lights.  It goes on every evening (including tonight, Christmas night) through January 3rd, and it is a GREAT family-friendly activity for all ages.

Read more about it in this BLOG, and also THIS ONE.


Also, there’s a cool holiday walking tour of the Holy City going on each afternoon through December 31st (except for Christmas Day).  It’s the “Christmas in Charleston Walking Tour” where you’ll get to visit decorated private homes and also churches and experience what Charleston was like at Christmas in 1860, 1886 and 1929.

Here’s a link with all the info:

Tours are offered from 1:30 till 3:30 and cost $20 per person.


So enjoy the rest of the holiday season, and when you are looking for rental homes South Carolina, especially Isle of Palms vacation rentals, be sure to contact Exclusive Properties.

All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger