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- With travel picking up, many are seeking a summer beach getaway or are ready to hit theme parks.
- Florida offers a wide range of vacation appeal, from white-sand beaches to lively cities.
- We found the best Airbnbs in Florida, from the Gulf Coast down to the Keys.
The Sunshine State continues to eagerly welcome visitors and with travel picking up as summer gets into full swing, many are seeking a trip to the beach or are ready to get back to visiting cities. And with Disney World once again open to all visitors, theme parks are another major draw.
While some are ready to get back on planes, road trips and vacations within easy driving distances continue to be popular trends. Florida, in particular, is easily accessible from many American cities and an especially appealing option for East Coasters looking for some sunshine.
While there’s plenty of gorgeous hotels in Florida to choose from, the state also a wide range of fantastic Airbnb options. Whether you’re ready to enjoy the magic of Disney World, want to party in South Beach, or are ready to kick back and relax on the white-sand beaches of the Gulf Coast, we found Florida Airbnbs to suit all tastes.
You can browse all the best Florida Airbnbs below, or jump directly to a specific area here:
- Best Airbnbs in Miami
- Best Airbnbs in Fort Lauderdale
- Best Airbnbs in Orlando and Kissimmee
- Best Airbnbs in Key West
- Best Airbnbs on Florida’s Gulf Coast
- FAQ: Florida vacations
- The best Florida hotels
These are the best Airbnbs in Florida, sorted by area and then price from low to high.
Cozy home in Miami
Unlike many other Miami listings, this property offers the chance to stay in a house rather than an apartment. For this listing, it’s all in the details. The bright blue “Eat” sign in the kitchen matches blue accents that appear across the home, right down to the bowls in the cabinet. Beach towels, an umbrella, and beach blankets are provided, and a travel crib is also available for new parents.
Many reviewers cite the outdoor space as an advantage, specifically noting the various decks, grill, and even an outdoor garden as top features. One reviewer called the yard “gloriously tropical and serene; the photos simply don’t do it justice.”
The full-sized kitchen and washer/dryer make it a great fit for a week-long stay, and it’s walking distance to Midtown Miami and the Design District.
Cottage with a private pool in Miami
Located near the trendy Brickell neighborhood in Miami, this home is named “La Casita Blanca” by the host for its all-white exteriors. It features modern decor throughout in soothing neutral tones, but here it’s really about enjoying time outside in the stunning and fenced-off yard. In addition to the lush lawn and garden wall, there’s a cute eating nook and lounge chairs for relaxing and soaking up some sunshine.
When you’re ready to cool off, dive into the kidney-shaped pool featuring dolphin mosaic tiles. However, keep in mind that while this is a guest house that’s completely separate, the yard and pool are shared with the main house nearby.
Contemporary studio with views in Miami
Rated five stars for communication, check-in, and location, the apartment’s Superhost thinks of even the smallest of details, including a bottle of champagne upon arrival.
The apartment has a refreshingly clean, simple, and elegant feel with clear dining chairs, a small writing desk, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests also have access to a pool, hot tub, and gym, though those facilities may be impacted by COVID.
Coconut Grove is charming and full of shops and restaurants. If you seek the sand, the beach is just a short ride away.
Oceanview condo in Miami Beach
Nothing is more pleasing than staying in an Airbnb that feels like a hotel and this property has all the makings of a dream beachfront stay.
The sleek, modern decor is coupled with resort-like amenities such as the pool, gym, and tennis courts, in addition to the prime beach location. It’s also likely cheaper than you’ll find at a nearby hotel in peak season.
Art-filled condo in downtown Miami
The downtown Miami apartment features sleek white and gray interiors and plenty of contemporary art decking its walls. One serious perk is the huge, private balcony with views of the skyline and Biscayne Bay. King-size beds and a Roman tub for a sumptuous stay, while a dedicated workspace in one of the bedrooms means you can also use this spot as a home base for a working vacation.
A shared gym with a dry sauna, plus a pool area that includes four separate hot tubs are building amenities. Restaurants, shops, and a convenience store are also right downstairs.
Trendy apartment in Miami
If you’re looking to take advantage of Miami’s vibrant art district, consider a base in vibrant Wynwood. This listing is just a short walk from the revered Wynwood Walls, which are an anchor of the local art scene, surrounded by plenty of shops and restaurants.
The home harbors the same aesthetic of Wynwood itself: young, hip, and trendy. Its four-guest capacity is perfect for small groups (despite only having one bedroom), and the apartment is part of a larger complex with a pool and gym.
Relaxed pad in Fort Lauderdale
The granite kitchen, serene bathroom, and in-unit washer/dryer all make this home a great pick for a week-long stay for up to four guests. The interiors are thoroughly modern with a tile backsplash in the kitchen, a long kitchen island that doubles as a bar with black stools, and uniquely tiled flooring in the bedroom.
Past guests praise the shower as the highlight, with one describing it as “a dream shower with great pressure.” The fenced-in pool is shared only between three units, so it’s easier to maintain social distance than at a larger complex. There’s also a backyard with a pool, grill, and lounge chairs.
Modern apartment near Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale
This home is an elegant base in the upscale Colee Hammock neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale. Built in the 1960s, the building was crafted a huge oak tree in the courtyard.
Inside, you’ll find uniquely shaped rooms and minimalistic but updated decor that still has beachy flair via palm-print wallpaper in the white kitchen and a leopard rug in the living area. A private patio adds additional hangout space, complete with a charming hammock.
Beach house with private pool in Fort Lauderdale
This contemporary house is right near the beach and is especially ideal for families. It features plenty of space for spreading out and one room with Twin-size beds that’s just right for kids. The open-concept living area includes a media console and comfy couch for at-home movie nights, and the modern kitchen is great for enjoying meals in.
Large sliding glass doors lead to a fenced-in yard with a private pool and huge patio area that includes a gas grill. If you’re driving here, you’ll especially enjoy that this home has a driveway for free and easy parking.
Sleek luxury condo in Hollywood
For those who want to enjoy all Fort Lauderdale has to offer at a quieter home base, consider staying at this spot in Hollywood, which is only a 25-minute drive away.
With a minimalistic kitchen and waterfront terrace, this condo embraces luxury with hotel-like perks such as an inviting pool, hot tub, gym, and tennis court. It’s directly on the beach, making it easy to maximize your time on the sand. Best for couples, it houses up to two guests.
Decor is stylish but inviting, with neutral furnishings accented by beachy and bright photographs. There’s also a small balcony complete with two chairs for enjoying the views.
Condo with pool near Disney Springs in Orlando
You won’t have to worry about traveling too far to hit the theme parks at this condo that’s just one mile from Disney Springs.
This place is packed with great family amenities, including a shared, on-site pool. The apartment itself features a private hot tub, bunk beds for the kids tucked in the hall, and a plush King-size bed for parents in the bedroom. Contemporary decor, like an elegant gray couch, glass dining table, and pop art pieces, add an upscale feel. There’s even a small balcony for enjoying the view.
Palm Beach-style apartment in Orlando
Get a taste of vintage Florida charm in this high-end kitsch space with bright colors everywhere you look. A light blue couch is accented by pink floral pillows, while an egg chair in the corner and turquoise stools are equally eye-catching seating options.
This listing is especially ideal for couples looking for a quirky and fun stay. It’s located in Winter Park just outside downtown Orlando, making it great for nights out enjoying the dining and nightlife scene of the area. But if the beach is on your radar, the apartment also provides complimentary beach essentials for you to use during your stay.
Huge townhouse with a private pool in Orlando
This an appealing listing for numerous reasons, especially for large families or pods of friends traveling together. The interiors are sophisticated with leather sofas earth-toned accents throughout.
But it has a playful side too, with some of the bedrooms including Star Wars and Disney motifs that kids will surely love. Another major draw here is the private pool, ideal for a lazy day at home or cooling off after a busy day at the parks.
Lake Buena Vista and all its attractions are right at your fingertips making this listing’s location an equally attractive reason to book.
There’s scattered availability over the next few months, with full availability starting in August.
Spacious townhouse for Disney families in Kissimmee
This huge, five-bedroom townhouse is only five miles from Walt Disney World. It’s well-equipped with a full-sized kitchen and themed bedrooms for the kids or kids at heart, decked out in full Disney paraphernalia.
When you inevitably tire out from the theme parks, retreat to this cozy space or take a dip in the community’s on-site pool. However, it’s worth checking with the host on if the space is currently open.
Harry Potter-inspired home in Kissimmee
Harry Potter fans, we’ve found the ultimate house for a future visit to Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Just a 10-minute drive to the theme park, every inch of this home is covered in Hogwarts nostalgia and can accommodate up to 13 wizards or muggles with five themed bedrooms.
One reviewer raves: “This place is simply one of a kind, location is great and the communication with Sofi was outstanding. Despite having nine guests nobody felt cramped and all which is a testament to how well the property is designed. This is the Gold standard for being a host.”
Studio near Duval in Key West
This cozy apartment is small but expertly laid out to maximize space. It includes a comfy Queen-size bed, a full kitchen with modern granite countertops, a separate dining area, and an oversized wardrobe for easy unpacking. It even has a small, furnished deck that’s an ideal spot for your morning coffee.
This home’s best amenity is its location. Found just a block from Duval Street, the lively main drag, you’ll be close to many of Key West’s top attractions. As an added bonus, it also comes with a free and private parking spot.
Resort-style apartment in Key Largo
The idyllic Florida Keys are known for remote scenery and relaxed vibes, and this property makes it easy to savor both. The apartment is actually part of a beach resort with breathtaking views, beach access, a great pool and hot tub, as well as tennis courts, though you should confirm their operation with the host before booking.
It’s newer to Airbnb so reviews are limited, but the resort itself has an 8.0 rating on Booking. Aside from the basics, the resort also offers many perks, such as a poolside bar, an on-site restaurant, decks for fishing and boating, and grills.
The apartment itself has a modern kitchen with high-end appliances, and includes beachy details like starfish lamps, palm leaf-patterned bedding, and ocean-themed artwork.
Sailing yacht in Key West
For a truly unique stay, consider this spacious sailing yacht. The ship is more spacious than you might think, with three full bedrooms that feature a Queen, Full, and Twin beds.
The vintage Mason boat is decked out in midcentury modern furnishings with fun turquoise accents and wood trim. Enjoy a meal with a view in the cozy eating nook that features big windows. There’s a four-burner gas stove, an oven, and a refrigerator and freezer in addition to a grill for making meals onboard.
When you’re ready to enjoy the ocean, just hop right into the water.
Waterfront home on Pine Island
Found on Pine Island not far from Fort Myers, this Airbnb is an ideal stay for anyone seeking a getaway surrounded by nature where they can easily hit the water. Take a ride along a bike trail that runs the full 18-mile length of the island, or hike within the numerous nearby nature preserves.
But you can also enjoy the water right outside the front door here. This home is right on its own dock and comes with kayaks and paddleboards. Boat rentals are also available for fishing trips or sailing. Lucky guests might even catch dolphins swimming by.
The home itself is lovely with floor-to-ceiling windows to highlight the water views. Two modestly-sized bedrooms come with Queen beds, and there is a pull-out sofa for any extra guests.
Chic apartment in Tampa
Hardwood floors, a gorgeous kitchen, and minimalist lighting — you might want to live here. This apartment fit for four people is sophisticated and includes amenities like a lovely balcony, community pool, gym, and grill, and the host recently noted that the pool is now open for guests, though the gym and some other amenities remain closed until further notice.
It’s also a quick five-minute drive to downtown Tampa. If this home gets snatched up, the Superhost also lists some other beautiful properties around Tampa.
Home with tennis and beach access in Sanibel Island
Found on picturesque Sanibel island, this sun-filled home makes it easy to enjoy the tropical vibes. Just right for those seeking a quieter escape, the house is in a lush residential neighborhood lined with trees. Staying here comes with perks like access to a community pool and tennis courts, and it’s also just a short bike ride or walk to Bowman’s Beach.
Double-height ceilings, floor-to-ceiling patio doors, and terra cotta tile give the living room a breezy feel. There’s a well-appointed kitchen and breakfast area, and a screened-in porch has an additional table and chairs for dining or entertaining.
This property is also pet-friendly for those traveling with four-legged friends.
Waterfront home in Clearwater
This listing is self-described by the host as “the perfect space for a couple” and comes complete with a waterfront view, beach chairs, and the option to rent jet skis and paddle boards.
Time spent on land will also be positive, based on past guest reviews noting the studio’s cleanliness, coziness, and proximity to Clearwater’s shops and restaurants. The studio has a minimalist chic aesthetic with an entirely wooden wall behind the bed, a midcentury modern-style armchair, and wall sconce light fixtures.
Spacious waterfront home with private pool in Marco Island
Ideal for large families or big groups there’s plenty of space to entertain and spread out here. The sprawling first floor features an open kitchen and two living areas, each with plush couches, coffee tables, and beach-chic decor, including white wicker furniture and pale blue accents.
In the backyard, take a dip in the 23-foot heated pool or just enjoy the canal views from the large screened-in porch. When you’re ready to hit the beach, the garage is stocked with a beach cart, beach chairs, sun tent, and bicycles.
Located on a waterway where fishing and kayaking are encouraged (in fact the house has fishing poles and kayaks and life jackets for guests to use), the house is also just a 15-minute walk to Tigertail Beach and the JW Marriott on Marco Island.
Quaint studio in Sarasota, $252
This cute and cozy Sarasota home has all the makings of a tranquil couple’s weekend. Facing the Gulf of Mexico, the waterfront studio comes complete with the necessary items to relax and escape, such as a deck dotted with beach chairs, chaise lounges on the water, and even complimentary housekeeping, if you want to request it.
While it does have a full kitchen, the apartment isn’t huge, so it’s best for couples or solo travelers.
Beachy condo in Panama City Beach, $228
Panama City has long been the epicenter of spring break activity in Florida, but lately its turned its party reputation around and become a quieter destination for families, too. In line with that, this picturesque beach house promises to be far more peaceful than you might expect of PC.
Drink your morning coffee while gazing out at the ocean from the waterfront balcony, or grab an appropriately-spaced chair by the beach or pool. With a King-sized bed and bunk beds, it accommodates up to six guests and would be great for families or small groups.
When is the best time to visit Florida?
The best time to visit Florida is from October through May. June through August is typically humid and there are high chances of a tropical storm. However, that means summer is the best time to find deals, while the winter sees prices surge.
Where should I stay in Florida?
The best place to stay in Florida depends entirely on your vacation plans and needs. If you want to visit Disney and the other theme parks, you’ll want to be in Orlando or Kissimmee.
Gulf Coast beach areas offer soft white-sands and turquoise waters that rival the Caribbean. Clearwater, Destin, Naples, and Marco, and Sanibel Island are all popular and beautiful areas.
Of course, if you prefer the big cities and plenty of art, culture, and nightlife, then Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota, Tampa, or West Palm Beach will be especially appealing.
What is there to do in Florida?
Florida is best known for its beaches on both coasts. But there’s plenty to do beyond sunbathing and burying your toes in the sand (though there’s nothing wrong with just doing that!).
Of course, there are the theme parks, including Disney World, Universal, Epcot, Legoland, and so many more. In Miami, you can wander through the murals of Wynwood, eat at world-class restaurants, shop at upscale boutiques, and enjoy the nightlife and lively clubs. The so-called Space Coast gets its name thanks to the Kennedy Space Center, which you can visit.
Nature lovers can explore the Everglades, float on a tube down a river in Ginnie Springs, swim with manatees, snorkel, or head out on a fishing excursion. There is also plenty to do off-shore, from chartering a fishing boat to snorkeling at an artificial reef.
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