Florida, with its beaches, amusement parks, and unique atmosphere, is easily one of the most popular states to visit in the USA. From Disney World to the night life of Miami, no matter the nature of your visit, one of the best Airbnbs in Florida is bound to suit your needs. You won’t believe the variety and range of Florida Airbnbs out there.
To help you out, here is a list of the best vacation apartments for rent in Florida on Airbnb. This list only includes superhosts, which are Airbnb hosts with a history of excellent service – ensuring quality. Some properties listed here also belong to the Airbnb Plus program, which are properties that have been inspected and verified for quality.
If you’ve always wanted to explore the Tampa Bay Area, then make sure to lock down this Airbnb Plus for your trip. This is one of the best Florida Airbnbs for those keen to see Tampa, in part because of its location in the trendy neighborhood of Seminole Heights which is full of breweries and parks, but is also just an easy 10 minute drive to downtown.
The real perk about this guesthouse’s location is that you have the Hillsborough River flowing through your backyard. Lounge out on your private riverside dock, or enjoy views of the lazy river from the hammock on its screened porch.
Mind you, this one bedroom guesthouse is more than just its setting. There is a queen bed in the cozy bedroom, which is kept comfortable with both air-conditioning and a ceiling fan. Through the sliding door is the relaxed living room featuring a large couch and a breakfast table. Over in the full kitchen is a coffee maker, microwave, fridge, and stove. Finally there are perks like Wi-Fi, TV, and a self check-in option.
The Rabbit Hole
There’s no way you’ll find another Airbnb in Florida that’s as good value for money as this apartment in St. Petersburg. Located in the Allendale Park area north of downtown, there are plenty of restaurants and shopping centers nearby, while Tampa is also just 20 minutes away.
Besides its great value and fantastic rating with over 700 reviews, what’s great about this studio apartment is its fun nature. Full of color, this converted garage features a cupboard full of snacks and food, plus an old-school arcade game with classic games to keep you entertained. While the kitchenette only comes with a microwave and refrigerator, there are other amenities like a TV, Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning.
Although there’s only a queen bed in the studio, superhost Brent provides air mattresses for up to two extra guests. This Airbnb also allows dogs, who can run around the fenced-in backyard. Guests have a private entrance to the yard, as well as a private driveway with plenty of room for parking.
Sanctuary of Light
They say good things come in small packages, and that’s definitely the case with this modern bungalow in Florida. Situated in beautiful East Hill, a historic and central neighborhood of Pensacola, you’re just a block from the bayou and a quick drive from downtown.
Looking at this small bungalow a few things are quite clear. Firstly, its name is quite appropriate given its large windows letting plenty of sunlight in, and the calming natural design of the Airbnb. Large french doors open out onto your own back patio allowing you to move freely between the bungalow and the garden, while maintaining complete privacy from the main house.
With a queen bed that sleeps two, this studio bungalow is best suited to solo travelers or couples. Sharing the living space, there is a couch and dining table, as well as a kitchenette featuring a fridge, stovetop, hot water kettle, and microwave. Despite its natural style, there are a few modern conveniences like black out shades and air-conditioning to help you sleep, as well as Wi-Fi.
180º Oceanview Apartment
Those dreaming of a vacation beachfront rental in Florida need look no further than this apartment with ocean views in Miami Beach. This beachfront Airbnb in Florida is surrounded by high-end bars and restaurants in the upscale area of Mid-Beach and enjoys a lot of apartment complex amenities.
While this is a studio apartment, it’s able to sleep up to three people thanks to its roomy king bed and fold out sofa bed. Featuring a sleek modern design, the main focus of this apartment is the fantastic views out over the ocean. However, if you grow bored of the view, there’s also a huge 4K TV with Netflix, HBO GO, and TIVO, as well as high-speed Wi-Fi to keep you entertained.
To help you prepare basic meals, the kitchenette comes with a refrigerator, blender, and microwave. Those traveling with little ones can request a baby crib or toddler cot. Beach equipment and towels are also provided. Guests staying in the building enjoy free valet parking and access to the on-site swimming pool, tennis courts, and gym.
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If you’re looking to rent an apartment in Florida for your vacation, it’s hard to go past this Airbnb in the Florida Keys. Found right in the historic Old Town of Key West, this Airbnb provides the perfect location to explore the attractions of the island.
Everything about this apartment looks as you’d expect from a tropical island destination, from the palm trees outside its picket fence, to the bold and colorful interior. You’ll love the vibe of the neighborhood, and with chairs out on the wrap-around porch it’ll be hard to pull yourself away from watching local life.
Inside the one bedroom condo you’ll have plenty of space with the spacious bedroom featuring a king-size bed perfect for couples. Off of that is an ensuite bathroom and a living room with a leather sofa. The galley kitchen may be small, but it’s fully equipped with everything you need to prepare your own meals. Besides having Wi-Fi and air-conditioning, this apartment boasts two Smart TVs, one in the living room and the other in the bedroom.
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Treehouse at Danville
Looking for an experience that’s a bit different? Then why not try a treehouse rental in Florida like this awesome one in Danville. Turning childhood dreams into reality, this Airbnb sits 15 feet off the ground between two oak trees and has an elevator which takes you up.
The design of the adults-only treehouse is a bit like a floating yurt, with one large space that’s both a living room and bedroom. At its center is a queen-size Murphy bed which sleeps two, allowing more space in the treehouse during the day. There is a satellite TV and small kitchenette, featuring a fridge and a microwave in the treehouse. But there’s also a gas grill for cooking out on the upper deck, plus a pleasant gas fireplace.
Down a level you’ll find the mid deck, where you have a two person outdoor shower with hot running water. This is also where you’ll find the hot tub and undercover seating for rainy days. Finally, at ground level, there’s even more seating around a fire pit, as well as a fun Tiki hut bar.
Tiny House Paradise
Young families or small groups that don’t need much space will simply love this tiny house in the city of Bradenton. Not only is this one of the most cleverly designed vacation rentals in Florida, it’s a short walk from the Palma Sola beaches and a quick drive to more beaches on Anna Maria Island.
Despite its small size, this tiny house can sleep four guests, and has a crib for little ones. The house features a queen-size bed and a single bed, both in sleeping lofts. There is also a pull-out sleeper sofa in the living area. Don’t expect much privacy though, this is all in one open space, with stairs or a ladder leading to each sleeping loft.
All this space saving means there’s still room for a full kitchen and a full bathroom. In terms of amenities, there’s high-speed Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, a private driveway, and your own laundry facilities. Superhosts Micah and Jana are currently building an in-ground swimming pool – so that will be ready soon!
One of the best Airbnb rentals in Florida for those seeking some peace and quiet is this guesthouse in Lake Worth Beach. Located right by Lake Worth Golf Club and a mile from both Lake Worth Beach Park and downtown, this Airbnb offers both convenience and solitude.
Despite being a studio guesthouse, the layout of the room makes the space feel larger than it is. Bookshelves and a dresser provide a sort of privacy wall for the sleeping area which has a queen bed. More shelves separate the large sofa and the TV in the living area from the kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped with a large fridge, a stove, an oven, and a microwave, providing everything you need to cater for yourself.
Another perk of staying here is that you’ll have your very own washer and dryer, which is extremely useful for longer trips. There are also some great communal facilities you can take advantage of, from free bicycles to the swimming pool and jacuzzi. One last thing to note about this Airbnb is that they allow dogs.
Treehouse Canopy Room
It’s hard to believe there’s more than one treehouse Airbnb in Florida, and yet here’s another one in northern Miami. Found in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Little River, this Airbnb allows you to see an eclectic side of residential life in Miami, with easy access to places like South Beach and Wynwood.
But don’t forget the fact that you’re staying in a real-life treehouse! Built across several levels around a single tree, there’s no escaping the fact that you’re up among the treetops here as the tree trunk pierces right through your bedroom. Because of its open-air windows, and the fact that it’s Florida, there are measures to keep the mosquitoes away like the mosquito net covering the double bed and fans which also help with the heat.
While you’ll be sleeping up in the trees, most of the other facilities are located down on the ground. You do have a balcony area that looks out over the lush garden around you, but the shared kitchen and bathroom with outdoor shower are downstairs. Guests also have access to the farm deck where you see all the local farm animals and take part in communal events.
Hunter 26 Sailboat
For a unique Florida Airbnb experience that’s all about your accommodation and its setting, why not stay on this sailboat off the coast of Miami? Anchored off Coconut Grove in Biscayne Bay, you’ll definitely see a different side to Miami staying here on the water.
With a dinghy or water taxi your only means of reaching land, this Airbnb is all about making the most of your surroundings. That means enjoying the views of the Miami skyline, relaxing on or below deck, or going for a paddle with the kayaks provided. That said, parking is included on the mainland and from there you can easily find plenty of restaurants nearby.
Onboard the sailboat there’s enough room to comfortably sleep three people in a double and single bed. There’s also seating out on the back of the boat. In terms of facilities, there’s a toilet, fresh water, and basic essentials like dishes and towels. This isn’t the place for those wanting modern comforts, but rather for those looking for a more unique Airbnb experience.
Retro Palm Beach-Style Boudoir
Short term apartment rentals in Florida rarely have the beautiful decor and homely feel that you get with this great Orlando Airbnb. Situated in Winter Park, just north of Orlando, this area is known for its shopping and upscale boutiques, with excellent restaurants just a short walk away.
While it may look quite unassuming from the outside, this Airbnb Plus makes an impression with its beautiful retro decor as soon as you step inside. This one bedroom apartment is best suited to couples, especially those with a young child, thanks to family-friendly inclusions like a travel crib, high chair, and toys.
The bedroom features a queen bed and a ceiling fan, while the entire apartment benefits from air-conditioning. Guests can relax on the couch in the colorful and comfy living room, while the full kitchen features a range, a fridge, and a microwave. Other useful inclusions are Wi-Fi and free parking on the premises.
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The idea of staying in a man cave may seem a little strange, but just because this is one of the stranger Airbnbs in Florida doesn’t mean it can’t also be among the best. However, even stranger is that this Airbnb is inside an airplane hangar on a private airstrip in East Seminole County outside Orlando. That may sound remote, but it’s just 30 minutes to Kennedy Space Center and 45 minutes to Walt Disney World.
True to its name, this man cave is full of eclectic decorations surrounding a couch and a bar at its center. This means there’s plenty of space to hang out, plus a queen bed up in the loft over the bar.
You won’t find a kitchen in the man cave, but there is a refrigerator, a coffee pot, a microwave and a gas grill that can cover the basics. The hangar has been fitted with a full bathroom downstairs and for your comfort there’s air-conditioning and a wood-burning fireplace plus satellite-TV and Wi-Fi to keep you entertained.
Balcony Apt on USA’s Oldest Street
When staying in Saint Augustine, the oldest city in the US, you want to stay somewhere like this Florida Airbnb, which puts you right in the historical center of the city. This location makes it super easy to go sightseeing around the area and take advantage of local restaurants and nightlife. But do realize that being so close to nightlife can mean a lot of noise on Friday and Saturday nights, at least. That being said, as long as you are not an early or light sleeper you shouldn’t have too much trouble getting enough sleep according to the hundreds of positive reviews.
This shotgun-style one bedroom apartment is able to sleep up to four guests thanks to a king bed in its master bedroom and a pull-out couch in the living room. There’s also plenty of seating space in the living room, with a breakfast bar as well off the kitchen. Inside the full kitchen is a stove, an oven, a microwave, and a fridge, allowing you to cook for yourself if needed.
Outside, the apartment enjoys both a small balcony over the street and a quiet, shady front porch. The apartment comes with a free parking spot, which is quite valuable given its inner city location. Other useful amenities include Wi-Fi, cable TV, and laundry facilities.
The Tiki Suite
“Only in Florida” is the first thing that comes to mind at the thought of staying on a floating Tiki houseboat. Yet another of the odd Airbnb rentals in the Keys of Florida, this houseboat lies in the waters to the north of Key West and requires a boat ride to be reached from the harbor.
At first glance, this houseboat may seem quite primitive, but indeed looks can be deceiving. Believe it or not, this Tiki-styled houseboat actually features air-conditioning and an Alexa system to control the lights and play music. And while you won’t find a proper kitchen onboard, there is a roto-molded cooler, a coffee maker, and a microwave to cover the basics, all of which are powered by a generator. You even have a bathroom with a functioning toilet and a shower with hot water.
Without modern distractions to keep you entertained out here, you’ll have to make do with relaxing in a hammock or the stand-up paddleboards and snorkel gear that is provided. At the end of the day, get comfortable in the king bed that sleeps two and fall asleep to the sound of the water out your window.
The Little Treehouse
Who can resist a cozy, charming carriage house like this thoughtfully decorated Airbnb in Orlando. Located at the Country Club of Orlando in the city’s downtown area, this is the perfect retreat after a busy day sightseeing. It’s also easily one of the best Airbnbs near Disney World, at just a 25-minute drive away.
Despite its name, this is more of a tiny house than a tree house, although with its gorgeous cabin-style, wooden interior and plants all over the place, it’s hard to tell. Within its studio design there’s a queen bed, making it best suited to couples. There’s a nice little lounge area, featuring a sofa and large TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime, and a fireplace below it.
Among the amenities on offer, is a kitchenette with a mini refrigerator, a coffee maker, and a microwave. Every morning breakfast is provided by superhosts Dave and Jean. Other nice touches include air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, bicycles, and a backyard with a seating area and firepit.
Clearly, no matter where you want to go in Florida or what you want to do, Airbnb is bound to have you covered with great accommodation. And there are plenty of unique places to pick from that can take your trip in a direction that is bound to be memorable.