Florida may be the most vacationable state in the country! Miles of sandy white beaches, an average of 237 days of sunny weather, theme parks, and incredible sunsets will all probably come to mind when you imagine yourself on a trip to the Sunshine State.
Jacksonville is Florida’s most populous city and, geographically, its largest. Just south of beautiful Fernandina Beach and with the Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve and Black Hammock Island all close at hand, the city and its environs offer lots of outdoor adventuring. And having a comfortable place to rest your head after a day in the sun makes a vacation so much more restorative.
Where you stay can be just as exciting as where you play if you choose one of these incredible Airbnb vacation houses. All of the Airbnbs on this list are owned by superhosts. These are hosts with consistently excellent reviews from other guests, and once you see the descriptions, you’ll understand why.
Get started planning your ideal Florida vacation right now by searching our list of the best Airbnbs in Jacksonville, Florida for the one that’s right for you.
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Starting off our list of best Jacksonville Airbnbs is this 400-square-foot coach house. The simple black, white, and brown color scheme of the walls and furniture is classic. The full kitchen includes a coffee maker, and sometimes eggs from the host’s backyard chickens are available. There is a cozy queen-size bed perfect for two guests and a closet with spare hangers so that you can get all settled in for a short- or long-term stay.
Additional amenities include Wi-Fi and a dedicated workspace, free parking on the street or on the premises, and security cameras to help you feel secure. The hosts live next door and, while they are happy to give guests as much privacy as they want, they are also willing to provide recommendations and even personally show guests the area they love so much.
Although Jacksonville is not the most pedestrian-friendly city, it is easy to use rideshare services like Uber and Lyft to explore it. This apartment is only a few blocks from Main Street, which leads straight to the heart of downtown. Along the way you can find great food, coffee shops, and a microbrewery.
Compact House Full of Light
There is huge value in this small space. The two-bed, one-bath home can accommodate six guests. Each room has a queen-size bed, and the couch in the living room can double as sleeping space. The fenced-in backyard, gaming console, and collection of children’s books and toys make this a great Jacksonville Airbnb for families on a Florida vacation.
The walls, painted light colors, reflect the sunlight that comes in from the windows in almost every room. Oriental area rugs are spread by the beds and in the living room, adding a dramatic splash of color. Small potted plants on a shelf in the kitchen add a cozy touch. All your basic cooking and baking necessities are provided, and it is a short drive to grocery stores like Publix and Trader Joe’s.
Only a one-minute walk down the suburban street is a free public pool where you can cool off on a hot Florida day. The Town Center shopping mall and the Commer Museum of Arts and Gardens are under thirty minutes from the apartment by car. The Mayo Clinic is about a 20-minute drive.
Apartment in Urban Core
Affectionately titled the Llama Lounge by superhost Jorge, this Jacksonville Airbnb is a quirky one-bedroom apartment for two guests with one queen-size bed and lots of great amenities. Dark walls highlight the pops of color of the furniture and décor. The galley kitchen is stocked with cooking basics displayed on open shelves. Available appliances include a microwave, refrigerator, and dishwasher. Having a washer and dryer in the unit makes long-term stays comfortable.
Dogs are welcome to stay with you, and there is an unfenced backyard where you and your furry companion can stretch your legs. A few blocks south is Hogan’s Creek Park for longer evening walks.
Also within comfortable walking distance are several eateries, including a wood-fired pizzeria. If you prefer to drive, there is free parking on the premises and on the street. The apartment is one mile north of downtown Jacksonville, and the area around it is home to a diverse range of people.
The architectural style of this bungalow was popular in the early 20th century and can be seen in many historic Florida neighborhoods. With a large front porch supported by columns, there’s major curb appeal here. Inside, it’s just as inviting. The open floorplan naturally flows from the entryway, through the living room, and into the kitchen.
Up to four guests can share this two-bed, two-bath vacation home for rent in Jacksonville. Two cars can easily fit in the parking space on the premises. The backyard is a wide open space under the shade of mature cedar and pine trees, with a picnic table and chairs. A small footpath leads from the backyard to neighboring Belmonte Park for more outdoor fun.
A washer and dryer make long stays in this rental comfortable. Wi-Fi and a dedicated work space provide a place for you to clear your inbox. The full kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher and other standard appliances and stocked with cooking basics and dishware.
Historic District Guesthouse with a Pool
Forget trying to find a spot at the beach and enjoy a pool in your own front yard at this sweet little guesthouse whose interior design is reflective of the neighborhood’s historic roots and architectural style.
The guesthouse itself has a studio layout, with adjoining bathroom. The petite kitchenette is simply a microwave and sink with dishware and may be best suited to warming up leftovers from one of the amazing restaurants in the area. A romantic couple’s escape or single guest’s retreat, the guesthouse comes with a queen-size bed in the corner.
The pool and garden are shared with the hosts, who live at the front of the property. By the pool, there are several lounge chairs and a swinging daybed that is perfect for afternoon naps.
Only one block from the apartment is Uptown Kitchen and Bar, a deli and bodega. Along the same street are Wafaa & Mike’s Café and Social Grounds Coffee Company. If you head toward downtown, there are even more restaurant options and greater diversity of choice.
You’ll feel refreshed and rested after staying in this Airbnb in Jacksonville.
Cozy Riverside Home
This short-term house rental in Jacksonville offers plenty of space to groups vacationing together. Up to eight people can rent this vacation home and split the three-bedroom, two-bath space easily. The first two bedrooms have queen-size mattresses, and the third has two singles. Any additional guests can unfold the couch in the living room into a full-size bed.
This two-story home comes fully equipped to keep everyone comfortable, with a washer and dryer, extra bed linens, and a kitchen with basic appliances and cooking necessities. There’s free street parking and a self check-in system with a keypad, making your comings and goings simple.
From here, you’re within easy walking distance of Five Points, a hip neighborhood known for its cluster of vintage shops and eclectic eateries. Almost directly across the street is Riverside Park, with its basketball court and duck pond. Also accessible on foot is the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, which showcases over 5,000 works of art.
Private and Comfortable Historic Apartment
Superhost Jorge makes a second appearance on our list of Jacksonville Airbnbs. This Springfield rental can welcome up to five guests. There is a king-size bed in the first room and a queen-size in the second. In the living room, a large leather couch makes for a great place to lounge in the evenings.
The kitchen in this home is ready for even the most avid foodies. All the basic appliances and cooking necessities are at your disposal, along with a set of wine glasses, dishes and silverware, and a Keurig coffee maker. Enjoy your morning cup of joe in the reading nook under the stairs or out on the patio.
Since you’ll be staying a few blocks from Main Street’s plethora of restaurants, you’ll never be without great meal options. And if you keep driving south down Main Street, you’ll find yourself in the heart of downtown in just minutes.
Rustic Guesthouse Cottage
One of the best things about booking through Airbnb is that you’re virtually guaranteed a unique space with personal touches. At this backyard cottage, those touches come in the form of a light breakfast provided by the host and a pantry full of snacks and goodies in the kitchen. The layout of the kitchen is open and simple, and the décor is in light colors that brighten the room.
The Tempur-Pedic queen-size mattress in the bedroom and the sleeper sofa in the living room make the cottage very comfortable for up to four guests. The full bathroom is off the hallway. There is a washer-dryer unit in the apartment, which means you don’t have to pack as much for this trip and can comfortably extend the length of your stay while staying clean and feeling fresh in a more compact wardrobe.
Between the Airbnb rental and the main house where the hosts live is a spacious, grassy backyard with a barbecue grill that guests may use. When there’s cool weather, it will be amazing to have your meal at the patio table under the pergola and finish the night off with a fire. Among vacation rentals in Jacksonville, this one stands out for its spacious yard and comfortable interior.
Apartment for Two with a Private Entrance
Decorated like a boutique hotel but with all the amenities of home, this 500-square-foot Airbnb in Jacksonville is ideal for a couple or solo vacationer. For such a small space, it packs in a lot of value. There is a queen-size bed in the bedroom, a full bath, and a full-service kitchen. The apartment’s beautiful blue and white color scheme is an oasis of calm in the busy city. It is described as an adult-only space, though one pet may also be added to the guest list for an additional fee.
The host openly communicates with future guests about the neighborhood’s liveliness and noisiness. But savvy travelers know that where there is noise, there is fun. A variety of restaurants and cafés are within walking distance, and three miles from your front door is the beating heart of Five Points and its markets and museums.
Vacation House with History
If you want the security of staying with hosts who are as dedicated to cleanliness as you are, this one’s perfect for you. In addition to being dedicated to Airbnb’s cleanliness standards, they do sweeps between guests with UV lights for sterilization and disinfection.
Not only is this rental pristinely clean, it is also incredibly beautiful. The bungalow style, with restored hardwood teak floors, is classic old Florida. There are two bedrooms, each with queen-size mattresses, and one full bathroom that up to four guests share. The home’s 100-year history peeks through in design elements like the galley kitchen, the restored original brick wall in the dining room, and the broad front porch complete with rocking chairs.
The Urban Core location of this rental, near Main Street, provides guests with quick access to downtown Jacksonville. It’s also easy to jump on the nearby highway and jet out to the beach to enjoy the incredible Atlantic coastline that Florida offers.Here you’re close to Ponte Vedra and Jacksonville Beach, which is also a great place for seaside dining.
If you need a cheap house for rent in Jacksonville to make your vacation dreams a reality, this is a great choice.
Charming Tiny House for Two
Do you have dreams of living in a tiny house? Now is the perfect time to try one out by renting this Airbnb in Jacksonville. At just 24-feet long, this rental still offers up to two guests separate sleeping and living spaces, a kitchenette, and a full bathroom, while untreated wood surfaces and a collection of house plants make it feel like a natural part of the surrounding garden. The queen-size bed is in a loft above the living room and has a clearance of four feet at the head of the bed sloping down to two feet over the end.
Everyone knows that the best part of vacationing in Florida is being outdoors. In that same spirit, this rental is as much about its outdoor space as its interior space. A paved patio area becomes completely magical at night with strung lights and a fireplace. And if you’re looking for other exciting outdoor activities, you’re only 10 miles from sandy Jacksonville Beach. And if you fancy giving the waves a try, talk with your hosts about the possibility of booking surfing lessons with them.
A unique stay you won’t find anywhere else, this tiny home could be your big ticket to tons of Florida fun.
Spa-Like Vacation Rental
If you’re hoping for more stay-cation than vacation, this Jacksonville Airbnb will blow your mind. Designed to reflect all the soothing qualities of a first-rate spa, this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath rental is a gorgeous retreat for up to six guests.
The master bathroom looks like something out of a travel magazine; bright tiling, a clawfoot tub, and a separate walk-in shower with floor to ceiling glass walls create a picture-perfect place to destress for a couple days. The whole house is yours during your stay, whether you book every room or not. There is a full kitchen where guests can cook on their own or simply plate take-out. The washer-dryer access will keep you feeling fresh and clean, and on top of all that, the sunny porches and fenced backyard allow guests to take in the fresh Florida air with privacy.
An excellent option for business travelers looking to rent a house in Jacksonville, Florida, the long list of amenities makes this rental convenient and comfortable. Traveling anywhere in the city is easy from its location in south Springfield.
Ultimate Retreat on the River
Are you searching home rentals in Jacksonville, Florida for the perfect place to gather together as a family? Well, consider that search over. This sprawling vacation house is over 3,000 square feet with five bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, a full kitchen, a pool, and a waterfront setting with views of Cormorant Branch. Up to 12 guests can gather here for an amazing vacation. There are king-size beds in three of the rooms and a queen-size mattress in the fourth, while the fifth room makes a great place for the kids to pile in with one full-size bed and a bunk bed. The common space includes a living room, kitchen, game room, and family room with a large screen TV for movie nights.
At the house, you’ll find plenty of activities and games. Paddleboards, a paddle boat, and kayaks can be used during your stay. For an additional fee, your host will rent out the pontoon boat or take you on a tour of the waterways himself. In the pool area, there are lounge chairs, a ping-pong table, and a second kitchenette with a grill, bar, and refrigerator. The hosts leave detailed instructions as well as recommendations for activities and restaurants in the area in a three-ring binder.
Do note that this is a two-story home and that there are various places around the house with a single step up or down. Several of the bedrooms and bathrooms are on the first floor, however, making them more accessible.
With so much space and so many activities at your fingertips, it’s no surprise that this is one of the best Airbnb rentals in Jacksonville.
Rounding things out with a third stellar Airbnb in Jacksonville, superhost Jorge rents out this modern apartment in historic Springfield for up to four guests; do note that unregistered guests are not allowed on the premises at any time. There is one bedroom and one full bath, a queen-size bed, and a sleeper sofa. Throughout the rooms, the dark walls are balanced by sheer white curtains. Art made from woven natural fibers hangs on the walls of the living room and brings in earthy tones and texture.
The kitchen includes access to all your common appliances. Beautiful dark brown backsplash and cabinets make the cooking space feel cozy. If you’re not in the mood to cook for yourself on vacation, Main Street is nearby with its many options for dining at all times of the day.
High speed internet access makes getting some work done from either the cozy sofa or small dining table easy for those traveling on business.
Chic Apartment Near St. John’s River
The last entry on our list is a sophisticated apartment hosted by Frontdesk. This company is dedicated to top-quality rentals and experiences for their clients. That dedication to service is clearly seen in this Jacksonville Airbnb, which can accommodate up to six guests. A beautiful, neutral color palette ties together all the rooms and furniture from the open kitchen and living room through to the two bedrooms and bathrooms.
This apartment is a fantastic choice for coworkers traveling on business because everyone has their own space. Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom of its own and a queen-size bed. The full kitchen has every appliance you might need and is stocked with cooking basics. A washer and dryer, Wi-Fi, free parking, and an elevator guarantee comfort and convenience no matter how long your work keeps you in this condo in Jacksonville.
Jacksonville, Florida, is a typical big city, full of diversity of all kinds. It has thriving nightlife, rich history, and up-and-coming neighborhoods like Five Points that showcase some of the best of Florida.
Finding a place to unwind after a day exploring the city is so important for striking the right balance between lots of fun and lots of rest. With Airbnb, there are plenty of great choices if you’re looking to rent an apartment in Jacksonville, Florida for either a business or leisure trip.
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