The Best Florida Cabin Rentals

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Best Overall: Bear-Themed Cabin Near Ocklawaha – See Rates at Airbnb

"Teach the little ones to fish, or get out on the water using the provided paddle boat and canoe."

Best Budget: Two-Bedroom Cabin Near Gainesville – See Rates at Airbnb

"In a previous life the property was a pony farm and now you can explore beautiful tracts of pasture, cypress swamp, and native woodland."

Most Unique: Cabin on an Urban Farm in Miami – See Rates at Airbnb

"This rustic cabin is surrounded by gardens, where fruit, vegetables, eggs, and honey are all produced organically."

Best Overall: Bear-Themed Cabin Near Ocklawaha

Bear-Themed Cabin Near Ocklawaha

Airbnb

Bedrooms (3)
  • 3 Queen

  • 2 sofa beds

  • 8 guests

Amenities
  • Cable TV

  • Private beach

  • Laundry facilities

Located near Ocklawaha and just one and a half hours from Disney World, this split-level, lodge-style cabin sits on the shores of spring-fed Crystal Lake. It’s surrounded by oaks and pines and has its own private beach – making it the ideal playground for families.

Teach the little ones to fish, or get out on the water using the provided paddle boat and canoe. There are also two rental bikes, and an on-site children’s playground, so you can have some fun on land, as well.

Kids will love the cute bear theme of the cabin itself, which has an open-plan kitchen and great room, and a farm-style dining table for big family meals. Alternatively, you can grill out on the furnished deck. Baby essentials include a high chair, a Pack n’ Play, and stair gates.

If the kids get sick of home cooking, head into town for a restaurants like Primo's Pizzeria for Italian food like subs and pizza, and A & B Restaurant for Greek-American cuisine a Gyro on pita.

Best Budget: Two-Bedroom Cabin Near Gainesville

Two-Bedroom Cabin Near Gainesville

Airbnb

Bedrooms (2)
  • 1 Queen

  • 2 Twin

  • 3 guests

Amenities
  • Wi-Fi

  • Porches

  • Free parking

This quaint, two-bedroom cabin enjoys a tranquil location 15 miles north of downtown Gainesville. The nearby city is a college town, the home of the University of Florida, and because of its student population houses some of the state's best nightlife, and restaurants that are on a budget.

In a previous life, the property was a pony farm, and now you can explore beautiful tracts of pasture, cypress swamp, and native woodland, keeping an eye out for local animal and birdlife as you go.

The cabin itself is simple yet clean and comfortable. Brew a pot of coffee in the fully equipped kitchen, then head out on the covered porches (there’s one in front and one out back) to enjoy the early morning sunshine.

There are two bedrooms – one with a queen bed, one with two twins, so the rental is great for a smaller family – and a living room with an electric fireplace and flatscreen TV. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed. 

Most Unique: Cabin on an Urban Farm in Miami

Cabin on an Urban Farm in Miami

Airbnb

Bedrooms (1)
  • 1 Double

  • 2 guests

Amenities
  • Wi-Fi

  • Laundry facilities

  • Private entrance

For something completely different, book a stay on an urban farm in Miami’s increasingly trendy Little River neighborhood. This rustic cabin and the adjoining owners’ house are surrounded by gardens, where fruit, vegetables, eggs, and honey are all produced organically.

The studio-style cabin has its own private entrance. There’s a comfy double bed, a modern bathroom, and a kitchenette. Whether you eat at the indoor dining table or outside on the shared, country-style porch is up to you. Air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, and laundry facilities are all provided. 

Hang out with chickens and goats, take part in twice-weekly yoga classes, or meet fellow travelers at Sunday volleyball games. With your own food and activities right outside, you'll never have to leave the cabin, but you can explore Miami's vibrant cultural scene and gastronomy, by visiting sites like the Pérez Art Museum Miami to see a famed collection of modern art or head to Versailles Restaurant Cuban Cuisine for iconic Cuban food.

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