The 9 Best Florida Vacation Rentals of 2019

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The Rundown

Best Overall: Book Miami Beachfront Apartment at Airbnb "It’s located directly on Miami Beach, with no roads to separate you from the sand and 180-degree views of the ocean."

Best Budget: Book St. Petersburg Tiny Home at Airbnb "For those who want an affordable, clean, and cozy place to rest their heads in St. Petersburg."

Best for Families: Book Kissimmee Stylish Beach House at Airbnb "A secure gated community in Kissimmee, putting you within easy reach of Orlando’s theme parks."

Best Luxury: Book Miami Crown Jewel of Ocean Drive at Airbnb "Celebrate a special occasion in flawless style at this ultra-luxurious two-story penthouse."

Best for Romance: Book Fort Myers Botanical Garden Home at Airbnb "The perfect choice for couples who want to reconnect with nature and each other."

Best for Large Groups: Book Stuart Beach House at Airbnb "Explore the area using the house’s complimentary kayaks paddleboards, bikes, and snorkeling gear."

Best Waterfront: Book Key Largo Yacht at Airbnb "An idyllic location on a dock in Jewfish Creek, Key Largo, with a tiki bar and a bait shop."

Most Unique: Book Miami Treehouse Canopy Room at Airbnb "An urban oasis complete with goats, pigs, chickens, and plenty of homegrown produce."

Best for Accessibility: Book Davenport Luxury Accessible Villa at Airbnb "Ideal for large family getaways – especially if one or more of your party has mobility issues."

Our Top Picks

01 of 09

Best Overall: Miami Beachfront Apartment

Miami Beachfront Apartment

Airbnb

Bedrooms (1)

  • 3 guests

  • 1 King bed

Amenities

  • Kitchen

  • Cable TV

  • Pool

  • Tennis court

Rave reviews, reasonable rates, and a simple yet luxurious aesthetic make this Superhost-owned studio apartment stand out from the crowd. It’s located directly on Miami Beach, with no roads to separate you from the sand and 180-degree views of the ocean. With pure white interiors and a decadent king-size bed, it’s ideally suited for couples — though, a fold-out couch can accommodate a child if necessary. Enjoy the latest tech, from a 65-Inch TV with Netflix and Tivo to uncapped, high-speed Wi-Fi. There’s also a kitchenette, and beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, and snorkeling gear are all provided. In between beach trips, enjoy the complex’s pool, gym, tennis court, and more free of charge. 

02 of 09

Best Budget: St. Petersburg Tiny Home

Saint Petersburg Modern Tiny Home

Airbnb 

Bedrooms (1)

  • 2 guests

  • 1 Queen bed

Amenities

  • Kitchen

  • Washer/dryer

  • Smart TV

  • Luggage drop-off

This home is the perfect solution for those who want an affordable, clean, and cozy place to rest their heads in St. Petersburg. At 200 square feet, it’s compact – yet there’s plenty of space for two. It’s almost like staying in a hotel suite, but with complete privacy. You’ll have your own entrance, a kitchen with a hot plate, microwave and coffeemaker, and a full bathroom. The bedroom boasts a queen-size memory foam bed, which reviewers praise for being extremely comfortable. Other useful amenities include a washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, and free parking. Plus, you can use your own car or Uber to downtown St. Petersburg or the beach in under 15 minutes. 

03 of 09

Best for Families: Kissimmee Stylish Beach House

Kissimmee Stylish Beach House

Airbnb

Bedrooms (3)

  • 8 guests

  • 1 King bed

  • 1 Queen bed

  • 2 Twin beds

Amenities

  • Full kitchen

  • BBQ patio

  • Gym

  • Pool

An Airbnb Plus property, this townhouse is part of a secure gated community in Kissimmee, putting you within easy reach of Orlando’s theme parks. With three bedrooms, it’s ideal for large families, while those with babies will particularly appreciate the availability of a travel crib and high chair. Reviewers love the house’s sophisticated nautical theme and impressive amenities, which range from a full kitchen with a dishwasher to a BBQ patio, open-plan living room, and high-speed Wi-Fi. Best of all, you’ll have access to a shared clubhouse with a pool, gym, and movie theater – everything you need for making fun family memories. 

04 of 09

Best Luxury: Miami Crown Jewel of Ocean Drive

Miami Crown Jewel of Ocean Drive

Airbnb

Bedrooms (4)

  • 10 guests

  • 1 King bed

  • 1 Queen bed

  • 2 Double beds

  • 2 Twin beds

Amenities

  • Private rooftop deck

  • Private plunge pool

  • Entertainment system

  • Full kitchen

Celebrate a special occasion in flawless style at this ultra-luxurious two-story penthouse, located steps from South Beach on Ocean Drive. Its private rooftop deck affords 360-degree views of the city and sea and boasts daybeds, loungers, and a hot tub. In total, there are seven balconies and patios spread throughout the property. The penthouse’s designer interiors sprawl across 3,200 square feet of space and include a full kitchen and bar, four bedrooms, and three bathrooms. In addition, there’s a large open-plan living area with an automated system for controlling the TVs, music system, shades, and lights — all at the click of a button. 

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05 of 09

Best for Romance: Fort Myers Botanical Garden Home

Fort Myers Botanical Garden Home

Airbnb

Bedrooms (1)

  • 2 guests

  • 1 Queen bed

Amenities

  • Full kitchen

  • Indoor fireplace

  • Hot tub

  • Pool

This Superhost-owned property is the perfect choice for couples who want to reconnect with nature and each other. Located in Fort Myers, the Key West-style home is set within landscaped gardens full of romantic live oaks and moss-draped cypress trees. You’ll have the entire second floor to yourselves, including a master bedroom and bathroom, a full kitchen and dining room, and a living room with a wood-burning fireplace and smart TV. The highlight, however, is the wrap-around porch. Pour a drink and spend quality time together on the porch swing or in the hot tub. There’s also a saltwater pool and deck, which you’ll share with the first-floor tenants. 

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06 of 09

Best for Large Groups: Stuart Beach House

Stuart Beach House

Airbnb

Bedrooms (5)

  • 16+ guests

  • 1 King bed

  • 2 Queen beds

  • 2 Twin beds

  • 5 Bunk beds

Amenitiies

  • Heated pool and spa

  • Private dock

  • Full kitchen

  • Garden

Planning a family reunion or getaway with your closest friends? This spectacular home has space for 16 people with five bedrooms and four bathrooms. It’s located in Stuart, on a narrow strip of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River. You can moor your boat on the private dock, admire stunning views from the heated pool and spa, or explore the area using the house’s complimentary kayaks, paddleboards, bikes, and snorkeling gear. The garden also includes a stretch of sandy beach and a tiki bar, while the outdoor patio has a gas grill and ping-pong table. Inside, the open-plan living area includes a full kitchen, dining area, and an enormous TV. 

07 of 09

Best Waterfront: Key Largo Yacht

Florida Airbnb

Airbnb

Bedrooms (1)

  • 2 guests

  • 1 Double bed

Amenities

  • Shared kitchen

  • Shared bathroom

  • Cooling fans

  • Wi-Fi

If being near the water is a priority, you can’t get closer than on a boat. This Sundancer cabin cruiser enjoys an idyllic location on a dock in Jewfish Creek, Key Largo, with a tiki bar and a bait shop that rents jet skis and pontoon boats nearby. From the deck, you can watch dolphins and manatees, while world-class snorkeling can be found just minutes away in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. The boat has two double berths, or beds on ships, a small kitchen, and a bathroom with hot water. On your private dock area, there’s a patio table and chairs and two grills. Fishing poles and tackle are provided, while the tiki bar offers great food and live music. 

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08 of 09

Most Unique: Miami Treehouse Canopy Room

Miami Treehouse Canopy Room

Airbnb

Bedrooms (1)

  • 2 guests

  • 1 Double bed

Amenities

  • Shared kitchen

  • Shared bathroom

  • Cooling fans

  • Dryer/washer

Adventurous types who want to unplug and experience a different, more sustainable way of life will love this treehouse room on a permaculture farm in Little Haiti, Miami. The farm is an urban oasis complete with goats, pigs, chickens, and plenty of homegrown produce. The treehouse winds its way around the trunk of a sturdy tree and your bedroom on the third level affords beautiful canopy views. There’s also Wi-Fi, cooling fans, a mosquito net, and citronella candles, but otherwise, space is refreshingly sparse. Kitchen and bathroom facilities are shared, and you’ll be able to take part in farm activities if interested. For safety reasons, kids are not allowed. 

Complete your vacation itinerary with the top things to do in Little Haiti, Miami.

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09 of 09

Best for Accessibility: Davenport Luxury Accessible Villa

Davenport Luxury Accessible Villa

Airbnb

Bedrooms (5)

  • 10 guests

  • 1 King bed

  • 1 Queen bed

  • 6 Twin beds

Amenities

  • Pool with pool hoist

  • Hot tub

  • Game room

  • Smart TVs

This luxurious, contemporary villa is part of a secluded golf community in Davenport (just a 15-minute drive from Walt Disney World Resort). With five bedrooms and three bathrooms, it’s ideal for large family getaways – especially if one or more of your party has mobility issues. The entire house is fully accessible for wheelchair users, with wide entrances and hallways, accessible bathrooms, a disabled parking spot, and no stairs. Best of all, the private pool is equipped with a pool hoist. Spend quality time playing pool or foosball in the game room, or watching movies on the large smart TV in the living room. There’s also a full kitchen and indoor and outdoor dining spaces. 

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