From Treehouse to Penthouse: 8 of the Best Airbnbs in Miami

Aerial view of South Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
Aerial view of South Miami Beach, Florida, USA. | © Gino's Premium Images / Alamy Stock Photo
From luxury beachfront high-rises to the colorful vine-tangled casitas, the places you can call home in Miami are as varied as they are stunning. Book one of these beautiful Airbnbs and set the right vibe for your next trip.

This Poolside Bungalow

Bungalow 443, Miami, Florida, USA.
Bungalow 443, Miami, Florida, USA. | Courtesy of Michael / Airbnb

In Miami’s Upper East Side, a little bungalow rests in a tropical oasis of mid-century modern furniture tucked away behind an array of greenery. Palm trees and other lush flora surround the standalone guesthouse and its neighboring pool, which guests can access during their stay. Also included is a small outdoor breakfast nook – a perfect quiet escape from the bustle of Miami’s day-to-day. Amenities include a kitchenette, perfect for quick breakfasts and stowing leftovers from nearby MiMo restaurants, and hotspots like Miami Beach and Little Havana are less than 20 minutes away.

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This Bohemian Treehouse

Treehouse Canopy Room: Permaculture Farm, Miami, Florida, USA.
Treehouse Canopy Room: Permaculture Farm, Miami, Florida, USA. | Courtesy of Leslie / Airbnb

If you want to bask in a bit of nature on your metropolitan gateway, check-in to this urban treehouse, situated in a permaculture farm in the metro Miami area. The private room at the top of this treehouse overlooks a mini-jungle, replete with goats, pigs and roosters galore. The outdoor shower and mosquito canopy around the double bed add to the location’s off-the-grid flair, and the quaint oasis is still central to Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood. Guests also get to enjoy the quirky juxtaposition of passing trains and roaming chickens, as well as experiences like sailing, kayaking and cycling (for an additional fee).

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This Funky Artists’ Retreat

Artsy 2BD with balcony + FREE Parking in Wynwood, Miami, Florida, USA.
Artsy 2BD with balcony + FREE Parking in Wynwood, Miami, Florida, USA. | Courtesy of Paula / Airbnb

If you’re traveling with a small group of six or less, you can immerse yourself in Wynwood’s hip art scene in this spacious two-bedroom apartment. A short stroll from the Wynwood Walls and some of the most popular eateries in the city, this space is as well located as it is art-immersive. A mix of simplicity and bold color accents transform what could have been sterile into an appealing layout, complete with a cozy balcony. Hosts provide a ton of amenities here, and a nightly stay won’t break the bank.

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A Massive, Luxurious House

Stunning Modern House in Brickell with Rooftop, Miami, Florida, USA.
Stunning modern house in Brickell with rooftop, Miami, Florida, USA. | Courtesy of Juan / Airbnb

If you’re looking for the full-lux experience in Miami proper, and traveling with a group large enough to need some significant space, this unique, 2,250-square-foot home is the perfect place to stay. With modern finishes and four bedrooms, the Brickell-located luxury house fits up to eight people in addition to having a few specialized areas. Beyond all the stainless steel features throughout the estate, the listing boasts a workout area, backyard pool and a rooftop patio where guests can soak in rays, indulge in a little barbecue, and lounge late night on the outdoor sofas.

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A Condo with Ocean Views

Corner Frontal Ocean Views. Pool/Park/Gym/75Mb
Corner frontal ocean views with pool, park and gym | Courtesy of Natalie / Airbnb

In quaint Coconut Grove, travelers can experience 180-degree views of the lush Biscayne Bay. On the 8th floor of a high-rise condominium building, this two-bedroom stay can accommodate up to six guests and also features a pool, hot tub and a restaurant. Situated just south of the rowdier Miami action, this corner unit’s L-shaped balcony looks out onto the three bodies of water surrounding the city: the ocean, a marina and nearby Key Biscayne. Guests can enjoy modern finishings just a block from CocoWalk.

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This Warm, Design District Home

Dreamy Miami Hideaway, Miami, Florida, USA.
Dreamy Miami hideaway | Courtesy of Sonia / Airbnb

Travelers who enjoy a rustic look with modern fixtures will find delight in this Design District home. The barista kitchen juxtaposes stainless steel appliances against wood fiberboard for a homey yet sleek feel when guests whip up their morning Nespresso. A shabby chic take on a shiplap accent wall dominates the downstairs space, while exposed, reclaimed brick awaits in the bedroom at the top of the spiral staircase. The loft’s living room plays with texture, from a hanging rope chair to a smooth, mid-century couch to an ergonomic, plastic stool. Upstairs features a sizable balcony where guests can get a closer look at the avocado tree on the property. This private guesthouse also offers a gated parking spot and a patio that takes cues from nearby Wynwood with its graffiti wall and brutalist design.

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A South Beach Penthouse

Boss Penthouse at 1100 West avenue in South Beach, Miami, Florida, USA.
Boss Penthouse at 1100 West Avenue in South Beach | Courtesy of Shane / Airbnb

Get the ultimate South Beach experience in this penthouse with stunning panoramic views of the ocean, the bay and downtown. This two-bedroom suite sprawls above the luxurious Mondrian Hotel and guests can partake in hotel amenities like the gym, spa, private marina or poolside cabanas. For a more private perk, they can head upstairs to unwind on their rooftop terrace — complete with a grill and 2,000 square feet’s worth of seating options. Back in the apartment, one could get lost in the master bathroom where the modern, double sinks feel miles apart. The second bedroom has a private entrance so everyone can come and go without disturbing their friends or family.

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This Standalone Home with a Waterfall Pool

Sextant's Biscayne Residence I—Heated Pool Hot Tub, 10 minutes to South Beach, Miami, Florida, USA.
Enjoy a heated pool and hot tub at Sextant's Biscayne Residence I, 10 minutes to South Beach, Miami. | Courtesy of Jaime / Airbnb

This shockingly affordable house on the Upper East Side can comfortably accommodate up to eight guests. The gated three-bedroom home uses mostly red accents to break up the white space and furniture as well as a sink-your-toes-in shag rug in the living room. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet to stow suitcases and shopping bags. The other two bedrooms have quite large closets themselves and share a full bathroom. The backyard will be everyone’s favorite locale thanks to a heated waterfall pool, an above-ground hot tub, a gas grill and a couple of mini cabana lounge chairs.

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These recommendations were updated on August 9, 2019 to keep your travel plans fresh.