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

When you're looking for an unforgettable stay in Miami, try one of these out-of-this-world Airbnbs
When you're looking for an unforgettable stay in Miami, try one of these out-of-this-world Airbnbs | © Image Professionals GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo
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29 October 2020

From luxury beachfront high-rises to 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.

A poolside bungalow

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Bungalow 443, Miami, Florida, USA.
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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, great for whipping up quick breakfasts and stowing leftovers from nearby MiMo restaurants, and hotspots like Miami Beach and Little Havana are less than 20 minutes away.

A bohemian treehouse

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Treehouse Canopy Room: Permaculture Farm, Miami, Florida, USA.
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If you want to bask in a bit of nature on your metropolitan getaway, check into 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).

A funky artists’ retreat

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Artsy 2BD with balcony + FREE Parking in Wynwood, Miami, Florida, USA.
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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.

A massive, luxurious house

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Stunning Modern House in Brickell with Rooftop, Miami, Florida, USA.
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If you’re looking for the full-lux experience in Miami proper and traveling with a large group, this unique 2,250sqft (210sqm) 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 up the rays, indulge in a little barbecue and lounge late into the night on the outdoor sofas.

A condo with ocean views

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Corner Frontal Ocean Views. Pool/Park/Gym/75Mb
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In quaint Coconut Grove, travelers can experience 180-degree views of the lush Biscayne Bay. On the eighth floor of a high-rise condominium building, this two-bedroom stay can accommodate up to six guests and also features a pool, a hot tub and a restaurant. Located just south of the rowdier Miami action, this corner unit has an L-shaped balcony that 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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  • A warm home in the Design District

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    Dreamy Miami Hideaway, Miami, Florida, USA.
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    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.

    A South Beach penthouse

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    Boss Penthouse at 1100 West avenue in South Beach, Miami, Florida, USA.
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    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 and poolside cabanas. For a more private perk, you can head upstairs to unwind on their rooftop terrace – complete with a grill and 2,000sqft (186sqm) of seating options. Back in the apartment, you 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.

    A standalone home with a waterfall pool

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    Sextant's Biscayne Residence I—Heated Pool Hot Tub, 10 minutes to South Beach, Miami, Florida, USA.
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    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.

    These recommendations were updated on October 29, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.