The Most Luxurious Airbnbs and Vacation Rentals in Miami Beach

Read our guide to the best places to rent on Miami Beach
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20 April 2021

If you’re searching for an A-list vacation in the United States, Miami Beach should be at the top of your list. This sunny stretch of South Florida is showered with glitzy clubs, lavish boutiques and the ritzy South Beach lifestyle. Book an art-deco apartment with Culture Trip for unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean – it’s the ultimate stay.

Miami Beach is synonymous with luxury – and these vacation rentals prove it. Though only a few minutes from Downtown Miami, this side of Biscayne Bay takes grandeur to a level far beyond the penthouse. Expect ocean views, glittering pools and top Cuban fare on your doorstep.

Monte Carlo by Miami Vacations

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The name Monte Carlo alone is enough to conjure images of glamor, and these Miami Vacations apartments live up to their eponymous expectations. Each one-bedroom studio apartment features city- or sea views, granting two couples or a family of four spectacular sunrises or sunsets. Clean neutral tones from floor-to-ceiling are offset with splashes of colorful decor. Families and casual travelers will especially love this North Beach hideaway for its easy access to the shore and comfortable distance from the crowds on South Beach.

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Global Luxury Suites at Monte Carlo

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Global Luxury Suites believes that you deserve nothing less than bay and ocean views from your swanky Miami Beach apartment. Located on a sun-soaked patch of sand, the only difficult decision you’ll have to make during your stay is whether to spend the afternoon lounging in the pool, the spa tub or alongside the shoreline. Bicycle rentals on-site are perfect for quick trips around North Beach, while a quick cab ride down the A1A will send you to South Beach in minutes. These single-bedroom suites sleep four, though you’ll probably prefer to catch most of your Zs under a complimentary beach umbrella.

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L'Etoile by Royal Stays

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As if staying on Miami Beach wasn’t lavish enough, L’Etoile by Royal Stays offers a secluded tropical paradise right in the heart of the island. Single-bedroom apartments sleep four, while the two-bedroom unit can accommodate up to eight sunseekers. Each apartment has a modest kitchen with stovetop and refrigerator, but it’s worth upgrading to the premium apartment so you can eat your meals on the private patio. After shopping on nearby Washington Avenue, soak your tired feet in the secluded backyard pool before drawing the curtains for a nap.

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SoBe Lux

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The stark white walls, spotless linens and sparkling countertops in the SoBe Lux apartments create a calming atmosphere. Groups of up to six will find that the two-bedroom family apartment provides plenty of privacy for adults and children, while the premium one-bedroom apartment is a great base for a group of four who want to spend their days on South Beach. Complimentary housekeeping will ensure that you return to pristine quarters every evening.

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Hispaniola House by Royal Stays

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The abstract and pop art adorning the walls of the Hispaniola House by Royal Stays will get you in the mood for nights spent salsa dancing around South Beach. Sleeping four to six in the one- or two-bedroom apartments, you are only two blocks from the hottest clubs in South Beach. Strut up Washington Avenue for flashy cocktails at Exchange or boogie down to Cameo for the envy-inducing VIP treatment only South Beach can deliver. A full kitchen and dining area waits back at your apartment to accommodate the inevitable late-night munchies.

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  • Casa Gaby by Royal Stays

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    Go big with a dozen of your friends at the Casa Gaby by Royal Stays, a 1,496sqft (139sqm) four-bedroom, single-bathroom apartment. Nearby Whole Foods lets you make the most of the full kitchen, while the pool is the perfect place to plan out your night. Visiting with just your besties? The one-bedroom apartment on-site is ideal for a group of four who want to be within walking distance of Muscle Beach and the Art Deco Historic District.

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    South Beach apartment with garden lounge area


    This one-bedroom South Beach apartment (sleeping four) is a great base for days on the beach and nights in the club. Its location just off of Venetian Way allows you to quickly drive into Downtown Miami for a concert or basketball game before returning to Miami Beach for late-night Cuba libres and Cuban-inspired fare at Bella Cuba, just 1mi (1.6km) from the apartment. Planning on a shopping spree at Lincoln Road Mall? Consider upgrading to the two-bedroom apartment with twice the space to store all of your swanky new purchases.

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    Harding Miami Beach Apartments

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    Even those native to Miami will agree that Harding Miami Beach Apartments offer a spectacular getaway from the chaos of everyday life. These one-bedroom apartments in the heart of North Beach deliver laid-back living for a duo desperately in need of some R&R; they come with a fridge to cool down your wine while you’re relaxing in the tub. Ocean Terrace public beach is a five-minute stroll from your front door, and you can stop off at Taquiza on the way for a few tacos wrapped in hand-made blue-corn tortillas.

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    Crown Jewel of Ocean Drive

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    Crown Jewel of Ocean Drive
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    Steps from the famous bars and clubs of South Beach, this sophisticated two-story penthouse offers countless seating options and seven separate balconies to create a comfortable yet dynamic atmosphere. So if you’re planning a big night out and bringing the party back, there is plenty of space for entertaining. The rooftop lounge provides 360-degree views and an elevated jacuzzi. Blackout curtains, music and lighting can be adjusted with the push of a button. With four bedrooms and a large common area, this stylish condo comfortably accommodates up to 10 people with an option to add more at an extra cost.

    Eight-Bedroom Villa Contana

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    In the posh Bayshore neighborhood, you can enjoy the privacy of a quiet suburb while still being near all the action. This elegant Mediterranean-style estate sits amid lush tropical gardens and swaying palm trees. High ceilings and lots of windows let in plenty of light, while marble floors and sleek stone sculptures add to the atmosphere. The lavish decor extends outside to the pool with hand-carved fountains and a shaded patio. Golfers can tee off at the exclusive Miami Beach Golf Club and Sunset Lake a short drive away. With eight bedrooms and six bathrooms, this classy dream home can accommodate 16 guests.

    These recommendations were updated on April 20, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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