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The 9 best Airbnbs in Florida

Florida’s best Airbnbs come in all shapes and sizes, from sailboats to seaside condos, offering something for every type of trip.

Written by
Paula Akpan
,
George Blew
&
Rhys Thomas
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There’s a great deal more to The Sunshine State than, well, sunshine. And, we’re not just talking about Disney World either, promise. Florida is one of the most diverse states in the US. Of course, it has more breath-taking beaches than you can shake a stick at, but there’s also swamps, creeks, canals and a host of unique cities – from Miami to Tallahassee, there's a huge area to discover here.

Whatever the reason for heading to Florida, you’re going to need a top-tier place to stay. There's little accomodation that offers you a more personal, unique, and memorable stay than an Airbnb. So here are some of the very best that Florida has to offer.

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After a top-notch beachside vacay? If so, you need to give this place some consideration. Not only is the entire place beach-themed (we’re talking shell lamps, anchor-shaped wall hangings, the lot) but the sand itself is literally steps away from the front door. The chilled-out town of Gulfport is right there too, it's a low-key corker of a city full of great food and hosting a vibrant art scene. If you’re looking for lazy beach days, this is just the ticket. St Petersburg (Florida) is just five miles away too.  

There’s nothing Goofy about this Mickey-Mouse-themed condo. The whole place is dedicated to Disney’s original fan-favourite, with everything from bedsheets to bathmats styled after the legendary mouse. What’s more, you can drive from the condo to Disney World in under five minutes, so you can be first on the rides hassle-free. It's 1.5 miles to The Most Magical Place on Earth. The space sleeps four, so there's room for all the family. 

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This Airbnb takes 'riverside accom' quite literally. Sleeping up to three people, this Hunter 26 sailboat is anchored in Key Biscayne Bay, so you’ll be treated to gorgeous views of Miami. When you want to visit dry land, your skipper will take you to the famous Coconut Grove area via a dinghy. Inside the boat you have nautical and luxury interiors, and kayaks. You're also anchored pretty close to Miami, if you want to step somewhere a little busier. Not sure why you would, the sunsets here are epic. 

If sleeping in style is what you want, then this is the place for you. This old school, Palm Beach-style (it's just outside of Orlando) flat is elegantly decorated with golds, corals and teals, with motifs of flamingos and tropical fruits scattered around the property. It sleeps two, so it's perfect for that romantic getaway. When you decide you venture out of this charming pied-à-terre, you’ll find yourself within spitting distance of all the shopping, restaurants and leisure activities that Orlando has to offer.

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Propel your holiday to new heights by staying in an active aeroplane hanger. That’s right, the most ‘Florida Man’ option on this list features an eclectic display of plane paraphernalia and involves sharing a roof with a Cessna 172. On top of that, there are alpacas, goats and chickens roaming around the property. When you need some time away from the pets and planes, you’ll find some beautiful Florida beaches just half an hour down the road – you're also near Orlando, should you fancy swapping planes for Mickey and the gang, or Cars. Chocks away!

As if it was copy and pasted from Santorini, this airy all-white cottage is perfect for those who want access to Miami without all the hustle and bustle of the city and seaside. As well as the pool and BBQ area, there are paddle boards and kayaks for you to use on the local canals. Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife too – parrots, iguanas and even manatees can be seen here. This is music-video levels of Miami living, and you can call it (temporarily) yours. An inflatable flamingo pool float is optional, though highly recommended. 

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Sleeping up to four but better-suited for two (no one loves a sofa bed, though it would half the price), this Panama Beach-based condo is ideal for water lovers. Not only do you get access to the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico but you can also splash around in the oceanfront swimming pool (featuring a large waterfall), three hot tubs and an additional heated pool – H2-Woah! When you're on dry land, this beautiful spot has a gorgeous deck overlooking the sea you've been having fun in all day, and is a relative stones throw from Panama City.  

Whoever first said ‘good things come in small packages’ might just have been talking about this place. Perfect for a romantic getaway, this cabin seems like it is the middle of nowhere with the creek running gently by just outside (perfect for canoeing, fyi), but in actual fact, central Jacksonville is just 15 minutes away – the best of both worlds. What’s more, it costs a little over £60 a night for two. Bargain. In small but mighty style, this place comes with a bed reviews described as comfortable, a kitchen, a lounge, and a bathroom – it's a bit of a tardis, actually.

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This 2000-square-feet house (yes, you read that correctly) is the ideal basecamp for bigger groups, or those with kids. This place comes with bikes, a games room and, of course, a swimming pool. When your troop is finished splashing around, you’ll find plenty to do nearby, with parks, a bay, beaches, trails and even a fort to explore. Along with the games room, the house contains a spacious dining room and lounges, great spaces for board games and dining (obviously).

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