Your search for the right Airbnb Miami rental is important. Because after you’re done finding the best Cuban sandwich in Miami, and drinking your way through the best bars in Miami and—finally—grabbing some of the best drunk food in Miami, you’ll need a comfortable spot to rest. But the right Miami Airbnb can be so much more than just a place to crash at night. The perfect pad—whether it be in a tree or a vintage camper—is an essential foundation to an unforgettable trip.
Amazing Airbnb Miami homes
Wynwood hipster paradise
There really aren’t many places to stay in Wynwood, Miami’s tiny yet bustling arts district. Unless, of course, you are lucky enough to book this artist loft, which puts you within walking distance (a rare phrase to hear in Miami) to Wynwood’s famous murals. The loft is on the second floor of a warehouse and has four beds, a full kitchen, Wi-Fi and no shortage of eye-popping art to remind you that you’re in the creative heart of Miami.
Animal-lovers (who don’t mind sleeping in nature) should book one of Miami’s only treehouse Airbnb’s quick. The host of this well-crafted and lovingly-reviewed treehouse is a permaculture farmer whose Little Haiti property is populated by goats, emus, honeybees, roosters and cats. Built into a giant pithecellobium tree, the tri-level treehouse features wraparound balconies, an outdoor shower and a comfy, mosquito netting-draped double bed. Common areas available to guests include an outdoor kitchen, a volleyball court, coin-operated laundry center and the freshest eggs you’ve ever cracked open.
Perhaps the biggest risk in booking this Airbnb is that you might never want to leave the property. The cottage itself is nice enough to make you do just that, but the real selling point here is the backyard—with its sapphire blue pool, overhead string lights, tiki hut lounge and lush greenery. When you do finally manage to leave the house, you’re just a short jump from the picturesque Miami Beach neighborhood of Surfside.
MiMo zen gem
This open-concept beauty is a triumph of interior design. Its oak wood floors and spacious backyard make it the perfect for de-stressing. Swing your cares away in the deck’s hammock or just lounge around and enjoy the house’s art and wooden sculptures. The house has three rooms, all available for rent, that can accommodate up to two guests.
The adorable vintage camper is for the bohemian on a budget. Located on the Upper East Side, a growing chunk of Miami that’s close enough to every major hub in the city, this backyard abode offers a camping experience in the city. The toilet and shower are both located outside. If you’re cool with that, we assume you’ll love the minimalist, zen vibes oozing from this two bed 1947 camper.
The library room
Bookworms will think they have died and gone to heaven upon waking up in “the Library Room,” which—as you can probably infer—is covered in hundreds of books from the owner’s personal collection. The private room is in an equally vibrant house with a pool—located right next to Miami’s historic, must-visit Little Havana. The host, Maria, is available as a tour guide for an additional fee.
This Homestead hideaway offers a quieter retreat than your average South Beach bachelor pad. A quick warning for those unfamiliar with the area: Homestead is very far from downtown Miami. This particular Airbnb is about an hour drive from Bayfront Park. Still, Homestead has its perks: the delicious Knaus Berry Farm (order the cinnamon rolls and thank us later), the legendary shakes of Robert is Here, gorgeous parks, a Buddhist temple and some of the best Mexican food you’ll find in Florida. This Airbnb is a bit of a clamping experience, with its natural roof, hammocks and open-air living space. You’ll also have air conditioning, Wi-Fi and a functional kitchen.
Chic Coral Gables loft
Coral Gables often gets skipped over by tourists, but its a truly beautiful neighborhood that can shatter expectations of South Beach postcards. And this cozy loft is a great Gables home base that comes with free parking, a gym, full kitchen, Wi-Fi and a washer and dryer. The modern two-story space is great for a solo trip but also has plenty of space for couples.
Artsy Wynwood warehouse
Though we already have one Wynwood loft on this list (run by the same owner nonetheless) we just can’t keep ourselves from gushing over this one too. Its black-and-white checkered kitchen (complete with a microwave, drum kit, and naked manikin) is the perfect place to map out your daily itinerary. When you’re all done, the space’s four beds (call dibs on the zebra print one) should offer no shortage of places to rest your weary heads.
Coconut Grove cottage
This loft was originally built in the ’30s and all these years later it’s still bursting with old Florida charm. The bedroom is nestled in a small second-floor space which has access to an outdoor patio perfect for your morning java. This cottage is also very close to Biscayne Bay and all the Coconut Grove parks and restaurants that border it. (Pro-tip: go to Kennedy Park and grab a frozen lemonade from the venerable A.C.'s Icees.)