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The 8 best beachfront Airbnbs in Miami

Find the best beachfront Airbnbs in Miami for your next sun-soaked vacation

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Virginia Gil
Danielle Goldstein
Alex Floyd-Douglass

You'd struggle to count the number of beachfront Airbnbs in Miami – there are just that many. With miles and miles of coastline, South Florida should be ground zero for folks in search of an ocean-facing property to book for their next vacation. The selection is as varied as the region's restaurants, bars, and shopping, and prices are just as hit or miss. You can easily blow a wad on an exclusive condo on a private island that overlooks South Beach. But there are also plenty of affordable gems on the water if you just know where to look, which we do. Ready for a beachy escape? Maximize your time in the sun and on the sand when you book one of these beachfront Airbnbs in Miami.

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Beachfront Airbnbs in Miami

The stunning studio at the W in South Beach

1. The stunning studio at the W in South Beach

Enjoy modern art deco chic in this spacious South Beach studio situated in the five-star W hotel. There's a king-size bed to sink into and a 60-inch TV for a cinematic experience, but you'll probably spend most of your time on the sizeable balcony, which overlooks South Beach and provides a partial ocean view. Guests also have access to the hotel amenities, including a spa, fitness center, and private beach.

The three-bedroom houseboat on Miami Beach
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2. The three-bedroom houseboat on Miami Beach

There are beachfront Airbnbs in Miami – then there's an on-the-water Airbnb in Miami. This gorgeous houseboat is exactly that – and it's epic. Offering guests the chance to experience a "Miami beach villa, except on the water", this awesome boat has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a gourmet galley, a top deck bar, and a gas grill... Not to mention the hot tub to live out your best Below Deck fantasies in. Permanently located in Miami Beach, this is a one-of-a-kind Airbnb that needs ticking off your bucket list. Ay-ay, cap!

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The relaxed abode in Surfside
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3. The relaxed abode in Surfside

With ritzy Bal Harbour to its north and touristy Miami Beach to its south, the laid-back beach town provides an entirely different vibe than both its neighbors. The area is great for families, partly for its waterpark but also for the walkable strip of restaurants and boutiques. There’s even an old-school ice cream parlor in the downtown area. This Airbnb gives you proximity to all that plus it’s right on the sand for travelers who want to rise and go straight into the ocean. Beach chairs, boogie boards, a cooler, and other conveniences are provided. There’s also a covered parking space and a doorman to keep out unwanted guests.

The private residence in Fontainebleau Miami Beach

4. The private residence in Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Enjoy all the perks of this storied resort without any of the crowds you might encounter in the lobby or other highly trafficked areas. This private residence is located in a separate tower from the hotel, though the views and the amenities are the same–if not better. Guests of the junior suite will receive complimentary valet parking and two passes to the spa.

The Casa del Mar in Key Biscayne
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5. The Casa del Mar in Key Biscayne

There’s not much you can’t see 26 stories up, especially when you’ve got panoramic views of Biscayne Bay. And this lovely apartment has ocean views and a large balcony where you can sit and soak it all in. Down below, guests will find tennis courts, a pool, a gym, and private beach access. It may not be your own island but it’ll surely feel that way.

The penthouse with a view in Miami Beach
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6. The penthouse with a view in Miami Beach

Spend the weekend hanging out in your very own penthouse. The spacious studio on the water features two beds, as well as access to a crib and highchair, and complimentary valet parking for one vehicle. Though you won’t even need to leave the building to relax and unwind. Downstairs, guests will find a spa, restaurants, and shops to browse.

The luxurious penthouse on Fisher Island

7. The luxurious penthouse on Fisher Island

Got cash to splash? Splurge on this swanky, minimalist Fisher Island getaway. This 216-acre private island is a stone’s throw from Miami – you can see it from the MacArthur Causeway. But you’ll need to take a ferry to access it and, of course, there’s a catch: only residents and their visitors, hotel guests, and club members are allowed on. The loophole? Booking this luxurious, five-bed penthouse. Designed by Augusto Busnelli, it's completely swathed in crisp whites, with just the odd pop of color, but then you wouldn't want to detract from that jaw-dropping view. Guests can enjoy a two-car, air-conditioned private garage, plus a golf car space and an elevator right up to your unit. Keep your eyes peeled for stars like Oprah Winfrey and Julia Roberts, who have homes on the island.

The bargain beachfront escape in Miami Beach
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8. The bargain beachfront escape in Miami Beach

Be close to all of the action in South Beach without paying big hotel prices. This cozy one-bedroom apartment is situated in a historic Art Deco hotel right on Ocean Drive. The unit faces the street but its backyard is all sun, sand, and surf – it’s right on the water. Street parking is available but you might want to rethink driving since some of the best restaurants in Miami are just within walking distance.

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