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The 7 most unique Airbnbs in Miami

Find quirky accommodations and off-the-beaten-path retreats on our list of the most unique Airbnbs in Miami

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Virginia Gil
Danielle Goldstein
Alex Floyd-Douglass
Camila Karalyte

Vacationing takes extra effort these days, which is why finding the perfect place to stay has taken on greater importance. With so many amazing options to suit anyone on any budget, it can be a hard task to conquer. You don’t want just any central hotel or secluded Airbnb, it needs to be special to provide a sense of escapism that you wouldn’t otherwise get from a regular room. Although no shade to the regular Airbnbs and hotels—you're great, too. 

We're all super unique and one room doesn't fit all. So whether you’re traveling to South Florida or you’re a local in need of a staycation, here are some unique Airbnbs in Miami as individual as you are. Enjoy!

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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in and review every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on our expert knowledge of the destination covered, editorial reviews, user reviews, amenities and in-depth research to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

Unique Miami Airbnbs

The modern bungalow in MiMo
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1. The modern bungalow in MiMo

This MiMo escape reflects the midcentury style of the historic neighborhood. It’s small but the studio is large enough for two guests and packs everything you need into one compact unit. Need more space? There’s plenty of room to spread out by the pool and the shaded patio just outside your door.

Rooms? One. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Retro meets modern.
Location perks? Restaurants, bars and shops in the MIMo district are easy to reach on foot and it's only 15 minutes to the beach.
Budget range? Affordable.

The homey cottage on the Miami River
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2. The homey cottage on the Miami River

This patriotic cottage in Downtown’s historic riverfront neighborhood is a rustic home with a large porch, which you don’t see often in these parts, and features a large backyard with a grill that’s perfect for barbecues. While the outside might be a little old-fashioned, the inside has been thoroughly renovated and equipped with all the modern conveniences: wifi, washer/dryer, shiny new appliances and more.

Rooms? Two. Sleeps four guests.
Mood? The Midwest meets Miami.
Location perks? Walking distance to Downtown Miami, Jose Marti Riverfront Park and the historic County Courthouse.
Budget range? Bargain between two.

The hacienda in Little Havana
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3. The hacienda in Little Havana

A full-size, private villa steps away from the bustling Calle Ocho in Little Havana. This restored 1920s Spanish-style home gives you the best of both worlds: proximity to popular restaurants and tourist spots, as well as space and solitude. It sleeps 11 and features a fully equipped kitchen, sunroom and access to nearly every streaming service imaginable.

Rooms? Four. Sleeps 11 guests.
Mood? Modern pueblo.
Location perks? South Beach, Coral Gables and MIA airport are all under a 15-minute drive.
Budget range? Bargain between four.

The artsy apartment in Wynwood
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4. The artsy apartment in Wynwood

Stay in the heart of the action at this two-bed apartment located within a highly Grammable building that's covered in murals by local artists. The theme runs inside and out, too, with pops of colour throughout and a massive hipster mermaid on the lounge wall, naturally. There's a fully equipped kitchen and a smart TV with Netflix, access to a shared garden and coin laundry, plus lockers in case you want to dump your bags before or after checking in/out. Possibly one of the most exciting add-ons is the free gated parking—one spot per apartment.

Rooms? Two. Sleeps seven guests.
Mood? Quirky.
Location perks? Art-lovers will be pleased to know that the vibrant Wynwood Walls are five minutes' walk away.
Budget range? Mid-range.

The tiny house on wheels in MiMo

5. The tiny house on wheels in MiMo

If you’re fascinated by miniatures then this tiny house on wheels should pique your interest. The owner built it with her daughter and handyman as a summer project and her passion and devotion to the structure shows. There’s a queen-size bed and a small kitchenette with a coffee machine. In the morning, whip up an espresso and enjoy the sunshine on the deck, lounging in your comfy daybed. Find the tiny house under 100-year-old oak trees in the Upper Eastside neighborhood.

Rooms? One. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Boho chic.
Location perks? Close to restaurants and a quick drive to the beach.
Budget range? Very affordable.

The transformed shed in Fort Lauderdale

6. The transformed shed in Fort Lauderdale

Submerge yourself in tranquility in this tiny Airbnb near Miami. The perfect cozy space for two, you'll be sleeping in a queen-sized bed in an earthy, transformed shed (minus the gardening tools). Recharge from your digital life and enjoy what Mother Nature intended. Wash in the wild in the outdoor shower while facing gorgeous views of the garden, or shade away under the trees with a cocktail. There's wifi and a working station, so why not work remotely with a change of scenery? Nature might make you more productive.

Rooms? One. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Inner-city glamping.
Location perks? They don't call it the 'Venice of America' for nothing. Expect plenty of beaches and boating.
Budget range? Affordable.

The waterfront condo in North Miami
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7. The waterfront condo in North Miami

If you don't mind being a little further out, this room in Greater Miami provides a lot of bang for your buck. Located in Hallandale Beach, this 16th-floor spot has all the usual mod-cons, a double bed as well as a double sofa bed (though these are in the same room), plus a balcony that overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway. Guests are allowed access to the onsite pool, fitness centre and bistro, but there's loads to do nearby too, including the beach, which is within walking distance, but there's also a free trolley service. Plus it's just 15 minutes' drive to South Beach and 20 to Wynwood.

Rooms? One. Sleeps four guests.
Mood? Quirky but comfortable.
Location perks? Equidistant from Miami's bustling South Beach and Fort Lauderdale—America's closest thing to Venice.
Budget range? Mid-range.

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