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The 12 best Airbnbs in Orlando

Whether it’s the parks or the awesome culture, make sure you stay somewhere incredible on your trip to Orlando

Edited by
Georgia Evans
Alex Floyd-Douglass
Camila Karalyte

Longing for an escape to a gorgeous tropical paradise? Ha, of course, you are, duh. Orlando is definitely the place to be. Long sunny days, pools on every street for you to splash around in, and not forgetting a number of theme parks where you can get your adrenaline kick. Whether you're visiting the area to live out your Disney fantasy or fancy yourself a foodie and are eager to try out some of the best restaurants, you'll need somewhere equally as magical to stay for the night (or the week). From romantic getaways to fun party houses, check out our top picks of the best airbnbs in Orlando.

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Orlando’s best Airbnbs

The retro Palm Beach-style home
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1. The retro Palm Beach-style home

This romantic ode to Palm Beach is characterized by coral, gold, and teal hues, with motifs like tropical fruit and flamingos. Live the 50s kitsch fantasy at this Winter Park boudoir, pretending this charming pied-à-terre is your summer home. You'll sleep in a comfortable queen bed, with that all-important air con making sure you're not kept up by the warm weather. The surrounding neighborhood is pretty fancy, with upscale dining and shopping right on your doorstep. A little taste of luxury living in paradise. 

Rooms? One. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Retro glam.
Location perks? An easy 20-minute drive from Universal Studios – while two streets behind is Lake Killarney.
Budget range? Very affordable.

The treehouse in the woods
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2. The treehouse in the woods

If you're looking for unique stays in Orlando, this should be firmly on your radar. A bungalow up in the trees, this place will have you camping among the stars with all the amenities you'd get from a hotel. Spend your days exploring the city and your evenings chilling out in the wilderness. Perfect for couples, it's got a romantic feel thanks to its closeness to nature and relaxed, cozy vibe. Live out your childhood fantasy by sleeping amongst the treetops. 

Rooms? One. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Rustic but classy.
Location perks? All the nature you could possibly dream of – and a 30-minute drive to Disney.
Budget range? Cheap and cheerful.

The Mickey Mouse-themed getaway
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3. The Mickey Mouse-themed getaway

If you're visiting Orlando because you go mad for Mickey Mouse, there really is no other place you can stay. Decked out in red, black, and white with the Disney icon plastered on almost every wall and soft furnishings you can think of, it's really one for the super fans. Close to restaurants, supermarkets, and souvenir shops, it's got all you need nearby. And of course, you're only five minutes away from Disneyland. The Orlando Airbnb sleeps up to five guests, making it ideal for families. 

Rooms? One. Sleeps five guests.
Mood? Mickey Mouse, eat your heart out.
Location perks? If you're a fan of the Mickey Mouse clan, this is the place for you – it's everywhere. And the real thing is just a few minutes away.
Budget range? Super duper affordable.

The downtown loft
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4. The downtown loft

Searching for a city break? Check out this sleek downtown loft, conveniently located between Lake Eola and the Milk District. Decorated to a high standard, the apartment has an open floor plan, with floor-to-ceiling windows flooding the space with light. If you're a foodie, you'll find a few decent spots in the immediate area, while Winter Park's buzzing restaurants are a short drive away. Art fans will be excited to hear the Thornton Park art scene is within close proximity too. The loft Airbnb sleeps up to four guests in a queen-sized bed and a sofa bed, so grab your closest pals and enjoy a stylish trip. 

Rooms? One. Sleeps four guests.
Mood? Industrial chic.
Location perks? Bang in the middle of downtown, close to the foodie spots of the Milk District and Lake Eola. 
Budget range? Very well-priced.

The Disney-themed home
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5. The Disney-themed home

Taking your Disney obsession to dizzying new heights, this home is a child's (and any big kid's) dream. Leave reality and step into a land of wonder and make-believe. Inspired by the Magical Kingdom, it's got rooms called the 'Cinderella Suite' and the 'Wonderland Suite'. With enough room for nine guests, it's a top spot for families vacationing together, especially when you notice it's got its very own pool.

Rooms? Four. Sleeps nine guests.
Mood? Another one for the super fans.
Location perks? Step into your very own Magical Kingdom – before hitting the real one in a matter of minutes.
Budget range? Insanely cheap for a group of nine.

The romantic little treehouse
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6. The romantic little treehouse

This place is an Instagrammer's paradise, decorated with lush foliage, wooden beams, and a cozy four-poster bed that adds to the fairy charm. Outside, you've got a romantic garden fire pit area that's perfect for late-night cocoa and s'mores. The Little Treehouse is a renovated 1926 carriage house in a downstairs unit, found just five minutes from Downtown, Amway Arena, and Camping World Stadium. If you're looking for a bit more action, you're 25 minutes from Disney and an hour's drive to Florida's beaches. 

Rooms? One. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Rural getaway.
Location perks? Privacy, serenity, and all the thoughtful extras you didn't think of. 
Budget range? Veryyyy cheap.

The entertainment chateau
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7. The entertainment chateau

Get yourself booked into one of the best Airbnb party houses in Orlando. Named The Salty Chateau, this house is complete with a large pool, gaming loft (aka the 'shar-kade'), smart TVs in every room, five bedrooms and full baths, and a pool area with plenty of space to chill with a cocktail to hand. Found just a short walk from the  Margaritaville resort, it's super close to a hotel, spa, dog park, and Sunset Walk, which is filled with plenty of shopping opportunities. 

Rooms? Five. Sleeps 11 guests.
Mood? It's time to relax.
Location perks? From the pool and spa to the retro gaming lift, this place has it all.  
Budget range? Pricey but perfect for a large group. 

The boat house
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8. The boat house

Found west of Orlando, this is a charming boat house that's been renovated with a new roof, decking, and dock to make for one relaxing stay. While away the hours by sitting by the water, leisurely fishing, or reading a novel, glancing up only to the countryside before you. As well as boasting impressive views of the lake,  the fireworks of Disneyland are often in sight once night falls. When those have settled down, take a hot cup of cocoa outside with you for a little stargazing. 

Rooms? One. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Sweet serenity. 
Location perks? The lake on your doorstep. With Disney fireworks at night. Enough said. 
Budget range? An absolute steal.

The modern city home
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9. The modern city home

Balancing the best of both worlds (like that Hannah Montana song), the home is close to the parks and the city; it's a 30-minute trip to Disney Parks and Universal Studios, and downtown is just 20 minutes away. It's got two spacious bedrooms, a large open-plan kitchen, and a cozy lounge, making it great for entertaining. 

Rooms? Two. Sleeps six guests.
Mood? An entertainer's dream. 
Location perks? 30 minutes from the airport and Disney alike, while locally, there's plenty to do, too.
Budget range? Spennier than most.

The cozy cottage at University
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10. The cozy cottage at University

Found in a quiet suburb around the back of the university, this cozy cottage is a top spot for chilling out in Orlando. The bungalow has been tastefully decorated, with subtle cool hues of gray and wooden accents creating a Scandi vibe. Make the most of the outdoor space in warmer months, with a nice terrace space that comes complete with a cozy reading nook and a table and chairs ready to be feasted upon as the sun goes down. 

Rooms? Two. Sleeps five guests.
Mood? Sweet n' snug.
Location perks? Close to UCF, with beaches, Disney, and Universal Studios a good 45-minute drive away. 
Budget range? Affordable, but with a five-night minimum. 

The luxury condo retreat
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11. The luxury condo retreat

Looking for places to stay in Orlando close to all its theme parks? Well, this condo is right by all the rides, souvenir stands, and restaurants your heart desires. Its simple yet sophisticated interiors make it palatable to all tastes, with big squishy sofas that eat you up after a long day of exploring. To top things off, you've got a sheltered patio that's perfect for sundown tipples. 

Rooms? Three. Sleeps eight guests.
Mood? Live your best life.
Location perks? Aside from the luxury inside, you're minutes away from all the theme parks you could hope to visit in Orlando. 
Budget range? Mid-range but worth it. 

The garden retreat with private pool
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12. The garden retreat with private pool

This garden suite is a relaxing escape from city living. Accessible through its one entrance, this place is perfect for both solo travelers and couples. While the interiors offer a neat setup, complete with a queen-sized bed, the exterior is where this place really shines. The gorgeous garden is a haven for chilling out on hammocks, sizzling burgers on the barbecue, and having a dip in the pool. There are even gorgeous views across a lake and easy access to the beach. 

Rooms? One. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Tropical escape. 
Location perks? Suuuuper close to everything you're looking for – but feels like a million miles away. 
Budget range? Great price for two.


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