Sun-soaked beaches, glitzy nightclubs, luxury brand stores, flashy cars, towering skyscrapers, pastel-hued art deco buildings, and Latin cuisine say “Bienvenidos a Miami!” Miami vacation rentals boast ocean views, resort-style amenities, and plenty of pools. Choose your own adventure: Stay in Midtown by the trendy Wynwood art district and Miami Design District, in the middle of the action downtown, near area attractions in Coconut Grove or Coral Gables, or on the barrier islands of Miami Beach. We’ve found some great Vrbos in each area, ranging from affordable to “you only live once.” Here are some of our favorite vacation homes in Miami for your next trip to The Magic City.
Just a seven-minute ferry ride off the coast of South Beach, Fisher Island is a private island paradise. Located on the ocean side of the island, this unit is just steps from a private beach, pool, and spa. Take in beautiful one-of-a-kind views of the majestic waters from the pristine sugar sand beach, or from one of the private palapas. This end unit boasts one of the largest balconies in the Seaside Community. Guest parking is available, and the vacation rental includes a golf cart.
How often do you get a chance to stay somewhere that has been featured in Architectural Digest? How about a place that’s oceanside near South Beach, one of Miami’s most desirable locations? Part of The Setai Hotel and Residences, one of the tallest buildings in Miami Beach, this apartment boasts 18-foot floor-to-ceiling windows and two terraces — one of which features an ocean view. Take advantage of hotel amenities such as the spa, fitness center, fine dining, room service, zen gardens and ponds, concierge service beachside service, and three pools. Chairs, umbrellas, and towels are also included.
This resort-style oceanfront condo can be found on Millionaire’s Row in Miami Beach. You can’t miss the wall-to-wall ocean views, which are even better from the 50-foot wraparound terrace. The condo complex offers direct beach access, complete with chairs and an umbrella. One designated indoor parking space is included.
Other condo amenities include a pool and tiki bar, a convenience store, a 24-hour doorman and security, valet parking, a fitness center, and full-time pool and beach attendants. Eclectic shops, restaurants and sidewalk cafes, galleries, museums, and nightlife can all be found nearby. The Bal Harbour Shops are less than 10 minutes away, while downtown Miami is only 10 to 15 minutes away.
Located in a quiet Surfside neighborhood away from the high-rises and hotels, this three-bedroom home offers its own private oasis, complete with a heated pool and bay view. Dine under the palapa hut, paddleboard off the dock, and watch the sun set over the water while keeping an eye out for sea turtles and dolphins. Surfside Beach and Bal Harbour Shops are within walking distance.
Located in a gated community, this spacious four-bedroom waterfront home features a luxurious pool area and sundeck. Bring your boat — the bay is a mere 30 seconds away with no bridges! A two-car garage provides parking. Coconut Grove is just 10 minutes away on foot. Yacht clubs, downtown, museums, beaches, Design District shopping, and Miami nightlife are all within a short drive.
To be clear, this is a hotel room, so there is no kitchen, but there is a mini-fridge that comes stocked with a complimentary bottle of wine. Take advantage of hotel amenities, including the pool, hot tub, gym, and two squash courts. Free parking is a big bonus here! Walk to restaurants and shops. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Mercy Hospital, Brickell, and museums can all be found nearby.
Conveniently located between Coconut Grove and Coral Gables, this three-bedroom townhome can accommodate up to eight guests. The Miracle Mile — one of Miami’s most popular shopping destinations — lies less than a mile away. Other nearby attractions include downtown Coral Gables, the Shops at Merrick Park upscale outdoor shopping mall, and Coconut Grove’s beautiful parks.
Overlooking the Miami River and the harbor, this three-bedroom condo offers stunning panoramic views from its floor-to-ceiling windows and balcony. Amenities include a heated pool, jacuzzi, sauna, gym, and game room. Brickell City Centre’s shopping, dining, and entertainment are within walking distance.
Another option within the W Residences at the IconBrickell, this one-bedroom condo is as posh as it gets with windows that stretch the height of its tall ceilings. This unit comes with all of the luxurious amenities listed above.
Brickell City Centre, Mary Brickell Village, downtown, supermarkets, banks, restaurants, and Metrorail/Metromover are all within walking distance, while I-95 is just a block away.
Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase the Miami River in this apartment that’s located in the IconBrickell complex, which also houses the luxurious W Miami hotel. Guests have access to hotel amenities, including three infinity-edge pools on the 15th floor and overlooking the blue-turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay. There’s also a 12-foot outdoor fireplace, a life-size chess set, cabanas, and one of the largest hot tubs in the world, which can hold 80 people!
Several onsite dining options are available. Pamper yourself at the Iconbrickell Spa, which features a water lounge, steam room, and sauna. Other amenities include 24-hour security, 24-hour valet (not included with stay), and room service.
Centrally located in downtown Miami, the apartment is one block from attractions such as the Brickell City Centre, which is surrounded by the Miami Circle National Historic Landmark, a small park, and the Miami River. Whole Foods, Bayfront Park, American Airlines Arena, and over 100 restaurants and bars are all within walking distance.
Stay in the heart of Miami’s hippest neighborhood on the third floor of the Hyde Hotel & Residences Midtown Miami to be near the best of the city’s arts, entertainment, culture, and restaurants. Hotel amenities include a pool, jacuzzi, cabanas, a tennis court, fitness center, and spa. Shops and restaurants can be found on the ground floor. This Midtown location puts you in close proximity to the Miami Design District, Wynwood, downtown, Brickell City Center, and Miami Beach.
Situated in a small neighborhood north of Midtown Miami, this three-bedroom house sleeps six. It is centrally located five miles from Miami Beach, four miles from Brickell, and just one block from the Design District. Here, you can shop brands like Prada, Christian Louboutin, Hermes, and Louis Vuitton and explore art galleries, showrooms, bars, and restaurants.