No, not just gators and geriatrics – Florida has some really amazing attractions, incredible destinations, and some of the most unique AirBnbs accommodations you’ll find in the country (really the world). No need to follow the hordes of hotel-going tourists or get stuck in slow traffic. We’re talking private islands, treehouses, shipping containers, and all kinds of other really cool places that will make for a truly memorable trip. Check out this list of some of our favorites. And if you haven’t signed up and used Airbnb yet – 1) what are you waiting for? and 2) you can score $40 worth of free credit on your stays here.
Private Island on Summerland Key
You’ve dreamt of it before: a true getaway on your own “deserted” island. This Florida Keys island is all yours, with a huge housing complex that can comfortably accommodate 7 people. In-ground pools, huge rooftop verandas with outdoor furniture, and ample bedroom space (nice and cool for sleeping at night) will all make sure you live in comfort and luxury. Your host, Mike, has a great reputation of going above and beyond to help his guests find awesome things to go on and off the property. If the private beaches and resort-level property aren’t enough, then you’re only minutes away by bike from the Keys and plenty of other nightlife to enjoy. Or maybe you’d like an ocean kayak excursion? It can all be done!
The Yurt at Danville
“What’s a yurt?” Well, it’s a hut. But this hut is unlike any other hut, and there’s certainly no dirt floor to this one. The Yurt has 15-foot vaulted ceilings (incredible difference in perceived space), all the amenities one could need, and freezing cold air conditioning to top it all off! There’s a full living room and bedroom, as well as a mini kitchen inside. The living room offers DirecTV and wireless internet. Outside you’ll enjoy an ample deck and patio, great for grilling or enjoying the cool evenings and having a beer. This locale is exceptional because of its cozy and intimate atmosphere; a truly romantic option if you’re looking to get away for a while.
Treehouse Canopy Near South Beach
There’s a lot of places listed on AirBnb as a “treehouse” these days, but this place is – in every sense of the word – a tree house. The three-level house nestled into a pithocilobium has ample space for up to three or four guests. The house itself is located on a permaculture farm, where your hosts raise goats, pigs, roosters, chickens and emus. That means fresh milk and eggs, and a real down-home feel to the property.
Luxury Boatel on the Water (Fort Lauderdale)
Have a great and relaxing time on the water without even having to set sail! Situated in a high-end marina just 5 minutes walking from Fort Lauderdale Beach, the boatel has three comfortable bedrooms, a living room, one and a half baths, and a full kitchen and seating areas above decks. This option isn’t a first pick for the party crowd, as the hosts do ask you maintain respect for the year-round residents of the marina. There are pretty strict guidelines, but for anyone looking for a truly unique seaside experience, the boatel is super comfortable and fun.
Houseboat on Lake Monroe
Following the same vein as the boatel, this really awesome houseboat option provides tons of comfort and living space for your next vacation. Two bedrooms, three baths, and two decks will make you feel like you are truly in a house. Not to mention its convenient location just 4 blocks from the historic district of Sanford. The place has full appliances, A/C, and TV with DVD players in pretty much every corner. It’ll be a great stay on the water, and you’ll feel truly away from it all without having to trek into the bush.
These are just a few of our favorite and most unique Airbnb options for your next visit to Florida. You’ll find the Sunshine State has a lot to offer! If you haven’t used airbnb before, you can get a free $40 credit here. Also, on next visit to Florida. If you’re a property owner yourself, and your property isn’t being rented frequently, look into vacant property security to ensure your home is safe.