Updated: April 2021
This post has been updated to include a roundup of my favorite boutique properties and vacation rentals in and around Miami, Florida.
Whether you are ready to glam it up in the swankiest spots in the city or you’re gearing up for a foodie crawl through Little Havana, Miami is the place to be. This diverse city truly has something for everyone and, while you can find some fab hotels, there is nothing as enjoyable as living like a local.
From unique stays you’ll only find in Miami to posh penthouses, here is a rundown of all of the very best of the best Airbnbs in town.
When you are in Miami, you’ve got to spend at least one night in Little Havana and this cute casa is the perfect place to do it. With room for up to six guests, this spacious spot is in the heart of it all.
From the 16th floor, this beachfront studio offers an impressive 180-degree ocean view that will leave you mesmerized.
With fast internet and all of those beach essentials ready to go for you, this is a smart and affordable option for couples.
Bringing the whole crew on a luxury escape?
With ample space for up to 14 guests, you’ll have a sparkling pool and resort-style patio space with a bar and loungers at this five-star home.
What’s more romantic than a treehouse for two?
Sleep amongst the parrots then wake up to a breakfast of fresh veggies, eggs, and honey directly from the farm. On a tight schedule? Be sure to request an early rooster crow service!
Find out why Travel & Leisure called this upper east side studio apartment in MiMo Historic District one of the very top ten Airbnbs out there. Set between the beach and all of the best shops and restaurants in the area, you’ll find a tranquil oasis.
This two-bedroom, two-bathroom spot is perfect for four. It’s located right in the heart of Midtown, which is one of Miami’s most walkable areas. Park your car then explore the best of the city.
This tucked-away cottage for two is a prime pick for couples who want a quiet retreat at the end of the day. Linger after dinner in the outdoor dining area complete with a waterfall, koi poi, and a pool.
This upscale one bedroom is perfectly positioned between South Beach, Bal Harbour, and Downtown Miami. Take in the dreamy view then head down to the outdoor kitchen to wipe up something tasty.
Spend the night in the chic Coconut Grove neighborhood. This pretty one-bedroom apartment can house up to four and will have you a stone’s throw from CocoWalk and the Harbor.
I love the rock and rock vibe of the industry chic spot. The high-end touches elevate the experience and make it perfect for couples.
You’ll feel like you are on a deserted tropical island in this little cottage for two. Lounge in the tropical garden, swim a few laps, then hit the town.
Bringing the whole gang alone? Live it up in style in this penthouse for ten overlooking Biscayne Bay.
Less than ten miles from downtown Miami, you’ll find this luxury six-bedroom lakeside estate with all of the bells and whistles.
Another luxe pick, you’ve gotta love their three-bedroom penthouse in the trendy Wynwood neighborhood. The rooftop terrace is the cherry on top of this cool urban spot.
This charming cottage in Little Havana is a perfect hideaway for up to three guests in the center of the action.
Add a splash of color to your life with a stay at this two-bedroom townhouse. With space for six guests, you’ll have a place to hang your hat in Sofi, the most exclusive part of South Beach.
Another top option in Sofi (AKA South of Fifth), you can accommodate up to five people in this cozy condominium. Literally a block to the beach, you could spend the entire weekend here without leaving the neighborhood.
Been there, done that? So, you’ve slept in a yurt, tried a treehouse, and called a cave home? Alright, my fellow adventurers, it’s time to spend the night in a water tower.
This unique stay for four will be right up your alley.
Did someone stay unique stays? Let’s talk sailboats! This one-bedroom home on the waves in Key Biscayne Bay is a must for any pair looking for an unforgettable night.