10 of the Best Airbnbs in Jacksonville, Florida

by K.C. Dermody
Updated May 23, 2021

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Jacksonville is an underrated vacation destination, with everything from a spectacular coastline and beautiful beaches to lively riverfront areas and a thriving arts scene.

The largest city by area in the continental U.S., Jacksonville offers the ideal mix of big-city attractions, buzzing nightlife, Southern charm, and outdoor adventure. The question isn’t whether to visit, but where to stay. So if you’re looking for the best airbnbs in Jacksonville, check out the list below for the top picks from beachfront mansions to bungalows near the city’s hippest neighborhoods.

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1. Springfield Carriage House

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Why you should stay: A super-affordable airbnb within walking distance to shopping and dining.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $64/night

If you want to enjoy the city attractions or catch an NFL game, this one-bedroom carriage house sits in an eclectic neighborhood just two miles from TIAA Bank Field (the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars) and less than three miles from the convention center. There are many places to enjoy a bite to eat or a drink within walking distance, too.

A cozy, stylish place, it comes with all the modern comforts and plenty of personal touches, like coffee and bath scrubs. Its only 400 square feet, but a light color scheme and simple decor makes it feel far roomier.

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2. Amazing Retreat

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Why you should stay: A destination in itself, or the perfect base for a beach vacation.

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $326/night

While this comfortable home is just a few minutes from the beach, you may not want to leave at all, with plenty to do night and day. Enjoy hanging out around the heated saltwater pool, relaxing in the hot tub, cooking on the grill, and dining al fresco in the screened-in outdoor sitting and dining area. After dark, have fun in the game room which includes foosball, shuffleboard and ping-pong, as well as a Smart TV with a Roku stick.

If you do decide to enjoy time on the sand, there are plenty of beach and chairs, plus a cooler so you won’t run out of cold ones on the beach.

“The beach is 8 minutes away which is great! Great amenities pool, game room and jacuzzi. Plenty of room.”

Kemi, Apopka, FL
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3. Beach Bungalow

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Why you should stay: Close to the beach, complete with everything you need for the ultimate vacation.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $399/night

This beach bungalow includes a beautiful pool and is less than a half-mile to the beach, as well as one of the city’s top beach parks. The backyard is the ultimate oasis, with not only a heated pool, but a porch that has an outdoor TV for movies under the stars.

While the backyard is the definite highlight, there is really no detail overlooked here. The hosts have thought of most everything, so you should be quite comfortable the whole time you’re here. Sure, it’s not the cheapest of the airbnbs in Jacksonville, but if you visit in the off-season (spring and summer) you can get it at its lowest price.

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4. Home Awave

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Why you should stay: Shack up in an ultra-modern houseboat.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $264/night

Enjoy a stay on the water – literally – at Home Awave, a floating home with spectacular views from every room and luxury amenities, too. It sits in a quiet marina, providing a peaceful haven complete with a full kitchen, Wi-Fi, a Smart TV with DirectTV, and even a washer and dryer.

The only regret guests note is not having booked more time, and odds are you’ll do the same. So be sure and take that into consideration when reserving. It feels like sleeping on a lux yacht, but if you do feel the need to leave home, there’s a tiki bar at the marina you can stroll to on a few minutes.

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5. Casa Grace

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Why you should stay: Historic home with modern luxuries in a fantastic Jacksonville neighborhood.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $109/night

Located in the heart of the Springfield Historic District in Jacksonville, Casa Grace is a historic home with a modern interior walking distance from parks, top restaurants and recreational activities. The downtown theater district is four minutes away and all the city’s hotspots are within easy reach, from the river to the beaches. The home sleeps six, but you’ll be charged $39 extra per additional guest, so be sure to chat with the owners in advance if you’re filling the house.

“If you want to stay in an elegant, well-appointed home, this is the one! From the high, southern ceilings to the impeccable kitchen, the sumptuous main bathroom! I highly recommend staying here!”

Julie, Orangeburg, SC

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6. PV Retreat

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Why you should stay: Ridiculously cool outdoor space with million-dollar decor inside.

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $645/night

This two-acre, resort-style estate is three miles from the beach and includes lots of luxuries while providing plenty of room for a large family, plus extended family, too. Outdoors, you’ll have a screened-in veranda with a pool, a hot tub, a shower, bath, and kitchen, and inside, there’s a massive chef’s kitchen and roomy bedrooms. It’s one of the more expensive airbnbs in Jacksonville, but it’s a good fit if you’re looking for something luxurious.

“GORGEOUS! I had my wedding and reception on the property and many of the guests inquired about booking the property. It was so beautiful and gave the right mix of sophistication and comfort.”

Shay, Jacksonville, FL
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7. Riverside Retreat

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Why you should stay: All you need for the perfect family vacation, including a boat.

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum stay: 7 days
  • Rates from: $325/night

While this riverside retreat is a 40-minute drive from the beach, it’s sure to be a hit with families who want to keep the kids occupied and happy. It offers many great spaces, including a huge living room with a giant bean bag chair and a large movie-size screen. There’s also a game room with a dart board, checkers table, a pool table, and board games.

Outside, you’ll have a ping-pong table, a fantastic pool with pool toys, a hot tub, dock, and even a pontoon boat for rides on the river right out your door. There’s an extra fee to rent the boat, but the kayaks and paddleboards are free to use during your stay. If you’re visiting with very young children, you’ll appreciate the alarm on the pool door to ensure everyone stays safe. Pack-n-plays are included too – this host has thought of everything.

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8. San Marco Charm

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Why you should stay: Fabulous host, beautiful space, and a great location at a value price.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 5 nights
  • Rates from: $115/night

This adorable 1928 bungalow is fully renovated but comes with lots of historic charms, shaded by pine and cedar trees with a backyard next to a park. It’s in a quiet neighborhood, providing a perfect base to return to after a day exploring, with everything from downtown attractions to the St. John’s River nearby. There are multiple shops and eateries within walking distance, too.

Guests often note how clean, comfortable and homey the space feels, giving especially high marks for the communicative host. With four guests at under $120 night, it’s one of the cheaper airbnbs in Jacksonville, though it certainly feels like it should cost far more.

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9. Cozy Riverside Home

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Why you should stay: Clean, cozy home in walking distance to a trendy neighborhood.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $113/night

Enjoy a tranquil stay in a peaceful residence in a beautiful, safe neighborhood just a short walk to the river and the bohemian Five Points neighborhood, with its collection of vintage shops and eclectic eateries. You can sip your morning coffee on the walk-out balcony before heading out for the day – just be sure to return in time to catch the colorful sunsets from the home.

The home is very well-appointed and includes a kitchen with all you need to cook plus extras like a pantry filled with snacks. You’ll have a washer and dryer and multiple Smart TVs, complete with Netflix, Hulu, and Disney Plus. It even comes with bikes so you can park your car and forget about it the whole time you’re here.

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10. Secluded Estate

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Why you should stay: A home that feels like your own personal private resort.

  • Sleeps: 15
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $950/night

Book this secluded estate in Ponte Vedra Beach and feel like you’re staying in your very own resort, with a quiet setting and no other tourists to share the pool. It even comes with a theater for relaxing with a good movie, complimentary bikes to ride to the beach, and a lighted clay tennis court. While it has a kitchen that has everything you need to prepare your own meals, you can instead of to hire a private chef to do all the work for you.

Bring the cousins, aunt, uncles and grandparents, or a large group of your friends as this home is extra-spacious and ideal for entertaining. There’s an outdoor kitchen with a grill and gas cooking stove, a furnished patio and porches, and pool toys and floaties for the kids. If you do manage to tear yourself away from the home, you might want to explore St. Augustine, only 20 minutes away. (It’s about 30 minutes to downtown Jacksonville)

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Plan Your Jacksonville Trip

  • Spend a day at the beach at lively Jacksonville Beach, laid-back Huguenot Park and Micker’s Landing, or posh Atlantic and Neptune beaches.
  • Watch for manatees, dolphins and a wide range of bird species atTimucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.
  • Take self-guided tour of the Jax Ale Trail, which highlights the Jacksonville area’s award-winning craft brewery scene. Pick up a Brewery Passport and get it stamped at each one you visit and you’ll get some free Jax Ale Trail beer gear to take home as a souvenir.
  • Enjoy close encounters with tigers, lions, cougars, leopards and bobcats at the Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Shop the Riverside Arts Market, with food trucks, handcrafted jewelry, spectacular works of art, live music and dance performances, and farms showcasing fresh fruits, vegetables, and more.
  • Hike the trails in the 126-acre Jacksonville Arbortetum & Gardens, which includes a large lake and centuries-old live oak trees.
  • Explore the riverside Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens with more than 6,000 works of art, some of which date back to 2,100 B.C.

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