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9 Gorgeous Beachfront Airbnbs in Florida

by Polly Clover
Updated October 07, 2021

Gorgeous Beachfront Airbnbs in Florida
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A seaside vacation is the perfect way to experience a bit of the laid-back beach life — especially if you have a beachfront airbnb in Florida.

These gorgeous beachfront airbnbs in Florida are perfect for your next getaway if you’re looking to relax and have a little adventure, too. They offer private beach access, breathtaking views, and nearby attractions. Because Florida is such a big tourism destination, you’ll have plenty to do if you want to stay active. But since you’ll be on the beach, you can also limit your travel for the week or weekend to your just your house, your deck, and the inviting white sand.

Whether you’re taking a trip with the girls, going on a family vacation, or planning a solo journey, these unique Florida airbnbs are perfect for putting you and your crew just steps from white sand and blue water.

1. Family Tradition

Family Tradition Florida
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Why you should stay: Impeccable, spacious home perfect for a large group.

  • Location: Panama City Beach
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Minimum stay: 4 nights
  • Rates from: $515/night

If you’re looking for a beachfront vacation home for a family or large friend group, Family Tradition is the place to go. This beautiful home was recently renovated and is lovely inside, with six bedrooms, each of which has its own ensuite. The home is as close as can be to the beach and has two large decks so everyone can hang out together outdoors.

Family Tradition is just a few minutes by car to Pier Park, a huge shopping mall with something to everyone. St. Andrews State Park is also close by for wildlife viewing, hiking, snorkeling, or paddling. Considering the size of this home, it’s somewhat surprising that it’s not one of the more expensive beachfront airbnbs in Florida.

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2. Blue Floridana 

Blue Floridana Florida
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Why you should stay here: Peaceful home on the ocean away from the hustle and bustle.

  • Location: Melbourne Beach
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 4 nights
  • Rates from: $310/night

Blue Floridana offers a cozy beach getaway for just a hair under $50 a person if you get it at the lowest rate. It’s in a quiet area, so you may have the beach to yourself on some days. The beachfront home has vacation necessities at the ready including beach chairs and toys, fishing rods, a washer and dryer, and Adirondack chairs in the backyard facing the beach. You can light a fire in the backyard fire pit as you listen to the waves during sunset. It’s not too shabby.

This beach house is on a narrow island on the Atlantic just across a river from Melbourne. Melbourne Beach is pretty sleepy, but if you want something busier, you can head north to Indialantic or across the river to Melbourne proper. However, there is is a state park just a few minutes away where you can hike and look for wildlife like sea turtles.

“’Wow’ sums up our stay at this slice of heaven. A perfectly relaxing getaway with a spectacular location on this private beach. We more or less had the beach to ourselves everyday after taking the 2 minute stroll down from the house.”

Matthew, New York, NY
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3. The Pink Seahorse

The Pink Seahorse Florida
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Why you should stay: Pet-friendly beachfront A-frame with ridiculous amounts of outdoor living space.

  • Location: Ponte Vedra Beach
  • Sleeps: 13
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $429/night

If you’re looking for a quintessential seaside vacation, The Pink Seahorse may just fit the bill. This A-frame home has everything you need for a relaxing beach trip: incredible views, comfortable living space, and household and ocean essentials. It sleeps a massive group, even if that group includes some pups — the fenced in yard is great for dogs.

Two miles north of The Pink Seahorse is the Guana River Preserve where you access miles of land and water trails for kayaking, fishing, and paddleboarding. It’s close to both St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra, two high-end beach towns where the focus is more on fresh seafood and artisan boutiques than it is theme parks and drink specials.

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4. Surf & Racquet Club Condo

Surf & Racquet Club Condo Florida
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Why you should stay: Adult-only pristine condo with resort amenities.

  • Location: Fernandina Beach
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $299/night

Indulge in opportunities to rejuvenate and play at this elegant condo by the sea. It’s just undergone a renovation and the whole place feels brand new. The decor is lovely, but the views are even better. And the location is pretty amazing, too. It’s in northern Florida, about 45 minutes from Jacksonville and quite close to the
Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve and Amelia Island — try to take a day trip to both.

Near home, you can spend time at the ocean, in one of two private pools, or by testing your skills on the tennis court. In historic downtown Fernandina Beach, you’ll find great small restaurants and excellent places to kayak along the salt marsh.

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5. Beachfront Townhouse

Beachfront Townhouse Florida
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Why you should stay: Gorgeous beachfront townhouse with a private beachfront patio and hot tub.

  • Location: Indialantic, FL
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 7 nights
  • Rates from: $299/night

It doesn’t get much closer to the ocean than this luxury townhouse. Although there are neighbors nearby, this townhome is private and features its own cozy patio. The patio is about seven inches away from the sand and has outdoor seating, a grill, and private hot tub.

This beachfront airbnb in Florida feels very private, as does the whole island, but it’s just across the Indian River Lagoon from Melbourne, which is a bustling beach town with plenty to do. Melbourne also has several golf courses, a popular zoo, and plenty of parks.

If you don’t want to drive, the airbnb is within walking distance of a happening area with restaurants, bars, and boutiques. You can also rent bikes and surfboards nearby if you’re up for some adventure along the coastline.

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6. Vilano Beach Home

Vilano Beach Home Florida
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Why you should stay: For when the only beach view for you is a totally unobstructed one.

  • Location: St. Augustine
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 5 nights
  • Rates from: $429/night

Take a quick peek at the views from the living room and you’ll see why reviewers rave about the million-dollar-experience of staying here. If you want to rest and relax like a one-percenter, peaceful townhouse is the place to do just that. There’s a sunroom with beautiful ocean views, and the private deck feels like you’re practically in the ocean. If you’re working remotely, this beachfront airbnb offers speedy Wi-Fi.

The owners also rent paddleboards, surfboards, a corn hole game, and other equipment to enhance your experience. When you do feel like heading out, you’re near the charming town of St. Augustine, which boasts exquisite architecture and really interesting historical sites.

“Hidden gem of Florida. A little bit of everything in possibly the most peaceful setting anywhere on the east coast of Florida. Felt like we were at a 5 star resort!

John, Pompano Beach, FL
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7. Nova Beach Cottage

Nova Beach Cottage Florida
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Why you should stay: Quaint beach cottage ideal for a solo trip or couple’s retreat.

  • Location: Fort Pierce
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $206/night

This charming little cottage is a solo traveler’s or couple’s dream. Nova Beach Cottage has a pool and a hot tub and is about a three-minute walk from the beach. This particular beach is almost always empty, so it’s a great pick for beachfront airbnbs in Florida if you’re here to connect with nature, unplug, and relax.

Fort Pierce Inlet State Park surrounds the cottage, where you can hike, surf, kayak, bike, and more, with rentals available. There are also a number of excellent restaurants nearby, a brewery, and several museums. This is the guesthouse of a larger rental, so note that there’s no pool access when the owner is home (roughly December to March).

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8. Private Beachfront Cottage

Private Beachfront Cottage Florida
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Why you should stay: Fish all day and watch dolphins at sunset at this lux home in a sleepy Gulf town.

  • Location: Englewood
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 7 nights
  • Rates from: $510/night

Leave your cares at the door before you step into this gated, private oasis on Manasota Key. This home includes just about everything you could need for the perfect trip to the beach including fishing poles, beach toys, and chairs, so you can set up your fishing poles in the morning before you’ve even had your coffee. This home is also in an area well-known for sharks teeth (which wash up on the beach) and you’ll almost always see dolphins jumping just behind the surf in the evenings.

This beachfront Florida airbnb is in Englewood, which is a relatively sleepy town on the Gulf of Mexico just north of Fort Myers. It has a cute historic district with art galleries, cafes, and boutiques. There are also several parks nearby, including the Lemon Bay Park and Environmental Center.

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9. A-Frame of Mind

A-Frame of Mind Florida
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Why you should stay: Darling pink A-frame beyond perfect for a girls’ beach trip.

  • Location: St. Augustine
  • Sleeps: 13
  • Minimum stay: 4 nights
  • Rates from: $499/night

Enjoy a unique beach experience at the hot pink A-Frame of Mind. It’s vibrant color and pink details make it a fun spot for a girls’ getaway (or heck, guys’ getaway) or family vacation. You get three levels of living space and guest reviews mention how much they love that the fact is vacation-ready. It has all your towels and toiletries, plus beach gear, board games, and everything you need for coffee. Heck, you even have a Barbie-pink fire pit set up!

A-Frame of Mind is on the water and within walking distance of cafes, ice cream shops, and restaurants. Downtown St. Augustine is a short drive away and offers plenty to see and do, including a buzzing nightlife scene.

“This location, this house and experience were amazing! The pelicans flew out over the property all the time and we watched dolphins in the ocean in front of the house. The kids loved their own space and we walked to restaurants. Spectacular experience!”

Katherine, Racine, WI
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