Last Updated November 2, 2021 11/2/2021

13 Coolest Airbnb Rentals in Gainesville, Florida

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When planning a trip to the Sunshine State, it is easy to let our eyes trail more along the coast when choosing our desired destination. We want those beautiful beach views and days amongst the sand. But centrally located Gainesville has much to offer, and it is also perfectly situated for visiting other parts of the state. The University of Florida calls this town home, so if you are a Gators fan, that will probably seal the deal. But historical museums, botanical gardens, and a vibrant town life are amongst the list of reasons to stop in for a few days. Below are the coolest Airbnb rentals in Gainesville, if we’ve convinced you to go.

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Tiny House in the Heart of Gainesville
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Tiny House in the Heart of Gainesville

Tiny House in the Heart of Gainesville

This small home has everything one would need to spend endless summer days in Gainesville. Not only is the construction completely gorgeous, with exposed beams and materials that just blend into the surroundings, it was built sustainably as well. Various key components were built from a tree that was harvested from the very property the home sits on. Although conveniently located for walking, two bikes are provided to guests for easy traversing.

Modern Bungalow Half Mile from University of Florida
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Modern Bungalow – 1/2 mile from University of Florida

Modern Bungalow Half Mile from University of Florida

What a gorgeous little blue cottage! Literally, it is picture perfect. You’re going to totally melt when walking into that in kitchen, with open shelving, loads of counter space, and brick accents. The rooms are airy, and will certainly make guests feel like they are at the spa. Return home from shopping, eating out, or visiting a tourist attraction to enjoy this dreamy escape.

Raja Tiny Home with Clawfoot Tub & Boho Patio
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Take a soak in this clawfoot tub

Raja Tiny Home with Clawfoot Tub & Boho Patio

Spa getaways sometimes come in really small packages. Just on the outskirts of Gainesville are a handful of adorable tiny homes that exceed expectations when it comes to luxury. Enjoy an overall bright feel, while feeling extra cozy snuggling up at night in the loft space. One thing you absolutely have to do is add on an herbal bath for the outdoor clawfoot tub for ultimate relaxation.

The Crane's Landing
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The Crane's Landing

The Crane's Landing

So much color and so many patterns! You won’t be able to make up your mind where to look next from the moment you walk up to this hot pink outlined cottage. Inside, there are so many styles that really just makes for an endearing quirky experience. There are cranes on pink wallpaper, and that’s just where the outlandish shenanigans begin. Enjoy Turkish light fixtures, 80s-era patterns, and an abundance of other pleasantly strange things.

Kala Tiny Home
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Kala Tiny Home

Kala Tiny Home

Located within a cluster of tiny homes in the outskirts area of Gainesville, we bring you another delightful place to stay. The décor is spot on — contemporary, but still extremely warm and welcoming. Dark wood countertops, with matching doors and other accents, add a subtle sense of home. The hosts have done a wonderful job giving a vague chic feel to something that is also quite adorable.

Pool Paradise - Feel at Home
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You'll feel right at home here

Pool Paradise - Feel at Home

Sometimes, we just want tradition. Maybe you are celebrating a family holiday together and really just want to feel like you’re in an actual home. Well this is a great selection for you and your family. The interior looks like a newly updated dwelling, and is incredibly welcoming and ambient. But the cherry on top is the spacious pool outside, with safety gate around the borders for the kiddos.

Gorgeous Downtown Home from 1930s in Heart of UF
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Gorgeous Downtown Home from 1930s in Heart of UF

Gorgeous Downtown Home from 1930s in Heart of UF

The home has been wonderfully restored and presents beautifully, even though it is almost 100 years old. Many of the detailed accents that were originally incorporated into the structure are still very evident, but the rental has some upgrades that make it extremely comfortable as well. With three bedrooms, six guests can stay in the conveniently located home. Explore arts, shops and wonderful restaurants.

Chai Tiny Home - Private Nature Retreat
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Warm and welcoming decor

Chai Tiny Home - Private Nature Retreat

We can see why this tiny home is an award winning abode. Inside, there’s almost an antique character, while everything looks new. The high ceilings open up into a loft, which is the ideal spot to spend a rainy day. Surrounded by lush Florida foliage, the location is serene and private. Outdoor seating spaces are scattered about, as are native fruit trees.

The Green Room
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Rest easy in this contemporary yet cozy space

The Green Room

It’s just even sweeter when finding an Airbnb that is both super unique, and incredibly affordable. This apartment is cozy yet seemingly spacious, and it resides amongst great places to eat. Guests can rest easy in the queen size bed and enjoy exploring downtown Gainesville during the day. The hosts note that the apartment is literally right behind a café with incredible coffee.

Unit 3 Homestead Tiny House Resort Williston
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Unit 3 Homestead Tiny House Resort Williston

Unit 3 Homestead Tiny House Resort Williston

Williston sits on the outskirts of Gainesville, so it is a little out of the way from central downtown. But trust us, this tiny home resort is completely worth it! A circle of small dwellings are pulled together by wonderful commons areas. Each individual rental is contemporary, with super cool accents like ship lap interior walls, wooden counters, and eclectic fixtures.

Tiny House Oasis in the Woods Near UF
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Tiny Home Oasis near UF

Tiny House Oasis in the Woods Near UF

Tiny homes are kind of a thing in Gainesville, if you couldn’t already tell. These little dwellings make for the perfect accommodating and fun vacation rentals for solo travelers, couples, and sometimes even families. A little pathway winds from a fire pit to the precious tiny home that has all of the tiny home basics.

Gator Springs
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Gator Springs

Gator Springs

Open and stylish, this three-bedroom home is ideal for up to six guests. Lots of colorful accents have been added throughout the space, and a sunroom is the perfect spot to spend a Florida afternoon with an iced tea in hand. The outdoor space game is on point, with a wood surrounded shower and beautiful seating areas.

Convenient and Modern Duckpond Cottage
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Convenient and Modern Duckpond Cottage

Convenient and Modern Duckpond Cottage

If you’re looking for an accommodating and cute space, you may find this cottage is ideal. With two bedrooms and a bright and spacious kitchen, this can be a great home base for small families, or anyone just looking for a quiet escape. The exterior is coated in cedar shake siding, which adds to its charm.

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