Clearwater is a top Florida destination for enjoying the beautiful outdoors, as its postcard-perfect bright blue Gulf of Mexico waters lures in beach lovers from across the globe. Home to one of the best beaches in Florida, Clearwater not only offers access to an array of top family-friendly activities, but its also a great place for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy shelling, fishing and water sports as well as dolphin-watching cruises.

While beachfront hotels in Clearwater are alluring, they can get pricey, so Airbnbs are a great alternative if you’re traveling with a group or want to stick to a budget. With many offering easy access to the award-winning shoreline, these are our top picks for the coolest Airbnbs in Clearwater.

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Sea Breeze Beach House - Private Pool Sea Breeze Beach House - Private Pool
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Sea Breeze Beach House - Private Pool

Sea Breeze Beach House - Private Pool

One of the only Airbnbs listed with its own private pool, this beautiful vacation rental has three bedrooms and three bathrooms to comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests. Its spacious living room, dining area and full kitchen are great spaces for hanging out, while the large backyard area with a pool is likely where you’ll spend most of your time. Located in the famous Carlouel subdivision, you’ll be surrounded by Clearwater’s biggest attractions, restaurants and Pier 60. There’s also a Jolley Trolley that stops close by.

Mandalay Beach Club, 10th Floor, Clearwater Beach View Mandalay Beach Club 1003 10th Floor Clearwater Beach View
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Mandalay Beach Club 1003 10th Floor Clearwater Beach View

Mandalay Beach Club, 10th Floor, Clearwater Beach View

You can’t beat waking up to gorgeous beach views, and this 10th-floor Airbnb delivers with its furnished balcony overlooking Clearwater Beach. Other condo perks include a fully-equipped kitchen, living room with a leather couch and dining area with breakfast bar. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in Mandalay Beach Club is a short walk from Sunsets at Pier 60 celebrations held each evening as well as the Beach Walk with restaurants and shops. Within the complex, guests will have access to a spacious pool area, fitness center and clubhouse.

Gulf Side Cottage Gulf Side Cottage
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Gulf Side Cottage

Gulf Side Cottage

Looking for a place to stay for a romantic beach vacation? This beautiful Gulf Side Cottage Airbnb is located on the north end of Clearwater Beach, just 30 seconds walk to the white sandy shoreline and Gulf of Mexico waters. The well-appointed studio has ample space for two guests, offering a large walk-in tiled shower, king-size bed and central air conditioning. You can walk to activities, restaurants and shops, or whip up a meal in your modern kitchen and watch movies on the TV with cable.

Clearwater Beach Townhome w/Game Room & Boat Slip Clearwater Beach Townhome w/Game Room & Boat Slip
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Clearwater Beach Townhome w/Game Room & Boat Slip

Clearwater Beach Townhome w/Game Room & Boat Slip

Live the life of luxury at this brand new townhome in Clearwater Beach, which offers three floors of fun and relaxation. Set on Clearwater Bay and a short walk from Clearwater Beach, the three-bedroom vacation home boasts a custom interior decorated with high-end furnishings, a two-car garage and a full gourmet kitchen. Fun is the emphasis here, with a game room that includes a pool table and ping pong as well as a flat-screen TV, two pub tables and bar stools and a large sectional sofa that can be converted into a day bed. The 1st floor has a balcony with Clearwater Bay views, while the 2nd-floor balcony has an outdoor dining area.

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Clearwater Shore

Clearwater Shore

Set in a bright blue complex a block and a half from the sugar-white sands of Clearwater Beach, this one-bedroom, one-bath unit has access to a heated pool, fishing pier, grill and laundry facilities. Looking east over the inner coastal waterway, animal lovers will be delighted to know that you can often spot dolphins and manatees from the fishing pier. When hunger strikes, you’re within a five-minute walk to a variety of dining options, while the apartment itself has a fully stocked kitchen if you prefer to stay in.

Beach Side Suite Beach Side Suite
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Beach Side Suite

Beach Side Suite

Couples will love this cozy beach getaway, which offers a great view of the beach. You’re only a 30-second walk away, which means the private parking available onsite comes in handy. There’s a covered roof deck that looks out toward the beach, a perfect spot for enjoying a cocktail, as well as a bistro courtyard for grilling and hanging out. The Airbnb comes with all the essentials, including air conditioning and beach chairs and an umbrella for the beach.

Harborview Grande, Luxury Waterfront Penthouse Harborview Grande, Luxury Waterfront Penthouse
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Harborview Grande, Luxury Waterfront Penthouse

Harborview Grande, Luxury Waterfront Penthouse

Offering picture-perfect water views, this luxury Penthouse condo features coastal-inspired decor and colors. The large private balcony is a serene oasis, accessible from the living room and master bedroom by floor-to-ceiling screen doors. Admire the views of Clearwater Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico, and see if you can spot dolphins splashing in the harbor. The family-friendly unit has a fully-equipped kitchen and wet bar area with a wine cooler, as well as four flat-screen TVs.

Waterfront Beach House Steps Away from #1 Beach Waterfront Beach House Steps Away from #1 Beach!
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Waterfront Beach House Steps Away from #1 Beach!

Waterfront Beach House Steps Away from #1 Beach

The Bombshell Beach House is a three-story, three-bedroom luxury waterfront townhouse in Clearwater Beach, offering all the luxurious you’d expect from a 5-star vacation. The 1st floor has a 65 inch 4K TV with Netflix, Hulu and Vudu access, while the 2nd floor has a second living room and a furnished balcony with sunrise views. There’s a dining table for five as well as full kitchen with a Breville coffee machine, and the main bedroom boasts a king-size bed, 55’’ TV and a private terrace. Within the community area, there’s a resort-style pool with Jacuzzi and guests have access to a two-car garage.

Renovated Beach Condo Renovated Beach Condo
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Renovated Beach Condo

Renovated Beach Condo

You won’t want to leave this charming 400 square foot condo, which sleeps up to four people and features lovely beach decor. The budget-friendly condo has one bedroom and a sleeper sofa in the living room and boasts a full kitchen, flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi and new furniture, but its best feature is that it’s just a few steps from Clearwater Beach and popular restaurants nearby. Guests will also have access to a brand new heated pool and beach towels.

Studio Apartment Steps to Beach Studio Apartment Steps to Beach
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Studio Apartment Steps to Beach

Studio Apartment Steps to Beach

Offering Paris-chic in the heart of Clearwater (near the north beach area), this charming studio has modern touches and is ideal for couples, newlyweds and solo travelers. You’ll have complete privacy in the detached building and perks include a queen-size bed, full bath and kitchen with a mini-fridge as well as a Keurig coffee maker, internet and cable TV. A courtyard and treehouse deck is available to guests with a BBQ area, laundry room and beach supplies. Parking is available on site, and restaurants, bars, shops and the pier and marina are just a short walk away.

Renovated Clearwater Beach 1BR/1BA Suite Renovated Clearwater Beach 1BR/1BA Suite
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Renovated Clearwater Beach 1BR/1BA Suite

Renovated Clearwater Beach 1BR/1BA Suite

Just two blocks from Clearwater Beach, this suite is set in the charming Porpoise Inn & Suites. Couples, families and solo travelers can enjoy the newly renovated suite that boasts coastal-inspired decor, a fully equipped kitchen and private bedroom and bath. With a maximum of four guests, there’s even a decorative fireplace to add ambiance and you’ll have access to a swimming pool at the end of the street. All the essentials are provided for you, including beach towels and beach bag, while Netflix and Wi-Fi are available when you need a break from the sun.

Mid-Century 2 Bedroom Apartment on Water Mid-Century 2 Bedroom Apartment on Water
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Mid-Century 2 Bedroom Apartment on Water

Mid-Century 2 Bedroom Apartment on Water

Set on the inter-coastal water, this beautiful two-bedroom Airbnb is just two minutes from the beach. The apartment features mid-century decor and modern furnishings, as well as a flat-screen TV, fully-equipped kitchen and furnished balcony with bay views. Accommodating up to four guests, this newly renovated property also offers beach chairs and umbrellas for the beach. Guests have access to all the docks on property, while there’s also a jet ski, paddleboard and bike rentals available.

4/3 Townhouse, Sleeps 10-12 4/3 Townhouse, Sleeps 10-12
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4/3 Townhouse, Sleeps 10-12

4/3 Townhouse, Sleeps 10-12

You can bring the entire family to enjoy this 3-floor serene getaway, which is located right on the beautiful intercoastal waterway. Balconies on each of the floors ensure everyone has a water view, while the well-stocked kitchen, large family room area and gigantic scrabble board is perfect for making memories. There’s also a full-sized washer and dryer, private two-car garage, a pull-out sofa and bunk beds. In addition to its close proximity to Clearwater Beach, the unit has access to a resort-style pool and outdoor entertaining area with two gas grills.

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Clearwater Beach Modern Waterfront

Clearwater Beach Modern Waterfront

Why rent a room when you can have a home? This ultra-modern seaside home has a spacious layout with about 1,200 square feet, offer two bedrooms, terrazzo floors and a fully-equipped kitchen with top of the line Samsung appliances. The large family room flows into the dining area, while its split floor plan allows guests to have privacy on either side of the apartment. With down pillows and Simmons Beauty Rest mattresses, you’ll be ensured a good night’s sleep, while the memory foam sofa sleeper in the living area can sleep two. Hang out in the living area with the 60 inch Smart TV or admire the bay views from your private balcony, which offers stunning sunrise views and the occasional dolphin. You’ll also have access to a BBQ and swimming pool area, as well two parking spaces.

Beach Loft Style Studio Beach Loft Style Studio
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Beach Loft Style Studio

Beach Loft Style Studio

Up to three guests can enjoy this cozy loft-style studio, which is just a two-minute walk from the gorgeous shoreline of Clearwater Beach. The bed sleeps two people, while an extra sleeper sofa can sleep one. The kitchen has basic necessities, including pots, pans, dishes and utensils, as well as a Nespresso coffee machine. If you’re up for some water sports fun, there is a jet ski, paddleboard and bike rentals available on the property. Most of the shops and restaurants on the island are within walking distance and there’s a Jolley Trolley stop just steps away.

Clearwater Beach Modern Waterfront, 1st Floor Clearwater Beach Modern Waterfront, 1st Floor
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Clearwater Beach Modern Waterfront, 1st Floor

Clearwater Beach Modern Waterfront, 1st Floor

An Industrial-chic apartment on the water, this 1,200-square-foot space can accommodate up to six guests. Along with porcelain tile floors and a fully equipped kitchen, there’s a large family room and split floor plan for privacy. The waterfront space offers access to a tropical landscaped patio and BBQ, dock area and pool as well as two off-street parking spaces. The two-bedroom space is perfect for families who want to enjoy easy access to Clearwater’s top attractions.

Newly Upgraded Suite, Clearwater Beach Newly Upgraded Suite, Clearwater Beach
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Newly Upgraded Suite, Clearwater Beach

Newly Upgraded Suite, Clearwater Beach

Located just across from one of Florida’s most beloved beaches, this suite in Pelican Point Hotel Resort has got everything you need for a memorable beach getaway. In addition to a spacious living room, the suite has a kitchenette with a microwave and mini-fridge, a coffee station, a wall-mounted bar and beautiful artwork on its walls. There’s also two cable TVs and free Wi-Fi, as well as access to a common area balcony with chairs and a table. Resort perks include free parking, a heated swimming pool, an outdoor ping pong table and a laundry room. Across the street is Opal Sands Resort, where you can sip cocktails at the tiki bar and enjoy the ocean views.

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