Sarasota is primely situated on the turquoise Gulf of Mexico waters, below Tampa. The top Florida destination thrives with both local and big-name restaurants and shops, and some seriously breathtaking beaches are minutes away, with Siesta and Lido Beach being sought after by vacationers. Museums and cultural attractions further enhance any trip to the southwestern portion of the Sunshine State, and we’ve got the best Airbnbs for an incredible stay if you decide to go.

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Cozy Private Bungalow with Pool Access Cozy Private Bungalow with Pool Access
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Cozy Private Bungalow with Pool Access

Cozy Private Bungalow with Pool Access

Private, snug and equipped with all the luxuries of a small home, the small guest house is the perfect budget option. Step outside to be greeted by a sleek pool space complete with hot tub and patio seating.

The Coolest Neighborhood in Downtown Sarasota The Coolest Neighborhood in Downtown Sarasota
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The Coolest Neighborhood in Downtown Sarasota

The Coolest Neighborhood in Downtown Sarasota

A private space with its own entrance in a well-manicured neighborhood of Sarasota, the space offers a polished, refined feel for those looking to veer away from the beach cottage theme. Aside from being beautiful and welcoming, guests can walk to restaurants and bars for a safer night out.

Downtown Studio 5 min to Beach - Free Room Service free room service
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free room service

Downtown Studio 5 min to Beach - Free Room Service

Back to the beach theme, this apartment has gorgeous whitewashed flooring, a mini kitchen and airy vibes throughout. Right within the building is a cool little bistro and wine bar that will actually deliver food right to your door. Not drooling over this escape yet? It’s only a few blocks from the bay and other popular Sarasota attractions.

An adorable romantic getaway in Sarasota An adorable romantic getaway in Sarasota
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An adorable romantic getaway in Sarasota

An adorable romantic getaway in Sarasota

Decorated in a way that makes one feel like they are on a real beach vacation, this single bedroom apartment is light on the wallet and equipped with a kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. Reviews on this place are solid, with guests noting the immense local knowledge of the hosts. With provided bikes and kayaks, folks have all the tools they need to navigate Sarasota.

"The Lido" Tiny House Downtown Sarasota with Bikes
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"The Lido" Tiny house downtown Sarasota with bikes

"The Lido" Tiny House Downtown Sarasota with Bikes

It’s possible to live off the grid, right within downtown Sarasota. Tucked away in its own lush nook, this adorable tiny home is fully functional, with a wee little kitchen, lime green bathroom and princess pink loft. The fun and endearing hut comes equipped with bikes, so the short trek to downtown is a breeze. Enjoy all the special touches in the outdoor space, from a fire pit to the hammock.

Beach & Town Posh Location! Jungle Paradise Studio Beach & Town Posh Location! Jungle Paradise Studio
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Beach & Town Posh Location! Jungle Paradise Studio

Beach & Town Posh Location! Jungle Paradise Studio

With a separate entrance, this studio apartment will be a resort-style escape, but with even more privacy. Contemporary accents with a light, oceanside feel dominate the indoor quarters, while a stunning pool surrounded by a “jungle” of greenery envelopes the gorgeously tiled pool.

Mid Century Gem, West of the Trail Mid Century Gem, west of the trail
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Mid Century Gem, west of the trail

Mid Century Gem, West of the Trail

A bungalow with a woodsy look is the perfect minimalist home base for beachgoers. Restaurants and coffee shops are within walking distance, and Siesta Beach beckons. Other perks such as a huge backyard and spacious kitchen, along with a washer and dryer, are included.

Private Beachy Cottage for Two! Pets Allowed Private beachy cottage for two! Pets allowed
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Private beachy cottage for two! Pets allowed

Private Beachy Cottage for Two! Pets Allowed

Need an option that will accommodate your sweet pooch? This cottage doesn’t sacrifice its polished, homey feel just become it welcomes furry friends. The look of the studio-sized space is traditional, with a touch of refinement, and the friendly neighborhood is a bonus. Enjoy walking from “point a” to “point b”, have a cup of coffee on the porch, and let your pup enjoy the fenced portion of the yard.

Quality Romantic Private Retreat with Heated Pool Quality romantic private retreat with heated pool
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Quality romantic private retreat with heated pool

Quality Romantic Private Retreat with Heated Pool

While the interior villa apartment is super comfy and well equipped for four guests, the pool will probably be the reason you book. Heated for comfortable swimming all years, guests also get to enjoy a hot tub, and all of it is yours alone to use. This means “clothing optional” if that’s your thing, or just really relaxing days drifting on a float, sipping margaritas.

The Artist Studio SRQ The Artist Studio SRQ
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The Artist Studio SRQ

The Artist Studio SRQ

Visual surprises around every corner and an overall glossy appeal have us dreaming of a long vacation at this creative abode. With a bed and pull out couch, a small group of friends can explore Sarasota while lodging in style. Access to a beautiful pool surrounded by brick pavers rounds out the refreshing look.

47th St. Cottage - Near Lido and Downtown Sarasota 47th St. Cottage - Near Lido and Downtown Sarasota
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47th St. Cottage - Near Lido and Downtown Sarasota

47th St. Cottage - Near Lido and Downtown Sarasota

The cottage is crisp and well lit by natural sunlight while housing all the comforts from home, including an impressively large kitchen and laundry space. Well rated by previous guests, the home is a good pick that’s also near beaches, favorite restaurants and shopping.

The Oasis - Heated Private Pool Hot Tub The Oasis-Heated Private Pool Hot Tub-5mi to beach
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The Oasis-Heated Private Pool Hot Tub-5mi to beach

The Oasis - Heated Private Pool Hot Tub

Six guests can easily stay in comfort at the newly renovated bungalow, which feels quite polished and updated inside. Of course, the major draw for this selection as well will likely be the fabulous pool and hot tub area, accented with palm trees and covered seating areas. The beautiful Siesta Key is just a short five-mile drive from this quaint dwelling.

The Frog House - Walk to Main St. in Downtown Sarasota The Frog House-Walk to Main St.-Downtown Sarasota
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The Frog House-Walk to Main St.-Downtown Sarasota

The Frog House - Walk to Main St. in Downtown Sarasota

Tiny, blue, and oh so cute, this small “Frog House” has been here since the early 1900s. Recent renovations have converted the structure into a downright excellent retreat for two guests. Downtown Sarasota and all the excitement it brings is just a walk away from this beyond ideal location.

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