Charity De Souza is a Florida native and travel enthusiast. Traveling to over 50 countries abroad and residing in 6, she has a passion for exploring new cultures. While Central Florida is where she calls home, her favorite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland and watching the sunset in Morocco.
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Florida’s Gulf Coast is known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the state. You can bask in the sunshine, go snorkeling, or enjoy a dolphin-spotting adventure on the picture-perfect landscapes found in top beach getaways like Clearwater Beach, Siesta Key, Sanibel, and Treasure Island. You could book a beachfront hotel, or choose a private Airbnb to enjoy cozy living spaces, private outdoor balconies, and direct access to some of Florida’s best beaches. From modern condos to beachfront bungalows, these are the best Airbnbs on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Offering a prime beachfront location, this gorgeous two-bedroom condo overlooks a pristine stretch of the beautiful Manasota Beach in Englewood, Florida. The ocean-view Airbnb has a private patio where you can take in nightly sunset views with a bottle of wine, while shared amenities include a community swimming pool, hot tub on the deck, and observation/tanning platform. Inside, you’ll find cozy living spaces with modern furnishings, including a flat-screen TV and stainless steel kitchen appliances.
Only 200 feet from the world-famous Siesta Beach, this two-bedroom property offers a quiet getaway. The 60+ year old home has been remodeled, and includes a pool area with umbrellas and sun loungers. Step inside to find cozy living spaces or get out and explore some of the finest, whitest sand in the world at Siesta Beach. Families can visit Siesta Village nearby with its restaurants and stores, while active travelers will enjoy the stand-up paddle board rental option.
This popular beachfront Airbnb in Fort Myers has a beautiful setting next to multiple beaches, including a private beach area and within walking distance to Lovers Key State Park. Beach fun, dolphin viewing, fishing, kayaking, and biking are all within arm’s reach right from your front door at this coastal condo. It comes equipped with outdoor gas grills, a Keurig coffee machine, and beach chairs, an umbrella, and a cooler for afternoons spend on the shore. Within the gated community, you’ll have access to a heated pool, hot tub, laundry, and private beach.
Head to Panama City Beach to stay in this top Gulf Coast Airbnb. The top floor unit has beautiful ocean views and is ideal for couples with its cozy studio space. In addition to beach access, the condo is set on the East End of 30A’s most popular shops and restaurants between Alys and Rosemary Beach. You’ll find a fully stocked kitchen with a Keurig coffee maker, as well as BBQ grills, an outdoor heated pool and a hot tub. Step outside on the balcony to enjoy sunrise and sunset views from the oversized lounge chair.
Pull up a seat on the private balcony of this two-bedroom condo in Fort Walton Beach for a front-row view of the pristine shoreline. The two-bedroom layout accommodates up to six guests and is family-friendly, set on a two-mile stretch of Okaloosa Island with direct views of the beach and ocean. With your stay, you’ll have access to an outdoor pool, BBQ pits, and a parking area. However, the highlight is the 5th-floor private balcony, where you can spend your days admiring the unobstructed coastline views or watch dolphins play in the waves.
Featuring a stylish interior, this spacious one-bedroom condo boasts impressive Gulf-front views. It sleeps up to six guests and includes designer colors with coastal decor, along with updated appliances, a large flat-screen TV, and a full-size kitchen. You’ll most likely spend the bulk of your time on the furnished balcony where you can gaze out onto the beach, while shared amenities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Sleeping spaces include a king-size bed in the master bedroom, as well as two bunk beds in a hallway alcove and sleep queen-size sofa.
For extra privacy, stay at this charming Sanibel cottage Airbnb. The private oasis has contact-free check-in, as well as beachy decor and comfortable living spaces. In addition to a flat-screen TV, there’s a comfy pull-out sleeper sofa and sliding glass doors that lead out onto a screened lanai. Head to the beach via your private beach path, follow the bike path around the islands, or enjoy kayaking, bird-watching, or shell collecting. Other on-site perks include an on-site washer/dryer, charcoal grill, and beach essentials such as chairs, towels, and an umbrella.
With an interior so stylish it looks like it was plucked out of a magazine, this one-bedroom cottage is just steps from the beach. Located in Holmes Beach, the rental has a king-size bed and sleeper sofa with a queen-size bed, while a shared patio includes gas/charcoal grill and dining areas. You’ll find a host of amenities within walking distance, including shopping, restaurants, and a grocery store, while nearby Manatee Beach features on-site concessions, volleyball courts, and a lifeguard tower. You can also hop on the free Anna Maria Trolley to explore the island on your own.
Bring the entire family along to this stunning two-bedroom condo in Clearwater. With space for up to eight guests, it has everything you need for a beach vacation. The renovated upscale waterfront condo is less than a five-minute walk from the award-winning Clearwater Beach and its restaurants, shops, and nightlife. The views from the condo and balcony are incredible, where you can watch nearby boats, dolphins, and manatees from the comfort of your rental. There’s also a swimming pool and sundeck that overlook the bay next door.
Set on St George Island, this gorgeous two-bedroom beach home is well furnished. Located about 200 yards from the beach (a three-minute walk to the walkway over the dunes to the beach), you’ll have access to the uncrowded shoreline where you can enjoy an array of outdoor activities. The standalone property is well furnished with a fully equipped kitchen, a charcoal grill area, a fully enclosed outdoor shower, and is surrounded by island oaks and sand dunes. Not only is the Airbnb pet-friendly, but so is the nearby 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. At this popular Clearwater Beach Airbnb, 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.
Set in Siesta Key, one of the most famous beach destinations in all of Florida, this studio condo is just steps from a private beach. Offering picture-perfect views of the white-sand beach and Gulf waters from floor-to-ceiling windows, the condo also has a mini-fridge, Keurig coffee maker, and Smart TV. Relax on the shared lanai with its outdoor teak patio set, grab a complimentary beach towel and stroll the coast, or hop on one of the free bikes and cruise the area.
One of the best beachfront Airbnbs in Florida, this Gulf Side cottage is located in Clearwater. It caters to couples in its one-bedroom space and is just 30 steps from the famous stretch of white sandy beach. The large studio space has everything you need for a romantic retreat, including a large walk-in tiled shower, king-size bed, central heat, and air, and a modern kitchen. When you’re ready to explore, Clearwater’s top actives, restaurants, and shops are just a short walk away.
Only one block from the coast, this one-bedroom condo is a paradise for beach lovers. The first-floor furnished condo can accommodate up to four guests and includes a fully equipped kitchen, beach essentials like towels and a bag, and a large master bedroom with a private patio attached. It has a prime location for beach vacations, only a 10-minute walk to shopping and restaurants at the famous St. Armands Circle. Active travelers will find local operators just two blocks away, while golf courses and fishing are also nearby.
Set in Treasure Island, this Gulf-front Airbnb is as close to the coast as you can possibly get. You can enjoy romantic strolls on the sand directly from your back door, then wake up to the sound of crashing waves and enjoy your morning coffee from the beachfront porch. In addition to photogenic sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico, guests can enjoy easy access to the downtown area with its restaurants and bars. It has a fully equipped kitchen and dining area for four, as well as a cozy living room, washer/dryer, BBQ grills dnd beachside picnic area.