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Top 20 Beachfront Vacation Rentals in Florida

As an avid vacation renter and Florida native, in my opinion, Florida’s beachfront rentals are a slice of paradise in the U.S. Offering relaxing coastal settings and incredible views, it is my go-to favorite place to stay when I want to get away from it all.

We all know Florida is all about fun in the sun, home to a long list of gorgeous beaches with white sandy shorelines where you can throw out a towel or join in water sports. But these beachfront stays up the ante and offer a prime location on the beach, where you can enjoy a romantic beach getaway, a family vacation, or a group getaway with friends.

From the lively beachfront in Miami to the quiet shores of Santa Rosa Beach, these affordable oceanfront retreats on Airbnb and Vrbo are ideal for a fun beach getaway in Florida.

Beach's Edge, One-of-a-Kind Beachfront Experience - North Captiva Beach's Edge, One-of-a-Kind Beachfront Experience
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Beach's Edge, One-of-a-Kind Beachfront Experience - North Captiva

Nature lovers won’t want to miss a chance to stay at this secluded gem on Captiva Island. The two-bedroom beach house is set right next to the ocean, with its shoreline typically inhabited with only wading birds, crabs, osprey, and snook. It’s one of the best vacation rentals in Florida for walking directly from your front door to the beach, while a golf cart is provided with your stay since there are no paved roads, only sandy paths surrounded by tropical vegetation. When you’re ready to explore, fishing, shelling, swimming and strolling the beach are the most popular activities. Don’t forget to catch the spectacular sunset views from your bedroom or back deck.

Ocean Front Private Getaway - St. Augustine Beach Ocean Front Private Getaway - St. Augustine
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Ocean Front Private Getaway - St. Augustine Beach

Located in St. Augustine, this adorably charming pink-hued property is one of the best beachfront Airbnbs in Florida. Accommodating up to 13 guests in its four-bedroom layout, the three-story A-frame home is bright and cheery with a beautiful interior and private beach access. Soak up the sunshine on the deck, sit around the fire pit, or head to the beach for a beachside stroll. Best of all, you’re only 5-10 minutes from the downtown St. Augustine area and its famous historic attractions.

Rejuvenation Retreat with Private Beach & Pool - Englewood Rejuvenation Retreat with Private Beach & Pool
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Rejuvenation Retreat with Private Beach & Pool - Englewood

It’s hard to resist the charm of this adorable beachfront A-frame in Ponte Vedra Beach, which can accommodate the whole gang and up to 13 guests. The chic 1970s home features funky decor and modern touches throughout, including a large kitchen and living area, while the outdoor deck is a private spot to enjoy the view. It’s the beach access you’re here for, and the hosts have stocked the house with plenty of beach necessities so you don’t have to bring your own. Adventurous travelers can enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, or fishing on the river, while downtown St. Augustine is just 15 minutes away.

Direct Beachfront 2-Bedroom Condo on Gulf Coast - Holmes Beach Direct Beachfront 2-Bedroom Condo on Gulf Coast
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Direct Beachfront 2-Bedroom Condo on Gulf Coast - Holmes Beach

Once featured in Sarasota Magazine, this stylish Airbnb boasts a Mid-Century vibe right on the coast. A stone’s throw from Lido Beach near downtown Sarasota, the bright and cheery yellow house has modern perks such as fast Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV with Apple TV and Netflix. The open-plan retire kitchen offers modern appliances, while the outdoor garden space has a table with chairs and an inviting hammock. Surrounded by the lush foliage of palms and tropical plants are the BBQ grills with space for outdoor dining, while bikes, surfboards, flippers and snorkels are available for use.

The Pink Seahorse: Beachfront Modern A-Frame - Ponta Vedra Beach The Pink Seahorse: Beachfront Modern A-Frame - Ponte Vedra Beach
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The Pink Seahorse: Beachfront Modern A-Frame - Ponta Vedra Beach

Enjoy oceanfront living at this luxury Vrbo beach property in Melbourne Beach, where you’ll be isolated with a National Wildlife Refuge bordering the property. It’s miles of white sandy shoreline as far as you can see, the one-bedroom apartment has an almost private beach with its secluded setting. Enjoy your private patio with a hot tub and panoramic ocean vistas from the living room, dining area and kitchen. Afterward, immerse yourself in paradise with an itinerary of leisurely walks along the unspoiled shoreline, shell collecting, swimming, fishing and surfing.

Seaside Beach House with Private Beach - North Captiva Seaside Beach House with Private Beach
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Seaside Beach House with Private Beach - North Captiva

You’ll feel as if you’ve escaped to your own private island at this ultra-luxe beach house on Captiva Island. Just 10 steps to the pristine Gulf of Mexico, this two-bedroom vacation rental is located on the northern tip of the island, set on a pristine white sandy beach overlooking the turquoise waters. With four acres of private undeveloped land, you’ll have peace and quiet as you enjoy the island with no cars, just lushly lined sandy trails and golf carts. Enjoy the sound of crashing waves from the dinner table or get active by exploring miles of unpopulated beaches, while all ages can savor the sunset and dolphin views from the porch.

Spacious Gulf Front Home on Extra Wide Lot - Port St. Joe Spacious Gulf Front Home on Extra Wide Lot
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Spacious Gulf Front Home on Extra Wide Lot - Port St. Joe

A top-rated Airbnb in Panama City Beach, this beachfront beauty accommodates up to six guests at the Wyndham Emerald Beach Resort. This Airbnb has a fully stocked kitchen, free Wi-Fi, full washer and dryer, and towels and linens included. At the resort, Airbnb guests can use the three outdoor pools, three hot tubs, two poolside bars and skywalk bar, gym, covered parking garage, and participate in kids’ activities on site. This is a nice place to bring kids on vacation; however, pets are not allowed.

Luxury Gulf Front Beach House with Hot Tub on Deck - Port St. Joe Luxury Gulf Front Beach House with Hot Tub on Deck
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Luxury Gulf Front Beach House with Hot Tub on Deck - Port St. Joe

This dreamy oceanfront villa in New Smyrna Beach is a beachfront oasis. Sleeping up to eight guests, it boasts a fully equipped kitchen, dining room and living room, while the master has a king-size bed and ocean views. In addition to its prime beachfront location, it boasts a spacious deck for dining and sunbathing, as well as chairs, umbrellas and bikes available for use. Just five miles north of the National Canaveral Seashore Park, the secluded villa is a part of a collection of villas that share a tennis court and pool.

Extraordinary Location, Ocean, Garden/Beach Path - Fort Pierce Extraordinary Location, Ocean, Garden/Beach Path
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Extraordinary Location, Ocean, Garden/Beach Path - Fort Pierce

Get away from it all at this luxury Gulf-view beach house in Port St. Joe. With extra perks like a hot tub on its deck, this four-bedroom beachside villa is just minutes from outdoor adventures in St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. It has a beautiful outdoor living space with screens in porches, comfortable sun loungers, and a six-person hot spa, as well as an open deck with BBQ grills and a dining table for dining alfresco and enjoying the tranquil ocean views. Families will love the shuffleboard court, horseshoe pit, ring toss game, and complimentary kayaks. Best of all, this place is pet-friendly, so you can even bring Fido along.

Endless Ocean Views on The Edge of The Gulf of Mexico - Alligator Point Endless Ocean Views on The Edge of The Gulf of Mexico
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Endless Ocean Views on The Edge of The Gulf of Mexico - Alligator Point

Perfect for families or larger groups, this three-bedroom VRBO beachfront home sleeps up to eight guests. It offers 8 miles of deserted Gulf front beaches surrounded by 5,000 acres of Bald Point State Park, where swimming, fishing, shelling and dolphin watching are popular. With 90 feet of private beach, the home features a wrap-around deck with dramatic ocean views, a large living room and a fully equipped kitchen (although nearby seafood restaurants are highly recommended).

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Gorgeous Oceanfront Villa - New Smyrna Beach

This dreamy oceanfront villa in New Smyrna Beach is a beachfront oasis. Sleeping up to eight guests, it boasts a fully equipped kitchen, dining room and living room, while the master has a king-size bed and ocean views. In addition to its prime beachfront location, it boasts a spacious deck for dining and sunbathing, as well as chairs, umbrellas and bikes available for use. Just five miles north of the National Canaveral Seashore Park, the secluded villa is a part of a collection of villas that share a tennis court and pool.

Direct Beachfront Oceanfront with Incredible Views - St. Augustine Direct Beachfront Oceanfront with Incredible Views
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Direct Beachfront Oceanfront with Incredible Views - St. Augustine

Perfect for families or larger groups, this three-bedroom Vrbo beachfront home sleeps up to eight guests. It offers 8 miles of deserted Gulf front beaches surrounded by 5,000 acres of Bald Point State Park, where swimming, fishing, shelling and dolphin watching are popular. With 90 feet of private beach, the home features a wrap-around deck with dramatic ocean views, a large living room and a fully equipped kitchen (although nearby seafood restaurants are highly recommended).

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Beachfront Getaway in Siesta Key - Siesta Key

Planning a beach vacation in Clearwater? 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.

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Studio Apartment Steps to Beach - Clearwater

With surrounding scenery that looks straight out of a Sunshine State postcard, this two-bedroom home has a private beach. It has a sandy frontage where you can often observe dolphins, manatees, and turtles from your own backyard, while the Manasota Key getaway also includes a private, heated pool for cooler days. The private oasis is highly rated for the tropical landscape that makes it feel like you’re on a 5-star resort, while its open floor plan features panoramic views of the Gulf. Take it all in from the outdoor living space, or get out and snorkel or scuba to discover underwater marine life nearby.

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Gulf Side Cottage - Clearwater

Head to Panama City Beach to stay at this alluring beach condo, where you can enjoy a space all to yourself right on the beach. The luxury condo can accommodate up to four guests, and the hosts have additional condo options if you need a larger space. This particular one is on the 13th floor and has a fully equipped kitchen, Jacuzzi tub, and a lovely private balcony. Guests can use the washer and dryer outside the unit on the 15th floor. While staying at this condo that’s part of the Majestic Beach Resort, you’ll have access to multiple pools, hot tubs, a poolside restaurant and bar, an indoor movie theater, tennis activity programs, a fitness center, steam room, and sauna room.

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Destin Gulf Front, Penthouse View - Destin

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.

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Dreamy Beachfront Paradise with Stunning Views - Panama City Beach

This stylish Airbnb apartment accommodates up to four guests on the 8th floor of a condo building. Beaches are just across the street, as well as the family fun destination of Sharky’s. You can also walk to Gulf World from here. If the condo isn’t available for your selected dates, the hosts have other listings in the same resort as well. Perks for guests include free Wi-Fi, a kitchenette, washer and dryer on the first floor as well as an inviting pool, hot tub, and grills on the patio.

Charming Beachfront, Walk to Restaurants and State Park - Manasota Key Charming Beachfront, Walk to Restaurants and State Park - Manasota Key, Florida
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Charming Beachfront, Walk to Restaurants and State Park - Manasota Key

This bright and airy one-bedroom beachfront Vrbo property is right on the beach in Manasota Key. In addition to its million-dollar views with a chance to spot dolphins making a splash in the water from your living room, it’s just steps from Stump Pass State Park, pristine beaches, and a wildlife sanctuary. It’s the perfect spot to get away from it all, as the island has no high rises, traffic lights, or crowds, while grocery shops, restaurants, and golf courses are a short drive away.

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Steps to Beach & World Famous Sharky - Panama City Beach

This stylish Airbnb apartment accommodates up to four guests on the 8th floor of a condo building. Beaches are just across the street, as well as the family fun destination of Sharky’s. You can also walk to Gulf World from here. If the condo isn’t available for your selected dates, the hosts have other listings in the same resort as well. Perks for guests include free Wi-Fi, a kitchenette, washer and dryer on the first floor as well as an inviting pool, hot tub, and grills on the patio.

Oceanfront Sea Cottage - Indialantic Luxury on the Beach with Hot Tub - Indialantic
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Oceanfront Sea Cottage - Indialantic

You can escape the stressors of everyday life at this luxurious beachfront townhouse in Indialantic. It’s the perfect place to get away from it all, offering a spacious outdoor area with sun loungers, a dining area, and an umbrella that offers epic views overlooking the beach. It even boasts a hot tub overlooking the ocean. In addition to luxury linens, three flat-screen TVs, and a gas grill, the property has a convenient location within walking distance to restaurants, bike rentals, bars, surf shops, and boutiques.

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