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 is known for its gorgeous white sand beaches, year-round sunshine, and family-friendly attractions. If you want to stay close to the shoreline, you have a choice of staying in a glitzy beachfront hotel or you can save money by booking a private vacation rental. These beachfront beauties are just steps from the sand, offering spacious interiors that the entire family can enjoy. Check out the coolest beachfront Vrbo rentals in Florida.
This stylish condo in Pensacola Beach offers spectacular 11th-floor views. Offering 300 feet of beach frontage, it’s within walking distance of The Boardwalk, restaurants, boutiques, and the famous Pensacola Fishing Pier. Inside, you can marvel at the picture-perfect views of the Gulf of Mexico and Santa Rosa Sound and take advantage of on-site amenities, including Smart TVs, a washer/dryer, and a furnished beachfront balcony. The ground floor offers access to two pools, a hot tub, and a sauna.
Accommodating up to five guests, this adorable oceanfront Vrbo is located in Cape Canaveral and one of the state’s best beachfront vacation rentals. The two-bedroom beachfront home boasts amazing views and total privacy, with access to a wide beach where you can enjoy bike rides and leisurely strolls. Just picture yourself waking up to ocean views from your bedroom, then dining outdoors, hanging out on the elevated outdoor deck, soaking in the hot tub, or taking a nap in the hammock. The famous Cocoa Beach Pier is just a 20-minute walk or 3-minute drive away.
Florida is known for its charming beachfront cottages. This colorful beachfront cottage in Melbourne Beach is just steps from the shore, offering easy access to fishing, swimming, and shelling. The two-bedroom space has a light and airy interior with old Florida decor, while outdoors there’s comfy seating for taking in the ocean views, a private outdoor shower, and a hammock for afternoon naps. It’s also stocked with beach chairs, umbrellas, and toys, as well as bikes, boogie boards, and ocean kayaks. When you’re ready to explore, hop on a bike and ride down to the inlet and visit the nature trails at the Barrier Island Center or take a step back in time at Honest John’s Fish Camp.
You can’t get any closer to the sand than this beachfront beauty in Ponte Vedra Beach. Located between Jacksonville and St. Augustine, this oceanfront property has three bedrooms and offers a quiet location away from any high rises or traffic. The upscale cottage-style home features a spacious living-dining-kitchen area that opens out to views of the beachfront deck, which features a gas grill, dining table, and comfortable chairs and loungers. There’s even a screened-in porch area for rainy days.
Escape to the picturesque shores of Fernandina Beach to stay at this cozy condo. Suitable for couples, this romantic retreat has a coastal charm on the south end of Amelia Island in Summer Beach. You’ll find beautiful ocean views from every room, and the private balcony is a great spot to enjoy your morning coffee while keeping a lookout for dolphins splashing the waters. The host even provides beach chairs, towels, an umbrella, and a small cooler for a memorable beach day, while there are also two large private pools, tennis courts, and picnic areas on the property.
Wake up to beautiful sunrise views at this Flagler Beach house, which features 1,000 square feet and two bedrooms. A rare direct oceanfront property, this top-rated Vrbo vacation rental in Florida boasts large windows overlooking the ocean as well as a modern kitchen, cozy living spaces, and a private deck that’s furnished for enjoying the warm ocean breeze. Beach chairs, boogie boards, and sand toys are complimentary, and you only have to walk a few steps to dig your toes in the sand. There’s even a ping pong table for your entertainment.
It will be tough to pull you away from the gorgeous beach views on the large balcony of this three-bedroom condo in Madeira Beach. Indoors you’ll find cheerful beach decor and a spacious living room with a flat-screen TV, a well-equipped kitchen, and complimentary beach chairs, towels, toys, and a large rolling cooler for when you’re ready to hit the beach. Shared amenities at the condo include a heated pool and Jacuzzi with loungers and umbrellas, but it’s the private furnished balcony that’s perfect for watching the spectacular sunsets.
This dreamy three-bedroom 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 near one of Florida’s top family-friendly beaches, 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.
You can’t beat the gorgeous beach views from this oceanfront penthouse in Hutchinson Island. The one-bedroom condo features two plush outdoor patio chairs for taking in the picture-perfect vistas of the crystal blue waters, while indoors you’ll find a large living room with a sectional sofa and queen-size pillow-top Murphy bed as well as a 60’ flat-screen TV. Relax on the king-size bed in the bedroom or listen to the soothing ocean sounds from the window, then step outside for swimming, sunbathing, and seashell collecting or sign up for an offshore fishing trip in the Sailfish Capital of the World.
This top-floor penthouse condo in Okaloosa Island offers beachfront luxury. With 10-foot-tall floor-to-ceiling windows, a modern interior, and a 28-foot-long balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, it’s easy to leave your worries behind as you savor the spectacular amenities of this Vrbo. The three-bedroom space is perfect for families or couples vacationing together on the Emerald Coast, located just minutes from the heart of Destin. You’ll also have access to an outdoor pool and complimentary beach service (two chairs and an umbrella).
Head to the shores of Panama City Beach to stay at this three-bedroom townhome, which can accommodate up to 10 guests. Set right on the beach, its beautiful tropical interior is complemented by an open floor plan and 10-foot-high ceilings, while its panoramic ocean vistas are its crown jewel. Step out onto the large patio and enjoy your morning coffee or wrap up your day with a spectacular sunset. Beach toys, rafts, tubes, boogie boards, and beach balls are all complimentary.