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Sun, sand and family-friendly attractions, there’s plenty of reasons to vacation in Florida. The Sunshine State boasts picture-perfect shorelines for basking in the sunshine as well as small-town charms and of course, the Happiest Place on Earth, but the biggest part of planning your vacation is figuring out where to stay. These Vrbo vacation rentals are the best of the best, offering luxury perks such as outdoor pools, ocean views and easy access to Florida’s most beautiful beaches. There is a long list of vacation rentals to choose from based on your budget, style and preferences, but these are the top VRBOs in Florida.
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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. With miles of white sandy shoreline as far as you can see, the one-bedroom apartment has an almost private beach with its secluded setting. Couples can enjoy a 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.
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.
Panama City Beach is a top travel destination in Florida with a long list of things to see and do, and this beautiful four-bedroom home is the perfect home base for exploring it all. In addition to a private pool, guests have access to an uncrowded (and private) white sand beach. Wake up to the sound of crashing waves, then take advantage of the large family room, well-appointed kitchen and easy access to nature trails, shops and restaurants. There’s even a kids bunk room with a large flat-screen TV and well-behaved dogs are welcome with prior approval.
Located in Ponte Vedra Beach, this gorgeous four-bedroom home offers direct oceanfront access with a private beach. Discover spectacular beach views from many rooms in the house, along with a remodeled kitchen, outdoor deck, chic beach decor and almost 3,000 square feet of living space. It sits on a beach with no vehicular traffic or public access, which means you’ll have a peaceful and non-commercial experience. Take in the ocean views from the Adirondack chairs on the wrap-around deck, or head to the shore for swimming, bodyboarding, shell collecting and star gazing.
Clearwater Beach is one of the top-rated family destinations in Florida, and this three-bedroom Vrbo is just 30 seconds from the shore. It’s front porch is the biggest highlight, where you can sip your morning coffee or enjoy afternoon cocktails paired with panoramic views of the white sandy beach and the Gulf of Mexico. Take advantage of the comfy lounge chairs and BBQ outside, then retreat from the sunshine and enjoy the modern kitchen, washer/dryer, high-speed Wi-Fi, Smart TV and spacious living spaces with direct Gulf views.
Looking for a vacation rental near Disney? This three-bedroom condo in Orlando offers those coveted Disney firework views, just 10 minutes from the iconic park (as well as 15 minutes to Sea World and 20 minutes from Universal Studios). Families will love its complimentary perks, including access to a kid-friendly pirate pool surrounded by sun loungers, as well as in-room amenities such as a full kitchen, washer/dryer and private balcony. Parking is also complimentary.
Travelers looking for luxury high-rise living in the center of Miami will love this stylish 2-bedroom condo with ocean views. Offering 1,400 square feet of living space, it boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, chic furnishings and a fully equipped kitchen with high-end appliances. Large HD Smart LED TVs are in the living room and bedrooms, with shared amenities including a spa, infinity pool and fitness center. It offers a prime location for exploring the top attractions in Miami, from the beaches to nightlife, galleries and restaurants.
This picture-perfect 3-bedroom lake house is a year-round retreat, offering a relaxing experience on the St. John River. Fishing is a popular activity here, while non-fishing enthusiasts can simply appreciate the panoramic water views from the dock, relax in the spacious living room and whip up meals in the modern kitchen. All kinds of water sports are available, while some of Florida’s top attractions such as St. Augustine, Silver Glen Spring and state parks are just a short drive away.
If you’re looking for peace and serenity, this three-bedroom beachfront home less than an hour from Tallahassee is an ideal choice. You can enjoy 8 miles of quiet Gulf-front beaches surrounded by 5,000 acres of Bald Point State Park, along with boating and fishing at Alligator Harbor. You’ll have 90 feet of private beach when staying here, as well as wrap-around decks for taking in the panoramic ocean views and a large living room for the entire family. Outside, swimming, fishing, shelling and dining at local seafood restaurants are popular activities.
Escape to paradise at this beachfront home in Port St. Joe, just minutes from outdoor recreation in St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. The three-bedroom property has two screen-in porches for taking in the ocean views, as well as plush sun loungers for working on your tan. Spend your afternoon grilling on BBQ on the oceanfront deck, enjoy a soak in the 6-person hot tub or follow the raised boardwalk down to the pristine Gulf beach to find miles of uncrowded shoreline. Families will love this beachfront home, as it also boasts a shuffleboard court, horseshoe pit and ring toss game as well as two kayaks and stand-up paddleboards for use.
Located on one of the best white sand beaches in Florida, this 5th-floor Siesta Key condo is a slice of paradise. The two-bedroom Vrbo property offers 180-degree views of the Gulf of Mexico and the white sand Crescent Beach, where it’s possible to watch dolphins frolicking in the water. Plan your day around beach strolls, swimming, shelling or golf at one of the nearby courses, then retreat to the condo for picture-perfect sunset views. Enjoy the unobstructed beach views, with each of the rooms offering Gulf views from sliding glass doors that lead to the lanai.
Families looking for a memorable Florida vacation will love this Kissimmee property. This 7-bedroom property is just 3 miles from Disney World in a quiet neighborhood. Along with fun themed bedrooms for the kids, it has a movie theater with seating for 10. Best of all, there’s a heated fish-shaped pool with a spa and zero-entry shallow area for little ones that sits next to a kid-friendly splash pad with water features perfect for cooling off on those warm Florida days.
Amelia Island is known for its tranquil vibes, and this stylish oceanfront condo is ideal for couples looking for a romantic getaway away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Along with gorgeous sunrise views, you can watch dolphins and shrimp boats right off the balcony or enjoy oceanfront dining from the balcony set to the sounds of the crashing waves. Shared amenities in the gated community include clay courts, two pools and miles of beaches for strolling and basking in the sunshine.
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 colorful beachfront cottage in Melbourne Beach is just steps from the beach, 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.
Planning an epic Florida Keys road trip? This Vrbo makes the perfect pit stop in Long Key, located on one of the only private beaches in the Florida Keys. Relax on the outdoor deck with its beach furniture, BBQ grill and tiki hut or lay on the hammock under a shaded palm tree. The water in front of the home is shallow, which means it’s ideal for kids. Offering spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, the two-bedroom home is just a short walk to birdwatching, snorkeling, hiking and canoeing at Long Key State Park. If you’re up for a fishing excursion, many local guides will pick you up right in front of the house.
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, it 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.
Go all out with a stay in this lavish home in Destin, which can accommodate up to 14 guests in its 5 bedrooms. While there are plenty of alluring Vrbo rentals in Destin to choose from, this is the only home in the area with a 6-foot privacy wall around the pool area; it gives you complete privacy to enjoy the luxurious courtyard with outdoor dining, sun loungers, bar and hot tub. Indoors, there’s a modern kitchen and a huge living area with a flat-screen TV and fireplace, along with a kids room with bunk beds. It’s also across the street from Club Destiny, where you can take advantage of a fitness center, tennis courts and IMAX theater.
Get away from it all at this peaceful Vrbo rental in Indian Pass. The 1,050-foot two-bedroom property is a fabulous round house surrounded by lush foliage. Just 150 feet from the beach, it features a wrap-around deck with chairs for observing the local birdlife and other wildlife. Located at the extreme west end of Apalachicola Bay where it flows into the Gulf of Mexico, this Forgotten Coast home is surrounded by miles of unspoiled beaches instead of high rise hotels. You’ll find the perfect setting for shell collecting, fishing and gazing at spectacular sunsets.
Boasting a large, furnished balcony overlooking the ocean, this Ormond Beach condo is a dream for beach lovers. Located near Daytona and Orlando, this condo features direct ocean views from a beautiful, semi-private no drive beach. Enjoy sunrise views from your bedroom window, savor the ocean sounds from the tiled balcony and see if you can catch a glimpse of dolphins, sea turtles and whales swimming by. Need a break from the beach? Take a dip in the heated oceanfront swimming pool. You’ll rest easy in the inviting Master Suite, which boasts a plush king-size pillow-top bed with luxury linens.
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.
You’re just a 10-minute ride from the beautiful beaches in Naples at this four-bedroom home. Overlooking a picturesque lake, it features a screened heated pool and hot tub and shaded patio area perfect for alfresco dining or enjoying drinks at the bar. There’s even poolside lighting to watch the pelicans feeding on the lake! Looking to pick up souvenirs? The third and fifth avenue shops are 10 minutes away.
The Melbourne Beach townhome is a perfect getaway for families, located just 50 feet from the dunes of the Atlantic Ocean. The luxe home has three bedrooms, with one king-sized, one queen-sized and another with two twin-sized beds. Built in the style of a Mexican hacienda, Casa Do Re Mi boasts a furnished outdoor patio with ocean views and a private patio in the Master Bedroom. Surf fishing, swimming, surfing and shelling are popular activities, and if you time your visit between April and October you might even see giant Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles laying their eggs in the sand dunes.