From kicking it back in the sand to dancing the night away in South Beach, Miami has something for everyone.

By Alison Fox
July 17, 2019
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Go on a bike tour and take in the art deco architecture of Miami Beach, hit the luxury stores at the Bal Harbour Shops (Prada, Dior, Balmain, oh my), or flaunt your best bikini and unwind on one of the many beaches.

If you’re headed to Miami, you’re not alone: the city saw 16.5 million overnight visitors last year, according to the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. (And pretty soon you could tack on Disney World to your trip too, getting there from Miami in only a couple of hours on Richard Branson’s planned high-speed train).

Book yourself into an Airbnb to take in the sights with all the comforts of home and maybe try your hand at making the famed Cuban sandwich in your kitchen. These are the top wish-listed homes Airbnb users are itching to stay in.

Sky-high Penthouse — Brickell

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This one-bedroom penthouse apartment screams Miami-cool with views of skyscrapers all around you (even from the lofted bedroom). And with pools and a gym in the building, you’ll never need (or want) to leave.

To rent:, from $89/night

Lush Garden Hideaway — Morningside

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Sip your morning coffee (Nespresso, of course) from the outdoor couch in the verdant garden of this one-bedroom, detached home — there’s even a mango tree. Inside, reclaimed wood and dark furniture lend a chic-vibe to this cozy space.

To rent:, from $95/night

Bright Poolside Paradise — Kendall

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Surrounded by palm trees, this pool and large outdoor kitchen has to be one of the most peaceful places to spend the day in Miami. The five-bedroom home features parking for six cars as well as a billiard table and gym equipment, making it the perfect place to both relax and have fun.

To rent:, from $239/night

Balinese style in South Florida — Coconut Grove

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Kick back in the over-water hammock at this three-bedroom hideaway just two blocks from the Coconut Grove Marina. Inside, the wood ceilings and molded-wood furniture make you feel like you’ve escaped to an Indonesian island without leaving the country.

To rent:, from $200/night

Mid-century Bungalow — Upper Eastside

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Travel back in time to the 60s with this colorful mid-century modern studio bungalow within walking distance to both the MiMo District shops and the beach. Spend the day lounging by the pool, staring up at the lush greenery, or make yourself a cocktail to enjoy on one of the pop-style side chairs right outside your door.

To rent:, from $125/night

Cozy Cottage — Coconut Grove

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Walk past a peaceful koi pond to get to this studio cottage, featuring a nice-size bed and Nespresso maker. A waterfall and pool, and outside lounge space make it the perfect place to soak up the Florida sun.

To rent:, from $99/night

Artsy Cottage — Wynwood

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Relax on the porch hammock of this snug cottage about five minutes from the mural-rich neighborhood of Wynwood. The apartment is small but inspired with a cozy window nook for delving into a great book.

To rent:, from $55/night

Modern Florida Loft — Coral Way

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Soak up the Florida sunshine at the large pool just outside the door of this modern loft. A small, but functional kitchen and cute living area makes it perfect for couples or solo travelers.

To rent:, from $89/night

Tropical Living fit for a Family — Pinecrest, Florida

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Bring the whole family to take advantage of this large four-bedroom home. The expansive pool and outdoor basketball hoop will entertain the kids, while the cushy outdoor couches and luxurious master bathroom (hello soaking tub) will pamper the parents.

To rent:, from $300/night

Modern Open-concept — Brickell

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Take a dip in the open-air pool on the 38th floor of this high-rise building and take in the spectacular views of the city. The views extend down to the apartment itself, where a small balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows let in ample natural light, complementing the modern kitchen and wood feature wall.

To rent:, from $98/night