South Miami, FL, USA

South Miami, FL, USA

We found 1,234 vacation rentals — enter your dates for availability


Find the best place to stay — South Miami

Where to stay near South Miami, FL?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 1,234 vacation rentals near South Miami. From 460 apartments to 332 condos, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near South Miami for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

It's suburbia, Jim, but not as we know it

So you want to vacation in Miami, but you're not up for the bustle and glitz that goes with being at the heart of the action? Well you can rest easy, because a South Miami vacation rental is the one for you. Deceptively close to downtown Miami and Miami Beach, this leafy city has a homey, suburban vibe that's perfect for groups and families. Think wide parks, small businesses, and cute local restaurants, and you're starting to get the picture. There are art galleries and theme parks close by, while the Everglades are only a short drive away.

East or West? The South Miami dilemma

If there's one defining feature of South Miami, it's the parks. Not just the sheer number of them, but the amount of sports facilities, courts, and lakes they pack in. Part of the charm of a South Miami vacation rental is the area's laid-back quality, so excursions are going to play a big part in your vacation. You can go one of two ways (or maybe just both ways) - head east for the bright lights of Miami and Miami Beach, or fire up the pontoon boat and strike out west for wildlife-watching and boat tours in the Everglades.

Where Christmas comes early

Art-lovers won't have to stray far from their South Miami vacation rental, with nearby options including the Frost Art Museum and Lowe Art Museum. To widen your net massively, the museums and attractions of downtown Miami are only a 20-minute drive away, with the marine animals and shows at Miami Seaquarium a perennial favorite. And South Miami itself has an extra seasonal treat in store. Turn up between November and January, and Santa's Enchanted Forest theme park is right on your doorstep, dishing up a sleigh-load of rides, shows, and attractions for all ages.

A tale of 2 seasons

In Florida they like to keep it simple. Why have 4 seasons when you can whittle it down to 2? They've just got a wet season and a dry season, and both of them have their perks. Turn up in South Miami in winter (the dry one), and you'll enjoy mild temperatures and only occasional showers. As for summer (the wet one), you can guess the score. It's going to be hot and sticky, with regular afternoon storms to wash the air out. The plus side is that you won't have anywhere near the number of vacationers about.

Ever played in the Everglades?

To say South Miami's within spitting distance of the Atlantic Ocean would be an exaggeration, but not much of one. We're talking a 10-minute drive to the ocean, and half an hour to Miami Beach. Take a ride inland from South Miami, and you'll soon find yourself getting into Florida's famous Everglades. This massive wetland region is made up mainly of sawgrass marshes and mangroves, and hooks in adventurous travelers looking to get up close with some of its toothed inhabitants. Alligators lurk happily in the fresher swamps, while their brothers, the crocs, prefer the salty mangroves.