Destination guide

South Beach knows how to party

South Beach has been drawing mojito drinkers and cigar smokers, late-night revelers and daytime sunbathers to its cotton-white shores since it was catapulted to the forefront of Floridian tourism in the 1920s. These days, it still pulses with the same hedonistic vibes, and hosts 1000s of sleepless partiers from summer to winter between the neon-lit clubs and rumba bars of Ocean Drive. South Beach vacation rentals are precisely the sort of OTT hubs you'd expect to find in these parts, complete with open balconies and quirky interior design, all just a stone's throw from the throbbing strips.

Things to do

South Beach shines in the daytime, too

Don't give up on South Beach during the daytime. No matter how hard the hangover, it's worth sizzling it off along the Atlantic sands. The beautiful Art Deco District on Ocean Drive is one reason why, what with its 1920s facades and elegant old hotels. The Casa Casuarina sits in the middle of that, marking the spot where Gianni Versace was murdered back in 1997. Meanwhile, the Bass Museum of Art packs in masterworks by Dürer and touring exhibits with the likes of Picasso, and the Jewish Museum of Florida is a truly enlightening way to learn about the town's multicultural heritage.

Activities

Nocturnal life pulses in South Beach

No trip to South Beach is complete without sampling the town's pulsing nightlife. Prep with a visit to a local spa, beautify yourself at one of the chic saloons, and then hit the strips of South Beach and Washington Avenue. There, pulsing R&B mingles with Cuban rumba, beach clubs spill onto terraces above the lapping Atlantic waves, and A-listers can often be seen hopping between the cocktail dives – usually by limo. But it's not all party, party, party. You can also launch art walks and memorial visits from your South Beach vacation rental.

Weather

Consider Christmas in the sun on South Beach

South Beach is known as one of Florida's top winter sun destinations. Long, dry days where the mercury levels hover somewhere between the 70s and 80s are common right throughout the festive period. Booking South Beach vacation rentals close to the beach in the spring is also a popular choice, while those looking for a quieter break could consider a winter trip here.

Natural features

Enjoy life out on the ocean in South Beach

Nestled between the sweeping Atlantic and the waters of Biscayne Bay, South Beach could be called Miami's springboard into the ocean. Sunrises shimmer and shine across the open waves here, heralding in days of boating, wave riding, windsurfing, and seeking out dolphin pods nearby. To the south, the tropical lands of the Florida Keys take over, hosting patchworks of coral reefs, swaying palm trees, rare Caribbean manatees, and other curious marine creatures to boot.

How to get there

Traveling to and around South Beach

Fly into Miami, FL (MPB-Public Seaplane Base), the closest airport, located 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Miami, FL (MIA-Miami Intl.), which is 9 mi (14.5 km) away.

Where to stay around South Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 759 vacation rentals near South Beach. From 32 Houses to 474 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near South Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to South Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in South Beach:

  • Hollywood Beach: 4,567 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Miami: 1,007 vacation rentals
  • Mid Beach: 1,069 vacation rentals
  • Brickell: 381 vacation rentals
  • Flamingo / Lummus: 494 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to South Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in South Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lincoln Road Mall: 6,519 vacation rentals
  • Miami Beach Marina: 6,439 vacation rentals
  • Lummus Park Beach: 6,464 vacation rentals
  • Miami Beach Convention Center: 6,523 vacation rentals
  • Art Deco Welcome Center: 6,462 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in South Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 32 Houses in South Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in South Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 474 rentals available
  • Villas: 2 rentals available
  • Hotels: 144 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Resorts and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in South Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 366 vacation rentals with pool available in South Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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