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Paradise at Miami Beach vacation home rentals

Stretching along the Atlantic Ocean, glittering Miami Beach has rightfully earned its reputation as a playground for the rich, famous, and beautiful. Offering up highly acclaimed dining and nightlife, there's always something going on, especially in the chic neighborhood of South Beach. A Miami Beach vacation rental will also put you near the largest collection of stunning Art Deco architecture anywhere in the world. Posh spas and golf courses complete the picture. Whether you're cruising down famous Ocean Drive or dancing the night away at a beach club, Miami Beach is a vacation you won't soon forget.

Things to do

Attractions near Miami Beach vacation rentals

Miami Beach is a dream destination for architecture lovers and fans of the Roaring Twenties, because the Art Deco District features around 900 immaculately preserved buildings from the era. Running through it is Ocean Drive, home to posh mansions, including Casa Casuarina, the glittering former home of fashion designer Gianni Versace. Another must-see Miami Beach landmark is the stately Fontainebleau Hotel, designed in 1954 by renowned architect Morris Lapidus. You'll want to save time to visit the Zoological Wildlife Foundation and the Bass Museum of Art, or catch a concert at the lively Fillmore Miami Beach.

Activities

Things to do near Miami Beach vacation homes

The beach rules the scene around the clock, with people sunning themselves during the day and enjoying the beachfront nightlife after the sun goes down. Haulover Park is a popular spot for fishing, biking, tennis, and golf. Another option for hitting the links is Normandy Shores Golf Course. If you're looking to mingle with the locals (and give your credit cards a workout while you're at it), Lincoln Road is the place to go. In addition to high-end galleries and stores, the outdoor shopping center is a prime spot for bikers and rollerbladers. If that's not enough, there's always a festival going on somewhere.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Miami Beach vacation rentals

It's almost always warm here, so pack light when you head to your Miami Beach vacation rental (and don't forget the sunscreen). Highs are in the mid-70s to the high 80s all year long, though 90s are not uncommon between June and September. Even in the coldest months of December to February, the overnight lows almost never drop below the low 60s. Miami Beach is one of the few continental places in the country that's never recorded snow flurry. Winters are dry, while the rainy season stretches May through September, with frequent passing thunderstorms and the occasional hurricane threat in the fall.

Natural features

Spoiler alert: It's all about the beach in Miami Beach

The white sands of Miami Beach stretch the entire length of the barrier island it calls home. With Biscayne Bay to the west and the vast Atlantic Ocean to the east, there's no shortage of water and marine life to go around. A quick drive across the bay gives you a taste of Miami's unique brand of city life. Keep going, and you'll eventually hit the swamps of the Everglades or the islands of the Florida Keys. Back on the beach, the crashing ocean waves make for a soothing backdrop as you take in the spectacular sunrises each morning.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Miami Beach

Fly into Miami, FL (MPB-Public Seaplane Base), the closest airport, located 3.2 mi (5.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Miami, FL (MIA-Miami Intl.), which is 9.3 mi (15 km) away.

Family friendly

Family attractions near Miami Beach vacation homes

Families will enjoy all the opportunities for fun and adventure in Miami Beach. Kid-friendly vacation rentals are available near places like Flamingo Park, a huge park with a swimming pool, playground, baseball stadium, and soccer field, and North Shore Open Space Park, a beachside park with a dog run, playground, and picnic areas. Kids will also like Jungle Island, a tropical zoo with exotic wildlife, a petting zoo, and nature trails.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation rentals in Miami Beach

With its art galleries, architecture, beaches, and nightlife, Miami Beach is perfect for a couple’s retreat. Vacation rentals can be found near romantic locations like the Wolfsonian-Florida International University, a museum with Industrial Age design and lectures, films, and art events, and Miami Beach Botanical Garden, a tropical garden with exotic plants, workshops, and a Japanese garden. You'll also enjoy the World Erotic Art Museum, an X-rated museum with a vast collection of ancient and modern erotic artwork.

Can I find a vacation rental around Miami Beach?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 5,433 vacation rentals near Miami Beach. From 798 Houses to 3,662 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 Miami Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Miami 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 Miami Beach:

  • South Beach: 716 vacation rentals
  • Mid Beach: 988 vacation rentals
  • Flamingo / Lummus: 482 vacation rentals
  • North Beach: 1,886 vacation rentals
  • South of Fifth: 320 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 Miami Beach?

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

  • Mount Sinai Medical Center: 6,205 vacation rentals
  • Lincoln Road Mall: 6,187 vacation rentals
  • Miami Beach Marina: 6,111 vacation rentals
  • Lummus Park Beach: 6,141 vacation rentals
  • Miami Beach Convention Center: 6,188 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Miami 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 Miami Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 798 Houses in Miami Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Miami Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3,662 rentals available
  • Villas: 111 rentals available
  • Hotels: 254 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 Miami Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,624 vacation rentals with pool available in Miami Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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