Destination guide

Experience Miami from vacation home rentals

Located on the tip of Florida's Atlantic coast and overlooking Key Biscayne, this waterfront city packs a diverse mix of luxury and culture. Whether you opt for a Miami vacation rental in 1 of its signature glassfront skyrises or a little bungalow by the beach, you can easily spend your days shopping for high-end goods and your nights salsa dancing your way through Little Havana. One thing is for sure: we take zero responsibility if Will Smith is in your head on loop from the moment your plane touches the ground.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Miami vacation rentals

Architecture buffs will love the historic homes of Coral Gables and the Art Deco drama in South Beach, while art lovers will feel instantly at home, thanks to collections at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, the Perez Art Museum Miami, and in the Miami Design District. Take the kids to the Miami Children's Museum, Miami Seaquarium, or Zoo Miami, or get even closer to nature in Biscayne National Park. Never before has the phrase "fun for the whole family" applied like it does here, so pick a Miami vacation rental that's sure to accommodate all ages!

Activities

Things to do near Miami vacation homes

From walking the streets in search of the best Art Deco designs to neighborhood hunting for the perfect cubano, Miami is so much more than the beach... although that's not a bad place to be, either. See the city from above with a hot air balloon or helicopter ride, or explore on foot with a guided culinary tour. Take a salsa class, or set aside some guaranteed adults-only time at a luxury spa on the strip. Whatever you choose, your Miami vacation rental is sure to give you a true peek into local life.

Weather

Best time to travel to Miami vacation homes

Spring is the decidedly best time to visit Miami and the surrounding region, thanks to pleasant temps and smaller crowds from March through May. Because the surrounding region has grown as a popular destination for some winter sun thanks to its subtropical weather, you'll also see slightly lower rates than in January and February, when crowds and prices tend to peak. Summers are hot and humid, so pack plenty of extra sunscreen. Fall, on the other hand, brings with it hurricane season, so a rain jacket might be your best friend from September through November.

Natural features

Keeping it wet and wild on Florida's coast

Miami's location on Biscayne Bay makes for tons of gorgeous waterfront views, as well as easy access to the neighboring islands of Virginia Key and Key Biscayne. These offer a bit of a barrier between Miami and the Atlantic, giving the city a naturally protected harbor. The coastline also offers pristine, sandy beaches, leading down to the forested area of Biscayne National Park. Miami's location on the Atlantic makes it extremely susceptible to hurricane season, which can be a particular concern for travelers visiting the area in the fall.

Beaches

Best beaches near Miami vacation rentals

The diverse beaches of Miami offer a little something for everyone. Vacation rentals are available near places like Haulover Park, a bustling beachfront park with both family-friendly and clothing-optional beaches, a dog park, and picnic areas, and Matheson Hammock Park, a breezy, sheltered beach with an atoll pool. You could also visit Key Biscayne, a tropical barrier island with state parks and sandy beaches teeming with wildlife.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Miami

Fly into Miami, FL (MPB-Public Seaplane Base), the closest airport, located 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Miami, FL (MIA-Miami Intl.), which is 5.7 mi (9.2 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, make your way to Miami Airport Station or Miami Station and explore the city from there. You can get around Miami by catching a ride on the metro at Knight Center Metromover Station, Riverwalk Metromover Station or Bayfront Park Metromover Station.

Food and drink

Cuisine and delicacies in Miami

Miami has a distinctive culinary culture that’s influenced by Cuban, Spanish, indigenous, and American tradition. Cuban coffee and Latin cuisine, such as ceviche, camarones, croquetas, and paella, are the staples in the area that are found in most restaurants. You can also find restaurants serving Asian, American, and European cuisine near your vacation rental.

Where to stay around Miami?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 7,024 vacation rentals near Miami. From 1,416 Houses to 4,294 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 for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Miami?

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:

  • Downtown Miami: 1,023 vacation rentals
  • Brickell: 439 vacation rentals
  • Coconut Grove: 259 vacation rentals
  • Upper East Side: 665 vacation rentals
  • Northeast Coconut Grove: 182 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?

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

  • Port of Miami: 6,159 vacation rentals
  • Aventura Mall: 4,410 vacation rentals
  • Bayfront Park: 3,023 vacation rentals
  • Bayside Marketplace: 6,542 vacation rentals
  • Marlins Park: 6,545 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Miami 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?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,416 Houses in Miami. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Miami include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 4,294 rentals available
  • Villas: 155 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 92 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Miami?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4,308 vacation rentals with pool available in Miami. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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