Destination guide

Enjoy a relaxing time just a few miles from the big city

Key Biscayne is a short drive from Downtown Miami, but it feels like another world with its pristine, white sandy beaches and relaxed vibe. This bike-friendly island is home to 2 state parks, a traditional lighthouse, and palm tree-lined beaches. Most of the island has been designated parkland, which helps keep the big city feel away from the island. Key Biscayne vacation rentals on the beachfront are a popular choice for travelers. Calm, cool waters and pretty shores are steps away, so don’t forget to pack your bathing suit.

Things to do

See the lighthouse in Key Biscayne

If your Key Biscayne vacation rental is on the waterfront, it might be hard to pull yourself away from relaxing on the beach. Although that’s a favorite pastime of visitors, Key Biscayne also offers 2 national parks. Crandon Park spans 800 acres and has 2 miles of beaches. It’s home to a golf course, a tennis center, a family amusement center, and a nature center. Be sure to visit Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park where you’ll find the 19th century Cape Florida Lighthouse. Free guided tours lead guests up 109 steps to the top for 360-degree, breathtaking views.

Activities

Have a beach party in Key Biscayne

Key Biscayne caters to bikers, with cycle lanes along all major roads and bike trails meandering through Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park that offers 1.5 miles of flat terrain. Riders on the trail will pass by Biscayne Bay, so don’t miss the chance to see the memorable view and take pictures to taunt your friends with back home. Thrill seekers who enjoy water sports can rent paddleboards, kiteboarding gear, and kayaks to use on the mild Atlantic waves off the shores of Crandon Park. Most Key Biscayne vacation rentals have easy access to the beach.

Weather

Weather that’s perfect for all occasions

Whether you’re relaxing at your beachfront Key Biscayne vacation rental, or hitting the shopping malls or national parks, the temperate weather will keep you cool and comfortable. With highs in the region of 85 during the summer, you’ll still need to slap on some sunblock, but at least you won’t need to hop from aircon to aircon to stay cool. The beaches enjoy blue-sky sunny days all year round, meaning you can work on your tan even if you’re visiting in the winter months. Leave your umbrella at home, as rainy days are typically few and far between.

Natural features

Open your eyes in Key Biscayne

Key Biscayne is not part of the Florida Keys as some people think. Instead, it’s a barrier island made of sand that eroded from the Appalachian Mountains. It’s all flat terrain with white sandy beaches and palm trees, and those who are lucky enough to book a Key Biscayne vacation rental might see some of the marine life that call the waters around Key Biscayne home. Keep your eyes peeled for the endangered manatee, gold-flecked moray eel, stingrays, squid, and 5 species of sea turtles.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Key Biscayne

Fly into Miami, FL (MPB-Public Seaplane Base), the closest airport, located 4.8 mi (7.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Miami, FL (MIA-Miami Intl.), which is 9 mi (14.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Key Biscayne?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,141 vacation rentals near Key Biscayne. From 443 Houses to 1,998 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 Key Biscayne for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Key Biscayne?

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 Key Biscayne:

  • South Beach: 706 vacation rentals
  • Hollywood Beach: 4,302 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Miami: 965 vacation rentals
  • Mid Beach: 958 vacation rentals
  • Brickell: 392 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 Key Biscayne?

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

  • Crandon Park: 4,594 vacation rentals
  • Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park: 4,264 vacation rentals
  • Crandon Marina: 5,383 vacation rentals
  • Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne: 5,253 vacation rentals
  • Cape Florida Lighthouse: 4,121 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Key Biscayne 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 Key Biscayne?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 443 Houses in Key Biscayne. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Key Biscayne include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,998 rentals available
  • Villas: 69 rentals available
  • Cottages: 32 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 Key Biscayne?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,795 vacation rentals with pool available in Key Biscayne. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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