The 18 Coolest, Most Affordable Airbnbs in Florida

See Florida on a budget while staying in one of these amazing Airbnbs.
Updated April 11, 2024
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Airbnb offers not only a more convenient way to book travel but also unique homes and rentals you’d otherwise never get to see.

Florida, meanwhile, is a premier destination for students, families, retirees, and those who may be retiring early

The state has tons of beautiful places to see, from the beaches and the theme parks to the Everglades and more. You can enjoy them even more while saving money on your stay through Airbnb.

Bohemian Treat - Gulfport

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For $95 a night, you can stay in a bohemian-style apartment in Gulfport’s Art Village. The rental is an entire apartment with a queen-size bed that sleeps two.

The real draw of this Airbnb is the garden, though, which the owner has been curating for 22 years. It is full of blooming Floridian foliage. 

There are Art Walks every other week just a block away, as well as a weekly farmers market.

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Pileated Place - Alachua

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Experience life on a farm in a trendy A-frame cabin for just $87 a night in Alachua. The cabin itself has two cots inside, with a hammock, fire pit, and campgrounds outside.

Guests are encouraged to tour the farm (for a fee) and take part in the farm life. There’s also a pond guests can relax by and four acres of surrounding pine forests for hiking.

Live Oak Oasis on Morris Lake - Hawthorne

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In North Florida, just southeast of Gainesville, you’ll find the town of Hawthorne and a lakeside Airbnb for only $93 a night. 

The cottage rental includes one king-size bed, two sofa beds, and one bathroom. While the cottage itself is adorable, the real draw is the outside.

There’s a whole lake at your disposal at this cottage, where you can swim, paddle board, or watch from the shade of the cabana. There’s also an outdoor shower and a grill.

The Beehive Treehouse - Orlando

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Experience all Orlando has to offer from the comfort and whimsy of a treehouse for $135 per night. Inside, there’s a queen bed, air mattress, and couches to sleep on, plus a fully stocked kitchen.

You can ride a slide out of the treehouse, then enjoy a cozy patio area with a tire swing, dining spot, and an outdoor bathtub. The space can also double as a wedding venue.

Tiny Cabin in the Woods - Milton

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Another tiny and woodsy rental is in Milton, which is on the Panhandle and north of Pensacola Beach. The cozy cabin is available for $139 per night.

The interior is rustic and surprisingly spacious, with a queen-size bed, a bathroom, a full kitchen, and a washer and dryer. For nights in, there’s a TV and internet connection.

Outside, there are 20 acres of land to explore and a list of amenities including gazebos, fire pits, charcoal grills, and seating. 

It’s also just a short walk to Coldwater Creek for kayaking, canoeing, tubing, and viewing amazing wildlife.

Little Coop Farm Stay - Tallahassee

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This farm-stay Airbnb in Tallahassee costs as little as $57 per night. The tiny rental is located on a nonprofit goat farm, but the owners also keep chickens, bees, pigs, and peacocks.

Each cabin has one queen-size bed, and there is a common room with a lounge, a bathhouse, and outdoor kitchens. Guests can pick fresh fruit, and farm-fresh ingredients are available upon request.

Cozy Glamping Tent - Bell

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Keeping up with the rustic theme is a “glamping” Airbnb in Bell for $121 per night. Bell is about 40 miles west of Gainesville, near the Suwannee River.

The canvas tent is on a raised platform with a small patio and outdoor shower. The tent is huge inside and fits a queen-size bed, a futon, and a toilet.

The tent has both AC and heat and is pet friendly. There are plenty of outdoor amenities (like an outdoor shower, fire pit, and barbecue pit), and the tent is close to a plethora of natural springs.

Luna by the Sea - Milton

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Set in a vintage Airstream in Milton, Luna by the Sea rents for $163 per night. 

The camper has a dreamy and delicate look to it, lit with fairy lights and lanterns. There’s a bed, kitchen, and bathroom, plus a hammock with mosquito netting for an outdoor snooze.

The real draw, though, is the private bay beach access. A kayak and lounge space are provided. And the white Gulf beaches of Navarre and Pensacola are just 20 minutes away.

Historic South Beach - Miami Beach

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For just $80 per night, you can stay in a historic Miami Beach apartment with free parking. If you prefer to avoid driving altogether, the beach is just a 15-minute walk.

The bedroom has one queen-size bed, plus a floor mattress and a sofa bed in the living room. There’s a full kitchen and a cute living room equipped with a TV. And they even provide beach gear.

Lakefront Cottage and Dock - Crescent City

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Fishermen will love this stay right on Lake Stella in Crescent City for just $94 a night. The town is about 40 miles from Daytona Beach on the Atlantic Coast.

The Airbnb features two bedrooms (each with its own queen-size bed); a full kitchen; a bathroom; a Florida room (or sunroom); and a fenced yard. The decor is a breezy and Floridian.

But the main draw is the lake. The rental includes a private dock, paddle boat, two kayaks, and two bikes, plus space for parking a boat trailer.

Private Barn Studio at Pura Vida Florida Farm - Vero Beach

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Another unique and affordable farm-stay Airbnb is in Vero Beach for just $96 per night. Guests stay in a barn loft with vintage farmhouse decor, including a king-size bed and air mattress for rest.

Pura Vida is a working farm, and you may interact with donkeys, horses, goats, cows, and more. There’s also on-site catch-and-release fishing.

Unique Pyramid Home - Fort Myers

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This architecturally unique Florida Airbnb can be found in Fort Myers for $142 per night. It’s actually part of a community of 12 rentals, all shaped like pyramids, surrounding a lake.

Each pyramid has two queen bedrooms, a washer and dryer, a private patio, Wi-Fi, Roku TVs, and access to a large paved pool-like lake. It’s also quite close to Gulf beaches, and beach gear is provided for guests.

Houseboat Sunset Bay Marina - Stuart

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If simply being near the water isn’t enough, try staying on a houseboat in Stuart for $124 per night. The rental includes a sofa bed, kitchen and dining area, bathroom, and rooftop patio.

When you’re not enjoying the Sunset Bay Marina, you can take a quick walk to the historic downtown area for food and entertainment or take a short bike ride to the beach.

Lakefront Bungalow - Orlando

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Unwind by the lake in Orlando at a waterfront bungalow for only $111 per night. 

This relaxing little home has one queen-size bed, a kitchenette, and a bathroom, all decorated in a beachy-boho theme. There’s also a zen garden out back overlooking the lake.

A canoe, kayaks, and paddles are provided for guests. Downtown Orlando is a short trip away, as is Disney and the other theme parks.

Star Wars Galaxy World near LEGOLAND/Disney World - Winter Haven

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One of the most unusual Airbnbs can be found in Winter Haven for $114 per night. This rental unit has a “Star Wars” theme, covered wall-to-wall with posters, artwork, memorabilia, and more. There’s even a Yoda shower curtain.

The owners have placed LED lights around to give the rental a fun, sci-fi feel. Of course, all the films and several video games are available. It’s also just a 10-minute trip to LEGOLAND.

Glamping/2 Domes - Davenport

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This fun glamping opportunity can be found in Davenport for $128 a night. There are two plastic dome enclosures — one a bedroom and one a living room. There’s also a private bathroom and an outdoor shower.

The domes have AC, Wi-Fi, and a television. Outside, there is a grill and fire pit, a hammock, and a hot tub. The property has a gated entry and sits on 10 acres of land.

Cute Retro Camper Near Weeki Wachee Springs - Brooksville

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A more rustic camping experience can be found in Brooksville, near Weeki Wachee Springs, for only $61 per night. The small retro-style camper has a bedroom, kitchenette, small dining booth, and bathroom.

There’s a fire pit outside and wetlands just behind the property, where guests can scope out wildlife like deer, raccoons, and armadillos.

Ocean View Paradise on the Sea - Pompano Beach

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Spend your vacation right on Pompano Beach for only $128 per night. This seaside studio apartment can host two guests and has direct access to the beach. The apartment complex also has a pool.

The rental provides beach equipment, like chairs, towels, and coolers. The apartment is only an hour's drive from Miami, too.

Bottom line

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Travel doesn’t have to be overly expensive or cookie-cutter. There are plenty of cheap Florida Airbnbs that are either an experience in themselves or in close proximity to beaches and tourist attractions.

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