Often touted to be Florida’s cultural hub, Sarasota has remained relatively untouched by the jazziness of some of the other cities in the state. Although that should and does not take away from the attractiveness of Sarasota – there are plenty of spots, such as Ca’ d'Zan, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota Classic Car Museum, and Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park (among others) that make it an entirely fun getaway destination. Plus, an added bonus of a waterfront setting and easy access to the popular barrier island beaches that the city enjoys. You’ll find plenty of things to do and waterfront dining spots here. Check into one of these top Airbnbs in Sarasota, Florida, and start your exploration right away.
1. Oasis next to the river
The island-inspired exterior of this home will invite you to stay and enjoy your days in Sarasota. Built with one bedroom, this guest suite near the river is hosted by Lazarus and can sleep up to two people. This home does not have a kitchen, but it does come with a microwave oven, a mini-fridge, a toaster, and a coffee maker. Downtown Sarasota is only a few minutes away, so access to some seafood restaurants and various shops should be no sweat. Other features of this home include free parking, Wi-Fi, and streaming services.
Riverside Oasis 1Bed/1Bath - Close to Downtown!Sarasota, Florida, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:it was very cozy comfortable and had many thoughtful touches
Cleanliness:it was clean cozy and tidyvery well decorated and very cleanthe place was very clean and the small kitchen was exactly what we needed for a weekend tripthe price was excellent and the place was both clean and cozyvery clean house well organized supplied everything would definitely stay again
Host:lazarus was a great hosthost was very responsive and the place was very well keptcommunication with the host was greatgreat stay super good communication with hostthe hosts provided quality bedding towels entertainment and bathing needs/suppliesRead more reviews
Location:perfect location for usgreat stay close by everythingperfect central location and cozy super cute rentaland super close to the beach which is a plusamazing find close to everything you may want to do
2. Cozy studio apartment with pool access (from USD 93)
Located in one of Sarasota’s best neighbourhoods, this studio apartment allows easy (five minutes) access to the downtown and its many spoils, including the Ed Smith Stadium, Southside Village, and plenty of other sightseeing spots. This house for rent in Sarasota is right next to the fantastic Arlington Park that boasts two swimming pools, amazing walking trails, and outdoor athletic courts that you can easily hit up. The Lido Beach, Marina Jack, St Armand’s Circle, and Anna Maria Island are also a short drive away. As for the living space itself, the house has been done up in a wholly aesthetic manner. It is equipped with a full kitchen, continuous WiFi access, basic toiletries, and linens.
Perfect Getaway Studio, 7 miles to Lido/SiestaSarasota, Florida, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:there's a smart tv and wifithere was the added bonus of good wifi and netflixthe bed is super comfy and we had all the amenities we neededcomfy bed great shower complete kitchen etcthere are comfortable chairs for relaxing and the bed was comfortable
Cleanliness:everything was clean and privatevery clean and nicely decoratedsuper clean and beautifulgreat private place clean and quietwell equipped and clean place to stay including toiletries and towels
Host:sonia was a great host and answered our questions promptlysonia was a great hostsonia is a great hostsonia was so friendly and responsivesonia is a great host she responds quick to every message and guides to the places to visitRead more reviews
Location:perfect location in a quiet neighborhooda lovely quiet space near arlington parkclose to lots of fun places in town and right next to arlington parkgreat location with easy access to attractions restaurants and shoppingthe location is great about 10-15 min to lido key st
3. Studio home with sky views (from USD 75)
Manolo and Fabiola (the hosts) have done up this studio rental so beautifully that you’ll instantly fall in love with the place! But, there are other reasons too – the house has a sunroof for you to enjoy glorious sky views and even a private courtyard garden with a hammock. The living space was recently refurbished, so you can expect all amenities and facilities to be latest, but do let the hosts know should you need anything else. You can prepare light meals in the kitchenette, which is equipped with a microwave oven, toaster, coffee maker, basic cutlery and crockery, but that’s hardly a problem because Downtown Sarasota is an easy walking distance away. Additionally, even Lido Beach and St Armand’s Circle are about 6.5 km (4 mi) away. Even though the hosts stay on-site (in a separate section), complete privacy is guaranteed to the guests.
Fabiola's StudioSarasota, Florida, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the outdoor space was also great and cozyloved the patio it was like another room all in itselfthe bed was super comfortablethe room and was very well furnished with a stocked kitchenhad great kitchen utensils and appliances for use
Cleanliness:everything was clean and tidybed extremely comfy lots of nice details clean bathroom and quick communicationit was clean quiet and had many welcoming touchesbeautiful clean studio with a great outside spaceclean space comfortable bed hospitable touches
Host:manolo and fabiola were amazing hostswonderful hosts so understanding and helpfulyour hosts are gracious and accommodatingthey’re a lovely couple amazing hosts and i highly recommend staying at their place when visiting sarasotahosts were responsive and friendly—i had a great stayRead more reviews
Location:it was amazing cute little placenice place to stay close to everythinggreat chant chic cozy place close to downtownconvenient location nice outdoor spacevery comfortable and a great location
4. Pet-friendly family home in the woods (from USD 132)
Add a touch of quirky to your family getaway and reserve this Airbnb vacation rental that can easily sleep up to four guests on two queen-sized beds in one bedroom. The cabin sits in the middle of the tropical wilderness and the interior is entirely wood-panelled, so the use of any kind of fire is strictly prohibited indoors. There is a designated barbecue (gas) grill right outside that you may use to enjoy a fun evening with your loved ones. For entertainment indoors, there’s a Smart TV, ample board games, several DVDs, and books that you can use. Else, step out into the amazing vicinity that has mangroves, beaches, and plenty of walking trails for you to explore. The host has made beach essentials (towels, beach chairs, beach cruiser bicycles, etc.) and single-person kayaks available at the property, so you can enjoy your exploration to the fullest.
Private Charming Cottage w/ KayaksSarasota, Florida, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:bed is amazingly comfortablebridget's cottage is incredibly cozy and welcomingthe bed is incredibly comfortable with a firm mattressthe cottage was fabulous very cosy yet plenty of roommarvelous great bed and amenities
Cleanliness:the space itself is clean and comfortablethe cabin is clean and comfortablecozy clean neat and privatethe house was clean well decorated and had everything we neededwe had a very cozy stay :) the beaches are beautiful clean and easy to walk
Host:the hosts were super helpfulbridget was an awesome hostbridget was a fantastic hostbridget is a great host - she leaves a nice little welcome basket toobridget was attentive and responsiveRead more reviews
Location:super close to the airport which was awesomesuper close to everything and close to everything all at the same timeit is not far from many activities so a good locationan amazing little cabin in a tucked away locationbridget’s place is a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life
5. Studio house with beach access (from USD 83)
Located about 15 minutes’ drive away from the famous Siesta Beach and some of the other beaches in the area, this independent house is an awesome vacation rental for two travellers. This one-bedroom Airbnb in Sarasota Beach is equipped with basic kitchenette essentials, private garden access, on-site parking for one vehicle, laundry (upon request), and other facilities, such as WiFi accessibility and a Smart TV. You can even avail housekeeping services at an extra charge, so let the host know. Not just the beaches, you will also be able to access attractions in downtown, since it is merely 5 km (3.1 mi) away. Plus, the Tamiami Trail and all its offerings are also a stone’s throw away.
La Casetta: "the little house" near to the beachesSarasota, Florida, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:since i’m not used to humidity the air conditioning was amazingthe clean quarters were well equipped with the basic necessities and a good wifi connectionsparkling clean house with very comfortable bed and all amenities needed
Cleanliness:quite clean and a very warm welcomela casetta was very clean and the bed was comfortableit was also very cleana very clean studio with lots of extraswe surely recommend la casetta it's really clean and got everything we need
Host:elena was a great hostelena was an amazing hostthe hosts were friendly and helpfulelena and judd were gracious hosts and their hospitality was outstandingelena and judd were fantastic hostsRead more reviews
Location:really good location and very comfortableeverything is super close not more than 15 min driveclose to the beaches downtown and a great grocery store walking distance from the housebeautiful garden and close to so many wonderful placeslocation is close to great beaches tons of shops and delicious restaurants
6. Pet-friendly private suite for two (from USD 138)
Less than 5 km (3.1 mi) away from the Siesta Beach and stone’s throw away from several eateries, shops, and other attractions in the downtown, this private suite is a great option for two. The suite is equipped with kitchenette essentials (induction cooktop, refrigerator, microwave oven, small sink, etc.) and has been newly remodelled to accommodate all modern amenities. The bedroom also has a TV (with Netflix and DVD access), so you can easily enjoy a relaxed time. What’s even better? The rental is pet-friendly. Although, remember that this is subject to prior approval from the host and certain conditions (no aggressive breeds, pets must be smaller than a certain size, well-trained, etc.), along with an additional cleaning fee of about 50 USD.
Private Suite, 10 minutes to Siesta Key!Sarasota, Florida, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:so nice to have kitchen and coffeethanks jeffrey for an easy comfortable stay
Cleanliness:a very clean and cozy placeplace clean and quaintquaint very clean and comfortableeverything was clean and worked finefantastic very clean quiet accommodation
Host:jeffrey was a wonderful hostjeffrey was a wonderful hosthost is friendly and accessiblejeff was a great hostjeffery is an excellent hostRead more reviews
Location:very safe location in a residential areanice place and great locationwonderful spot close to the beachesgood location in a quiet neighborhood close to beach and restaurants and anything else you would needclose to beautiful beaches dining shopping-whatever you need
7. Studio apartment with hot tub (from USD 64)
While not too spacious, this Sarasota Airbnb rental is the perfect haven to sleep up to two travellers and has been equipped with just about everything you can think of. Complimentary daily housekeeping (by the host itself), a fully equipped kitchen with appliances and essentials that you can use to prepare full-fledged meals, plenty of entertainment options (Smart TV, recliner, book library, etc.), a luxuriously stocked bathroom (hot tub with four-point pressure spa and shower, bathing salts, toiletries, towels, etc.), among lots of others. Awesome, innit? The hosts have clearly set aside some instructions that you will be expected to be mindful of while staying here – you’ll find these on a welcome sheet upon arrival. As for the apartment’s location, there are quite a few beaches in the vicinity. Although, do remember that it is essential for you to have a private vehicle to stay at this property since cab availability is a tad unreliable.
Rental unit in Sarasota · ★4.95 · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bathSarasota, Florida, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:visitors will find everything easily wifi was greatthere is a lovely small glass skylight window above the bathroom that lets in beautiful natural lightthis is a comfortable studio apt furnished with all modern appliances and cooking suppliesthe apartment was sparkling clean with all the amenities and you can imagine and then somethe bathroom was remarkable in every aspect especially because the bathtub offers a "jacuzzi" feature
Cleanliness:very clean and comfortablesuper clean and comfyeverything was exceptionally cleanexceptionally clean quiet and cozynice clean and private place
Host:she was very responsivekaren was a great hostkaren is a wonderful hostkaren was a fantastic hostour host karen was just wonderfulRead more reviews
Location:convenient location in a safe areagreat location convenient to beaches and downtownso peaceful yet close to everythinggreat price and locationgood location and an easy check in process
8. Newly renovated rental with several attractions
Newly remodelled and equipped with standard amenities, this Airbnb vacation rental is another superb option for two guests. You can use the private (shaded) patio to luxuriate and relax indoors. Else, step out and explore Siesta Beach, Shell Beach, or Siesta Village that are all about 10 km (6.2 mi) away; even the downtown is at an easy distance of approximately 6 km (3.7 mi). Plus, there are several convenience stores and restaurants nearer to the rental. If required, you can even request the host to make beach essentials (floats, beach umbrella, beach chairs, etc.) available for you to use, and that too completely free of cost!
Anchor Here Bungalow Private Entry Near Siesta KeySarasota, Florida, United States
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Amenities & Room:enjoyed the room and extra amenitiesalso coffee maker and beautiful flat screen tv with movie channels netflix and moredelightful room and small walled patiothey provide you with great ameneties to make your stay very comfortableawesome bathroom with any supplies you might need
Cleanliness:super clean jess had great communication with usvery comfortable clean and quietvery clean with a spacious washroomvery clean and comfortable and very friendly and graciousbathroom was immaculate and clean and had everything you could ever need
Host:jess was a great hostjess kat amazing host carrying thoughtful peoplejess & kat are perfect hostsjess is an excellent hostcomfy bed nice hostRead more reviews
Location:the location was ideal5 stars great location 4 miles to downtownsuper close to the beachperfect location; close to beaches restaurant etcthe location is ideal for beaches and eating places
9. Private bungalow with pool access
Beat the Florida heat when you stay in this private bungalow home that comes with shared pool access. You’ll be living in a guesthouse of a main residential property, but the unit is completely separate from the owners and has its own entrance. This rental hosted by Lydia is ideal for couples on a weekend getaway or solo travelers on a quick visit to Sarasota. The studio house comes with a queen-sized bed, a private bathroom, a mini-kitchen with a full-sized fridge, a microwave oven, and a Keurig coffee maker. Guests of this place will also have access to free Wi-Fi, smart TV, an outdoor grill, and of course, the swimming pool. Basic toiletries and linens are provided as well.
Sarasota Bungalow w/Shared PoolSarasota, Florida, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the doors open to the saltwater pool and a great patio and gardenlindas’s guesthouse was the perfect place as we took advantage of the pool and it’s amenitiesthe room is very nice and had everything we needed for our 2 night stay and morethe guest house is quite beautiful and comfortable
Cleanliness:everything was very clean as wellthe space was clean and welcomingthe place was very clean and quietit was so clean well stocked and invitingthe space was clean and beautiful with thoughtful touches
Host:linda was a fantastic hostlinda was an awesome hostlinda and bob were great hosts and we loved their homebob and linda are fantastic hostslinda is a very thoughtful and communicative hostRead more reviews
Location:the location is great - downtown and beaches nearbysuper location - lovely accomodationsthis place was so perfect and so close to siesta key beach (15 mins)everything you could hope for in hosts and locationbeautiful place central location and amazing hospitality would definitely visit again
10. Private loft close to the park
Solo travelers and couples are the ideal guests of this studio-type loft hosted by John and Tonya. Located near Benderson Park, this quiet and private Airbnb comes with a kitchenette and a bathroom. The rental is actually the upstairs unit of the main home’s detached garage. Grocery shops, restaurants, and Target are all within walking distance from here. Guests can enjoy takeouts on the Murphy desk or on the small outdoor patio. Take note that the loft has no windows but has a skylight.
Quiet Private Studio Loft, close to Benderson ParkSarasota, Florida, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:john has an air conditioner and a fan but fresh air would have been nicevery comfortable relaxed homey vibesthe small and clean space was tastefully designed and had extra touches to make it cozy and welcomingthe room is really comfortable and has all you could ask for
Cleanliness:super clean and cozytastefully decorated and very cleanthe space is very clean with a private entrancejohn and tonya offer a clean cozy place with nice touchesthe space was very clean lovely snacks and beverages and a comfortable bed
Host:the hosts are very responsive and accommodatingjohn and tonya were great hostsjohn was a great host and has a great set upthey were attentive to every detail and it was much appreciatedvery nice place and wonderful hostsRead more reviews
Location:nice location would definitely recommendgood location close to target starbucks and first watchquiet secure and safe propertythe location is convenient and the loft is small but well decoratedthe upper room is in an absolutely perfect location and only 30 minutes top from everything
11. Homey apartment for three
Done up in an entirely homey manner, this lovely apartment can accommodate up to three guests. The hosts live on site, but the rental enjoys complete privacy with a separate entrance/exit. This Sarasota vacation rental sits on the second floor and can only be accessed via stairs – bear this in mind if you have trouble using the stairs. The place is at an easy distance from Sarasota’s attractions, such as the Jungle Gardens, Ringling Museum, several beaches, and even the downtown.
Charming Apt. in old Florida homeSarasota, Florida, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:clean many amenities including full bath kitchen bedroom all to yourselvesthis is a quaint and cozy space which fills with florida sunshine in the morninggreat apartment with a lot of space and very comfortable bedroomcharming space very comfortable and relaxingwe had a lovely two night stay in the apartment
Cleanliness:clean easy check insheila’s place was so clean and quaintapartment itself is very clean and decorated adorablygreat place homey touches and very cleannice clean and comfortable space and we had everything we needed
Host:sheila was a wonderful hostsheila is a great hostapartment as described super nice host with very quick and helpful responseshe is a super host which says it allperfect host for my taste and excellent locstionRead more reviews
Location:cute apartment and close to restaurants and shoppingvery nice neighborhood and locationnice place near tamiami trailin a great locationgood location cute & unique space
12. Stunning home with swimming pool
The host refers to this rental as a little piece of paradise, which is totally true! The house comes with two spacious bedrooms that can sleep four people. As you enter the house, you are immediately graced by the large living space filled with wall decor and framed photos. There is a small breakfast window nook that leads into the kitchen that has long windows facing the swimming pool. Guests can either keep their parties private here and make use of the cooking tools or stroll down to the city center where restaurants and shops are abundant.
A Little Piece Of ParadiseSarasota, Florida, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:amazing backyard with outdoor kitchen and saltwater poolbeautiful home relaxing atmosphere and terrific pool areathe bed is probably the most comfortable bed i have ever slept incooling off in the pool after a day out in the heat was fantasticthe pool and outdoor space are stunning and the hospitality was top notch
Cleanliness:comfortable clean and relaxingso beautiful and cleaneverything was sparkling clean and all of our needs were metabsolutely loved the back yard very clean had everything we needed and moregreat host great place cleanliness top of line everything
Host:wonderful home - wonderful hostthe owners are extraordinarily kind and have thought of every detailtamatha was such an amazing hostanything you needed she was very responsiveawesome house awesome hosts we’ll definitely stay here againRead more reviews
Location:the location was great it’s a quiet area and very easy to drive to incredible restaurants and beachesthe bay is within walking distance and is a great place to catch a beautiful sunsetperfect location idyllic house fabulous hostswe also enjoyed the neighborhood-we walked several miles every daythe layout and location work perfectly
13. Custom loft-style tiny house
Mo and Don host this two-person, loft-style tiny home in a peaceful neighborhood just 3 miles (4.82 km) to downtown Sarasota. Inside, there is a kitchenette with a small fridge, microwave oven, and coffee maker. While there aren’t complete cooking tools here, restaurants and shops are a few minutes away from the rental, which is located at the back of the owners’ main house. A small breakfast selection like tea, coffee, orange juice, cereal, and muffin are provided by the hosts. Guests will have to climb up a staircase to reach the queen bed on the loft. Outside, there is a patio with a seating area.
Sarasota Tiny House, Where Less is More!Sarasota, Florida, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the digital air conditioning is very niceextremely clean and stylish space comfy bed the snacks provided and beach chairs tent blanket were much appreciatedthere were many thoughtful touches that made our stay all the more comfortablethe tiny house is a delight---quiet comfortable and plenty roomy enough for two people
Cleanliness:everything is clean and newthe house was extremely clean and easy to findit was very clean and really stylishly decoratedthe bed was super comfortable and the whole house was sparkling cleanthe home was clean and had great amenities
Host:mo and don were excellent hostsdon & mo were excellent hosts; they were very nice and always availablegreat host perfect place absolutely amazing tiny housea lovely tiny-home with wonderful hostslots of thoughtful touches and great hostsRead more reviews
Location:very good place close from everythingalso the location was perfectit is the perfect location to siesta key siesta village and local restaurantslocated close to everything highly recommend this little placewonderful experience and close to sarasota downtown and siesta key
Florida's hidden gem
Apart from the usual touristy stuff, Sarasota has quite a bit to boast. There’s beautiful beaches with wholly breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico, a vivacious cultural spirit, rocking nightlife and dining scene to tons of interesting shops to hit up. There are also rooftop bars and great places for kayaking, so be sure to check them out!
Frequently asked questions about Airbnb in Sarasota
1. Which are the best Airbnbs in Sarasota with beach access?
This studio house, this homey apartment for three, and this pet-friendly private suite for two are the some of the Airbnbs with beach access or that are close to the beach.
2. Which are the best Airbnbs in Sarasota with great views?
If you’re looking to book an Airbnb with great views, check out this cabin-style family home in the woods and this stunning home right in downtown.
3. Which are the most luxurious Airbnbs in Sarasota?
Here are the properties you should look at if you’re looking for the most luxurious Airbnbs in Sarasota: i) cabin-style family home in the woods, ii) stunning home right in downtown, and iii) oasis next to the river.
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