10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Merritt Island, Florida - Updated 2023

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Located on the eastern Floridian coast, along the Atlantic Ocean, Merritt Island is home to NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre. Here you may witness the automated Shuttle Launch Experience and other interactive displays. Merritt Island also houses a National Wildlife Refuge, where plants and wildlife are conserved and protected. More than just that, it is also a popular spot to live in due to its close-knit communities and laidback atmosphere. From vibrant city life to charming beach view, there is so much this town can offer. If you are paying this gorgeous town a visit and would like to experience the welcoming community, keep reading as we have 10 best Airbnb vacation rentals in Merritt Island, Florida, where you will be able to explore the beauty of the town as well!

1. Homey apartment by the canal (from USD 70)

If you are someone who enjoys the calming sound of water, this home is the one for you. Located just by the canal, you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon exploring the quiet neighbourhood or sit by the canal while watching the dolphin cruise by. The apartment is also strategically located where you can catch a sight of the beautiful sunset and sunrise from the backyard. A lovely home with quaint restaurants and ocean located just minutes away, what’s not to love about this place?

Comfortable Canal Front Merritt Island Living
Merritt Island, Florida, United States
106 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i also appreciated the ceiling fan
the room i stayed in had an amazingly comfortable bed
comfortable room in a very nice home with a great back deck overlooking the water
Cleanliness:
the bedroom was super clean and comfortable and the bathroom was spotless
bonnie's place was sparkling clean quite relaxing
bonnie was awesome her house was very clean and cute
bonnie is very welcoming and her place is super clean
she had everything we needed and it was very clean
Host:
she is very generous host
bonnie was an amazing host
she was very friendly and thoughtful
bonnie was an awesome host there for whatever was needed
she’s by far the most thoughtful and sociable host i’ve ever experienced on here
Location:
her place was super cute
what a quiet peaceful place right by the water
the location is perfect for cruising out of port canaveral or cocoa beach
her house was sparkling clean and a short mile walk to the walmart if you needed anything
great place to stay
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2. Simple home by the port with a fitness corner (from USD 103)

A minimalistic home that is located just right in front of the port where you can look forward to the beautiful sunrise and sunsets every day. Netflix and streaming apps have also been installed to keep you occupied on stay-at-home days. Sit under the 500-years-old live oak tree that is situated right beside the apartment and enjoy the outdoor breeze - a great way to relax your mind and soul. An indoor fitness room is also provided for all fitness enthusiast out there!

Fox Landing-Private cottage-gym, W/D, NO Chores
Merritt Island, Florida, United States
246 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
that said it was very comfortable and has good privacy etc
great stay at fox landing the cottage is roomy and comfortable and was absolutely spotless
the queen bed was comfortable and our friends used the futon which is nice and thick
Cleanliness:
very clean and as advertised
everything was clean and purdy
the property was clean and neat
very impressed gorgeous property and immaculately clean
great place to stay clean quiet and room for the kids to run around
Host:
fox & norm were great hosts
fox and norm were excellent hosts and were available if we had any questions
what a superb host we saw manatees and dolphins swim by the dock
he was incredibly responsive and provided us with everything we needed
fox and norm were excellent hosts as well
Location:
fox landing's location is great
the location on the river is stunning
the location was perfect and we loved the neighborhood
it's far enough away to give you peace and quiet
fox's landing is perfect the location is breathe taking
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3. Victorian home with gorgeous yard (from USD 179)

Experience a luxurious stay at an affordable price at this Victorian-inspired apartment located just minutes away from Kennedy Space Center and Cocoa Beach! It is also just an hours’ drive from Disney land and Orlando, perfect for the days where you would like to explore places out of Merritt Island! You will also get access to their spacious backyard, where you can spend a quiet night with your family or friends while enjoying each other’s accompany.

Island House
Merritt Island, Florida, United States
108 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioning works great and the beds are clean and comfortable
beds were quite comfortable
very comfortable place to stay
the beds were really comfortable as was the sitting room
Cleanliness:
this accommodation is clean and comfortable
the place was very clean and stylish
nice clean and very comfortable beds
very clean interior and exterior
house is really nice and clean
Host:
the host is really nice
excellent host and awesome experience
jackie was amazing and really helpful since disney cancelled their cruise
great place and wonderful host
host is very responsive and lives nearby if needed
Location:
the location is perfect
the house is located in a great location and close to everything
perfect location for a weekend getaway
good location for easy access to cocoa beach
really nice house in a great location
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4. Private room with swimming pool (from USD 55)

If you are looking for a simple and budget-friendly stay for up to four guests, this apartment is the one for you. Facing the canal of Banana River, you can spend an afternoon paddling through the river or have a soak in the solar heated pool to wash all the fatigue away. A gas grill is also available for a barbeque session with your friends or family while a bar area is available in the family room if you are not an outdoor person. The apartment is located near plenty of tourist attractions and dining spots, so you can definitely expect a fulfilling stay here!

The Tiki Pool-Canal House
Merritt Island, Florida, United States
27 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in home 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house is beautiful and the view from the pool just amazing
the pool next to canal was perfect
Cleanliness:
her place was sparkling clean throughout my whole stay as she is a tidy and clean person
the rooms are clean and very fine
the rooms were clean and the beds are lovely
crystal’s place is quaint sparkling clean and uniquely decorated
room was clean and bright with a bathroom next door
Host:
she is the perfect host
crystal was a great host
crystal is a wonderful gracious host
she was an extraordinary host the perfect start to our relaxing holiday in florida
crystal is amazing host and her house is wonderful
Location:
perfect location for us
location ideal for the kennedy space centre and cocoa beach
the house was lovely the location great and crystal was an awesone host
this is a great location to see the spacecoast beaches and theme parks of orlando
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5. Rustic home with a cave-like experience (from USD 69)

Always wondered how it is like to stay in the wild? How about an Island Cave retreat in this unique home? While you’re not actually living in the cave, the realistic and gorgeous painting on the walls as well as its rustic interior will instantly transport you to the wild. Fully air-conditioned with cosy bed and cushioned chairs, this home is sure to give off a luxurious cave retreat experience. If you are hoping to look for something different, this place will be a perfect spot.

Island Cave Retreat
501 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lots of great extras including coffee snacks and breakfast items
the breakfast was a lovely touch
Cleanliness:
the space was very clean
clean comfortable with lots of nice little touches
really cool how everything has been done and it was all sparkling clean
this place was clean
maria's place was great very clean cozy and fully equipped
Host:
the owners were great
the host was amazing and thoughtful
maria was an amazing host
maria is a great host
maria was a wonderful host for our anniversary vacation
Location:
great location we walked everywhere
it’s a great location
maria's place is so cute and special
maria’s island cave was perfect the location was great- so many yummy restaurants within walking distance
such a cute place for a great value
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6. Modern river house with an outdoor hot tub (from USD 164)

Modern home situated right at the dock front, you can look forward to spending your days fishing, swimming and kayaking across the river. There is also a hot tub right outside of the house where you can soak yourself while catching the beautiful sunset or sunrise. With seatings installed at the yard, you can easily gather your friends for a simple gathering and party the night away while enjoying the lovely river view!

River House free cruise parking Merritt Island FL
Merritt Island, Florida, United States
478 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable enjoyed all the amenities available good location
you can sit on the picnic table and eat lunch and our favorite part was watching the sunset
the king-size bed was extremely comfortable
everything inside is nicely set up for you to be comfortable
Cleanliness:
clean and beautiful place
very clean and well decorated
very clean and very private
house was clean n very cozy
comfortable bed/linens ample towels and clean overall
Host:
jack was a great host
jack was a wonderful host
jack was a wonderful host who showed a lot of hospitality
jack was an awesome host
jack is a great host too
Location:
the location was perfect right at the water
it is also located in a perfect location to get to cocoa beach quickly
the location is remarkable and so peaceful
fantastic location for the cruise port and cocoa beach area
gorgeous location and more than worth the price
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7. Pet-friendly farm-style apartment

If you are a paw-rent and is facing difficulty getting a pet-friendly, spacious and fully equipped apartment, we have got you covered! A private modern studio in a quiet neighbourhood, this apartment is located just 10 minutes walk away from the dining and shopping area as well as the beach. It is surely a pleasant and comfortable spot if you would like to have some privacy with your significant other.

Private entrance inlaw suite in charming house
Merritt Island, Florida, United States
62 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the a/c works great and there are essentials available
space is comfortable
the apartment has its own a/c settings which you can adjust to your hearts delight
the posting is 100% accurate and they do their best to make your stay as comfortable as possible
the shower was also fantastic
Cleanliness:
sparkling clean and super cozy
very clean private and functional space
very clean comfortable guest suite with kitchenette
this place is extremely clean and welcoming
the place was cozy clean and modern
Host:
diana was an awesome host highly recommended
the hosts were very friendly and responsive
nice hosts who are very available and accommodating if you need them
beautiful home and the host was very friendly
this place was amazing very comfortable the host were awesome
Location:
very highly recommend this location for your stay
good location for this and many fast food places nearby
location good responsiveness excellent
great space and a great value close to the coast
i enjoyed the quit the high comfort and the central location to a lot of interesting places
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8. Quaint and spacious apartment with a backyard

A straightforward and rustic apartment located just a few streets away from the Cocoa Beach, this apartment makes a perfect stay if you are looking for a cosy and simple home away from home. While there is no kitchen area in the apartment, there are plenty of restaurants and bars just minutes away to keep your tummy filled throughout the stay! Despite being situated near the bustling tourist area, the apartment is located in a quiet neighbourhood, making it an amazing spot for a short retreat.

Private 2-bedroom suite w/office in Merritt Island
Merritt Island, Florida, United States
43 reviews
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was a bit chilli in the apartment (february) but being from denmark we were not troubled
great space big bathroom with open shower nice closets
the bathroom is huge
Cleanliness:
spacious place clean and well decorated
jane's place is very clean quiet and safe
solid and clean if spartan on furnishings
Host:
the owner is very nice and communicates very quickly via text or phone
jane was very responsive with any questions needed
communication with the host is fast and efficient
this place offers multiple bedrooms so it can easily host a variety of travelers
Location:
quiet neighborhood great location
good value and good location
jane's place is a darling retreat from the tourist bustling beach side of cocoa
price was right host was very responsive location close drive to downtown cocoa
definitely a great place to stay
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9. Strategically located home in a peaceful neighbourfood

Strategically located near the Cocoa Beach, Port Canaveral, Jetty Park and Space Centre, this apartment is for the adventurers and explorers who are constantly on the go. While the space only sleeps up to two guests, there is ample space for a large family or friends’ gathering and a huge backyard where you can spend a relaxing afternoon. The kitchen is also fully equipped, so you can whip up some simple dishes to get the party going!

Nice relaxing quiet place to stay away from home.
Merritt Island, Florida, United States
202 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved the air conditioning in the room
bed was comfortable and the room has a ceiling fan and it's own air condition
only issue at all was that the wifi was pretty slow
a window air conditioner was provided to maintain the room at a cool and comfortable temperature
there was a pleasant surprise of chocolates in a dish on the bed
Cleanliness:
clean comfortable and quiet
everything was clean and so very comfortable
clean and inexpensive option for the area
very clean super easy check-in
friendly nice and very clean house
Host:
victor was a wonderful host
everything went smoothly and it was a pleasure meeting our host
great place with a very nice host
victor was a great host and responded promptly to all of my questions
very friendly and accommodating host
Location:
great location in a beautiful area
great location and parking option
great place close to the beach and grocery stores
great place quiet and close to cocoa beach
perfect location to visit de kennedy space center
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10. Quaint and clean suite perfect for a couple's getaway

A cosy suite located in the heart of Merritt Island, this quaint home is just a short drive to the dining and shopping areas where you will find plenty of amazing bars, restaurants and local stores. The house is also fully equipped with coffee and snack supplies as well as basic amenities such as cable television, burner, toaster and microwave, for the days when you feel like whipping up some simple dishes!

Cozy suite in the heart of quaint Merritt Island
Merritt Island, Florida, United States
152 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wi-fi was great with no dropout
king bed with memory foam; coffee; 2 tv's; very clean; owner close by
the bed is extremely comfortable and everything is stylish and updated
it was a cozy place and a perfect size in a relaxing and quiet neighborhood
Cleanliness:
very clean and quiet
very clean and well decorated
place was sparkling clean and well maintained
lees place was clean quiet
very clean and in a nice quiet neighbourhood
Host:
the host is very communicative and helpful
lee and jessica were great hosts
lee is a very considerate host
was super easy to check in and the host was very accommodating
very kind and responsive hosts overall a great experience
Location:
this location is in a nice safe neighborhood
great place and great location
easy check in & great location
nice place in a good location
great price for the location
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Merritt Island: a great escape from city life

More than just a home to NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre, Merritt Island makes for a great destination if you are hoping to get away from all the cacophony of your everyday life. A place filled with friendly souls and adventures, Merritt Island is a place not to be missed.

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