Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Bartow, Florida - Updated 2022

airbnb Bartow FL

Nicknamed the “City of Oaks and Azaleas”, Bartow is a small town, steeped in American history and notable for its Southern-influenced architecture and culture. It is only about 39 miles (63 km) east of Tampa and 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Orlando. Its central location makes it a great option for anyone who is visiting attractions, such as Legoland, Universal Studios, SeaWorld or Disney World, on either coast.

Annual events, such as the Cricket Club Halloween Parade and Carnival, the Fourth of July Celebration at Mosaic Park and the Bloomin’ Arts Festival, draw crowds from nearby communities to partake in the festivities. Take a look at our top 10 Airbnb vacation rentals in Bartow, Florida.

1. Horse farm on a beautiful lake (from USD 125)

Perfect for any animal lover, this Airbnb is a private guest suite on a small thoroughbred racehorse farm. While you may get an early wake-up call from the roosters, you’ll be just in time to step outside and witness the horse training that takes place in the morning. The hosts welcome you to walk around the property, befriend the animals and even go fishing on the lake.

Several rooms are available to accommodate up to seven guests and include a bathroom, a TV and small kitchenette. This peaceful farm is a perfect place to come back to after a busy day at the nearby theme parks and attractions.

Horse Farm on a Beautiful Lake
Winter Haven, Florida, United States
189 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool horses and chickens were such fun for our kids and janet was so kind
we enjoyed the entire day on the patio and swimming pool
we enjoyed eating out on the patio and swimming in the pool
there is a big fan as well; i would just pack for lighter pajamas and breathable clothes
we as well enjoyed the fresh farm eggs which made breakfast with this beautiful view even better
it was clean and comfortable
the property is clean and very comfortable
well-stocked clean and spacious space with lots of details and memorabilia
the house was clean and janet a very good hotes
we had the best stay only problem was we couldn’t stay longer comfortable clean and quiet
highly recommend this host and property
they were both a gracious host and hostess
she is a wonderful gracious host
super excellent host lovely farm with friendly animals
we enjoyed an authentic experience in the company of nice hosts and the animals
very nice location to many places
it provided a great central location
this is a great location and a wonderful property
property is private yet close to attractions such as legoland
it was a very beautiful and peaceful location
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2. Cute "treehouse" apartment (from USD 60)

This small guest house is located above the host’s garage and nestled between many large oak trees, thus giving it the nickname “treehouse”. It is the perfect size for a couple and conveniently located in the historical downtown Bartow district, halfway between Orlando and Tampa. The apartment has a private entrance, a full kitchen and newly-remodeled bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Cute "Treehouse" Apartment
Bartow, Florida, United States
71 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi worked great all the time as did everything else
there was a glitch with the wifi but she was great at trying to help
the house and apartment are almost 100 years old and the impressive tree is 200 years old
nice private room with your own bathroom and kitchenette
a simply perfect little apartment with all the comforts and needs of being at home
it was very clean
towels and linens provided which she will replace with clean when needed
the apartment was clean and the beds were comfortable
clean and hospitable would definitely stay again
the apartment was clean and tidy and had everything i needed for my stay
karen is a great host
karen was a great host
she is an amazing host and what an amazing family she has
she is welcoming responsive and never intrusive
wow beautiful property friendly host and beautiful friendly dogs
such a cute little place
great location and very nice neighborhood
beautiful place in walking distance of everything you need
this location is at a good price and 30 minutes fm each location
such a great place and close to everything
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3. Luxury cottage on a small hobby farm (from USD 112)

This guest house is surrounded by five beautiful acres (2 hectares) and provides you with all the comforts and privacy of home. Take a walk around the property and say hello to one of the hosts’ alpacas or miniature donkeys on the farm. There’s plenty of space for the whole family in the fully-fenced, gated property.

The guest house itself has convenient and modern features, like an open floor plan, a fully-equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi and DirectTV. There is an extra sleeper sofa and a roll-away bed for extra guests, if needed.

Luxury Cottage on Prestigious Million$ Property
Lakeland, Florida, United States
87 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
check their availability before you look any place else quiet comfortable and all the amenities you need
we had a great stay well-kept space that felt very comfortable and safe
it was very clean and comfortable
sparkling clean great communication easy check-in and quiet peaceful atmosphere
i was very pleased with the cleanliness of the house
the place was both clean and welcoming
spotless quiet private peaceful setting
great hosts
our hosts were very nice
megan was an amazing host
amazing place with wonderful host
megan is a wonderful host
perfect location and secluded yet so close to everything
lovely location would highly recommend
good location close to our friends we were visiting
very nice property away from it all yet still close to everything
megan’s place was a lovely guest house away from the main house
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4. Halope House with a private room and bathroom

Looking for eco-friendly accommodation? These hosts have just gone solar! This private room also benefits from a queen-sized bed, bedding, toiletry essentials and a shared kitchen and living space. There is also a heated pool and gas grill you are welcome to use. Nearby attractions include the Polk Museum of Art (15 minutes away), Legoland (28 minutes), Universal Studios (47 minutes) and Busch Gardens (44 minutes).

Stay with us at our Pool Home/ Queen Bed
Lakeland, Florida, United States
127 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
she even had an extra fan for the bedroom
our room was private and comfortable
super comfortable bed very nice room and bathroom and lots of privacy
tanyia made me breakfast each day which was appreciated
very clean and comfortable
space was clean and as expected
very clean and bed was awesome
clean quiet and great pancakes
everything was clean and easy to find
the hosts are great people as well
she was very kind and considerate
great hosts good conversation conscientious and great hospitality
hosts were very nice and attentive to out needs
tanyia and her husband were great hosts
great value and location for my trip
the neighborhood is wooded secluded yet close to the main road with easy access to everything in lakeland
this is a fantastic place to stay great location very quiet and they are extremely friendly and helpful
enjoy a stay at a beautiful home tucked away in a quiet peaceful neighborhood in the lakeland highland area
if i have to stay again in lakeland or close by i will definitely stay there again
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5. Historic family home

This beautiful, historic estate is located in downtown Bartow, nearly equidistant from Tampa and Orlando, so you can visit theme parks in either city. Accommodating up to 12 guests, it is a great option for a big family reunion or corporate retreat. Fun amenities include a pool table and large yard with an outdoor pool. The furnishings and decor are modern and there is plenty of space outside on the 2.5 acres (1 hectare), to enjoy the warm Florida sun.

Historic Family Home
Bartow, Florida, United States
164 reviews
Entire house 6 Beds 6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
huge yard pool grill etc
my family and enjoyed our stay big pool and patio to grill and relax
there is wifi in house if you need it for work and a nice tv with cable downstairs
plenty of space and the beds were comfortable
a large patio to sit back and relax a wonderful pool as well
house was clean with plenty of linens and towels
the pool was clean
some issues with cleanliness and hot water supply but on the whole a pleasant stay
sheets and towels smelled fresh and clean diane was responsive with my concerns
thank you to the hosts
quick and friendly response from owner
she was a wonderful host and was quick to reapond to any questions or concerns we had
very responsive to any questions/concerns etc
host was extremely responsive to our communications
great location and access to highways
i would definitely come back to this location
it was a great location close to groceries and food
i definitely recommend this location and host
it’s a great location for gathering with friends or family
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6. Orangefield Oasis - Lake home in an orange grove

Right on the edge of Star Lake, this home is surrounded by lush orange groves and palm trees. You’ll want to wake up early to catch the beautiful sunrise over the lake and grab your fishing pole to catch some of the renowned, largemouth bass. The house has two bedrooms and full bathrooms, as well as a full kitchen and outdoor patio.

All towels, linens, toiletries and cleaning supplies will be provided. As far as local attractions go, it’s only 15 minutes to Legoland and under an hour to Sea World, Disney, Universal and Busch Gardens.

PRIVATE LAKE HOME-(on Citrus Farm) btwn Tpa & Orl
Bartow, Florida, United States
42 reviews
Farm stay 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
plenty of towels washer and dryer fully equipped kitchen with plenty of cookware :)
very quiet and clean place
nice clean quiet place to relax
the house is clean and comfortable
the house is kept immaculately clean
very nice place and very clean
peaceful and ashton and roy were very helpful
we had a wonderful experience with this airbnb and hosts ashton and roy during our week-long stay
the location was beautiful
super quiet and kicked back location for relaxing stay
very nice and quiet location
such a cute little place tucked away in a beautiful citrus grove with access to the lake
the home is located in a private location on a beautiful lake
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7. Comfy queen bedroom in a pool home

If you’re a bargain hunter, look no further. This immaculate private room is located in a quiet, gated community and is centrally located, between Tampa and Orlando. The room includes a queen-size bed, a flat-screen TV and a mini-fridge. Do note that the bathroom is shared and that the hosts have two dogs in the house. To top it all off, you’ll have access to the pool and hot tub, to unwind after a long day.

Comfy queen bedroom in pool home
12 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

8. Relaxing beach haven

Located in Lakeland, this beach-themed private room is sure to make you feel like you’re on vacation. Complete with a memory foam full bed and access to a shared pool and hot tub, guests rave about the comfort and hospitality of this Airbnb. It’s also only 60 to 90 minutes from four major airports, beaches and theme parks.

Enjoy the media room, with hundreds of movies to choose from, or the complimentary fruit and yogurt breakfast provided each morning. If you forgot to pack anything, don’t worry, neighborhood convenience stores, pharmacies and restaurants are all within walking distance.

Relaxing Beach Haven!
Lakeland, Florida, United States
42 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

9. Disney & Legoland lakeside tiny house

This adorable tiny house is perfect for a quirky, budget-friendly getaway. Despite its small size, it includes a queen and twin bed, a pullout couch and full kitchen and bath. Furthermore, it is located on Lake Mariana and includes two kayaks, so you can head out on the lake to enjoy some sun and try out your fishing skills. Famous theme parks, like Disney, Legoland, Busch Gardens, Universal and Sea World are a short drive away.

Disney/Legoland Lakeside TINYHOUSE!
Winter Haven, Florida, United States
280 reviews
Entire place 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the amenities: the lake wifi netflix
thank goodness the small space heater worked
the beds are on the floor in the loft & of average comfort
the bathroom was a good size and the water pressure and temperature proved to stay consistently comfortable
very clean and accommodating
very clean very nicely decorated
clean quiet and scenic area
the space was clean and comfortable
everything was clean and well supplied
she is very attentive and helpful
keypad access was convenient and the host was very helpful and quick to answer questions through text
such a fun place to stay anna is a great host and replied to every message really quick
the tiny home was great anna was easy to get in touch with and very responsive
she was very responsive and offered excellent suggestions for things to do and see while in the area
perfect distance to legoland and close attractions
i loved the location
this place is super cute
the location was perfect for my flight training at the airport across the street
we enjoyed the experience and greatly appreciated how close the tiny house was in location to legoland
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10. Spanish-style home, at your service

Located in the historic district of Bartow, this private room is in a quiet neighborhood but still within walking distance of local shops and restaurants. You will have shared access to the bathroom, living room, dining room, kitchen and outdoor space. The host speaks Spanish and English fluently and is excellent about responding quickly to guests’ needs. Additional amenities include a washer and dryer, free parking, children’s toys, dinnerware and Wi-Fi.

Spanish style home at your service
Bartow, Florida, United States
52 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in residential home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
breakfast very good and nice coffee which is important to me
if u r lucky you might have the chance to enjoy one of her special breakfasts
i had nice comfy room with closet and a separate bathroom
or as my 4-year-old said "this bed is beautiful it's so comfortable
but i wasn't in florida to watch tv so it wasn't a problem
clean and quiet
everything is clean and nicely decorated
everything is clean and comfortable
everything was very clean and comfortable
her place is clean and very well decorated
egland was a great host
egland was an amazing host
she is so kind and accomodating
england is a gracious host with nice accommodations
egland is such a gracious host and welcomed me into her home with no reservation
nice and quiet and very close to my interview location
it was perfect in location for me
great location and easy access to several highways for getting around
amazing people great room house and location
nice house in a quiet neighborhood
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Centrally located in the Florida sun

If you’re looking for practical accommodation, in terms of both location and price, Bartow has just the place you’re looking for. Each of these Airbnb rentals are centrally located between Tampa and Orlando, giving you convenient access to theme parks and attractions in either direction. Staying here will allow you to beat the crowds and come back to your home away from home, for some peace and quiet.

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