10 Best Clearwater Beachfront Vacation Rentals - Updated 2024

Maria Cristina
Maria Cristina 
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Consistently ranking among America’s best beaches, Clearwater Beach in Florida offers more than fine white sands, pristine blue waters, and calming Gulf breezes. The town occupies a prime location in Florida, perfect for all travelers and combining business with leisure. It’s easily accessible, having two airports near the beach and sprawling marina facilities of the Clearwater Beach islands and Cleveland Street downtown district. The climate is ideal for several outdoor and water sports. Pier 60 is popular for its nightly festivities. The city has a glitzy nightlife, overflowing festivals, and a bevy of world-class must-try restaurants offering fresh seafood specialties. There’s an impressive selection of Clearwater beachfront vacation rentals to choose from. Check out our list below!

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and location with easy access to beach. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 07, 2024.

1. Beachside bliss (from USD 600)

This new, three-story townhouse is near beaches, local bars, shops, and restaurants. Four bedrooms and three bathrooms admit twelve guests comfortably, with spacious interiors decorated with modern customized furniture. Tall sliding glass doors on each floor access a balcony with splendid ocean views. The third floor features a master suite with a King bed, balcony, and private master bath and two bedrooms with a queen and full sized beds. The second floor has another bedroom containing a queen bed and an open-plan featuring a fully fitted kitchen, living room with cable TV, work desk, and a furnished balcony. The ground floor game room features a high-tech air hockey table, an outdoor grill, a sleeper sofa, and a smart TV. The two car garage has bicycles and beach cruisers guests can use. The dock fits a 40-foot boat. Air-conditioning, beach essentials, heating, free Wi-Fi, hot water, use of the hot tub and pool, and long-term stays are provided.

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Clearwater, Florida, United States
723 meters (0.5 ft) from Clearwater Marine Aquarium
184 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 6 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great well-supplied kitchen table to seat lots of people air hockey was a hit
great outdoor spaces pool and hot tub were heated perfectly
appreciated all the extras such as the bose sound bars in each room margarita maker and beach towels
everything in the dwelling was high quality which made it an extremely comfortable stay
when we arrived we all commented how clean the place was
property was as described clean and comfortable
we loved how clean and comfortable george's place is
perfect location luxury clean and modern
absolutely perfect - close to everything in cwb clean spacious and gorgeous
george was an amazing host
even the security guards were pleasant and informative when any questions were brought to their attention
george is an amazing host answering our questions in a timely manner
and george as a fantastic host and very helpful when we had questions
george the host is awesome too very responsive
perfect location with an easy walk to everything
amazing house in a great location
great place and great location
10min walk to the beach nice walk to restaurants
this is a wonderful house in a great location
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2. Great cottage by the beach (from USD 170)

This great cottage can easily accommodate six people. Perfect for a family retreat, this place has easy beach access for guests to enjoy a nice afternoon swim or to watch the beautiful sunset while sitting on the shore. The kitchen, complete with a spacious refrigerator to store all your favorite snacks and beverages, will surely make it easy to prepare family dinners if you are staying in. Have a lovely and quiet afternoon as you enjoy a little barbecue out on the patio.

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1.44 km (0.9 mi) from Clearwater Marine Aquarium
85 reviews   Wifi Available
cottage 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
this property was clean well stocked and comfortable
very clean and exceptional setup for our family of three
house is clean well appointed and valerie is a pleasure
we enjoyed our stay the place was clean and the description of the listing was spot on
the owners have made sure you have everything needed for a comfortable stay thank you very much valerie
very good host (valerie)
we were able to meet the owner and she is extremely nice
very close to the beach and walking distance to good food
perfect location and the walking path to the beach is very nice
great location for all ages
we loved the quick access to the beach as well as the close proximity to restaurants and shopping
great experience wonderful place to stay close to the beach
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3. Beautiful cottage with breathtaking views (from USD 269)

At 805 square feet (74.79 square meters), this beautiful cottage can comfortably accommodate small groups. The bedroom features a king-size bed, while the kitchen has all the appliances and utensils you need to prepare delicious meals. As for entertainment, feel free to use the internet connection to log in to your preferred streaming site and choose a fun movie or show to watch.

For more fun, head out to the beach, which is just a short walk away. There, you can enjoy sunbathing on the sand or swimming in the cool seawater. While you’re outside, you might want to visit a few beloved attractions, such as Florida Botanical Gardens, Boca Ciega Millennium Park, and Lake Seminole Park.

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Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, United States
11.1 km (6.9 mi) from Clearwater Marine Aquarium
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
You are guaranteed your own parking spot right in front of the cottages
The king sized bed is very comfortable and there is an abundant amount of closet space and storage Outside your door is an extensive courtyard and garden; it is truly lovely
block away for anything you might need
We stayed in the cottage on this property Very cozy and provided everything needed for a perfect beach vacation (beach chairs umbrellas towels floats noodles coolers etc)
The accommodations were very comfortable
Lovely setting clean and comfortable
The accommodations were clean and well appointed
Walking distance from many great restaurants and even a CVS Was very clean and had everything we needed for our week
always make us feel warm and welcomed
showed us around the grounds and made us feel at home
Myrtle is a wonderful host
They are very well taken care of
she introduced us to the cottage
Location is perfect as well - right in the middle of Indian Rocks Beach and walking distance to many places to eat and a CVS one
There are many restaurants within walking distance
The location is close to everything
The location in Indian Rocks is fantastic
The gardens were beautiful and the beach was really just steps away
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4. Waterfront beach house (from USD 681)

This three-story waterfront home has elegant interiors and furnishings with a balcony on every floor. It’s near shops, restaurants, Pier 60, a playground, and other outdoor family attractions. Dine al fresco with ocean views on the first level balcony and relax on loungers on the second floor. The spacious first and second-floor living rooms have sleeper sofas, a flat screen TV, and balcony access. The second-floor all-white kitchen is fully-equipped with high-class appliances and a breakfast counter. The third-floor master’s bedroom has a private balcony and with two other bedrooms, sleeps eight guests comfortably. Two-and-a-half bathrooms have enclosed showers and free toiletries. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, free parking, air-conditioning, heating, and laundry facilities.

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Clearwater, Florida, United States
918 meters (0.6 ft) from Clearwater Marine Aquarium
93 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 3 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lyndsay and billy thought of everything the beds were so comfortable
huge rooms with ten foot ceilings all with windows that let in the perfect amount of natural light
there is a nice pool and grill on the property
beautiful place exceptionally clean and beautifully decorated
the house was immaculately clean
nice clean large house exactly as described in the pictures
the place is extremely quiet well lit and sparkling clean
it’s is beautiful clean great location comfortable furniture plush towels
host is very responsive
thank you for being a great host
owners are quick to respond and very helpful
he was very accommodating and super responsive to our questions
they answered all questions and were very friendly and attentive upon arrival and at departure
the location was perfect
perfect location that was quite but walking distance to everything we needed
walking distance from pretty much everything
the accommodations where excellent and the location great
the location is also wonderful right on the water and very close to the clearwater beach
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5. Luxury waterfront townhome (from USD 300)

This rental is the very end of a six-unit building with a private garage, a boat slip, and a shared outdoor pool. The elegant two-level vacation home rental in Clearwater Beach hosts eight guests and a pet. The main floor has a carpeted living room with a TV, dining area, a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast counter, a balcony with a bay view, and a spacious bedroom with a queen-sized bed. The private bathroom has a tub, a walk-in closet, and laundry facilities. The upper floor master bedroom contains a king bed, a mini lounge, a wardrobe, a dresser, a TV, and an ensuite bathroom with a spa tub and enclosed shower. The ground level has a garage, an elevator, another bedroom with two single beds, and a small lounge. It’s 15 minutes away from Pier 60, across a mini-golf course, and a block to the beach. Stay seven nights and enjoy amenities like air-conditioning, heating, and free internet.

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1.29 km (0.9 mi) from Clearwater Marine Aquarium
123 reviews   Wifi Available
townhome 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very roomy home right on the water
The pool is right under the unit we rented
The dishwasher leaked on the floor
Only real downside is the small pool and lack of any substantial outdoor space
The master bedroom suite is amazing(3rd floor)
It was clean and the upkeep was good
The house is nicely decorated
The one downside to the whole stay were the guests from unit 4 which is 2 units down
The other 2 rooms are very nice as well with their own bathrooms
so we didn't use it
The owner was extremely friendly and helpful
WE tried checking in earlier and he would not even let us hang by pool prior
Management encouraged us to let them know if we needed anything Fun and relaxing time
The communications from manager was very good and they always provided a quick response
It was nice to have a driveway for the cars
It's walking distance to the beach and restaurants
There's also a gas grill on the patio
And the beach and places to eat were within walking distance from this property
This place was perfect and just as described Close to many restaurants stores and beach access
We walked there several times a day
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6. Tropical penthouse suite (from USD 296)

This pet-friendly beachfront condo in Clearwater, Florida, is close to shops, restaurants, a tiki bar, ice cream stores, a pier, and a hotel. The spacious 3-bedroom condo has enough beds to sleep, 10 guests. The master bathroom has a dual sink, toilet, shower, and a Roman tub. The second bathroom features a combination tub and shower. The unit has 10-foot high ceilings, a fully-equipped modern kitchen, dining area, and a wide balcony with breathtaking views accessed through the living room and master suite. Enjoy the heated outdoor pool and spa with lush tropical surroundings. Free Wi-FI, local/long distance service, air-conditioning, free parking, satellite TV, heating, and laundry facilities are available.

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1.35 km (0.9 mi) from Clearwater Marine Aquarium
88 reviews   Wifi Available
condo 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The dining room rug either was old
The owners thoughtfully provided everything needed such as beach chairs towels
Condo is fully stocked with everything you could need
had everything we needed balcony was the best
The view is of the bay and watching the boats and fishermen was nice
The condo is super clean tastefully decorated and surprisingly spacious
I get there and 1 elevator doesn't work
Thanks for sharing your property with others
the washer and dryer enabled us to clean our clothes before departure
Not happy I had to clean when I get there too start my vacation
He had everything ready for us and was also so friendly
She helped us with all the information about the area
and he brought me the next day
They have a good variety of beach chairs and toys to bring
The young lady who greeted us was very nice
We visited many different beaches in the area and feel that this condo is in a perfect location for either staying pedestrian in Clearwater Beach or traveling to neighboring beaches and parks
The beach is a 5 minute walk
It was such a easy walk to the beach beach shops beach stores market
but you should check out Sand Key Park Beach and Treasure Island beaches for a change of pace and variety
Walking is the key to getting around the Beach Walk area on Friday and especially Saturday nights
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7. Condo across the beach (from USD 394)

This new sixth-floor condo is near restaurants, gas stations, convenience stores, spas, resorts, drug stores, a pharmacy, real estate offices, the beach, and a block away from the unit owner’s restaurant, “Cesare at the Beach”. The three spacious bedrooms contain king or queen-sized beds that sleep eight guests with a furnished balcony offering panoramic ocean views. The fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and living room with balcony access share the open plan. Free Wi-Fi, cable TV in all rooms, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, heating, free parking, and laundry facilities are provided. There are two full bathrooms - one with a separate tub and shower while the other has a combination tub and shower. There’s a required minimum stay of seven nights.

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1.34 km (0.9 mi) from Clearwater Marine Aquarium
138 reviews   Wifi Available
condo 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 5
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Plenty of room for the 6 of us
Plenty of space for 6 of us
the description of the condo was absolutely dead on
my husband our daughter her significant other and her 8 month old
Beautiful view of the harbor and from the balcony
Condo was clean and well maintained
the bathrooms luxurious and the beds
clean nicely decorated and
We had 2 fantastic weeks here Myself husband and our 2 boys (22 and 17)On arrival we were amazed at the size and fabulous views from the balcony Everything was perfect for us very spacious and clea...
Owner was very helpful and punctual in answering all our questions
The owner of the unit was so wonderful and accommodating
one morning the grandkids loved that You were very helpful with info
He was immediately responsive to all my emailed questions directions on how to enter the home were convenient and easy to follow
The owner was wonderful to work with and the unit was perfect
Our boys really enjoyed it too
We live in Florida on the East Coast and wanted to check out the West Coast
The condo was the perfect location Within walking distance to the beach restaurants and night life
was by far the best
the pier and restaurants
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8. Roomy condo right on the beach (from USD 100)

With spacious accommodation right on the beach, you will surely have a lovely vacation. Admire the minimalist design of the unit and let the paintings and furniture make you feel at home. Get an exquisite view of the clear waters through the floor-to-ceiling windows by the living room. Have access to private beaches and enjoy the warmth of the sun as you swim. The kitchen has all the appliances you will be needing for convenient meal preparation, so all you have to do is stock up on fresh ingredients and store them in the refrigerator provided. If you are looking for a bit of entertainment, take advantage of the flat-screen and the stable internet connection to stream your favorite movies and TV shows.

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3.25 km (2.1 mi) from Clearwater Marine Aquarium
75 reviews   Wifi Available
condo 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 14
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a very comfortable condo with all you needviews stunning and peaceful
vincent was always available to help with working the tv and alexa
bed is super comfortable and it had nice linens
vincent was super nice and very interested about us having a comfortable stay
very clean and extremely up to date
i was impressed with just how clean this condo was
the apartment is spotlessly clean and furnished to a high standard
the condo is clean equipped with everything you need and more
excellent stay beautiful condo clean and greatly equipped
the owner goes out of his way to make everything perfect
the owner was very easy to deal with and responded promptly to my concerns
thanks vincent for being a great owner
the accommodations views and especially our hosts were outstanding
exellent condo in good location and calm neighborhood
well equipped condo in a great location
close enough to eat at dozens of great places
it was immaculate adorable and in the perfect location
when you walk in there are motion detectors that turn on a soothing blue night light
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9. Luxurious beachfront home

This three-floor beachfront townhome with a chic Nautical motif is located near restaurants and the beach. The three large third-floor bedrooms including the master suite, which has a furnished balcony and ensuite bathroom, all contain king-sized beds, air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, heating, desk space, and free Wi-Fi. The second floor has a modern kitchen with a bar, dining table, living room with a balcony, another bedroom with a queen bed, and laundry facilities. The ground floor recreation area has a smart TV, a sofa bed and a couch to sleep two extra guests. The covered patio is beside the grill area, resort-style spa, and a dock that fits a huge boat. Two vehicle parking and luggage dropoff are allowed.

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Clearwater, Florida, United States
921 meters (0.6 ft) from Clearwater Marine Aquarium
15 reviews  
Entire townhouse 4 Beds 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

10. Townhouse with great views

The townhouse is in a complex near the beach with a dock offering Clearwater Marine Aquarium boat tours and a restaurant serving one-of-a-kind local dishes with a view of the Gulf of Mexico. The three-level resort-like townhome has all-white interiors and minimalist furniture. To sleep ten guests, the ground floor game room has a queen-sized sofa bed that sleeps two guests, the second-floor bedroom has a queen bed that sleeps two more, and the three cozy third-floor bedrooms, with two full bathrooms, sleep six guests. The fully-equipped kitchen, elegant dining area, the cozy lounge with a TV, and a furnished balcony, share the second floor. The outdoor area has a barbeque grill and a swimming pool. Luxuries like air-conditioning, cable TV, free essentials, heating, hot water, desk space, free Wi-Fi, free parking, luggage dropoff, and longterm stays are provided.

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Clearwater, Florida, United States
903 meters (0.6 ft) from Clearwater Marine Aquarium
39 reviews  
Entire townhouse 5 Beds 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were comfortable and i appreciated having the extra blankets and pillows
i also loved the nest thermostats and having fans in each of the rooms
the kitchen and living room were gorgeous and we loved hanging out on the comfortable couches and chairs
loved all the amenities (pool hot tub grills and boat slip) will definitely be back
lovely clean house and ideal for kids and big families
everything is as listed on the site sparkling clean well secured great hospitality and lovely neighborhood
very spacious clean modern welcoming & felt at home
the hosts were excellent
great place hosts and location
excellent location short walking distance to everything
great location and fun family games
attractive townhome in a great location
the location is perfect for a quick walk to the beach an island market and food and drinks
the only thing we wish was different is that the pool and hot tub close at dark
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Luxe rentals by the beach

Live a life of luxury once you book one of these glamorous Clearwater beachfront vacation rentals. Very chic, modern, and spacious, they provide high-class accommodations that rival some of the best beach resorts in Clearwater. All ideal for big groups or families, book them when visiting Clearwater, Florida.

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