Sarasota’s Best Airbnbs | Sarasota Magazine

Still considering where to stay in Sarasota for a great getaway this year? We’ve done some of the work for you, and reviewed dozens of Sarasota Airbnb listings to bring you our top picks for your sunny getaway, from homes with stunning backyards to country-inspired stays in the east.

What caught our attention? Super cute decor; top customer ratings based on cleanliness, comfort and location; amenities such as WiFi and free parking; and fast host response times, so you can count on the attention you need during your stay, all from the comfort of your phone when you download the Airbnb app.

The retro Lido Beach House-Studio

The ultra retro bedroom is a time capsule.
  • One bedroom, one bathroom
  • Can accommodate up to three people
  • $ 218 per night

We are completely under the spell of this modern and cheerful mid-century gem located on Lido Key. Discover the original turquoise tiles in the bathroom! Grab your morning coffee and head barefoot to the water’s edge. It is minutes from the mangroves, nature trails, kayak rentals, and the shops and restaurants of St. Armands Circle.

Lido Beach House Retro Studio is colorful and cheerful.

Cozy cottage by the bay

The screened porch is one of the main features of this adorable cottage.
  • Two bedrooms, one bathroom
  • Can accommodate up to four people
  • $ 88 per night

This charming historic wood-frame cottage is located in Indian Beach-Sapphire Shores, one of Sarasota’s most historic and scenic areas, just off Sarasota Bay. Just minutes from downtown and the John and Mable Ringling Art Museum, stroll its quiet streets shaded by old oak trees or take a bike ride – the host offers two bicycles to use during your stay.

Zen House in downtown Sarasota

A cozy layout with wooden floors and rustic touches at Maison Zen
  • Two bedrooms, two bathrooms
  • Can accommodate up to four
  • $ 220 per night

Towles Court is a magical neighborhood marked by artist studios and unique front yards. Eat at local restaurants and browse the shops on foot. Steps from downtown, this ultra-relaxing setup takes you right into the Sarasota scene. Two couples can relax in this historic community that locals love.

Design elements like darker colors, stone and bamboo highlight the "Zen" in the name of this ad.

Heart of Siesta Key Village, Walk to Gulf / Beach, WiFi, Heated Community Pool & Two Master Bedrooms

This Siesta Key beach studio is centrally located in the Calle Minorga complex.
  • Two bedrooms, one bathroom
  • Can accommodate up to six people
  • $ 110 per night

Buy into the Siesta Key hype. With an award-winning beach and a named reality TV show to boot, you’ll immerse yourself in all the fun of being just minutes from the bustling village of Siesta Key teeming with restaurants, shops and bars, and the sand. end of Siesta Beach which attracts thousands of visitors every year. The space includes a heated community pool in case the seven-minute walk to the water’s edge seems too much.

Exquisite 1920s bungalow renovated, downtown Sarasota

This historic home has a large front porch for people watching while relaxing on the hanging bench swing.
  • Two bedrooms, one bathroom
  • Can accommodate up to five
  • $ 113 per night

With a large porch and a private courtyard, everything revolves around the cold outside. This home is within walking distance of Pinecraft, the quaint Amish and Mennonite community rich in bakeries, restaurants, homemade ice cream and fresh produce markets. And it’s only a few blocks from Arlington Park, with its scenic walking path, outdoor gym, and playground. Conveniently located, the beaches and downtown Sarasota are within easy reach.

Casa Azul, Bayou Oaks

Dark wood floors and details with pops of bright color make Casa Azul fun and bright.
  • Two bedrooms, one bathroom
  • Can accommodate up to four
  • $ 106 per night

Bayou Oaks is known to be a quiet neighborhood with many old trees that shade the old style homes. The windows in this space overlook the creek that leads to Whitaker Bayou, so you may spot a turtle or two. A fenced back patio is a great destination for morning coffee. It is minutes from the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and downtown Sarasota.

The guesthouse (near Lakewood Ranch)

Discover eastern Sarasota, where peaceful country living awaits at these guesthouse porch rockers.
  • Two bedrooms, two bathrooms
  • Can accommodate up to four
  • $ 113 per night

Maybe proximity to the beach isn’t all of that. Enjoy seclusion in a country setting with a peaceful view of a pond on five acres of unspoiled pasture. It might be a little off the beaten path, but it’s only 15 minutes to Lakewood Ranch, which is full of shops and restaurants. Other nearby fun destinations include Hunsader Farms, where you can pick your own produce depending on the season, and Celery Fields, which has great bird watching and a walking trail. The beaches are about a 40 minute drive away.

Mid-Century Modern, Central Sarasota

If you like the look of mid-century modern Florida homes, this area is full of them.
  • Two bedrooms, one bathroom
  • Can accommodate up to four
  • $ 124 per night

Conveniently located near Tuttle Avenue and Bahia Vista Road, this freshly renovated 1962 bungalow-style home with terrazzo floors is adorable, and the original pink tiling in the bathroom will put a smile on your face. Find it near the Pinecraft neighborhood, near Yoder Market, which has amazing fresh fruit, veg, and baked goods. Beach linked? It is about a 15-minute drive to Lido and Siesta Key beaches.

Boho chic in Arlington Park

This relaxing wallpaper pattern is a feast for the eyes at this Arlington Park home
  • Two bedrooms, one bathroom
  • Can accommodate up to five
  • $ 233 per night

This stylish gem is in Arlington Park, just one block from Sarasota Memorial Hospital and located near Southside Village, which has its own mini-downtown with gourmet restaurants, neighborhood bars, and shops. Take breathtaking walks in nearby Harbor Acres, or take a short drive to downtown and beaches.

1935 Artist’s Cottage by Siesta Key Beach

We are charmed by this wall decorated with hats, its beach colors and its fun artwork.
  • Two bedrooms, two bathrooms
  • Can accommodate up to six people
  • $ 110 per night

The atmosphere of this chalet is all beach. We loved the little extra touches that make this ad stand out. This is a lovely cottage updated in 1935 that is a short walk, bike ride, or less than 10 minute drive to Siesta Key Beach. Get this: The backyard has a fire pit and a volleyball net – and get a load of this wave mural!

Wild Orchid Creek Cottage in Myakka

The 1,000 square foot home is nestled in a wooded area approximately half a mile from the private road.
  • One bedroom, two bathrooms
  • Can accommodate up to four people
  • $ 114 per night

Immerse yourself in old Florida on seven acres. Spot alligators and otters in the creek and orchids in the oaks. You can fish there and release fish. Fishing rods are provided. Also be on the lookout for deer, owls, hawks and eagles during your peaceful stay. The house is a short distance from Myakka State Park and the highway for easy travel.

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