Florida's South Beach is an international playground where entertainment awaits people of all ages. Whether you want to relax on a deck chair with a classic read, pose for a selfie by a lifeguard booth, or roar into the waves on a jet ski, this outpost of fun on Miami Beach's southern tip has a vibe for every traveler. South Beach has it all, in a decadent paradise of pastel Art Deco buildings and swaying palm trees. Condos for rent here run the gamut from garden units with sofa beds to penthouses whose amenities include yachts for hire.
Luxury condos on Ocean Drive
Keep your eyes peeled for a celebrity sighting when you pick up your key (or more likely, entry code) for your luxury condo in South Beach. Amenities here include 360-degree water views spanning both the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. Some penthouse suites come with multiple balconies, infinity pools, waterfall showers, and Sub Zero refrigerators. You can ask your concierge to charter a yacht or bring around the condo-owned Tesla to drive to a top new sushi restaurant around the corner. Or perhaps you can stroll down to Collins Avenue for some shopping before checking out the first Joe’s Stone Crab restaurant. However, with the extravagant environment at your disposal when you book a South Beach apartment in the luxury range, you may want to cancel all your plans and relax on your rooftop Jacuzzi, watching the stars twinkling above the Atlantic.
Mid-range condos in South Beach
If you’re in the market for a more-than-comfortable stay with many perks—but without quite breaking the bank—there are plenty of mid-range options on South Beach that don’t skimp on luxuries. Many South Beach condos offer ocean views, Jacuzzis, and balcony sunbeds. Some fee-based services are also available, such as bike rentals and beach umbrella service. You can stay in a unit in one of the many pretty Art Deco buildings that are scattered throughout South Beach, or in one of the mid- or high-rise buildings that rise above the sounds of Ocean Boulevard below. Indulge in a bit of people-watching right from your balcony, and whip up a cocktail in your kitchenette before heading out to dine on fresh seafood at one of the many sidewalk tables spilling out of restaurants.
Budget condos for rent in South Beach
Traveling on a budget and unwilling to splurge on accommodations? Don't worry; you'll find plenty of excellent deals on South Beach condos tucked away on many of the neighborhood's charming inside streets. Whether they’re in a low-rise building or a cozy bungalow, affordable rentals still pack quite a punch, with benefits like proximity to grocery stores and laundromats, and never being more than a few blocks from the sea. Many condos have flat screen TVs, modern decor, and standard essentials such as beach towels. You can take advantage of sofa beds and extra cots for unexpected guests, and use the kitchenettes to put together a simple meal with fixings picked up from a local bodega or the weekly farmers' market in Espanola Way.
South Beach family condos for rent
While South Beach has a reputation as a party town and is popular with an adults-only crowd, it’s certainly not unthinkable to take children there and make a family vacation of it. Kids can play in Lummus Park, splash in the kiddie pools at Flamingo Park, and, of course, spend hours building sandcastles on the beach or splashing in the waves. Watersports are popular with teens as well. Jungle Island, with its flamingoes and animal exhibits, and the Miami Children’s Museum are both about 4.5 miles away on Watson Island, and you’ll find the Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science right across the bridge on the mainland. Family-friendly condos have amenities such as maid service and video game consoles, and some have sofa beds and private poolside cabanas as well.