Destination guide

It's suburbia, Jim, but not as we know it

So you want to vacation in Miami, but you're not up for the bustle and glitz that goes with being at the heart of the action? Well you can rest easy, because a South Miami vacation rental is the one for you. Deceptively close to downtown Miami and Miami Beach, this leafy city has a homey, suburban vibe that's perfect for groups and families. Think wide parks, small businesses, and cute local restaurants, and you're starting to get the picture. There are art galleries and theme parks close by, while the Everglades are only a short drive away.

Things to do

Where Christmas comes early

Art-lovers won't have to stray far from their South Miami vacation rental, with nearby options including the Frost Art Museum and Lowe Art Museum. To widen your net massively, the museums and attractions of downtown Miami are only a 20-minute drive away, with the marine animals and shows at Miami Seaquarium a perennial favorite. And South Miami itself has an extra seasonal treat in store. Turn up between November and January, and Santa's Enchanted Forest theme park is right on your doorstep, dishing up a sleigh-load of rides, shows, and attractions for all ages.


East or West? The South Miami dilemma

If there's one defining feature of South Miami, it's the parks. Not just the sheer number of them, but the amount of sports facilities, courts, and lakes they pack in. Part of the charm of a South Miami vacation rental is the area's laid-back quality, so excursions are going to play a big part in your vacation. You can go one of two ways (or maybe just both ways) - head east for the bright lights of Miami and Miami Beach, or fire up the pontoon boat and strike out west for wildlife-watching and boat tours in the Everglades.


A tale of 2 seasons

In Florida they like to keep it simple. Why have 4 seasons when you can whittle it down to 2? They've just got a wet season and a dry season, and both of them have their perks. Turn up in South Miami in winter (the dry one), and you'll enjoy mild temperatures and only occasional showers. As for summer (the wet one), you can guess the score. It's going to be hot and sticky, with regular afternoon storms to wash the air out. The plus side is that you won't have anywhere near the number of vacationers about.

Natural features

Ever played in the Everglades?

To say South Miami's within spitting distance of the Atlantic Ocean would be an exaggeration, but not much of one. We're talking a 10-minute drive to the ocean, and half an hour to Miami Beach. Take a ride inland from South Miami, and you'll soon find yourself getting into Florida's famous Everglades. This massive wetland region is made up mainly of sawgrass marshes and mangroves, and hooks in adventurous travelers looking to get up close with some of its toothed inhabitants. Alligators lurk happily in the fresher swamps, while their brothers, the crocs, prefer the salty mangroves.

How to get there

How to get to and around South Miami

The nearest airport is in Miami, FL (MIA-Miami Intl.), located 5.8 mi (9.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Miami, FL (MPB-Public Seaplane Base), which is 8.8 mi (14.2 km) away.

Catch a ride on the metro at Miami South Station to easily navigate the city.

How many vacation rentals are available around South Miami?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 4,043 vacation rentals around South Miami. From 551 house rentals to 2,662 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to South Miami?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in South Miami:

  • Hollywood South Central Beach: 680 vacation rentals
  • South Beach: 760 vacation rentals
  • Hollywood Lakes: 1,862 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Miami: 1,478 vacation rentals
  • Mid Beach: 1,101 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to South Miami?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in South Miami. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Miami South Station: 4,753 vacation rentals
  • Shops at Sunset Place: 4,757 vacation rentals
  • GameTime: 4,756 vacation rentals
  • Dante Fascell Park: 4,365 vacation rentals
  • Hard Rock Stadium: 9,125 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Miami listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in South Miami?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 551 Houses in South Miami. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in South Miami include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,662 rentals available
  • Villas: 65 rentals available
  • Hotels: 263 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in South Miami?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,235 vacation rentals with pool available in South Miami. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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