Airbnbs in Tampa: 15 Top-Rated Apartments, Homes & Historic Bungalows

We’ve got the best Airbnb Tampa listings offering an enjoyable stay in comfortable accommodation to suit your taste. 

Tampa, the third-largest city in Florida, is often overlooked by tourists who flock to cities like Orlando and Miami. But situated on Florida’s west coast, Tampa Bay is more than just sandy beaches and warm, sunny weather. 

Tampa’s history has left the city with Spanish, Cuban, and Italian influences. The most tangible being that of the historic Ybor City neighborhood that continues to produce some of the best cigars in the world. There’s also a plethora of splendid architecture to see here. 

For anyone interested in arts and culture, you’ll be delighted by the incredible art scenes. The Strats Center of Performing Arts also exhibits incredible performances. It’s Broadway productions are New York-worthy!

If you’re a foodie, you’ll love all the restaurants in Tampa. There are also lots of hip bars that give Tampa an incredible, trendy nightlife.

If you’re planning a trip to Tampa, you’ll need the perfect place to stay. We’ve put together this carefully curated list of Airbnb’s in Tampa to make your planning easier. 

If You Are in a Hurry: Top rated Airbnbs in Tampa

If you’re looking for where to stay in Tampa, but don’t have time to look at all the incredible Airbnbs on this list, then these four options are what you’re looking for. They’re all centrally located, and there are options for all budgets. 

luxury hotel

Chic apartment for couples

Luxury apartment in the center

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Adorable studio loft

Mid-price Airbnb in the center

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Cute compact studio in Ybor Port

Budget apartment in the center

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A cozy, private guest room

Budget room in the center

Top 15 Airbnbs in Tampa, Florida

This list of Tampa vacation rentals has been carefully selected based on its rating, how popular it is, and how close it’s located to downtown Tampa.

We have even calculated the actual average price for these Airbnb rentals — so there will be no surprises such as cleaning or service fees when you book your Tampa Airbnb. From low-cost private guest rooms to large family homes, you’ll find the right Airbnb below. 

NOTE: If you are looking for an overview of the best areas in the city and recommendations of best hotels/airbnbs for each of them, check out this post

1. Central & Modern 1920’s Bungalow – The Best Spot For Large Families! 

  • Location: Tampa Height
  • Price: from US$190 per night
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Guests: 15 

The century-old, historic bungalow may look small from the outside, but it’s got plenty of space for a large family or group of friends. This Airbnb in Tampa, Florida is also stocked with tons of games like bowling.

In the backyard, you can lounge in the hammock or unwind around the firepit. This rental is definitely the type of vacation rental where fond memories will be made. 

And the best part — it’s less than 8 minutes from restaurants like Ulele as well as the Florida Aquarium and Tampa Theatre.

2. Cozy + Central 1BR – Near Downtown Tampa

  • Location: Hyde Park North
  • Price: from US$180 per night
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Guests:

Are you looking for a cozy, romantic getaway for you and your partner? This luxury apartment may be just the place for you. 

This Tampa Airbnb is located in a historic 1920 revival building. Once you step inside this renovated historical unit, you’ll be greeted with chic decor that’s both contemporary and homely. In the living room, there’s a sizable, cushioned couch which is the best spot for an afternoon snooze. 

This one-bedroom rental is located in the lively Hyde Park neighborhood, so there will be no shortage of restaurants to visit, and places like Amalie Arena are less than 4 miles away.

3. Stylish 1BR – Getaway Spot For Couples Or Families

  • Location: Carver City-Lincoln Gardens
  • Price: from US$180 per night
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Guests:

This luxury, one-bedroom home is the best Airbnb for couples and even families with children (if they’re happy to sleep on a blowup mattress or the comfortable sofa couch). This elegant home features gorgeous wooden flooring, large windows, and stylish furnishings. You’ll feel like you’re in a private hotel room and not in an Airbnb! 

On rainy days, you can connect to the free wifi and binge on your favorite Netflix shows. Or, if you’re on holiday with your kids, head to Busch Gardens which is a 16-minute drive away. The Loretta Ingraham Center also has an outdoor swimming pool a few blocks away.

4. Classy Bungalow in Ybor City –  A Charming Urban Retreat

  • Location: Ybor City
  • Price: from US$160 per night
  • Bedroom: 2
  • Guests:

Wake up to the smell of freshly ground coffee wafting from the nearby cafes in this classy Airbnb. This spacious Florida house is great for small or large families and groups of friends. 

This Airbnb is stocked with fun board games – perfect for keeping your kids entertained on those rainy days!

Situated in the heart of the old-world Ybor neighborhood, this Airbnb in Tampa Florida, is perfectly located for anyone looking to explore the old cigar manufacturing district. This Airbnb also has free parking – a definite bonus when you’re staying in this popular neighborhood. 

Within a couple of blocks, you’ll be able to discover the Centro Asturiano de Tampa and Ybor Square.

5. Tiny house in Historic Ybor – Perfect Place For Tampa Nightlife

  • Location: Ybor City
  • Price: from US$150 per night
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Guests: 2

This one-bedroom, white-picket fenced house has a luxury interior that will make you fall in love with this Airbnb. Guests often enjoy relaxing on the front porch, enjoying the warm weather. 

These Airbnb Tampa hosts have even created a ‘cheat sheet’ to the surrounding neighborhood – so you’re guaranteed to have an incredible stay here!

It’s also within close proximity to several bars and clubs as well as The Ritz Ybor. Downtown Tampa is only 5 minutes away (by car). 

6. Guest House on Bayshore – Excellent Spot in South Tampa

  • Location: Palma Ceia
  • Price: from US$140 per night
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Guests:

This guest house is the perfect spot to unwind. The neutral decor, natural light, and airy atmosphere will leave you feeling calm and relaxed. It also offers all the amenities you need for an enjoyable traveling experience. 

In the neighborhood, you’ll find plenty of fabulous restaurants and bars to dine at. Bayshore Boulevard is only two blocks away — a great spot if you enjoy running, walking, or cycling. 

7. Charming Private Guest House – Vacation in a Quaint Village Near the City

  • Location: Davis Islands 
  • Price: from US$120 per night
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Guests: 2

This charming one-bedroom guest house is the perfect spot for couples planning a romantic getaway. At night, you can sit under the soft lights in the courtyard and enjoy the warm Florida breeze. Or snuggle into the plush bed for an amazing night’s sleep. 

You can stroll through this quaint neighborhood to the end of the island for one of the best sunset views. Or head over to the nearby public pool for a quick dip. This Airbnb is also within walking distance of downtown Tampa as well as tons of fantastic restaurants! 

8. Vintage Casita – Cozy Accommodation for Two

  • Location: Ybor City
  • Price: from US$90 per night
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Guests:

Another weird but wonderful Tampa Airbnb waiting to be booked. Filled with antiques and other upcycled decor items, this Airbnb is an absolute dream. 

If you’ve had a busy day of sightseeing, you can come home and soak off in the century-old clawfoot bath. Otherwise, you can enjoy the many fantastic books and vintage vinyl that are available.

This hidden gem is situated in the historic cigar producing district where you’ll be less than ten blocks away from the popular Columbia Restaurant as well as the Ybor City State Museum. There’s also a groovy thrift store called the Stained Market Place right next door and it’s even owned by this Airbnb’s hosts! 

9. Cute Little Loft – A Great Home Away From Home

  • Location: Northeast MacFarlane
  • Price: from US$90 per night
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Guests:

This adorable studio is just what you need for a short stay in Tampa. For anyone working while traveling, you’ll be pleased to find that there’s a workspace with a comfortable chair for you to make use of. 

This compact rental has maximized the use of the small space by including a loft bed. So be ready to climb a couple of feet up the ladder before reaching your snug sleep-spot. 

For those interested in Ybor City and the cigar industry which Tampa is renowned for, you can visit one of the old factories, Santaella Cigar Factory Building, which is now home to artists and only three blocks away. 

This is also one of the few Airbnb rentals conveniently located near the Tampa airport.

10. Cozy Apartment in Renovated Historic Bungalow – Right In The City Center Of Tampa, Florida

  • Location: Tampa Heights
  • Price: from US$80 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests:

This quaint, white-washed building will make you feel as if you’re at a beach cottage. The little patio out front is a great place to sit down with a cup of coffee.

Large windows make this small space feel light and airy. This, coupled with the minimalist, Bohemian furnishings, make for a stylish interior. The hosts are also wonderfully responsive and really do make every effort to ensure their guests have an enjoyable stay. 

This Tampa Airbnb is ideal for those who enjoy being close to all the action but still want a quiet space to come back to. It’s also within walking distance of plenty of hip, local breweries and wineries. 

11. A Charming Studio – Perfect For Couples

  • Location: Palmetto Beach 
  • Price: from US$80 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests:

Step off the street and into your own world with this Tampa Bay Airbnb. This charming cottage features shabby-chic decor and has an indie feel to it. The open-plan design makes this the perfect, intimate space for couples looking for a romantic getaway. 

This Airbnb is the perfect nook to spend a relaxing day curled up in front of the television, watching some of the complementary classic films. 

The Spicola Family Pool is also a couple of blocks away – definitely the place you want to be on those sweltering summer afternoons!

12. Eclectic Bedroom in Ybor – Great For Solo Travelers And Friends

  • Location: Ybor City
  • Price: from US$70 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests:

This old-world home turned Airbnb (built almost 100 years ago) can be found in the popular Ybor City neighborhood. So, this private guest room is the best spot for those who want to wander amongst the vintage buildings and find hidden bars and restaurants. 

Inside and out, this Tampa Airbnb is a treasure trove of eclectic decor waiting to be admired by guests. Your private guest room will have two cozy beds to curl up in, which makes it the best spot for those traveling solo or in a group of two or three.

Light sleepers should take note – this Airbnb is situated on a slightly busy street, so there will be the occasional noise. The Airbnb Tampa host has two adorable dogs, living in the house. So don’t forget your allergy medication.

13. Treehouse Nook in Ybor City – Near Public Pool 

  • Location: V. M. Ybor 
  • Price: from US$60 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests:

This private room is situated in the funkiest Florida home. You can relax in your bed and take in the view of the bustling streets below or sit out on the balcony and enjoy your morning coffee. 

A guest here will have full access to the eclectic lounge and kitchen. Both of which have been decorated by the host themselves. 

This Airbnb is only 3 blocks from the public pool – which is great for those hot summer days. If you’re wanting to see other Tampa attractions, the well-known Busch Gardens is less than 15 minutes by car, and downtown Tampa is only 2 miles away from this guest house. 

14. Floriblanca Studio Cottage – Quirky Airbnb Close To the Waterfront

  • Location: Palmetto Beach
  • Price: from US$60 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests:

While this one-bedroom, cozy apartment may be small, it certainly has everything you need for an enjoyable travel experience. Quirky decor and a cool vinyl collection give this adorable apartment a hip, vintage feel to it. 

On those sweltering summer days, you’ll be happy to come home to cool air conditioning.

The Airbnb is only a couple blocks from McKay Bay, where you can stroll along the water’s edge, admiring the view. You can reach south Tampa and most attractions within 10 minutes from this rental. 

15. Cozy Queensize Bed With Shared Bath – Great Place to Sleep For One Traveler

  • Location: North Hyde Park, West Tampa
  • Price: from US$60 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests:

If you are the kind of person who likes to be right in the action and wants to have some quality time to yourself, this is the ideal Airbnb. Spend your days visiting the nearby cafés, restaurants, gym, and bars. Or come home to a comfortable queen-sized bed and a good night’s rest.

The superhost is incredible. From their warm, welcoming demeanor to their thoughtful suggestions on places to visit – a guest staying here will feel truly welcomed. 

BONUS: Airbnb Tampa Florida – 5 Unique Stays

If you enjoy a more unique Airbnb experience or are a local looking to get away for a weekend, then look no further. These five Airbnbs are dotted in and around the Tampa Bay area and are fabulous. For your convenience, I am also mentioning how far each property is located – if driving by car – from Tampa center. 

1. Riverside Guesthouse Tucked Away in Hip Seminole Heights

  • Location: Seminole Heights (10 mins from Tampa Center)
  • Price: from US$200 per night
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Guests:

This Tampa Bay guest suite is situated in the best spot. You’ll spend most of your time here sitting on the screened porch, cooled by the surrounding trees.

Anyone who enjoys a good afternoon nap will love dozing off in the colorful hammock (which has been hung up on the screened porch). From this balcony, guests have a gorgeous outlook of the Hillsborough River and passing wildlife.

There might not be a jacuzzi, but guests will also have access to the private dock and the host’s kayaks. No wonder this rental has a superhost and Airbnb Plus status!

The neighborhood of Seminole Heights is also less than 10 minutes from Busch Gardens. 

2. Ent Home Farm Stay Maison de L’eau Douce Lakehouse

  • Location: Odessa (30 min from Tampa)
  • Price: from US$170 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests:

This lakefront cabin near Tampa is perfect for families wanting to get out of the city for a bit. It is a couple of feet away from the water’s edge – so no need for a swimming pool at your Airbnb. Guests will have access to the hosts’ kayaks.

This is one of the best vacation rentals in Tampa for families who want time to reconnect. In front of the house is a large grassy patch – an excellent spot to have picnics and play outdoor games as a family.

The interior is rustic but well decorated.

3. Dome Villa Vita (2100 Sq Ft) Near Tampa, Fl

  • Location: Largo (35 min from Tampa)
  • Price: from US$270 per night
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Guests:

This is one of the most popular Airbnbs in Tampa Bay – it’s almost always fully booked! This unique spot near Tampa may look like it comes from a science fiction movie on the outside, but it has a lovely interior.

The modest yet spacious interior makes this place ideal for larger families or a group of friends. Guests can step out onto a large patio that has a barbeque and plenty of seating — a great spot for entertaining.

This Airbnb is situated right next to the Florida Botanical Garden and is a short distance from Clearwater.

4. Luxury Private House in Urban Oasis

  • Location: Pine Island (1 hour 10 minutes from Tampa)
  • Price: from US$380 per night
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Guests:

This is the best Airbnb for a holiday with friends or family. This luxury beach house is situated on the peaceful Pine Island — just a little over an hour from Tampa.

There’s no need to worry about looking for a vacation rental with a pool or jacuzzi as this house has its own private beach! Guests will be lulled to sleep by the sound of the ocean crashing on the sand. Spend your days floating in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico or go kayaking on the serene Weeki Wachee River.

This house has been gorgeously decorated in a nautical theme. This, along with its perfect location make this rental’s high price well worth it.

5. Downtown (Ivanhoe Village) Loft Apartment

  • Location: Orlando (1 hour 20 minutes from Tampa)
  • Price: from US$100 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Guests:

Located in downtown Orlando, this one-bedroom Airbnb is close enough to Tampa for a quick weekend getaway. The 2 guests staying in this place will have the entire apartment to themselves.

The open-plan design and simple, classy decor make this Airbnb the ideal spot for couples. 

There are tons of restaurants and bars in the surrounding neighborhood as well as the Orlando Science Center. A couple of blocks away, you’ll find Lake Ivanhoe Park where you can picnic under the trees and walk along the water’s edge. 

Airbnb Tampa – Top 4 Airbnb Experiences

While you’re finding the best place to stay, why don’t you have a look at some of the incredible Airbnb experiences available in Tampa? I’ve found the top four experiences for you below:

  1. Paddle alongside dolphins and manatees – explore the marine environment of Tampa on a stand-up paddleboard. 
  2. Take a painting class – head down to this artist’s waterfront studio where you’ll learn to paint while enjoying snacks and drinks. 
  3. Explore Tampa by bike – This three-hour guided bike ride will take you along the Hillsborough River and past some of Tampa’s best attractions. 
  4. Go on an epic Tampa fishing trip – enjoy a day of fishing in the Indian wildlife preserve. 

Conclusion

Tampa has an amazing history that has been influenced by several cultures. These cultures have infused themselves within the city, and their influences can be seen everywhere. From the art scenes and outstanding restaurants to the natural wonders and fun community pools, Tampa is definitely a worthy travel destination. 

While I might have not mentioned much about kids-related activities in the post, there is a lot! You’ll find plenty of child-friendly attractions here such as Dinosaur World and Busch Gardens

If you’re looking for a sunshine-filled destination, but don’t stay on the East Coast, check out this post on the best places to stay in Los Angeles.

I hope you found your dream accommodation on this list of Airbnbs. If you’ve visited Tampa, Florida, and stayed in an amazing place that you didn’t find on this list, do share your experience in the comments below.

I hope you have the most memorable time in Tampa Florida!

Yulia

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