Jetting down to Florida and looking for the best AirBNBs in Tampa? I’ve sussed out the cream of the crop of the Tampa AirBNB scene, and I guarantee you’ll find your dream stay on this list!

Located on the shores of famous Tampa Bay on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Tampa is a fun, family-friendly destination with so much to see and do. The perfect blend of charming, historical neighborhoods and hip, up-and-coming hotspots, Tampa is one of Miami’s biggest cities, but with a cozier, small-town vibe. 

The weather in Tampa is mostly mild to hot year-round, and summers are scorching and humid. Luckily, the city is less than an hour from the sandy beaches of Clearwater – the perfect day trip. Or just stick around and explore “Cigar City”, the most popular nickname for Tampa thanks to its early history as a cigar factory hotspot. 

Best Tampa Airbnbs

 

Tampa is a great vacation destination for young and old, and boasts leafy bayfront and riverside neighborhoods, an epic sports scene and a rich arts and culture presence. Whether your mood is kayaking down a lazy river, sampling amazing Latin American food or hanging out at hip cocktail bars and breweries – Tampa is waiting for you. 

I’ve compiled a list of the 17 best Tampa AirBNBs, to suit whatever budget you’re traveling on and whatever stay style you prefer. 

Let’s go! 

Best Airbnbs in Tampa


Quick Breakdown Of The Best AirBNBs in Tampa 

Don’t have time to go through my entire list to find your dream Tampa AirBNB? No worries! I’ve shortlisted a “Quick Top 5” of the best Tampa AirBNBs for a range of traveling styles, budgets and facilities. Click via my links and you’re good to go! 

Throughout this blog I’ve included a variety of videos on Tampa for you to watch to build the anticipation for your Florida getaway. It’s such a laidback and enjoyable city – I wish I was coming with you! While you’re down that way, you might want to check out some of the nearby cities to Tampa. Check out my best Orlando AirBNB and best Miami AirBNB lists for stay inspiration for those epic South Florida cities as well! 

Luxury Airbnb Tampa

 

1) Modern + Beautiful @ NoHo 1BR | Near Downtown

“The Best Overall Tampa AirBNB”

Location: Hyde Park 

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes

Price: $80+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/32291113

Modern, neat and tucked away in an awesome neighborhood on a quiet street, this one bedroom apartment is my pick for the best overall Tampa AirBNB. It’s located in upscale Hyde Park, which is known for being Tampa’s “place to be” for restaurants and nightlife. It’s jam-packed with hip cocktail bars and tons of shopping opportunities – what else could you need for an amazing Tampa AirBNB experience? 

Guest review: “We went expecting a decent place to stay and ended up finding an amazing place. The location is absolutely perfect, away from traffic and close enough to many popular areas. Once you arrive there’s the option to park on street which honestly is very convenient and really close to the entrance of the apartment, or you can use the garage which is also a good option if street parking is full by any chance. Overall the experience was amazing, I would recommend this place to anyone.” – Stephanie 

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2) North Tampa Waterfront Luxury – Villa Adriana

“The Best Luxury Tampa AirBNB”

Location: North Tampa 

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes

Price: $1200+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/19490842

This 7 bedroom / 6.5 bath North Tampa mansion is the best luxury Tampa AirBNB – hands down! The features are endless on this 20 acre property located within an exclusive gated community. Villa Adriana is a palatial, “old money” inspired dream, with gold leaf ceilings and crystal chandeliers. There’s a saltwater swimming pool, cabana, gazebo, two lanais, home theatre, a gym – even massage chairs! If you’re heading down to Tampa and want to live in the lap of luxury during your vacation, this is where you want to be! 

Guest review: “We could not have hoped for a better fit. Large open spaces inside the house made it ideal for our large group. The outside is truly incredible. Every person in our group could not say enough about the beauty of the backyard space. The large lot of land to the right of the house provided endless space for outdoor activities (frisbee, wiffle ball etc) The kitchen and outdoor grill made it easy to cook all weekend. Alex was responsive and attentive. Any questions he answered promptly and was sure to take care of anything we needed. Definitely recommend.” – Joseph 

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3) Cozy Apartment in Renovated Historic Bungalow 

“The Best Cheap Tampa AirBNB”

Location: Seminole Heights 

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $50+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/20568159

Save your hard-earned moula for those epic Tampa breweries, cocktail bars and a sleek ride to cruise around the area and book your stay at the best cheap AirBNB in Tampa! This cozy one bedroom apartment in Seminole Heights is a bargain hunters dream, with air conditioning to make your stay in steamy West Florida as comfortable as can be. The guesthouse has its own private entrance, private deck and coded check-in, so privacy is paramount. The historic neighborhood of Seminole Heights is a friendly residential pocket in the heart of the city, with cool brew pubs, cafes and restaurants.

Guest review: “The space was adorable and had so many nice amenities. The location was perfect for us and there is even a great brewery within a few minutes walk. Everything was perfect and highly recommend staying here!” – Stacy 

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4) Luxury 22nd-floor High Rise w Downtown & Bay Views 

“The Best Tampa AirBNB With Pool”

Location: Downtown Tampa 

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes

Price: $170+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/37078252

Tampa summers in particular are hot and humid, and with the nearest beach about 45 minutes from the city, staying in a Tampa AirBNB with a pool is highly recommended! This one bedroom Downtown Tampa apartment is hotel quality, with modern amenities and a private balcony and city skyline views. The high-rise has a pool with sun loungers, Sky Club, billiards room, gym and free parking – and it’s all yours to use to your heart’s content! Downtown Tampa is the ultimate place to base yourself in the Florida city, with tons of restaurants, bars, cafes, parks, galleries, museums and theatres within just a few blocks of these sweet AirBNB digs. 

Guest review: “All I can say is WOW! I think we’ve stayed in over 40 Airbnb’s in 30+ countries and this has to be one of the BEST we’ve ever stayed in! Kevin is an incredibly kind and attentive host. His airbnb is absolutely gorgeous, clean and in the perfect location. We also LOVED the gym and pool. We had the perfect stay and will surely stay here each time we return back to Tampa!” – Nichole 

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5) River Haven for Nature Lovers in Trendy Seminole Heights 

“The Best Tampa AirBNB For Couples”

Location: Seminole Heights 

AirBNB Plus: Yes 

Superhost: Yes

Price: $100+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/35033036

“Cigar City” has tons on offer for a lovers getaway, and this Seminole Heights AirBNB Plus is the best Tampa AirBNB for couples. This special studio guest suite has one bed, one bath, a riverfront porch and open, sunny interiors. It also has a coveted 5 star rating on the home sharing platform. This lovely apartment is located in the nature-lovers Mecca of Seminole Heights, with its historic bungalows and homes, unique independent businesses and great variety of cafes, restaurants and breweries. And it’s just 10 minutes drive to the bright lights of Downtown Tampa!

Guest review: “This Airbnb is a gem, nestled in one of my favorite parts of Tampa. Close to the city but surrounded by nature. The space is extremely thoughtful, clean and exactly what we needed. Enjoyed drinking coffee on the screened porch in the morning. We will definitely be staying here next time we visit family in Tampa!” – Astin 

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Tampa Family Airbnb

 

6) The Urban Perch – Ybor – Stunning Private Rooftop

Location: Ybor City 

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes

Price: $300+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12815246

The multicultural Tampa neighborhood of Ybor City is one of the city’s most famous areas, and this modern industrial two bedroom guest suite apartment is the place to experience it! Guests are welcome to utilise the huge downstairs gym and backyard with grill. From here, it’s just a short walk to all the major hotspots of Ybor City, SoHo and a five minute drive to Downtown Tampa and its Riverwalk. Ybor City is jam-packed with amazing Latin American and Cuban restaurants, hip bars and vintage stores. 

Guest review: “Amazing property in a central location. The property was clean, and decorated nicely. The rooftop with jacuzzi is amazing. Trey and Erin are very responsive, easy to communicate. We would definitely come back to stay again in the future.” – Steven 

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7) Surf’s Up Cottage near downtown Tampa

Location: Riverside Heights 

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $70+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/8857771

Let the Florida coast come to you at this one bedroom beach-inspired Tampa cottage. One of the city’s most popular and highly-rated AirBNBs, the guest suite is a nod to south Florida coastal hotspots, with a bright and sunny interior. This newly renovated pet-friendly pad with air-con includes full use of the large backyard and has an epic location. Riverside Heights is super central, and minutes to Tampa Heights, Ybor City, Downtown Tampa and Seminole Heights. 

Guest review: “Super cute little cottage, very clean, comfy bed. Couch is a futon you could pull out. Yard is shared with the home but we had it to ourselves (it rained so we stayed in mostly). Nice little touches such as toiletries, coffee, tour books, and a turntable with records were super appreciated. You need to let the water run a while to heat up in the shower but it does, and has good pressure (I have thick hair so that matters to me lol). Good location, just a few minutes from 275 and lots of shops and restaurants. We can’t wait to come back :)” – Sandy 

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Romantic Tampa Airbnb

 

8) The Barn at La Escondida – Peaceful and Beautiful

Location: Country Grove 

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes

Price: $50+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/11692480

Unwind on a farm-style acreage in Tampa and book your stay at this beautiful barn. The entire second floor is your self-contained guest suite with one bedroom, A/C, a fireplace, wifi and a great kitchen. The property is tucked away on three leafy acres with cute animals and fruit trees, and the hosts are some of the city’s best – so warm, welcoming and keen to meet travelers. This area is super quiet, but Uber regularly services it if you visit without a car (Tampa public transport is virtually non-existent). Downtown Tampa is around 20 minutes drive away. An amazing value for money Tampa AirBNB! 

Guest review: “Mireya took my reservation when someone denied it. She was very helpful from start to finish. Very responsive. I even talked with both of them while there. It felt more like visiting family than strangers I love her personality. The place was awesome. The fireplace kept me toasty my entire stay. Farmer Del is pretty cool too quite the character and handy told me about building his tiny house. Bananas they grow are the best I have ever had. Loved the animals made sure I had the peppermints lol. I would stay with them again when I visit St. petersburg and clearwater. Thank yall for making this solo trip go smooth for me!!” – Shayna 

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9) Riverside Guesthouse Tucked Away in Hip Seminole Heights

Location: Seminole Heights 

AirBNB Plus: Yes 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $100+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/11175827

Historical Seminole Heights is one of Tampa’s most popular residential areas, and the RiverShed is the place to enjoy it to the fullest. This one bedroom guest house is one of the city’s few AirBNB Plus offerings, and has a rustic, calm aesthetic. There’s a screened porch to enjoy, and it’s just steps to the tranquil river that flows past. Seminole Heights has amazing breweries, cafes, restaurants, public parks and shops. It’s also super close to the city’s zoo, Ybor City, Downtown Tampa and so much more! 

Guest review: “This place has everything! I felt like I didn’t have to bring anything with me. Besides all the great amenities, the guest house includes an adorable guest book and binder with local places to eat, see and experience. Loved it!” – Anna 

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Luxury Tampa Airbnb

 

10) Serenity Awaits @ 1BR + Pool | Across Int’l Plaza

Location: Westshore District 

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $70+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/33225430

Another poolside Tampa pad, this one bedroom high-rise apartment is modern, sleek and comfortable and is equipped with air conditioning to escape the intense Florida heat. The saltwater pool has a sun deck, and AirBNB guests will also enjoy full access to the on-site two storey fitness centre. The Westshore District is a fantastic neighborhood to base yourself in, with amazing dining, drinking, partying, shopping and sporting opportunities at your doorstep. 

Guest review: “Definitely was an amazing stay, would recommend to anyone and everyone looking to stay here! Felt like home, and the apartment was beautiful.” – Jessica 

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11) Tiny House in Historic Ybor City

Location: Ybor City 

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $90+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/8615068

Tiny houses are a hot commodity these days, and this brand new one is Tampa’s best! Perfect for solo travelers or couples, this picture-perfect tiny abode has one bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen and a living room. You’ll also have a car park and spacious backyard. It’s tucked away on one of Ybor City’s more quiet streets, but just minutes on foot to the neighborhood’s vibrant attractions, including world class Latin American restaurants and hip bars.

Guest review: “This tiny house is just the perfect size for a couple visiting Tampa. We loved Ybor & the city, Stephanie’s notes on the local area were invaluable & the whole process from booking through check in & out was seamless. The space is really lovely & in a great location. We will definitely be staying here again if our future travels take us through Tampa again.” – Anna 

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Tampa Bay Airbnbs

 

12) New 1 BR House Walk to Downtown/Riverwalk

Location: Ridgewood Park 

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $60+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/23604857

This minimalist one bedroom house has all you need to have a first class Tampa vacation! Highly-rated and in hot demand on AirBNB, the new home is open plan and airy. Walk easily to the Tampa Riverwalk, and there’s a huge variety of great eateries right nearby. Perfectly situated to access all that Tampa has to offer, this serene home is just 10 minutes drive to Downtown Tampa, and just a few minutes further to lively Ybor City. 

Guest review: “Jeremy’s place is amazing! This is our second time staying with him and the location is super convenient to get anywhere in Tampa in 20 mins. The bed is super comfortable, and the fully stocked kitchen (with a stove and oven too!) was very helpful in making meals at home. When we did go out, ArmatureWorks is very close and has lots of eateries and the Riverwalk. Jeremy was very attentive and responsive throughout our stay. We had a small problem with the speed of the WiFi, but Jeremy did his best to correct it for us. Overall, it was another great stay and we look forward to our next stay!” – Laura 

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13) ✯Arden Glen-A Water Front Urban Nature Retreat✯

Location: Seminole Heights

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $70+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/21730284

A rustic riverside gem perfectly for those looking to relax and recuperate in Tampa, this one bedroom apartment is the perfect blend of natural and modern design elements. One of four apartments available on this one acre property (each with their own private entrance), you’ll enjoy a tranquil spring-fed pond, an outdoor wood fire pit and a meandering river on your doorstep. For when you want to venture out to the bright lights of Tampa, Downtown Tampa and Ybor City are both 10 minutes away, or rent a car and take a day trip to Clearwater Beach, which is just 45 minutes away.

Guest review: “John’s house is lovely! It is very serene and a great place to relax with someone you care about and some wine. He even has an awesome fire pit where people can make s’mores. John is very responsive and a superb host. He also provides the most badass local tips. Will definitely come back when in town! 5 stars!” – Brittany 

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14) Dream Newly remodeled Waterfront Suite ocean view

Location: Rocky Point Island 

AirBNB Plus: No

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $100+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/11047853

If you’re keen to escape the hustle and bustle of central Tampa, treat yourself to a stay at this luxurious one bedroom apartment. With these first class views of Tampa Bay, you won’t be disappointed in the slightest! It has a bay view balcony and modern amenities. The hotel-quality apartment complex has a heated pool, a pool bar area and a private recreation area. Located on Rocky Point Island and just five minutes to Downtown Tampa and Tampa Airport, this waterfront suite is the ideal place to kick back and relax in the sun. 

Guest review: “Sandra’s place was just what we needed. A place to relax. The apartment was stylish and clean with a well stocked kitchen and a comfortable place to chill. We sat on the beach and watched the sunset by the fire pit. Highly recommended.” – Amanda

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15) The Boathouse on the Hillsborough River

Location: Old West Tampa 

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $100+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5051331

One of my favorite AirBNBs in Tampa, this unique boathouse stay is an experience you just have to have. Nestled right on the river, the rustic one bedroom boathouse has been updated into a contemporary dream. You’ll have your own private dock with views to Downtown Tampa and boaters and kayakers regularly floating past. Nothing in Tampa is more than 15 minutes away – Downtown Tampa, Ybor City, SoHo, Busch Gardens and Tampa Convention Centre are just a few of the attractions in close proximity. Or you can jump in the car and be on Clearwater Beach or St Petersburg Beach in as little as 40 minutes. 

Guest review: “The boathouse is an excellent example of why we use (and love) Airbnb. It is unique and wonderful. Yes, it’s definitely “shabby chic” and quirky but the view is a delight; not just the Tampa skyline but also the variety of birds and the different moods of the river. With it’s tilted entry hall and painted bedroom floor, the boathouse is Florida Funky and not a 5* resort but I can’t wait to return. The kitchen was well stocked and the bed was comfortable. It’s an easy walk to Rick’s on the River and the Pirate Boat Taxi. We bought a two day pass for the taxi and the second day used it combined with the free downtown trolley to go to Ybor City. There’s also the large Julian B Lane Riverfront Park about a mile away which has tennis and pickleball courts. Thank you Lauren for hosting such a fun place to stay.” – Elisa 

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Single Person Airbnb Tampa

 

16) Luxury Townhouse – Perfect South Tampa Location!

Location: Hyde Park 

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $170+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/25457895

This stunning three bedroom townhouse is located in Tampa’s upmarket Hyde Park, and close to all that the city has to offer. Newly updated, this exclusive home is modern, airy and light-filled, with spacious interiors and space for up to eight! Just a block away is the beautiful Bayshore Boulevard, a natural riverside spot to unwind or hit the pavement for a walk or run. Just five minutes by Uber or car rental to buzzing Downtown Tampa, you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds! 

Guest review: “The space was perfection! Extremely clean, very stylish, and easy to check in and check out. Hosts were very responsive too! This location was literally perfect for every place we had to go as part of a family wedding. Would definitely recommend this location and would totally stay here again.” – Shannon 

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17) The Legendary Lakehouse – Tampa, Florida

Location: Odessa 

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes

Price: $250+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/33710941

Tampa is brimming with natural beauty, and you can enjoy the best of it from this gorgeous three bedroom lakehouse. This elegant home is spacious, and its leafy outdoor features are first class. Think a huge entertaining deck, a majestic lakefront view, a large backyard with grill and a fire pit. This is the perfect family-friendly AirBNB in Tampa, and the NW neighborhood of Odessa is just minutes from a mall, a range of restaurants and Tampa Stadium. Downtown Tampa, Ybor City and so much more is no more than 30 minutes drive. It’s also only 90 minutes to Orlando and Disney World. The family won’t want to leave. 

Guest review: “We enjoyed our stay at the lake house, especially the gorgeous deck! The views are amazing and it was a great place to relax. The house location is perfect, in a quiet area with horses and nature (lots of birds), but also convenient to attractions in the area.” – Catherine 

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Tampa Cheap Airbnb

 

Tampa Tours & Day Trips You’ll Love

Keen for some expert recommendations on what to do in Tampa? Whether your jam is zipping along Tampa Bay on a speedboat or a day of fun at the city’s theme parks, book via my links and plan ahead to save time (and money!) on your epic trip to Tampa. 


Tampa Bay 2-Hour Speedboat Adventure

“Experience the thrill of a lifetime on a private speedboat adventure in Tampa Bay. Become the captain of your own speedboat and speed past Fort de Soto Park and the Tampa Bay coastline to see Florida’s beautiful sights from a unique perspective.”

https://www.getyourguide.com/tampa-bay-l95972/tampa-bay-speed-boat-adventure-t13739/

Price: From $110 USD (1.5 hours) 

Review: “We had a great guide, everything worked fine and the speedboat was in great condition. We drove through the Tampa Bay Bay and it is really a great feeling that you can sit behind the wheel of the speedboat !! We had a great experience and would do it again anytime.” – Verena, Germany 

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay: Single and Multi-Park Tickets

“Experience the world’s most beautiful theme park with a full-day entrance ticket to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, featuring exciting rides, roller coasters, and over 2,000 animals from around the world.”

https://www.getyourguide.com/tampa-l1187/busch-gardens-tampa-admissions-tickets-t205881/

Price: From $150 USD (1-30 day validity passes)

Review: “It is a wonderfully beautiful park, which works really well both as a zoo and an amusement park. Clean and beautiful park with wild roller coasters. We had a really good day there. Please note that parking costs $25.” – Mette, Denmark 

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Tampa Tours

 

Am I missing any amazing Tampa AirBNBs? 

Tampa has a helluva lot of top AirBNBs, but if you have a recommendation to add to my list – I’m all ears! Whether you’ve stayed at a top Tampa AirBNB or you host one that you think deserves to be showcased on my blog, just reach out to me via email or on my social media channels. I’m always updating my website content to bring you the best and most current recommendations!

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Planning a trip to Tampa and South Florida? 

 A trip to Tampa is great for the soul, and the year-round sun and fun makes for a brilliant vacation destination. I’m originally from the other side of the country in California, and I’ve traveled a ton not only across the globe, but across the United States as well. Have a browse of my other U.S city content and other travels blog and lists I’ve linked below, and if you have any questions or need some expert tips for your next trip, don’t hesitate to reach out to my via my socials or email!

Check out my other Florida content and some other recommended U.S.A blogs….

Unique Tampa Airbnb


Final thoughts on AirBNBs in Tampa

Tampa is a really underrated Florida city that has the best of both worlds landscape-wise. A beautiful bayfront location and less than an hour to the Florida coast! It’s also close to other major Florida cities Orlando and Miami, so you can have an epic multi-city break if you’ve got the time! Tampa is a brilliant escape from the frozen Northern winters, and be prepared – it gets damn hot down here! Have an amazing visit to Tampa!

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