Why Choose a Private Vacation Home Over an Airbnb?

The Florida Keys are known for their warm sandy beaches, laidback lifestyle, and world-class scuba diving. Located just south of Miami, this chain of coral islands extends over 100 miles between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.


There is much to see, do, and discover in the Keys, especially in popular areas like Key Largo and Islamorada. If you’re planning a visit to the Upper Keys, you may be unsure of where to stay. Airbnbs are a popular option for travelers, but private vacation homes are often the superior choice.


Private Vacation Home vs. Airbnb

Today there are more options than ever before when it comes to accommodations. Airbnb has been around since 2008 and offers certain perks, such as flexibility and personal reviews of hosts and properties. However, traditional rental management companies offer guests a trustworthy and established reputation, along with vetted rental properties.


Travelers who are comfortable taking risks may find Airbnbs suitable for their needs, but travelers who prefer more reliable housing will want to go with a private vacation home.

Why Book a Private Vacation Home?

Airbnb has indeed made it easy to find accommodations as these vacation rentals can be found in nearly every major city. However, you must consider what you’re giving up when you book an Airbnb rather than a private vacation home.


Booking with a reputable vacation home rental agency means you are renting a home that has been professionally vetted and chosen as a luxury vacation destination. These private properties are prime pieces of real estate, situated in some of the most beautiful areas of the Florida Keys.


From oceanside rentals and bay rentals to canal rentals and lavish condos and flats, visitors can find private rental homes offering picturesque views of Florida’s waterways, canals, and lagoons.


Renting a private vacation home also gives renters greater privacy. Airbnbs are often shared with the property owner or other tenants. Private vacation homes, on the other hand, provide guests with their own space, including outdoor areas like private terraces.


The quality of accommodations is often much greater with private vacation homes. With Airbnbs, there is no guarantee that the home is like the owner described and you are essentially taking a gamble on whether you’ll be satisfied with your rental. With a private vacation home, you’ll be met with upscale housing featuring state-of-the-art appliances and designer interiors.


Amenities are also a great addition when you book a private vacation home. The amenities available with Airbnbs are often limited or absent. Private vacation homes are often equipped with a wide range of amenities, such as resort-style landscaping, swimming pools, heated jacuzzi tubs, and gated residences.

Contact us at 305.664.3333 or rentals@islandvilla.com so we may help with your Florida Keys rental plans

Book Your Stay with Island Villa Properties

If you’re in search of a tropical paradise for your upcoming trip to the Florida Keys, a private vacation home is exactly what you need. Island Villa Properties offers a wide selection of luxury vacation properties in Islamorada and the surrounding areas. Call today to find the perfect vacation rental for you.

Maison Residences – Unit 101 – Beachfront

Just 90 minutes south of Miami you’ll discover Maison Residences, world-class accommodations in the Florida Keys. Unit 101 at Maison is a four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath villa that acts as the perfect getaway for couples, families, or groups who want a stylish place to relax or entertain.

Unit 101 offers a bright, open floorplan with large windows that overlook the Atlantic Ocean. The upscale property contains a gourmet kitchen equipped with top-of-the-line appliances, a cozy grand room, a master bedroom, and oversized terraces. Outside, guests can enjoy the lush landscaping, resort-style swimming pool, and jacuzzi which are centrally located on the property and surrounded by tropical palm trees.

Maison Residences – Unit 202 – Oceanfront

Maison 202 is a beautiful oceanfront property with four cozy bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms. The villa offers a home away from home feel with its flatscreen TVs, soft sofas, fireplace, and multiple seating areas. While staying at Maison Residences, you’ll have access to a wide range of amenities, such as king-size beds in every bedroom and a heated jacuzzi.

The property is set inside a gated residence where guests can enjoy their privacy. No expense has been spared when designing the villa, from the porcelain tile and Caesar-stone countertops to the U-Line beverage center and smart front door locks.

Maison Residences – Unit 203 – Oceanfront

If you want to stay right near the ocean while in Islamorada, check out unit 203 at Maison Residences. This spacious four-bedroom, the four-and-a-half-bath property is set on well-manicured grounds with paved walkways and tropical palm trees. Spend your afternoons sipping beverages by the pool or walk along the 350-foot white sand beach.

The stylish bedrooms offer a cozy place to rest after a long day of excitement. The master bedroom is equipped with a king-size bed, master bath, and access to a large terrace. The oversized terrace is great for entertaining and includes multiple seating areas, a fireplace, flat-screen TV, and Lynx infrared/gas grill.

Maison Matecumbe Vacation Rental Islamorada

Cabana Flat – Maison Matecumbe

There are plenty of incredible places to stay in Islamorada if you value luxury accommodations. Maison Matecumbe is one such option located just off the old road in Islamorada at mile marker 81. The private gated community is made up of nine units, each as beautiful as the next.

Maison Matecumbe offers all the comforts of home with the lavish amenities you’d expect to see in a five-star hotel. You’ll discover a newly completed swimming pool, hot tub, and lush landscaping. Inside each unit, there is a fully-equipped kitchen, cozy living room, dining area, and outdoor terrace. The bedrooms feature clean, comfortable linens and plenty of storage space for your travel essentials.


Contact us at 305.664.3333 or rentals@islandvilla.com so we may help with your Florida Keys rental plans.