11 Beautiful Beach Vacation Rentals in Jacksonville, FL

May 31, 2021


Boasting of 22 miles of gorgeous coastline, Jacksonville Beach, Florida is a fantastic destination for a beach vacation. Whether you're planning a trip for the whole family or a couples' getaway, you'll find a wide variety of beach rentals from which to choose. To help you start your search, I've curated this list of beautiful, highly-rated beach vacation rentals in Jacksonville, FL.

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More about Jacksonville Beach

Getting to Jacksonville Beach

Located on Florida's northeastern coast in Duval County, Jacksonville Beach (or, JAX Beach) is only a ~35-minute drive from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX). With affordable, direct flights to places like Washington, DC and New York City, it's easy to plan a beach vacation to Jacksonville, Florida. 

And since Jacksonville is right on I-95 - the major north-south interstate on the US East Coast - it's also a convenient stop to make on your summer road trip.  

Things to Do in JAX Beach

Obviously the main attraction in Jacksonville Beach is the long, sandy coastline. The beach is so vast that you can walk for miles as the waves lap at your feet.

Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier

As you stroll along the beach, be sure to check out the Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier. This pier, which is a quarter-mile long, leads you out over the Atlantic Ocean for beautiful ocean views. If you're interested in going further out to sea, you might consider chartering a deep sea fishing trip.

Meanwhile, golf aficionados visiting Jacksonville will love playing a few rounds on famous golf courses like TPC Sawgrass - home of The Players Championship - in Ponte Vedra Beach. 

Perhaps you've come to Jacksonville for a surgery or medical procedure at the prestigious Mayo Clinic? A few days at the beach to relax might be the ticket for a speedy recovery!

No matter what brings you to Jacksonville, with so many great restaurants, bars, and craft breweries in Jacksonville, you'll never lack for a tasty bite!

Vacation Rentals in Jacksonville Beach

Though you'll find a wide variety of beach homes and vacation rentals by owner in Jacksonville Beach, I've selected some of the most beautiful places to stay for this list.

Since we're talking about a beach vacation here, most of these properties are beachfront rentals with a couple exceptions. To fit your group size, I've included a variety of beachfront condos, spacious beach homes, as well as sprawling oceanfront mansions.

Things to Know about the Quoted Nightly Rates

  • All prices listed are in USD and are average or approximate prices per night and do not include fees.
  •  Nightly rates vary (sometimes greatly) depending on the season or day(s) of the week you are booking the vacation rental. 
  • Please click on the VRBO listing using the Booking button and enter your trip info to see the actual costs for your travel date(s).

Awesome Beach House w/ Swimming Pool

Luxury oceanfront home with a pool close to shops, bars, restaurants.

Location: Jacksonville Beach, FL
Approx. Price per Night: $1,158
Guests: 18 guests
Beds/Baths: 7 bedrooms · 11 beds · 6 baths 

Pet-friendly: No
Special Features: Oceanfront, private saltwater swimming pool, beach chairs, lots of parking, 2 washers/dryers, 2 kitchens.

As the only single-family beachfront home on Jacksonville Beach, this beach home is perfect for a large group trip. Given its layout with separate upstairs and downstairs areas, this house has plenty of room for a large group without feeling cramped. Amazing ocean views will delight you in any season as well as the convenience to shops, restaurants, and bars in JAX Beach. 

Awesome Beach House Jacksonville Beach

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Awesome Beach House - sunrise over beachside pool

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The private oceanfront saltwater swimming pool is a great place to retreat or for kids to play where you can keep an eye on them. It's also a great place to watch the sunrise with a cup of coffee in the morning.

Perfect stay for: Large gatherings

Spacious, updated oceanfront home with direct beach access. 

Location: Jacksonville Beach, FL
Approx. Price per Night$1,443
Guests: 12 guests
Beds/Baths: 6 bedrooms · 7 beds · 4.5 baths 

Pet-friendly: No
Special Features: Oceanfront, easy beach access, washer/dryer, game room.

Situated between Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach, this spacious oceanfront home is a wonderful beach retreat. Clean, nicely-updated bright spaces throughout the house give it a comfortable, open feel which is great for a large group or multiple families. And direct access to the beach from the backyard means it's easy to go back and forth between the house and the beach throughout the day. 

Oceanfront House Jacksonville living room

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Oceanfront House Jacksonville Beach lawn and beach access

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In the evenings, enjoy the serenity of listening to the waves on the back patio while the kids stay entertained in the game room.

Perfect stay for: Multiple families, Friend trip

A charming oceanfront home with direct access to Old Ponte Vedra Beach. 

Location: Old Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Approx. Price per Night$1,000
Guests: 10 guests
Beds/Baths:  4 bedrooms · 7 beds · 4 baths 

Pet-friendly: Yes
Special Features: Oceanfront, direct beach access, back deck overlooking ocean, washer/dryer, toys and games for kids, beach chairs and towels provided.

Atlantic Star welcomes you to your Florida beach vacation with a rustic, beachy interior and incredible ocean views. This oceanfront home is spacious and has direct access to the beach over the dunes. From the back deck, enjoy incredible ocean views and the calming sound of the waves.  

Atlantic Star JAX Beach house living room

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Atlantic Star JAX Beach house beachfront back deck

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Located on Old Ponte Vedra Beach, Atlantic Star is close to the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club as well as the Lodge and Cabana Club. Plus, it's an easy drive either to Jacksonville Beach (north) or St. Augustine (south) for incredible restaurants, bars, and shopping. 

Perfect stay for: Multiple families, Friend trip

Spacious oceanfront condo with large balcony in Oceania Condominium.

Location: Jacksonville Beach, FL
Approx. Price per Night$258
Guests: 5 guests
Beds/Baths: 2 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2 baths 

Pet-friendly: No
Special Features: Beachfront, high-floor, large balcony with outdoor furniture, washer/dryer, shared swimming pool, beach chairs.

Located on the 10th floor of the Oceania Condominium building in northern JAX Beach, this spacious, open-concept condo has magnificent ocean views from the entire home. The large balcony provides a great spot to watch dolphins swimming in the waves and boats passing by.

Oceanfront Oceania condo in Jacksonville Beach interior

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Oceania condo in Jacksonville Beach view

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Plus, reviewers rave about how well-stocked the condo is with thoughtful touches and great amenities.

Perfect stay for: Couple, Multiple couples, Family

Beach Front Condo Remodeled in Aug 2018

Beachfront condo remodeled in August 2018 with a wraparound balcony.

Location: Jacksonville Beach, FL
Approx. Price per Night$275
Guests: 4 guests
Beds/Baths: 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 2 baths

Pet-friendly: No
Special Features: Oceanfront with beach access, shared swimming pool, parking, washer/dryer, 2 balconies, beach chairs and umbrellas included.

This clean and bright condo on the second floor of the Beachdrifter Condominiums on Jacksonville Beach was remodeled in August 2018 and is full of thoughtful touches. The wraparound balcony is perfect for enjoying ocean breezes and listening to the waves. Plus, the second bedroom has its own private balcony on the side of the building.   

Jacksonville Beachfront condo living room

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Beachfront condo Jacksonville Florida

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Another perk of this beach condo is the building's swimming pool which is steps from the beach.

Perfect stay for: Couple, Multiple Couples, Family

Bright and airy top floor, beachfront condo with stunning ocean views.

Location: Jacksonville Beach, FL
Approx. Price per Night: $321
Guests: 5 guests
Beds/Baths: 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 2 baths

Pet-friendly: No
Special Features: Oceanfront with beach access, shared swimming pool, parking, washer/dryer, beach chairs, towels.

This top-floor beauty in the Beachdrifter Condominiums is perfect for anyone who loves an epic view in their vacation rental. The large wraparound balcony provides gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean and the fishing pier. It's a fantastic place to watch the sunrise and see dolphins playing in the surf. 

Beachdrifter top floor condo JAX Beach

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Beachdrifter top floor condo with pool on Jacksonville Beach

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With updated floors and two new bathrooms (in 2020), this beach condo feels light and airy. And the building's swimming pool is a great place for the kids to play. 

Perfect stay for: Couple, Family

Cottage-chic, completely renovated oceanfront condo with large balcony. 

Location: Jacksonville Beach, FL
Approx. Price per Night$303
Guests: 5 guests
Beds/Baths: 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 2 baths

Pet-friendly: No
Special Features: Oceanfront with large balcony, 100% updated, washer/dryer, parking, beach towels & chairs provided, community pool, direct beach access.

Another beautiful beach home in the Beachdrifter Condominiums on JAX Beach, this oceanfront condo has been completely renovated. The cozy cottage-chic decor and updated kitchen and bathrooms give this rental a fresh and comfortable feel. Plus, it comes stocked with everything you need for your beach vacation.

Oceanfront Renovated Condo Jacksonville Beach

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Oceanfront View in Renovated beach rental on Jacksonville Beach

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Perfect stay for: Couple, Family

Spacious and luxurious beachfront condo with large balcony and two swimming pools.

Location: Jacksonville Beach, FL
Approx. Price per Night: $370
Guests: 5 guests
Beds/Baths: 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 2 baths

Pet-friendly: No
Special Features: Oceanfront with beach access, balcony, washer/dryer, parking. Building has 2 shared swimming pools + hot tubs, sauna, steam room, fitness center.

An incredibly spacious (1800 sq ft) and luxurious beachfront condo in Landmark Condominiums, this beach home would be perfect for two couples to share due to its 2 large master suites. Plus, its large balcony equipped with cozy patio furniture overlooking the Atlantic Ocean extends the living space even further. 

Luxury Condo living room Jacksonville Beach Florida

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Luxury Condo beachfront swimming pool on JAX Beach

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Not only is the condo itself luxurious, but the building amenities, such as its 2 pools, sauna, and fitness center, are as well. Plus, you'll only be steps away from great restaurants and bars, so this is a fantastic home away from home in any season.

Perfect stay for: Couple (or 2 couples), Family

Spacious beachfront condo with lovely sunrise views in the heart of JAX Beach.

Location: Jacksonville Beach, FL
Approx. Price per Night: $284
Guests: 8 guests
Beds/Baths: 3 bedrooms · 5 beds · 3 baths 

Pet-friendly: No
Special Features: Oceanfront, balcony with ocean views, washer/dryer, parking, community swimming pool, spa whirlpool, and sauna.

If you're planning a beach trip for your large family or small group of friends, this 3-bedroom beach condo might be for you. It's spacious, clean, plus has a large balcony overlooking the ocean. The building's swimming pool and beach access are fantastic amenities. Plus it's steps away from restaurants and bars, including a Tiki Bar at the Hampton Inn next door.

Sunrise View Condo in Jacksonville Beach

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Sunrise View Condo in Jacksonville Beach swimming pool

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Perfect stay for: Couple, Family, or Friend trip

Beautiful 3-story home with an elevator just steps from the beach.

Location: Jacksonville Beach, FL
Approx. Price per Night$439
Guests: 6 guests
Beds/Baths: 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 3.5 baths

Pet-friendly: No
Special Features: Walking distance to beach, elevator, washer/dryer, several balconies, charcoal & gas grill, beach chairs, boogie boards, bikes.

This spacious Jacksonville Beach house is a quick walk to the beach and offers side ocean views from the balcony. Although not an oceanfront home, it's a great budget-friendly option close to the beach as well as great restaurants and bars. 

Beach home with elevator in Jacksonville Beach Florida

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Beach home porch views Jacksonville Beach

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One unique feature of this 3-story house is the elevator. Having an elevator makes this beach rental perfect for older travelers or anyone recovering from surgery at the Mayo Clinic. Also, for anyone who enjoys the nightlife at JAX Beach and doesn't want to climb a bunch of stairs after a few cocktails! 

Perfect stay for: Couple, Family, or Friend trip

Waterfront home on the Intercoastal with private swimming pool and boat dock.

Location: Isle of Palms in Jacksonville Beach, FL
Approx. Price per Night$300
Guests: 8 guests
Beds/Baths: 3 bedrooms · 5 beds · 2.5 baths

Pet-friendly: Yes
Special Features: Waterfront, washer/dryer, fireplace, parking, lanai with private swimming pool, large grill, canoe, boat dock, 5-min drive to JAX Beach.

Although not at the beach, this waterfront home on the Intercoastal Waterway deserves to be considered for your Jacksonville Beach vacation. Not only is it still a waterfront home, but it's a more budget-friendly option than oceanfront homes. Plus, it's just a quick 5-min drive to Jacksonville Beach and has a private pool.

Intercoastal Home in Jacksonville Florida

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The home itself is spacious and clean. And the screened in porch and lanai with the private swimming pool are excellent outdoor spaces in which to hang out. Plus, this home is pet-friendly so you can bring your furry friend along on your beach trip!

Swimming pool at Intercoastal Home Jacksonville, Florida

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From the lanai, enjoy beautiful views of the Intercoastal and the neighborhood boats sailing by. If you have a boat, you can dock it at the private boat dock out back for a small fee.  

Perfect stay for: Family, Friend trip

Tips for Finding the Perfect Jacksonville Beach Vacation Rental

With all the excellent vacation rental properties on VRBO these days, choosing your perfect beach home can be tough! If you're curious to see what other vacation homes (and hotels) that Jacksonville Beach has to offer, check out the map below.

When searching, here are a few key tips to keep in mind to help you find the best beach vacation rental: 

1) Use the Filters

Both VRBO and Booking have extensive filters that you should use to narrow down your search. Do you want a waterfront rental? Check that box so you only see homes on the water. 

Filtering is especially useful if you're looking for a property with special features like a swimming pool. Or perhaps you want to bring your dogs on your vacation and are looking for a pet-friendly vacation rental? You can filter to find only pet-friendly homes.  

2) Check Cancellation Policy

If your plans may change, it's important to check the cancellation policy carefully. Since VRBO allows hosts to choose their own cancellation policy, it tends to vary significantly from host to host. 

3) Read Reviews Thoroughly

Although pictures can make a place look spectacular, the reviews will tell the true story. Be sure to read them thoroughly, especially if you're interested in a particular amenity and want to know how well it worked for other guests.

4) Consider Booking in Off-Peak Season

Since beach vacations are everyone's favorite summertime activity, Jacksonville Beach is packed during summer months. But if you visit in the shoulder season or an off-peak time, you'll get better deals and have less competition for restaurants and attractions. I've personally enjoyed visiting Jacksonville in March, April, and October as the weather is pleasant and it's not too crowded.

Final Thoughts

Jacksonville Beach is a great place for your next beach vacation or a stop on your summer road trip. Hopefully you've found the beach vacation home as you've perused this list. 

Happy beach travels!


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