6 Stunning Cabins In Florida That Feel Like Another Planet

Key West footbridge to Smathers Beach

The Sunshine State is stunning, and it makes the perfect place for an easy vacation with a tropical feel. With hundreds of bodies of water to draw in tourists and hidden beaches with quiet vacation rentals, it’s easy to find cabins in Florida to rent for your vacation. But… what if you want a place that’s just as special as its serene surroundings?

We looked for beautiful places to stay in Florida, and below, you’ll read about some of the best Florida cabins we could find. We’ve found the most magical getaways, from rustic cabins to riverside retreats. If your ideal getaway is literally on the water, you might want to check out our list of houseboats for rent in Florida, too.

Best Cabins In Florida For A Whimsical Getaway

If you’re in a rush, we’ve got a short summary below:

Cabin Location Highlights
Waterfront House with Dock Key Largo Private dock, kayaks, pool table, fishing charters
Treehouse in Orlando Orlando Gorgeous views, close to Orlando attractions
Tiny Home with Dreamy Outdoor Space in Plant City Plant City Outdoor oasis, well-equipped kitchen and grill
Hidden Cabin Oasis St. Augustine Walk to beach, stunning surroundings
Private Beach Cottage Indian Pass Short walk to the beach, wrap-around deck
Peaceful Cabin on the Withlacoochee River Jasper Riverside retreat, canoe and kayaks, nearby parks

Now that we’ve summed it up, read on to find our top cabins in Florida.

1. This Waterfront House and Dock in the Florida Keys

Waterfront cabin in Key Largo, Florida Keys surrounded by water and palm trees
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This little oasis is next to Largo Sound. Kayaks and paddle boards are available; you can board them from your private dock.

This cozy cabin features three bedrooms, with one of the bedrooms including bunk beds. This Florida Keys rental also includes two and a half bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a six-person hot tub, a balcony, and a pool table.

This cabin is near many fishing charters, so don’t forget your fishing gear! The Florida Keys are amazing and well worthy of a weekend getaway. Also, consider checking out the Mangroves and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Need more to do? An hour and a half away is Big Pine Key with a “blue hole” that’s one of the most beautiful places in Florida.

See Related: Best Resorts in the Florida Keys

2. A Whimsical Treehouse in Orlando

Treehouse Vrbo in Orlando, Florida
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Did you know that Orlando is the most visited city in the U.S.? There are so many reasons to visit beyond a Disney trip, but of course, the Mouse is a huge draw. Make your childhood dreams a reality at this treehouse in Orlando. When it comes to cabins in Florida, this one stands out as a unique option.

This treehouse has one queen bed and can sleep two adults, so it’s best suited for a couple. There are many amenities in the 240-square-foot space, including an 80-inch television, a small bathroom, a dining area, and a balcony that’s perfect for taking in Florida sunsets.

Visit nearby Orlando attractions such as a Pirates Adventures Dinner Show and All-Access at WonderWorks. For rustic outdoor adventures, head a little over an hour away to Ocala National Forest for hiking and mountain biking or Silver Springs for kayaking.

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3. This Tiny Home with Dreamy Outdoor Space in Plant City

Tiny home in Plant City, Florida with outdoor oasis. Seating, movie screen, and floating lanterns.
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This VRBO in Plant City is one of the most stunning cabin rentals in Florida state. It’s a tiny home with an incredible area to relax among the great outdoors. Cozy chairs, a fire pit, and an outdoor movie screen await.

Inside, there’s a double bed and a double futon, meaning that this space sleeps up to four guests. There’s also a well-equipped kitchen, bathroom, and air conditioning.

Consider visiting the nearby Florida Air Museum, McCall Park, and other parks. Drive a bit further for a Serengeti Safari Tour and The Florida Aquarium. Downtown Sarasota and Siesta Key Beach are also just an hour away.

4. A Hidden Cabin Oasis in St. Augustine

Tiny cabin in St. Augustine, Florida hiding among woodlands
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This delightful little cabin looks like it’s in the middle of nowhere and truly feels private. Vilano Beach is just a six-minute stroll away, and so is a community park with tennis, basketball, and pickleball courts.

Cabin amenities include one queen bed, a full bathroom, a living area, a dining table, and a kitchenette. The cabin is ideal for two guests who will both enjoy spending time on the screened porch.

Each booking includes one free entry to a local attraction for each day of your stay! You’ll find Port St 20 minutes away and you also won’t want to miss out on a Dolphin and Manatee Paddle Tour or a Sunset Cruise of St. Augustine. You can also participate in fun water adventures just over an hour away at Saint Johns River and Santa Fe River.

See Related: Best Islands in Florida to Visit

5. An Incredible Beach Cottage with 360-Degree Views in Indian Pass

Round cabin on stilts above treetops in Indian Pass, Florida Vrbo
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This unique beach cottage known as The Barnacle offers serene woodland views and is just a short walk to Indian Pass Beach. The four-minute trek to the beach follows a boardwalk path surrounded by old trees and birds galore. Bring binoculars, as bald eagles, blue herons, and other majestic feathered friends inhabit the area.

This wooded cabin in Florida houses two bedrooms and a double futon in the living room. It can sleep six guests, so it’s fit for a whole family. There are also two bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. The wrap-around deck is full of rustic charm and is the perfect place to sit and sip coffee while admiring local wildlife.

Soak in the nearby Saint Joseph Bay, or take a short road trip to Panama City Beach for a Sunset Catamaran Cruise or a Scuba Diving Tour. There are local trails for hiking and horseback riding, and Three Rivers State Park is under two hours away.

See Related: Best Scuba Travel Insurance Options for Divers

6. This Peaceful Cabin on the Withlacoochee River

Riverside cabin Vrbo in Jasper, Florida showing trees and Withlacoochee River
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Bask in a peaceful setting at this waterside cabin in Jasper. Nestled next to the Withlacoochee River, this riverside retreat has plenty of outdoor space and sleeps six, perfect for a family vacation. Prepare for a canoe trip, as a canoe and complimentary kayaks are available for the whole family to enjoy.

The cabin offers two bedrooms and a living room with a double sofa bed. The elevated back deck is the perfect place to unwind and marvel at the surrounding mature oaks and pines.

Several of the best springs in Florida are just a short drive away, including Suwannee River and White Springs. Fanning Springs, as well as Ginnie Springs in the town of High Springs is about an hour away, offering cave diving.

What parks in Florida have cabins?

There are nineteen Florida state parks that offer many cabins, perfect for a rustic retreat. The cabins at Bahia Honda State Park overlook the bay, while Grayton Beach State Park cabins are among pine woods paired with a gulf breeze. Each cabin at Joseph Peninsula State Park has its own boardwalk, while the casual accommodations at Lake Louisa State Park are more of a glamping experience.

Does the Everglades have cabins?

There are campgrounds in Everglades National Park, but no cabins. However, there are plenty of cabin rentals just a drive away. You can find cabin rentals in Everglades City and Long Key, Florida. When not lounging in your cozy cabin, explore the Everglades’ majestic live oak and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife.

Jamie Alvarenga
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Jamie Alvarenga

Jamie is a travel writer living in Maryland. When she’s not writing about hidden gems, you’ll find her exploring them with her husband and daughter. She especially loves highlighting small businesses and encourages others to shop local when possible. Jamie has been a freelance writer and editor for over a decade. Along with travel content, she also enjoys penning pieces about home décor, baking, and parenting with a humorous twist.