Key Biscayne

An exclusive island paradise adored by sunbathers, sandcastle builders, and golfers working on their short game.

Sail across the bay from Brickell and Coconut Grove and drop anchor in Key Biscayne, a white sand refuge for sunbathers embracing island-style luxury. Key Biscayne's serene pace separates it from the noise of Miami's mainland destinations, but there's actually little distance between this dream-like destination and Downtown. In Key Biscayne, the city's CEOs sip Mai Tais in waterfront mansions and play the front nine on golf courses that seem to grow out of the sea.

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On the Map

  • Public transit is Difficult
  • Having a car is Easy

Miami Airport: 21 minutes by car or 1 hour & 30 minutes by public transit
South Beach (5th and Ocean): 22 minutes by car
American Airlines Arena: 16 minutes by car
Bal Harbour Shops: 36 minutes by car

An Island Refuge In a Class of Its Own

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South of Miami Beach and across the Rickenbacker Causeway from the mainland, hammocks sway and tan lines disappear in Key Biscayne.

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Floating to the east of mainland Miami, Key Biscayne is set apart from the rest of the city.

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Its exclusive feel and pristine beaches set it apart, too.

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Metropolitan Miami swims into view from the shores of Key Biscayne.

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It's easy to reach this southernmost barrier island by car.

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Once you're here, it's easy to get around by bike, board, or oar.

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Key Biscayne abides by island time.

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When you're on this island, the sun moves a little slower.

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Key Biscayne is a small gem in Miami's surroundings, and is twenty minutes away from South Beach and Downtown Miami and five minutes away from Coral Gables and Coconut Grove. A perfect location for perfect restful holidays."

Dining With a View In Key Biscayne

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Key Biscayne's picture-perfect setting offers the perfect backdrop for relaxed lunches and romantic hors d'œuvre.

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Fresh seafood and guacamole prepared table-side accompany the shade provided by Key Biscayne's pervasive palapas.

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The sign at the beginning of the bridge says it all: "Key Biscayne Island Paradise." It has been rated one of the most luxurious zip codes in the U.S., home to many celebrities and preferred retreat for all those attracted by a peaceful island..."

Staying Active In Paradise

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Two lushly forested coastal parks hug the edges of the Village of Key Biscayne, a quiet island paradise populated with park dwellers and avid pedalers.

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Its paved bike path leads you to the island's lighthouse in Bill Baggs Cape State Park at the southern tip of the island.

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If you prefer to explore the sea, Key Biscayne will expand your horizons.

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Fish, skiff, or visit Miami's Seaquarium in Key Biscayne.

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Sea lions applause for audiences under the Seaquarium's golden geodesic dome.

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Windsurfers, kayakers, and boaters glide along Miami's glassy waters.

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The catch of the day.

Improving Your Short Game In Key Biscayne

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Key Biscayne's north end is home to Crandall Park, a green and blue oasis comprised of boat slips, beaches, and a golf course.

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That'll play.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Angel Valentín has been  a professional photojournalist since 1990. His career has taken him all over the Caribbean and Latin America. Valentín has photographed world leaders, executives, athletes and celebrities in countless situations. He is a Pulitzer Prize finalist, winner (staff) and recipient of countless awards. After 18 years as a staff photographer, he has been a freelance photographer since 2009.

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Silvia Ros is a Miami-based photographer, who after over a decade as a museum photographer, jumped ship and launched a busy freelance career, tackling not only her own creative projects, but also serving as an official Art Basel Miami Beach photographer. She is currently curating a selection from her project “The National Gay and Lesbian Documentation Project” for inclusion at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

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Graciela Cattarossi is a lifestyle/travel photographer based in Miami. She graduated from Parsons School Of Design in New York and her work is currently  published in magazines such as Condé Nast Traveler, Travel and Leisure, Martha Stewart Living, and Food and Wine. When she is not traveling, she enjoys shooting weddings or other intimate events in Miami or wherever it takes her.

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