With so many incredible theme parks and attractions to choose from, it’s no wonder Orlando, Florida is one of the most popular family vacation destinations in the world. Universal’s Islands of Adventure is a longstanding favorite with big-ticket rides and lots of new attractions. You ought to book early, but we know just where to find the best Airbnb near Islands of Adventure.
Located alongside Universal Studios, Universal’s Islands of Adventure is one of the most popular theme parks in Orlando. One of the main attractions, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, is split between the two parks. Comic book lovers should make a beeline for Marvel’s Super Hero Island, where you might even get to meet Spider-Man, Captain America, Wolverine, and more! Lots of rides, characters, dining, and shopping await throughout the park’s many entertainment and pop-culture themed areas.
If you’re ready for an unforgettable vacation, we’ve rounded up some of the best Airbnb properties near Universal’s Islands of Adventure below.
8. Spacious 2-Bedroom Condo With Resort Amenities
Most families would admit that after a long day running around Universal’s Islands of Adventure, they want nothing more than to chill out. Relax and unwind in this comfortable, two-bedroom condo near Islands of Adventure in Orlando. There’s space for up to 6 people here, with two big bedrooms and two full bathrooms, plus a large sofa bed in the living area.
Available from around $200 a night, this spacious condo is located just 15 minutes from Islands of Adventure in the desirable Vista Cay resort community. Enjoy added perks like access to the complex clubhouse, multiple swimming pools, fitness center, and more! Inside the condo, you have plenty of space to relax after a hectic, adventure-filled day at the park. Whip up a simple dinner in the fully-equipped kitchen and watch a movie on the flat screen TV with cable channels.
7. Lovely Penthouse With Lake Views Near Islands of Adventure
There is nothing more peaceful than a water view! If you’re looking for calm after a long day spent running around Islands of Adventure, this large lakeside penthouse in Orlando is a perfect choice. With space for up to 10 people, it’s also ideal for large families and groups who want to enjoy a bit of luxury while on vacation. Available from around $250 a night, this Orlando vacation rental is a great value, too.
The property features three bedrooms and two large bathrooms, with classic and comfortable decor throughout. The large balcony is ideal for admiring the gorgeous view over Lake Cay, oh-so-relaxing after a long, tiring day at the park. You’re only about 15 minutes away from Islands of Adventure, close to many great restaurants and shopping as well. The property has a large dining area and fully-equipped kitchen, just in case you prefer to stay home and cook for yourself instead.
6. Funky, Modern Apartment For Friends Or Families
Part of the sought after Vista Cay community, this cool and sophisticated Airbnb near Islands of Adventure can be yours from around $260 a night. The condo has space for up to 6 people, with three big bedrooms and two bathrooms. Staying here puts you close to all of Orlando’s attractions, but only a short drive from popular Islands of Adventure.
Decorated with bold pops of color and cool, modern decor, this vacation rental is better suited for groups of friends or families with older children. There is plenty of room to spread out, including a large living space, billiards room, and a private balcony for enjoying pretty sunsets and chilled out evenings together. The Vista Cay clubhouse also has plenty of entertainment on site, including multiple swimming pools and plenty of dining options, in case you don’t feel like utilizing the apartment’s fully-equipped kitchen!
5. Elegant Designer Condo For A Glam Orlando Getaway
Who says a theme park vacation has to sacrifice style? This glamorous, three-bedroom condo near Islands of Adventure is a luxe retreat amongst the theme park madness. With space to accommodate up to 8 guests easily, the condo features three beautifully designed bedrooms and two full bathrooms, plus an open-concept floor plan and separate laundry room.
Your group can gather in the open living space to watch a movie or play games. The modern chefs kitchen is equipped with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances and everything else you need to prepare and enjoy meals together. The elegant, designer furnishings and accessories create a sense of calm and luxury — you’d never guess that busy International Drive is just a stone’s throw away! For around $280 a night, you can book a beautiful Airbnb near Islands of Adventure, a vacation rental that feels more like a high-end boutique hotel.
4. Comfortable Family Retreat Near Islands Of Adventure
For a true home-away-from-home experience, we think this welcoming cottage Airbnb near Islands of Adventure fits the bill. Beautiful decor and thoughtful little details create an inviting space that your entire family will love and remember. The house can sleep from 7-9 guests comfortably with three bright bedrooms and two full bathrooms, starting at around $150 a night.
Gather around the table in the cozy breakfast nook each morning to make your plans for the day’s theme park activities. Universal’s Islands of Adventure is practically next door, but you’d never know it on this quiet, residential block. With quaint private courtyards and thoughtful design throughout, it’s hard to forget this isn’t your own home. Enjoy returning each day to this calming retreat for a peaceful evening together as a group followed by a good night’s sleep.
3. Gorgeous Apartment Near IOA And Mall At Millenia
This absolute stunner of an apartment is located near Mall At Millenia, just a short drive from Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Featuring beautiful boho design and modern furnishings, this bright and spacious three-bedroom Orlando apartment is surely one of the best Airbnbs near Islands of Adventure.
This stunning Orlando vacation rental can accommodate 6-7 guests comfortably with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. In addition to its fantastic location and ultra-chic design, guests of this apartment can access the building’s many attractive amenities. These include a large, resort-style swimming pool and state-of-the-art gym. This gorgeous vacation rental can be yours from around $160 a night.
2. Renovated, One-Bedroom Condo With Lake Views
Just two miles down the road from Universal’s Islands of Adventure, this renovated one-bedroom condo in Orlando is a great option for a single traveler or couple. There’s one bedroom and one full bathroom, as well as a sofa bed in the living space, all available for just under $100 a night.
Take your morning coffee on the balcony and enjoy lovely lake views while you get ready to start your day. After hours of exploring the theme parks, you’ll want to return to a peaceful retreat for some rest and relaxation. This charming condo Airbnb near Islands of Adventure is well-equipped for just that! Use the full kitchen to whip up a delicious snack or settle into the comfy sofa to watch an episode or two of your favorite TV show. If you prefer to venture out, you’ll find Orlando’s best dining and nightlife is all within easy reach!
1. Kid-Friendly Family Home Right Next To IOA
You can’t get any closer to Universal’s Islands of Adventure without having to pay admission! This relaxing, family-friendly Orlando vacation rental has tons of charm with cozy spaces to socialize or unwind. There are two bright bedrooms and two full bathrooms, including a generous master suite with barn doors, a workspace, and access to your own private courtyard.
Available from around $120 a night, this home is ideal for a group of 4, but there’s the option of using the sofa bed or air mattresses in the living room to accommodate up to 8 guests in a pinch. We love that this Airbnb near Islands of Adventure has multiple outdoor spaces, like a quiet courtyard and screened-in lanai with tiki bar. Your friends or family will enjoy relaxing in total comfort here after a long day spent roaming the theme parks.