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Bradenton Condo

  • 2
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
“Can't express how pleased we were with our stay this year. We are beyond happy and are looking forward to staying here hopefully every year...”
- Review left on 07/24/2016

$53.00

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Indian Shores Condo

  • 2
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“We stayed in Joyce's condo #216 for two weeks in March 2017. It is on the 2nd floor with a wonderful balcony overlooking the beach. We had our coffee there every morning, then went walking the beach looking for shells. The condo has everything you...”
- Review left on 03/13/2017

$129.00

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Palm Harbor Condo

  • 1
  • 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“When we found this condo, it almost sounded too good to be true, but I have to say it exceeded our expectations! the Innisbrook Property is outstanding. Well maintained, excellent amenities and just a beautiful place to be for many activities. Our...”
- Review left on 03/06/2016

$129.00

Excellent (2 reviews)

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Indian Shores Cottage

  • 2
  • 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

$75.00

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Indian Shores Condo

  • 2
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

$250.00

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Old Town Townhouse

  • 4
  • 10
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

$99.00

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Holmes Beach Townhouse

  • 3
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning

$199.00

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Indian Shores Condo

  • 3
  • 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“Let me begin by saying that I have never used a rent-by-owner program before. After this experience, I most definitely will, and hopefully to return to this lovely place. Jeannie was easy to communicate with, and everything was as expected when we...”
- Review left on 06/10/2015

$115.00

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Zephyrhills Apartment

  • 1
  • 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning

$79.00

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Clearwater House

  • 2
  • 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“We love to the place and it's very convenient , the owner are very friendly, helpful and so easy to excess to the beach. Talk about stuffs in the house anything I need they have it. The place a very quiet and very friendly surrounded people...”
- Review left on 06/28/2016

$171.00

Excellent (1 reviews)

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Anna Maria Island Condo

  • 2
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

$200.00

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Holmes Beach House

  • 3
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning

$225.00

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Indian Rocks Beach Condo

  • 3
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
“Condo was comfortable and clean. Great view of the ocean. We love this area and have vacationed there for the last 10 years...”
- Review left on 09/15/2016

$220.00

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Siesta Key House

  • 3
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children

$326.00

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Venice House

  • 2
  • 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“If your are looking for a great place to stay with a beautiful pool, tropical landscape, friendly neighborhood, private beach access, walking distance to a park with trails and tennis courts, do I need to say more. We have stayed at other places in...”
- Review left on 07/11/2014

$99.00

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Tampa House

  • 3
  • 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 mi
  • Child friendly
“Great house. Had everything we needed. Was extremely wet and the dock was under water due to the amount of rain this summer. Was disappointed about that. Was one of the main reasons we chose this house. Other than that, we loved it...”
- Review left on 08/17/2015

$185.00

Excellent (22 reviews)

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Indian Shores House

  • 2
  • 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

$136.00

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Clearwater House

  • 2
  • 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 mi
  • Ask about children

$108.00

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Hernando Beach Apartment

  • 1
  • 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly

$100.00

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Belleair Beach Townhouse

  • 5
  • 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
“To celebrate our 50th anniversary, we rented this home for our two sons, daughter, and their families. It was the BEST OF THE BEST vacations ever. The home was exactly as the pictures shown. We loved every minute. The grandkids were either at the...”
- Review left on 07/30/2015

$543.00

Excellent (1 reviews)

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Siesta Key Condo

  • 2
  • 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“This was our first trip to Siesta Key, but not our last! We are already booking another stay at Siesta Breakers for next year. It is a great location on the Beach and great access to the mainland...”
- Review left on 07/14/2014

$115.00

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St. Petersburg Condo

  • 2
  • 4
  • 30 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful condo overlooking Boca Ciega Bay.. Very clean, comfortable home, what a nice view of the bay with dolphins regularly swimming by! The owner, Ken, was stellar to deal with, all our needs were totally...”
- Review left on 05/21/2016

$100.00

Excellent (6 reviews)

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Anna Maria House

  • 3
  • 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

$500.00

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Madeira Beach Cottage

  • 1
  • 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“i stayed in this darling cottage for nearly 4 months and it felt like home. cottage is decorated with lots of color and beachy cheer, has a little porch, private yard and cute picket fence, with parking just outside the fence and a friendly coffee...”
- Review left on 01/31/2017

$85.00

Excellent (10 reviews)

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Madeira Beach Condo

  • 2
  • 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning

$172.00

Excellent (1 reviews)

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Ruskin Townhouse

  • 2
  • 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Swimming pool
“The condo was exactly as advertised and the property manager was very responsive to any questions. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely stay in this unit again. It is well maintained, clean and comfortable. It is a nice location and we...”
- Review left on 11/27/2016

$119.00

Excellent (3 reviews)

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Indian Rocks Beach Cottage

  • 3
  • 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
“We traveled with a group of baseball players from the New York City area to participate in the Fall Classic in Clearwater, and this location was perfect for us. All the comforts of home, and enough room between the two cottages for a large group....”
- Review left on 11/10/2016

$250.00

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Bradenton House

  • 4
  • 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

$158.00

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Anna Maria Island House

  • 4
  • 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Gorgeous, beautiful home away from home. This home has everything you and your family will need. The granite kitchen is fully equipped and beautiful. I was able to make a full Thanksgiving dinner with everything that was supplied in the home! Our...”
- Review left on 11/30/2016

$426.00

Excellent (9 reviews)

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Tampa Manor house

  • 8
  • 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 37 mi
  • Swimming pool

$595.00

Excellent (4 reviews)

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New Port Richey Cottage

  • 2
  • 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

$65.00

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Holmes Beach House

  • 4
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

$249.00

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Bradenton Cottage

  • 1
  • 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

$100.00

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Siesta Key Condo

  • 2
  • 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.25 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent property with lot of parking, laundy on site and warm water in the pool, which was really appreciated on the cooler dates, speacially by the kids. Close walk to a white sandy beach was on asset. Condo was very spacious and full equipped. We...”
- Review left on 01/02/2013

$101.00

Excellent (33 reviews)

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Holmes Beach Townhouse

  • 2
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.05 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“This was my family's first visit to Anna Maria Island and it won't be our last. We loved the beaches, restaurants, and amazing sunsets. The Gulf View Townhouse was clean and centrally located, and it was an added bonus to have a pool on the...”
- Review left on 07/19/2016

$175.00

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Indian Rocks Beach Condo

  • 2
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Me and my family just returned from our stay at this condo . Everything was clean and spotless and as advertised . We loved the small town feel of the area and the beach was great without a lot of crowd . It was convenient to area attractions and not...”
- Review left on 07/04/2017

$125.00

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Indian Shores Condo

  • 2
  • 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Swimming pool
“We just returned from two glorious weeks at this property. The weather was fantastic, the location was just a short walk across the road to the beach. It was very clean and well taken care of, the beds were comfortable. The condo was a short...”
- Review left on 10/25/2016

$100.00

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Siesta Key Condo

  • 2
  • 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

$143.00

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Anna Maria Island Cottage

  • 2
  • 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
“Songbird is a little slice of heaven with everything we needed to have a comfortable stay. We stayed for one week. Joel, the owner, is very thoughtful, and accommodating, and he makes it known that he is there for you if you need him. Which is so...”
- Review left on 05/20/2017

$110.00

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Holmes Beach House

  • 2
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“I like to call the Coral Cottage our own little Shangri La, at least for the two weeks we were pleased to be its residents. From the lovely landscaping to the private HEATED pool in the enclosed backyard, to the well equipped kitchen, just about...”
- Review left on 04/01/2016

$189.00

Excellent (5 reviews)

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About Gulf Coast Central Florida

Florida’s Central Gulf Coast has always been known as a popular tourist destination where visitors can escape the stress of everyday life. With pristine beaches lapped by warm waters, quaint towns overlooking the coast and a fantastic food scene, vacationers can’t go wrong at any Central Gulf Coast vacation rentals.  There’s something here to engage every interest and satisfy every palate.

Climate

While planning a stay in Florida’s Central Gulf Coast vacation rentals, it’s important to prepare for the weather. Here, warm temperatures and blue skies can be enjoyed almost all year-long. During the summer months, temperatures skyrocket into the 90s with thunderstorms bringing relief from the heat in the afternoon. Milder temperatures and lots of sunshine are what characterize the spring and fall seasons. The evenings might even be chilly enough to need a light jacket. The winter is one of the best times to visit Central Gulf Coast, though. Beaches are less crowded and temperatures hover in the 60s and 70s, which will feel very warm if you’re coming from a colder location.

Things to Do

The Central Gulf Coast area is less commercial than many of Florida’s other regions. In this part of the state visitors can appreciate a relaxing atmosphere, enjoy the beaches and clear skies, and experience the spirit of community. Some of the major cities that tourists flock to include:
  • Tampa – Drive along the scenic Sunshine Skyway Bridge that spans Tampa Bay or cast your fishing line from the Skyway Fishing Pier State Park, the longest fishing pier in the world. Downtown, see a show at the Tampa Theatre, an elaborate “movie palace” and beloved community landmark, or let loose at Busch Gardens.
  • Sarasota – Just south of Tampa, Sarasota is known for its white sand beaches and sparkling waters where everyone should enjoy being a beach bum.  Lounge at South Lido Park or take a trip to Siesta Key for prime sunning. Play a round of golf at University Park Country Club before cooling off inside at the Ringling Circus Museum.
  • St. Petersburg – A cultural hub for arts, museums, relaxation and more, there’s lots to do in St. Petersburg. Visit The Dali Museum and the Chihuly Collection to see incredible works of art. Outdoors, explore the intra-coastal waterways via kayak and spend a day swimming, fishing and picnicking at Fort De Soto Park spread out over five offshore keys.

Regional Foods & Dining

When you’re relaxing in Gulf Coast beach rentals, it goes without saying that you should snack on the local specialty foods served here. Florida is famous for two types of foods in particular: seafood and citrus fruit. Florida is an excellent location to get tons of fresh seafood like grouper, spiny lobster, stone crabs and clams. For some of the best grouper around, head to Maximo Seafood Shack located in St. Petersburg at the end of the Maximo Marina’s Main Dock. Oranges are Florida’s claim-to-fame, but the state also has great coconuts, star fruit, and mangoes that star in many desserts and fresh-made juices. You’ll also find mouthwatering key lime pies everywhere you go in the Gulf Coast. Euphemia Haye in Longboat Key has a heavenly dessert menu where patrons can linger over key lime pie and live music.

Events

If the beach isn’t enough of a draw, come for one of the awesome area events. The Gasparilla Pirate Fest in January beckons buccaneers and pirate wenches from near and far for plundering, pillaging and bootleg fun. A short drive inland in Plant City is the Florida Strawberry Festival with luscious strawberries and live music held every February. In June, Savor Sarasota kicks off the summer with a celebration of local foods that visitors can devour. You’ll find a unique event no matter when you visit. 

If you’re planning a trip to Florida, Gulf Coast Central vacation rentals are great options that provide a comfortable, safe place to spend a relaxing vacation. Pick a cozy oceanfront rental for easy access to the beach and stunning views or a colorful Florida-style home downtown for your next vacation. Whether you’re coming to relax, enjoy some outdoor activity or taste the local fare you’ll find something new to experience every season of the year here. 
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