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Tampa House

  • 4
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 26 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children

$250

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Certificate of Excellence

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Venice House

  • 3
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Swimming pool

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“We stayed at this home for the month of March and were very happy with our stay. The home had everything we needed and the owner was very quick to respond to any of our questions both before and during our stay.The house is furnished in a bright...”
- Review left on 04/07/2015

$110

Excellent (8 reviews)

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Hudson Apartment

  • 1
  • 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Swimming pool

$125

Excellent (2 reviews)

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Tampa Hotel apartment

  • 3
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic rental! Spacious, clean and the location can't be beat. The laundry facilities were a great bonus. Sunset walks on the pier was a favorite as was the fishing charter. Thank you...”
- Review left on 12/30/2015

$120

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Indian Shores Cottage

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

$75

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Indian Rocks Beach Condo

  • 2
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

$199

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Bradenton Beach Cottage

  • 2
  • 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly

$150

Very Good (1 reviews)

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Tampa House

  • 2
  • 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“This is our second time staying here. Very comfortable very nice area. We were visiting our son who is at the University of Tampa. Even though it is about a 30 minute drive to campus it is nice to be out of the city where it's quiet with a nice...”
- Review left on 10/05/2016

$100

Very Good (14 reviews)

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Palmetto House

  • 3
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
“Two days after we arrived, we booked for 2018! Capt Julie and Pamela have made an enchanted, whimsical oasis where you can find a mermaid sitting on a bench in the garden, a charming metal tortoise lounging by the pool and an open, flowing old...”
- Review left on 02/20/2017

$414

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Tampa House

  • 3
  • 5
  • 2 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

$175

Excellent (22 reviews)

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Hudson Condo

  • 1
  • 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

$100

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Sarasota Condo

  • 1
  • 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“First time staying at this condo, and we were not disappointed! It was very clean and nicely decorated! It had everything that we needed for our week stay. The location was great! Close to the beach, pool, stores and Captain Curt's, which is a...”
- Review left on 11/28/2016

$135

Excellent (21 reviews)

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Bradenton Condo

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

$110

Excellent (2 reviews)

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Clearwater House

  • 3
  • 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“The house was in a great location. It was very spacious, and everything was nicely laid out. The pool was great to use, heated up quite quickly and was kept clean by the pool guy every week. The agent and the owner of the house were both very...”
- Review left on 11/16/2014

$299

Excellent (2 reviews)

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Palm Harbor Villa

  • 3
  • 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children

$310

Excellent (1 reviews)

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Anna Maria House

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

$500

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Bradenton House

  • 3
  • 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

$215

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Anna Maria House

  • 4
  • 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 mi
  • Swimming pool
“Whether you are a couple or three families under one roof, the layout of this home fits the bill. Three eating areas, three gathering areas plus the pool area is amazing. Newer homes on the island have five bedrooms....great...right but there is...”
- Review left on 06/25/2015

$225

Very Good (18 reviews)

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Clearwater House

  • 5
  • 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“We rented this home for our family for New Year's. Stayed 5 nights. Property has main house with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, large kitchen, dining area, living rooms areas (with one living room area capable of sleeping kids which we did). Great back...”
- Review left on 01/09/2017

$329

Excellent (2 reviews)

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Indian Rocks Beach House

  • 3
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

$179

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Crystal River Cottage

  • 1
  • 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from $144 / night

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Holmes Beach House

  • 3
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning

from $199 / night

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Clearwater House

  • 5
  • 6
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Ellen was wonderful, her home beautiful, accommodations were comfortable and just what we needed! Ellen was helpful with suggestions for beaches and offered discounts for area attractions...”
- Review left on 04/20/2016

$85

Excellent (17 reviews)

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Bradenton House

  • 4
  • 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“The location of this house is really outstanding. We enjoyed being on the river, watching the beautiful sunsets daily, watching birds come and go into the inlets. It is a private place within a lovely subdivision with lakes and riverfront. We also...”
- Review left on 02/02/2017

$120

Excellent (25 reviews)

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Dover Cottage

  • 1
  • 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“Some maintenance needed: poorly fitted toilet seat, slid sideways everytime and floors needed scrubbing, our feet were black, inner box spring was very noisy called the office and was changed out quickly. Office personnel very helpful and pleasant...”
- Review left on 03/11/2017

$79

Very Good (2 reviews)

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Redington Beach Manor house

  • 5
  • 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
“Everything was great! House was clean, fully stocked with beach items, towels, cleaning supplies etc. The welcome basket was a delightful surprise! Working with Wade was wonderful! We will be returning to this beach front beauty...”
- Review left on 03/06/2017

$800

Excellent (1 reviews)

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North Redington Beach Condo

  • 2
  • 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning

from $99 / night

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St. Pete Beach House

  • 1
  • 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly

$105

Excellent (14 reviews)

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Belleair Beach Townhouse

  • 4
  • 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
“The owner told us he would even have the palace decorated for Christmas & it certainly was a Winter Wonderland! The home itself was very well equipped and had excellent layout for a family vacation home. It was the perfect location on the gulf,...”
- Review left on 01/03/2017

$550

Excellent (8 reviews)

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St. Pete Beach Condo

  • 2
  • 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

$110

Excellent (1 reviews)

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Anna Maria Island House

  • 4
  • 8
  • 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

$390

Excellent (6 reviews)

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Redington Shores Villa

  • 3
  • 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
“We stayed here for several days and enjoyed playing at the beach with the kids. The house was clean, had plenty of space to cook and hang out for our family of 8. Only tip for new rentees - make sure to bring your own toilet paper...”
- Review left on 06/02/2016

$249

Excellent (6 reviews)

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Holmes Beach House

  • 6
  • 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“We are a family of 13 and had a great Christmas holiday in this house. The location is great and the house is lovely. I would highly recommend it to anyone...”
- Review left on 01/02/2017

$500

Excellent (1 reviews)

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Holmes Beach House

  • 5
  • 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning

from $429 / night

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Anna Maria Island Condo

  • 2
  • 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“We had a wonderful week at the tropical sunset condo I count the days to go back with my husband and two little kids (4.5 & 1.5) We loved everything in this condo and the beach was so beautiful! We saw Manatees at the road and reel Pier and Dolphins...”
- Review left on 05/24/2016

$143

Excellent (3 reviews)

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Treasure Island Condo

  • 1
  • 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Car not necessary
“My wife and I stayed in Sunset Cove for 9 nights in December. It was the perfect home away from home with a VERY clean, neat condo just a 1 minute walk from the gorgeous Sunset Beach on Treasure Island. The location was perfect and the complex was...”
- Review left on 12/13/2016

$70

Excellent (10 reviews)

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Redington Beach Condo

  • 2
  • 4
  • 30 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“Accomodating owner and facility. Unit is upcsale renovated and furnished. Been renting along Redington beaches for six years. This is my best beach experience with great views on three sides of unit...”
- Review left on 12/10/2014

$77

Very Good (2 reviews)

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Siesta Key Condo

  • 2
  • 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“just got back from a great vacation in siesta key . The condo was clean and the beds were extremely comfortable. The owner also provided all the necessary items needed to go and enjoy the beautiful beach !!!! The condo is located close to the beach...”
- Review left on 05/09/2016

$154

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Clearwater Cottage

  • 2
  • 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.05 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
“I cannot say enough good about coconut cabana. Great location as well as an extremely clean bright comfotable place. Walking distance to everything you might think of doing. Everyone friendly and kind and so accommodating. I will go back as often as...”
- Review left on 11/21/2016

$123

Excellent (12 reviews)

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Redington Beach House

  • 5
  • 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning

from $599 / night

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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