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Dover Cottage
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 4 1 4 Min stay varies
Cottage / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 4
1 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 4
Microwave • TV (Antenna) • Air Conditioning
"Staying at this property was not just a home away from home it has become a home we plan on relocating to this area because of the delightful time we had from staff to the cottage which was unbelievable it is safe clean and welcoming in every way possible..."
- Tonia Newell, Fl
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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Venice Home
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 5 2 5 Min stay varies
Home / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 5
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 5
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"We stayed in Venice and Gertys House during the first week of May and it was beyond beautiful. The house was super clean and it had everything you need for a dream vacation, even toys for our 2 kids. The little Ferry just minutes away from the house,..."
- Franziska Kujumdshiev, Troy, Michigan
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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Indian Rocks Beach Condo
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6 2 6 Min stay varies
Condo / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"We're booking for next year. I don't want to say too many great things because I want this to be our secret :) It was nice and thanks to Sue we were able to figure out the television (hey! our brains were on vacation too- - baked in the sun is our ..."
- Cathy Wangstad, Bloomington, MN
(4) Excellent (4 reviews)
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Bradenton Home
4 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 8 4 8 7 night min stay
Home / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 8
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"The house was lovely ~ spacious, clean, comfortable, & convenient to everything. The pool was great. Neighborhood was quiet ~ loved looking out over the lake. Great view from the living room. This was perfect for me and my family and we had everything..."
- Colleen Manke, Ridgewood, NJ
(13) Excellent (13 reviews)
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Redington Shores Home
5 BR / 3 BA / Sleeps 13 5 13 7 night min stay
Home / 5 Bedrooms / Sleeps 13
5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Sleeps 13
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"I can't say enough about this property and the services provided. My expectations were definitely exceeded! We will definitely be back"
- Jason Buskirk, Ohio
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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Treasure Island Condo
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 4 2 4 Min stay varies
Condo / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 4
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"What a great condo and location! Spent Thanksgiving week here as warm weather get- away. Unit is quiet, spacious, clean, comfortable and the beach front master bedroom is a definite plus. Being located on a quiet, low- traffic side street, makes..."
- David Reese, West Des Moines, IA
(44) Excellent (44 reviews)
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Anna Maria Island Condo
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6 2 6 Min stay varies
Condo / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"It was a great experience. The condo was close to perfect. It was a great spot close to the beach and many restuarants and shops. The Island was perfect with free trolly service and very clean roads and ammenities. The Ocean views and the white sand..."
- Dan Lupont, Rockford, IL USA
(30) Excellent (30 reviews)
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Indian Shores Condo
3 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 8 3 8 7 night min stay
Condo / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 8
Dishwasher • Microwave • Washer/Dryer
"It met all of our expectations."
- Amber Barbour, VERSAILLES, KY
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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Longboat Key Villa
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 4 1 4 No min stay
Villa / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 4
1 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 4
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"After a cancellation at another site we were forced to go on a hunt with only ten days before our flight. Found this gem on line and got in touch with Brad and easily make our vacation plans. This place was above what we imagined. great location on Longboat..."
- Dave Leaman, Waco Texas
(13) Excellent (13 reviews)
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Siesta Key Townhouse
3 BR / 2.5 BA / Sleeps 7 3 7 Min stay varies
Townhouse / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 7
3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms Sleeps 7
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"Very clean, all we needed was paper plates and plastic cups (to avoid washing) and our clothes and toiletries. Place was packed w all you needed for a beach getaway. Plenty of beach towels, chairs, buggy, and kitchen supplies. Close to the beach. ..."
- Maria Ciocca, Miami, FL USA
(5) Excellent (5 reviews)
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Siesta Key Villa
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6 2 6 5 night min stay
Villa / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"We enjoy our stay, the rooms was amazing! ! ! evrething u need for whole family u have in the unit :)I recomended this place and for sure we will comeback here:)"
- Aliona Gonza, Chicago,il
(42) Excellent (42 reviews)
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Tampa Studio
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 4 1 4 Min stay varies
Studio / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 4
1 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 4
High Speed Internet • Microwave • Air Conditioning
"Excellent little apartment with an amazing bay view with a fake beach. I highly recommended this for young couples. Location, Location, Location"
- Eugene Kofman, Philadelphia. PA
(4) Excellent (4 reviews)
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Hudson Home
2 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 6 2 6 3 night min stay
Home / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
2 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"I found this house to be everything advertised and then some. I was pleased to be able to use the pool at this time of year and found outside area to be very relaxing. As for the house itself everything appeared to be very new and remodeled. All appliances..."
- Mike Stoutenberg, New york
(11) Excellent (11 reviews)
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Madeira Beach Condo
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 4 2 4 14 night min stay
Condo / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 4
High Speed Internet • Washer/Dryer • Air Conditioning
"We stayed at this amazing condo for two weeks and it was simply amazing. The view is awesome. Waking up to the most beautiful sunrises and watching the sunsets simply cannot be put into words. The condo is extremely spacious and clean. The master bedroom..."
- Lydia Carrasquillo-Rentas, Yonkers, NY
(4) Excellent (4 reviews)
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Indian Shores Condo
3 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6 3 6 7 night min stay
Condo / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"The condo was amazing. The balcony was spacious and had an astonishing view of the gulf. The bedrooms were spacious and the beds are fairly comfortable. The tv and the cable needs a change in my opinion. The kitchen was nice, big with full fridge. The..."
- Mahmoud Hazim, Orlando, FL USA
(3) Excellent (3 reviews)
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Sarasota Villa
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6 2 6 Min stay varies
Villa / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"We really like this place. The beaches are the best ever! ! ! We had great time in family. 5 min walk to Costco and other store. House very clean, good for a familly of 6. We appreciate having a pool near the house for an evening activity after the..."
- Mathieu B, Montreal Canada
(28) Excellent (28 reviews)
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Clearwater Beach Home
5 BR / 3 BA / Sleeps 15 5 15 7 night min stay
Home / 5 Bedrooms / Sleeps 15
5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Sleeps 15
High Speed Internet • Microwave • Washer/Dryer
"This site was excellent for a family reunion. Sleeping 13 was very comfortable. Site was clean, comfortable, nice pool, and 3 minutes to beach. Would highly recommended for a family gahering."
- judith wilhelm, Sanford, FL, USA
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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Anna Maria Island Condo
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6 2 6 7 night min stay
Condo / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"We had a wonderful week at the tropical sunset condoI 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..."
- Bernadette Napoletano, Z├╝rich Switzerland
(3) Excellent (3 reviews)
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Venice Home
2 BR / 1.5 BA / Sleeps 4 2 4 Min stay varies
Home / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms 1.5 bathrooms Sleeps 4
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"My husband and I rented this sweet little beach cottage for two months in late summer of this year (2016). The cottage is small but has everything that one might need to enjoy the beautiful Venice area - two bikes, a short walk to a beautiful beach..."
- Jackie France, Athens, Ohio USA
(10) Excellent (10 reviews)
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About Gulf Coast Central

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.