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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

$107

Excellent (8 reviews)

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St. Pete Beach House

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

$105

Excellent (15 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 (15 reviews)

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Venice House

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

Certificate of Excellence

“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 (9 reviews)

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Indian Shores Condo

  • 1
  • 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
“The condo is spacious, clean and well stocked. The owner Mr Jackson is very friendly and easy to deal with. I gave a 5 rating for those 2 reasons, however, the residents are not welcoming to people under the age of 60. We were told this is a 55+...”
- Review left on 10/02/2014

$122

Excellent (4 reviews)

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Tampa House

  • 4
  • 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 26 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children

$250

Excellent (10 reviews)

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Bradenton Condo

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

$110

Excellent (3 reviews)

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Siesta Key House

  • 4
  • 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“House was newly renovated, nicely funnies and clean. Short walk to Siesta Key Beach and 1 mile to town. Very sweet neighborhood...”
- Review left on 03/05/2017

$400

Excellent (6 reviews)

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St. Pete Beach House

  • 2
  • 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly

$124

Excellent (6 reviews)

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Dover Cottage

  • 1
  • 4
  • Min stay varies
  • 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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Clearwater Condo

  • 2
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children

$143

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Hernando Beach House

  • 3
  • 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Swimming pool
“We just spent a week in an incredible location. There was so much of nature to absorb. The Gulf waters, the shore birds looking for food when the tide went out, the dolphins, the horseshoe crabs, the stars, and most of all the sunsets. The house...”
- Review left on 03/08/2017

$215

Very Good (34 reviews)

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Zephyrhills Apartment

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning

from $79 / night

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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 (11 reviews)

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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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Redington Beach House

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

from $599 / night

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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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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

Excellent (21 reviews)

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Apollo Beach Studio

  • -1
  • 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

$105

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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 (18 reviews)

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Zephyrhills Cottage

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Air conditioning

from $99 / night

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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 (3 reviews)

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Indian Shores Condo

  • 3
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
“Location, Location, Location....what else can you say...stayed 16 nights and this was one of the most pleasent experiences we have ever had renting a vacation condo, Richard , the owner could not have been more accomodating, Jodi and the gang at the...”
- Review left on 05/17/2011

$199

Very Good (7 reviews)

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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

$175

Very Good (18 reviews)

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Siesta Key Villa

  • 2
  • 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning

from $285 / night

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Zephyrhills House

  • 3
  • 6
  • 14 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“This property was absolutely stunning and beautiful. The outside was immaculate and such a treat to see upon arrival. The rooms were so very relaxing and amazing as well. The house is updated, with very spacious bathrooms and bedrooms. It was nice to...”
- Review left on 12/27/2015

$100

Excellent (1 reviews)

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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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Zephyrhills Cottage

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning

from $79 / night

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Siesta Key House

  • 3
  • 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly

$395

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Lido Key House

  • 3
  • 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning

from $300 / night

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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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Indian Shores Condo

  • 3
  • 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“Loved staying here. We enjoyed being so close to the beach. Some wanted the pool others wanted the beach. Place was pretty clean. Light in dining room and sliding glass doors could have been washed before we arrived. It was doable. The rest of...”
- Review left on 10/31/2016

$171

Excellent (1 reviews)

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Clearwater Apartment

  • 3
  • 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

$249

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Indian Shores Condo

  • 3
  • 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning

$157

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Zephyrhills Cottage

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Air conditioning

from $79 / night

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Zephyrhills Cottage

  • 1
  • 2
  • 30 nights min
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning

from $60 / night

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Indian Shores Condo

  • 3
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“This is a great location! Super places to eat and drink in both directions and super close to Winn Dixie for staples. The condo is nice and has a great updated kitchen. The guest rooms are great! We really appreciated all the beach/pool toys...”
- Review left on 11/19/2015

$204

Very Good (1 reviews)

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Indian Rocks Beach Condo

  • 2
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“Beautiful clean condo, fully stocked and directly on the beach! Jane was great as well- easy to get a hold of and promptly responds. The nicest condo we have ever stayed in and by far the nicest, most attentive owner ever. Stop looking at places and...”
- Review left on 02/23/2017

$147

Very Good (5 reviews)

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Venice House

  • 2
  • 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“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...”
- Review left on 10/09/2016

$64

Excellent (10 reviews)

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Spring Hill House

  • 3
  • 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“A great place to rest and relax. Thank you for letting us rent your beautiful home. We enjoyed staying there and communicating with friends whom we haven't seen for a few years. Enjoyed all the new businesses to shop and the new highway on Rt. 50....”
- Review left on 09/09/2016

$90

Very Good (16 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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