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Cedar Key Condo
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 5 2 5 Min stay varies
Condo / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 5
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 5
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"My husband and I stayed in Cindy's condo for NYE (week). It quad absolutely wonderful! The condo was immaculate and had everything we needed during our week long stay. Cindy provided a large binder with everything to do, menus, reipes, rental information,..."
- Maura Schaefer, Clevelane, OH
(8) Excellent (8 reviews)
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Sarasota Apartment
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 5 1 5 2 night min stay
Apartment / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 5
1 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 5
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"Nice place, nice people, and a great location! Was able to walk to the beach everyday. And shopping at St. Armands circle. I would recommend this place to anyone. Don't get the studio if you want room though. I hear it's small. But the one bedrooms..."
- Joel Hubbel, Wyoming, MI USA
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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Siesta Key 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
"EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE.bEAUTIFULLY DECORATED WITH ALL THE EXTRAS.kITCHEN WELL EQUIPTED WITH ALL THE NECESSARY THINGS I NEEDED.i LOVE TO COOK ON OUR VACATIONS AND ENJOYED THE WONDERFUL AMINITIES.Best extra for the beach were the chairs and terrific umbrella.We..."
- Kathy and David Faircloth, North Augusta,SC
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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Bradenton Home
3 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6 3 6 30 night min stay
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"As soon as I unlocked the door to this property and looked in, I turned to my wife and said, "you're definitely going to be impressed" and needless to say she was! The home was by far the best we ever rented and I would have even rated it higher than..."
- Christopher Patrick, St. John's, NL, Canada
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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Hudson Home
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 4 2 4 Min stay varies
Home / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 4
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"When we arrived there was a lot of work to be done on the unit. At one time I felt like a project manager, in time things got fixed and the balance of our 3 month stay was pretty good"
- Frank SaintAubin, Wilmington,Massachusetts
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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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
"I had good time."
- Joseph Louida, Miami,FL USA
(3) Excellent (3 reviews)
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Siesta Key Condo
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 4 2 4 7 night min stay
Condo / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 4
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"Found this property on the website and I'm glad I did. Ms Kathy is great! The property was beautiful. From the minute we walked in, the place is very nice and relaxing. Everything you need in the comfort of your home including beach equipments. Felt..."
- Jennie Go Felipe, Memphis, TN
(18) Excellent (18 reviews)
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Treasure Island Condo
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 4 2 4 7 night min stay
Condo / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 4
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"We got a great deal on this property in August. The unit was clean, all appliances, etc in working order. The decor was comfortable and accommodations above expectations. Great view facing the ocean. The beach is nice and pool was clean. Our unit..."
- Kristin Parks, Nashville, TN
(3) Excellent (3 reviews)
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Sarasota Condo
2 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 6 2 6 1 night min stay
Condo / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
2 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"My family had an extended summer vacation in Sarasota, which proved to be a wonderful experience. The Condo was clean, well- maintained and very comfortable. It is located near shopping and is very close to the beach. The area is safe and very quiet. The..."
- Scott Pochron, Cincinnati, OH USA
(2) Excellent (2 reviews)
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Longboat Key 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
"The two balconies and lanai overlooking the fabulous Gulf of Mexico provid a beautiful and ever- changing view of Nature's best work. Condo is large, clean and comfortably furnished with wifi and 3 TV's. Every convenience has been thought of, from ..."
- Marilee H. Garlanda, Sullivan County, New York
(8) Excellent (8 reviews)
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Treasure Island Home
5 BR / 5 BA / Sleeps 15 5 15 7 night min stay
Home / 5 Bedrooms / Sleeps 15
5 bedrooms 5 bathrooms Sleeps 15
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"We had a wonderful experience at this beautiful home! We were in Florida for my daughters beach wedding. The main house is large and has a wonderful view of the beach and ocean. (It is inyour backyard! ) the two attached apartments were nice and had ..."
- Mary Buckler, Louisville, Ky
(3) Excellent (3 reviews)
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Indian Shores Condo
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 4 1 4 Min stay varies
Condo / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 4
1 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 4
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"This summer my wife and I took a 2 week road trip of the south, during this trip we decided to spend 5 days in Indian shores. That's when we decided to stay at a condo. From the very beginning, Maryellen was there, responding to emails, calls to ..."
- Jose Frank Santos, New York
(59) Excellent (59 reviews)
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Madeira Beach 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
"The property was very clean and the beds were very comfortable. We loved the all hard surface floors and really enjoyed our stay at this property."
- Nicole Huber, Piperton, TN
(2) Excellent (2 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.