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Venice House

  • 3
  • 6
  • 60 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning

$142

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Zephyrhills Cottage

  • 1
  • 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Air conditioning

$32

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Zephyrhills Cottage

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Air conditioning

from $79 / night

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Sarasota Condo

  • 2
  • 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
“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...”
- Review left on 11/02/2014

$75

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Bradenton House

  • 3
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“We enjoyed this house, and it was the warmest December on record! Went to the beach 3 times and the ocean was warm enough to swim in this year! Look forward to more trips to Florida...”
- Review left on 01/08/2016

$125

Very Good (2 reviews)

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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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Bradenton House

  • 4
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
“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...”
- Review left on 05/31/2016

$130

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Bradenton Condo

  • 2
  • 6
  • 30 nights min
  • Ask about children
  • 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

$47

Excellent (1 reviews)

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Longboat Key Condo

  • 2
  • 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“The Longboat Beach Club was a beautiful vacation location! The hotel room was the best I ever had. The beach was picture perfect, the food was excellent and the weather could not have been better. I thought I was vacationing in heaven! Thank you!...”
- Review left on 10/05/2015

$300

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Hernando Beach House

  • 3
  • 10
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“This house has a magnificent view of the Gulf of Mexico. Never a bad sunset. I put on water shoes and water right into the water for a swim. Your Kayaks will allow touring the water of the nature coasts, keep a look out for manatee and dolphin. Great...”
- Review left on 08/06/2015

$500

Excellent (2 reviews)

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Sarasota House

  • 6
  • 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children

$550

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Bradenton Condo

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

$110

Excellent (4 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

$85

Excellent (17 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

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Seminole Condo

  • 2
  • 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning

from $60 / night

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St. Pete Beach House

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

$105

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Bradenton House

  • 3
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“we rented this home for a week in July, the home is beautiful, it is equipped with every thing you could possibly need. the pool area was very relaxing and enjoyable. we loved the hone and would rent again...”
- Review left on 07/13/2014

$125

Excellent (2 reviews)

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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

$159

Excellent (3 reviews)

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St. Pete Beach Condo

  • 2
  • 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“The views from the patio are incredible! The sunsets are so beautiful and you can hang out and watch the dolphins go by. Only a short walk to the ocean. Paradise at St Pete Beach...”
- Review left on 03/16/2017

$180

Very Good (13 reviews)

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Clearwater House

  • 5
  • 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 8 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“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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Tampa House

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

$225

Excellent (10 reviews)

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Inverness Villa

  • 3
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“We stayed two weeks in this beautiful villa. The villa is modern with three bedrooms, a cozy livingroom and two very nice bathrooms. Beautiful (heated) pool (the kids loved it) with plenty of space to sit outside for breakfast or dinner. The house is...”
- Review left on 08/25/2015

$130

Excellent (6 reviews)

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Inverness Villa

  • 3
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“The house was better than we expected. It was very comfortable and spacious. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes and utensils.The bedrooms were nice and the beds were comfortable. The pool was also nice but the weather was not warm enough to use...”
- Review left on 02/11/2016

$120

Excellent (2 reviews)

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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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Madeira Beach Condo

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

$129

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Treasure Island Condo

  • 2
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

$171

Excellent (1 reviews)

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Inverness House

  • 3
  • 8
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“This was perfect for my family to stay at whilst we visited my father in Florida. The house is spacious and bright and airy and provided exactly what we needed. The owner of the property is pleasant and so easy to communicate with, she made this an...”
- Review left on 11/09/2014

$175

Excellent (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

$99

Excellent (10 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 (11 reviews)

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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

$114

Excellent (10 reviews)

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Tampa Manor house

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

$495

Excellent (3 reviews)

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Ruskin Apartment

  • 2
  • 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“I recently had the opportunity to stay at a "HOME AWAY FROM HOME" condo...and I enjoyed every minute of it! So much better than visiting my son who attends college at Univ. of Tampa, and staying at a hotel. The ability to cook what I wanted, when I...”
- Review left on 09/09/2014

$260

Excellent (1 reviews)

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Bradenton House

  • 5
  • 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning

$236

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Siesta Key House

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

$395

Excellent (1 reviews)

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Siesta Key Condo

  • 1
  • 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“We stayed in Crescent Royale #409. Condo was extremely clean and well supplied. We had flown in and was thrillled to see beach chairs, umbrellas, towels and etc. that we couldn't bring along. The property was peaceful and quiet. Only problem was RED...”
- Review left on 10/04/2016

$115

Very Good (10 reviews)

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Holmes Beach Townhouse

  • 4
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning

$225

Excellent (2 reviews)

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Palm Harbor Condo

  • 2
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“this is 3rd year staying there, fully equipped from tin foil to beach supplies. Comfortable, great place to stay. Home away from home...”
- Review left on 04/21/2016

$71

Very Good (8 reviews)

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Indian Rocks Beach Condo

  • 2
  • 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“My family had a blast when we stayed at this condo. It was well stocked with everything we needed. We were a simple walk to the beach plus the pool was clean. The drive to johns pass for dinner was easy plus there were restaurants close by. We will...”
- Review left on 07/20/2016

$199

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Apollo Beach House

  • 3
  • 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
“It was perfect from the checking in to all the way to the end. We got to meet Jodis mom. What a great lady. We will love to come back and stay real soon...”
- Review left on 06/02/2015

$157

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Crystal River Cottage

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

from $144 / 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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