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Indian Rocks Beach Condo
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 4 1 4 7 night min stay
Condo / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 4
1 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 4
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"Ann is wonderful. The place is wonderful. The other reviews that states she has thought of everything are spot on. Bring yourself, your clothes, and a relaxed heart and attitude. Visit Johns pass and Crabby Bills and Slyce pizza for sure. Also take..."
- Brooke Morters, Gainesville GA
(9) Excellent (9 reviews)
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Tampa Villa
7 BR / 6.5 BA / Sleeps 20 7 20 Min stay varies
Villa / 7 Bedrooms / Sleeps 20
7 bedrooms 6.5 bathrooms Sleeps 20
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"We had a great time. Dara was very accommodating. We hope to return another day."
- Jon Neal, Minneapolis, MN
(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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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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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
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"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 the..."
- Linda Krasnevich, Mechanicsburg, PA
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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Indian Rocks Beach Home
5 BR / 5 BA / Sleeps 18 5 18 7 night min stay
Home / 5 Bedrooms / Sleeps 18
5 bedrooms 5 bathrooms Sleeps 18
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • TV (Antenna)
"This was a beautiful home and a good location."
- Kathy Pettit Middleton, Missouri
(16) Excellent (16 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
"This is a great place to stay at Siesta Key! We have stayed here for three or four years as a family and have never regretted it once! There is an easy walk to the beach and a beautiful gulf view from the screened porch!"
- Greg McCaskill, South Carolina
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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Madeira Beach Condo
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 8 2 8 7 night min stay
Condo / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 8
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"We loved our stay at Holiday Villas III. Very clean condo and accommodated our family of 4! There was always chairs available at the pool to use and the beach was not crowded. Room 305 was upgraded, had comfortable beds, reasonably priced, and was..."
- Annyssa Doig, Charleston, WV USA
(6) Excellent (6 reviews)
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Indian Shores Condo
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 6 1 6 Min stay varies
Condo / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 6
1 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"Lovely clean well maintained condo , great location great views . Usually holiday at Anna Maria island but enjoyed Indian shores every bit as much!"
- Cameron Hood, Scotland
(3) Excellent (3 reviews)
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Treasure Island Condo
2 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 5 2 5 Min stay varies
Condo / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 5
2 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 5
High Speed Internet • Microwave • Washer/Dryer
"We absolutely loved our stay at sunset cove. The condo is very clean and has everything you could possibly need. Plenty of room for 2 adults and 2 teen girls. The location is great very close to restaurants and activities. We will definitely be returning..."
- Jamie Appman, Evansville,IN
(11) Excellent (11 reviews)
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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 • TV (Antenna)
"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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Tarpon Springs Cottage
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 3 1 3 1 night min stay
Cottage / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 3
1 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 3
High Speed Internet • Microwave • Washer/Dryer
"This was a great place for my brothers and I to explore the Tarpon Springs area. The Cottage was neat and comfortable and Barb was a wonderful host and cook. The location was great for it was far enough from the congestion of the docks and downtown but..."
- Rick Korab, Minnesota
(10) Excellent (10 reviews)
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Siesta Key Condo
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 5 2 5 7 night min stay
Condo / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 5
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 5
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"Our stay at Siesta Palms was great. The condo was very clean and up to date. We enjoyed the beautiful pool and proximity to the beach. The owners couldn't have been kinder or more accommodating. I highly recommend this condo."
- Lori Wiederkehr, New Haven, Indiana
(2) Excellent (2 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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Nokomis Home
3 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 8 3 8 7 night min stay
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 8
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"Notre famille française de 8 personnes habituée des vacances en Floride à Venice et à Manasota Key a eu la chance de séjourner en août 2015 dans cette merveilleuse maison. Idéalement située sur Casey key, la villa offre tout le confort..."
- Laure Desmary, Paris, FRANCE
(8) Excellent (8 reviews)
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Clearwater Condo
10 BR / 8 BA / Sleeps 30 10 30 Min stay varies
Condo / 10 Bedrooms / Sleeps 30
10 bedrooms 8 bathrooms Sleeps 30
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"Coconut Grove was a fantastic location and experience. The sales, property management and maintenance staff were very accommodating and professional. The facility was very nice. There is an incredible bar, outside kitchen and swimming pool. Even..."
- Robb F Watkins, Wentzville, MO
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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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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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.