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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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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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Longboat Key Home
3 BR / 3 BA / Sleeps 6 3 6 7 night min stay
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"Our Stay at the Conrad Cabana on Longboat Key was more than we had wished for. The moment we entered the home we knew that we would be very comfortable and we were. Throughout the rental process everything went smoothly and when we arrived we were met..."
- Brenda Shapiro, Las Vegas, Nevada and Indianapolis, Indiana
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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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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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 / 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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Siesta Key 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
"Thank you for a wonderful week! The room was beautiful and Mary Ann and staff were all so accommodating to anything that you may need! We would highly recommend Siesta Palms to everyone! We are looking forward to coming back as soon as possible, ..."
- Beth and Larry, Hilton Head, SC
(4) Excellent (4 reviews)
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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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Venice 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 • TV (Antenna)
"This home is amazing. Quiet neighborhood, spotless, equipped with everything! Yard has banana, orange, grapefruit and lemon tree that embraces the beautiful in ground pool. Want to walk to the private beach and find shark teeth you will find rakes..."
- Cookie Davenport, New Bern, North Carolina
(2) Excellent (2 reviews)
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Bradenton Home
3 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 8 3 8 No min stay
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 8
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • TV (Antenna)
"This lovely home is situated on a very private lot. The home has an open layout, a beautiful lanai. It instantly felt like home."
- Ellen Herrick, NJ
(3) Excellent (3 reviews)
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Indian Rocks Beach Condo
3 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 8 3 8 Min stay varies
Condo / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 8
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"The place was great but not as good as the lady at Plumlee who worked hard to get my sick girlfriend in the house before check- in.We really appreciated it and look forward to being a repeat customer."
- Jeff Skaggs, Corydon, IN
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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Tampa Home
2 BR / 1.5 BA / Sleeps 7 2 7 Min stay varies
Home / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 7
2 bedrooms 1.5 bathrooms Sleeps 7
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"The home was absolutely beautiful, clean and modern. We plan to rent this exact unit again over the summer. All the bedrooms have a balcony. Master bedroom has a nice view. The community is awesome. Great food at the Sunset Grill which is on the..."
- Chris Mason, Pembroke Pines, FL
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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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 • TV (Antenna)
"The location of this house is really outstanding. We enjoyed being on the river, watching the beautiful sunsets daily, watching birds come and go into the inlets. It is a private place within a lovely subdivision with lakes and riverfront. We also ..."
- Robin King Austin, Highlands NC
(26) Excellent (26 reviews)
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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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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.