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Anna Maria House

  • 3
  • 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

$500

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Hudson Apartment

  • 1
  • 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Swimming pool

$125

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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 (14 reviews)

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Bradenton Condo

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

$110

Excellent (2 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

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Tampa House

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

$250

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Tampa House

  • 3
  • 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 mi
  • Child friendly
“Great house. Had everything we needed. Was extremely wet and the dock was under water due to the amount of rain this summer. Was disappointed about that. Was one of the main reasons we chose this house. Other than that, we loved it...”
- Review left on 08/17/2015

$175

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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

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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

$225

Very Good (18 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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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 (15 reviews)

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Sarasota Condo

  • 2
  • 4
  • 30 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning

from $70 / night

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Clearwater Cottage

  • 2
  • 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.05 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
“I cannot say enough good about coconut cabana. Great location as well as an extremely clean bright comfotable place. Walking distance to everything you might think of doing. Everyone friendly and kind and so accommodating. I will go back as often as...”
- Review left on 11/21/2016

$123

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Palmetto House

  • 3
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
“Two days after we arrived, we booked for 2018! Capt Julie and Pamela have made an enchanted, whimsical oasis where you can find a mermaid sitting on a bench in the garden, a charming metal tortoise lounging by the pool and an open, flowing old...”
- Review left on 02/20/2017

$414

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Bradenton House

  • 3
  • 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

$215

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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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Indian Rocks Beach House

  • 3
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

$179

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Indian Rocks Beach Cottage

  • 3
  • 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
“We traveled with a group of baseball players from the New York City area to participate in the Fall Classic in Clearwater, and this location was perfect for us. All the comforts of home, and enough room between the two cottages for a large group....”
- Review left on 11/10/2016

$265

Excellent (13 reviews)

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Venice House

  • 2
  • 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“If your are looking for a great place to stay with a beautiful pool, tropical landscape, friendly neighborhood, private beach access, walking distance to a park with trails and tennis courts, do I need to say more. We have stayed at other places in...”
- Review left on 07/11/2014

$93

Excellent (1 reviews)

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Redington Shores Villa

  • 3
  • 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
“We stayed here for several days and enjoyed playing at the beach with the kids. The house was clean, had plenty of space to cook and hang out for our family of 8. Only tip for new rentees - make sure to bring your own toilet paper...”
- Review left on 06/02/2016

$249

Excellent (6 reviews)

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Clearwater House

  • 3
  • 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“The house was in a great location. It was very spacious, and everything was nicely laid out. The pool was great to use, heated up quite quickly and was kept clean by the pool guy every week. The agent and the owner of the house were both very...”
- Review left on 11/16/2014

$299

Excellent (2 reviews)

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St. Pete Beach House

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

$123

Excellent (5 reviews)

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Bradenton House

  • 4
  • 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“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...”
- Review left on 02/02/2017

$120

Excellent (25 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 (14 reviews)

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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 Condo

  • 2
  • 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“My Husband ,Son & I had a wonderful time at the Condo,it was clean ,comfortable & near the beach ,shops & the bus stops.I could not ask for anything better ,will be looking to rent again in the future”
- Review left on 09/01/2015

$100

Excellent (5 reviews)

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Sarasota House

  • 4
  • 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning

from $346 / night

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Redington Beach Condo

  • 2
  • 4
  • 30 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“Accomodating owner and facility. Unit is upcsale renovated and furnished. Been renting along Redington beaches for six years. This is my best beach experience with great views on three sides of unit...”
- Review left on 12/10/2014

$77

Very Good (2 reviews)

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Longboat Key Condo

  • 1
  • 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning

from $155 / night

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Siesta Key House

  • 2
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
“My family and I had the best time! We enjoyed the house and the pool so much we didn't even go out. Spent 3 days of bliss. This was a last minute reservation and the management company and the owner were fantastic in dealing with my request. My...”
- Review left on 06/23/2016

$179

Excellent (1 reviews)

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Palm Harbor Villa

  • 3
  • 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children

$310

Excellent (1 reviews)

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Indian Rocks Beach Condo

  • 1
  • 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Car not necessary
“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...”
- Review left on 09/15/2016

$122

Excellent (12 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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Clearwater House

  • 4
  • 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“7 girlfriends spent s wwek celebrating our birthdays! We had everything possible at the house from cooking to relaxing. House is beautifully decorated; comfy beds; great pool and close enough to walk to beach. Great restaurants in Clesrwster and...”
- Review left on 11/06/2016

$457

Excellent (6 reviews)

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Sarasota Condo

  • 2
  • 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“I loved this condo a lot, it was so close to the beach, it was clean and everything was there for you”
- Review left on 11/04/2016

$127

Very Good (4 reviews)

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Bradenton Condo

  • 2
  • 6
  • 30 nights min
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“This was our first experience renting a vacation home, and it was wonderful. This condo is Awesome!! Clean & comfortable. The kitchen is fully stocked with cooking utensils and dinnerware , and the furnishings throughout the condo are just...”
- Review left on 11/19/2014

$61

Excellent (2 reviews)

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Tampa House

  • 1
  • 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent little apartment with an amazing bay view with a fake beach. I highly recommended this for young couples. Location, Location, Location”
- Review left on 07/07/2016

$105

Excellent (4 reviews)

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Bradenton Beach Condo

  • 3
  • 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

$343

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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 (10 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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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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