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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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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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Clearwater Beach Home
5 BR / 3 BA / Sleeps 15 5 15 7 night min stay
Home / 5 Bedrooms / Sleeps 15
5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Sleeps 15
High Speed Internet • Microwave • Washer/Dryer
"This site was excellent for a family reunion. Sleeping 13 was very comfortable. Site was clean, comfortable, nice pool, and 3 minutes to beach. Would highly recommended for a family gahering."
- judith wilhelm, Sanford, FL, USA
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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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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St Petersburg Estate
7 BR / 7 BA / Sleeps 21 7 21 1 night min stay
Estate / 7 Bedrooms / Sleeps 21
7 bedrooms 7 bathrooms Sleeps 21
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"My husband and I booked petro mansion for our wedding and I could not have been happier with the location and how the event turned out. Both our families are from out of town and were able to stay at the mansion the week leading up to the wedding. They..."
- Rachelle Leah, FL
(6) Excellent (6 reviews)
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Clearwater Beach Home
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6 2 6 7 night min stay
Home / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Microwave • Washer/Dryer
"Cute apartment a few doors away from the beach. Safe neighborhood. No views, one TV didn't work, but perfect spot for 3- 4people. Beach chairs & towels were plus, and I also noticed a few sand toys avail for anyone traveling with children. Beach..."
- Laura Lynch, Santa Barbara
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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Tampa Home
2 BR / 1.5 BA / Sleeps 7 2 7 No min stay
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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Anna Maria Island 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
"We had a wonderful week at the tropical sunset condoI count the days to go back with my husband and two little kids (4.5 & 1.5) We loved everything in this condo and the beach was so beautiful! We saw Manatees at the road and reel Pier and Dolphins..."
- Bernadette Napoletano, Z├╝rich Switzerland
(3) Excellent (3 reviews)
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Hernando Beach Home
3 BR / 3 BA / Sleeps 10 3 10 7 night min stay
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 10
3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Sleeps 10
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"The house is perfect and has everything you need. We spent time with family and friends. Once we put our boat in the water is wasIn for the week. With the convienence of the boat slip we enjoyed many boat rides to watch the sunset and go scalloping ..."
- Heather Webb, Florida
(37) Excellent (37 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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Venice Home
3 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6 3 6 7 night min stay
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"Nicely decorated and furnished. Very clean. Close to ocean. We enjoyed staying in Venice. Lots of good places to eat! ! Owner was very helpful and friendly. Would stay here again if time permits."
- Pat Carothers, Columbus, OH USA
(2) Excellent (2 reviews)
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Madeira Beach Condo
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 4 2 4 30 night min stay
Condo / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 4
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"This condo met all of our expectations. The owners did a great job in renovating the condo. It was very bright, tastefully decorated and had an inviting atmosphere. The location of the condo provided close access to the beach, grocery stores,..."
- Bob Keeffe, Westfield, N.B. Canada
(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.


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.


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.