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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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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 • Microwave
"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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Redington Beach Home
4 BR / 5.5 BA / Sleeps 12 4 12 Min stay varies
Home / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 12
4 bedrooms 5.5 bathrooms Sleeps 12
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"We stayed a week at this property with our group of ten people ranging from age 6 to age 72. The house was perfect. The first morning we were there we saw dolphins swimming right in our own "backyard! " The outdoor spaces were lovely, and we had everything..."
- Lindsey Hoover, Eudora, Kansas
(4) Excellent (4 reviews)
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Indian Shores 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
"Our stay was exceptional! ! We needed time way from snow and colld and our stay met every expectation. The view, the space, the water, the restuarants and our cabanas wer spectaular! We plan to book this same place next year! Thanks for the best..."
- Peg Douglass, Minneapolis, Mn
(5) Excellent (5 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 Townhouse
2 BR / 1.5 BA / Sleeps 7 2 7 Min stay varies
Townhouse / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 7
2 bedrooms 1.5 bathrooms Sleeps 7
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"Our family of 5 very much enjoyed staying in the townhouse. There was plenty of space that we weren't tripping over each other as we would in a hotel. The location was in the middle of all the different places we wanted to go. It was nice and clean and..."
- Derick/Amy Hofer, Illinois City, IL
(4) Excellent (4 reviews)
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Hernando Beach Home
3 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6 3 6 Min stay varies
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"Great house for all you like to do on the water. Enjoyed all three weeks we were there. Boating, fishing and swimming every day, come back to a great pool and beautiful house for family dinner and down time. If you are looking for a great place ..."
- Lynn Hunt, Plant City Florida
(9) Excellent (9 reviews)
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Sarasota Home
2 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 4 2 4 7 night min stay
Home / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 4
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"My wife, two boys and I stayed here for a week for my wife and sons birthday. We had a great time and everything was as advertised. The pool and beach are right there, the house was cozy and everything was great. We even had cupcakes waiting upon our..."
- Kirk Bristol, Tampa FL
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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Indian Shores 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
"This condo is very large, having a breakfast nook with plenty of lighting, a living room, dining room, two bathrooms, two bedrooms and a large enough to eat on balcony overlooking the Gulf. We enjoy the weekly appetizer parties where we watch..."
- Janet Landis, Dayton OH
(3) Excellent (3 reviews)
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Madeira Beach 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
"Condo #606 was a wonderful place to stay for our vacation. All of the extra amenities - beach towels, umbrella, chairs were so nice to have. I would definitely stay at the condo again if ever in Madeira Beach. We were able to see beautiful sunsets..."
- Sheryl Meyer, Springfield, IL USA
(13) Excellent (13 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
"We stayed here for the March break with our extended family. The pictures actually do not do it justice, it is very beautiful ! We are so happy to have lucked in to such a wonderful condo on the beach! The views are breath taking and the beach is ..."
- Lisa Ringer, Ontario, Canada
(4) Excellent (4 reviews)
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Treasure Island Home
3 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 7 3 7 7 night min stay
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 7
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 7
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"Would highly recommend this house. It is very roomy and the beds were comfortable. The sunroom is lovely and we ate dinner there every night. The house is in a good location. Close to anything you will need and I walked to the beach twice. ..."
- Amy Brand, New York
(5) Excellent (5 reviews)
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Bradenton Townhouse
2 BR / 1.5 BA / Sleeps 4 2 4 5 night min stay
Townhouse / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms 1.5 bathrooms Sleeps 4
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"After years of always staying in hotels- motels we decided to take a chance on a rental property. What a pleasant surprise. The condo was just what we wanted plus. Clean convenient and best "bang for your buck". Close to the freeway and stores we managed..."
- Cathy Prior Kennedy, Warren, MI
(10) Excellent (10 reviews)
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Longboat Key Home
5 BR / 4.5 BA / Sleeps 10 5 10 7 night min stay
Home / 5 Bedrooms / Sleeps 10
5 bedrooms 4.5 bathrooms Sleeps 10
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"Fabulous home located beach front. House was everything as advertised. Kitchen very well equipped. Property manager responded very quickly to the few issues we had while there. Very Impressed."
- Don Bereheiko, Brigantine, NJ
(2) Excellent (2 reviews)
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Siesta Key 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
"This was a great rental property for me and my son! We stayed the whole week to celebrate my birthday. This condo is located right across the street from Siesta Key public beach and it was just a quick walk. I loved that they already had beach chairs..."
- Anjuli Velazquez, Atlanta, GA, USA
(11) Excellent (11 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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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.