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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
"We invited our extended family to spend Christmas together this year at The Petro Mansion, hoping that the house looked as good in person as it did online. The house is just as beautiful, if not more so, in person! Alex had the house beautifully ..."
- Debbie Kohler, Saint Louis, MO
(5) Excellent (5 reviews)
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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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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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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
"The house is stunning, but that is nothing compared to the location! Right on the beach, beautiful views! Kids loved the pool while the adults loved the relaxation. I can't think of anything negative to say...we truly enjoyed our time at the house..."
- Kelly Klein, Rochester, MN USA
(3) Excellent (3 reviews)
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Venice Home
2 BR / 1.5 BA / Sleeps 4 2 4 Min stay varies
Home / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms 1.5 bathrooms Sleeps 4
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"My husband and I rented this sweet little beach cottage for two months in late summer of this year (2016). The cottage is small but has everything that one might need to enjoy the beautiful Venice area - two bikes, a short walk to a beautiful beach..."
- Jackie France, Athens, Ohio USA
(10) Excellent (10 reviews)
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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
"The condo was beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable. I loved the 3 balcony's! I worked from the master bedroom balcony watching the boats come in, stored my stuff on the kitchen balcony and watched the beach from the living room balcony...."
- Kim Valdes, Tampa, FL
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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St Pete Beach Home
3 BR / 3 BA / Sleeps 8 3 8 Min stay varies
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Sleeps 8
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"This home is unbelievable and owners Betty and Jeff are great. They provide everything you could possibly need/want! . Biggest decision of the day? Should I sit by the gorgeous built- in pool or sit on the dock and watch the dolphins swim by?"
- Brenda Tringali, Boston, MA
(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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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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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 Home
4 BR / 3 BA / Sleeps 8 4 8 Min stay varies
Home / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Sleeps 8
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"Gorgeous, beautiful home away from home. This home has everything you and your family will need. The granite kitchen is fully equipped and beautiful. I was able to make a full Thanksgiving dinner with everything that was supplied in the home! Our..."
- Kim Barna, Oviedo, FL
(6) Excellent (6 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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Tampa Townhouse
3 BR / 3 BA / Sleeps 6 3 6 Min stay varies
Townhouse / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"We had a brief conflict we were to be in unit 2 however it was occupied. We were moved to unit 8 which was fine. I must say the realtor didn't hesitate to take care of us, it was a non issue. The unit was clean and great location."
- Bob Leech, Marietta, GA
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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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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Indian Shores Condo
3 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 7 3 7 7 night min stay
Condo / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 7
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 7
Dishwasher • Microwave • Washer/Dryer
"We stayed in #302. This condo have everything you need for a great vacation. There were beach towels, family games, beach chairs, umbrella and toys. The condo is very updated. The condo was nice and clean, you will not be disappointed! The owner..."
- Brenda Foye, Columbus, OH
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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Hudson Home
3 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 8 3 8 full period
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 8
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • TV (Antenna)
"Our family had a wonderful time at Steve and Laurie's beautiful home! We all enjoyed the pool, but I think our 90 year old mother enjoyed it the most, and even completed some laps. The home was roomy and comfortable, clean and well stocked. We didn't..."
- Dena Tarkington, Crystal River, FL
(21) Excellent (21 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
Dishwasher • Microwave • Washer/Dryer
"tHE AREA WAS NICE. tHE CONDO WAS LOCATED CLOSE TO ALL RESTURANTS AND ATTRACTIONS. PERSONNELL AT RENTAL OFFICE WAS GREAT! ! WE HAVE ALREADY BOOKED OUR STAY AGAIN FOR 2013. LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING BACK AGAIN. WOULD HIGHLY COMMED THIS . CHARLIE AND..."
- Charlie Daniel, MABLETON, GA USA
(5) Excellent (5 reviews)
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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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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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Sarasota 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 • TV (Antenna)
"Love this place! The pictures you see do not do it justice! Immaculate! Beach is right across the street! Located in a great area! Cannot say enough about the place! It is decorated just how I'd love to have mine! Stocked with everything you could..."
- Sue Carlson, Illinois
(8) Excellent (8 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.