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Siesta Key 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
"This is a great place to stay at Siesta Key! We have stayed here for three or four years as a family and have never regretted it once! There is an easy walk to the beach and a beautiful gulf view from the screened porch!"
- Greg McCaskill, South Carolina
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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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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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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Venice Home
3 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 8 3 8 Min stay varies
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 8
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"Great home, everything was clean, the house offer a great view with lots of tranquility. The owner was outstanding and makes you feel at home.Will recommend to everyone looking for a fun vacation."
- Eliseo Ruiz, Weston, Florida
(26) Excellent (26 reviews)
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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
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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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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Indian Shores Cottage
2 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 4 2 4 7 night min stay
Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 4
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"I live local, less than 3 miles away, but we just lost my Dad and really needed to just be able to grieve and regroup. I received an almost immediate response to my same day request for a reservation. This place was perfect! ! ! ! I felt like I was..."
- Diane Starkey, Largo, fl
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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Anna Maria Island 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
"It was a great experience. The condo was close to perfect. It was a great spot close to the beach and many restuarants and shops. The Island was perfect with free trolly service and very clean roads and ammenities. The Ocean views and the white sand..."
- Dan Lupont, Rockford, IL USA
(30) Excellent (30 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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Tampa Townhouse
3 BR / 3 BA / Sleeps 10 3 10 Min stay varies
Townhouse / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 10
3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Sleeps 10
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"Very nice, clean, newly built home, close to all attractions. Only fault we had was lack of soaps. ie: dish detergent; clothes detergent; not enough (or maybe big enough) soap bars in baths.A bigger garbage container would also be helpful. Overall..."
- Denise Manuel, Halifax, Canada
(5) Excellent (5 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
"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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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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Bradenton Condo
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6 2 6 3 night min stay
Condo / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"My husband and I stayed for 4weeks in Nancy's Condo. I cannot say enough about it, as it was perfect. Lovely and clean nice furniture, everything you could want. It was a very relaxing holiday. Close to shops & restaurants can walk to them. Beach 15..."
- Sylvia M Rafferty, New Jersey USA
(2) Excellent (2 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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Treasure Island Apartment
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 2 1 2 7 night min stay
Apartment / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 2
1 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 2
High Speed Internet • Microwave • Washer/Dryer
"We stayed at Harmony House right after Christmas through New Years Day. The unit was super clean! Had everything we needed and then some! The bathroom was a little dated but well taken care of and clean so it didn't matter. Tons of supplies were..."
- Linda Renaud, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
(10) Excellent (10 reviews)
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Longboat Key Villa
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 4 1 4 No min stay
Villa / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 4
1 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 4
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"After a cancellation at another site we were forced to go on a hunt with only ten days before our flight. Found this gem on line and got in touch with Brad and easily make our vacation plans. This place was above what we imagined. great location on Longboat..."
- Dave Leaman, Waco Texas
(13) Excellent (13 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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Cedar Key Condo
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 5 2 5 Min stay varies
Condo / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 5
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 5
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"My husband and I stayed in Cindy's condo for NYE (week). It quad absolutely wonderful! The condo was immaculate and had everything we needed during our week long stay. Cindy provided a large binder with everything to do, menus, reipes, rental information,..."
- Maura Schaefer, Clevelane, OH
(8) Excellent (8 reviews)
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Treasure Island Condo
2 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 5 2 5 Min stay varies
Condo / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 5
2 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 5
High Speed Internet • Microwave • Washer/Dryer
"We absolutely loved our stay at sunset cove. The condo is very clean and has everything you could possibly need. Plenty of room for 2 adults and 2 teen girls. The location is great very close to restaurants and activities. We will definitely be returning..."
- Jamie Appman, Evansville,IN
(11) Excellent (11 reviews)
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Bradenton Home
3 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 8 3 8 30 night 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 Shores 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
"We loved the apartment as well as the location . Our kids had a Best time in beach as well as in pool whole apartment complex is very clean and up to date feel like home sweet home"
- Ahmer Qamar, Mi USA
(5) Excellent (5 reviews)
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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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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.