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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
"Found this property on the website and I'm glad I did. Ms Kathy is great! The property was beautiful. From the minute we walked in, the place is very nice and relaxing. Everything you need in the comfort of your home including beach equipments. Felt..."
- Jennie Go Felipe, Memphis, TN
(18) Excellent (18 reviews)
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Sarasota Condo
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 4 1 4 1 night min stay
Condo / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 4
1 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 4
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"This place is absolutely great. Me and my girlfriend spent two nights over the weekend at this condo. First of all this place has more stuff that we could imagine. It literally includes everything you need for having a pleasant and comfortable stay. Kitchen..."
- Vladimir Titov, Ruskin
(2) Excellent (2 reviews)
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St Pete Beach Home
3 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 8 3 8 No min stay
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 8
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"This condo was completely clean, had plenty of space and had all the extras that a family would need. The kids loved resting in between trips to the beach on the beanbags and the beach was within easy walking distance from the condo. The condo also has..."
- Kristen Dudley Harloff, Cheyenne, wy
(3) Excellent (3 reviews)
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Tampa Villa
7 BR / 6.5 BA / Sleeps 20 7 20 Min stay varies
Villa / 7 Bedrooms / Sleeps 20
7 bedrooms 6.5 bathrooms Sleeps 20
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"We had a great time. Dara was very accommodating. We hope to return another day."
- Jon Neal, Minneapolis, MN
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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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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Isla Del Sol Condo
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 4 2 4 Min stay varies
Condo / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 4
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • TV (Antenna)
"You Will Love Waking up every Morning to the Sunshine and the Front Water Views and I mean Water Views from this Condo. The Condo location is close to everything you can think of and need. The beach is a 3 minute drive. golf right outside your back door,..."
- Rita Smith, USA
(25) Excellent (25 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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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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Nokomis Home
3 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 8 3 8 7 night min stay
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 8
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"Notre famille française de 8 personnes habituée des vacances en Floride à Venice et à Manasota Key a eu la chance de séjourner en août 2015 dans cette merveilleuse maison. Idéalement située sur Casey key, la villa offre tout le confort..."
- Laure Desmary, Paris, FRANCE
(8) Excellent (8 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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Bradenton Home
3 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 8 3 8 No 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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Longboat Key Home
3 BR / 3 BA / Sleeps 6 3 6 7 night min stay
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"Our Stay at the Conrad Cabana on Longboat Key was more than we had wished for. The moment we entered the home we knew that we would be very comfortable and we were. Throughout the rental process everything went smoothly and when we arrived we were met..."
- Brenda Shapiro, Las Vegas, Nevada and Indianapolis, Indiana
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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Indian Shores Condo
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 8 2 8 Min stay varies
Condo / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 8
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"#116 ....Pictures are 100% accurate. The condo was very clean and comfor. The beach feels very private. You can not find a nicer unit, closer to the ocean for a better price. I will be staying again next year."
- Jacqueline Collins, Macon GA
(4) Excellent (4 reviews)
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Anna Maria Island 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
"Mark, the owner, is very responsive in communications. He told us to just bring yourselves and everything is there, beach towel, beach chairs, towels, etc. Sure enough everything is there and in great condition. This condo complex has private..."
- Chak Pang, Columbus, Ohio, USA
(6) Excellent (6 reviews)
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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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Siesta Key Villa
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6 2 6 5 night min stay
Villa / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"We enjoy our stay, the rooms was amazing! ! ! evrething u need for whole family u have in the unit :)I recomended this place and for sure we will comeback here:)"
- Aliona Gonza, Chicago,il
(42) Excellent (42 reviews)
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St Pete Beach Home
4 BR / 4 BA / Sleeps 10 4 10 30 night min stay
Home / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 10
4 bedrooms 4 bathrooms Sleeps 10
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"This house was amazing. The views were absolutely breath taking. Everyone really enjoyed themselves. The layout of this house is great. Love the kitchen and the game room. The owner was wonderful to work with. He answered all of my questions and wanted..."
- Kathie DeBickes, Melbourne, Florida
(3) Excellent (3 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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Anna Maria Island Home
6 BR / 5.5 BA / Sleeps 18 6 18 Min stay varies
Home / 6 Bedrooms / Sleeps 18
6 bedrooms 5.5 bathrooms Sleeps 18
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • TV (Antenna)
"The six of us had the perfect 4 day get away, everyone is in agreement that this was the best vacation ever. Everything is therefor you - more than enough towels (beach and bath) in every room - which is always a plus for us. Jonathan was awesome ..."
- JUDY MCCREA, Orlando, FL USA
(6) Excellent (6 reviews)
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Indian Rocks 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
"This was a beautiful rental. The sun rose on the bay side and set on the gulf side. Everything was perfect. We would definitely stay here again."
- Betzy Kurtz Orberson, Kentucky.
(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.