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Marco Island Condo

  • 2
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.7 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“My family stayed at this condo and had the most wonderful time. The condo was as advertised. It was clean and had everything we needed. It was a short walk to the beach and also to Caxambas Park to fish. The pool was like our own private pool. The...”
- Review left on 10/21/2015

$71

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Naples House

  • 6
  • 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

$275

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Naples Villa

  • 2
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“My family and I have been travelling to the USA since 1976, the majority of these visits have been spent in Florida. My youngest daughter who was one year old when she first came with us, is now 36 and lives in Naples. During this time we have rented...”
- Review left on 08/05/2016

$70

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Cape Coral House

  • 4
  • 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

$115

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Cape Coral House

  • 4
  • 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 24 mi
  • Swimming pool
“Could not believe the price for this georgeous home! Centrally located and the cruise to the gulf...beautiful. Up to date everything. The lay out is like......this is perfect...”
- Review left on 04/29/2014

$115

Excellent (6 reviews)

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Venice House

  • 3
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Swimming pool

Certificate of Excellence

“We stayed at this home for the month of March and were very happy with our stay. The home had everything we needed and the owner was very quick to respond to any of our questions both before and during our stay.The house is furnished in a bright...”
- Review left on 04/07/2015

$110

Excellent (9 reviews)

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Bradenton Condo

  • 2
  • 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

$110

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Marco Island House

  • 3
  • 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 mi
  • Child friendly

$185

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Cape Coral House

  • 4
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 mi
  • Swimming pool

$135

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Marco Island House

  • 4
  • 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children

from $285 / night

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Fort Myers Beach House

  • 3
  • 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“My family and I went to Ft. Myers for a week long baseball tournament. I had a couple of must haves on my check list and this house met them all. I wanted a pool, 3 bedrooms, near the beach, and clean. This house was very clean upon arrival. The...”
- Review left on 08/07/2016

$214

Very Good (6 reviews)

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Cape Coral House

  • 3
  • 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

$100

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Naples Villa

  • 4
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

$172

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Marco Island House

  • 3
  • 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
“First time vacationing on Marco Island. We had a wonderful, relaxing time. We chose the perfect home to rent. It was well maintained and comfortable with new furnishings. We enjoyed breakfast by the pool each morning. Located just a few minutes...”
- Review left on 12/19/2013

$142

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Captiva Island House

  • 5
  • 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“House was well maintained & decorated, beach in back of house within seconds, owner does need to invest in a wagon to haul beach items to beach. We had 10 / 5 adults & 5 kids. The pool/hot tub was a lifesaver on really hot days. Wonderful vacation”
- Review left on 07/20/2015

$179

Excellent (15 reviews)

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Fort Myers Beach Apartment

  • 3
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

$245

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Cape Coral Villa

  • 3
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

$149

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Cape Coral House

  • 3
  • 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Everything was as advertised and the agent was extremely helpfull and super nice to work with . The house is updated and very comfortable and very clean. Would definitely recommend for couples or a family...”
- Review left on 04/13/2016

$93

Excellent (7 reviews)

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Naples Condo

  • 2
  • 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“This property is lovely- fully furnished with every detail to enjoy the pool and the beach, and absolutely spotless. A beautiful view of the golf course and a lagoon. The pool is also spotless and landscaped very nicely. The owner is a pleasure to...”
- Review left on 01/02/2017

$80

Excellent (4 reviews)

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Naples Condo

  • 2
  • 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 mi
  • Swimming pool

$200

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Lido Key House

  • 3
  • 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning

from $300 / night

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Cape Coral House

  • 3
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from $130 / night

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Cape Coral House

  • 3
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
“My wife and I spent five weeks in this beautifully maintained home. Swimming pool and lanai overlook the salt water canal. The owner/landlord is wonderful to deal with. Home is clean, modern, well equipped. We will gladly return again next year...”
- Review left on 03/09/2017

$128

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Venice House

  • 2
  • 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“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...”
- Review left on 10/09/2016

$64

Excellent (10 reviews)

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Port Charlotte House

  • 4
  • 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“We, a big german family (7 adults, 3 children), spent one week in this wonderful house. It offers everything you need. All rooms are furnished very pleasant and everything was clean. To look out of the window was like looking into the jungle: green...”
- Review left on 04/09/2016

$100

Excellent (9 reviews)

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Bradenton House

  • 3
  • 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
“The location of this property is a perfect area. Just as described by the owner. House is fully equipped including a hand mixer. We enjoyed watching the water sports on the bay from the patio. Lots of parks and popular beaches within 5 mile...”
- Review left on 04/07/2017

$129

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Bradenton House

  • 4
  • 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from $158 / night

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Marco Island House

  • 4
  • 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“House with a pool -- kids loved it. Everything was in working in order. House was well maintained and clean. Owner easily reachable, both with phone and email (replied within 24 hours each time). Location was great, close to Tigertail Beach (walking...”
- Review left on 07/01/2016

$207

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Cape Coral House

  • 3
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 24 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“We were able to book this rental 'last minute' for our kids spring break. Ivan and property manager were both super to work with and so very kind and accommodating!! Our family of four enjoyed the awesome yard and pool the most, although house was...”
- Review left on 04/22/2017

$99

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Naples House

  • 3
  • 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning

from $275 / night

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Marco Island House

  • 3
  • 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children

from $256 / night

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Bonita Springs House

  • 2
  • 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“My husband and I stayed here for 3 weeks and had a wonderful time. Mike and Cathy were so gracious and we loved our stay in Bonita Springs. The house was well stocked with beach gear and all the amenities we needed. We were thrill with the...”
- Review left on 03/08/2017

$165

Excellent (4 reviews)

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Sarasota House

  • 4
  • 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning

from $346 / night

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Bradenton House

  • 3
  • 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

$215

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Fort Myers Condo

  • 2
  • 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Swimming pool
“My husband and I loved this place. So much so that we are returning next month! It has an amazing view that is simply breathtaking The condo has plenty of everything you could need. The bed sheets are so luxurious, you will feel you are royalty...”
- Review left on 12/14/2016

$100

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Port Charlotte House

  • 3
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“This was our first family vacation & our 26 Wedding Anniversary. I had never rented a vacation home before and was a little nervous. Melvin and Helma were so patient with my hesitance. This home is beautiful, it was so clean and everything we...”
- Review left on 07/09/2016

$79

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Fort Myers Beach Apartment

  • 2
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
“The description, submitted by the owner (Connie) of the property was glowing. The property more than lived up to the description. I have reserved the place already for next year, so I don't think that there is a better endorsement than that. Five...”
- Review left on 12/02/2014

$110

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Fort Myers Beach House

  • 4
  • 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Swimming pool
“Our stay at Siesta Isle was wonderful. The house is beautiful and supplied with everything anyone would need during a stay. The location is perfect for activities on or off the island The pool and the large dock are great features that we took...”
- Review left on 10/07/2015

$300

Excellent (4 reviews)

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Cape Coral Villa

  • 4
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from $130 / night

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Marco Island House

  • 3
  • 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children

from $321 / night

About Southwest Gulf Coast

With quaint seaside towns, stunning white-sand beaches, and tons of fun attractions and activities, families are sure to have a wonderful time in Florida’s Gulf Coast region. In addition to fantastic activities and perfect weather year-round, visitors will enjoy extra privacy, space and freedom when staying in one of the many Gulf Coast South vacation rentals. Book in advance and give your family a vacation to look forward to!

Climate

Tourists vacationing in Gulf Coast South vacation rentals should be prepared for hot, humid weather. Like many parts of Florida, summers here are long and afternoon thunderstorms are common. Winters are a great time to visit the area as temperatures are very comfortable and mild during these months. When planning your travel, keep in mind that the Gulf is susceptible to hurricanes and floods during hurricane season (officially from June to November). 

Transit

Visitors will be interested to learn about the best way to get around the area after leaving their Gulf Coast South vacation rentals. Vacationers have easy access to car and bike rentals, which make getting around beach towns much more convenient. A ferry service is offered for those staying in the Florida Keys. Key West also provides a Park ‘n Ride service for those exploring the downtown area. 

Things to Do

The beach is the main draw, and there are hundreds of family-friendly, white-sand beaches to choose from in the area. Gulf Islands National Seashore is a 150-mile stretch of beach with beautiful scenery and crystal-clear waters. It runs from Florida’s Santa Rosa Island to Cat Island in Mississippi. Bahia Honda State Park is just thirty miles from Key West and has been consistently rated as one of the top ten beaches in the country. Another excellent option is Dry Tortugas National Park, which is an isolated 100 square mile park only accessible by seaplane or boat. It’s known for picturesque scenery, ample wildlife, and beautiful coral reefs.

A trip to Florida’s Gulf Coast wouldn’t be complete without a fishing or water sports adventure. The Gulf Coast is a fisherman’s dream with excellent deep-sea fishing and many fishing charters available to rent from local companies, like Dreamlander Tours. Water sports like diving, surfing, and snorkeling are also great ways to spend your vacation in the Florida Gulf.

For organized fun, cruise beside dolphins and go on a shelling adventure with Good Time Charters and Tours. Kids will love seeing these mammals up-close-and-personal. The Conch Tour Train in Key West is another favorite among families. This 90-minute tour takes visitors through Old Town Key West and points out many local landmarks and attractions. In Everglades City, board an airboat and enjoy a ride through the Everglades Grassland. See wild alligators and birds on the tour, or see panthers, tigers, turtles, and more at Wooten’s Animal Sanctuary & Alligator Park. 

Food & Dining

During a trip to Florida’s Gulf Coast South, you’ll want to taste all of the best food from the region. The area prides itself on its fresh seafood and is home to some of the best in the world. Try the freshly caught stone crab or luscious lobster rolls at the Eaton Street Seafood Market in Key West. For dessert, enjoy a piece of Key lime pie from Key West Key Lime Pie Co. Other major Gulf exports include oranges, avocados, and spiny lobsters. 

Events

Visitors staying in Gulf Coast South vacation rentals will want to know about some of the area’s best festivals when planning a vacation. Here are a few favorites among locals and tourists:

  • The Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival (November): Happening in downtown Pensacola, this three-day celebration of the arts is one of the biggest annual festivals in the Florida Gulf region.
  • The Florida Seafood Festival (October): A must  for seafood lovers, the Florida Seafood Festival features an oyster-shucking and eating contest, blue crab races, and other seafood-themed events. 


Florida’s Gulf Coast area has a variety of activities to choose from, and Gulf Coast South vacation rentals provide the perfect oasis at the end of a day of family fun. From relaxing with a good book on one of the pristine beaches to catching your dinner straight from the Gulf waters, the possibilities are endless. 

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