Published December 11, 2019 12/11/2019

12 Dreamy Florida Vacation Homes You Can Rent Right Now

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Florida is a mecca for outdoor adventure with a plethora of activities from boating, fishing, and water sports to beautiful beaches, golf courses and manatee viewing. With all these incredible adventures, it’s no wonder the Sunshine State is the second-most-visited state in the U.S. But what makes your adventure even better is when you find your home away from home. So skip the hotel room and opt for a vacation home to fit your style from Florida Rental By Owners. From luxury beachfront abodes and romantic cottages to budget-friendly accommodations, Florida Rental By Owners can make your dream vacation come true, without the hassles of travel fees and communication roadblocks. Check out these 12 listings to find your perfect Florida vacation rental.

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Best Waterfront Rental: The Seahorse Retreat on Santa Rosa Sound, Navarre, FL The Seahorse Retreat on Santa Rosa Sound, Navarre, FL
The Seahorse Retreat on Santa Rosa Sound, Navarre, FL

Best Waterfront Rental: The Seahorse Retreat on Santa Rosa Sound, Navarre, FL

This 3,300-square-foot tropical oasis is the perfect setting for a family reunion, get-together with friends or a relaxing escape. With six bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms, there’s plenty of room for up to 16 people to find their home away from home on the Santa Rosa Sound. Nearly every room has a view of the water and access to a porch where you can relax and take in the beautiful sunset. The infinity-edge swimming pool also offers incredible views of the Sound and you can melt your stress away in the spa under the starry night sky. See more of this waterfront property’s amenities and start planning your vacation.

Best Beachfront Rental: The Magnificat, Destin, FL The Magnificat, Destin, FL
The Magnificat, Destin, FL

Best Beachfront Rental: The Magnificat, Destin, FL

Step out of your house and onto the powder white sand of Florida’s Emerald Coast at this luxurious beachfront home. With room to accommodate up to 26 people, this three-level beach escape has eight bedrooms and six bathrooms with access to a private beach. You’ll fall asleep listening to the waves and wake up to enjoy coffee on the balcony as you watch dolphins swim by. The spacious accommodations are perfect for family gatherings and entertaining with a home theater, a game room, a gourmet kitchen, and a dining room that seats 12. While there’s plenty to do at the house, this beachfront paradise is just minutes away from The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Harborwalk Village, Big Kahuna’s Water Park and more. See if this elegant retreat is the perfect spot for your next beach vacation.

Rental with the Best Pool: Luxurious Pool Home, Destin, FL Luxurious pool home in Destin, FL
Luxurious pool home in Destin, FL

Rental with the Best Pool: Luxurious Pool Home, Destin, FL

If your ideal vacation centers around an incredible poolside escape, look no further than this four-story luxury home with an epic swimming pool. This lavish pool has plenty of room to splash about with family and friends or float your worries away with a drink in your hand. Complete the pool day experience with a dip in the hot tub, sip your cocktails on the in-pool bar stools, and enjoy a lounging lunch at the large table above the pool’s waterline. The luxury continues indoors with a game room featuring a pool table, foosball table, pinball machine and wet bar. Cook like a pro in the gourmet kitchen and watch the sunset over the gulf on the rooftop deck. If you ever felt like leaving, a private beach is only a minute walk from the house.

Best Rental with a Boat Dock: Villa Marlin, Islamorada, FL Villa Marlin, Islamorada, FL
Villa Marlin, Islamorada, FL

Best Rental with a Boat Dock: Villa Marlin, Islamorada, FL

Boaters can find the perfect escape at this luxurious Islamorada vacation home. The three-bedroom, two-bath villa features a new 70-foot boat dock and is only minutes away from the bay with easy access to the ocean. Islamorada is the sport fishing capital of the world, so fishing enthusiasts can cast a line and return home to clean their fresh catch at the fish cleaning table. In addition to the boat dock, you can paddle out for an adventure in a kayak or on stand up paddle boards. For boaters who prefer a relaxing getaway, this home boasts comfortable hammocks that are perfect for sneaking in an afternoon nap, as well as bicycles for cruising the neighborhood and access to a private beach for the ultimate tropical escape. Drop anchor and plan the ultimate boating vacation at this beautiful vacation home in Islamorada.

Best Rental with Outdoor Entertainment Space: Island Escape, Anna Maria Island, FL Incredible entertainment space on Anna Maria Island
Incredible entertainment space on Anna Maria Island

Best Rental with Outdoor Entertainment Space: Island Escape, Anna Maria Island, FL

Be the hostess with the mostest at this luxurious waterfront home on Anna Maria Island, where the outdoor entertaining space and views can’t be beat. This four-bedroom, four-bath vacation home sits on a private bayfront lot along the Anna Maria Sound, so you and your friends or family can take in the amazing sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. For entertaining, you have your choice of a gourmet kitchen that opens to the dining and family areas or an outdoor patio with a built-in gas grill, sink and covered dining area that overlooks a gorgeous pool and spa — perfect for an upscale backyard barbecue. The views of this spectacular entertaining space will have you booking your next group get-together!

Best Rental for Golfing: Seasons in the Sun, Perdido Key, FL Seasons in the Sun, Perdido Key, FL
Seasons in the Sun, Perdido Key, FL

Best Rental for Golfing: Seasons in the Sun, Perdido Key, FL

Golfing is one of Florida’s favorite pastimes and the Sunshine State is home to more golf courses than any other state. So why not make a vacation around this leisurely pursuit and score a beautiful vacation rental on Perdido Key. Seasons in the Sun is a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath townhouse in the stunning Lost Key Golf and Beach Club. Your stay at this 413-acre gated community includes access to an 18-hole Audubon Signature Golf Course, as well as complimentary beach shuttle and access to 5 miles of hiking and biking trails. This townhome features spacious living areas, a luxury kitchen and a great room for entertaining, all surrounded by nature preserves. See more details and images of this property and start planning your golf getaway today!

Best Rental for Fishing: Lemon Key Cottage, Marathon, FL The Lemon Key Cottage, Marathon, FL
The Lemon Key Cottage, Marathon, FL

Best Rental for Fishing: Lemon Key Cottage, Marathon, FL

Cast a line and reel in the memories at this cute and cozy cottage in the Florida Keys. This newly renovated two-bedroom, three-bath home sits on a deep water canal, just five homes away from the ocean. Complete with 60-foot lighted boat dock, it’s the perfect getaway for any fishing enthusiast. The canal offers a variety of species, especially bait fish like mullet and pilchards, and the home also features a lighted fish cleaning station so you can clean your fresh catch and cook it up for dinner. Grab your flip flops and sunscreen for a day of rest and relaxation at the heated pool or take out the tandem kayaks to explore the local wildlife. See more on this Florida Keys cottage and plan your next fishing trip.

Best Rental for Manatee Viewing: Memories and Manatees in Crystal River, FL  Three Sisters Springs - Crystal River
Three Sisters Springs - Crystal River

Best Rental for Manatee Viewing: Memories and Manatees in Crystal River, FL

You can vacation with Florida’s gentle giants at this charming waterfront manor in Crystal River. Manatees are some of Florida’s most loved residents and these cute creatures make their way to the warm Florida springs for their winter refuge. Memories and Manatees is a three-bedroom, two-bath canal waterfront home that includes everything you need for an exciting Florida adventure. Guests will have access to kayaks and a kayak launch so you can paddle out and meet the manatees. You’ll also find fishing poles and a boat slip for an adventure on the river. Stay home and play in the pool or enjoy a waterfront meal at night in the screened porch. See more photos of this waterfront home and start planning your meet and greet with the manatees.

Best Resort-Style Rental: Sunset Beach Bungalow, Siesta Key, FL Sunset Beach Bungalow, Siesta Key, FL
Sunset Beach Bungalow, Siesta Key, FL

Best Resort-Style Rental: Sunset Beach Bungalow, Siesta Key, FL

If you want the feel and amenities of a resort, this beach bungalow-style rental at Tropical Breeze Resort offers a relaxing and private escape combined with all the conveniences of a resort. This one-bedroom, one-bathroom suite offers partial views of the Gulf of Mexico and sits on the world-renowned Siesta Key Beach. In addition to a close walk to the beach, your stay includes daily housekeeping, free beach chairs and towels, free bikes, a full kitchen, and access to two heated community pools, a gaming area, barbecue area and more. See more photos and information on this beautiful bungalow, and if you’re staying on a weekend be sure to check out Siesta Key’s popular Sunday night drum circle.

Best Rental for Water Activities: A Piece of Heaven, Clearwater Beach, FL A Piece of Heaven, Clearwater Beach, FL
A Piece of Heaven, Clearwater Beach, FL

Best Rental for Water Activities: A Piece of Heaven, Clearwater Beach, FL

If you’re looking for the ultimate adventure getaway, this vacation home can be your own slice of paradise right on the Gulf of Mexico — complete with a private charter boat. Just 45 minutes from Tampa, this three-bedroom, two-bath home sits at the end of a quiet peninsula and is the definition of tranquility. If your ideal vacation is all about the activities, this home has a private charter boat that you can take right from your own dock for a bit of island hopping during the day. If you’d rather opt for rest and relaxation, enjoy the pool, watching the dolphins by the dock and enjoy the incredible gulf views. Whatever your pleasure, A Piece of Heaven waits for you in Clearwater Beach.

Best Beach Bungalow Rental: The Turtle Nest, Anna Maria Island, FL The Turtle Nest, Anna Maria Island, FL
The Turtle Nest, Anna Maria Island, FL

Best Beach Bungalow Rental: The Turtle Nest, Anna Maria Island, FL

This little island retreat boasts an abundance of charm and plenty of privacy for a relaxing tropical vacation. Tucked away on the quiet Anna Maria Island, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom beach bungalow features island-style decor, a screened lanai, and a heated pool that is surrounded by lush landscaping, creating the perfect private island paradise. If you feel like venturing out to explore the island, this home is only a few minutes away from the beach and only a block away from shopping and dining on Anna Maria’s Pine Island. This beach bungalow is sure to lure anyone to the island for a well-deserved getaway.

Best Rental Near State Parks: The Craig’s Coastal Cottage, Cape San Blas, FL The Craig’s Coastal Cottage, Cape San Blas, FL
The Craig’s Coastal Cottage, Cape San Blas, FL

Best Rental Near State Parks: The Craig’s Coastal Cottage, Cape San Blas, FL

If you crave the great outdoors, this cozy beach cottage tucked in a quiet neighborhood is the location for your next vacation. The four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath beach home sits just 3 minutes from the beach and the nearby T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park is known as a haven for local wildlife. During your stay, enjoy time on the beach, long walks or jogs along the shore, or enjoy your morning coffee on one of the five balconies of this spacious home. Swimmers can take a dip in the ocean or enjoy laps at the community pool. There’s so much to enjoy during your stay at this luxurious beach house, you’ll be spoiled for choice!

Vacation rental in Destin, FL
Vacation rental in Destin, FL

Whether you’re seeking a cold weather refuge, an island-style escape or an amusement park adventure, Florida Rental By Owners has a vacation home to fit your style. Skip the expensive hotels and other vacation rental fees, and opt for a vacation home without the hassle. Start planning the vacation of your dreams with Florida Rental By Owners — because you deserve it!

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