With all the incredible adventures Florida has to offer, from water sports to beautiful beaches, it is a paradise for those looking to rest, recharge and relax. When you’re on your much-deserved Florida getaway, being able to put your feet up in a place that feels like home is the secret to a completely rejuvenating experience.
More and more travelers are opting to skip the hotel room and book their stay in a vacation home that fit their needs and style. Florida Rental By Owners has listings that range from luxury beachfront residences to budget-friendly accommodations, so whether you’re traveling with your significant other or the entire family, it’s easy to find the right home base for your stress-free escape.
Florida Rental By Owners can make your dream vacation come true, minus the hassles of travel fees and the added benefit of a more streamlined communication process. Here are 10 listings to peruse while you find your perfect Florida vacation rental.
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Best for Total Privacy: Houseboat Private Island, Marathon
If you’re looking for the most secluded escape possible, you can’t get much better than your own private island. Stay in a houseboat docked at your own personal island escape, nestled among the mangroves in Marathon. While this is a more rustic stay you won’t be short on comfort, as the boat has all the necessities like power, running water, a bathroom and air conditioning. The island has covered shelters, a gas grill, hammocks, kayaks, and a fire pit. Check out the the full list of list of amenities at this private island property.
Best for Architecture: Historic John Ringling House, Lido Key
This is a 1924 Historic John Ringling Estate and is even on the National Historic Registry. Stay here and you’ll be surrounded by the Spanish/Mediterranean atmosphere for which Sarasota architecture is known. It’s positioned perfectly for a walk to St. Armand’s Circle and Lido Key, and Downtown Sarasota is only a short car ride away. The amenities even include a beach cart, chairs and bikes to make your trek to the beach hassle free. Find out more about this very private 3 bedroom historic home.
Best for Fairytale Views: Castlegate Vacation Rental, Vilano Beach
This 6 bedroom beach getaway comes with a one-of-a-kind castle view! Castlegate is located directly beside Castle Otttis in the Vilano Beach/St. Augustine Area and is walking distance to The Reef Restaurant. Secluded on 1/2 acre of land with gorgeous views of coastal oaks, you simply cross the street for direct beach access. With 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 2 powder rooms, your entire group will have private space of their own to enjoy. If you want a bird’s eye view of the castle, just head to the top floor and take in the view from the rooftop sky deck. Check out the rest of the amenities in this spacious beach house with a castle view in a historic city.
Best for Family Gatherings: Destin Luxury Beach Front
This sprawling three level luxury beachfront retreat comfortably sleeps 26 guests in 8 bedrooms. Soak in the gulf views from every corner of the dwelling, then take a walk on the private beach. Plenty of amenities are suited for the full family, with space for the kids and parents to be together, but enjoy their privacy as well in separate bedrooms, and bathrooms. It’s everything you need for a large family and is event-friendly!
Best for a Unique Night's Sleep: The Lighthouse, Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island’s newest landmark, The Lighthouse, rests on Holmes Beach, offering 3 beautiful bedrooms, a heated pool and a rooftop viewing deck with 360 degree views. This island retreat has no shortness of style, and comes with everything you could need for a special vacation. Explore the house on a spiral staircase, a feat of architecture, which leads you to the sleeping area and family bathroom. This lighthouse home is only a 600 yard walk to the beach.
Best for Family Fun: The Beach Retreat, Panama City Beach
Relax in your very own private pool in a very quiet subdivision. This beach home sleeps 25, making it perfect for family vacations, and the nostalgic arcade room is perfect for the young at heart as well as the kids in your group. From here, you’re at the beach in just two minutes. This 7 bedroom, 5 bath beach retreat is ready to be your relaxing escape.
Best for Beach-Lovers: Gone Coastal Family and Pet-Friendly Home, Anna Maria Island
Bring the whole family (furry friends too) to this coastal beach house in Anna Maria Island. This home is just a short walk from the beach, and they even provide you with the beach wagon for your belongings to make the trek that much easier. The backyard is nothing short of a private oasis, with a fun beach bar, and heated pool guaranteeing your stay will be a tropical escape any time of year. This 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home in Anna Maria Island has everything to offer for your secluded beach escape.
Best for Beach Luxury: Oceanfront in La Perla, Sunny Isles
The oversized wraparound balcony is the most stunning feature in this Sunny Isles Beach condo. This 3 bedroom unit has spectacular ocean and city views from every room. With everything you need for a comfortable stay, it’s an ideal home away from home. Just a short walk to the pier, and nearby restaurants, you’re in a prime position for sunrise strolls by the ocean.
Best of Something for Everyone: Premier Luxury on Beautiful Park Ave, Anna Maria Island
You’ll be totally secluded in your own private paradise in this 4 bedroom luxury home in Anna Maria Island. The sparkling pool is heated to perfection, but you can relax in the spa if that’s more to your liking. Cook amazing meals on the outdoor grill, or utilize the fully-equipped kitchen. There is a two car garage so you are able to take your car, or rental, out and about to explore Anna Maria Island and the surrounding area.
Best Location & Amenities On a Budget: Bimini Breeze, Siesta Key
This private bungalow in Siesta Key is a bargain considering its pristine location, sparkling pool and numerous amenities. You’ll have the place to yourself as it is a private home, so you can rest and relax in peace, or head out and explore the close by restaurants and nightlife. Beach chairs and towels are available for your use, and they’ve even provided a list of preferred vendors for anything else you might need while you set out to enjoy one of the top beaches in the nation, Siesta Key.
If your perfect getaway looks like relaxing in a hammock on a secluded island, or if taking in the ocean view from a luxury high-rise is more your taste, one thing is for sure, you’re headed for some much-needed time to unwind. Once you’ve found the perfect home base for your Florida getaway, you can look forward to the worry-free experience that booking with Florida Rental By Owners promises. Start planning your relaxing escape today!