Last Updated June 8, 2021 6/8/2021

14 Best Tampa Bay Beachfront Vacation Rentals

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Tampa Bay makes for a fabulous vacation destination with idyllic weather, stunning beaches, glorious sunsets, top-notch dining and more. If you’d like to soak up the sand and the sun, there is no better way to do it than with a beachfront rental here. You’ll find plenty of great options – make your reservation, pack your swimsuit, plenty of sunscreen, and get ready for an unforgettable escape.

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Beachhouse with 2 Bikes, Steps from the Sand - Saint Pete Beach
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St Pete Beachhouse

Beachhouse with 2 Bikes, Steps from the Sand - Saint Pete Beach

Enjoy private beach access and cheery two-bedroom home for up to five by booking this beach house. It’s just steps from a 7-mile stretch of pristine white sands at the southernmost tip of Saint Pete Beach. There are two complimentary beach cruiser bikes included and stand-up paddleboards are available for rent upon approval. While you’ll enjoy a quiet, secluded location, numerous restaurants can be found within walking distance. The home includes an open kitchen/living room/dining area as well as a screened-in patio, a sun patio, and an outdoor shower.

Waterfront Retreat, Kayaks, Beach & Pool Resort - Ruskin
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Waterfront Retreat, Kayaks, Beach & Pool Resort

Waterfront Retreat, Kayaks, Beach & Pool Resort - Ruskin

Located on a partially private beach, this two-bedroom townhome comes with plenty of gear for enjoying it like beach chairs, toys, towels, an umbrella, and a wagon to haul it all down. Spend the day relaxing or take out the kayaks that are included to paddle alongside the dolphins. The property includes an outdoor heated swimming pool with a poolside bar and grill, water sports rentals, a marina, playground, and bay view restaurant. The space itself includes a living area that extends to a furnished balcony where you can watch for dolphins and there’s also a private covered balcony off the master bedroom. Free Wi-Fi, a Smart TV, washer/dryer, and a fully equipped kitchen are all included too.

Sunny Beach House with Bikes, Steps 2 Beach - Saint Pete Beach
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Sunny Beach House with Bikes, Steps 2 Beach

Sunny Beach House with Bikes, Steps 2 Beach - Saint Pete Beach

Located on seven miles of powdery white sands, this 2nd-floor beach bungalow is a townhouse-style space for up to three with a bedroom that includes a queen-size bed plus a pull-out queen couch. It has beautiful hardwood floors and modern furnishings with craftsman-style charm, a full kitchen, two adult bikes, two beach chairs, and beach towels. From the private porch enjoy cookouts on the BBQ grill along with colorful sunsets and fabulous bird watching too.

Perfect Slice of Paradise with Direct Beachfront - Maderia Beach
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Perfect Slice of Paradise with Direct Beachfront

Perfect Slice of Paradise with Direct Beachfront - Maderia Beach

Located on one of the most spectacular stretches of sand on the Gulf of Mexico in the heart of Madeira Beach, this two-bedroom condo puts you in the heart of it all. You’ll be steps from the warm Gulf waters and within easy walking distance of dining and shopping venues. It sits within a small building that includes access to a spacious beachfront heated pool and hot tub. You’ll have a private direct path from the pool to the beach, a balcony that offers beach, water, and sunset views, as well as all of the usual modern comforts. Enjoy a large flat-screen TV, a kitchen with updated appliances, a dining area for six, and a master bedroom with direct balcony access.

Dream Newly Remodeled Waterfront Suite - Tampa
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Dream Newly Remodeled Waterfront Suite

Dream Newly Remodeled Waterfront Suite - Tampa

Located on Rocky Point Island overlooking Tampa Bay, this one-bedroom apartment for up to four guests is right along the waterfront. It includes a balcony that faces the bay, a full kitchen, a living area with a sofa bed, and a 55′ flat-screen TV. Enjoy access to the property’s man-made beach, a swimming pool, volleyball, BBQ area, and bonfires. There’s a fishing dock and fishing rods are available too if you want to try and catch your own dinner. If you want to do some exploring, you’ll be within a short drive of Caladesi Beach, Clearwater Beach, Bush Gardens, Lowry Park Zoo, The Florida Aquarium, downtown Tampa and more.

SeaSpray Rental - Saint Pete Beach
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SeaSpray Rental

SeaSpray Rental - Saint Pete Beach

Located on the white sands of Pass a Grille, this one-bedroom rental accommodates up to three with a queen bed in the bedroom plus a queen sleeper sofa. Enjoy the beach cruiser bikes for exploring – there are 10 restaurants that can easily be reached on foot or on two wheels. You’ll have a private furnished patio with a deck for outdoor dining and a grill for cookouts, cable TV, a full kitchen, and free Wi-Fi too.

Beach Home with Private Beach, Apollo Beach
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Beach Home with Private Beach

Beach Home with Private Beach, Apollo Beach

If you’re looking for more space, this three-bedroom, three-bath home is spread over 2,300-square-feet, accommodating up to eight. It comes with fishing gear, two kayaks plus a two-person Hobie pedal kayak, bicycles, beach chairs, exercise equipment, and more. You’ll even have access to your own 13′ x 100′ private white sand beach. It comes with all the comforts of home like a kitchen with lots of extras – think margarita machine, waffle maker, blender, and crockpot as well as a grill for cookouts. There are games and toys for the kids, a satellite TV with a DVD player, and a washer/dryer too.

Beachfront Condo with 180 Degree View of the Gulf - Madeira Beach
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Stunning Beach Front Condo

Beachfront Condo with 180 Degree View of the Gulf - Madeira Beach

Located on Madeira Beach, between Clearwater and Saint Pete beaches, from this two-bedroom beachfront condo you can wake up to the sounds of the waves. It includes a 30-foot-long balcony, accessed from both the master bedroom and living room, providing the perfect spot to enjoy the ocean and sunset views. There are three TVs, one with cable channels and the other two for Roku streaming, a full-size washer/dryer, and beach gear, including beach chairs, umbrellas, floats and noodles. Guests also have access to the property’s heated pool and hot tub, shuffleboard court, tiki hut and a large barbeque grill.

The Great Escape Sunset Views Over the Bay - Tampa
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The Great Escape Sunset Views Over the Bay

The Great Escape Sunset Views Over the Bay - Tampa

The Great Escape is located at the only all waterfront, all-suite resort in Tampa on Rocky Point Island, offering a peaceful setting yet its just minutes from downtown, the airport and the Westshore business district. A corner condo, it offers 180-degree views of Tampa Bay’s crystal-clear blue water and can accommodate up to four with a queen-size bed in the bedroom plus a queen-sized sofa bed in the living room. Enjoy your morning coffee (complimentary coffee included) while gazing out at panoramic views of the bay from inside or your balcony. You’ll also have access to the community’s beach, tiki bar, outdoor grill, fishing pier, laundry facilities, and multiple other amenities. All the usual comforts are included too like a well-stocked kitchen, TV, and Wi-Fi.

Your Hidden Private Gem La Playa Azul - Saint Petersburg
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Your Hidden Private Gem Playa Azul

Your Hidden Private Gem La Playa Azul - Saint Petersburg

Located in a gated waterfront community, this three-bedroom condo sleeps up to six guests and includes a private screened porch where you can enjoy your breakfast under the sun surrounded by palm trees and colorful hibiscus flowers. It even includes a beachside hot tub where you can soak while watching for dolphins and the many birds that visit from the adjacent bird sanctuary. You’ll have access to your own private beach and sunset views along with all the essentials, including cable TV and a fully equipped kitchen.

Amazing Luxurious Oceanfront House - Indian Shores
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Amazing Luxurious Oceanfront Home

Amazing Luxurious Oceanfront House - Indian Shores

Looking for a luxurious home with enough room for seven guests? This three-bedroom option will put you right at the beachfront. You can walk out of the family room onto the patio and right to the beach with the sparkling blue waters of the Gulf ideal for a swim. Afterward, rinse off in the outdoor shower and then enjoy the outdoor surround sound from the covered patio. There’s a fully equipped kitchen with high-end appliances and multiple widescreen TVs, including one in the family room and another in the master bedroom which also has a balcony that runs along the entire length of the home overlooking the Gulf.

Beachside Studio, Steps to Beach - Saint Pete Beach
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Beachside Studio Only Steps to the Beach

Beachside Studio, Steps to Beach - Saint Pete Beach

This private beachside studio accommodates two and lies right across the street from Saint Pete Beach. Enjoy the feel of the sea with lots of blues and beach decor, along with a cable TV and a small kitchen for cooking your own meals. The patio is a perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktails. It sits in a small complex that includes a heated swimming pool, bicycle storage and cookout area.

Affordable Beachfront - Treasure Island
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Affordable Beachfront with Breathtaking Views

Affordable Beachfront - Treasure Island

For those seeking affordable beachfront, it’s hard to beat this option, which includes a private balcony for enjoying the beautiful beach and Gulf views from the 4th floor. You’ll have access to resort amenities, including a swimming pool and poolside tiki bar, beachside grills, volleyball courts, and laundry facilities. The studio space sleeps up to four with a queen-size and full-size bed. It also includes free Wi-Fi, a TV, and a kitchenette with two stovetop burners, a fridge, microwave, and a coffeemaker.

Beach Resort Condo at Little Harbor - Ruskin
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Beach Resort Condo

Beach Resort Condo at Little Harbor - Ruskin

This resort-style studio is a privately owned space located at The Inn Resort at Little Harbor in Ruskin. Enjoy access to a private beach that’s just steps away, along with three swimming pools, two hot tubs, a marina, fitness center, tennis courts, laundry room, and grilling area. There’s also a tiki bar with nightly live music and two waterfront restaurants. Rental services are provided for all sorts of sports gear and more, including jet skis, paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, golf carts, and bicycles. The studio is pet-friendly and has a full kitchen as well as cable TV.

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