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Vacation rentals in Florida are quickly becoming some of the best and most sought-after holiday homes in the entire United States — and it’s no wonder when the entire state boasts year-round warm weather perfect for a visit.
Back in the 1970s, renting someone’s home for a holiday didn’t exist. Most families booked a stay at a motel with units that offered kitchenettes, coffee machines, and a dining table so travelers could feel like they were in home away from home. Fast forward to the present day and there are a multitude of homes to book through a multitude of travel agency websites like HomeAway, AllTheRooms, Airbnb or a specialty regional website like Florida Rental By Owners (FLARBO).
Nowadays, with the simplicity of finding vacation rentals, hosting homes and offering vacationers the very best amenities has become the norm. Let’s take a peek at some of the best vacation rentals in Florida:
Imagine waking up to a beach and castle view in Florida! Yup… it’s a real thing. St Augustine is rich in history and the oldest city in the USA. Founded in 1565, guests can stay in this updated six-bedroom, gorgeous vacation rental next to Castle Otttis. Why not get married at Castle Otttis and stay at this fabulous vacation rental next door?
These sleek units have made way for incredible resort communities dotted throughout Florida. We love this one located in Davenport close to the theme parks that Orlando is so well known for. Make the most of the kids’ zones, movies at the poolside, hot tubs, and restaurants. Enjoy splashing down a waterslide or gliding down a lazy river after a hot day at the amusement parks.
This resort beachfront complex on the Emerald Coast on Okaloosa Island in Florida offers beach service, wading pools, waterfalls, BBQ grill areas, fitness center, and so much more. Families can pack so much fun in their holidays in communities like this.
There are so many fantastic vacation rentals options in Florida. Check out this incredible beachfront holiday villa with your very own private beach, huge tiki pavilion, bonfire, pool, hot tub, and luxury coastal interiors!
Picking the best vacation rental is a really personal choice. For water-lovers, try this incredible luxury home perfect for the vacationer who enjoys fishing, boating, and diving. There’s additionally a pool table, outdoor bar, incredible kitchen, pool, hot tub and dock for quick access to the tropical waters reminiscent of the Caribbean.
Surfers will find this Deerfield Beach vacation rental the ultimate choice. Located with steps to the beach with a private pool, an indoor grilling area in the lanai, plus ping pong and billiards table, this is an epic choice for a getaway.
Sheer luxury prevails at this incredible private beachfront vacation home in Destin, Florida. Sip cocktails all night long while looking at this incredible view. The cool nautical interiors add an extra special touch to the property.
Live the life of a millionaire in this ultimate vacation pad in Destin, Florida. The moody vibe creates the perfect backdrop for an incredible vacation. Relaxing in the games room with a game of poker, foosball, billiards, and pinball is ideal for bonding time. Not to mention, there’s an outdoor cabana area with a BBQ grilling area and a huge couch to watch games on the flat screen TV. Oh, and the icing on the cake? An interior boat bar!
With property managers and homeowners really focusing on offering their guests not only a vacation home, but also a unique experience, a Florida vacation is now even more fantastic.
About the author: Nancy McAleer is Co-Founder of Florida Rental By Owners. In addition to successfully owning and renting her own Anna Maria Island, Florida vacation rentals, you can find other short-term rental articles by Nancy on VRMB, listen to her on various vacation rental podcasts throughout the industry as well as training and speaking at vacation rental conferences such as the Vacation Rental Success Summit and VRMastered Bootcamp.