Find the best place to stay — Tarpon Springs

Where to stay around Tarpon Springs?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,008 holiday lettings near Tarpon Springs. From 531 houses to 180 condos, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Tarpon Springs is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Tarpon Springs?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Tarpon Springs:

  • Clearwater Beach: 1,112 holiday homes
  • Gulf Coast Acres: 29 holiday homes
  • Sand Key: 565 holiday homes
  • Gulf Shores: 85 holiday homes
  • East Lake Woodlands: 19 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Tarpon Springs?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Tarpon Springs. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks: 2,719 holiday lettings
  • Sunset Beach: 2,929 holiday lettings
  • Innisbrook Golf Club: 3,383 holiday lettings
  • Leepa Rattner Museum: 3,328 holiday lettings
  • Sponge Exchange: 2,744 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Tarpon Springs listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Tarpon Springs?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 531 houses in Tarpon Springs. Our other popular types of Tarpon Springs holiday rentals include:

  • Condos: 180 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 97 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 68 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Tarpon Springs?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 531 holiday homes with pool available in Tarpon Springs. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Tarpon Springs, Florida your home away from home

    The coastal city of Tarpon Springs is named after the many tarpon sport fish which can be found just offshore. The city was developed as a winter resort in the 1880s and actually evolved around the natural sponges which are found in the area. The many Greek immigrant sponge divers and their boat crews created a demand for docks and eating places and curious visitors came to Tarpon Springs to buy the sponges. Still known as the “Sponge Capital of the world”, this charming and historic town has around 100 local shops and galleries and plenty of restaurants overlooking the docks and waterfront. It makes an interesting base for a vacation home in Florida, close to the beaches and many attractions.

    Things to do in Tarpon Springs, Florida

    Beaches

    The area around Tarpon Springs is well known for its endless stretches of soft sandy beaches. Look for the well-named Sunset Beach at the end of Gulf Road where you can sit beneath the palm trees and relax. It is also an ideal location for snorkeling and dolphin watching as well as offering stunning sunsets.

    Brass Rubbing

    Learn the ancient art of brass rubbing at the Medieval Brass Rubbing Centre Museum which has more than 300 templates and engravings to copy from Europe and the Middle East.

    Boat Cruises

    Tarpon Springs is well known for its historic sponge diving. A narrated boat trip around this interesting area includes a diver who will provide a demonstration of natural sponge harvesting.

    Places to visit near Tarpon Springs, Florida Pinellas Trail

    This 38-mile long scenic paved trail runs all the way from your vacation home in Tarpon Springs to St Petersburg. It is ideal for walking, cycling and rollerblading.

    Caladesi State Park

    This 600-acre state park offers a 3-mile long beach for swimming, walking, shelling and fishing. Go canoeing or river rafting and enjoy seeing the flora and fauna in this natural unspoilt area of Florida.

    Tarpon Springs Aquarium

    The Tarpon Springs Aquarium has many observation tanks which recreate different marine environments. There is a coral reef with many colorful fish, a predator tank, a tidal pool exhibit and a touch tank of baby sharks and velvety stingrays.

    Weather in Tarpon Springs, Florida

    Tarpon Springs enjoys hot summers and mild sunny winters making it very popular with visitors almost all year round. Winters have average daytime temperatures around 25°C (77°F) while summers reach a hot and humid 33°C (92°F) during July and August.

    Travel to Tarpon Springs, Florida

    Tampa International Airport is just 18 miles from your Tarpon Springs vacation home and it has many national and international flights daily.

    Activities and attractions in and around Tarpon Springs

    Do you want to discover attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Tarpon Springs a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Clearwater Marine Aquarium (12.5 mi / 20.1 km)
    • Big Cat Rescue (13 mi / 20.9 km)
    • St Nicholas Boat Line (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
    • Tarpon Springs Aquarium (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
    • Suncoast Primate Sanctuary (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
    • Lansbrook Golf Club (5 mi / 8 km)

    Exploring the natural features in Tarpon Springs

    Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Tarpon Springs is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Pier 60 Park (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
    • Sand Key Park (13.9 mi / 22.3 km)
    • Anderson Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
    • Sunset Beach (2 mi / 3.2 km)
    • Anclote River Park (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
    • Wall Springs Park (3.1 mi / 5 km)