Where to stay around Osprey?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,417 holiday lettings near Osprey. From 1,509 condos to 1,104 houses, 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 Osprey is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Osprey?

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 Osprey:

  • Osprey Village: 20 holiday homes
  • The Oaks: 25 holiday homes
  • Lido Key: 194 holiday homes
  • Sabal Harbour: 35 holiday homes
  • Gulf Gate: 214 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 Osprey?

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

  • Southbay Yacht and Racquet Club: 4,626 holiday lettings
  • Oscar Scherer State Park: 4,658 holiday lettings
  • Historic Spanish Point: 4,780 holiday lettings
  • St. Armands Circle: 7,312 holiday lettings
  • Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary: 5,253 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Osprey 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 condos in Osprey?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,509 condos in Osprey. Our other popular types of Osprey holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 1,104 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 273 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 196 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Osprey?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2,480 holiday homes with pool available in Osprey. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a holiday apartment in Osprey your home away from home

    HomeAway.co.uk offers a sublime selection of holiday villas and apartments in Osprey, a town on the west Florida coast midway between Tampa Bay and Fort Myers, lending great transport access and sightseeing options. Osprey rental accommodation typically includes air-conditioning and pool access to cool you down, with a dishwasher and laundry facilities to take the legwork out of mundane chores. For entertainment purposes, most Osprey holiday rentals include satellite or cable television and a DVD player. A few rentals in Osprey have access for guests in wheelchairs, so please check with your HomeAway.co.uk representative before booking.

    Things to do

    -Historic Spanish Point: Close by your Osprey holiday accommodation, this museum and environmental complex contains a number of interesting attractions, from prehistoric archaeological remains to a turn-of-the-century pioneer homestead museum, boatyard, and citrus packing house. Additionally, there are some nature trails and gardens to enjoy.

    -Beaches: An unbroken stretch of snow-white beach extends about 15 miles from Venice in the south to Sarasota Bay in the north, but only the tips are open to the public. Nokomis and North Jetty Park beaches are a 10 minute drive to the south of Osprey, and the highly-rated Siesta Key a little further drive to the north.

    -Nightlife: Restaurants and bars are a little sparse on the ground in Osprey, but Vamo has more options a couple of miles up the coast. Of course, when you get down into Venice or up into Sarasota, your choices multiply exponentially. Osprey apartments and villas are ideally situated to take your pick of both towns.

    -Watersports: Similarly with watering holes and eateries, marinas can be found in abundance to the north and south, meaning you get to pick and choose to find the best fit. Along with the usual fishing, skiing or sunset charters, North Jetty Park Beach in particular is known for its surfing.

    -Myakka River State Park: 57 square miles of wetlands, woodland and prairies, Myakka River State Park is one of Florida's oldest, and occupies Osprey's immediate hinterland. For camping, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and wildlife watching, there's facilities galore to cater to your every wilderness need. 14 miles of river can be explored from a rental kayak or canoe, or charter an iconic airboat ride!

    Weather in Osprey

    The weather in the winter is so mild you can get by with shorts and a t-shirt most days; only very rarely does a cold northerly blow in to drop the ambient temperature below clement. So much water around stabilises the temperatures so even the high marks in the summer rarely get past the mid 30s Celsius, making Osprey the ideal year round destination. The summers do see significant rainfall, however, almost exclusively as short tropical thunderstorms.

    Travel to Osprey

    Nearby Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport could be an arrival option from a more major airport, as it's only 15 miles away; there are no direct flights from Europe. For a direct fly/drive option, Orlando International Airport is 145 miles away, and Miami 215, which aren't too bad considering the superb US highway network. This really is a country built for automobiles, so a hire car is by far your best option, especially as Osprey has no national bus or rail stations.

    Sightseeing in and around Osprey

    Do you want to find attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Osprey a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Mote Marine Aquarium (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
    • Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club (2 mi / 3.3 km)
    • Gulf Gate Golf Club (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
    • Serenoa Golf Club (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
    • Evie's Golf Center (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
    • Coconuts Family Entertainment Center (7.7 mi / 12.5 km)

    Seasonal weather in Osprey

    If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 33°F.

    Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Osprey

    Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Osprey is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Venice Beach (7 mi / 11.2 km)
    • Siesta Key Public Beach (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
    • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (10 mi / 16 km)
    • Sarasota Jungle Gardens (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
    • Oscar Scherer State Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
    • Jim Neville Marine Preserve (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)