Where to stay around Placida?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,489 holiday lettings near Placida. From 783 houses to 289 condos, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Placida for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

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 Placida:

  • Rotonda Sands: 81 holiday homes
  • Palm Island: 139 holiday homes
  • Placida Bay: 32 holiday homes
  • Coral Creek: 17 holiday homes
  • Pine Valley: 84 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 Placida?

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

  • Gasparilla Marina: 2,457 holiday lettings
  • Gasparilla Island: 2,416 holiday lettings
  • Port Charlotte Beach Park: 2,066 holiday lettings
  • Sarasota National Golf Course: 3,647 holiday lettings
  • Peace River Wildlife Center & Ponce De Leon Park: 2,061 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Placida 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 Placida?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 783 houses in Placida. Our other popular types of Placida holiday rentals include:

  • Condos: 289 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 247 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 58 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Placida?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,053 holiday homes with pool available in Placida. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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

    Placida is a small community near Punta Gorda in Charlotte County. It is close to the Gasparilla Pass and provides an excellent base for enjoying all the activities in the area. Beautiful white sandy beaches, fishing and boating on the nearby canals and waterways and shopping and dining in the local restaurants all make this an excellent place to enjoy a vacation home rental. Located close to the Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park, the area has many opportunities for walking and enjoying the local wildlife.

    Things to do in Placida, Florida


    The area around your Placida vacation rental is truly a boater’s dream. The unspoilt shoreline is home to a host of birds and Florida wildlife and the calm canals and waterways leading out to the Gulf of Mexico are perfect for sailing, kayaking, fishing and motor cruising.

    Beach Activities

    The area around Placida has some of the best beaches on the west coast of Florida. Soft white sand and clear warm Gulf waters make the perfect playground for families. Little Gasparilla Island has 7 miles of unspoilt beaches which offer safe swimming and sunbathing. Fishing

    Sports fishing off the Sarasota coastline is a popular activity and half day and full day charters are offered by a number of companies. Fishing tackle and drinks are usually provided and you get to catch a wide range of fish.

    Places to visit near Placida, Florida Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum

    This one storey lighthouse building was once the home of the local lighthouse keeper and his family but now houses an interesting local museum.

    Cayo Costa State Park

    A trip to Cayo Costa offers a relaxing and beautiful day trip. This lovely state park and beach is just a short boat or ferry ride from your Placida vacation villa. It is a mecca for shellers and is the place to pick up coveted spotted junonia shells, cockles, sand dollars and other sea treasures.

    Museum of the Islands

    Located on nearby Pine Island, this interesting museum includes a large wall mural which depicts a typical native Indian Calusa village. Archaeologist Frank Cushing made some outstanding discoveries of Calusa art, pottery and shell tools which now make up many of the fascinating local artifacts. There is also an interesting shell collection and a large beaded tapestry of George Washington which was rescued from the Pheil Hotel.

    Weather in Placida, Florida

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

    Travel to Placida, Florida

    The southwest Florida International Airport is the nearest airport to your vacation home in Placida. It has regular flights both nationally and internationally and is 38 miles from Placida at Fort Myers.

    Activities and attractions in Placida

    Are you searching for things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Placida a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Sun Splash Water Park (20.4 mi / 32.9 km)
    • Cape Haze Pioneer Trail Park (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
    • Riverwood Golf and Country Club (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
    • Kidstar Park (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)
    • Heron Creek Golf Course (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
    • Bobcat Trail Golf and Country Club (15.7 mi / 25.2 km)

    Seasonal weather averages in Placida

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

    Exploring the natural landscape of Placida

    Travellers love Placida for its island views and pristine beaches. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Placida. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Venice Beach (22.8 mi / 36.7 km)
    • Don Pedro Island State Park (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
    • Gasparilla Island (5 mi / 8 km)
    • Boca Grande Beach (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
    • Cape Haze Pioneer Trail Park (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
    • Gasparilla Island State Park (7.2 mi / 11.5 km)