Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Desoto Lakes

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday home in Desoto Lakes. This city is well-known for its shopping and restaurants. Sarasota Jungle Gardens and John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Desoto Lakes

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Desoto Lakes has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mote Marine Aquarium (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Rolling Green Golf Club (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Bobby Jones Golf Complex (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • University Park Country Club (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • People at Play (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • Pop's Golf Range and Batting Center (4.6 mi / 7.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Desoto Lakes

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Desoto Lakes is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sarasota Jungle Gardens (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Siesta Key Public Beach (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Nathan Benderson Park (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Sarasota Childrens Garden (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Payne Park (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Desoto Lakes

Fly into Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.6 mi (5.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into St. Petersburg, FL (SPG-Albert Whitted), which is 28.3 mi (45.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Desoto Lakes?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,121 holiday lettings near Desoto Lakes. From 1,092 Houses to 2,376 Flats, 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 Desoto Lakes is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Desoto Lakes?

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 Desoto Lakes:

  • Lido Key: 1,770 holiday homes
  • Sabal Harbour: 40 holiday homes
  • Palmer Ranch: 328 holiday homes
  • Ringling Estates: 125 holiday homes
  • Gulf Gate: 288 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 Desoto Lakes?

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

  • Waterlefe Golf and River Club: 7,179 holiday lettings
  • St. Armands Circle: 7,926 holiday lettings
  • Gulfcoast Wonder & Imagination Zone: 7,903 holiday lettings
  • Myakka River State Park: 4,578 holiday lettings
  • Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary: 5,729 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Desoto Lakes 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 Desoto Lakes?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,092 Houses in Desoto Lakes. Our other popular types of Desoto Lakes holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 2,376 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 303 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 120 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 Desoto Lakes?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3,153 holiday homes with pool available in Desoto Lakes. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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