Find the best place to stay — Sarasota

Where to stay around Sarasota?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,143 holiday lettings near Sarasota. From 2,846 condos to 1,966 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 Sarasota is on HomeAway.

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

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 Sarasota:

  • Lido Key: 196 holiday homes
  • Gulf Gate: 210 holiday homes
  • St. Armands: 141 holiday homes
  • Bird Key: 108 holiday homes
  • Palmer Ranch: 165 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 Sarasota?

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

  • St. Armands Circle: 7,287 holiday lettings
  • Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary: 5,238 holiday lettings
  • Heritage Oaks Golf and Country Club: 4,933 holiday lettings
  • Sarasota BayWalk: 7,246 holiday lettings
  • Gulfcoast Wonder & Imagination Zone: 7,260 holiday lettings

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 2,846 condos in Sarasota. Our other popular types of Sarasota holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 1,966 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 354 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 320 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 Sarasota?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 4,561 holiday homes with pool available in Sarasota. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a holiday home or rental villa in Sarasota, Florida your home away from home

    Pictures of Sarasota are awash with colour, from the stunning white of the beaches to the rich blue of the Gulf of Mexico and from the rich greens of tropical vegetation to the burning oranges of the sunsets. Once you have taken a Sarasota holiday rental once, you will undoubtedly want to return, and many visitors are soon calling Sarasota home! With paradise style scenery, endless entertainment, excellent shopping, fine restaurants and the famous Florida climate all combining perfectly, it is little wonder that holiday villas in Sarasota are in such high demand all year round.

    Things to do in Sarasota, Florida

    Much of your time from a Sarasota holiday home will be spent relaxing on the glorious beaches of Florida’s Gulf Coast. Sarasota Bay is lined with brilliant white sand, with the beaches of Longboat Key, Lido Key and Siesta Key at your disposal.

    The beaches of Sarasota Bay are the perfect place from which to take a Sarasota fishing holiday. The warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico thrive with marine life, meaning that during a single Sarasota fishing trip you could land a trophy barracuda, bluefish, black bass, grouper, mackerel, trigger fish, snook or trout to name a selection. Sarasota fishing guides are available from tourist information spots, fishing shops and along the major piers of the area. If you are hoping to go fishing from a Sarasota property, there are plenty of options available, from beach fishing to chartering a captained fishing boat deep in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Family holidays to a Sarasota home are well catered for too. There are a wealth of attractions within the town, from the Gulfcoast Wonder and Imagination Zone (G.WIZ) to the Sarasota Jungle Gardens. Keeping children active and happy is easy from a Sarasota holiday rental. The magic of taking a canoe slowly through the mangrove forests is simply unbeatable, especially when you grab your first glimpse of a manatee swimming serenely through the water. The wildlife of the Sarasota area is so rich that bike rides, walk and boat trips always capture the imagination. If a day of sport and activity takes its toll, there are plenty of spa resorts in easy reach of a Sarasota property!

    Golfers will be in their element in a holiday villa in Sarasota, Florida. There are over 30 golf courses in Sarasota, with a further 20 in the surrounding area. What ever your preferred style of golf course, Sarasota will have a course to endear you and challenge your skills.

    Places to holiday in Sarasota, Florida

    There are so many places to visit from a Sarasota holiday rental that it would be impossible to list your options here! The beaches of Sarasota Bay, including Siesta Key, are simply magnificent, and for water sport enthusiast and those with an interest in the arts, Bradenton is certainly worth taking a few hours away from your Sarasota villa for.

    Weather in Sarasota, Florida

    Florida is known as the ‘Sunshine State’ due to its glorious and highly enviable climate. Even during the grips of winter, Sarasota basks in daily temperatures which reach the high 20’s (?C) on a regular basis. Rain is rare, and disappears as quickly as it arrived. In the long summers, average temperatures are an amazing 31?C, with daily peaks often reaching the 40?C mark.

    Travel to Sarasota, Florida

    The proximity of Sarasota/Bradenton Airport (SRQ) makes reaching a Sarasota home remarkably easy. Sarasota Airport does not receive direct flights from the UK, but there are plentiful short flights from Atlanta (ATL) and Miami (MIA), so reaching your Sarasota accommodation is easily done.

    Activities and attractions in Sarasota

    Are you looking for attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Sarasota a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Mote Marine Aquarium (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
    • Coconuts Family Entertainment Center (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
    • Rolling Green Golf Club (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
    • Bobby Jones Golf Complex (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
    • Evie's Golf Center (4.9 mi / 8 km)
    • Gulf Gate Golf Club (6 mi / 9.7 km)

    Seasonal weather in Sarasota

    If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 33°F.

    Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Sarasota

    Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Sarasota is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Venice Beach (17.5 mi / 28.2 km)
    • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
    • Sarasota Jungle Gardens (2.3 mi / 3.6 km)
    • Siesta Key Public Beach (5 mi / 8 km)
    • Island Park (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
    • Sarasota Childrens Garden (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)