Where to stay around Mary Esther?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,636 holiday lettings near Mary Esther. From 2,401 Condos/Apartments to 169 Houses, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Mary Esther area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Mary Esther?

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 Mary Esther:

  • Crystal Beach: 1,151 holiday homes
  • Villages of Crystal Beach: 864 holiday homes
  • Holiday Isle: 1,725 holiday homes
  • Frangista Beach: 1,301 holiday homes
  • Delos: 1,176 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 Mary Esther?

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

  • Santa Rosa Mall: 9,515 holiday lettings
  • Oak Tree Nature Park: 9,179 holiday lettings
  • Destin Vacation Boat Rentals: 11,316 holiday lettings
  • The Golf Garden of Destin: 13,742 holiday lettings
  • Pier Park: 11,488 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Mary Esther 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/Apartments in Mary Esther?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 2,401 Condos/Apartments in Mary Esther. Our other popular types of Mary Esther holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 169 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 25 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 24 self catering accommodations

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

Can I rent waterfront rentals in Mary Esther?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 1,589 waterfront rentals in Mary Esther. You have also many other possibilities in Mary Esther area, including:

  • Beach rentals: 1,560 holiday rentals
  • Beachfront rentals: 1,396 holiday rentals
  • Beach view rentals: 1,095 holiday rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday lettings.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with kids' high chair in Mary Esther?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with kids' high chair among our 73 holiday homes with kids' high chair available in Mary Esther. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a holiday apartment in Mary Esther your home away from home

    Mary Esther holidays apartments offer a quieter alternative to the more boisterous party towns of the Florida Panhandle's Emerald Coast. Sited just to the west of bustling fishing and beach resort Fort Walton Beach, rentals at Mary Esther are party to all the convenience, but none of the fuss. Incredible Gulf Coast beaches lie just a short distance away on the barrier islands, which shelter the inland waterways for peaceful watersports such as fishing and boating. Most Mary Esther accommodation comes equipped with air-conditioning and has direct access to the beach and a pool. Most rentals at Mary Esther also come with a BBQ area, satellite or cable TV, and are family friendly.

    Things to do

    -Beaches: The extensive beaches on the Emerald Coast are known for their pure whiteness, a unique quality of the quartz crystal that constitutes most of their sand. These beaches lie mainly on the long strips of barrier island, accessible from Mary Esther rentals by boat, causeway or bridge. There are also more secluded beaches on the small intervening islands and islets.

    -Watersports: From surfing to sailing, and fishing to waterskiing, popular tourist destinations like this stretch of coast abound with marinas and surf shops, so guests are really spoiled for choice when it comes to who they deal with. Clamour for custom can generate some great deals.

    -Nightlife: As guests might expect, popular Spring Break destinations like Fort Walton are tremendous places to party, even when the college kids are back at school studying. While there are only a couple of bars and restaurants in Mary Esther itself, a great selection is only a couple of miles away in Fort Walton Beach, or even ten miles along the coast around Destin harbour.

    -History: With the 19th-century discovery of an ancient Indian Temple Mound built by the Fort Walton Culture of native Americans during the middle ages, Fort Walton's Indian Temple Mound Museum, and the Heritage Park and Cultural Centre explore the unique history of this stretch of coast.

    -Nature: When the partying and beaches get old, there are always the wonderful parks and preserves to explore for a quiet day out enjoying some more natural surroundings. John Beasley Park lies directly across the Intracoastal Waterway from Mary Esther on Santa Rosa Island, while Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and Blackwater River State Park are only a short drive away.

    Weather in Mary Esther

    Florida has a humid subtropical climate, which typically means long, hot, wet summers and short, mild, dry winters. However, Mary Esther's position on the western panhandle flavours this somewhat, and unlike other areas of Florida, precipitation is more evenly spread throughout the year rather than concentrated in just the summer months. This means the summer is the high season here, whereas in southern Florida the reverse is often true. Temperatures can also get a little hotter, creeping into the high-30°C range during the summer and the low-20s in the winter.

    Travel to Mary Esther

    Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is the closest airport to Mary Esther, at 62 miles away. Tallahassee Regional Airport is another option at 166 miles away, but these two hubs are only reachable by changing flights. For direct flights, guests need to make the longer journey to Atlanta International Airport at 319 miles away. While some guests may baulk at such a distance, petrol is so cheap in the US and the road system so well designed, road trips quite fly by. In addition, public transport is nearly always a bad idea in the US, so fly/drive is usually the only viable option.

    Sightseeing in and around Mary Esther

    Do you want to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Mary Esther a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
    • Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)
    • Oak Tree Nature Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
    • Fort Walton Beach Golf Club (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
    • Wild Willy's Adventure Zone (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
    • Shalimar Pointe Golf Club (7 mi / 11.3 km)

    Seasonal weather in Mary Esther

    If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 32°F.

    Exploring the natural landscape of Mary Esther

    Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Mary Esther is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Oak Tree Nature Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
    • Liza Jackson Park (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
    • John Beasley Park (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
    • Fort Walton Beach Park (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
    • Henderson Beach State Park (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
    • Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park‎ (15 mi / 24.2 km)