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Destination guide

Set out on outdoor adventure from Florida Gulf Coast villas

One of the top spots to enjoy a Florida villa on holiday is along the Florida Gulf Coast. Stretching from Naples to Pensacola, the Gulf Coast is an almost endless stretch of sandy beaches and palm tree-covered resorts. Many travellers looking for a Gulf Coast holiday will enjoy staying near the Fort Myers and Cape Coral area, whether on Boca Grande or Sanibel Island, where you will find a beautiful mixture of beaches and forested wetlands in a lovely display of nature. If you like a bit of nightlife on your holiday, Panama City and Pensacola are good destinations.

 
Things to do

Things to do near Florida Gulf Coast holiday homes

The Florida Gulf Coast is primarily known for its beaches, but there are a wide variety of other activities available near holiday homes there. You can visit the Naples Botanical Garden, a 170-acre collection of over 1,000 species of plants that are vibrant and blooming all year long. Similar beauty can be found at The Ringling in Sarasota, which preserves the work of John and Mable Ringling in pristinely-kept gardens that feature sculptures and an art museum. Additional art can be found at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, which features an extensive collection of works from throughout Salvador Dali’s career. You may also want to visit the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary to see a glimpse of Florida 500 years ago, with lush flora featuring an old-growth Bald Cypress forest with trees towering 130 feet.

Beaches

Best beaches near Florida Gulf Coast holiday cottages

Beaches are going to be the primary attraction for any traveller looking for holiday cottages on the Florida Gulf Coast. If you’re looking for pure beauty, it doesn’t get much better than Siesta Key. This 13-kilometre island beach offers bright-white sand and notably calm waters that make it perfect for snorkelling and swimming. Clearwater Beach is a bit more popular, and the name doesn’t lie. The water is almost unbelievably clear here, so it’s the perfect spot to search for shells as well as swim. Pensacola Beach is the beach you might see on a Florida postcard, as it features the white sands, emerald waters and lengthy piers people from everywhere have come to associate with the Sunshine State. Sanibel Island is a bit more unique, as its beach is coupled with a small-town atmosphere and features over 250 kinds of shells to collect.

How to get around

Transport to Florida Gulf Coast holiday homes

Getting to Florida and travelling throughout the Florida Gulf Coast is most conveniently done by plane. Not only does Florida connect to places all over the world, but there is an extensive network of intra-state flights as well. If you’d rather travel by car, there are plenty of major motorways that can take you all across the Gulf Coast. The cities and towns themselves are easy to traverse by car, and since most towns are largely flat, biking can be a great way to get around the local area where you’ve found your holiday rental.

How many holiday rentals are available around Florida Gulf Coast?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 29,441 holiday lettings around Florida Gulf Coast. From 1,516 villas to 11,435 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Florida Gulf Coast?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Florida Gulf Coast. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Orlando: 27,894 holiday homes
  • Kissimmee: 26,672 holiday homes
  • Lindfields: 2,718 holiday homes
  • Davenport: 26,929 holiday homes
  • Champions Gate: 3,753 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Florida Gulf Coast! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Florida Gulf Coast?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Florida Gulf Coast with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Orlando: 27,894 holiday lettings
  • Kissimmee: 26,672 holiday lettings
  • Davenport: 26,929 holiday lettings
  • Clermont: 20,433 holiday lettings
  • Naples: 7,473 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Florida Gulf Coast?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Florida Gulf Coast are:

  • Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (LAL): 208 self catering accommodations
  • Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM): 28,615 self catering accommodations
  • Venice, FL (VNC-Venice Municipal): 5,582 self catering accommodations

For other airports, 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 in Florida Gulf Coast?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Florida Gulf Coast. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Disney World: 28,236 holiday rentals
  • Universal Studios: 27,317 holiday rentals
  • Reunion Resort Golf Course: 28,418 holiday rentals
  • Osceola County Stadium: 27,504 holiday rentals
  • Kissimmee Lakefront Park: 25,419 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Florida Gulf Coast listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Explore destinations around Florida Gulf Coast

Orlando
27,894 holiday rentals
Kissimmee
26,672 holiday rentals
Davenport
26,929 holiday rentals
Clermont
20,433 holiday rentals
Naples
7,473 holiday rentals
Haines City
20,337 holiday rentals
Clearwater
6,549 holiday rentals
Holmes Beach
3,794 holiday rentals
Tampa
2,094 holiday rentals
Lake Buena Vista
27,461 holiday rentals
Anna Maria
3,627 holiday rentals
Cape Coral
7,640 holiday rentals
Bradenton
6,534 holiday rentals
Bradenton Beach
3,962 holiday rentals
Siesta Key
4,588 holiday rentals
Sarasota
7,133 holiday rentals
Madeira Beach
5,577 holiday rentals
Englewood
2,299 holiday rentals
Fort Myers Beach
8,498 holiday rentals
Port Charlotte
2,061 holiday rentals