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Make a holiday rental, or holiday home on the Central Gulf Coast your home away from home

The Gulf Coast of the USA stretches around the Gulf of Mexico. Florida, the ‘Sunshine State’, has 600 miles of sandy beaches on the Gulf Coast, with shallow seas and soft sand and dazzling sunsets. The Central Gulf Coast is a haven for holiday makers looking for a sensational beach holiday away from the development and crowds of the Atlantic Coast. There are very few Gulf Coast hotels, but many Gulf Coast holiday homes and rental villas.

Places to holiday on the Central Gulf Coast, Florida

The Venice, Sarasota region of Florida is famed for its spectacular white beaches, unbelievable scuba diving and exceptional scuba diving. There is a huge amount to be enjoyed here and amongst the hotels are some fabulous luxury self-catering holiday villas. The huge snowbird colonies and shark teeth found in the sand have also raised the profile of the Sarasota/Venice area, and it has become a leading tourist centre.

Charlotte Harbour is the second largest bay in Florida after Tampa Bay. It is Florida’s main eco-tourism centre, away from the large crowds and beach resort development associated with much of Florida’s glorious coastline. Top class sailing and fishing have attracted many, whilst the trails through the five national parks, including hundreds of miles of canoe trails have made Charlotte Harbour a unique haven for nature tourism.

The St Petersburg, Clearwater area is the ultimate beach location in Florida. Voted the second best beach in the whole of the USA, Caladesi Beach offers 35 miles of spectacularly fine white sandy beaches, and eight barrier islands for scuba diving.

Things to do on the Central Gulf Coast, Florida

The largest theme park in the world, Disney World is within easy striking distance of most rental villas and holiday homes on the Central Gulf Coast of Florida, as are a huge number of other family theme parks and adventure parks like Universal Studios and Sea World.

The Everglades National Park is one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. There are many ways to discover this magical, mysterious place, but personally, I think that there is no possible method that beats taking to the waters by boat or canoe.

Golf is a hugely popular activity in this part of Florida, and there are enough challenging courses to make taking a Gulf Coast holiday villa a real treat.

Weather in the Central Gulf Coast, Florida

The Gulf Coast also benefits from Florida’s sensational climate. Temperatures are largely universal year round, but the daily thunderstorms and intense lightning make this part of Florida notorious.

Travel to the Central Gulf Coast, Florida

Depending on the exact location of your Florida Gulf Coast holiday home or rental villa, Tampa (TPA), Fort Myers (RSW), West Palm Beach (PBI) or Miami International Airport (MIA) will suit your needs.

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                                                        Recent Reviews

                                                        Beautiful family home!

                                                        5 of 5
                                                        We stayed for two weeks in Florida with our family (three kids of 12,14 and 16). We loved the location of the house ,with shopping malls, a supermarket, restaurants, in the near surrounding. The house was totally perfect. Our daughter was in the swimming pool all day long and everything you need for perfect holiday was in the house. The manager was standby for 24 hours and very friendly!! We recommend this property when you are going to the Tampa surrounding with a lot of cheap golf courses and beautiful beaches.
                                                        • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2016
                                                        • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                        Spring break with my senior!!!

                                                        5 of 5
                                                        The Beachouse met and exceeded my expectations. I wanted the feel of "old" Clearwater Beach and they delivered. It was cozy, convenient and safe. I was traveling alone with my daughter and felt like I was at home. So close to everything... food, beach, shops. When we grew tired of the crowds we returned to The Beachouse and couldn't believe how quiet and peaceful it was. The rooms were spotless. The owners were on site every morning and were very helpful with ideas for things to do and places to eat. Thanks for a great spring break...see you again soon!!!
                                                        • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2016
                                                        • Date of Stay: Mar 2016

                                                        Comments from Owner Guestbook

                                                        5 of 5
                                                        'We enjoyed it here very much and will return'- Horine Family. 'Like the title says: AMAZING SUNSET VIEWS! My friends and I spent our vacations here in October twice. It is the ideal place for relaxing and taking some sun, before the cold German winter. We enjoyed our stay very much. It is very nicely furnished, the nature is breathtaking, and the sunsets are beautiful. We look forward to coming back!!' - Gisela. 'My family and I have enjoyed staying at your condo and had a very relaxing time. The children loved the beach and pool. My wife and I loved the sunsets every night. I will certainly recommend it to our friends and family.'--J.D. Porada. 'We had a wonderful time at your condo and enjoyed the unique experience of seeing a manatee in the shallow water at the beach!'- the Beresfords. 'We enjoyed being at the condo and will be coming back again for our 4th time. It is beautifully decorated and clean. It is in a very peaceful and convenient location.' - D. McCarthy
                                                        • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2007
                                                        • Date of Stay: Dec 2007