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Make a holiday apartment in Ruskin your home away from home

Ruskin holiday rentals from HomeAway are perfectly placed to access the beaches of Tampa Bay, the wildlife of some rather unique nature preserves, and the golf courses that make Florida a famous destination for the game. Your apartment or villa in Ruskin is also convenient for exploring the iconic Florida Everglades. All Ruskin rental accommodation is fully equipped with modern conveniences to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Washer/dryers and automatic dishwashers take care of mundane tasks, while satellite or cable TV systems, augmented by a DVD player, make sure you're entertained after a hard day enjoying yourself. All rentals in Ruskin are air-conditioned, and a select few have wheelchair access.

Things to do

-Outdoor activities: For kayaking, canoeing, boating, nature watching and fishing, your holiday accommodation in Ruskin is right by the Cockroach Bay Preserve State Park. These mangrove forest coves and inlets are a unique habitat for many kinds of game fish, and submerged ecosystems such as coral beds, seagrass, oyster bars and spring-fed caves lend the flora and fauna tremendous diversity.

-Beaches: There are a few small local beaches to enjoy, but for the big stretches (as far as the eye can see-style) that make Florida famous, you have to either drive or boat a short way out of Tampa Bay to the Gulf Coast proper at either Sarasota or the west side of the St. Petersburg peninsula.

-Nightlife: Nightlife is a little subdued in Ruskin. There are plenty of bars and especially restaurants to choose from (many of which are family friendly) and one lonesome nightclub; but, being so close to the metropolis of Tampa Bay, a short drive, or even boat ride, gets you anywhere your tastes fancy.

-Golf: There are more than enough golf courses near Ruskin to satiate even the most ravenous golfing appetite. Sun City, a community adjacent to Ruskin, is seemingly created specifically for golf, with at least a dozen golf courses in the immediate vicinity.

-Watersports: With two marinas in Ruskin itself, a town of only 17,000 people, and two more just up the road in adjacent Apollo Beach, you'll be able to choose the deal that suits you for waterskiing, fishing and boating. There's plenty to see and do on the water, but this coast has the unique bonus of Cockroach Bay to explore.

Weather in Ruskin

St. Petersburg, about ten miles across the bay from Ruskin, is often referred to as "The Sunshine City" for its 361 days of sun per year. Ruskin isn't much different, so year-round tourism is the way this region rolls. Summers are long and hot, with temperatures topping 30°C, while winters are much more like British summers, typically topping 20°C. Rain falls mainly during summer thunderstorms, primarily as a result of the humidity with so much water around.

Travel to Ruskin

Tampa international Airport is 30 miles from Ruskin: this takes about 40 minutes to drive if you hire a car, which is by far the best bet for getting around. You could feasibly taxi or shuttle to your HomeAway accommodation, hire a boat if you intend to spend most of your time on the water, and get around on land using the rather limited bus service; but though doable, this isn't recommended. The city of Tampa has Amtrak and Greyhound stations, but these are national networks rather than local.

  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Townhome #907823vb
7
Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(23 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Townhome #441134vb
23
Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(11 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Studio #864662vb
11
Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(31 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Hotel #414408vb
31
Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(31 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Townhome #430093vb
31
Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(31 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Townhome #3165475
31
Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(39 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Townhome #245150
39
Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(27 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #399038vb
27
Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(16 reviews)
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  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Studio #722248vb
16
Viewed 70 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(37 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Townhome #514830vb
37
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(11 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Studio #822415vb
11
Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(17 reviews)
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  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Studio #495245vb
17
Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(11 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
House #887778vb
11
Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 18
House #780795vb
15
Viewed 71 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.3/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 10
House #731588vb
13
Viewed 70 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Townhome #764624vb
3
Very Good! 4/5
(22 reviews)
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  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Studio #441233vb
22
Viewed 94 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(26 reviews)
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  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Studio #693535vb
26
Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Townhome #4175572
6
Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Townhome #953485vb
9
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(11 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Townhome #753427vb
11
Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(19 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 5
Townhome #673190vb
19
Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Condo #4257622
1
Excellent! 4.4/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 7
Townhome #236147vb
16
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(19 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Townhome #317055vb
19
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 7
Townhome #4534609
4
Viewed 123 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(13 reviews)
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  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Studio #454516vb
13
Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4/5
(11 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Townhome #4051510
11
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #4104378
2
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 7
Townhome #3517996
1
Viewed 92 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Townhome #3481373
1
Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Townhome #4288262
4
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Townhome #4606629
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(4 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #677842vb
4
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Townhome #3528244
12
Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Townhome #4607293
Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Townhome #3859758
9
Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Townhome #4260447
4
Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #717929vb
7
Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Studio #4344446
1
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Townhome #4232033
3
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Townhome #3561081
1
Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
House #4361805
1
Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
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  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Studio #3771696
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Townhome #3561082
1
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 7
Townhome #3561083
3
Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Townhome #3559115
8
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
House #4361808
Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Townhome #3000526
Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Townhome #4590172
Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours

Ruskin Holiday Rentals & Homes (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Don't go....

5 of 5
We were disappointed with the property. It was dingy in obvious need of updated paint and a good cleaning. We didn't feel comfortable using the dishes/silverware without washing first. There were only 2 towels per BR......seemed a little cheap... Kitchen needed more .... no cutting board...no cookie/baking sheet pan. Other things.... The master upstairs had blinds missing slats and nothing on one window which made the room way too bright and too warm. One pool was closed and the other cloudy. Very disappointed....definitely will not recommend.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Great stay!

4 of 5
All over great little place! Although being from somewhere where it's cooler there was only one fan in one of the bedrooms and it was hot the whole time we stayed. The washer machine was messed up and sounded as if it was going to go through the wall. We didn't know how to work the thermostat till the day we left but nothing but positive things to say other than it was hot and stuffy.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017