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Make a holiday villa in Sunset Beach your home away from home

Sunset Beach holiday villas and apartments couldn't be more appropriately named, being sited directly adjacent to the pristine sands of this west-facing beach. The warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico are a great place to indulge any passion for fishing or watersports, and Sunset Beach accommodation is superbly situated near many local marinas. As HomeAway's rentals in Sunset Beach are located on the coast of the Tampa Bay metropolitan area, the facilities and infrastructure of a major city are right around the corner, yet seemingly a world away from the paradisiacal beach backdrop.

Things to do

-Beaches: Sunset Beach holiday rentals are, as the name suggests, right on the beach. The plentiful resources of Tampa Bay lie directly over the Intracoastal Waterway bridge, so accommodation is convenient for surfing, paddling, and other beach equipment rentals tourists could possibly desire.

-Nightlife: There are a few beachfront bars and restaurants dotted around Sunset Beach, typically of the laid-back variety, but if holidaymakers’ tastes run to partying or fine dining establishments, the entertainment districts of Tampa Bay are literally minutes away.

-Watersports: Marinas are legion in this part of the world, so there are plenty to choose from for waterborne needs. Visitors can hire their own boats, or charter them for fishing, take guided eco tours or enjoy romantic sunset trips. With so much in the way of waterways around, guests could feasibly use a boat as their primary mode of transport while on holiday here.

-Theme parks: A theme park experience to rival the excesses of Orlando's more famous parks, the Africa-themed Busch Gardens contains some of the world's most highly regarded rollercoasters. Sited adjacent to the 30 acre water park of Adventure Island in Tampa Bay, the 335 acres here promises a great day out for kids and adults alike!

-Sport: Depending on what time of year travellers are holidaying here, they'll have a number of iconic major league American sports to choose from; if such spectacles take their fancy, that is. Broadly speaking, the NFL (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and NHL (Tampa Bay Lightning) play during the autumn and winter, with major league baseball played during the late spring and summer (Tampa Bay Rays).

Weather in Sunset Beach

Florida's warm, wet subtropical climate makes for a year-round holiday destination, though winters are more suited to those discouraged by excessive heat. The state certainly doesn't get as hot as other popular holiday destinations, however, thanks largely to the predominance of so much water in the state. Between the extensive coastline, Everglades and other wetland areas high temperatures in the summer rarely exceed 35°C. The low-20s are the highest you'll see in the winter, and it's also a lot drier, with the summer being the wet season, usually manifesting as short, sharp afternoon thunderstorms.

Travel to Sunset Beach

At 27 miles away, Tampa International Airport is the perfect fly/drive destination with its direct flights to the UK and Europe. You could feasibly work a holiday without a car if you don't intend to stray far from your accommodation, but a hire car is always the easiest and cheapest option in the US, thanks to extremely low petrol prices and superb road infrastructure. The city of Tampa proper does have an Amtrak and a Greyhound station, but these are national networks rather than local services. There is an extensive local bus system in the Tampa area.

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    House #1006923vb
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      Excellent! 4.5/5
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      House #3683575
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        Excellent! 4.5/5
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        Condo #4305347
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          Condo #816460vb
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            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            • 2 BA
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            Condo #4354798
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              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (38 reviews)
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
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              Cottage #798931vb
              38
              Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (9 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 5
                Condo #4220712
                9
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                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (16 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Condo #646474vb
                  16
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
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                    Condo #948315vb
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                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (21 reviews)
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      Condo #7032388
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                      Viewed 119 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                        • 4 BR
                        • 3 BA
                        • Sleeps 8
                        House #298384vb
                        28
                        Viewed 101 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Condo #423763vb
                          11
                          Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5/5
                            (7 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            House #4284169
                            7
                            Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (13 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
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                              • Sleeps 6
                              Townhome #875159vb
                              13
                              Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Studio #4430021
                                2
                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 7
                                  Condo #1102276vb
                                  1
                                  Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (15 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Condo #282381vb
                                    15
                                    Viewed 82 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                      (56 reviews)
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      Townhome #220781
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                                      Viewed 87 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                        (56 reviews)
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        Townhome #113296vb
                                        56
                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (35 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Condo #120807
                                          35
                                          Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (10 reviews)
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                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Apartment #646193vb
                                            10
                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (14 reviews)
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                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 4 BA
                                              • Separate Toilets
                                              • Sleeps 12
                                              House #762608vb
                                              14
                                              Viewed 111 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                (5 reviews)
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Condo #901516vb
                                                5
                                                Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                  • 5 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 40
                                                  House #776886vb
                                                  13
                                                  Viewed 140 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                    (25 reviews)
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    Condo #3554114
                                                    25
                                                    Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                      House #806535vb
                                                      14
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                                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Condo #3946937
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                                                        Viewed 110 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Condo #4151216
                                                          12
                                                          Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                            (38 reviews)
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                            Condo #474449vb
                                                            38
                                                            Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                              (10 reviews)
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                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Condo #696698vb
                                                              10
                                                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Condo #315137vb
                                                                7
                                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Condo #1037796vb
                                                                  2
                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (27 reviews)
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Condo #150338
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                                                                    Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (22 reviews)
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 3
                                                                      Condo #445464vb
                                                                      22
                                                                      Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                        (9 reviews)
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Cottage #3817745
                                                                        9
                                                                        Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                          (25 reviews)
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                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                                          Condo #4146337
                                                                          25
                                                                          Viewed 127 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Condo #3650686
                                                                            22
                                                                            Viewed 85 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (44 reviews)
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Apartment #398461vb
                                                                              44
                                                                              Viewed 135 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                (8 reviews)
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Studio #378685vb
                                                                                8
                                                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  House #949395vb
                                                                                  2
                                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Condo #4357404
                                                                                    1
                                                                                    Viewed 72 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                      (21 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Condo #166422vb
                                                                                      21
                                                                                      Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (6 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        Condo #7020022
                                                                                        6
                                                                                        Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                                          (33 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Condo #3474502
                                                                                          33
                                                                                          Viewed 98 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Condo #936016vb
                                                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (31 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                                                              Condo #3915549
                                                                                              31
                                                                                              Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                House #3938587
                                                                                                7
                                                                                                Viewed 119 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                                  (44 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Condo #3474511
                                                                                                  44
                                                                                                  Viewed 113 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Condo #4479004
                                                                                                    1
                                                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (57 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Condo #186770
                                                                                                      57
                                                                                                      Viewed 106 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great experience

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Everything lived up to our expectations and was exactly as described. I wouldn't hesitate to rent again!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Will return

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This condo is perfect. Great view. Great sunsets. The condo complex is actually nicer than than the pictures. All beach items are provided. Refrigerator has ice maker for a cooler on the beach. Perfect location. Beach is not crowded. We had a great week and will definitely return here!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017