- Horseshoe Beach
- Keaton Beach
- Lake City
- Live Oak
- Live Oak Island
- Ochlockonee Bay
This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Florida North Central reviews
"My family and I wanted to find a relaxing place to stay during our visit to the University of Florida. This home provided just that. It was located in a very quiet area and the space was immaculate. My grandparents thoroughly enjoyed the view from the deck and the sleeping arrangements were very comfortable. I'd definitely stay here again!"Guest: AggieGirl12 Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 21, 2014View listing
"We had a wonderful relaxing stay at this condo. It was clean and very true to the pictures on the website. We stayed for three nights and had chowder at Tony's, crab quiche at Kona Joe's and steamed clams at Steamers. We loved Cedar Key and hope to stay here again on our next trip. We would definitely recommend this condo - especially for a romantic getaway. If you're a nature lover you should definitely take a trip to Fanning and/or Manatee Springs - they are both beautiful!"Guest: Terese & Steve James Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 10, 2014View listing
"My husband and I rented this cottage (house) mid Feb. to mid Mar., 2014...and we greatly enjoyed every minute of it. David, the owner, was easy to contact and communicate with from the beginning of the rental process to the end. He was always available to answer our questions and help us solve any issues that arose. Both the interior and exterior of the cottage are kept in good repair, lovely both inside and out. Our daughter, her husband and two children visited for a week and there was plenty of comfortable room for all of us - we even used the walk-in closet in the master bedroom as a small, quiet sleep-room for the baby. The kitchen was well stocked, as were the two bathrooms and laundry room, with lots of paper and cleaning supplies. We didn't have to buy an extra thing. The area is gorgeous. We biked and hiked all over town and on the many local trails and we spent lots of time on the River paddling the canoe and two kayaks (saw lots of fish, some dolphins and even an otter). We also simply watched the River go by from the screened-in comfort of the large porch. Yankeetown is a small place, but has all the shopping amenities one needs. We did most of our shopping in Dunnellon, just west of Yankeetown, and in Crystal River to the south. Anything that a person could want could be found in either of these two places. Crystal River also has a few health clinics and an excellent hospital. We found the local people to be very friendly. The library is excellent and the Yankeetown thrift shop is worth a visit - we stocked up on books and even picked up some great CD's. This Yankeetown place has something for everyone. If you like "nature" you'll love Yankeetown."Guest: Rosemary W. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: June 26, 2014View listing
"We took our family - mom, dad, two kids 11 and 14 and the mother in law - for six nights to visit the area. This cozy cabin had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Comfy beds, a pullout sofa bed for one of the kids, excellent cable and wi-fi, washer/dryer, A/C and heat (we ended up needing both due to changing spring weather), good hot water, strong shower pressure (there's also a tub), outdoor deck with grill, nice front porch with rockers to have a glass of wine or cup of coffee and watch the rain come down or listen to the birds. No dishwasher. Location is off a dirt road 15 miles south of Tally, near many of the places we wanted to visit. We saw deer and other wildlife. You can easily ride to the St Mark bike trail. Decent restaurants around. Recommend Savannah's, Dickeys BBQ, the inn at a Wakulla Springs, Wells Brothers (Monk's) for gourmet burgers in Tally, and Up the Creek in Apalachicola. From our base we visited FSU, Mission San Luis, Wakulla Springs, Estuary museum in Eastpoint and Apalachicola (amazing oysters yum) as well as the Florida Caverns Park two hours away (but the time changes west of the Apalachicola River so you arrive about an hour after you leave!) Owners are locals and were excellent to work with. It was a perfect place for our family trip."Guest: Natimom Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 1, 2014View listing
Florida North Central Travel Tips
North Florida Vacation Rentals Provide Plenty of Fun
North Florida is less well-known than the Panhandle and the beaches further south in Florida but it is a charming area with rolling hills, horse farms and small coastal communities. Popular during the winter with snowbirds and retirees, the area has plenty to see and do and most places are within a 90-minute pleasant drive of either coast.
Staying in North Florida Vacation Rentals
Renting a North Florida vacation home is the perfect way to enjoy a relaxed, do-as-you-please vacation. Homes are comfortably furnished and equipped to a high standard with dishwashers, full-size refrigerators, microwave and washer/dryer. With a dining area, living area with TV, and as many bedrooms and bathrooms as you choose, there is plenty of space for even the largest family to spread out. Whether you are looking for a condo, cabin or beach house, the choice of vacation rentals is extensive. Added amenities include hot tubs, swimming pools, games rooms, bicycles and more, depending upon each individual unit. You can choose one that completely suits your needs.
Things to do in North Florida
North Central Florida has a host of attractions and activities for visitors of all ages. The small towns offer shopping, sightseeing, museums, theaters, antiquing, architecture and historical sites. The many lakes, rivers and natural springs are great places for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, bird-watching and boating. The national forests and state parks in the area provide wildlife viewing, hiking, biking and hunting opportunities. With seasonal festivals and local events in the area, visitors can be as busy as they wish. Alternatively, North Florida is the perfect place to chill out and do nothing at all.
Places to Visit From North Florida Condos
The university city of Gainesville is a beautiful city to explore. The historic downtown area has some interesting history and great restaurants. The Florida Museum of Natural History, the Butterfly Museum, and the Hippodrome State Theater are all great places to visit. Nearby are the famous Kanapaha Gardens with beautiful lakes and gardens for strolling around.
Tallahassee is the state capital of Florida and has a downtown Capital Building, Imax theater and many shopping malls. The quaint towns of Havana, Monticello and Quincy are great places to visit for a bite to eat and to browse around the local shops and antique stores. Wakulla Springs State Park, Silver Springs and Green Cove Springs offer a host of water-based activities. Just beyond Tallahassee is the Apalachicola National Forest.
Cedar Key is a delightful community on the west coast of North Florida. It is surrounded by the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge which has extensive colonies of nesting birds including roseate spoonbills, pelicans, skimmers, storks and other shore birds. The small streets around the docks have many restaurants and art and craft shops, and the artists are happy to chat with visitors about their work and what brought them to this lovely area.
Getting to North Florida Resorts
North Florida is within easy driving distance from North and South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and further afield. Those choosing to fly to the area will find plenty of daily flights available to one of the international airports at Jacksonville, Daytona Beach or Orlando. Driving to your vacation rental in North Florida along the scenic roads and byways is very easy in this uncrowded area.
North Florida Weather
The climate is warm and sunny for most of the year but winters do have chilly spells with overnight temperatures below freezing. Winters are mostly dry with average daytime temperatures around 20 C (68 F) while summers reach a hot and humid 31 C (90 F) during July and August. These months also get the most rainfall in short but heavy afternoon showers.