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Head to the beautiful city of Holmes Beach

The island views and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Holmes Beach. Travelers to this scenic city praise the bird watching, fishing and kayaking. Fort De Soto Park and John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Holmes Beach

Are you looking for things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Holmes Beach a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mote Marine Aquarium (14.8 mi / 23.9 km)
  • Fish Hole Adventure Golf (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Manatee Golf Course (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Heather Hills Golf Course (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • River Run Golf Links (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
  • People at Play (13 mi / 21 km)

Seasonal weather in Holmes Beach

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 91°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Holmes Beach

Travelers love Holmes Beach for its island views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Holmes Beach. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Fort De Soto Park (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Sarasota Jungle Gardens (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (16.6 mi / 26.6 km)
  • Manatee Public Beach (1 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Bean Point Beach (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Brandenton Beach (2.5 mi / 4 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Holmes Beach

Fly into Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.), the closest airport, located 13.1 mi (21 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into St. Petersburg, FL (SPG-Albert Whitted), which is 18.3 mi (29.4 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Holmes Beach?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 3,844 house rentals around Holmes Beach. From 1,739 Houses to 183 Cottages, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Holmes Beach is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Holmes Beach?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Holmes Beach:

  • Ilexhurst: 1,568 vacation rentals
  • Key Royale: 492 vacation rentals
  • Sunset Beach: 1,242 vacation rentals
  • Lido Key: 1,985 vacation rentals
  • Bayview: 128 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Holmes Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Holmes Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • AMI Paddleboard Adventures: 8,325 home rentals
  • Island Gallery West: 8,004 home rentals
  • Sweet Pea's: 7,999 home rentals
  • St. Armands Circle: 8,659 home rentals
  • Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club: 5,880 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Holmes Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Holmes Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,739 Houses in Holmes Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Holmes Beach include:

  • Cottages: 183 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,534 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 183 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Holmes Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,105 vacation homes with pool available in Holmes Beach.

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