Destination guide

Experience Florida in holiday lettings

A morning meeting with Donald Duck, an afternoon ride on a hair-raising rollercoaster, an evening dip in turquoise seas – just another normal day in Florida. Hailed as the Sunshine State for its year-round warmth, this is a land of citrus orchards and coral reefs, sparkling beaches and family attractions galore. Walt Disney World is often top of the bill, Universal Studios and the Kennedy Space Center following with rides and rockets, the gorgeous Everglades snapping – literally, thanks to the crocs – at their heels. It's no wonder Florida holiday rentals are primed for families, touting pools and gardens and multiple rooms.


History and culture near Florida holiday homes

In addition to its theme parks and beaches, Florida has unique historic sites that offer a glimpse into its fascinating past. Holiday lettings are available near places like the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, the former residence of the famous author with his studio and garden, and the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, a historic estate with formal gardens, sculptures, grottoes and a mansion-turned-museum. Castillo de San Marcos, a historic fort with self-guided tours and Matanzas Bay views, is another highlight.

Things to do

Sightseeing near your Florida holiday rentals

If there's one place in the US that's bound to leave the kids wide-eyed with wonder and screaming to go back, it's Florida. Orlando's a hotspot, laden with sprawling parks like Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, Epcot and Gatorland – think sightings of Cinderella's castle and rip-roaring rides that twist and turn, plunge and soar. Busch Gardens hides down in Tampa Bay with its splashing flumes and loop-de-loops. And then there's the Kennedy Space Center – hardly a theme park, but still cranking up the adrenaline with fire-belching rockets and tales of the cosmos.


Things to do near Florida holiday homes

From the palm-topped Keys in the south to the powdery sands of Pensacola on the Panhandle in the north, Florida is a mosaic of gorgeous seascapes. The Gulf Coast is the land of spring break pads and lonely barrier islands, all washed by warm waves and home to countless dolphin tours for glimpses of bottlenoses out at sea. The Atlantic has the glitz and glamour of Miami Beach and South Beach, where Art Deco clubs swing till sun-up. Florida holiday rentals for families tend to dot spots like Clearwater and Daytona, where piers and racing tracks only bolster the sunbathing.


Local weather during your stay in Florida holiday homes

The nickname's well deserved. Straddling both tropical and sub-tropical zones, this southern corner of the United States is always hot and steamy. The summers, from May to August, are the hottest of all, although torrential storms can also cross over from the Atlantic Hurricane Belt then. Things cool down a tad in autumn – September, October and November – before arrival of the winter sun that makes Florida holiday rentals such a steal between December and March.

Natural features

Tropical treats in Florida

White sands run for mile upon mile around the Florida shores, ranging from the Panhandle beaches to the isles of the Mexican Gulf to the sunbathing stretches of Fort Lauderdale and Miami on the Atlantic. The southern Keys do a fine Caribbean impression – think swaying coconut palms and coral reefs where triggerfish and barracudas dart this way and that. Inland Florida is a different story. Low lying and verdant, it's home to the vast Everglades National Park. Whiz around on an airboat and you'll find snapping crocodiles, cottontail bobcats and misty mangroves and marshes.


Beach locales near Florida holiday rentals

Florida has some of the best beaches in the country, whether you want to relax by the water or try out adventurous sports. Holiday homes can be found near places like Fort Zachary Taylor, a beach recreation area with watersport rentals, nature trails and a pre-Civil War fortress, and Fort De Soto Park, a natural parkland with sandy beaches, campsites, nature trails and a historic fort. You could also visit the Florida Keys, an island destination with pristine beaches and colourful reefs and wildlife for snorkelling and diving.

How many holiday rentals are available around Florida?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 123,213 holiday lettings around Florida. From 9,210 villas to 62,437 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Florida?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Florida. From Vrbo UK travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Orlando: 26,610 holiday homes
  • Kissimmee: 25,448 holiday homes
  • Lindfields: 2,562 holiday homes
  • Davenport: 25,726 holiday homes
  • Champions Gate: 3,354 holiday homes

Vrbo UK offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Florida! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Florida?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Florida with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Orlando: 26,610 holiday lettings
  • Kissimmee: 25,448 holiday lettings
  • Davenport: 25,726 holiday lettings
  • Sarasota: 7,366 holiday lettings
  • Miami: 4,507 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Florida?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Florida are:

  • Marathon, FL (MTH-Florida Keys Marathon): 1,231 self catering accommodations
  • Kissimmee, FL (ISM-Kissimmee Gateway): 27,363 self catering accommodations
  • Miami, FL (MIA-Miami Intl.): 6,432 self catering accommodations

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Florida?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Florida. From Vrbo UK travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Walt Disney World®: 26,934 holiday rentals
  • Universal Studios Florida: 26,127 holiday rentals
  • Reunion Resort Golf Course: 27,104 holiday rentals
  • Remington Golf Club: 28 holiday rentals
  • Osceola County Stadium: 26,246 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Florida listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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