This winter, trade in flannels and boots for swimsuits and flip flops

This winter, trade in flannels and boots for swimsuits and flip flops

Every winter, snowbirds from the Midwest and Northeast escape the cold by migrating south to beautiful, balmy Florida for a much-needed getaway. Dreading another long, snowy winter this year? Ready for a warm-weather vacation? Make like the snowbirds and flock to the beach this winter. Here are four vacation homes you can book in some of the most coveted Florida destinations.

Fort Myers Beach, FL

This beach-front cottage has a large patio on the sand for outdoor dining.

This beach-front cottage is the perfect home away from home located in the heart of Ft. Myers Beach. You can enjoy gorgeous views with your morning coffee or watch the beautiful sunsets over the ocean on the outside patio. When you’re ready for a midday dip in the water or a nap on the beach, you’re only 30 short steps to the ocean. This cottage comes equipped with a hammock, outdoor shower, paddleboards, bikes, beach toys, and a large deck with plenty of outdoor seating. There’s nothing holding you back from soaking up the sun. 

Rent this 3-bedroom beach-front gem

Naples, FL

This serene villa has a covered pool and deck area surrounded by lush tropical foliage.

This resort-style villa is surrounded by lush, tropical foliage and overlooks the canal that runs through Naples. With a large covered pool and spa area, and a large deck for alfresco dining, this home is a private oasis only five minutes from the beach and everything that Naples has to offer. There’s space for up to 10 guests, and the home is outfitted with high-end furnishings, a gourmet kitchen, sports equipment, and TVs in every bedroom, so there’s something for everyone. Many previous guests are repeat visitors here and have left exceptional reviews noting the fantastic amenities and beautiful outdoor space.

Stay in this serene 4-bedroom villa

Clearwater Beach, FL

This elegant waterfront townhome has views of Clearwater Bay.

This waterfront townhome with views of Clearwater Bay is a unique and elegant space within walking distance of award-winning Clearwater beaches. This home also comes with your very own boat slip and dock right off the back patio, so you can BYOB (bring your own boat). After a day of boating or playing at the beach, sit back and relax on one of the three balconies overlooking the harbor, enjoy a game of billiards, pinball or Ping-Pong in the game room, or have a cozy movie night in the fully stocked media center.

Rent this stunning 3-bedroom waterfront townhome

Sarasota, FL

This home has a private pool and cabana surrounded by sand and palm trees.

Minutes from Lido Key Beach and only 10 minutes from the St. Armand shopping area with cozy sidewalk cafes and art galleries, this Sarasota home is a great way to enjoy the glittering Gulf of Mexico. Lounge on the large deck, jump into the private pool, or have an afternoon cookout by the cabana surrounded by sand and palm trees. And when you need a break from the sun, head to the game room in the garage complete with a Ping-Pong table, or inside the bright, airy home complete with two living rooms and a large, open kitchen.

Book this tropical 3-bedroom home