Discover a selection of 311 vacation rentals in Lakeland, FL that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $65 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Lakeland. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Lakeland vacations: beaches and exciting attractions

Located almost halfway between Tampa and Orlando, Lakeland is the perfect jumping off point for exploring Orlando’s theme parks and Florida’s sparkling gulf coast beaches. Active vacationers will stay busy fishing, bird watching, and boating on the many lakes throughout the area. There are many nature parks to seek out wildlife and hiking trails for every skill level. Lakeland vacation rentals give you the chance to appreciate world-class museums, major league sports, exotic wildlife, and tantalizing restaurants of the area.

Things to do

Lakeland has something for everyone

Whether your interests are sports or architecture, there are Lakeland area activities for your whole family. Catch the Detroit Tigers warming up during spring training at Publix Field, or tour the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world at Florida Southern College. Airplane enthusiasts will love the Florida Air Museum, where you can climb inside of a jet plane. Lakeland vacation rentals are within one hour of Orlando theme parks, making it just a short day trip away. Better yet, stay in Lakeland and enjoy the Family Fun Center, Munn Park, or the Silver Moon Drive-In Theater.


Enjoy nature’s wonders in Lakeland

Popular pastimes in Lakeland include fishing, boating, and bird watching. One of the top Lakeland attractions where visitors go for these activities is the Circle B Bar Reserve, which is teeming with wildlife such as alligators, ospreys, eagles, and otters. Another option is Lake Mirror, which features a paved sidewalk for an easy walking tour. Bike riders who didn’t bring their own gear can enjoy downtown Lakeland’s bike share program. If you are searching for a festival, Lakeland has cultural and holiday-themed events all year long. When it comes time to satisfy your hunger, shop for local produce at the Farmer’s Market every Saturday or the Dixieland Twilight Market every Wednesday evening.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Lakeland

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Lakeland is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lake Mirror (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Bryant Stadium (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Horney Park (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • The Circle B Bar Reserve (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Auburndale City Park (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Hillsborough River State Park (18.9 mi / 30.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Lakeland

The nearest airport is in Tampa Intl. Airport (TPA), located 35.9 mi (57.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Tampa, FL (TPF-Peter O. Knight), which is 31.8 mi (51.1 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to Lakeland Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Lakeland?

Whether you want an intimate retreat for you and your honey or a sprawling house to fit all your friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Lakeland. Here are a couple to get you inspired:

  • Take advantage of conveniences like a stereo and a hair dryer at "Luxury Villa 5 Bedroom 4 Bath Full Sun Private Pool And Spa". Situated around 25 miles from Lakeland, this vacation rental has 5 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • "Gorgeous - Gated - Spacious Modern" is another top-notch choice, offering 4 bedrooms, a nearby marina, a dishwasher and more. It's around 25 miles from Lakeland.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Lakeland vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Lakeland?

Punching way above its weight when it comes to charm and ingenuity, a tiny house vacation rental in Lakeland puts you on the doorstep of big adventure. Unplug all your tech and switch your focus to Mother Nature at one of these pint-sized stays:

  • Experience a simpler way of living at "Lovely And Cozy Tiny House". Amenities at this gem in Lakeland include internet services and a washing machine.
  • "Close To Everything In Law Suite And Tiny House" in Lake Wales is another excellent option. Winery tours and a hair dryer will make your time here even more comfortable.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Lakeland?

If you've been busier than a squirrel in a nut factory, you deserve to get away for a couple of days. Leave work early on Friday and live it up at one of these weekend getaways in or near Lakeland:

  • "15 Min To Disney World. Top Rated Clean Home In A Prime Location Pool" is ideal for a weekend of R&R. It features useful amenities, such as beach sun loungers and heating, and is located roughly 25 miles to the northeast of Lakeland.
  • "Luxury 5 - Bed Golf Course Villa With Private Pool And Spa And Games Room" is another top-rated option to consider. It's located 25 miles to the northeast of Lakeland and comes with a fenced pool, a restaurant dining guide and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Lakeland?

If you're hunting down a small but stylish stay, you can't top a studio apartment. These compact properties exude charm and are often conveniently positioned in the heart of town. We recommend the following options in or near Lakeland:

  • Get away on your own or take a travel buddy along to "The Lake Morton Loft In Historic Downtown Lakeland". You'll have plenty of amenities at your disposal, including a kitchen and a TV.
  • "Private Getaway" is another top stay, offering all you could need for a great Lakeland vacation. Handy amenities here include cable/satellite TV services and air conditioning.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Lakeland?

From simple apartments to large vacation homes, Vrbo has your mini break sorted. Here are just two of our favorite picks in and around Lakeland:

  • If you can only spare a night or two, "3250 Sqft 5br/4ba Luxury Family Home" is an excellent choice. It's close to central Lakeland, so you'll be near all the best attractions.
  • Alternatively, spend a few relaxing nights at "Regal Palms - Lazy River - Water Slide". This conveniently located property makes exploring the sights easy.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Lakeland?

Whether spent in a luxury condo or a rustic cabin, a romantic weekend getaway is one of the best ways to say "I love you." Whisk your sweetie off for a couple of days at one of these sought-after escapes in or near Lakeland:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a couple of nights of passion at "Luxury Villa 5 Bedroom 4 Bath Full Sun Private Pool And Spa". Located roughly 25 miles from Lakeland, it comes with plenty of nice touches, like a swimming pool and air conditioning.
  • Otherwise, spend your break enjoying each other's company at "Gorgeous - Gated - Spacious Modern", around 25 miles from Lakeland. Winery tours and beauty services will help set the mood.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Lakeland?

Nothing screams "best vacation ever" like staying in a mansion. Spoil the family with a truly unforgettable getaway at one of these mansions for rent in and around Lakeland:

  • Style, charm and character — "Superb Mansion With Views Over The Blue Carribean. Free Pick" has it all with some to spare. Around 25 miles northeast of Lakeland and offering a swimming pool and beauty services, this place is hard to top.
  • With a swimming pool, beauty services and lots of other high-end amenities, "Fashionable Mansion With Karaoke Studio At Solterra" will dazzle you and your guests. This opulent stay is around 25 miles to the northeast of Lakeland.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Lakeland?

Share your trip and boost your odds of having fun. Whether you're planning an epic escape with your best friends for a family get-together, there's no shortage of large group vacation rentals in and around Lakeland:

  • You'll have enough room to spread out at "South Del Rio Cozy Home". Around 25 miles northeast of Lakeland, this generously sized retreat has 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 12 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a swimming pool and a water park.
  • Nothing takes priority over hanging out with the people you love, and "Luxurious 5 Bed/5 Bath 3500sf Villa With Private Pool In Highlands Reserve" makes it easy to do that. Located around 25 miles to the northeast of Lakeland, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A swimming pool and a kitchen are among the many amenities here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Lakeland?

A pool is often a necessity when deciding where to stay on vacation, particularly if you're taking the kids. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Lakeland and fill your days with frolicking and fun:

  • Say hello to "94 Per Nt Special: Minutes To Disney. Pool House On Golf Course W", where your top priority will be hanging out by the pool. Amenities including a microwave oven and coffee and tea making facilities help make this retreat a guest favorite.
  • Spend lazy days splashing around or just kicking back by the water at "Centrally Located Pool Guest House". This vacation home is another favorite and comes with towels, a smart TV and more.

Not sure what the weather is like in Lakeland? It has a humid subtropical climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 75 ºF to 90 ºF. If you're after more inspiration on places to stay in this exciting destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to check out our entire range of Lakeland vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Lakeland?

You'll always have more fun sharing wonderful times with the ones you love the most. Whether you're planning a family reunion or spending time with close friends, Vrbo has a large vacation rental that's perfect for you. These are two of our best in and around Lakeland:

  • Get your nearest and dearest under the same roof at "Luxury Villa 5 Bedroom 4 Bath Full Sun Private Pool And Spa", which has 5 bedrooms that sleep up to 10 guests. This getaway is located 25 miles to the northeast of Lakeland and comes with amenities such as a theme park and a separate dining area.
  • "Gorgeous - Gated - Spacious Modern" is another excellent option. It's about 25 miles to the northeast of Lakeland, has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 10 people. Handy amenities here include a dishwasher and childrens activities.

If you're hoping to visit some family-friendly attractions around the area, you won't have to go far. LEGOLAND® Florida, Northeast Regional Park and Wing Chun Kung Fu Downtown Lakeland promise lots of fun for both kids and grown-ups.