Discover a selection of 173 vacation rentals in Ocala 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 kitchens. Prices start at $71 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Ocala. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Southern charm in laid-back Ocala

Offering serene streets shaded by tall oaks and Spanish moss, old Gothic Victorian architecture, and one of the largest artesian springs in the world, Ocala is more than just America’s horse capital; it’s a great spot for a relaxing getaway. If you’re looking to book an Ocala vacation rental, you’ll discover a laid-back town with all the charms of the old South, as well as the opportunity to hop on a glass-bottom boat, stroll a charming historic district, or get your pulse racing with a zipline tour of a limestone canyon.

Things to do

Must-see spots in charming Ocala

The Ocala Historic District is a quaint neighborhood packed with old-world examples of Southern architecture, and if you can’t get enough of wrap-around porches, turrets, and manicured lawns, this is a must-visit spot. To be close to the action, book an Ocala vacation rental downtown, where you can catch a film at the 1940s Marion Theater, see a live concert in the square, or amble around the laid-back bars. Sports fans will enjoy putting the pedal to the metal at the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, while a glass-bottom boat tour at expansive Silver Springs is a pleasant way to spend a morning.

Activities

Easy like Sunday morning: a day in Ocala

Ocala’s sultry atmosphere and classic Floridian vibe is an invitation to kick back, relax, and enjoy picture-perfect days, but there’s also plenty to do for the active visitor. This is the crown jewel of horse country, after all, and to catch up with the best of Ocala, take in some show jumping or sign up for a horse-riding tour. The Canyons zipline provides a unique way to see some of the area’s lush backcountry, while foodies can head to one of Ocala’s restaurants for a taste of wagyu beef—raised locally in Marion county.

Weather

One season fits all: weather in Ocala

Ocala is blessed with warm weather year-round, and even the coldest months—typically December through February—see average daily highs in the 70s. These months draw the most visitors, as the winter also welcomes the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit, a popular equestrian event. Ocala has a rainy season which runs from late May, when high temperatures typically top out in the low 90s, to mid-October, when the dry season arrives. An Ocala vacation rental is likely to have air-conditioning, so the town is a pleasure to visit year-round.

Natural features

Getting wild in colorful Ocala

With its well-groomed lawns and quaint historic district, Ocala looks the part of the gracious Southern town, but it has a wild side. Sholom Park provides a great glimpse of the area’s verdant flora and native fauna, while a kayak journey down Silver Springs River brings you face to face with tropical birds and alligators. The Florida Trail cuts through the picture-perfect wilderness of the Ocala National Forest, where visitors will discover over 600 natural ponds and lakes, as well as Kerr City, a historic ghost town.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Ocala

Fly into Ocala, FL (OCF-Ocala Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Leesburg, FL (LEE-Leesburg Intl.), which is 32.3 mi (52 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Ocala?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 173 vacation rentals around Ocala. From 113 house rentals to 9 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a rural property in Ocala?

There's something special about escaping to the country. If you're a born-and-bred city dweller hoping for a slice of the rural life, let us give you a helping hand. Vrbo has 40 countryside rental properties in this destination. Alternatively, you might be interested in trying something different. Vrbo has loads of properties to pick from, including:

  • 20 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 20 lakefront vacation rentals.
  • 16 shore-front vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Ocala?

Instead of going with a cookie-cutter, chain hotel room this vacation, you could go for a whole house. You'll be part of the neighborhood before you know it! There are 102 houses available on Vrbo. Prices begin at $35 per night. If that doesn't fit with your squad's style, we have a range of other property types to choose from, such as:

  • Hotel: 24 vacation homes. Prices start from $55 per night.
  • Cabin: 13 vacation homes. Prices start from $35 per night.
  • Townhome: 9 vacation homes. Prices start from $80 per night.

Can I stay in Ocala in a large group?

Nothing compares to reconnecting with old friends or spending a few weeks with your beloved relatives in a wonderful new locale. And the best thing is Vrbo has places big enough for the whole squad. 28 house vacation homes are listed. Presently, they're the most popular option here for sizeable groups. Rental properties in the area that are suitable for large groups include:

  • On the lookout for vacation homes that can fit 6 guests? We have 72 that will be perfect. The prices start from $55 per night.
  • If you have 8 in your squad, you'll be delighted to hear that there are 48 vacation homes that are perfect. You can book one for as little as $100 a night.
  • On a trip away with 5 guests? We've got 34 vacation homes that fit the bill. Prices begin at just $55 a night.

So don't worry! When you travel with us you can take your uncle, your sister and all your buddies to Ocala.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Ocala?

Show the door to samey hotel chains! Revel in the flexibility of living like a local in a budget-friendly rental instead. Check out all the wonderful options available now on Vrbo. Lynnhaven is heaven for bargain hunters. And with 45 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $80 a night, it's not difficult to see why. Another 43 Vrbo rentals are available in or around Summerhill. With an average price of $80 a night, you're sure to grab a deal worth bragging to your friends about.

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