Discover a selection of 2,000 vacation rentals in Merritt Island, 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 $95 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Merritt Island. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

The friendly city of Merritt Island awaits you

The beaches and riverfront create a pretty picture of Merritt Island. This welcoming city allures visitors with its bird watching and stargazing. Port Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Merritt Island

Are you searching for attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Merritt Island a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cocoa Beach Pier (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Brevard Zoo (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (14.2 mi / 22.9 km)
  • Cocoa Beach Country Club (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Viera East Golf Club (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Duran Golf Club (7 mi / 11.3 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Merritt Island

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 81°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Merritt Island

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Merritt Island is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lori Wilson Park (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • South Cocoa Beach (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • Cocoa Beach (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Manatee Sanctuary Park (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Jetty Park (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Wickham Park (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Merritt Island

The nearest airport is in Orlando Intl. Airport (MCO), located 39.8 mi (64 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Melbourne Orlando Intl. Airport (MLB), which is 15.4 mi (24.8 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Merritt Island?

From extravagant houses to basic log cabins, Vrbo has properties to suit all sorts of tastes and budgets. Here are some of the top vacation rentals in Merritt Island:

  • "Merritt Island's Newest Waterfront Resort": If you're after someplace in South Florida with 3 bedrooms and the comforts of home, this retreat will tick your boxes. Amenities include cable/satellite TV services and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • "Merritt Island Home With Grill And Saltwater Pool": Located in Southeastern United States, this home away from home has 3 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities. Heating and a fridge are among them.

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

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

If you've been busier than an ant at a picnic lately, you deserve a break for a few glorious days. Skip out of work early on Friday and head to one of these weekend getaways in or near Merritt Island:

  • "Sandcastles Oceanfront - Summer Dates Still Available" is ideal for a weekend of enjoyment and rest. It features convenient amenities, such as a restaurant dining guide and internet services, and is located around 7 miles to the southeast of Merritt Island.
  • Or, fling a few clothes in your overnight bag and head off to "Family Friendly Oceanfront Patio Condo With Pool And Hot Tub". This sought-after property is about 6 miles east of Merritt Island and offers a nearby casino and a nearby waterfront.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Merritt Island?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish choice, ideally suited for traveling couples or solo stays. Spend your days getting acquainted with your new surroundings and your nights resting up in your cozy hideaway. The following options in or near Merritt Island will tick all the boxes:

  • After a big day of urban exploration, enjoy peace, quiet and privacy at "Family Friendly Oceanfront Patio Condo With Pool And Hot Tub". Cable/satellite TV services and a nearby beach are among the useful amenities on offer here.
  • "Beautiful Ocean Front Condo Just Steps To The Sand" is another top choice, providing all you could want for a great Merritt Island getaway. Some amenities here include a living room and air conditioning.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Merritt Island?

From chic apartments to spacious homes, Vrbo has your quick break sorted. Here are some of our top picks in and around Merritt Island:

  • For a memorable vacation, it's hard to beat "Coral Cottage With Heated Pool 80 Degrees". It's nice and close to the center of Merritt Island, along with loads of things to see and do.
  • "Beachfront Building Beach Chairs Stocked Kitchen 2 Balconies Wifi" is also ideally located. Bunk down here and discover why lots of guests rate this property as one of their favorites.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Merritt Island?

Forget chocolates and flowers. Sometimes all you need is to get away for the weekend, just you and your honey. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Merritt Island that would make even old Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll adore:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a couple of passion-filled evenings at "Oceanfront Luxurious Townhome Steps To Beach". Located around 25 miles from Merritt Island, this property comes with lots of nice touches, like a fireplace and shopping facilities.
  • "Direct Ocean Front, Corner Unit. Best Views And Reviews" is another terrific option that'll woo you. It's about 7 miles from Merritt Island and has a resort and a sauna.

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

Peep these large group vacation rentals in or near Merritt Island and don't worry about leaving anyone off your guest list:

  • A wide array of amenities including a swimming pool and a water park make "Golden Sands® Emerald - Private Beach" a favorite. This retreat has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 14 people. From the heart of Merritt Island, it's around 20 miles away to the south.
  • "Stunning Private Beach Home And Heated Pool" is another terrific option. It's around 6 miles to the southeast of Merritt Island, has 3 bedrooms and sleeps as many as 12 guests. A nearby river and a kitchen are just a couple of things that'll help make your group getaway even more comfortable.

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

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can offer, a pool delivers the most fun. Take a peek at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Merritt Island and spend your time splashing around. Just don't forget to bring your inflatable unicorn:

  • Welcome to "4 Bedroom House Just A Walk To The Beach", where your biggest priority will be relaxing by the pool. Amenities including a barbecue grill and a video library help make this retreat a guest favorite.
  • Spend laid-back days swimming or finding some peaceful moments by the water at "Direct Oceanfront Luxury Beach House". This property is another guest favorite and offers childrens activities, a toaster and more.

Don't know how to pack your bags for your Merritt Island getaway? This appealing destination has a humid subtropical climate. In summer, expect average temperatures ranging from 80 ºF to 85 ºF. Browse our range of Merritt Island vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.

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

Every catch-up with the family should be a memorable one. Whether you're planning a break with the kids or a celebration with relatives, our large family vacation rentals in or near Merritt Island offer a home away from home with enough space for everyone:

  • Located about 25 miles to the south of Merritt Island, "Oceanfront Luxurious Townhome Steps To Beach" has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 8 guests. It's equipped with a range of amenities, including nearby birdwatching activities and a toaster.
  • "Coral Cottage With Heated Pool 80 Degrees" also offers the space you need to make memories with loved ones. This rental is around 6 miles to the southeast of Merritt Island, and accommodates 8 guests in its 3 bedrooms. A TV and cable/satellite TV services will help keep everyone content and comfortable.

When you want to leave the house and explore, there are lots of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone happy. Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach Pier and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex should be at the top of your agenda.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Merritt Island?

Romantic getaways, business trips or adventures of the solo kind — a single-bedroom vacation rental is a perfect solution for all sorts of occasions. One of our options in or near Merritt Island is sure to be just the thing:

  • Check into "Cape Crossing Resort And Marina" for a weekend or longer. This one-bedroom vacation home offers guests a swimming pool and a sauna and is close to all the action of the center.
  • Also within easy reach of the center of Merritt Island, "Private Upstairs Suite" is another popular one-bedroom option. After a big day of seeing the sights, return and make use of a nearby river and a nearby waterfront.

What are the best three-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Merritt Island?

Three-bedroom rentals in or near Merritt Island give you plenty of space to make the most out of your vacation. Check out some of the fantastic options available here:

  • Offering the trifecta of privacy, comfort and space, you'll get everyone's stamp of approval at "Merritt Island's Newest Waterfront Resort". This retreat comes with lots of useful amenities, including a swimming pool and a kitchen.
  • Alternatively, check out the spacious getaway that is "Merritt Island Home With Grill And Saltwater Pool". Hang out with your nearest and dearest and enjoy its many conveniences, including a garden and a swimming pool.