Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Merritt Island 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 $42 per night, and houses and townhouses 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

Take in the beachside beauty of Merritt Island

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 Cocoa Beach Pier are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Merritt Island

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Merritt Island a fun spot to vacation. These 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 (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Savannahs Golf Course (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Traxx at Jungle Village (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Golf-N-Gator (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Cocoa Beach Country Club (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (7.4 mi / 12 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Merritt Island

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 90°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Merritt Island

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Merritt Island is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Manatee Sanctuary Park (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Cherie Down Park (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Alan Shepard Park (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Lori Wilson Park (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Cocoa Beach Skate Park (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Thousand Island Conservation Area (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Merritt Island

Fly into Melbourne, FL (MLB-Orlando Melbourne Intl.), the closest airport, located 22.2 mi (35.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.), which is 38.2 mi (61.4 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Merritt Island?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,399 vacation rentals around Merritt Island. From 458 house rentals to 88 townhouse rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.