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Destination guide

Enjoy Clearwater at vacation home rentals

Skirting the Gulf of Mexico west of Tampa, Clearwater offers the perfect mix of culture and relaxation. Visitors flock here year round to enjoy the pristine sands of Clearwater Beach, but they stay for the dining, entertainment, and festivals that seem to be a constant fixture on the local calendar. A centrally located Clearwater vacation rental will put you in the heart of everything the area has to offer, from the relaxing beaches, to the top-notch museums, so the nightlife of the revitalized downtown area. Pack your sunscreen and prepare to enjoy the warm Florida weather!

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Clearwater vacation rentals

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is one of the city's biggest draws, thanks in large part to two rescued bottlenose dolphins named Hope and Winter, stars of the "Dolphin Tale" movies. Downtown, the revitalized Cleveland Street District offers plenty of shopping, dining, and nightlife to satisfy everyone in your travel crew. Baseball fans will want to pay a visit to Spectrum Field for some spring training or minor league action. Art buffs should head to nearby St. Petersburg to visit the Museum of Fine Arts and the Salvador Dali Museum, featuring the largest collection of the artist's work outside of Europe.

Activities

Things to do near Clearwater vacation homes

There's more than just beaches in Clearwater, though you'll definitely want to spend some time on the sand while you're enjoying your Clearwater vacation rental. Clearwater Beach is a great place to work on your tan and catch some amazing sunsets. If it involves a boat, you can do it here, from speedboating, to fishing charters, to dolphin-spotting cruises. There are also several annual festivals, plus a constant outdoor concert schedule to choose from, including the nightly Sunsets at Pier 60 festival featuring live music and street performers. Of course, it wouldn't be a Florida trip without a few rounds of golf.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Clearwater vacation rentals

You can expect to see temperatures ranging from warm to hot all year long at your Clearwater vacation rental. Average highs are in the low 70s to low 90s year round, peaking in the hottest summer months of June to September. Overnight lows are still comfortably in the 50s even in the coldest months of December to February. It's generally sunny and dry from November through April. May through October is the rainy season, with hurricanes not uncommon in September and October, so check the forecast before you come.

Natural features

The waters really are clear in Clearwater

The city of Clearwater butts up against Florida's Intracoastal Waterway, home to an abundance of marine life. On the opposite side is the narrow barrier island where you'll find the white sands of Clearwater Beach stretching out along the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Dolphins are some of the most prominent creatures in the area, and there's a good chance you'll see them off the shore. For more wildlife encounters, you can head to Moccasin Lake Nature Park, a 51-acre nature preserve that's home to plenty of reptiles, amphibians, and birds of prey. Just watch out for the gators.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Clearwater

Fly into St. Petersburg, FL (PIE-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.7 mi (12.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.), which is 16.1 mi (26 km) away.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly attractions near Clearwater vacation homes

Families with children will love all the fun attractions in Clearwater. Vacation homes are available near places like Largo Central Park, a large recreational area with a community center, playgrounds, and a military court of honor, and Splash Harbour Water Park, a water park with slides, kiddie pools, a lazy river, and other water-based activities. Kids will also like the Moccasin Lake Nature Park, a tranquil nature park with tree-lined pathways, walking tours, nature exhibits, and education kids’ camps.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes in Clearwater

Clearwater is the ideal vacation spot for couples. Vacation rentals are available near romantic places like Honeymoon Island State Park, a popular swimming beach with soft sand for shelling, and Caladesi Island, a tranquil island with sandy beaches and calm, clear waters. You'll also like the Florida Botanical Gardens, a cultivated garden with local and tropical flora in natural habitats.

How many vacation rentals are available around Clearwater?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 6,589 vacation rentals around Clearwater. From 1,537 house rentals to 4,089 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 beachfront property in Clearwater?

Taking a deep breath of clean ocean air, lounging in the sunshine and decidedly losing all track of time. Now that's the kind of awesome vacay you deserve. Vrbo has 2,159 places to stay beside the beach. Of course, that might not be your style. Fortunately, Vrbo has tons more options, including:

  • 2,052 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 2,023 beach-view vacation rentals.
  • 1,788 seaside vacation rentals.

Can I rent a condo in Clearwater?

If the thought of bunking up with six strangers in a room with a shared bathroom doesn't excite you, you'll have plenty of room to relax and do your thing in a condo. In this destination, Vrbo has 3,666 of these properties. Book right now and you could part with as little as $32 per night. If that doesn't suit your squad's taste, we've got a number of other rental options to choose from, such as:

  • House: 1,558 vacation homes. Prices start from $30 per night.
  • Apartment: 553 vacation homes. Prices start from $49 per night.
  • Cottage: 259 vacation homes. Prices start from $50 per night.

Can I stay in Clearwater in a large group?

The recipe for the perfect trip is relaxing with friends and family in an entirely new place. If you'll be hitting the road with a big group, Vrbo has options for you. Why not have a look at the 1,437 condo vacation homes listed here? They're the top option for large groups of guests. In this area, the vacation rentals that can house large groups include:

  • Are you on the hunt for vacation homes that can house 6 people? We have 4,382 that will fit the bill. The prices start from $40 per night.
  • If you have 8 in your family, you'll be thrilled to discover that there are 1,618 vacation homes perfect. Prices begin at just $73 a night.
  • Planning a trip away with 5 guests? We've got 809 vacation homes that will be ideal. Prices start from $50 a night.

You and all your mates will be more than satisfied when you organize your Clearwater travels through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Clearwater?

Those cramped hotel rooms are no place to spend your precious vacation moments! Explore our value-for-money rentals today and ensure everyone has room to spread out. Isla del Sol is perfect for bargain hunters. And with 190 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $123 a night, you can see why. There are another 65 Vrbo rentals waiting for you in or around Gulf Harbors. The average price here is $140 a night.

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