Discover a selection of 7,000 vacation rentals in Clearwater, 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 $74 per night, and houses and hotels are popular options for a stay in Clearwater. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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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

Traveling to and around Clearwater

The nearest airport is in Tampa Intl. Airport (TPA), located 16.2 mi (26.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into St. Petersburg-Clearwater Intl. Airport (PIE), which is 7.8 mi (12.6 km) away.

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.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Clearwater?

Whether you want an intimate escape for you and your special someone or somewhere roomy to fit the family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Clearwater. Here are a couple to start you off:

  • Around 10 miles from the center of Clearwater, it's difficult to beat "Centrally Located Private Pool Home". It has 3 bedrooms and a range of amenities including children's games and a microwave oven.
  • Another great option is "Casa Dolphina” Privatetropical Paradise", which is around 14 miles from Clearwater. With 6 bedrooms, a games room and a nearby hospital, it has everything you need to keep you comfortable and happy.

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

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

Punching far above its weight when it comes to charm and ingenuity, a tiny house vacation rental in Clearwater provides a front-row seat to big adventure. Disconnect your tech and switch your focus to Mother Nature at one of these neat little stays:

  • Leave the world behind and escape to "Just Exquisite Cozy New Studio. Enjoy "tiny House" Living Steps To The Beach". This property in Clearwater Beach packs plenty of comforts into its cozy space, such as an electric kettle and nearby birdwatching activities.
  • Alternatively, settle in at "Hidden Gem Tiny Home With Backyard Coolness". Situated in St. Petersburg, this little gem comes with a garden and pet-friendly services.

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

Your working week will be much easier to face if you've got something awesome planned for the weekend. Give yourself something to look forward to by reserving one of these top weekend getaways in or near Clearwater:

  • Book a couple of nights or longer at "Spacious Top Floor, Oceanfront 3 Bedroom Condo", around 9 miles to the southwest of Clearwater, and you've got yourself the best kind of weekend escape. You'll have outdoor attractions like Lansbrook Golf Club and On Top of The World Golf Club on your doorstep and amenities like a heated pool and a washing machine to make use of.
  • Another great option is "Beautiful Waterfront Two Balcony End Unit Beach Condo+4 Free Water Park Passes", around 9 miles southwest of Clearwater. When you're not cozying up in your rental making use of an elevator and internet services, check out some of the area's highlights like Upham Beach and Emerson Point Preserve.

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

Enjoy the lifestyle and culture of Clearwater from the comfort of a studio apartment. Whether you'd love to unwind on your own or live it up with a few friends, we'll help you find the ideal studio apartment in or near Clearwater:

  • Explore the world around you from "The Surf Cottage. Walk To Beach". This property is a fantastic base for seeing the sights and features amenities including a nearby laundromat and an outdoor pool.
  • Alternatively, organize a stay at "Walk Out The Door And On To The Beach", which offers conveniences such as a living room and a phone.

When it's time to step outside your studio apartment and explore the highlights, there's loads to keep you amused around Clearwater. Into art and culture? Pencil in a visit to Dunedin Fine Art Center and Museum of Fine Arts.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Clearwater?

Short-term rentals are plentiful in and around Clearwater. Chill out for a few days in a luxury bed & breakfast, a compact apartment or a large home. Whatever type of vacation rental you're searching for, you'll have plenty to select from with Vrbo. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Nice and close to the center of Clearwater, "The Surf Cottage. Walk To Beach" is great for a short and sweet break. While you're about, don't miss top sights like Salvador Dali Museum and Tropicana Field.
  • Jump out of bed, pour yourself a coffee and then begin planning what to see around "Relax In This Salt Water Pool Home". Sunken Gardens and Museum of Fine Arts should be on your list if you choose to stay at this popular vacation rental.

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

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend escape. If you want to spend a couple of nights away with your other half, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Clearwater that will sweep you off your feet:

  • Put on some relaxing tunes and chill together at "Centrally Located Private Pool Home". Around 10 miles from Clearwater, this property has everything you could want for a romantic getaway, including a swimming pool and air conditioning.
  • Alternatively, spend a few blissful days sipping wine and canoodling at "Casa Dolphina” Privatetropical Paradise", around 14 miles from Clearwater. Beauty services and a nearby bay will help set the mood for romance.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Clearwater?

Nothing screams "Best. Vacation. Evvv-er." like staying in a mansion. Treat the family to a truly unforgettable getaway at one of these mansions for rent in and around Clearwater:

  • Located around 8 miles to the southwest of Clearwater, "Bayside Paradise Mansion - Waterfront And Private Pool" is the ideal place to relax in total luxury. Amenities offered here include golf and a beach view.
  • Another great option is "Tierra Verde - St. Petersburg Waterfront Mansion Estate". Approximately 19 miles to the south of Clearwater, this swish vacation rental is the crème-de-la-crème of homes and offers a swimming pool, golf and more.

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

Big groups mean a whole lot of fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll effortlessly fit your crew. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Clearwater and get everyone together under one roof:

  • Offering privacy, comfort and space, you'll get everyone's stamp of approval at "Casa Dolphina” Privatetropical Paradise". Up to 12 people can stay at this property which has 6 bedrooms, a swimming pool and a water view. This group getaway is around 14 miles to the south of Clearwater.
  • Invite as many as 14 of your favorite folks to "Direct Beach Front - Pool Home" and fill its spaces with laughter and love. This popular option has 6 bedrooms and is around 11 miles to the southwest of Clearwater. It's packed with features to keep your large group happy and comfortable, such as a nearby waterfront and a water view.

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

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can have, a pool promises the most fun. Take a peek at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Clearwater and spend your time splashing around. Just remember to bring your inflatable unicorn:

  • Treat the gang to an unforgettable break at "Treasure Island Beach House 200 Yards To Beach And Short Walk To John's Pass". There's plenty to love about this retreat besides its pool, such as nearby birdwatching activities and a dishwasher.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a more leisurely pace of life at "Best Social Distance Caladesi House". Along with a refreshing pool, you can also make use of nearby birdwatching activities and books.

Clearwater has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 80 ºF to 90 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit! Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Clearwater vacation rental and organize your getaway for any time of year.

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

It's always more fun to share those special memories with the ones you care about the most. Whether you're planning a family catch-up or getting away with your best friends, we'll have a large vacation rental that's perfect for you. These are two of our best in and around Clearwater:

  • Sleeping up to 12 guests in 6 bedrooms, "Casa Dolphina” Privatetropical Paradise" is the perfect place to vacation with the family. This top-rated getaway is 14 miles to the south of Clearwater and has creature comforts such as a TV and a travel crib.
  • Another top option is "Spacious Top Floor, Oceanfront 3 Bedroom Condo". This property is 9 miles southwest of Clearwater and comes with beach sun loungers, a TV and more. With 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 people, don't worry about leaving anyone off your guest list.

If you want to see some family-friendly attractions in the area, you have plenty of choice. Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Great Explorations Children's Museum and Beach Walk offer fun for all the gang.

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