Discover a selection of 8,000 vacation rentals in Madeira Beach, 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 WiFi. Prices start at $125 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Madeira Beach. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Visit Madeira Beach at vacation home rentals

Madeira Beach is a tiny, mostly residential, beach town on a barrier island between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway, just west of St. Petersburg. A Madeira Beach vacation rental puts you close to the popular and busy John's Pass entertainment area, plus 2.5 miles of sandy beachfront on the Gulf shore. Sunning, swimming, fishing, and all kinds of watersports rule the day. It's a reasonable drive to aquariums, theme parks, museums, and shopping malls throughout the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro area.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Madeira Beach vacation rentals

A Madeira Beach vacation rental puts you into the thick of this little resort town's main attraction: a quiet time on the beach, the sun warming your body, the surf soothing your mind. If that wears thin, the hustle-bustle of John's Pass is right down the road. More ambitious excursions can be had in the wider metro area—marine aquariums await in both Clearwater and Tampa. St. Pete hosts the unique Salvador Dali art museum and Great Explorations Children's Museum, and there are also major art museums in Tampa. Shopping malls and family-friendly amusements dot the area.


Activities near Madeira Beach vacation homes

Mostly residential Mad Beach, as it's known, hosts 1 big attraction: John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, a quaint fishing village-themed entertainment area whose 1,100-foot boardwalk draws crowds to 130 shops and restaurants. It's also the place to book parasailing, jet skiing, and other watersports, plus boat rentals, deep-sea fishing charters, and eco-tours. In October the Seafood Festival attracts 130,000 visitors for food, music, and arts and crafts. The Alligator Attraction at John's Pass lets kids safely get up close and personal with Florida's famous reptiles, along with tortoises, fish, frogs, and sting rays.


Climate for your stay in Madeira Beach vacation homes

Madeira Beach benefits from the balmy climate of Florida's Gulf Coast. Summer, June through September, is hot and humid, with temps in the 80s or 90s—perfect for a relaxing beach sojourn or an ocean excursion from your Madeira Beach vacation rental. In winter, temps in the 60s will brighten the outlook of travelers from snowy climes—and all the more if it hits the 80s. Spring and fall are in-between-ish. Expect rainfall any time of year, but it's wettest in summer, especially August. You'll get the most sunshine in April and May, the least in December.

Natural features

A narrow spit of land on the Gulf of Mexico's shores

Madeira Beach's isolated location on a narrow spit of land keeps it quiet, while Gulf Boulevard connects it with communities up and down the barrier island and a causeway links it to the mainland. Dolphin- and whale-watching cruises can be booked at John's Pass. Feed injured pelicans at the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary in Indian Shores, and learn about local beach bird life. Wildlife refuges are on some islands off St. Pete. For a simple boardwalk view of local flora and fauna, with parking, stop at the 9-acre nature preserve in Indian Rocks Beach.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Madeira Beach

The nearest airport is in Tampa Intl. Airport (TPA), located 20.4 mi (32.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to St. Petersburg-Clearwater Intl. Airport (PIE), which is 9.9 mi (16 km) away.

Family friendly

Family fun near Madeira Beach vacation homes

Madeira Beach boasts numerous kid-friendly attractions to explore on a family trip. Vacation homes can be found near places like the Pirate Ship Royal Conquest, a pirate-themed ship with boat tours and onboard activities like storytelling and dancing, and R.O.C. Park, a waterfront memorial park with a pier, landscaped areas, and sports fields. Kids will also like Heritage Village, a museum with exhibits offering local history, live reenactments, and a library.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes in Madeira Beach

Couples can enjoy an array of romantic places in Madeira Beach. Vacation rentals are available near places like Walsingham Park, a park with multiple habitat areas, a botanic garden, hiking trails, and fishing, and Lake Seminole Park, a sanctuary for alligators and other wildlife with multi-use trails. You could also visit Boca Ciega Bay, a tranquil preserve with beaches, boat launches, fishing piers, mangroves, and cave systems.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Madeira Beach?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it wants to go on vacation. Now's the time to pack your suitcase and escape to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Madeira Beach:

  • "Casa Dolphina” Privatetropical Paradise" is a guest favorite. Around 6 miles from Madeira Beach, it has 6 bedrooms and lots of useful amenities, including a private pool and a nearby waterfront.
  • Another excellent choice is "Centrally Located Private Pool Home", which is around 20 miles from Madeira Beach. Featuring 3 bedrooms, housekeeping services and tennis, 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 Madeira Beach vacation rental for you.

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

For a unique experience, book a tiny house rental in Madeira Beach. Do be warned though — after you've stayed in a tiny house, the temptation to downsize and move into one of these fun-sized digs will be tough to resist!

  • Take a couple of days off to reenergize at "Just Exquisite Cozy New Studio. Enjoy "tiny House" Living Steps To The Beach". Located in Clearwater Beach, beach sun loungers and a boat are a couple of amenities offered here.
  • "Hidden Gem Tiny Home With Backyard Coolness" in St. Petersburg is another excellent choice. Air conditioning and a smart TV will help make your time here extra comfortable.

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

Your Monday to Friday will be much easier to face if you've got something epic planned for the weekend. Give yourself something nice to look forward to by arranging a stay at one of these top weekend getaways in or near Madeira Beach:

  • Around 8 miles to the northwest of Madeira Beach, "Spacious Top Floor, Oceanfront 3 Bedroom Condo" has all you need for a fun weekend break, including a TV and cable/satellite TV services. When it's time to explore, there are lots of outdoor attractions to see like Brooker Creek Headwaters Nature Preserve and West Pasco Historical Society Museum and Library.
  • Another appealing option is "Beautiful Waterfront Two Balcony End Unit Beach Condo+4 Free Water Park Passes", which is around 7 miles northwest of Madeira Beach. When you're not kicking back in your rental making use of internet services and a TV, get out and see Gulf Beaches Historical Museum and Wall Springs Park.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Madeira Beach?

Typically small, affordable and well located, it's easy to be impressed by a studio apartment. Settle into one of these vacation rentals and experience Madeira Beach up close:

  • Make "The Surf Cottage. Walk To Beach" your home away from home. This sought-after vacation rental comes with amenities including a boat and an iron and ironing board.
  • "Walk Out The Door And On To The Beach" is another awesome option. Stay here and enjoy the use of a pool, a living room and more.

There are loads of sights around Madeira Beach you won't want to miss. Nourish the culture lover in you by visiting Chihuly Collection and Freefall Theatre.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Madeira Beach?

Every once in a while, you just need to take some time out, even if it's only for a couple of days. Enjoy a nice combination of relaxing and exploring at one of these short-term rentals in or around Madeira Beach:

  • If you want to be close to the action, "The Surf Cottage. Walk To Beach" has your name on it. It's within reach of the center of Madeira Beach and an excellent base to discover attractions like Salvador Dali Museum and Tropicana Field.
  • Eat, sleep and explore from "Relax In This Salt Water Pool Home", another terrific option. Sunken Gardens and Museum of Fine Arts should be on your itinerary when you're ready to go sightseeing.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Madeira Beach?

Forget about flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to take off for the weekend, just the two of you. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Madeira Beach that would make Cupid envious. Here are some we think you'll adore:

  • Put on some soft tunes and kick back together at "Casa Dolphina” Privatetropical Paradise". Around 6 miles from Madeira Beach, this property has all you need for a romantic getaway, including a nearby bay and beauty services.
  • Another option where you can enjoy a few precious days together is "Centrally Located Private Pool Home". Located 20 miles from Madeira Beach, a restaurant dining guide and shopping facilities add to the atmosphere here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Madeira Beach?

If you're seeking somewhere to reconnect with loved ones this vacation, why not make it memorable? These mansions for rent in or near Madeira Beach will fit your entire gang while doing it in serious style:

  • Approximately 7 miles to the northwest of Madeira Beach is "Bayside Paradise Mansion - Waterfront And Private Pool". Along with its grand design, you'll also love its high-end amenities, such as golf and a swimming pool.
  • Alternatively, score Brownie points with your crew and spend a week or two at "Tierra Verde - St. Petersburg Waterfront Mansion Estate". It's located about 10 miles to the south of Madeira Beach and offers amenities like a swimming pool, golf and more.

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

Big groups mean big-time fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll effortlessly fit your whole gang. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Madeira Beach and get everybody together under the one roof:

  • You'll have plenty of space to sprawl out at "Casa Dolphina” Privatetropical Paradise". Around 6 miles southeast of Madeira Beach, this sizable property has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. Amenities include a nearby waterfront and a water view.
  • Invite as many as 14 of your closest friends to "Direct Beach Front - Pool Home" and fill the place with love and laughter. This option has 6 bedrooms and is around 4 miles to the northwest of Madeira Beach. It's packed with features to keep your group occupied, such as a kitchen and a water park.

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

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can offer, a pool is hands down the most fun. Have a look at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Madeira Beach and spend your days splashing around. Just remember to take your inflatable flamingo:

  • Pack your swimsuit and book a few days at "Treasure Island Beach House 200 Yards To Beach And Short Walk To John's Pass". There are also lots of other great amenities here, including a toaster and a dining table.
  • "Best Social Distance Caladesi House" is the kind of place you go to escape the everyday and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its awesome pool. A fridge and a garden are also on hand to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

Unsure how to pack your suitcase for your Madeira Beach break? This impressive destination has a humid subtropical climate. In the summer months, you can expect average temperatures ranging from 80 ºF to 90 ºF. Check out our selection of Madeira Beach vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more inspiration on where to stay.

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

Every family get-together should be memorable. Whether you're organizing some time off with the kids or a party with relatives, our large family vacation rentals in or near Madeira Beach offer a home away from home with ample space for everyone:

  • Around 6 miles to the southeast of Madeira Beach, "Casa Dolphina” Privatetropical Paradise" has 6 bedrooms and fits up to 12 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a dining table and childrens activities.
  • "Spacious Top Floor, Oceanfront 3 Bedroom Condo" also has the space you need to make memories with loved ones. This property is around 8 miles to the northwest of Madeira Beach, and accommodates 8 guests in its 3 bedrooms. A barbecue grill and a TV will help keep everyone comfortable and happy.

When you're ready to get out and explore, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone happy and entertained. Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Great Explorations Children's Museum and Beach Walk should be on your must-do list.