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Destination guide

Seaside fun at Saint Pete Beach vacation home rentals

Saint Pete Beach is one of the locales where Florida truly lives up to its moniker as the Sunshine State—the sun shines on this Gulf Coast town literally all year long, making it the ideal spot to get that glowing tan. Mid-century Saint Pete Beach vacation rentals and long-running establishments evoke an unmistakable Old Florida feel, but don't mistake it for a sleepy town. Come nightfall, head for one of the beach bars, where you can drink tiki cocktails and make merry with the locals well into the wee hours of the morning.

Things to do

Attractions near Saint Pete Beach vacation rentals

At the southern end of Saint Pete Beach lies the Pass-a-Grille Historic District. The community's first church building now houses the volunteer-run Gulf Beaches Historical Museum, where old photos, vintage postcards, and various artifacts piece together a visual history of Florida's barrier islands. Before leaving the musuem, make sure to pick up a brochure for a self-guided walking tour of Pass-a-Grille—there are plenty of historic buildings to see in this part of town. Touted as one of America's shortest Main Streets, 8th Avenue is a charming row of small art galleries and quaint boutiques.

Activities

Things to do near Saint Pete Beach vacation homes

Not to be confused with the nearby buzzing city of St. Petersburg, Saint Pete Beach is much more laid-back, so it's perfect for beach bumming. It's also an ideal getaway for avid anglers casting their nets wide in search of varied fishing opportunities. Hire a charter boat for access to inshore and offshore hotspots, head for one of several fishing piers in the vicinity, or try wade fishing at Fort De Soto Park and Weedon Island Preserve. Alternatively, book a dolphin-watching excursion and watch these playful mammals make a splash in their natural habitat.

Weather

Climate for your trip to Saint Pete Beach vacation homes

If you were hoping to make a scrapbook filled with enviable snapshots against the backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico, consider your wish granted. The subtropical climate in Saint Pete Beach all but guarantees year-round sunshine, although you'll probably need a sweater from late fall to early spring, when the evenings get just a tad chilly. Temps in the winter, particularly in January and February, range from 35 to 80 degrees, while June to September see an average summer temperature of 83 degrees. For better chances of scoring great deals on Saint Pete Beach vacation rentals, consider scheduling your holiday in the winter.

Natural features

Saint Pete Beach—a grand time in the great outdoors

Covering a whopping 1,136 acres, Fort De Soto Park encompasses 5 interconnected islands, or "keys." You'll be spoilt for choice with the outdoor amenities, from hiking and canoe trails to white-sand swimming beaches. From Saint Pete Beach, you can also take a ferry (or your own boat) to Shell Key Preserve, a nesting site for seabirds and sea turtles in the summer. There are no facilities in Shell Key—not so much as a bathroom—so come prepared for a day trip, and see if you can make Bear Grylls proud. You can also rent a kayak and paddle around the preserve.

Beaches

Beaches near Saint Pete Beach vacation homes

Saint Pete Beach offers stunning beach locations for sunbathing and swimming. Vacation homes are available near places like Upham Beach Park, a wide, white-sand beach with a dune backdrop and spectacular dolphin sightings, and Boca Ciega Bay, an aquatic reserve with beaches, boat ramps, fishing piers, mangroves, and spring-fed caves. You'll also like Treasure Island Slide Florida, a public beach with a tranquil atmosphere, clear, calm waters, and seaside amenities.

How to get there

Transportation to and around St. Pete Beach

Fly into St. Petersburg, FL (SPG-Albert Whitted), the closest airport, located 7.2 mi (11.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into St. Petersburg, FL (PIE-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Intl.), which is 13.3 mi (21.4 km) away.

Family friendly

Family fun near Saint Pete Beach vacation rentals

Outdoorsy families will love the fun outdoor spaces in Saint Pete Beach. Vacation rentals can be found near places like Egan Park, a coastal park with ball fields, tennis courts, nature trails, and a fishing and boat ramp, and Shell Key Preserve, a wildlife preserve on an undeveloped island with campsites and nature activities. Kids will also like Gulfport Beach Recreation Area, a waterfront locale with a beach, picnic areas, and sand sports near area shops and dining.

How many vacation rentals are available around Saint Pete Beach?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 4,617 vacation rentals around Saint Pete Beach. From 800 house rentals to 3,156 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 Saint Pete Beach?

Taking deep breaths of cool ocean air, basking in the sun and losing track of time. Now that's the type of getaway you deserve. There are 1,776 beachside rental properties to pick from. Open to other ideas? Vrbo has heaps of other rental options to browse through, including:

  • 1,635 beach-view vacation rentals.
  • 1,573 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 1,362 beach vacation rentals.

Can I rent a condo in Saint Pete Beach?

If the prospect of bunking up with eight strangers in a room with a shared bathroom doesn't excite you, you'll have plenty of space to spread out and do your thing in a condo. In this destination, Vrbo has 2,922 to pick from. Book now and you could part with as little as $40 per night. Or maybe you'd rather choose one of the area's other sought-after property options, like:

  • House: 818 vacation homes. Prices start from $30 per night.
  • Apartment: 425 vacation homes. Prices start from $50 per night.
  • Cottage: 140 vacation homes. Prices start from $68 per night.

Can I stay in Saint Pete Beach in a large group?

Whether you're embarking on a getaway with the extended family or spending a few nights away with your old school gang, it's always stacks of fun hanging out under the same roof! And the best news is that Vrbo has options to suit. At the moment, condo vacation homes are all the rage for large groups of visitors here, and you'll find 1,094 featured on our database. Around the area, the rental properties that can accommodate larger sized groups include:

  • Looking for vacation homes that can sleep 6 of you? We have 1,523 that will be ideal. Prices begin from just $40 per night.
  • If you have 8 in your crew, you'll be thrilled to find out that there are 431 vacation homes that are perfect. You can book one for as little as $80 per night.
  • Traveling with a group of 5? We've got 227 vacation homes that will suit. Prices begin at just $47 a night.

So never fear! When you book with us you can bring your mom, your brother and all your pals to Saint Pete Beach.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Saint Pete Beach?

Friends become our chosen family. Rejuvenate the bonds with those who mean the most to you and plan a budget-friendly stay with Vrbo. When it comes to discovering a great deal, the first place you look ought to be Isla del Sol. Here, Vrbo has 190 rentals at an average price of $123 per night. There are another 95 Vrbo rentals waiting to be booked in or around Historic Old Northeast. The average price here is $126 a night.

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