Discover a selection of 2,000 vacation rentals in Tampa 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 kitchens. Prices start at $65 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Tampa. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Experience Tampa Bay from vacation home rentals

Tampa is a lure for business travelers looking to make a deal, vacationers looking for a happening nightlife, and families looking to be entertained all day long. Once the "Cigar Capital of the World" and a hotbed of organized crime, the city's exciting past has given way to a present filled with historic landmarks, museums, and modern architecture. Give the kids a thrill at the aquarium, walk along the river, or treat yourself to a unique cultural experience. It's all possible from the home base of a Tampa vacation rental.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Tampa Bay vacation rentals

Tampa's attractions are built for every generation. Busch Gardens is a walkable theme park with epic roller coasters, animal encounters, and live entertainment. On hot days, families flock to Adventure Island, a 30-acre water park with a lazy river, a wave pool, sandy lounging areas, and thrilling waterslides. Add some education to the watery fun at the Florida Aquarium, where you can see herons and ibis, prowl the mangroves, or take an eco-tour in Tampa Bay. For a more spiritual experience, try Wat Mongkolratanaram, a Buddhist Thai temple where visitors can enjoy traditional music.

Activities

Things to do near Tampa Bay vacation homes

Hoping to learn a little history? Hunting for family fun by day? Seeking a spirited club crawl by night? In Tampa, you can do all these and more. If your Tampa vacation rental is near Downtown, head to the Riverwalk alongside the Hillsborough River, a continuous 2.4-mile path connecting parks, shops, and the museums of Tampa's Arts District. Historic Ybor City is home to the city's original cigar factories and can be explored on one of its famous streetcars. Stick around after nightfall and treat yourself to the liveliest bar scene in town.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor fun near Tampa vacation homes

Tampa has some spectacular natural surroundings for outdoor activities, such as tidal inlets, scenic rivers, and dense forests. Wildlife tours, bird-watching, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, and biking are popular, as are golf and fishing. For a little more adventure, try skydiving or zip lining throughout the forests. Whatever your interest, you’ll find plenty of outdoor fun near your vacation rental.

Weather

Best time to travel to Tampa Bay vacation homes

Tampa has a tropical climate and is warm year-round, with average temperatures ranging from the 70s in January to the 90s in August. Summer is the most popular time for vacationers. Just plan indoor activities if a heat wave rolls through town. You can save money on your Tampa vacation rental in fall. The months from September to December offer lower prices, lower humidity, and smaller crowds at the city's theme parks and museums. Late winter and early spring are lovely, too, but be prepared for rising prices.

Natural features

Count rhinos and manatees among your new animal friends

Tampa's watery borders provide a welcome refuge for wildlife. The Manatee Viewing Center is the prime spot to view these peaceful marine mammals as they wallow in Tampa Bay's warm waters. Visitors to the sanctuary can see tarpon, sharks, and stingrays, too. The Lowry Park Zoo, north of Downtown, may have its animals enclosed, but you'll feel like you're in the wild. There are several free-flight aviaries, a giraffe-feeding station, and a land animal enclosure that lets visitors get up close and personal with rhinos.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Tampa

Fly into Tampa, FL (TPF-Peter O. Knight), the closest airport, located 2.5 mi (4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.), which is 5.2 mi (8.4 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to Tampa Union Station.

Food and drink

Culinary tastes in Tampa

Tampa’s idyllic location, tropical weather, and unique cultural blend creates delectable dishes that are distinctive to the city. The Gulf of Mexico provides delicious seafood specialties, such as grouper, blue crab, and oysters, while the warm weather offers fresh fruit and vegetables all year. Many restaurants near vacation rentals include these ingredients in dishes with Spanish and Italian flair.

How many vacation rentals are available around Tampa?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 2,093 vacation rentals around Tampa. From 953 house rentals to 619 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 seaside property in Tampa?

Perhaps it's the glorious ocean vistas, or maybe it's the opportunity to just bliss out all day, every day. But there's just something about a beach getaway that appeals to all of us. Fortunately, there are 302 beachside vacation homes to spirit yourself away to. Open to other ideas? Vrbo has oodles more options to investigate, including:

  • 267 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 266 shore-front vacation rentals.
  • 244 city-center vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Tampa?

If you're seeking a home away from home for your upcoming trip, renting an entire house is a fantastic idea. You and your group will have the space you need for all sorts of vacation activities. There are 966 houses currently available on Vrbo. Prices start at $30 per night. If that doesn't fit with your group's style, we have a range of other rental options to choose from, such as:

  • Condo: 338 vacation homes. Prices start from $40 per night.
  • Apartment: 299 vacation homes. Prices start from $49 per night.
  • Hotel: 196 vacation homes. Prices start from $50 per night.

Can I stay in Tampa in a large group?

Nothing beats being reunited with old work colleagues or spending a week or so with your beloved relatives in a fantastic new location. And what's best, Vrbo has places to suit. House vacation homes are the leading option for large groups, with 261 available here. If you are hoping to stay with a large group, the vacation properties that will serve you well include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we've got 970 vacation homes ideal for that size. Spend a night from just $40.
  • If you have 8 in your crew, you'll be delighted to discover that there are 468 vacation homes perfect. Prices start at $89 per night.
  • Arranging a trip away with 5 guests? We've got 322 vacation homes that will suit. Prices start from $49 per night.

You and all your besties will be in good hands when you organize your Tampa getaway through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Tampa?

Cut down on your accommodation expenses by organizing your stay with Vrbo. You'll find a range of awesome rentals and save loads! When it comes to discovering an awesome deal, the first place you look should be Isla del Sol. Here, Vrbo has 190 rentals at an average price of $123 per night. Another 70 Vrbo rentals are on offer in or around South Tampa. With an average price of $133 per night, you're sure to grab a deal worth bragging to your friends about.

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