Destination guide

Things are getting juicy in Citrus County

Citrus trees abound in Citrus County, one of Florida’s juiciest areas to visit. What, exactly, does that mean? Maybe that you’ll encounter an enormous citrus grove during your travels or enjoy some seriously amazing juice. A bright and brilliant area known for its shimmering lakes and coastal islands, it’s home to several vibrant cities and communities. After booking your Citrus County vacation rental, venture out to discover what makes this coastal gem such a popular option for everyone from students to families to retirees.

Things to do

Old is gold in Citrus County

Fascinating history abounds in Citrus County. The Old Courthouse Heritage Museum, built in 1912, houses the county’s historical society. The Coastal Heritage Museum is packed with ancient photographs and even an old jail cell. And although you'd expect more juice bars than wineries here, there are several lush spots to sample a new red, including local favorites Copp Winery and Whispering Oaks Winery. If you’re an art fiend, you’ll find galleries galore in Old Homosassa and Floral City. As if you need an excuse to get a little crazy with the kids, Puddle in the Pines Splash Park stays open from spring through fall.


Squeeze up some fun in Citrus County

Oh, the places you will see in Citrus County! Go camping in Withlacoochee State Forest or explore the ruins of Dames Cave. Stroll the Citrus Avenue shops in Crystal River to stash your suitcase with quirky souvenirs and one-of-a-kind finds. If you’ve booked a Citrus County vacation rental in winter, you can celebrate the Florida Manatee Festival. More a warm weather sort? The Floral City Strawberry Festival awaits in the spring. With several luxe spas in the area, you can spend some quality time indoors, too.


Enjoy your moment in the sun in Citrus County

Did someone say sunshine? It’s abundant here, much like those namesake citrus groves. With hundreds of sun-soaked days on the agenda, spring and summer offer plenty of heat. July tops out at around 90 degrees. Winters are mild and forgiving, with temperatures typically dipping no lower than 45 degrees. (Yes, bring a jacket.) Snow is just something to gossip about when Nor'easters threaten the rest of the coast. Rain is more the story here, so pack your parka and an umbrella if you’re booking that Citrus County vacation rental in the spring.

Natural features

Welcome to the manatee capital of the country

It’s not every day you get the chance to swim with a West Indian manatee. It’s never, really—unless you’re in Citrus County, the only location in the United States where it’s perfectly legal to do so. If you’re craving some sand, the manmade saltwater beach on Fort Island Trail is your best bet. The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge and Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, both part of the country’s National Wildlife Refuge System, are where both manatees and whooping cranes spend their winters. There are islands here too, though they’re largely uninhabited.

How many vacation rentals are available around Citrus County, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 561 vacation rentals around Citrus County. From 373 house rentals to 45 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 shore-front property in Citrus County?

You won't gaze out your window to views of your neighbor's washing line around here. Stunning waterfront scenes and easy-going days with your crew are the only things on your horizon now. Vrbo has no less than 216 vacation rentals with waterfront views in this destination. Of course, that might not be for everyone. Fortunately, Vrbo has a bunch of other options, including:

  • 159 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 96 riverside vacation rentals.
  • 78 waterfront vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Citrus County?

If you want to live like a local and love having lots of space to spread out, renting a whole house is the way to go. There are 371 options currently on Vrbo. Prices begin at $36 per night. Or maybe you'd rather pick one of the area's other property types, such as:

  • Villa: 90 vacation homes. Prices start from $92 per night.
  • Condo: 40 vacation homes. Prices start from $60 per night.
  • Cottage: 27 vacation homes. Prices start from $65 per night.

Can I stay in Citrus County in a large group?

It can be tricky finding the time to catch up with friends and family members. A group vacation is an excellent opportunity to come together. If you were hoping to kick back under the same roof, Vrbo has places to suit. The leading option for larger groups here are house vacation homes, and we have 135 available. If you're wanting to stay in a large group, the property options that can cater to you include:

  • Are you looking for vacation homes that can fit 6 vacationers? We have 458 that will suit. Prices start from $47 per night.
  • Require a place for 8 people? We have 240 that will suit. The starting price is $89 per night.
  • Arranging a trip away with a group of 10? We've got 88 vacation homes that will be ideal. Prices start from $69 a night.

So don't fear! When you book with us you can bring along your aunt, your grandma and all your friends to Citrus County.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Citrus County?

Bid farewell to soulless chain-hotel rooms! Delight in the flexibility of staying like a local in a great value rental instead. Get a load of the amazing options available now on Vrbo. When it comes to looking for a great deal, your first port of call ought to be Inverness. Here, Vrbo has 163 rentals at an average price of $149 a night. Floral City is another place to consider. Vrbo has 146 rentals here, and the average price is around $160 a night.

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