Discover a selection of more than 10,000 vacation rentals in Florida Panhandle, US 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 $125 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Florida Panhandle. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Discover a beach house rental on the Florida Panhandle

If you want a laid-back Southern atmosphere with incredible coastal views, then you should plan your next vacation to the Florida Panhandle. The Florida Panhandle has island, peninsula, and beachfront condos for rent in Florida, and each location has a particular charm as you enjoy the soft, white sand near your vacation rental. The cities in the Florida Panhandle, such as Pensacola and Panama City, not only have great beaches, but they provide many opportunities for family entertainment and fun as well. Whether you desire a romantic getaway or want to enjoy a family vacation, the Florida Panhandle is perfect.

 
Things to do

Tourist attractions near Florida Panhandle vacation rentals

Northwest Florida has had a tempestuous history, with both the British and Spanish empires laying claim to the territory before it joined the US in the early 19th century. Nowadays, you can set out from your Florida Panhandle vacation rental and immerse yourself in the region's storied past with a trip to the Panhandle Pioneer Village, a living museum comprised of traditional log-cabin buildings on a working farm. You can also relive the Panhandle's glory days by paying a visit to Fort Barrancas, a defensive outpost where the 1st hostile shots of the American Civil War were fired.

Activities

Activities for your stay in Florida Panhandle vacation homes

From the open ocean to sheltered bays, lakes, and rushing rivers, water rules the roost in the exciting Panhandle region. The area is famous for its dolphin-encounter centers, where visitors of all ages can befriend these playful creatures, and for its boat tours where you can watch them frolic in the wild, or even be towed alongside them. For an aquatic adventure a little closer to home, you can try booking a Florida Panhandle vacation rental with a private pool, perfect for a romantic evening dip or an early morning splash around with the kids.

Weather

Local weather near Florida Panhandle vacation rentals

Blessed with a subtropical climate, the Panhandle is known for its long, hot summers, when temperatures soar and guests hit the beach or lounge by the pool. Visitors should be aware that summer afternoons can be wet, as the rainy season in the area runs from May to October, so it's best to get your sunbathing done early. However, rain or shine, the ocean is always warm around the Florida Panhandle, so you can make the most of the many snorkeling, surfing, and scuba-diving activities on offer, no matter the weather.

Natural features

The natural splendor of the Florida Panhandle

The incredibly diverse countryside of the Florida Panhandle is showcased in a number of breathtaking state parks. Some feature magnificent natural formations, as in the Florida Caverns State Park, where you can journey deep underground to tour the spectacular limestone caves, while others, like St Andrews State Park, are located by the sea and offer miles of sandy beaches bordered by emerald waters. If you book a pet-friendly Florida Panhandle vacation rental, you can even bring your dog along with you on your rambles through the majestic landscape.

Beaches

Beaches near Florida Panhandle vacation homes

The beaches in the Florida Panhandle offer a little something for everyone, from water sports and adventures to calm days in the sun. St. George Island offers spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico, unspoiled sand areas, and historic lighthouses, as well as opportunities for water adventures. You could also visit Panama City Beach, a family-friendly beach area with state parks, sandy beaches, and seaside amenities.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Florida Panhandle

The nearest airport is in Panama City, FL (ECP-Northwest Florida Beaches Intl.), located 37.1 mi (59.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Tallahassee, FL (TLH-Tallahassee Regional), which is 49.7 mi (80 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Tallahassee Station, Madison Station and Pensacola Station are the main stations in the area.

Food and drink

Regional delicacies in the Florida Panhandle

The cool waters of the bay provide the Florida Panhandle with deep-cupped oysters, shrimp, crab, grouper, catfish, and mullet, all prepared with different delicious regional recipes. You could also find mayhaw jelly, tupelo honey from the swamps, and stone crabs, gator, cheese grits, and hush puppies in various restaurants and roadside stands near your vacation rental.

How many vacation rentals are available around Florida Panhandle, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 36,797 vacation rentals around Florida Panhandle. From 8,946 house rentals to 24,489 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Florida Panhandle?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Florida Panhandle. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Gulf Shores: 12,543 vacation rentals
  • Panama City Beach: 13,248 vacation rentals
  • Miramar Beach: 10,578 vacation rentals
  • Orange Beach: 10,351 vacation rentals
  • Destin: 11,185 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Florida Panhandle! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Florida Panhandle?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Florida Panhandle:

  • Gulf Shores: 12,543 rentals
  • Panama City Beach: 13,248 rentals
  • Miramar Beach: 10,578 rentals
  • Orange Beach: 10,351 rentals
  • Destin: 11,185 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Florida Panhandle?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Florida Panhandle are:

  • Gulf Shores, AL (GUF-Jack Edwards): 12,099 vacation rentals
  • Panama City-NW Florida Bea. Airport (ECP): 12,145 vacation rentals
  • Pensacola Regional Airport (PNS): 2,520 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Florida Panhandle?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Florida Panhandle. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Fort Walton Beach Park: 11,690 rentals
  • Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier: 3,166 rentals
  • Destin Harbor Boardwalk: 12,315 rentals
  • Pier Park: 13,362 rentals
  • St. George Island State Park: 929 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Florida Panhandle listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Florida Panhandle

Gulf Shores
12,543 vacation rentals
Panama City Beach
13,248 vacation rentals
Miramar Beach
10,578 vacation rentals
Orange Beach
10,351 vacation rentals
Destin
11,185 vacation rentals
Fort Walton Beach
9,750 vacation rentals
Pensacola Beach
3,124 vacation rentals
Navarre
1,335 vacation rentals
Santa Rosa Beach
17,328 vacation rentals
Port St. Joe
911 vacation rentals
Panama City
7,910 vacation rentals
St. George Island
813 vacation rentals
Pensacola
1,647 vacation rentals
Carrabelle
117 vacation rentals
Tallahassee
191 vacation rentals
Fairhope
195 vacation rentals
Foley
10,848 vacation rentals
Gulf Breeze
4,054 vacation rentals
Apalachicola
682 vacation rentals
Elberta
940 vacation rentals