Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Franklin County, 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 $183 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Franklin County. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Memorable trips on Florida's Forgotten Coast

Forget your worries and dig your toes into the sand along Florida's so-called "Forgotten Coast." Away from the crowded theme parks of Orlando and cosmopolitan scene of Miami, Franklin County vacation rentals offer visitors a completely different side of Florida. Dubbed the "Forgotten Coast," this idyllic stretch of coastline sits on the Gulf of Mexico and feels like the Florida of old—before Mickey Mouse set up shop, and quidditch was just a gleam in J.K. Rowling's eye. Quiet beaches are complemented by quaint, welcoming seaside towns with busy ports. Away from the shore, roads lead into thick forests just waiting to be explored.

Things to do

Tate's Hell State Forest is heaven for outdoor lovers

Franklin County vacation rentals are perfect for lovers of the great outdoors. Tate's Hell State Forest might sound more like the kind of place you'd want to avoid, but this watery wonderland of woods and swamps is wonderful for walkers, campers, and paddlers who've brought along their own canoe or kayak. St. George Island State Park is another sure hit, especially for beach lovers and bird watchers, while history buffs can revisit the past at the St. George Lighthouse, where you'll find a museum in the authentically rebuilt and replicated Keeper's House.

Activities

Franklin County oysters—the pearl in Florida's crown

Seafood fan? Then you're in luck—not only will you find Franklin County's harbors full of shrimp boats, but this is also where 90% of the state's oysters are harvested, meaning you're that much more likely to find a pearl. Other pearls to be found while staying in Franklin County vacation rentals include the area's beautiful coastline and preserved wildlife areas. Canoeing and kayaking—or "paddling," as it's known around here—are particularly popular ways to explore the waterways and coastal lowlands of the region, but the county's wild backwaters are also great for walkers, bird watchers, and cyclists.

Weather

It's always sunny in Franklin County (well, mostly)

Swap Mickey Mouse ears for a sunhat in Franklin County, where the sun shines an average of 241 days a year. You can soak up the rays on any of the region's beautiful beaches practically all year round, with temperatures reaching the high 70s by April and regularly hitting 90 degrees in July and August. Winter (December–February) is cooler, with temperatures ranging from the mid 40s to upper 60s, though the summer months between June and August are generally the wettest. As with the rest of Florida, hurricane season is between June and November.

Natural features

Get ready to get wet ‘n' wild in Florida's Franklin County

Franklin County lies in northwestern Florida, tucked along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. It's 69 miles from Tallahassee, and roughly a 5-hour drive from Orlando. Ninety percent of the county's land is under state or federal government protection, making it a haven not just for outdoor lovers, but for all kinds of wildlife and bird species. Take a hike in Apalachicola National Forest, the biggest in Florida, and you'll see streams, rivers, lakes, and natural springs, as well as caverns, sinkholes, and beautiful fields of wildflowers.

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

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,273 vacation rentals around Franklin County. From 1,014 house rentals to 131 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 beach-view property in Franklin County?

Nothing comes close to the feeling of sand between your toes and the sound of whistling ocean breezes. It's time to muster the clan for some lively beach action. Vrbo has 557 rental properties by the beach to take your pick of. Open to other ideas? Vrbo has heaps more rental options to investigate, including:

  • 525 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 507 beachfront vacation rentals.
  • 474 seaside vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Franklin County?

Our house vacation rentals are real accommodations for real travelers. With plenty of space to spread out, they're perfect if you want to live like a local. There are 1,011 options currently listed on Vrbo. Prices start from $58 per night. Or perhaps you'd rather choose one of the area's other rental options, like:

  • Condo: 117 vacation homes. Prices start from $85 per night.
  • Townhome: 65 vacation homes. Prices start from $120 per night.
  • Cottage: 34 vacation homes. Prices start from $102 per night.

Can I stay in Franklin County in a large group?

It can be tricky finding the time to relax with your extended family and friends. A group vacation is a wonderful opportunity to get together. If you were planning to kick back under the same roof, Vrbo has places for you. Presently, house vacation homes are preferred for large groups of visitors here, and we have 248 featured on our database. Properties around the area that can cater for large groups include:

  • If yours is a group of 8, we've got 562 vacation homes ideal for that size. Book a night from just $120.
  • If you've got 6 in your crew, you'll be thrilled to learn that there are 528 vacation homes that are perfect. You can get one for as little as $99 a night.
  • Organizing a trip away with a group of 10? We offer 400 vacation homes that will suit. Prices begin at just $150 per night.

So never fear! When you travel with us you can bring along your mom, your grandpa and all your pals to Franklin County.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Franklin County?

Cramped hotel balconies are no place to spend your precious vacation moments! Explore our affordable rentals now and make sure everyone in your group has enough room to move. Carrabelle is perfect for bargain hunters. And with 301 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $174 a night, it isn't hard to see why. Another 81 Vrbo rentals are available in or around Lanark Village. With an average price of $193 per night, you're sure to snatch a deal worth telling your friends about.