Discover a selection of 2,500 vacation rentals in North Central Florida, 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 private pools and swimming pools. Prices start at $117 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in North Central Florida. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Explore the natural setting in North Central Florida

Enjoy the festivals and other features of North Central Florida. Well known for its university setting, sporting events and lake, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in North Central Florida

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes North Central Florida a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Waldo Motorsports (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • Canterbury Equestrian Showplace (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Plantation Oaks (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Meadowbrook Golf Club (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Ironwood Golf Course (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Bouncin Big (14.8 mi / 23.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of North Central Florida

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, North Central Florida is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Kanapaha Botanical Gardens (8.5 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
  • Ruth B. Kirby Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park (19.5 mi / 31.3 km)
  • Ginnie Spring (20.7 mi / 33.3 km)
  • Devil's Den (23.1 mi / 37.2 km)
  • Ichetucknee Springs State Park (28.5 mi / 45.9 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around North Central Florida

Fly into Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV), the closest airport, located 6.7 mi (10.8 km) from the city center.

If you prefer train travel, make your way to Ocala Station or Palatka Station to see more of the city.

What are the top vacation rentals in North Central Florida?

Whether you're organizing your next big adventure with friends or a romantic trip with your loved one, one of these top vacation rentals in North Central Florida is sure to catch your eye:

  • "Lake Kerr Cottage - Jones": This Fort McCoy property offers 1 bedroom and is highly rated among visitors. Conveniences such as outdoor furniture and air conditioning help make your stay comfortable.
  • "Spectacular Lakefront Cabin On Secluded Lake Kerr": Stay at this escape in Salt Springs and make use of high-speed internet services, heating and more. It has 2 bedrooms to accommodate your favorite people.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect North Central Florida vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in North Central Florida?

You need only step inside one of our tiny house vacation rentals in North Central Florida to figure out that amazing things really do come in little packages. Sensibly designed to make use of every square inch of space, these mini digs promise a big vacation experience:

  • Leave it all behind and escape to "A Luxury Tiny House On A Beautiful Lake Resort". This retreat in Salt Springs packs plenty of conveniences into its cozy space, such as a kitchen island and a dryer.
  • "Chicken Coop 2 - Tiny House" in Northern Florida is another great choice. A blender and a theme park will help make your time here even more comfortable.

Can I find log cabins to rent in North Central Florida?

Whether you're searching for a low-key retreat or something a little more luxe, you'll find a great range of log cabins to rent in North Central Florida. Discover both adventure and coziness at one of these guest favorites:

  • Plonk your bags down at "Florida Log Cabin Lakefront" in Wellborn and during the day enjoy golf and kayaking and your evenings unwinding in your cozy cabin.
  • Looking for a Dunnellon cabin with access to exciting activities like golf and kayaking? Book a few nights at "Beautiful Chestnut Log Cabin".

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in North Central Florida?

After a hectic week at work, a quick escape big on adventure will be exactly what you need to boost your spirits. Browse these tempting weekend getaways in North Central Florida where you can cram a whole lot into your stay:

  • Unpack your bags at "On The River - In Beds" in Dunnellon and take advantage of all its comforts. But of course a weekend away isn't just about putting your feet up. Get out and discover some nature hot spots such as Crystal River Archaeological State Park and Two Tails Ranch. Golf and fishing are some fun activities you can have a go at too.
  • Alternatively, spend your break at "Florida Log Cabin Lakefront" in Wellborn. Here, you'll be perfectly placed to explore Ichetucknee River and River Rise Preserve State Park. There are some cool activities to keep you on the go too, including hiking and biking and cycling.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in North Central Florida?

There's no shortage of studio apartments in North Central Florida. While they mightn't have the space of a mansion, they pack a punch when it comes to location, convenience and character. Here are two sought-after options:

  • "Lake Kerr Cottage - Jones" is a cozy getaway Fort McCoy. You'll have lots of amenities at hand here, including WiFi and a washing machine. When you're ready to get out and explore some of the area's cultural attractions, Appleton Museum of Art and The Insomniac Theater should be among your first stops.
  • Located in Hawthorne, "Hawthorne - Blue Lake Cottage - Lakefront" is another wonderful base for your adventure. When you've finished exploring highlights like Curtis M. Phillips Center and Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, make use of a TV and free toiletries back at your studio apartment.

Can I find short term rentals in North Central Florida?

With Vrbo's terrific selection of short-term rentals in North Central Florida, you're sure to find a place to suit your needs. Whether you're searching for somewhere to unwind on your own or to catch up with your friends, these options are difficult to beat:

  • Stay close to the center of Dunnellon and spend your days sightseeing from "On The River - In Beds". Along with its good location, this escape has everything you need to make your visit comfortable and relaxed.
  • "Florida Log Cabin Lakefront" also lays out the welcome mat for short-term guests. Spend a day or so at this property in Wellborn and find out why it's a favorite among many travelers.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in North Central Florida?

A romantic weekend getaway in North Central Florida is sure to stir up passions. Scatter some rose petals, take your sweetie by the hand and let the sparks fly at one of these properties:

  • Catch up on quality time and sweet snuggles at "Lake Kerr Cottage - Jones" in Fort McCoy. Air conditioning and outdoor furniture are just two of the thoughtful touches on offer here.
  • Another tempting option is "Spectacular Lakefront Cabin On Secluded Lake Kerr" in Salt Springs. Enjoy amenities here including a dining table and outdoor furniture, as well as each other's company.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in North Central Florida?

There's a good selection of houses with a pool in North Central Florida, so pull on your swimsuit and get set to spend your days bobbing around in the water. Here are some popular options to get you inspired:

  • The pool at "Ichetucknee River House - Great For Large Family Gatherings" will add a whole new dimension of fun to your vacation. Located in Branford, this rental home also comes with a dishwasher and a kitchen.
  • Lounge beside the water while the kids frolic about at "Cabin - Fun House On The Santa Fe River". This option in Branford comes with a range of features to keep your guests nice and comfortable, such as on-site watersports and a toaster.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in North Central Florida?

There's nothing like a vacation to bring a family together, but first, you need to find a space that'll let the magic happen. These family vacation rentals in North Central Florida come with tons of room to connect with your loved ones:

  • Located in Dunnellon, "On The River - In Beds" has 4 bedrooms and can sleep up to 14 of your nearest and dearest. Among the amenities you'll find here are books and a DVD player.
  • Alternatively, lock in your family getaway at "Suwannee River Cabin - 24 Private Wooded Acres". This Branford property has 3 bedrooms and accommodates up to 8 people. Take advantage of a video library and a TV during your stay here.

Can I find family cabin rentals in North Central Florida?

Reserving a cabin in North Central Florida is an ideal excuse to spend quality time with the family. Check out these great options:

  • "Spectacular Lakefront Cabin On Secluded Lake Kerr" - Book a few nights or more at this retreat in Salt Springs. Amenities like cable/satellite TV services and coffee and tea making facilities will help make your stay nice and comfortable.
  • "Florida Log Cabin Lakefront" – This option in Wellborn is another top pick with families. Convenient amenities here include free toiletries and a barbecue grill.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the North Central Florida vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.