Discover a selection of 1,500 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 WiFi and kitchens. Prices start at $90 per night, and cabins and houses 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

The natural setting of North Central Florida is ready to explore

Enjoy the festivals and other features of North Central Florida. This welcoming city is known for its university setting, sporting events and lake. Appleton Museum of Art, Florida Museum of Natural History and Florida Nature and Heritage Tourism Center are a few of the top cultural sights. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around North Central Florida

Do you want to find attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes North Central Florida a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Meadowbrook Golf Club (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Ironwood Golf Course (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Waldo Motorsports (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • Canterbury Equestrian Showplace (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Ginnie Springs (20.8 mi / 33.5 km)
  • Starke Golf and Country Club (23.6 mi / 38 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of North Central Florida

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities 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)
  • Devil's Milhopper Geological State Park (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • San Felasco Hammock Preserve (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Bivens Arm Nature Park (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Dudley Farm Historic State Park (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around North Central Florida

Fly into Gainesville, FL (GNV-Gainesville Regional), the closest airport, located 6.7 mi (10.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Ocala, FL (OCF-Ocala Intl.), which is 39.7 mi (63.9 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Palatka Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around North Central Florida, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,627 vacation rentals around North Central Florida. From 116 cabin rentals to 1,021 house 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 North Central Florida?

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

  • Saint Augustine: 3,054 vacation rentals
  • Amelia Island: 908 vacation rentals
  • The Beaches: 303 vacation rentals
  • The Villages: 697 vacation rentals
  • Ponte Vedra Beach: 1,965 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in North Central Florida! 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 North Central Florida?

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 North Central Florida:

  • Saint Augustine: 3,054 rentals
  • The Villages: 697 rentals
  • Ponte Vedra Beach: 1,965 rentals
  • Fernandina Beach: 961 rentals
  • Homosassa: 333 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 North Central Florida?

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

  • Jacksonville International Airport (JAX): 1,109 vacation rentals
  • Leesburg, FL (LEE-Leesburg Intl.): 871 vacation rentals
  • Jacksonville, FL (VQQ-Cecil): 235 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 North Central Florida?

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

  • Amelia Island Plantation Resorts: 564 rentals
  • Ginnie Springs: 79 rentals
  • Ichetucknee Springs State Park: 129 rentals
  • Mayo Clinic Florida: 899 rentals
  • Rainbow Springs State Park: 73 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around North Central Florida 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 North Central Florida

Saint Augustine
3,054 vacation rentals
The Villages
697 vacation rentals
Ponte Vedra Beach
1,965 vacation rentals
Fernandina Beach
961 vacation rentals
Homosassa
333 vacation rentals
Crystal River
355 vacation rentals
Tallahassee
192 vacation rentals
Steinhatchee
154 vacation rentals
Dunnellon
477 vacation rentals
Inverness
191 vacation rentals
Gainesville
170 vacation rentals
Cedar Key
76 vacation rentals
Jacksonville Beach
603 vacation rentals
Ocala
175 vacation rentals
Wildwood
687 vacation rentals
Saint Marys
517 vacation rentals
Mount Dora
205 vacation rentals
Sanford
5,937 vacation rentals
Crawfordville
81 vacation rentals
Branford
66 vacation rentals