Where to stay around North Central Florida, US?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 571 vacation rentals near North Central Florida. From 310 Houses to 76 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near North Central Florida for a holiday or a weekend are on VRBO.

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:

  • The Villages: 723 vacation rentals
  • Florida Gulf Coast: 28,953 vacation rentals
  • Jacksonville: 1,490 vacation rentals
  • Crystal River: 291 vacation rentals
  • Georgia: 11,981 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:

  • Crystal River: 291 rentals
  • Homosassa: 264 rentals
  • Steinhatchee: 102 rentals
  • Gainesville: 129 rentals
  • Ocala: 149 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:

  • Leesburg, FL (LEE-Leesburg Intl.): 901 vacation rentals
  • Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV): 131 vacation rentals
  • Apopka Airport (X04): 656 vacation rentals

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

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.

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)

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)

Explore destinations around North Central Florida

Crystal River
291 vacation rentals
Homosassa
264 vacation rentals
Steinhatchee
102 vacation rentals
Gainesville
129 vacation rentals
Ocala
149 vacation rentals
Mount Dora
186 vacation rentals
Apopka
3,605 vacation rentals
Ocklawaha
561 vacation rentals
Sanford
5,558 vacation rentals
Branford
51 vacation rentals
Leesburg
944 vacation rentals
Homosassa Springs
276 vacation rentals
Brooksville
458 vacation rentals
Hawthorne
142 vacation rentals
Wildwood
712 vacation rentals
Yankeetown
215 vacation rentals
Valdosta
18 vacation rentals
Tavares
1,073 vacation rentals
Eustis
184 vacation rentals
Ft McCoy
143 vacation rentals