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 swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $81 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 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,697 vacation rentals around North Central Florida. From 129 cabin rentals to 1,368 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.