Destination guide

Experience Palm Coast in vacation home rentals

Located between Saint Augustine and Daytona Beach, Palm Coast is an ideal mix of sprawling green golf resorts and lush nature preserves in year-round sunshine. Whether you want to tee off on an expert course or experience the abundance of exotic Florida wildlife, Palm Coast offers a little something for everyone. Vacation home rentals can be found near the best the area has to offer, ensuring you can turn your coastal getaway into the trip of your dreams.


Local history in Palm Coast

Though Palm Coast is known as a seaside paradise, it also has a variety of interesting historic sites and attractions for history buffs, all within reach of the area’s vacation homes. Fort Matanzas National Monument is a Spanish stone fort from the 18th century that rests on a salt marsh and offers sweeping views of the water, and the Florida Agricultural Museum is a pioneer homestead with farm animals, equestrian trails, and historic barns that offers a glimpse into Florida’s farming past. The Flagler Beach Historical Museum, which houses artifacts from the distant past through to the modern space program, is also of interest. The Holden House, a home in the craftsman architectural style, now holds a museum with artifacts from Flagler County and Florida history dating back to 500 BCE.

Things to do

Natural splendor surrounds Palm Coast vacation homes

The natural environment in Palm Coast is one of its greatest treasures, offering endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, nature viewing, and unique animal encounters. Vacation homes can be found near such attractions as the Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, an expansive outdoor space with live oak trees and hiking paths, and Marineland Dolphin Adventure, an aquatic preserve with trained dolphins providing educational and interactive shows. Princess Place Preserve, a historic 19th-century lodge with hiking and equestrian trails, and the Bulow Creek State Park, a vast park with ancient trees, historic ruins, and submerged land, combine the best of heritage and nature in the area.


Activities and attractions in Palm Coast

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Palm Coast a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park (23 mi / 37.1 km)
  • Palm Harbor Golf Club (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Grand Club Pine Lakes Golf Course (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Cypress Knoll Golf Club (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Flagler Beachfront Winery (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Marineland (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Palm Coast

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 88°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Palm Coast

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Palm Coast is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Anastasia State Park (21.5 mi / 34.6 km)
  • James F. Holland Memorial Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Linear Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Belle Terre Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Jungle Hut Road Park (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Varn Park (3 mi / 4.9 km)

Sun and surf in Palm Coast

With cinnamon-colored sand and turquoise waters, Palm Coast makes for a great beach retreat for lone travelers or the whole family. Vacation homes are available near Flagler Beach, a popular, natural beach with seaside recreational facilities and shops, and Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area, a vast park with a beach, nature trails, and an abundance of shore birds. The North Peninsula State Park has a 3-mile stretch of shoreline with hiking and cycling paths, as well as turtles and birds, and Varn Park, a beautiful beach with colorful buildings and excellent bird-watching, are also popular locations for seaside relaxation.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Palm Coast

The nearest airport is in Daytona Beach, FL (DAB-Daytona Beach Intl.), located 27.1 mi (43.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into St. Augustine, FL (UST-Northeast Florida Regional), which is 29.3 mi (47.1 km) away.

Getting around

Transportation in Palm Coast

Palm Coast has many towns and cities with interesting sights and beautiful parks and beaches, giving you endless opportunities near your summer rental. Renting a car gives you the freedom to explore the region on your own schedule, but Palm Coast also has shuttles, taxis, rideshare, buses, and trains to visit attractions throughout the area. With its year-round sunshine, Palm Coast is also a highly walkable area with many popular sites found near each other, making it easy to stroll or bike to your next destination.

Food and drink

Culinary delight in Palm Coast

Palm Coast is an epicurean landscape with an emerging craft beer scene and local produce and seafood that create dishes bursting with unique flavor. Whether you want fresh-off-the-boat seafood in a waterfront restaurant, or familiar dishes over cold microbrews in intimate settings, Palm Coast has a rich variety of dining establishments to satisfy any craving near your summer rental.

How many vacation rentals are available around Palm Coast?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,559 vacation rentals around Palm Coast. From 536 house rentals to 924 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 Palm Coast?

Rising in the morning to sea views and the tidal roar of waves at the shoreline. Isn't this the stuff vacation dreams are made of? Vrbo has 734 beachside vacation homes for you to pick from. Open to more ideas? Vrbo is teeming with other rental options to take a look at, including:

  • 677 ocean-view vacation rentals.
  • 676 beachfront vacation rentals.
  • 572 oceanfront vacation rentals.

Can I rent a condo in Palm Coast?

A condo is great if you're the type of traveler who likes to have heaps of room to move. With the conveniences of home, it'll provide the perfect respite after an awesome day of sightseeing. In this destination, Vrbo has 921 to choose from. Book right now and you could spend as little as $11 per night. Or perhaps you'd rather choose one of the area's other lodging options, like:

  • House: 584 vacation homes. Prices start from $50 per night.
  • Townhome: 37 vacation homes. Prices start from $60 per night.
  • Hotel: 28 vacation homes. Prices start from $79 per night.

Can I stay in Palm Coast in a large group?

There's nothing quite as exciting as staying somewhere entirely new with family and friends. The great news is Vrbo has options to suit large groups. Condo vacation homes are the most popular option here for large groups of travelers. Our extensive database presently has 485 available. The rental options that are suitable for large groups in this area include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we have 1,300 vacation homes suited to that size. Spend a night from just $50.
  • Keen to find a rental property for 8 people? We have 614 that will suit. Prices begin at just $107 per night.
  • Arranging a trip away with 10 guests? We've got 176 vacation homes that will be perfect. Prices start from $113 a night.

You and your crew will be well catered to when you plan your Palm Coast getaway through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Palm Coast?

Show the door to samey hotel chains! Indulge in the ease of staying like a local in an economical rental instead. Feast your eyes on the unique options that can be snapped up now on Vrbo. When it comes to looking for an amazing deal, the first place you look ought to be Destination Daytona. Here, Vrbo has 3 rentals at an average price of $97 per night. Another 20 Vrbo rentals are on offer in or around DuPont Estates. With an average price of $117 a night, you're sure to snatch a deal worth bragging to your friends about.

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