Discover a selection of more than 10,000 vacation rentals in Santa Rosa Beach, FL 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 kitchens. Prices start at $250 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Santa Rosa Beach. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Experience Santa Rosa Beach from vacation home rentals

Sitting on a peninsula along the Gulf of Mexico, Santa Rosa Beach features long stretches of sand and clear blue seas. Staying in Santa Rosa Beach vacation rentals gives you time to explore the coastline, from the town through to the untouched protected areas where sea turtles and exotic fish can be spotted. A family-friendly vacation spot, Santa Rosa Beach offers plenty to do, from snorkeling to hiking and fishing, or enjoying the local arts scene. There's a lively town center with artisanal boutiques and designer shops, as well as restaurants that serve local specialties such as freshly-caught seafood.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Santa Rosa Beach vacation rentals

If you can pull yourself away from the sandy beaches, the small town of Santa Rosa Beach has lots of local culture, from small art galleries to theaters. The Repertory Theatre is set next to the beach, with indoor and outdoor shows, from live music to family-friendly productions. Elmore's Landing is a lively art gallery showing work from local artists, as well as hosting live music at night. You can find out what's going on during your trip by visiting the friendly South Walton Visitor Center, which also has information on the best local attractions.

Activities

Things to do near Santa Rosa Beach vacation homes

As the town's name suggests, Santa Rosa Beach is surrounded by some spectacular coastline. Grayton Beach State Park is an unspoiled area with long stretches of almost white sand, sitting on the edge of shallow, turquoise seas. There are 2000 acres of walking trails through dense forest, which lead to the quiet beaches where you can swim, snorkel or just enjoy the views. Stay in nearby Santa Rosa Beach vacation rentals, and you'll also be close to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, which is made up of lakes, woods, and beaches, ideal for fishing, swimming or sailing.

Weather

Best time to travel to Santa Rosa Beach vacation homes

Santa Rosa Beach's position on the Gulf of Mexico gives it pleasant, sunny weather and, on average, 229 days of sunshine a year. The hottest months are July and August, which reach the 90s, often with high humidity. However, the warm weather lasts from around April to as late as November, so there's a long period in which to enjoy the sunshine. While the temperature drops from December to February, it can often reach into the mid-60s, so you can still enjoy the outdoors in comfort.

Natural features

Bays, bayous and beaches close to Santa Rosa Beach

To the north of Santa Rosa Beach is Choctawhatchee Bay, a peaceful inlet that's popular for sailing and fishing, where you'll find many Santa Rosa Beach vacation rentals. This leads into the Hogtown Bayou, a marshy and humid area of wetland. It's often full of fishing boats, and you might spot ospreys in the surrounding woods. Just a short walk from town is a long promenade, with large beach houses and seafront restaurants. Here you'll find the town's namesake beach, with lightly colored sands and calm, clear waters that are warm enough for swimming in for most of the year.

Beaches

Beaches near Santa Rosa Beach vacation homes

Santa Rosa Beach boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the area. Vacation homes are available near places like Inlet Beach, a white, sandy beach with a relaxed atmosphere and classic cottages, and Seagrove Beach, a sheltered cove beach with calm waters for children. Blue Mountain Beach is a mellow beach that’s popular for watersports and sunbathing.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Santa Rosa Beach

The nearest airport is in Destin, FL (DSI-Destin-Fort Walton Beach), located 18 mi (28.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Panama City, FL (ECP-Northwest Florida Beaches Intl.), which is 22.2 mi (35.7 km) away.

Food and drink

Regional cuisine in Santa Rosa Beach

The rich bounty of the sea has a huge influence on the cuisine in Santa Rosa Beach. Like most of Florida, the culinary culture in Santa Rosa Beach is a fusion of traditional southern cuisine and Caribbean flavors, such as coconut, cassava, bell peppers, plantains, and rice with shrimp, oysters, and saltwater fish. You can also find a rich blend of other culinary influences in restaurants and eateries near your vacation rental.

How many vacation rentals are available around Santa Rosa Beach, FL?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 17,157 vacation rentals around Santa Rosa Beach. From 5,676 house rentals to 9,556 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 Santa Rosa Beach?

Rising in the morning to beach views and the soothing sound of waves rolling into the shore. Isn't this the stuff vacation fantasies are made of? There are 8,189 beachside getaway homes to select from. Looking for a different atmosphere? See if any of our other properties steal your heart. Our options for this destination include:

  • 6,956 ocean-view vacation rentals.
  • 6,284 beachfront vacation rentals.
  • 6,226 water-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a condo in Santa Rosa Beach?

If the prospect of bunking up with eight strangers in one room with a shared bathroom doesn't thrill you, you'll have plenty of space to unwind and do your thing in a condo. In this destination, Vrbo has 9,562 of these properties. Book now and you could be spending as little as $44 a night. If that doesn't agree with your crew's taste, we've got a number of other rental options to select from, such as:

  • House: 5,623 vacation homes. Prices start from $107 per night.
  • Townhome: 1,003 vacation homes. Prices start from $100 per night.
  • Cottage: 435 vacation homes. Prices start from $68 per night.

Can I stay in Santa Rosa Beach in a large group?

The recipe for the perfect vacation is spending time with friends and relatives in an entirely new place. If you'll be traveling with a large group, Vrbo has options for you. Condo vacation homes are the most popular choice here for big groups of travelers. Our international database presently has 4,435 available. If you're hoping to travel with a large group, the vacation rentals that will suit your needs include:

  • On the lookout for vacation homes that can house 6 guests? We have 10,814 that will fit the bill. The prices start from $74 per night.
  • Require a place for 8 guests? We have 7,031 that will suit. The starting price is $115 per night.
  • Trying to find places for rent to suit 10 people? You'll be delighted to know we have 3,348 that'll be ideal. You can bag one for as little as $147 a night.

So don't fear! When you travel with us you can bring along your uncle, your cousins and all your buddies to Santa Rosa Beach.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Santa Rosa Beach?

Vrbo has an assortment of wonderful budget-friendly rentals. Treat your group to a fancy night out on the town or extend your vacation for a few nights with the cash you'll have leftover. When it comes to getting your hands on a great deal, your first port of call ought to be Laguna Beach On The Gulf Of Mexico. Here, Vrbo has 613 rentals at an average price of $151 per night. Another 2,022 Vrbo rentals are available in or around Sandestin. With an average price of $272 per night, you're sure to get a deal worth bragging to your friends about.

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