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 private pools. Prices start at $114 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 Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS), located 20.3 mi (32.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (DSI), which is 14.4 mi (23.2 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.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Santa Rosa Beach?

Whether you're seeking an intimate retreat for you and your sweetie or somewhere spacious to fit friends and family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Santa Rosa Beach. Here are a couple to get you thinking:

  • Make use of amenities including a phone and a kitchenette at "Beachfront Golf Cart Family Friendly Westwinds". Situated around 9 miles from Santa Rosa Beach, this unique option has 2 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Last Minute Cancellation, Now Open One Week". Around 11 miles from the heart of Santa Rosa Beach, it has 2 bedrooms and comes with golf and a heated pool.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Santa Rosa Beach vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Santa Rosa Beach?

For a memorable experience, book one of Vrbo's tiny house rentals in Santa Rosa Beach. A word of warning though — after you've experienced what it's like in a tiny house, the temptation to move into one of these cute-as-a-button digs will be hard to resist!

  • Get away from it all and get back to basics at "Santa Rosa Beach Tiny House". This getaway in Gulfview Heights packs plenty of conveniences into its cozy space, such as a washing machine and an iron and ironing board.
  • Alternatively, base yourself at "Private Pool, Prime Location - Charming Tiny House". Situated in Seagrove Beach, this little abode comes with cable/satellite TV services and a barbecue grill.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Santa Rosa Beach?

Clock out on Friday and then forget the real world. If you're up for some fun and relaxation, these retreats in and near Santa Rosa Beach promise the perfect weekend getaway:

  • "New Virtual Tour See Why Our Guests Us And Come Let Us Spoil You" is a comfortable option around 12 miles west of central Santa Rosa Beach. You'll never have to travel far to find something to do around this property. Pull out your map and head for Inlet Beach and Jolee Island Nature Park. Activities like fishing and windsurfing will nicely cap off your mini break.
  • Alternatively, switch your mind to vacation mode at "Totally Renovated Oceanfront Condo. . . Bikes And Beach Service Included". Approximately 6 miles southeast of Santa Rosa Beach, activities around here include fishing and cycling. Rather go sightseeing? Pencil in a visit to Hombre Golf Club and Truesdell Park.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Santa Rosa Beach?

Immerse yourself in the vibe and culture of Santa Rosa Beach from the privacy and comfort of your own studio apartment. Whether you plan to escape on your own or have fun with a few friends, we'll help you find the perfect studio apartment for rent in or near Santa Rosa Beach:

  • Toss your bags down and put your feet up at "Exquisite Watercolor Carriage House". Amenities including air conditioning and spa and beauty services will help you feel right at home here.
  • "Peaceful Easy Living, - - Just 3 Blocks To The Beach And A Short Walk To Seaside" is another awesome choice. Settle in and enjoy the use of air conditioning, a boat and more.

When it's time to step out of your studio apartment and sightsee, there's plenty to keep you amused around Santa Rosa Beach. Interested in culture? Pencil in a visit to Fusion Art Glass Gallery and Newbill Collection by the Sea.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Santa Rosa Beach?

Whether you're looking for a simple cabin or a large vacation home, you'll find the perfect place on Vrbo. Enjoy a mini break at one of these favorite picks in or near Santa Rosa Beach:

  • For a memorable vacation, it's hard to go past "Beachfront Golf Cart Perfect For Kids Sandestin". It's nice and close to the center of Santa Rosa Beach, along with loads of things to see and do.
  • Another awesome option is "Palma Beachfront 2 Bd; 2 Ba + Bunks". Gather your favorite people and enjoy a relaxing stay near the heart of Santa Rosa Beach.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Santa Rosa Beach?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend rendezvous. If you want to spend a couple of evenings away with your honey, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Santa Rosa Beach that will sweep you off your feet:

  • Located around 9 miles from Santa Rosa Beach, "Beachfront Golf Cart Family Friendly Westwinds" is the ideal place for adoring couples. Massage services and a resort are among the many amenities you'll find here.
  • Alternatively, spend a few blissful days drinking wine and canoodling at "Last Minute Cancellation, Now Open One Week", around 11 miles from Santa Rosa Beach. Beauty services and a resort will help set the mood for romance.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Santa Rosa Beach?

You'll find some incredible mansions for rent in and near Santa Rosa Beach. If you're on the lookout for somewhere with ample room as well as wow factor galore, these architectural stunners will tick your boxes:

  • Situated about 4 miles to the southeast of Santa Rosa Beach, "Exquisite Gulf Front Luxury Mansion Walk To Seaside 7br" is the ideal place to relax in the lap of luxury. Amenities on offer here include a firepit and a fireplace.
  • Another popular option is "Gorgeous Gulf - Front Mansion W". Approximately 14 miles to the west of Santa Rosa Beach, this swanky vacation rental gives you a taste of high-class living and offers a fireplace, a swimming pool and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Santa Rosa Beach?

Peep these large group vacation rentals in or near Santa Rosa Beach where you won't have to leave anyone off your invite list:

  • Offering space, comfort and privacy, you'll get everyone's tick of approval at "Exquisite Cloud Nine - Amazing 3rd Floor Gathering Space". Up to 16 people can stay at this retreat which has 5 bedrooms, a swimming pool and a kitchen. You'll discover it around 11 miles to the southeast of Santa Rosa Beach.
  • Nothing's more important than spending time with the people you love, and "2 Master Suites, Enjoy The Beautiful Emerald Waters Of The Gulf Of Mexico" makes it easy to do that. Located around 2 miles to the southwest of Santa Rosa Beach, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 4 bedrooms. A water park and a swimming pool are among the numerous amenities you'll have at hand.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in or near Santa Rosa Beach?

Whether you're planning a wedding, a birthday party or an unforgettable vacation with your extended family, we'll help you find the ideal space for your group. Corral your posse and check out these large vacation rentals in or around Santa Rosa Beach:

  • "Sandy Kisses In 30a | 4 Bikes, 2 Community Pools": With 4 bedrooms housing up to 100 people, there's plenty of space for all of you. You and your guests will have access to lots of amenities, such as a kitchen and a swimming pool.
  • "Accommodating Home With Gulf Views": This spacious retreat is a match made in heaven for large groups and includes a swimming pool and a water park. It contains 9 bedrooms and accommodates up to 30 guests.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Santa Rosa Beach?

A pool is often a must-have when choosing where to stay on vacation, particularly if you're getting away with the kids. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Santa Rosa Beach and fill your days with splashing good fun:

  • Pack your swim gear and make a booking at "Exquisite Watercolor Carriage House". There are also lots of other great amenities here, including on-site watersports and childrens activities.
  • Spend leisurely vacation days splashing about or just unwinding by the water at "The Smith House - Updated Historic Charm". This vacation home is another top pick and features a nearby bay, a living room and more.

Santa Rosa Beach has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures hovering between 80 ºF and 90 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit! Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Santa Rosa Beach vacation rental and plan your escape for whenever you like.