Discover a selection of 9,000 vacation rentals in Santa Rosa Island, 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 kitchens. Prices start at $137 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Santa Rosa Island. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Sunny beach vacations at Santa Rosa Island

One of the Florida Panhandle's most picture-perfect resort areas, Santa Rosa Island beguiles visitors with its soft, white sands and aquamarine waters. Surrounded by idyllic Gulf shore beaches, Santa Rosa Island vacation rentals provide an idyllic coastal escape. There is something for everyone here – from chic modern condos on contemporary resorts to sprawling beachfront properties with private pools and sweeping ocean views. With glorious beaches, upscale dining, and family-friendly gulf shore attractions to enjoy close by, a Santa Rosa Island vacation will tick all the boxes.

Things to do

Family attractions near Santa Rosa Island

Navarre Beach Marine Park, just to the west of Santa Rosa Island vacation rentals, has some of the most gorgeous sandy swathes in Florida, and is the perfect spot for a romantic picnic. If you're staying at your Santa Rosa Island vacation rental with kids, why not drive another 10 minutes to the small but family-friendly Gulf Breeze Zoo? Its 50 acres are home to many different animals including hippos and zebras. Over in the opposite direction, Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park in Destin offers family fun of a different kind. Splash down giant slides, float down the lazy river and enjoy the many other attractions.

Activities

Coastal allure on Santa Rosa Island

Santa Rosa Island's biggest draw is the long sprawl of coastline. From your Santa Rosa Island vacation rental you can easily indulge in water sports, including sailing, boating and kayaking on the Santa Rosa Sound. Its sheltered shoreline is perfect for swimming. Fishing charters run from the harbors at Destin to the east and Pensacola to the west, each just a short drive from Santa Rosa Island vacation rentals. Try your luck with sport fish including marlin, tuna and snapper, while some charters offer dolphin cruises, letting you see these beautiful creatures playing in the emerald waters of the Gulf.

Weather

Santa Rosa Island through the seasons

Like so much of Florida, Santa Rosa Island is a fabulous vacation destination whatever the time of year. With warm sunny days reaching highs in the 80s during the summer months, choosing a Santa Rosa Island vacation rental with its own private pool is a great option. Even during the winter months, you can expect daytime highs in the high 50s and 60s, offering a pleasant year-round warmth. Nearby Pensacola Beach offers a packed program of seasonal events – including a 4th of July firework show and an annual airshow in July that you'll be able to enjoy from your Santa Rosa Island vacation rental.

Natural features

National Parks near Santa Rosa Island

The historic Fort Pickens is a fascinating day trip from your Santa Rosa Island vacation rental. Dating back to 1834, it once housed Apache prisoners, including Geronimo. Today, you can explore its crumbling fortifications, the impressive canons and the scenic views across the ocean. An hour's drive east along Choctawhatchee Bay will bring you to Point Washington State Forest, a 15,000-acre preserve with scenic hiking and biking trails through a diverse landscape of sand dunes, wet prairie and cypress swamps. As well being home to diverse flora, it also has rare fauna including the American kestrel, gopher tortoise and flatwoods salamander.

How many vacation rentals are available around Santa Rosa Island, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 9,214 vacation rentals around Santa Rosa Island. From 1,556 house rentals to 7,055 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Santa Rosa Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Santa Rosa Island. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Miramar Beach: 10,578 vacation rentals
  • Orange Beach: 10,351 vacation rentals
  • Destin: 11,185 vacation rentals
  • Crystal Beach: 1,328 vacation rentals
  • Fort Walton Beach: 9,750 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Santa Rosa Island! 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 Santa Rosa Island?

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 Santa Rosa Island:

  • Miramar Beach: 10,578 rentals
  • Orange Beach: 10,351 rentals
  • Destin: 11,185 rentals
  • Fort Walton Beach: 9,750 rentals
  • Navarre: 1,335 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 Santa Rosa Island?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Santa Rosa Island are:

  • Pensacola Regional Airport (PNS): 2,520 vacation rentals
  • Eglin Afb (VPS): 11,238 vacation rentals
  • Destin Airport (DTS): 12,547 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Santa Rosa Island?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Santa Rosa Island. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Fort Walton Beach Park: 11,690 rentals
  • Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier: 3,166 rentals
  • Destin Harbor Boardwalk: 12,315 rentals
  • HarborWalk Village: 12,284 rentals
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore: 2,379 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Santa Rosa Island listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Santa Rosa Island

Miramar Beach
10,578 vacation rentals
Orange Beach
10,351 vacation rentals
Destin
11,185 vacation rentals
Fort Walton Beach
9,750 vacation rentals
Navarre
1,335 vacation rentals
Santa Rosa Beach
17,328 vacation rentals
Pensacola
1,647 vacation rentals
Gulf Breeze
4,054 vacation rentals
Elberta
940 vacation rentals
Mary Esther
3,604 vacation rentals
Milton
2,367 vacation rentals
Niceville
11,795 vacation rentals
Lillian
10,319 vacation rentals
Summerdale
287 vacation rentals
DeFuniak Springs
2,912 vacation rentals
Shalimar
6,217 vacation rentals
Freeport
17,201 vacation rentals
Valparaiso
7,896 vacation rentals
Hurlburt Field
2,640 vacation rentals
Cantonment
130 vacation rentals