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 private pools. Prices start at $80 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 8,841 vacation rentals around Santa Rosa Island. From 1,961 house rentals to 6,726 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: 10,373 vacation rentals
  • Orange Beach: 10,027 vacation rentals
  • Destin: 10,995 vacation rentals
  • Crystal Beach: 1,197 vacation rentals
  • Fort Walton Beach: 9,550 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: 10,373 rentals
  • Orange Beach: 10,027 rentals
  • Destin: 10,995 rentals
  • Fort Walton Beach: 9,550 rentals
  • Navarre: 1,304 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:

  • Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional): 11,008 vacation rentals
  • Pensacola, FL (PNS-Pensacola Intl.): 2,414 vacation rentals
  • Destin, FL (DSI-Destin-Fort Walton Beach): 12,348 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:

  • Okaloosa Island Pier: 11,493 rentals
  • Eglin Air Force Base: 10,884 rentals
  • HarborWalk Village: 12,052 rentals
  • Fort Pickens: 4,467 rentals
  • Fort Walton Beach Park: 11,478 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
10,373 vacation rentals
Orange Beach
10,027 vacation rentals
Destin
10,995 vacation rentals
Fort Walton Beach
9,550 vacation rentals
Navarre
1,304 vacation rentals
Santa Rosa Beach
16,926 vacation rentals
Pensacola
1,590 vacation rentals
Gulf Breeze
3,842 vacation rentals
Elberta
762 vacation rentals
Mary Esther
3,599 vacation rentals
Milton
2,300 vacation rentals
Niceville
11,600 vacation rentals
Lillian
10,058 vacation rentals
Summerdale
285 vacation rentals
De Funiak Springs
2,792 vacation rentals
Shalimar
6,025 vacation rentals
Freeport
16,738 vacation rentals
Hurlburt Field
2,650 vacation rentals
Valparaiso
7,714 vacation rentals
Cantonment
137 vacation rentals