Discover a selection of 6,000 vacation rentals in Fort Lauderdale, 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 $135 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Fort Lauderdale. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Experience Fort Lauderdale from vacation home rentals

Palm-lined beaches, designer boutiques, and big shiny boats, Fort Lauderdale attracts them all. Known as the Venice of America, thanks to its extensive canal system, Fort Lauderdale lies 28 miles from Miami. Get your Floridian adventure off to a cracking start by booking a Fort Lauderdale vacation rental with an ocean view. Stroll along the Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk, visit the 18th-century Stranahan House, or take a trip on the Everglades and meet Florida's resident gators. After dark, head to Downtown and sample some of the city's upscale restaurants and swanky bars.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Fort Lauderdale vacation homes

Book a Fort Lauderdale vacation rental in the downtown Riverwalk District and wake up to this lush oasis in the heart of the city. Running alongside the city's New River, this buzzy, tropical walkway is a vibrant attraction lined with shops and galleries, and cafes and bars. And if you don't fancy walking it, hop on the free Riverwalk Water Trolley. Or visit Stranahan House, the former home of the city's founders, Frank and Ivy Stranahan. Built in 1901, it's the oldest house in Broward County and now a fascinating history museum.

Activities

Things to do near Fort Lauderdale vacation homes

Promising 23 miles of buttery sands fringed with swaying palm trees, the beaches of Fort Lauderdale rival many along this coast. Come and paddle in the Atlantic Ocean, spot dolphins on a sea life safari cruise, or pull in a marlin from one of the many fishing piers. And as the sun goes down, the beachfront wakes up. Kick back with a sundowner and a shrimp cocktail in the array of seafood restaurants and buzzy beach bars which dot Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Fort Lauderdale vacation rentals

Florida's sunshine record is frankly unbeatable. And Fort Lauderdale has it in spades. While it sees plenty of the hot stuff throughout the year, the best time to visit is between December and April, when temperatures are a comfortable 80 degrees. It's also the busiest time, and Fort Lauderdale vacation rentals get booked up quickly. The summer months are very hot and very humid, and susceptible to heavy rain showers and hurricanes, so pack a strong umbrella, as well as your sunscreen.

Natural features

Live happily Everglades after in Fort Lauderdale

Perched on Florida's Atlantic Coast, Fort Lauderdale is a popular sun-drenched city 28 miles north of Miami. An hour's drive southwest of the beach city is Florida's iconic Everglades National Park, with 1.5 million-acres of wetlands dominating Florida's southern tip. Made up largely of mangroves, it's best navigated by flat-bottomed airboats which buzz around the glades. There are hundreds of guided boat tours on offer. The area is popular with birdwatchers and nature lovers, and is also home to a wealth of wildlife, from leatherback turtles and manatee, to the snappy Floridian alligator.

How to get there

How to get to and around Fort Lauderdale

Fly into Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL-Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood Intl.), the closest airport, located 4.2 mi (6.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Fort Lauderdale, FL (FXE-Fort Lauderdale Executive), which is 6.5 mi (10.5 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Fort Lauderdale Station, Fort Lauderdale Station and Fort Lauderdale Cypress Creek Station are the main stations in the area.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly attractions near Fort Lauderdale vacation homes

Kids will love the family-focused attractions in Fort Lauderdale. Vacation homes can be found near kid-friendly locations like the Museum of Discovery and Science, a science facility with interactive exhibits and an eco-center, and Butterfly World, a vibrant botanical garden with free-flying butterflies and birds and an insect museum. The Anne Kolb Nature Center, a nature reserve with walking and paddling trails through a mangrove and an aquarium, is also great for kids.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation rentals in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is a haven for a couple’s retreat. Romantic vacation homes are available near places like East Las Olas Boulevard, an upscale shopping district with boutiques, restaurants, and art galleries, and the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, a historic plantation home with lush gardens and period furnishings. You'll also enjoy Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, a tropical lagoon with diverse wildlife and hiking trails.

How many vacation rentals are available around Fort Lauderdale, FL?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 5,723 vacation rentals around Fort Lauderdale. From 1,618 house rentals to 3,070 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 seaside property in Fort Lauderdale?

Waking up to glorious ocean views and the rumble of waves rolling into the shore. Isn't this the stuff vacation fantasies are made of? Vrbo has 1,368 places to stay beside the beach. Open to more ideas? Vrbo has plenty of other rental options to check out, including:

  • 1,009 beach vacation rentals.
  • 962 beachfront vacation rentals.
  • 930 water-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Fort Lauderdale?

If you're looking for a home away from home this trip, renting a whole house is a fantastic idea. You and your crew will have ample space for all sorts of vacation activities. There are 1,837 houses currently listed on Vrbo. Prices start from $27 a night. If that doesn't agree with your squad's taste, we've got a range of different rental options to pick from, such as:

  • Condo: 1,778 vacation homes. Prices start from $45 per night.
  • Apartment: 1,652 vacation homes. Prices start from $48 per night.
  • Hotel: 266 vacation homes. Prices start from $34 per night.

Can I stay in Fort Lauderdale in a large group?

Whether you're hitting the road on a break with your relatives or spending a week away with all your old school mates, it's always heaps of fun staying in a brand new place together! And the best news is that Vrbo has options that'll suit. The leading option for bigger groups here are condo vacation homes, and we have 453 available. If you are hoping to stay in a big group, the vacation rentals that are suitable for you include:

  • On the hunt for vacation homes that can house 6 people? We have 1,384 that will be ideal. Prices start from $39 per night.
  • Looking for a vacation rental for 8 guests? We have 660 that will suit. You can book one for as little as $39 per night.
  • Hunting down rental properties suitable for 10 guests? You'll be delighted to learn we have 368 that'll be ideal. You can grab one for as little as $106 a night.

So never fear! When you travel with us you'll be able to bring your aunt, your grandma and all your buddies to Fort Lauderdale.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Fort Lauderdale?

Those cramped hotel rooms are no place to spend those precious vacation moments! Look through our economical rentals today and make sure everyone in your group has room to move. Hollywood South Central Beach has bargain written all over it. And with 863 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $178 a night, it isn't difficult to see why. Another 35 Vrbo rentals are available in or around East Boca Raton. With an average price of $186 per night, you're sure to snatch a deal worth bragging about.

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