Discover a selection of 5,000 vacation rentals in Bradenton 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 $100 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Bradenton Beach. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Relaxation in Bradenton Beach vacation home rentals

Anna Maria Island is the perfect place to unwind, and Bradenton Beach vacation rentals are designed to help you do just that from the moment you cross the threshold. This idyllic stretch of barrier island on Florida’s sun-kissed Gulf Coast is cherished for its artisan stores, art galleries, and picturesque fishing piers. The sugar-sand beaches lapped by turquoise waves are made for invigorating watersports and romantic sunsets, while the start of the famous Tamiami Trail Scenic Highway offers the promise of further adventures on the horizon.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Bradenton Beach vacation rentals

Once you've checked out the old bridge, take the new bridge across Sarasota Bay to discover the history that lies on the opposite side. The picturesque village of Cortez is one of the last working fishing ports on the Gulf Coast, making it a natural location for the Florida Maritime Museum. An eclectic collection of maritime collectibles is displayed in a schoolhouse dating from 1912, including a stunning shell collection amassed by a Cortez sea captain with a passion for marine life, and scale models of ships that have played a part in Florida’s rich maritime history.

Activities

Things to do near Bradenton Beach vacation homes

The heart of Bradenton Beach’s Historic Old Town District is Bridge Street. This was the location of the original wooden bridge that connected the resort to the mainland. A walking tour of this atmospheric neighborhood presents a snapshot of Bradenton’s heritage. Today the street is lined with quaint stores and quirky restaurants that ooze character. Craft stalls, produce markets, and live music add to the atmosphere each Sunday from November through April. The island end of the old bridge was repurposed as a fishing pier and now boasts a restaurant and day dock, where boats can be moored while their owners enjoy a spot of retail therapy.

Weather

Climate for your stay in Bradenton Beach vacation homes

Florida’s Gulf Coast is renowned for its fabulous climate, and demand for Bradenton Beach vacation rentals seldom lets up no matter the season. Winter sun-seekers need to book early to get the best choice of beachfront locations, while Bradenton Beach vacation rentals with a pool are especially popular in the sizzling heat of July and August. Refreshing breezes across the barrier island help to mitigate the humidity of the tropical storms of late summer, while the softer showers of early spring are a welcome source of irrigation for parks and gardens.

Natural features

The wild side of Bradenton Beach

Anna Maria Island is famous for its diverse wildlife. Sea turtles nest in its powdery sands, and many bird species can be spotted in its pine groves and on the shoreline. Bird-watchers are regularly rewarded with sightings of pelicans, cranes, feral parrots, and sandpipers, while commercial and sports fishing benefits from the abundance of redfish, snapper, and mackerel. Within easy reach of Bradenton Beach vacation rentals, Leffis Key Nature Walk winds through an area of protected and restored wetland habitat, offering panoramic views across Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

Beaches

Best beaches near Bradenton Beach vacation rentals

The beaches of Bradenton Beach are one of its biggest draws. Vacation homes are available near places like Coquina Beach, a tranquil beach with calm waters for swimming, and Anna Maria Island, a scenic barrier island with soft-sand beaches and turquoise waters. You could also spend time at Manatee Public Beach, a park with a sandy beach, a playground, and amenities.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Bradenton Beach

The nearest airport is in Sarasota-Bradenton Intl. Airport (SRQ), located 10.5 mi (17 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into St. Petersburg-Clearwater Intl. Airport (PIE), which is 30.3 mi (48.7 km) away.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes near Bradenton Beach

Couples looking for a romantic experience will love Bradenton Beach. Vacation rentals put you within reach of places like Leffis Key, an island preserve with trails, boardwalks, and native wildlife, and Beer Can Island, a low-key sand bar with a powdery beach for picnics and parties. You'll also enjoy Robinson Preserve, a nature preserve with hiking and biking trails, picnic areas, and observation platforms.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Bradenton Beach?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now it wants to take a vacation. It's time to pack your bags and head for one of these top vacation rentals in or near Bradenton Beach:

  • Take advantage of handy amenities like air conditioning and towels at "New Completely Renovated Beach Front With Heated Pool Gulf View #102". Located around 0.1 miles from Bradenton Beach, this property has 2 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • "Best Little Beach House On Anna Maria Island. . . With A Pool" is another top pick, offering 1 bedroom, off-street parking options, internet services and more. It's around 2 miles from Bradenton Beach.

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

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

Nothing's better than a quick trip to clear away the cobwebs. Pack your carry-on bag and settle into one of these awesome weekend getaways in and around Bradenton Beach:

  • "Seaside Sanctuary - 1 Minute Walk From Front Door To Toes In The Sand" is a top-rated option around 5 miles northwest of the center of Bradenton Beach. You'll never have to go far to find something to keep you busy around this property. Get out and explore Anna Maria Beach and Bayou Club. Activities like windsurfing and snorkeling will add an adventurous touch to your whirlwind stay.
  • "Ami North End Ground Level Close To Beach Heated Saltwater Pool" is another great setting for a fun few days away. Around 4 miles northwest of Bradenton Beach, use it as a base to enjoy some surfing and boogie boarding or golf. Belleair Beach and Irma Beach should also be on your itinerary if you stay here.

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

Usually small in size, easy on the pocketbook and conveniently located, it's not difficult to succumb to the charms of a studio apartment. Escape to one of these options and experience the vibe of Bradenton Beach up close:

  • Make "Best Little Beach House On Anna Maria Island. . . With A Pool" your temporary home. This fantastic vacation rental features amenities including outdoor furniture and a washing machine.
  • Alternatively, organize a stay at "Snead Island Tree House' Waterfront Apartment On 2 Acre Lot", which comes with conveniences including golf and coffee and tea making facilities.

With the money you save on your studio apartment, you'll be able to discover more of Bradenton Beach. Cultural attractions like Island Gallery West and Madira Bickel Mound State Archaeological Site will help you better understand the personality of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Bradenton Beach?

Yes, you can. Vrbo's short-term rentals in Bradenton Beach are a great alternative to a lackluster hotel room. Offering many comforts of home, you'll easily switch into vacation mode the second you arrive. Try one of these amazing rentals on for size:

  • Conveniently situated within easy reach of top attractions like Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch, "Snead Island Tree House' Waterfront Apartment On 2 Acre Lot" will make a perfect home away from home during your stay in Bradenton Beach.
  • Also not far from the center, "Aqua Beach - Luxury Villa Very Close To Beach With Private Pool" is another option to consider. Looking for a little sightseeing inspiration while you're here? TreeUmph! Adventure Course is a good start.

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

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend trip. If you're eager to spend a couple of relaxing nights away with your honey, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Bradenton Beach that will set your heart aflutter:

  • Located around 0.1 miles from Bradenton Beach, "New Completely Renovated Beach Front With Heated Pool Gulf View #102" is the perfect place for doting couples. A nearby bay and beauty services are just some of the amenities here.
  • Another option where you can enjoy a few relaxing days together is "Best Little Beach House On Anna Maria Island. . . With A Pool". Located around 2 miles from Bradenton Beach, beauty services and a nearby marina add to the atmosphere here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Bradenton Beach?

Nothing says "Best. Vacation. Evvv-er." like staying in a mansion. Treat your nearest and dearest to an unforgettable getaway at one of these mansions for rent in or near Bradenton Beach:

  • Character, charm and style — "Cretan Mansion From The 1900 Century Lovingly Restored With Garden" has it all in abundance. Approximately 6 miles east of Bradenton Beach and offering a porch and a restaurant dining guide, this showstopper is tough to beat.
  • With a swimming pool, golf and lots of other awesome amenities, "Garden Apartment With Its Own Terrace In A Historic Mansion" will dazzle you and your guests. This opulent home is around 12 miles to the northeast of Bradenton Beach.

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

Share your trip and have more fun. Whether you're organizing an active getaway with pals or a big family get-together, there's no shortage of large group vacation rentals in and near Bradenton Beach:

  • You'll have ample space to spread out at "Blue Water Beach House: 5+ Bedroom". Around 1 mile north of Bradenton Beach, this generous retreat has 6 bedrooms accommodating up to 12 guests. Quality amenities include a swimming pool and an ocean view.
  • "Family Fun Close To Beach, Pool Slide Spa And Elevator" is another excellent option. It's around 1 mile to the north of Bradenton Beach, has 4 bedrooms and sleeps as many as 12 guests. A swimming pool and a kitchen are just a couple of things that'll help make your stay more comfortable.

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

A pool is often a necessity when choosing where to stay, particularly if you're bringing the kids along. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Bradenton Beach and fill your days with frolicking and fun:

  • Welcome to "Best Little Beach House On Anna Maria Island. . . With A Pool", where your highest priority will be chilling by the pool. Amenities such as a porch and a barbecue grill help make this getaway a favorite with guests.
  • Spend lazy days splashing about or simply unwinding beside the water at "Snead Island Tree House' Waterfront Apartment On 2 Acre Lot". This vacation rental is another sought-after option and comes with a fridge, a TV and more.

Not sure how to pack your bags for your Bradenton Beach break? This appealing destination has a humid subtropical climate. In the summer months, you can expect average temperatures ranging from 80 ºF to 90 ºF. Browse our range of Bradenton Beach vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Bradenton Beach?

Whether your perfect escape is out in the countryside or on the beach, you'll have so much more fun if you share it with your favorite people. Check out these large family vacation rentals in or near Bradenton Beach and bring the whole gang along:

  • Get your group under the same roof at "Ami North End Ground Level Close To Beach Heated Saltwater Pool", which has 3 bedrooms that sleep up to 8 guests. This retreat is located 4 miles to the northwest of Bradenton Beach and features amenities such as a nearby laundromat and a dining table.
  • "Blue Sky: Luxury 5 Bedroom/4 Bath With Heated Pool" also offers the space you need to connect with loved ones. This rental is around 4 miles to the northwest of Bradenton Beach, and accommodates as many as 10 guests in its 5 bedrooms. A garden and a swimming pool will help keep everyone comfortable.

When you want to leave the house and explore, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone happy and entertained. TreeUmph! Adventure Course, Main Street at Lakewood Ranch and Historic Bridge Street Pier should be on your agenda.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Bradenton Beach?

Escape the daily grind and treat your loved ones to a different type of vacation. Stay in one of these family cabins in or near Bradenton Beach and get the camping experience — minus the tents and with all the creature comforts!

  • "Secluded Nautical Theme Cozy Cabin Awaits You" - Approximately 12 miles northeast of central Bradenton Beach, this family-friendly escape comes with a kitchen and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • "Convenient Cottage With Pool - Easy Access To Trolley Stops And The Beach" - Another fabulous choice, this cabin comes with a dishwasher, a swimming pool and more. You'll find it around 3 miles to the northwest of Bradenton Beach.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Bradenton Beach vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.