Discover a selection of 4,000 vacation rentals in Bradenton Beach 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 $120 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

Find a beach rentals in Bradenton Beach

Bradenton Beach is one of the best places for beach rentals in Anna Maria Island. It has small-town charm with modern amenities and attractions, so you can have whatever type of vacation you wish. You can spend all your time enjoying the beach, or you can visit the local historic sites and markets to get a feel for local culture. Ice cream parlors, casual eateries, and charming shops are found throughout Bradenton Beach for an old-fashioned beach trip. Best of all, you can find all kinds of vacation rentals, from condos on the beach or bay with a dock to extravagant homes fit for romance or large families.

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 options to and around Bradenton Beach

Fly into Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.), the closest airport, located 10.5 mi (16.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into St. Petersburg, FL (SPG-Albert Whitted), which is 20.9 mi (33.6 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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Bradenton Beach?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 3,996 vacation rentals around Bradenton Beach. From 2,219 house rentals to 1,674 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.