Discover a selection of 7,000 vacation rentals in Sarasota, 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 $108 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Sarasota. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Travel to artsy Sarasota

Enjoy the area's art galleries, entertainment and museums and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Sarasota. Renowned for its beaches, gardens and bird watching, this city welcomes all visitors. Lido Beach and Siesta Key Beach are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Sarasota

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Sarasota a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
  • Islandside Golf Course at Longboat Key Club (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • University Park Country Club (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Serenoa Golf Club (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club (8.7 mi / 13.9 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Sarasota

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 83°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Sarasota

Sarasota is famous for its picturesque gardens, breathtaking sunsets and wildlife. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Sarasota is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lido Beach (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Siesta Key Beach (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Sarasota Jungle Gardens (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • St. Armands Circle (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Nathan Benderson Park (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Sarasota

The nearest airport is in Tampa Intl. Airport (TPA), located 44.4 mi (71.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Sarasota-Bradenton Intl. Airport (SRQ), which is 3.8 mi (6.1 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Sarasota?

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

  • "A Bayside Treasure - Outstanding Waterfront Views" is popular with guests. Around 6 miles from Sarasota, it has 2 bedrooms and lots of handy amenities, including a resort and a boat.
  • Another enticing choice is "The Casa Coco | Coronado: Updated Home", which is around 20 miles from Sarasota. With 2 bedrooms, a water park and nearby museums, it has everything you need to keep you happy and comfortable.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Sarasota?

For an unconventional vacation experience, book a tiny house rental in Sarasota. A word of caution though — after you've experienced what it's like in a tiny house, the temptation to move into one of thes cute-as-a-button digs will be hard to resist!

  • Experience a simpler way of living at "Mystic Sea Tiny House 4 Min To The Beach". Amenities at this gem in Englewood include nearby birdwatching activities and a microwave oven.
  • "Pinecraft Tiny Home 2 - New, Cozy And Clean" in Southgate is another excellent choice. Air conditioning and WiFi will help make your time here even more cozy and comfortable.

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

Forget about catching up on chores, because weekends were made for fun. Stay in one of these weekend getaways in and around Sarasota and experience all the fantastic things to do close by:

  • "Cleaned To New Standards: 4bedroom" is a top option around 4 miles south of the center of Sarasota. You'll never have to wander far to find something to keep you occupied around this escape. Get out and explore Palmetto Avenue Beach and Anna Maria Island Museum and Historical Park. Activities like sailing and fishing will add an adventurous touch to your quick break.
  • Alternatively, switch into vacation mode at "Waterfront Hideaway On Siesta Key In Sarasota". About 7 miles south of Sarasota, fun activities around here include parasailing and kayaking. Rather visit some of the sights? Plan an excursion to Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary and Anna Maria Beach.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Sarasota?

Usually compact, affordable and well located, it's not hard to succumb to the charms of a studio apartment. Get comfy in one of these vacation rentals and get to know Sarasota up close:

  • Make "Living The Dream Lido Available In October" your home for a week or more. This sought-after property features amenities including a TV and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • Another excellent choice is "Cleaned To New Standards: Gorgeous Cottages Steps From Beach". Make the most of beach towels, a living room and other convenient amenities during your stay.

With the cash you save on your studio apartment, you can afford to explore more of Sarasota. Cultural sights like North Port Performing Arts Center and Art Center Sarasota will help you get a feel for the personality of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Sarasota?

Locating a short-term rental in and around Sarasota won't be an issue if you only have a couple of nights available. Whether you'd prefer a one-bedroom apartment just for you or a house that'll fit your whole family, you'll find the right place on Vrbo. Here are a handful of our top options:

  • Conveniently located within easy reach of attractions like Sarasota National Cemetery, "Living The Dream Lido Available In October" will make the ideal home away from home during your stay in Sarasota.
  • Or perhaps "Cleaned To New Standards: Gorgeous Cottages Steps From Beach" suits you better. Explore nearby sights such as Venetian Golf and River Club during the daytime and then rest and relax in your comfy digs at night.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Sarasota?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like planning a romantic weekend together. If you'd like to spend a couple of relaxing nights away with your significant other, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Sarasota that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a couple of nights of passion at "A Bayside Treasure - Outstanding Waterfront Views". Around 6 miles from Sarasota, this property comes with plenty of nice touches, including a resort and a nearby bay.
  • Another place where you can spend a few dreamy days together is "The Casa Coco | Coronado: Updated Home". Around 20 miles from Sarasota, beauty services and a nearby bay add to the ambiance here.

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

Big groups mean gigantic fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll easily fit your crew. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Sarasota and spend time with your favorite people under the same roof:

  • Providing space, privacy and comfort, you'll get everyone's seal of approval at "Contemporary Beach House, 5bd, 4 Bath". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this property which has 5 bedrooms, a swimming pool and a garden. This group getaway is around 25 miles to the south of Sarasota.
  • Nothing is more important than spending time with the people you love, and "2 Cottages Rented Together On Same Property. Heated Pool. Close 2 Lido And Siesta" is the ideal place to do that. Located around 2 miles to the southeast of Sarasota, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 4 bedrooms. A swimming pool and a garden are among the numerous amenities on offer here.

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

Nothing screams fun and frivolity like a pool does. Grab your inflatable swan and browse these houses in or near Sarasota that come with this added bonus:

  • Treat the gang to an unforgettable stay at "Siesta Breeze Beach House: 3bed". There's a lot to love about this escape besides its pool, such as towels and a barbecue grill.
  • Spend leisurely vacation days splashing around or catching a few peaceful moments by the water at "This House Is A 3 Bedroom - S - , 2 Bathrooms". This vacation rental is another guest favorite and comes with towels, a separate dining area and more.

Not sure how to pack your suitcase for your Sarasota escape? This enticing destination has a humid subtropical climate. In the summertime, you can expect average temperatures ranging from 80 ºF to 90 ºF. Check out our range of Sarasota vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more ideas about where to stay.

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

No matter if your idea of the perfect escape is high in the mountains or by the ocean, you'll enjoy it even more if you share it with your favorite people. Choose one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Sarasota and bring the whole gang:

  • Sleeping up to 7 guests in 3 bedrooms, "Cleaned To New Standards: 4bedroom" is the ideal place for some family time. This getaway is 4 miles to the south of Sarasota and has amenities such as childrens activities and a dining table.
  • "Beach Front 3bedroom 2 Ba Villa Near Siesta Key Village" also has the space you need to connect with loved ones. This option is around 4 miles to the south of Sarasota, and accommodates 8 guests in its 3 bedrooms. A nearby bay and a microwave oven will help keep everyone comfortable and content.

If you're eager to sightsee, there are loads of family-friendly attractions nearby to put on your to-do list. St. Armands Circle, Sarasota Jungle Gardens and Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium are excellent places to start.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Sarasota?

Take a dip anytime you please when you choose one of our large rental houses with an indoor pool. Pack your favorite swimsuit and consider these properties in or near Sarasota that feature this deluxe perk:

  • Book a few days or more at "Sarasota Bay Haven" and spend your days lazing poolside. This sprawling getaway has 3 bedrooms that sleep up to 9 guests along with many other impressive amenities. A water view and a garden are among them.
  • Another enticing option is "Gorgeous, Update Pool Home 5 Minutes To Siesta". With 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 people, you can invite the whole gang to hang out and swim. A swimming pool and a kitchen are other amenities you'll find here.

Eager for more options? Find the perfect pad among these the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to find the Sarasota vacation rental that's perfect for you.

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