While the Atlantic is nice, Florida’s Gulf Coast remains perennially popular for a reason. From the Emerald Coast’s teal waves to Anna Maria Island’s secluded charm, there’s no shortage of Florida paradise along the temperate Gulf of Mexico.
We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite Gulf Coast getaways, from romantic cottages to family-friendly house rentals. Take a look at these Florida Gulf Coast vacation rentals and picture your worries evaporating in the sunshine.
Seaside is all about simplicity and elegance—that’s why an oceanfront cottage rental could be just what you need. With a maximum occupancy of three, this Gulf Coast rental is ideal for a romantic getaway, and the refreshing white walls, baby-blue kitchen backsplash, and wood floors add the finishing touches. Don’t forget about Seaside’s pristine white shore, which is just across the street from this home’s front doorstep.
The resort community of Miramar Beach is heaven for golfers, anglers, and, of course, beach-lovers, and this deluxe townhome gives you a shortcut to all of it. With lakefront views and the beach a few blocks away, you’ll have unlimited opportunities to soak up Florida’s Emerald Coast sunshine here. Beachwalk Circle’s lucky guests can splash in the property’s pool, golf on site, and even bring along the family dog.
A luxurious resort atmosphere with plenty of perfect beach—that’s Destin. Staying in a luxury house like Sonnyside means you’ll never have to choose between beach fun and a cozy home base. Walk a few blocks to the beach (or simply take a few steps to the community pool), and spend your evenings enjoying Destin’s endless dining and entertainment options. At the end of the evening, your beautiful beach rental awaits.
Widely known as one of the Emerald Coast’s best family destinations, Fort Walton Beach has it all. Encounter dolphins, go sailing, or just play on the beach and boardwalk: it’s all at your doorstep when you stay at Pirate’s Bay. A private balcony, massive pool, and horizon-wide ocean views are just a few reasons to choose this awesome condo rental for your Fort Walton Beach getaway.
When it comes to Florida Gulf Coast getaways, Anna Maria tops the list for many travelers. Its quaint neighborhoods, populated with cute beach cottages like this one, provide verdant Florida greenery and incredibly easy beach access. Staying at a bright, cheery oceanfront rental is your key to making the most of Anna Maria’s sand and sunshine.
Holmes Beach is all about sun-drenched relaxation, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a better home base for it than this bayfront rental. Outfit your Holmes Beach getaway with a dock, furnished backyard, and private, heated pool (perfect for snowbirds). Whether you’re flying here for the winter or staying during the summer, a house like this one—close to Holmes Beach’s shopping, shoreline, and entertainment on Pine Avenue—is ideal.