Getting away for spring break? If you’re heading to Florida, you’ve got company. According to searches for the month of March on TripAdvisor, the sunshine state is home to 9 of the 10 most popular spring break vacation rental destinations in the U.S. – no surprise after one of the most brutally cold winters in decades for much of the country. And that final spot? It went to Arizona.
Here are each of the top 10 spots, along with some amazing vacation rentals for the family – think amenities like private pools, beachfront access, arcade games, and even rock climbing. They can be a great cost saving option for families and large groups, with prices below ranging from less than $100 up to $10,000 per night.
Located on Miami’s posh Palm Avenue, this lavish estate offers 12,000 square-feet of living space which includes an expansive kitchen with picnic-table-style seating and multiple family rooms boasting floor-to-ceiling windows that provide impressive views of the bay. Outside guests will find an enormous swimming pool and a private dock to relax and enjoy the sunset.
Steps from the sand, travelers will find themselves surrounded by seaside splendor at this colorful cottage. While adults enjoy lounging on the deck overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, children can play on the beach, swim in the surf, or explore the nearby playground. Parents will be pleased to know this well-appointed home comes equipped with movies, puzzles, games, bicycles, pool floats, beach toys, and a barbecue grill.
The open-floor plan of this vacation rental provides an ideal layout for families. The sizeable living room offers space to play board games or watch a movie on the 50-inch flat screen TV, while the pool and spacious backyard are the perfect place to soak up the sun. Travelers also have access to a private dock that can accommodate jet skis or a small boat.
Complete with pristine gardens, koi ponds, direct beach access, and a state-of-the-art home movie theater, this luxurious property offers plenty of family fun. After playing in the surf or hitting the private tennis court, guests can enjoy alfresco dining and take in unobstructed waterfront views.
Once used as the setting for MTV’s hit show, “The Real World,” this property is described as a “private, mini resort” as it boasts more than 500 feet of oceanfront, 10 bedrooms, a tennis court, hammocks, eclectic décor and an in-door hot tub. Although close to Duval Street and Old Town, this rental is far enough removed for travelers to enjoy peaceful relaxation.
Thirty minutes from Disney World, this spacious eight-bedroom property is a prime spot for families. Amenities for children and the young-at-heart include a lagoon-style pool and water slide, movie theater, ball pit, video arcade games, and even an indoor rock climbing wall! As the children play, adults can unwind in the billiard room or kick back on the plush living room furniture.
This pyramid-style chalet offers two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, charming outdoor terrace, and access to a large communal pool that boasts a cascading water fountain. Guests are also encouraged to check out local attractions including Fort Myers Beach, Koreshan State Park, and several outdoor shopping malls.
Along Florida’s Gulf coast, this canal-side cottage offers access to a sporty power boat that can cruise along the Caloosahatchee River, home to a menagerie of wildlife including manatees, turtles, and osprey. This property also boasts new furnishings, cable TV, and is within close proximity to shops, restaurants, and attractions.
Perched on Camelback Mountain, this exquisite estate offers jaw-dropping views of red sandstone cliffs and “Valley of the Sun.” In addition to the views, the rental is equipped with state-of-the-art amenities including surround-sound, an infinity pool, putting green, and plenty of living space where guests can sit back and enjoy the ambiance.
Seated on the beautiful barrier island of Sanibel, this unique townhouse offers more than 1,700 square feet of indoor living space in addition to a 500 square-foot lanai that offers stunning views of the Gulf shores. Travelers can explore the nearby scenery while cruising around on one of the property’s bicycles or paddling through the waves in a kayak.
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*This property requires a minimum two week stay with reservations made at least 30 day in advance.