Sarasota vacation rentals

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Apartment in Sarasota
Modern Private Apartment 1 Block from Sarasota Bay
One block from Sarasota Bay - completely remodeled and fully furnished guest apartment with a Miami deco feel. The unit is a little over 300 sf with full kitchen, one bathroom w/ shower, comfy queen bed, several stools/ chairs, flat screen tv, wifi, off-street parking, six USB ports for easy charging and sitting area outdoors on front porch. Five minutes to downtown or SRQ airport, 15 minutes to Lido Beach, and 25 minutes to Siesta Beach with easy access to University Parkway or Fruitville Rd.
Aug 11 – 18
$79 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 196 reviews
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Guest suite in Sarasota
The Be Suite
*No Smoking on Property Please! Our "Be Suite" guest wing is located in the heart of Sarasota, minutes from the #1 beach in America, Siesta Key, shops, and more! The "Be Suite" is a retreat for the soul… only 4 blocks away from award winning restaurants, gourmet market, Arlington Park, and shopping. Our relaxed and inviting neighborhood offers an authentic local experience and a taste of all the Florida Suncoast has to offer! See you soon! New refrigerator, microwave, Keurig, and wifi
$125 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 181 reviews
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Guesthouse in Sarasota
Sarasota guest house only 8 miles to Siesta Key
Our Florida-themed guest house has everything you need to enjoy your vacation in beautiful Sarasota, Florida. It is a very comfortable, clean and private one bedroom and one bathroom guest house. It is a completely separate space and has it's own private entrance. It is conveniently located in a quiet, safe neighborhood near Interstate I-75, Shopping, Dining, Twin Lakes Park, Serenoa Golf Course, Myakka River State Park and just 8 miles from the #1 beach in the U.S. - Siesta Key Beach.
Jul 18 – 25
$86 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 243 reviews

Stay near Sarasota's top sights

Lido Key Beach442 locals recommend
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art540 locals recommend
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium532 locals recommend
Bayfront Park103 locals recommend
Sarasota Jungle Gardens296 locals recommend
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens433 locals recommend

Sarasota beach vacation rentals

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Island in Sarasota
*MAY SALE! Sarasota #1 Luxury Villa Pool/Beach!*
Dec 29 – Jan 5
$494 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 294 reviews
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Guesthouse in Sarasota
The Cottage, very close to Siesta Beach!
Jun 27 – Jul 4
$99 per night
4.86 out of 5 average rating, 357 reviews
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Condo in Lido Key
Lido-Key- Tiny Studio Holiday Cottage-A
Oct 25 – Nov 1
$132 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 118 reviews
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Condo in Longboat Key
Direct Oceanview Condo!
Oct 31 – Nov 7
$275 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 146 reviews
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Condo in Siesta Key
On the Beach; Siesta Key SunBum Studio
Aug 22 – 29
$259 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 262 reviews
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Home in Sarasota
Stunning Luxe Casita- Gateway to Siesta Beach
Oct 13 – 20
$192 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 271 reviews
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Guest suite in Sarasota
Siesta Keys stylish and affordable Airbnb.
Feb 25 – Mar 4
$85 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 261 reviews
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Apartment in Siesta Key
Siesta Key #1 Beach, pickle ball & tennis paradise
Nov 30 – Dec 7
$395 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 132 reviews
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Home in Sarasota
New remodel- 150 Yds to Beach and Restaurants!
Sep 17 – 24
$175 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 118 reviews
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Home in Siesta Key
One-of-a-kind*Beach, Village, Dock & Private Pool!
Jul 14 – 21
$626 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 120 reviews
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Cottage in Bradenton Beach
Bradenton Beach Sunsets 3, Anna Maria Island, FL
Dec 6 – 13
$238 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 133 reviews
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Condo in Longboat Key
Beachfront Resort, Ocean View, Pool, Tennis, Gym
Oct 13 – 20
$268 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 142 reviews

Sarasota house rentals

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Home in Sarasota
Sarasota Florida -Wild Orchid Creek Cottage Home
Jul 27 – Aug 3
$122 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 126 reviews
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Home in Sarasota
Lovely guest house
May 20 – 27
$75 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 232 reviews
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Home in Sarasota
☀Coastal Gem☀Heated pool & amazing location!☀
Oct 1 – 8
$167 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 289 reviews
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Home in Sarasota
The Pineapple Suite.Teal tropical home in Sarasota
Aug 25 – Sep 1
$88 per night
4.87 out of 5 average rating, 201 reviews
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Home in Sarasota
The Key Lime Cottage 2 miles from Siesta Key Beach
Nov 4 – 11
$99 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 195 reviews
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Home in Bradenton
Peaceful Braden River Oasis: Cottage
Nov 4 – 11
$87 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 148 reviews
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Home in Sarasota
Authentic Florida Bungalow near Downtown and Beach
Apr 30 – May 7
$85 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 160 reviews
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Home in Sarasota
Modern, Bright Downtown SRQ A-Frame West of Trail
Jun 18 – 25
$579 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 137 reviews
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Home in Sarasota
Newly Renovated Ranch Minutes From Beach/Downtown
Jul 15 – 22
$120 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 106 reviews
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Home in Sarasota
Beautiful and Restful Sarasota Florida Retreat
Jun 6 – 13
$78 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 302 reviews
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Home in Sarasota
Ranch 2 blocks from Sarasota Bay
May 5 – 12
$125 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 121 reviews
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Home in Sarasota
Beautifully Remodeled Home with Pool Near Siesta
Aug 28 – Sep 4
$260 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 118 reviews

Sarasota condo rentals

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Condo in Sarasota
Gateway to Siesta Key - 1/2 Mile to the Beach
Nov 1 – 8
$125 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 161 reviews
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Condo in Siesta Key
2 Bed/2 Bath Condo Resort View on Siesta Key Beach
Nov 12 – 19
$310 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 103 reviews
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Condo in Sarasota
[Beach Retreat] modern condo +5 min. walk to beach
May 29 – Jun 5
$316 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 170 reviews
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Condo in Longboat Key
SRQ/Longboat Key Beach - kid friendly/romantic B1
Sep 6 – 13
$173 per night
4.8 out of 5 average rating, 206 reviews
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Condo in St. Pete Beach
Sunset Beach Condo in Treasure Island
Sep 8 – 15
$96 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 192 reviews
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Condo in Siesta Key
Cozy Siesta Key studio 5 minute walk to Village
Jul 31 – Aug 7
$177 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 146 reviews
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Condo in Bradenton
The Seashell Cottage with peaceful water views!
Oct 11 – 18
$142 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 119 reviews
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Condo in Siesta Key
Private Beach Siesta Key Resort Jamaica Royale
Apr 11 – 18
$349 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 120 reviews
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Condo in Siesta Key
Steps away from beach and village! #1 in Siesta!
Oct 22 – 29
$264 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 176 reviews
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Condo in Sarasota
Near beach. Daily rentals. Pool. king bed
Aug 21 – 28
$263 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 200 reviews
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Condo in Siesta Key
Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club Siesta Key Condo
Oct 13 – 20
$350 per night
4.82 out of 5 average rating, 119 reviews
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Condo in Siesta Key
Siesta Key Ground Floor Condo 2BR On Trolley Line
Jul 8 – 15
$139 per night
4.84 out of 5 average rating, 128 reviews

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Sarasota

Total rentals

2.3K properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

1.3K properties have a dedicated workspace

Rentals with a pool

880 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

870 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

1.6K properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

76K reviews

Your guide to Sarasota

All About Sarasota

With several famous keys and 40 miles of beautiful white-sand beaches, Sarasota, on the western coast of Florida, has transformed over the last century from a small fishing town to a major cultural hub and destination for art-lovers, young professionals, families, and anyone looking to soak up the Florida sun.

In downtown Sarasota, ornate and imposing Mediterranean Renaissance mansions once owned by eccentric entertainment moguls sit juxtaposed against more contemporary glass facades and water features. You’ll pass by street artists and performers in the shade of swaying palm trees on your way to one of the city’s many cultural sites, like the Ringling Museum of Art or the bohemian Village of the Arts. If you’re looking to connect with nature, you can head to nearby Myakka River State Park, take a ride on the famous Legacy Bicycle trail, or, of course, loll about on Lido Key or Venice Beach, dipping into the shallow Gulf waters to cool off. Sarasota’s vibrant nightlife kicks off at dusk, when you can admire the sunset at the Bayside Boardwalk before catching a comedy show or dancing the night away in one of the area’s concert venues.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Sarasota

Sarasota’s reliably warm weather means that families, retirees, and spring breakers flock here during the late winter and early spring. In April, at the tail end of the vacation season, Sarasota hosts an annual film festival, where crowds gather to watch hundreds of award-winning films and attend filmmaker interviews. In May, the city hosts a free, independent LGBTQ arts festival.

Though Florida’s heat and humidity hit their peak in summer, and hurricane season lasts from July through the end of September, the city never really comes to a halt, with local events still taking place nearly every day. Once the weather calms down in October, the snowbirds return from the north to take up residence through the spring. Sarasota is famous for its seafood, especially stone crab, which is in season between October and mid-May.


Top things to do in Sarasota

Historic Spanish Point

Take a step back into Old Florida at this historic, 30-acre museum and environmental complex. Nearly 5,000 years of Sarasota history is on display at the museum. Explore pre-European life in the Americas, learn about homestead life in Florida in a museum inside a historic house, or wander the gardens and nature trails.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens are made up of seven acres of land containing the world’s largest and most diverse collection of bromeliads. There are over 6,000 species of plants in the gardens, with a total of 20,000 plants living across 20 different curated habitats. The Rainforest Garden and the Butterfly Garden are most popular, but you’ll find mangroves, bamboo areas, and artificial caves to explore.

Ca’ d’Zan Mansion

One of the most iconic buildings in Florida, this mansion was once the winter home of a famous circus owner. Meant to emulate the style and feel of Venice, the mansion is five stories tall, with nearly 36,000 square feet to explore inside. You can look out over the Sarasota Bay from the marble terrace or simply admire the opulence of this home’s crystal chandeliers, Aeolian organ, or 82-foot-tall tower.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Sarasota?

    Sarasota typically has a humid subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers and warm, dry winters. The average temperature can range from 70°F (21°C) in the cooler months to 90°F (32°C) during the summer.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Sarasota?

    In Sarasota, visitors often enjoy relaxing on the pristine beaches, exploring the diverse marine life at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, or experiencing the area's cultural scene at the Sarasota Opera House or Ringling Museum of Art.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Sarasota?

    The most popular time to visit Sarasota is from March to May when the weather is warm and sunny. During this time, you can participate in local events such as the Sarasota Film Festival in April, and the Sarasota Music Festival in June.

  • What are the best places to stay in Sarasota?

    Siesta Key is often recommended for its beautiful beach resorts and vacation rentals. Downtown Sarasota is frequently suggested for its proximity to cultural amenities and attractions, while Longboat Key offers a more peaceful, secluded atmosphere.

  • What are the best places to visit in Sarasota?

    Visitors often recommend the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota Opera House, and Siesta Key Beach. Nature lovers frequently suggest the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and the Myakka River State Park for their stunning landscapes.

  • What are some hiking trails in Sarasota?

    You can explore nature at its finest with hiking trails such as the Sarasota Jungle Gardens nature trail, Rothenbach Park's 5-mile trail, and the Myakka River State Park trail, which spans 39 miles (63 km) and gives you the chance to enjoy Florida's diverse flora and fauna.

  • What are some family activities to do in Sarasota?

    Families can enjoy a day at the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, explore the exhibits at the Sarasota Classic Car Museum, or engage with hands-on science at the Suncoast Science Center. The Sarasota Children's Garden is also a fun spot for kids.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Sarasota?

    Sarasota has many day trip opportunities. Consider exploring the magical ecosystem of the Everglades National Park, the vibrant culture and nightlife of nearby Tampa, or the tranquil beauty of Anna Maria Island.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Sarasota?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Sarasota. From over 290 apartment rentals, over 200 condo rentals, over 60 cottage rentals, over 1,370 house rentals to over 30 villa rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Sarasota?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 1,260 vacation rentals in Sarasota featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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