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Florida Vacation Home Rentals

Florida Vacation Home Rentals

Florida Vacation Rentals

As a growing family that travels often with the grandparents, having room to spread out is important.  On our road trips, it is often difficult to stay in a home because we move every two to three days, but when we make Florida our home away from home for a few weeks, we definitely prefer Florida Vacation Rentals over hotels.

With three kids who love to swim, it’s also really nice to have a Florida vacation home rental with a private pool.  After spending nearly a month on Anna Maria Island in a Florida vacation home on the canal, we decided the  private pool and canal access was more important to our family than a view of the ocean so long as we could walk to the beach.

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That is great news because it is often easier to find a more affordable Florida vacation rental with access TO THE BEACH than to find one directly on the beach. 

That’s not to say we don’t still like to have a larger condo in Florida with a beach view, but the private pool was a hit with the kids and the fishing and boating on the canal made dad happy. This, in turn, makes mom happy.

Here are some great Florida Vacation Rentals located throughout Florida with private pools.  Whenever possible, I also tried to include canal homes and homes with close access to the beach. For us, however, vacationing in Florida is more than the beach.  It’s the warmer climate, the great food, and the fun on the water whether it is the beach, the pool, or the intercoastal waterway.

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Which Vacation Rental Booking Site Is Best?

Before you dive into some of the beautiful Florida vacation homes, let’s talk a little bit about rental booking sites.

For years, we relied upon VRBO for our rentals.  Unfortunately, their fees have gone up considerably and it’s no longer the most economical option when searching for a vacation home rental in Florida.

TurnKey Vacation Rentals is a great alternative for our family as they offer vacation rentals in Florida and all over the southeast, including Smoky Mountains Cabins, Orlando Vacation Home Rentals, home rentals near Disney, and South Carolina home rentals.

Turnkey Turnkey Vacation Rentals is a full service rental agency that actually lists some of their homes on VRBO, but since you can book directly with Turnkey, you will save money by not paying  additional service fees accrued on sites like VRBO and AirBnB.

As you can see in the sample on a Smoky Mountains Cabin, TurnKey was less expensive by $400 vs. VRBO.

VRBO Rate for 2 BR Cabin Pigeon Forge for 1 Week in June

Turnkey Rate for 2 BR Cabin Pigeon Forge for 1 Week in June

TopVillas– Another site to consider when searching for a vacation home in Florida is Top Villas.  While they charge a small service fee in addition to the owner’s fees and taxes, it is CONSIDERABLY LESS than those charged by VRBO and Homeaway. 

VRBOVacation Rentals By Owner and HomeAway are still options we use as a last resort when we can’t find a  home on TurnKey.

We also try Booking.com as  there is usually a small selection of homes and cabins listed.

PLEASE NOTE: I’m not a travel agent and I don’t book travel, but I love helping people stick it to the traditional life and find ways to travel more, so I’m happy to see if I can help you save money on a vacation rental in Florida. 

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New Listing! Beachfront Home w/ Gulf Views & Pool | TurnKey
New Listing! Luxe Home w/ Private Pool, Near Beach | TurnKey




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Florida Vacation Home Rentals With Private Pool

Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals

Cape Coral Vacation Rentals

3BR Canal Home w/ Private Pool | TurnKey
3BR Canal Home w/ Private Pool |

Waterfront 4BR w/ Heated Pool, Hot Tub & 2 Docks | TurnKey
Waterfront 4BR w/ Heated Pool, Hot Tub & 2 Docks

Waterfront 4BR w/ Private Pool & Dock | TurnKey
Waterfront 4BR w/ Private Pool & Dock

Waterfront 3BR w/ Private Pool | TurnKey
Waterfront 3BR w/ Private Pool

Canal-Front 3BR w/ Pool & Dock | TurnKey
Canal-Front 3BR w/ Pool & Dock | Private Pool

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Destin Florida Vacation Rentals

3BR/3BA - Pool, Spa & Game Room, 2 Blocks to Beach | TurnKey
3BR/3BA – Pool, Spa & Game Room, 2 Blocks to Beach, Private Pool

Crystal Beach 5BR w/ Heated Pool, Spa & Game Room | TurnKey
Crystal Beach 5BR w/ Heated Private Pool, Spa & Game Room

New Listing! Carriage House w/ Pool, Walk to Gulf | TurnKey
New Listing! Carriage House w/ Private Pool, Walk to Gulf

Elegant Coastal Home in Destin | TurnKey
Elegant Coastal Home in Destin | Private Pool

Marco Island Beach Rentals

Waterfront 4BR w/ Pool, Dock & Spectacular Views | TurnKey
Waterfront 4BR w/ Pool, Dock & Spectacular Views

Canal-Front 4BR w/ Private Pool & Dock | TurnKey
Canal-Front 4BR w/ Private Pool & Dock

3BR w/ Boat Dock, Pool & Hot Tub | TurnKey
3BR w/ Boat Dock, Pool & Hot Tub

Fort Myers Beach Rentals

4BR w/ Pool & Billiards - 100 Steps to Beach! | TurnKeyCanal-Front 3BR w/ Heated Pool | TurnKey
Canal-Front 3BR w/ Heated Pool

Clearwater/St. Pete Beach

3BR w/ Private Pool – Near Beach | TurnKey
3BR w/ Private Pool – Near Beach

New Listing! Beachfront Home w/ Gulf Views & Pool | TurnKey
New Listing! Beachfront Home w/ Gulf Views & Pool

Waterfront 2BR w/ Pool & Pier | TurnKey
Waterfront 2BR w/ Pool & Pier

3BR w/ Pool – Close to Downtown and St. Pete | TurnKey
3BR w/ Pool – Close to Downtown and St. Pete | TurnKey

Florida East Coast Vacation Rentals

Amelia Island

New Listing! Coastal Condo w/ Bikes, Walk to Beach | TurnKey
New Listing! Coastal Condo w/ Bikes, Walk to Beach

New Listing! Beachside Beauty w/ Bikes & Pool | TurnKey
New Listing! Beachside Beauty w/ Bikes & Pool

Palm Coast Vacation Rentals

Walk to Beach! 2-Story Home w/ Private Heated Pool | TurnKey
Walk to Beach! 2-Story Home w/ Private Heated Pool

St. Augustine Vacation Rentals

Pirate's Paradise w/ Private Pool & Ocean Views | TurnKey
Pirate’s Paradise w/ Private Pool & Ocean Views

“Verona by the Sea” w/ Ocean Views & Pool | TurnKey
“Verona by the Sea” w/ Ocean Views & Private Pool

Modern 4BR w/ Pool & Dock on Canal | TurnKey
Modern 4BR w/ Pool & Dock on Canal

3BR w/ Boat Dock, Pool & Hot Tub | TurnKey