Find Vacation Rentals the Florida Panhandle

Highlights Florida Panhandle

  • White sandy beaches
  • Coastal retreat
  • Family getaway
  • Vibrant boardwalks and nightlife
  • Wildlife refuges
  • Pristine state parks

Best Vacation Rentals the Florida Panhandle

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Emerald Coast, Okaloosa County
Condo • 1033 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
(211 reviews)
This great unit is centrally located within the complex close to all the amenities that El Matador has to offer. Great view of the Gulf and Intracoastal waterway from the kitchen window. Watch the sunset as you prepare your evening meal. The kitchen is fully furnished with everything you need to enjoy a home cooked meal on your vacation. The living room has a sofa sleeper and flat screen TV. Experience incredible sunrises and views from the living room and balcony of the courtyard and Gulf of Mexico. Master bedroom has a king size bed, flat screen TV and guest bedroom has two twin size beds...
from $128 / night
Emerald Coast, Okaloosa County
Condo • 926 ft² • 1 Bedroom
This newly renovated, 1BR unit has everything you need to relax and enjoy your vacation. Upon entering the unit you will find a cozy bunk area with a twin size bed and a TV with gaming connections. It's the perfect area for your child to hang out and have their own space. The kitchen is beautifully decorated and has everything you need to create a great meal when you want to eat in. The large living room / dining area is a great space to relax after a full day of sightseeing or a day at the beach. There is a sofa sleeper in the large living room that looks out to the courtyard area. The bed...
from $129 / night
Emerald Coast, Okaloosa County
Condo • 926 ft² • 1 Bedroom
BEACH SERVICE INCLUDED!! This unit comes with beach service which includes 2 chairs and 1 umbrella which is available from March 1 to October 31. This condo has new living room furniture and has an updated, well stocked kitchen with granite countertops and very nice appliances. The spacious porch is the perfect place for relaxing after a dip in the ocean or for dining al fresco and watching dolphins surf the waves in the sparkling blue Gulf. You'll enjoy exquisite views of the ocean from the bedroom. What a perfect sight to wake up to! Just steps from the beach, this condo is the perfect se...
from $162 / night

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Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices the Florida Panhandle

$474for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
$497 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability the Florida Panhandle

8%for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
59% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in the Florida Panhandle

Sunny rentals on the Emerald Coast

The Emerald Coast stretches for 100 miles across the Florida Panhandle and is the ideal destination for your next family trip, romantic getaway, or spontaneous vacation with friends. This region of Florida is uniquely known for its white sands and clear waters. Miles of stunning stretches of beach are easily accessible from the rentals, many of which have private patios, pools, jacuzzis, and nearby golf courses. Quaint beach towns line the coast and are home to vibrant boardwalks and pristine wildlife parks and nature reserves. The larger towns on the Panhandle boast fascinating historical sites and exciting nightlife.

Vacation rentals for every kind of traveler

Accommodations for large groups are abundant and especially perfect for large family gatherings and get-togethers with old friends. Rentals are sprinkled among picturesque beach towns, with choices ranging from entire homes to luxury oceanfront rentals. Budget-friendly options are available and within walking distance to the sandy beaches. There is something for everyone, whether you are looking for a downtown location close to nightlife, a quiet escape, or a family-friendly vacation rental complete with a pool and outdoor terrace.

Vacations in the Florida Panhandle

The area and getting around

A shoreline full of history, nature, and fun for all ages

This unique part of Florida is known not only for pristine beaches, but also for the historical highlights, family fun attractions, and also as a popular spring break destination! The history is rich, the fishing is ample, and there are plenty of opportunities for both relaxation and fun. There are sleepy beach towns with seafood restaurants, fabulous shopping, and beautiful golf courses. Excitement is also abundant, with nightlife, art, and culture in the more metropolitan areas like Panama City and Pensacola. The largest nightclub in the US is right in Panama City! However, if you are looking for quiet, wildlife preserves and protected local beaches will take you far away from the maddening crowd.

Local wonders of the beloved Panhandle

There are more miles of preserved coastline on the Panhandle than anywhere else in the state of Florida. This has created the ideal home for numerous state parks where visitors can find local springs, beaches, and quiet places for observing wildlife. Pensacola is known as the first settlement in America, and the surrounding historical sites are worth a visit to learn more about the settlers of this region. Modern and historical lighthouses sprinkle the coast and boast the best 360-degree views of the area.

Travelers and activities

The Florida Panhandle for road trip lovers

The Florida Panhandle is perfectly suited for those wanting to hit the road. Up-and-coming beach towns are just now emerging from their 1990s haze without losing any nostalgic charm. A drive along 30A has stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico and features small towns full of eclectic eateries, colorful architecture, and coastal-dune lakes which are unique to this part of Florida. While staying in Rosemary Beach, rent bikes and meander your way through town, stopping to taste artisan donuts, explore the local art galleries and shops, and enjoy a happy-hour break while breathing in the ocean air.

The Florida Panhandle for beach bums

The state of Florida is visited by millions of beach-lovers every year but the white sandy beaches stretching along this part of the Gulf of Mexico are beyond compare. Have you ever wondered what Florida was like when only the Native Americans lived there? Grayton Beach State Park is the 2,220-acre definition of untouched paradise. Here there are miles and miles of Florida woodlands and coastal lowlands where you can find the emerald-green waters from which this region acquired its name. If you are staying in Panama City Beach, St Andrews State Park is at the southeastern tip and also offers many miles of pristine paradise.

Did you know that Destin, Florida is one of the best places to spot Atlantic Coastal bottlenose dolphins?

Top 5 travel tips in the Florida Panhandle

1. Dolphin sighting with Southern Dolphin Cruises

This local cruise company is known for their double-decker glass bottom boats, knowledgeable captains, and dolphin pod sightings in the emerald waters near Destin, Florida.

2. Fun for everyone at local water and amusement parks

Amusement and water parks are plentiful all along the Panhandle. Whether you are staying in Pensacola, Destin, or Panama City, there are plenty to choose from. Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone, Shipwreck Island Waterpark, and Coconut Creek Family Fun Park are some of the most-loved attractions for all ages.

3. Nightlife with an ocean breeze

Outdoor entertainment venues like at AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar in Destin, offer fresh air and live music. At AjJ’s you can arrive either by car or by boat! If you are looking for something a bit more chic, try the Level 8 rooftop lounge.

4. Shop ‘til you drop!

Malls, boutique shops, open air markets…the Panhandle has it all. Silver Sands Factory Stores in Miramar Beach is one of the largest retail designer outlets in the southeastern USA. For a more local vibe, try Grady Market, where you can find antiques and Panhandle photography.

5. Treat yourself to a day at the spa

Go the more traditional route with a couples massage at Surfside Spa in Miramar Beach, or try something new at the Float Brothers Float Spa in Destin for a soothing float in salt water where you can experience weightless relaxation.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals the Florida Panhandle

How much do you pay, on average, for vacation rentals in the Florida Panhandle?

Last year, rentals in this destination had an annual average price of around $412 per night.

When are vacation rentals cheaper in the Florida Panhandle?

Travelers who want to save as much as possible visit the Florida Panhandle in January, February, or December, which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of $314, $330, and $349 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.

When are vacation rentals more expensive in the Florida Panhandle?

When booking a vacation rental in the Florida Panhandle, the highest prices are usually found in the month of July (with an average of $550 per night), followed by June ($529), and then August ($468).

Is the Florida Panhandle a good location for a last-minute getaway?

If you decide to put the Florida Panhandle on your bucket list, we suggest organizing your visit ahead of time because it is usually very high in demand, with an annual average of 73% of rentals booked the previous year.

What time of the year can I find more available vacation rentals?

The months when it's the easiest to find available accommodation in the Florida Panhandle are May (the average amount of properties that are available reached 53% of the total last year), December (40%), and November (40%).

When are fewer rentals available in the Florida Panhandle?

The months with the lowest properties available in the Florida Panhandle are, in order, July, June, and April with respective average availability figures of 6%, 6%, and 8%, based on the previous year. During these three months, the availability is only 7%. It is therefore recommended to book early.

How many rentals does Holidu have in the Florida Panhandle?

We have 9,100 properties for you in the Florida Panhandle, provided by our 13 local and international partners.

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