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Highlights Manatee County

  • White-sand beaches
  • Gulf islands
  • Parks
  • Restaurant

Best Vacation Rentals in Manatee County

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Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island
Vacation Rental • 4 Guests • 2 Bedrooms
4.6
(8 reviews)
The Anna Maria Island Beach View 208 is a beautiful two bedroom, two bathroom condo that sleeps four, directly overlooking the heated pool and located 75 yards from the beach and the private beach access. The Beach View 208 provides you with a fully stocked kitchen with six Whirpool appliances, with contemporary glass stove top, plus coffee maker, toaster and blender. REMOTE KEYLESS LOCKS.The kitchen, dining room, living room and both full washrooms feature ceramic tile. The Beach View 208 has all new leather furniture including sofa, love seat and chair complemented with an matching ottoma...
from $231 / night
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Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island
Vacation Rental • 6 Guests • 2 Bedrooms
4.8
(30 reviews)
Steps away from the "Beach Paradise 5" you’ll find the West Coast Surf Shop that has been in business for 99+ years and is stocked with beach apparel and supplies. The legendary "Skinny’s Place" is right across the street, serving up ice cold mugs of beer and the best burger on the beach. Just around the corner is the Island Centre Shopping which serves all of your shopping needs including eleven eateries, specialty shops, grocery, liquor store and other island conveniences. Hop on the free Island Trolley to explore other areas of the island. Many Florida attractions, such as Disney World, ...
from $143 / night
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Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island
Vacation Rental • 6 Guests • 2 Bedrooms
4.3
(26 reviews)
The Anna Maria Island Beach View #209 is located with-in walking distance of Anna Maria Island's best waterfront restaurants, beach shops, gift shops, shell shops, boutiques and the quaint shopping village on historic Bridge St. that leads right out onto the pier, famous for strolling, fishing and eating and the restaurant at the end of the pier.Bed Configuration:-Master bedroom - one king bed-Second bedroom - one queen bed - twin bunkbeds*With our continued desire to provide a superior guest experience we offer all our guests a professional linen service which includes freshly laundered sh...
from $262 / night

Prices and availability

Vacation rental prices Manatee County

$440for 10 Dec - 17 Dec
$500 annual average
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33%for 10 Dec - 17 Dec
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Vacation rentals in Manatee County

An idyllic beach destination

Set on the Gulf coast in central Florida, Manatee County is known for being one of the top beach vacation destinations in the entire USA. It is home to countless white-sand beaches with swimmable turquoise waters. The county is also known for its many parks, nature preserves, and top-rated food options. Whether you’ll be traveling as a family, a group of friends, or as a couple, there is no shortage of beaches to explore, activities to enjoy, and foods to try.

Your perfect vacation rental in Manatee County

Find the perfect vacation rental for your stay in Manatee County. Stay close to the beach in a rental surrounded by palm trees and ocean views. Several rentals come with private gardens and terrace views. You can opt for a rental with a private pool to cool off from the Florida sun. Large accommodations with several bedrooms are available for families and big groups. Pet-friendly rentals are available for people traveling with pets.

Vacations in Manatee County

The area and getting around

Arriving in Manatee County

The closest airport is Sarasota-Bradenton International airport, which is about a 30-minute drive from Anna Maria Island. There are several car rental companies at the airport if you plan having a private car throughout your stay. Uber, Lyft, and taxis are also a viable way of getting around.

Getting around Manatee County

Depending on where you’ll be staying in Manatee County, a car may or may not be necessary. Anna Maria Island is the most walkable place in Manatee County, and if you intend to base yourself here throughout your stay then a car is not necessary since it’s easy to get around the island by foot or bicycle. It is recommended to rent a car if you’ll be staying elsewhere in Manatee County, as these areas are more spread out, and you’ll need a car to get from place to place.

Travelers and activities

Manatee County for couples

Manatee County is home to endless romantic vacation destinations for couples. There are several stunning white-sand beaches throughout the county, but be sure not to miss out on Bean Point Beach in Anna Maria. The beach is known for its powdery white sand and stellar sunsets. Enjoy a romantic date-night at Beach House Restaurant, a popular restaurant serving freshly caught seafood in an ambient setting. The sunset views are spectacular from here.

Manatee County for families

Manatee County offers a plethora of fun activities for families of all ages. Head to The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature in Bradenton where you can learn about the history of Florida’s gulf coast. There are a variety of regularly changing exhibits and galleries throughout the museum. There is an onsite planetarium and a Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat, which regularly rehabilitates manatees before setting them free again into the ocean. Families with children should head to the Florida Railroad Museum in Parrish. The museum offers train rides for kids, as well as educational information about the history of trains.

Manatee County was founded in 1855 and named after Florida’s official marine mammal, the manatee.

Top 5 travel tips in Manatee County

1. Visit Anna Maria Island

Located right on the coast of Manatee County is Anna Maria Island. This stunning barrier island is home to seven miles of pristine, white-sand beaches. It is known for having some of the best beaches in the entire state of Florida. Swim in the tranquil turquoise waters, do a fishing charter, rent kayaks, or go parasailing.

2. Reconnect with nature at Robinson Preserve

Set in northwest Bradenton, this green nature preserve is home to walking trails, bike paths, picnic areas, observatories, and a boat launch. You can bike around the peaceful grounds or kayak in the bay. A great place to spend the afternoon or to go for a sunset picnic.

3. Spend a day at Coquina beach

Coquina Beach is consistently rated one of the most beautiful beaches in the USA. This is mostly accredited to its perfect powdery-white sand, long stretch of shoreline, and calm turquoise waters. It’s the perfect place to sunbathe, go for a long beach walk, swim, or watch the sunset.

4. Visit DeSoto National Memorial Park

History buffs won’t want to miss out on a visit to DeSoto National Memorial Park. The 26 acre park is set on the coastline in Bradenton where the Tampa Bay and Manatee River merge. The majority of the area is mangrove swamps. You can walk through the many trails, enjoy views of the gulf, and go to the visitors center to learn about the history of the place.

5. Visit Manatee Public Beach

This 7-acre beach has it all: white sand, gentle waves, picnic areas, a gift shop, grills, a café, and a playground. It’s a great place to come with family, friends, or your significant other to relax under the sun and swim all day.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Manatee County

How much do you pay, on average, for vacation rentals in Manatee County?

Our data shows that Manatee County had an average price of $410 per night, a relatively high one compared to the destinations in the USA.

Which months allow you to save the most on vacation rentals?

According to last year, the months with the cheapest prices in Manatee County are October, September and November, with average prices of $359, $373, and $374, respectively.

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Manatee County?

It can be concluded, by analyzing the data from the previous year, that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of March ($493), February ($481), and July ($433).

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Manatee County?

You should book your stay with plenty of time when visiting Manatee County, as only 18% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.

Which months offer the highest availability?

Last year, the months with the largest number of accommodations available of the year in Manatee County were May, September and August, with average availabilities of 44%, 31%, and 30%, respectively.

During which months is it more difficult to find available vacation rentals?

During these three months, the availability is very low (2%). It is therefore recommended to reserve early.

How many rentals are there in Manatee County?

Holidu collaborates with 10 different partners to give you a choice between 1,300 vacation rentals we have in Manatee County.

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