8 Best Vacation Rentals In Sarasota, Florida - Updated 2024

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Well-known for its beautiful beaches, exquisite seafood restaurants, incredible cultural amenities, circus thrills, environmental amenities, and resorts, Sarasota is a fascinating city in Florida’s Gulf Coast in the southern end of Tampa in the USA. It’s world famous for The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art which is known to pay homage to America’s popular Ringling Brothers Circus. If you are an art lover, you should not miss visiting the biggest collection of Rubens canvasses and noteworthy works by old masters. Don’t miss touring the Ca’ d'Zan Mansion, a spectacular 56-room Venetian gothic palace. Besides these, shopaholics can find numerous shopping opportunities throughout Sarasota. So, booking one of the best vacation rentals in Sarasota can ensure your cozy stay as you explore this enchanting city. Scroll down to find some of the best vacation rentals in Sarasota, Florida.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 19, 2024.

1. Kingston Arms 11-B Condo (from USD 121)

Experience the charm of Saint Armands Key with a stay at this lovely condo. With a shared pool and a private patio offering serene views, it’s the perfect place to unwind and relax. Lido Beach is just a five-minute walk away, where you can soak up the sun and enjoy the beautiful shoreline.

When it comes to dining options, you’re spoiled for choice with renowned restaurants such as Daiquiri Deck, Columbia Restaurant, and the Tiki Bar at Lido Beach Resort, all within easy reach. And don’t miss the chance to explore the vibrant St. Armands Circle, just a three-minute walk away, where you’ll find upscale shopping, eclectic galleries, and a lively atmosphere.

Stayed at this property?
Sarasota, Florida, United States
3.9 km (2.5 mi) from Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Downtown Sarasota campus
condo 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
plenty of room nice new patio sliders great internet connection everything you could need
we enjoyed the screened-in balcony and the dining room for working and the large bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
apartment could use some updating but was comfortable with a pretty view
the condo is a bit outdated but comfortable
large bedrooms nice bathrooms sufficient kitchen large living room and a great outside screened in porch
Cleanliness:
great stay condo was very clean and had every thing you needed
very nice and clean would definitely recommend
clean and so close to st
the vacation rental was very clean
Host:
rating details: the property manager was very helpful
rating details: the property manager was very helpful
rating details: the property manager was very helpful
Location:
great location loved the carport close to beach shopping and restaurants

the location was great town was literally a walk around the corner a 1 minute walk
armands and pretty close to lido beach
overall the location is fantastic- walking distance to the circle and the beach
the best part is this property's location to restaurants including tommy bahamas restaurant right next door
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2. Luxury home near Lido Key Beach (from USD 375)

This absolutely stunning monthly rental in downtown Sarasota sits near the beautiful Lido Key beach. It’s a spacious and well-appointed house, with a pool and a thoughtful collection of toys, books, and games, ensuring there’s never a dull moment. A block away, you’ll find a kayak launch where you can embark on exciting kayaking adventures.

If you’re in the mood for some cultural experiences, go to the Sarasota Opera or get an Instagram-worthy picture clicked at Marie Selby Botanical Garden, which are just one of the many romantic things to do in Sarasota. When hunger strikes, satisfy your cravings at popular eateries such as P.F.Chang’s and Oleary’s Tiki Bar and Grill.

Stayed at this property?
Sarasota, Florida, United States
884 meters (0.6 ft) from Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Downtown Sarasota campus
81 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 6 Beds 12 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioning worked amazingly well
we bad an incredibly comfortable and relaxing stay
we loved the pool and the back patio
the beds are comfortable and plenty of space for our family of 5
they’re giving you laundry detergent tressemme shampoo and conditioner and a truly endless supply of towels
Cleanliness:
beds and towels are very comfortable and clean
wonderful stay beautiful clean amazing
the plane is very clean and very fun to be with your family
the house was so clean and there was something for everyone to do
this is such a beautiful home that is very clean and beautifully decorated
Host:
sandy was an excellent host and very respectful
sandy was an amazing host and very helpful
sandy was an extremely responsive and thoughtful host who went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable
sandy was super responsive to our few questions and was very friendly and available
the host was very prompt to respond to our questions and was great to work with
Location:
perfect location and super close to everything
location is truly part of the neighborhood and walkable to restaurants
beautiful private oasis yet only a short walk to historic burns court and bustling downtown sarasota
but as nice as the property and location may be the pool is over the top fantastic
we had a great time at sarasota excellent location and beautiful home we plan to come back
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3. Delightful and well-furnished apartment near St. Armand's Circle (from USD 199)

If you long for a pet-friendly monthly rental in Sarasota, go for this beautiful apartment which is just six-minutes walking distance from St. Armand’s Circle. It comes with all quintessential amenities, such as internet access, a cable TV, a queen size bed, a dryer and washer, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a toaster, and other modern facilities to help you have a comfortable stay. Besides these, you can find barbeque facilities and beach supplies here to make your stay more enjoyable. Tucked in a verdant tropical garden, the units of this apartment are just a few steps from the stunning white sandy Lido Beach. So, make sure you explore Lido Beach. Also, visit Florida’s cultural center which you can find across the Bay of Sarasota.

Stayed at this property?
Sarasota, Florida, United States
3.77 km (2.4 mi) from Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Downtown Sarasota campus
372 reviews   Wifi Available
Room in boutique hotel 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice sitting area outside with bbq grill table and chairs
user friendly tv and wifi
the decor of the room was nice
apt is super small but great if you just need a beach pad
apartment was small but okay for one night
Cleanliness:
very clean great communication
very clean and exactly what i expected
place was clean and we were comfortable
clean nice room for the money
great room clean nice decor
Host:
the day staff were so sweet and accommodating
the host was very accommodating and i highly recommend staying here
very accommodating host couldn’t have asked for a better experience
patricia was super responsive even pro-active sending us local info before we asked
and was very friendly
Location:
close to everything fun
great location for the $
great location and good price
outstanding location walk to the beach walk to st
easy walk to st
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4. Beachside studio with sweeping views (from USD 135)

Have an awe-inspiring experience by staying in a renovated studio apartment on Lido Key when in Sarasota. This vacation rental’s just one-minute drive away from Lido Beach. If you are a solo adventurer, a couple, or a small family, this accommodation is the best for you to settle back while exploring this city. It provides you with all necessary amenities, such as internet access, a washer, a dryer, a laptop-friendly workspace, etc. Ensuring your convenient stay. Don’t miss enjoying the thrill of kayaking, biking, windsurfing, and other beach activities, as the shore is just some steps away. Guests can just walk across the street from the rental and reach Ted Sperling Park for kayaking.

Stayed at this property?
Sarasota, Florida, United States
3.69 km (2.3 mi) from Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Downtown Sarasota campus
385 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool was heated and nice
the murphy bed and couch are both super comfortable my niece and i enjoyed our stay very much
has a small kitchen area so save yourself some money and make breakfast there
the bed was comfortable and the space was perfect for two of us
the murphy bed is super comfortable
Cleanliness:
the place was clean and very affordable
the unit is very small but imaculately clean and updated
very clean and simple had everything we needed
this little studio apartment was clean and comfortable
very clean and very cute
Host:
the hosts were great with immediate response
hosts were awesome and accommodative
the hosts are very responsive
hosts were very polite and helpful
very nice attention to detail and wonderful hosts
Location:
wonderful location for the beach and shopping
great location within walking distance to st
great location and beautiful
fantastic unit in amazing location
great location ideal for a quick weekend getaway
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5. A relaxing coastal retreat (from USD 154)

Prefer to stay at this wonderful, remodeled vacation rental in Sarasota near the exquisite Siesta Key Beach. It can accommodate six individuals easily. Its huge living rooms are cozy, and vaulted ceilings make it a perfect setting for you to experience the tranquil coastal retreat. Prepare warm and fresh food in its fully equipped kitchen. Relish a scrumptious meal leisurely on the screened lanai at the rental. During your stay here visit the Big Cat Habitat or Mote Marine Lab, which is nearby, to watch the dolphins.

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3.51 km (2.2 mi) from Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Downtown Sarasota campus
23 reviews   Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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6. Siesta Oasis – a big enchanting house near the island

Are you planning to explore Sarasota with a big family or group of friends? Then, this enchanting house for 12 can be the perfect choice for a pleasant tropical stay in the vicinity of the island. It’s just 3 miles (4.8 km) away from Siesta Key island. This beautiful home comprises a verdant backyard and shimmering saltwater pool to help you unwind during your vacations. If you are traveling with kids, you get a stroller, kids’ dinnerware, highchair, baby monitor, etc. here for your convenience. Cook your choice of food in its fully equipped kitchen. Besides all modern amenities, you also get beach equipment, amazing outdoor furniture, pool and spa facilities, and a variety of games to make your stay here delightful. Plan a trip to the island paradise of Siesta Key.

Stayed at this property?
Sarasota, Florida, United States
5.72 km (3.6 mi) from Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Downtown Sarasota campus
14 reviews  
Entire house 5 Beds 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
coffee maker pots and pans laundry detergent and softner we loved the location
amazing place the outside area is perfect with the pool and the jacuzzi and a big yard
the beds were very comfortable the sheets luxurious and there were plenty of fluffy pillows
there is a small shallow wading area at the pool steps that's perfect for little ones
Cleanliness:
we were also able to clean the sand out of car using the vacuum in the garage
house very comfortable for 2 or 8 clean and very well equipped
Host:
theresa was a great host
host was very helpful and responsive to all needs
this lovely spacious house exceeded our expectations theresa is a wonderful host and very quick to respond
Location:
the location is perfect
the location was great only minutes from the beach
the location is outstanding to get anywhere quickly and amenities are very close some within walking distance
quite and calm neighborhood fabulous house and pool
it’s quiet private and close to the beach and any shops and restaurants you are interested in
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7. Classy studio

Opt to stay in a freshly renovated spacious studio apartment when you are holidaying in Sarasota. It is nestled amid the downtown area and the neighborhood of Burns Court. This spacious accommodation offers you a dryer/washer, high-speed web access, a 4K Roku television, and plenty of free street parking, thus making sure you have a great stay. If you are a collector to antique items, make sure you visit Sarasota Trading Company and Pineapple Bay Trading Company, which are outstanding antique stores in the vicinity, to shop for your choice of antique items. Siesta Key beach is at a driving distance of just under 20 minutes.

Stayed at this property?
Sarasota, Florida, United States
777 meters (0.5 ft) from Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Downtown Sarasota campus
117 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was strong and all the tv apps worked well
there's a washer/dryer in the room lots of closet space and it was super clean
the cafe downstairs is great for breakfast or lunch and there is live music in the evenings
there is a perfect breakfast and coffee spot downstairs and parking was easy to find
great location beautiful room with all amenities and super comfortable
Cleanliness:
very clean and nicely decorated
stylish and exceptionally clean space
it was clean and cozy
the space is clean and stylish
their place was clean and exactly as pictured
Host:
clear directions and quick responses from the hosts
tia was a great host
tia was a great host
they were very responsive and accommodating
adorable room and excellent host
Location:
this cute apartment is centrally located close to restaurants five minute drive to st
location location location walking distance to delicious eateries
cute comfortable and in a nice location
the location is nice and close to many restaurants and places of interest
great location loved the studio
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8. An elegant hideaway

Located 6 miles (9.65 km) from downtown Sarasota, this elegant pleasant hideaway is another amazing furnished apartment in Sarasota that offers you a luxurious stay. Get everything here at your fingertips. This apartment is soundproof and ensures your peaceful stay. You get all modern amenities, such as internet access, a television, a dryer, central heating, and many other facilities. The kitchen here comes with an oven, a microwave, a coffee machine, a dishwasher, etc. Relax in the hot tub here. Go to the new University Town Center, which you can find 4 miles (6.43 km) from here.

Stayed at this property?
Sarasota, Florida, United States
6.16 km (3.9 mi) from Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Downtown Sarasota campus
415 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
visitors will find everything easily wifi was great
there is a lovely small glass skylight window above the bathroom that lets in beautiful natural light
this is a comfortable studio apt furnished with all modern appliances and cooking supplies
the apartment was sparkling clean with all the amenities and you can imagine and then some
the bathroom was remarkable in every aspect especially because the bathtub offers a "jacuzzi" feature
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable
super clean and comfy
everything was exceptionally clean
exceptionally clean quiet and cozy
nice clean and private place
Host:
she was very responsive
karen was a great host
karen is a wonderful host
karen was a fantastic host
our host karen was just wonderful
Location:
convenient location in a safe area
great location convenient to beaches and downtown
so peaceful yet close to everything
great price and location
good location and an easy check in process
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Enjoy your leisure-filled Sarasota vacation

Sarasota is a captivating city with a lot of attractions for you to explore. Staying in one of these 10 best vacation rentals in Sarasota would ensure your comfort and help drive away the stress after a long tiring day. So, waste no time, book your choice of a vacation rental in Sarasota and pack your bags for fun-filled holidays.

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Manjiri Kochrekar is a travel blogger from India. She loves exploring and learning various destinations, their history, culture, and peculiarities. Writing is her passion, which means she enjoys...Read more

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