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North Naples: a hidden gem on Florida's West Coast

The community of North Naples lies just a short distance from Naples and just south of Fort Myers, on the west coast of Florida. While the sandy beaches and mild winter climes are the biggest draws, there are many other experiences to be had if you dig around. The mighty Everglades National Park is just a short drive away and offers the chance for spotting some big critters like alligators, while the museums, botanical gardens and PGA golf courses offer something for everyone in the family. So, what are you waiting for? Score a North Naples vacation rental and head south for some fun in the sun.

Things to do

Fun for all ages in North Naples

It matters little if you're coming to stay in a North Naples vacation rental for a romantic getaway or a family summer break, there are things to see and do here for all ages. Kids will love nearby Naples Zoo, which houses critters big and small, including an island of cheeky monkeys. Alternatively, you could pack up a picnic and drive down to Naples Botanical Garden, a 170-acre space teeming with tropical flora. You can see 5 museums in 1 at the Collier County Museums, which chronicle the human and natural history of Florida, or head down to Artis to catch one of the Naples Philharmonic concerts.

Activities

Tear yourself away from North Naples' beaches

The sun-soaked sand beaches along the Gulf of Mexico are too difficult for many to drag themselves away from, particularly with a waterfront North Naples vacation rental. If you can, consider hopping aboard one of the daily sports fishing charters to try and reel in a trophy sailfish, or finding a sunny spot on the banks of the canal to cast your line. If angling isn't your bag, you could always book one of the tours to go manatee spotting or tee off at the nearby PGA Tour golf course. Those looking for a little retail therapy won't be disappointed by the chic boutiques.

Weather

Late spring is best for weather in North Naples

The best time to stay in a North Naples vacation rental is in the late spring, when the climate is dry, the temperature warm and the hurricane season yet to arrive. After the hot summer season, when accommodation prices skyrocket to take advantage of the school breaks, the fall months between September and early November can also be very agreeable, though you risk catching the tail end of the rains. Winters can get a little chilly, but it rarely snows, offering some respite for those living in below-freezing temperatures further north. To save a few bucks, try to avoid booking a rental over Christmas.

Natural features

Glide across the Everglades near North Naples

The 1,500,000-acre Everglades National Park is just a stone's throw south from your North Naples vacation rental. If you love to spot wildlife, it's almost criminal not to head down for a day on the wetlands. The park, made up of marshes, mangroves and forests, are home to an extraordinary number of species, including large leatherback turtles, gentle West Indian manatees and elusive Florida panthers. There's no better way to see the park than on the back of an airboat, where you'll glide across the waters catching glimpses of the lurking 'gators.

How to get there

Traveling to and around North Naples

Fly into Naples, FL (APF-Naples Municipal), the closest airport, located 8.2 mi (13.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.), which is 18 mi (29 km) away.

Where to stay around North Naples?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 5,325 vacation rentals near North Naples. From 1,751 Houses to 3,087 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near North Naples for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to North Naples?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in North Naples:

  • Vanderbilt Beach: 824 vacation rentals
  • Naples Park: 741 vacation rentals
  • Pelican Bay: 1,894 vacation rentals
  • Palm River Estates: 49 vacation rentals
  • Imperial Golf Estates: 47 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to North Naples?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in North Naples. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park: 8,433 vacation rentals
  • Pelican Bay Community Park: 7,030 vacation rentals
  • Tiburon Golf Club: 6,486 vacation rentals
  • Bonita Beach Park: 9,684 vacation rentals
  • Clam Pass Park: 7,068 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around North Naples listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in North Naples?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,751 Houses in North Naples. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in North Naples include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3,087 rentals available
  • Villas: 176 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 115 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in North Naples?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4,298 vacation rentals with pool available in North Naples. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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