Destination guide

Make North Port your first port of call in Florida

Famous as the home of the Warm Mineral Springs, North Port is an ideal base for a health-boosting vacation. Situated between Sarasota, Tampa and Fort Myers, this laid-back city is just a 20-minute drive from the white-sand beaches of Florida's Gulf coast. Promising year-round sun and an easy, relaxed vibe, it draws many outdoor enthusiasts. Book a North Port vacation rental on the outskirts of town and have over 20 different golf courses within easy driving distance, while the miles of wooded trails in the Myakka River State Park promises endless adventure for hikers and bikers.

Things to do

Be young at heart (and body) in Florida's North Port

Widely considered to be Florida's health spa, the Warm Mineral Springs natural spa is a big attraction in North Port. Reaching depths of nearly 250 feet, this large thermal sink hole surrounded by grassy lawns and woodland has been boosting the health of Floridians since it opened in the 1960s. The temperature is at a constant 87 degrees and it has the highest mineral content in the US, boosting the health of all who bathes in them. Book a North Port vacation rental close to the Warm Mineral Springs and enjoy youthful rejuvenation this vacation.

Activities

Having a whale of a time in North Port

North Port is lively young city which draws an active set who come to play a round of golf on the championship courses, soak in the mineral springs, or conquer one of the many scenic hiking trails in the 8,000-acre Myakka River State Park. But it's also blissful for beach lovers. A 20-minute drive from your North Port vacation rental is Port Charlotte Beach Park, where you'll find beautiful palm-lined shores and clean, white-sand beaches perfect for a picnic. It's also where Port Charlotte's many boat excursions depart for dolphin and whale-watching cruises.

Weather

Any port in a tropical storm

North Port and much of Sarasota County enjoys a subtropical climate, meaning long, hot and humid summers, and short, dry but warm winters. The summer months, between June and September, are generally the busiest times to visit, when temperatures can scorch through the 100 degree mark. Luckily, most North Port vacation rentals come with air conditioning, keeping you cool even in the height of summer. The hot summer months also brings the region's wealth of rain and tropical storms. Although these are usually just short, sharp showers, it's well worth packing an umbrella as well as sunscreen.

Natural features

Take me to the (Wild and Scenic) river

A 40-minute drive south of Sarasota, North Port is set inland from Florida's Gulf Coast. While the white-sand beaches and Warm Mineral Springs are a big draw to the area, there's nothing quite like a hike through the forest. One of Florida's original Wild and Scenic rivers, the Myakka River area is now a designated state park which grazes the northern fringes of North Port. It has nearly 40 miles of hiking trails, as well as a guided tram tour for those feeling less energetic, where you can spot alligator, armadillo and the pink-hued roseate spoonbill in the wetlands.

How to get there

Traveling to and around North Port

Fly into Punta Gorda, FL (PGD-Charlotte County), the closest airport, located 16.1 mi (25.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.), which is 31.3 mi (50.3 km) away.

Where to stay around North Port?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,834 vacation rentals near North Port. From 1,172 Houses to 349 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 Port for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Port:

  • Lido Key: 1,910 vacation rentals
  • Palm Island: 186 vacation rentals
  • Casey Key: 4,256 vacation rentals
  • Lakewood Ranch: 7,680 vacation rentals
  • Burnt Store Marina: 68 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 Port?

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

  • Heron Creek Golf Course: 2,704 vacation rentals
  • Bobcat Trail Golf and Country Club: 2,483 vacation rentals
  • Del Tura Golf and Country Club: 4,014 vacation rentals
  • Port Charlotte Beach Park: 2,381 vacation rentals
  • Point of Rocks: 6,628 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around North Port 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 Port?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,172 Houses in North Port. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in North Port include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 349 rentals available
  • Villas: 187 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 62 rentals available

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

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

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,281 vacation rentals with pool available in North Port. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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