Destination guide

Zephyrhill is chilled out and off the beaten track

A far-flung nugget of the Tampa metro area, Zephyrhills is suitably close to the vintage Cuban-Americana relics of Ybor City, the rip-roaring rollercoasters of Busch Gardens, and the stingray tanks of the acclaimed Florida Aquarium to keep even the most ardent thrill seekers happy. But it's also a little quieter and more off-beat than the big city it belongs to. Zephyrhills vacation rentals have a homey feel, with lived-in lounges and large gardens. Many also come with access to the Green Swamp, which means plenty of chances to spot crocs from the lonely boardwalk trails.

Things to do

Plenty of family fun in Zephyrhills

Zephyrhills vacation rentals are just 30 minutes down the highway from the world-class rides and coasters of Busch Gardens Tampa. One of the most-visited theme parks in the Sunshine State, it touts its Cheetah Hunt, Orangutan Outpost, and Tanganyika Tidal Wave flumes, fusing enthralling zoo enclosures with heart-thumping rides. The reaches of old Ybor City aren't far either. They've got their own Cigar Museum, historic streetcar carriages, and charming blocks to wander and photograph.


Action and relaxation combined in Zephyrhills

Zephyrhills can really get the pulse beating. Air tours of the Floridian swamps can be organized from here, and so can hair-raising skydives from the clouds to the wetlands – only for the brave. Meanwhile, the Sunshine State's trademark lineup of twirling rollercoasters and exotic safari parks is also close by – think orangutans and zip wires, loop-de-loops and long-necked giraffes all in the same place. And if all that's a little too much, maybe just some contemplative boating trips or hikes along the creeks will do it?


Zephyrhills is hot for most of the year

Zephyrhills follows the same climactic pattern as western Florida as a whole. Subtropical and humid, it's hot for most of the year. The rainfall cranks up in summertime, but it's not enough to keep the vacationer crowds away – they flock to Zephyrhills vacation rentals between May and August when the school holidays give way to the fun-loving pursuits of Busch Gardens. The winter months between December and March still have average highs in the 70s, which brings in snowbirds from the north, while the fall in October and November balances scorching heat with less rains and lower rates.

Natural features

Between swamps and riverways in Zephyrhills

Trimmed by occasional pockets of tupelo trees and cypresses, the area around Zephyrhills is the rolling flatland you'd expect of west-central Florida. And you don't have to go far to encounter one of the misty, murky swamps that the state is also famed for. Head to the Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve for that, where the oak hammocks and hardwood forests are sunk into bogs, and the headwaters of the Withlacoochee and Ocklawaha rivers burst out from the ground. Keep your eyes peeled for alligators and lizards…

How to get there

How to get to and around Zephyrhills

The nearest airport is in Tampa, FL (TPF-Peter O. Knight), located 27.2 mi (43.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.), which is 27.7 mi (44.5 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Zephyrhills?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 648 vacation rentals near Zephyrhills. From 356 Houses to 131 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 Zephyrhills for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Zephyrhills?

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 Zephyrhills:

  • Zephyrhills Colony Company: 17 vacation rentals
  • Northwest Tampa: 807 vacation rentals
  • South Tampa: 265 vacation rentals
  • Davis Islands: 25 vacation rentals
  • Ybor City: 102 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 Zephyrhills?

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

  • Zephyr Park: 209 vacation rentals
  • Links at Lake Bernadette: 265 vacation rentals
  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay: 2,989 vacation rentals
  • Raymond James Stadium: 2,028 vacation rentals
  • Tampa Convention Center: 491 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Zephyrhills 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 Zephyrhills?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 356 Houses in Zephyrhills. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Zephyrhills include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 131 rentals available
  • Caravans: 19 rentals available
  • Cabins: 55 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Zephyrhills?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 264 vacation rentals with pool available in Zephyrhills. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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