Destination guide

Seaside getaway at Treasure Island vacation home rentals

Treasure Island got its name after a local hotelier buried (and then 'discovered') several treasure chests on the island. But the real treasure is the beach town's 3 miles of palm-lined, white sandy beaches, each lapped by the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. A Treasure Island vacation rental makes a great base for family fun and adventures. Go swimming, snorkeling or sailing, or try parasailing and see Florida from a gull's perspective. After a busy day on the beach, kick back with a cool cocktail from Gator's Cafe and Saloon, the world's longest waterfront bar.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Treasure Island vacation rentals

From your Treasure Island vacation rental it's only a 17-mile drive north to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Opened in 1972, it's been a popular hit with families visiting the Gulf for decades. Its most famous resident is Winter, the bottlenose dolphin with a prosthetic tail who featured in the children's movies, Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2. Aside from winter, it's also home to a variety of sharks, sea turtles, and pelicans. Closer to home is John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, a buzzy historic fishing village with quirky shops, bars, and restaurants.

Activities

Activities near Treasure Island vacation homes

Life is pretty beachy on Treasure Island. A vacation in this classic Floridian beach town has swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling all pretty high on the daily agenda. The community's main beach is dotted with watersports centers, where you can try parasailing, waterskiing, and sailing. In typical Treasure Island style, why not book a fun pirate cruise and spot dolphins from the nearby Clearwater Municipal Marina. If you're looking for more cultural attractions, head to St. Petersburg where you'll find a host of museums and art galleries.

Weather

Climate for your stay in Treasure Island vacation homes

Like much of Florida, Treasure Island benefits from a subtropical climate, which means long, hot summers and short, mild winters. The blistering summer months, between June and September, see temperatures as high as 90s and there's an increased threat of hurricanes and tropical storms. WInter is peak season in southern Florida when temperatures are a pleasant 70-80 degrees. It's a premium time for Treasure Island vacation rentals, so for the best choice visit in the shoulder seasons of spring and fall. The sun still shines daily, but the temperatures are cooler and there's less rainfall.

Natural features

Treasure Island's natural attractions are off the hook

Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, Treasure Island is a barrier island beach community within a few miles of Clearwater Beach and St.Petersburg. A 10-mile drive north of Treasure Island is Florida Botanical Gardens. These beautiful gardens have a wealth of nature trails, floral displays, and wildlife, where you can come face-to-face with the resident alligators, bald eagles, and turtles. A 15-minute drive south of town is the Boca Ciega Bay Aquatic Preserve, a 350,000-acre stretch of partly submerged islands and mangroves, where you can spot bottlenose dolphins and manatees.

Beaches

Top beaches near Treasure Island vacation homes

Treasure Island has many pristine beaches for relaxation in the sun. Vacation homes are available near beach locales like Upham Beach Park, a white, sandy beach with a dune backdrop and a lot of dolphin activity, and Boca Ciega Bay, a tranquil preserve with beaches, boat launches, fishing piers, and mangroves. You could also visit Treasure Island Slide Florida, a public beach with amenities and calm, clear waters.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Treasure Island

The nearest airport is in St. Petersburg, FL (SPG-Albert Whitted), located 8.3 mi (13.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into St. Petersburg, FL (PIE-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Intl.), which is 10.8 mi (17.4 km) away.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Treasure Island vacation rentals

If you're looking for a romantic retreat, Treasure Island has plenty of beautiful outdoor spaces to explore. Vacation rentals can be found near places like Raymond H. Neri Community Park, a scenic green space with a lakeside trail and plenty of open spaces, and the Cross Bayou, a canal and wetland area with rich birdlife and watersports. You could also visit the War Veterans Memorial Park, a green space with veteran monuments, a waterfront boardwalk, and a boat and canoe ramp.

Can I find a vacation rental around Treasure Island?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 5,221 vacation rentals near Treasure Island. From 3,521 Condos/Apartments to 1,015 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Treasure Island are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Treasure Island?

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 Treasure Island:

  • Sunset Beach: 1,154 vacation rentals
  • Clearwater Beach: 936 vacation rentals
  • Pass-a-grille: 1,621 vacation rentals
  • Gulf Shores: 445 vacation rentals
  • Isla del Sol: 237 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 Treasure Island?

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

  • Dolphin Marine Rentals: 8,448 vacation rentals
  • Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis: 8,717 vacation rentals
  • Treasure Island Golf, Tennis & Recreation Center: 8,734 vacation rentals
  • Treasure Island Golf Tennis Recreation Center: 8,737 vacation rentals
  • John's Pass Village & Boardwalk: 7,954 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Treasure Island 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 Condos/Apartments in Treasure Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 3,521 Condos/Apartments in Treasure Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Treasure Island include:

  • Houses: 1,015 rentals available
  • Cottages: 278 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 278 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Treasure Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,783 vacation rentals with pool available in Treasure Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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