Destination guide

Even the Sunshine State's got its trade secrets

The people of Leesburg know something most other folks don't. Year-round warmth, a laid-back, lakeside vibe, and all the amenities of the city make for blissfully easy living, and with a Leesburg vacation rental you can sample a bit of it for yourself. It's the sort of place that always seems to have the best of both worlds. Close enough to the attractions of Orlando, but far enough away not to get swept up in its hectic pace, Leesburg is set on the banks of Lake Harris, and is surrounded by state parks and wildlife.

Things to do

So close, yet just far enough away

Looking for the beating heart of Leesburg? The 64-acre Venetian Gardens park is almost certainly it. Sitting down by the edge of lake Harris, it's got its own marina, along with canals, bridges, gardens, pavilions, and landscaped islands, all stitched together by miles of walking and running trails. You can even go fishing there. Wildlife lovers will find plenty of state parks and reserves in the vicinity of the city, and for those looking to go big in a different sort of park, Walt Disney World attractions in Orlando are only an hour's drive away.

Activities

Living the lake life in lovely Leesburg

Lake life is likely to be a big draw if you're considering a Leesburg vacation rental. Travelers come from far and wide to swim, fish, and boat out on Lake Harris. If 2 wheels and an open road are more your style, the area's particularly popular for motorcycle tours. In spring time, listen out for the roar of engines, as thousands upon thousands of motorcycles pour into town for the annual Leesburg Bikefest. Night owls will find the city's got a decent after-dark life, while there are plenty of options for retail therapy, too.

Weather

Thunder in paradise with a Leesburg vacation rental

You know they call it the sunshine state, right? There are 2 basic seasons round here. The winter (if you can call it that), is warm and dry. It almost never freezes, even in the middle of the coldest January nights, and snow is a mythical substance that no one's ever seen. Summer, on the other hand, can get searingly hot and humid. It runs from May to October, and during high summer, the afternoon thunderstorms roll through on such a regular basis that they're just a part of everyday life. Pack a raincoat for your Leesburg vacation rental.

Natural features

It's better down where it's wetter, take it from me

Leesburg is set on the shores of Lake Harris, towards the west of Lake County. Beginning to see a theme developing here? The life aquatic is big in this part of Florida. Aside from its lakes, the area is characterized by wetlands and marshes, all of which are a haven for all kinds of wildlife. The range of resident and migratory birds is incredible, with plenty of mammals too. But be honest, what you really want to know about are the gators. Well, good news is there are loads of them about - try Emeralda Marsh Conservation Area for starters.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Leesburg

The nearest airport is in Leesburg, FL (LEE-Leesburg Intl.), located 4.3 mi (7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Ocala, FL (OCF-Ocala Intl.), which is 32.4 mi (52.2 km) away.

Where to stay around Leesburg?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 978 vacation rentals near Leesburg. From 655 Houses to 142 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Leesburg for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Leesburg:

  • Florida Center: 132 vacation rentals
  • Lake Sumter Landing: 305 vacation rentals
  • Orange Tree: 220 vacation rentals
  • Santo Domingo: 47 vacation rentals
  • Duval: 367 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 Leesburg?

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

  • Plantation Golf Club: 904 vacation rentals
  • Venetian Gardens: 944 vacation rentals
  • ViaPort Florida: 934 vacation rentals
  • Paquette's Historical Farmall Museum: 912 vacation rentals
  • Disney World: 40,674 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 655 Houses in Leesburg. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Leesburg include:

  • Villas: 142 rentals available
  • Cottages: 52 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 26 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 Leesburg?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 611 vacation rentals with pool available in Leesburg. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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