Destination guide

Welcome to the Nature Coast

Spanning northwest Florida, Hernando County is part of the state's famous Nature Coast region. Whether you want to soak up the sun on its golden beaches, cool off in its freshwater springs, or get face to face with friendly manatees, Hernando County is a dazzling introduction to the Sunshine State. Hernando County vacation rentals let you experience Florida like a local, with a huge selection of properties to choose from. Private access to the water? Check. Spacious living areas? Check. Million dollar views with your morning coffee? Check.

Things to do

Meet the mermaids

You may have heard rumors of Florida's magical mermaids, so why not see for yourself at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park? As well as taking in a live mermaid show, you can swim in pristine waters at Buccaneer Bay, paddle along the Weeki Wachee river, or get face to face with alligators, snakes, and exotic birds. Meanwhile, with its gabled roof and gingerbread trim, Brooksville's Hernando Heritage Museum offers visitors a glimpse at life in the 1800s, while day tripping to Tampa unlocks access to a host of attractions, from safari style Busch Gardens theme park to Adventure Island water park.


Face to face with friendly manatees

Florida is famous for its West Indian manatees and there's no better place to see them than Hernando County. Crystal River's idyllic national wildlife refuge is a fantastic place to swim, dive, and snorkel with the friendly marine mammals or enjoy a leisurely pontoon cruise. Can't get enough of the loveable sea cows? Why not secure one of the riverfront Hernando County vacation rentals where you can spot playful manatees from your private sun deck? If you don't want to get your feet wet the Nature Coast is dotted with dozens of golf courses.


A slice of the Sunshine State

Drenched in almost 250 days of sunshine a year, Florida isn't called the Sunshine Coast for nothing. Winter is the most popular time to visit, with long sunny days and warm weather. May to August brings school holidays in the States which means Hernando County vacation rentals fill up fast. Temperatures soar in summer so if you want to snap up a property with a private pool you'll need to book well in advance. If you want to beat the crowds consider planning a trip in fall, when you'll have Hernando's manatees and mermaids all to yourself.

Natural features

Toothy alligator encounters

While manatees steal the spotlight, there are plenty of other wildlife encounters on offer in Hernando County. The Croom Wildlife Management Area is laced with scenic trails where you can spot alligators, white tailed deer, and wild turkeys. Withlacoochee State Forest is another favorite, poplar with hikers, horse riders, and picnickers. If you're traveling with little ones, Boyett's Grove is a fantastic place to spend an afternoon. The pint-sized wildlife park is home to a colorful menagerie of animals including monkeys, zedonks, alligators, kangaroos, and lemurs.

Can I find a vacation rental around Hernando County?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 578 vacation rentals near Hernando County. From 396 Houses to 59 Condos/Apartments, 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 Hernando County are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Hernando County?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Hernando County. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Spring Hill: 398 vacation rentals
  • Weeki Wachee: 197 vacation rentals
  • Weeki Wachee Gardens: 196 vacation rentals
  • Hernando Beach: 366 vacation rentals
  • Brooksville: 517 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Hernando County! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Hernando County?

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

  • Spring Hill: 398 rentals
  • Weeki Wachee: 197 rentals
  • Weeki Wachee Gardens: 196 rentals
  • Hernando Beach: 366 rentals
  • Brooksville: 517 rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Hernando County?

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

  • Weeki Wachee Springs: 112 rentals
  • Pine Island Beach Park: 563 rentals
  • Withlacoochee State Forest: 390 rentals
  • World Woods Golf Club: 660 rentals
  • Chassahowitzka Wildlife Reserve: 534 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hernando County listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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