Destination guide

A golfer's paradise

Set in Citrus County, Inverness is a laid-back community on Florida's Nature Coast. Golf is one of its biggest drawcards, with a myriad of scenic courses to choose from. Think oak-lined fairways, picturesque vistas and shimmering lakes. Beyond the green there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the sunshine, including swimming, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding and more. If West Indian manatees are on your wish list, you're in luck. From Crystal River and Homosassa Springs, Inverness vacation rentals make it easy to visit a host of manatee hotspots.

Things to do

Gear up at the Citrus County Speedway

Racing enthusiasts will be in their element at Citrus County Speedway, one of Florida's top race tracks. From monster trucks to Formula 1 cars, the figure-8 course puts on a high-octane lineup of events. More than a century old, the historic Citrus County courthouse has been beautifully restored to its former glory. Elvis fans may recognize it from the hit 60s film, Follow That Dream. The grand granite building anchors downtown Inverness, where you'll find a string of cafes, craft stores and clothing boutiques.

Activities

Snorkel with West Indian manatees

Citrus County is the only place in the US where you can snorkel with West Indian manatees. Just 20 miles from Inverness is the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, where visitors can get up close and personal with the loveable marine mammals. Continue the nature theme with an airboat ride on the Withlacoochee River. Keep an eye out for alligators lurking in the swamp. Thanks to its year-round sunshine, Florida has always been a magnet for golfers. Inverness vacation rentals put you within striking distance of 9 Citrus County courses, each with its own unique set of challenges.

Weather

Winter on the Nature Coast

Winter is high season in Florida, with its subtropical climate luring both sun seekers and snowbirds. Long days and clear skies make it an ideal time to explore the Nature Coast or tee off at one of the many golf courses. Want to stay just steps from your favorite country club? With swimming pools, air conditioning and fairway views, Inverness vacation rentals are a guaranteed way to maximize your time on the green. Winter is also peak manatee season, with hundreds of the sea cows flocking to bask in the warm freshwater springs.

Natural features

Rub shoulders with wildlife at Crystal River

Part of Citrus County, Inverness is a gateway to Florida's Nature Coast. The region is dotted with first magnitude freshwater springs, with dozens located in the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. With warm water throughout the year, the springs serve as a haven for West Indian manatees. The park is also home to other local wildlife, including black bears, bobcats, white-tailed deer, American alligators and river otters. Don't miss the fantastic Wildlife Encounter programs held daily.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Inverness

The nearest airport is in Ocala, FL (OCF-Ocala Intl.), located 26.1 mi (42 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Leesburg, FL (LEE-Leesburg Intl.), which is 32.4 mi (52.2 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Inverness?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 219 vacation rentals near Inverness. From 140 Houses to 35 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Inverness for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Inverness:

  • Lake Sumter Landing: 306 vacation rentals
  • Santo Domingo: 47 vacation rentals
  • Duval: 369 vacation rentals
  • Dunedin: 53 vacation rentals
  • Lynnhaven: 45 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 Inverness?

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

  • Lakeside Golf and Country Club: 572 vacation rentals
  • Bark Central Dog Park: 598 vacation rentals
  • Old Courthouse Heritage Museum: 572 vacation rentals
  • Rainbow Springs State Park: 72 vacation rentals
  • The Villages Market Square: 834 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 140 Houses in Inverness. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Inverness include:

  • Villas: 35 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 19 rentals available
  • Cottages: 12 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 Inverness?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 124 vacation rentals with pool available in Inverness. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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