Destination guide

Explore Naples from vacation home rentals

Naples has a thriving population of millionaires, plus upscale boutiques, shops, and restaurants, so you'll be pleasantly surprised by the friendly, laid-back atmosphere. Known for its stylish street scene, white sand beaches, and relaxing weather, the city manages to be chic without being snobby. It was founded in 1886, when businessmen bought 8,700 acres on the Gulf of Mexico and named it after that other Naples on the sunny coast of Italy. Today, families, couples, and retirees are still having the time of their lives by the sea. Grab a Naples vacation rental near the beach and join them.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Naples vacation homes

For the cultured adult, Naples natives will suggest the Baker Museum, a treasure trove of 20th-century modern and contemporary art. For the kid in you, head to the Golisano Children's Museum of Naples. It was designed by kids and kid experts, and is dedicated to learning through play, including a life-like Everglades exhibit with banyan trees and a mangrove maze. For all ages and all tastes, the Naples Botanical Gardens are at your service. There's a treehouse and a butterfly sanctuary for the little ones, and 2.5 miles of trails through exquisite gardens for the rest of us.

Activities

Activities near Naples vacation homes

If you're willing to embrace the true essence of the city, head from your Naples vacation rental to the beach and promptly stop worrying. Sure, there's plenty to do. Stroll down 5th Avenue and peruse the shops, head to a private course for a round of golf, sail away on a dolphin-watching cruise or a boat tour around Naples Bay. Feeling sporty? Rent a jet ski or take a scuba diving lesson. Just remember your mission: to chill. A day spent lying under your beach umbrella is a perfectly respectable day in Naples.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Naples vacation homes

Naples' tropical weather and silky soft sand dunes draw visitors year-round, but peak months are between December and February, when average temps are in the 70s and sunny skies are common. Things warm up in spring as prices drop. Naples doesn't attract much of a spring break crowd, so if you'd prefer the quiet and a cheaper Naples vacation rental, look to book then. Summer is steamy and comes with temps in the 90s, rain storms in the afternoons, and an influx of vacationing families. Bring sunscreen and a rain slicker and you'll be covered.

Natural features

Seaside scenes and ocean animals make your vacation complete

The most obvious places to commune with nature in Naples have to do with the beach. Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, Clam Pass Beach Park, Tigertail Beach, and Barefoot Beach are all great places to spot wildlife in a maritime environment. Gopher tortoises build their burrows in the sand and are protected during nesting season, from May to October. Shorebirds feed at the water's edge, and seashell collectors are in heaven. Watch out for sting rays in summer, and enjoy gazing at the fish swirling in tidal pools. Rangers provide nature tours at Delnor-Wiggins and Barefoot Beach.

Beaches

Beach locales near Naples vacation rentals

Naples boasts long stretches of white sand near the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico, perfect for a day of swimming or sunbathing. Vacation homes can be found near spots like Naples Beach, a white-sand beach with a serene atmosphere and fishing pier, and Lowdermilk Park, a scenic beach with concession stands, volleyball courts, and a gazebo. Sugden Regional Park, a lake site with a sandy beach, paddleboats, walking paths, and picnic areas, is also a great place to spend the day.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Naples

Fly into Naples, FL (APF-Naples Municipal), the closest airport, located 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.), which is 26.8 mi (43.1 km) away.

Family friendly

Family fun near Naples vacation rentals

Families with children will love the array of attractions in Naples. Vacation homes are available near kid-friendly locations like Cambier Park, a community park with tennis, softball, and bocce courts, a playground, and bandshell, and Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, a historic zoo with boat tours through wildlife habitats and animal shows. Kids will also enjoy the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, a conservation facility with turtles, reptiles, and other animals.

Where to stay around Naples?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 7,733 vacation rentals near Naples. From 2,570 Houses to 4,519 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 Naples for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Naples:

  • Old Naples: 763 vacation rentals
  • Park Shore: 460 vacation rentals
  • Moorings: 366 vacation rentals
  • Isles of Capri: 1,361 vacation rentals
  • Royal Harbor: 177 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 Naples?

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

  • TPC Treviso Bay: 6,105 vacation rentals
  • Flamingo Island Course - Lely Resort: 5,865 vacation rentals
  • Quail West Golf and Country Club: 7,008 vacation rentals
  • Naples Pier: 6,508 vacation rentals
  • Village on Venetian Bay: 7,303 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 2,570 Houses in Naples. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Naples include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 4,519 rentals available
  • Villas: 236 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 114 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Naples?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 6,504 vacation rentals with pool available in Naples. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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