Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Odessa

The lake and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Odessa. This city is welcoming and relaxing, recognized for its restaurants, shopping and golfing. Big Cat Rescue and Lowry Park Zoo are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Odessa

Do you want to discover things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Odessa a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Big Cat Rescue (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Lowry Park Zoo (12 mi / 19.3 km)
  • Adventure Island (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
  • Florida Aquarium (16.6 mi / 26.6 km)
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium (17.7 mi / 28.4 km)
  • Florida State Fairgrounds (17.9 mi / 28.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Odessa

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Odessa is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pier 60 Park (18.1 mi / 29.2 km)
  • Sand Key Park (19 mi / 30.5 km)
  • Brooker Creek Headwaters Nature Preserve (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Lake Rogers Park (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • John Chesnut Sr Park (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Odessa

Fly into Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.), the closest airport, located 12 mi (19.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into St. Petersburg, FL (PIE-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Intl.), which is 17.3 mi (27.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Odessa?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,148 vacation rentals near Odessa. From 620 Houses to 336 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 Odessa for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Odessa:

  • Clearwater Beach: 1,032 vacation rentals
  • Sand Key: 1,016 vacation rentals
  • Northwest Tampa: 743 vacation rentals
  • Gulf Harbors: 106 vacation rentals
  • South Tampa: 245 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 Odessa?

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

  • Silver Dollar Golf Club: 3,037 vacation rentals
  • Lake Rogers Park: 2,721 vacation rentals
  • The Eagles Golf Club: 3,257 vacation rentals
  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay: 3,046 vacation rentals
  • USA Fleamarket: 860 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 620 Houses in Odessa. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Odessa include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 336 rentals available
  • Cabins: 50 rentals available
  • Cottages: 50 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 Odessa?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 507 vacation rentals with pool available in Odessa. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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