Where to stay around Punta Gorda?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 1,118 vacation rentals near Punta Gorda. From 674 Houses to 243 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 Punta Gorda for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Punta Gorda?

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 Punta Gorda:

  • Burnt Store Marina: 74 vacation rentals
  • Burnt Store Isles: 18 vacation rentals
  • Charlotte Park: 54 vacation rentals
  • Historic District: 31 vacation rentals
  • Palm Island: 139 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 Punta Gorda?

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

  • Peace River Wildlife Center & Ponce De Leon Park: 2,059 vacation rentals
  • Fishermen's Village: 1,935 vacation rentals
  • Babcock Ranch Preserve: 161 vacation rentals
  • Punta Gorda History Park: 1,880 vacation rentals
  • Muscle Car City Museum: 1,935 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Punta Gorda 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 Punta Gorda?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 674 Houses in Punta Gorda. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Punta Gorda include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 243 rentals available
  • Villas: 105 rentals available
  • Studios: 63 rentals available

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

Can I rent waterfront rentals in Punta Gorda?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 497 waterfront rentals in Punta Gorda. You have also many other possibilities in Punta Gorda area, including:

  • Golf course rentals: 355 rentals
  • Downtown rentals: 116 rentals
  • Lake rentals: 76 rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals.

Can I find a vacation rental with kids' high chair in Punta Gorda?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with kids' high chair among our 149 vacation rentals with kids' high chair available in Punta Gorda. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Explore Punta Gorda from a House or Villa

    Near the barrier islands of Perdido Key and Boca Grande, the charming village of Punta Gorda has architecture dating from the days of Spanish colonization. There are many private homes and villas available for rent in the area, many within walking distance of the quaint downtown.

    Historic Downtown Punta Gorda


    You can take a Trolley Tour of the downtown area and see the location of all the shops and museums. The Military Heritage Museum has free admission, and the Muscle Car Museum has one of the largest displays of classic automobiles in the country.


    The many waterfront parks are open to the public and they make up a large part of the peninsula. Many of the parks have shelters, playgrounds, restrooms and water fountains. Gilchrist Park covers eleven acres along Charlotte Harbor and includes a basketball court, jogging trail and fishing pier.

    Walking Tour

    Perched on the shores of Charlotte Harbor, Punta Gorda is definitely a walkable city. Some of the buildings have murals painted on them by talented local artists. The historic and charming downtown of Punta Gorda is only one mile from Fisherman's Village, another attraction.

    Local Attractions

    Fisherman's Village

    Home to a 98-slip marina, Fisherman's Village also has boutiques, shops and fine dining in an indoor environment. The village is located on the Peace River as it flows into Charlotte Harbor. You can listen to live music there just about any day, including banjo playing and acoustic guitar.

    Peace River Wildlife Center

    The center is a rehabilitation stop for injured wildlife from the area. Most of them are returned to the wild, but some are residents for life. Located at the edge of Ponce de Leon Park, it's home to eagles, hawks, sandhill cranes and small mammals.

    Outdoor Activities

    Boat and Jet-Ski Rentals

    The marina is one of the favorite stopping places for local boaters. Visitors can rent boats or jet-skis for an hour or for the day. You can charter a yacht or rent a small boat, and guided tours are available as well.

    Fishing Cruises

    There are three charter fishing companies that offer expeditions to catch sea fish like tarpon, amberjack, grouper and kingfish. Harbor fishing tours are available in addition to the deep sea cruises.


    Seminole Lakes Golf Club is located in Punta Gorda and is open to the public. Altogether, there are nearly two dozen golf courses within an hour's drive of the city.

    Dining and Nightlife

    Festivals and Events

    In February, Punta Gorda hosts a Wine and Jazz Festival featuring top artists. In March, there are culinary walking tours and Funk Fest. Every month has some kind of special event, along with regular ones like the Wednesday Night Pub Stroll.

    Celtic Ray Public House

    The Celtic Ray Public House is one of the most popular dining destinations in Punta Gorda. The restaurant offers Irish food in a relaxed atmosphere and has a strong selection of imported beers.

    River City Grill

    This is another popular dining spot in Punta Gorda. Located two blocks away from the charming downtown, the River City Grill has a good selection of wines to go with the eclectic menu.


    Punta Gorda is in the temperate zone of Florida and the weather is warm and humid. Summers are hot, with temperatures in the low nineties, and there is no dry season. October through April, the weather is mild, and daily average temperatures hover in the sixties or seventies.

    How to Get There

    Punta Gorda is located just west of I-75 on the Gulf of Mexico. From the west coast of Florida, you can get there from FL 70 W and U.S. 17 W from the north or FL 80 W and I-75 N if you're coming from the south. The closest major airport is Southwest Florida Regional Airport (RSW), 38 miles southeast of the City of Ft. Meyers. There is access to I-75 N from the airport to Punta Gorda, and rental cars and taxis are available.