Destination guide

A tiny island with big-time adventures

What could you possibly do on an island measuring just 1 mile long and a half-mile wide? More than you could ever imagine! Located off the coast of Cape Coral along Florida's Gulf Coast, Useppa Island provides the ideal vacation on land and sea. Want to curl your toes in the sand, sip on a cocktail, and never leave the comfort of your Useppa Island vacation rental? This laidback island is the perfect spot for unwinding. But what if you long for adventure? Then spend your days visiting nearby islands, frolicking in the gulf waters, and hiking through state parks.

Things to do

Getting to know you: island hopping and history lessons

What better way to start your trip than with a visit to Barbara Sumwalt Useppa Island Historical Museum, where you'll learn about the region's history. Tear yourself away from the comfort of your Useppa Island vacation rental as you set out to explore nearby islands, including Cayo Costa State Park. The 2,426-acre island is only accessible by boat, ferry, or helicopter, but when you're lying on its 9 miles of glorious beaches, you'll understand why it was worth the effort. Cool off with a swim, hike the nature trails, and sit in on an ecology lecture at the amphitheater.


Exploring the island by land and sea

Grab your hat and spend the day on land collecting seashells, birdwatching, or sunbathing along the island beaches. Itching to get into the warm gulf waters? Treat yourself to a quick dip or embark on an afternoon of snorkeling, kayaking, or scuba diving. Bypass the shops and fish for your own dinner as you sign up for a fishing tour, or man your own vessel into waters known for deep-sea fishing. Not a seafood fan? Local captains will give you a tour of the region as well, without the rod and tackle.


Sunshine and pleasant temps. What else is new?

Pack your pancho or prepare to get drenched if you're visiting Useppa Island from June through September, when monthly rainfall totals measure between 8 to 10 inches. Raindrops are a welcome relief from the hot and humid summers when temperatures typically climb into the high 90s and you'll find yourself blasting the A/C in your Useppa Island vacation rental. Things stay comfortable the rest of the year, however, with highs rarely dropping below the mid-70s. You may scoff at the island's so-called "winter" season, when evening temps hover around the high 50s.

Natural features

Sunny beaches and tropical islands: paradise found

Natural beauty abounds throughout Useppa Island with banyan trees, exotic flowers, and lush vegetation typically only found in perfectly maintained greenhouses. Mangrove swamps, dense forests, and bayous are common throughout the island as well. Who needs a zoo in a region so rich with wildlife? Don't be surprised if you spot manatees and dolphins swimming in the crystal clear waters that lap against the pristine beaches. Florida offers strict protection for endangered species, so you may start seeing more loggerhead sea turtles, gopher tortoises, and southern bald eagles as well.

Where to stay around Useppa Island?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 660 vacation rentals near Useppa Island. From 432 Houses to 31 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Useppa Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Useppa Island?

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 Useppa Island:

  • Pelican: 1,669 vacation rentals
  • Palm Island: 163 vacation rentals
  • Yacht Club: 590 vacation rentals
  • Burnt Store Marina: 68 vacation rentals
  • Burnt Store: 790 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 Useppa Island?

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

  • Gasparilla Island: 1,338 vacation rentals
  • Sanibel and Captiva Island Visitor's Center: 7,250 vacation rentals
  • Times Square: 1,720 vacation rentals
  • Sanibel Island Lighthouse: 9,406 vacation rentals
  • Stump Pass Beach State Park: 2,616 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Useppa Island 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 Useppa Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 432 Houses in Useppa Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Useppa Island include:

  • Villas: 31 rentals available
  • Cottages: 30 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 30 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Useppa Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 488 vacation rentals with pool available in Useppa Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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