Destination guide

Fun in the sun along Florida's Gulf Coast

Nestled in the upscale community of North Naples, Vanderbilt Beach is home to sunny skies and sprawling white sand beaches. Enjoy your leisure time in the Florida Gulf Coast city, whether you spend your days frolicking in the waters or exploring the great outdoors in the region's lush green space. You'll also find major attractions, including gardens and zoos in nearby Naples, just 15 minutes south of the cozy beach city. It may be hard to part with your comfy Vanderbilt Beach vacation rental but it's worth it to see all the area has to offer.

Things to do

Dust off the sand and explore the city beyond the beach

Booking a Vanderbilt Beach vacation rental means you'll always be close to a host of fun attractions. Nature lovers can get lost in the wilderness at the Naples Botanical Gardens, where palm trees, orchids, and ponds filled with water lilies dot the colorful landscape. Embark on a safari adventure at the Naples Zoo, where you'll enjoy up-close encounters with tigers, cheetahs, and pythons. Or splash into some good times at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon, an outdoor water park where you can float down a lazy river and test your nerves on massive water slides.


From kayaking to tee time, outdoor activities are calling!

Soak up the rays at Vanderbilt Beach as you spend the day bike riding or playing beach volleyball. Cool off in the gulf's warm waters with a quick swim or try your hand at windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, or kiteboarding. Looking for a slower pace? Relax with a leisurely picnic or treat yourself to an ice cream cone from a beachfront snack stand. Cast your fishing line from the Naples Pier or test your sea legs by chartering a deep-sea fishing vessel. Hit the greens and play 18 holes at one of the numerous nearby golf courses.


No surprise here _ get ready for plenty of sunshine!

Like most spots in Florida, Vanderbilt Beach offers year-round sunny skies. The area's tropical climate translates to warm and dry winters, where the coldest it ever gets is the low 50s. With 90-plus-degree temperatures, high humidity and heavy rains, summertime is a good time to take shelter inside your Vanderbilt Beach vacation rental. The beach community sees 8 to 9 inches of rain each month between June and September, so make sure you pack an umbrella. Leave your sweaters behind in the spring and fall when daytime highs hover in the high 70s to mid-80s.

Natural features

Paradise on earth: when water meets white sand beaches

While the expansive Gulf of Mexico and the powdery white beaches that line it dominate the landscape in Vanderbilt Beach, you'll find there's water everywhere! Numerous lakes, channels, canals, and rivers flow through the area, broken up only by quaint communities and bustling cities. Want to see wildlife in its natural setting? Many regional mangrove forests and wetlands are filled with brown pelicans, ospreys, snowy egrets, and even the occasional bald eagle. With so many migratory birds flying south in the winter, Vanderbilt Beach is a great spot for some serious bird-watching.

How to get there

How to get to and around Vanderbilt Beach

The nearest airport is in Naples, FL (APF-Naples Municipal), located 7.1 mi (11.5 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 19.3 mi (31 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Vanderbilt Beach?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 830 vacation rentals near Vanderbilt Beach. From 366 Condos/Apartments to 397 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Vanderbilt Beach are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Vanderbilt Beach?

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 Vanderbilt Beach:

  • Mid Island: 1,243 vacation rentals
  • Pelican: 1,693 vacation rentals
  • South Island: 1,067 vacation rentals
  • Old Naples: 763 vacation rentals
  • Naples Park: 747 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 Vanderbilt Beach?

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

  • Sanibel and Captiva Island Visitor's Center: 7,601 vacation rentals
  • Sanibel Island Lighthouse: 9,840 vacation rentals
  • Florida Gulf Coast University: 13,751 vacation rentals
  • Times Square: 1,736 vacation rentals
  • Gulf Coast Town Center: 9,391 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Vanderbilt Beach 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 Condos/Apartments in Vanderbilt Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 366 Condos/Apartments in Vanderbilt Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Vanderbilt Beach include:

  • Houses: 397 rentals available
  • Villas: 23 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 17 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 Vanderbilt Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 658 vacation rentals with pool available in Vanderbilt Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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