Destination guide

Seaside fun at Saint Pete Beach vacation home rentals

Saint Pete Beach is one of the locales where Florida truly lives up to its moniker as the Sunshine State—the sun shines on this Gulf Coast town literally all year long, making it the ideal spot to get that glowing tan. Mid-century Saint Pete Beach vacation rentals and long-running establishments evoke an unmistakable Old Florida feel, but don't mistake it for a sleepy town. Come nightfall, head for one of the beach bars, where you can drink tiki cocktails and make merry with the locals well into the wee hours of the morning.

Things to do

Attractions near Saint Pete Beach vacation rentals

At the southern end of Saint Pete Beach lies the Pass-a-Grille Historic District. The community's first church building now houses the volunteer-run Gulf Beaches Historical Museum, where old photos, vintage postcards, and various artifacts piece together a visual history of Florida's barrier islands. Before leaving the musuem, make sure to pick up a brochure for a self-guided walking tour of Pass-a-Grille—there are plenty of historic buildings to see in this part of town. Touted as one of America's shortest Main Streets, 8th Avenue is a charming row of small art galleries and quaint boutiques.

Activities

Things to do near Saint Pete Beach vacation homes

Not to be confused with the nearby buzzing city of St. Petersburg, Saint Pete Beach is much more laid-back, so it's perfect for beach bumming. It's also an ideal getaway for avid anglers casting their nets wide in search of varied fishing opportunities. Hire a charter boat for access to inshore and offshore hotspots, head for one of several fishing piers in the vicinity, or try wade fishing at Fort De Soto Park and Weedon Island Preserve. Alternatively, book a dolphin-watching excursion and watch these playful mammals make a splash in their natural habitat.

Weather

Climate for your trip to Saint Pete Beach vacation homes

If you were hoping to make a scrapbook filled with enviable snapshots against the backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico, consider your wish granted. The subtropical climate in Saint Pete Beach all but guarantees year-round sunshine, although you'll probably need a sweater from late fall to early spring, when the evenings get just a tad chilly. Temps in the winter, particularly in January and February, range from 35 to 80 degrees, while June to September see an average summer temperature of 83 degrees. For better chances of scoring great deals on Saint Pete Beach vacation rentals, consider scheduling your holiday in the winter.

Natural features

Saint Pete Beach—a grand time in the great outdoors

Covering a whopping 1,136 acres, Fort De Soto Park encompasses 5 interconnected islands, or "keys." You'll be spoilt for choice with the outdoor amenities, from hiking and canoe trails to white-sand swimming beaches. From Saint Pete Beach, you can also take a ferry (or your own boat) to Shell Key Preserve, a nesting site for seabirds and sea turtles in the summer. There are no facilities in Shell Key—not so much as a bathroom—so come prepared for a day trip, and see if you can make Bear Grylls proud. You can also rent a kayak and paddle around the preserve.

Beaches

Beaches near Saint Pete Beach vacation homes

Saint Pete Beach offers stunning beach locations for sunbathing and swimming. Vacation homes are available near places like Upham Beach Park, a wide, white-sand beach with a dune backdrop and spectacular dolphin sightings, and Boca Ciega Bay, an aquatic reserve with beaches, boat ramps, fishing piers, mangroves, and spring-fed caves. You'll also like Treasure Island Slide Florida, a public beach with a tranquil atmosphere, clear, calm waters, and seaside amenities.

How to get there

Transportation to and around St. Pete Beach

Fly into St. Petersburg, FL (SPG-Albert Whitted), the closest airport, located 7.2 mi (11.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into St. Petersburg, FL (PIE-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Intl.), which is 13.3 mi (21.4 km) away.

Family friendly

Family fun near Saint Pete Beach vacation rentals

Outdoorsy families will love the fun outdoor spaces in Saint Pete Beach. Vacation rentals can be found near places like Egan Park, a coastal park with ball fields, tennis courts, nature trails, and a fishing and boat ramp, and Shell Key Preserve, a wildlife preserve on an undeveloped island with campsites and nature activities. Kids will also like Gulfport Beach Recreation Area, a waterfront locale with a beach, picnic areas, and sand sports near area shops and dining.

Where to stay around Saint Pete Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,435 vacation rentals near Saint Pete Beach. From 3,016 Condos/Apartments to 840 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 Saint Pete Beach are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Saint Pete 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 Saint Pete Beach:

  • Pass-a-grille: 1,626 vacation rentals
  • Don Cesar: 244 vacation rentals
  • Pass-a-Grille Historic District: 101 vacation rentals
  • Belle Vista: 275 vacation rentals
  • Corey Ave: 435 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 Saint Pete Beach?

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

  • Gulf Beaches Historical Museum: 9,098 vacation rentals
  • Merry Pier: 9,138 vacation rentals
  • Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center: 9,578 vacation rentals
  • Hurley Park: 9,067 vacation rentals
  • Splash Island Water Park: 9,640 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Saint Pete 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 Saint Pete Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 3,016 Condos/Apartments in Saint Pete Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Saint Pete Beach include:

  • Houses: 840 rentals available
  • Cottages: 223 rentals available
  • Villas: 22 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Saint Pete Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,285 vacation rentals with pool available in Saint Pete Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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