Where to stay around Franklin County?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 786 vacation rentals near Franklin County. From 628 Houses to 97 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 Franklin County for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Franklin County?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Franklin County. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • St. George Island: 698 vacation rentals
  • Apalachicola: 514 vacation rentals
  • Alligator Point: 109 vacation rentals
  • Carrabelle Beach: 654 vacation rentals
  • Carrabelle: 130 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Franklin County! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Franklin County?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Franklin County:

  • St. George Island: 698 rentals
  • Apalachicola: 514 rentals
  • Alligator Point: 109 rentals
  • Carrabelle: 130 rentals
  • Saint Teresa: 125 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Franklin County?

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

  • St. George Island State Park: 729 rentals
  • St. George Lighthouse: 697 rentals
  • Crooked River Lighthouse: 636 rentals
  • John Gorrie State Museum: 798 rentals
  • Fort Gadsden: 284 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Franklin County listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Memorable trips on Florida's Forgotten Coast

Forget your worries and dig your toes into the sand along Florida's so-called "Forgotten Coast." Away from the crowded theme parks of Orlando and cosmopolitan scene of Miami, Franklin County vacation rentals offer visitors a completely different side of Florida. Dubbed the "Forgotten Coast," this idyllic stretch of coastline sits on the Gulf of Mexico and feels like the Florida of old—before Mickey Mouse set up shop, and quidditch was just a gleam in J.K. Rowling's eye. Quiet beaches are complemented by quaint, welcoming seaside towns with busy ports. Away from the shore, roads lead into thick forests just waiting to be explored.

Franklin County oysters—the pearl in Florida's crown

Seafood fan? Then you're in luck—not only will you find Franklin County's harbors full of shrimp boats, but this is also where 90% of the state's oysters are harvested, meaning you're that much more likely to find a pearl. Other pearls to be found while staying in Franklin County vacation rentals include the area's beautiful coastline and preserved wildlife areas. Canoeing and kayaking—or "paddling," as it's known around here—are particularly popular ways to explore the waterways and coastal lowlands of the region, but the county's wild backwaters are also great for walkers, bird watchers, and cyclists.

Tate's Hell State Forest is heaven for outdoor lovers

Franklin County vacation rentals are perfect for lovers of the great outdoors. Tate's Hell State Forest might sound more like the kind of place you'd want to avoid, but this watery wonderland of woods and swamps is wonderful for walkers, campers, and paddlers who've brought along their own canoe or kayak. St. George Island State Park is another sure hit, especially for beach lovers and bird watchers, while history buffs can revisit the past at the St. George Lighthouse, where you'll find a museum in the authentically rebuilt and replicated Keeper's House.

It's always sunny in Franklin County (well, mostly)

Swap Mickey Mouse ears for a sunhat in Franklin County, where the sun shines an average of 241 days a year. You can soak up the rays on any of the region's beautiful beaches practically all year round, with temperatures reaching the high 70s by April and regularly hitting 90 degrees in July and August. Winter (December–February) is cooler, with temperatures ranging from the mid 40s to upper 60s, though the summer months between June and August are generally the wettest. As with the rest of Florida, hurricane season is between June and November.

Get ready to get wet ‘n' wild in Florida's Franklin County

Franklin County lies in northwestern Florida, tucked along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. It's 69 miles from Tallahassee, and roughly a 5-hour drive from Orlando. Ninety percent of the county's land is under state or federal government protection, making it a haven not just for outdoor lovers, but for all kinds of wildlife and bird species. Take a hike in Apalachicola National Forest, the biggest in Florida, and you'll see streams, rivers, lakes, and natural springs, as well as caverns, sinkholes, and beautiful fields of wildflowers.