Destination guide

Make a getaway to the Treasure Coast in Sebastian

Settled along the shores of the Treasure Coast, Sebastian vacation rentals let visitors experience the Atlantic Ocean, warm weather, and an array of family-friendly activities. Sebastian itself has a number of amenities that appeal to outdoorsy folk, coastal history buffs, beachgoers, and travelers seeking small-town coastal appeal. This fishing hamlet boasts early Spanish colonial history, including a lost sunken treasure offshore, while the Sebastian Inlet State Park lures surfers and sunbathers. The seaside town is also home to Pelican Island, the country’s first wildlife refuge and one of the top attractions in Sebastian.

Things to do

Stay entertained during all 4 seasons in Sebastian

Natural attractions in Sebastian are numerous, as Sebastian Inlet State Park gives travelers the chance to unwind on the sunny seashore while offering sprawling views of the lush inlet. The Sebastian River also promises excellent boating, kayaking, and fishing, with mangroves and roving waterways to explore and hike alongside. To get out on the ocean, various chartered fishing excursions are available for reservations. For family attractions in Sebastian, look no further than the Treasure Museum, which highlights the city’s colorful history of pirate ships and lost treasure.


Fun things to see and do in Sebastian

Once a quaint fisherman’s village, Sebastian offers travelers the utopia of coastal living with well-appointed modern amenities. Sebastian vacation rentals give visitors the chance to enjoy restaurants and shops with water views along the walkable riverfront. Nature enthusiasts can’t miss Pelican Island, a historic wildlife refuge steeped in the biodiverse Indian River Lagoon. Migratory birds are a sight to behold amidst crystal blue waters and ocean breezes that make hiking and biking a treat. Those seeking weekly vacation rentals in Sebastian and on the hunt for history can indulge in Sebastian’s Spanish influences, showcased in local museums.


Sunshine and tropical weather in Sebastian

Life along the inlet and ocean makes for temperate weather year-round in this sunny destination. Those reserving summer vacation rentals in Sebastian will enjoy a balmy average high of 88 from June through August, while winter travelers can bask in average lows that rarely sink below 60. That means whether you book in January or June, you can enjoy Sebastian vacation rentals. Tropical weather spells the occasional rainfall, but with a well-appointed and vibrant downtown area, there’s plenty to keep visitors entertained no matter the weather.

Natural features

The pristine natural setting of Sebastian

Home to the country’s oldest wildlife refuge, Sebastian lets visitors peruse thriving plant and wildlife. Thanks to its location alongside the vivid shores of a vast inlet waterway, Sebastian maintains a fertile landscape that features rocky terrain and a natural oceanic backdrop. There are plenty of free attractions in Sebastian with Indian River Lagoon close by. Wetlands and mangroves are ripe for fishing, and Pelican Island is a birdwatcher’s delight. Azure waters invite snorkeling and sea cave exploration, while sunrises and sunsets along Florida’s classic coast make for striking photography and easily made memories.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Sebastian

The nearest airport is in Vero Beach, FL (VRB-Vero Beach Municipal), located 14.2 mi (22.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Melbourne, FL (MLB-Orlando Melbourne Intl.), which is 19.3 mi (31.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Sebastian?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,103 vacation rentals near Sebastian. From 421 Houses to 503 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 Sebastian for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Sebastian?

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 Sebastian:

  • Sebastian Highlands: 61 vacation rentals
  • Central Beach: 73 vacation rentals
  • Floridana Beach: 30 vacation rentals
  • Johns Island: 23 vacation rentals
  • Indialantic By The Sea: 38 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 Sebastian?

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

  • Urca de Lima Underwater Archaeological Preserve: 648 vacation rentals
  • North County Aquatic Center: 553 vacation rentals
  • LaPorte Farms: 632 vacation rentals
  • Mel Fisher's Treasure Museum: 590 vacation rentals
  • Sebastian Inlet State Park: 646 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sebastian 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 Sebastian?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 421 Houses in Sebastian. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sebastian include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 503 rentals available
  • Cottages: 47 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 47 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sebastian?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 667 vacation rentals with pool available in Sebastian. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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