Destination guide

The riverside setting of Lakewood Ranch is ready to explore

The riverfront, wildlife and beaches are a perfect backdrop to your vacation home in Lakewood Ranch. This welcoming city is known for its bars, bird watching and sporting events. John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Sarasota Jungle Gardens are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in and around Lakewood Ranch

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Lakewood Ranch a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mote Marine Aquarium (11.6 mi / 18.6 km)
  • The River Club (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Legacy Golf Club (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Rosedale Golf and Country Club (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • University Park Country Club (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Tatum Ridge Golf Links (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Lakewood Ranch

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 91°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Lakewood Ranch

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Lakewood Ranch is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sarasota Jungle Gardens (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Siesta Key Public Beach (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
  • Nathan Benderson Park (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Lake Manatee State Park (5.9 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Celery Fields (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Lakewood Ranch

The nearest airport is in Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.), located 8.8 mi (14.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to St. Petersburg, FL (SPG-Albert Whitted), which is 27.9 mi (44.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Lakewood Ranch?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 7,724 vacation rentals near Lakewood Ranch. From 2,760 Houses to 3,657 Condos/Apartments, 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 Lakewood Ranch are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Lakewood Ranch?

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 Lakewood Ranch:

  • Lido Key: 1,917 vacation rentals
  • Isla del Sol: 288 vacation rentals
  • Casey Key: 4,245 vacation rentals
  • Palmer Ranch: 350 vacation rentals
  • Indian Beach Sapphire Shores: 74 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 Lakewood Ranch?

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

  • Main Street at Lakewood Ranch: 7,049 vacation rentals
  • Legacy Golf Club: 6,429 vacation rentals
  • The River Club: 7,372 vacation rentals
  • St. Armands Circle: 8,311 vacation rentals
  • Point of Rocks: 6,582 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lakewood Ranch 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 Lakewood Ranch?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 2,760 Houses in Lakewood Ranch. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lakewood Ranch include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3,657 rentals available
  • Villas: 457 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 214 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 Lakewood Ranch?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 5,939 vacation rentals with pool available in Lakewood Ranch. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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