Destination guide

Soak up the Floridian charm of Englewood Beach

Perched on Florida's glittering Gulf Coast, within easy driving distance of thrill-packed Orlando, Englewood Beach is the Sunshine State at its most blissfully laid-back. Its unspoiled coastline offers a picturesque combination of palm-fringed white sand and vividly blue water. Nearby, you'll find independent boutiques and irresistible restaurants where you can feast on freshly-caught seafood whilst taking in tranquil ocean views. But the town is in no way over-developed, and has retained the sleepy fishing-village vibe that attracted visitors in the first place. Englewood Beach vacation rentals range from cozy condos to lavish beachfront houses, so you're bound to find one to suit.

Things to do

Englewood Beach's awesome arts scene

The Englewood Beach region boasts a thriving arts and culture scene, with an abundance of treasure-filled galleries and vibrant venues to check out. The Lemon Bay Playhouse is an inspiring community theater, which plays host to an eclectic program of riveting dramas, side-splitting comedies, and dazzling musicals. The Englewood Area Historical Museum offers an immersive trip down memory lane, tracing back local history over 10,000 years through a collection of ancient artifacts, historical homewares and captivating vintage photographs. A short drive from your Englewood Beach vacation rental will bring you to the Clyde Butcher Gallery, which showcases the work of the legendary photographer best known for his exquisite evocations of Florida landscapes.

Activities

Watery escapades around Englewood Beach

Englewood Beach is a prime location for fishing, its clean waters teeming with king mackerel, grouper, and snapper, to name just a few of the local ocean-dwellers. If angling isn't your thing, you may prefer to explore the seas at a leisurely pace by kayak or paddle board. If, on the other hand, you're in search of an adrenalin fix, you can rent a waverunner and skim across the water at high speeds. Should you prefer to stay on dry land, you could kick off the day with a gently invigorating beachfront yoga session, and end it with an ice-cold cocktail in hand, marveling at a sensational sunset.

Weather

Warm winter sun on Englewood Beach

Englewood Beach's subtropical climate ensures dry, pleasantly warm weather between November and February, which makes it an extremely popular spot for a sunny winter getaway. Naturally, Englewood Beach vacation rentals are in high demand during this period, so be sure to book well in advance. Spring and fall are also great times to visit, with slightly fewer out-of-towners. During the summer months of June to August it can get very humid, with a good chance of rain and tropical storms. However, you can still expect plenty of sunshine, and you may find good deals on accommodation.

Natural features

Hang out with dolphins at Englewood beach

You'll find a wealth of natural spectacle virtually on the doorstep of your Englewood Beach vacation rental. A highlight for many is a trip out to sea to marvel at playful dolphins and adorable manatees splashing around in their natural habitat. Birdwatchers should keep their eyes peeled for majestic hawks, bald eagles, and osprey circling overheard. Near the beach you'll also find dense mangrove forests, ruggedly beautiful scrublands, and tranquil trails to explore by foot or mountain bike.

Where to stay around Englewood Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,335 vacation rentals near Englewood Beach. From 733 Houses to 288 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 Englewood Beach are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Englewood Beach?

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

  • Siesta Key: 4,451 vacation rentals
  • Sarasota: 6,891 vacation rentals
  • Florida Gulf Coast: 28,600 vacation rentals
  • Cape Coral: 7,420 vacation rentals
  • Venice: 3,252 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Englewood Beach! 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 Englewood Beach?

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 Englewood Beach:

  • Siesta Key: 4,451 rentals
  • Sarasota: 6,891 rentals
  • Cape Coral: 7,420 rentals
  • Venice: 3,252 rentals
  • Captiva: 1,266 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 Englewood Beach?

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

  • Gasparilla Island: 1,356 rentals
  • Port Charlotte Beach Park: 2,357 rentals
  • Stump Pass Beach State Park: 2,650 rentals
  • Riverwood Golf and Country Club: 2,718 rentals
  • Sarasota National Golf Course: 4,128 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Englewood Beach 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.

Explore destinations around Englewood Beach

Siesta Key
4,451 vacation rentals
Sarasota
6,891 vacation rentals
Cape Coral
7,420 vacation rentals
Venice
3,252 vacation rentals
Captiva
1,266 vacation rentals
Placida
1,095 vacation rentals
Boca Grande
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Punta Gorda
1,227 vacation rentals
Port Charlotte
2,092 vacation rentals
Manasota Key
2,080 vacation rentals
North Port
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Nokomis
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Rotonda West
1,590 vacation rentals
Osprey
4,275 vacation rentals
Bokeelia
153 vacation rentals
South Venice
3,080 vacation rentals
Cape Haze
1,052 vacation rentals
Useppa Island
654 vacation rentals
Charlotte Harbor
2,199 vacation rentals
Venice Gardens
6,112 vacation rentals