When you vacation in Florida, you’re here for the sun and the sand. You want a property that’s steps to warm, comfortable waters. We’re here to help out. The one thing we at FloridaRentals.com don’t want you stressing over — finding the best waterfront rental for your vacation.

We have thousands of waterfront rentals on our site, but we’ve highlighted 10 of our favorite waterfront rentals along Florida’s gulf coast. All of the featured rentals are nestled right up close to the Gulf of Mexico – with warm inviting waters nearby.

So read on and start searching for the perfect gulf coast beachfront rental!

Top 10 Florida Gulf Coast Waterfront Rentals

Glorious Gulf Villa || Pine Valley

About the rental: Our Glorious Gulf Villa is a stylish waterfront villa on Florida’s Gulf Coast in Rotonda West; nestled between Sarasota and Naples.

No two villas are ever the same, so don’t settle for second best.

Our villa offers it’s own private fishing dock, heated pool & free Wi-Fi.
If you’re looking for a luxurious Gulf Coast villa in Florida, that provides luxury, tranquillity and beauty, then you don’t need to look any further.

Please take a moment to explore our Glorious Gulf Villa website (link below) to see our more villa details and info on the local area or if you prefer to talk to us direct please give us a call with any questions (phone number below) .

Our stylish Glorious Gulf Coast villa is the perfect destination for everyone of all ages.

We are located right on the waterfront providing you with amazing views. Complete with a large private electric heated pool as well as your very own fishing dock if not for fishing on, then simply relaxing with a good book and a glass of wine.

From the minute you first walk through the door you will instantly have the “WOW!” factor. Contemporary in style, professionally and tastefully interior designed with comfort and style in mind.

Sleeps 6 – 3 bed/2 bath. No smoking & no pets allowed.

We believe our villa has it all…amazing waterfront location, abundance of wildlife to observe, nearby championship golf courses, beaches, restaurants & shops to keep everyone happy.

The layout is open-plan style making it a very social home with distinct separate areas for the Living Room, Family Gathering Room, Dining Room, Kitchen and Breakfast Nook Area.
Every room is light, spacious and well planned.

Master suite – has a stunning 4-poster super-king bed, large en-suite with walk-in shower, separate toilet, his & hers basins and hairdryer.
Queen suite – has a queen bed and beautiful views of the waterway – shares bathroom (bath, shower & toilet) with twin room
Twin room – twin beds

For lovers of the sun, the sun deck stretches out to the pool area and makes the perfect place to sunbathe.

The large private pool is most inviting – it can be heated in the cooler months to allow all year round swimming (extra charge).

At the bottom of the garden you will find your own private fishing dock complete with fishing rod and leisure chairs. Even if you don’t fish, it’s the perfect spot to watch the sunset, enjoy a good book with a glass of wine or watch the different types of wildlife.

Fisherman’s Cove || Siesta Key

About the rental: When we travel over 1,000 miles to enjoy a beach vacation we’re not interested in being steps from the beach, across from the beach, or having what is often euphemistically advertised as, “a view of the beach.” We want to be smack dab right on the beach and have a direct unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico.
That is what you will get with our beautiful condo!

Fisherman’s Cove is a very rare Siesta Key condo where every unit has direct, unobstructed, full Gulf views. The building is one of the closest condos to the Gulf on all of Siesta Key. You could throw a tennis ball into the gulf from this Siesta Key beachfront condo! Located at Turtle Beach on the island of Siesta Key off Sarasota, Florida, this vacation home has the best of both worlds – the beach in front and boat docks with access to the Intracoastal Waterway in back. Fisherman’s Cove is practically surrounded by water!

This unit is on the ground floor and you can walk right out the lanai onto the sand!! Flooring has been upgraded with modern plank tile throughout. The renovated kitchen has granite counter tops and modern appliances including refrigerator, glass top range/oven, dishwasher and microwave. The kitchen is fully equipped including a range of small appliances and Kuerig coffeemaker. The dining area has seating for six (including two bar stools) and is right off the kitchen. The living room has a new extra thick mattress in the queen sleeper plus a love seat, large flat panel HDTV and an amazing view out to the lanai and the Gulf. The air-conditioned lanai has sliders looking out to the Gulf of Mexico and the beach. This unit also has glass sliders between the living room and Lanai giving the option of closing it off so the inside is air-conditioned but sliders can be opened on the Lanai. It is furnished with chairs and table to let you get comfortable as close to the water as possible.

The owners have equipped this unit with lots of extras including beach chairs, beach umbrella, boogie boards/skim boards, kids surfboard, beach toys, bucket ball, a beach cart, and more! It also has a Wii Game Console with games, board games (for kids and adults) and a bunch of family movies on DVD.

Sleep at night with the ocean surf right outside your window! The master bedroom has a bay window overlooking the Gulf and beach below. It has a king-size bed, large HDTV, walk-in closet, and en suite bathroom with a tiled tub/shower combo.

This unit has its own dedicated high-speed broadband WiFi. A laundry with washer / dryers is only steps down the walkway. Boat docks are available for guest use at no extra charge!! Bring your boat or rent one after you get here. Keep it right at the condo all week long. (Note; trailers cannot be stored on site)

Fisherman’s Cove is located less than 25 minutes from Sarasota airport, 90 minutes from Tampa, and two and a half hours from Orlando. Tons of great restaurants and golf courses are nearby.

Estero Bay Waterfront Home || Bonita Springs


*Can accommodate 6 guests – bring your family!
*Fabulous Waterfront Canal Location, minutes from the Gulf of Mexico!
*Upper and Lower Suites = PRIVACY!
*Golfer’s Heaven!
*Boater’s Paradise!
*Fisherman’s Dream!
*Kayaker’s Delight!

*Bright & Beautiful Grand Master Suite on 2nd Floor with Ensuite Bath, Kitchenette, Sitting Area, Enclosed Lanai. King-size Bed.
*Spacious Main Floor Master Suite with Ensuite Bath. Queen-size Bed.
*3rd Bedroom for family members or extra guests. Double Bed.
*Two 3-piece Bathrooms; One 4-piece Bathroom.
*Open Gourmet Kitchen with stainless-steel appliances.
*Elegant Livingroom with sliders to enclosed Lanai.
*Lanai overlooks the wide canal, steps from the Dock.
*High-end furnishings in this lovely Florida Vacation Rental.
*Single-Car Garage.

*Direct access to the Gulf of Mexico from our boat dock!
*Minutes by water from Lovers Key State Beach – ranked in the Top 10 Florida Beaches by The Travel Channel.
*Quiet cul-de-sac location in Estero Bay Shores.
* Only 15 minutes from Fort Myers RSW International Airport.
*Close to shopping, fine dining, and movies:
-5 minutes to Coconut Point Mall (127 stores and restaurants).
-10 minutes to Miromar Outlets Mall, top designer and brand name outlet (140 stores and restaurants).
*Close to Urgent Care Clinic, Grocery Stores, Pharmacies, Car Washes, Miniature Golf, Superb Local Attractions.
*Close to world-class Public Golf Courses in Estero.
*Closest major intersection – Tamiami Trail (Highway 41) and Coconut Road

*This Bonita Springs waterfront home will appeal to golfers, boaters, fishermen, or anyone who wants to enjoy the pleasures of a coastal lifestyle vacation.
*Great Southwest Florida vacation rental for the whole family.
*Bring your bikes (or rent a bike locally) and pedal through one of the friendliest neighborhoods in Bonita Springs!

Luxury Waterfront High rise || Fort Myers

About the rental: Architecturally distinctive 32-story tower, the newest and most modern “Miami Style” highrise building in the Greater Fort Myers Area located on a seventeen acres waterfront area right on the mile-wide Caloosahatchee River, verdant with hundreds of palms. The condo is located on the 8th floor. The views of the Caloosahatchee River outside the condo is breath-taking with beautiful sunsets every evening.

Modern style fully furnished Condominium with huge main living area, Eat-in kitchen, 3 Bedroom / 2,5 Baths, enclosed area of 1.700 sq.ft. (160qm), private balconies of 350 sq.ft. (33 qm) with glass railings for exceptional unobstructed vistas, nine-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning view from each room.

Queensize beds in Mastersbedroom and Guest bedroom, couches in the third bedroom and the main living room, air condition, Italian ceramic tiles throughout the whole residence including terraces, high-speed internet, cable TV, widebeam flat screen, Boose Soundbox.

Masters bathroom with shower and jacuzzi, direct accessable from Mastersbedroom, separate bathroom with shower for guests, additional third 1/2Bath. Separate room with washing machine and drying tumbler.

An impressive eat-in kitchen. with luxury appliance from GE Monogram (oven, dishwasher and refrigerator) and Bosch (cooktop and microwave), in stainless steel finish. Black granite countertops and black granite topped bar. Full kitchen equipment available including tableware, silverware, cookware, toaster, mixer, waterheater etc.

Sea Winds || Marco Island

About the rental: The Sea Winds is one of the very few Marco Island beachfront condos that allows short term rentals. For that reason it is very much in demand for family vacations (especially with school age children) as well as “snow birds” wanting to spend a month or longer in the winter. Every unit is directly on the beach with a totally unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico.

As an “end unit” it is highly desirable because of its larger size (1200 vs 900 square feet), its full two bathrooms, and the views from the balcony and windows. Most Sea Winds units are smaller with 1.5 baths sharing a common shower. The master bathroom has a large walk in shower and the guest bathroom has a tub/shower.

The fully equipped kitchen has a crown molding center lighted ceiling and beautiful granite countertops. It is so fully equipped that you will need to bring little more than your bathing suit and sun tan lotion. There is a 42″ flat screen HDTV and DVD player in the living room, as well as flat screen HDTVs in each bedroom, and free high speed WiFi access.

Beach towels and chairs, a beach umbrella, and all linens and utensils are provided. Also for your convenience is a washer/dryer in the unit for your personal use. Families with young children and teenagers are always welcome at the Sea Winds.

Midnight Cove II || Siesta Key

About the rental: Vacation rental with private beach on the # 1 beach in the USA – Siesta Key on the Gulf of Mexico (Sarasota) Siesta Key, awarded for its pristine, powdery white beaches and its azur blue waters is the perfect escape from everyday life.

Whether you are looking for a perfect destination for your vacation, a romantic sunset wedding, your honeymoon, or just want to escape from every day life, this is the place to be. Enjoy the best time of the year in a special place.

Nestled in the beautiful, well maintained lush tropical grounds of Midnight Cove II with its marina, our bright and clean 2nd floor apartment is just steps away from Midnight Cove II private beach area on the No #1 Beach of the USA (Crescent Beach).

Have your private waterfront dining in the screened in lanai with glass sliding doors, while enjoying the fantastic view of Little Sarasota Bay, with its passing yachts, dolphins, pelicans and egrets.

Sunset, Sunrise House || Marathon

About the rental: With quick, easy access to the Gulf and Atlantic Ocean, this home is perfect for fishing, snorkeling and boating. This three-bedroom, two-bath home, which sleeps eight, has a 60-foot dock with ample room for your boat. It is only one house away from the mouth of a deep-water canal that leads directly to the Gulf. There is plenty of off-street parking for your vehicles and boat trailer. A free local boat ramp is just a few blocks away. This home is designed for people who love to fish. It has a bait freezer, fish-cleaning station and deluxe gas grill. After you prepare your catch, you can dine indoors or outdoors on the wraparound deck while watching the sunset.

After a day of fishing and boating, take a dip in the swimming pool; then relax with friends and family in the new 7-person hot tub. Outside lighting illuminates the deck and pool and adds to the romance and ambience of the evening. You can also enjoy your favorite movies with the free WIFI and DVR from one of the four flat screen TVs.

Your vacation home is located at the end of a quiet street between a canal and nature sanctuary. So, after a restful night, start your day watching the sunrise over the peaceful nature preserve while sitting in the Adirondack captain chairs on the east side of the wraparound deck. Take advantage of the adjacent nature preserve to canoe or kayak to one of the locals’ favorite snorkeling areas.

With more than 1,700 square feet under air, this home has multiple entertaining areas where you can spend time with family and friends or quiet time alone. The entry level has a den that offers an entertaining area with a TV, sleeper sofa and love seat. Adjacent to the den is the master bedroom with a king-size bed and its own TV. The master bathroom is conveniently located near the pool and hot tub. Upstairs there is an open-plan living and dining area with a TV and well-equipped kitchen. There is also a full bath, and two more bedrooms—one with a king-size bed and TV and another with two twins. All the beds come with luxurious memory foam, extra blankets, and pillows.

Beachfront Elegance || Fort Myers Beach

About the rental: You will love this renovated and professionally designed second floor beach condo on Fort Myers Beach with spectacular straight on views of the Gulf of Mexico. The serene blue/green colors, crisp white cabinetry and weathered plank flooring were all chosen to provide a true beach experience with a spa like feel. This second floor 1 bedroom 1 bath condo is fully equipped and has the benefit of privacy with a full beach view yet is only one flight of steps from the beach and the heated beachfront pool and jacuzzi. In 30 seconds you are at the pool and beach with no long corridors or slow elevators to drag your beach gear through. You can hear the waves from every room and fall asleep to the sound with the new floor to ceiling glass doors open to the generous screened lanai. The beautiful new open concept kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, a french door refrigerator with ice maker, a nine foot granite island, new utensils, small appliances, dishes, glasses and cooking necessities. In this condo the chef is not relegated to a tiny, cramped kitchen with a “peephole” while everyone else enjoys ocean views. EVERYTHING in this condo is new including the dishes, appliances, beach towels, soap dishes, pots and pans, measuring cups and margarita glasses. We replace towels and sheets regularly so the white linens are always clean and crisp. You will love your upscale boutique beach experience!

The master bedroom has a new queen bed, two three-drawer chests and an armoire so you will have plenty of storage to make this your home away from home. A large bathroom adjoins to the master bedroom and is also accessible from the living area. This was a significant factor in the renovation and is quite unusual because most one-bedroom beach condos only offer accessibility to a tiny bathroom through the master bedroom. This new configuration offers a large bathroom with two separate designer marble top vanities and a beautiful marble tiled shower with thick glass doors. The unique bathroom layout and second vanity allow for privacy and convenience because each guest has their own 36” vanity. (No more sharing the same tiny sink or brushing your teeth while one of you is trying to shower in the same small space ☺!) A walk in closet with felt hangers, shelving and two suitcase racks adjoins the bathroom.

The living area has a remote controlled ceiling fan, is open to the large kitchen and a stylish beach design with all new furnishings. The new floor to ceiling sliding doors which span the entire width of the great room lead directly to the generous screened lanai. A contemporary dining table with four chairs and an overhead ceiling fan make this the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee and watch for dolphins, catch some shade from the afternoon sun or enjoy a glass of wine as you listen to seagulls, waves and watch the sunset. The new remote controlled hurricane shutters offer optional privacy and protection from storms that may blow in from the Gulf. The large armoire on the lanai stores beach accessories, a rolling cooler, beach chairs, and noodles for the heated beachfront pool. Oversized beach towels and an umbrella w/auger are also provided so all you need to bring is sunscreen and your swimsuit!

You won’t miss the game – or anything else – with two wall mounted WIFI HDTV’s, DVR capability and a premium cable package (55” living room and 40” master bedroom). If you must bring work on your vacation, you will appreciate the complimentary high speed WIFI, WIFI printer and desk.

Coin laundry facilities are next to the pool and boast a big picture window with views of the pool and beach. Doing laundry never looked so good! The elevator is located just outside the condo and is ten steps to the laundry facilities and then ten more to the entrance of the heated beachside pool and jacuzzi.

There is one reserved covered parking space for the condo (#82). Shops and restaurants are all within a short walking distance and the Island Trolley which runs the length of the island stops directly in front of The Estero Beach Club. You do not need a car to enjoy all that Fort Myers Beach has to offer. The Club has bike racks and a bike rental shop also is two blocks away.

Frangista Pearl || Miramar Beach

About the rental: “Frangista Pearl” is truly is a treasure. Located on the sugar white sands of the Gulf of Mexico, this 2,500 sq.ft., three-story beachfront home features a private elevator and amazing gulf front views. “Frangista Pearl” rests in the exclusive coastal community of Frangista Beach. This community off Scenic Hwy 98 is in the middle of tropical excitement with beach shops and shoreline restaurants are within walking distance. Not only is this home located right on the beach but it also has access to the private beach. So guests will be able to get to the sugar white sands of the Emerald Coast and away from the crowd. This home has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 16 guests.

Enter into the home and catch a glimpse of the Queen Suite with its warm colors and bright sunshine that streams into the room during the day. This bedroom includes its own private bath, personal flat-screen TV, and a balcony. The balcony gives access to the beach and a 7×5 ft. splash pool. Completing this level is a wet bar and a bunk room. The bunk room includes 3 sets of twin bunk beds and 2 trundle beds. The bunk room sleeps 8.

On the second floor sunlight will greet you from the balcony entrance. The living room features plenty of comfortable seating and includes a large 42” flat-screen TV. On the balcony you will find outdoor seating, great for soaking up the warm Florida sunshine and comes complete with a gas grill. While grilling, prepare the rest of your meal in the spacious kitchen area. This kitchen includes stainless steel appliances. Down the hall sits a lovely Queen Suite with its own balcony and a shared bathroom.

Take the stairs or the personal elevator to the third floor and you will find a Queen Suite decorated in warm tropical colors, a private bathroom, personal flat-screen TV, and balcony. Completing this level is the Master Suite. This calm and elegant bedroom will remind you of the famous sugar white sands of South Walton’s beaches. The large master bath features a jetted tub and walk-in shower as well as a private balcony that includes lounge chairs. This is the perfect place to listen to the crashing waves of the Gulf of Mexico and bask in awe at the beautiful sunrises and sunsets over the Gulf.

The neighborhood of Frangista Beach consists of mostly large homes where families come to vacation. It spans the equivalent of approximately 4 blocks. The neighborhood has a 400 yard private beach which you must have a code to access. Guests of Frangista Pearl also have access to the large community pool complete with a waterfall and restroom facilities. The pool is never too crowded because only select Frangista homes have access. This home is within walking distance of shopping, dining and beach access.

Frangista Beach has a rich history that began when a family from Greece built a small motel and, subsequently, a little white chapel. Many brides are married on the Frangista Beach and use the picturesque chapel for photographs. After visiting this neighborhood, you will understand why so many families choose to return year after year.

Sandcastle I || Indian Shores

About the rental: Once you’re in our ‘Florida condo, you can enjoy beautiful sunsets every evening from our ninth floor balcony with a completely unobstructed view looking West over the wide sandy beach and the Gulf of Mexico.

Both our kitchen, and the two bathrooms have been fully-renovated with new fixtures, cabinetry and appliances.

Our condo is equipped with dedicated and secure Free Wireless Internet, Free Unlimited Long Distance calling anywhere within the United States and Canada, and an extended High Definition cable television package including ESPN, SHOWTIME, and ON-DEMAND programming. The condo has three televisions, a DVD player with the main Sony Bravia 32″ flat screen television in the living room, a second 24 “LG flat screen television in the Master Bedroom, and a third television and DVD player for gaming with easy-access gaming hookups in the second bedroom. The condo also has two cordless telephones, and a Sony CD/AM/FM/IPOD player and charger.

Our condo comfortably sleeps up to five people. The Master Bedroom invites peaceful relaxation with a brand new hotel style pillow-top King-size bed. The Master Bedroom also has a fully-renovated four piece bathroom, and a beautiful unobstructed direct beachfront view through the sliding doors leading to the balcony.

The other two bedrooms are brightly lit, and overlook the Inter-coastal waterway through large picture windows, with a great view of the sunrise in the East. The second bedroom is equipped with two double beds, with a single bed available in the third bedroom.

We are located in the popular and family-friendly Sandcastle 1 Condo Building, which is halfway between Clearwater and St.Petersburg, and approximately 25 minutes to the Tampa International Airport. The Clearwater-St.Petersburg Airport is even closer.

Our condo is freshly painted in cool and inviting Florida-tone colors, was recently updated, and is tastefully decorated. The condo comes fully-furnished, with a brand new dedicated air conditioning unit, plus an in-suite washer, dryer, fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave, garbage disposal, coffeemaker, blender, toaster, kettle, kitchenwares, two over-sized portable fans, a vacuum cleaner, and an ironing board and iron for your convenience.

The condo also has a “Baby Trend” crib and highchair for your little ones.

The condo also comes equipped with a variety of beach chairs, sand toys, fishing rods, beach umbrellas, and Boogie boards, along with a selection of paperback and hard cover novels for your enjoyment. We also have two large beach coolers, and travel mugs for you to enjoy your coffee or a cool drink by the pool or the ocean.

Our unit is also equipped with a Schlage-brand keyless/keypad entry system for your convenience and security, allowing you to head to the beach without worrying about who brought the keys. There’s also no risk of being accidentally locked out in your haste to hit the beach!

The Sandcastle I complex has a large beach side pool and hot tub, together with a games room with ping pong, a book lending library, and free Wireless Internet service in the games room as well. There are also two gas barbeques on site.

The beachfront area has a lush tropical garden and barbeque area with picnic tables overlooking the ocean, and a beach volleyball court. Each condo has one designated reserved parking spot, with additional guest parking available on site.

The area has beautiful wide white sand beaches, and is close to dozens of restaurants, ice cream stores, coffee shops, and pizza places, appealing to all tastes and price-points. There are also several malls, mini-putts, and championship caliber golf courses in the immediate area, along with power boat, kayak, beach bicycle, and scooter rentals.

Our condo is also a short drive to the sports facilities which host the NFL Buccaneers, the NHL Lightning, and the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team of the American League. Disney World is approximately eighty minutes away by car. Busch Gardens is about a thirty minute drive. Several Major League baseball teams base their Spring Training in this area, including the New York Yankees, the Philadelphia Phillies, the St.Louis Cardinals, and the Toronto Blue Jays, among others.

But it’s the unforgettable sunsets from the balcony that keep most Guests coming back, as the sun continues to amaze and delight every night! Don’t miss the chance to enjoy our spectacular ‘second home’ in Florida!


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