Going to Grandma’s house for Thanksgiving has been fun for the past 20 years or so… but spice things up this turkey day and book a Florida vacation rental for the whole family. Turkey, stuffing, and endless pies just taste different when you’re by the beach. Below we’ve highlighted some of our favorite large rentals that include a full chef’s kitchen, room for 10 or more family members, as well some fun amenities like an indoor pool or beachside access.

Step out of your comfort (food) zone this year and try something new! There are thousands of places to rent for Thanksgiving on our site. That’s right, all of these properties are bookable right now on FloridaRentals.com. Happy holidays!

Top 10 Florida Thanksgiving Vacation Rentals

Grey Whale || Cape San Blas

About the rental: Beautiful Executive Beach Front Home near the Mexico Beach city limit sign.

This gorgeous home towers above anything around it so the views are the best you can get. You can see for miles in either direction. No highways to cross as this home sits right on the beach, just walk out the door and you are there!

Grey Whale’s layout is great and has nice amenities like vaulted ceilings, a built in desk in a private nook on the master suite level along with a mini bar with fridge and coffeepot for that cool drink or morning coffee while enjoying the gulf views from the private deck.

The Grey Whale is owned by the same owner of our very popular McCosh Beach & Oaks Rest Barn Rental Homes and he firmly believes in providing you with an exceptionally nice vacation rental home that exceeds your expectations when compared to other homes in the area.

Sunrise on Lake Tarpon || Lake Tarpon

About the rental: MAGNIFICENT LAKE FRONT RETREAT! Plush carpeting and a travertine tiled pool area await you. This expansive 2 story home sits on Lake Tarpon a 2500 acre freshwater lake located in Palm Harbor, Florida. Lake Tarpon is a boating and fishing paradise. The home is equipped with exquisitely tiled bathrooms, lake front views, beautiful artwork, and entertainment choices galore. This is the place to be to relax and enjoy the Florida Sun.

SUNRISE ON LAKE TARPON is a destination in itself, located on Lake Tarpon, Pinellas County’s largest lake. It is renowned for its trophy-sized large mouth bass on occasion producing up to ten-pound bass! Put your boat in at John Chesnut or Anderson Park or rent lakeside at Freedom Boat Rentals and dine at the dockable Tarpon Turtle restaurant. Located just minutes from Innisbrook Golf and Country Club, home of the Valspar Open Professional Golf Tournament. There are endless possibilities from this lake side sanctuary.

Storey Lake Pool House || Kissimmee

About the rental: Storey Lake – Kissimmee is a brand new vacation community located just 4 miles to the magical world of Disney and just minutes to Universal, Sea World and the many water parks in the area. Central Florida is also home to some of the nation’s top-rated golf courses and many are within a 10-minute drive of Storey Lake. The prime location lends itself to the premier shopping corridor including the famed Millennia, top restaurants and the world renowned town of Celebration inspired by Disney. Storey Lake is also a 30-minute drive from the Orlando International Airport. The resort offers the best in family fun and is host to a wide variety of amenities and activities. This spacious 5 bedroom holiday villa can comfortably accommodate a large family or group of up to 10 guests.

Ocean Breeze || Ponte Vedra Beach

About the rental: Welcome to your perfect vacation getaway! “Ocean Breeze” is a marvelous, oceanfront 4 bedroom, 4 bath bath home located in South Ponte Vedra Beach, between St. Augustine and Jacksonville. Ocean Breeze is a beautiful home. With features such as new flat screen TVs in every room, built in deck benches, stereos, and video game systems, this house is sure to please everyone.

If relaxing at the beach sounds like your kind of fun, you’ll love the convenience of living right on the shores of the Atlantic. There is a large deck on the second floor that overlooks the ocean and offers a private beach access. The beach here is very private so you can enjoy long strolls, napping in the sun, or reading your favorite book. After a long day in the sun, come up to the house to make your favorite cocktail and enjoy drinks and dinner from your fully equipped kitchen. The house is completely furnished with all linens, beach furniture, toys, bedding, and appliances.

Atlantic Paradise || St. Augustine

About the rental: You dream vacation awaits at “Atlantic Paradise”. This beautiful 3 bedroom, 4 bath, oceanfront home has everything you need groups of up to 10 people. It will comfortably sleep 3 couples. Imagine waking up each morning to the sights and sounds of the Atlantic Ocean!

The kitchen is roomy, and has everything you need to make your favorite home made meals, while enjoying the views of the ocean in the back ground. We provide all of the pots, pans, utensils, etc. You name it, it’s in there! There is a small breakfast table in the kitchen. The living/dining area is a large open room. The sectional sofa offers plenty of room to gather around the flat screen for movie night. Off of the living room is a separate, cozy sun room that looks out over the back yard and the ocean. This offers yet another comfy space for you to gather with your friends and family. The sun room leads out to a large, open patio. The patio has a table and seating for 4, as well as recliners for laying out and catching some rays.

Amarula Estates || Daytona Beach

About the rental: Amarula Estates is in a tranquil setting on the Tomoka River yet still in the heart of the Daytona Beach area and just 15 minutes to the beach and approximately one hour to Disneyworld.

It offers accommodation for up to 18 guests with a heated infinity swimming pool. The gourmet kitchen allows room for several cooks to share their culinary talents while fellow guests relax in the spacious open living room. Five of the seven bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and the remaining two bedrooms have detached bathrooms.

A large back patio is ideal for grilling with plenty of seating available for guests to enjoy the meal. Outside lighting lends a relaxed ambiance in the evenings. A 500 ft walkway takes you to the river, and pontoon boat, which is available for guests to use at an additional cost.

Amarula Estates is an ideal venue for a small destination wedding, family reunions, church retreats or other special occasions.

Modern Castle || Fort Lauderdale

About the rental: This gated, walled, tropically landscaped private estate is complete with 1,400 sq ft concrete dock, calming fountains, and two-story green house/solarium. Outdoor living offers eight-person hot tub, pool with umbrellas, and myriad decks and furnished patios with privacy curtains.
Indoor living features 35 foot ceilings open to the entire three-story castle with decor representing art of many centuries. Enjoy a gourmet kitchen with multiple ovens, cook tops, sinks, and dishwashers, refrigerators and a butler pantry.

Kitchen flows into the family room with entertainment center and beautiful views of the Middle River and the solarium. Relax in your forty foot living/dining room with wet bar and a gas fireplace that can be enjoyed from inside or outside the castle. Read in your office/library, find activities or local festivals with the office computer/WIFI, or work out in the gym in the solarium.

Enjoy your privacy in one of eight (8) bedrooms each with full, private baths. Master bedroom has king bed with full bath. Two additional bedrooms with king beds, one with King and twin bed, one with two queen beds, one with queen and two twin beds, one with three twin beds and one with two full beds.Concierge service to arrange travel, transportation, local shopping, tours, and reservations for restaurants, messages, baby-sitting, etc.

Lobster Lounge II || Marathon

About the rental: Stunning waterfront single family, ground level with brand new private pool. Fish cleaning table, bait freezer, 75′ of dockage, 60′ wide canal. Completely remodeled inside and out July of 2018. All new and custom, inside and out. All new tile floors, kitchen w/stainless appliances, quartz counter tops with seaglass backsplash and white custom kitchen cabinets. This home is 4th lot in from the ocean, 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths with all the amenities.

Lots of great fishing, snorkeling and boating from this mid town location on the oceanside of Marathon. State Parks, Swim with the Dolphins, Aquarium Encounters, Turtle Hospital, the list goes on and on. Sombrero Beach is located here in sunny Marathon as well. Come stay with us!

Snake Creek Home || Venetian Shores

About the rental: This gorgeous, newly constructed, Islamorada home has 4-bedroom, 3+ bath and is located in the quiet neighborhood of Venetian Shores MM86. It provides immediate access to both the Atlantic Ocean and Florida Bay via Snake Creek.

The deep-water dockage is ideal for the avid boater or fishing enthusiast. Bring your boat and experience world class boating, diving, and fishing. Enjoy the beautiful, inviting crystal-clear bay waters where one can participate in swimming, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, or back-country fishing. There are 2 kayaks and 2 paddle boards for your enjoyment and can easily be launched from the floating dock. After a successful day on the water, come back to the easy access dock, a fish cleaning station, a beautiful 14’x28’ swimming pool, outdoor shower, LP grill, and all the comforts of home. Kick back and relax on huge, electric fanned, covered porches on either the 1st or 2nd floors overlooking the waterway.

The fully equipped Kitchen is a culinary delight and the Bedrooms and Baths are fully equipped with all of your needs including towels and linens. There’s an abundance of windows and sliding doors through which to enjoy the natural light and beautiful views. The 1st and 2nd floor boast an open floor plan to enjoy with family and friends. The WiFi ready 65″ Flat screen TV and wireless high speed internet are available for your convenience.

Spa Oasis Villa Bahia || Cape Coral

About the rental: Custom designed Florida villa! A modern mansion, equipped with high quality furnishing, technology and handpicked artwork and sculptures. Featuring 2 master suites, this villa is truly an eye catcher – created for a vacation of the luxury class. Come and enjoy all the spa amenities of this piece of paradise. Ideal for two families offering the 2 master suites. Open plan layout allows the modern and generously equipped gourmet kitchen, the living room and the dining room to be connected with each other.

The technical equipment offers high-end technology like 75′ 4K LED TV and a Martin Logan Electro Motion Home Theater Sound system for your cinema at home experience. The sound system is connected with all rooms and the outdoor area.

The special highlight is the SPA amenities
High end Steambath with
– Light Therapy
– Aromatic Therapy
– Sound Therapy
– Shower with rain- and waterfall option

– Pool with black pebbles surface – for the volcano sand beach feeling
– Jacuzzi with whirl-pool function
– Fire pits – the symbiosis of water and fire
– Hammock for two to enjoy the stars as well as the sun
– Pool and jacuzzi equipped with saltwater generator – no itchy or red eyes
– Pool and jacuzzi equipped with electrical heater.


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