The best way to experience a Florida vacation in all its glory is to visit Sarasota. With so much to do and so many great rental homes, villas and condos from which to choose, you may have to extend your vacation a bit. While Sarasota is on the mainland of Florida nestled along the Gulf of Mexico, several resort island destinations are close by and offer an even more tropical option for your vacation accommodations. Longboat Key, Lido/St. Armands Circle, Siesta Key, Casey Key, Venice, Manasota Key, Englewood and North Port are all options for finding a great vacation rental home, condo or cottage. The island locales will offer more tropical delights, while the mainland spots, such as Sarasota itself, will provide more shopping, dining and cultural events. You're never too far from the Gulf, though, so any location will mean plenty of water activities. Sarasota vacation rentals typically come fully furnished, with complete kitchens and linen service. Amenities in your Gulf Coast rental home are far ranging - everything from a private pool and hot tub, to a gourmet kitchen and designer decor. Go casual with a beach cottage or upscale in a luxurious private oceanfront home. Find a condo on an island beach and pinch yourself as you stare at the view from your balcony. Start your search early, and use this site to help guide you through the entire decision making. The reputable rental companies on this site won't steer you wrong. A Sarasota vacation rental is a good thing.
There is thirty five miles of beachfront here, so taking a walk on the beach is almost mandatory while vacationing in Sarasota. Not that you have to walk the whole thirty five miles, that's up to you. Head out on to the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico and try some parasailing, jet skiing, sailing or surfing. Gulf fishing, whether off a dock or in the deep waters, is legendary. You can make a game out of choosing which fresh seafood to try each day at one of the laid back or fine dining eateries. The "Cultural Coast" of Florida also offers plenty of activities for the mind and soul, like concerts, symphonies, theater, museums and historical exhibits. Spend some quality time at a day spa, or set your sites on an antiquing excursion. Shop, party, shop some more (it will become gradually more expensive for you if you choose this route) then return to your Sarasota beach rental for a good night's sleep and a morning of breaking waves and coffee on the deck. The choices here are endless, and the eclectic mix of tropical beauty, laidback personalities, cultural elegance and darn good fun will make your stay one you hate to end. No matter how you choose to spend your vacation in Sarasota, start things off right by using this site and find a quality Florida rental home, condo or cottage. Then sit back (or jump in) and enjoy this resort paradise.