The Best Vacation Rentals to Book in Tampa, Florida

Emerald Greens Hotel Condo Resort offers guests plenty of space
Emerald Greens Hotel Condo Resort offers guests plenty of space | Courtesy of Emerald Greens Hotel Condo Resort / Expedia
Nick Dauk

Whether you’re seeking roller coasters, beaches, or decorated sports teams, Tampa seemingly has it all. This hip city is packed with trendy neighborhoods that beg you to waste a day with nothing more than coffee, tapas, and beers for company. It’s an ideal vacation destination for those who want only the best, as the top-rated Clearwater Beach and world-renowned Walt Disney World are effortless day trips from anywhere in city limits. Fall in love with Central Florida’s favorite coastal city at these vacation rentals in Tampa, all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Sailport Waterfront Suites – for stepping into the sunset

Boutique Hotel, Resort, Hotel

Sailport Waterfront Suites view of outdoor pool Tampa, Florida
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Holiday homes in Tampa don’t get much better than Sailport Waterfront Suites. The bay is your bae for however long you choose; extended-stay suites are equipped with kitchens, private balconies, and separate living/dining areas to make you feel as cozy as a local. The beach is less than a mile walk; the sunset is, however, many steps it takes you to get from the kitchen to the balcony. Let’s call it a dozen and assume you’ll be stepping while sipping a Cigar City beer.

2. Stay Avenida Westshore – for sports fans

Serviced Apartment, Apartment

Cozy room at Stay Avenida Westshore, Tampa, Florida
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Here, you’ll find the city to your right and the beach to your left. These fully furnished apartments are an equal distance between the sands of Ben T. Davis Beach and the home ice for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Prefer football? You can pregame in your one or two-bedroom condo, and make it to the field for kickoff in ten minutes.

3. Emerald Greens Hotel Condo Resort – for a taste of the golden years

Golf Hotel, Apartment

Traditional lounge at Emerald Greens Hotel Condo Resort, Tampa, Florida
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Florida living at its finest awaits in Emerald Greens. Condos right on the golf course mean that you get a taste of sweet retirement life without having to work another thirty years. 27 holes of golf are yours to play, the same greens that challenged Palmer and Snead. Lessons and gear are also available, the former free of charge and the latter a charge you won’t regret. Fitness classes, an Olympic-sized pool, and floodlit HarTru tennis courts are also yours to enjoy.

4. Homewood Suites by Hilton Tampa-Brandon – for family fun

Suite Hotel

Homewood Suites by Hilton Tampa outdoor pool area
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The casino, the riverfront, the theme parks – Homewood Suites doesn’t make you compromise when you choose vacation rentals in Tampa. This hotel is right off of I-75, putting you within minutes of everything. One and two-bedroom suites will feel like home; they even have caring cooks preparing a free breakfast for you every morning. This is also a pet-friendly vacation rental near Tampa, letting Fido join in on the fun.

5. Home2 Suites by Hilton Brandon Tampa, FL – for a prime location

Suite Hotel

Modern chic room at Home2 Suites by Hilton Brandon Tampa, Florida
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Home2Suites keeps you close to Tampa’s best attractions, without putting you in the thick of city traffic. A double queen studio suite has room for six and a fully equipped kitchen, acting as a perfect base camp in Brandon for day trips to Busch Gardens. You don’t need to head into the city for family fun, though; Dave & Busters and Topgolf are within walking distance while a bowling alley, ice skating rink, trampoline park, and amusement center are within a few minutes’ drive.

6. Homewood Suites Tampa Airport for a convenient locale

Airport Hotel, Suite Hotel

Traditional room at Homewood Suites Tampa Airport, Tampa, Florida
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Maximize your vacation time in Tampa without dealing with airport traffic at Homewood Suites. They’ve got a free shuttle gassed up to take you to the terminal and to the Westshore Business District. Your suite has a fully equipped kitchen, but let their elevator provide the same convenient shuttle service down to the complimentary breakfast and evening social. This Tampa vacation rental puts you behind the wheel of your holiday without ever needing to touch the driver’s seat.

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