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Villas in Gulf Coast - Florida

If you crave tranquillity, the resorts scattering the Gulf Coast are the places to be. From Hudson and New Port Richey, down to Naples and Marco Island in the south, it’s a region famed for its beaches. Sunset boat trips, island tours and the Everglades National Park with its abundance of wildlife are just some of the other treasures making up this little stretch of paradise.

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Gulf Coast - Florida - Idyllic beaches and low-key living

From New Port Richey, through Fort Myers and down to Naples, our Gulf Coast villas take up prime positions along the fabulous western coastline. Blessed with idyllic sun, powdery beaches and sumptuous cuisine, a holiday in one of these choice resorts is one of indulgence.

  • Gulf Coast - Florida Beaches

    The Gulf Coast shoreline is blessed with balmy waters which stay warm all through the summer. An ideal holiday destination for sunbathing, you’ll find long tantalising stretches of white sandy beach from Bradenton in the north down to Naples and Marco Island in the south. Swimming, boating, fantastic fishing and diving are all popular along the sun-drenched Gulf Coast - a shoreline dotted with excellent facilities including great restaurants, picnic areas and beachside volleyball.

  • Gulf Coast - Florida Activities

    Leisure meets pleasure on the Gulf Coast to create a relaxing holiday environment filled with activities to suit every taste. Whether you choose a round of golf (there’s over 100 challenging courses to pick from) cycling, windsurfing or sailing, you’ll find a fantastic variety of sports facilities here. The Gulf Coast also gives you the chance to get up close to nature with its endless waterways, wetland reserves and the famous Everglades National Park – home to alligators, crocs and rich bird life. Sunset boat trips, deep sea-fishing and island tours are all on offer, often accompanied by the friendly pelicans and dolphins. Children will love a day at the world famous Ringling circus museum and the hands-on Science museum in Sarasota

  • Gulf Coast - Florida Shopping

    From big bustling malls to unique little boutiques, Florida’s Gulf Coast has it all. You can explore Sarasota’s Armand Circle, an exclusive district with more than 150 boutiques and a great choice of restaurants and cafes ideal for a long lazy lunch. Or visit one of the Gulf Coast’s many air-conditioned shopping malls and outlets, offering everything from the latest fashions to discounted designer seconds. Small local precincts, pretty and secluded, give a distinctly European feel as you’re wandering around, making sure that time is forgotten and shopping is savoured.

  • Gulf Coast - Florida Nightlife

    Visitors and locals alike gather every evening to experience the famous Gulf Coast sunset. Enjoy the spectacular scenery from a bayside restaurant, or take one of the popular sunset cruises and dance to live music as you watch the beautiful skyline change. A wonderful choice of restaurants and bars can be found along the shoreline, some lively and others more tranquil and relaxing. For a complete taste of Florida on your villa holiday, Sarasota offers dozens of great restaurants and fun entertainment; while in Naples and Fort Myers you can relax in a waterfront eatery and watch the pelicans gracefully skimming the sea.

  • Gulf Coast - Florida Holidays - Points of Interest

    • Bradenton beach, Anna Maria Island. A day on the beach watching the pelicans, searching for sea shells, a game of volleyball, and watching the sunset at the Sandbar restaurant.

    • All the family will enjoy the history of the circus at the Ringling Museum, old 50’s cars at the Classic Car Museum and the children’s science museum in Sarasota.

    • Explore the sophisticated delights of Sarasota, with its chic live music bars and restaurants and a sunset cruise from the harbour.

    • Stay in Naples or Marco Island and tour the many nature parks and wildlife refuges – including the world-famous Everglades National Park to catch sight of a basking alligator

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Sights / Places to go
8.0
Night life
6.0
Overall rating
8.7
Scores 8.7 out of 10 based on 13 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
9 out of 10

Katherine

Hampton Wick Family (the eldest child is at school)
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Sanibel Island was lovely and the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary a real highlight.
Not keen on the odd cockroach in the bathroom!
Confirmed stay: 09 August 2019
Published on: 11 August 2019
4 out of 10

Audrey

Dorset Family (the eldest child is at school)
+
Clearwater beach and St Petersburg
Too far to main eating/shopping and entertainment. Also Villa states it is in New Port Richey this is misleading at the villa is in Hudson which is 15-20 mins drive North of New Port Richery
Confirmed stay: 20 July 2019
Published on: 23 July 2019
10 out of 10

Anthony

Family all children above
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Beautiful and natural beaches.
Very warm sea.
Wide range of places to eat out.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 14 July 2019
Published on: 15 July 2019
8 out of 10

Alison

Newcastle Upon Tyne Family (the eldest child is at school)
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Lots of nature to see - parks, coast, mangroves etc
Good restaurants nearby
Good shopping areas nearby
Not many options for vegans/vegetarians in most restaurants.
Beaches not very accessible for people with mobility problems.
Confirmed stay: 13 July 2019
Published on: 14 July 2019
8 out of 10

Richard

Sevenoaks Adult family
+
Lovely area and beaches
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 13 July 2019
Published on: 14 July 2019
8 out of 10

Clive

+
Good beach, shopping close by but obviously you do need a car
No
Confirmed stay: 20 May 2019
Published on: 21 May 2019
10 out of 10

Rebecca

London
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Very quiet and near the beach
Not too much to do. A car is definitely needed as the shops/restaurants, etc. are a drive away.
Confirmed stay: 03 May 2019
Published on: 08 May 2019
9 out of 10

Steven

Hampshire Couple
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Fantastic beaches within 2 miles of the villa. A multitude of restaurants, and some lovely walks.
Can’t think of anything.
Confirmed stay: 18 April 2019
Published on: 23 April 2019
10 out of 10

Ian

Cheshire Couple
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The Englewood/ Manasota area is typical of the Gulf Coast, quiet and peaceful, lots of long sandy beaches, and plenty of decent places to eat.
The Red Tide was a big worry before our trip, and the locals were impacted with smells keeping them away from beaches, and hitting tourism. Worth checking this out before booking.
Confirmed stay: 27 January 2019
Published on: 29 January 2019
10 out of 10

Joanna

Northampton, England. Family (the eldest child is at school)
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The villa and immediate area were great. Location of villa was fantastic in terms of driving out to places and visiting the surrounding areas and the coast.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 02 September 2018
Published on: 04 September 2018
Views and opinions in these reviews are solely of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of James Villa Holidays (JVH). JVH provides no assurances regarding the accuracy of the information and cannot accept liability for complaints, loss or damage resulting from the article. It does not form part of the contract made when a holiday is booked with JVH and the information provided is not intended to be a rider or replacement to the booking conditions. Reference to the service or product of a third party, is not an endorsement or recommendation and JVH accepts no liability as a result of complaints, loss or damage arising from their use.

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