As you plan your vacation, getting away from the cold weather just isn’t enough: You want your beach vacation to warm you to the bone, long enough to last long after you’ve returned home from your trip. So you’re on a quest for the perfect Sunshine State vacation: a Florida getaway. With the longest coastline in the contiguous United States, you have more than 1,300 miles of breathtaking Florida beaches and oceanic attractions from which to select.

Whether traveling with the kids or enjoying your own time off, Florida vacation destinations are the perfect getaway for every size family. Any travel guide will tell you: Tourism and tourist attractions are Florida’s specialty, as they welcome more winter and spring guests than any other vacation destination in the world. Many of the globe’s top theme parks are waiting for you to visit and have the vacation experience of a lifetime. Or for something a little “earthier”, [...]

Do you need a vacation from the hustle and bustle of city life? If you answer “yes” then Anna Maria Island is the place for you, a small charming town with a comfortable home town feel. Anna Maria Island is part of a string of islands that reach all the way south to the Florida Keys. Nestled in the Gulf of Mexico, the beautiful turquoise waters and soft, white sandy beaches are its main attractions. After your first visit, you will be calling it “my island in the sun”.

Enjoy the island’s natural beauty. It is seven miles long and no more than a few blocks wide. That leaves you with the sounds of waves and views of breath taking, picture perfect sunsets in every location.

You will never have to leave the island to find fun and relaxation. [...]

Situated along thirty miles of the Gulf Coast’s most beautiful beaches, from Mexico Beach to Cape San Blas with Beacon Hill, St. Joe Beach, and Indian Pass in-between, our area is peacefully secluded just east of Panama City, 60 miles from the new Northwest Florida Beaches International airport, yet close enough to anything you might want for the perfect beach vacation. Recognized as America’s #1 ranked beach for natural beauty, our safe shorelines and protected waters have beckoned families and explorers for years.

We offer properties from new five-bedroom beach estates to affordable condos. In addition, we specialize in finding the unique home to meet your needs whether you desire pet friendly, pool units, wireless internet, even town homes with a private dock for your boat. Our friendly reservationists are locals and look forward to sharing our Gulf Coast with you.  Hope you stay. 

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Dale Peterson Vacations is the premier vacation rental source for Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. We specialize in beach front condominiums and vacation homes ranging from one to five bedrooms. With over 200 properties to choose from, we are sure you will find the right family resort or romantic getaway to suit your vacation needs. Visit our website or call us today & let us help you plan your next beach vacation. Ask about our HOT PROPERTIES to get a great deal on many of our properties.

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Stay for two nights or two months in our spacious 2 bed/2 bath self-catering condos. Each 1,200 sq. ft. unit accommodates up to 6 people and features a fully equipped kitchen with private lanai. All units are completely furnished to include living room, master bedroom with private bath and second bedroom. Dishwasher, cable TV, washer and dryer in each unit.

Shorewalk is 30 acres of tree-lined streets, six stocked lakes, two heated swimming pools, two Jacuzzis, tennis courts, children’s playground and more. Our clubhouse offers BBQ grills, library, ping-pong, billiard table, wireless connections and videos for the whole family to enjoy.

Shorewalk is close to the world famous Gulf Island beaches of Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and Siesta Key.

Call toll free 800-926-9255 or visit to view our Special Discounted Packages.

Shorewalk offers great savings with our $700/week all-inclusive rates available May-October [...]

Charming Island Resort in Sarasota, Florida

The Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel with its 600 feet of private, powder white sand beach, on the Gulf of Mexico, offers the splendor of a tropical paradise. Sporting a brand new look to add to the excitement, our renourished beach makes paradise even more pristine. 

Offering free WiFi throughout the property. Complimentary parking, beach chairs and newspapers. Most guest rooms face the beach and have semi-private balconies. Other recently updated guestrooms include Poolside, Courtyard and Northside views.

A complete Recreational Department can set you up with a sailboat, aqua cycles or kayak and will offer lessons on how to operate any of the water vehicles.

There are two heated pools, a pool bar with happy hour specials, and a beach deck to watch the most spectacular sunsets ever seen.

Local attractions are only minutes away.

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In the middle of winter, stealing away with your sweetheart to a tropical paradise sounds like the perfect cure for winter blahs. Guest Quest can help you plan the perfect romantic getaway when you travel to Florida. Here is a sample of places to visit.
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