Destination guide

The riverfront setting of Lakewood Ranch is ready to explore

The riverfront, wildlife and beaches are the perfect backdrop to your holiday home in Lakewood Ranch. This welcoming city is known for its bars, bird watching and sporting events. John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Sarasota Jungle Gardens are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in and around Lakewood Ranch

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Lakewood Ranch a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mote Marine Aquarium (11.6 mi / 18.6 km)
  • The River Club (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Legacy Golf Club (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Rosedale Golf and Country Club (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • University Park Country Club (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Tatum Ridge Golf Links (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Lakewood Ranch

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 33°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Lakewood Ranch

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Lakewood Ranch is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sarasota Jungle Gardens (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Siesta Key Public Beach (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
  • Nathan Benderson Park (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Lake Manatee State Park (5.9 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Celery Fields (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Lakewood Ranch

The nearest airport is in Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.), located 8.8 mi (14.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to St. Petersburg, FL (SPG-Albert Whitted), which is 27.9 mi (44.9 km) away.

Where to stay near Lakewood Ranch?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 7,853 holiday rentals near Lakewood Ranch. From 2,876 Houses to 3,705 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Lakewood Ranch is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Lakewood Ranch?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Lakewood Ranch:

  • Palmer Ranch: 352 holiday homes
  • Isla del Sol: 238 holiday homes
  • Gulf Gate Estates: 331 holiday homes
  • Ilexhurst: 1,479 holiday homes
  • Longbeach Village: 100 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Lakewood Ranch?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Lakewood Ranch. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • The River Club: 7,506 holiday rentals
  • Main Street at Lakewood Ranch: 7,194 holiday rentals
  • Fish Hole Miniature Golf Lakewood Ranch: 6,996 holiday rentals
  • Legacy Golf Club: 6,565 holiday rentals
  • Canopy Walkway and Boylston Nature Trail: 4,997 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lakewood Ranch listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Lakewood Ranch?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 2,876 Houses in Lakewood Ranch. Our other popular types of Lakewood Ranch holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3,705 holiday houses
  • Villas: 459 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 212 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Lakewood Ranch?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 6,085 holiday homes with pool available in Lakewood Ranch. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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