If you’re looking for a getaway then Englewood is perfect and just 50 miles north of Fort Myers. Without all the traffic and beach congestion that most Florida hot spots have, Englewood is almost like a hidden oasis on the Gulf coast.
Enjoy the white sandy beaches without the chaos and crowds. Along the Manasota Key (west side of Lemon Bay) enjoy three amazing beaches: Blind Pass Beach, Englewood Beach/Chadwick Park, and Stump Pass Beach State Park. These beaches attract all kinds of wildlife, from dolphins and sea turtles to different birds of every shape and color. Don’t forget to bring a bucket to collect sea glass and shark teeth too! If sitting on the beach and soaking up the sun isn’t exciting enough for you, there’s all kinds of watersports available in Englewood. Head over to Englewood Beach Parasailing or Beach Road Watersports to get in on the action! When you’re not enjoying the miles of beaches and water access, then try out one of the golf courses in town, like Boca Royale Golf & Country Club. If you need a little relaxation and rejuvenation, then go to Emmett’s Salon Day Spa. Don’t forget to eat while your out on your many adventures. Some favorite spots to try include: Fishery Restaurant, Lock ‘N Key Restaurant, and Gulf View Grill.
There are plenty of day trips that can be taken while vacationing in Englewood. A short 20 minute drive east gets you to the Myakka State Forest where you can do anything from camping and hiking to fishing, canoeing, and bird watching. The Trailtrotter Equestrian Program also offers horseback trail riding though this historic forest. Head to Port Charlotte for more beaches and dining options. You can also check out the Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park. It spans 70 miles of shoreline to create a nature preserve where you can go hiking or kayaking down the extensive paddle trails. Drive to Fort Myers for the day and enjoy the all the shopping and beaches this major tourist destination has to offer.
From beach resorts to vacation rentals there is some place for everyone to stay in Englewood. Stay in a beach home on Manasota Key and wake up to the smell of the ocean breeze every morning and feel like a local. Or stay at the Seafarer Beach Resort with the peace of mind that everything is taken care of for you. The Palm Island Resort is another amazing place to stay and offers beachfront villas, cottages and homes. Venice, FL is just a short ways north of Englewood if you choose to stay outside the area. Also Don Pedro Island is directly south of Englewood and offers amazing accommodations to fit everyone’s needs.
When it comes to getting around, renting a car is your best bet. You’ll be able to easily travel around the city, but also venture out to Myakka Forest and Port Charlotte or anywhere else along the coast. Charlotte County also offers a Curb-to-Curb transit service, but reservations must be made in advance. Taxis and rideshare services (like Uber) are also available in Englewood.
Looking for a vacation rental in Englewood? Tripping.com has 304 vacation rental homes available in Englewood. You'll find 4 studios, 73 1-bedroom, 131 2-bedroom and 96 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $44 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Englewood is $172 while the average price of a weekly rental is $25. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Englewood home is $25.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 72 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Englewood. In addition to accommodating pets, Englewood rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 276 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 281 have TV and/or cable and 163 have a pool or hot tub.Search properties from 5 vacation rental sites in Englewood where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and Expedia. There are 215 HomeAway rentals, 55 TripAdvisor short term rentals and 17 Expedia vacation rentals.