Perdido Key Vacation Rentals Guide

North West FL / Perdido Key

Perdido Key Vacation Rentals Guide  

Located in Florida's northwest, Perdido Key lies on a narrow strip of land that stretches from Florida to Alabama. Perdido Key, a translation of 'lost' key in Spanish, is truly a hidden gem to discover for its abundant wildlife, beautiful beaches, and quaint city-centre. 

Stretching some 16 miles, Perdido Key offers a destination that effortlessly combines Floridian culture with a touch of Southern charm. This island offers a wide variety of fun and affordable activities from exploring the many wildlife parks, to boating, to local shopping and dining. Both land and ocean lovers are able to construct their ideal itineraries with the many things to do and see around the island. 

Its name rings true in that Perdido Key is tucked away and provides the perfect place to 'beat the crowd'. This makes it a great spot for couples, families, snow-birds, and solo-travellers! Perdido Key is definitely on 'island time', giving you the chance to unwind, relax, and enjoy. This charming island will keep you coming back year after year on a new itinerary, or the same one because coastal living never gets old! 

Highlights of Perdido Key 

  • Many beautiful white-sand beaches! 
  • A variety of restaurants and golf courses
  • An abundance of state parks, like the Perdido Key State Park, offering beaches, camping grounds, and walking trails. 
  • Old River area has a hidden canoe/kayak launching point that lets you paddle through nature and experience the wildlife that Perdido Key has to offer. 
  • Fort Barrancas is a 19th-century historical monument that is definitely worth exploring.
  • The SanRoc Cay Marina is an entertainment district known for its shopping and dining options, all the while close to an ocean-side view.   

Things to Do on Perdido Key

Perdido Key offers a wide variety of activities on both land and sea. It's easy to write up an itinerary for this destination, whether you're looking to unwind or explore! Here’s our list of some things to do when you visit Perdido Key to help you plan your stay: 

  • Johnson Beach, Perdido Key Beach, and Opal Beach are a few spots to spend the day surfing, swimming, and sunbathing. You can beat the crowd at any of these! 
  • Boating (Both for fishing and touring. Both guided tours and boat rentals are available).
  • Fishing (Beach, boat and pier fishing).
  • Try deep-sea fishing.
  • Visit the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.
  • There are plenty of services who offer water sport activities, like jet-skiing and paddle-boarding.
  • Explore the many parks, including the Perdido Key State Park, Blue Angel Park, and Innerarity Park. You're sure to catch a glimpse of wildlife! 
  • Visit Fort Barrancas. 
  • Take a day trip to the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park.
  • Local boutique shops and shopping centres are located on and near Perdido Key.  
  • Enjoy delicious Floridian cuisine in restaurants, from casual to fine dining.

Explore Beautiful Vacation Rentals in Perdido Key

Search, find, and book a gorgeous Perdido Key vacation rental on Florida Rental By Owners website. Exclusively for travelers wishing to communicate and book directly with the owner. There are no traveler fees for using Florida Rental By Owners website. Owners are verified for ownership. All transactions occur directly with the owner. Read reviews and guest experiences to ensure your vacation rental will meet or exceed your goals. 

Statistics about Perdido Key 

Using the search filters on Florida Rental By Owners website to look for accommodations, we found there are currently properties listed for rent in the Perdido Key Area. All 5 of these properties are listed as Condos. All of these properties have access to pools, making them an ideal year-round destination. Those looking for long-term rentals have 2 options to choose from. All 5 properties are Gulfside, offering shore access and ocean views 24/7. There are boat-friendly properties. There are no pet-friendly options at Perdido Key.

Vacation Rental Price Information for Perdido Key 

Currently, prices range from $780 per week to $1395 per week. These prices are subject to change depending on whether you rent during the low or high season. You can expect to pay the highest rates during high season from around early spring and summer. Mid-September to February is considered low season when rental prices decline as the peak seasons wind down. 

Accommodation Types in Perdido Key, Florida

5 rentals are listed as 'condo' rentals, accounting for 100% of the housing types.

When to Visit Perdido Key 

Perdido Key, Florida offers beautiful weather year-round, but some months may be better-suited to your wants. Peak seasons follow the school year and holiday patterns, which are typically in December, mid-March & April, and July & August. If you're looking to meet other people, or find a time when the whole family is available, these are great months to plan your visit in. There is also a variety of events and festivals held during these periods too! Off-season during the fall and certain winter months offer the most affordable rental periods (and quietest time!) to book a property in Perdido Key. There is limited to no traffic during these months, making it perfect for those looking to get away from the crowd (especially on the beaches!).  

Traveling to Perdido Key 

There are no international airports on Perdido Key but there are a few nearby! All of these are within a half an hour to a four hour transit period to the island. Whether you live in the United States, Canada, Europe or beyond, a transportation option is available to you. Below is a list of our recommended airports to fly in to: 

*All of our recommendations have at-airport transportation services, such as rental cars and taxis. 

Pensacola Airport - (PNS)

Pensacola International Airport is the closest commercial airport to Perdido Key. It has a travel time of 32 minutes by car to the island. This airport is serviced by six major carriers, including: American Airlines, Delta, Frontier Airlines, Silver Airways, Southwest, and United. Check their website for a full list of non-stop flight destinations. 

Fort Walton Beach - (VPS)

Situated a bit further, Fort Walton Beach Airport is 1h 30 mins. from Perdido Key by car. This airport is serviced by five major airlines, including: Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, and United. Flying into VPS is a good option for flights that are not available to Pensacola International Airport. 

Mobile Regional Airport - (MOB)

Mobile Regional Airport is located in Alabama, situated 1h 30 mins. from Perdido Key by car. This airport is serviced by three major airline carriers, including: Delta, United, and American Airlines. MOB offers non-stop flights from the cities of Atlanta, Charlotte, Houston, and Dallas. 

Transportation in Perdido Key 

We've compiled a helpful list of transportation options to get you to and from the airports, as well as around the city of Naples. While we would recommend renting a car if you want to explore further than just Perdido Key and its surrounding areas, there is a multitude of public and private transport available to get you around the city.

Able Shuttle & Taxi

Able Shuttle & Taxi provides transportation services from the Pensacola International Airport. The company operates from Pensacola and offers a shuttle to Perdido Key. They do door-to-door service to and from the airport. Upon request, you do not have to share your ride with other passengers. Although, shared rides offer a special discount. Visit their website to find more information on fares, routes, and how to book tickets. 

Coast Cab

Coast Cab is a taxi company who offer their services to Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Foley, Perdido Key, and Baldwin County. If you're looking to explore the areas beyond Perdido Key, this company is a must! Coast Cab has room for solo-travellers and up to 14 passengers. They are open 24/7 and give you tips on the best beaches, bars or even festivals to visit! They even offer their services through an app, making access easy. Find more details on their website or call (251) 550-0500 or (251) 968-TAXI for more information.

Bike and Boat Rentals

Renting a bike or a boat (or both!) is a fun and unique way to do some sight-seeing around Perdido Key. You get to tour the island while getting some fresh air and experiencing the coastal outdoors. There are various rental services across Perdido Key, just ask your property owner for some recommendations close by. Two recommendations for good places to rent from would be Beach Bike Rentals for bike rentals, and Flora-Bama Marina for boat rentals. Visit their websites for more information on fees and bookings. 

Weather Statistics for Perdido Key 

The hottest month in Perdido Key is typically in July, when the average temperature is 82°F. The coolest temperatures roll in during January, typically averaging at 52°F. Take note that sea temperature peaks at 86°F and bottoms at 64°F if you're planning to spend your vacation at the beach. The best swimming season is during May to December, when the average sea temperature is 75°F. The wettest month in Perdido Key is August with about 14cm of rain and the driest month is May with an average of 5cm of rain. 

Food and Drinks in Perdido Key, Florida

Perdido Key is abundant in one of a kind restaurants and fun bars. The island offers a wide variety of delicious dining choices, anything from seafood to Mexican cuisine. You're sure to find something to satisfy your cravings! Below, we have compiled a list of some must-try places for dining in Perdido Key, Florida:

  • Check out The Jellyfish for Japanese-fusion cuisine. Their sushi is a must-try!  
  • Flora-Bama Yacht Club is a staple on Orange Beach. Access to the restaurant is possible by car or boat! You can grab a delicious bite to eat while enjoying a beautiful view of the river. 
  • If you're craving a good pizza, then Lillian's Pizza grille is a must!  
  • There is no shortage of fresh seafood on the island. Be sure to add Perdido Key Oyster Bar Restaurant to your list. 
  • Not to worry if you're vegan or vegetarian! There are plenty of yummy options to choose from like Cobalt The Restaurant, Fisher's at Orange Beach Marina, Barefoot Island Grill, or Big Fish Restaurant & Bar. 
  • Looking to dive into the island's bar scene? Head over to Hub Stacey's at the Point and Flora-Bama Ole River Grill.  


What types of property can I rent in Perdido Key, Florida?

Florida Rental By Owners offers various vacation rental options in Perdido Key, Florida, including condos. We recommend selecting a property based on your needs such as proximity to beach areas, waterfront docks, parking, wheelchair accessibility, nearby attractions, and whether or not the property is pet-friendly or boat-friendly.

Should I rent a Condo in Perdido Key?

Of course! Perdido Key services condos which often offer unique amenities and the perfect space. Condo rentals are often great for family vacations, couples, friends, and snow-birds. 

Is Perdido Key a good place for Snowbirds looking for a monthly vacation rental?

Yes, there are places that rent monthly stays in Perdido Key that would be perfect for snowbirds and long-term guests.

Is Perdido Key a good place for families looking to rent a beach house?

Yes, there are family friendly rentals in Perdido Key that you can search on FLARBO.

Can I rent a vacation rental with a dock for boating in Perdido Key?

Yes, there are many great Perdido Key, Florida vacation rentals with docks perfect for fishing, boating, kayaking while on vacation.

Will I pay any fees to book a property on Florida Rental By Owners?

Never! We never charge any fees to book a property on Florida Rental By Owners. And we never take a commission from an owner. If you are looking for VRBO or Airbnb type rental or lodging accommodation, why pay the extra fees? Use! We put you in direct contact with the owner or manager of the property or cottage rental in Perdido Key, so you always get the best price.

I am a Vacation Rental Property Owner Can I List My Home for Rent on Florida Rental By Owners?

Yes! We have a multitude of subscription levels to advertise your vacation rental for any budget. Our Book Direct, No Commission Fee Subscription Model suits the majority of short-term owners. You can view the details located on our List Your Property page here.

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