A wooden footbridge leading to the beach

Florida Vacation Rental Info

Things to Do on Lido Key

Fun in the sun is the name of the game on the beautiful shores of Lido Key. Longboat Key’s neighboring island may be smaller, but it packs in plenty of activities and events. Whether you want to dine at one of… Read More

Things to Do on Longboat Key

Longboat Key may be a beach lover’s paradise, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of other activities and attractions in the area! Whether you want to head into the heart of Sarasota for a taste of the growing visual and… Read More

Florida Citrus Recipes For The Holidays

If you’re going to be in the Sarasota area for the winter holidays, you’re in luck: It’s high season for citrus. Since the 19th century, the Sunshine State has been cultivating its groves commercially. Today, it’s the country’s largest supplier of sweet,… Read More

How To Get To (And Navigate) Longboat Key & Sarasota

If you’re planning on spending any time in Sarasota or her islands, you’ll want to sort out how you’ll get there first. Specifically, how you can get your toes in that soft, white sand ASAP. Once you’ve nailed down how you’ll arrive,… Read More

Spotlight On Our Team: Sue

Dinner restaurant: Columbia Restaurant. The best Cuban food in town. Breakfast spot: Sage Biscuit Cafe in Bradenton. On-the-waterfront dining:  Anna Maria’s Waterfront Restaurant and Craft Bar.  Ask about their daily specials; they’re sometimes unique but always delicious. Seafood restaurant:… Read More

Stone Crab Season In Sarasota

Every year, when October 15th rolls around, Floridians get their crab crackers ready. It’s the harvest—and not the kind in the garden. No, this one’s water based, yielding up the Sunshine State’s most scrumptious crustacean, the stone crab. For eight months, crabbers… Read More

Must Do: Downtown Sarasota

While there’s plenty to see and do along the coast, turn your attention to the city of Sarasota (it’s that gorgeous, glittering skyline that greets you upon your descent from the Ringling Bridge, FYI). Head for Downtown, where you’ll quickly discover some… Read More

Spotlight On Our Team: Dallas

Dinner restaurant: So many great places in Sarasota. My home for 31 years has been Anna Maria, so if you want to think outside the box, try The Feast. It’s in a small shopping center on Anna Maria, and it’s AH-Mazing!! Make… Read More

Spotlight On Our Team: Michele Knuese

Meet our fearless leader, Michele Knuese. Having been in the local vacation rental business for over 30 years, Wisconsin-born Knuese was perfectly poised to take the helm of Florida Vacation Connection in 1994. As owner and manager, Michele calls upon her decades… Read More