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What are some good places for renting beach houses in Florida?

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BeachHouseRentals.com recommends the Emerald Coast, a stretch of about 100 coastal miles on the Florida panhandle on the Gulf of Mexico, as having some of the best beach house rentals in the state. The strip runs from Pensacola to Panama City and has been dubbed "The Playground of the Gulf Coast" and "The Miracle Strip." Popular vacation destinations in the area include Navarre, Gulf Breeze, Niceville and Seaside.

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In 2015, TripAdvisor travelers voted Siesta Beach the best beach in the United States and named Siesta Key as one of the best beach towns, with pristine waters and picturesque views. Among the site's list of the Top 25 beaches in the country, other Florida locations that made the top 10 are St. Pete Beach, Pensacola Beach, Clearwater Beach, St. Augustine Beach and Panama City Beach.

TripAdvisor recommends the beach house locations of Destin, known as "The World's Luckiest Fishing Village" with beautiful soft sand beaches; Miami for its entertainment, shopping, restaurants and clubs; and Key West for its laid-back attitude and activities like snorkeling, parasailing and deep-sea diving.

The Travel Channel recommends Sanibel and Captiva Islands, on the gulf coast near Fort Myers, for great beach house rentals in Florida. Travel on the islands is by bike, scooter or on foot, and the area is known for excellent seashell collecting.

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