Delray Beach: A guide to vacation rentals

With three miles of ocean beaches and consistently gorgeous weather, Delray Beach is a wonderful place to unwind, with plenty of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. A vacation rental is the best way to explore all that the city has to offer.

Kasa's vacation rentals in Delray Beach

With vacation rentals in the city’s most exciting neighborhoods, Kasa offers comfortable and convenient accommodations no matter what brings you to Delray Beach or where you need to go.

Discover Delray Beach

After booking your vacation rental in Delray Beach, here's everything you need to know for your trip.

Part of Palm Beach County and the greater Miami metro area, Delray Beach is a city of over 60,000 on the Atlantic Ocean just north of Boca Raton. It’s a vacation destination with beautiful beaches and excellent weather, as well as great shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and nightlife.

The Jaega people inhabited the area that now encompasses Delray Beach long before the arrival of Europeans, and there were Seminole residents when the U.S. military mapped the region in the mid-nineteenth century. In the late nineteenth century, the future city was home to a house of refuge for shipwrecked sailors. But the first non-indigenous settlers were a group of African Americans who started farming the area in 1884 and built a school. A railroad station helped increase the town’s prominence. In the early 1900s, the city had a diverse population, with residents from the Bahamas and Japan. Agriculture was the main industry in the area, and plants for canning pineapples and tomatoes arrived.

In the 1920s, the Florida land boom turned Delray into a tourist hotspot and resulted in a surge of development. Delray also became a popular place for artists and writers to spend the winter, and it became known for its architecture. Today, its buildings include wonderful examples of the Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival, and Mission Revival architectural styles, among several others.

During World War II, Boca Raton Army Airfield brought in a number of service personnel, many of whom settled in Delray Beach after the war. The city had a reputation for being anti-Semitic, and there were efforts to restrict real estate purchases to non-Jews. Surfing became another reason to visit the city, partly thanks to a shipwreck. When a freighter was wrecked during a hurricane, it helped create the conditions for excellent waves (although the ship was removed later). Today, Delray Beach is a visitor’s paradise, and there are great short-term rental options near all that the city has to offer.