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Wellington, FL: A guide to vacation rentals

Located just west of West Palm Beach, Wellington is a warm and sunny vacation spot, as well as a center for equestrian sports. A vacation rental is the best way to explore all that the village has to offer.

Kasa's vacation rentals in Wellington, FL

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

Discover Wellington, FL

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

With a population of over 65,000, Wellington is the biggest village in Florida. Located just west of West Palm Beach and 70 miles north of Miami, it’s a popular vacation destination known for its warm weather and easy access to beautiful beaches. To the village’s west, there are extensive stretches of marshland and farmland.

Before the arrival of the Spanish, the area that now includes West Palm Beach was inhabited by the Mayaimi, Jaega, and Ais tribes. By the time the English took control of Florida, these populations had been significantly diminished by war and disease. The Seminole and Miccosukee Native Americans, originally from farther north, moved into the area. But they were in constant conflict with settlers and the government.

In 1894, West Palm Beach was formally incorporated, making it the first municipality in south Florida, ahead of Miami. The area’s first industries were tropical fruits and tourism. The Florida land boom in the 1920s, the state’s first real estate bubble, led to rapid growth and a quadrupling of the local population. In 1928, a hurricane destroyed the city, and the Great Depression followed, which hurt the city’s prospects. But during World War II, a local Air Force base was constructed, and military personnel flooded in. Because of the city’s latitude, the base provided excellent access to North Africa, just across the Atlantic, making it an important strategic location.

After World War II, many veterans decided to make West Palm Beach their home, and further population growth was encouraged by the rise of air conditioning, which made Florida’s climate more enjoyable year-round. Wellington is a more recent addition, gradually developed out of former swampland and officially incorporated in 1995.

Today, the city is known for its equestrian events, including polo, dressage, and show jumping, and it benefits from its proximity to West Palm Beach and Palm Beach, which have excellent shops, restaurants, and entertainment. There are great short-term rental options near it all.