Once known as the “world’s largest strawberry patch,” Wellington, Palm Beach, Florida is only a village, rather than a full town. Visitors to Wellington, Palm Beach rentals will be close to golfing, shopping, beaches and Miami. Many of the Wellington condo rentals have full-service communities with pools, tennis, and basketball courts to add to the experience. Wellington, FL vacation rentals also have modern amenities such as full kitchens and internet access to make guests' stays pleasing.
In the 1950s, Oliver Wellington purchased 18,000 acres of swampland and turned it into the development known as Wellington Village. Some of Wellington, Palm Beach rentals date back to the 1970s, when Palm Beach County approved a unit development of homes. Other accommodations such as Wellington condo rentals are more modern with their construction in the early to late 1990s. In 1995, several of the Wellington, FL vacation rentals became surrounded by shopping centers and restaurants, when previously there were just a few in the village.
Wellington is mostly known for its horse show rather than its strawberries. The town hosts the world’s largest horse show which runs from January up until the middle of March. Guests often book Wellington condo rentals to partake in the show or at least come to watch the horses. The other draw to Wellington, Palm Beach rentals is golfing. Wellington has at least five golf courses, including some on the communities surrounding Wellington, FL vacation rentals.
Palm Beach provides many attractions outside of Wellington such as Bethesda-by-the-Sea. This location is a gothic-style Baptist church which is adjacent to Cluett Memorial Gardens. Palm Beach was originally founded in the 1890s, 12 years after the Providentia ship ran aground in the area carrying supplies from the West Indies. Henry Flagler a citizen who held an important role in developing Palm Beach as a resort town, creating the first hotel and fashionable resort for the eastern coast of Florida. Flagler Museum showcases more about the history of the resort and Henry Flagler’s life.
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