Daytona Vacation Rental, Florida

The World's Most Famous Beach

Looking for a Daytona Beach vacation rental? We have several great properties to choose from. An iconic beach destination famous the world over. Enjoy family attractions along the boardwalk and pier, a wide variety of cultural venues and colorful culinary scene. With 23 miles of coastline ideal for shelling, swimming and surfing, there is as much to do off the “World’s Most Famous Beach” as on it. Daytona Beach boasts accommodations for all lifestyles and budgets including resorts, B&Bs, hotels and everything in between.

We have many great vacation rental properties in the Daytona area that can accommodate groups of all sizes, pet-friendly and amazing beach locations!

Daytona Beach Geography

Geography

The Daytona Beach area consists of seven cities and towns including Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach Shores, Ponce Inlet, Port Orange, South Daytona and Holly Hill.

Daytona Beach Events

Events

Daytona Beach hosts large groups of out-of-towners that descend upon the city for various events, notably Speedweeks in early February when over 200,000 NASCAR fans come to attend the season-opening Daytona 500. Other events include the NASCAR Coke Zero 400 race in July, Bike Week in early March, Biketoberfest in late October, and the 24 Hours of Daytona endurance race in January.

Daytona Beach Geography

Geography

The city of Daytona Beach is split in two by the Halifax River lagoon, part of the Intracoastal Waterway, and sits on the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered on the north by Holly Hill and Ormond Beach and on the south by Daytona Beach Shores, South Daytona and Port Orange.

Daytona Beach History

History

Daytona Beach’s role in the history of civil rights is significant. On March 17, 1946, Jackie Robinson played in the first integrated spring training baseball game with the Montreal Royals, a farm team of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Later he became the first African-American to play in the Major Leagues. Today, Robinson’s name identifies the stadium in Daytona Beach and a life-size statue of him has been cast at the entrance.

Daytona History

History

On March 8, 1936, the first stock car race was held on the Daytona Beach Road Course, located in the present-day Town of Ponce Inlet. In 1958, William France Sr. and NASCAR created the Daytona International Speedway to replace the beach course. Automobiles are still permitted on most areas of the beach, at a maximum speed of 10 mph (16 km/h).

Daytona Beach

Tourism

Many visitors and locals love to pack up the car with snacks and drinks - don't forget the beach toys or the fishing rod - and find their own spot on the beach and hang all day. Local vendors sell food and rent everything from tricked out golf carts to surfboards - to umbrellas and chairs. A cherished part of Daytona Beach history for over 100 years. Daytona Beach became "The World's Most Famous Beach" due to the speed records set here and the results published all over the world in the last century. Take a slow cruise or better yet - park and hang out.

Fun facts about Daytona Beach

  • The Daytona Beach area consists of seven cities and towns including Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach Shores, Ponce Inlet, Port Orange, South Daytona and Holly Hill.

  • It has been called the “world’s most famous beach” since the 20s.

  • John D. Rockefeller died at the age of 97 at his winter home The Casements, which is located on Ormond Beach. The Casements offers free tours of its Rockefeller period rooms and serves as a community cultural center.

  • Beach street was named after the Beach family. But it is nowhere close to the beach.

  • The tallest lighthouse in Florida is located at the southernmost tip of the Daytona Beach area in the town of Ponce Inlet.

  • Bill France founded NASCAR in 1948 and built the World Center of Racing, Daytona International Speedway, in 1959.

Daytona Beach, FL

With so much to experience –– it’s no surprise that many people plan their next Daytona Beach stay before their first one ends.