Vacation rentals in Cape Cod
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- Entire cottage
Each Vacation Home is located on a quaint one-third acre lot featuring a spacious sun deck or patio. Located on the beautiful Southern coast of Cape Cod, just a short distance from Nantucket Sound and South Cape Beach, Cape Cod Holiday Estates offers both the privacy and the relaxation you need.
- Entire cottage
This is the smaller of two cottages on the same Property and it's set in back of the larger cottage that faces street. This house has a beautiful remodeled Bathroom with washer dryer. The kitchen is well equipped but doesn't have a dishwasher. Includes a 32" WIFI smart TV but not cable. You can enjoy the private back yard with firepit table, and gas grill. We require our guests to clean the cottage and get it ready for the next group. If you cannot do that, please do not book here.
- Entire rental unit
Central yet secluded, artist-designed apartment with queen size loft bed. Full kitchen, bath, tub with shower, handmade Mexican sink, large living area, deck with screen room (in summer). Overlooking an acre of marshland, a veritable bird sanctuary, set way back from the street. A hidden gem. Quiet, yet steps from the library, marketplace, cafe, and cultural events at Prez Hall up the hill and way across the street. This is the entire main floor of my home. Pet friendly.
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Your guide to Cape Cod
All About Cape Cod
Located on a 120-kilometre-long peninsula in southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod is one of the most beloved summer vacation spots in the United States, home to dozens of beaches, historic fishing villages, and some of the best fried clam shacks on the East Coast. More than 800 kilometres of coastline provide plenty of smooth white sand for sunbathing and beachcombing, while the calm waters of Cape Cod Bay and the rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean lend themselves to all manner of waterborne activity, be it swimming, snorkelling, or sailing off to the nearby islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
But The Cape (as it’s known regionally) is more than just sand and surf. There are art galleries, small-town museums, scrappy theatre companies, and so much postcard-worthy architecture to admire, including one of the highest concentrations of lighthouses in the world, each one a portal into Cape Cod’s past. And if you’re looking for something to wash it all down with, settle into a cup of New England Clam Chowder, a local specialty that will make your mouth water.
How do I get around Cape Cod?
Cape Cod Gateway Airport (HYA) and the Provincetown Municipal Airport (PVC) are both located on Cape Cod. Alternatively, Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) offers a 1.5-hour drive by car or less than a three-hour ride on the bus or train. Car rentals are available at the airports and are generally the best way to get around if you plan to explore the area. The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority also provides year-round bus and shuttle services throughout Cape Cod, adding more routes during the summer season. Taxis and ride-booking services are also available. While the roads on The Cape may be harder to get around on a bike, you’ll find numerous trails and paved routes covering the region — including the 41-kilometre Cape Cod Rail Trail and the 17-kilometre Shining Sea Bikeway.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Cape Cod?
The weather in Cape Cod differs from that of the Massachusetts mainland — the ocean breeze allows the peninsula to stay cooler during the summer and warmer during the winter. Warm, pleasant summer temperatures make it a popular time to stay in a vacation rental in Cape Cod. In addition to the many beach-related activities, April through October is whale watching season. Mid-May also brings a popular wine and food festival on nearby Nantucket Island. A 10-day film event in June features documentaries, animated films, and narrative works. While winter in Cape Cod will feel more private and peaceful, the temperatures are too cold to enjoy many beach activities. Some businesses and shops even close during the winter months.
What are the top things to do in Cape Cod?
Located approximately 48 kilometres off Cape Cod’s southern coast, Nantucket can be reached by ferries leaving Cape Cod all year long. While the main parts of the island are easily walkable, bicycles and mopeds are popular modes of exploring, with rentals available at several shops. In addition to the beaches and trails, you can check out several museums, including the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, showcasing a collection of marine artifacts, or the Hinchman House Natural History Museum, which aims to educate visitors on the local flora and fauna.
Heritage Museum and Gardens
The Heritage Museum and Gardens in Historic Sandwich covers 100 acres with colourful, groomed gardens, lush lawns, trees, hiking trails, and indoor and outdoor exhibits. The museum showcases more than 18,000 artifacts from a past life on Cape Cod and surrounding islands — including toys, games, and a collection of automobiles from the late 19th century onward.
Cape Cod National Seashore
Designated a national park in 1961, the Cape Cod National Seashore features a nearly 65-kilometre stretch of coast that includes some of The Cape’s best beaches for swimming — including Coast Guard, Marconi, Head of the Meadow, Race Point, Herring, and Nauset Light. The park also features 11 hiking and three biking trails, covering miles of open fields, marshes, pine forests, sandy dunes, and cranberry bogs.