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Vacation rentals in Cape Cod

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Tiny home in Wellfleet
Writer's Cabin in Woods near Wellfleet Bay
Our unique Writer's Cabin is the perfect hideaway for a nature lover's or writer's creative retreat. Close to Wellfleet's beaches, town center, ponds & walking trails, you're surrounded by nature with views of a treehouse. NOTE: 1. You CLIMB a gentle incline on a wood's path to the cabin & ladder stairs to the sleeping loft. 2. Our Nordic shower w/ hot water is built onto the OUTSIDE of the cabin. Our guests love this unique (and healthy) experience. The toilet is standard flushing & indoors.
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Cottage in Yarmouth
Cozy Cottage near Bay beaches great for a couple!
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.
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Condo in Brewster
Shining Sea Condo
Ocean Edge condo with cathedral ceilings! Beautiful private deck located on the 5th hole of the Ocean Edge golf course! Located within the Eaton village. Two queen beds along with pullout couch allows 6 to sleep comfortably within the unit,. Linens are included!! Large kitchen with washer/ dryer, AC in living room and heat throughout the unit. Wifi and three smart TVs with ROKU devices. An In- season Friday to Friday rental to avoid Cape traffic.
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Shining Sea Bikeway22 locals recommend
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Cape Cod Mall94 locals recommend
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Nickerson State Park115 locals recommend
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Cape Cod National Seashore125 locals recommend
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Pilgrim Memorial State Park8 locals recommend
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Cape Cod Rail Trail44 locals recommend
Mashpee Commons
Movie Theater · 119 locals recommend
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  • Private room in Barnstable
    Master Suite in a home on a lake near the ocean
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  • Cottage in Bourne
    Upper Cape Cozy Cottage
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  • Bungalow in Barnstable
    Cozy Cape Cod Beach House Bungalow
  • Private room in Sandwich
    CENTRAL CAPE COD LOCATION QUIET, CLEAN, PRIVATE.
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Your guide to Cape Cod

Introduction

Spanning a 70-mile-long hooked peninsula on the Atlantic Coast, Cape Cod has been a beloved beach getaway for generations. The Cape is dotted with lighthouses, sandy beaches, and 15 New England beach resort towns stocked with charming vacation rentals. There are saltbox cottages and weathered, shingled bungalows as well as ice cream parlors, candy shops filled with saltwater taffy, and seafood shacks that claim the best lobster rolls around.

The peninsula is divided into four regions. The Upper Cape, which includes Falmouth, Mashpee, and Sandwich, is closest to Boston and historic Plymouth. The Mid-Cape is the densest region and includes Barnstable, Yarmouth, and Hyannis, where you’ll find the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum. The former whaling village of Brewster is in the Lower Cape, alone with Chatham and Harwich. Don’t skip the Outer Cape — it might be quite a drive, but the gorgeous Cape Cod National Seashore and the artsy, LGBTQ+ destination of Provincetown are well worth it.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Cape Cod?

Peak season on Cape Cod is between Memorial Day and Labor Day, when the days are long, sunny, and hot, with temperatures around 80 degrees Fahrenheit. There can be isolated summer thunderstorms, but rain is rare at this time of year. Humidity, on the other hand, is not. But while the crowds flock here for summer vacation, the Cape is a year-round destination. Fall has become increasingly popular, thanks to its sunny, brisk, 60-degree days and brilliant foliage, and spring visitors enjoy warm, 70-degree beach weather before the summer crowds arrive. Even Cape Cod winters, when temperatures drop into the 40s and snow falls, are charming if you like lonely, blustery beaches and curling up by a fire.


What are the top things to do in Cape Cod?

Cape Cod National Seashore

While lively, convenient beaches line the peninsula, it’s well worth visiting the pristine beaches within the 27,000-acre Cape Cod National Seashore. But the park is not all about sandy shores: thirteen hiking trails and three bike trails wind through pristine dunes, wetlands, and scrub oak forests.

Whale-Watching

Between mid-April and late October, hundreds of humpback, finback, and minke whales arrive at their feeding grounds along the Massachusetts coast. Many tour companies will guarantee sightings. Boats leave from various locations including Hyannis, Provincetown, Barnstable, Orleans, and Plymouth.

The Islands

You could spend an entire vacation rubbing shoulders with famous folks on Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard, but passenger ferries from several Cape towns make it possible to visit either on a day trip. On Nantucket, spend an afternoon wandering the historic town and the Whaling Museum; on Martha’s Vineyard, be sure to visit the town of Aquinnah, home of the local Wampanoag people, and its beautiful clay cliffs, as well as the old-fashioned historic carousel in Oak Bluffs.