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Find Serenity in South Yarmouth - The Boat House
Entire guest suite · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Find Serenity in South Yarmouth - The Boat HouseFind calm in this private suite amidst the charm of this family owned compound in the heart of South Yarmouth’s historic district. Snuggle in the cozy “nautical themed” guest suite with gas stove and all the amenities to feel warm and cozy during the winter months...or cool and fresh in the warmer months! Stroll through the neighborhood, visit the Windmill beach along the Bass River while being conveniently located to shopping, restaurants and more. Welcome!

Modern Cottage with All Your Needs
Entire cottage · 5 guests · 4 beds · 1 bath

Modern Cottage with All Your NeedsWelcome to Our Beautiful South Chatham Cottage, next to Cape Cod bike trail and beaches. 1 mile to Cockle Cove Beach, 2 miles to Red River Beach. Center located near shopping, activities and restaurants. All new Interior, large outdoor patio with grill. Outdoor shower. First floor living area with kitchen and bathroom, second floor bedroom. Parking for 5 car. Bicycles and beach accessories available.

Bike Around The Bay @ The Cape Cod Canal Cottage
Entire guest suite · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Bike Around The Bay @ The Cape Cod Canal CottageThe tiny canal cottage is a little hidden gem located a street right behind Main St. Buzzards Bay with restaurants, a brewery, ice cream shop, a playground and the canal! Tucked in a cute little neighborhood with a beach down the street. The outdoor activities are endless with biking being the #1 attraction there’s many bike rental shops for the traditional bike or electric bikes. The bay allows for perfect paddle boarding, kayaks, or clamming. Catch the cape cod scenic train & skip the traffic.

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Popular amenities for Cape Cod vacation rentals

  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

Other great vacation rentals in Cape Cod

  1. Entire residential home
  2. Dennis
Sweet & Cozy "Rosebud Cottage" in Dennis Port-
G$20,851 per night
  1. Entire condominium (condo)
  2. Dennis
The Lemon Slice- a little slice of Cape Cod heaven
G$33,249 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Wellfleet
Beautiful Creekside Apartment Newly Available
G$52,279 per night
  1. Entire cottage
  2. North Truro
Charming cottage on the Bay
G$36,595 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. East Orleans
Cozy Waterfront Apartment, Private Beach Access
G$35,550 per night
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Provincetown
The Treehouse at Seagull's Nest.
G$57,507 per night
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Yarmouth
Charming Cape Cod Studio w/ Fire Pit & Grill!
G$27,246 per night
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Cataumet
Sea you soon:)
G$36,595 per night
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Wellfleet
Charming renovated Wellfleet Hideaway
G$31,158 per night
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Bourne
Upper Cape Cozy Cottage
G$20,912 per night
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Wareham
Behind Home Plate
G$16,700 per night
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Barnstable
New listing! Cotuit Cottage 3 bed in quiet setting
G$74,684 per night

Your guide to Cape Cod

All About Cape Cod

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. 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.

How do I get around Cape Cod?

The easiest way to get to Cape Cod is flying into Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) or T.F. Green International Airport (PVD) in Providence, Rhode Island. Both are between 60 and 65 miles from the start of the Cape. The drive is about an hour and a half, but both routes are subject to bad traffic, particularly in the summer, which can increase driving times by an hour. The Barnstable Municipal Airport (HYA) in Hyannis also offers a few flights, many of which are seasonal.

Regional bus lines run through the Northeast and stop in a few towns along Cape Cod, including the Hyannis Transportation Center, which is also a train station.

Within a given town, you can usually walk, rideshare, or pedal your beach cruiser to wherever you need to go. If you plan to travel around the Cape, you’ll want a car, as things are fairly spread out.

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.

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