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Red Sky Retreat! Sun soaked 2 bedroom cottage!
Entire cottage · 4 guests · 3 beds · 1 bath
Red Sky Retreat! Sun soaked 2 bedroom cottage!Welcome to Red Sky Retreat! Our quaint sun soaked cottage with peekaboo ocean views is the ideal spot to unwind & getaway from it all! Spend all day soaking up the sun on one of the many nearby beaches, return home to our private outdoor shower then kick up your feet and relax in the backyard! Our recently remodeled home has all the amenities needed for a stress free beach vacation!
2 Bedroom Englewood Area Cottage close to Hyannis
Entire cottage · 5 guests · 4 beds · 1 bath
2 Bedroom Englewood Area Cottage close to HyannisPerfect for 2 people, 2 couples, or a family of 5. This cottage is one of 2 cottages on the same property. It is the larger of the two houses and sits in front of the smaller cottage. Each cottage offers backyard privacy. We require our guests to clean it and get it ready for the next group. If you cannot do that, please do not book here.
Find Serenity in South Yarmouth - The Boat House
Entire guest suite · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath
Find Serenity in South Yarmouth - The Boat HouseWelcome to The Boat House! Find a peaceful setting in this private suite amidst the charm of this family owned compound. This nautical themed retreat will provide ample space, cozy and warm living and dining area, gas stove, kitchenette with fridge, microwave and Keurig coffeemaker. A beautiful stroll through this historic neighborhood will bring you to the Windmill on Bass River and close enough to other beaches, year-round attractions, restaurants and more! Welcome!

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  2. Provincetown
Unique Waterfront Artist Cottage
$175 per night
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  2. Sandwich
Oceanside Cottage w/3 Bedrooms on Private Beach
$173 per night
  1. Entire condominium (condo)
  2. Brewster
Shining Sea Condo
$62 per night
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  2. Falmouth
King Beds/BBQ /Fire Pit+Pet Friendly!
$190 per night
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  2. Dennis
SEAGLASS COTTAGE★ Waterview ★ Pet Friendly ★ Kayaks ★ Trails ★
$142 per night
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  2. Barnstable
NEW Listing 4 bedroom Cape in private neighborhood
$400 per night
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Provincetown
Romantic Waterfront Artist Cottage
$175 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Eastham
Bright Apartment in Antique Cape House near Beach
$102 per night
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  2. Chatham
Cape Cod Classic Cottage Near Forest Beach
$218 per night
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  2. Provincetown
Private cottage green friendly and pet friendly
$139 per night
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Orleans
Escape to this Peaceful Cottage near Nauset Beach
$110 per night
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  2. Chatham
Delightful Chatham Cottage, Cheerful and Clean
$105 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.