Ocean’s Edge: 5 HomeAway & Vrbo Rentals In Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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Extending out from the southeastern corner of mainland Massachusetts into the Atlantic Ocean is the peninsula of Cape Cod. Separated from the mainland by the Cape Cod Canal, the 15 towns that make up Cape Cod look like a flexed human arm. Think quaint coastal towns, romantic sunsets against a backdrop of crashing waves, and pristine beaches; making Cape Cod such a sought-after vacation destination. Planning a trip? Here are some excellent HomeAway and Vrbo vacation rentals for a great stay:

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on March 13, 2023.

Map of Cape Cod

Map of Cape Cod and vicinity
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1. Provincetown: West End Waterfront (from USD 325)

As you open the door to the studio apartment, you might think that you walked into a house boat for a moment. Located just off Commercial Street, this quiet haven for 2 adults affords lovely views and easy access to everything. Do note that the property is not suitable for wheelchair users. Slide open the glass doors and enjoy the warm sunshine on the quiet deck with a book in hand or a cool drink of lemonade. The deck looks out over the calm waters of Cape Cod. At high tide, jump in and go for a swim. At low tide, take a leisurely stroll on the flats. The bright open kitchen and bar seating is perfect for a cosy meal. There isn’t a bedroom, but the sofa in the living room is easily converted into a super comfortable sleeper sofa. What could be more soothing than drifting off to the sound of water lapping against the deck and the soft whisper of the ocean breeze?

West End - Waterfront

Area: Provincetown, Commercial Street

Number of Guests: 2

Price: From 257 USD

34.52 km (21.5 mi) from Nickerson State Park
26 reviews  
studio 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the sofa bed was comfortable
the sofa/pull out bed were both very comfortable
great bluetooth bose stereo system large flat tv and wifi worked very well
the apt is fantastic
we loved watching the tide come in and out from the bed/couch
the place is clean and decorated very nicely and exactly as advertised
it’s small but super clean
tom and jim were very responsive to all questions and concerns
jim and tom were very friendly and helpful
tom and jim were so helpful with any questions and were easily available by cell
the owners have created a beautiful and efficiently designed unit
jim and tom were great host the studio is beautiful and the sofa bed was really comfortable
great west end location
the property is centrally located in the west end near great shops and restaurants
great location walk to all the fun of p town
i've stayed in so many different places near commercial street and this was by far the nicest location
the west end is quiet and relaxing but all the action is truly close
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3. West Hyannisport: Oceanfront house with private beach! (From 577 USD)

If your idea of a holiday involves nothing but sand and sea, you will love this listing. Right next to Craigville Beach, the best part of this house is the private beach right out your door. Popsicle-hued skies, glimmers of gold on the deep blue ocean, and copper-coloured sands, gorgeous sunsets are an everyday affair here. Have your meals with a side dish of ocean view in the comfort of the snug house. If you’re taking a break from the beach, spread out on the leather sofa and watch TV, or choose a board game from the collection to play. Two bedrooms are located on the main floor, while a ladder leads up to the loft with a full-sized bed and a single bed. No matter which room you choose, you’re in for a good night’s sleep with the the sound of waves striking the shore lulling you to sleep.

Oceanfront house with stunning views and a private beach!

Area: West Hyannisport

Number of Guests: 10

Price: From 577 USD

4. West Falmouth: Luxury bayfront island home with private hot tub & immediate beach access! (From 628 USD)

Perched on a sand dune overlooking Buzzards Bay in the private Chapoquoit Island community, this elegant house features access to three private beaches and stunning bay views. If the ocean waters are too cold for your liking, you have your very own hot tub on the outdoor deck. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to prepare a feast, while the dining area has seating space for 8. A piano in the corner comes in handy to strike up a lively tune while dinner is being prepared. High ceilings and glass windows allow natural sunlight to fill the house. A gleaming stairwell leads up to the upper common area and bedrooms. Enjoy the sweeping views of the bay from the spacious second floor, which is great space to hang out with family or friends. This bedroom is a picture of calm and serenity, with gorgeous shades of blue making up the landscape out the window. The kids will be delighted to have this room with double bunk beds all to themselves!

Luxury bayfront island home with private hot tub, immediate beach access!

Area: West Falmouth Chapoquoit Island Community

Number of Guests: 10

Price: From 628 USD

5. Chatham: Fabulous Waterfront Chatham Village Home, Walk to Town & Beaches, Panoramic View (from USD 750)

Chatham is a quaint seaside town that sits at the ‘elbow’ of the Cape Cod peninsula. This listing is well located in a tranquil neighbourhood, with Chatham Village on Chatham’s Main Street just a short stroll away. The house is in a private area but you can walk to Lighthouse Beach or Chatham’s Fish Pier within 15 minutes. Right on the banks of Little Mill Pond, the backyard opens up to Ocean Harbour. The private stairway access brings you to the edge of the waters where you can watch the boats go by. The large dining table will comfortably fit everyone and looks out onto the harbour through the window. You won’t be able to get enough of the views. Luckily the two living rooms face the harbour so you can admire the views from your snug spot on the couch. Clean white sheets, gentle sunlight filtering in through the windows, and simple room designs give the bedrooms a serene aura. This ground-floor queen bedroom has a view of the lovely harbour too. On a fine summer’s day, bring the party outdoors to the outdoor patio, replete with chaise lounges, an outdoor dining set, and a panoramic view. In the golden-blue light of the evening sun, settle into these chairs with a glass of wine. Life’s good.

Fabulous Waterfront Chatham Village Home, Walk to Town & Beaches, Panoramic View

Address: Chatham, overlooking Little Mill Pond (see map)

Number of Guests: 12

Price: From 900 USD

10.87 km (6.8 mi) from Nickerson State Park
72 reviews   Wifi Available
House 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Kitchen was clearly the gathering place with dining room just off it which had a wonderful view of bay
The outdoor space is as lovely as the spaces indoors
The fact that you can walk to town made it extra special
The home is close to everything town beach
We were 8 adults and a 2 month old attending a family wedding
It was spacious and exactly as listed
The property is nicely decorated very clean and well maintained
The owner had a booklet of information waiting for us about the particulars of the home Great spot David
were very helpful and accommodating when we requested to arrive early/check out late and sent over a ton of helpful information
and we really grew to love the home
great views make for a good time
They allowed full access to their home beach chairs etc quickly answered any questions we had by email sent a detailed info packet on Chatham restaurants beaches etc that proved to be very...
but yet it is in a secluded quiet neighborhood
It's steps away from Main Street where all the stores and shops are
Also this property is a (very) easy walk into the best shopping area of Chatham and also to the beach and lighthouse area
The house is only a 5 min walk to town
Chatham is a lovely little town full of shoppes art galleries and restaurants
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Beauty and the beach

The towns of Cape Cod all have their own unique charms that enchant and entice visitors to their shores. No matter which town you choose, the scenic beauty of Cape Cod will take your breath away. Which of these beautiful HomeAway and Vrbo vacation rentals captured your heart?

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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