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:
Map of Cape Cod
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
Set on a quiet plot of land, this 3-bedroom ranch is a great choice for a family retreat. Steps away from the beach and close to premier attractions such as Nickerson State Park and the Cape Cod Rail Trail, this has all the ingredients needed for an enjoyable vacation with the whole family.
A 3-minute walk from the house will bring you to Crosby Landing Beach, one of Cape Cod’s most desirable and kid-friendly bay beaches.
The interior is bright and sunny, with plenty of space for kids to explore and for adults to find a cosy nook to relax in. An old piano in the living room will fill the house with music at the hands of someone who knows how to play.
The cheery breakfast / sun room is connected to the terrace and backyard.
With gleaming hardwood floors, a patterned rug, and white walls, the master bedroom is charming and comes with an en suite bathroom.
The whole house seems to be filled with a cheeriness that extends to all the bedrooms. The 3 bedrooms are also offset from the main part of the house, so tired folk can get a good night’s rest if the family’s activities carry on into the night.
Beautiful Bayside Home Short Walk To Crosby Landing Beach
Area: Crosby Lane
Number of Guests: 9
Price: From 427 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
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
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
Number of Guests: 12
Price: From 900 USD
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?
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