Summer vacation rentals are concentrated on Cape Cod. But despite the small area, you’ll find a huge variety of Cape Cod rental homes. Families may prefer larger beach homes, whereas young adults might share a rental house within walking distance to Hyannis bars. Let’s explore the different parts of the Cape where you can get a great vacation rental.
Cape Cod is divided into the ‘Upper Cape,’ ‘Mid-Cape,’ and ‘Lower Cape.’ The Upper Cape is the closest to Boston, and is comprised of these towns: Bourne, Falmouth, Mashpee, and Sandwich, among others.
The Mid-Cape is a very popular vacation rental destination. Considered the biggest town on the Cape, Hyannis has plenty of nightlife in addition to a mall and an airport. Plenty fishing charters dock at Hyannis, so consider renting one if you’re into fishing.
The Lower Cape includes everything from Harwich to Provincetown, encompassing the Cape Cod National Seashore, one of the most beautiful beaches in the U.S. Discover quirky Provincetown, where antiques, art galleries, and interesting boutiques abound. Provincetown is also known as a gay and lesbian friendly destination.
Your vacation rental in Massachusetts will give you access to plenty of activities on the Cape. Although the Cape has gorgeous beaches, there’s a lot more to explore: play mini-golf in the evenings (great for the kids!), rent a few bikes to explore the Shining Sea Bike Trail or the Cape Cod Rail trail by cycle, or look into whale-watching cruises for the whole family.