For traditional vacation accommodations like hotels, motels, and B&Bs, you're likely to spend $1,400+ for a week's lodging in prime season. And that's for one measly room.
With these vacation rentals, you'll have more space, more amenities, more privacy, and the experience of living like a Cape Cod local ... all for less than the cost of a single hotel room.
North Truro, MA
Imagine staying in a cool little antique cottage with easy access to Cape Cod Bay and Atlantic Ocean beaches.
This amazingly affordable vacation rental is smack in the heart of the Cape Cod National Seashore area, and just a few minutes from shopping, restaurants, hiking and biking trails, a drive-in movie theater, and Provincetown whale watching cruises.
This adorable 1-bedroom cottage on White Pond in Chatham is perfect for a couple who'd like to stay in an upscale seaside town at a very reasonable price.
A canoe is included for paddling around the pond!
Here's a rustic 2-bedroom, pond-front cottage just waiting for you in Eastham.
Have tons of fun right in your own back yard - swimming, kayaking, fishing, birdwatching, and just plain relaxing. Cape Cod Bay beaches, Atlantic Ocean beaches, lighthouses, bike trails, shopping, restaurants and lots more activities are nearby.
There are hundreds of comfy, moderately priced vacation rental homes and cottages to choose from, no matter which Cape Cod town you decide to stay in.
(Of course, for the best selection, it's a good idea to research and make your reservation early in the year. The most sought-after properties tend to reserve out by March or even earlier.)
Here are a few gems for your consideration in the moderate-budget range:
West Yarmouth, MA
This comfy West Yarmouth waterfront vacation rental has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, an open living/dining area with spectacular water views, and its own private beach!
Launch your kayak, windsurfer, or stand-up paddleboard from the beach. Bicycle around the family friendly neighborhood. Catch a feisty bluefish just steps from your front door.
When it's time to tour Cape Cod, you'll appreciate this home's convenient Mid-Cape location, close to the island ferry piers, whale watching, and all sorts of other activities and attractions.
A quiet, airy, "beachy" cottage in the heart of town ... this Provincetown vacation rental is a pretty sweet deal!
It's just a few minutes away from a vast array of shops, restaurants, pubs, historic sites, theater and museums. This cottage is pet-friendly, too.
With skylights in the bedroom and lovely spaces for relaxing and entertaining guests, you might never want to leave your comfy retreat in Provincetown!
Dennis Village, MA
This lovely home features tasteful decor, three bedrooms, a full kitchen and dining room, a large yard with a playset for the kids, and a hammock for your afternoon snooze.
This home has everything a family could ask for in a summer vacation rental - including air conditioning and internet access.
For lodging that's just a short stroll to Corporation Beach (one of the nicest beaches on Cape Cod Bay, IMHO), this vacation rental's location is reason enough to consider it for your summer getaway!
South Chatham, MA
Tucked away on a quiet lane in Chatham are five adorable, vintage 1950s Cape Cod beach cottages.
Each rustic seaside cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, and a view of Nantucket Sound. Just steps away is a private tenants-only beach. Swim, sun, stroll, and stargaze the night away!
Repeat guests snap up "their weeks" at the cottages year after year. So vacancies are few in the summer months. But pre- and post-season vacationers are in luck. Reserve early for a fantastic spring or fall getaway on Cape Cod!
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Planning a family reunion or a group of friends getaway?
Rental properties that sleep 8 or more people range from larger family homes in sought-after beachside neighborhoods, to spacious and luxurious designer homes in the most awesome settings you can imagine.
West Hyannisport, MA
This 4 bedroom family home in West Hyannisport sleeps 8 comfortably. Plus, it has its own private association beach on the warm waters of Nantucket Sound.
Prior tenants rave about the fantastic location, the friendly owner, the home's many amenities - and especially, how nice is is to have so much room to share with family and friends.
A pet-friendly, waterfront pool home overlooking a gorgeous saltwater bay in Cotuit, MA. Those are some pretty special accommodations, to be sure!
A large family will be right at home in this spacious Cape Cod vacation rental on Shoestring Bay. The home has 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2 full kitchens, and a pool house. Bikes, SUPs, kayaks and a Hobie Cat are available for guests to use, too.
When you're in the mood for nature walks, fishing, kayaking, or searching for little sea critters with the kids, it's all right there on your doorstep.
An added bonus is its out-of-the-way locale, under a half-hour from the Bourne and Sagamore bridges.
Wow! A luxury home with panoramic waterviews in Provincetown. And it's available year round.
This 4 bedroom, 4 bath beauty has every amenity imaginable, including a gourmet kitchen, a 7-person hot tub, a Magnolia Home Theater with 55" 3-D television, and a private beach just a short stroll away.
Walk, bike, or take the local shuttle (in season) anywhere you'd like to go in town and to the breathtakingly beautiful beaches of the Cape Cod National Seashore.
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Note: The owners of the Cape Cod vacation rentals properties shown above may change their rental rates, availability, amenities, etc. at any time, without my knowledge. Please be sure to verify all details with the owner before you agree to rent.