Ah, Cape Cod: the land of historic lighthouses, Kennedys, and lobster rolls. Since 2020, there has been a huge influx of year-round residents, and an ever-growing list of excellent bars and restaurants, popular bakeries and breweries, and quality cultural events to appeal to every type of traveler. If you’re thinking of visiting in the busy summer months, you’ll want to start planning early—some regular visitors book their summer homes as early as a year in advance. Here, we’ve found some of the best vacation rentals in Cape Cod, organized geographically from the Upper Cape (towns like Sandwich and Falmouth) to the Outer Cape (like beloved Provincetown). Whether you're traveling with the whole family or visiting on a romantic couple's weekend, there's a home for everyone on this list—and plenty of iconic cedar shake cottages to go around.
Looking for ideas for things to do on the 70-mile-long peninsula during your trip? We have a Cape Cod travel guide that covers where to eat and what to see while you're there, whether you're staying in Bourne or Brewster. Considering staying at a hotel instead? We have intel on those, too.
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