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Recent Massachusetts property reviews

  • Perfect spot!

    "Just returned from a fabulous 4 day stay in Boston and this perfect apartment! As a frequent user of VRBO, I am always aware of the "little things" that make a big difference. This apartment is very clean and well appointed. The pillows and linens are top notch, and the beds are very comfortable. The kitchen has everything you may need. We even enjoyed the common outdoor space of the building. This space is small, but never felt cramped. The location can't be beat. We picked up the trolley tour in front of the capitol building, which is a very short walk. We were able to walk every place we wanted to go: the esplanade, Quincy market, Faneuil Hall, the North End (get a cannoli from Mike's Pastry), Boston Common, the Public Garden, even Fenway Park. The subway lines are also very conveniently located. You won't be disappointed in this apartment. It is beautifully done and will be our first choice on any future Boston trips!"
    Guest: Bev Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 2014
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  • A Delightful Stay!

    "This adorable cottage fit the bill for us perfectly: clean, well-maintained and not too small. There's even a sweet backyard area, nice for starting the day with some coffee or using the outdoor grill in the evening. As the previous reviewers said, it is a bit of a walk to town, but really not that bad! And if we were feeling a little lazy we would just jump on the WAVE bus that stopped nearby. The owner graciously answered any pre-visit questtons we had and was a delight to meet in person (and, although she lives close by, she made it a point to give us our privacy). The icing on the cake is that we were able to bring our little dog! If we were asked for suggestions on what can be done to make a stay at this cottage better, we wouldn't be able to come up with anything. We're already planning our return visit for next year."
    Guest: PatC Date of Stay: July 2013 Review Submitted: August 14, 2013
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  • Clean, Comfortable House with incredible deck

    "This house was wonderful for the needs of our two families traveling together. A semi circle drive in front of the house with a fence allowed ample parking for our two vehicles but would accommodate more. The house was very clean and fully stocked with all necessary items, including linens, pillows, paper products and a welcoming bouquet of flowers also. The main floor consisted of a couple of small rooms (tv and living room) in addition to a laundry, bathroom, kitchen with breakfast nook and sun room that had amazing views in the morning. There was ample seating for all members of our party in the house and on the deck. The three bedrooms on the second floor were spacious and had everything that anyone could need. The beds were very comfortable and all the rooms had space to hang clothes as well as place in drawers. All receive early morning sunshine in part due to skylights. The fourth bedroom is in the basement which the kids loved and also had a view of the ocean. Most of the house has either hard wood or linoleum on the floors. The only draw backs to the house were the steep steps going to the second floor and lots of mosquito's in the evenings. The owner even provided citronella candles that helped and had the beautiful deck on the back wrapped in Christmas lights for a wonderful glow in the evenings. It was a perfect location for trips down to the Cape, into downtown Plymouth and up to Boston. The kitchen is well stocked which is good since there are not a lot of restaurants in the immediate area. As we traveled and did excursions each day, that wasn't really an issue for us. The beach access provided is a short drive but is for a rocky beach. A sandy beach is just a few minutes further away. We had a great time and thank them for everything!"
    Guest: Walter G. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 24, 2014
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  • Lovely House and Property

    "We rented this house for a weekend as we were attending a family wedding in Orleans. The house was great--clean, beautifully decorated and well-equipped with modern appliances. The kitchen had everything you would need--and more--to prepare a meal. The beds were comfortable and the fact that there were two full bathrooms was great as there were six of us. There was no musty odor in the house which can sometimes be a problem for me in a small motel setting. We liked the house so much that we didn't want to leave to attend any of the pre-wedding festivities!!! In addition, the house is conveniently located to local shopping areas. Renting this house was so much better than staying in a local motel. It added tremendously to our weekend enjoyment!"
    Guest: Anne M. Date of Stay: October 2013 Review Submitted: October 15, 2013
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Massachusetts Travel Tips

Choice Massachusetts Vacation Houses

In Massachusetts, you can choose from a wide variety of vacation homes. Many of the rentals in the major cities such as Boston are apartments. Many of these are conveniently located near the city center and major tourist attractions. In Boston, there are also several houseboats available as rental homes. Cape Cod beach rentals are situated along some of the country's most beloved coastline for the perfect summer vacation. In the smaller towns and more rural areas, you may find some magnificent old Victorian-style homes available for rent. Often these are furnished with antiques and restored in a way that reflects their former glory. In some of the smaller villages, you may find quaint cottages set along a country lane or tucked among the trees. Warm fireplaces tend to keep them cozy and comfortable furnishings make you feel right at home. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway or cultural sightseeing tour, you can almost certainly find a vacation home to suit your personal style and budget.

Activities and Attractions near Massachusetts Cottages

Depending on where in Massachusetts you are staying, there are many attractions and activities. If you enjoy history, you can spend hours browsing the museums in Boston and surrounding areas. Even the smaller inland towns often have historical societies that maintain local museums. If you enjoy the outdoors then head to the mountain regions in the north or east. Here you can explore miles of mountain trails. There are both hiking and mountain biking routes so you can choose your favorite activity. In the winter months, you can head to some of the best ski resorts in New England and enjoy the top-quality ski runs available.

People Who Enjoy History Will Like Visiting Massachusetts

Many visitors to Massachusetts are from other major cities on the East Coast. It is conveniently located close enough to the big cities to be the ideal weekend break destination. It is a state with a rich cultural and historical heritage. Anyone who has an interest in American history will find it a fascination place to visit. There are numerous museums which detail various aspects of American life including art, writing, military history and constitutional history. There are also several battle sites and historic landmarks where famous personalities stayed and lived. It is also a state that is scenically very beautiful and for this reason, it attracts many artists and photographers. The fall colors are particularly striking in the autumn months. Boston is a cultural and academic hub of the nation. There is one of the highest concentrations of universities and colleges in the Boston Metropolitan area. Anyone with an academic interest will love visiting the college libraries and campuses.

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