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Recent South of Boston reviews

  • A lovely family gathering

    "We had a fabulous vacation at "Easy Street". All ten of us had plenty of room to relax in comfort, and many activities could happen at once in this beautifully appointed home. The beach was a short walk and the folding chairs and rolling carts provided made it very easy to roll down to the beach. Lots of sun and shade as needed. Fun town nearby."
    Guest: Paul Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 19, 2014
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  • Perfect family vacation

    "We've booked the property for the past two summers and are already planning our third! It's tastefully decorated throughout, and the owners have stocked the home for a beach holiday. Everything you need: beach chairs, umbrellas, beach towels and a ton of toys- even boogie boards! - the owners have thought of everything. The outdoor, enclosed shower was perfect for both kids and adults returning from the beach. If you do have kids, the enclosed backyard was PERFECT for us! We could send them out there worry free during dinner prep time. Out-of-towners might not know but this house is on the best stretch of the beach. You will not be disappointed with this property!"
    Guest: CAP Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: October 5, 2014
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  • Beautiful house!

    "My friends and I rented this house for a weekend writing retreat. It's a beautiful well-equipped property, just a short walk from the beach, and we loved our stay. We got to see some amazing sunsets from the back porch. The owner was very responsive and made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. We are looking forward to going back next year."
    Guest: Adriana C. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: August 19, 2014
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  • Oceanfront serenity

    "LOVED this cute little cottage! Not fancy, but still very charming, oceanfront, and pet friendly. What more could you ask for. Thank you,Fulvia, for sharing! Hated to leave, but look forward to returning for another stay."
    Guest: caroylyn m. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 17, 2014
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South of Boston Travel Tips

Staying in South Shore Massachusetts Vacation Rentals

The area known as South of Boston is situated between Boston and Cape Cod. Known for its beautiful beaches and historic sites, it is a delightful place to spend a vacation in spring, summer or fall.

You can easily combine cultural visits around historic Plymouth with time at the beach. A vacation here means you can be as active or lazy as you please. Getting around and exploring the area is best done by car but vacation homes are available within walking or cycling distance of some of the beaches, shops and restaurants in this delightful area.

Whether you want to stay at a beach house or in a historic home, there is a South of Boston vacation home which is perfect for you. Flexibility is the main reason visitors choose to stay in a vacation home. Economy is another great reason to rent a cottage or vacation apartment in the area as it is much cheaper and more spacious than a hotel room. Comfortable living space and a well-equipped kitchen are all good reasons to choose a vacation rental when planning your visit to Massachusetts.

Things to do Around South of Boston Vacation Houses

The beach communities offer plenty of leisurely local activities for all ages and interests. Go shelling on the beach at Swansea, pick up fresh lobsters for dinner from Lee’s Wharf, go antique hunting, or enjoy walking and driving through the beautiful countryside. Whether you enjoy walking, boating, museums, hiking, dining out or shopping, this area has a little of everything.

Visitors to the area can stroll around the architecture of Harvard University, the oldest college in the U.S.A. or visit a theme park. Shopping in this area is excellent as there is no sales tax on certain items making them great bargains.

Getting to Massachusetts South Shore Cottages

The nearest airport to your South of Boston vacation home will be Logan International Airport in Boston. It is just seven miles from Hull, Massachusetts and has regular national and international flights daily.

Places to Visit Around Your South of Boston Vacation Rental

You could be forgiven for thinking you were in England when you look at the neighborhoods in Massachusetts. Swansea, Hull and Plymouth all take their names directly from the roots of the first settlers in the area and have a charming history to match.

Swansea is a delightful beach community with many quaint shops and independent businesses. Head for the Westport River Winery to take a tour of the vineyard and sample their wines.

The city of Boston is just 60 miles away and makes for a great day out. Follow the Freedom Trail, a line of red bricks which guides visitors around the main city sights. You can also cruise the Charles River or take a guided walking tour of the historic buildings.

New Bedford is a national park with a beautiful waterfront area, a whaling museum and plenty of boats trips and ferries to Martha’s Vineyard.

Historic Plymouth has Plymouth Rock, the landing site of the Puritan colonists; the replica of their ship, the Mayflower; and a model village of life for the early settlers, known as Plymouth Plantation.

The Weather South Shore, Massachusetts

One word can sum up the climate South of Boston--unpredictable. Boston has gorgeous sunny days and it has plenty of snow but the temperature can swing from one to the other in a matter of days so be prepared when you pack. Generally summers are hot and dry with temperatures around 82 F (28 C). Winters can be bitterly cold and snowy, with up to 42 inches of snow annually. Late spring is beautiful and the fall is known for its stunning New England foliage.

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