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Recent South of Boston reviews

  • Best Place to Stay in South Dartmouth!

    "When I knew I was returning to South Dartmouth on vacation, I knew I would stay here again! This time I brought the rest of my family! This home is large enough for entertaining, extremely clean and well-maintained, inside and out. Everything is as described with extra touches which make you feel so welcome and at home. The owners are very helpful in answering all your questions about the house and the area. It is a block away from the beach and the neighborhood is quiet. A great place to walk and the neighbors will smile and wave! The harbor is close by and is very picturesque and relaxing. A day trip to old New Bedford and the Whaling Museum is worth the time with a stop at Freestone's for lunch. Sunrise bakery is great for Portuguese pastries and lunch. There is so much history and beauty to see in the area and a "home away from home" here when you return from your excursions! I would heartily recommend staying here!"
    Guest: Cynthia M. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 2, 2014
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  • Renter

    "This rental was everything that was promised and more!"
    Guest: Sam Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 14, 2014
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  • Beautiful Beach Home

    "WOW - this beautiful home was absolutely perfect for our stay in the Boston area. I, my wife and two teenage kids had a great time visiting the many historical sites in the region and this home was in the perfect location for that. Staying here and using the ferry to get across the harbor to Boston was ideal. Getting back to the house with no worries of traffic was even better. With the beach just a few steps from the house you're on the beach with time to relax and enjoy the stay. Hull is a unique location that allows you to stay in a peaceful, relaxing home on the beach and this was the best of the best! I've rented many homes over the years, stateside and abroad, thru VRBO and have never found a better place. If you're staying in the Boston area this is the only home to consider!"
    Guest: Woody Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 29, 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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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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