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Recent South of Boston reviews

  • Perfect Place for Family!

    "We had a wonderful stay with extended family that included two 1 year olds. The kids loved the beach that is just a quick jaunt across the street. It is quite and secluded and just lovely. The sun room is great, and a wonderful place to socialize. The house was immaculate when we arrived and the decor screams Cape Cod. The washer and dryer are great when you have two little ones with you! It is also wonderful to have a second fridge on the porch for drinks or clams. The hammock got a lot of use this week too. A great place that I would come back to again next year!"
    Guest: Moe Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 3, 2014
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  • Cottage on Long Pond Lakeville Mass

    "Our one week stay at this cottage was amazing ! My family and I had the best time of our lives. We got to spend time with my family that lives back there that we havn"t seen for a over 30 years !! memories forever !!!! <3<3 We will be back hopefully next year !! I Recommend this place 100%"
    Guest: Bev Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 9, 2014
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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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  • Fantastic location, unusual character home

    "Had a great one week stay at this unusual and cleverly designed house on the water. Plenty of outdoor space to enjoy - if you can get your family away from the comfortable reading nook. House was in great condition with all amenties that might be required. Marc was fast and helpful with his answers to any queries. Great location not only to enjoy Nantasket Beach, but also perfect way to access Boston via fast ferry from Hull or Hingham without the traffic or parking concerns."
    Guest: CanadianVisitor Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 30, 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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