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Recent South of Boston reviews

  • Great home in an area that is the Southcoast's hidden gem!

    "This home is great for families with a great yard and walking distance to the beach. Tim was great to work with and everything was in order. We would recommend this to anybody who wants to relax on West Island and get away from the crowds."
    Guest: Relaxing Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 5, 2014
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  • Amazing location by the beach

    "The beach house is a wonderful place for a group - be it a family, friends, or even a group of colleagues. There is ample room in the house for 15 people - and lots of private spaces when you need to get away from the group. The house was well stocked with everything we needed, clean, with wifi and TV. We loved cooking group dinners, grilling, and sitting out on the porch together. However, the most amazing feature is the proximity to a nearly private, secluded beach. Just steps from the house is a beautiful bluff with benches to watch the ocean or catch the sunrise and sunset. Down the stairs you will find a gorgeous beach! Absolutely wonderful stay, really hope to come back, and would recommend this to anyone!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 15, 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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  • Labor Day weekend

    "Just spent a fun-filled relaxing weekend at Carolgene's place at Priscilla Beach. This is a very comfortable, attractive, home. The first floor is spacious, seating for a group and conducive to finding a space for quiet time if you prefer. The second floor boasts four bedrooms and a full bath, plenty of comfortable beds for a houseful. Linens were provided too! We were pleasantly surprised to find that the office has a real mattress and not an air mattress. The kitchen is well-equipped and there are three choices for dinner seating; outside deck, screened porch, or in the kitchen. Carolgene's property is a short walk to Priscilla Beach, step out her front door and you can see the ocean from the street. This is a family beach, complete with Labor Day foot races and our own small tidal pool, perfect for the little ones. There are plenty of extras in Carolgene's house, beach chairs, games, etc. Priscilla Beach is a family friendly area, close to a large grocery store and a drug store. Carolgene was organized, responsive and easy to work with. Look forward to renting again. Thanks Carolgene, our weekend was everything we wanted it to be!"
    Guest: Cindy Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 11, 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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