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Recent South of Boston reviews

  • Our trip to Westport. by granny

    "My family enjoyed our stay at this property. The house is lovely and worked well for our family. In fact this is the second time we stayed there. My only complaint is we cleaned the house meticulously and were very shocked that our full deposit was not returned. We even washed all the linen and bathroom rugs. This is the only time in our ten years of renting homes that we did not get our full deposit back. The owner said she did not check the property after our stay but relied on the cleaning service to check. I would not stay there again because I feel I couldn't trust them again. Other than that I thought the property was very nice. We were not treated fairly. The homeowner said she would deal with this issue after she got back from a two week trip but she never called us. We called again but she never returned our call. Granny"
    Guest: Granny Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: October 19, 2014
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  • Paradise Found

    "Paradise Found is the perfect name. This spot is spectacular. Inside the home is clean and has everything you need. My husband and I could not have asked for a better vacation."
    Guest: Anette Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 12, 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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  • Beautiful Hull

    "Wife and I stayed there with our two small dogs the last of Sept-first of Oct 2014. Place was all it was advertized and more. We did alot of sight seeing in Boston, Cape Cod and Salem. The owner was super nice and it turned out to be a vacation of a life time. The town was beautiful and the people were very friendly in fact the whole area had nice people and we were very comfortable there. Would reccomend (sp?) it to anyone who wants a great vacation. We were there after the tourist season so got to get in to any restraunt or shop right away and no crowds. It's not for the people who want to party, then go in summer, I understand the place is really busy. One note, we drove from Minnesota and if we were to do it again we would buy an EZ Pass, this makes all the toll roads and bridges easier to navigate and would have saved us a lot of money and time, no stopping at the toll booths, everything is automatic."
    Guest: Swede Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: November 10, 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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