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Recent South of Boston reviews

  • An extended family Thanksgiving adventure!

    "My wife and I left the New York Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade to arrive at Starfish Cottage in beautiful Plymouth Harbor. What a lovely place to bring my daughter, her husband and the grandchildren. As the ad suggested it is a very child friendly place and the grandchildren had so many things to play with and everything about Starfish was lovely. It is handily located right next to the entrance of The Plimouth Plantation and we had scheduled the seasonal Thanksgiving dinner with the Pilgrims and Wampaog Indians. It is close to The Mayflower and don't miss the important Monument of our Forefathers. Can I suggest staying at starfish and take a daytrip over to Boston and visit the Boston Harbor Museum. You and your children will love the experience of throwing tea into the Harbor! So much to do all around Starfish and it was an experience we will always treasure. So glad Rita came over and met the family one evening. Such a very nice person and wonderful host. Sorry we didn't get to meet the daughter. Can I suggest that you spend some time in Plymouth showing your family where it all began and if we get back we are going to be staying at Starfish Cottage! Randy...."
    Guest: Randy Date of Stay: November 2013 Review Submitted: January 12, 2014
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  • OMG, what a wonderful place

    "The location is great. The beach on the property is rocky, but there is a sand bar a few feet from shore. Water shoes are a good idea. We went to the town beach and it was also wonderful. Gloria the owner is a wonderful friendly woman that will bend over backwards to make your vacation a delight. The outdoor shower comes I handy for beach returns when you are covered on sand and salt. The ocean breezes keep it cool, but there are a few AC units in windows in case you need them. The only drawback is no cable TV. Only local stations. She does have lots of DVDs and even VHS and board games. Sometimes it's nice to get away from watching TV. Wireless is available too kelp in touch with FB and twitter."
    Guest: Sue M. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 23, 2014
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  • Absolutely Fabulous!

    "What a wonderful time we had at Barry's lovely home! The home itself was great. Very comfortable. So much fun for my 17 year old son and his girlfriend to swim, paddleboat, kayak, and fish in the rowboat. They loved to feed the ducks that stopped by every morning. My Mother and I loved just looking at the water and listening to music from the speakers on the deck. Easy access to the clear, sandy bottomed lake as well. The water was nice and warm. The yard and views are amazing. We went on another Whale Watch and my son and his girlfriend went deep sea fishing too! Amazing seafood restaurants (we recommend Wood's and Lobster Hut) as well as 99 restaurant that had a good steak! Cape Cod is so close we spent a day there and also at the Wellfleet Fleamarket. There is so much to do and see in the area that we missed because the kids wanted to stay at the lake all day! Needless to say we would recommend this lovely home to anyone! Thanks Barry, for a vacation to remember!"
    Guest: Cindy F. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 30, 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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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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