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Recent South of Boston reviews

  • 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 rare historic home

    "My sister visited from Europe and our two families stayed at this truly incredible home for a June vacation. All of us were in awe when we arrived and started exploring. The 1684 house seemed compact from the outside, but as we went through the hallways and stairs and discovered room after room after room, we found that we had to go through the house again to take it all in. The house has been meticulously maintained and restored, with antiques and period furnishings throughout. Each room is an absolute pleasure to take in, not only for the incredible 17th century woodwork, but also for the furnishings, which all have beautiful natural textures, warm neutral hues, and deep rich antique bronzes. We made our way out the back door and were in awe anew when we saw the yard and garden. The house sits atop a small river valley, and you are surrounded by lush greenery and the sound of the rushing water below. The yard is terraced, and the top terrace has a covered patio. The brick patio has dining seating as well as Adirondack chairs. Down some stone stairs is the next level, with wood chairs and a firepit. Down the next set of stairs is a gated fence (nice safety feature). Behind that gate was a surprise circular deck (like a large "O") which allowed you to walk along in the dappled light under the trees to the old well and stream (now a lily pond) and down to the mill stream with the Plymouth Grist Mill on the opposite bank. The beautiful towering foliage, colorful flowers, birdsong, and rushing water make the backyard a wonderfully tranquil and restful sanctuary. This is not just a place to stay. It's a place to experience. You get to enjoy a 17th century home with hidden modern luxuries. The Sub zero refrigerators, television, and wifi router are hidden behind cabinets. The beautiful quilt on the bed has a fluffy down comforter underneath. The kitchen is better equipped than any home we've rented through VRBO throughout the years. Other highlights: - Proximity to everything we cared about: lovely beaches, historical sites (there is a gorgeous tree-lined path along the river that you can take from the grist mill to Plymouth Rock), an 18 minute drive to Cape Cod, and an hour drive to Boston. - Variety of bedrooms and bed sizes - Sitting areas on both the 1st floor and 2nd floor - A layout that thrilled the kids - "I found a hidden staircase!" - A thoroughly clean house, gleaming tile showers - A wonderful property contact We absolutely loved it!"
    Guest: Aethie Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 2, 2014
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  • 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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  • Unbelievable View

    "If you are traveling with a group of teens, as I was, this is the house for you. The kids can have their own private level while the adults can enjoy that killer view of the pond. Sitting out on the deck made you feel like you were in a treehouse - with much better amenities! Mike, the owner, is a pleasure to rent from and he is a noted author to boot. Now if I only had another week, I'd start one of his books while sipping a cocktail in the waterside hammock."
    Guest: Michael S. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 20, 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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