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Recent South of Boston reviews

  • Perfect lakeside cottage.

    "We really enjoyed our stay. My 2 kids, wife, and I found it to be a perfect central location for exploring around Boston, Plymouth, and Cape Cod... and was a great place to come back to and relax. Hope to stay longer next time we're out that way."
    Guest: Scott S. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 16, 2014
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  • QUIT GETAWAY

    "When deciding to take a vacation to visit our children. We found Star Fish Cottage listing. By the pictures and reviews we thought this would be the perfect place so we could spend time with our children and grandchildren. When we arrive at the cottage to our suprise its pictures did do it justice. The cottage gives a real cozy feeling like a home not a hotel. The rooms are very spacoius you have room to move and there is plenty of room to entertain. There is plenty to do and see in plymouth we went on the Ghost walk visited the shops , the rock, museum and many other things wial we were out there. Rita was very nice . We had no problems what so ever during out stay. Everything was provided that we needed . We enjoyed our Stay at Star Fish Cottage and would recommed it to anyone who wishes to have a quiit, cozy place where they can enjoy family . The cottage was big enough to accomadate all of us with no problem. We enjoyed the games with the children and grandchildren that Rita provides . The yard is very nicely landscaped and the property well keep. All around great place to stay. Do not have a second thought on recommending Star Fish Cottage to anyone. Thank You again Rita it was so nice to meet you and your son. You made our trip very enjoyable! Tracy and Denise Nielsen Braidwood, il"
    Guest: Tracy N. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 29, 2015
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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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  • Here We Come Again!

    "This will be our third renting this cottage, the owners are fantastic, very accommodating,and super friendly. The home itself is spotless, well stocked with the basics, including games, internet, and a lovely fire pit that is well used in the evening. Short jaunt to the family, dog friendly beach. Neighbors are great, and very hospitable to renters. Plenty of parking for myself and my older children that pop in for a day at the beach. Lots of shops around, great walking paths and Plymouth center is a short car ride away... we will be back next summer, as we will have a family wedding at the White Cliffs nearby."
    Guest: Annie Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 23, 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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