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Recent Massachusetts property reviews

  • excellent

    "we enjoyed our stay very much. Everything exceeded our expectations."
    Guest: mike m. Date of Stay: July 2013 Review Submitted: August 16, 2013
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  • Nantucket getaway

    "I have stayed here for the past two years and there is no other way to describe the house than utterly perfect. It is such a comfortable home and accommodates more people than you can imagine. Riding bikes all over town was our only mode of transportation and it was such a great way to appreciate the charm and lifestyle of Nantucket. Whether it was having lazy afternoons in the backyard or sitting at the dining table with best friends, none of us wanted to leave . I can't wait to go back this summer !"
    Guest: RSE Date of Stay: May 2011 Review Submitted: May 27, 2011
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  • Clean, 'character' apartment in fantastic location

    "Our family of five (three children, two adults) had a wonderful 4-night stay at this Cambridge apartment. The listing description was completely accurate, and -- if anything -- it exceeded expectations! (Yes, you must go through one of the bedrooms to get to the loft – not a problem for us, however.) The property was clean (very important to us) and in very good shape and condition. The owner was very responsive, answering questions in advance clearly and comprehensively, answering questions while we were on site quickly and he returned our deposit promptly. I would, without any hesitation, recommend this property to others. (My only suggestion would be to bring 'black-out masks' if you are there in the summer – the bright sunshine comes in early. ... On that note, I should also report that the A/C survived the 100 deg F weather very well! ...) The location is wonderful: Whole Foods is close, the apartment is on a quiet street in a nice residential neighbourhood and it is very close to public transport. ... And both Cambridge and Boston are fantastic! ... Not much else to say. :> ... We would happily stay there again."
    Guest: Ian R. Date of Stay: July 2013 Review Submitted: October 8, 2013
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  • Mrs. G

    "We stayed in this rental two years in a row and had a wonderful time. The condominium is absolutely beautiful with lots of room for our whole family. I stayed with my husband, adult children and 2 young grandchildren and this place allowed for everyone to have their own spacious room and bathroom. The condo is decorated beautifully and the balconies overlook the pool area. The place itself has everything you need, on site restaurants, indoor wave pool, outdoor activities every night, yet in a cental location close to shopping, beaches, restaurants and many other activities. Highly recommend!!!!!"
    Guest: Sue G Date of Stay: August 2013 Review Submitted: January 24, 2014
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Massachusetts Travel Tips

Traveling to Massachusetts Vacation Rentals

The main access hub by air to Massachusetts is the city of Boston. Boston Logan International Airport is located just outside of the city and connected by bus shuttles and taxi services. The airport hosts a number of international airlines from Europe and North America. There are frequent direct flights from major European cities such as London, Paris, Amsterdam and Frankfurt. There are also many regional and domestic flights so finding an affordable airfare should not be a hassle unless you are traveling in peak season. There is an extensive road network in Massachusetts and many visitors drive up from Hartford, New York City and Philadelphia. Once out of the major cities, the routes are often very scenic. One of the best ways to explore the state is by meandering along back roads and less frequently traveled routes. There is also an extensive rail network in Massachusetts and this is one of the most convenient ways to travel around.

Choice Massachusetts Vacation Houses

In Massachusetts, you can choose from a wide variety of vacation homes. Many of the rentals in the major cities such as Boston are apartments. Many of these are conveniently located near the city center and major tourist attractions. In Boston, there are also several houseboats available as rental homes. Cape Cod beach rentals are situated along some of the country's most beloved coastline for the perfect summer vacation. In the smaller towns and more rural areas, you may find some magnificent old Victorian-style homes available for rent. Often these are furnished with antiques and restored in a way that reflects their former glory. In some of the smaller villages, you may find quaint cottages set along a country lane or tucked among the trees. Warm fireplaces tend to keep them cozy and comfortable furnishings make you feel right at home. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway or cultural sightseeing tour, you can almost certainly find a vacation home to suit your personal style and budget.

Activities and Attractions near Massachusetts Cottages

Depending on where in Massachusetts you are staying, there are many attractions and activities. If you enjoy history, you can spend hours browsing the museums in Boston and surrounding areas. Even the smaller inland towns often have historical societies that maintain local museums. If you enjoy the outdoors then head to the mountain regions in the north or east. Here you can explore miles of mountain trails. There are both hiking and mountain biking routes so you can choose your favorite activity. In the winter months, you can head to some of the best ski resorts in New England and enjoy the top-quality ski runs available.

People Who Enjoy History Will Like Visiting Massachusetts

Many visitors to Massachusetts are from other major cities on the East Coast. It is conveniently located close enough to the big cities to be the ideal weekend break destination. It is a state with a rich cultural and historical heritage. Anyone who has an interest in American history will find it a fascination place to visit. There are numerous museums which detail various aspects of American life including art, writing, military history and constitutional history. There are also several battle sites and historic landmarks where famous personalities stayed and lived. It is also a state that is scenically very beautiful and for this reason, it attracts many artists and photographers. The fall colors are particularly striking in the autumn months. Boston is a cultural and academic hub of the nation. There is one of the highest concentrations of universities and colleges in the Boston Metropolitan area. Anyone with an academic interest will love visiting the college libraries and campuses.

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