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Destination guide

A New England getaway to Barnstable

Got sandy beaches, lobster rolls and New England charm on your mind? Barnstable sits on the hook-shaped Cape Cod peninsula, one of America's most iconic destinations. It's made up of 7 villages, each with its own unique charms. Hyannis, also known as the "Capital of the Cape", is known for its handsome harbor, bustling main street and legacy as a summer retreat for JFK. Centerville, Osterville and Cotuit hug the sound, while Barnstable Village and West Barnstable are perched on the bay. Wherever you choose to stay, Barnstable vacation rentals promise a local experience in this slice of Cape Cod.

Things to do

Vacation like the Kennedys in Barnstable

For generations, Hyannis has served as a summer escape for the Kennedy family. Dive into presidential history at the John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, which documents the family's legacy with photographs, videos and memorabilia. Want to stay in a living slice of history? Barnstable vacation rentals unlock access to a stunning lineup of heritage properties. From oceanfront cottages in Hyannis to luxury homes in Barnstable Village, they provide an ideal setting for sunset cocktails, seafood BBQs or simply sinking into a deck chair with a good book.

Activities

Beach hopping in Barnstable

Just steps from Hyannis' Main Street, Veterans Beach lures sun seekers with soft sand, shallow water and plenty of shady picnic tables. Thanks to its south-side setting, Craigville Beach is known for its warm waters, while nearby Sandy Neck Beach offers hiking, fishing and a sweeping 6.5-mile stretch of sand. Beach parking can be a headache in the summer, so why not stay local with Barnstable vacation rentals, just steps from the sand? From sunrise yoga to sandcastle building competitions, they capture the spirit of the Cape Cod lifestyle.

Weather

Summer wedding bells in Barnstable

Cape Cod is at its best in the summer, when temperatures hover around the 70s and 80s. Crowds peak from Memorial Day to Labor Day, when the peninsula lures flocks of sun-loving families. Barnstable is also a coveted wedding destination. Planning on tying the knot in Cape Cod? With spacious living areas and elegant decor, Barnstable vacation rentals provide a dream setting for mimosa breakfasts and pre-ceremony photoshoots. While the summer atmosphere is infectious, late spring or early fall are great times to enjoy a low-key vacation in Cape Cod.

Natural features

Sandy beaches and whale tails in Barnstable

Cape Cod conjures up visions of sandy beaches, rolling dunes and rocky seascapes. Barnstable lives up to this reputation, with more than 100 miles of coastline to explore. Villages like Hyannis are also a gateway to other Cape Cod destinations, with boats departing for offshore islands, such as Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. Cape Cod is consistently ranked one of America's top whale-watching destinations, so why not sign up for a cruise to the famous Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary?

How to get there

Transportation to and around Barnstable

Fly into Hyannis, MA (HYA-Barnstable Municipal), the closest airport, located 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Provincetown, MA (PVC-Provincetown Municipal), which is 26.2 mi (42.2 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Barnstable?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 2,144 vacation rentals around Barnstable. From 1,935 house rentals to 207 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.