Discover a selection of 3,000 vacation rentals in Barnstable, MA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and air conditioning. Prices start at $134 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Barnstable. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Explore the picturesque setting in Barnstable

The area's history and museums are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Barnstable. Renowned for its seafood restaurants, fishing and whale watching, this city welcomes all visitors. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

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

Traveling to and around Barnstable

The nearest airport is in Hyannis, MA (HYA-Barnstable Municipal), located 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Vineyard Haven, MA (MVY-Martha's Vineyard), which is 26.8 mi (43.2 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Barnstable?

Whether you're in search of an intimate escape for you and your sweetie or a sprawling house to fit friends and family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Barnstable. Here are a couple to get your inspiration flowing:

  • Around 6 miles from the center of Barnstable, it's hard to beat "Luxurious Estate Includes - Tennis Court". It has 6 bedrooms and a range of amenities including a dishwasher and beach sun loungers.
  • "Oceanfront Contemporary Home - Breathtaking Views" is another winner, offering 3 bedrooms, a TV, a balcony and more. It's around 10 miles from Barnstable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Barnstable vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Barnstable?

Punching above its weight when it comes to charm and ingenuity, a tiny house vacation rental in Barnstable delivers big adventure. Unplug your laptop and turn your focus to Mother Nature at one of these pint-sized escapes:

  • Leave the world behind and disappear to "Marion Village's Very Best Cottage - Tiny Home Living Close To The Town Beach". This retreat in Marion Center packs plenty of comforts into its small space, such as heating and off-street parking options.
  • "Stay In A Tiny House 0. 4mi To Beach Village Restaurants Pet Friendly 2 Bikes" offers convenient extras like a blender and free toiletries. Located in Dennis Port, you'll be able to live large in this small yet comfy abode.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Barnstable?

Choose a gorgeous log cabin from the many in or near Barnstable and you'll soon be inside your wooden sanctuary, coffee in hand, reclining next to a roaring fire. But adventure will be right there on your doorstep too. These cabins promise a great mix of comfort and fun:

  • "Spacious Wellfleet Tree Top Log Cabin Great For Families And Reunions": This is an ideal base to participate in some of the fun outdoor activities on offer in the area, including hiking and biking and fishing.
  • "Rustic Cozy Log Cabin": Stay in and enjoy the quiet atmosphere or experience some of the thrilling activities nearby, including snowboarding and fishing. Idle or adventurous, it's up to you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Barnstable?

Clock off on Friday afternoon and then forget all about work. If you're ready for some relaxation and fun, these properties in and near Barnstable are the ideal weekend getaway:

  • Located 12 miles to the southwest of the center of Barnstable, "Exceptional - Waterfront Home" is a good fit for adventurous types and nature lovers. Get out and discover nearby outdoor attractions, including Loop Beach and Haigis Beach. If you still have time, try some hiking and biking or kayaking.
  • "Panoramic Views Of Snug Harbor In Beautiful West Falmouth" is another great property where you can escape the everyday. Around 19 miles west of Barnstable, use it as a base to try some kayaking or horse riding. Bayberry Hills Golf Course and Keyes Beach should also be on your must-do list while you're here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Barnstable?

Enjoy a taste of the vibe and culture of Barnstable from the comfort and privacy of your own studio apartment. Whether you're hoping to unwind on your own or live it up with a few friends, you'll find the ideal studio apartment in or near Barnstable:

  • Throw your bags down at "Luxurious Harbor View “eliza” Cottage Next To White Elephant". Amenities including a fitness facility and an ocean view will make you feel at home here.
  • Alternatively, spend your escape at "Bright, Comfortable 1 - Bedroom", which comes with conveniences including a TV and nearby whale-watching activities.

When it's time to step outside your studio apartment and do some exploring, there's loads to keep you on the move around Barnstable. Enjoy cultural attractions? Don't miss Apollinaire Theatre Company and Showcase Live.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Barnstable?

Short-term rentals are in good supply in and around Barnstable. Chill out for a night or two in a condo, a compact apartment or a roomy home. Whatever type of rental you prefer, you'll have lots to choose from with Vrbo. These are some of our favorite options:

  • Nice and close to the heart of Barnstable, "Located Steps Away To Main Street And. 7 Miles From Surf Drive Beach" is the perfect place for a whirlwind break. While you're around, make sure you get to leading sights like Walden Pond and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House.
  • "Water View - Walk Town/beach, Pets Considered" is another appealing option. Don't forget to add Old Manse and Concord Visitors Center to your itinerary when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Barnstable?

Forget roses and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is a weekend away, just the two of you. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Barnstable that would make Cupid green with envy. Here are some we think you'll love:

  • Put on some relaxing tunes and slow dance the nights away at "Luxurious Estate Includes - Tennis Court". Around 6 miles from Barnstable, this property has all you need for a couple's weekend away, including a nearby bay and a fireplace.
  • Another place where you can enjoy a few idyllic days together is "Oceanfront Contemporary Home - Breathtaking Views". Located around 10 miles from Barnstable, a fireplace and winery tours add to the atmosphere here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Barnstable?

If you're after somewhere to reconnect with your nearest and dearest this vacation, why not make it extra special? These mansions for rent in or near Barnstable will fit your entire gang while doing it in serious style:

  • Approximately 17 miles to the northwest of Barnstable is "Mansion With Heated Pool Near Ocean". Along with its awe-inspiring design, you'll also love its first-class amenities, such as a fireplace and a swimming pool.
  • Alternatively, score some major Brownie points with a stay at "East Wing Of Captain's Mansion". It's about 25 miles to the southwest of Barnstable and offers amenities like golf, a fireplace and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Barnstable?

Peep these large group vacation rentals in or near Barnstable and don't worry about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • You'll have ample space to enjoy yourselves at "Luxurious Estate Includes - Tennis Court". Around 6 miles west of Barnstable, this expansive property has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 14 guests. Amenities include a garden and a swimming pool.
  • Invite up to 12 of your dearest friends to "Panoramic Views Of Snug Harbor In Beautiful West Falmouth" and fill its spaces with laughter and love. This popular option has 6 bedrooms and is around 19 miles to the west of central Barnstable. It's crammed with features to keep your large group occupied, such as a beach view and a garden.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Barnstable?

Nothing says fun and frivolity like a pool. Pump up your inflatable flamingo and check out these houses in or near Barnstable that come with this must-have amenity:

  • Get into vacay mode at "New House, Steps To Beaches, Main St", where your main priority will be pool time. Amenities including free toiletries and a barbecue grill help make this getaway a favorite with guests.
  • Spend leisurely days swimming or finding some peaceful moments beside the water at "Hóll Adventure House - Perfect For Groups". This vacation home is also a firm favorite and offers books, a travel crib and more.

Barnstable has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 65 ºF to 70 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summer to visit! Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Barnstable vacation rental and organize your getaway for any time of year.