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Find quintessential Cape Cod at Centerville

Discover an effortless blend of 19th-century charm, sumptuous seafood and family-friendly adventures in Centerville, one of 7 adorable villages in the Cape Cod town of Barnstable. From days spent strolling through the village's historic district, an endearing spot hosting the homes of former sea captains, to kayaking through the tranquil waters of Wequaquet Lake, or kicking back on the golden sand of Craigville Beach, relaxation comes easy. And whether you're here for the weekend or staying a little longer, traveling with buddies or enjoying some well-earned family time, you'll find Centerville vacation rentals offer an idyllic base for your stay.

Things to do

Cultural delights in Centerville

Tearing yourself away from the beach may require a little willpower, but a wander through the streets of the Centerville Historic District makes the effort worthwhile. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the district is home to a great many Italianate and Greek Revival buildings, as well as the Centerville Historical Museum, a quaint spot where highlights include a maritime gallery, Colonial Revival kitchens and a fascinating collection of vintage dolls and toys. Before heading back to your Centerville vacation rental, be sure to swing by the landmark 1856 Country Store to pick up some old-time souvenirs.


Blissful beach days in Centerville

Beaches are rarely more blissful than on Cape Cod, and you won't have to travel far to find your perfect spot in the sand. Hunt for shells against a Cape backdrop of dunes, seafood shacks and shimmering ocean waves at Craigville Beach, or, for more seclusion, a jaunt along a wooden walkway to the west will lead you to the serene surroundings of Long Beach. The beach at Wequaquet Lake is a residents-only type deal, but if you've been lucky enough to nab a lakeside rental, you'll likely find it comes with a stretch of sand that's just for you.


Craft your perfect vacation in Centerville

Warm waters and refreshing ocean breezes make the months of July and August a blissful time to enjoy a Centerville stay, although you should expect rental rates to be on the up during the high season. A little flexibility can reward thrifty travelers with better deals, especially during fall. Visitor numbers are lower in September and October, but while the waters are a little cooler, the temperatures have yet to dip too much and you're likely to see some great deals pop up for Centerville vacation rentals. The spring months of May and June can also be a good bet.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Centerville

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Centerville is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Craigville Beach (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Veterans Memorial Park (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Kalmus Beach (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Seagull Beach (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Sandy Neck Beach (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Popponesset Beach (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Centerville

Fly into Hyannis, MA (HYA-Barnstable Municipal), the closest airport, located 3.4 mi (5.5 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 22.5 mi (36.2 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Centerville?

Whatever vacation experience you're seeking, you'll find a rental property in or around Centerville that suits your style. These are some of our top picks:

  • "Luxurious Estate Includes - Tennis Court" is a popular choice. Around 5 miles from Centerville, it has 6 bedrooms and lots of handy amenities, including a blender and a barbecue grill.
  • Another enticing choice is "Exceptional - Waterfront Home", which is around 9 miles from Centerville. With 3 bedrooms, beach sun loungers and a dryer, it has everything you need to keep you comfortable and content.

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

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

Punching way above its weight when it comes to charm and innovation, a tiny house vacation rental in Centerville provides a front-row seat to big adventure. Shut off your laptop and turn your focus to nature at one of these pocket-sized escapes:

  • Unwind and enjoy a simpler way of life at "Marion Village's Very Best Cottage - Tiny Home Living Close To The Town Beach". Located in Marion Center, free WiFi and a microwave oven are just two of the amenities you can expect here.
  • "Stay In A Tiny House 0. 4mi To Beach Village Restaurants Pet Friendly 2 Bikes" offers plenty of conveniences, including a blender and a hair dryer. Located in Dennis Port, you'll be able to live large in this small but well-designed hideaway.

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

Whether you want to spend your getaway chasing adventure outdoors or reconnecting with your friends, we've got charming log cabins where you can do both. Have a peek at these retreats in and around Centerville:

  • "Spacious Wellfleet Tree Top Log Cabin Great For Families And Reunions": Enjoy a week or so relaxing at this great cabin in the middle of nature. When you've recharged, enjoy cycling or windsurfing, which are among the leading activities in this area.
  • "Rustic Cozy Log Cabin": After a busy day of trying out some local activities, such as mountain biking and cross-country skiing, put your feet up at this in-demand property.

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

Clock out on Friday and then pack your overnight bag. If you're ready for some relaxation and fun, these properties in and around Centerville promise an unforgettable weekend getaway:

  • Enjoy a change of scenery at "Oceanfront Contemporary Home - Breathtaking Views", which is around 9 miles to the northwest of central Centerville. There's plenty of nature and adventure to uncover here. Do some sailing and hiking and biking or simply explore the sights of Linnell Landing Beach and Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a slower pace of life at "Panoramic Views Of Snug Harbor In Beautiful West Falmouth". About 16 miles west of Centerville, fun activities around here include cycling and kayaking. Rather see the sights? Make a detour to Children's Museum of Greater Fall River and Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary.

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

Experience the culture and lifestyle of Centerville from the comfort of your own studio apartment. Whether you want to chill on your own or paint the town red with pals, we'll help you find the perfect studio apartment for rent in or near Centerville:

  • Make "Luxurious Harbor View “eliza” Cottage Next To White Elephant" your home away from home. This great property features amenities including a games room and an ice maker.
  • Alternatively, spend your escape at "Bright, Comfortable 1 - Bedroom", which comes with conveniences such as tennis and coffee and tea making facilities.

There are lots of highlights around Centerville you won't want to miss. Satisfy the culture vulture in you with a visit to Compton Gallery and Outpost 186.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Centerville?

Just because you only have a couple of days to spare doesn't mean you need to spend it in a bland hotel. Get away but still have the home comforts you need at one of these short-term rentals in or around Centerville:

  • "Located Steps Away To Main Street And. 7 Miles From Surf Drive Beach" is near the center of Centerville, which means you'll have tons of things to see and do. Find your way to notable sights like Walden Pond and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House when you're not relaxing in your cozy pad.
  • "Water View - Walk Town/beach, Pets Considered" is another appealing option. Consider adding Old Manse and Concord Visitors Center to your travel itinerary when it's time to sightsee.

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

Whether spent in a cottage, a cabin or a condo, a romantic weekend getaway is a fantastic way to add some zing to your relationship. Whisk your special someone off for a couple of leisurely days at one of these escapes in or near Centerville:

  • Put on some love songs and kick back together at "Luxurious Estate Includes - Tennis Court". Around 5 miles from Centerville, this property has everything you could want for a romantic getaway, including massage services and a nearby bay.
  • Another place where you can spend a few magical days together is "Exceptional - Waterfront Home". Around 9 miles from Centerville, a resort and a nearby bay add to the atmosphere here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Centerville?

You'll find some superb mansions for rent in and around Centerville. If you're on the lookout for somewhere spacious with wow factor galore, these architectural stunners will not disappoint:

  • Elegance, charm and oodles of character — "Mansion With Heated Pool Near Ocean" has it all, and then some. Around 17 miles northwest of Centerville and offering a swimming pool and a fireplace, this showstopper is hard to beat.
  • With a fireplace, a beach view and loads of other high-end amenities, "East Wing Of Captain's Mansion" will get your team's tick of approval. This sleek retreat is roughly 20 miles to the southwest of Centerville.

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

Big groups mean gigantic fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll easily fit your whole crew. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Centerville and get everyone together under the one roof:

  • A wide array of amenities including a garden and a swimming pool make "Luxurious Estate Includes - Tennis Court" a favorite. This sizable getaway has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 14 people. From central Centerville, it's around 5 miles away to the northwest.
  • "Panoramic Views Of Snug Harbor In Beautiful West Falmouth" is another awesome option. It's around 16 miles to the west of Centerville, has 6 bedrooms and sleeps as many as 12 guests. A firepit and a water park are among the things that'll help make your group getaway more comfortable.

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

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can have, a pool delivers the most fun. Take a peek at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Centerville and spend your days splashing around. Just don't forget to bring your inflatable flamingo:

  • Say hello to "New House, Steps To Beaches, Main St", where your biggest priority will be lounging by the pool. Amenities such as childrens activities and a fenced yard help make this retreat a favorite with guests.
  • "Hóll Adventure House - Perfect For Groups" is the kind of place you go to leave the everyday behind and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its glorious pool. Childrens activities and towels are also on hand to make your stay as comfy as possible.

Centerville has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures fluctuating between 65 ºF and 70 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summertime to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Centerville vacation rental and organize your getaway for whenever you like.