Discover a selection of 6,000 vacation rentals in Cape Cod, US 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 kitchens. Prices start at $175 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Cape Cod. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Explore Cape Cod from vacation home rentals

From family getaways to romantic retreats, Cape Cod has been luring vacationers for over a century. This characterful slice of Massachusetts is known for its friendly fishing villages, colorful seafood shacks and sandy beaches. Families love the calm water and sandy beaches of Cape Cod Bay, while well-heeled vacationers flock to upmarket Martha's Vineyard. College students party hard in Falmouth and Wellfleet, while on-trend Provincetown entices visitors with its flourishing arts scene. Whatever your niche, Cape Cod vacation rentals have you covered, with a fantastic line-up of properties across the peninsula.

History

Heritage sites near Cape Cod vacation homes

Cape Cod has a rich history that’s celebrated in local landmarks and museums. Vacation home rentals can be found near heritage sites like the Pilgrim Monument, a tall granite monument that honors the Mayflower Pilgrims, and the Race Point Lighthouse, a historic 19th-century lighthouse offering tours of the lighthouse and historic buildings. The Nauset Lighthouse, an iconic 19th-century beacon with tours, is also great to visit.

Things to do

Sightseeing near your Cape Cod summer rental

For generations, Cape Cod has served as a retreat for the Kennedy clan. Today the John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum offers a glimpse at how the famous family spent their summers. It's the first stop on the Kennedy Legacy Trail, a historic self-guided route that winds through downtown Hyannis. From breezy beach cottages to oceanfront estates, Cape Cod vacation rentals showcase properties worthy of John and Jackie themselves. Love art? Championing homegrown Lower Cape talent, the Provincetown Art Association & Museum displays works from the likes of Charles Hawthorne and Edward Hopper.

Activities

Activities near Cape Cod vacation rentals

Most vacationers arrive in search of sand and sunshine. Cape Cod delivers, with a string of stunning beaches to choose from. The Massachusetts coast boasts some of North America's best whale-watching opportunities, with the chance to spot humpbacks, finbacks and minkes, as well as pods of dolphins. Seafood is a staple in Cape Cod, and eating your way through lobster rolls, crab cakes and clam chowder is all part of the fun. For a change of scene, why not stock up on fresh seafood, then head back to your Cape Cod vacation rentals for a sunset BBQ on the deck?

Weather

Best time to travel to Cape Cod vacation homes

Cape Cod shines in the summer, when the peninsula enjoys clear skies, warm weather and long days. This has made it a favorite with sunseekers like Henry David Thoreau, Barack Obama and JFK. Expect big crowds from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the classic time to enjoy a Cape Cod vacation. Thanks to lower costs and thinner crowds, fall has emerged as a sweet spot. Even in winter the cape attracts its fair share of vacationers. Enjoy windswept walks on the beach and cozy nights by the fireplace of your Cape Cod vacation rentals cottage.

Natural features

Beach hopping in the Cape Cod National Seashore

Shaped like a hook, Cape Cod juts off the US state of Massachusetts. The landscape is formed by ocean currents and Atlantic winds that give it a rugged natural beauty. While beaches and sand dunes are its biggest drawcard, Cape Cod is also strewn with birch forests, freshwater lagoons, salt marshes and scarlet cranberry bogs. Much of the peninsula is protected by the Cape Cod National Seashore, which hides a treasure trove of pristine beaches and scenic nature trails.

How to get there

How to get to and around Cape Cod

The nearest airport is in Hyannis, MA (HYA-Barnstable Municipal), located 7.9 mi (12.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Provincetown, MA (PVC-Provincetown Municipal), which is 21.1 mi (33.9 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Hyannis Transportation Center.

Family friendly

Family fun near Cape Cod vacation rentals

Cape Cod is filled with kid-friendly attractions for fun and education. Vacation homes are available near family-focused places like the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, a museum with local nature and wildlife exhibits, and the Whydah Pirate Museum, a museum with artifacts from an 18th-century pirate ship. Kids will also enjoy the Sandwich Glass Museum, a local glassblowing museum with historic exhibits and demonstrations.

How many vacation rentals are available around Cape Cod, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 6,413 vacation rentals around Cape Cod. From 4,655 house rentals to 738 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a seaside property in Cape Cod?

Don't just spend an hour or two at the beach. Wrangle your buddies and find a place on its doorstep! The sound of the surf and extraordinary ocean views? Heck yes! Luckily, there are 2,546 beachside vacation properties to spirit yourself away to. Of course, that might not suit everyone. Fortunately, Vrbo has heaps more options, including:

  • 1,398 beach vacation rentals.
  • 1,160 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 878 ocean-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Cape Cod?

If you want to live like a local and love a bit of extra space and privacy, renting an entire house is the way to go. There are 3,860 options currently available on Vrbo. Prices start from $75 a night. If that doesn't agree with your crew's style, we have a range of other rental options available, such as:

  • Cottage: 548 vacation homes. Prices start from $86 per night.
  • Condo: 488 vacation homes. Prices start from $85 per night.
  • Apartment: 156 vacation homes. Prices start from $90 per night.

Can I stay in Cape Cod in a large group?

There's nothing like reconnecting with your old friends or spending time with your loved ones in a terrific new area. And the best thing, Vrbo has places big enough for the whole crew. The top choice for large groups here are house vacation homes, and we have 941 currently listed. If you are hoping to stay in a larger group, the property options that will suit your needs include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we offer 1,713 vacation homes perfectly suited for that size. Spend a night for as little as $85.
  • If you have 8 in your crew, you'll be delighted to find out that there are 1,247 vacation homes suitable. You can get one for as little as $120 per night.
  • Planning a trip away with 10 guests? We've got 1,225 vacation homes that will be perfect. Prices start from $164 a night.

You and all your buddies will be in good hands when you book your Cape Cod escape with us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Cape Cod?

Vrbo has a variety of wonderful budget-concious rentals. Treat your gang to some wining and dining or stay a few extra nights with the cash you have left over. Yarmouth is a great area to have a look at if you want to keep your budget under control. Vrbo has 3,018 rentals, and the average price is an agreeable $284 per night. You'll find another 2,762 Vrbo rentals awaiting you in or around Chatham. The average price in this area is $317 per night.

Explore destinations around Cape Cod

Provincetown
958 vacation rentals
Chatham
2,549 vacation rentals
Falmouth
1,273 vacation rentals
Wellfleet
2,173 vacation rentals
Truro
1,487 vacation rentals
Eastham
2,309 vacation rentals
Brewster
3,269 vacation rentals
Dennis
740 vacation rentals
Orleans
2,625 vacation rentals
Sandwich
2,436 vacation rentals
North Truro
1,247 vacation rentals
Yarmouth
1,461 vacation rentals
Harwich
2,971 vacation rentals
Mashpee
1,155 vacation rentals
Barnstable
2,269 vacation rentals
South Chatham
644 vacation rentals
Race Point Beach
874 vacation rentals
South Harwich
2,324 vacation rentals
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge
1,690 vacation rentals
Long Point
955 vacation rentals