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Vacation Rental Advantages

Offering privacy, space, affordability, and plenty of amenities….. that’s why a vacation rental is the right choice for your next vacation!

If you are on a budget, vacation rentals are exactly what you need!  Would you be surprised to learn that you can actually stay at a vacation rental at a cost comparable to a hotel? In most cases, you will even spend less!

Vacation rentals offer better value for your vacation dollar.  The average cost of a hotel room (for two adults) on Cape Cod is about $240 a night. Similarly, $257/night ($1800/week) would pay for a two- or three-bedroom vacation rental (which sleeps 6) in many locations on the Cape and Islands. Some vacation homes are available for less than $150 per night, especially during the fall and spring shoulder seasons when homeowners also offer 3 night minimums. Additionally, there are no hidden costs at a vacation rental, such as parking, taxes, gratuities, and resort fees!

Vacation rentals offer space and privacy. At a minimum, vacation rentals provide living and dining areas, kitchens, plus the number of bedrooms and bathrooms your family requires, often spread apart. Family-friendly rentals can include children's furniture such as cribs or highchairs as well toys, games, and outdoor playsets. You’ll also find private outdoor living spaces such as yards, decks, porches, patios and even private pools. Waterfront vacation rentals can offer private beaches and/or docks for your boat.

Many vacation rentals allow pets. Hundreds of vacation rentals are pet-friendly, so you will no longer have to leave your four-legged family member at home when you go on vacation. With your own outdoor space, pets will not be confined to a single room or have to spend the day in the car when you head out to enjoy activities on Cape Cod, Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard.

Vacation rentals have fully equipped kitchens. You might even find that the kitchen in your vacation rental is nicer than the one you have at home. Given the expense of eating three meals a day in restaurants, the savings realized by preparing most, if not all, meals “at home” affords a family spending money for fun activities! You may find you have more to spend on souvenirs.

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Nantucket vacation rental ID 4937

Vacation rentals offer amenities and comforts. You’ll find most vacation rentals offer washers and dryers, multiple TVs, an outdoor shower, board games and books. Some provide beach gear or bicycles -- even kayaks! This makes packing for vacation so much easier! Many vacation rentals offer offices and almost all offer high speed internet access at no additional cost, should you need to work while on vacation – although hopefully you won’t have to!

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Plymouth vacation rental ID 12212

Vacation rentals offer a more relaxing environment. Everyone in your group can have his or her own space. We like to say, “You have space to gather and space to spread out!” And, because you have privacy along with the peace and quiet you need to rejuvenate, you’ll have a much more relaxing and rewarding vacation.

Vacation rentals offer personal attention from their owners. Owners know that providing attractive, clean, well equipped accommodations is a must. Homeowners provide a lease agreement and are very accessible to vacationers for questions and advice. It’s like having your own concierge service!

Vacation rentals are perfect for extended family vacations or group celebrations. Vacation rentals come in all sizes and budgets! Rent a large home or several cozy condos in the same complex. Your group will be able to gather and enjoy each other on the deck, by the pool, or on the beach! Our site allows you to search homes by map location if you need to locate rental homes that are close together.

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Dennis vacation rental ID 19505

When it comes time to book your next vacation, make it the best vacation yet. Use our Power Search to search by town, size, price, date and amenities to find the perfect Cape Cod vacation rental - your home away from home.

Many vacationers who choose to upgrade to a vacation rental say they won’t consider any other type of accommodations again!

About Elizabeth Weedon

About Elizabeth Weedon: I have worked for since 2008, and I've been a loyal homeowner listed on the site since early 1998. An enthusiastic member of the Homeowner Support Team, I provide fellow Cape and Islands vacation rental homeowners with advice about online marketing and rental management techniques to ensure them a successful rental experience each season. In addition to phone and email support to our homeowners, I also create and edit much of the content on our website, as well as our Homeowner Blog and monthly newsletters. I am also the Press & PR Coordinator for the company, responsible for drafting our press releases and responding to press inquiries and interviews. I grew up summering on the Vineyard, where I have managed my family's rental home since the mid-1980's, and I'm passionately devoted to the Island. My husband and I live in Wellesley where we have raised our 2 grown kids and our Black Lab, Maisie.