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Renting a “Green” Vacation Home on the Cape & Islands

What can make a vacation stay on Cape Cod, Nantucket, or Martha’s Vineyard even better? Staying in a home that is eco-friendly! Preserving the beauty of this special place is something near and dear to our and our homeowners' hearts.

Many of our homeowners offer amenities that promote a cleaner, greener environment. Here are three of the key amenities.

Filtered Water

According to, 80% of the 50 billion plastic water bottles consumed every year end up in the landfill. This is a large waste contributor that can easily be resolved through the use of reusable bottles and filtered water systems. Many of our homeowners provide filtered water in their homes. Vacationers can hydrate happily knowing they’re doing their part for the environment!

Energy Efficient Options

As a community, we need to join together to do everything we can to conserve energy. Many of our homes feature LED lighting, reducing the homes’ carbon footprint. An increasing number of homes utilize renewable resources, such as solar or geothermal, to power, heat, and cool their homes.

Do you own an electric vehicle? Many homeowners provide electric charging stations right on their property to accommodate the growing number of EVs on the road. This is a convenient amenity to assure that your vehicle is charged and ready for your trip to the beach!


According to a study by in 2016, hotel guest average about 2.2 pounds of waste every day. The majority of our homes provide recycling services to mitigate the large amount of waste generated during vacationers’ stay. Homeowners also leave reusable grocery totes for vacationers to use.

Looking to stay at a green home? Our property listings include a green leaf symbol to indicate the number of green amenities available at each property. Be sure to check out this helpful tool when browsing our website! Or, check out these environmental homes that offer green amenities.

1) Beautiful new house with solar panels near private beach

2) Water views with just a short walk to Nauset Beach

3) Breathtaking Menemsha views

4) Bayside dream rental with heated pool

5) Charming seaside condo in Hyannis

6) Brewster home close to beaches and bike path

About Jennie Sparrow

About Jennie Sparrow: I have been at WNAV for over three years and have loved every minute of it! A true Cape Codder, born and raised, my roots go all the way back to the Mayflower. I’m proud and humbled to call the Cape my home and love sharing my local knowledge with those visiting the area. My favorite pastime is going to the beach with my family and feeling the sun on my face and the sand between my toes!