Long known for pristine beaches, majestic natural beauty, and world-class recreational activities, Cape Cod is a quintessential vacation destination. The summer months are the most popular for visitors, but spring and fall in the Cape are also beautiful, and both offer the benefit of lighter crowds. Whether you choose to visit in summer to soak up the sun or opt to bask in the scenery of spring or fall, you’ll need a place to stay. And you’ll find some of the best vacation rentals in Cape Cod on Airbnb.
We’ve rounded up a list of the best Cape Cod Airbnbs to give you an idea of what type of accommodations you will find. All the properties on the list are top-rated and managed by superhosts, veteran hosts known for going above and beyond in their hospitality to provide exceptional stays. And some rentals on the list are additionally Airbnb Plus – the cream of the crop of Airbnb listings, verified with in-person inspections to ensure their quality.
Cozy, Conveniently Located Ground Floor Apartment
Bright and airy with pleasing coastal décor, this cozy Airbnb in Cape Cod is made for a short getaway or a laid-back longer stay. It’s steps away from internationally known Main Street Hyannis, which features dozens of locally owned dining spots and specialty shops as well as seasonal entertainment. It’s also within walking distance of the beach, or you can make the quick drive if you prefer.
Besides its desirable location, this vacation rental in Barnstable, Massachusetts, has many other attributes that make it extra appealing. Four guests can sleep in two queen-size beds – one in the bedroom and one a pull-out sofa in the living room – which means you can bring the kids or a couple of friends. The spacious kitchen has been completely remodeled and features a dining table where you can gather for delicious meals. Unique niceties include 200-year-old hardwood floors and a bedside rocking chair.
Among the other amenities are Wi-Fi, a TV, air-conditioning, and a washer and dryer. And you can park for free on the premises.
Two things to note about this rental: You must be 21 or older to rent it, and approval is required if you’re local.
Enchanting Cottage with Bedroom Loft
If you’d like to rent a beach house in Cape Cod, check out this loft cottage set along historic Route 6A, one of the most picturesque byways in the United States. The location is central to many sightseeing spots, eateries, and shops, and the quaint village of Barnstable, Massachusetts, is nearby. Several beautiful beaches are close by, too.
As for the cottage itself, it is, in a word, delightful. Its color palette of pastels and sun-bleached white reflect the relaxed way of coastal life. Distinctive details like vaulted ceilings, wood finishes, and a ship-style ladder to the sleeping loft add character to the place. With one queen-size bed, this cottage is ideal for two guests, and a full kitchen makes cooking a breeze.
The outdoor space is as attractive as the interior and makes this cottage an excellent summer rental in Cape Cod. Spend quiet evenings on the back deck overlooking a pretty garden. Or play fetch with your dog in the backyard. Yes, this cottage is pet friendly. It also provides amenities like Wi-Fi, TV, air-conditioning, and beach essentials.
Serene New England Style Home
Nestled in a quiet, centrally located neighborhood on the Cape, this three-bedroom private home allows up to eight guests and is ideal for a family vacation. You’ll be within a short drive of area beaches, plenty of things to see and do, and lots of places to eat out. If you’d like to stock up on groceries, you’re good to go, too. The nearest market is five minutes away.
What else makes this Cape Cod Airbnb a great choice for your stay? For starters, the layout. Everyone can gather in the shared space to watch TV, play games, or hang out. Bedrooms are on the opposite end of this space, so family members looking for peace will find it, too. Furnishings are modern and comfortable, and decorating touches like reclaimed wood furniture and bohemian wall hangings add to the welcoming look and feel.
Then there are the expected amenities like Wi-Fi and air-conditioning as well as a few extra touches. The cozy fireplace is a plus in colder months, while the BBQ grill, back patio, and outdoor shower are sure to be a big hit in warm weather.
All in all, whether you’re looking for a weekly rental in Cape Cod or plan to stay longer, this home has everything you need.
Historic Barn Loft in Cape Cod’s Oldest Town
It’s easy to say yes to this historic barn-turned-loft vacation rental in Sandwich, Massachusetts. A pleasing blend of rustic charm and modern conveniences, it’s a unique setting for rekindling romance with your sweetheart or getting away from it all by yourself or with your best friend.
Staying here places you in the heart of Sandwich’s historic village, the oldest on the Cape. It’s an idyllic backdrop for taking a walk to restaurants, shops, and historic sites. And it’s also a good jumping-off point for visiting other parts of the Cape. Then, when you’re done exploring, you can return to a home base with attributes and amenities that rentals on the list of best Airbnbs in Cape Cod, commonly possess.
This Airbnb has more under its roof than you might imagine as it features a living area, breakfast table, formal dining room, full island kitchen, and two queen-size beds. What’s also nice are the exterior amenities such as the sauna, firepit, and outdoor seating. But wait, there’s more. The loft is air-conditioned. There’s a luxurious rain shower. You have Wi-Fi, a smart TV, and a washer and dryer at your disposal, plus a convenient parking spot at the barn.
Fabulous Waterfront Cottage on Follins Pond
Who doesn’t like spending time by the water? And a cottage like this gem makes the experience even better. Though beaches, restaurants, and other activities are nearby, chances are you’ll want to while away the hours at this gorgeous Airbnb in Cape Cod, relaxing on the stone patio or the waterside deck. Do you prefer kayaking (two kayaks are provided) or fishing from a private dock? You can do that, too.
When you spend time inside, the serenity of the scenery still surrounds you through the walls of windows that most of the rooms have. You and your fellow vacationers can comfortably lounge in the well-designed and impeccably decorated shared space that includes two reading nooks. Retire for the night to three bedrooms that sleep up to seven guests. One bedroom is an upstairs loft accessed by a spiral staircase.
Amenities number in the dozens and include those you would expect to find in the best Airbnb rentals in Cape Cod. As well as the amenities already mentioned, there’s Wi-Fi, multiple TVs, two gas fireplaces, a washer and dryer, a BBQ grill, and direct lake access. Pets are welcome.
Classic Cape Cod Cottage
Those looking for a cute cottage that reminds them of the simpler times of yesteryear will fall in love with this one, which overflows with charm. And it puts you within an easy walk to Thumperton Beach, a bayside gem where you can take in stunning sunsets and sweeping water views. It’s also close to the Outer Cape’s favorite attractions.
The cottage was originally built in the late 1940s and has been renovated with an eye toward preserving classic elements like the wood-burning stove. That makes this accommodation a good fit for those seeking a vacation home for rent in Cape Cod, and a taste of the traditional Cape Cod experience with modern conveniences at their disposal.
The cozy quarters fit five guests and feature a living room, sunroom, two bedrooms, and a galley kitchen. You can grill out on the deck and dine at the picnic table. Jump into the outdoor shower after a walk to the beach. And about those modern conveniences, you’ll have Wi-Fi, TV, air-conditioning, and more.
Renovated Rustic Cottage on White’s Pond
When looking for a rustic cottage tucked away in the woods, don’t overlook this Cape Cod Airbnb that sits alongside a crystal-clear pond. It’s a peaceful getaway spot, but you are within a short drive of myriad things to do if you are so inclined. The paved bikeway of the Cape Cod Rail Trail is about 1.5 miles away. Dining options are close-at-hand, and the beaches are about a 10-minute drive away.
All of these are good reasons to put this Airbnb on your shortlist of vacation homes for rent in Cape Cod. And you can add further attributes and amenities to that list. The cottage has been renovated, including kitchen updates, to make it more functional and comfortable. The bedroom sleeps four. And the cottage is air-conditioned.
Bring your boat if you have one and your fishing rod, too, so that you can enjoy the direct access to the pond. Two kayaks are provided for your use as well. The outdoor space is perfect for campfires, grilling, or chilling out in the chairs by the pond’s edge. And you can plug back into the world with Wi-Fi and cable TV.
Pretty Private Room in Historic Bed and Breakfast
Does your search for the best Airbnb in Cape Cod include lodging at a B&B? If not, consider it an option and begin with this private room at a quaint house built by a sea captain in the 1840s. Here, you are close to splendid beaches, hiking trails, and historical landmarks. Its location also makes it easy to access other areas on the Cape.
The beautifully decorated, air-conditioned room is on the second floor, and it offers a futon, queen-size bed, and minifridge. You and your traveling companion will have an adjoining private bathroom as well. Start your day with a complimentary continental breakfast in the dining room, and plan to spend time in the pretty-as-a-picture backyard garden.
Guest access offers many of the same amenities you’d get when renting a house in Cape Cod. You can relax in the living room, on the screened porch, or on the back patio. Or spend time in the music room, which has a grand piano. And enjoy the outdoor shower as a summer treat following a day at the beach.
Quintessential Waterfront Cottage near Provincetown
Winsome and wonderful are words you could use to describe this beach hideaway. It’s a tranquil cottage with panoramic water views and the beach as your backyard. Yet restaurants and attractions are only a few minutes away. What more could you ask for in a Cape Cod Airbnb for your vacation stay?
How about the entire run of a 1930s-era two-story cottage that has been updated with care to retain its original wood walls, ceilings, and floors? There’s also a full kitchen, dining room, and living room with a wood-burning fireplace. And you won’t need to call dibs on a bedroom as there are three that sleep up to six guests.
This Airbnb also comes with Wi-Fi, cable TV, and a washer and dryer. Other amenities include a BBQ grill, portable fans, an outdoor shower, and a big back deck. As a plus, you can catch a shuttle to go into Provincetown to shop, dine, or enjoy the town’s nightlife.
Private Room at a Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast
This Airbnb in Cape Cod, offers a farm stay in a private room at a bed and breakfast establishment. The B&B is a remodeled Greek Revival farmhouse on Halcyon Farm, a one-acre organic, diversified vegetable operation that you can tour. The farm is conveniently located on the town’s main street, right off Cape Cod’s scenic 22-mile bike path, and you’re not far from shopping, dining, and recreational delights.
Thanks to the homey feel, you can quickly settle into this ground-floor room. It’s thoughtfully decorated and well-arranged with a queen-size bed plus a love seat by the window, making it just right for two guests. You’ll have a private full bathroom as well and shared access to a living room with a fireplace and TV. Bottom line: You’ll be quite comfortable whether you plan to do a short-term rental in Cape Cod or a lengthier stay.
Amenities include free parking on the premises, Wi-Fi, and a TV in your room. A light breakfast is provided.
Cape Cod Classic Cottage
If classic Cape Cod is your style and you want to vacation near the beach, note that this fully renovated cottage checks both boxes – and offers more. It’s about a 10-minute walk to idyllic, family-friendly Forest Beach. And this Cape Cod Airbnb is a short drive from a lively Main Street scene of Chatham that offers countless places to eat and play.
For your sleeping arrangements, you’ll have two bedrooms that accommodate up to five guests. One bedroom has a king-size bed while the other has bunk beds – a double and a single. The living room is comfy, and you can start your day at the cozy breakfast table. Updates give the place a modern feel, yet the classic ambience still shines through. The cottage features nautical-themed décor that reflects true-blue Cape Cod charm.
On top of all that, this cottage is pet-friendly and offers amenities such as Wi-Fi, TV, air-conditioning, and a washer and dryer. Altogether, it’s a winner, offering everything you’d look for in a just-right vacation rental in Chatham, Massachusetts.
Slate House: A Tranquil Waterfront Gem
Those seeking a decidedly luxe getaway should look at Slate House, an elegant modern home that sits along the shore of a picturesque creek on a nature preserve. This home accommodates nine guests with ease, and it offers splendid water views.
You and your family can spread out across the open design living area that boasts two-story ceilings, a formal dining table, and a breakfast island in the kitchen. There are three bedrooms, one of which is a loft that overlooks the main floor. A screened-in lounge extends the living space in warmer weather. You’ll have all the amenities common to the best Cape Cod Airbnbs, plus some that will surprise you, like a ping-pong table, hot tub, firepit, and EV charger for electric and hybrid cars. Suffice it to say, spending time in this home is a pleasure.
And when you’re in the mood to go out for some recreation, you need not go far. Downtown Chatham and its many restaurants and attractions are right down the road.
Beach Condo in the Heart of It All
For a condo as your “home away from home” during your stay, give this luxury Airbnb in Cape Cod a look-see. Its location on Commercial Street in Provincetown puts you steps away from everything – shops, eateries, bars, galleries, and more. Yet, at the same time, the beach is right outside your door.
This one-bedroom condo is ideally suited as a getaway for couples, and you’ll have more than your fair share of space. The open-concept design makes it feel even more spacious and bright and showcases the chef’s kitchen. And what a fabulous kitchen it is! If you’re a cooking enthusiast, the high-end appliances will make your day.
The amenities will please you as well and may be more than you were expecting in an in-town beachfront rental in Cape Cod. They include central air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, smart TV, a washer and dryer, a security intercom with video monitoring, and a deeded off-site parking. Plus, you’ll have a private deck with water views and direct access to the beach and beachside shower.
Cozy Cottage on the Coast
This quaint cottage is a great spot if you want to clock some beach time on Nantucket Sound. The location offers easy access for exploring the Cape, and you’re within a hop, skip, and a jump of restaurants and shops. One of the things you’ll like most, though, is that you are just off a beach with an island feel and amazing views out to sea.
Something else about this Cape Cod Airbnb that will be to your liking is how bright and cozy it is. Lots of natural light streams in through the windows. And while the cottage doesn’t have tons of space, a solo traveler or a couple will be quite comfortable with the seating area, queen-size bed, and efficient kitchen layout.
Amenities here include Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, TV, and free parking on the premises. In addition, the common area offers outdoor seating, a BBQ grill, and a picnic table. Put it all together and this cottage is an appealing short-term house rental in Cape Cod. And between the views and the quiet, you may want to stay longer.
Island Cottage Steps from the Beach
If you’ve ever dreamed of escaping to a pristine island, here’s your chance. This vacation rental in Mashpee, Massachusetts, is cloistered on Monomoscoy Island, a wildlife sanctuary. You’ll stay in a chic cottage that puts you mere steps from the water and a small private beach. It’s off the beaten path, yes, but it’s also minutes from shops, restaurants, and entertainment.
Make this a family vacation or invite five friends to fill this cottage with up to six guests. The living room, kitchen, and dining areas are spacious, too. The kitchen, by the way, has everything you need to make a gourmet meal for everyone in the house. Sit on the front deck and cozy up to the view or the gas firepit. Weather permitting, grill out in the backyard and enjoy your meal at the outdoor dining table.
Additional amenities that will make you feel at home in this beautiful beach house for rent in Cape Cod include Wi-Fi, a TV, a washer and dryer, and air-conditioning.
As you can see, Airbnb offers an array of accommodations with a range of amenities, a variety of locations and styles, and varying price points. So, the chances are good that you’ll easily find a Cape Cod Airbnb that’s a perfect place for you. Enjoy your stay.