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Covid-19 Message
Posted by Kinlin Grover | Thursday, April 23, 2020

During these difficult times, we hope that you and yours are safe and healthy.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced on 4/28/20 that he has extended the essential services emergency order to May 18th. This means that short-term rentals (those fewer than 31 days) are prohibited until after May 18. With our vacation rental season still weeks away and the Covid-19 situation changing by the day, it is not yet known what impact of the coronavirus will have on the 2020 vacation rental seas...

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The Art Galleries of Brewster, Massachusetts
Posted by Kinlin Grover | Monday, March 2, 2020

*Editors Note May 2020- Please check individual websites for re-opening times and visitor requirements for social distancing.

When you think of art on Cape Cod, Provincetown is probably the first town that springs to mind. After all, Provincetown started as an artists' colony, and that tradition remains strong to this day. 

At the same time, there is a strong artistic presence throughout the Cape, and nowhere exemplifies that spirit better than Brewster

Whether you're walking through ...

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Having a Look at Orleans' Freshwater Ponds
Posted by Kinlin Grover | Monday, February 17, 2020

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When spending your vacation in Orleans, Massachusetts, you'll probably want to check out well-known attractions like the Cape Cod National Seashore, Rock Harbor Creek, the Cape Cod Rail Trail, Little Pleasant Bay, and the Jonathan Young Windmill.

At the same time, there's a lesser-known side to Orleans that is equally as entertaining. 

This alternative version of Orleans is hidden from the masses that flock to this town of fewer than 6,000 people every summer.

That's because Orleans h...

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Jackknife Cove: A Hidden Gem on the Lower Cape
Posted by Kinlin Grover | Monday, February 10, 2020

Jackknife Cove

While the beaches on Cape Cod Bay and Nantucket Sound, along with the Cape Cod National Seashore, get much of the attention on the Lower Cape, there are quieter places to spend your day that are just as enjoyable.

Jackknife Cove, for example, sits where Harwich and North Chatham meet, right on Pleasant Bay, and provides a serene, relaxing environment for locals and visitors alike.

If you want to spend a day with space to do your own thing, and without having to fight for a parking spot...

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Sailing on the Liberte During Your Cape Cod Vacation
Posted by Kinlin Grover | Monday, February 3, 2020

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When you take a vacation to the Cape, you'll undoubtedly have a lot of activities to fit into your time here.

After all, you'll likely want to hit the beach, do some antiquing, explore some hiking trails, and play a round of golf, to name a few possibilities.

You might also wish to take a boat tour into one of the bodies of water that surround Cape Cod, as there are sailings into Cape Cod Bay, Nantucket Sound, and Vineyard Sound, as well as trips into the Atlantic off the Cape's East Coas...

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The Past and Present of Four Seas Ice Cream in Centerville
Posted by Kinlin Grover | Monday, January 27, 2020

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Have you ever wondered why Cape Cod has such a massive ice cream scene?

It seems as though you can't walk more than a couple of blocks on some parts of the Cape without coming across an ice cream shop, as locals and visitors alike expect to find these sweet treats everywhere in the summer.

While we don't know why Cape Cod ice cream is so popular, Four Seas Ice Cream might have something to do with it.

You see, there was a time when Four Seas Ice Cream was a known hangout for members o...

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Yes, Cape Cod Has Mountain Biking, Too
Posted by Kinlin Grover | Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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Although the paved bike paths on Cape Cod get much of the attention, there is an active mountain bike scene here, too. In fact, those in-the-know report that the Cape is becoming a mountain bikers' mecca thanks to the hundreds of miles of maintained trails found here.

If you're able to bring your mountain bike to your Cape Cod vacation rental, you'll have access to all of these trails, as many are minutes from the downtown sections of the Cape's largest towns.

Here's what you need to know a...

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