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The Advantages of a Cape Cod Vacation Rental Over a Hotel Room
Posted by Kinlin Grover | Monday, April 2, 2018

With over 750 privately-owned vacation rental homes on Cape Cod, we're probably a little biased, but we positively believe there's no better way to experience this region than with a holiday rental.

 Sure, hotel rooms can be pleasant. After all, you’ll have someone to clean up after you, and many have outstanding amenities, including on-site restaurants, fitness centers, swimming pools, concierge services, and tour desks. We feel like our Cape Cod vacation homes can take your holiday to the next level, however, by providing you with an entirely different set of comforts. If you’re looking to take a trip to the Cape in the coming months, check out our selection of Cape Cod rentals, as we’re positive you’ll find the exact unit to meet your needs.

Enough Space For the Family

Perhaps the main reason to go with a vacation home is the extra space you’ll have. When traveling with a family, hotel rooms tend to get cramped. Depending on the size of your family, you might need multiple hotel rooms just to fit everybody in, and that’s going to cost you. Our vacation rentals come in a variety of sizes, anywhere from studio to six bedrooms, so no matter how many people you are bringing on your Cape Cod vacation, we have the solution for you.

Having a separate bedroom for every family member is also very nice because sharing a room cuts down on sleep and makes everyone irritable.  Also, living room access means you can stay up watching television at night without interfering with the rest of the family’s sleep. There is frankly no drawback in the size department when choosing a vacation rental on the Cape because you’re renting an entire house, rather than just a room. 

You Can Cook Your Own Meals

Just to preface, you’ll unquestionably want to check out some of Cape Cod’s outstanding restaurants. It really wouldn’t be a vacation on the Cape unless you hit a few of the best seafood eateries the area has to offer and sample their award-winning cuisine. Having said that, you might not want to eat at restaurants for every meal, especially if you’re on Cape Cod for weeks at a time. Having the ability to cook your own meals provides you with a flexibility that you simply won’t find in a hotel room.

Heading to the Chatham Pier Fish Market, George's Place Fish Market in Hyannis, Falmouth Fish Market, or Cape Tip Seafood Market in Truro will give you access to the area’s freshest seafood, which you can then cook in your vacation rental without the expense of eating at a restaurant. It’s the best of both worlds, especially if you have a large group to cater to and want to cut down on expenses as much as possible.


Creating the At-Home Experience


There’s something to be said about having a home-away-from-home experience on Cape Cod. The vast majority of people are more comfortable at home than they would be in any hotel room. This is because a home has easy to access parking, separate living areas, an outdoor space, and other amenities that no hotel in the country can provide. It also has laundry facilities and multiple bathrooms, and you set the schedule for everything that happens around the house.

Renting a Cape Cod vacation home is no different, as you don’t have to worry about what time the hotel serves breakfast or when the housekeepers are going to arrive to clean your room. Everything is done on your time and at your pace, allowing you to plan your holiday the exact way you want it.

All the Privacy You Need

One of the most awkward things about staying at a hotel is regularly having to deal with the staff and other guests. While there is nothing wrong with these people, and surely they haven’t done anything wrong, it gets a little old after a while, especially if you’re staying in the hotel for weeks at a time. On top of the daily interactions with strangers, you’ll hear tons of hallway noise, guests in others rooms, elevators, and people outside the building at all hours of the night. Communal spaces naturally breed noise, and the lack of privacy is one of the most challenging things about staying in a hotel.

Privacy is incredibly valuable for extended stays, and vacation rental homes on Cape Cod offer just that. In addition, you won’t have to worry about staff wandering into your room to clean things up at an inopportune time or wonder if your towels will be replaced before your next shower because it’s all up to you.

We Have Pet-Friendly Options

Want to bring your dog to Cape Cod? Taking your pet might be an option when you choose a Cape Cod vacation home rental. Kinlin Grover Vacation Rentals has access to a variety of pet-friendly properties, allowing you to travel with the entire family. While you might come across a pet-friendly hotel room, do you really want your pet locked up in a cramped cubicle all day while you’re out exploring? With a vacation rental, your pet will have enough space in which to relax and you won’t have to worry about it barking whenever people walk up and down the halls.

Keep in mind that while we do have a selection of pet-friendly units, they tend to book up early in the year. As a result, reserve your pet-friendly vacation rental on Cape Cod months in advance if you plan to bring your four-legged friend.

Live Like a Local This Summer

Let's face it, one of the reasons why you're planning a visit to Cape Cod is to immerse yourself in the local culture and get to know this historic, scenic, and luxurious part of the country. If you stay in a hotel room, you'll probably see lots of tourist sites and spend most of your days near the Cape's busiest locations because that’s where the hotels are positioned. With a vacation rental home, however, you can choose to stay in an off-the-beaten-path location, like near one of the over 1,000 ponds on Cape Cod, and get to know this area like a local. There is honestly more to see and do than you'll ever read about in a tourist guide and there's no better way to learn about these areas than to stay near them.

Have a Look at Our Vacation Home Rentals

Take a look through our available Cape Cod vacation home rentals to find the one that best suits the needs of you and your family. With so much selection available, we’re confident that you’ll avoid the hotel scene altogether and make the most of your time on Cape Cod. It doesn't matter if you want to stay on the beach, on a quiet road in Harwich, or a large property in Wellfleet, there are some Cape Cod vacation rentals that will be perfect for you.

Remember to book early because, much like the rest of the Cape, we get hectic in the summer. You’ll be delighted that you booked ahead when you’re enjoying your very own Cape Cod holiday home.

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