Here at Sweetbriar we manage the rentals of a select group of our very favorite Outer Cape houses. Browse through the beauties we have listed and just give a call or contact the appropriate associate if one of our houses looks like your perfect Cape vacation!
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Referred to in the New York Times as Cape Cod's "little secret", Eastham is a quiet paradise with ocean and bay beaches and ponds galore. Enjoy freshwater swimming or fishing and surfing on the back shore. Eastham has also been coined the gateway to the Cape Cod National Seashore. With acres of open space and miles of rail trail for biking, Eastham will definitely satiate any true nature lover. Don't forget to hike the Fort Hill trail and earn yourself a trip to any of the great seafood restaurants around town. Finish off your Eastham experience by taking in one of the most breathtaking sunsets only Cape Cod Bay can produce.
Wellfleet offers an abundance of quaint, rural sea-side charm. Often referred to as the “art gallery town” for its myriad artisan shops and galleries, Wellfleet Center is the perfect place for a quintessential evening stroll, a Wednesday Night Square Dance and even fall's famous “Oysterfest”. Summer sun brings Wellfleet to life when you can swim, kayak or fish in stunning, sand bottom kettle ponds, play in the waves at one of 5 ocean beaches or look for gentler, warmer water over on the bay side. With only 8 of its 20.47 square miles not preserved as National Seashore, Wellfleet enjoys a wonderful, step back in time feeling. Don't forget to try a cup of Wellfleet's locally roasted Beanstock Coffee and take in a play at the wonderful Wellfleet Harbor Actor's Theater.
Offering pristine, world class ocean beaches with dynamic dunes and uninterrupted vistas, Truro is an artist's dream and a writer's haven. With panoramic views of Cape Cod Bay and acres of Cape Cod National Seashore, one is sure to appreciate this secluded town. Visit the historic Cape Cod Light with its incredible vantage of the Atlantic Ocean, and then step next door for 18 holes at Cape Cod's oldest golf course, Highland Links. If you are looking for a truly sleepy, quintessential Cape Cod town, Truro is for you.
Scenic Brewster winds along the Old King's Highway lined with grandiose and historic Sea Captain's homes now turned B & B and private residence. Center Brewster stems from the often painted General Store, arguably the hub of town, where amongst licorice whips & jelly beans, oil lamp parts & marbles, coffee and pastries you can browse and chat with locals and visitors alike or sit the benches out front and watch the traffic along Main Street. The Cape Cod Natural History Museum on Rt 6A offers panoramic views of tidal marshlands and trials to Wing Island set on the Brewster Flats made famous for the Salt Works of years past. The old Grist Mill and Herring Run still bustle with activity especially in late spring when the fish are running thicker than water and the gulls circle overhead. Inland, the Punkhorn Conservation lands and Nickerson State Park offer woodland trials spanning acres and as well as camping, biking, great swimming and fishing in Brewster's freshwater pond system.
Harwich's seven villages offer wide variety of waterfront real estate - rougher waters and open ocean along Nantucket Sound, Protected Harbors, marshland, calm Pleasant Bay and Tranquil fresh water ponds. Its a convenient location for year rounders and vacationers alike. Boaters and travelers love the easy access to Nantucket. The Rail Trail bike path winds through long stretches of town along ponds and cranberry bogs.
Since it has so many inlets and is on the elbow of the Cape, Chatham offers more coastline than any town. As a result it's often surprising to visitors how close you are to water from many neighborhoods. Aside from it's scenic beaches, Chatham is perhaps as well know for its picturesque shopping area along Main Street. There's a wide range shops, restaurants and galleries that serve as a very popular year round draw.
Only a 20 minutes ride from the canal, Dennis offers an easily accessible Cape Cod destination just over the bridge. 16 beaches bracket this seasonal community, Oceanside opens to the protected waters of Nantucket Sound, and on the Bayside some of the loveliest white sand dune-buffeted beaches the Cape has to offer. Quaint historic sites like the smattering of village libraries to the extensive grounds of the Dennis Playhouse & Theatre, one of the nation's oldest summer theater complexes, give a nice balance to the updated convenience of the Patriot's Square shopping plaza and other stores just off the Exit 9. Whether it's a summer concert at the Town Gazebo during Festival Days, charter fishing from Sesuit Harbor, golfing at Dennis' two fine courses or an off road adventure from Chapin Beach or scenic Crows Pasture, Dennis has so much to visit and enjoy.
From beautiful beaches to sunset whale watches, from quaint b & bs to busy nights out, from street parades to campsite fires, Provincetown offers something for everyone. Take the high speed ferry from Boston right to MacMillan Wharf and spend the day shopping and sunning at the very tip of the Cape. Walk the quiet East and West ends to discover myriad galleries and restaurants hidden within the quaint lanes and gardens of this true seaside town, or join in with the seaside bustle of the very center of town. Either way you are sure to enjoy the many faces of P-town!
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