Destination guide

Making maritime merry in South Yarmouth

It's the innate charm that makes booking a South Yarmouth vacation rental such an attractive proposition. Who wouldn't love to sit along the shores of Cape Cod, gaze at the awe-inspiring sunsets and revel in the surroundings of natural wonders like marshes and head-turning wildlife? Part of Yarmouth, the quaint village dates back centuries and offers plenty of maritime merriment, from dozens of sea-inspired dining establishments to fabulous fishing opportunities to picturesque backdrops. There's plenty for landlubbers to love, too, including history, shops, and family-friendly activities.

Things to do

You'll be a big fan of the out-of-this-world views

Dating from 1791, the famed Judah Baker Windmill is one of South Yarmouth's most iconic treasures. It has a distinctive fan shape, with a squat body and a cone roof, and is open throughout summer. The Werner Schmidt Observatory, meanwhile, includes high-end equipment that gives you killer views of the night sky. Just a few minutes west is Whydah Pirate Museum, dedicated to the fascinating history of genuine pirate life. Indulge in some old-fashioned maritime fun at Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum, a 19th-century sea captain's residence.

Activities

If you love nightlife and have to boogie...

If you love nightlife, you'll definitely want to book a South Yarmouth vacation rental and take advantage of the amazing opportunities here. But if you're traveling with the kids, say ahoy to Pirate's Cove for some good-time family fun and mini-golf. Just as enticing are the many boutiques that pepper downtown South YarmouthÑyou'll find everything from jewelry to candles to souvenirs. There are plenty of spas if you want to indulge in a little R&R, too. Don't miss dining at one of the many seafood establishments that overlook Nantucket Sound.

Weather

When snowflakes keep falling on your head

You're in a maritime region, so you may feel cool by the water, then inch inward and reach for your cardigan. As you pack for your South Yarmouth vacation rental, bear in mind the season. Snow and rain mingle with occasional sunshine during winter, while spring leans coolerÑyou may even encounter some snow in April! Highs in the thick of summer fall just shy of 80 degrees, but evening cools down enough that you may want to bring a light wrap or cardigan. Come fall, you're in for a pleasantly cool day and a brisk evening.

Natural features

Finding charm on the beaches of Nantucket Sound

South Yarmouth is one of several charming villages that make up Yarmouth. It's bordered by the waters of Nantucket Sound to the south, Cape Cod in the north, Barnstable in the west, and Dennis in the east. The Sound is known for its biodiversity. You'll discover everything from sandy beaches to salt marshes. If you have a soft spot for cute birds, watch the sands for a glimpse of a piping plover, or inspect the waters for one of the sea turtles that frequent the Massachusetts coast. When you book a South Yarmouth vacation rental, you'll encounter some stunning wildlife.

How to get there

Transportation to and around South Yarmouth

The nearest airport is in Hyannis, MA (HYA-Barnstable Municipal), located 4.6 mi (7.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Provincetown, MA (PVC-Provincetown Municipal), which is 27.8 mi (44.8 km) away.

Where to stay around South Yarmouth?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,442 vacation rentals near South Yarmouth. From 1,078 Houses to 181 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near South Yarmouth for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to South Yarmouth?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in South Yarmouth:

  • Dennis Port: 1,045 vacation rentals
  • Hyannis: 1,147 vacation rentals
  • Harwich Port: 1,009 vacation rentals
  • New Seabury: 265 vacation rentals
  • West Yarmouth: 516 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to South Yarmouth?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in South Yarmouth. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cultural Center of Cape Cod: 4,422 vacation rentals
  • Pirate's Cove Mini Golf: 4,459 vacation rentals
  • Bass River Golf Course: 4,506 vacation rentals
  • Wilbur Park: 4,597 vacation rentals
  • Werner Schmidt Observatory: 4,541 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Yarmouth listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in South Yarmouth?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,078 Houses in South Yarmouth. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in South Yarmouth include:

  • Cottages: 181 rentals available
  • Cabins: 181 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 181 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in South Yarmouth?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 143 vacation rentals with pool available in South Yarmouth. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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