Destination guide

Summer beach escapes in Mashpee

Summer vacationers flock to the town of Mashpee for waterfront vacations in popular Cape Cod. With 100s of miles of shoreline along the peninsula here, there are plenty of spots for beach lovers to get their fill of sunshine, and Mashpee fits the bill with its long stretch of white sand, boardwalks and water sports. With plenty of shopping and dining options, family-friendly entertainment and hiking paths, there are endless ways to enjoy a holiday here, and a range of Mashpee vacation rentals to choose from, too, many just steps from the water on the town's bays, ponds and oceanfront.

Things to do

Museums for all in Mashpee

With all the gorgeous sandy beaches, it may be hard to step away from the waterfront in Mashpee, but the town also offers some fun cultural and family-friendly attractions when you need a break from the sun. At the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Museum, you can check out ancient artifacts and heirlooms from the tribe in an old Cape Cod house that dates back to the 1700s, while the Cahoon Museum of American Art has changing exhibits in a Colonial Georgian-style home. If you're traveling with kids, be sure to check out the Cape Cod Children's Museum, which offers sensory experiences to encourage creativity and play.


Waterfront fun in Mashpee

Getting out on the waves is a must during a stay in Cape Cod, and Mashpee is a great spot to go kayaking and canoeing along the coastal waterways. Local vendors are on hand to equip you with boats and boards for all your paddling adventures, perfect for exploring on your own, or you can choose to join excursions, guided by experts, who will take you around the bays and rivers. Consider a tour in the late afternoon to catch the sky changing into dramatic shades of pink and orange as the sun sets over the offshore islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.


Sun-soaked summers in Mashpee

Nothing beats summertime in Mashpee, with the sun beaming down on the white sandy beaches, and the long days spent taking a ferry ride to offshore islands or kayaking around the bays. The months between Memorial Day and Labor Day are popular on Cape Cod, thanks to the warm, 80-degree afternoons, so if you plan to visit during this time, you'll want to reserve your Mashpee vacation rental early, especially if you're looking for a prime, waterfront property. Late spring and early fall can be pleasant for hiking and visiting the attractions that stay open when the crowds leave.

Natural features

Get back to nature in Mashpee

The peninsula of Cape Cod stretches out like a bent arm into the Atlantic Ocean and is surrounded by bays and islands to explore. Mashpee, on the southwestern end, is a fantastic hub for island-hopping to popular spots like Martha's Vineyard, with ferry services offered not far from town. You'll find plenty of parks and preserves around your Mashpee vacation rental, like South Cape Beach State Park on the coast and the Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge, with wetland habitats and tons of waterfowl. On walking paths and canoeing trails in this area, you might catch glimpses of some of the critters that are drawn to these protected lands.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Mashpee

Fly into Hyannis, MA (HYA-Barnstable Municipal), the closest airport, located 11.2 mi (18 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Vineyard Haven, MA (MVY-Martha's Vineyard), which is 16.8 mi (27.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Mashpee?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,682 vacation rentals near Mashpee. From 1,353 Houses to 149 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Mashpee for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Mashpee?

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 Mashpee:

  • New Seabury: 264 vacation rentals
  • Popponesset: 143 vacation rentals
  • Mews Village: 87 vacation rentals
  • Mashpee Neck: 43 vacation rentals
  • Summersea: 67 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 Mashpee?

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

  • Cape Cod Children's Museum: 4,227 vacation rentals
  • South Cape Beach State Park: 3,610 vacation rentals
  • Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Museum: 4,210 vacation rentals
  • Cupcake Charlie's: 4,209 vacation rentals
  • Lowell Holly: 4,190 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mashpee 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 Mashpee?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,353 Houses in Mashpee. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Mashpee include:

  • Cottages: 149 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 101 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 149 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Mashpee?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 228 vacation rentals with pool available in Mashpee. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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