Centerville, Barnstable, MA, USA

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Centerville, Barnstable, MA, USA

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Find quintessential Cape Cod at Centerville

Discover an effortless blend of 19th-century charm, sumptuous seafood and family-friendly adventures in Centerville, one of 7 adorable villages in the Cape Cod town of Barnstable. From days spent strolling through the village's historic district, an endearing spot hosting the homes of former sea captains, to kayaking through the tranquil waters of Wequaquet Lake, or kicking back on the golden sand of Craigville Beach, relaxation comes easy. And whether you're here for the weekend or staying a little longer, traveling with buddies or enjoying some well-earned family time, you'll find Centerville vacation rentals offer an idyllic base for your stay.

Blissful beach days in Centerville

Beaches are rarely more blissful than on Cape Cod, and you won't have to travel far to find your perfect spot in the sand. Hunt for shells against a Cape backdrop of dunes, seafood shacks and shimmering ocean waves at Craigville Beach, or, for more seclusion, a jaunt along a wooden walkway to the west will lead you to the serene surroundings of Long Beach. The beach at Wequaquet Lake is a residents-only type deal, but if you've been lucky enough to nab a lakeside rental, you'll likely find it comes with a stretch of sand that's just for you.

Cultural delights in Centerville

Tearing yourself away from the beach may require a little willpower, but a wander through the streets of the Centerville Historic District makes the effort worthwhile. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the district is home to a great many Italianate and Greek Revival buildings, as well as the Centerville Historical Museum, a quaint spot where highlights include a maritime gallery, Colonial Revival kitchens and a fascinating collection of vintage dolls and toys. Before heading back to your Centerville vacation rental, be sure to swing by the landmark 1856 Country Store to pick up some old-time souvenirs.

Craft your perfect vacation in Centerville

Warm waters and refreshing ocean breezes make the months of July and August a blissful time to enjoy a Centerville stay, although you should expect rental rates to be on the up during the high season. A little flexibility can reward thrifty travelers with better deals, especially during fall. Visitor numbers are lower in September and October, but while the waters are a little cooler, the temperatures have yet to dip too much and you're likely to see some great deals pop up for Centerville vacation rentals. The spring months of May and June can also be a good bet.

Wildlife wonders near Centerville

Cape Cod is known for its natural delights and Centerville is no exception. At the Skunknett River Wildlife Sanctuary, a 100-acre space in the southwest of the village, nature lovers can spot ospreys and great blue herons from meandering tree-covered trails. The Cape Cod National Seashore, around an hour's drive from most rentals, also earns a spot on most must-see lists. This 40-mile stretch of outstanding natural beauty serves up all manner of wonders, from pristine sandy beaches and wild cranberry bogs to postcard-perfect lighthouses and, if you time your stay carefully, whale watching tours from the bustling harbor at Provincetown.