Destination guide

East Dennis is a Cape Cod favorite

Hugging the shoreline of Cape Cod Bay is East Dennis, one of 3 laid-back villages in the New England town of Dennis. Beautiful beaches and delicious seafood dining make the village a popular spot, particularly over the glorious summer months, but travelers soon discover there's a bit more to it. Once you've found your ideal East Dennis vacation rental, the area's array of boutique shopping, elegant historic districts and picture-perfect coastal reserves, not to mention the ease of access to the pristine Cape Cod National Seashore and idyllic Martha's Vineyard, all add to the charm.


Beach days in East Dennis

Outdoor time is likely to be high on your agenda during a break in an East Dennis vacation rental, and there are few better places to kick things off than at Cold Storage Beach. Likely within strolling distance of your rental, this postcard-like stretch of sand is broad, rarely crowded and a great spot to watch boats cruise in and out of Sesuit Harbor's rock jetty entrance. Further along the coast in neighboring Dennis, Corporation Beach is particularly popular with families, thanks in part to safe swimming and the huge flats revealed at low tide.


Summer fun in East Dennis

The summer months of July and August, when the temperature can reach the high 70s, are the perfect time to nab an East Dennis vacation rental on the waterfront, though since many travelers will have the same idea, it's wise to book fast to secure your preferred dates. If you like the idea of a quieter vacation, breaks during April and May in the spring or September and October in the fall can be a good option, and you may just find yourself on the receiving end of a lower rate for your rental. Winter temperatures can drop below 40 degrees, so wrapping up warm is essential.

Natural features

Natural delights near East Dennis

While East Dennis is not short on its own picturesque spots, exploring further afield will reveal some of the area's stunning natural highlights. The Cape Cod National Seashore, a 40-mile stretch of unspoiled beaches, coastal pine forests and wild cranberry bogs, may seem like a world away but it's within an hour's drive of most rentals. Those travelers with a little more time on their hands can head to Hyannis, where harbor ferries whisk explorers across the Nantucket Sound to Martha's Vineyard, a quintessential New England island with harbor towns, lighthouses and America's oldest operating carousel.


How to get to and around East Dennis

The nearest airport is in Hyannis, MA (HYA-Barnstable Municipal), located 8.3 mi (13.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Provincetown, MA (PVC-Provincetown Municipal), which is 23.4 mi (37.7 km) away.

Where to stay around East Dennis?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 307 vacation rentals near East Dennis. From 255 Houses to 27 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near East Dennis for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to East Dennis?

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 East Dennis:

  • Harwich Port: 784 vacation rentals
  • West Yarmouth: 495 vacation rentals
  • West Dennis: 903 vacation rentals
  • Yarmouth Port: 263 vacation rentals
  • West Harwich: 220 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in East Dennis?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 255 Houses in East Dennis. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in East Dennis include:

  • Cottages: 27 rentals available
  • Villas: 4 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 14 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in East Dennis?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 20 vacation rentals with pool available in East Dennis. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.