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.

Things to do

Cultural highlights near East Dennis

While it's tempting to spend your Cape Cod getaway soaking up the sun beside the bay, the area offers a variety of cultural attractions that are well worth a visit. The Dennis historical district is home to the 1801 Jericho Historical Center, open on select days from June through September, and Scargo Tower, a 30-foot-tall cobblestone tower offering views of Cape Cod Bay and Provincetown that are particularly memorable at sunrise and sunset. To the east, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster counts interactive exhibits and family-friendly activities among its highlights.

Activities

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.

Weather

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 there

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 304 vacation rentals near East Dennis. From 253 Houses to 30 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:

  • Dennis Port: 1,045 vacation rentals
  • Hyannis: 1,147 vacation rentals
  • South Yarmouth: 1,389 vacation rentals
  • Harwich Port: 1,009 vacation rentals
  • New Seabury: 263 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 East Dennis?

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

  • Corporation Beach: 4,639 vacation rentals
  • Eden Hand Arts: 4,592 vacation rentals
  • Cape Cod National Seashore: 3,785 vacation rentals
  • Hyannis Port Beach: 2,745 vacation rentals
  • Craigville Beach: 4,632 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around East Dennis 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 East Dennis?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 253 Houses in East Dennis. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in East Dennis include:

  • Cottages: 30 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 30 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 9 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 East Dennis?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 18 vacation rentals with pool available in East Dennis. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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