Destination guide

Escape to enchanting East Orleans

Situated just off Cape Cod's unspoiled Atlantic coast, East Orleans offers vacationers an unbeatable mix of cosmopolitan culture, natural spectacle, comfort and convenience. Orleans was initially settled in the 17th century, and a beguiling old-world ambience still prevails, with the local landscape dominated by historic clapboard houses and windmills. Art lovers will be enthralled by the town's galleries, while gourmets can look forward to feasting on fresh local seafood and American classics in friendly, family-run restaurants. East Orleans vacation rentals range from cozy apartments to spacious family-size beach houses, so you're sure to find one that ticks all your boxes.

Things to do

History comes to life in East Orleans

Should you need a break from the beach, you'll find a host of captivating attractions within easy reach of your East Orleans vacation rental. For an immersive trip back through time, swing by the Orleans Historical Society and Museum. Within a Greek Revival-style 19th-century Meeting House you'll find a host of Native American artifacts, locally-produced artworks and vintage photographs, as well as exhibits devoted to shipwrecks and local life during wartime. If you're after a spot of evening entertainment, the Academy of Performing Arts serves up an eclectic year-round program of theatrical performances, from stirring dramas to rousing musicals.

Activities

Watery fun in East Orleans

East Orleans offers direct access to Nauset Beach, one of Cape Cod's best-loved stretches of soft sand and sparkling sea. Its gently crashing waves offer prime conditions for surfing and boogie boarding, and there are plenty of local schools offering expert private and group tuition, should you need a little guidance. The waters are also teeming with bass, bluefish and many other highly-prized catches, making East Orleans a hotspot for fishing. Meanwhile, the town's picturesque freshwater ponds offer the chance to try your hand at kayaking or paddle boarding.

Weather

Glorious summer sunshine in East Orleans

East Orleans vacation rentals are highly sought after during the peak summer season of June to August. At this time of year, the days are generally long, sunny and warm – ideal conditions for lazy days lounging by the sea. You might land a good deal on prime accommodation if you visit in the shoulder months of May or September, when crowds are a little thinner, but the weather is still usually extremely agreeable. Temperatures tumble around December, with light snowfall possible during the chilly winter months. Rainfall is fairly consistent throughout the year, so be sure to pack the waterproofs.

Natural features

Get back to nature in East Orleans

Cape Cod is a haven for nature and wildlife lovers, and East Orleans is handily close to some of the region's most beguiling beauty spots. Local hiking trails will take you through fragrant forests and handsome stretches of coastline. Keep an eye out for deer and rabbits, and also majestic birds of prey, such as hawks and falcons. In summer, you may be lucky enough to stumble across wild raspberries and blueberries as you stroll. Another Cape vacation highlight for many is a trip out to see to observe the local marine life, from playful dolphins to awe-inspiring humpback whales.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around East Orleans

Fly into Hyannis, MA (HYA-Barnstable Municipal), the closest airport, located 19 mi (30.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Provincetown, MA (PVC-Provincetown Municipal), which is 24.1 mi (38.8 km) away.

Where to stay around East Orleans?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 328 vacation rentals near East Orleans. From 283 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 Orleans for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Orleans:

  • Dennis Port: 1,080 vacation rentals
  • South Yarmouth: 1,447 vacation rentals
  • Harwich Port: 1,046 vacation rentals
  • West Yarmouth: 514 vacation rentals
  • West Dennis: 1,215 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 Orleans?

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

  • Cape Cod National Seashore: 3,777 vacation rentals
  • Nauset Beach: 4,053 vacation rentals
  • Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod: 1,042 vacation rentals
  • West Dennis Beach: 3,429 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Edge Golf Club: 4,545 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 283 Houses in East Orleans. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in East Orleans include:

  • Cottages: 30 rentals available
  • Cabins: 30 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 30 rentals available

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

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

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 25 vacation rentals with pool available in East Orleans. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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