Destination guide

Brewster offers the perfect, tranquil getaway

The ocean breeze is salty in Brewster, Massachusetts, where Cape Cod truly comes to life. For a much-needed break from the bustle of the city, pause a moment to inhale the Atlantic breeze before taking in everything this wonderful town has to offer. Popularly known as “the sea captain’s town,” it’s dotted with elegant mansions built by sea captains after they’d made their fortune. So, when staying at one of the many Brewster vacation rentals on offer, be it beside a placid lake or on the waterfront looking out over the boundless ocean, you could find yourself staying in a piece of local history.

Things to do

Go on an aquatic adventure in Brewster

Brewster boasts Breakwater Beach: one of the area’s most attractive beaches. For foodies in search of fresh seafood, New England is a crustacean paradise: gather the whole family for a clam bake, treat yourself to Atlantic lobster, or opt for a romantic dinner with a dozen Wellfleet oysters. If keeping the kids entertained is a priority, take a tour of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, featuring an enchanting and immersive butterfly house, and a fascinating aquarium, or delve into the past at the Stony Brook Grist Mill.

Activities

Go with the flow or take It easy in Brewster

Cape Cod is a popular summer spot, but that doesn’t mean lazing around is on the cards! Lace up your hiking boots and check out Brewster’s spectacular trails at the wonderfully tranquil Punkhorn Parklands, or hop on a bike and head down the Cape Cod Rail Trail: a 22-mile former railroad that runs from Dennis to Wellfleet. Spend the afternoon working on your swing at the renowned Captains Golf Course, or simply take some downtime and wander around the many antique stores along the Old King’s Highway.

Weather

Brewster springs into life in full color

Don’t be fooled into thinking that Cape Cod is just for the summer. Although most opt for July/August stays, spring in Brewster has pleasantly mild temperatures and the added attraction of Brewster in Bloom, an annual 3-day event in the first weekend of May celebrating the arrival of spring. Why not choose one of the many Brewster vacation rentals featuring cozy family spaces as well as decks and gardens for the warmer periods? Fall remains mild well into October, long after the mainland starts feeling the chill, so keep this in mind when planning your trip.

Natural features

You’re guaranteed a whale of a time in Brewster

Nickerson State Park with its impressive 1,900-acres is just a stone’s throw from the bay. Rich with flora and brimming with a whole host of fish, endangered marine mammals and birds, not to mention the majestic humpback whales that migrate there to feed, Brewster vacation rentals put you in the heart of Cape Cod’s wildlife. It’s worth making the trip just to witness the upstream herring run at Stony Brook, a herald of spring in this charming little town that seems a world away from mainland Massachusetts.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Brewster

Fly into Hyannis, MA (HYA-Barnstable Municipal), the closest airport, located 12.6 mi (20.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Provincetown, MA (PVC-Provincetown Municipal), which is 24 mi (38.6 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Brewster?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,919 vacation rentals near Brewster. From 3,079 Houses to 457 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Brewster for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Brewster:

  • West Brewster: 80 vacation rentals
  • Sea Pines: 74 vacation rentals
  • Dennis Port: 1,080 vacation rentals
  • Hyannis: 1,188 vacation rentals
  • South Yarmouth: 1,447 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 Brewster?

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

  • Ocean Edge Golf Club: 4,545 vacation rentals
  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History: 4,735 vacation rentals
  • Paine's Creek Beach: 4,735 vacation rentals
  • Breakwater Beach: 4,757 vacation rentals
  • Nickerson State Park: 4,530 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 3,079 Houses in Brewster. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Brewster include:

  • Cottages: 457 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 228 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 457 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 Brewster?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 313 vacation rentals with pool available in Brewster. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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