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Beautiful Rental Houses for Your Next Vacation in Eastern Massachusetts

Eastern Massachusetts is a great place for a vacation because there is always plenty to do. You can enjoy all the comforts of home when you stay in a rental house, cottage, or apartment. These properties have many amenities and may include fireplaces, satellite or cable television, internet access, outdoor grills, and much more.

Visit Museums in Eastern Massachusetts

There are a wide variety of museums in this beautiful area. They cover a variety of interests from the arts to history and everything in between.

  • The New England Quilt Museum offers visitors a peek at the vast array of quilts through history into present day. Changing exhibits showcase the differences and similarities between the techniques and patterns of the many quilts.
  • Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House is the home where the author lived and the setting for her book, Little Women. Guided tours and educational programs are available.
  • The Butterfly Place is an indoor environment for butterflies. You will see hundreds of butterflies from all over the world.
  • The Discovery Museum is a children’s museum. This two-building campus on four acres inspires children with many exhibits featuring open ended learning fun.
  • The Lexington Historical Society and Historical Houses provides public tours of the important buildings from the Revolutionary War era, including the house that was Paul Revere’s destination.

Get Outdoors and Visit a Park

Whether you are interested in history, hiking or just relaxing, the Greater Merrimack Valley has a state or national park for you. History buffs will especially enjoy the Minute Man National Historic Park or Lowell National Historic Park. Those who are more interested in hiking and wildlife sightings may enjoy the Ashby Wildlife Management Area or the Great Brook Farm State Park. An abundance of hiking trails, picnic areas, and recreation facilities are available at these locations as well as many other parks.

Enjoy a Bounty of Shopping

Eastern Massachusetts has a variety of shopping opportunities available for many different tastes and styles. Enjoy visiting some of these areas to find unique gifts, home décor and the latest fashions.

  • The Canal Street Antique Mall offers over 50 dealers all in one building. A converted mill, this site offers everything from antique furniture to antique china and more. Visit on Wednesdays for free appraisals by a certified appraiser.
  • The Annual Summer Artisans Market offers unique items that are all hand crafted. Located in Lexington, you will find both indoor and outdoor displays of jewelry, paintings, wood crafted items, and much more. There is always something different.
  • Sweet Lydia’s is a gourmet candy shop that is not to be missed. They specialize in marshmallows and candy bars and their treats are simply divine

The Weather in Eastern Massachusetts

This splendid area boasts warm summers and cold winters. The average summer temperatures are in the 70s, but they do see some days with highs in the 90s. The average winter temperatures are in the high 20s to low 30s. The area does experience quite a bit of snow each year with an average of 56 inches in the Lexington area. Summer is an ideal time to visit this area to enjoy the nice weather and the many outdoor activities.

The Best Ways to Get to Eastern Massachusetts

Eastern Massachusetts is easily reached by car with convenient highways and roads. A rental car may be an option for those who do not want to put too many miles on their personal car. You can also fly into Boston’s Logan International Airport or ride the rails into the Boston Amtrak station. You will enjoy your time in the vicinity, no matter how you arrive.

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                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stumbled on this place while visiting Rockport a few years ago and finally stayed there this year. The location couldn't be better and Mary Kay couldn't be a better host. The condo is very spacious and furnished with lots of cool things. The views of harbor are abundant and it's great to be right in the middle of Bear Skin Neck. We will are planning to return annually.
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                                                                                                      • Stayed: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful New England Getaway!

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                                                                                                      We stayed on the ground floor of this beautiful home for two nights and could not have been more pleased with the accommodations. It was clean and comfortable, exactly as described. Justin was easy to communicate with throughout the entire process. The property is within walking distance of a small beach and the heart of Rockport's shopping and dining district. I absolutely recommend staying at the Salty Dog! I would love to stay here again if I can find a time to come back.
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                                                                                                      Great first visit to Plum Island

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                                                                                                      Easy 1 block walk to a beautiful un-crowded beach. The house was well maintained and very clean. The kitchen was well stocked and most items fairly new. There was also a lot of personal attention and information provided by the owner. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
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                                                                                                      • Stayed: Aug 2016