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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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        Recent Eastern Massachusetts Reviews

        Ideal location for relaxation or as a home base for day trips

        5 of 5
        The cottage was the perfect getaway for my family of five. It was immaculate and had everything you needed for a week away. The setting is very private and quiet. It is a little busier on the weekend, but it felt like we had the pond to ourselves during the week. Even though there were beds to sleep in, my two sons chose to sleep elsewhere. One slept on the porch on an inflatable mattress and the other wanted to sleep outside in his tent. My daughter had a room to herself. The window seat and hammock were favorite spots to read or relax. There were several places to sit outside whether we enjoyed the sun or preferred to sit in the shade. Since we live only 45 minutes away we didn't need to sightsee. Although it is in a perfect location to go on day trips to Plymouth, Boston and/or Cape Cod. We brought our own kayaks and paddleboards, which we used from dawn to dusk every day. My children had friends visit for a day and they too were impressed with this ideal location. They spent the entire day on the pond...except to come in to eat. Another day we had older family come to sit by the pond. They loved the beautiful scenery and solitude. It was the perfect spot for young and old.(From 15 years to 80 years). Three days into our stay I checked to see if the cottage was available the following week, unfortunately it wasn't. My three teenagers can't wait to return next year. (Hard to believe they were all happy and having fun with each other. They even gave me credit for finding this place!) My only regret is that I didn't find the cottage years ago.
        • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
        • Stayed: Aug 2016

        Luxury home with the sound of the ocean!!! Wonderful.

        5 of 5
        My husband & I rented this home for the two weeks that included July 4th. We invited friends & family to join us; a total of four couples for 4-5 day stays. It was SO wonderful to enjoy this gracious home with them at the oceans edge. The sound of the oceans 24-7, a view of Straightsmouth Light, the majic of Rockport made for a memorable vacation with a beneficial "sea cure" had by all. We will always return to Rockport to get our fix of sea majic.
        • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
        • Stayed: Jun 2015

        Wonderful home & beach!

        5 of 5
        Stayed here with my husband an 2 children. The house is so clean and nice. I'm not sure what the other reviewer is talking about- the beach is amazing and my children have been having a ball here- swimming and walking on the beach. Perfect!
        • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
        • Stayed: Jul 2015