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Make a vacation rental in Orleans, USA your home away from home

Orleans is a small town and resort on Massachusetts’ Cape Cod – it’s set in an area with an abundance of fantastic coastal scenery, with sweeping sandy beaches to be found close to Orleans self-catering vacation accommodation. You’ll also have just a short drive to get to Cape Cod’s most famous sights and resorts.

Things to do on holiday in Orleans, USA

The main beaches within reach of Orleans vacation rentals include Skaket and Nauset. The latter is a beautiful ocean beach, with a long stretch of golden sand and offering pretty good conditions for surfing. In and around the town are also some interesting sights and experiences. Like much of Cape Cod, Orleans has long had a artistic community, with four galleries to be found here. At the French Cable Station Museum you’ll be able to find out about telegraph communications in the 19th and early 20th Century.

A short way south of Orleans vacation accommodation is the Nickerson State Park. The best way to experience this large expanse of protected scenery would be by bike. Running through the park is the Cape Cod Rail Trail, following the route of a disused railway line that travels through a number of towns on the Cape.

Neighbouring Brewster, about 15 minutes by car from Orleans vacation rentals, is home to stunning sandy beaches, eight in total and also boasts an excellent golf course, together with a harbour offering sailing trips and lessons. Meanwhile southeast of Orleans, on what is termed Cape Cod’s “elbow”, is Chatham. This resort is considered one of the most distinctive holiday destinations in the country, with impressive coastal landscapes, beaches and a village home to numerous independent shops and restaurants.

Places to visit on holiday in Orleans, USA

Provincetown is one of Cape Cod’s most famous destinations, just half an hour north of Orleans vacation accommodation. It is noted for its large community of artists, a tradition that dates all the way back to the town’s foundation in the 17th Century. There’s a progressive atmosphere at this resort, and it’s also an ideal place to take a whale-watching trip, as Cape Cod sits nest to the course of whale migration routes.

Weather in Orleans, USA

At Orleans self-catering accommodation you’ll find a temperate, maritime climate. This means winters are generally milder here than further inland, with unsettled weather typical in this season. Summers are warm and sunny, with conditions cooled by an ocean breeze.

Cheap flights to Orleans, USA

At 90 minutes away by car, Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) is the nearest major transport hub to a vacation rental in Orleans, and is reached from the UK by flying with Delta, British Airways or American Airlines from London Heathrow (LHR).

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                                                                                                      Dove Cottage is lovely, and much larger than the photos suggest. The thing that singles it out to me, is how much like being at home it feels. Sally, the owner, was so helpful and friendly that it felt like she was my friend and we were just staying in her home while she was away! Everything we needed was provided. We particularly liked sitting/lying out on the deck. Oh, and I must mention what a delight to find really sharp knives for the cooking! Location-wise, it was great. It's just over a mile to walk to the beach, but there is 10-minute parking there so we drove down in the car, offloaded, then my husband drove back to the house to park and then walked down - saved us $20 a day! There's free parking after 4.30 so on days where we went to the beach in the afternoon he would walk back at 4.30 to collect the car and then park till we were ready to leave. The beach is gorgeous and I loved to spot the seals swimming by. Good waves!
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                                                                                                      We really enjoyed our stay at black duck lane. The location for exploring the cape was perfect - very easy to get to great beaches (Nauset and coast guards), and right by a lovely inlet/jetty with scenic views across meeting house pond - very tranquil. Day trips to both nantucket, and Provincetown all very accessible and the cape cod national sea shore is very close. The house was ideal for our family of 4 visiting the us from London -perfect blend of character and new (the kitchen/appliances were all new/excellent condition). Our 8 year old loved the cabin bed in one of the guest rooms and there was ample space for everyone. Orleans with good supermarkets and several restaurants is also very close. The host Eleanor is very proactive and will happily provide you with any info you need for your trip.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017