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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in South Shore Massachusetts, USA your home away from home

South Shore Massachusetts is the beautiful area to the south and east of Boston, stretching towards the exclusive Cape Cod region. It is known as the "Irish Riviera" for its heavy concentration of Irish ancestry. South Shore is limited to the towns and cities that border the Atlantic Ocean making South Shore Massachusetts holiday rentals ideal for enjoying both the beaches and historic towns in this lovely area.

Things to Do in South Shore Massachusetts, USA

South Shore Massachusetts holiday rentals make the perfect base for exploring the small towns in this area. Go walking and cycling in the rural countryside or go hunting for antiques. The beaches at Hull, Marshfield and Plymouth (note the very English names) are ideal for swimming, walking, fishing, boating and watersports. Whale watching and fishing charters are popular from Plymouth Harbour. In the autumn the area is famous for its brightly coloured fall foliage and visitors can go cranberry harvesting in September and October. Discover the history of the first settlers in this area by visiting the Pilgrim Hall Museum. For family entertainment, visit the South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset or see a performance at the Company Theater in Norwell.

Places to Visit Around South Shore Massachusetts, USA

Visit the Plimoth Plantation, a reconstruction of an early settler village. The replica Mayflower II, the ship that brought the first pilgrims from Plymouth England, can also be seen nearby in Plymouth Harbour. Spend a day in Boston visiting the sights of one of America's wealthiest and most influential cities. Follow the Freedom Trail around the historic landmarks, see Faneuil Hall and explore the many historic churches and public gardens.

Weather in South Shore Massachusetts

Visitors staying in South Shore Massachusetts rentals will find the area has four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and showery, reaching an average 27°C (81°F). Winters are cold with snow and freezing overnight temperatures from December through March. Spring is a beautiful season in New England with daytime highs of 12-19°C (54-66°F) and the autumn is famous for its vividly colored leaves. The area has showers throughout the year.

Travel to South Shore Massachusetts

The nearest airport to holiday rentals in South Shore Massachusetts is Boston Logan (BOS) Airport which is just four miles east of the city centre. Boston Airport offers nonstop flights to 72 domestic and 30 international destinations making it very easy to reach. There are various transportation options from the airport including the Silver Line subway system which connects all five terminals with South station, Courthouse station and the World Trade Center. The Logan Express is a comfortable bus service connecting the airport with Braintree, Framingham, Woburn and Peabody. Alternatively, visitors can hire a car to reach the South Shore Massachusetts region, which is about 13 miles away along route 3, the Pilgrim Highway.

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                                                              Wonderful property in great surroundings

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                                                              We are a family with 4 children from the UK and spent 2 weeks at this property in August. We were met by Ron on our arrival, the house was very clean, it had everything we needed during our stay. We made good use of the BBQ, outdooor dining and the air con was welcome- we had perfect weather almost 2 weeks.We visited lots of places around Cape Cod, Boston is easy to access, and we drove to New York for the weekend which was great. Lots of time spent on the private beach, a 5 min walk from the house, children loved doing sandcastles. Plymouth is a lovely place, we went whale watching from there and we all loved it. We would definitely recommend the property.
                                                              • Review Submitted: 03-Dec-2015
                                                              • Date of Stay: Aug 2015

                                                              Plymouth's Winslow B&B

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                                                              We stayed at the Winslow B&B over the Halloween weekend (October 2015). We arrived into Plymouth's train station from Boston - beware! Said train station is located a few miles from Plymouth's town center, so if you're not driving *please* make sure you call a cab company (we recommend using the Mayflower Taxi company, 508-746-8294). An international traveller with no cell phone/reception? Simply use the complimentary Wifi on board the MBTA train to arrange an Uber driver via their app, or just email/call a local cab company in advance to pick you up!) Plymouth itself is so charming. It is literally bursting with history! This is the place to be if you want to learn about Pilgrim/Mayflower/colonial history - from the historic Mayflower II replica, to the Plimoth Plantation 'living-museum' and the Pilgrim Museum. All absolute must see's! Court/Main Street is full of lovely local stores, restaurants, bars and cafes. For dinner one evening, you have to try the Philly Cheese Steak stuffed pretzels at the 'Driftwood Publick House' (driftwoodpublickhouse.com)! Words simply can't describe these pretzels, but you won't regret it! Not a steak fan? They also come with chicken! We also recommend Martini's Bar & Grill and (for a great breakfast/lunch) the Cornerstone Cafe - all on Court/Main Street. The Winslow B&B itself is located just a stone's throw away from the town's center and the Mayflower II ship/attraction. The B&B is just beautiful - I could literally sit on the porch's rocking chairs all day and look out at the sea!! The owner, Heidi was very friendly and welcoming, and we also got to meet her cute dog Jax! Our room over-looked the sea and the Mayflower II - what a view! The room was clean, beautifully decorated - kitchenette (with a microwave, coffee maker and refrigerator), two rocking chairs, a TV, toiletries and a very comfortable bed! We couldn't pick out any faults with this place - from its location to local historic sites, to the charming owner and facilities, we would absolutely love to visit again! Thank you Heidi and we hope to see you again soon!
                                                              • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2015
                                                              • Date of Stay: Oct 2015