5 BR | 3 BA | Sleeps 12 | Quick View
About this property
Perfectly located 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths home sleep 12+ guests, and is completely right on the water on a wide sandy beach. It's located in the gated community of Great Island Ocean Club with one of the nicest private beaches on the Nantucket Sound side of the Cape where there are the warmest waters. A ...
Find your Yarmouth vacation rental
The "Old Cape" feel of Yarmouth, MA is unmistakeable. Everybody talks about "getting back to the basics" and it's the town's basics that making it a great place to book a vacation house. The big spots include Gray's Beach and Bass River, both are accessible even if you book a rental in South Yarmouth or West Yarmouth. All three of the town's main villages offer outstanding options for families seeking summer sun and fun on the beach and various water-oriented activities.
One of the most underrated aspects of staying in Yarmouth is the proximity to nearby attractions, including Main Street in Hyannis, which is a short drive west on route 28. Travelers seeking a classic Cape Cod summer experience will not be disappointed with this mid-Cape destination.
Yarmouth, MA travel advice
The south end of Yarmouth -- which perhaps counterintuitively has both West Yarmouth and South Yarmouth villages -- offers more beaches. Route 28 runs through both of these villages and it's where many south Yarmouth vacation rental options are. This is a great option if you want access to the beach and to the many fishing and outdoor activities on Bass River.
The north side of Yarmouth includes Yarmouth Port and the village proper. Grey's Beach is arguably the top Yarmouth attraction on the bayside.
There are beautiful homes along Bass River, too. This area is great for kayaking, boating, fishing, paddle boarding, and more. You can't go wrong booking a vacation rental on either end of Yarmouth so the tiebreaker may be which neighboring town do you want easier access to.
Popular attractions and activities
Yarmouth beaches are classic Cape Cod with Sea Gull Beach and Grays Beach leading the way. Both have parking, showers, and marshes/dunes. Gray's beach, on the bayside in Yarmouth Port, has a boardwalk which is worth a stroll on if you go!
The Olde Cape Trail attracts history buffs and families alike. The trail spans all the villages including South Yarmouth, West Yarmouth, and the initial village on the bayside which was settled in 1639. The trail lets you follow Yarmouth's development along the Bass River that to this day still has vacationers flocking to its sound.
If you're staying in a Yarmouth vacation rental home and you need stock up on some supplies, be sure to stop by the Bass River Famers Market on Old Main Street in South Yarmouth. This mid-Cape gem runs from the second week of June until well after Labor Day and offers produce and goods from local farms and families right on the Cape.
Nothing says summer on the Cape like the Cape Cod Baseball league...and the home opener for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox is the annual tradition this area loves. Head out to the ballpark for a genuine and pure baseball experience. It's affordable and fun for families, too.
The Yarmouth Seaside Festival has run since 1978! It was founded by a South Yarmouth resident to recognize the community spirit annually on Columbus Day weekend each year in October. It attracts people for its craft fair, live music, children's events, a pie-eating contest and a fireworks display. If you go, be sure not to miss the bonfire on the beach the night of the fireworks!
The Yarmouth Sand Sculpture Trail is a fun family day, for sure. It's one of Yarmouth's most popular events that features around dozens of family-friendly sand sculptures. There are some hardcore entries and all of them are works of art. There's even a photo contest for visitors who walk the trail. Definitely check it out starting in June each year.
Great restaurants and food
Some of the most popular spots for great seafood and American fare, and more, reside in Yarmouth. These are some heavy hitters:
Captain Parker's Pub on route 28 has been a mainstay for a long time and has some of the best clam chowder on the Cape. Another spot on 28 that's not to be missed is the Yarmouth House, which offers, wait for it, great seafood!
Try DiParma for family-friendly Italian food including pizza and pasta. It has a good sized bar too if you want to catch a Red Sox game.
Want a beach view with your meal? Skipper Chowder House and Raw Bar on South Shore Drive is a venerable seafood institution that's open later than many spots in the area. Plus it' has great ice cream options, too.
Speaking of ice cream, check out Cape Cod Creamery in South Yarmouth with its super fun yellow and blue chairs. It's a good spot for some family fun so be aware there could be a line!
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