Cape Cod vacation rentals (and Eastham vacation rentals) have been growing exponentially in popularity ever since travelers began to realize that they could enjoy a getaway in a house with personality, a real kitchen, multiple bedrooms, sometimes multiple bathrooms, and full facilities–possibly right on the beach– rather than endure a cookie-cutter motel on the highway. And when they learned that they potentially could save money by choosing a rental over a hotel or motel, heavy bookings began.
If you’re considering renting a house on Cape Cod, where you begin your search will depend on how much time you can devote to the quest. If you want to fast-forward the selection process you can contact an agency that handles rentals. They’ll ask about your priorities: number of bedrooms and bathrooms needed, is a waterfront or walk-to-water location necessary, your budget range, what week(s) you’re targeting, etc. Agencies charge owners of the listed homes 15% or more for booking a rental. Be aware that this cost most likely will be passed on to you, the tenant. So rentals booked through a full-service agency may be more costly than those booked through online listing sites.
If you’re more of a do-it-yourselfer, you want to get a wider view of the range of properties available to rent and you’re eager to save that built-in charge from rental agencies, it may pay to invest some time searching online Eastham vacation rental listing sites. These sites allow you to set a variety of search parameters, so narrowing down the choices becomes easier.
These Cape Cod vacation rental resources include Eastham listings:
Online Listing Sites
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