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Looking to Summer in Cape Cod?  Here’s 5 Things You Should Do Right Now

Looking to Summer in Cape Cod? Here’s 5 Things You Should Do Right Now


Summer in the Cape, is there any better destination?  If there is, we’ve yet to see it.  From the beautiful beaches to the quaint towns and great weather, the region is one of the most popular vacation destinations on the East Coast for good reason.  Due to the high demand, you have move early if you want to grab the perfect property.  Here are some tips for planning the ideal summer in Cape Cod:

Decide on a Budget

This is vital.  Before diving in and booking a home, plan out a budget for the entire summer to determine exactly how much you can spend on the rental.  Make sure to factor in daily average spending and any big, planned events or parties, so the summer isn’t hindered by monetary worries late in the game.  Always use the more liberal spending estimates.  That way, any surplus at the end can be used for your Independence Day Party.  More on that later.

Cape Cod

Think About Renting Your Home Out For the Summer

What if I were to tell you that your summer in Cape Cod could be free?  Or if not free, heavily discounted.  The massive savings would obviously be something to jump on immediately.  Well, if you live in the Boston area, you can get a serious rental fee for your home over the summer.  In many cases, it may be close to the price of your summer rental.  And in certain scenarios, it can even be more expensive.  It’s a great way to supplement the cost of your summer.  Give a local real estate agent a call and get the conversation started.

Cape Cope Vacation Home

Book Early

The summer will be here before we know it, and Bostonians, New Englanders and other Cape enthusiasts nab up properties for the season very quickly.  So if you want the pick of the litter, you have to act now.  First decide on which a town, and then an ideal street or locale within the area.  Then check all the sites and see how far you can get on your own.  If it’s not happening for you, it’s time to grab a real estate agent.  Many of the more luxurious homes can only be booked through an agent.  And once you find a great place, jump on it! The good ones won’t hang around long.

Hire a Decorator

If you’ll be living in a home for the entire summer, and the design doesn’t quite suit you, you may want to put your unique stamp on it.  If you do, there’s no better way to do so then to hire an interior decorator and work with him/her to achieve your dream summer home.  If you’re spending the money on the rental you’ll want the space to feel like home, and adding some personal flares can help do the trick.

Plan Your July 4th Party!

Sure it may not be the end of the summer yet, but Independence Day is a great party day on the Cape.  If you plan to host, be sure to get supplies early, as the entire region is will be BBQing and celebrating that day/night.  Get those invites out and plan the festivities.

KiteSurfing in Cape Cod

Note:  This is a guest post by Candice Schaffer; the views and opinion expressed are those of the author. Candice Schaffer works at Knightsbridge Park, a leading digital marketing firm for luxury real estate brands such as One Dalton , Inkwell , 1Hotel and 12 Warren.

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Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Her travels allow her the opportunity to pursue her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.


  1. Dhaval Parmar
    March 11, 2017 at 4:56 am

    This is an awesome idea behind this think. nice pictures. stay cool in summer.
    Thank you.

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 12, 2017 at 7:47 am

      You too, thanks!

  2. Christina Pfeiffer
    March 11, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    I would love to spend summer in Cape Cod. I think there’s something rather grand about going there in summer. The place looks lovely and who knows who you might bump into while walking on the beach!

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 12, 2017 at 7:49 am

      I know… it would be great for people watching!

  3. Gokul Raj
    March 12, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Nice valid tips for anyone who wants to rent out. Loved the idea of decorating the place up.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      March 12, 2017 at 7:50 am

      Thanks, Gokul!

  4. noel
    March 12, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    This is such a big thing on the east coast, I would love to experience this once in my life

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 15, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      I hope you get to, Noel!

  5. Holly
    March 12, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    I am looking forward to summer in general. I love lighthouses so that is a draw for me.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      March 15, 2017 at 8:10 pm

      I love them too, Holly! Thanks for reading 🙂

  6. Claudia
    March 12, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Cape Cod lives in my vacation fantasy, I’ve heard do much about it over the years. Booking early for summer is always good advice!

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 15, 2017 at 8:09 pm

      I hope that fantasy can become reality at some point, Claudia! Thanks for reading.

  7. Vicki Louise
    March 13, 2017 at 3:57 am

    If I wasn’t dreaming of Cape Cod before, I certainly am now! Look at that cotton candy sky – it just looks so beautiful there!

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 15, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      It’s so beautiful and peaceful.

  8. Travelwith2ofus
    March 13, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    I totally agree that you should make your booking early. We are heading to Europe in Summer and are almost finished planning that trip. Cape Cod certainly looks like a good place to spend the summer.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      March 15, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      Glad we’re on the same page! Have an amazing time in Europe.

  9. Sara Broers
    March 14, 2017 at 12:16 am

    Cape Cod has always intrigued me and it’s no surprise that one should book early during the busy season. The 4th of July would be amazing here. Surfing with a kite looks to be the ultimate experience.

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 15, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      The 4th of July in Cape Cod should be experienced at least once! It’s so much fun and very beautiful.

  10. Anita Hendrieka
    March 15, 2017 at 5:36 am

    I have heard a lot about Cape Cod lately! I think this is a sign I need to visit. I love the picture of the sunset , it’s beautiful!

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 15, 2017 at 8:04 pm

      It’s definitely a sign, Anita!

  11. Jordan
    March 25, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    As a non-American I have only ever heard of Cape Cod from movies and was never quite sure what it was…This looks just like my kind of place and if my budget allows, I want to go there some day soon! Thanks for sharingand inspiring me!
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    • Carmen Edelson
      March 27, 2017 at 9:46 am

      You’re very welcome, Jordan! It’s a beautiful place in America to spend the summer.

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