Our Centerville vacation rentals offer a picturesque home base to explore this peaceful hamlet, where clapboards cottage and duney beaches get top billing. Situated in Barnstable County in the heart of the mid-Cape region, the village is part of the larger town of Barnstable and abuts Hyannis to the east and Osterville to the West.
Known for its charming mom-and-pop shops and as the final resting place for Eunice Shriver, sister to JFK and RFK, the sleepy town - once dubbed Chequaquet, which means "pleasant harbor" - enjoys an influx of tourists during the summer. At any time of year, our Cape Cod vacation rentals here in Centerville would be the perfect introduction to this charming town in the heart of Massachusetts.
The most popular attraction in the entire village is Craigville Beach. One of the most-visited beaches in all of Cape Cod, the spot boasts clean sand and beautiful views. Visitors can park their gear and play in the water, or rent an umbrella and beach chairs for some relaxing sunbathing or people watching. Situated on Nantucket Sound, you'll enjoy warm waters and plentiful activities, and Craigville Beach is easily accessible for disabled individuals.
If a day of biking is on your itinerary, you'll love riding around the shores of Wequaquet Lake. You'll find nine miles of pebbly sand beaches, as well as areas to fish for bass and canoe or kayak. The Cape Cod Rowing Center offers instruction and advice for rowers - from novice to advanced - in its state-of-the-art indoor facility (you can also row on the lake during the summer).
The 14-room Centerville Historical Museum features permanent and revolving exhibits focusing on the village's history. Tour the 1840 house and admire the myriad 18th and 19th century textiles, furnishings, and paintings throughout several galleries.
Situated in the heart of Cape Cod and Barnstable County, Centerville is near it all. Boston is only 70 miles away, making it a perfect day trip. Charming towns like Barnstable, Hyannis, and Chatham are all a short distance away, and hip and happening Provincetown is just 52 miles to the north, at the tip of the Cape. Head to Hyannis for the ferries to both Martha'sVineyard and Nantucket to island hop, Massachusetts-style.
Sleepy but with seaside appeal, our Centerville vacation rentals make a holiday here definitely worth your while!
Photo credit: Andrew F. Kazmierski