Cape Cod Summer Rentals Going Fast, Officials Recommend New Bedford Area

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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The demand for traveling may be at an all-time high, as summer rental houses on Cape Cod have been slotting more and more reservations for the coming season.

Officials at New Bedford's One SouthCoast Chamber said that people looking to make their way out across the canal should not wait to reserve a place.

But surrounding areas to the Cape may offer a similar experience for a much cheaper price tag, said Co-CEO of OSCC Rick Kidder.

"Southeast Mass. has always marketed itself as kind of a hub-and-spoke, it's a less expensive alternative to going to the Cape or staying in Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket, with easy accessibility to all of those places as well as having a whole lot to do while you're here," Kidder said.

In the New Bedford area, there are attractions like Battleship Cove, New Bedford Whaling Museum, and Horseneck Beach in Westport.

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"In Fairhaven there are a couple of hotels, those bookings are starting to pick up which is great, and of course we have a fairly robust Airbnb market here as well- and that is also starting to pick up," Kidder said.

WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports.

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