Just that quickly, the year is half over and it is time to start planning for the summer holidays. Memorial Day came and went and this year, Independence Day falls on a Sunday which means more people will be enjoying a long weekend and even more will be planning their vacation to coincide with this most patriotic day of the year. If your journey brings you to Cape Cod for 4th of July this year, this guide to how we celebrate will make you glad that you chose to spend this holiday close to where our nation began its journey all those hundreds of years ago!
4th of July Parades
2020 was a rough one and many of our regularly scheduled events were cancelled due to the pandemic, so we are excited that things are opening up again and because nothing is more heartwarming than a 4th of July parade, this guide lets you know where you can go to enjoy one this year! The Chatham Independence Day parade is one of the nation’s oldest holiday parades and is scheduled to be held on Saturday, July 3rd at 9:30. Offering the theme “Chatham: From Shell-tering in Place by the Sea, to Celebrating a New Beginning,” this special event promises to be a beautiful celebration of the return to normal in our nation. If you are staying in one of our Brewster Foran Realty escapes, the city of Brewster is planning its own 4th of July Parade on July 4th, starting at 9:30. Of course, if you really want to go all out, attend both parades and enjoy a super special Independence Day celebration.
But What About Fireworks?
What is 4th of July without fireworks, right? Well, unfortunately many of the fireworks displays have been cancelled and others are still in the planning stages, but as of today, Dennis is still planning their annual West Dennis Beach Party, offering music, a bonfire, and a fireworks celebration that is scheduled to begin at 9:00 PM. The towns of Sandwich, Orleans, and Hyannis are still in the planning stages, so we can’t determine if there will be fireworks, but we can pretty much guarantee that if you want to see fireworks, someone will be setting them off, so why not head to the nearest beach and see what happens?
Patriotic and Peaceful
Celebrating with your family in the comfort of our Foran Realty holiday hideaways will give this 4th of July a boost of brilliance! Reserve yours today!
We all have our own ideas of the perfect vacation getaway, and if yours involves a quaint New England style cottage with just enough room for two, Cape Cod Property 100, affectionately called the Cottage, is the space that will make your dreams come true! Offering one comfortable bedroom, one bright and airy bathroom, and an overload of New England chic, this clapboard structure may not take up very much floor space, but it holds a giant space in our hearts! This sweet home is designed to up the romance factor in your honeymoon getaway to Cape Cod, even if you have been married for 20 years or longer.
The Cape Cod Lifestyle
There are places on Cape Cod that are more fancy and sophisticated, but the lifestyle we live here is mostly simple and laidback, with the Cottage being a perfect example. Two evergreens flank the wood screen door topped with a sign that tells you that you have arrived. The weathered gray clapboard adds a charm to the structure, inviting visitors to take their very first selfie of their stay against its backdrop before they even step inside! Once the obligatory pics are taken at the correct angles, it is time to explore the treasures hidden behind the red door, starting with the open concept public areas.
Large windows add light to the cozy spaces found within, and wood floors polished to a bright glow provide a warmth that is elegant and appealing. The colors of the Cape can be found throughout; the blue of the skies on a summer day appears in the plush furnishings of the living room, the tan of the sands that frame our beaches adorn the walls, and the crisp whites that exemplify our New England simplicity are seen in the cabinets of the cozy kitchen located just off the living area. Compact and efficient, this space is fully equipped, and because the room is open to the rest of the home, the cook of the day does not have to feel left out and alone! A cozy dining space and a bathroom completes the public space, again, compact and cozy but still managing to offer everything you need to make your stay in our Foran Realty cottage one that checks off all the boxes for a dream vacation.
Don’t stop yet, as there is still more to see. Head up the stairs to the loft bedroom, furnished with a super soft bed topped with a classic quilt. Angled ceilings painted blue give this space a romantic feel while unique shaped windows let in light and warmth on a cooler summer Cape Cod day.
Built for Relaxation
Entertainment options don’t stop at the door with this cozy cottage; outside you will find a wood deck topped with a barbecue grill and chaise lounge chairs resting casually in the green grasses of the yard. Reserve Cape Cod Property 100 with us today and discover how much you have been needing this Cape Cod getaway!
We all have our ideas as to what the perfect vacation involves, but sometimes we just may not know what is offered in our dream vacation spots! Do they offer major tourist attractions? Do they offer a scintillating nightlife? Are there tours that can guide you around the place you choose to visit, helping your dreams come true bit by bit? This guide to the top tours you can experience on Cape Cod is guaranteed to make your Massachusetts getaway one you will never forget!
The View from Above
Cape Cod is one of the most beautiful spots in the world, and if possible, it becomes even more beautiful when viewed from above! Stick N’ Rudder Tours, based out of Chatham, offers aerial tours that can be as short as 15 minutes or as long as 55 minutes! Explore the wonders of Pleasant Bay and the entire Chatham area with the Washashore Tour (15 minutes), examine the scenery on a 30-minute Clam Digger Tour, or keep your head in the clouds for 55 minutes with The Great White Tour and discover the beauty of the Lower Cape Region!
The waters that surround Cape Cod offer mysteries that will be revealed when you join in on a Beachcombers Boat Tours Seal Watch. Seals are like the puppies of the ocean, and the captains of these fine vessels know where the seals like to play, giving guests the thrill of their lifetimes! Based out of Chatham, all you need to do to get an up-close and personal view of the sea and the seals that live here is to call 508-945-5265; reservations are required to get your chance to travel the friendly seas, and you don’t want to miss out, so why not make your reservations before you leave your home?
Between the Sea and Sky
Of course, the land that makes up Cape Cod is a fascinating area to explore, and when you take part in Art’s Dune Tours, you will get a better understanding of the land, the people, and the overall vibe of life on the Cape. Their daily tours last an hour and explore the dunes of Provincetown, but if you want something more exciting, go for the two-hour sunset tour and add dinner and a beach bonfire to the mix for the perfect Cape Cod experience!
Make the Most of Your Cape Cod Journey
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As you start planning your upcoming Cape Cod vacation, you may find yourself dreaming about a specific type of home, one that offers the beachfront lifestyle you’ve seen in the movies. Our Cape Cod Property #272 offers everything you could wish for! Featuring four cozy and comfortable bedrooms, three spacious and spa-like baths, and views of the ocean that will make you fall in love, this special space is designed to give its occupants the ultimate in beach vacations. This guide will give you an up close and personal peek inside one of our favorite escapes.
Your Home for the Week
Upon the first steps inside our classic New England beachfront cottage, guests often feel as if they have arrived at home. Cozy yet spacious, each room is filled with simple treasures designed to add to the wonders of your Cape Cod getaway; a cheerful kitchen is light, bright, and filled with updated appliances, a living area with comfort sofas that are perfect for napping, and a dining room offering a place for the family to gather for meals, games, or quiet conversations after the sun sinks into the horizon and the moon bathes the landscape with an ethereal glow. Luxury is different here on Cape Cod as we forego the “fluff” for a straightforward simplicity that speaks to the heart: wood floors that feel cool beneath bare feet, granite counters in the bathrooms, and for a little extra touch of luxury, smart televisions that turn a rainy night into a special occasion when spent watching movies and enjoying a bowl of fresh popped popcorn!
The Fun Starts Here
Inside is cozy and comfortable, but when you step outside onto the deck that runs along the back of the house, the awe-inspiring views will take your breath away. Spend your hours sitting on the lounge chairs listening to the music of the ocean, enjoying a glass of wine as the sun sets, or even napping under the summer sun as ocean breezes kiss your cheeks. Beach chairs that are provided by the owner will let you get even closer to the Atlantic Ocean, and as you dig your toes in the sand and feel whatever remaining tension you have drain from your shoulders, you will know that this moment right now is one you will never forget.
Every Vacation Is Different
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As you start to prepare for your early summer vacation to Cape Cod, you may have some questions about what to do during your stay. You may even worry that arriving too early may make you miss out on something extra special, but we at Foran Realty would like to be the first to tell you that this will not be the case. This getaway is destined to be the best ever, made even more special by your stay in our Foran Realty Cape Cod escapes, and this guide will ensure that you won’t miss out on a moment of fun!
Destined to Be Memorable
Cape Cod is beautiful any time of the year, but it is during the summer months that our paradise really shines. Offering a plethora of excitement, you may find your one-week stay is not long enough to see it all as you spend many hours on our sandy beaches and even more hours enjoying seafood dinners you just can’t get at home! Take family pictures in front of any of the lighthouses found at the Cape Cod National Seashore, explore the treasures found inside the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, or take in a live show at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in Yarmouth. Open again after the pandemic, our self-imposed isolation over the last year made us realize more than ever how important the arts are to our soul!
Sleep in late in our comfortable beds and wake up to the sweet taste of donuts purchased from Captain Baker Shop in West Dennis, take a few minutes out of your day to watch the sunset over the ocean, and end your evening with an exquisitely prepared meal from Twenty-Eight Atlantic in Harwich. And when you feel the need to get outside and explore, the Cape Cod Rail Trail is where bikers, hikers, and joggers find their happy place, and kettle ponds offer water so clear that an unplanned dip on a quiet and sunny Tuesday afternoon may be added to your itinerary. Looking for an adventure unlike any other? Your first sight of a whale breaching the waters just a small distance from the boat will never cease to awe you; whale watching tours are offered by many local tour companies from April through October.
It Just Keeps Getting Better
However you choose to spend your days and evenings, coming home to your Foran Realty summer escape will add an extra touch of wonderful to your Cape Cod getaway! Reserve yours today!
For many travelers, the dream of visiting or living in a cottage on Cape Cod is deeply embedded in their souls. If you are one such dreamer, Foran Realty can make your dream come true as we offer up one of your favorite places, Cape Cod Property #314. Offering 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, and hours of comfort, the simple charms of this cottage will make inhabitants feel like they walked out of real-life and into the pages of a romance novel! Located within walking distance from the beach and featuring all the little extras you would hope a Cape Cod cottage would offer, this sweet home is destined to make all your vacation dreams come true!
As you follow the stepping stones that lead from the flower-covered garden arch to the front door of the cottage, your heart may start to quicken in anticipation and as the door swings open, the knowledge that you are “home,” if only for a few days, becomes so very real! Walk into a space that is light and bright and filled with a combination of furnishings constructed in a variety of materials; a cozy dining space filled with wrought-iron tables and chairs offers a touch of warmth in rooms that are generally crisp and cool. Wicker chairs perched in front of sliding glass doors that peek out into the yard offer the perfect spot for reading, relaxing, or pinching yourself as you realize that yes, your New England Cape experience is really happening!
The living area offers pale blue walls and ceilings made of whitewashed shiplap and a soft blue sofa that invites guests to plop down, relax, and get warm in front of a roaring fire. The state of the art television hanging over the mantel offers more opportunity for relaxing as you watch movies, sitcoms, or more likely, ignore it altogether for the pleasures that can be found outside! Offering a picnic bench located on a gravel pad underneath a wood pergola, and a shed decorated with colorful flowers and another seating area inside; the pink beach cruiser with larger wicker basket hanging off the front handlebars will give you hours of fun as you explore the Cape. Don’t rest here too long, as there’s still plenty more to see inside!
The fully equipped kitchen tucked away in a corner at the back of the cottage still manages to be open to the rest of the space, a dining table located behind the couch offers a place to play games (board games are stacked on the small bookshelves in the corner, or you can bring your own), eat meals, or sip your coffee in the early hours of the morning. A bright and cheerful bedroom is dominated with a wrought-iron bed topped with nautical-themed linens and also offers a sweet wood chair painted a cheery shade of turquoise. The one bathroom, located behind a white barn door wall, is spacious and well equipped, and the enclosed patio found off the living room features two white wood daybeds, red shaded nautical-themed lamps, and the perfect spot for daydreaming or taking naps on a rainy Cape day.
It’s time to stop dreaming and reserve this Foran Realty Cape Cod cottage. Contact us today!
Although the winter holidays are wonderful and our milestone birthdays and anniversaries are special, there is one weekend in the year that brings us great joy, as it serves as the starting line for our favorite season. Memorial Day Weekend is just a few months away, and as winter fades away, spring arrives, and summer stands in the wings waiting patiently to enter from stage right, now is the perfect time to start planning your Cape Cod getaway and a stay in one of our Foran Realty holiday escapes! This guide to the fun you can have with us will make Memorial Day Weekend one of your favorite holidays as well!
The Days Are Longer
As the sun shines brightly down on lucky visitors and residents of Cape Cod, you begin to explore the luxury amenities and comforts of our Foran Realty homes, but unlike other trips to this historic area, this adventure starts with the exterior of your temporary home. Head out the back doors, where large decks, patios, or balconies offer the promise of parties just waiting to happen. Featuring chaise lounges for sunning yourself, chairs for sitting and soaking in the views, and plenty of places to eat, drink, and be merry, these will be your favorite spots. The views may be glorious “seascapes” with sand and beach to remind you why you chose Cape Cod for your getaway, or they may be simple glimpses of the family neighborhood you’ve picked for peace and quiet, offering colorful hydrangea blooms and the sounds of children laughing and playing in the distance. At night, when the moon rises high and the landscape comes to light in its soft glow, your explorations of your hideaway may move inside, where you discover cheerful kitchens, warm and inviting living spaces, and bedrooms designed to offer the best sleeps of your life.
The Fun Never Ends
For now, there may not be any special events commemorating this holiday, but you can celebrate the beginning of summer in your own way! Spend your days playing at the beaches, taking family photos at the lighthouses, and devouring fresh seafood at every chance (Grill up that striped bass you caught on your fishing expeditions and accept all the accolades thrown at you!). Living your best life on Cape Cod in one of our Foran Realty vacation escapes is the best way of showing your appreciation for those who sacrificed it all for our freedom. Reserve your stay with us today!
As we enter that in between season—you know, the months between the winter holidays and the summer holidays—there is a long dry spell when it comes to extended weekends. President’s Day has passed, and except for a brief flirtation with a hangover suffered from too much St. Patrick’s Day celebrating, we really have nothing to look forward to. Time moves at an excruciatingly slow pace, and we begin to get on our family’s nerves as we squabble about nothing in particular. There is one bright spot in these long gray months, however, and that is the Easter holiday! Even though it isn’t one we normally travel during, we at Foran Realty think this is the year you should step out of the Easter “basket” with a visit to Cape Cod and a stay in one of our Foran Realty holidays hideaways!
Built for Comfort
After the past 12 months, we are all looking for a little extra comfort and coddling, and our Foran Realty Easter escapes have it all! Offering more than a touch of luxury in a world that has changed so much, your stay here will be one you never forget. Wake up early on Easter and watch your children delight in the baskets the Easter Bunny left for them in living areas that are warm and welcoming, helped by a fire crackling merrily in the fireplace that is the focal point of the room. Create an Easter feast in our fully equipped kitchens, not forgetting to boil and color the eggs you can hide around the house (if the weather is a little wet and cold) or outside on the patio, deck, or in the yard on a sunny and serene Easter Sunday. Gather together to enjoy the meal you created at large tables designed to hold all the members of your traveling party, telling stories and laughing at the tired old Dad jokes that even Mom can’t help giggling at every so often! And when the sugar buzz wears off, leaving your littles passed out wherever they are sitting, carry them into bedrooms furnished with only the most comfortable of beds; it’s ok if they won’t release their plastic egg that has become such a treasure.
A Softer Quieter Getaway
Your Easter getaway to Cape Cod can be even better than the ones you spent at home in previous years, making this escape one that you wish could last forever. Reserve your Foran Realty Easter escape today!
We all deserve a little luxury in our lives, and when you decide that Cape Cod is your dream vacation location, you have to expect to find more than a little! Starting with our Foran Realty luxury escapes where guests are destined to feel pampered and spoiled, your Cape Cod escape can be a dream come true, filled with fine dining, spa days, and shopping expeditions guaranteed to make you the envy of all your friends. All you have to do is follow the suggestions found in this guide!
Le Petite Day Spa, 35 Cross Street in Chatham
The greatest luxury can be found in taking time to take care of yourself, and this charming spot found in Chatham promises to do an excellent job of making you feel special. Stop in for a quickie massage or check in for the Ultimate Spa Package featuring a hydrating facial, an exfoliating body treatment, and 60 minutes of a purely luxurious aromatherapy massage. We can promise that this will be the best two and half hours of your life!
Scargo Café, 799 Main Street in Dennis
The taste of a truly excellent meal served with the perfect wine can transport you to new heights of luxury, and Scargo Café, one of our favorite restaurants, has mastered the art of haute cuisine! Located in one of the older homes on Cape Cod and offering a delectable selection of locally sourced seafood as well as New York sirloin, short ribs and more, their wine and cocktails menu helps create a night of exquisite opulence you will never forget. Scargo Café is also taking the pandemic seriously, and they even offer individual greenhouse tables to allow safe outdoor dining!
Sachs Jewelers, 3 Central Square in Mashpee
Souvenir shopping is an integral part of every vacation experience, but when you step inside the doors of Sachs Jewelers, you will begin to realize that you have outdone yourself! Offering a variety of jewelry collections that add a little extra glitter to your life, the memory of your time on the Cape will never be further than a hand flutter away when you pick out one of their gemstone fashion rings. Perhaps a sterling silver ring bypass ring with beautiful blue topaz stones shaped like water droplets will catch your sweetheart’s eye?
Designed to Spoil
We did say our homes were designed to spoil, and when you choose one of our luxury rentals, every minute of your stay will be filled with luxury amenities and unending pampering. Reserve yours today and lose yourself in plush furnishings, exceptional views, and state of the art electronics!