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Beach towns and rentals

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Beach towns and rentals

We will be attending football game at Boston College over Labor Day weekend. Would like to stay someplace along watter. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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1. Re: Beach towns and rentals

All the typical places where you would find a beach rental house/cottage aren't really near BC or convenient without a car. Will you have a car?

Sure there's beaches in South Boston and Revere and Winthrop and Quincy ... but those are Boston suburbs, not places where you often have waterfront rentals.

I'm not sure how to respond.

Edited: 06 July 2012, 20:48
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2. Re: Beach towns and rentals

Here's one that might suit you:

sleepafloat.com/vacation-rentals-homes.asp…

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3. Re: Beach towns and rentals

Check VRBO.com or google houseboat rentals in Boston.

If you don't want Boston, how far are you willing to be outside the city and will you have a car? I would assume waterfront rentals in many towns will be booked for Labor Day weekend.

Hotels in Boston on the water are the Fairmont Battery Wharf, Marriott Long Wharf, Intercontinental, and Boston Harbor Hotel. Others may have water views. Also check the Marriott Residence Inn at Tudor Wharf.

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4. Re: Beach towns and rentals

OK ... your title says "BEACH" your text says WATER ... that's why the responses are so different ... Which do you want? The Fairmont Battery Wharf and houseboats certainly ARE on the water, but not on a beach if you know what I mean.

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5. Re: Beach towns and rentals

I think we were all posting at the same time--so we need answers to the questions to provide any more useful advice.

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6. Re: Beach towns and rentals

Cottage rentals will usually have a 1 week minimum stay. If you are willing to stay at a hotel or inn, you can stay for just the weekend. Many will have a minimum stay requirement of 3 nights on the holiday weekend.

Answers to the questions already asked, plus some idea of your budget and number of people would be helpful in making suggestions.

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7. Re: Beach towns and rentals

We will have a car. Would like to be within an hours drive from BC. There will be five of us. Would like to keep it under 300 a night if possible.

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8. Re: Beach towns and rentals

You still haven't told us if you want to be "at the beach" or "on the water".. Pier or sand? Look at the water or wade/swim in the water? You get the idea, ; )

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9. Re: Beach towns and rentals

Try the Nantasket hotel in hull, ma. If you want to get closer to BC, they own The Buckminister hotel in kenmore square.

The nantasket hotel is on the water and about an hour drive to BC.

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10. Re: Beach towns and rentals

Pier or sand either is good. We just are not familiar at all with the area. We like to be near water. Thanks to whomever posted about houseboats, would never have thought about that.