A popular summer vacation destination, Cape Cod extends 65 miles into the Atlantic Ocean off Massachusetts. Wherever you are on the Cape, you're never far from a good beach and an unforgettable seafood shack.

Explore the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, spy seals at the Cape Cod National Seashore, or try a whale watching expedition— what could be a better way to spend the summer?

Planning a budget-friendly Cape Cod vacation

Affordable Cape Cod beach vacation

Being flexible with your travel dates and destination will almost certainly save you money. If you're flying to the Cape, websites like KAYAK to compare flight prices and find out when the cheapest times to travel will be. Prices can vary widely based on date and which airport you fly into. Planning a road trip can sometimes be more cost effective and help you stick to your budget. If you can travel during the off season, consider doing so to beat the crowds and save some money.

For families planning a budget-friendly Cape Cod beach vacation this summer, finding a Cape Cod vacation home is a crucial component. By home exchanging, a long, relaxing trip to the beach is within reach no matter your budget.

Affordable Cape Cod vacation rental alternatives

Vacation homes on the Cape average about $1,700 per week, which can be cost prohibitive for many families.  For a cheap but absolutely unique and authentic vacation in Cape Cod, stay in a home exchange. With a home exchange, you can save up to 80% on your housing budget!  

Here are just 10 of the beautiful options for a Cape Cod vacation rental alternative at HomeExchange.

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Family-friendly Cape Cod vacation rental alternative

Home exchange escape near great Cape Cod beaches

Idyllic home exchange in a Cape Cod fishing village

Cozy Cape Cod vacation cottage in Brewster

Welcoming vacation home with stunning views on Martha's Vineyard

Conveniently located Cape Cod vacation home

Pet-friendly Cape Cod vacation home steps from the beach

Charming vacation rental alternative in Martha's Vineyard

Historic Provincetown vacation rental alternative with roof deck

Historic sailmaker's cottage in the heart of Provincetown

Plan a budget-friendly vacation in Cape Cod with HomeExchange

Affordable Cape Cod beach vacation

The principle of home exchanging is simple: swap your home with someone else and enjoy the wonders of each other's city! HomeExchange also has a points exchange system, offering even more flexibility to members and facilitating non-reciprocal exchanges. Learn more about GuestPoints here.

Signing up for HomeExchange is free, so you can start communicating with members as you organize your next vacation. You are only required to pay the annual membership fee when you're ready to finalize your first exchange.

With the membership, whether you are a host or a guest, you can be sure that you will be supported 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and covered in the event of unforeseen events with our guarantees.

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