Avoid traffic and take the train!

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This summer there will be one more way to get to Cape Cod. No, a tunnel was not dug under the canal this train leaving South Station on Friday nights and round trip service leaving on Saturday and Sunday mornings and returning at the end of each day. Final fares and schedules are not yet available, but according the Boston Globe a round trip ticket will cost about $30.

Book your Cape Cod rental with Hopper Real Estate/Outer Cape Rentals and make the train part of your Cape Cod vacation adventure.



What do Buyers Want?

The National Association of Realtors recently released its 2013 Profile of Buyers’ Home Feature Preferences. This survey asked home buyers within the last two years what features they preferred when buying a home. The survey also took into consideration factors such as age of the buyer, region, and composition of household. Some results were obvious. For instance southern buyers preferred homes with central air conditioning. In the northeast people preferred homes with basements, dining rooms and hardwood floors. The top overall preferences were central air conditioning, walk-in closet in the master bedroom, a cable/satellite/internet ready house, and an en-suite master bathroom. This survey also showed that the kitchen was the room that was remodeled most after the purchase of a home suggesting that sellers should do minimal upgrades and renovations on their kitchen before listing since buyers are willing to spend the money to make it their own. If you are interested in selling or buying a home on Cape Cod, please call us at 508-255-3560, email us at sales@hoppercapecod.com, or visit our home listings on our website. We also have the largest inventory of Cape Cod vacation rentals in Eastham.



Coast Guard Beach

Did you know that Coast Guard Beach in Eastham has been voted as one of the best beaches in the world by National Geographic and Forbes magazines as well as multiple other online travel sites and magazines? Coast Guard, or as Henry David Thoreau called it, The Great Beach is part of the National Seashore which stretches along the Atlantic Ocean side of the Outer Cape from Chatham to Provincetown. It not only features stunning white sandy beaches, dramatic dunes, and high surfs, but the picturesque and historic Coast Guard Station, Nauset Marsh with a walking and bicycle trail, the Nauset Spit where the Outermost House was located and which was made famous by the book by nature writer Henry Beston, as well the opportunity to observe nesting plovers and the Outer Cape’s thriving seal population. There are seasonal restrooms and shower facilities, wheelchair accessible beach access as well as a shuttle bus service from the Little Creek Parking area.

To include Coast Guard Beach in your Cape Cod Vacation call 508-255-3560 We will help you find the Cape Cod Vacation rental of your dreams.



Cape Cod Wild Turkey

Traffic jams in Eastham are pretty rare in the middle of the winter. However occasionally they are caused by one of the great comeback stories of the Cape. Like coyotes, seals, and great white sharks the wild turkey has not only repopulated the Cape, but is thriving. Their reemergence on the Cape is not by accident. They were purposefully reintroduced in the late 80s and early 90s at Camp Edwards and the National Seashore as part of a larger effort to bring the wild turkey back to Massachusetts whose population was annihilated in the mid 19th century. Twenty-five years later turkey sightings are now very common. These large birds that range from 9 to 24 pounds move in large groups on the ground and often cause standstill traffic as they travel across roads. Even though there is a hunting season for these birds on the Cape they have become accustomed to living in a densely populated area and have very little fear of humans. Most residents have a story about turkeys traveling through their yards or being attracted to reflective surfaces like the sides of their cars. So while the white shark gets all the media attention, it is the wild turkey that you are most likely to spot on your Cape Cod vacation.





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