If beachy bungalows, "more Walden Pond than Jersey Shore," artsy studios, studious bunks, and mooring in the harbor are your thing, Cape and Islands' Airbnb hosts have got you covered. In honor of our first-ever Micro Week, we dug into listings to find summer rentals (using the second weekend in July for a sample rate) worthy of squeezing into - at least virtually. Here are 10 of the cutest, tiniest and most unique short-term rentals from Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.
Here's a 1930s studio cottage in Falmouth that's really, really close to a freshwater pond. In other words, building this close to the water is no longer allowed. According to the listing, the "more Walden Pond than Jersey Shore" $149/night rental can accommodate two.
This 47' sailboat in Provincetown Harbor can accommodate up to four. Overnights on the Moment run $300.
Here's an artsy Wellfleet studio with room for two. The Cupola rents for for $193 per night and overlooks a wooded preserve.
"The Climate House is dedicated to serving the community of people visiting Woods Hole in pursuit of scientific endeavors or working at one of the various scientific institutions we have here in our town." Thus, the owners require some background info to make sure guests are worthy of bunking down here for $55 a night. Protip: Geeking out over episodes of "The Big Bang Theory" probably doesn't count.
Next to the National Seashore sits this studio cottage with room for two in Eastham. "The covered outdoor deck literally doubles the size of the place" and can be yours for $95 a night.
For $800 a week, rent this studio apartment in North Truro. The second floor unit can sleep two and is within walking distance of a bay beach.
Ferrying over to Martha's Vineyard, here's a "small studio across the street from the beach" in Oak Bluffs. The wee space has room for two and is yours for $359 per night.
Located above a detached garage is this Katama apartment. The listing for the one bedroom plus sleeping loft has room for four and "no moth-ball and moldy smells like some of the older houses may have." In addition, the $300/night spread is "close to town without the craziness of being right in town."
Over on The Grey Lady, the gorgeous Roshika "provides an opportunity to enjoy the island of Nantucket while staying aboard a 36' classic sailboat." Mooring in Nantucket Harbor amongst varnished mahogany galore will run you $225 a night.
Finally, to yet another aquatic option. This 50' sailboat divides its time between Nantucket Boat Basin and Monomoy, depending on the season, and sleeps two for $250 a night.